Last Updated on June 18, 2021 by scottkandh
This post covers the question of why bloggers need to know about Profitable Content if they want to monetize their blog/website.
This post contains affiliate links, I’ll make a commission at no extra cost to you should you click through and make a purchase.
I’m trying to turn the corner by turning my affiliate clicks into links. This post contains tips and suggestions to help your blog so that it can begin to start monetizing. I primarily don’t have too many physical products so monetizing for me is primarily via affiliate marketing. There’s no one way for a blogger to make money. What may work for one blogger, may not work for another so you have to be creative and keep going.
The theme that runs consistent with blogs making money is that you need to be able to drive traffic to your blog. Once that starts happening continue to examine what’s working and reevaluate till you reach your monetizing goals. In other words, be patient, and keep going.
A good way to get people to your affiliate links is with the use of a program called ThirstyAffiliates. You can add URLs to your affiliate links and the new URL link that is created is more friendly than the one that you were using in the first place. If you’re interested, you might want to read the post that I wrote called: How I gained tremendous clicks by using Thirsty Affiliates.
Driving traffic to your blog.
Driving the traffic to your blog is something that doesn’t happen right away, it has to be nurtured and looked after very carefully. Educate yourself with the tools to grow your blog. If you’d like to grow your blog, please take a look at my post called: 100 Recipes for ways to Grow “your” Blog.
By all means if you find something that works good for you, those are the kinds of tips that you’ll want to share with other bloggers.
What makes content profitable?
In examining my blog, I use a lot of creative content to draw people to my blog (i.e. the Star Trek pins and Top 10 Creative photos from Pinterest). In order to have a blog that monetizes well there are several factors that you need to be concerned with:
- I’ve heard that there’s one approach of when you write your blog post you shouldn’t be concerned with it if it’s going to make a profit or not. On the other hand, if you want to monetize your blog you need to know and understand what makes your content profitable. I’m still doing my research on this element of “profitable content”.
Here’s a good definition of “profitable content”.
“Profitable content” is something that educates and attracts others and serves a purpose.
To me what makes the most sense is that as a blogger that is seeking to monetize my site (or yours for that matter), you should be cognizant of what is meant by profitable content.
I’m not very well versed in this arena, so I’m going to be going to the drawing board to see what I can find out on this matter.
- Are you drawing in your visitors with something that is profitable? Sometimes it may non-profitable posts that are drawing your visitors. This is the situation of my main posts that are bringing traffic to my blog. The main traffic doesn’t fall into the definition of profitable content. So, in my particular case I need to be innovative to have my visitors look at other parts of the blog if they fall on my top blog posts.
- What innovative ways are using to connect your visitors to other parts of your blog? I like to use the feature within Yoast SEO to look at posts that are interrelated and build my site’s Search Engine Optimization (SEO). To learn about SEO, please visit my post: SEO Checklist items for WordPress blogs. This post contains a lot of tips and suggestions to master SEO and has several checklists and even an SEO e-Book that you can download.
- Research the right amount of good balance of content that is both profitable and
non-profitable. I’ll be looking for the right percentage and I’ll update that information when I find it.
- When using affiliate links offer something so specific your reader can’t buy it anywhere else.
Here are some links that pertain to “profitable content”:
- What new bloggers need to know about Profitable Content
- How to Make Your Content Marketing Profitable – Neil Patel
- Five Inexpensive ways to create highly profitable content
- 4 things you don’t know about creating profitable content
- What is Profitable Content? – Mommy on Purpose
- 10 Secrets to Profitable Content Marketing – GrowthLab
- The Only 10 Ways to Make Money from Content Marketing
- How to Make Your Blog Content Profitable
Tips for bringing traffic to your blog:
- Read my post called 100 Recipes for ways to Grow “your” Blog. It contains 100 posts for a variety of ways to help you grow your blog.
- Try to identify trending topics.
Definition of Trending topic: “On Twitter, a word, phrase, or topic that is mentioned at a greater rate than others is said to be a “trending topic” or simply a “trend”. Trending topics become popular either through a concerted effort by users or because of an event that prompts people to talk about a specific topic. “ Wikipedia. In summary, topics that get searched a lot.
- Write your trending topic post and be sure that it’s SEO friendly. Keep in mind that trending topics tend to change on a daily basis. So, you need to be sure to publish your information in a timely basis as it pertains to a trending topic.
- Create a how-to post. If there’s a problem that everyone is having write a post that solves the problem. The more complicated the problem, the longer your post should be in the number of words.
- Use a program called Headline Analyzer which is within MonsterInsights by Google Analytics. This program will allow you to take a critical look at your headlines to ensure that the title captivates your reader’s interest. The higher the score, the more likely that it’ll get clicked on. I love this program. For example, for this post, I raised the headline score from 48 to 69.
- Build up your fan base by using social media (i.e., Facebook). Join Facebook groups and actively engage in the Facebook Group conversations. Other bloggers are often providing answers to people’s questions. Don’t overdo it by answering too many questions, that might get you blocked by the Facebook administrator. Self-promotion is usually not allowed on Facebook so you have to carefully read the rules.
- Create relationships with other bloggers (especially with ones that are in the same niche as you). Don’t view other bloggers as competitors, instead think of them as being your biggest asset to help you grow your blog. You do this by creating meaningful relationships.
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