10 blogging mistakes that will kill your profit

10 blogging mistakes that will kill your profit

Do you have a blog? Are you making any profit? if not you’re at the right place because in this post I am going to give you 10 blogging mistakes that will kill your profit.

Lack of focus

This is the problem I had, I had like 15 blogs in 15 niches, it was difficult to create content and maintain all blogs at the same time. Just pick one niche, one domain name and one blog, write contents until you’re profitable and then you can think about starting a new one.

There is another problem, people start with one blog and one domain name but they will have content about weight loss, politics, travel, sports etc. you name the topic you find in the blog. This is a bad strategy you will fail to attract your ideal customer and probably it is one of the reasons you’re not making any profit.

Creating content that will not solve the problem

This is another mistake; you create great content but it won’t solve your visitor’s problem, this is the cold harsh truth, your visitors they don’t care about your blog or your content, they have a problem and they want a solution for it.

If your article is about how to make a 100 calories meal, you should write just about that and not another thing.

Concentrate on the fancy design

This is another problem that most of the people who are starting blogging face it, they concentrate in building a fancy blog with a lot of features, they lose a lot of time, money and energy in that.

Yes, having a good looking website is a good thing but it won’t drive any visitors to your site or make you money.

As Jim Rohn said, don’t major in minors, just concentrate on major things and you will make a profit.

Not giving the visitors what they want

You need to know exactly what your visitors are looking for, and when you figure it out you need to give them exactly that, not more not less.

If a person comes to your blog after clicking a link that promised them 3 steps to start a blog, don’t send them to the article that has 2 steps to make $100, you need to be congruent with your messages and landing pages.

Just remember why are there in the first place.

Being afraid to sell

Most bloggers are afraid to sell because they think it is a bad thing if you’re selling a good product that actually can help them to solve their problem you’re not selling to them, actually you’re are helping them.

If you’re genuine try to help people, they will be happy to buy from you and they will thank you for that.

Swimming against the stream

Talking about selling, some bloggers go to another extreme, they try very hard to sell and they end up without selling anything.

Instead of trying to sell hard, just try to go with the stream, for example if someone is reading your article about ‘’how many calories are there in a banana’’ you can write an article explaining about bananas and calories they contain and at the end of the article you can say something like this ‘’ hey if you liked this article you can go this link and download the list of low calories food that you can buy in your local supermarket’’ then you can send them to a link that has a squeeze page and a free report or to a paid product.

This is how you sell without selling.

Asking people to join your email list

This might sound cliché but asking people to join your list will kill your business, again, no one cares about you, your list or your blog, if you ask them you join it they won’t.

You need to give them a reason to join your list, you need to create something that will make them want to join your list, this could be a free report, free audio or a free video that will give them a solution to their problem, remember it is about them and not you.

Neglecting stats

Most bloggers ignore this, they install trackers in their blogs but they never check them and if they check them, they do nothing about it.

If you have Google analytics to your blog, you need to check it regularly you need to know which keywords drive traffic to your blog so that you can tweak your article to maximize the profit.

Also, you can check out which posts are getting the most traffic and put the related banner in those posts and make more sales.

Remember the devil is in the detail, you need to know what is going on with your blog.

Not Focusing on the single traffic source

If you are just starting out your blog, writing a great content won’t cut it, you will need to drive traffic to your blog, you can do it by using forums, commenting on other blogs, using social media, Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube etc.

Not all traffic sources are created equal and people react different ways in different social media.

If you post a video on YouTube and people love it, you can’t post the same video in Instagram because the Instagram audience is into short Instagram stories, they won’t like your long video that YouTube audience loved.

When you create a piece of content for your blog you should have an idea of where you are going to post it and how that audience engaged to other content.

Set for low numbers

One of the problems of the modern society is that they settle to little thing, yes you should be thankful for what you get but don’t settle for a low-income blog while you have a potential to earn more money.

Final word

There you go those 10 blogging mistakes that will kill your profit, if you want to learn more about blogging and making money, in general, you’re in luck, for now, I am giving away a course called blogging mastery for everyone who is taking click funnels free trial through my affiliate link.

If you would like to get your hand in blogging mastery and other bonuses today join click funnels today and send me a message and I will send you an access link.

 

Advantages of Guest Blogging

Advantages of Guest Blogging

You may be thinking that there is no point in posting content on other websites. After all, the point is to beat them and have people come to your site rather than theirs, right? Well, this is faulty logic. The below article will outline the many advantages of guest blogging on other websites.

You will get additional exposure

The first advantage that posting your content on other websites brings is that you will gain additional exposure. There are millions upon millions of people who browse the Internet; however, you are not going to attract them all. Other websites will likely have different guests who do not know your website exists.

As a result, by posting on other websites, people may see your content who have never seen it before. If they are impressed by what they see, they may decide to check out your site, which will just grow your number of guests.

It will increase your number of backlinks

Another advantage of guest blogging is that you can increase your number of backlinks. Backlinks are incoming links on a site or blog.

They are important for all websites because search engine crawlers look at these to index a site. These benefit both you and the other website because you two are linking to each other. As a result, both of you should experience higher search engine results in your websites.

It will make you an expert

Guest blogging also allows you to build your reputation by blogging on the top sites in your niche. As a result, people will look at your site with more respect due to the fact that you are associating your site with one of the top ones. As a result, people will naturally want to check you out.

It will help to gain new ideas

Next, guest blogging allows you to gain some new ideas from other people. Regardless of how much knowledge you think you may have on a subject, you do not possess all the knowledge. There is always something new to be learned from someone else, and you should always take full advantage of the opportunity to do so.

It will help you to build relationships with other bloggers

Another great advantage is that you can build relationships with other bloggers. Although you may believe that it is a dog-eat-dog world on the Internet (and in many ways, it is), but the truth is that you cannot hope to compete if you do not have relationships with others. The two of you can share ideas, helping both of you gain more guests, and therefore, more revenue.

It can help you to improve your writing skills

Finally, guest blogging is simply great practice for you to improve your writing skills. Whenever you blog, you hopefully try to perfect your posts, avoiding any spelling or grammatical errors. This only helps you to improve. The more you practice, the better you will get.

Final words

As you can see, blogging on other sites has all kinds of advantages. Whenever you post on other sites, you help boost your traffic and the traffic of the site that you post on. Therefore, do not hesitate to make your presence known, and get to posting. You won’t be sorry you did.

Blogging As A Tool In Affiliate Marketing

Why blogging? Because it builds a relationship with the people you want in your affiliate network presenting your product in a personal way to customers. Rather than a quick advertising blurb, blogging allows you to present an extended, thoughtful promotion of your product.

You are speaking personally, sharing your ideas. Blogging invites response and engagement. This is what you want from your affiliates, and what will build a long-term relationship with customers. Blogging can build a relationship and trust.

In your website blog, you want to give genuine information about your product or service. Show your expertise. Talk about your experience in the business. This will help your affiliates sell the product. It will help them have confidence.

Detailed descriptions of your products and their uses can turn the one-time customer into a return customer. Customers want to know all about a product line. If it can help them, they will buy it. Unless you show the ways your product is useful, they are unlikely to think up these uses themselves.

This differs from the superficial glitz often found in advertising. You are showing your regard for the customer, and how your products will help him rather than just making you money.

Blogging is a good way to help introduce a new product. Explain what it can do that the earlier one could not. Explain its advantages over your competitors’ products.

Strengthen the affiliates’ relationship with your company by including an interview or guest blog posting done by the company’s owner–or just an affiliate who has shown success in sales. Because the affiliate network is built online, you need to look for ways to personalize the relationship.

One of the subjects you want to address in your blog is the defined niche of your product. Who is likely to be most interested in it, and why? Clarifying this will help your affiliates target their sales efforts.

It will save them wasted time pitching to people who are not interested. Targeting the people who really need this product will boost sales, and therefore motivation by your affiliates.

Suggesting ways to contact those prime customers is possible in a blog. A blog gives you a chance to get into the details. Give your affiliates statistics on what is bringing success to others. Get advice from those with successful sales records.

Provide a links page on your website. Links to other sites that give more information on your product field can help both affiliates and customers. The backlinks can also bring you new customers.

Post how-to videos on YouTube that help people use your products. You want to reach the DIY audience, many of whom are novices. Give them information that will give them the confidence to use your product.

Post training videos on your website for your sales staff. Then use your blog to discuss their responses. Which techniques worked and which did not? What are their suggestions? This will build your relationship with affiliates and keep them motivated.

Nothing is more discouraging to them than a feeling that they are all alone out there. Let them know you care about and are focused on what they are doing. Give a little praise!

These are just a few of the ways you can use a blog to promote your affiliate marketing. Try them and see what works for you!

Traffic generation with blogging

Traffic generation with blogging

Blogging is one of the best free methods for getting targeted traffic to visit our squeeze page. If you already have your domain name and hosting account. Now, we have to set up a Word Press blog.

There are many video tutorials on how to set up a Word Press blog on the net. You have to post new and fresh content daily at least twice, the more the better, always with a link or two to our squeeze page. You are going to add our auto-responder opt-in form at the sidebar of your blog as well.

A Word Press blog always gets traffic. Whatever you post on your blog, there will be visitors to read it. You are going to post content related to your gift if we want targeted traffic to our opt-in form.

Let’s say our gift is a report on list building. You should post contents that are related to listing building. This way, the reader will know what to expect from your gift before they opt-in. That makes them a targeted prospect, and you can consider them our valuable leads.

You have to write our content that we are going to post on your blog. The interesting thing is, most of us think that we do not have any writing ability what-so-ever. But in the end, most of us (Internet marketers) become pretty good writers!

The thing is, you can write if you try to write. Initially, it won’t be easy but with practice and persistence, it comes out fine! You cannot write, say on list building if you do not know anything about list building.

The key here is to find valuable contents on list building and read and research the subject. You can always write or rewrite on an issue of list building in your own words if you know about it.

There is the alternate way to get content if you do not want to write yourselves. You can invest some money to get content written by others. It may cost $3- $10 for a 500-word article.

There are marketplaces for these writers often called “ghostwriters.” You can find them at oDesk.com, elance.com or even at warriorforum.com. Another good place for cheap content is iwriter.com. Here you can get a 500 word article for $3 apiece.

Traffic generation with blogging is the most stable way to get targeted traffic. This method alone could fulfill our target of 45 subscribers per day.

Setting up a blog with the first content may not bring expected visitors. But the number of visitors grow very fast if we post our contents regularly. Visitors increase with the age of the blog as well. Overtime it collects visitors from search engines.

The ey to the success with the blogging is the consistency; that is posting fresh content at regular intervals. That being said, there are many rules, good practices, techniques, tricks and tips for blogging successfully.

Going through a course on blogging is a good idea to take full advantage of blogging. I recommend the best course in the current market named, “Affiloblueprint.”

How to start affiliate marketing business with blogging

I know many people who want to start making money online but they don’t know how and where to start, today I am going to explain how to start affiliate marketing business with blogging.

They are a lot of software that you can use to create your blog, but in my few years online I found that WordPress is the best blogging software in the market today and the best of it, it is free, imagine that.

Creating a WordPress website is a relatively straightforward task, most of the hosting companies have a one-click WordPress installation, literally, you can create a WordPress blog in less than 5 minutes.

So what are the steps to take when setting up an affiliate marketing business with blogging?

How to start affiliate marketing business with blogging

Choosing your niche

This is where most people they fail, they create a blog for everyone and they end up attracting nobody. In simple terms a niche is a group of people who are interested in a topic of your blog, this could be anything, from medicine, sports, finance video games, gadgets etc.

Before you do anything else, you’ll have to decide on the niche you wish to pursue. This is not simply a case of trying to work out which products are going to sell the most. Your potential sales revenue depends on your ability to engage with your customers by demonstrating interest and even expertise in the product area you choose. You also need to find a balance between items with a ‘niche’ appeal and those which are likely to have a widespread interest (but where competition will be fiercest.)

Building a WordPress blog

domain name

WordPress blogs are popular because they can be set-up without having to have extensive knowledge of web design or coding. If you are starting your affiliate marketing business from scratch the first thing you’ll need will be a domain name.

A domain name is a direction that people will use to find your content online, for example, passiveincomejet.com is my domain name and anyone who types that in the browser will find my content.

This will have to be relevant to your niche, you can’t have loseweight.com and talk about soccer, that will not make sense. So choose an overarching title which will give your customers a sense of what you are promoting.

After choosing your domain name you will need to register it, my highest recommendation will be Namecheap as I register all my domains there.

Hosting

The second thing you will need is a hosting service, a hosting is a place where you will actually store your content, it is like renting a computer that you will use to put all your information there,if do you want to take your blog as a business i will recommend to stay away from very cheap hosting services they suck(that why there are very cheap), and the best web hosting company I will recommend for you to use is Siteground.

Just login in your Siteground dashboard and find a WordPress icon, if you click it it will take you through the whole process in less than five minutes you will have your own blog.

Once you have installed WordPress, browse the dashboard and go through the process of deciding on your site theme, together with ‘widgets’ for the sidebar and plugins. If you are unsure about any aspect of building your web platform there is a host of online help available, via tutorials and user communities.

Content

Content is a backbone of your blog. Affiliate marketing is not simply a case of receiving a bunch of hyperlinks from the advertiser to be pasted onto your blog posts. Your ability to create a successful promotion campaign will hinge on how well you can engage with your customer base.

So this is clearly not just a case of posting links and hoping people will drop by and feel compelled to click through to purchase. You have to create a sense of having a product on offer which will be of benefit to them.

The content of your website has to be helpful and relevant to the products you are selling. It should never be static either as people returning to your website should be left with the impression you are running a dynamic business which is constantly evolving.

Join an affiliate network

You can join an affiliate network in order to touch base with other entrepreneurs who are operating in this field. You can also gain valuable advice and insider information, as well as marketing tools which you can download to be utilized alongside your WordPress plug-ins for maximum engagement.

There are a lot of affiliate platforms out there such as clickbank.com, amazon.com peerfly.com etc, just join few of them and find product related to your blog and they will give you a special link and if someone purchase through that link you will get paid.

Promotion

Don’t buy into the old cliche that says build and they will come, guess what, they won’t come just because you built it, you will need to promote your blog if you want to be successful.

Once your WordPress affiliate marketing site is up and running, the best way of keeping things ticking over this to thoroughly embrace social media. This is where you can create a buzz about the products who have on offer. Your audience can become part of your overall promotion strategy as they review your products and share information about them.

Final words

This is how you  start affiliate marketing business with blogging, but creating a blog is the easiest part, if do you want your blog to be successful you will need to create content every day, make sure in the first 90 days you write at least one blog post per day, you will see your affiliate income start to take off.

If do you want to learn more about how to start affiliate marketing with blogging I will recommend you to check out this step by step system that will teach you just that.

And if do you have any question or do you need any help of starting a money making a blog or just do you want to help on how to start an online business don’t hesitate to contact me via the contact form or just leave a comment below and I will get back to you.