Selling digital products is one of my favorite ways to make money, and it’s something that I recommend bloggers and website owners consider for their own monetization strategies. Over the past several years I’ve learned a number of lessons, some of them the hard way, and these lessons have helped me to make my own efforts with digital product sales more efficient and profitable. I wanted to share some of the most valuable lessons with those of you who are either just getting started or maybe only considering selling your own products. Hopefully this information can help you to avoid some common pitfalls and open up new ideas that can be applied with your own products.
Over the past couple of years Google has been kind of temperamental. Their search algorithm changes and manual penalties have resulted in massive decreases in traffic for websites and blogs off all kinds. Having diversity in traffic sources has always been desirable, but as the Penguin and Panda algorithm updates have shown many bloggers and website owners, it’s not something to take lightly.
While most of the sites affected have been low-quality sites or those that tried to game the system, some quality websites that weren’t making any glaring mistakes in link building have also been effected. If you want to prevent your own sites from being negatively impacted by future algorithm updates, you should, of course, follow the policies and guidelines that Google has laid out. But perhaps even more importantly, you should take some precautionary steps now to reduce your dependency on Google for traffic.
Here we’ll look at some things you can do so that a decrease in search traffic will not be catastrophic.
For the past 5 years I’ve had the privilege of being able to work full-time from home on my own online businesses. Whenever the subject of what I do for a living comes up in conversation it always leads to a lot of questions. Over the years I’ve had a number of friends and family members ask about what it takes to earn a living working online, and I also get emails from people I come across online or from blog readers who have similar questions.
I thought it might be helpful to write about some of the things that I consider to be extremely influential in my career over the past 7 years (5 years full-time, 2 previous years part-time). The goal here is to shed some light on the things that have been the most critical for me, and I think much of this could be applied by others who are looking to pursue a similar path in their own career.
By far the most difficult part of making money with a blog is getting noticed in the early stages. You can publish the most interesting and helpful content, but that content needs to be noticed in order to make an impact.
So how do you go about getting people to notice and care about your blog?
There are a number of different strategies that you can use for growing a blog’s audience, and in this article I want to take a look at 7 different methods that I have found to work. If you’re planning to launch a new blog I think you’ll find these strategies to be very effective. And if you already have a blog but getting readers has been a struggle, you can always apply these strategies with your blog as well.
Do you set goals for your online business? Hopefully you do. But rather than focusing on things that you want to get (like 10,000 visitors or $10,000 of income) try focusing your goals on the actions that will help you get to that point.
Early on in my years as an online marketer I set goals like getting 100,000 visitors in a month or making $5,000 in a month. I’ll refer to them as “milestone” goals because they are focused on achieving a certain level or milestone. These goals didn’t really help me very much because I didn’t have a plan to reach the milestones. Sure, milestone goals can provide some motivation and can certainly help to feel a sense of accomplishment when you reach one of them, but it’s more effective to set goals of completing or achieving specific actions.
One of the changes that I’ve made in my business over the years is related to outsourcing work. When I first started managing my own websites and blogs I did everything myself. Over the years I began to outsource more and more of the work, and it’s helped to free up more of my time, and ultimately outsourcing work has helped to make my business more profitable.
Outsourcing can seem like a pretty intimidating topic if you’ve never tried it, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming or scary. In this article I want to take a look at some tips that can help you to get started with outsourcing.
If you follow the blogging or internet marketing niche you know that there are tons of blogs out there publishing content that focuses on this audience.
Some of these bloggers have actually made money, and others haven’t.
Some use a lot of hype, and others don’t.
When you’re trying to learn how you can actually go about making money online it’s a challenge to know who you should listen to. With that in mind, I’d like to point out 10 bloggers that I follow and admire. I admire them for different reasons, but in general they all treat their readers with respect and place a priority on providing the highest quality content possible.
Being able to earn a living from blogging is a career change that many people would welcome. Creating a blog is easy, anyone can do it. Making money from a blog, on the other hand, is something that most people are never able to accomplish.
You don’t need to have any highly technical skills or incredibly rare experience in order to achieve your blogging dreams, but you will need some dedication. There are a number of different ways to make money with a blog, and all of them will require some work. In this article we’ll take a look at how you can go about deciding on a strategy for monetizing your own blog.
When it comes to making money online there are a lot of different opportunities and approaches that you can take. Some of the most popular options like AdSense, affiliate programs, and direct ad sales are popular in part because they are not that difficult to set up. Of course, you need a website with some traffic or a mailing list, but setting up these monetization methods is relatively quick and easy.
While there is plenty of opportunity to earn money with these methods, and they are all methods that I use in my own business, selling your own products brings some benefits that you simply cannot get from these other methods.
When it comes to the topic of selling a website or a blog you may hear very opposite views from different people. Some will tell you that you should never sell a website that is making you money, and others will say that selling a website is a great way to make some cash. Like most things in life, there is no right or wrong answer for all situations. You’ll need to evaluate your own situation and your options to determine what is right for you.
In this article we’ll cover some of the most convincing reasons why you might want to sell, and also some of the most convincing reasons why you might not want to sell.