The Real Truth About Why Your Blog Will Never Make Money

Your Blog Will Never Make Money

Every day hundreds (if not thousands) have the idea to start making money with a blog. While this is possible, it’s still very unlikely. Of the 300+ million blogs that are currently out there, I would say less than 1% of them actually make any real money (at least $1,000 per year).

Before we break down why your blog isn’t going to make money, we would first need to look at why people are starting blogs in the first place and to also think outside of the “wordpress training” and “make money online” niche blogs.

First thing first… it’s easy to make money in the “Wordpress Training” and “Affiliate / Make Money Online” space because everyone is kind of swapping the same information and we all have the same goal — which is to create a successful online business and make money. To make money in this space, all you need to do is look at successful sites and try to replicate their success and content, while building a brand following of your own.

10 Ways to Get People to Remember You and Your Blog

Relationship Marketing with Wade and Ileane

Relationship Marketing is a concept that some might have trouble grasping and some of you might be wondering what it’s all about. But my friend Wade Harman (who is also a guest blogger here) knows this topic inside-out. He hosts a weekly show on Google+ and has interviewed the most well known social media and search engine marketers on the planet including Jay Baer, Mark Schaefer, Rand Fishkin, Chris Brogan and even little ole me. In anticipation of the launch of his upcoming book, titled The Relationship Manifesto (pre-order it now) I’m pleased that Wade invited me to join him on his show. He knows how to bring out the best of his guests by asking the right questions. It’s a skill that he has mastered over time

How To Build A Blog That Makes You Look Like A Pro (Even If You’re A Clueless Amateur)

How to Blog Like a ProBlogger

Don’t you wish you could look like a problogger even though you are a total amateur? If someone reads your blog, chances are, they read other blogs too, right? Other blogs that probably talks about the same topics you talk about, wouldn’t you think? If that’s the case, how will you or your content, be remembered if you look like everyone else?

This post covers a few simple tips that can set you up for success.

Why You Should NEVER Focus on Blog Post Frequency and What to Do Instead

Don't Focus on Blog Post Frequency

One of the most common questions from bloggers is “how often should I update my blog?” to make it successful. If you’re a beginner, you’ll definitely mess up with your blog posting schedule and it’s really a daunting task to figure out the ideal blogging frequency. There are no rules in blogging. There’s no perfect number that drives lots of traffic to your blog posts. Deciding your posting frequency is one of the key factors that influences your blog’s success. But you’ve to decide which posting frequency works well for your audience. Try, test, fail and learn.

3 Job Boards for Bloggers Where Bloggers and Companies Meet

Three Job Boards for Bloggers

Blogging is a very lucrative activity. As a blogger, you can offer your services and be rewarded handsomely. You can either be paid to post on your blog or on your clients’ blog. Either way, there is money to be made. Today, there are some job boards for bloggers, which make it possible for us to easily seal writing deals with companies. Many companies are looking for bloggers to hire for many different types of blogging jobs.

Lisa Irby Shares Her Online Marketing Savvy with Basic Blog Tips

Lisa Irby Shares Marketing Savvy on Basic Blog Tips

I’ll never forget the first time I watched one of Lisa Irby’s video tutorials. I was searching on YouTube for blogging and marketing tips and found one of her WordPress videos was one of the first results on the page. That was back in 2009 and I’ve been a huge fan of Lisa’s ever since. We’ve chatted many times on each other’s blogs, on social media and in her online forum Website Babble, and quite honestly I consider her one of the most highly respected people I’ve met online. With that said, today it’s my great pleasure to introduce Lisa Irby to the fans and readers of Basic Blog Tips! Enjoy the interview with my online mentor Lisa Irby from 2Createawebsite.

Effective Techniques for Any Kind of Web Copywriting

Tips for Effective Web Copywriting

There is no one single trick to writing great web copy. Anyone who’s ever struggled to craft content that grabs people’s attention, persuades them to take an action, and appeals to search engines all at once knows how hard this process is. It requires a special skill set and practice. Lots and lots of practice. Of course, every type of copy on the internet has its own sub set of rules (website copy is different than a landing page, for example). But we’re going to focus on some basic principles that can be applied across all formats.