by Hoogie Espinosa . December 9th, 2014
So as you probably understand by now, ads are not the way to go, or at least not the only way to go. But that doesn’t mean blogging is useless as a form of income. If it was, there wouldn’t be that much people doing it as their main thing. And that’s what this post is for: to teach you how to make a living with blogs.
And you can easily talk about this information in a newsletter. Talk about books, ebooks, t-shirts with quotes on them, iPhone cases with quotes on them, whatever your mind comes up with that you can sell. Remember my post on making one thing and selling three? You just have to be creative with your merchandise.
There are different ways of letting your audience know that the newsletter exists, but one of the better ways is to remind them at the end of your posts. A banner, a pop up, whatever, you name it. Putting it at the end of your posts guarantees that the only people that see this reminder are the ones that read through your articles and really care about your content.
And to make consultations more enticing, show the different things you can do in a few simple packages. If you focus on fiction writing, why not add things like world building and character development. Or chefs can have wine partnering and kitchen management in their packages. But the key is finding the middleground of focused and diverse. Having too little will mean needing a better sales pitch, and having too many will show you’re not focused or even good.
Lastly, remember to make purchases simple. Really simple. If you can get people to buy in one click, do it. Incentive is higher when the steps are less and the gain is great.
If you’ve got a topic you want me to touch on in the future, please comment below.