3. Your Blog Monetization Timeline
Anyone can launch a blog, but very few ever get to monetization. And this isn’t from a lack of passion or work ethic, it’s by wasting time on the wrong strategies.
Here’s the truth: your content, link building, and monetization efforts all need to be cohesive and coherent from day one.
You need to build a real business.
Would a real business just create random assets or products with no idea how they’re gonna make money from them? No, but that’s what’s been taught in blogging. They say, start with a passion, write based on some keywords in a report, and eventually you can make money with ads, lead magnets, digital products - the list goes on and on.
To compete in blogging today, you need to think like other large blogs that might have 100 or more employees. How are these blogs being monetized?
And what can we replicate, not with 100 employees, but with a brand of one?
Here’s the good news: Blog monetization is actually easy and you don’t have to get it 100% right at the beginning.
Unlike traditional niche site advice, building the brand of you is about testing, tweaking, making real business decisions based on real data, and discovering your niche over time.
Monetization is like the top rung of a ladder - it’s the final byproduct of choosing the right niche, the right keywords, the right link building efforts, and the right affiliate programs.
And there is a clear path to monetization for everyone.