Escaping the 9 to 5 turns 100 & How to Monetize Your Blog!!

So today I realized “oh my gosh!! I’m at my 100th blog post” needless to say I am psyched. So to pop the cork on the proverbial bottle of champagne I am going to release a free mini course within this post on four ways to monetize your blog. This is going to be short(ish), sweet and to the point, if you want FAR more instruction and hundreds of hours of tutoring on how to build an internet business empire check out the end of the post.

How to monetize your blog | 4 ultimate business in a box blueprints!

  • ebook business model
    • 7 easy steps
      • Choose a topic, preferably your passion
      • Create a table of contents this will act as your road map
      • If you can’t write, record & have it transcribe, if you don’t have enough to say its time to learn a little more before writing an ebook (duh!)
      • Use .PDF (save as .PDF) add pictures, graphs & graphics to look more pro.
      • write every day once a day for a set time, write as much or as little as you think covers your topic, then save as .PDF after proof read

    • designing a cover
      • Best to get it done professionally unless you have photoshop & are good at design. Options: 99designs, eLance, etc.
    • marketing it
      • Upload it to e-junkie to sell it (super simple to use and cheap)
      • Twitter (tweet it man!)
      • Facebook fan page (great place to get together with like minded peeps!)
      • Social bookmark the site it is selling on (delicious and such)
      • Do a video of what your eBook is about and why people should buy it (put it on Youtube with good keywords)
      • Affiliate market… try paydotcom.com and clickbank.com
    • to sell or to tempt opt ins with?
      • create an opt in package (like a give away or something) where someone gets incredible value for free. Then when you let out a product that person is already ‘primed’ with the sense that you let out great content so they are more likely to think “you gave X for free, what amazing info is contained in Z if i pay!’
      • build your list before you launch so you can do pre launch offers & develop affiliates that way
    • one day… using your ebook to springboard you into a real book? lulu.com
      • nothing says ‘credentials’ than when someone has written a book, even if they haven’t sold 20 copies. You could get speaking events etc, and use it to propel your personal brand. Plus it is just cool to call yourself an ‘author’
  • membership site model
    • community blueprint
      • the lifespan of a member and why the community is essential… it just is! Ha, but really it is a must to develop a community, either through your blog, your social networks or develop a paid membership course.
    • price point & what to offer (rule of 15)
      • anything under $15 people are usually more likely to keep on their cards for a longer time, because under $15 you can kind of forget about… but you’ll have to get a bigger crowd to make a profit, over $15 and you may as well price at a premium like $37-$57 or even $97 if your stuff is really, really good (IBMA).
    • wishlist member
      • quick overview of wishlist member and how simple it is
    • growing a free community into a paid community
      • blogging first, fan page, creating all sorts of places for people to connect with you and connect back… then launch a ‘premium’ paid membership
  • affiliate model
    • building an email list so you can offer affiliate things later
      • must make sure you chose your affiliates carefully or your carefully crafted trust could go south with a crap offering
    • offering affiliates on site
      • have ads? offer affiliates banner ads and others, or go through paydot.com, clickbank or entrecard
      • run through of e-junkie, clickbank & paydot.com & finding affiliates through relationships
  • consulting model (webinar/in person/phone)
    • webinar (gotowebinar.com) first free, then paid (list building)
      • great part is you are building your brand & collecting names for the lists
    • in person
      • have the ‘work with me’ offer where you will meet someone in person or over the phone to do one on one consulting for their business/brand/project look up consultant fees here.

Hope that at least got your creative juices flowing and if you are tickled pink to start an internet business today than I suggest you join Internet Business Mastery the very same course I took when I got my start online and the number 1 reason I attribute my business success too, both on and offline! The guys behind it are amazing and the knowledge you will receive in IBMA will change your life… promise! If you don’t believe me notice how often I offer affiliate products, it is like NEVER, I only ever promote Sterling & Jay’s internet business academy because I believe in it so much and have seen the wonders it has made in my life.