What Does It Take To Make Money Blogging? Here Are The 3 Most Important Keys!

If you are looking to make money blogging there are 3 important keys that you must understand.

You have to learn what these 3 keys to successful blogging are before you even start blogging.

If you are a new blogger I highly recommend you to really pay attention to what I’m about to share with you.

I started my blogging journey in 2011.

I was a miserable construction worker, a high school dropout, and a grumpy dude.

I was hating life with a passion.

I hated my job. I hated where my life was going.

I felt like a nobody.

But, one afternoon I was browsing the internet and noticed a banner ad about making money online.

I clicked on it. 

It took me to a page with a video full of testimonials of average people earning a living working from home.

They were all using nothing but the power of the internet to build their income.

I was very fascinated at that moment.

It blew my mind to learn anybody could do the same thing.

Of course, it was easier said than done.

So, at that very moment, I made the decision to pursue that goal.

I started to dream.

I started to have a vision.

I pictured myself here right now.

Telling you about how to build a profitable blog online.

Because I’ve accomplished that.

I have been able to accomplish that dream I had back in 2011.

It did take me long years to make it happen. It was not easy.

But, there were reasons and factors that made it really hard for me to succeed.

Times have changed.

I mean, we’re talking about 7 years ago when I started my blogging journey.

It is a lot easier today to build a successful blog than it was when I got started.

I also was kinda dumb about everything.

I didn’t even know what I domain name was and I didn’t care to actually invest in my education.

I wanted to learn everything for free and didn’t want to spend money on the ebooks and course that had the information I needed in order to succeed.

I also had a big ego.

And I was also blogging from a place of fear.

Blogging is an energy game.

One awesome blogger who speaks a lot about this is Ryan Biddulph – you can check out his latest blog post here. He shares very helpful tips for every new blogger constantly.

It is very important you learn the right way of blogging from a loving energy.

Anyway, so, it wasn’t until I bought courses and ebooks, and listened to the successful bloggers that I started to get the results I was looking for.

Today, there is a lot of free information online about blogging and building an internet marketing business from scratch. This is why I say it is a lot easier to build your blog than it was years ago.

In fact, it’s a lot easier to build up any business than it was years ago, from starting a clothing line to doing commercial construction estimating.

I’m about to share with you these 3 most important keys to successful blogging – and I wish I found this information for free when I started back in 2011.

What does it take to make money blogging?

Aside from the fact that you must blog from an energy of abundance and love, you must understand the science behind successful blogging.

You need to learn what the 3 keys to successful blogging are and implement them right away.

You want to your blog the right way.

I’m going to teach you everything today.

Don’t worry. I got you.

Without further ado – here they are.

3 Important Keys To Successful Blogging

What Does It Take To Make Money Blogging? Hare Are The 3 Most Important Keys!

Key #1 Blog Design

I always talk about this with the new bloggers; your blog is your store online and you want to take great care of it.

How your blog looks like can make or break your success with it.

It’s like your own store in the real world (offline).

You do want to take great care of your store in order to be attractive to your potential customers. Right?

You don’t want to buy from a store that is dirty, unorganized, and just looks awful.

Don’t you agree?

If your blog is not clean, seamless, organized, and attractive to your visitors – what makes you think people want to stay there and follow your blog?

Or even click on something to buy or opt-in?

Think about this for a minute or two.

Let it sink in.

The design of your blog MATTERS.

A lot.

Every single detail matters.

It is super duper important that you start blogging with a great design from the get-go.

Key #2 Blog Conversion

This is correlated to blog design. If you want your traffic to convert then you must take care of your blog design.

You also need to have a crystal clear goal for your blog.

What exactly do you want your blog to do for you?

Think about this in details. Don’t be too general.

I know.

You want your blog to make you money.

That’s the ultimate goal.

It is possible to build an online income blogging. And you know this.

We get it.

But, you have to build everything step by step.

You have to follow the right process.

You have to become a smart blogger.

A pro-blogger.

So, you must understand the science that goes behind successful blogging.

Let me tell you something; driving traffic to your blog will not be your biggest challenge.

It’s not really hard to drive traffic to a website these days.

There are so many traffic generation strategies that you can implement. In fact, I’m going to teach you 101 ways to drive traffic to your blog in my ebook here.

The real challenge will come in the conversion of whatever traffic you are already getting.

I’m telling you right now that if you just took the time to really learn about conversion and how it all works and how you can improve the conversions of your blog, you can start getting a few subscribers every day with just 50 to 100 visitors.

I know this from my own experiences.

I started getting one to two new subscribers to my internet marketing blog every single day with just 50 visitors a day.

And that was because I really took the time to learn more about conversions and implemented the information on my blog.

Key #3 Blog Traffic

I’ve put this key last for a reason.

Your blog design has to be on point. Your blog conversion has to be on point.

Before you start putting the time and effort to drive targeted traffic to your blog.

I want you to think about this for a minute; you are spending hours each day implementing all of these web traffic generation strategies to drive traffic to your blog, wouldn’t you want every single bit of effort that you are putting into this to be worth it?

You don’t want to waste time.

Time is precious.

Time is the most valuable thing on earth.

You can’t get it back once you spend it.

So, with that in mind, you have to make sure that every single visitor your drive to your blog will convert into something.

You want a new visitor to either subscribe to your blog (email list), buy something you recommend, share your content, or leave a comment. Right?

You want your visitor to take action when they visit your blog for the first time.

If your blog design is crappy and your conversions are low -what are the chance of the visitor to take such actions?

What do you think?

Your blog is your business.

You are not taking great care of it. That is why you are probably failing.

Come on.

[Tweet “If you want your blog to pay you like a real business – then treat it like one!”]

You have to treat your blog like a real business.

Because it is.

This third key, blog traffic, is more about understanding traffic in a different way that connects all of these three keys together in a harmonious way.

I know you’ve learned a lot today.

I’m about to teach you even more.

I’ve recorded a one-hour video where I explain all of this in better details.

You should bookmark this page to come back later when you have extra time to learn – if you can’t watch the entire video right now.

You have enough information now to take your blog to the next level.

There is a learning curve and I just saved you a lot of time with the knowledge I just laid out for ya.

I’d like to hear from you!

What are your thoughts on these three keys to successful blogging? Do you think you are implementing all of them? What are you missing right now?

If you have any questions you can leave them in a comment below.

A tiny request; if you know somebody who would benefit from this information please share this blog post with them. I really appreciate all of your support. Thank you so much.

Thank you for coming by to learn!

Until next time.


21 thoughts on “What Does It Take To Make Money Blogging? Here Are The 3 Most Important Keys!”

  1. It is good to be here and ad your informative post on the best tips to be a successful blogger. I cannot agree any less with you on the tips you presented.thanks for sharing.

  2. Thanks for visiting this weekend to have a chat with us. Freddy’s post is meaty and I hope to have him around often for more of this.As one of your readers and community members, I can say you are not the only one who likes your blog. I do too and can say confidently that others do. Proof is you always see them around. But there is still room for improvement as you said.

  3. Hi Enstine, Thanks for posting another excellent piece of information from your side. The website design and leads conversion technique is very much important. I have a website which drives decent amount of traffic as well as click for adsense to help in revenue system. While there are also few other sites which has huge traffic but not able to get the click rate.. now here is the point where design comes into picture..
    Therefore, if design and placement of important key factors plays good role in success of a website for online money.
    Thanks for sharing this post with us!! Have a nice weekend!

  4. Freddy, your copy skill is next to none.

    So awesome and powerfully crafted.

    The moment I started treating my blog like a full-time business, it started paying me full-time.

    Most people that struggle with making money from their blog don’t give it a full-time attention.

    Thanks so much for sharing this vital piece.

    I appreciate.


  5. You are 100% right networking with other niche based bloggers and influencers is a great way of enhancing your own reach, we also used to hold meetups to enhance our bonding with other bloggers so we can benefit from cross-promoting each other.

  6. Hi Freddy,

    Great tips on making money from blogging. Your website design is what gives your visitors a lasting impression and it can make or break your blogging success. So it’s important to invest money and energy on making it appealing and unique from the crowd.

    Glad you talked about blog conversions. Having a sales funnel is the key to turning normal visitors into subscribers into sales. If you don’t have a sales funnel yet, you’re leaving potential traffic, leads and sales to your competitors.

    Finally, blog traffic is the lifeblood for any profitable online business. But increasing your traffic is not easy anymore. You’ve hustle hard. You need to be consistent. You have to publish solid content on your blog to get some good results. Also you need to learn and practice some good SEO strategies such as keyword research, backlink analysis, competitor research etc to get the most out of search engines like Google

    Thanks Enstine for publishing such a great guest post from Freddy. Keep rocking guys.

    Rahul Kuntala

    • Hey Rahul!

      Every single detail matters when it comes to successful blogging. You have to work on everything and put everything together in the right way in order to get the right results.

      Blog traffic and blog conversions go hand in hand. It is essential that you invest in your education on these topics so you can get the most out of your blogging efforts!

      I’m glad you’ve enjoyed this information!

      Thank you so much for coming by!

      Best regards! 😀

  7. Thank you very much

    As you mentioned also, you blog design plays a crucial role as well. No-One want to go into a filthy house. If your blog design isn’t inviting you will be losing money.

    • Hey Melika!

      You are welcome! 🙂

      I’m happy you’ve found this information helpful!

      Yes, that is right. You want to take care of your home online.

      Thank you so much for coming by!

      Best regards! 😀

  8. Hello Freddy & Enstine,

    First of all, I would like to say a big Thanks! Let me tell you why am I doing this.

    I am also a blogger owned BlogLand. However, I am not getting so much profit right now. I don’t know why, DA 38 and PA 39. Is it not good?

    I was found of an article like something different, here I get some new. Thanks.

    Will you please tell me what is the best way to increase traffic in your concern.

    I am keen to hear you.

    Sadhan Pal

    • Hey Pal,
      Thanks for coming here and dropping a comment.
      The DA factor is just one out of many. You have to put a strategy to profit more from your hard work. There are different ways to make money and profit. You probably ain’t going to be using all these methods. Therefore, you should know what works for you best and go for it.

      Let me know how it goes

    • Hey Sadhan!

      I’m glad to hear you are learning here.

      I just checked out your blog and right away I can tell you that you need to work more on your blog’s design and structure. There is too much going on. Implement the tips I have shared on this blog post here and take care of your blog design. That should help with conversions.

      Regarding traffic, there are many ways to drive traffic to your blog. One effective strategy is content marketing. This is where you share unique valuable content everywhere you can online and recommend your blog. You can blog at quora.com, medium.com, or bloglovin.com, and sites like that. You can also do guest blogging. The idea here is to share value with the people in your niche at many places and this will help you build your blog’s brand and your audience online.

      Keep on learning and implement everything right away. You want to be very consistent with the traffic methods if you really want to get the results you want. I would also recommend you to start building a subscriber’s list so you can always have traffic on demand in the long run.

      Keep up the good work man!

      Thank you so much for coming by!!

      Best regards! 😀

  9. Hi Freddy and Enstine, I love the new look of the blog here Enstine. It does make it much easier for reading. I too got rid of a lot side bar “clutter”.
    I love your points about doing your blog as a business and not to waste time. I used to get stuck on social media for hours networking with others. I try to limit myself now so I can write more content and re-purpose content along with doing my clients work now.
    It amazes me how many directions one can go in with a blog. I started doing social shares for others to know managing Twitter accounts and writing content for others. It sure can be fun making money when you LOVE what you do!
    I hope you both have a great weekend.

    • Hey Lisa,
      Good to see you here this weekend and thanks for the comment.
      Yes I took off the distractions.I gave adsense a try for a couple of days but the bad side was heavier so no need for it.

      I see you are the go-to person for Twitter related issues now. I love the focus so keep it up.

      Do have a great week as well

    • Hey Lisa!

      Good to see you here!

      You are learning and implementing which what the successful bloggers do.

      Yes, blogging can bring you a lot of opportunities and you can get creative in every area. That is something I love about it. You can go in many directions, but always remember to keep focus in order to get the desired results.

      Keep up the good work, Lisa!

      Thank you so much for coming by!

      Have a wonderful week! 😀

  10. Hi Freddy and Enstine!

    It’s great to see you on tour sharing your great tips Freddy! 🙂

    I definitely agree all these are important elements to make money blogging. And you’re right our blog is our business and until we treat it as such we won’t see any growth.

    On my Not Now Mom’s Busy blog, I have a steady flow of traffic, happy with my design (if I do say so myself, 😉 lol) so the focus now is conversions.

    For my other blog, I’m working on driving traffic to my blog. Since I’m only posting once a week, there is not much content to automate just yet so it’s off to a slow start. I’ve made more conversions on this site than the other because of referrals and clients contacting me through LinkedIn. But there is room for improvement.

    I’ve bookmarked this post because I definitely want to take a look at the video later. I’ve got all kinds of traffic at home right now. 🙂

    Have a great day and weekend guys!


    • Hey Cori!

      It makes me happy to be able to help and educate as much as possible 🙂

      Conversions are as important as traffic. Always remember that!

      I’m glad to hear that you are implementing and working to get the results you are looking for.

      It is a process and it does take time and effort to build it all in the right way. So keep on going!

      Thank you so much for coming by!!

      Best regards! 😀

    • Hey Cori,
      Thanks for visiting this weekend to have a chat with us. Freddy’s post is meaty and I hope to have him around often for more of this.

      As one of your readers and community members, I can say you are not the only one who likes your blog. I do too and can say confidently that others do. Proof is you always see them around. But there is still room for improvement as you said.

      Thanks again for stopping by and do have a wonderful weekend

  11. Hi Freddy & Enstine,

    It is good to be here and ad your informative post on the best tips to be a successful blogger. I cannot agree any less with you on the tips you presented.

    For example, driving traffic to your website is one thing, converting your traffic to loyal customers is a complete different game altogether.

    You need to understand the tips and tricks to convert your traffic so as to make continuous sale.

    As you mentioned also, you blog design plays a crucial role as well. No-One want to go into a filthy house. If your blog design isn’t inviting you will be losing money.

    Thanks you for sharing!

    • Hey Moss!

      I’m happy to be here sharing value on Enstine’s blog! 🙂

      You have to work on both; traffic and conversions. If you want to build a successful blog. You can’t one without the other. This is a very important thing to understand.

      I like what you’ve said; no one likes to visit a filthy and unorganized house, right! And your house online is your blog! You need to take great care of it! 😉

      Thank you so much for coming by!

      Best regards! 😀

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