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As a blogger I know that the #1 priority for you is to share your message and inspire other people.
I also know that the #2 goal is to make some $$$!
And guess what? That’s absolutely nothing wrong with that.
I think that some of us are a little ashamed to admit that they do want to make money from our blogging.
We should take that shame and throw it right in the garbage.
When you can get paid to inspire other people, you can afford to continue to do it. Also, the more money you make, the more your family and loved ones will prosper because that’s more financial gain for them too!
See, money isn’t evil. If you use your money to make an impact, to provide freedom and financial security for you and your loved ones, then I want you to make all the money that you can!
Now with that being said, I want to showcase some ways that any blogger can make money online right away.
I see that bloggesr mainly think that the only way they can make money online is the result of a lot of traffic…
and a lot of social media techniques…
and a lot of other stuff that they don’t really need to know…
See, when you think you have to do a bajillion things to get started as a profit-generating blogger, you tend to get overwhelmed and end up not taking any action at all.
That’s why I want to give you 7 simple strategies for making money online that doesn’t involve traffic.
Become a Freelance Writer
You’re already a writer! You might as well get paid to do it. Getting gigs doesn’t have to be as hard as you think.
All you have to do is join Tom Ewer’s Paid to Blog job board ($25 per month I think) and pitch about 5 jobs per day.
Get all my personal job boards here…
Voila! In about a 2 weeks you should be getting a couple of paid writing gigs.
I joined the board when it was $30 per month (and I was super broke at the time) and then 2-3 weeks later I landed a consistent writing gig that paid 10K per year #truestory.
Also, please make sure that you’re charging more than $25 per blog post–you’re worth a lot more I swear.
One $50 article 5X per week = $1000 per month
Get my personal list of 12 Freelance Writing Job Boards that pay!
Become a Virtual Assistant for Bloggers
Are you really good at Pinterest? What about creating email lists in Convertkit. You my friend, have some really profitable skills!
I can’t for the life of me remember her name, but I once found a lady who offered nothing but Pinterest services for bloggers.
She would make you 25 images for a set price. She would schedule all your pins for you in Boardbooster. She would even manage it for you completely for a very reasonable price.
There are SO many things to learn and people don’t have time to do everything, especially busy business owners. That’s where you come in…
Think of something you’re good at, create a page with your prices and services on your blog and then market yourself.
A really great place to find clients is Hire My Mom. It’s where I found 90% of all my VA clients when I was a VA.
Put it out there in Facebook groups what you do. Be on the lookout in Facebook groups for people asking for help with whatever you offer.
I think I see about 1-2 bloggers ask about a VA every single month and countless others asking about social media.
Two $500 clients = $1000 per month
Create Cute Lil’ Images for Blogs
If you have an eye for design, create cute images for bloggers.
All bloggers need someone to help them with their branding.
To get started in this, take on 2-3 beta clients at a lower price. This will help you get experience, testimonials, and a feel for how long it’ll take you to complete what project.
Then, ask those people to refer someone to you.
Be on the lookout in Facebook groups for people needing help with design.
Another tip is to sell your designs on Etsy or Creative Market.
Two $500 clients = $1000 per month
Become a Paid Techie
Dude…if you have ANY technical skills you can get paid bank by helping other entrepreneurs figure their stuff out.
The amount of tech-illiterate entrepreneurs out here are limitless (me included).
So many people think that I’m really great at tech and even ask me WordPress questions and I’m like I dunno…LOL
How to find your first clients?
Sign up for Fiverr, create a Facebook group for bloggers wanting to learn about WordPress, look in other Facebook groups for people asking help for techie questions.
It would be very easy to charge $50-$100 per hour to help people solve their technical issues.
10 $100 clients = $1000 per month
Create an E-Course
If you’re a blogger with a small audience you should have created a course like yesterday.
Selling your own course can be a great way to make money right away as a blogger.
I just started creating courses this year and have already sold dozens.
Here is the process to creating and selling your course in 5 steps:
- Interview 20 people and figure out what their pain point is (make sure to add those people onto an email list or keep in touch with them)
- Outline a course that solves that pain point
- Create and upload it to Teachable and have some of the people you interviewed be your beta users for a discount (not for free because they won’t be serious).
- Run a Facebook challenge, webinar, or giveaway related to your course (add participants to your email list)
- Get testimonials from your beta users and launch your course to your email list
Extra Tip: DON”T sell your first course for less than $100. I would have a lot more money (and probably customers) if I didn’t low ball myself and charge pennies for my courses. If you don’t value your own material, how can you expect anyone else to?
5 Courses at $200 = $1000
Wait…how many email subscribers do you need to make that happen? Well, the average conversion rate is 1-3% for products priced at around $200 or less so that’s anywhere from 167 subscribers to 500 subscribers to make this much money.
Find a Profitable Topic and Then Charge People to Join in On a Live Webinar
So you don’t want to create a course huh? Well take steps 1-2 in the above paragraph and launch a paid webinar instead.
All you have to do is find the right topic and build a small dedicated community.
After you’ve built a relationship for a couple of months, offer to sell a live lesson (remember don’t charge less than $100).
I’ve seen other bloggers do 2-3 hour live lessons and charge a couple hundred bucks per seat.
Get a webinar service like easywebinar or gotowebinar. Then create a PowerPoint presentation outlining your lesson.
Next, go live with your webinar on your schedule date using your PowerPoint slides.
10 webinar participants at $100 = $1000
Start a Membership Site & Charge a Monthly Fee
Creating membership sites and charging a fee per month is a genius way to make money as a blogger.
Why would people pay for your site?
Because they get access to your resources for a low monthly price + they get access to you and a community of like-minded people.
Cue: So that brings me to tell you about my own membership site, Bloggers Mastermind!
Bloggers Mastermind is a mastermind and school for bloggers all wrapped up into one.
It’s a safe community where you can meet people, get encouraged, motivated and inspired to work on your blogging empire.
We have weekly Q&As, small mastermind groups, forums, free webinars, and a library of resources and courses.
If you want to be notified the next time we open the site, sign up here.
So let’s say you wanted to start your own membership site. You could sign up for Invision Board Services and use that as a membership site.
That’s why I use and it’s only $30 per month to get started.
I will warn you–setting up a membership site is technical and you may need to hire someone to help you.
You can charge $50 per month to members and at that rate you only need…
20 members at $50 per month = $1000 per month
What do you think? Do you think that you could possibly do any of these things in the next month or so? I do!
It’s totally possible for anyone to make money online, you just have to HUSTLE! And I use caps and exclamation points because I really mean it..If I was talking to you I would actually punctuate that word LOL
Just because it’s easy to make money online doesn’t make it easy–make sense?
Anyone can get someone to give them money for services online but the work of getting the consistent clients and finding time to do the work takes a lot of effort.
It’s not for everyone but if you’re smart, a fast learner, and a go-getter, then making money online is definitely for you.
Do you make money online already? What do you do? Tell me in the comments below.
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