Make Money From Your Blog

A lot of you bloggers out there have the same question. How can you make money from your blog? I get that question quite a bit. In fact, I just answered it the other day.

When I find myself answering the same question multiple times, I eventually get the bright idea to formally post about it. Kind of like this post about making it easy for people to find your blog. That post was wildly successful because it really helped people out. That made me so happy! Unfortunately, I can tell a lot of bloggers are still plagued by a poor Gravatar profile – if this is you, go update it! You won’t believe how many people don’t visit your blog (or other websites) simply because your Gravatar profile is incomplete. :>

Ok, so back to making money. Ad revenue is what most people are familiar with, but everyone I know that makes a ton of money online earns most of it from affiliate programs. If you don’t know what affiliate programs are, I’d encourage you to check it out. But since most people are familiar with the ad revenue concept, have a look at the link below. I briefly mention a couple of things to think about in regards to advertising on your blogs and what WordPress.com offers you.

Here’s the link to the post on my other website (in case you haven’t subscribed yet and therefore didn’t get the post) – http://www.digitalcloudcover.com/make-money-from-your-blog/.

Make Money From Your Blog

Brushing Teeth Is A Mystery

I don’t know what it is with kids, but if you have them, you know what I’m talking about.

Somehow it’s always a surprise that we need to brush our teeth before going to bed. Or use the bathroom. Or take a bath/shower. Or do anything regarding for the sake of personal hygiene.

We can’t be the only ones!

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Ever Wanted To Create Your Own eBook?

Well, guess what? I just did and it was easy! This is my kick-in-the-rear motivation to you get started!!!

Plus, I’m writing 3 eBooks, so you can at least write that 1 eBook you’ve always wanted to write. I’m challenging you! If I inspire just one person to get going, I’ll be a happy man!

75% Of Bloggers Want Their Own eBook

That’s my guess. 75%. I wonder if that’s even close. I have a feeling at least 75% of you bloggers out there have thought about it. Maybe it’s an eBook on how to travel safely in foreign countries. Or perhaps it’s an eBook on living life to its fullest with inspirational quotes from elderly people (they would know). Or perhaps it’s an eBook on your awesome healthy fruit smoothies. Have you not started because you’re worried about failure? Don’t let that fear consume you and prevent you from getting started. I am not one for inspirational quotes, but I saw this on the wall of a yoga studio and loved it ever since. Babe Ruth was quoted as saying “Don’t let the fear of striking out prevent you from swinging” (or something like that…you get the idea).

The best advice I can give you is to just start writing!

I followed that advice. I won’t forget how it started. On Thanksgiving, I told my wife that I wanted to write 3 eBooks in the month of December. So I did and I’ve done all this writing on nights and weekends (Ha! Again, no excuses people!).

Tell Me About Your eBook

If you have an eBook or will create one in the near future, let me know. I’d love to help spread the word for you if that would help you out! Or if you have always wanted to get started, just drop me a line and I’ll give you my 2 cents now having been through the process. Here’s what I’d suggest to get started right now (once you start on Step 3, you’ll be unstoppable, trust me):

Step 1. Open up MicroSoft Word or your favorite word processing software.

Step 2. Create a table of contents.

Step 3. Start typing.

Step 4. Worry about making it look pretty later.

About My eBooks

So what did I write my eBooks on? I wrote it on a subject I am passionate about. It’s a subject I get questions on over and over and over and over and over again (lots :>). I never seemed to have a concise answer though, that is, until I wrote it down on paper.

I get questions like this:

  • How do I create an online store where I can sell my paintings?
  • How do I create a blog and make money from advertisements?
  • How do I create a website where I can showcase a portfolio of work history?
  • How do I create a website for my neighborhood homeowner’s association?

The list could go on and on, but I think you can see where this is going. I get those questions a lot because people know that I know how to create online stores, blogs or other websites. So I decided to put all this down on paper for others to benefit. Technically, I’m not calling them eBooks. Instead, I’m calling them Guides because I pack them full of instructional screenshots and text and I literally walk you through the process, like a guide would. For instance, I help you navigate and decide which platform to use for your online store. More than just steps though, my value to you is my own experience and commentary along the way. You can probably get a checklist of step by step instructions somewhere else, but it’s not the same as it is coming from me who has been there and done that.

I created a new website (using the techniques in one of my guides :>) completely dedicated to telling you all about these 3 guides:

Beginner Guide for You Build A Website This Beginner Guide shows you step by step how to setup an online store, blog or other website.You can literally begin selling stuff today.

This guide is for non-technical people. Techies can use it too, but there’s nothing technical in here.

Intermediate Guide for You Build A Website This Intermediate Guide shows you how to create a powerful blog or website.You can monetize it, optimize it for search engines and control social media integration, just to name a few.

Like the beginner guide, this is also for non-technical people. It just takes a little more elbow grease.

Advanced Guide for You Build A Website This Advanced Guide shows you how to create massively scaleable websites using Google’s technology.You must be technical to follow this guide as it’s very hands-on and cutting edge.

Maybe a good gift for someone technical you know.

Through the month of January, I’m giving all my blogger friends a discount. Apply the discount code BloggerFriendsOfScott and you’ll get 10% off through the month of January.

And if you do nothing else from this post, I’d encourage you to try and find my hidden chicken game on my new website. It’s a fun time-waster to not only play, but to find as well.

Chicken Game Challenge for You Build A Website