1. Readers are your customers
In a physical business, heavy competition takes place to acquire new customers and to retain existing customers. Customers are the bread and butter of the business. No wonder the term “Customer is the king” was coined. Likewise, blogging can also been seen as running your very own business in the vast world of internet. The same rules of physical business can also be applied here.
As a blogger, your success depends on the number of visitors who arrive at your site. Most importantly, how many of these visitors turn into your followers or readers?
As a blogger, money can be made from your blogging site when you can monetize your blog. To do that, you need a good number of visitors. Simple right? Now for the challenge , .. when you just start blogging, you won’t have many readers, so it’s important to make the most of each visitors who pop into your site.
That means, for every new visitor who pops into your site, you have one chance to convert them. You need to make sure, there is a reason for your visitors to keep coming back to your blogging site. Consciously and constantly you need to grow the numbers of returning visitors. Only then you can ever build a sizable audience that you can profit from. When you start a blog to make money, this is one of the most important point you need to adhere to.
2. Stay In Touch & Build Your Traffics
Almost every blogging site that you have popped into will end each article with a mailing subscription. Have you ever wondered why just about every website asks for you to sign up with your email address? What does this has to do with blog and make money?
Clearly, you could have known by now that these blogs are trying to build their very own mailing lists. “The money is in the mailing list” they say, since mailing list allows you to contact people over and over again.
By collecting your readers’ email addresses from day one of your blog you will build the biggest mailing list possible.
In fact mailing list can be put into great use for product and service marketing or just get them to your visit your blog again where you can make money from ads (discussed below). This is exactly what big companies like Groupon do with their mailing lists. Do not abuse the system, but you can send out offers on bi weekly or weekly basis. They more frequently you send without substance, you will be placed in the spam list by your readers.
In order to build your mailing lists, you can explore services like MailChimp. If you are already using wordpress to as your blogging platform, there are many MailChimp free plugins that you can download , install and get your mailing list running under few minutes.
3. Time To Make Some Money
Ok you have spent countless days building traffics to your blogging site. You have regulars followers and views per day. Probably now is the best time to consider making money from your blogging website. The good news is, there are plenty of platform that is willing to pay you for advertising their contents on your site. Among the best is google AdSense program at http://www.google.com/adsense
Setting up your site for Google Adsense is fairly easy. After you have signed up, you will be given a code that you need to paste into your site.In turn this code will automatically display advertisements on your blog from companies who are part of Google’s advertising network. Usually, most of these ads are related to the topics you are discussing in your blog.
So where does the money comes from? Every time when one of your visitor clicks on the ad, you get paid! The actual advertisers pays google who in turn will pay you on monthly basis.
Unlike other ad programs, with Google Adsense, you can feel secured that you will be paid and not shortchanged.
Take note , this article has to be read together with our earlier article to have a better understanding of the entire process of starting a blog and make money.
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