How to profit from a blog / Step by step instructions

Easy to follow step by step instructions explain how to profit from a blog.

Millions of people have blogs. Few make any real profit. Why? Because they aren’t doing it the right way.

I have finally found help.

Don’t start writing yet / Don’t build an elaborate website

Save your money and time. Don’t build an elaborate website, or worse hire someone to build you an elaborate website. Your content is what is going to be the most important part of your blog. It will get you ranked in google and bring traffic towards your site.

You are going to need specific keywords, content that is useful and articles that help people.

There are plenty of free blogging sites that you can use. Don’t spend your money until you have written at least 100 articles. They should be between 800-4000 words.

Anything less than 100 articles will just be lost on page 40,000 in a google search.

You can set up your website or sites, get step by step training and start your first 100 blog posts for free here.

Wealthy Affiliate is the best free way to start making money from a blog.

Pick a niche or subject / The more specific the better

You will need to pick a specific subject to blog about. Let’s say you decide to blog about bikes. You will need to be very specific. How about downhill mountain bikes that are best for someone between 5’10” and 6’1″?

You need to be super specific to rank on any search engines.

No one wants to read general knowledge about a bunch of random topics. Pick a subject, then pick a subject within that subject. Then write about specifics.

Don’t expect results / Most don’t see a return for a year / 100 posts

Are you willing to post at least 3 articles a week for an entire year? Without seeing any return? If not then, QUIT NOW! Don’t bother trying to profit from a blog unless you are willing to put in the work and not receive a return for the first year.

You are going to need at least 100 articles before anyone other than your friends and family will see it. All 100 articles should be about the subject you have picked. So make sure it is something you won’t lose interest in.

Use keyword tools for titles / If not your blog will never be seen

You need to use a keyword tool like Jaxxy that comes free with Wealthy Affiliate. It will give you 100’s of ideas that you can use as subjects for your blog.

If you try to write content without proper training and research for keywords. You are wasting your time and energy. Without proper keywords you will just be another pile of words on the internet.

If you really want to profit and make income with a blog, then don’t quit! Keep at it. Follow the processes Wealthy Affiliate has built for you.

 

How to make a million dollars in a year $$

Imagine there are over 200 millionaires. They all went from zero to $1M in less than a year. They all used the same framework. Would you follow it?

I will walk you through how they did it and show you how to make a million dollars in a year.

Do you have time to make a million dollars this year? I will show you how to make a million dollars fast. Maybe not this year but how about next year? Or the year after that?

You’re not rich because you are not doing. . .

There are thoughts and there are actions. Start acting now and your success will follow.

30 millionaires share their secrets / If they lost it all. . .

They were asked the question. If you lost everything, your money, houses, cars, contacts, friends. What would you do from day 1 to day 30 to build yourself back to being a millionaire?

They all canceled Netflix / Quit Watching TV, Gaming, Drinking. . .

I noticed a theme with all the millionaires. They all say that to succeed they will need to focus and get rid of distractions. Most used Netflix as the example.

Whatever your vice is whether it be Netflix, going out for beers, watching endless hours of YouTube, video games, etc. You will need to lose the distraction.

Remember, once you make your first million $$ you can go back to these time wasters if you want.

Work long hours / Get up early or go to bed late

You will need some time to yourself. Get up before the family to ensure you have time to commit with no distractions.

If you get more done at night. Stay up for an hour or two after the family goes to bed. This is when you can focus and get things done.

Find a quiet space to work. Even if you have to clear out the corner of a closet and wear noise cancellation headphones. You are going to need to plan on working 10 hour days for a month or so to get things started.

Talk to the fam / Explain that you need less distraction

Explain to your family that you need to focus for a short period of time so that you can spend more time with them in the future.

I am not saying that you should miss your kids sporting events or ignore your family. Just make sure they are aware of what is going on and be open to discuss any issues they may have. Plan out the days so you will have some time with the family and still make time to work.

They all used the same software / And a similar process

There wasn’t one person on the list of millionaires that “made it” without building a list.

They all used sales funnel websites, social media, email marketing and a handful of other software. It doesn’t matter what field they are in or what product they are selling. They all used a similar process.

Most built their list through Facebook groups. So pick a few large Facebook groups in your business field and start creating value to the other users.

If you are not willing to use some type of networking media, you won’t be able to make it. You don’t have to use them all. Stick to one or two that you are comfortable with and put all your energy into those.

I challenge you to follow their process for the next 30 days

Pick your niche, something you know a decent amount about. It could be a hobby like guns, surfing, or biking. Maybe it is what you do for work. A business that you have started? Whatever it is you need to be as specific as possible.

What do you have to lose??

To start your path to the 1st million $$. Join here. . .

The 30-Day Millionaire Challenge aka OFA Challenge

You will have coaching and training from different millionaires from different niches like real estate, e commerce, charity organizations, fitness coaches, etc.

Every day will unlock a new training and a new task

Here are the basics from day 1 to day 30

The 30-Day Millionaire Challenge aka OFA Challenge

 

Day 1- Find an idea or product to sell. . .

  • Do you have any hobbies?
  • Do you have expertise in your job?
  • Do you have a story worth telling?

Day 2- Pitch your idea or product to a friend. . .

  • Do you believe in it enough to be told no by 99 people to sell it to 1 person?
  • Make a list of questions that you are asked about your product idea or story.

Day 3- Build your offer for what you are selling. . .

  • Answer any doubting questions people may have about it.
  • Brainstorm any extra products or ideas that you could offer with it. (Upsell)

Day 4- Create different levels of your product or idea. . .

 

  • Example-
  • Book- $9.95
  • Software- $99.95/one time
  • Service-$99.95/ month
  • etc.

Day 5- Create the framework for your product, service or idea. . .

 

  • Chances are this will take more than one day-Don’t worry we will work more on this next week.
  • Create a guide for your product, service or idea.

Day 6- Catch up on the weeks work. . .

 

  • Use the weekend to create anything you are missing.
  • Spend time with family if you are all caught up.
  • In your spare time perfect your idea.

Day 7- Day off

 

  • Catch up day, regain focus for the week to come.

The 30-Day Millionaire Challenge aka OFA Challenge

Day 8- Publishing

 

  • Publish your product or idea on social media, YouTube, blog etc.
  • Choose a good place to start telling people about your idea. If it is a video product you may want to use YouTube.
  • If you are selling a book your clientele is probably more into blog reading.
  • Get the idea?

Day 9- Prove how your product will benefit or change a person’s life. . .

 

  • What problem are you solving?
  • What desire, struggle, conflict or achievement are you selling?

Day 10- Create your story. . .

 

  • How did you end up where you are?
  • Tell the story like a movie
  • High point, struggle, low point, epiphany, transformation, etc.

Day 11- Create a hook for your idea. (get people interested)

 

  • How to use _________ to improve your ________
  • _____ will change your life by __________
  • Save $1000 by using this __________
  • Are terrible ________ ruining your life? Try _________.

Day 12- Go over what you have done. . .

 

  • Go over what you have done so far.
  • Organize your work.

Day 13- Catch Up

 

Day 14- Day Off / Catch Up

  • Relax, get some rest. Get ready for the next week.

The 30-Day Millionaire Challenge aka OFA Challenge

Day 15- Create a sales funnel. . .

 

  • Think of ways to generate leads
  • Try making your first sale

Day 16- Start working on building your website. . .

 

  • Build a website that sells.
  • If you don’t know how to do this, find someone to do it for you.

Day 17- Combine your hooks with your story and create an offer. . .

  • Use your hook and story to create an offer for your idea.
  • Publish your hooks, stories and offers to your website.

Day 18- Test your sales website. . .

  • Use your friends or current email list to see if it is something people will consider buying.
  • This will get you some feedback.
  • And a little traffic to your site.

Day 19- Come up with a one time offer. . .

  • Offer something that is related to your idea.
  • Something like one on one training with you.
  • Or two for the price of one.

Day 20- Catch Up Day

  • This has been a lot so far
  • This is where most people quit and get overwhelmed
  • The reason everyone is not a millionaire is that most don’t make it to this point

Day 21-Day Off

The 30-Day Millionaire Challenge aka OFA Challenge

Day 22- Bring traffic to your site

  • Add a link to your site on everything. Email signature, Facebook profile, YouTube channel, Blog etc.
  • Email your entire inbox telling them about your new idea, product or service

Day 23- Find influencers in your niche

  • Create a list of 100 popular people in your field
  • Try to contact all 100 people
  • Ask for advice (you will probably only get a hold of 5 or 10 if you are lucky)

Day 24- Start leaving comments on your 100 person list

  • Leave valuable information and content on influencers media
  • Comment on everything you know anything about
  • Try to be the 1st to comment

Day 25- Try running ads

  • Run a Facebook or Google ad (start with $10/day)
  • Don’t blow your savings just do a small test ad

Day 26- Fine tune your sales offer

  • Go over your sales offer with a test group.
  • See if people who are interested in your idea are engaged.
  • If you are selling a bike and a bike enthusiast loves your product. Make sure they like your offer!

Day 27- Immerse yourself

  • Commit yourself to this every day for a year.
  • Learn everything you can about your idea’s field.

Day 28- Stay committed

  • This is where people fail. They aren’t fully committed.
  • Focus on your million dollar business.

Day 29-Make a daily checklist

  • Make a list of tasks and do it every day.
  • Hire a Virtual assistant to do things you don’t want to.

Day 30- Tweak everything for the rest of the year

  • Constantly tweak things that are not performing.
  • Make sure to double down on things that are working.

What\ do you have to lose??? What do you have to gain??? Is it worth committing yourself for a year???

To start your path to the 1st million $$. Join here. . .

How to choose the right business entity – Should I open an LLC ??

Deciding how to choose the right business entity can be a daunting task. I will try to clear it up for you and give you some easy solutions.

Starting a New Business? / Sole Proprietor, Partnership or LLC

A sole proprietorship is the most common type of business entity. It is also the most basic. Under a sole proprietorship the owner is responsible for EVERYTHING.

If you take on debt you are personally responsible for paying it back. If something happens legally and you don’t have insurance to cover it. You are responsible for anything that happens while in business.

For taxes any income after expenses that is made with a sole proprietorship is taxed as personal income.

Sole Proprietor Pros

  • A sole proprietor has control over the business.
  • A sale or transfer can take place at the discretion of the owner.
  • No extra corporate taxes.
  • Minimum legal costs to form compared to a corporation.
  • Few formal business requirements.

Sole Proprietor Cons

  • The owner can be personally liable for the debts and obligations
  • This liability can be caused as a result of acts committed by EMPLOYEES of the company.
  • All responsibilities and decisions are the owner’s responsibility.
  • Others won’t usually invest in a sole proprietorship

A Partnership has most of the same attributes of a sole proprietor. The main difference is that instead of one owner being responsible for the business 2 or more owners are equally liable for a business.

An LLC aka Limited Liability Company is a way to safe guard you being liable for everything in the business. With an LLC you are still taxed similarly than a sole proprietorship or partnership but you are released of a lot of personal liability.

LLC Pros

  • The business owner isn’t liable for all the businesses debts.
  • In most cases the owner is not liable for lawsuits against the business.
  • You can name the business whatever you would like if you file a FBN. (Fictitious Business Name)

LLC Cons

  • You need to pay extra state fees yearly for filing and registration.
  • There are more laws you have to follow with LLC’s.
  • You MUST keep all bank accounts and financial records separate from personal accounts.
  • You must keep LLC in the name of the business. Ex. John’s Plumbing LLC.

    How to open a Limited Liability Company?/ Do you need a lawyer?

    If you want to go at it alone you can technically open an LLC on your own. It is not required to hire a lawyer to open your own LLC. But it would be much easier and time effective to, at the least, hire a site like legal zoom, rocket lawyer or a similar site.

    Every state has a different process for forming an LLC so you will have to contact your specific states guidelines to file.

    You will need a few things to get the process started

    • Money for a filing fee. (different for every state but usually close to $300 a year)
    • A proper operating agreement (This states the rules of your company)
    • An EIN and a bank account dedicated to only your business
    • You will also need to keep proper accounting records and report them annually to your city and state

    If any of this seems out of your area of expertise you may want to consider hiring a local lawyer or using an online service like the ones listed in this article.

    Are you ready to from a business entity? / What are your sales?

    If you are starting a new business, you may want to hold off on deciding how to structure your business. I wouldn’t spend much time forming a business entity until you are ready to make sales. If you don’t have any sales or employees you won’t need to worry as much about being liable for anything.

    Make sure to keep all receipts for anything tied to your business. This way you will be able to keep track of your expenses and be ready for tax time.

    Before you decide to file for a C-Corp, S-Corp, LLC, Partnership or Sole Proprietorship you may want to do a little more research and set up a 30-min consultation with a trusted business lawyer.

    What do you have to lose? / Is it worth risking everything

    you want peace of mind. Open an LLC.

    If you don’t want to be personally liable. Open an LLC.

    If you own a home and don’t want to lose it. Open an LLC.

    If you have nothing to lose. You may want to consider a Sole Proprietorship.

    The decision is up to you but I recommend an LLC to help you sleep at night. All the fees associated with opening the LLC are tax detectable so if you have a profitable business it doesn’t really cost you anything. When you think of it this way it is a no brainer.

    Better safe than sorry.  

    This is just an opinion from my experiences. This is not legal advice. If you want legal advice I recommend you use one of the services below or hire a licensed attorney.

    Nolo

    Legal Zoom

    Rocket Lawyer

    Please leave any questions or comments you have below.

    I hope this helps you decide which business entity is right for your business.