The Amazon Associates program pays up to 8.5% commission on sales that result from your advertising efforts on your blog (as an affiliate). This is an easy way to make passive income, and represents a big chunk of our income over at 100 Days of Real Food. I’m not going to lie…it’s pretty bad ass.
There is no one “right” way to build a profitable blog, but there is a sequence that I see over and over again by successful bloggers that I’d like to share with you. If you are a beginner, this information is especially important so you can get an idea of what might lie ahead and also to set proper expectations. The process basically goes like this:
Before I get into the step-by-step blueprint, I want to set the proper expectation.
- Blogging itself is easy but takes time.
- Writing great content is more difficult but gets easier over time.
- Setting up monetization on your blog is not that hard when you know what to do, and with proper guidance it’s something just about anyone can do.
- Getting traffic is what turns all your efforts into dollars, and unfortunately that is the difficult part and requires persistent effort over years. The traffic will come from many different places, and the blend of sources and the tactics used will vary widely depending on you and your niche…. [Continue Reading]
When most people hear that we are bloggers for a living they immediately fire back with the question, “Umm, so how do you make money blogging??” This is from sheer astonishment that a middle class family can comfortably support itself (with plenty of disposable income for extras) through such a business that doesn’t actually sell any tangible goods. And then there are the bloggers that ask us that same question, but through a totally different lens. They want to see what is working (and what isn’t) so they can perhaps apply this knowledge to their own businesses.
We’ve got the three part answer to this question down like an elevator pitch. So while there are many different ways to make a full-time income blogging, this is how we do it over at 100 Days of Real Food. Oh yes I did just plant that Montell Jordan song in your head!… [Continue Reading]