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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