How to Make Money Blogging With Low Blog Traffic

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Okay guys, I’ve been pondering on the thought of writing this post for a while now because it is a touchy topic and a lot of people get offensive – especially if they make money off the very fact that they have a ton of traffic to their site monthly.

The conversation always goes a little like this with those people…you tell them “you can make money as a blogger without a lot of site traffic.” they say “it’s not possible because that is the only way I’ve been able to make money.”

And here’s what I say to that…”people can’t do something themselves, they want to tell you, you can’t do it. If you want something, go get it. Period” Oh yeah, I’m going there!

Here’s a little back story on me, I started my blog 2 years ago as a hobby. Nothing serious and I honestly didn’t even think I would get this far which is still mind blowing to me.

For a really long time, I didn’t make any money. Then, after joining a few courses…buying a few info products here…going to a few webinars there…and downloading a crap ton of freebies…I started making money (nothing consistent) but it was way more than I did before which was nothing. I was making a decent part time income. However, it took me a long time to get there and here’s why…

Everyone and their mama was pushing affiliate links and ads. No one (and I really mean NO ONE) had a step by step guide or strategy to help newbie bloggers who had pretty much been working their butt off to get traffic so that they had the volume to start making real money. Here’s a shocker (not really) – you need a crap load of traffic for affiliate links or ads to start making consistent money.

If you’re a new blogger, you probably don’t have the traffic needed to make a consistent income with affiliate links, ads, or even a course…unless, you go another route.

Imagine a world where bloggers didn’t  have to make money off of ads or sponsored post…

That world totally exist. As a beginner at anything, it’s so easy to get sucked into the rabbit hole of doing what everyone else tells you to do because as a beginner, you really don’t know anything.

As a blogger who has went through the beginner “struggle phase” I’m not going to sell you a course on how to make money with sponsored post, affiliate links, or ads because honestly, it’s pretty much impossible without the needed traffic coming to your site.

Side note: I go way more in depth on topics similar to this inside the Free Unlock Your Biz community. 

I’m all about offering realistic solutions for newbie bloggers to actually make a consistent income.

So, let’s get on to the actual solution shall we…

How to make a consistent income with zero traffic

This strategy is only for those who are serious about making money as a newbie blogger and are willing to do the work!

Is it easy in the beginning…no. But nothing worth having comes easy! It’s a lot of heavy work in the beginning but then later turns into a snow ball effect.

Get crystal clear on the problem that you solve. You cannot (I repeat) YOU CANNOT make a consistent income without knowing the exact problem you are solving for your target audience.

When there’s a problem at hand, there’s a pain point attached to it and people will pay just about anything to make their pain go away – hence, why specialized doctors get paid millions.

Target market research – do some deep digging in FB groups, on pinterest, on google, youtube or anywhere else you can find. Look for people having the problem that you have a solution to. Is it a lot of people (like millions) or is it a few?

That brings me to my next point…become so specialized in what  you do that there’s pretty much no one out there (or very few people) that do exactly what you do. This creates scarcity and will give you the valid reason to charge high prices because it will place you in high demand.

Create one product/program/ or service – pack it down with value that will get your ideal customer results. Make sure it has been proven to get results either by you or someone else.

Sell, sell, sell – sell that one product/service/program over and over and over again. Repackage it into another product. (for an example: if you wrote an eBook on cooking, repackage it into a course and sell it again)

You’re only going to be selling this to people who need what you have to offer and who will get results.

Getting specific people to pay you their hard earned money

Lets face it, people are very protective over their hard earned money…rightfully so!

With that being said, we only want to offer your product/service to people who need what you have to offer and who you’re almost certain will get results.

Instead of marketing your product to serve everyone and their moma, we’re only going to create it for specific people through transactional content. If you want a little more insight into what transactional content is, check out this free roadmap HERE. (I promise you it will get you on the right track ASAP!)

How to flip your first $5k or $10K

The reason I chose the specific price points of $5k and $10K is because those numbers tend to be what people initially need to make to quit their job. (It can totally fluctuate depending on your situation) Once you’ve made a comfortable amount of money to quit your job…something that’s going to give you enough cushion to take a breather for a bit…there needs to be system put in place to continue bringing in that $5k, $10k or more.

This is the point at which you can start running ads, doing sponsored post to pull in more traffic, and even posting affiliate links if that’s your thing.

You don’t have to run ads, but at this point in your business, there needs to be some automated system put in place to bring you consistent targeted traffic so that you can continue making your $5k or $10k months.

A few examples could be: Pinterest automated posting or ads, a facebook group, Weekly IG lives or ads, monthly collaborations…something!

Let me know in the comments all the things you’ve tried to make money as a blogger that may or may not have worked for you?


Really quick side note: We have a NEW private Facebook group for our community. Not many people know about it yet but I will be giving so much more valuable information there that wont be shared anywhere else.

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6 Tips For Success Online

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The fact that you’re reading this blog post say’s a lot about your character. You’re someone whose willing to do the leg work to get to where you want to be online and I can respect you for that.

Before I unload this amazing list of extremely helpful tips on you, I want you to know and remember something important. Whenever you’re feeling like you can’t succeed digitally please remember this next paragraph…

It is 2018, exactly 20 years ago the world wide web was created and it has advanced into the most powerful tool in the world today. There is NO reason why you should not become successful online. All of the tools for you to succeed exist (& here’s a secret, if you’re willing to dig around long enough, you can find all the tools online for FREE. Anything that anyone is selling online is out there for free if you’re willing to look hard enough for it.) 

Now that I’ve got your attention, let’s jump right into these MAJOR tips for your success online:

Have a Purpose

You may not know what your purpose in life is, but as an online business owner what you should know for sure is the purpose of your website/blog. I cannot stress this enough which is why it’s number one on the list.

If you don’t know the purpose of your website/blog and you start to build your audience, it is very likely that majority of the content you present to them wont be tailored specifically for them. If this is the case, your engagement will suffer.

I highly suggest finding the purpose of your website/blog first and the rest will follow.

Have a Strategy

All of the top dogs have a clear strategy. I personally suffered with this for half a year when I first started UYS. Everyday, I would just wake up and wing it and eventually I found myself getting frustrated. I would sit in front of the computer for hours completely uninspired.

With a bomb strategy in place, you hit the ground running! Every single day, I know exactly what I should be working on.

You’ll be much more productive with a strategy than without one.

This is the #1 thing majority of suffering online entrepreneurs are missing. VALUABLE CONSISTENT CONTENT! (I myself still struggle with being consistent from time to time.)

They focus on the sale more often then the value of the actual content.

Have you ever came across an extremely boring looking blog or site and the owner is making a full-time income off their business? I can guarantee you 100% that the content they’re producing is valuable and consistent.

Focus on the value and consistency of your content and the funds will follow.

Most entrepreneurs gain fast success online by being present every-single-day! Remind your audience everyday that you’re still here rooting for them and to help.

Have a Marketing Strategy

This may seem like a no brainer to some, but a lot of digital entrepreneurs (especially beginners) don’t have any kind of marketing strategy in place and even worse, they’re not using SEO. 

If you’re someone who has yet to put a marketing strategy in place, I highly encourage you to check out the the Free Sales & Growth Training. It is short, sweet, and to the point. (I myself have used the exact tips in this training to start blogging full-time.)

Focus on the Numbers

Most people don’t like numbers, I used to be like most people until I learned something really cool about numbers that I’m going to share with you today…

If you start to like numbers, they’ll start to like you back. I hated dealing with numbers all the way up until I built UYS. If I wanted UYS to be successful I needed to focus on the facts and there’s no easier way to do that than focusing on analytics.

It doesn’t matter how many platforms you’re using to run your digital business, you need track your analytics to see how you’re doing daily, weekly, and on a monthly basis. The numbers don’t lie!

Educate Yourself

This is another one that some may think is a no brainer but it’s actually pretty common for online entrepreneurs to give up after the 6 month mark. One of the main reasons is because there’s no more inspiration or creativity left.

When we come up with cool, new and creative idea’s, our brain is pulling it from something that we’ve already seen, read, or tried before.

If you’re not constantly exposing yourself to new cool things, your brain will run out of things to pull from. (In other words, the well will run dry.)

It is said that most successful business owners read about 40 books a year, and most successful bloggers read new articles weekly!

If you haven’t been educating yourself as much lately, I challenge you to learn something new related to your success online daily!

Do You Really Need a Blog, or Do You Just Need a Site?

https___unlockingyoursuccess.online_2018_04_30_do-you-really-need-a-blog-or-do-you-just-need-a-site_This is going to be short, sweet, and to the point because it seems to be a major question that everyone has when starting out in their online entrepreneurship journey. “Do I need a blog or a regular site?” I want you guys to read this article thoroughly because being an online entrepreneur is not exactly easy-peezy but totally worth it. The goal for everyone should be to work smarter not harder!

Throughout my blogging journey, I’ve seen a lot and I’ve answered a lot of question’s but out of everyone I’ve observed and consulted it really just boils down to one major question.

Are you doing more than you need to for your business?

I may get a lot of backlash from this blog post being that there’s a lot of bloggers claiming that if you have a business, you NEED a blog.

That’s not necessarily the case for every business. In some cases, it can hurt you more than help you! You may just need a site that say’s here’s what I’m offering, and here’s how you can get it.

Even though I don’t offer it as a service, a lot of my viewers email me asking if I’d be willing to help them start up their blog. Although I’m willing to help either way, after talking about their business plans and goals, I often times find out that a site would be more beneficial to them, especially if their main focus is to sell.

Having a blogging site vs. just a regular site does not determine the amount of profits or traffic you will bring in to your site, your marketing strategy does.

Here are a few questions to take into consideration when making your choice:

  • Do you like writing?
  • Do you have or can make the extra time to be consistent with posting quality content?
  • Do you already have a solid following, and what are they used to? (They may or may not need the extra content.)
  • Does your business require you to build a relationship/rapport with your viewers? For an example, you may just have a clothing store. Unless you’re teaching others how to sell clothes or something of that sort, there’s no need for a blog.

Hopefully those questions can help you guys out big time, especially if you’re new to this world.

Here’s a few detailed reason’s why I DON’T recommend blogging if you answered “no” to majority of the questions above:

  • If you don’t like writing, in my professional opinion I wouldn’t recommend building a blog on your site. This is coming from a place of love for your business. I believe there’s room for everyone to be a successful online entrepreneur with the right strategy and marketing tools. If you don’t like writing, it will show in your articles which will hurt your reputation. Stick with your strong points and build on them to make them stronger! It’s totally okay if your weakness is writing, you can work on it, I just wouldn’t recommend making it the focus of your business.
  • Let’s just face it, no matter how productive you are there are just some things we don’t have time for. Unless you can afford to pay someone to write regularly on your blog, you’re going to be doing most of the work. If you cannot free up the time to write a ton of content, that is totally okay! Without my super tight schedule, I wouldn’t have the time either. There are online entrepreneurs kicking butt with a simple Linktree site, and others with a fabulous Shopify site. Neither platforms are made for blogging but both are used by top entrepreneurs who bring in major profits each month!
  • If you already have a solid following that is amazing! Especially if you built it in a world where everyone now believes you need a blog to generate major traffic. If you have loyal customers or a certain type of branding or business style/way of doing things that your viewers are used to, I don’t recommend straying too far away from that. Two things can happen if you do, your viewers will grow to love it or they will dislike it. If they dislike it, that can be reputation suicide which will be hard to come back from.

Remember, the goal is to work smarter not harder.

How to SEO a Blog Post and Website

Tired of pouring your heart and soul into your website, writing valuable content and hearing crickets?

No worries, you’re in the right place. I’m going to help you go from hearing crickets to having a community of raving fans so that you can start making the income you know you deserve and start truly living the “laptop lifestyle”.

There’s truly only three key things you need to know and learn to master SEO:

  • How to niche down effectively
  • Keyword and key phrase research
  • How to write 2,000+ word articles that keep your audience informed and engaged

If you’re wanting to boost your website ranking in search results across the board, SEO is the way to go. Actually, to increase your ranking in search results, it is vital! If you’re not sure what exactly SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is as of yet, here is the textbook definition:

Search Engine Optimization:

The process of increasing the number of visitors to a website by ensuring that the site appears high on the list of results returned by a search engine.

To sum things up for you, it makes your website closer to the top of the page which means more views and clicks for you.

If you knew you could learn one skill that would in return help you generate thousands of traffic and would later result in thousands of dollars so that you could start living out your “laptop lifestyle”…wouldn’t you want to learn that skill?

Just a heads up in case you’re interested: 

Right now, my powerful SEO course on how to attract your target audience, 10X your traffic and blog income in the next 90 days is 75% off. I wont be offering it for much longer so if you’re really serious about growing your traffic, head on over there now and snag this amazing deal!

 

The Before Math

Before looking into SEO and how you can increase your traffic, we want to make sure the people that are viewing your content actually need what you’re offering, otherwise all of your hard work would be done in vain and I don’t want that for you.

All it takes is a bit of quick target market research to be sure you’re targeting the right people with your content.

When targeting the right people, search engine optimization will not only become a lot easier for you but you’ll find that it’s also a lot easier to monetize your blog too because then you’d have a target audience full of people who need what you have to offer and are willing to buy.

I bet you’re now wondering “perfect, how do I do the market research”.

It’s pretty simple. There are many different ways to conduct target market research but the easiest way to find out what content you should be creating to attract the right kind of people to you is to simply ask them.

You would be surprised how many people would be willing to openly tell you what they’d like to see on your blog. Compile a list and use that list to pull from whenever you’re creating content.

Now that you know for sure you are creating content that your audience wants and needs…it’s time to dig into search engine optimization so that you can start attracting them to you in droves by the thousands.

Think, thousands of raving fans looking to you as the “go to” person!

This is the most powerful part because it’s what allowed me to make over $10,000 alone in the last few months.

Search engine optimization basics:

The most important tip everyone should know when it comes to search engine optimization and how to make it work for you is to learn the power of keywords and key phrases.

When I say “key words” and “key phrases” I mean little pieces of gold. It’s the basis of how search engines (yep including Google) organizes each piece of content. Once you master using the right keywords within the right context, it’s only a matter of time before your website lands first page.

There’s many different ways to find key words that work for you and your niche, the first step is putting yourself inside your target audiences shoes. If you were them, what would you be typing into Google?

Think of different words and phrases your target audience would use or questions they would ask and then use that to attract them.

If you want specifics like:

  • Where do I look for my target audience to ask them questions
  • What specific questions do I ask them to get the answers I need
  • How do I know if a keyword will perform well
  • In what context should I be using the keyword/phrase for it to perform it’s best

Then I highly recommend taking my course Search Engine Optimization 101, which is currently available for 75% off. Enrollment wont stay open for long being that I have to take it down soon to help those who have already enrolled.

If you were completely in the dark about it till now, Search Engine Optimization 101, is a course I created to:

  • Give you my day to day guide on exactly how I do powerful market research to attract my target audience to me on a regular basis
  • Teach you everything you need to know about search engine optimization
  • Teach you exactly how/where to find powerful keywords/phrases
  • Teach you exactly how to structure your post so that your audience see’s it’s value so that you’re able to help them by selling to them

Sharing this with you because I just don’t want you to miss out…I always get a ton of emails after I close a course and this one is powerful! With this special link, I’m offering 75% off to those who read my blog. There’s no code needed. 

How many Keywords or phrases do I use on one page?

The sky is the limit. Of course, there’s a right and a wrong way to go about this which we will dig deep into.

Now, I’m not saying to go and plaster a lot of words that mean the same thing into one post or on one page to rank in search engines.

The algorithm will eventually pick up on that especially if the keywords/phrases are not related to the actual content.

You want to use as many related key words and phrases as possible in a way that it fits into the content of your article or website copy.

The best way to go about this is to use long tailed key phrases: instead of a simple keyword, a long tailed key phrase is more than one word put together to either almost or fully form a sentence.

Again, we want to put ourselves in our target audiences shoes. Imagine what they’re typing into Google and use it as inspiration. (This is why doing market research the right way is so important.)

Example of a long tailed key phrase: “How to rank first page in Google”

I go way more in depth with you on this in Search Engine Optimization 101 so that you’re completely in the loop about what to do and what not to do. I’ve saved hundreds of bloggers from years of trial and error.

I’m super passionate about this because I was there at one point and I completely understand what it’s like to feel like you’re doing everything right but at the same time still feel like you’re not doing enough.

It can be super discouraging and I want to be the bringer of good news! There’s another way for you, an easier way.

Click here to learn more about Search Engine Optimization 101 before enrollment closes. Don’t forget it’s 75% off today which makes it only $25 and there’s no code needed. This offer will be going away really soon!

Do I need an SEO Plugin?

This might trigger some people but no. I know a lot of bloggers will read this and cringe a little bit but the truth is, with or without an SEO plugin, with the right strategy you can rank in the same amount of time.

I’m sharing this from a place of love. I’ve had many clients express to me that they’ve tried everything to gain traffic and then they go on to say “I even installed Yoast SEO”. It’s not harming your traffic but it’s not making much of a difference either.

The same goes for any SEO plugin. Myself and many of my clients are living proof that you don’t need a plugin to boost your ranking. In fact, I don’t suggest it…because you can gain so much more powerful results with only a simple system put in place once staying consistent.

My strategies are based on what Google 100% tells us works.

How long does it take to rank first page?

How long does it take to rank first page on Google is the most famous question I’ve received from those who enroll in Search Engine Optimization 101 and I love answering this question because it allows me to help you set realistic expectations.

It takes Google between four days and six weeks to crawl (or index) a new site. There are a few people who have claimed their site has been indexed in less than four days but the average time period is around four days to six weeks.

Once Google crawls your site, you’ll then be searchable through the search engine. This means that you’ll be in the results but may not be on the first page just yet. Once your SEO results start to truly kick in, it’s averaged at about four to six months before you’ll start ranking first page.

This is all assuming you’ve found your flow and started implementing SEO effectively on your site and blog post.

What to do if SEO seems overwhelming?

If you just started studying search engine optimization or you’ve been working with it for a while…I completely understand how it can seem overwhelming.

A quick reminder: I was there!

For an entire year, I avoided search engine optimization like the plague. It confused me and every time I sat down to try and figure it out I got confused even more.

After many months of trial and error I found a simple strategy that has worked for many of my clients and myself included.

I designed Search Engine Optimization 101 so that the only overwhelming feeling you might get is how you’re going to organize all of your amazing content ideas that are 100% certain to rank high in search engines once published…and even then, I created an organizational system for that!

The offer will be expiring soon!

Click here to learn more or buy Search Engine Optimization 101 for 75% off – no code needed.

What to takeaway from this:

Anyone can learn how to make search engine optimization work for them. I’m not special, I truly mean that. I have helped so many people from so many backgrounds grow and monetize their blog so I know first hand that YOU CAN TOO!

When I first started, it was from absolute scratch with zero experience. I had no idea what I was doing and now I secure $8,000 – $10,000 each month with my blog.

I say this not to brag but to show you that it’s possible for you too!

>> LAST CALL just don’t want you to forget you can gain access to the course on Search Engine Optimization before it expires!

This is the course that will teach you:

  • How to conduct powerful market research to attract thousands of viewers to you on a regular basis
  • Teach you everything you need to know about search engine optimization
  • Teach you exactly how/where to find powerful keywords/phrases
  • Teach you exactly how to structure your post so that your audience see’s it’s value and you’re able to help them on a much higher level

You wont need any prior SEO knowledge. Just dive right in from the start and come out knowing everything you need to master SEO.

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How To Turn Your Viewers Into Buyers

https___unlockingyoursuccess.online_2018_03_24_how-to-turn-viewers-into-buyers_Before I decided to create unlockingyoursuccess.online/ I owned two other websites. They both turned out to be a major fail. The vision was there, I knew exactly where I wanted my business to go and what I wanted it to do. However, I was missing one very important aspect, a marketing strategy.

When most people see the word marketing, they think of pushy advertisements, and numbers. Trust me when I say that I am not exempt, I was like most people.

I thought marketing would be hard, and expensive so I just didn’t do much of it. I shared my websites on social media a few times and that was it. (big mistake)

Now, I love finding new ways to market my business. No seriously, it’s my definition of fun.

In fact, I love it so much, I’m going to show you exactly how to market your business like a pro.

So, grab your pen and paper. (& possibly coffee) cause it’s going to be a long one.

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Personalize your marketing strategy

I can’t even count on two hands how many times I’ve clicked on a great looking pin just to head over to their blog, and everything sounds robotic. Almost like, they’ve copied and pasted a script right off google.

You do not want that to be you, people will run from your website. It’s great to use guides as an example of how your marketing strategy should be, but you always want your readers to feel your personality.

Because your viewers can’t physically see you, there needs to be an indication that there’s actually a real person behind the screen that understands their problems and can actually help them. That indication is your personality. You can never have too much personality in your brand. It’s what makes your business stand out from all the copy-cats.

Spoon feed your viewers | Don’t be a salesman

One major mistake with my first two websites was that it was information overload. It was like I just kind of threw info products and prices at them as soon as they clicked on a link. I had a salesman mindset which came off as pushy. It wasn’t genuine, and my viewers could totally tell.

Treat your viewers as if they’re your babies (new born babies). They’re coming to your site for the first time, or reading your blog post for the first time so, this is all new to them. They’re hoping to learn something that they’ve never been taught before and they’re expecting you to teach it to them.

Here’s a check list that you should swear by:

1.) Build a relationship with your reader within the first few sentences. If you aren’t doing this, 9/10 of your readers are most likely clicking on to the next page without fully reading your content. They need to trust you. An example would be, “I want to help you because…..”

2.) After you’ve built rapport, jump right into the meat of your content. No fluff! I repeat, no fluff. It’s so annoying to read an entire blog post only to realize I didn’t actually take anything valuable away from it, and that it was all just a evil mind trick to get me to click on some pricey info product.

If you do this to your readers, they will most likely never read anything you post again. Which brings me to my next point…..

Give away a ton of free stuff

I know, it sounds crazy but trust me when I say this is a game changer.

There’s a ton of salesy people out there who will tell you “Put a price on everything.” Wrong!

Giving away valuable free content is the key to your success.

(And while I’m at it…Click here to check out this FREE roadmap on building a profitable blogging business.)

Not only will it drive an insane amount of traffic to your site, it will also build trust between you and your viewers. They may not buy the first time around but, after coming to your site for a while they’ll begin to trust that you’re not feeding them a bunch BS. So, when you do decide to present them with a sale, they’ll trust that their investment would help them out in the long run.

Give them proof

When it comes to buying a product or trying out something, nobody like to be first. I know, it’s tragic. Everyone want’s to know that someone else tried it out before them so they know it’s something they can trust.

How to give proof?

  • testimonials
  • analytics
  • reviews

This is not your show

It took me a while to realize that my website is not TheShannonShow.com. Yes, I’m running it but, it’s not about me even in the slightest. Unless you’re running a lifestyle blog (even then it’s tricky) nobody cares about your life. I know it’s sounds mean but it’s true.

Make your website all about them. What did they come to your site for? How can you help them?

Write everything as if you’re speaking directly to them face to face. As if it’s just you and your reader sitting down together for the first time.

Follow your visitors

I know, it sounds creepy right? But seriously, follow them!

When your visitors click off your site, that’s it they’re gone. There’s no way for you to keep in contact with them, like ever again.

Unless………….

You create opt ins for them. This way you will always be connected to them.

There is one major way to create opt ins for your visitors.

An email list. This is the most effective way!

And the last and most important thing is to make sure you place these opt-in EVERYWHERE!

Time to wrap things up

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Phew, this post was definitely information overload but, in a good way.

Today we learned:

  • How to add personality to your website.
  • How to walk your viewers through your website as new born babies.
  • Free valuable content is the key to your success.
  • How to build trust.
  • How to give your visitors proof.
  • How to stay connected with your visitors once they leave your website.

Gain instant clarity to confidently grow your blog and sell your offers consistently.
Download this free roadmap to learn the proven strategies today..
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