Here’s something I hear a lot: “I’ve got a blog, but nothing’s happening. I’d love to diversify my income and lessen my reliance on freelance clients. What am I missing? Can you tell me how to make money blogging?”
Over the years, I’ve shared a lot of my own blogging journey, as I grew this blog into the platform for a thriving online business.
But as the blog got bigger, it’s gotten harder to quickly find my best earn-from-blogging tips.
As a coach dedicated to helping writers find financial freedom, I think helping writers develop their own income streams is super-important.
The answer? I’ve created a special page that pulls together all my best information, blog posts, and resources in one handy spot.
Introducing: How to Make Money Blogging Central
I’ve combed through the 900+ posts on here, and created a headquarters for all my best information on how to make your blog earn.
Would you like advice from a successful pro on how to turn your blog into a money-maker? Well, today’s your chance, because I’m calling a free blog review day.
Well, I’ve been quietly working on a whole new blogger training program that’s getting some pretty cool results. But I suspect many of my readers don’t even know about it!
So I’m here to give you a free taste of my blog coaching and introduce you to what I’ve got. And celebrating by putting my two Small Blog, Big Income ebooks on a 2-for-1 bundle sale this week.
These e-books outline my 7-Step system for positioning your blog to earn (without a huge audience).
They unpack all my tips from 9 years (!) writing this blog, and building it into the basis of a multi-six-figure business.
First tip: When you have a small blog audience, one way to stand out is to surprise readers with fun, free goodies. That way, your audience thinks you’re awesome, and they never want to unsubscribe.
And so…free blog reviews today!
Ready to turn your blog into a money-earner? Here are the blog-review rules:
When I first started Kindlepreneur.com, I spent tons of time creating content I believed self-publishers needed to read in order to increase their book sales. I wanted to provide useful content, build an audience, and make affiliate sales.
I got some traffic, but the truth was, that wasn’t converting into income.
Starting my website wasn’t just about helping the industry, it was also to earn a little extra money, eventually making passive income so as to support my writing habit.
But it wasn’t until I started creating the following 5 post types that I saw real return on my writing efforts. This isn’t to say I stopped providing excellent content – quite the contrary. Instead, I provided a different type of value that also returned value to myself as well.
If you want to make affiliate sales, the following five post types can be added to any type of niche, not just one on book marketing. So, check them out and start thinking about how you can create the sort of content that provides for your readers, but also offers natural ways to increase your bottom line.
It feels like yesterday that I was self-publishing my very first e-book, Make a Living Writing: The 21st Century Guide. That one did so well that it’s no longer available (cough).
But I lived and learned, and created better e-books. As I prepped to release my latest, Small Blog, Big Income: Advanced Ninja Tricks for Profitable Blogging, I realized I now have TEN e-books available for sale, counting my free e-book for subscribers.
I’ve learned a ton along the way, so I thought I’d save others some time and unpack it all.
I’ve made over $30,000 selling e-books over the past 6 years, without a lot of effort (I added it up when I was writing this e-book, because I was curious!). So it can add up to a substantial chunk of change, over time.
What helps me earn well from each e-book I release these days? Here are my hard-won tips for self-publishing success:
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Lately, I’ve been reviewing the many mistakes I made as I learned to make money blogging.
It’s humbling! I started in 2008, and it took until the end of 2011 to get any real traction, in terms of earning.
Not exactly an overnight success.
Prepping my new e-book, Small Blog, Big Income: Advanced Ninja Tricks for Profitable Blogging, required me to revisit exactly why it took years to go from earning a few hundred bucks on the occasional one-off Webinar, to earning multi-six-figures a year with my blog.
This was not a pleasant process.
I had to boil it down to the best initiatives I finally came up with that help bloggers ramp up earnings quickly…while reliving how much time I wasted fumbling around making mistakes before figuring things out.