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How To Start a Blog (that really makes money!)

Postby admin » Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:17 pm

I created a video for beginners - but it also has good info for everyone - it's called How To Start A Blog That Really Makes Money! http://www.bloggingunderground.com/videos/how-to-start-a-blog/

Here is the companion article - I'd love to get your feedback and thoughts and comments - so please - feel free to tell us what you think!

Do you want to start a blog and make money with it? Or would you rather blog just for fun and to pass the time? In fact – do you think it is OK to make money from blogging?

More people than you’d think don’t like the idea that some of us can write in our blogs and see money coming in to us from our writing efforts.

The reason is some people are hung up on personal and artistic integrity and are afraid to “cross over” to the evil side and make money from our creativity. Sure, the number of people who are blogging purists and think blogs are not for making money have shrunk and there are less and less people out there willing to make us feel bad about making a living from blogging – but they are out there! Are you one of them?

I hope not! I’m willing to share some tips and insight that could help you start a blog and very easily make money from writing little snippets in it from time to time. I know a lot of you may already have blogs – but do you have blogs that were started from the ground up with the purpose of making money?

It’s much easier to start a blog and do the things that will stack the odds in your favor and give you a better chance of making money, than taking a messy all topics blog or an overtly personal blog and try to make money from that.

I suggest you keep personal blogs and social networking activities with friends and stuff like that completely separate from your for profit blogs you create for the purpose of making money. You’ll need to create separate social identities to make sure your personal stuff doesn’t cross over into your online marketing efforts.

It’s not that you can’t make money from a personal blog – or that you can’t ever be personal - it’s just that it is more likely that by getting “too personal” or revealing too much about yourself that you will actually turn off people who are looking for info and could make you money if you focus on their needs instead of your personal needs.

I’m not talking about doing this blogging thing for personal satisfaction- although – it can be very satisfying and even fulfilling on a creative level – it’s just more slanted towards doing the things that will help you make money rather than make people smile (or make yourself smile).

I can’t tell you how often I get into discussions with my friends about blogs and blogging and inevitably they want to know my secrets to making money with a blog. 9 times out of 10 as we get into the discussion they seem to be more interested in disproving my strategies than absorbing the info and taking it and running with it!

Some of them have issues with pretending they are interested in things just to make money or their being an authority when they are not genuinely interested in something.

The solution is to find things that interest you and satisfy the requirements to make money by starting a blog that is based on letting the keyword research set your course. If you do keyword research the right way and dig for golden nuggets that are both interesting to you and have a high likelihood of being profitable – you can find a happy medium.

So – I will tell you how to start a blog that makes money. It’s simple. Start with a large pool of potential keywords and let the research tell you which ones have the most profit potential and highest volume of people searching for those keywords.

Find a domain name that has the exact keyword phrase in it and start your blog focusing very specifically on that exact keyword phrase.

Just by starting off on the right foot you will have a much greater likelihood of hitting it big and starting a blog that makes some serious money!

Now of course there are a lot of other things you need to be aware of – and for that I suggest you visit my website and watch some of my training videos. They are loaded with the kind of information that can really help you make a living as a blogger! Members of my site Blogging Underground are doing it everyday and there are tremendous opportunities for anyone that is able to accept that you need to be willing to focus on the money making and marketing angles, as opposed to strictly doing it for artistic merit or personal satisfaction.

Do you want to make some money blogging or just pass around some funny pictures and write about what you’re doing in your spare time???

I hope you’re on board to make some money! If so I will be happy to help you learn how to start a blog that really makes money!

If you’re ready to buy a few domain names and spend some time researching to find the best keywords to target, your blogs can be huge money making successes!

Tell us what YOU think! :D
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>>> http://www.bloggingunderground.com/add-blog-instructions.html <<<
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Re: How To Start a Blog (that really makes money!)

Postby admin » Sun Oct 03, 2010 3:58 pm

You're absolutely right SaraG - ou can have both kinds of blogs and you can also make money from subjects that interest you.

The key is to be aware that if you do things a certain way that you are more likely to make money :)
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>>> http://www.bloggingunderground.com/add-blog-instructions.html <<<
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Re: How To Start a Blog (that really makes money!)

Postby admin » Sun Jan 16, 2011 10:54 am

I'm glad to help.

The short answer is:

There is no exact formula for this stuff - so don't expect certain numbers to do the work for you - they are just guides.

Every batch of keywords present different oppotunities.

You only use those numbers as a guide and you start qualifying the keywords you run across to see which ones have the most potential and feel like they will be easiest to rank(following what we do in the training).

If you are an absolute beginner then your first goal should be getting a victory - ANY VICTORY!

So go for a LONGER keyword - 3 or 4 or 5 word phrases if possible

And lower your minimums - your low cutoffs - just make sure you don't go below .20 AVG CPC on exact - anything less than that will most likely be worth very little UNLESS there is huge volume.

And don't go below 200 volume for exact match.

Ideally find somewhere in between.
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>>> http://www.bloggingunderground.com/add-blog-instructions.html <<<
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Re: How To Start a Blog (that really makes money!)

Postby wendyann » Thu May 05, 2011 7:32 pm

Mike, I think those "purist" bloggers you are referring to would have their blog hosted on places like Blogger.com or they would have morphed over to Facebook. It seems strange to me that anyone would object to people making money from blogging as long as they are providing value.

I'm all for blogging for profit, there are enough "sacred cows" in the world :roll:

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Re: How To Start a Blog (that really makes money!)

Postby admin » Fri May 06, 2011 1:31 pm

I know what you mean!

It's really getting accepted to have ads on a blog - but still - some people are afraid to monetize their sites much less "ask for money"!

Google would rather we do not make money :shock: They'd prefer if we all had no motives to make money from what we do!
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Re: How To Start a Blog (that really makes money!)

Postby sandwalker » Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:06 am

On this topic, I'm ambiguous. It seems today that in-depth, useful information is discounted by most internet surfers. Aggravating the situation are the many IMers who have grouped together (ie Digg) to promote one another's posts. It's almost become one big (pardon my language) circle jerk. Google seems to be the common enemy of IMers so we either try hard to make Google happy (as BU does) or we try to trick or scam Google's bots. I'm for playing by the rules and sticking to whatever works. Now, I've tried making money through blogs with Amazon, Adsense, CPA offers etc but it seems the traffic I get is more interested in the article I publish and not in buying anything or clicking anything. One would figure that with 150 visitors a day, I could earn at least a little money for my efforts. Not so. I'm lucky to be earning $2 a day with my blogs and websites.
So what should I do? Start a fresh blog (again) with another 'targeted 'exact' keyword' from the beginning - from scratch? Perhaps. I honestly can't say I know very much other than theory about how to start a blog that makes money. I implemented the theory I learned and haven't made much in my years - yes years trying various methods. Luckily, I've tried to keep my costs down and reasonable but it beginning to seem to me that it really does take a more substantial monetary investment to see any type of success - so here I am. :?
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Re: How To Start a Blog (that really makes money!)

Postby MasterMind » Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:30 pm

Just follow the plan as it's written and you'll surprise yourself and make money. Again, forget what you think you know and follow the plan. It works and if you follow it you'll be surprised to see yourself making oney.
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Re: How To Start a Blog (that really makes money!)

Postby admin » Fri Oct 14, 2011 4:26 pm

The great thing about our approach is that we do not have to buy inventory or rent space in a mall to see if we can make some sales.

That means we can try out all kinds of stuff for next to nothing.

If you have one site and do things one way - you're limiting the possibility of hitting it big.

If you try things in several ways and spread out on more sites - the chances you'll hit something improves. :D
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INSTRUCTIONS on how to add your blog to the BU NETWORK:

>>> http://www.bloggingunderground.com/add-blog-instructions.html <<<
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