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5 Steps To Earn Money Blogging In Nigeria

Do you want to earn money blogging, even if you just started blogging today? You may not know it, but it’s true. One of the fastest ways to make money online is through blogging. It’s not only the fastest, it’s also the easiest, because anyone can do it. That’s the reason there are different types of blogs on wide range of niches and topics.

There’s a blog for every niche possible. Sometimes even niches that doesn’t seem like anyone would be interested in. Yet, there are those who read them. That shows you can blog about anything you want. But let me show you how you can earn money blogging in any niche you choose.

In Nigeria, it’s even more important that you know how you can earn money blogging before you start a blog. Because what most startup bloggers know about making money from blogging is advertising. That’s why most of them only think about Adsense money.

But there are many other ways to earn money from blogging that’s suitable for startup bloggers.

How Startups Earn Money Blogging

If you just started a blog or about to start one, I have the biggest secret about blog money you need to know. This would change the way you start a blog. I know the idea of most people on earning money from blogging is to create news blogs, then add more contents to drive more traffic to earn from Ad clicks.

But how many Ad clicks can a startup blog get to earn money blogging? As a startup blog, you don’t even get traffic. I remember when I started MyBlog, the traffic was around 20 page views per day. If I had depended on adverts I wouldn’t be around today.

You need to shift your focus from adverts to products and services. The reason being, you need lots of traffic to make money from Ad clicks. But you only need one customer at a time to make money from selling products or services. You get the idea?

Don’t Try To Become A Blogger

Now, let me break it for you. Don’t try to become a blogger if you want to make money. Most startup bloggers are too consumed with blogging than actually making money. You don’t need more content to earn money blogging. You need the right content for the right audience.

You don’t even have to be a blogger. But you have to be blogging. Let me explain what I mean by that. The idea of a blogger is someone who can write good blog posts. Well, if that’s what you think blogging is about, you don’t have to be that. If you know to talk to someone, just convert those talks to blog posts and you would always have good contents to post on your blog.

Also, learn how to sell your product or service. Become a good blog marketer. If you can put the marketing content in a way that helps the target audience understand how you want to help them without sounding exploitative, you are doing well.

Impression Matters A Lot

Don’t create the wrong impression to your readers. They must see you as a truthful and open blogger, who is interested in helping them and not exploiting them. If that’s how your content make them feel, you are getting it right.

People will judge you by how your content make them feel. So, be mindful of what you are writing. Remember that you are blogging but with the mindset of a marketer. That means you don’t miss the purpose of a blogger, which is to share useful information with a target audience.

So, start with sharing useful information that would help them as well. Those useful information would open them up to trusting your knowledge of their problems. If they trust you to know how to help them, they will come to you for more.

Win Their Hearts First

Once your audience is getting real value from your blog, they will start asking for your help. If you do it very well, you can even let them know in your content that you can help them.

I like to do this in a subtle way. I highlights the problems, which they know they have, and also highlight the kind of solution that solves their problem. Then, I fix a cost to it. I don’t push them to buy or hire me, but I let them know they need to hire someone. In most cases they don’t know anyone to hire, and they would come asking me for help.

But your real advantage is in winning their trust first. And that’s very simple. Give them value. Help them to learn something that’s helpful that’s not known to them before. Show them new ways of doing something more profitable and cost saving.

When you help your target audience, they will trust you and won’t mind paying you for further services.

This Is How To Get It Started

I have shown you what to do. Now, let me show you how to do it. If you already have a blog, you just need to start making some adjustments to move away from Adsense focused blog to whatever would help you sell a product or service.

Don’t mistake the idea of selling to mean starting an eCommerce site. Well, if that works best for you, no problem. I’m just showing you how to use blog content to promote a product or service idea and sell them to your readers.

This process must be first understood by you. If possible, put it down on paper, how you intend to implement your own strategy. I’m going to show you the step by step process that I used.

Step One: Pick A Niche

A niche helps to define what your blog is about and attract the right audience to it. Avoid trying to do general niches. And don’t fall for those popular niches either. You can start from a little known niche and gradually move to a closer popular one as your blog grows.

For example, starting a book blog is a niche, but can be classified as popular niche. Start a children’s book is considered a very niche blog

Step Two: Choose Your Role

The second step is to decide what your role would be like. This step is critical, because it defines the focus of your blog as well, especially if you want to start a niche blog, which I strongly advise. If possible, make the niche as close to a focus group as possible.

To pick your role you need to decide what you want your target audience to see you as. Do you want them to see you as a teacher, a counselor, consultant or adviser? It’s up to you to decide. But whatever role you choose should be one you can play very well.

The role you choose is very important to how you want to earn money blogging. It’s also the way your potential clients see you that would determine the kind of value they would place on your offer. This step is very important. And don’t choose a role you know nothing about or can’t play well.

Step Three: Find Your Writing Style

Sometimes we fail to understanding that blogging is writing, and every blog should have its writing style. That’s your brand identity. Your audience are going to know you for it. But due to copy and paste bloggers, most people have forgotten they should have their own writing style.

Apart from branding your blog, it also stands you out from non serious bloggers. Anyone can identify that your posts are always original and not copy. Even when similar story lines are found elsewhere, yours will always be original.

It also helps Google in ranking your blog. There’s nothing as hurting to your Google Ranking as plagiarized contents. But your own writing style gives Google the impression that you are original.

Step Four: Find The Right Product Or Service

I can’t emphasize this enough. It’s your key to start earning money from blogging. And that’s why you should take it seriously. Most importantly, you should learn how to repackage a product or service. Yes, that’s because you don’t really need to find a new product or service, but you can take existing products and repackage it better.

The trick to pick the right product or service is depended on the role you chose to play. Whatever you pick to sell, make sure it’s well packaged to meet the needs of your target audience.

You must know something you can exchange with your readers for money. It’s your fastest way to earn money blogging. Faster than you can ever make from Adsense or even any form of advertising as a startup blogger.

Step Five: Make Them Want To Pay For It

The best way to sell with this idea is to create a product or service that your potential clients know that they have to pay for it. You won’t be the one convincing them that it should be paid for. They should on their own know it’s worth paying for.

One key ingredients is selling them solutions to their problems. People pay to get their problem solved. If I had packaged this post as a guide titled: “Secrets To Earn Money Blogging”, you won’t mind paying me N10,000 for the guide. Because every blogger out there is looking for how to earn ‘more’ money from blogs, including those already earning money.

Conclusion

If you are starting out in blogging, don’t make the same mistake others are making. You can’t make money from Adsense as a startup blogger. Adsense is for blogs that already has huge traffic. And if you don’t mind I tell you this truth, it will take years for your new blog to start gaining lots of traffic.

I learnt this truth when I started. From that moment I knew I had to find another way to earn money from my blog. And what I have shared with you now is how I’m doing it. I earn millions annually from my blog. I don’t even have lots of traffic yet.

I have given you the same secret that worked for me. Products or services are more profitable than Adsense. If you must do Adsense, let it be as additional source of income. Don’t depend on Adsense as a startup blogger.

If this post inspired you, just drop a comment below and share your inspiration with me.

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Search Engine Free Traffic 101 – Tips To Demystify SEO

If you are starting a blog, the biggest problem that you have is how to get traffic to your blog. I asked the same question. Almost everyone asked or will have the same issue. The answer is in search engine free traffic.

When I first started a blog, I had high hopes, but it all fizzled away as days go into weeks, and weeks into months, with no visitors to my blog. If you haven’t even started your blog yet, please you can read the startup tutorial here. It will help you set up your blog and join in this critical discussion on search engine optimisation.

So, I have good contents that provided help to my readers. And I even planned on powerful conversion strategy to get them hooked with the more juicy offer. But when I didn’t see the free traffic Google promised me, I had to ask questions.

If you are in the same shoes as I was then, I want to show you want I did that helped me. And I know it will help you too if you follow them step by step.

Other Topics In This Course

Here is what I discovered about blogging, how blog traffic works and the nitty-gritty of making money through blogs. I will be sharing these secrets with you through the free course modules I have packaged for you. Below are links to each of the course module.

  1. What Is SEO?
  2. What Is Keyword Planner?
  3. What Is Content Marketing?
  4. What Is Monetization?

This free guide will shape your SEO strategy with an understanding you didn’t know was common.

Avoid Those High Fee SEO Courses

I’m not knocking off SEO courses. If you want to learn more, go ahead. But don’t go paying an enormous cost for it, unless you want to offer digital marketing as a service.

For me, it’s just about getting more traffic for my blog. And All I wanted to do was what will bring in the traffic and not to get another education on the simple subject.

The truth is, SEO is not as difficult as many think. It has defined means and processes, which makes it simple to follow. And it will produce the same result it did with anyone.

So, you don’t even need to be a pro in search engine free traffic. I wasn’t a pro when I used this method. And I don’t also want to claim I’m one now either.

Learn What Matters

Sometimes, those who know too much will want to confuse those who know little. Avoid trying to understand everything people are teaching about search engine optimisation.

Don’t confuse yourself. That’s how some people get discouraged about search optimisation. The moment you start thinking you haven’t known enough, you will feel inadequate.

I would instead suggest, that you stick to the basic SEO techniques. Google is not going to Rank your blog based on your SEO expertise. In fact, Google is not even ranking your blog based on keyword. You skip and see it here and return to continue.

But once you learn what matters in SEO strategy and apply it well, you will see free traffic every day.

The two main types of SEO knowledge are:

  1. On Page SEO
  2. Off Page SEO

How Search Engine Traffic Works

Search engine traffic is not a mystery. In fact, it’s available for free to everyone. That’s the beauty of it. It’s the reason why you should go for it.

But first, you will need to understand how it works. The search engine is designed to pull out search results for search queries.

That’s what bloggers optimise, to connect with these search requests from online visitors. The more traffic you can optimise for the more free traffic you attract to your blog.

The search engines are not there to send traffic to any blog. They only index blog posts with defined keyword terms. And when someone requests for results that relate to those terms, search engine presents sites that meet those requests according to their indexed hierarchy.

Google only matches those keywords with the indexed contents in its database, according to visitors defined search terms.

Optimizing For Search Engine Free Traffic

That brings us to how to optimise for the search engine. That’s what every new blogger should know. If your blog is not ranking, it dies. It’s just the way it works. If you are not getting visitors, there is no purpose for your blog. It’s just a bunch of templates and words.

And from the explanation earlier, you can see that we have touched on crucial areas with optimisation. Let me tabulate them for clarity.

  1. Visitors are searching for an answer
  2. They type in requests using strings of keywords
  3. Google matches those keywords with content already indexed in its server
  4. Google displays the best-related contents to the search request
  5. And the results are presented in a hierarchical order, with the most optimised ahead of the rest.
6. And visitors scan through the list and click on what interests them or seems to answer their request.

You can see that from the table above we have simplified how Search Engine works. And how to optimise for traffic. It’s not as complicated as many think.

The question on your mind now should be, how do I write the best content in the niche I’m targeting? Your answer is to give Google what people are searching. And connect that content to defined keyword requests.

What Visitors Are Searching For

Google is not interested in your blog content. The visitors are. The job of Google is to help visitors discover the best solution that addresses their need. If your competitor is better optimised, Google will not be sympathetic with you but will send the available search traffic to your competitor’s.

Also, the Google algorithm doesn’t feel human. It’s a machine and doesn’t have to think to solve problems. If a visitor is looking for a shoe, Google will show the sites that optimised for shoes that best describes the request.

Search requests often come as questions. And Google is expected to answer them. But Google hopes that your blog would provide that answer.

How Free Web Traffic Gets To Your Blog

If you present the right answers people are searching for, you are more likely to get visitors to come to your blog. Google is just an intermediary here. It’s between the request keywords and your related content.

I have also learnt that good blog content has its peculiarities. They provide the right answers in a way that is both simple and easy to understand.

Those factors are what drives search engine free traffic to your blog. And if maintained, they are what will keep bringing even more visitors to your blog.

As we know, search traffic can increase with time and when certain conditions are favourable as well. Google algorithm sees synonyms are related keywords. It can increase the number of keywords a single post can rank for at the same time.

Where To Optimize For Search Engine

Now, let’s even drive it home to where this optimisation happens. We have gone from identifying the simplicity of SEO, to what we optimise. We also looked at the targetted audience, to determine what the sources of the traffic. But we haven’t said anything about where you do the optimisation.

Most optimisation for the search engine is on-page. You should carefully optimise each blog post before posting it to the public and letting Google index it. This optimisation takes care of the readability, keywords, tags, and images.

Optimizing all the areas that search engine will appraise for ranking. The critical areas of your post that must be optimised to include the title, post URL, and keyword density.

Also, note that this module is one out of five modules in this free course. More details and clarity are in preceding modules by topics. You can also use the comment box to drop your questions for us to answer.

Read the preceding post on Search Engine Traffic Optimization: What Is SEO?

Conclusion

SEO is not as complex as some may think. You need to start from the simple before you get to the a bit complex. For a beginner, the first SEO knowledge to get first is On Page optimization. It’s simple and you can easily implement it without guidance.

Most of what you will need on SEO will be covered in this entire course. If you study these materials carefully you will be able to know how to implement most simple SEO techniques without additional material.

And share your experience and knowledge of SEO with our readers on the comment box.

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5 Useful Tips to Create Great Content Faster

Content is the heart of successful blogs. You need to post new blogs as frequently as possible. But that also has its shortfalls because you need to create quality content for search engine optimisation as well. That brings us to the question, what is the fastest way to create great content?

So, I want to show you how I create contents fast. Although, you should pay attention to the crucial aspect of content marketing, like:

  1. Provide unique solutions
  2. Helpful and easy to follow
  3. Tutorial or step by step guide
  4. Readability and Storyline
  5. And search engine friendly content

I will start with the first point to explain.

{1} Provide Unique Solutions

Your first step to my fastest way to create great content is by identifying a problem you can provide a unique solution. It might be an old problem that may even have so many existing answers. Or maybe a new challenge. But you must be sure your solution is unique to the problem.

One thing you must know about the problem is that it mutates with time and become immune to existing solutions. A new solution is needed from time to time. It’s not only diseases that react this way, nature generally does.

{2} Helpful And Easy To Follow

You also need to find a way to make your solution valuable by making it easy to follow. People don’t want complicated answers. Their problem is involved already. So, they need what can make it easier for them.

If they can’t follow it won’t be useful to them, even though your solution may be what they need, but they can’t make use of it when it’s complicated. It will be as good as not having any solution. So, drive for easy to follow guide.

{3} Tutorial Or Step By Step Guide

Creating contents that are tutorial in nature makes them feel they are learning something. It’s also a way to provide a guide or process of doing something.

When people see a guide, it gives the impression that it’s simple to follow. And they can come back to it when they err trying it out. It also helps you to prove better content with useful subheadings. That way you show your readers process by process what is next.

{4} Readability And Storyline

People like stories. That’s why fiction is the fastest selling book. Apply this simple storyline trick to create high-quality content. Every content is a story. So, tell it well.

The good thing about stories is that they are easy to read as well. The more visitors enjoy your story content, the more they come back to read more blog. That’s a huge SEO advantage for you.

And don’t forget that readability is not just about storytelling. Your writing style, punctuation, phrase structure, vocabulary and expressions are all vital to a good story and search engine optimisation.

{5} Search Engine Friendly Content

The whole point of the fastest way to create high-quality content is so that you can satisfy your visitors. That brings in search engines to the story. If your content is not optimised, nobody may find it to read.

You should have the search engine in mind as well when creating those great contents. That means you should find out what content search engines want and how people are discovering similar blog contents as yours.

Moreover, what search engines want is not different from what people are looking for online. Google can show you what people are searching for so you can create great content for them.

Fast Way To Create Great Content

If you have read up to this part, it means that you have read all the guidelines I have shared with you on what to consider when writing great content. Now I want to show you how to put all that together and produce great content fast.

I have done this severally, so I can make it so simple and easy for you to understand.

The first step I take when I want to create high-quality content fast is to identify my focus keywords. Most times, I use only one keyword. That way I keep my other keywords as close to my focus keyword as possible.

When I have my focus keyword, I type it into Google search to see what turns up. I look at the title tags of the first three results; then I scroll down to Related Searches.

The list shows me groups of keywords people are using to search for the same content. So, I copy all the related keywords and apply the relevant once for my blog content as subheadings.

Writing My Content:

Sometimes those related searches can give me so many keyword subtopics. I can also modify them to suit my content. But I make sure not to destroy their keyword relevance.

When I’m done putting them together in chronological order, I create my title tag with my focus keyword in mind. I also consider the title tags of the first three top result from the Google search.

After. My title tag, I start with my introduction. I keep in mind that my SEO optimiser plugin will be looking for my focus keyword appearance in my first paragraph.

My next part will be filling in those keyword topics with my solutions based on my previous research for my content.

And when I’m done, I create the most appealing conclusion that would make you go back to any particular part of my content that you may have previously skipped.

I can do all that in two to five hours of my day. That’s my fastest way to create great content for my blog. What’s yours? You can share with me in the comment box.

Conclusion

To create great content for your blog regularly may be a little challenging. Every blogger experiences that once in a while. Coming up with great content ideas is not always easy. And when you do, developing the idea into a great content presents it’s own challenge as well.

This post takes you through some of the little known secrets I have used to come up with great presentation for my content ideas.

However, when writing your blog content, understand the goal is to provide answers to possible keyword strings. If the content doesn’t present a clear solution to how someone could achieve a result, then you didn’t do a good job.

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How Does Google Rank Sites on First Page?

Do you know how your site is ranked on Google page-rank? If you are wondering, how does Google rank sites on first page, this post provided a much clearer picture at what happens to make webpages ranked tops on Google.

Nothing is strange at how Google picks it’s first page sites. What maybe strange is how to get your website to rank there. Although, there are several information online on how to optimize your website, but it’s only Google that knows how the sites that earned first page finally got there.

However, don’t be too careful on this, your can rank on first page. The only difference is that it might not be a high value keyword. Everyone on Google eventually gets a first page rank. That’s what many may not know. But what your site ranks for may not matter to search traffic.

It’s all about what Gogglers want or are looking for at a given time. See what may affect how your site rank on Google search.

SEO For Organic Traffic:

However, in this article, you will be learning more about organic traffic. We will be addressing paid Traffic in another article next time. Organic traffic is vital to your blog growth and that’s why you are learning how Does Google rank sites.

SEO means search engine optimization. To optimize for search engine means to meet all conditions required to make your blog informative, helpful, and easily accessible using defined parameters known to online visitors.

Not only that, you also make it available for search engines to index as a resource for public consumption.

When you do that effectively, you are successfully optimizing your blog for search engine. So, you will need to learn and understand how SEO works and how you can use it to get as much web traffic as you want to grow your blog.

Importance Of SEO:

You have already read the definition of SEO. But you need to know how it will be beneficial to your blog success.

The primary purpose of SEO is to drive free web traffic to your blog. How best you optimize is measured by the volume of traffic you get. And if you are not getting enough traffic yet, then you need to optimize better.

So, in Optimization, you are positioning your blog with the right resource that people are looking for, based on certain search queries.

And when someone should enter those queries on Google, it should be able to display your blog. But that doesn’t often happen for many blogs.

Challenges Of SEO:

Yes, getting your blog on the search engine is not a problem but getting it to appear top of search engine result page is the challenge of SEO.

Anyone can implement SEO Techniques but not everyone can get to the top of search result page.

Think about it, there are billions of information on the internet, accessible through search. All these resource are fighting for top page display according to their categories.

There are only ten pages that has the first chance to be picked by online searchers query. And Google sorts through the billions of information on its server to display these first pages.

How Does Google Rank Sites?

Now, when you think about search engine ranking, here is what it’s like. Google is crawling every site and indexing any information it finds on the internet.

So, your blog is already indexed within days or weeks of posting it online. And Google has also ranked these posts according to its algorithm.

The position your posts are ranked may not be helpful to your growth. Most searchers don’t ever click to see the next page of search result. If you don’t get to the first page, you may likely not get any traffic.

The way Google ranks pages at the top result is not by sorting out any pages it wants. It’s carefully picked according to defined criteria.

See what Google looks at to rank your blog. I will start from the most relevant to the least based on their SEO percentage score.

Google Ranking Score By Percentage:

Domain level, link authority feature – it considers the quality of backlinks to your domain. It checks its sources, to evaluate their trust level and the relevance of those links to your domain. It scores your blog 20.94% if it’s well optimized on this criteria.

That means your blog have 20.94% chance of ranking at the top page of Google search for relevant keywords.

Page-level link features

It’s similar to domain authority, however, it’s the actually page and it’s direct backlinks. Google measures it at almost the same score with domain authority level at around 19.15%. Here anchor text distribution is equally important to ensure it’s relevant to the content and not stuffed.

Page-level KW & Content features

Google considers the relevance of your topic to the content, and the content itself. It looks at quantity and quality to score your page. Your content gets as much as 14.94% relevance score for your ranking.

Page-level keyword features

How people find your content is vital as well. Google checks for keyword relevance to your content, the readability score, the length, load speed and it’s uniqueness when compared with other related contents. It gets you 9.8% ranking score.

Domain-level brand features

Your brand popularity is also an SEO factor. Google sees where your domain is mentioned, who mentioned it and for what purpose. Google loves brand. For your brand popularity Google scores your domain 8.59%.

User, Usage and Traffic Data

Google also monitors traffic, usage signals from browsers, toolbars and clickstreams. It checks for CTR queries, quantity, interest, time spent. It scores the experience up to 8.06%.

Social Metrics

It measures quantity and quality of tweeted links, Facebook shares and Google +1. It wants to know how much people like your content and are willing to share with others. Social metrics gets you 7.24% according to MOZ metrics.

Domain-level keyword usage

It checks for exact match keywords to your content and also partial keyword matches. And it gives a score of 6.98%.

Domain Level Keyword Agnostic Features

Google accord authority to domain name length and TLD extension. Also important is the domain HTTP response time. The faster your blog the better your ranking. And this accounts for 5.21% of your SEO score.

You can see from the MOZ chart how your SEO measures up with Google. It helps you begin to see how much of optimization you have accomplished for your blog and for each of your pages.

 

 

 

Types of Website Traffic

You want more traffic to your blog. The question is, what type of traffic? There are different types of traffic to help you grow your blog. However, not all types of traffic may be profitable for your blog. You need to carefully choose how best to drive traffic to your blog.

Most especially, you need traffic that is sustainable. There are reasons you should choose the traffic sources for your blog. See my reasons below. You can make them yours as well.

  1. Target audience.
  2. Sustainable Traffic
  3. Free Traffic

Target Audience:

I consider target audience as my priority when looking for traffic for my blog. How relevant are the audience I’m targeting? If they are not relevant to my niche, it might be a waste of time and resource. The right target audience is easy to convert. The wrong audience would hurt your SEO as well.

Sustainable Traffic:

Another factor is sustainability. How can that Traffic be sustained? What is the cost? The nature of blogs may not sustain some traffic sources. It’s in your interest to avoid them from the beginning. And stick with only what works for your blog.

Free Web Traffic:

The other things which should be considered is ‘FREE’ web traffic sources. You need free traffic to grow your blog. In fact, the kind of traffic you would require monthly, paying for them may not be profitable for your blog.

In addition, most successful blogs thrive on free traffic. It’s the main source of their blog visitors. Some don’t even pay for any advert. They are run 100% on free traffic.

The different types of web traffic.

  • Paid web Traffic
  • Direct web Traffic
  • Email Marketing Traffic
  • Social Media Traffic
  • Referral Traffic
  • Organic web Traffic

Paid web Traffic:

You can get traffic through paid advertisements. There are several Ad platforms, like AdWords, Facebook, twitter, etcetera. These platforms can drive traffic to your blog for in exchange for your payment.

Such traffic may be costly or non targeted.

Direct web Traffic:

This kind of traffic comes from people who enter your site directly by typing your website into a browser.

They are those who already know about your brand. It’s often from your offline promotions. But this kind of traffic may be difficult to scale up. And is not even advised for beginners like you.

Email Marketing Traffic:

Email is still one of the ways to drive traffic to your blog. It’s where most of customers are spending their time and money. Email is your instant money blog strategy. Every smart blogger knows that.

Social Media Traffic:

Although, social media traffic is not different from referral traffic. But due to the relevance of social media now we are looking at it separately as a source of traffic. It’s not different from referral traffic.

However, other aspect of social media traffic that differentiates it from normal referral traffic is the follow visitors. Those who follow you on social media, who you can constantly drive to your site on regular basis using post updates.

Referral Traffic:

This form of traffic is part of your off-page SEO work. It comes from your link building strategy. People who click on your link on another website, forum, social media or Q&A blog sites.

It can be a huge source of traffic to your blog if done well. However, the challenge is in building an effective link structure to authority sites with huge potential for more traffic.

Organic Web Traffic:

However, the most important traffic of all these traffic sources is the organic traffic. The reason is simple, it has great potential for sustainability and growth.

How Web Traffic Is Measured

Wikipedia described web traffic as the amount of data sent and received by visitors to a website.

This includes the number of visitors and the number of pages visited. It doesn’t take into account fake traffic – which is is bot traffic generated by another artificial source. Fake traffic can damage your blog reputation, its overall domain authority and affects its visibility on Google.

However, you need accurate information about how many visitors are searching for a particular information. Because Google doesn’t create web pages for given requests, rather it displays search results based on related keyword searches.

So, you need to know which related keyword to your topic has higher traffic value. This traffic value is what you optimize for with SEO Techniques.

Here are a few ideas to know how to optimize for web traffic.

  • Search Volume
  • Relevance
  • And Competition

Search Volume:

How many people are using the same keyword to search for that information? That’s the first thing you consider. The more people who are searching with the same keyword the better.

Remember, you are not alone. Other websites are optimizing for the same keywords too. And Google will also show up to ten sites per page of SERP. So, the traffic is shared. It doesn’t go to your blog alone.

Relevance:

The keyword should be relevant to your blog post. You don’t just optimize for keywords, they should be relevant to your topic. People are searching for solution or answers and not your blog.

Your blog is only offering help with their problems. You optimize for keywords that are related to the help you are offering.

Competition:

Like I said, the search Volume is not available to you alone. You will be competing with others just like your blog. Some of them may even have been doing it before you. Right now, there are websites that are already ranking for those keywords you want to rank. You are going to compete for a space on the SERP.

Conclusion

Google ranks pages based on their relevance to search request from googlers. And if your page is more relevant in any topic of interest to googlers, it gets ranked first page on Google after meeting all the defined criteria.

But your role in all of these is even more important than Google ranking your page. You determine how Google ranks your site from how you make your content relevant to googlers search request key-strings.

How Does Google rank sites that nobody even know about? This big secret is what makes it possible for any site, even if it’s owned by a toddler to rank on Google first page without prejudice.

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How To Make $10000 A Month Blogging

The best way to make $10000 a month with a blog is to start a blog. Starting a blog have been simplified for beginners with a hosting plan that easily integrates with one-click install for different blog engines.

And beautifully design themes with SEO features. But what I’m going to guide you through is how to start a blog that can make $10000 a month.

On The Best Way To Start A Blog, there are vital factors you also have to consider:

1. You need web traffic to generate money

2. And you need to define your traffic sources

3. Also, you need a useful conversion funnel

4. You require funds to invest to make $10000 a month income?

These should be your most important considerations when starting the blog. By defining what you want to achieve with your blog, you also should have a definite plan to meet it.

So, I’m going to take you through all the stages and how best to implement a blog with a revenue target to make $10000 a month. However. I will also like to clarify that a blog with such monthly revenue can have a value of over $300,000.

That means if you have a blog that is generating $10,000 a month in revenue, you can sell it for as much as $300,000.

Okay, let’s go back to the best way to start a blog. You need to know what to do and how best to do it.

Define Your $10,000 Niche Blog

Everything about starting your blog should measure up to your dream. You can’t have a $10,000 niche blog on just any topic. You have to research the right niche that can generate that amount of money fast.

You have to start by defining your customer persona. Who is your target audience? What do they want? What is their most important need? What is their population? What’s their income level? Where can you find them? Where do they do live? What do they have in common? How much can they possibly afford for your product?

Your target audience helps you narrow the kind of people your product is designed to help. It saves you the cost of promoting your blog because you can focus only on the right audience. And you can quickly identify what they want and how they want it.

Your blog cannot make an insane amount of money unless targeted at a niche. The best word to define a niche is a PROBLEM. A niche is a problem that is common to a group of people.

However, their population is of great value in achieving your monthly target. How large is your audience? You are probably not the only blogger reaching them. So, the larger the audience, the better.

Also, knowing how much they can pay for your product would help you calculate the amount you can generate monthly. If the price and the volume don’t match, it’s either you are going to adjust your audience target, or you are marking up the cost of your product.

Your $10,000 Revenue Models

The profit value of your blog depends on your two things – your traffic volume and revenue model. Your niche is essential to your revenue model. The purpose of niche blog is to drive targeted traffic. It can also be used to determine the kind of revenue model that suits your target traffic.

There are three basic revenue models for blogs.

1. Adverts

2. Affiliates

3. Products

You can implement any of the three or all as your revenue strategy. However, choosing the best models for your blog is not that simple. There are factors you should consider.

Apart from choosing revenue based on your target audience, traffic volume, one more choice is determined by what you plan for your blog future. Should you be selling the blog in the future? That should affect the revenue choices you make.

And because Revenue decision is not a one-size fit all, you have to consider all the factors that surround your blog before making your choices. Although, one Effective way to do that is looking at what other similar blogs are doing and merely copying the models that worked for them.

How Do You Generate Traffic For Your Blog?

How people find your blog is relevant to your target. You should define your blog traffic sources. You need to know what type of traffic will work for you and how much it will cost both in cash and time.

No matter how large your audience, your traffic source must be practical and affordable. You can’t spend more than your revenue target on marketing your blog. So, you need a traffic source that can generate the right amount of traffic that is affordable as well.

There are two main traffic sources used by successful bloggers. Paid Traffic and organic or free traffic. You have to consider these two in line with your target. And choose what best applies to your blog.

Paid Web Traffic:

You need to see how this traffic source works for your target. There are key advantages and disadvantages as well. You have to consider both to see how they measure up for you.

Advantages Of Paid Traffic:

1. It’s fast to implement

2. You can start generating traffic almost immediately

3. Little or no experience required to use paid Traffic

4. You can define the volume of traffic you want

5. You can control the audience that sees your blog

Disadvantages Of Paid Traffic:

1. You pay for every visitor you get

2. Requires a robust budget to fund marketing

3. Traffic stops where your funding stops

Organic Or Free Traffic:

The online traffic comes from organic sources like search engines, other websites and social media platforms. It’s also free. However, the process of achieving organic traffic is not entirely free.

Advantages Of Organic Traffic:

1. It’s free web traffic

2. It’s sustainable and expandable

3. The traffic grows as your blog grows

4. It’s a source of a massive amount of free web traffic

Disadvantages Of Paid Traffic:

1. It takes times before you start seeing the traffic

2. You need to have experience in SEO Techniques

3. You cannot entirely control the audience that visits your blog

4. You cannot control the volume of traffic as well

5. You are at the mercy of search engine algorithm

Estimated Traffic To Make $10000 A Month:

You will also need to evaluate your blog value based on traffic volume and revenue models. However, the only revenue model that can be easily estimated is Google Adsense. You can calculate your revenue on ads.

Although, that won’t give you the exact worth of your traffic if you also planned to use other Monetization strategies. But it’s a great way to start

Know that I’m using numbers as close to average as possible. I’m using a $1 CPC and a 5% CTR. So, the amount of traffic you will need to make $10,000 per month will be close to these figures?

First, you will need to figure out the number of clicks that equates to $10,000
10,000 / 1 = 10,000 clicks.

If you need 10,000 clicks at 5% CTR, the total traffic should be…
10,000 / 0.05 = 200,000 visitors

You will need 200,000 visitors a month. Per year will be

200,000 x 12 = 2,400,000

200,000 visitors every month you will make $10000 a month from Adsense. Although, that is just an estimation. We also did not consider other revenue sources you may add to your blog.

I wanted you to have an idea of the amount of traffic that could be involved. If you have other revenue sources, you might require less than that. Also, the average revenue per visitors will affect the volume of traffic you need too.

What Would It Cost You To Start A Blog?

I will try to look at both what it might cost to start a blog and run a blog. Based on your traffic source we can define and analyse your cost estimates on running a blog. That would largely depend on how You Want to run your blog.

Some bloggers outsource most of the operations of their blog to freelancers. See a list of work you can outsource. That will also give us an idea of what it can cost to run a blog as well.

1. Blog setup and premium theme installation – $100/One-off cost

2. SEO implementation – $500/Month Cost

3. Content Writing, editing and proofreading – $50/topic

4. Adwords and Facebook advertising – $1,000/Month

However, you can also learn to do it yourself. It’s cost effective when you can handle all these things on your own. You can invest time to get the necessary training. As you can see, most of these are recurrent costs. Doing it yourself will be the right choice to make.

Conclusion

Blogs are a profitable platform for driving online revenue. But you have to learn the best way to start a blog and monetise it.

There is no amount of revenue target that is too much to earn from blogging. In fact, some bloggers are already earning in millions monthly. What you need is the passion and determination.

And apart from choosing the right niche, you equally need to invest the right capital in growing your blog. Even if you don’t have the money to spend, running a blog is not complicated.

You can learn anything you want to know about blogging. Even the successful blogs are a learning curve for the owners. Everyone is learning something new at their level. So, start a blog today, and you will be amazed how much you will learn in just a few days.

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