Today, many people are looking to make money from the internet as fast as they can. And, this has really picked up over the last few years. It seems now, everybody and their brother wants to cash in.
The problem is many times they are sold a bag of goods of easy riches and usually, this is not the truth at all.
Sure, you might hear of someone who made $70,000 a month from the internet and the truth is they made that money one time or they truly didn’t make that much.
Or, then you have the guy peddling his new method, where he swears you don’t need a website, seo, youtube or whatever and he say’s in his ad he can prove it to you.
Yes, that’s correct everyone has now found the internet and they are selling mostly junk.
So, today, let’s talk a little about how to build a profitable sustaining business you can count on for years to come.
What A Blog Provides
Now, a blog is not the end all and be all of making money online but it can provide a foundation for you if you build it correctly that will last for years to come.
In other words, when you blog it’s a way to get traffic into a lead page, funnel etc.
You provide your readers with good quality information and in turn, you can then make offers if you do things right.
And the best part is, even though it can be really slow getting started. Once it’s going it can provide traffic for free for years. This means you might not have to spend any money for a long time on ads.
A Blog Is A Foundation
The best thing about having a blog you update all the time is, it’s a foundation for your business. Not only will it get traffic and provide leads and sales but it will be the cornerstone of your business.
It makes you look more professional if people decide to search for you online and they see a website and a mature blog. People will have more confidence in you, your products and services.
And it’s the start of your multi-channel marketing. And that means getting traffic, leads, and sales from different places. This is not putting all your eggs in one basket.
A Blog Helps To Build Trust
One of the best things a blog can do for you is build trust in you and whatever it is you have.
Once you enter online selling something or whatever you do, people will start to search for your name or your company name. And, if you have a blog that is built well with many good articles, that is a signal of trust for anyone.
Once you start showing up in the search engines over and over again, people will get to know you and your blog. And, over time they will eventually buy from you in their time of need.
You Build An Audience And An Email List
Many people do remember or they maybe were not around but before the internet was big, offline companies would build mailing lists by sending mail to your house and even take out ads in magazines.
Once that company built a huge list, then they sent all their promotions and content by mail.
Today it’s done mostly online with the help of autoresponders and email software. But, it’s very important to build your list.
Once you build an email list, you then own that customer in effect and can send your emails to them until they get off your list.
Building an email list is one of the first things you should do. You are in effect doing hit and run marketing if you are not building a list.
A Blog Gets Free Traffic
One of the greatest reasons to start blogging is free traffic. Now, granted you need to have quality content and make it worth your readers while but once you get to a point of having many articles you will start to get free traffic from engines like Google.
And, although it takes a huge amount of effort to write many articles, in the end, it is worth it when you build a successful blog.
You sure can use paid traffic to a blog but if you are broke and need a free solution blogging is a great way to get started.
How To Get Started Blogging
We have many articles on our site about blogging and how to start a blog business. But in a nutshell here are some things you need.
The basic things you will need to get started are:
There are other things you will find out you need along the way but it’s essential to master the two most important things which are content writing and SEO. With these two skills alone just about anyone can build a business on the internet.
Then, after you get a good amount of traffic then you can begin to monetize that traffic and turn it into an income for yourself and your family.
A Word Of Caution
Building a blogging business does take time and if you write consistently it can take 1-2 years sometimes. But you see, most people just give up after a month or two and never again touch their blog.
This is a big mistake. I can promise you from experience if you keep going, you will start to see returns in the form of traffic and especially from Google.
The content business is a tough one but you can reap many rewards from it over the long term.
Pick one thing or topic to get yourself started and then don’t give up. Work until you succeed. And then, only then start to think of your next venture.
People usually want more and more all the time. They want more information or learn new things because they get bored with idea’s that have become old to them.
When in fact, it’s always the basics that make things tick and work.