It’s okay. You can admit it. You’ve recently been asking yourself if you can make a living blogging. I know because most bloggers fantasize about the freedom that comes with making a living from blogging.
Sadly, many bloggers don’t make a cent from their blogs. And with an estimated 152 million blogs worldwide, there is no shortage of guides and tutorials about how to make a living blogging.
But here’s what makes this one different:
Success leaves clues.
Les Brown, acclaimed motivational speaker, put it this way, “Whatever area you are interested in, find people who have mastered it, and follow their example because success leaves clues.”
So we reached out to successful online entrepreneurs who’ve been there, done that and have the t-shirt. We connected with 12 successful pro bloggers who run some of the top money making blogs in the world. We asked them to tell us their #1 blueprint for making a living from blogging. Some of them answered the question, Can you really make money blogging? Others mentioned the blog niches that make money and the types of blogs that make money.
They all spoke from the heart, and we were amazed by what they said. It was refreshing, compelling, practical and down to earth. Although accomplished pro bloggers ourselves, we learnt a lot from them. And we decided to share their insight and wisdom with you in this blog post.
The coronavirus disease pandemic. Can anything good come out of this? The short answer is yes!
About 75 years ago, Napoleon Hill, best selling author of “Think and Grow Rich”, famously said, “Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.”
I agree with Hill, and believe the current pandemic caused by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is no exception. Why do I say that? Because in life you will always face a series of God-ordained opportunities, brilliantly disguised as problems, adversity and challenges.
As I write, about one third of the world is in lockdown. That is about 2.5 billion people around the world unable to leave their homes except for essentials. Sadly, many of them will be out of work by the time the pandemic is over.
Be honest. You’re excited. You’d love to know how to monetize a website. But you’re also skeptical.
Not whether websites can be monetized, I mean the evidence is all around you. No, you’re skeptical about whether you can monetize a website. And I don’t mean a few hundred dollars a month. I mean thousands of dollars. Maybe tens of thousands.
Well, I used to be the same.
Sure, I could see that websites could be profitable, but mine? That was a different story. Finally, I got fed up watching people around me making money. So I researched and read. A lot. But nothing changed.
Once I put my skepticism on hold, however, and tried some simple methods to make money with a website, everything changed.
Here is a statistic that should scare you. Over 80% of blogs will fail in the next 18 months. That’s over 50 million blogs. A humongous percentage of blogs that will fail.
And your current or future blog could very well be one of them. Yes, you could FAIL as a blogger this year!
This is what I mean.
Last year, 63 million new blogs were created. I know because according to WP Virtuoso, a new blog is created every half a second, and will all agree that there are 86,400 seconds in a day! So how many blogs are there in the world? I would say hundreds of millions.
Let’s face it! Without an irresistible lead magnet, your landing page will not convert.
This is what I mean…
People don’t like sharing their personal information. And they certainly don’t like to part with their preciousemail addresses. Particularly if they don’t know who you are. So, when they get to your landing page, they’re naturally skeptical. Consequently, their guard is up. Even before they look at what you have to say.
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