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How We Made $4,000 from One Epic Blog Post

  1. 1. HOW WE MADE $4,000+ From One Blog Post ALL IT TAKES IS ONE GREAT POST TO PUT YOU ON THE MAP JeffBen This is how we made our One Great Post …on a brand new website
  2. 2. THE POST BACKSTORY After experiencing success with starting our own business online, Ben and I wanted to branch out and help other people do the same. So we created Breaking The One Percent- a blog designed to help readers with all aspects of entrepreneurship and personal finance. It’s a headline that’s almost impossible to ignore: Make Money at Home: Ideas for an Extra $1,000 Each Month This was one of the first posts on our website, but it’s also one of the most useful. The article lists 11 ways to make extra money, ranging from the quick buck to more time-intensive hustles. P.S.- Blogging is one of the items on the list (and also my favorite). Here’s our step by step guide to start your own blog, if you haven’t already
  3. 3. WHAT MADE THIS POST INSANELY PROFITABLE It has a title that just begs you to click on the article It offers a solution to a problem It’s optimized to be easily shared It’s easy to read It uses affiliate links effectively We leveraged Pinterest to an extreme degree
  4. 4. 1. YOUR HEADLINE IS CRAZY IMPORTANT Your headline should accomplish two major goals for each blog post: • It should compel people to click on it and promote a tangible outcome to those that do read your article. • It should contain a relevant long-tailed keyword that will help the article perform well for search engine traffic. Long-tailed keyword Tangible Outcome Your headline is the only chance you get to convince someone they should read your stuff. Take your time and create a well thought out title that accomplishes what you want, while staying true to the content of your article.
  5. 5. 2. PEOPLE WANT SOLUTIONS. GIVE THEM JUST THAT! With so much content floating out there on the internet, you really need your stuff to be useful in order to stand out from the crowd. Even though this particular article is a list of 11 ideas to make extra money, it contains over 40 outbound links. That’s a lot of resources, all stuffed into one value-filled post. It always comes back to adding value to your readers. And if you’re not giving them value, why are you even writing? Optimized Image Pinterest3. MAKE IT SHAREABLE It’s hard to make money from an article if you are not generating traffic. And it’s hard to generate traffic if your content is not easily shareable. SumoMe Social Sharing Plugin (…Download it)
  6. 6. 4. IT MUST BE EASY TO READ Forget every term paper you ever wrote. If you write your blog articles the same way, you won’t make it very far. Does this look like a fun read to you? No. No it does not. Tips to make your content more readable: • Break it up using headings • Don’t use big words. They’re an easy way to lose your readers. • Be conversational • Use short sentences with simple structure (i.e., avoid run on sentences like the plague) So don’t write your blog posts like this.
  7. 7. 5. STRATEGICALLY USE AFFILIATE LINKS Affiliate marketing is a form of advertising that can be incredibly lucrative. It’s how we’ve made over $4,000 from a single blog post. Basically, companies pay you to refer readers to their products and services. If one of your readers ends up buying from the company (or signing up) after clicking on your referral link, you get a commission on that referral. This is great because you don’t have to deal with any product delivery or customer support issues, and you can refer thousands and thousands of customers. This particular article contains several affiliate links related to making money. Between paid online surveys, driving for Uber, and opening an investment account with TradeKing, we are promoting a lot of different companies in the post. Here’s the trick, though: Put your highest converting items FIRST in your content. Highest Converting Items Listed First Putting your highest converting affiliates first, even if they aren’t the highest paying, is a really smart move to maximize your earnings.
  8. 8. 6. USE PINTEREST ABOVE ALL OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA Long story short, Pinterest was where we got 99% of our traffic to this article. And we didn’t pay a dime to promote it. Our 30-day old account reaches over 100k people per month, with no paid advertising. •Get a Business Account and Set up Rich Pins •Create a “Best Of” Board •Make Multiple Pins for Each Blog Post •Brand Your Pins to Stand Out •Join as Many Relevant Group Boards as Possible •Put Things on Autopilot with a Pin Scheduler •Reapply to the Group Boards You Never Heard Back From Be sure to read our comprehensive Pinterest guide. Note: This process takes a lot of time to execute, but it’s the best investment you can make for your new blog. PINTEREST STRATEGY OVERVIEW
  9. 9. PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER One article. $4,000 and counting. And we’re just getting started. Are you ready take the challenge and get serious about making money from blogging? No matter what topic you choose to focus on, with the right strategies, your blog can: connect you with millions of people… get your ideas out into the world… and make you more money than you could ever dream of making at your 9 to 5. It definitely is not easy, but I can tell you first hand that it truly has the power to change your life if you stick to it. As long as you stay true to your values and focus on promoting companies that you believe in (and are relevant to your niche), you can do very well in this space. In case you haven’t checked it out, here’s our step by step guide to start your own blog, if you haven’t already. Get on it!! LET’S GET IN TOUCH We are committed to helping our readers succeed in their online hustles. Have a burning question for us? Let us know! Drop us an email: jeffproctor@breakingtheonepercent.com benhuber@breakingtheonepercent.com
  • davidabaileyjr

    May. 5, 2017

It only takes one great blog post to put you on the map. This is the strategy behind our One Great Post.

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