Social proof is a strong income factor. With a solid social proof, any attempt to make money from your blog will yield fruits.
In this post, we are looking at how social proof can boost your income and put more money in your pocket.
Often, when we hear social proof, we think social media. That’s not completely correct. It goes far beyond social media. Social proof is all around us even offline. However, I’m not going into the offline side of it. We are looking at it as bloggers.
There are three main sources of traffic to your blog and you need the three. However, in this post, I will dwell more on two. Here are the three, to begin with;
1 – > Search engine traffic
2 – > Referral traffic
3 – > Direct Traffic
Search engine traffic is of course traffic from search engines. I’ll cover some more tips to get more of this traffic below
Direct traffic is traffic from direct visits to your blog – this happens when someone types your domain name in the address bar. Some people consider traffic from bookmarks, links in ebooks and emails as direct traffic.
Building a list for your blog is one of the first things you have to start doing as soon as you start your blog. I know this is not always the case because of the confusion and lack of accurate knowledge that’s often experienced by many starters.
One thing is to build the list and another is to maintain it. At both ends, it’s always a hard nut to crack. If you’ve never started a list before or you are not happy with what’s happening with your current list, I might have suggestions that will clear the dust and set things right.
I want to discuss in this part the things you need to build a list and how to use your list effectively as a blogger so you don’t loose subscribers so quick. But first, here are two things you get from your list;
Stock photos are photos that are available for immediate use. They are cost effective alternative to hiring a photographer to go out and shoot the photos.
If we had to go out and hire a photographer for every blog post, that will be a handsome load of work on our shoulders. So an alternative is to visit a website and download already existing and related pictures for out articles.
There are almost unlimited number of stock photo websites out there offering both free and paid options. Generally, the difference is in terms of size and resolution. But before I give you a short list of some of the stock photo sites I use, we are going to see some important points.
Today, I want to talk about the most essential plugins for new WordPress blogs. Plugins are good for their purposes but the more you get them on your blog, the more the chances of running into trouble.
NB: This is Part VIII in the series to create a money making blog. If you missed the previous parts, click here to go to the table of contents.
Before I show you my most essential plugins for new WordPress blogs, let’s see why we have to apply a huge degree of caution why adding plugins to our blogs:
While having the best money making wordpress themes (the best theme for blogs to earn money) does not guarantee earnings from your blog, poorly coded or structured theme can really have a negative impact on your objectives.
In this part VII of our series to create a blog that makes money, I want us to look at some of the aspects to consider before buying a premium theme for your blog.
Before I move ahead, you may want to check out the previous posts in this series. Click here to go back to front page.
We want to create a blog that makes money so we are interested in certain things on our blog that can only be available on money making wordpress themes. One of the ways to generate income from our blog is by placing advertisements on strategic portions on the same blog. So our theme must make this easy for us. Some themes out there will not make it easy and flexible for you to move advertisement objects from one end to the other. That’s not what we want.