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.

Click HERE to join!

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!

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.
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