How to Make Money With Zero Site Traffic

https___unlockingyoursuccess.online_2018_03_16_how-to-start-a-profitable-blog-from-scratch_ (2)Okay guys, I’ve been pondering on the thought of writing this post for a while now because it is a touchy topic and a lot of people get offensive – especially if they make money off the very fact that they have a ton of traffic to their site monthly.

The conversation always goes a little like this with those people…you tell them “you can make money as a blogger without a lot of site traffic.” they say “it’s not possible because that is the only way I’ve been able to make money.”

And here’s what I say to that…”people can’t do something themselves, they want to tell you, you can’t do it. If you want something, go get it. Period” Oh yeah, I’m going there!giphy

Here’s a little back story on me, I started my blog 2 years ago as a hobby. Nothing serious and I honestly didn’t even think I would get this far which is still mind blowing to me.

For a really long time, I didn’t make any money. Then, after joining a few courses…buying a few info products here…going to a few webinars there…and downloading a shit ton of freebies…I started making money (nothing consistent) but it was way more than I did before which was nothing. I was making a decent part time income. However, it took me a long time to get there and here’s why…

Everyone and their mama was pushing affiliate links and ads. No one (and I really mean NO ONE) had a step by step guide or strategy to help newbie bloggers who had pretty much been working their ass off to get traffic so that they had the volume to start making real money. Here’s a shocker (not really) – you need a crap load of traffic for affiliate links or ads to start making consistent money.

If you’re a new blogger, you probably don’t have the traffic needed to make a consistent income with affiliate links, ads, or even a course…unless, you go another route.

Imagine a world where bloggers didn’t  have to make money off of ads or sponsored post…

That world totally exist. As a beginner at anything, it’s so easy to get sucked into the rabbit hole of doing what everyone else tells you to do because as a beginner, you really don’t know anything.

As a blogger who has went through the beginner “struggle phase” I’m not going to sell you a course on how to make money with sponsored post, affiliate links, or ads because honestly, it’s pretty much impossible without the needed traffic coming to your site.

Side note: I do however have a program that’s currently in beta launch mode which someone recently told me that I was a scam artist for charging $$$ for a beta program. 

Looks to me like the true scam artist are those bloggers with a ton of traffic, selling newbie bloggers courses on making money with affiliate links, ads, or sponsored post. (Which is kind of impossible without site traffic – these “big name bloggers” know that!)

If I’m offering a realistic solution for newbie bloggers to actually make a consistent income, then it’s going to be a price paid for my hard work and their problem being solved. (Beta program or not!)

So, let’s get on to the actual solution shall we…

How to make a consistent income with zero traffic

***WARNING***  This strategy is only for those who are serious about making money as a newbie blogger and are willing to do the work!

Is it easy in the beginning…no. But nothing worth having comes easy! It’s a lot of heavy work in the beginning but then later turns into a snow ball effect.

Get crystal clear on the problem that you solve. You cannot (I repeat) YOU CANNOT make a consistent income without knowing the exact problem you are solving for your ideal client.

When there’s a problem at hand, there’s a pain point attached to it and people will pay just about anything to make their pain go away – hence, why specialized doctors get paid millions.

Target market research – do some deep digging in FB groups, on pinterest, on google, youtube or anywhere else you can find. Look for people having the problem that you have a solution to. Is it a lot of people (like millions) or is it a few?

That brings me to my next point…become so specialized in what  you do that there’s pretty much no one out there (or very few people) that do exactly what you do. This creates scarcity and will give you the valid reason to charge high prices because it will place you in high demand.

Create one product/program/ or service – pack it down with value that will get your ideal customer results. Make sure it has been proven to get results either by you or someone else.

Sell, sell, sell – sell that one product/service/program over and over and over again. Repackage it into another product. (for an example: if you wrote an eBook on cooking, repackage it into a course and sell it again)

You’re only going to be selling this people who need what you have to offer and who will get results.

Getting specific people to pay you their hard earned money

Lets face it, people are very protective over their hard earned money…rightfully so!

giphy (1)With that being said, we only want to offer your high ticket product/service to people who need what you have to offer and who you’re almost certain will get results.

Instead of marketing your product to everyone and their moma, we’re only going to market it to specific people through transactional content. If you want a little more insight into what transactional content is, check out this free roadmap HERE. (I promise you it will get you on the right track ASAP!)

How to flip your first $5k or $10K

The reason I chose the specific price points of $5k and $10K is because those numbers tend to be what people initially need to make to quit their job. (It can totally fluctuate depending on your situation) Once you’ve made a comfortable amount of money to quit your job…something that’s going to give you enough cushion to take a breather for a bit…there needs to be system put in place to continue bringing in that $5k, $10k or more.

This is the point at which you can start running ads, doing sponsored post to pull in more traffic, and even posting affiliate links if that’s your thing.

You don’t have to run ads, but at this point in your blogging business, there needs to be some automated system put in place to bring you consistent targeted traffic so that you can continue making your $5k or $10k months.

A few examples could be: Pinterest automated posting or ads, a facebook group, Weekly IG lives or ads, monthly collaborations…something!

Let me know in the comments below all the things you’ve tried doing to make money as a blogger that didn’t really work for you?


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Make Money Blogging In 2019

https___unlockingyoursuccess.online_2019_01_07_10-ways-to-make-money-blogging_ (1)You’ve been putting in the hard work every single day. Pinning on Pinterest, being engaged on Facebook and Instagram, writing quality content…but you still feel like you’re not making what you deserve. No worries, we can fix that.

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?” No worries, we can fix that too.

Today I’m going to go over how you can make $100k+ per year as a blogger

(If you’re still wondering if this is possible for you, it absolutely is! If you believe in Santa Clause for 8 years, you can believe in your self for like 5 minutes.)

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

>> JUST A HEADS UP: there are only 7 spots left open in the Six-Figure Sales Funnel for May, (this my course that teaches how to build your sales funnel, and my exact formula I use to make $10,000 per month blogging) and because there are a few spots left open I decided to offer 50% off for the last few of you who want to join the course making it only $19 the discount is auto applied at checkout.

A few times throughout this post I mention The Six-Figure Sales Funnel because I am super passionate about it, and it’s my way to truly help people not be confused like I was when I started my blog. The spots will probably fill up in the next few hours so if you are interested you can learn more / join the course by clicking here

If you enroll you will get immediate life-time access.

After the spots fill up I’ll remove this part from the post, and you won’t be able to join again until the next launch in June so if you are seeing this, there are still a few spots open.

This blog post gives some great guidance but not as much as I give in the video tutorials in my course.

(On to the juicy part of this post)

1. Start by setting realistic goals

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: $100 I planned on using it to invest back into my site being that I spent $49 on hosting
  • Pinterest Followers: 100

Now my goals look much more like this:

  • Earn: $20,000 per month. Currently saving for a new home.
  • 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.

Start your own money making blog

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.)

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2. Focus on one marketing platform

Currently, I focus on Pinterest being that it is my #1 source for traffic.

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.

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 – exact scripting
  •  How and where and what times to post your products and opt-ins
  • How to funnel traffic into your sales funnel
  • How to pull money out of a small email list
  • How to grow your income to $100,000+ per year

Then I highly recommend taking my digital course The Six-Figure Sales Funnel which is currently available until the last 7 spots for May fill up, then I will take it down for a while to help the people who enroll start profitable blogs.

If you didn’t know The Six-Figure Sales Funnel is a course I created to:

  • Give you my exact break down on how to build your sales funnel and then get people into it like yesterday.

  • Teach you how to get people onto your mailing list.

  • Teach you how to pull money out of a small list because YES the money is in the list.

  • Teach you how to drive targeted traffic to your opt-ins.

  • Teach you how to learn who your audience is.

  • Teach you exactly when to send your sales emails and exactly what to say to make the sale.

Did I mention that: there are only 7 spots left open in The Six-Figure Sales Funnel for May, and the spots are 50% off for the last few of you who want to join the course making it only $19 and no worries, the code is auto applied at checkout.

After the spots fill up I’ll remove this part from the post, and you won’t be able to join again until the next launch in June so if you are seeing this, there are still a few spots open.

If you enroll you will get immediate life-time access.

Below are 10 avenues you can use to make money blogging or in your online business

Affiliate Links

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

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.

I use Shoptly and Kindle Direct to upload and sell all of my eBooks.

Virtual Assistant

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.

Advertising

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!

Promotion

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.

Passive Income

>>> DON’T FORGET there are only 7 spots left open in The Six-Figure Sales Funnel for May, and the spots are 50% off. The code is auto applied at checkout.

After the spots fill up I’ll remove this part from the post, and you won’t be able to join again until the next launch in June.

Click here to buy it or learn even more about The Six-Figure Sales Funnel.

If you enroll you will get immediate life-time access.

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.

Online Store

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.

Freelance

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.

Amazing platforms that others have seen major profit from within the freelance community are Fiverr and Upwork.

Paid Memberships 

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!

Donations

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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