Lost of people write blogs but not all are able to them earn from them. It maybe that you want to just receive enough income to pay for your web hosting or maybe you want to earn enough to live on – which ever you want to do here are three simple steps.
1 Add Google Adsense to your blog. It’s simple and if you are using WordPress (like this website) there are lots of great plugins to help. You may only earn a few pennies per click but over time the money will start to appear for websites with traffic. There are two downsides – first adverts can encourage visitors to leave your site and second Google Adsense does not payout until you have built up quite a stash (£60 for the UK).
2 Add some affiliate links. I have two main streams of affiliate link income – Amazon and Awin. Awin has a very broad range of partners and great link builder and reporting tools.
3. Link to any products and services you sell on other sites. So if you have an Etsy Shop, sell photos on Shutterstock or just a few products on eBay – link to them. You may also find that there is also an affiliate scheme for your shop too. – you can use Awin for Etsy and eBay has a partner program.
Last, you must also create great content – the more you add the more visitors you get and the more you eran.
Facebook Groups are a great way to meet and talk to people within. a common purpose. Whether that be a business idea, hobby or view of the world. I have successfully run a Facebook Group for some years and we often have 100 new members per day. Here are three things that I believe help you to grow a successful Facebook Group.
- Zero tolerance on bad behaviour. Set your rules and stick to them. If someone is breaking the rules or are trying to break the rules. – e.g no off-topic conversations – politics, money-making scams, etc – block them. Add some flag words to root-out posts that have keywords that you do not want to see. Not just swear words – add words like bitcoin, telegram and COVID. Warn people to be supportive and kind – if not mute or block them.
- Moderate and vet all new members and new posts. Check profiles and read the posts. This way you will make sure that you get the right people posting the right content. You will probably have to visit your Group at least once a day. Don’t allow controversial posts or post that are looking to annoy people and provoke a response. Try and prevent the ‘you are only a good person if you do the following’
- Actively participate in the Group. Welcome new members every day or week (there is a Facebook feature to make this easy). Add polls and posts yourself. Thank people for their posts and comments. Remove unwanted/rude comments. Encourage Group members to flag unwanted comments.
Visit my most successful Facebook Group and you will see the support we get in managing the Group – good luck
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There are hundreds of blog posts and help guides regarding how to be successful with a start-up business.
From my experience there are three things to get right.
1 – Design your business model. How are you going earn money, who are your customers and what are you selling.
2 – Start earning money as soon as possible. Don’t wait get the business model in place and see if it earns you money. Even if you are only earning a few pounds a week just make sure that the business model works.
3 – Think about the medium and long-term but manage the short term. Decide on where you want to be and how you are going get there but at the same time manage today’s customers, clients and supply chain.