Make Money Blogging 💸 7 Steps To A Successful Blog In 2019!

Make Money Blogging 💸 7 Steps To A Successful Blog In 2019!


– Hello, once again, guys. Welcome back to the channel. Hope you’re having a great day so far. So, what we’re gonna
be talking about today in this video is blogging, and basically, what you need to know to start
a blog right now in 2019. Now, for those of you who
might not be familiar, I actually own a blog. It is an investing blog that
talks about the stock market and some personal finance-related topics, and that is investingsimple.blog. Now, I actually started this
blog back in August of 2018. I ended up buying an Instagram page, also called Investing Simple,
and it came with this blog that was somewhat established,
and so I said, well, at this point, I own a blog. I might as well do something with it, and from August until now,
I’ve been able to scale it up to a point where we’re
making anywhere around 1500 to $2000 a month from this blog, and I’m actually gonna
go in and show you guys the earnings from this blog
and show you what we are doing to actually make money with it, because when most people
think of blogging, they usually think of talking
about Starbucks beverages and whatever you’re eating that given day, and that is not what blogging is. It can be that, but that’s
not gonna make you any money, and most people, at least these days, have the idea of making money with anything that they’re doing online, and you can absolutely make
money with your own blog. And we’re gonna go through, basically, the seven steps to get
started with blogging in 2019, and what I have learned over
the last six months or so running this blog, as far
as what are the main areas that you have to focus on in order to start growing an audience. Now, I know this is
going to be a long video, so I just wanted to give
you guys a quick synopsis of what we’re gonna be
covering in this video. First of all, we’re gonna be
talking about is blogging dead? Is it even worth starting right now? And the answer is absolutely yes. Then, we’re gonna talk about how to create your own self-hosted WordPress website, which is what I recommend, and most people out there would recommend. Then, we’re gonna get into talking about how to brand your website or your blog, and the importance of building a brand around what it is that you’re doing. After that, we’re going to move on and we’re gonna talk about
doing keyword research. We’re gonna open up the
Google keyword research tool, and we’re gonna go through an example of doing some SEO research for a new blog, a hypothetical blog that
we would be creating here. Then, we’re gonna be
talking about creating a content schedule for your blog, and then we’re gonna talk about two more advanced strategies, which is doing guest posts on other blogs to build up your ranking
or domain authority, and then, finally, we’re
gonna be talking about collecting emails and how
you can use email marketing on the back end to make
more money with your blog. So, this is gonna be a crazy long but very detailed video, so I hope you guys stick
around to the very end, and if not, you could
always bookmark this video and come back to it at a later time, ’cause it’s going to be packed
full of good information. So, first of all, number one, let’s answer the most common question that I get when I talk about blogging. Is blogging dead? Is it even worth starting
a blog right now in 2019? Because when you look
around, you’ll notice that most people are on their
phones on Instagram or they’re on YouTube or
they’re listening to podcasts. You might be wondering, does
anybody read blogs anymore, and the answer to that
question is they absolutely do. A lot of people are
doing research on Google, and while you may be able
to make YouTube videos, and YouTube is the second
largest search engine out there, Google is still, by far, the largest search engine out there, and so, in terms of getting traffic to whatever platform you’re building, you can still get the most traffic, in my opinion, by having a blog. And let me put it to you this way, guys. I’m in the finance niche here on YouTube, and my blog is also finance-related. With a finance YouTube channel, you could probably make, I don’t know, 30 to $50,000 per month, which is still an
astounding amount of money, but I personally know
personal finance blogs that are making 10 times that amount. They’re making anywhere from $500,000 to even more than that in
some cases every single month. We’re talking multi-million
dollar per year blogs because of the volume of search traffic available to you through Google, so there is definitely money to be made. I’m gonna show you guys
the earnings from my blog, just to give you guys proof of this, but I want you guys to
understand what kind of blogging that I’m talking about here. I am not talking about
lifestyle blogs, food blogs, you know, talking about your
pets and things like that. That’s probably not going to be a blog that makes you a lot of money. It might be an interesting hobby, and maybe it’s something you
like to do on the side for fun, but it’s probably not
gonna be putting any money in your bank account
at the end of the day. The kind of blogging that’s
gonna be making you money is this authoritative,
niche-specific blogging where you’re essentially
becoming the credible source on that given topic, and so what exactly does this involve? We’re gonna go into my blog
and I’m gonna show you guys a couple of examples
of the types of content that we are producing for this blog. In most cases, it’s anywhere from 2000 to 5000 words or longer if you’re building what is called cornerstone content. Most of the articles that
we’re posting on my blog, and when I say we, I have two writers involved with the blog. Most of the content that we’re posting is over 2000 words in length, so you should already be
thinking in your head, okay, am I willing to
write anywhere from 2000 to 5000-word articles on a given topic? If your answer to that is
no, then blogging is probably not going to be the right path for you, but if you’re up for the challenge, it can be extremely rewarding, and it can, at the end of the day, put
some money in your pocket. So, we’re gonna jump into my computer now, and I’m gonna show you guys
what my blog looks like, and then we’re gonna go through and look at the earnings from my blog just to prove that I’m actually
making money doing this. Okay, so this right here is
the homepage for my blog. It’s called investingsimple.blog. As you can see, it is a personal finance and investing-related blog, so we talk about investing
in the stock market. We talk a lot about crowd-funded
real estate investments. That’s one of the topics we’re
focusing in on right now, and we also talk about
making money online, side hustle ideas, and
we’re also, at some point, gonna be getting into credit score and credit-related articles. But as you can see from the homepage, this right here directs you
to our lead magnet here, which is our free guide to
investing in the stock market. We’re gonna talk about
that a little bit later, but just to give you guys an overview of what my blog looks like
here, we have this homepage, then we have a link to one
of our key articles here, which is what we call a
cornerstone piece of content, and this article in particular, I believe, is anywhere between five or 6000 words, and I just wanna show you
guys what this looks like. So, this is an article
where we put, obviously, a lot of effort into it because it’s 20 different
ways how to make money online, different money-making methods, and as you can see, you know, this definitely took a lot of time. I spent a couple of
days writing this blog, and this is the kind of content that you have to be
comfortable with creating if you want to be
successful with blogging. If you’re only gonna be willing
to write 500-word articles, I wouldn’t expect much
of anything to happen, because you’re not writing
authoritative content. So, as you can see, I’ll
keep scrolling here. This right here was a pretty lengthy cornerstone piece of content. We’ll go back to the homepage
and I’ll show you guys how am I making money from this blog, because if you haven’t noticed yet, there aren’t any ads showing up, so what I’m doing is leveraging something called affiliate marketing. Now, if you’ve watched my videos before, you know what affiliate marketing is. I am a pretty successful
affiliate marketer, I would say, but basically, what it is, it’s
earning money for referrals, so I am affiliated with all of these different
companies here, M1 Finance, Fundrise, Betterment, and Webull, and basically, we write review articles of these different brokerage accounts. Now, if somebody reads
one of these articles and they click on one of
those affiliate links, we will earn a commission in
the process, and that is how we are primarily earning
money from this blog. It’s actually the only way right now. We are not doing any kind of ads. We’re doing affiliate marketing like this on the front end, and
then, on the back end, I’ll just show you guys
what this looks like. We are collecting emails
and we’re doing, also, an email sequence on the back end, which is gonna be the seventh thing we talk about in this video. But if you scroll down, this is another one of our
cornerstone pieces of content here on the best real estate
crowdfunding platforms. If you scroll down on
the right hand sidebar, you can see our link to The Beginner’s Guide to
Investing in the Stock Market. When somebody clicks on
that, it brings them back to this page here, where they
can drop their name and email, and then they can enroll in our email list and also receive that guide, and once they do this,
they do receive a series of followup emails, some of
which are affiliate-related, which I’m going to show you
guys later in this video. But that’s pretty much what
the blog looks like here. We have a mix of value articles. I’ll show you some that
we’ve created here. Right now, like I said, we’re
focusing in on real estate, particularly crowdfunded
real estate investing, and so we have a mixture of all
kinds of different articles, but as you can see, each
on that we click on here, like we’ll click on What is
Real Estate Crowdfunding, you’ll see there are very lengthy and detailed articles that
go into a lot of detail. So, we’re not writing thin content. We’re not writing 500-word articles. We are spending a fair amount of time on each one of these articles, and that is why we are having
success with this blog. And just to give you guys an example of what the affiliate
side of this looks like, for example, here we
mentioned the Fundrise crowdfunding investing platform, and if that person reads through this and decides to invest, they
can click this like right here, and this right here is an affiliate link, and if they end up
signing up for Fundrise, we would earn a commission in the process. So, this is what blogging, or at least successful
blogging looks like. It’s creating authoritative
content like this. It’s building out cornerstone content and becoming basically the
authority on a small given topic. It’s not writing about Starbucks or writing about your dinner. It’s creating extremely valuable
resources just like this, so if you are not up for this challenge, blogging is just not going to be for you, but if you are willing to
put in a lot of research, effort, and energy into making very good and authoritative content like this, I would personally highly recommend it because of the level of
success I’ve seen with it in just a very short time. So, now we’re gonna jump in and I’m gonna show you
guys some of the earnings and some proof of income
for what we are earning from this blog right now. Okay, so, the first earning source I’m gonna show you guys here is from a small brokerage account we’re affiliated with on the blog. I can’t tell you guys exactly
which of these income sources are coming from each affiliate, just because of confidentiality reasons. They don’t necessarily want
us sharing that information, but I can show you guys the data. So, this company in particular is so small that they actually created
an affiliate program for me, and they gave me three different
unique links for tracking, and I earn $30 per deposited account, so just to give you guys an
understanding of this process, when somebody initially downloads the app, it shows up here in this left hand column. Then, they have to actually
sign up for an account, basically opening that brokerage account, that’s this middle column, and finally, if they sign up and make a
deposit into that account, it shows up over here, and this right here is where I’m making $30 per sign up. So, I have two different links here. There’s a third one here for Instagram. We didn’t have any conversions
from Instagram this month, so we’re going to ignore that. So, this right here is all of the traffic coming from the blog, and this right here is all the traffic coming
from my YouTube channel. So, in total, you can see here that we had 131 accounts that were deposited, meaning we made 131
times 30 for the month, which I’ll go ahead and
show you guys that number in a second, but in particular, what we care about is how much
money we made from the blog, so we’ll jump over to this tab here, and under the deposits column here, you can see we had 38 deposits. So, the amount of money we
made in the month of March was 38 times 30, and just to show you guys what that looks like
on the calculator here, 38 times 30, we had basically $1140 of earnings just from this
one affiliate from the blog. So, that is the first earning source I’m going to be showing you. Okay, so the second affiliate source I’m going to show you here is in a dashboard called Impact Radius. This is an affiliate management dashboard that a lot of different companies use, and so we are looking at
the data for last month, and as you can see here listed, we have investingsimple.blog. You can see that we had $100 of earnings from this particular affiliate
in the month of March. We’ll go ahead and add
that to our monthly total, so we’re at 1240 for the month so far, and that was actually it for the month. I thought we had one other commission, but I was mistaking it, so that was $1240 for the month of March, and like I said, this usually ranges from
around 1500 to $2000 per month based on how these different
affiliates we have convert. And so, basically, if you
think about the fact that I started this blog
back in August of 2018, and here we are, roughly
seven months later, and this blog is consistently making around 1500 to $2000 per month, this month in particular, 1240, it’s pretty astounding that
you can start something and, basically, six to eight
months after you start it, be making over $1000 per
month from that blog. So, I just wanted to show you guys, what my blog looks like,
and some earnings proof. That way you know I’m actually
making money from this blog. Now we’re gonna get into
some of the strategies of how you can do the exact same thing and start up your own blog here in 2019. Okay, so we just went over section one on whether or not blogging is dead. Obviously, guys, it is not. Section number two, we’re gonna talk about how to create your blog, and what you’re going to be
creating is something called a self-hosted WordPress website. So, WordPress is basically the
industry standard out there when it comes to blogging, and about 30% of all
websites on the internet are made on WordPress, so I
would recommend using WordPress, especially for a blog. Pretty much every blogger I know out there is using WordPress, and I’ll give you guys a quick overview of what that looks like on the back end here with my blog. So, if you notice this bar at the top, this is the WordPress dashboard
or the navigation toolbar, and if you click on this here, it brings you into the back end. This right here is what WordPress is. This is where your website lives. You get your comments here. You can see all of your different posts. You can see which ones I have in drafts, and you can also use a
number of different plugins for pretty much anything
you’re looking to do with your website. So, I would not mess around with any of these other
platforms out there. I would follow the industry standard and I would create a
WordPress self-hosted website. Now, you may be asking a question here of whether or not you’re
creating WordPress.com website or WordPress.org, and I wanna go over what the difference is
between those two things now. So, this is one of the interesting
things about WordPress. If you’re looking to create a website, you appear to have two
different options here. You have WordPress.com, and then you have WordPress.org, and which one of these
do you want to be using? You want to create a
WordPress.org self-hosted website for a number of different reasons. So, basically, WordPress.com is like a drag and drop website builder, where if you want to be
lazy and build a website on WordPress, you can do
this through WordPress.com, but I would not recommend it. The blog that I purchased,
Investing Simple, used to be a WordPress.com website, and we had to go through
the lengthy process of transitioning it into a
WordPress.org self-hosted website, and the number one reason, or there were two core
reasons that we did this. Number one was the level of
flexibility, and basically, the different changes we
could make to the website. We wanted to have the
opensource functionality of WordPress.org to be able to make major changes to the website, and number two, the biggest piece for us was the site speed. You’re not going to get good site speeds when you host a website on one of these drag and drop site builders, and that is the number
one most important thing you have to consider when
you’re starting your blog, and we’ll talk about that in a little bit, and you’ll understand more why the site speed is so important. So, you don’t wanna start
off on WordPress.com, even if they’re offering you a free site, because eventually, you’re
gonna want your own website, and you’re gonna have to go
through this lengthy process of transitioning your website. I would not recommend it, having
gone through that process. So, instead, what you’re
looking to build on is WordPress.org, and
this is actually software, opensource software
you’re going to install onto your self-hosted website platform. So, rather than going
through WordPress.com and using their servers
to host your website, you’re going to go through
a separate web host and you’re going to host your own website and create a self-hosted
WordPress website, primarily for the ability to have that flexibility with customizations, to be able to install your
own theme on that site, and second of all, the ability
to have a faster load speed, which is going to be crucial
when it comes to SEO. Now, I know this may sound
really confusing to you guys, but I promise you, it’s not. These are just gonna be
building blocks for you. It’s not that difficult to create a self-hosted WordPress website, and we’re gonna jump over
and I’m gonna show you guys what host I use, and they have a very, very easy process here
for WordPress websites, helping you get off the
ground and get started. So, how much money is
going to be involved with getting your self-hosted
WordPress website off the ground? We’re not talking about
a ton of money here, but there is going to be a
small initial investment. You’re going to need two things. Number one, you’re going to
need to buy a custom domain. If you’re not willing to
invest in a custom domain, you’re not gonna take
this seriously enough, and blogging is just not for you. As far as domains go, I
like using Google Domains. There’s a ton of different ones out there. There’s GoDaddy, there’s
all kinds of different ones, but I find Google Domains
is pretty convenient, and let’s just say, you know, I wanted to buy
cupcakedelaware as a domain. I don’t even know if that’s available, but we’ll go ahead and take a look here. So, we’ll see if
cupcakedelaware is available. It’s probably not, actually. It’s probably a pretty popular domain. Oh, it actually is. Okay, so let’s say I had a
cupcake business in Delaware, I was looking to buy cupcakedelaware.com. I can literally do this
right here on Google Domains, and that’s gonna cost you,
looks like about $12 per year, and so that’s something
you’re gonna have to buy and you’re gonna have to
renew that on an annual basis to have your own custom domain, so that is going to be
your very first step, is buying a domain for yourself, but if you don’t quite know
what this is going to be yet, you can always revisit this later when you decide on a domain. The second thing you have to decide is who is actually going to be
hosting your WordPress website, and personally, I use a
service called SiteGround, and the reason why I like SiteGround is because they offer plans specifically for
WordPress website hosting, and you’ll be able to
see these right here. And what I like about this, too, is they have different levels based on how many monthly visitors
you’re going to be expecting, and it’s honestly quite reasonable. The StartUp plan is for
roughly 10,000 visits per month on your blog, and that’s
gonna be 3.95 per month, I believe, if you do the annual billing. GrowBig is the one in the middle here. It gives you a little
bit of a larger range in terms of your website visits, about 25,000 visits per month, and then, the plan all
the way here on the right is the one that I believe
we are subscribed to, and that’s up to 100,000
visits per month on your blog in terms of good, reliable website speed. Now, in a minute here, I’m gonna actually do
speed tests on my website, just to prove to you guys that I have exceptional speeds from SiteGround, and that is the number
one most important thing when it comes to search
engine optimization, is how fast your website speed is loading. Google does care about your content and they care about other
factors when it comes to SEO, but if you have a slow website, you might as well not
even have website at all in some cases, because what
you have to understand is that, if your website is slower
than your competition, then nobody is going to see your website, because your competitor’s
website is going to be pushed higher in the rankings,
because Google understands, people are extremely impatient, and they just can’t
deal with slow websites. If you have a slow website, it is not going to rank nearly
as well as a fast website, and that comes down to, number one, mainly your website hosting. That is why I recommend SiteGround, and I am affiliated with SiteGround. If you guys feel that you
would like to use my link, it’s available in the description below. Like I said, I am an affiliate marketer. That’s how I make money online, and if you have found this
video to be useful so far, I would certainly appreciate
it if you did use my link, but you absolutely do not have to. But I am going to link
to everything I discuss in the description below. That way you have those
helpful steps to follow to get your blog off the ground. So, in terms of the costs
associated with your website, we’re talking about $12 per year or $2 per month for your domain name, and anywhere from four to $12
per month for website hosting. So, basically, anywhere
from six to $14 per month using Google Domains and SiteGround is about what you would expect to pay to get your website off
the ground and running. Okay, so you now understand the importance of having a fast website. Now I wanna do a speed
test of my own blog, just to show you guys
what kind of performance we are getting from SiteGround, and I’m gonna show you guys an example of some websites that are
well-optimized for speed and some websites that
have horrible speed times, that is definitely going to be affecting their search engine optimization,
but before I do that, I wanna get into a quick story here about a finance blog called The Balance. I’ll open it up on my computer just so you guys can
see what it looks like. It’s a multi-million dollar
finance blog out there, and I actually got to meet these people at a outreach event for
one of my affiliates. Now, while I was there, they told me they had invested millions, millions of dollars, into
improving the load speed of their website by fractions of a second. I’m talking millions of
dollars that went into this. Why would they be doing that if website speed was not important? It is the most important factor when it comes to search
engine optimization, and they spent millions of
dollars on having engineers figure out how to get their
website to load faster, and as a result, we’ll
open up The Balance, or we’ll do a search here
just to show you guys how good the speeds
are for thebalance.com. It’s really quite
unbelievable, but obviously, you don’t have millions of
dollars to spend on that. I just wanna show you what
a well-optimized website looks like in terms of performance. So, I’m actually surprised here. Their mobile website didn’t
actually score that well here at 49, which is on the slower side, but I’m assuming they optimized
this for desktop speed. When you jump over to desktop, you can see they’re at a 91,
which is a very fast website. That comes from a lot of money being invested into this platform. So, now, let’s take a look
at investingsimple.blog. This is my blog that is
hosted on SiteGround, and take a look at my speed score here from Google Speed Insights. So, as you can see, our score is actually pretty decent here. For mobile, we are at about a 72, which is just about average, which is probably pretty decent. We’re gonna basically compare it to other finance blogs out there. You wanna make sure that your website is at least as fast as
somebody else’s in your niche. Otherwise, they’re going
to be outranking you, simply because their website is faster. So, we got a 72 when it comes to mobile, and on desktop, we scored
extremely well here, too, almost about as good as The
Balance here, with a 92. So, we have excellent load speeds here because of the SiteGround hosting, and also, some other tweaks
and optimizations on our blog, but that is the number
one most important thing that you have to focus on. So, one of the blogs in
my niche that is, I guess, competition to me is Good Financial Cents. It’s another finance blog out there. I’ll show you guys what it looks like, and they have a great blog, one that’s generating, you know, this is one of the multi-million
dollar per year blogs. This is Jeff Rose. You’ve probably seen him on YouTube. And so, we’ll go ahead
and put his blog in here just to compare it to mine, to see if I have comparable
load speeds to his blog. Now, for whatever reason, Jeff’s website actually scores pretty bad
here for mobile, at a 28, but when it comes to
desktop, he’s at an 82, so I don’t know if his
page has more going on. It seems to be a little bit more detailed than the homepage for Investing Simple. Obviously, his blog is making multi-millions of dollars per year, so they know what they’re
doing with their blogging and everything with that,
but just to show you guys, I am at least at par with
the other blogs out there in terms of the speed of my website. Now, if you guys are
concerned about figuring out how to set up your
self-hosted WordPress website, one of the best resources out
there for finding freelancers who can help you with things is Fiverr. I use Fiverr all the time. We’re gonna talk about it
next for step number three, which is branding your website, but I also just wanted to show you, you can find WordPress-related services right here on Fiverr, people who can help you
improve your website speed, they can help you with setting up your WordPress self-hosted website. There are all kinds of great
gigs available on Fiverr, so I have also included a link for them in the description below. I am affiliated with Fiverr, if you do decide to use my link, and they have also
extended a discount code. If you are a first-time
orderer on the website and you use my discount
code, you will get 10% off, but you do have to use my link as well with that discount code. That’s all going to be linked up down in the description below if you guys decide to
purchase a gig on Fiverr. But this is a great place
here to look for gigs, to find someone to help you
improve your website speed, or help you set up your website initially. This is especially for people
who may not be tech-savvy. Having somebody do this for
you can be quite helpful, but it’s honestly not too bad. If you can follow basic YouTube tutorials, you can figure out how to get
your WordPress site installed and get your blog up off the ground. Okay, so we have covered step number one, which is understanding that blogging is still very much alive, and the type of content
you’re going to be creating. You understand step number two, which is creating your own
self-hosted WordPress website. Step number three is figuring out the branding of your website, and I’m gonna show you guys again. We’ll take a look at the
branding of investingsimple.blog, and I’m gonna show you guys
a couple of other examples of blogs that have pretty good branding. So, this right here is
the Investing Simple logo. I didn’t create it. I bought the blog and the
Instagram from somebody else who made this nifty little logo, but I liked it and so I
kept it here for my blog, and what you’re noticing here is that the color scheme is pretty
much similar across the blog. The yellow that we’re
using on the hover over is the same yellow from the icon here. We have the same blue
being used throughout here, and overall, the blog
has a pretty consistent look and feel to it, and this is what makes
your blog look credible. So, it’s very important to establish a brand for your blog, unless you’re gonna be
doing a personal brand, and what I mean by that is
if I was gonna make this, you know, ryanscribner.com. Now, for me, that doesn’t
really make sense, because it’s an investing blog. I wanted to have investing in the title, so I established a separate
brand, or I purchased it. If I was making it from scratch,
I would be establishing it, but you wanna decide whether or not it’s gonna be you who is the blogger and you’re gonna call
it your name dot com, or your gonna establish
your own separate brand, and I wanna show you guys a
couple of other examples here of finance blogs that have good branding. So, the second blog I wanna show you is called Cash Cow Couple. It’s another, obviously,
separate brand here. This is a couple that
has this finance blog, and as you can see, they
have their own logo up here, and all the colors are
pretty much similar here. The same green is being
used throughout this blog, and it gives this blog a really nice, professional-looking feel, and that is what you’re
going to be going for. The third one I’m gonna show you is one of the biggest
investing blogs out there, called investorjunkie.com, and this blog, again,
has nice branding to it, the same similar colors
and look and feel to it, and it has this logo. So, I would definitely recommend ordering a professional logo, unless you know how to do
graphic design yourself, and a lot of the time, again, I would just do this on Fiverr. Like I said, the Investing
Simple blog came with that logo, but I have ordered
countless different logos over on Fiverr, and I’ve had
success with that platform in terms of ordering logos. So, just to show you guys an
example here over on Fiverr, if you just type in logo design, you will get so many different
logo design services. As long as they’ve had a
lot of five-star reviews, like these ones in particular,
over 1000 five-star reviews, you know these ones are going to be good. I would just provide very
specific instructions as far as what kind of
colors you’re looking for and what theme you’re
looking for with your logo. I’ll go ahead and show you guys now a couple of different logos
I have ordered on Fiverr that have turned out pretty good. Okay, so first of all, I had
this logo made for my course. This cost me $42, which is a
little bit on the higher side. You can find cheaper ones, and of course, if you are a first-time orderer, I do have that 10% discount code down in the description below
for you to use if you wish. And so, this logo is for my course, 6-Figure Affiliate Marketing. That is exactly what
that looked like here, and so I was totally happy
with the logo design, and it was much nicer than anything I could possibly have made myself. The other logo I had made
was for a event I was hosting called Passive Income
Masterclass last year. I’ll go ahead and show you
guys what this looks like here, and this was one of the
versions of the logo. This is the one that we actually used. Came out really nice, and
this cost me, I believe $42, so maybe that’s about
what logos are going for, but I was very happy with them, and so I would definitely recommend spending a little bit of
money on a professional logo, just to get your branding
on point with your blog. It’s going to seriously increase your level of professionalism, and it’s really going to
help you in the long run, having a consistent color scheme
and logo across your blog. And once you’ve established, basically, your style guideline for your blog, which is your colors, your font, you wanna be consistent
across your entire blog. That way it has that same
professional look and feel. You’re gonna use the same color scheme. You’re not gonna be using
all kinds of different fonts. You want it to be consistent
across the entire blog. Okay, so that wraps up step number three, which is establishing
a brand for your blog and possibly ordering a
logo or having a logo made. The fourth step is to
conduct some keyword research to understand what type of content you’re actually going to be creating, and I also want to make a
note here of the difference between what we call cornerstone content and then regular articles
that you’re creating. These long articles that
I’ve created on my blog are what we call cornerstone content, because they are the most in-depth and thorough pieces of
writing that we do, and then, what we’re creating is
something called an SEO silo. Now, SEO siloing is
extremely complicated, guys. I’m gonna give you a
very basic explanation, but there is a really good blog article if you wanna go into more
detail that I will link in the description
below about SEO siloing. In terms of search engine optimization, number one, like we said, is going to be the load
speed of your website. That is the most important thing. Number two is probably your content. You have to have good content, but after that, following
this SEO siloing strategy is extremely effective, and it’s what a lot of
bloggers are doing now to basically get ranking and get ranked in the search results and get traffic to their blogs. So, I’m gonna show you guys an example of what it looks like, and
then we’re gonna talk about how you’re actually going to create it. So, this right here is one
of the cornerstone pieces of content on the blog. I believe this article is pushing 5000, maybe even 6000 words, and what you’re noticing as
we go through this article is there is different links
to other articles throughout. Now, this is both internal linking as well as external linking, which is linking to other people’s blogs. That is a common mistake
that we will talk about a little bit later on. People won’t link to other
blogs or resources online, and that can actually be
beneficial to your SEO. But I’ll go ahead and show you
guys a few examples of this. Right here, we have a link to my longer cornerstone content on my Beginner’s Guide to Investing in the Stock Market. This one right here, I
believe, is 15,000 words, something crazy like that, but basically, what it is is, as you’re
scrolling through this article, there are links to my other articles, and it’s all these different links to these different review
articles I’ve done, or here, under real estate investing, you can see a link to Wikipedia. This is one of the external links. Moving further down here,
here’s a link to an article on making money, Making
Money with Real Estate, and basically, what it is
is all of these articles are linking to other articles, and these other shorter
articles are linking back to that cornerstone piece of content, so, essentially, what we’re creating here is a spiderweb of linking within this silo of real estate investing,
and it goes deeper. We have so many different articles here, owning your primary residence, this is an article on the Beginner’s Guide to Buying Your First House, all content related to real estate. This one here is an external
link about zoning ordinances. I didn’t feel it was worthwhile
writing a blog on that, so it’s all these different
internal and external links that are related to real estate investing that eventually becomes
this silo that I’m creating. I’ll go ahead and scroll down some more, just to show you guys a few more examples. We already showed that article on how to make money with real estate. This poor credit link
here goes to another piece of cornerstone content
we have on How to Build and Improve Your Credit
Score as a Young Person. Here, we have a link to our
article on the different crowdfunded real estate
investing platforms. This right here is a
link to an article we did on active versus passive
real estate investing, and so, basically what it is, this cornerstone piece of
content almost gives you an idea of all of these different avenues you could go down with real estate, and if you want to learn more, you can click on reach of these links and go to a separate article
that goes into more detail. The best way that I can
explain this is it’s similar to like those choose your
own adventure books, where as you read the
book, you can choose, okay, am I gonna go down this path, am I gonna go down that path,
and then jump to that page. You wanna be thinking about your blog as a choose your own adventure book where people are reading
through the content like this and going to all of
these different articles. This one right here is an external link to Dave Ramsey’s website
here on flipping real estate. That’s a good external
link to a credible website, because you can actually
get more ranking authority by linking to credible sources as well, so you want a mixture of internal links to other blog articles you’ve written as well as external links to
credible sources in your niche. Here’s an article we did
on being an owner-occupant, if people wanna learn more
about that investing strategy, so as you can see, it just goes on and on. It’s like a never-ending article with all of these different links. Here’s one we did on
hiring a property manager, so it’s like a never ending article here, 5000-plus words with all
these links to other articles. That is what you
ultimately want to create. Now, did this happen overnight? Absolutely not. We’ve been working on
this silo in particular for the last two months, building it out for the crowdfunded real
estate investing platforms we’re affiliated with, but this
is what’s going to give you ranking authority in that niche. Google is going to see
this piece of content. They’re gonna say, okay, number one, this site has good website-loading speeds. Number two, the content
is super authoritative, it’s well-organized, and eventually, they are going to start
ranking these articles in the search results for
real estate-related searches. And then, eventually, we’re
gonna rank for Fundrise review or Realty Mobile review, and that is where we’re
gonna be making the money through these affiliate-related
reviews and articles that incorporate the affiliate links, but you have to build
all of this other stuff on the back end in order
to become a credible source on real estate investing. So, anyways, guys, that
is what a silo looks like if you’re actually just
looking at the article. We’re gonna also kind
of draw up a map of one, just so you guys can understand
what that might look like, and we’re gonna be using cold
brew coffee as an example. Let’s say you wanted to start
a cold brew coffee blog, you know, what your site structure
would actually look like, or how you would build out that silo. Okay, now, the next took
I wanna show you guys that’s extremely helpful
for keyword research is the Google Keyword Planner. You do have to have a
Google AdSense account, I believe, to access this,
but you don’t actually have to spend any money on ads, so you might find that
you have to create that, but you’re just gonna search
for the Keyword Planner, or I’ll link it up in
the description below, and you’re gonna click
on find new keywords, and we’re gonna go ahead and use this cold brew coffee as an example. Let’s say that’s the blog
you’re looking to start is a blog on making cold brew coffee. So, that’s what we’re gonna type in here, is just cold brew coffee, and see what results populate for us. Now, essentially, what the
Google Keyword Planner does is they take a given
keyword that you put in, and they’re going to be
giving you related keywords, which is content that you might want to create for your blog. They’re also going to give you an idea of the average monthly
searches for that term, and the level of competition. Now, when you’re looking
at keywords out there, there’s basically two different types. There are long tail keywords,
which are longer searches, which are often easier to rank for, and then there’s just the shorter keywords or the main ones that a
lot of people focus on, and as a up and coming blogger, oftentimes, what you’re
going to want to do is focus on those lower
competition, long tail keywords, as it’s going to be
easier to rank for them. Your cornerstone content might be around a very competitive topic, but by following the siloing strategy, you may eventually be
able to rank for that by building a very
authoritative, credible resource like I just showed you
for real estate investing. So, maybe your cornerstone
piece of content is on cold brew coffee for beginners, but you’re using long tailed keywords to kind of funnel people into that silo, and that is why it’s important, too, in every single one of your
articles off that main article, to link back to the original article, your cornerstone content,
because you want to drive people to that original article,
the main 5000-word article, to eventually build that ranking authority and get that article ranking. I know I’m throwing a
lot at you guys here. This is like probably
eight months of research coming at you in this one-hour-plus video, but it’s honestly just building blocks. You’re gonna learn a little bit at a time, and you can always bookmark
this video and come back to it if you’re getting overwhelmed, or rewatch it again,
whatever you have to do. So, what we’re looking for here is we’re looking for
different ideas for articles we could write related
to cold brew coffee. You can see cold brew coffee maker, cold brew, cold brew press coffee, iced coffee recipe, cold
brew coffee concentrates, and there’s over 1000 related keywords, and so you’re looking
for different articles that you could potentially write. So, here’s one here. This would be an example
of a long tail keyword, best cold brew coffee maker, 1000 to 10,000 average monthly searches, and it does have high competition, so maybe this wouldn’t be a perfect one. Here’s a lower competition
keyword here, cold coffee recipe. You’re essentially looking
for different keywords that you could turn into articles and begin creating content
around cold brew coffee, so I’m not gonna scroll
through a ton of these. Obviously, we have over 1000 search terms, but that’s essentially
what you’re going to do. You’re gonna put your keyword up top here, and then you’re going to figure
out what articles to write. I just wanna show you
guys one more example. I’m gonna do crowdfunded real estate, which is the niche that we
are going after right now with Investing Simple,
just to show you guys what kind of related
search terms pop up for us, and some examples of
these long tail keywords. So, this right here is one
we’re going after right now, real estate crowdfunding platforms and real estate crowdfunding sites. Not a crazy high volume, you know, 100 to 1000 searches a month,
but a lot of that traffic is gonna convert very
well with our affiliates, so we are definitely
trying to go after that. I’ll go ahead and scroll through and show you guys some more examples of these long tail sites. Real estate investor websites, commercial real estate
crowdfunding is one, crowdfunding real estate development, top real estate crowdfunding sites. That one ties into our initial article. Let’s see here, residential
real estate crowdfunding, real estate investment fund. These are all different
articles that we will want to be eventually creating for our silo here. Real estate crowdfunding websites, best real estate investments, so this is exactly what
you wanna be doing here, is doing keyword research, looking for both long tail keywords and then shorter keywords
that may be more competitive, and basically just making a
list of these different things that people are searching
for, and then figuring out how you can build your silo around that, your core article or your
cornerstone piece of content, and then all of your shorter articles that are going to point people back to your main cornerstone piece of content. Okay, now, I already went
ahead and did some research, some keyword research, on
the cold brew coffee niche. Now I’m going to be drawing up a structure of what this silo might look like if you’re trying to make a silo around a cornerstone piece of content
on cold brew coffee making, and then some other
articles related to that that you’re going to branch off in that choose your own adventure style that I just showed you with my blog. Okay, so I went ahead and
did a quick drawing here for what this might look like if you were trying to make a
silo around cold brew coffee, so obviously, your main
article on cold brew coffee, how to make cold brew coffee
or everything you need to know, would be your cornerstone
piece of content. That would be a 5000-plus word article that was an extremely useful resource that basically scraped the
surface with everything you need to know related
to cold brew coffee, and then, all of your different
spokes off of that silo would be these other articles
that you were creating that were also pointing back to your main cornerstone piece of content, and you would link all
these articles together with internal linking, and
you would also incorporate external links to other credible sources, ’cause that it ultimately
going to help you make the best possible resource. So, obviously, up top here, we have the main cornerstone
piece of content, which is the cold brew coffee article, and I found that there were basically three different spokes
you could do off of this. You could probably do more, but this was with about
20 minutes of research. A lot of people are looking to know what is the best coffee maker out there in terms of making cold brew coffee. They also wanna know what
are the best beans to use with cold brew coffee, and third and finally,
what is the best equipment? Now, when it comes to equipment, you can break that down into
a couple of different levels. Number one was the filter, what kind of filter is
involved with cold brew coffee, what kind of grinder, if
you’re grinding your own beans or if you’re using whole beans, or if you’re using already
made up ground coffee, and then storage, and
so this is a very basic site structure here of something
you could put together. So, you’d have your main
cornerstone article here on cold brew coffee, and then you’d have an article here on what’s the best coffee
maker for cold brew coffee, and then you could write reviews of each of these different
cold brew coffee makers, and that right there is
how you could make money. Leveraging affiliate marketing,
doing Amazon affiliate links and linking to cold brew
coffee makers on Amazon, or establishing relationships directly with these manufacturers and earning a commission in the process. Same thing with beans, talked about best coffee
beans for cold brew coffee, whether or not you should
use pre-ground coffee or grind your own beans,
and then different reviews of all the different coffee beans. Again, a way for you to
make money with this blog, and then, best equipment. What is the best filter
for cold brew coffee, what’s the best grinder for
grinding your own beans, how should you store beans, how should you store
cold brew iced coffee, and reviews of all these
different pieces of equipment. So, this is a very basic site tree here that you could build, but this is essentially what
you want to be thinking. You wanna have this whole map created before you start making content. Otherwise, you’re basically
just throwing shit at the wall and seeing what sticks
at the end of the day. That’s the best analogy that
I have, and unfortunately, that’s the strategy a lot of
people follow with blogging. They don’t put any thought
into what they’re creating, and they’re just making
random pieces of content, and if you think about it like this, what is it that Google
is going to want to see at the end of the day? Do they want to basically rank a blog that has very, very clear content and a mapped out structure like this, where they know what they’re talking about and they know what this blog is about? Or some random blog that
one day they talk about how to change your oil in your car and the next day they’re talking about how to make spaghetti sauce
and all of these random topics. They are going to reward authority, and they want to push
these very well-built out, authoritative resources
and essentially these silos that people are creating, so I think this is an absolute must if you’re looking to be
successful with blogging, is following the siloing strategy and building out a site map like this, or at least a guideline of
what you’re going to be doing, and this is going to ultimately drive your content creating strategy, and you are very clearly establishing what is your cornerstone piece of content, and you’re always pushing people
back to that main article. Okay, that wraps up step number four, which was doing keyword research and essentially building out a plan for the articles you’re
going to be creating. Step number five is coming
up with a content schedule that’s going to fit your life. We’re not gonna spend much
time talking about this, but what I want you to
understand is that Google rewards those who regularly
contribute to the platform. It’s not about writing 50
articles in your first week. It’s about being consistent
and regularly adding value to any platform, whether it’s YouTube or maybe it’s a blog
or whatever it may be. What I have found to be true is that those who are consistent
on a regular basis, adding value and creating content, are the ones who are successful. So, how consistent can you be? That all depends on your
own life and your schedule, and how many good articles
you can write per week. The Investing Simple blog, we
have two different writers. One is a partner where we’re 50/50, and the other one is just a
writer that’s a contractor who writes one article for us per week, and so we usually average two
to three articles per week. It’s a volume that we can handle, and we’re very consistent,
posting new articles typically every two or
three days on the blog. Do you need to post that much? Absolutely not. You could get away with
posting probably once a week. Anything less than that,
I would probably try to at least do one article
per week if you can, but you just want to be consistent, and ultimately figure
out a content schedule that is going to fit with your lifestyle. It needs to be sustainable. It needs to be something you could do for the next two, three, or five years, not something you’re gonna
be able to do for a week, but then you’re gonna burn yourself out. And when it comes to
blogging, my recommendation is to write your cornerstone
piece of content first, because that’s really going to guide you as to where you should go to branch out. Once you have your
cornerstone content laid out, you’ll understand this massive article and all the potential
spokes you could build related to that core topic, so I always recommend
writing that 5000-plus word cornerstone piece of content first, and then branching out
and creating that silo, but you can absolutely follow step four, which we did already, and
do your keyword research and draw out your site map as far as how you’re going
to structure that silo. I think that’s an excellent step to follow before you begin actually
writing for your blog. And then, the other thing I
wanted to mention here is, if you are building multiple
silos on your website, which we are, we’ve
kinda made this mistake but we’ve gotten away from it now, you wanna build one silo at a time. Otherwise, Google can kinda get confused about what your blog is about. So, we have three core silos, actually four silos on
the Investing Simple blog. One of them is make money online, the other is real estate investing, the other one is credit score, and the other one is investing. Each one of those silos is gonna take us probably six months to
a year to build out, and so we kind of had the
wrong strategy at first. We were trying to do everything at once, but now we are just focusing
in to our core silo, which is going to be the
real estate investing that eventually funnels
people into the crowdfunded real estate investing
platforms that we review, which allow us to earn affiliate income. So, decide on a silo and
build one of them at a time to build authority in that specific niche. And then, just to show you guys, if you do have a budget to have
someone write blogs for you, it definitely can help you. We take a lot of the
earnings from the blog and reinvest it back into the blog, and so we take our earnings
and we spend it on content. That way we have more content
that gets more eyeballs on the blog, and then we’re
gonna make more money, and it’s kind of a snowball effect, by reinvesting those earnings. We actually have somebody
locally who writes for us, but you can find great writers on Fiverr, believe it or not. I have had some writing done on Fiverr. You can see there’s all kinds of different categories here for writing. They can do articles and blog posts, so for example, let’s say I wanted someone to write for my blog, a finance blog. I can type in here, finance
writing or finance blog, and see what comes up, and I can specifically find people who will write articles on
personal finance for my blog if I wanted to, so here’s
someone, for example, with 57 five-star reviews, and she says that she will
write a high-quality article for your blog, and obviously, you wanna be writing stuff
that’s usually 2000 words or more, so for that,
she would charge $240. It’s not gonna be cheap for a good writer, but it is going to be worth it in the end to have quality content on your blog, and so, hiring, writing on
Fiverr or sites like Upwork can be an option for
you to grow your blog, and it can also be good to
reinvest some of your earnings back into content like we’re
doing over on Investing Simple. Okay, so that wraps up step number five, which is basically figuring
out a content schedule that’s going to work for your life. Step number six and step number seven are advanced strategies you can follow that are going to help
you grow your blog faster and actually make more money. So, step number six is
figuring out other blogs that you can guest post on, because this is going to
build up your backlinks. Backlinks is basically any
blog or website out there that is linking to your blog. It makes your blog appear to
be a more credible resource in the eyes of Google,
and what you are building is something called domain authority. The more people that are
linking to your particular blog, the more credible that
resource appears to be, and the higher you’re going
to rank in search results, and doing guest posts on other blogs or a guest post for guest posts is one of the best ways to do this. Now, on the topic of back-linking, you do not ever, under any
circumstances, want to buy links. Google can tell when someone
is just selling links, and you’re going to get a penalty, a backlink penalty against your blog, and you’re gonna be shadow banned, so I would never recommend
paying for backlinks or doing any kind of
backlink building service, but you can reach out to
other blogs in your niche and see if they’d be willing
to let you do a guest post, and then link to your article
within that guest post. So, just to show you guys an example of one of the blogs that
we did a guest post on, in was an article we
did on the stock market versus peer-to-peer lending for a blog called peerfinance101.com. A friend of mine runs this blog here, and this is an article
I wrote for his blog that talks about investing
in peer-to-peer lending versus investing in the stock market, and as you can see here, down below, there are a number of
different links here. Some of these are links to his own blog, and there’s also links to my blog here, where we have a link to the stock market as a complete beginner. This is a link to one of my
cornerstone pieces of content, Beginner’s Guide to Investing
in the Stock Market. There was also a link here to
the compound interest article that I had written, and so it’s basically you’re writing an article for them, but you’re also embedded a
couple of links to your own blog. That way, you’re building
your ranking authority and getting some backlinks in the process. So, that is step number six. It’s not necessary, but
it can definitely help you get the ball rolling. That is, reaching out to
other blogs in your niche and asking them for guest
posting opportunities, and in some cases, it might
make sense for you guys to both swap guest posts, and they’ll post on your blog
and you’ll post on theirs, and it’s kind of beneficial
for everybody as a result. Okay, so that wraps up step number six, which is an optional step
to reach out to other blogs in your niche for some
guest posting opportunities, and step number seven comes down to how to make more money with your blog, and it’s one of the
easiest things you can do. That is by offering a lead
magnet and collecting emails and making money on the back end. Now, what I mean by back
end monetization is that you’re collecting emails, and then you’re going to
set up an auto responder that’s going to send emails to people that may or may not be affiliate related, or you’re promoting content that may eventually make you money. Now, I know that sounds confusing. I promise you guys, it is not. It’s relatively easy to implement, and I’ll show you guys exactly where you’re seeing this on my site. So, I showed you early
on, on the sidebar here, the get the Beginner’s Guide to Investing. People will click on this, and then they will drop
their name and email, and once they subscribe, I
will immediately send them an email automatically
that has a Dropbox link where they can download that resource, but then they are starting off in an email marketing
sequence that I wrote, where they’re going receive
a series of marketing emails that have information about
my different affiliates, and so it’s a way to capture
some traffic on the back end and get some conversions
for some of my affiliates, and ultimately make
more money with my blog. Now, I literally just
started implementing this about a week ago. I don’t have a ton of data to show you, but the email marketing service that I use and the one I recommend is called AWeber. In the past, I have used MailChimp, and the problem with MailChimp is that they actually don’t allow
affiliate marketing. A lot of people don’t realize that, but they’ll set up a MailChimp account, they’ll get up and running, and then they’re gonna
start affiliate marketing, and it’s only a matter of
time until they catch on and they’re gonna ban your account. They don’t like people
who write about money, making money online, get rich. They think it’s all, you know, they lump it under get rich quick scheme, and I have a lot of friends
of mine who’ve used MailChimp and they were sending content
about money or making money or side hustle ideas,
ways to make money online, and basically, MailChimp
would block their account for those reasons. I have never heard of that
happening with AWeber. They seem to be more lenient
with affiliate marketing, and so, if you do plan on
doing affiliate marketing with your blog and you’re gonna use an email marketing service, I
would recommend using AWeber for that reason, or at least
I would avoid MailChimp, so you guys don’t end up
building a whole email sequence and then having your account blocked, and then starting over from the beginning. And as you guys know already,
I’m an affiliate marketer. That is where I earn the
majority of my money, and of course, I am
affiliated with AWeber. If you guys do decide that you are looking to open an account with them, I have a link in the description below. It is a way for you
guys to give back to me at no additional cost, and I
certainly do appreciate it, because a fair amount of research and work did go into this video, but it’s certainly not a requirement. It’s up to you if you guys
decide to use that link. I just prefer to be straightforward
and honest about it, just so you guys know that
I am using affiliate links. But I’m using AWeber myself, really enjoying this
email marketing service, and I have two different lists in here. I have my affiliate marketing course, which is a list I’m building right now, and this one right here, Investing Simple, this is all email subscribers
from my Investing Simple blog and Investing Simple Instagram. So, as you can see, today
we’ve gotten 140 emails. That’s because we’re
currently running a promotion on the Investing Simple Instagram, so we’re getting a lot of them today. Yesterday, we had five. We’re usually averaging
five to 10 emails per day, and like I said, we just began
implementing this recently, so we don’t have a ton
of data to go off of, and we have a total of 481
emails here in the mix. And so, we have a total of 453 people who have subscribed to
this Investing Simple list. So, more importantly, what
exactly is this doing for us? I’m gonna show you guys my email marketing sequence over here. So, it’s pretty easy to set up campaigns here through AWeber. This is the one that we
have set up right now, so basically, when somebody
subscribes to my email list, when they drop their name and email, these are the emails
they’re going to receive. First of all, they’re going
to immediately receive this email here with their
free investing guide. That is the open rate and
the click through rate on that email, and then, the next day, we immediately hit them with
an affiliate offer from Webull, so we say ready to start investing? Here’s a free stock. And as you can see, the open rate’s pretty
decent on that email. 31% open rate with a 10% click rate, which is actually quite high, so we haven’t really had
time to look at this data to see how many people
have actually come across from the email marketing side of things, but we are definitely liking the results we are seeing so far. Then, they get an email that talks about a $1 million mistake they
could be potentially making, which is investing and paying high fees through an investing account, and then we immediately follow up with a free, zero-fee investing platform, and as you can see, the
click rate for this one is not necessarily that good, but again, we haven’t had enough people go through this funnel
yet for us to really know how this is performing, but you can always tweak
your emails as you go and figure out how to increase
that click through rate and the open rate with them. We literally just started
implementing this like a week ago, and it’s to the point
where not even everybody has made their way through
the entire email sequence, so we don’t wanna mess
with anything just yet, but early on in the email sequence, we have that affiliate email here where they can get that free stock, and we have a really good click
through rate there at 10%, so this is definitely going to be adding to the income for this blog, and we’ll see how this is doing for us, probably in a month or so, especially after we optimize
some of these emails. So, in terms of the emails
we’re getting from the blog, like I said, we’re probably
averaging five or 10 per day, and so that is anywhere from
150 to 300 emails per month, then all of those people are
gonna get this email sequence and have the potential to click on some of those affiliate links, allowing us to earn more money. So, this is one of the easiest ways that you can implement
affiliate marketing. My cover here that I showed you guys, I had this done right on Fiverr.com. This cost me about $40, so I
didn’t make any of this stuff. You can go on Fiverr, you can have people make
a cover for your ebook. They also paginated my book, so I’m always outsourcing
a ton of stuff on Fiverr, and personally, I like using AWeber for my affiliate marketing,
but this is hands down the easiest way to start
making more money with a blog, is by monetizing on the back end, by collecting emails,
offering up a free resource, and doing some kind of
email marketing sequence. It’s gonna be an automated system that’s gonna put more
money in your pocket. Okay, anyways, guys, thank you so much for sticking around for this entire video. This has absolutely been a marathon, probably one of my longest videos to date. Let me know in the comment section below if you made it to the
very end of this video. I’m always curious how many people actually watch the whole thing. I really appreciate you
guys for sticking around, and I hope this has been
tremendously valuable to you. Don’t forget to bookmark this video to save it for a later date if you guys want to look back on this. I know I threw a lot at you, but this is a great seven-step
process you can follow to get your blog off the ground in 2019. As I mentioned, you know, I am affiliated with a couple of these
different offerings here, with Fiverr.com, affiliated with Aweber, as well as SiteGround. I have links for all of them down below, if you guys do decide you wanna support me by using those links. You absolutely don’t have to, but it is certainly appreciated, and it helps to allow me to
make more videos like this, so all of those links are going to be in the description below,
as well as an outline of everything we talked
about in this video. But thank you guys so much
for watching this video. I hope you enjoyed it, and I will see you in the next one.

66 thoughts on “Make Money Blogging 💸 7 Steps To A Successful Blog In 2019!

  1. Definitely anyone should be doing Blogs for his/her stores, if selling products online. In the long term it work way much better than any paid Ads! Thanks Ryan, Thumbs up. I've also created my YouTube channel to help others Make Money Online. Checkout, Peace

  2. I’ve been blogging for 3 months and im impressed with the results. Great tips 👍👍👍💵

  3. Currently building out my blog to link to my YouTube channel so I can showcase my videos on there as articles also. Love the video, I prefer 10 minutes but depends how deep into explanation you go!

  4. 3:55 Which financial blogs are making 500k a month? Just curious. I know of the pennyhoarder, What others are there?

  5. Should you start a YouTube channel and blog at the same time!? I am a fan of longer videos , just like this one.

  6. I'm currently making my blog using Wix templates and editing for my own brand stuff, is it worth making the blog through wix or not ? :/

  7. Financial blogs are incredibly lucrative! So many solid websites that generate huge traffic! Big $$$

  8. Great content Ryan! Very in depth analysis on how to make your own self hosted blog! Awesome material ! 👍💥🔥

  9. I like longer videos when it covers multiple topics such as this and each topic needs it's own allotted time. You mentioned Finance being a top blog category, what are some others?

  10. The biggest thing with blogging is always producing content! Don't go on long breaks always consistently be producing content!

  11. Wow !!! Great content !!!
    And yes, I watched the entire video, and will definitely use your tips Ryan, THANKS !!! Oh, perfect timing for me, as well….!!

  12. The first blog I started was meant to help out the SEO of my business' webpage but it ended up being one of my main streams of income. Currently at 500+ dollars a month – because of consistency.

  13. I love long videos like this by you Ryan! I think long-form content suits you because of how well-organized and well-planned you are with your content! Keep up the amazing work and Thank you! I'm definitely going to be using your tips for my own website!

  14. Thanks for taking the time to create this video, I really did enjoy this! I am currently 10 articles into my niche site and content building

  15. Can you make a video on communication. Like the way you speak is very easy to follow and is ideal for tutorials. I would like to have that skill myself. So can you please make a video on this… Thanks

  16. Hey Ryan, as always Excellent video. Every time i see one your videos it motivates me to keep walking. I would like to know if you can share the tools you use for creating your Youtube Videos like the Camera, Microphone, Video editor, etc. Thanks!

  17. I was actually just considering using siteground the other day. just signed up using your affiliate link for handiness 🙂

  18. I love this. But question, is there an app for the mobile device ? And would you consider 1300-1800 words cornerstone content?

  19. Amazing stuff. This helps immensely. I can only imagine how much work went into making this video. Thank you so much.

    I’m really curious – you seem averse to incorporating advertising as part of your monetization. Why is that?

  20. Hi Ryan. THANK YOU! for sharing so transparently and honestly how 'you make money blogging'.
    2000+ words for a blog on a consistent and persistent basis is quite some total to get 'Authoritative' content. How did you arrive at that figure? It is indeed is a lot of work…unless, one hires a writer(s) + researchers OR you are a writer by nature!!. Most people are not and would probably need to hire a writer to turn out authoritative content of that quantity once or twice a week.
    2+ more a week and you're looking at hiring some serious writers at a…cost!.I think that you ought to have been made clear and suggested/discussed that point in the video. I can't fault it otherwise. Keep sharing..!keep growing. thanks for the video.
    Robert

  21. Thank you Ryan for this insightful video. I enjoyed this video. I started my blog some months back with enthusiasm. It was exciting starting it after a long delay. Shortly after that, the tiredness set in as I was confused on what to do and what not to do in order to make my blog wonderful. This video has transformed my blog and made me an inspiring blogger. Thanks for this video. You are my lifesaver.

  22. Great video! I am probably creating a legal blog, thank you for all the advices. (Btw I watch 75% of your videos but first time I comment lol) Great job!!

  23. After I write a post for my blog, I often wish I had a staff to research it, fact check it, correct the spelling and grammar, I don’t, long time readers proberbly can tell I am a one-man band. The President of the United States has access to a full complement of staff available for research, to fact check his tweets, for spelling errors and grammar, it would seem he fails to employ them, his tweets are often filled with mistakes of fact, spelling, and grammatical errors, hard to comprehend this American President is seemingly a one-man band too… “lord, deliver us”…

  24. So valuable, thank you Ryan. It's obvious you put a lot of work into this for your viewers!! I will definitely support you through the links 🙂

  25. Super cook video I just startd a 120 day blogging challenge that I am recording on youtube to document if i can do it 120 days

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