I am a real newbie when it comes to blogging and so on. I would like to be able to start a new blog to make some money. I have joined some affiliate programs, but no luck so far. Any tips for starting a new blog just for this and how to go about it. Any help will be greatly appreciated, all I ask is that you don't get too technical to soon LOL...
You do realise that THIS is NOT a blogging site, don't you?
My blog site is with blogger and I will use them to open a new blog to make money once I have figured everything out... I'm still in the beginning stages...
At blogger you share the income generated from your blog. You might want to look at a wordpress blog started on your own hosting account where you get all the money.
Just remember a good traffic generation approach is not to rely on the search engines that in all accounts only bring in about 40% of your traffic. The other 60% is out there and thats the targeted traffic you want.
As others stated, you have to have traffic, but for affiliate marketing, it also needs to be a niche people are spending money on (ie: golf, dating, etc).
Use a keyword tool (I have a free one if you need the link and dont already have one) and try to find niche phrases that are getting about 300 hits a day. Long tail phrases convert better. For instance - someone typing "golf" (no quotes) into Google might be searching for:
funny golf videos
putt putt courses
golf compared to other sports - you just never know...
But if you build a Hub about "The Biggest Big Bertha Titanium Driver" (that's its real name), then you're going to convert better because men and women who know they want to buy that particular driver are going to type it into the search engine, likely find your Hub, and buy from it!
This is known as drilling down your niche and using long tail keywords.
You can't make money without traffic. So maybe best work on building a body of traffic first, then trying to monetize it. Lots of experts here have written on how to build traffic, but mostly it comes down to good content well promoted.
Posting good useful content on subjects that people are searching for is a start -and not copying other sites for the material will stop you being flagged for duplicate content. Your blog link is not a hub in itself but you can add it to your profile
Send me your URL and I'll check your site to see what you're doing wrong. After that I'll give you some tips to increase your exposure. In the mean time, here is a quick advise for you.
In order to succeed as an affiliate marketer you must know your market and your audience. Get to know their WIN's (Wants, Interest and Needs.)
Yaro Starak, a blogger himself, has an amazing amount of free information on his site about getting traffic to your blog, and it's actually decent quality stuff.
writing reviews is also an interesting way to make money from your blog.
I do it on some of my blogs
Don't forget with blogging it's important to choose a topic with which you have a passion. Don't blog just to make money because it very rarely works. Blog because you have passion for your topic and the readers and royalties will come along.
As others have said, when you have traffic then you can think about monetizing it.
He's a great guy, too - I interviewed him last year.
You can download the .mp3 here if you're interested:
(He's the only one in the Hall of Fame so far - so much for our grand plans of profiling someone new every month! lol ...)
To get traffic, participate in your blogging community. If you have a photography site, for instance, then be sure to leave comments on the photography sites of other bloggers.
I have one blog that promotes some of my art. It's amazing how much traffic I get now from other blogs. I don't even need Google for this particular blog, and that is a nice place to be.
PS: I second the recommendation to read Yaro's info on blogging.
I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for all the advice and links. I think Yaro is awesome. The help is greatly appreciated. Thanks to all of you...
A lot of great advice already written here. I'll also chime in that it's important to post consistently to your blog. That way you'll get return visitors coming back if they are into whatever you are writing about. But if they visit and see you haven't posted for a long time, chances are they'll move on for good.
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