7 Smart Steps to Write a Money-Making Blog Post Every Week

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Every blog post you write should bring you profit.

The profit could be anything worthwhile – fresh readers, repeat readers, authority, sales, improved rankings and clients.

I want to quickly show you how to write a blog post that generates income for you every week.

It doesn’t matter how much you’ve struggled to achieve this goal in your business – just believe it’s possible. And every business failure will be gone.

Now, it all depends on how much you really want to make, and how consistent you want it to be.

I started blogging in 2011. Honestly, I feel like spanking myself right now due to the childish mistakes I made at the time.

Writing a post has never been difficult for me, but getting that post to generate money was my greatest nightmare.

As a blogger, you can’t build a business empire without money. In fact, it’d be silly to say that money is secondary. I believe it’s core. If you think otherwise, leave a comment.

Money is the pivot, by which every other success is hinged.

Specifically, here are 7 smart steps to write a post that will bring in the money:

Step #1: Write down your objective

You can’t get ahead in your blogging if you don’t know why you started in the first place. You see, your objective is the ‘reason why.’

Prior to 2011 when I started my first blog, I had been actively doing affiliate marketing.

Yes, I made some serious money with clickbank, but I realized that connecting with industry experts and building my own community could be easier with a blog.

And I was right. From that moment, I wrote down my objective. I wanted to establish authority, attract paying clients and best of all – make at least $3,000/month. Of course, there were months I didn’t win, but it’s okay – bloggers don’t win all the time.

Failure is part of winning. Don’t imagine or dream of it, you’ve to write it down. That’s where the power to move with speed lies.

Step #2: Build resourceful landing pages

Before you can write a money-getting blog post, you need a landing page. But you should stay away from affiliate-like landing pages that are focused on hijacking someone’s email address.

When you’re blogging, every step that you take is to enhance your brand. Because on the internet, what people say about you is much more important that what you say about yourself.

Build a landing page that can solve a particular problem. For instance, you could create a page that has a useful article on how to install wordpress software.

Beneath the page, you would embed an opt-in box and nudge readers to sign up to access a video tutorial that guides in the installation. It’ll work perfectly because most people prefer to watch a video, rather than read a bulky text.

Step #3: Craft a unique selling proposition

Your readers need to know what you stand for. That’s your unique selling proposition.

And what you can deliver. In a nut shell, they want you to stand out from the crowd, and shine a brighter light on them.

Getting people to opt-in to your list, buy your product and refer others is one of the easiest things to do, but if you don’t know how to do it – you’ll complain.

Look at successful bloggers like Danny Iny, Pat Flynn, Derek Halpern, Darren Rowse and a host of others, what do they’ve in common?

In the sea of thousands of bloggers who are drowning, these dudes have distinguished themselves. Remember that your USP is visible, it’s alive and it can connect with your readers. Take it seriously.

Step #4: Generate viral blog post ideas

All ideas are not created equally. Some ideas will go viral, why the others will sink in oblivion. In order to make money with this post of yours, you’ve to cover a topic that people are excited about.

That way, they’ll share it on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest and even cite in on their latest posts.

To generate viral post ideas, just visit buzzsumo.com

buzzsumo

Type in your primary domain name or topic/keyword you wish to write about and hit search. Let’s assume you want to find out Copyblogger’s posts that went viral. Go ahead, type “copyblogger.com” and hit “Go!”

copyblogger viral post

 

From the screenshot above, you can see that the topics that went viral and got thousands of shares on social media networks are Internet Marketing Education, Facebook Page, Infographic and so on.

Remember that you don’t have to reinvent the wheel. You already have an edge on topics that are hot right now and also evergreen.

Step #5: Connect with power users

Generating an idea that would likely go viral isn’t enough. You also have to connect with people who have the influence, zeal and authority to persuade their fans for you.

You can’t do it all by yourself – especially when you’re new to the game.

However, you’ve to understand how power users operate. Pro bloggers like Jon Morrow, Brian Clark, Chris G. and several others will not promote your post if it’s not useful or at least interesting.

And you don’t have to write text-based content only. Infographics, videos, podcasts and other forms of content would set you on course.

If you’re finding it difficult to create other forms of content, try these free tools: visme, piktochart, infogr.am, and visual.ly. Those are great tools for turning your ideas into a graphic-type post.

Step #6: Target long-tail keywords

Even after Google penguin and PBN de-indexing update, long-tail keywords still continue to rank better and generate targeted organic traffic. For your blog posts that will make money, you’ve to target this type of key phrases.

If at this stage you still expect me to advice you on keyword placement, then you’ve to be updated. You haven’t been reading enough, duh?

Anyways, stuffing keywords no longer work, but placing it on the title, as long as it reads fluently and doesn’t look deceptive, you’ll improve your rankings.

Inbound links can never be done away with – use blog outreach and press release to send juicy links to your ‘valuable post.’

Step #7: Monetize post with high-tick offers

The final piece of puzzle is to monetize your post with high-ticket offers.

Such affiliate offers will pay you at least $50/sale. Ideally, promote offers that you can earn up to $100 per sale or lead.

As your powerful blog post gets tweeted, liked on Facebook and stumbled upon by your readers and target audience, a lot of people would like to know more about you, and what products you have. Because they now trust and like you to an extent.

No matter your niche, you can find high-end affiliate offers at offervault and clickbank

What next…?

This 7-step process for writing a blog post that generates income may seem a little bit daunting, but it isn’t. You just have to read it again, and take advantage of those actionable tips in each step.

All in all, keep your mind open. Challenge yourself to change your own world just by writing well-researched, useful and evergreen blog posts.

As long as you monetize with relevant and high-end offers, your earnings will improve overtime.

Before you leave, I want you to do these:

  1. Tell me how you generate useful blog post ideas for your business?
  2. I did advice that you should monetize with high-ticket affiliate programs. How can you use it to earn you first $10,000 online? If you want a step-by-step guide, click here.

16 thoughts on “7 Smart Steps to Write a Money-Making Blog Post Every Week”

  1. A complete post. These all are the basics of building a money blog post. Most of the times, we are not consistent with our work and that is the reason we fail sometimes.

    Also, I’ve seen people working really hard but they are not making money accordingly. I noticed they were not passionate about the topics they write about.

    One needs to be passionate and should have an interest in the niche they work. Some of them also lack SEO knowledge.
    It’s becoming more competitive to work now.
    Anyways, Thank You for the article.

  2. Hello Michael! You have given smart insights. I think it’s all about being consistent, the problem is we know it all but we don’t do it. Smart work is important than hard work.
    It was difficult initially but now I know exactly what works for me.

    Coming back again here for more such informative articles.

  3. Michael,

    I agree with everything you said in this post, especially connecting with power users. I think we can add in one more to make it eight, however.

    Blog about what You Love, what you’re passionate about, your purpose in life or your calling. Whatever you want to call it, blog about something you truly enjoy and make sure you’re not choosing something based on the money you think you will make. I think many newbie bloggers miss this one.

    When you blog about your calling/passion/purpose, you’ll enjoy the work and it will come through. It’s a bit like a cook in the kitchen. If you cook because you love to cook, the food is always better tasting. If you cook because you have to cook or you’re told you have to, it probably won’t taste as good.

    Do what you’re passionate about and the money will be an amazing by-product. Follow Micheal’s advice above as you blog about your passion and you’ll be on the road to success very soon!

    Thanks for the wonderful post!

    Benjamin

  4. Great stuff buddy.

    I think analysing your competitors (to see for what profitable keywords they are ranking for) and using the right keywords within your content does the trick.

    Most people fail to make money blogging because they pick random topics and they never worry about having a sales funnel.

    Analysing competitors can alone work like a charm in finding profitable ideas for getting more traffic and sales to your sites.

    Thanks for the share.

  5. This is what I was looking for.

    I regularly visit this blog because I know everytime I can learn some awesome blogging tips here.

    I really agree with you “Write Down Your Objective” is the tip for making viral money making the blog post every week.

    “I started a Blog on Blogging and Hope it will be successful like you.”

    Thanks for writing such a wonderful article….

  6. Thank you Mike for your quality post. Its better to write a blog post for audience not for Search engines. Google is doing everything to provide better user experience to his users. This is why Google is more concerned about content quality.

  7. Thanks Michael for this great article… These are surely the stepping stones for building a success career in blogging and internet marketing… Keep updating us with more such great content… Cheers..

    1. I think it’s all about finding your target audience pulse and writing problem solving posts.

      Brian’s Skyscraper technique is an absolute winning strategy here and if used right can bring you a lot of leads, traffic and sales.

      The main issue with majority of the bloggers is they create crappy short length articles and expect a huge traffic from Google.

      Even Google is getting smarter in readability and only giving top rewards to the sites with high quality and authoritative content.

      Great insights dude!

  8. Hello kevin !

    This is indeed a great resource that would help cause a whole lot of difference on new bloggers.. The point is that people need to be acquainted with the right information.

  9. Mike has added tremendous value to me. I now generate passive income by giving away free marketing software. Its important to have a plan and stick to it. thanks*

  10. Connecting with power users works for me Mike. Create value where you are, to become valuable, and you’ll pop up on the radar of power players. Chris Brogan endorsed me twice, Yaro Stark, once, and I’ll be speaking at NYU in a few weeks because I intended to make power users my friend. I didn’t use them. I didn’t do anything other than inspire them to become my friends, by helping them out over time. I promoted them and commented on their blogs and good things flowed out of our relationships.

    The high tick offers deal works too. My freelance writing and blog coaching rates have been bumped up because as my client rates grow my skills are improving, and more than that, my time is at a premium. So as I land more clients I sell more services and I prosper accordingly. Know your worth, and charge it. Be disciplined. Don’t cave if someone tries to low ball you and don’t sell cheap products. Even my eBooks are about $13 a pop, because who can promise you how to Blog from Paradise? I also have world renowned endorsements, so I back it up.

    Mike, smart tips here. Thanks for sharing your insight with us.

    Ryan

  11. Hello there, MIKECODER, this was an excellent piece of intelligence every amateur website blogger should learn! I have bookmarked this, can’t stop learning! Thanks.

  12. Great post!
    I’m new to blogging and am quickly learning how to blog and how to draw in readers. I’m interested in using other forms to communicate my idea so I’ll be sure to check out your links on that.

    1. Thank you very much ELNA for making out time out of your busy schedule to read, comment and give an awesome suggestion. Make sure you subscribe to my list, so that you’ll be the next in line to get our post updates.

    1. Good to have you here Jeff. I’m glad the post was helpful for you. Hope to see you again here, because we’ve some valuable posts coming your way.

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