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5 Steps To Earn Money Blogging In Nigeria

Earn money blogging

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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How To Create Stuffs Google Wants To Rank – Hidden Secrets of Writing Powerful Blog Contents

The reason you started a blog is to share information. But google has indexed almost every kind of information you can think of. And over the years google ranking has made sure that only powerful blog contents remain.

You can search online for the topics you want to write. You will find it has been written before. And several times by different people. So, what makes you think you can rank on google for the same content? Can you write powerful blog contents that can compete?

The answer is not that simple. It’s to give Google what it haven’t seen before. And unless you know what Google is looking for, you can’t get it right.

Understanding Search Request

Sometimes we misunderstand what the term search means. It’s a popular term online. But how many knows what it means to google.

If you want to know what Google wants, understand what Google knows.

The term search is seen by Google as a problem. Whenever someone is searching for something, Google views it as a request for a solution.

That is why Google makes effort to rank the blogs with the best possible solution to search requests.

If for instance, I’m searching for a bag. Google will look for possible bag links to display. But if I’m searching for Gucci bag. I’m telling Google the specific of the bag.

Now Google knows more specifically what I want. And it will display for me Contents with the best ranking on Google.

What Visitors Search For on Google

You know that searches are problem. People go to google to search for solution to their problem. That is why must searches are question-like.

They ask questions like, how can I write powerful blog contents that appear in top page in google ranking? And the answer will be…that’s up to google to choose which links contain the right answer.

How Google does that is called algorithm.

It’s a question and answer kind of thing. Users ask google question and it looks all over the web to find a suitable answer.

It’s different from Quora. Quora.com waits for someone else who is on the platform to answer your question. While Google simple looks for already made answers on the internet to deliver instantly.

That’s why Google keeps trying to tweak its algorithm. To better serve high quality answers. And not just any half-baked information.

So, every time someone types a search request, Google wants an answer. The websites with the best answers (according to google algorithm) wins.

Google Tells Content Providers what it wants

Google is also having a problem getting the right answers. It’s not 100% accurate with information. Because google doesn’t own these information. It doesn’t control the contents of the information.

Whatever is available online is what google provides as its solution.

So, it depends solely on the contents of bloggers to provide accurate information to search requests. That’s why Google is strict with contents it’s ranking on the first page.

And to help bloggers package powerful blog contents, Google also provides information. It gives content providers ideas about what it wants.

That’s Google’s way of influencing the contents produced around the world. To enable it deliver powerful solutions always.

So, it created a platform called Google trends to collect new requests. They are new words. Trending topics. Breaking news around the world. And anything that users are asking for.

Use the trending words of phrase to package your SEO contents for your blog.

Google Trends Knows What Users Want:

And because Google stores all these trending search requests, it ranks them according to the number of requests it has received.

It’s a powerful resource for content providers to explore. You can find current trends daily. It can be your source of hot new topics that Google wants to rank.

Remember that these topics are new. And have little or no information on them. Google algorithm is sensitive to such trending terms. And would pick it up.

It’s also the fastest way to get your new blog ranked faster on google. If you are wondering why news blogs enjoy high popularity with Google ranking, here is the secret.

Google likes trending topics. Not because it needs them. But because that’s what users are searching for. And google wants to answer them instantly.

If your blog provides google with trending stuffs like this, you will always rank faster in search.

Get Readers Talking About Your Powerful Blog Content

Don’t take my word for it. That’s exactly what google would say. If your content is that powerful, Google wants to hear it from its users.

So, the more comments on your post, keep it trending with Google. Now, Google is justified to send more search traffic to your blog content.

Sometimes, Google may just rank you for keywords you didn’t plan to rank for. That’s the reason such things happen.

Users can change the course of your google ranking. Apart from the content of your blog, Google also tracks users comments to see what more your content provides.

A comment can even add your post to a new keyword that would drive more traffic to you. Or help drop your ranking. You can also use your comment section to add quality value to your posts.

Become Popular With Google

One more point on writing powerful blog contents is becoming an authority. Although, I used the word popular in the subheading. That’s because that’s what interests Google. Your popularity.

Google is not going to figure out which school you attended. But it sure knows how many blogs you visited. And how many posts you have all over the internet. It can track your online movement.

That’s how it knows about your speciality.

What do you think google local business is about? Google follows you online and now offline as well. When you checkout a website online before going to shop offline, google knows.

So, use its tools to gain search ranking. Visit authority sites. Signup with them. Don’t visit a blog without dropping a comment. They all add up to what google pieces together to rank you as an authority.

Have A Digital Life

Build a powerful digital life. The same way you have a life offline. Let search engines be able to link you with your social profiles, blogs, email, phone numbers, and relationship ties.

The future algorithm will be using digital life to prove authority of contents produced by you. The authority of your blog will now have a human perfective.

It’s even better you start now growing your authority. Stop being unanimous online. If you want to grow online business, have a life traceable online.

Google may soon be measuring powerful blog contents by the popularity of the author. And not just by the information it contains. There are many good contents online now.

The power of Google is to give accurate information that solves problems. And Google wants to know who are the problems solvers.

Imagine, you start a new blog now. But google already knows you have been involved in that niche or similar niche for ten years running. That gives your blog instant authority with google algorithm. Over some other blogs that don’t have such past record.

Pay for My Powerful Blog Contents

Finally, I like asking for payment for reading my blog. If you benefited from this article, I demand payment for it. But my fee is cheap. All I require is for you to pay me by dropping me a great comment below.

I will like to know this post has helped you. Or if there is anything you learnt from it. Thank you. And cheers.

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What to Do If Your Blog Isn’t Getting Enough Online Traffic

Have you been blogging for a while now? And you are not getting enough online traffic. Although, it might take up to four to six month before you can begin to see significant online traffic.

That’s not an excuse to conclude why you are not getting enough traffic. But if you are new to blogging, that could be one of them.

Sometimes, you may be ranked for unpopular keywords. And that could result to low traffic or none at all.

Remember, SEO is a function of visitors searching for content relating to your blog. If no one is searching for you, no one will find you. And that means no traffic. It’s not because your blog is not good.

Do You Experience Low Online Traffic?

So, when you notice no online traffic there are a few things you can try.

It’s like a doctors diagnosis. You check for the symptoms. From your test, you can ascertain the problem. Then apply the right solution.

I have made a list of things you can try. This only applies to blogs aged from six month and above. If your blog is below, I would recommend something else. As your SEO Traffic doctor, you should listen to me for advise. Lol!

But really, this could transform all your efforts into juicy online traffic.

Is Your Blog Crawled By Search Engines?

If my blog is not being crawled, this will be the first thing I would do. When your blog is not being crawled by search engine, you can’t expect it to be indexed. And you can’t get any traffic.

Are there reasons your blog may not be crawled? Yes, there are possible reasons. If you blocked your blog from search engine. If you are using WordPress just go to setting and select reading submenu. Scroll down and you will see the option to block your blog from search engine.

Deselect this option to make your blog visible again.

Check Robot Text File

Another thing to look out for is robot text file. This file must be probably set up. This can only be configured from the root domain. You can assess this file from your domain hosting account.

The robot text file is the script that directs search engines how to crawl your blog.

It’s set of robotic commands that direct search engines’ robot on what to crawl. You can change the file setting. And add the right parameters to enable it to crawl your blog.

It sounds technical but it’s not. It’s actually simple to do. Unless you don’t even know your way around root file. Then I will suggest you get help with that. Root file is not an area for a novice.

Setup Your Blog Sitemap

Crawling your blog doesn’t make it indexed properly. It only allows crawling. But you still need to help search engine crawl all that should be indexed. Like showing it the best way you should be indexed.

A sitemap is not different from any map. Think of it as google map. It helps you locate your direction. It’s the same with a sitemap.

It helps search engine to crawl and locate your blog content. And index it in chronological order.

This has a lot to do with your site structure. If your site is well structured, you won’t have any issue with the sitemap.

Most times, structure issues are from blog theme. A good blog theme must be well structured with SEO in mind. And if you are using a free theme, you might need to check your theme for structural issues.

Use Only Premium or Custome Theme

I recommend buying a premium theme if you can afford one.

Although, they are not costly. Usually between $17 to $60 range. If that’s an investment to make for structure, it’s worth it.

However, you can simply create a sitemap using plugins. WordPress has several free plugins you can download and use.

Any of these sitemap plugins can help. The amazing thing about Blog business is that you don’t have to know it all. Just look for the right plugin and you are well cared for.

If you are using Yoast SEO Plugin, it creates a sitemap for your blog. Otherwise, I recommend installing Google XML sitemap plugin.

Optimize Your Existing Contents

You may be thinking, I have many contents that are not ranking. You can simply re-optimize them for better keywords.

Imagine you have 40 posts. You should stop posting new content and work on repositioning them first. You can squeeze so much online traffic juice out of these contents.

Some of them you just need to rank them for another keyword. Research high traffic keywords and re-optimize these posts by new keywords.

However, inasmuch as we would like to rank all our posts, just one high traffic keyword can make all the difference. Some keywords can guarantee over 10 million online traffic monthly. While some are just a few thousands.

There is no harm in trying to get ranked on a high traffic keyword. Just one volume keyword can transform your blog from zero traffic to hundreds of thousands of traffic monthly.

You can repurpose all your content. You may not know which one that would transform your blog.

Another strategy is to identify the keyword that you already rank for. And properly optimize the contents to rank even before for them.

You can view keywords you are ranking for on google console.

Grab More Headline Contents in Your Niche

Now, I want to address issues of new blogs still lacking traffic. You still have to keep on with content. A blog is a book of information. One or two blogs doesn’t present you serious.

Work on more contents. Look out for high keywords and attention-grabbing headlines in your niche. Your blog is simply as good as your content.

The beautiful design doesn’t count when a value is important. You need to prove your blog authority to search engines with contents.
If you are not good at writing your own blog, outsource it.

The battle of SEO is content driven.

I have written about how to package SEO contents that drive massive online traffic to your blog. Read this article for more details.

Finally, I like asking for payment for reading my blog. If you benefited from this article, I demand payment for it. But my fee is cheap. All I require is for you to pay me by dropping me a great comment below.

I will like to know this post has helped you. Or if there is anything you learnt from it. Thank you. And cheers.

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Blog Money: How to Monetize Your Web Traffic

As a startup blog, you need to focus on driving traffic to your blog. You need to concentrate on rich niche contents. That would delight your visitors because it’s not just blog money making.

Imagine if someone has a free gift for you. And the gift is a solution to your problem. Wouldn’t you grab it immediately?

I think you would. Nobody would walk past an excellent gift. And it’s free.

That’s what a startup blog must be doing. Don’t start with making money with your blog. Anyway, you don’t even have traffic yet. The visitors to your blog are just a few at this time.

And they don’t know you too. If you are using google analytical, you would see that you have more new visitors than returning ones.

There is also not much information already available on your blog. Many people will quickly discover that it’s a new blog. Some may even think you are not writing regularly.

They will all have an opinion about you.

But it’s up to you to give them your version of the opinion. Give something that gives them all authoritative information for free.

Where is Your Subscriber Form?

During the setup of your blog, this should be one core thing you should have done. It’s a core blog Money Making strategy. No blogger doesn’t collect emails. So, you shouldn’t be an exception.

It’s not because it’s a blog thing. It’s a broad Monetization strategy. If you don’t collect email, your blog doesn’t have a future. It will just be like a social media. Even social media would have been better.

Just take it from me, you need to start collecting emails now. Your blog is not too new to do this. In fact, it’s an affecting startup blog strategy. It will also help you buy time, while you package your blog content well.

If you don’t know whether you have a subscriber form on your blog, check now. You can even get a free one on WordPress plugin.

But I recommend using a more professional email service.

GetResponse is one I have used.I have also used email list subscriber and MailChimp too. But I switched to GetResponse for many other features it has. I’m always thinking of Blog money making tips.

So I’m always willing to invest money in it.

Strategies To Collect Emails On Your Blog

Don’t just want to collect emails. Have a plan. People are not going to hand over their private emails to you. They would need a good reason.

You should make them an offer they couldn’t resist. Understand that people are concern about spamming. And they don’t even know you. You must be willing to give something of much value.

Sometimes different visitors with different needs. I love what Sharon Gourlay did in her blog digitalnomadwannabe.com.

She has different opt-in offers. What didn’t appeal to you might appeal to someone else.

But don’t create the impression that you are desperate to collect their email. Be genuine and believable in your offers. Make it relevant to your posts or page.

And don’t trick visitors into giving you their emails. Remember they can still opt-out. It can sometimes hurt to see subscribers opt-out.
The best way to collect emails is to give visitors what brought them to your blog. If I come to you for sweets, don’t give me a melon. They may be something, but they are not the same.

Spell out what you are giving out to your visitors. Don’t use compelling words or misrepresentations. In fact, make it simple and over deliver.

If they get more than what made them opt-in, they will never forget it.

I always think anything of value will work. It doesn’t have to be an ebook. If you can’t package one now, don’t worry. Give what you can offer.u

You can give a link or links that point them to a resource. It might not even be your resource. But be careful when using this kind of offer.

Give Your Best Gift

I don’t mean expensive gifts. Sometimes what you are giving is not that expensive. And don’t claim it is. Lying is not good when you are asking for your visitor’s email. It’s better if you don’t talk about the value of the gift. Let each visitor decide the cost.

But show them the critical of what you are giving to them. That should be the value you place on it.

Stop thinking you must do it the same way Blog ‘A’ did it. Think about your strategy. It should be what drives you. And not what someone else is doing.

Some blogs are not Monetize. It’s also part of the strategy. If Blog money is part of your strategy, then define how in your blog plan.

Sometimes I’m guilty of this as well. But I know it’s the right to do. Plan your Monetization strategy. Make it into a strategy you can adopt in all your blog. Like when you start a blog, what should be your focus. In the first few months or one year.

If you ask, I would say, collect emails first. Don’t try to sell anything immediately. That is not to say you shouldn’t have a strategy for Blog money.

But try not to start selling on a blog that still has fewer contents.
Remember that you are building an authority blog. Your expertise is what visitors would buy. And not just your blog vision.

You can make them see that authority first. Don’t create the impression you are just about Blog money making.

Your best gift might be your blog high-quality content. When visitors come to your blog, they find something useful. That would make them want to sign up for as simple as a reminder for a new blog post.

If you could drive email opt-in that way, your blog will surely rank tops in your keywords. It means you have higher return visits. And Google loves return visits. It automatically means visitors trust your blog to come back again. Google will rank your blog above others with fewer return visitors.

Now, you have noticed I didn’t talk about some of the known strategies. It’s on purpose. I want you to be creative in your approach. Don’t always be quick to copy strategy. Think it first. Understand it next. Then apply it. These experts that are teaching you these strategies don’t know it all.

Until you can justify any strategy you are adopting, don’t use it. Do what you understand. Unless you are guided by someone, who has used it profitably.

How to Monetize Your Email List

If you have collected emails for a while, you should be thinking of the next step. Which is Blog money making?

I have been talking about strategy in this article. It should be a part of you by now. No strategy means you don’t have a plan.

It’s important how you do things.

Blogging is not just a past time venture. It’s a blog marketing. You are marketing something. There should be a plan. Don’t just do things anyhow, even though you are not under anyone’s payroll.

That means you should have a plan or plan to monetize your email list.

The simple way is always to give value in exchange for their money. It’s about what you have to give your visitors. And like I s wrote earlier, something they want and value.

Once you have what they want, package it in any format you want. The arrangement also might impact on the cost. But whatever form, price it appropriately.

Some blog marketers would create a special landing page. While some simply link it to a secured area of the blog. And give access to its download.

Whatever you choose will be just fine.

After you have packaged your products for Blog money making, write a launch email. It’s a marketing email that gives your subscribers special privilege to buy it first. And email them all with details and link to buy it.

And I’m not making it sound so simple than it has been already. Although, it’s not all that simple. But it’s easy. Any aspect you don’t understand how to implement, outsource it for help. Or comment below and I will answer your questions.

My Blog Money Making Fee

Here is where I end this article. But I have one request from you. Please pay me for reading this. Funny, right? Yea. I need the money.

But I will like for you to pay me with a beautiful comment about what you learnt from this article. That’s just my price. I hope you will be faithful enough to pay me.

Thank you for your comments in advance.

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How I Started My First Blog – The Lessons And Missteps

My Blog biography is not very encouraging at first. But I can help you push beyond your discouragement. I had tried over 10 years ago to start my first blog.

Finally now I did. It was a very costly experience. Because I didn’t know much about blogging. But you can learn from my first blog experience and avoid my mis-steps.

My first blog experience was a disaster. I probably thought because I can write I could just take off. But with practically no knowledge of online blogging.

I was writing for a local business newspaper then. So, my thinking was that I could replicate what I had in the newspaper on my blog.
But that didn’t go very well.

How I Started My First Blog

It started with a course I attended with my boss. The publisher of the paper. It was titled “Internet Booth Camp”.

That was my first time of attending any training on the internet.
I was so inspired about the potentials of the internet. And made up my mind, I was going to tap into it.

However, the course I participated in at the booth camp was how to write attention grabbing headlines. It wasn’t about Blog.

In fact, the knowledge of Blog was relatively too low at that time. But I still thought I could start one.

I like the idea of pioneering. It gives me some sense of leadership.
I was already enjoying growing readership. Being the editor of the telecom section of the paper, I was popular among the readers.

The GSM technology was just launched in the country. And many people wanted to understand how they can tap into the opportunities.

Here I was, the inspiration to entrepreneurs. But I wanted more. I wanted to reach more people. And there were not many platforms available to me.

The internet potential was a huge dream then. But I loved the challenge. I already knew my need in that area when I got into it.

My First Blog:

I started with blogger.com. And there was a simple reason I did.
It just made sense to me then to be on google own product. I wanted google to love my blog. The thought was that google would favour my blog because I was using their product.

In fact, that was a misconception then for some beginner’s like me. Because there was little knowledge about how google rank websites.

But I must confess, I didn’t like blogger.com. It wasn’t user friendly for me. Or may be because I wasn’t familiar with blogging then.

My first misstep was how to even setup the blog. I got stuck then and abandoned it half way. And didn’t go back to it for a while.

That was how my first blog attempt was aborted.

Although, I did try again and even again. All on the same platform, blogger.com. Until I finally gave up when I couldn’t even remember my blog account login details.

My First Blog on WordPress:

Oh, this was another inspiring experience. The one I remembered vividly. Most of my experiences with blogger.com I didn’t remember. May be because they were few.

But with WordPress it’s still fresh as breeze.

My first encounter with WordPress was inspired by an article. This article explained all the different blog platforms. And positioned WordPress as the best of them.

I thought then, something must be wrong with blogger.com?

That was how I visited WordPress. I was still not experienced with blogging. My first blog there was still about my write ups on ‘Success Digest’.

But this time, I was not having user experience problems. It was easy to use. I saw the first blog post by WordPress and I was inspired to drop a few posts as well.

I wrote several posts after that. And everyday I would visit the blog. I didn’t know how to gauge readership. So I could only check for comments.

And there was none. It was discouraging. I wanted to see my information devoured by online readers. It felt like what I was writing wasn’t good enough.

I Almost Gave Up

After a while, I didn’t even remember I had a blog.

Several months later, I visited my blog. There were few comments there. Mostly from my readers who found my writings online.

Few months later, I got banned by WordPress. As a beginner I didn’t even understand what I might have done wrong. But I did something wrong.

I was using the free WordPress blog. Because I didn’t know there was another WordPress.

So, I got banned probably for some commercial intentions of mine. And I didn’t have the opportunity to redress my misstep.

So, I was asked to download my files. I didn’t understand what to do with the downloaded files either.

Now, I was no longer interested in blogging. I went on social media. And Facebook didn’t even wait for me before changing their algorithm.

My First Near Successful Blog:

But I had to come back to blog again. I had to. My writing experience was growing. I have written two books. And as I look for how to promote my books, sharing it with blogs became an option.

Surprisingly, my first blog wasn’t a blog to promote my books.
It also didn’t start out quite right. I still had some issues I didn’t quite understand. But I was prepared to learn this time.

The setup of my blog had a little issue. I wanted a premium theme. And I got one though. But I haven’t installed a theme before. I wanted to outsource.

Later, I changed my mind and did it myself. I needed to gain that experience. So, I looked out for resource on the seller support page. And I set it up.

This time, I knew about SEO, which I didn’t know before. But implementation is not my expertise yet. I haven’t done SEO before on my own.

Learning to Do-It-Myself:

I wanted to outsource it but finding out the long term cost, then hanged my mind. SEO is not a one-off thing.

You can’t continue to outsource SEO throughout the life of your blog.
So, I needed to learn it for myself. And you too should. That is even why I started this blog and not a blog to promote my books.

It wasn’t like I have now mastered blogging. I’m still learning when I started. And I haven’t stopped learning. SEO is a growing innovation.
And something was different this time. I have learnt somethings about starting a Profitable Blog. I have mentors now. Those who have done it before me.

Some of my mentors I merely read their blogs. Others I bought their ebooks. And got trained by just one of them. I will talk about those I consider mentors in my blog life.

Neil Patel is definitely one of them. Jim also taught me a lot around search engine optimization. The rest I read so much blogs to gin any experience I felt was lacking. 

My Early Blog Stats:

You need to see the stats for my first blog. I didn’t do anything special. But the same simple things I have been showing you in my blog.

It’s important to know that you need to learn from those who are doing it right.

Blogs are not successful because you want them to be. It happens by the right application of revealed principles and means.

The mentors you choose defines the kind of success you want to see. I choose my mentors based on their abilities to grow successful blogs on organic web traffic.

My blogs are also built from the scratch on SEO strategy. I have patience. I can wait for things to start happening.

If you have a dream to start your own blog, think the SEO strategy. It will outlast every other strategy. Like what Wall Street is to the stock market.

My Startup Blog Advice:

Start now. Don’t wait another day. But most importantly, mark blogs where you are learning how to grow your blog.

Join our mailing list. Signup for the free email training. Get some of our books. Learn as a beginner.

If you open your mind to learn and apply what you learn, you will grow a successful blog faster.

When I read any information on blogging, it’s to apply it on my blog. I learn to use immediately. That helps me focus on those I can apply.

If I find one that I couldn’t apply immediately, I mark it for further study. I want to know more so I can fully understand and apply it as well.

My Conclusion

I also comment below posts I read for two reasons. One is to appreciate the writer. And my second reason is if I want to ask questions.

I discovered it’s the fastest way to get an expert advice for free. Every blogger want to see comments on their post.

This shows that it was useful for someone. And they can identify that someone. It also makes you a friend of the blogger. It’s not so easy to make friends online. But comments opens up that path.

Finally, learn to mail the blogger through their advertised email. Blogs are a kind of Microsystems. They are run mostly by one person.

You may just be writing directly to the owner. They are usually glad to help beginners. And you can’t imagine how much personal information you can get from a friendly email like that.

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2020 Beginner’s Blog Ideas For Moms

Finding blog ideas for moms is the first step to start your mom blog. Your mom blogs might be an exciting way to increase the family happiness. And tell stories around how you raise your kids or find what works best out there for moms.

Sometimes it’s challenging if you are also struggling with raising your kids. But who says you can’t blog and learn along the way. Your blog might be more helpful when you have the same challenges you are helping other moms to solve.

That way you are connecting with their pain or joy, whatever the case may be for them. But that equally gives you the right to speak to them. Because you also share in their situation.

However, being an expert in an area also has its benefit for a mom’s blog. Even though you may not have the same problem or situation they have, but you can help them get out of it. Your training or experience is the benefit you are offering.

But your job as a blogger mom is to give them helpful tips they can use to solve their problems. So, I’m showing you more than just how to find blog ideas for moms. You will equally learn how to create a blog for your mom ideas. And the little things to do for search engine optimisation for your blog.

What Is Blog Ideas For Moms?

Imagine you stumbled on this post and you are thinking of starting a blog for moms. But the question came up, what is blog ideas for moms? Even though a wrong answer doesn’t mean you can’t start a blog, it can affect how you understand what you want to do.

The term blog ideas for moms is like every other blog ideas. However, this one focuses on moms. Let me split them into three parts. The first part is “blog”. The second is “ideas”. While the third one is “for moms”.

Now, let’s pieces them all together. A blog is a regularly updated website or web page. That means you want to start a website that you can continually update with information.

Our second point is about ideas. An idea is a thought or suggestion as to a possible course of action. We now add that you want to start a website that you can regularly update to achieve a reasonable course of action.

Then, when we put the last part, which is for moms, we now have a website that is regularly updated with a possible course for action for moms.

How Do You Find Blog Ideas For Moms

The best blog ideas for moms are not the fashion trends. Fewer moms are concerned about fashion. The reason they are called moms is that they love their children.

The best ideas would be those that directly affect the children. Anything that would help them be a better mom is the best blog ideas for moms. And there are many ways to find the right ideas for your mom blog.

If you don’t seem to find anything you want to blog about, here are my best tips to juggle your memory for the best blog ideas for moms.

• Search within yourself – why are you so passionate about children?

• Attend PTA Meetings

• In the children’s church

• Watch celebrity moms

• Visit an orphanage home

• Watching your children at home

• Search the internet of things for kids

• Have you checked Amazon kids section lately?

• Check out the baby store near you

• The magazine for children products

• What are the latest adverts on children on TV?

• What Are The main complain from moms about their children lately?

• Anything that moms care about for their kids

15 Fast Growing Blog Ideas for Moms

Now you want to start blogging, but every blog ideas for moms you have thought doesn’t feel like it. You want something hot, trending and quickly connects with moms. Although, it’s not like other blog ideas for moms doesn’t cut it.

There are specific blog ideas for moms that fit into every class of mom. Whether a sit at home mom, working mom, pregnant mom, nursing mom, expectant mom and yet to be a mom.

1. Healthy eating for moms and kids

2. Women’s health guide

3. Kids health issues

4. First few years of a child’s life

5. How to lose weight before and after a baby

6. Baby safety guide

7. Party ideas for birthdays and others

8. Learn how to read for kids

9. Decorating tips for kids rooms

10. Parenting advice for moms

11. Relationships advise – for mother and child

12. Fashion tips for kids

13. Fashion and beauty tips for moms

14. The family travels with kids

15. Things to do even when your kids are sleeping

These 15 blog ideas for moms I have selected from a pool of ideas for blogging moms. You can explore beyond these ideas for more blog ideas. And you can find blog ideas for moms practically everywhere you look.

Inspiration For Content Blog Ideas For Moms

What if you don’t know how to start writing your mom’s blog posts? I just wanted you to boost your brain power and get the inspiration flowing non-stop. It’s a 101 content idea that will inspire you to write your mom’s blog.

Here is the first ten of it from TheBalancesmb website.

1. Tell your blog’s story, from the idea of starting one to how it’s evolved since you wrote your first post.

2. Confess your biggest parenting failure.

3. Boast about your most significant parenting success.

4. Turn a negative comment into a definite blog article.

5. Unite with another parenting blogger to write a point/counterpoint blog post each week.

6. Write about your favourite “me time” indulgences.

7. Share your personal story of helping kids through a difficult situation (death, divorce, etc.).

8. Explain why you post pictures of your kids on the internet or why you don’t.

9. Let your child write a guest post on your blog.

10. Create a top 10 list of your life achievements so far.

See below for the top ten of that list. The remaining 91 is available here on the website. This list will shake up your mom’s brain and dislodge anything blocking your ideas from flowing. I can guarantee you that you will never lack what to write or how to write it.

What To Do With Blog Ideas For Moms

Now that you have found Blog Ideas For moms, what are you going to do? If you want to Start a Blog to help moms, let’s get right into it. I’m sharing with you how to go about it in a simplified way.

I’m not going to bore you with techie thoughts. Even the idea of search engine optimisation is simplified in a way to clear all the doubts you may have about the internet.

I will show you also how a mom can create a blog from scratch. That includes buying the right domain name, paying for a web host (with WordPress install). And how to design your blog.

How To Create A Blog For Moms

The first thing you do for your blog ideas for moms is to create a blog. But this time, you have to consider your target audience in all of it. You can even use age and demography to decide how best to create the right user experience.

You can categorise your target moms. Like, new moms, latest moms, grandmas, expectant moms, yet to be moms, unmarried moms, etc. create the image of the moms you are targeting to help you plan how your blog should look.

One of the things to consider is the look and feel of a blog for moms. How Best should it look? What is the right impression you want to create on your blog? Maybe the kind of images Moms love. Or popular slangs for kids within your target market.

Whatever it is you feel that makes the best blog for moms should form part of your set up process. It should affect what your domain name should be and The the kind of WordPress themes you choose.

Buy A Domain Name

Your domain name for a mom Blogs should be straight to the point about who is your target audience. Don’t use vulgar words for a family oriented blog. Try for the best two-word or three-word name on this niche.

Picking a name that directly spells out your mission is better for search engine advantage. Your domain should directly explain what your blog ideas for moms should be.

You can get a free domain name when you buy a web hosting plan. Like the Bluehost 3-year hosting package for WordPress Blogs. That would save you a $10 to &15 on domain name registration for one year.

Buy A Web Hosting Plan

Although there is no web host designed for hosting mom blogs only, that doesn’t mean you should consider where you host your mom blogs. It’s like looking for a house where your family would live. You don’t just rent an apartment. It must meet specific requirements.

That is the same with hosting your mom blogs. You shouldn’t host it on just any hosting company. It should be one that meets your specific requirements. And in the midst of thousands of web hosting companies online, that may be hard work to find one without testing them first.

I have done all that heavy lifting for you so that you can buy a web host and start your mom blogs immediately. Here is a web host company (Bluehost) that fits right with your mom blog. And it’s also affordable.

Install WordPress Blog Software

One of the reasons I’m recommending a web host for you is also to help you with easy install for WordPress. Bluehost has a one-click install for WordPress that is incomparable with other web hosts.

So, that settled the idea of techie thoughts on how to install WordPress. Bluehost plan for WordPress hosting helps you out with that in an easy click.

Buy Premium WordPress Themes

I have another non-techie way of building a weblog. That way you don’t worry about doing anything or paying a considerable amount for blog design. All you do is buy a pre-designed website or WordPress themes.

There are thousands of WordPress themes to chose from. That’s the only work you have to do here, searching and picking the right WordPress themes for your mom blogs.

And here is where you can find them and affordable too. MyThemeShop and ThemeForest are my two best marketplaces for WordPress themes. You can find WordPress themes between $20 to $100 depending on your budget and need.

However, you may also need to pay for installation. Some themes may need some extra technical need, while some don’t. And if you are smart, pay an extra $50 for the theme installation. And save your self the time you spend trying to figure out how to install a theme.

But if you need to customise the WordPress theme for your specific need, you can hire someone from Fiverr. You can find a good developer with lots of experience on WordPress themes for as little as $5.

Search Engine Optimization For A Mom’s Blog

If you are going to succeed with your blog ideas for moms, you will need to know search engine optimisation. You can outsource it if you want. But knowing what it’s about and how it works to your advantage is vital for your blog.

The best way to explain search engine optimisation or SEO is to think of it as how you get free advertisement from Google. How would you feel about getting from adverts from Google? That means Google will be advertising your mom blogs to millions of searches online.

But how do you position your mom blogs for this kind of advantage? That’s what you learn from search engine optimisation. And it’s not a single days job. But you have to start learning the basics while you blog. See this post on What Is SEO? It’s the right way to start learning it now.

Conclusion On Blog Ideas For Moms

I have a strong belief that you can start your blog ideas for moms now that you have read to this point. I have given you all the tips and secrets you need to start as a pro. And if you didn’t read all through, you can go back and read again.

What you need to create a blog is a name, a host, WordPress and theme. And all of them are now at your disposal. If you click on the links embedded in the texts, it will redirect you to the site that meets your need.

And if you still have any question or comments, you can do so using the comment box below. I’m available to respond to your queries. Even if I didn’t reply immediately due to the time difference, check back for my response later.

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