Hi everyone! I got a wonderful question via email that many people are asking, and this person asked it very bluntly and perfectly, so first I want to share their question and then share with you an infographic I created for free on Piktochart.
Here’s the email I got:
Will you explain to me how money is made by blogging. I’ve heard of John Chow and he makes a lot of money blogging. I just don’t understand. If I were to get started in blogging find a niche or subject to write about, say golf. What are the mechanics of how I would make money with this. Who would read it and how would they pay me for this and how is the money paid and how does the money come to me. It just seems that somebody would pay me for something I might write on a particular subject. I don’t get it.
Below is the infographic and then I’ll share even more thoughts below that. If you need it to be bigger, click on the image and you can then zoom in on it.
I hope you enjoyed the infographic. It was really easy to make. I like that tool! Okay so let’s expand on the questions that this reader emailed me about:
What are the mechanics of how I would make money with this?
The mechanics are that you’ll launch a blog – buy a domain (I like GoDaddy) , get hosting (I like Hostgator), and install your blog. I have a free blog install offer if you look at the top of this blog. Then you follow the infographic advice on finding out what your niche needs. You’ll have sidebar graphics that help you convert – for your own info products, for those you promote, and for tangible items.
You’ll build a list. See that opt in at the top of my blog? I use Aweber and I communicate with my list almost daily. You can do less if you want. Share good tips in your blog posts. Hyperlink them to items. See the Hostgator and Aweber links? I make a commission if you buy those through me. But it’s genuinely what I use and recommend – trust is everything when it comes to profits.
Who would read it?
People who are interested in the topic. You mentioned golf as an example in your email to me. As a golfer myself, I know we spend tons of cash on our sport. Not just on clubs and GPS gadgets and stuff, but info products to help us get better. How to stop slicing, how to get rid of the yips, and so on.
How would they pay me for this and how is the money paid and how does the money come to me?
If it’s your own info product, you can set it up via PayPal and get paid instantly. If it’s a ClickBank info product, then you’ll create a ClickBank account and get a hyperlink to promote someone else’s product, and you’ll get paid weekly, but two weeks from the time you make the sale. If it’s a tangible item on Amazon, you get paid monthly, but 2 months from the first sale. You can have that direct deposited into your bank.
I hope this helped some! Anymore questions – ask and I’ll answer!