Do you blog for money?
There might be only 5-10% bloggers in the world (I don't know the exact figure) who don't blog for money. We all want money and we all want to live life like king size. 🙂
I started my blogging journey for money only. 🙂
It was such a wonderful door that I could not stop myself to enter in it, and finally I quit my job in June 2011 to try online world. I did extensive homework to understand the basic technicalities of blogging and finally launched my first blog KulwantNagi.com in September 2011.
It was very hard to start a blog at my own (with zero knowledge of blogging and no mentor to teach me), but I took the initiative and started pursuing my joy in internet marketing.
I started some sites and used to sell them after 1-2 month with $20-30 profit. Yeah !! It was $20-30 only. 🙂
I remember when I wrote first paid article on Blogging Cage after 7 months, and this was the very first income I made from my blog.
I was very happy because my blog had started giving me money after long 7 months. Soon many companies started contacting me and I started making more money.
This was my story how I made my first income.
Here I am going to reveal 2 of my best strategies which I have learnt in 2 years of blogging and using on 2-3 of my blog.
These are the techniques which I learn in many books and read in various motivational articles. These were the techniques which were in front of me or infect it is present in front of all of us, but we are not using it effectively.
What are those techniques?
After reading them you will say – I was aware about them I knew very well about them.
If we know them then why are we not using them?
Here are those two hidden gems.
1. I wrote all my plans in my notebook
I read it thousand times that we should make plans and write down them in our notebook.
You might have also read it many times.
I was very curious to know the hidden power in this small step. I used to think, what will happen if I will make the plan on my notebook? It is already in my mind and I know very well what I am going to do.
Then what is the need to write down them in notebook?
So finally I took the initiative and started some blogs few months back having all writing, promotional, design, content plans written in my notebook.
What I did?
I set the plan to write 30+ article in a month and I made goals to achieve some traffic every month.
This was my plan
Till June end – 8,000+ page views daily
Till July end – 15,000+ page view daily
Till August end – 30,000+ page views daily
In starting few days even my mind was not convinced about having such high traffic in such a short time. But I made these goals and started working on them.
Results started coming in very short time and finally my mind was convinced. 🙂
How I proceeded?
I found some high search volume keywords and wrote article around them.
I tracked each and every keyword on blog and made full report about their position in search engines. If any of my keyword was going down in search engine ranking then I did put more efforts on that particular keyword and finally it came back on its position.
Here are my traffic screenshots.
I did my best to achieve my goals. Either it was to submit on social media sites, to submit in directories or to comment on various blogs.
So this little idea helped me to see things happening in front of my eyes.
2. I started keyword doing extensive research
In last 1.5 years of blogging I never did any keyword research and I used to write articles very casually.
Few days back I wrote on article and revealed How I Attracted 173,509 Visitors On My 3 Months Old Blog. This was such a nice experience to share self-tested things with my readers.
I spent most of my time doing keyword research. Right now I am doing keyword research for 2 of my blogs and they both are getting good online exposure now.
For keyword research I am using LongTailPro and this is helping in big way to find great keywords.
How to find great keywords?
- Check their search volume.
- Check their competition.
- Spy your competitors to compete with your main keyword.
- Decide your target audience (country).
How to write article?
- Use keyword in title of your aticle
- Use keyword in url of article.
- Use meta tag, keywords carefully
- Use H1, H2, H3 tags in your article.
- Use bold, italic, underline keywords in article.
For more details read – My Method To Do Best Keyword Optimization For My Articles
If you are still not doing keyword research for your blog then you are missing a very bog portion of traffic.
These were 2 best decisions which I made till now and have grown my blogs at very big level by using them.
I would highly recommend to start writing your goals and then be committed to achieve them at any cost.
All the very best for your blog and your future decisions. 🙂
photo credit: sherihane