Jon Morrow went from 0 to $100,000 through blogging. Not $100 k a year – that’s $100,000 a month. He did it with no ads on his blog (accept for his own free offer). As he explains, he simply takes some old models and throws in some rocket fuel. The rocket fuel is social media – people do need to know about your blog and social media is a cost-effective way to reach your prospective audience. That’s what Jon Morrow does to make $100,000 a month through blogging.t
Emma Johnson grew her blog, Wealthy Single Mommy, to 50,000 visitors a month. Emma’s strategy is to closely monitor her blog traffic and feature posts that are drawing the most interest. When she sees a blog post getting lots of reads, she moves it to the top of her blog to create even more interest. Like Jon Morrow, she features a free offer to build her email list. Her email list has grown to 6,000 subscribers through this strategy.
Her free offer is “15 Secrets to Thriving as a Single Mom.” Emma has also created a free forum where single moms can connect. Emma gives value in her blogging, her freebie, and the forum she’s created. This instills loyalty in her subscribers and helps her to build her business. It doesn’t hurt that she’s been featured on The Today Show, NPR, CNN Headline News, Fox News and On Air with Ryan Seacrest. She’s also been featured in Woman’s Day, Forbes and the New York Times,
Once you understand that your blog is your showroom, also understand that the goal of your blog and business is to get email subscribers who you can contact regularly through your list(s). Your blog is the conversation starter; your email list is where you have regular contact with your subscribers.
Your subscribers should be worth at least $1.00 a month to you. This means that 1,000 subscribers can generate $1,000 (or more) for you every month. Morrow reports that he is making $3 per subscriber per month. Grow your list and you’ll grow your income.
Your blog and your freebies are the enticements that you offer in exchange for your readers providing their email addresses. You can begin on blogger.com for free, but to be taken seriously you likely need your own domain and website. That’s what Jon Morrow has done three times, and that’s part of what Emma Johnson has used to build her business. You can offer products as an affiliate marketer until you have a full line of products in your niche. The combination that opens the vault is your blog, your email list, and the traffic that builds your audience.
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