Source of pic: Online Investment Income
Yup, less than one hour! You got it! However, the journey to making that 60 bucks was not easy by any means. You want to find out how I made this work? Well, I’ll tell you.
I roughly started this blog around September 2011. I started blogging back in 2009 and even doing personal blogs around 2004. Blogging takes a lot out of you. You have to really have a passion for it. You have to really work hard and prove your worth. What kind of value do you provide to your readers and the people out there on the search engine. Does it spark the minds of people you chat with on the forums? If you have said “Yes” to any of these questions, then your journey is a bit easier.
I started thinking from the perspective of the reader. I started engaging more on forums and I made sure I had the proper contact information so people can easily keep the dialogue going. I think people get so caught up in the technically of a webpage or design that they forget to keep it simple for the reader to do what they need to do on your site. It’s important to have good navigation on your site, great site speed, and just have the right things in place so that your reader gets the most value.
When you start building a high powered blog, that gives you the leeway to really start negotiating your own deals whether it’s a content based thing on your blog such as a guest post, contextual links on existing content, paid sponsored blogs, banner ads, and other ways to monetize. That’s why it’s extremely important to have your stats on board. Stats include your new visitors, your returning visitors, conversion rates, and the bounce rate. When you can actually prove that your content does well on the search engine, there is no denying the price range for certain activity. Always keep in mind that your website is like prime real estate. The more comments, traffic, and Page Rank, you get the higher you can charge (within reason).
It’s even better when you have a number of sites with different niches because there is no telling what type of content people will want to post on your site. If you are looking for niches to delve into, please check out my post called Evergreen Niches.
So, the question is how did I get 60 bucks in less than an hour? Well, I negotiated a quick deal with an individual saying I charge 20 dollars for a paid blog post. The great thing is not only does the person write the content for me, but I help that person giving a link back all the while optimizing my particular page with great web content! Diversification is the key to maintaining if you’re really in business.
I have 3 good blog sites that get over 10,000+ visits a month, so I basically did a quick deal. 20 x 3 = 60. Right in my Paypal account. You have to be willing to negotiate but at the same time KNOW YOUR VALUE!