I guess you’re aware that starting a business and running it profitably is hard work especially when you are doing so on the World Wide Web. But I can tell you that there are better ways and strategies to start an online business and make it profitable in record time. From this blog post, I will highlight and discuss top 5 ways to turn your blog into a profit-pulling business in a matter of months of dedication and focus.
It is never too late to get started. Even if your blog website is not making a cent right away, you can still turn the table in your favor. It’s all about knowing what to do and doing it right and at the appropriate time. Making money online doesn’t need to be hard. Majority of aspiring internet entrepreneurs complicate the whole business model for themselves. All what you require to succeed is to create value and place it in front of your potential customers who have need for it.
I am going to discuss five simple ways to get you started and hit the ground running.
1. Publish Content on Your Blog Regularly
There is no gainsaying that content is king on the internet. It can come in various forms such as blog posts, articles, videos, webinars, podcasts, and so forth. But what is the most important is the quality of your content. If you create content that keeps your readers keyed up and makes them to pass it around, you will hit web traffic jackpot sooner than you expect.
You may want to ask, how can you create quality content which your potential customers can pass around on the web? You can write articles yourself if you are under a tight budget or you have knack for writing. The second option is to hire a freelance writer and let him do the grunt work for you. In this second option, there is no need for you as the business owner to start researching ideas of what to write but simply commission your freelance writer on the brief of your expectations. As a freelance writer myself, I write SEO articles and blog posts for my clients in order to give their blogs a head start.
2. Set Up List Building System on Your Blog
According to internet research statistics, there are millions of websites and blogs on the World Wide Web. For your blog to stand out from the crowd, you must be doing something uniquely different and on target too. Unfortunately, majority of blog owners are constantly seeking the attention of their readers in any given niche market by using cut throat methods!
How can you succeed in such a competitive market environment if you don’t want to use underhand methods to get results? The simplest way is to gradually build a tribe of followers who you can regularly communicate with over time. To do this successfully, you need list building software from reliable email service provider (ESP). Now, it is super easy to set up list building system on your blog by integrating simple code that will be given to you by your chosen ESP.
There is Email Service Providers (ESP) like GetResponse, Aweber, Amazon SES, etc. They have slightly different price points with unique selling points as well. The most important thing to do is to see which ESP fits your desired entry point budget. I know GetResponse offers free trial through this link when you are getting started.
In order to build an email list of subscribers seamlessly, you have to create a product to give away for free which should solve specific need or problem for them. You can create an ebook or record a video which teaches your audience something unique. It is not a difficult thing to do as there are free tutorials available online to read or watch.
3. Selling Products and Services from Your Blog
The good thing about starting a business blog on the internet is that you can do so many things from it in order to make money. You can create your own product or service and start selling it or simply sign up with an affiliate program which ties in to what your blog content is all about. It becomes easier when you have list building system in place before you start selling your product or vendor’s.
Lots of blog owners have avalanche of products to create including electronic books, webinars, podcasts, videos, audio, just name it. However, the best thing you can do to your online business is to focus on quality and not quantity.
4. Generate Constant Blog Traffic
Even if you have stellar content published on your blog, or you have integrated list building software, or you have your product to sell, or vendor’s product to promote as an affiliate marketer, without constant and targeted website traffic, all your time and efforts may come to naught.
The question to ask now is, “How can you generate web traffic to your blog on a regular basis?” There are many blog marketing methods which you can apply right away to get results. It includes guest blogging, article marketing, social media marketing, just to mention a few.
If you are not comfortable with marketing your blog to generate constant web traffic, you can outsource it by hiring virtual assistants or freelancers to do it for you. But you have to be sure of the reputation of who you are contracting for this purpose. Also, you can hire a freelance writer to do strategic guest blogging for your site which should guarantee you both valuable backlinks and targeted visitors.
5. Test, Track and Improve Your Website Activities
I believe if you don’t know where you are going, you won’t know how to get there. In other words, you are expected to test and track every web site activity in order to know how and what to improve upon. There are free and paid online tracking software available for you to use. One of the most popular software is the Google Analytics. You can create a free email account and use it to sign in to Google Analytics. From your account dashboard, you can generate tracking code which you will copy and paste in the header section of your html source code.
You can even take it a step further by registering your blog with Webmaster Tools through the Google Search Console. As soon as you are able to set it up properly, it will help you to further analyze your web traffic in detail including the keywords or phrases which your visitors are entering in search engines to find your blog as well their locations.
Sincerely, there is so much you can do that will help you to turn your blog into profit-pulling business if you have a plan in place and you are also determined to follow through it and succeed. For instance, by quickly looking over your shoulder and spying on your competition from time to time can spring viable business ideas which you can implement.
If you ask me, the World Wide Web is a level playing field for everyone; you only need a bit of creative mind to be step ahead of others. Are you ready to take the leap and succeed? It is up to you!
About the Author
Oseremen Aigbokhae is a freelance writer and the CEO/Co-Founder of StandOutWriter.com. You can click here to hire him for your content writing jobs and you will be glad you did!