From no income to $6 million
The Digital Marketer website has an article titled How We Grew a Blog from ZERO to $6 Million… . To really understnd how to earn money from your blog, you’ll have to read the entire article. (I’ll give you the link later.) Below are some of the main points about how to earn money online.
One of the things I often think about is most people do not make much money. So, you must do what most people do NOT do. Digital Marketer broke the how-to-blog rules and did what most people do not do.
Below are 7 things Digital Marketers did to earn money online.
1. Sold stuff from the beginning
We are told that we should not blatantly try to sell things. Digital Marketer did not try to hide anything. They sold goods and services so that they could start to earn money.
2. Made messy blog posts
People told them that their blog posts were too cluttered. But, in order to make their seven-figure income, they had cluttered blog posts.
This is a very important quote form the Digital Marketer website: Experts do NOT equal Authority… authorities are people who aggregate and associate with multiple experts. Their blog posts had lots of links to multiple experts. That is one of their big secrets of earning money online. A messy page could have a number of links to a number of different experts.
4. Don’t Talk About Yourself, Talk About Those You Admire
Here’s another really important quote from the Digital Marketer website: The trick is to talk about other people who are worth talking about. If you follow this rule, talking about exclusively worthwhile content experts… you’re almost assured of saying something worthwhile. Right?
It goes on to say the first step is to identify and associate with the most trusted, authoritative experts in your niche and then seek to aggregate and promote THEIR CONTENT in one place (i.e. your site).
5. Build an email list to earn money
The Wordstream website says: A squeeze page is a landing page designed to capture opt-in email addresses from potential subscribers. The goal of a squeeze page is to convince, cajole, or otherwise ”squeeze” a visitor into providing one of their most sought-after and coveted pieces of personal data: the email address.
6. Facebook advertising
Digital Marketing does a huge amount of Facebook advertising. They grew their Facebook likes from zero to 300,000 in a year.
7. Blog topic — big, monetizable market
This is part of what one company uses to determine if the market is large enough:
♦ 30,000 Google searches per month
♦ Active blogs
♦ Active Facebook Pages
♦ Active Forums
♦ Active Email Newsletters
♦ Active associations
If the market is large enough, they will consider having a website built around it.
The Digital Marketing’s earn money online website
This blog post tells only a tiny fraction of what you’ll find in the How We Grew a Blog from ZERO to $6 Million… article. Go to the website now and read that most amazing blog post.
Sample squeeze page
Below is a mockup of a sample squeeze page. As you can see, it is very simple. Remember, more is less. It has
- An eye-catching headline that makes people want to read more.
- A few pictures to help tell the story.
- A minimum amount of text to tell the story.
- A place for the visitor to leave their name & email address.
Click on the graphic now. You will see how the original squeeze page also has a video.
Peter Enns has been developing websites since 1996. He is a social media blogger and author of a free YouTube tutorial. It’s called 7 Day YouTube and will teach you how to make entertaining videos & animated GIFs.