You’ve been putting in the hard work every single day. Pinning on Pinterest, being engaged on Facebook and Instagram, writing quality content…however, you’re still struggling to make money online.
NO WORRIES! That was my life too.
At the end of 2017, I found myself in a unfamiliar place. I was used to working from home for big name companies however, not at all for myself. Even though I worked from home, I still found myself not feeling fulfilled in what was doing everyday. I would wake up everyday with nothing to look forward to.
I had just recently self published a book with no idea how to market and really no intentions on it either. I was lost with no direction and needed saving. With a lot of soul searching and researching online, I decided to do what most people do when they’re looking for independent work from home jobs. Surveys! (I know it seems silly right?) Oh, and I can’t forget transcribing. With a lot of hard work, I was making little to nothing. (like $52/week)
After working really hard and making almost nothing, I decided to change the direction of my blog. I wanted to appeal to people like myself who were looking for work online and loves the digital world. Shortly after, I found the business side of content creation, and then marketing became FUN! Since then, I’ve never looked back!
I went from having no idea what I was doing to leaving my soul sucking job in just under 8 months!
Making money blogging is not something that’s far fetched, normal people like me are making it happen everyday and so can you. I bet you’re thinking, “how am I to get started if I have no clue what I’m doing or I’m a beginner at this?”
Today we are going to learn how myself and others have made money online and even up to $100k+ per year, but first here is a little about why I decided to write this article.
Last week I received a $1,348 from an affiliate through a blog post that I haven’t edited in months.
When it came through I was sitting next to my brother which I shared the news with. He was shocked, because he didn’t think blogging was something people actually made money from. If you’re still thinking about starting a blog in 2019, here’s a good place to start.
He honestly thought that I just sit and play around on the computer all day. His exact words were “how do you make money blogging?”
To be honest, it was so hard to sum it up into just one answer. Then I figured that he may not be the only one wondering “how do all of these people make money blogging?”
I used to sit online all day doing surveys and transcribing, which don’t get me wrong you can make money with those options however, I knew I deserved more for my hard work and I believe that you do too!
So today, I’m going to give you legit ways you can make money blogging! If you already have an idea, you can check out actionable steps here.
Here is how to make $100,000+ per year online
HERE’S ALL THE DEETS:
how to make $100,000+ per year blogging
1. Start by setting realistic goals
When I started my blog, to be honest I had no clue what I was doing.
What kept me going and motivated me to sit down and set goals was the thought of me working really hard and one day finally seeing the benefits.
At first, it will be hard setting goals about how much money you plan to make because you may not have anything to base your set amount off of. Just keep that in mind when you are getting started. Your goals will become more head on as you go.
When setting your initial goals earning $10,000+ a month when you have no products to sell and no followers may not be ideal. Starting small with $100-$500 is a good place to start.
My first month blogging goals were:
- Earn: $100I planned on using it to invest back into my site
- Pinterest Followers: 100
- (I’m not big on Instagram so that was not included in my goals)
Now my goals look much more like this:
- Earn: $100,000 per yearCurrently saving for: new equipment, new apartment, paying off car
- Schedule 100+ pins a day (using Tailwind once a week)
- Write 1 Weekly Newsletter using MailChimp.
- Grow my Pinterest Following 500 a month.
GOALS ARE SO IMPORTANT!
Thinking about the amount of money you want to make for the things you want in life makes it so much easier to want to wake up and work for your goals everyday.
Thinking about being able to create the freedom you deserve because of the blogging business you created started to pay off.
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Before you can make money blogging or online, you need to actually build a site right? Starting a blog or building a site can be a lot to take on. There is so much you need to know, and it can seem hard if you’re a one man show.
I get a lot of emails from people who want to start their own blogs or build their own site.
I figured the best way to answer all these questions would be to create a FREE ( did I mention it’s free?) 7 Day email course.
Which will teach you all of the basics on to completely kick-starting your money making blogging/online success.
I totally suggest taking it if you don’t already have a blog (or if you do already have a blog and want the advice) because I really want to help you live the life you and I both know you deserve. Here is a more detailed guide of what we go over in it!
- Day 1: Finding your Niche
- Day 2: Building your brand
- Day 3: Deciding on your product
- Day 4: How you’re going to deliver your product
- Day 5: Building your posting schedule
- Day 6: Starting and building your mailing list
- Day 7: Describing a sales funnel (if you want the exact sales funnel myself and others have used to make a profit and up to $100,000+ per year, you can learn more here.)
2. Focus on one marketing platform
Currently, I focus on Pinterest being that it is my #1 source for traffic.
- Pinterest, is not a social media site it is a search engine. There are millions of users daily that you can market your site to for FREE. With that being said, I spend most of my time focusing on Pinterest. (you can click here to learn how I met my goal and got a lot of traffic from Pinterest).
Side note: If you are new to blogging, but really want to increase the money you make blogging there are a few things that I recommend
Tailwind: Tailwind is a Pinterest scheduler I use daily.
With Tailwind you can find new things to pin by using group boards called Tribes, or searching within Tailwind.
By using Tailwind I have increased the amount of views I get on Pinterest drastically. Tailwind has changed my life. If you want to find out more you can sign up for a free tailwind account here.
3. I Make Most of My Money from my Sales Funnel
Having a sales funnel in place is SO important as a blogger. Not having or making enough money is so disappointing, especially when you so desperately want blogging to become your job like I did in the beginning.
For months I was unsatisfied with my income because I thought I didn’t need a sales funnel and I was making it out to be this impossible really hard thing to put in place.
After months of research and trial and error I finally figured out how to build a sales funnel and properly funnel people into it. This is KEY if you want to make money blogging.
I highly recommend taking my digital course the Six-Figure Sales Funnel which is currently available until tonight 11:59pm EST, before I take it down for a while to help the people who enroll start profitable blogs.
The key to having a bomb sales funnel that works:
- Knowing what your product is
- Knowing who your audience is
- Automation in place
- Email list
- Knowing how to target your audience
- Knowing how and where and what times to post your products and opt-ins
If you want the specifics like:
- What to send to your email list
- How and where and what times to post your products and opt-ins
- How to funnel traffic into your sales funnel
- How to grow your income to $100,000+ per year
Below are 10 avenues you can use to make money blogging or in your online business
Affiliate links are looked over all the time by digital entrepreneurs looking to monetize their business.
I’ve made tons of money over the years with affiliate links without really trying. I just kind of said “hey, here’s this really cool thing that has worked for me and maybe it’ll work for you too.”
Depending on which company you’re working with, you can profit thousands of dollars, I’ve seen it happen!
eBooks are a great way to make money with your digital business. We are in the era of information, where there’s a lot of it floating around and it’s really easy to get. Why not become apart of that to leverage your income?
I’ve created a couple of eBooks one of which gained the audience of hundreds of readers. You can check them out here.
If you’ve been thinking about creating an eBook but you’re not exactly sure how, or where to start, click here to gain access to the free resource library containing the perfect guide that will walk you through the process step by step.
Becoming a virtual assistant is one of the best ways to make money digitally. Especially if you’re someone who runs a blog being that you can market your services to your already engaged audience.
Many bloggers have become virtual assistants as a way to work in their field, gain flexibility, and still support themselves financially while building their business.
Even if you can’t find work as a virtual assistant, there’s a ton of WAH jobs out there just waiting for you to snatch them up. Check out 20 of them here.
This is another major source that many people overlook when trying to monetize their blog.
For many bloggers, ads have become a main source of income. I will be realistic with you to give you some kind of idea on how much you can make and what you need to do to make a certain amount. In order to make anywhere from $800-$1600/month you would need to bring in around at least 100k page views per month.
I know that can seem like a lot however, if you check out this article on how to gain thousands of viewers through Pinterest in a couple of days, you’ll be there in no time!
One of the main things I absolutely love about Instagram and Youtube, is that there’s promo everywhere!
It’s a win-win for both parties, the company gains exposure, popularity, and sales from referrals while the blogger earns actual cash from the company.
It’s an exchange process.
Normally how it works is either a company will reach out to you or you’ll reach out to a company to market/review their product to your audience in exchange for profit.
Enroll in the course that teaches you how to to make six figures a year for only $38. Get the exact strategies and marketing plans six figure earners use to push out $10,000 a month. This course is valued at $98, it’s the cheapest it will EVER be right now for only $38. You may see me advertise this course a lot because I hold it dear to my heart, these strategies have allowed me to live the life I deserve and I want the same for you!
Passive income, means literally to make money in your sleep. This is the ultimate goal for most people.
If you’re someone whose wanting to some day wake up to random deposits in your account that you can actually live off of, working towards passive income is what you want to do.
This can be done in many different ways. A great example would be creating a course or or workshop similar to these.
You want your content to be something that your viewers can access and gain from year-round. A great example would be this article. I published it almost a year ago, however I’m still profiting from it today.
The amazing part about passive income is that you get to choose what you want to create and then profit from your own creation.
I’ve seen many bloggers attach an online store to their blog. It’s almost as if it’s expected for bloggers to have some kind of store or “shop” tab within their blog.
What you choose to sell within that store is totally up to you.
I’ve known others to make thousands of dollars off drop shipping alone, and then sell a course on how others can do the same.
Recently, there’s been a plethora of bloggers and just overall digital content creators turning to freelancing as a source of full time income.
I myself have freelanced in the past and I still do some freelance work occasionally.
It is not wrong to use your audience to market your services. With them being already primed with your personality type and way of life, they are more susceptible to trust you with their money in exchange for your services.
Paid memberships, are something that many bloggers don’t think about doing.
For an example, when you’re paying $9/month for Netflix to continue steaming amazing tv shows every week it doesn’t seem like much right? It’s way cheaper than cable and you’re getting a lot of bang for your buck.
On the flip side, imagine 1,000,000 people using Netflix all paying the same $9/month fee, well that’s $9,000,000/month for one company!
You can take that same concept and apply it to your blog! Actually, I hope that you do!
Depending on what kind of blog you’re running and what kind of community you’ve built, it may be perfectly okay to ask for donations.
If you’re someone like me who doesn’t like to be too pushy, just leave a “donate” link at the end of each article or create a specific page where your audience can go to donate.
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