There was a time when blogging was taken merely as a platform to put forth your ideas and views. Did you ever imagine you could make money from your blogs with affiliate marketing?
However, with over 4.4 million blog posts published in a day, search engines have become smarter, making it difficult for bloggers to make money blogging. Besides, today’s audience is highly informed and makes intelligent choices.
Let’s see some factors to help you improve your blog’s SEO rankings and get more traffic on your site so that you can make reasonable money from your blogs.
Selecting a Profitable Niche
Once you decide that you are creating a blog to make money, make sure you come up with a profitable niche. Your niche must attract a larger audience and get more traffic on your site.
Market experts suggest avoiding seasonal products that do not sell quickly and niche that caters to only a specific group of online users.
Analyze how advertisers are spending on your niche. If they are spending more, there are high prospects for you to make good money from your blog.
Ensuring Sufficient Targeted Traffic
Another factor that needs focus is to identify the potential target audience. More the traffic on your site, the more money you can make. SEO and social media marketing play a vital role at this stage.
The people searching for topics relevant to your niche are your potential target audience. For instance, your competitor in your niche has a considerable number of followers on Facebook. Having a large following opens up excellent prospects for you to reach out to a bigger audience.
Building a Substantial email List
Capturing your site viewers’ email IDs and interacting with them over emails to make them visit your site often is an excellent way to drive more traffic to your site.
Building up an email list is essential, as it is a reliable way to get in touch with your subscribers. Your email subscribers will visit your blog to check out your product or service since they believe your authority on the niche. Once they buy the product online, they will revisit your site to look at the guide to use the product that you recommend.
Maintaining a direct connection with your subscribers will enable you to make money blogging.
Relevant Affiliated Programs
It makes sense to talk and recommend products or services on your blogs that relate to your audience. To gain your readers’ trust and thus purchases, the affiliated programs you choose should not deviate from the theme of your niche.
A Simple and Interactive Design
Your website should not be complicated. Having a simple site design that is easy to navigate will work wonders and get you more viewers.
There are content management systems that offer simple designs for blog websites. You need to choose the framework and theme that best suits the template you select.
An interactive design will allow your subscribers to get the required information, creating more prospects for them to buy your products, thus helping you make money.
Think strategically and come up with a realistic budget before you monetize your blog content to earn extra cash.
Author’s Bio: “I am Sylvia. A full-time (12-hour shift) and an avid blogging enthusiast.
I believe every busy professional can build a successful side hustle, grow their income & live a comfortable lifestyle without all the burnout. Join me as I teach others how to start a successful blog with a full-time job and scale it into a profitable online business.”