You can’t make money blogging because NO ONE has ever made money blogging.
Just like NO ONE ever made money “radio-ing”…
Outside of paid subscriptions, media doesn’t “make” money…media captures attention and presents relevant products and services.
In other words: MEDIA SELLS STUFF!!!
Blogs are media…if you want to make money blogging you have to SELL SOMETHING!
Here are a few ideas for things you can sell:
- Sell advertising (good luck with that…)
- Sell your own products or services (a.k.a. be your own best advertiser)
- Sell a subscription to a premium level of your blog
- Sell someone else’s products or services (affiliates, joint ventures, licensing, etc.)
If you want to see someone who does a good job of selling from their blog without looking like they’re selling, check out my buddy, Neil Patel’s, blog over at: QuickSprout.com
Just don’t take your queue from this blog, because it doesn’t make any money.
Probably because it doesn’t sell anything.
P.S. So what do you think? Do you have a blog that’s making money? If so, how?