Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: The Steps to Monetization

  1. #1

    The Steps to Monetization

    Hi guys,

    Would anyone mind sharing with me the steps you took to start making money from your blogs?

    The steps that I would personally identify with monetizing a blog would be;

    1) Identifying a niche based primarily on something that are interested in, and can really well about. Make sure you can do something slightly different to everyone else to capture interest.

    2) Make sure that niche is commercial enough to make a profit - enough search volume, decent adsense cpc etc. No point in starting a business unless you can make money from it, unless it is strictly a non-commercial blog.

    3) Get the site designed and built - Wordpress blog with a suitable theme, ad ready etc and any customisations for me personally.

    4) Start writing quality content for the site, and if you can't write enough pull in some decent content from elsewhere to keep it frequently updated.

    5) Promote the site - build links, comment on blogs, exchange links with sites in your niche guest blog, promote in the real world where applicable etc.

    6) When site performs and has a decent readership etc - monetize. Get some adsense blocks, ebay partner network, sell blogroll links depending on how far you want to push it etc

    7) Keep reviewing what works well and continually improve. Make sure the content remains on point and don't get sloppy.

    Does that sound like a reasonable list of steps?

    Anthony

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    3,772
    Quote Originally Posted by Commandtree1985 View Post
    1) Identifying a niche based primarily on something that are interested in, and can really well about. Make sure you can do something slightly different to everyone else to capture interest.
    It may not be so important that the niche is something that you are interested in. Though you should be knowlegeable in the niche. So that you are able to produce good content fast.

    Quote Originally Posted by Commandtree1985 View Post
    3) Get the site designed and built - Wordpress blog with a suitable theme, ad ready etc and any customisations for me personally.
    Wordpress isn't always the best choice for creating a site. The site owner should ask themselves whether their goal is a "weblog". In cases where the site will grow to thousands of pages, wordpress isn't a good solution.

  3. #3
    You might be right bogart - I guess I mention Wordpress because its all I know how to use and its cheap to get up and running.

    Anthony

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    3,772
    Quote Originally Posted by Commandtree1985 View Post
    You might be right bogart - I guess I mention Wordpress because its all I know how to use and its cheap to get up and running.
    Wordpress is fine. There's a lot of free templates and plugins available. However, cheap isn't always better.

  5. #5
    I think going with premium themes is better. They do not cost much but you get good theme with full support.
    Cheap SEO Provider - best and cheap Link building !

  6. Quote Originally Posted by Commandtree1985 View Post
    Would anyone mind sharing with me the steps you took to start making money from your blogs?
    In your UserCP, click Group Memberships and join the Guide Developers group.

    This will get you access to The Net Builders Guide.

    The guide has a lot of the information you are looking for.
    Submit Your Webmaster Related Sites to the NB Directory
    I swear, by my life and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.

Similar Threads

  1. Essential Steps for New Bloggers
    By CoreyFreeman in forum Blogging
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 17 July, 2009, 17:26 PM
  2. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10 May, 2009, 23:10 PM
  3. steps to completion
    By epidemic in forum Programming
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 2 March, 2009, 18:25 PM
  4. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 20 January, 2009, 23:45 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •