Before you start building your blog, or if you have a new blog, read this article first! Because almost every blogger I know has done, is doing and continues to follow this basic formula so that they turn readers into customers, make customers use their services and purchase through their affiliate link.
These are the five most fundamental steps you need to know if you want to make money from your blog. If you do not know these 5 steps, you will lose a lot of advantages.
In each of these big steps it is divided into several smaller steps, but the first requirement is that you have to master the basic knowledge and overview.
In the 5 steps below, I will not mention building a website. Building a website is a skill you must have when developing your blog.
Step 1: Find your blog niche
This step is the first step and also the easiest step. Want to build a blog, then you must first determine its niche. And certainly that is your expertise.
You can not share content that you do not understand about it. Blog must be where you share your knowledge and thoughts accumulated during your work or study.
Being aware of your strengths is not difficult. If you do not have any strengths, think about your favorite topics. Then take the time to study and research about it, in the process you will surely accumulate the required knowledge.
Step 2: Create content for your blog
This is also a problem related to your knowledge. You will not know what to write if you do not have specialized knowledge.
Many beginners often copy the ideas and content of others. If you do this, you are not a blogger, but you are a copycat.
Search engines, especially google, do not like this, your site will quickly disappear from the Google search results. Your site has been penalized.
Where does this knowledge come from? This is the problem you need to solve yourself. Refer to the blogs that are in the same niche as yours, Find out how they are doing and learn from them.
However, implementation must be based on your language skills and knowledge. Absolutely do not copy from others!
You can also use online tools to find out what topics are hot in your niche… Then rely on that to create content for your blog.
Step 3: Attract readers to your blog
Attracting readers to your blog is almost like demonstrating your marketing skills.
- Customers know your blog through the search engines: Your SEO skill
- Customers know your blog through social networking: Your Social Marketing Skills
- Customers are attracted to your content, and they share your information / article: your content marketing skill
This is a very important step, it decides the success or failure of a blog. There are many good bloggers who have good content creation skills and good website building skills.
But they do not know how to optimize their website with the search engines and navigate users from social networks…
Over time, they are depressed about it and easily lead to their abandonment of blogging without any results.
Step 4: Give the reader something free
When you have readers, do you want them to read your post and leave without any impression? Of course not, you will have to find a way to hold onto the reader as any of them can help you make money later.
The “share to be shared” rule can apply in any case, at any point in time. Users will be impressed when you give them something useful.
So try to create what readers feel they need, give them away for free, It would be great if this gift was made by you. For example, an ebook about your knowledge, a video tutorial,…
There are 2 ways to make a giveaway. You can either follow 1 of 2 ways of follow both:
- Customers fill out their email information to receive gifts, as you will have a potential email list about your niche
- You can create you giveaway in a closed Facebook group. Users will have to join the group to get gifts, so you will have a potential group of your niche.
Step 5: Readers will be profitable for you
You have an email list of people in your niche or a group facebook or both and they have received gifts from you. So the chances are very high that they will pay attention to what you promote later.
You can promote services, products that you think are useful to them. Or you can promote other people’s products or services to get commissions through affiliate marketing.
Either way, you should promote in a sincere way, do not deify the product, do not say what is not true about the product. Remember that you are building your reputation. Do not run for profit goals in the short term!
So these 5 steps are like a generic formula for any field that you want to develop your blog. If you notice, you can see that most famous bloggers use this formula.
Hope you can apply it successfully in the near future!
Further Reading: How to Make Money Online With Your Blog – The Benefits of Blogging
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