Today I logged onto my website analytics and started checking my results from my website I launched 6 months ago. I had this idea to launch a large website that contained a ton of information on that would entice and inspire people to become entrepreneurs.
With my previous projects, I would easily make income from selling courses, ebooks and seminars through my marketing efforts. However, these efforts are mainly active income projects.
Active income is all about working for the money and not the other way around. Robert Kioysaki once said the “how” of earning your money is a massive mental shift of thinking. To be honest, I can easily go out there and work hard for money. I can easily go and get a job and start working for money. I can also easily go and get a high paying job by working at it for a few years.
Earning passive income every single day without working for it is a lot harder. Earning passive income with my online ventures is what I’m doing and my life time goal.
The problem with active income is that one day, I know that I’ll probably be unable to work in future and I’ll need some sort of income to cover my expenses when the time comes.
Results From My Blog Over The Course Of 6 Months
After 6 months of working hard at my online business, I’ve now achieved the following:
- The website makes me passive income every day. Between 50cents to $3 per day in passive income.
- Makes $10 per month in passive income.
- Website is growing in website traffic which will increase the passive income earned per day and per month.
- Website traffic is increasing.
- Slowly building a bigger fan base of readers.
- I’m set to double or maybe even triple my results in the next 6 months.
After careful analysis of other blog sites that start, most blogs find it difficult to derive this kind of results after 6 months. Most blogs that start do not receive that much traffic and no steady income at all.
In this article, I’ll show you how I achieved these results.
How To Make Money Online Through Your Blog
Here I’ll share with you some of the biggest things I’ve learnt while generating passive income for my blog over the course of 6 months.
You need to have discipline in this game of blogging. Every day, you must write articles into your blog. I know this is not what you want to hear but the more articles you have the more faster you’ll be found on the search engines. If you publish only one article per day, you’ll have 365 articles at the end of the year. Most big blog sites out there have over 1,000 articles on their website. If you maintained your discipline by writing 1 article per day, you should hit your goal of 1,000 articles after 3 years. If you don’t want to wait that long, you need to try and hit 3 articles per day and at the end of the year, you’ll have over 1,000 articles in your blog. However, nothing happens without discipline, you need discipline to write those articles every day. You need to also provide great value every single day and not let your quality drop when you’re writing those articles.
Have A Quota
It’s always a great idea to have small milestones and quotas for your blog. Let’s say you currently have 18 articles in your blog, make it a goal to reach 100 articles in the next 2 months. How many articles do you need to write each day to hit that number? Once you’ve reached 100 articles, the next step is to reach 200 and 300, then 500 and eventually 1,000. Have a goal and a quota on how many articles you’ll need to publish into your blog.
I don’t like tax. I don’t like accounting. There is no way I can write one article on those subjects, it’s just not my passion. However, if you were to ask me to write 1,000 or even 10,000 articles on the topics of entrepreneurship, finance, blogging, lifestyle, business and more, I can easily do it, if you give me a long time. Blogging is a long term strategy and you need to pick a topic that you’re passionate about and can write a lot of articles in that category. I’ve seen a blogger who started writing 5 years ago, today he has written over 15,000 articles on one area of interest and is earning a nice monthly income from it. It’s amazing how far passion takes you.
Love What You’re Doing
If you love what your doing and enjoy what you’re writing, people will see this and they will appreciate you more for it. Your articles will be of great quality and people will bookmark your site and send you free traffic. You’ll increase your subscriber base and watch your income soar. Another important factor of loving what you’re doing is that by writing about topics you love, you not really working, you’re really playing. For example, I’m currently writing this article while sitting at Starbucks while on my laptop. I’ll be going to see a movie in the next hour and when I finish watching it, I’ll probably go home, write another article while having a coffee or something. Writing articles isn’t work for me, it’s fun. As the wise words of Steve Jobs once said “You’ve got to find something you love doing and do it”
Search Engine Optimization
Of course, the articles you write need to be optimized for Google. You need to pick keywords that will be found in Google so that your articles will be given a chance of survival. I don’t heavily optimize my articles, maybe just the titles and some keywords but that’s it. Everything else is for my readers and all my articles aim to deliver great quality and information they can use.
Keep Yourself Motivated
This is probably the most important thing you need to do when you’re just starting out and while you’re working at your business. Times of low traffic equals no money and lots of frustration. It’s so easy to get side tracked and try another make money online product that’s being pitched to you, but don’t give up. Keep yourself motivated by checking out other people who have succeeded online through their blogs. Even though I haven’t made it yet, I still motivate myself by looking at successful bloggers who kept at it for years and now enjoying the fruits of their labour. I use Evernote to save inspiring articles, traffic graphs, income produced (even if it’s only 10 cents) and all of this keeps me motivated to write every day.
Keep Pushing Forward
There will be times when you achieve low levels of traffic, especially when you’re starting off. You’re sitting there and writing articles, you submit them and wait. Nothing happens. You write more articles and submit them, nothing happens.
It’s very easy to get frustrated in the game of blogging. However, you must remember to stay on course and continually publish those great articles online. Without content, you’ll generate no traffic, with no traffic, there will be no income.
Search engines usually take several months for your new website to be released onto it’s searches. This is known as the Google Sandbox. Once you’re out of the sandbox, your pages will listed a lot faster.
It’s easy to have a short term look at your blog and become frustrated. I’ve interviewed and read many successful bloggers and they all say that if you were to continually write articles every day, at the end of 2-3 years, you’ll find your blog hitting a massive growth curve and your income will flow.
Good luck with your blog and remember to keep pushing forward.