I get asked a lot how I make money blogging.
And I completely understand why.
That’s precisely what I wanted to know when I first started my online business a year ago.
Turned out that the formula for making money online is fairly simple in itself; just 4 simple steps paved the way.
4 Steps to Making Money Online:
Step 1. Find a profitable niche.
An ALREADY profitable niche. A niche where people are ALREADY making money.
Step 2. Build a Squeeze Page Around the Niche.
Talk about niche-related benefits. Take note that I said “benefits”, not products or features. Nobody wants to know what kind of product it is; we all want to know how it will change our lives for the better – TODAY.
Find a way to set yourself aside from the competition. See what they are doing successfully and do it better. See what their weak points are and turn them into winners.
Step 3. Build a List of Laser-Targeted Prospects.
Add an opt-in form to your page, like the one you see at the top of my sidebar. Encourage your readers to add their name and email to your list to receive even more great updates packed with benefits.
Step 4. Market Solutions to Your List.
Offer affiliate products that will truly and genuinely help them with whatever problem brought them to your squeeze page to begin with.
Too Bad It’s Not That Simple
Of course, you and I both know that making money online is just not that simple – DANG!
Which brings me to my next point:
When it comes down to making money online, my first and foremost objective is to find a way that brings me there the quickest, with the least time involved, avoiding as much stress and sweat as possible along the way.
Sounds like a tall order, yet many of us are doing it.
2 Simple Steps To Making Money More Efficiently
Step 1. Educate yourself.
Sounds like a no-brainer, yet many bloggers and online marketers, including many of my readers, don’t do it.
When I am asked why I spill the beans on the nearest and dearest secrets of traffic generation, my response is always because only a very small percentage of my readers will actually IMPLEMENT the tips I teach here, at Traffic Generation Cafe.
That’s a sad fact.
I read other blogs daily.
I download and read every ebook available online on the topic of traffic generation.
I spent over $2K (!!!) on internet courses just last month.
Step 2. Choose the right tools to help you along.
That’s the key.
In our day and age of useless products swarming around and our significantly reduced buying capabilities, we need to be smart about WHAT tools we buy.
Not IF ANY, but WHICH ones.
I am very selective as far as what products and tools I actually use on my blog.
You can find a few of them – a very short list of them, I should say, on my Best Internet Marketing Tools page.