We overcomplicate the process of making money with our blogs. Some people say create advertisements. Other people say write books. Others say create training courses. Sponsored content, offer a service, and the list goes on.
Don’t you wish it was easy to make money with your blog? I’m sure we all do. Some people make six figures with their blogs while others want to learn how.
The actual process is surprisingly simple, and this process is as close to bullet-proof as bullet-proof gets. I know it’s a big promise. You may have been putting years of your time and effort into your blog without getting significant results yet.
But to make a big promise, it only makes sense that I back it up.
Find Something That Works
Look around and find the methods that some bloggers use to make six figures every year. Case studies with methods that work are easy to find. These case studies allow bloggers to further establish their authority.
So you find a bunch of methods that work. First off, if someone makes six figures with ads on his/her blog, then do not rely on that for your blog. Ads do not work unless you are one of the big players, and even then, the ads are not worth it.
Maybe you come across blog posts about successfully freelancing, writing books, creating training courses, or something to that effect that has brought in six figures for some people.
Chances are you have an idea of what already works. You know the email list is king and that what you decide to promote to that email list will make the money.
But with a bunch of options, you will either thrive or barely survive.
Focus On One Option And Ride With It
If you chase two rabbits, then they will both escape from you. We understand this to be true, and in this statement lies the secret to making money with your blog.
Instead of trying every money-making tactic known to mankind, hone in on one of the options. Don’t use social media ads, write books, write paid articles, and create training courses all at the same time. Choose one of them and ride with it.
The reason I became successful on social media was because a few years ago, I abandoned every social network except Twitter. That allowed me to focus all of my time towards Twitter and eventually master it.
However, it took me a long time to transition that way of thinking to making money with my blog. I was trying a bunch of different methods that were bringing in mediocre results.
Then I dropped everything and went all-in with Udemy.
I learned more about marketing in a few months than I had learned in a few years. The reason is that once you master one method for making money, then all of the other methods become easier.
For most money-making methods, it’s all just the same approach but with different types of work involved (i.e. an author must write books while an instructor on Udemy uploads videos, but the approaches are very similar).
Then, as you build multiple platforms, you can use them to make each of your new products more successful.
Expand After Mastery
When I went all-in with Udemy, I had to give up self-publishing. At the time, it was a challenging decision. It was more challenging than giving up on my most successful blog before this one.
I loved writing books and enjoyed holding my paperbacks (I’d be shocked to find an author who doesn’t enjoy that feeling), but I needed to learn more about making money.
So I gave it up and went all-in with Udemy.
But now that I have mastered Udemy, I am giving self-publishing a second go. I learned a lot about self-publishing by mastering Udemy since most money-making methods take the same approach. I also have a significantly larger audience to promote my books to.
I only began writing books again once I mastered Udemy. If I wrote books and created training courses at the same time, the mastery would have been more difficult.
It is better to master one skill at a time, and then once you master that skill, move on to the next skill.
Don’t Overwhelm Yourself
Every single time I fail or find my business stagnating, it’s because I overwhelm myself. For a long time, I looked over it, and you may overlook it too. Let me know if this sounds familiar:
I am putting in so much work in so many areas. I feel tired but I am still going to put in all of the work. If I spread out my work, I am bound to get lucky somewhere.
I overwhelmed myself by trying to master every social network and by trying to make money through any method imaginable.
For a short period of time, I even took online surveys and clicked on ads to make money. The money I made from those two activities was negligible.
So just because you make more money by doing something doesn’t mean it is always worth it.
The success happens when you can look at your massive list of things to do and break that list down. I was able to break my list down to a few activities once I decided to outsource most of my business.
In my opinion, every business owner should outsource at least one part of their business. The simple reason: time is money.
If you have extra time in your day, then you have extra time to figure out how you will make money with your blog. You have extra time to take action and therefore learn at a faster pace.
By taking action, you will learn from your mistakes faster. By learning from your mistakes faster and knowing what to avoid, you also become successful faster.
One of the most common ways I overwhelmed myself was thinking about my future. Do I hit this goal and do I get it at the right time? What results am I going to get from my work?
These are silly questions to ask ourselves because we don’t know for certain what will happen. The only way we discover what happens is by making it happen.
Making money is simply figuring out one thing that works and then riding with it. Even if that one thing ends up going bust, you will learn more from that one experience than by trying to do 10 things at once.
If you are looking for a specific recommendation from me, right now Udemy, self-publishing, and affiliate marketing are working well for me.
Just because something works for me doesn’t mean it will work for everyone, but you have those options.
Sure enough, you’ll have more options, but if you only choose one option, then you will start making money with your blog.
How do you make money from your blog? Which tip was your favorite? Have any stories for us? Sound off in the comments section below.