How to Start a Successful Blog and Make Money Online (Over $1,000 per Month)

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What most people don’t tell you about blogging, it’s not about how you monetize.

Monetizing is how you make money.

It’s actually about how you generate traffic. If you don’t have a ton of visitors coming to your website, you can’t make money.

I don’t care if you want to make 500 bucks or a million bucks. It doesn’t matter what the number is.

Without people, you’re not going to generate any income.

So let’s first go over how you can generate more traffic.

#1: The first thing you need to create long-form content. If you read any blog post on, what do you notice?

The content just keeps scrolling and scrolling, and it’s long. Why?

Because content that’s over 2,000 extra words will tend to rank on page one of Google.

Now that you’ve got that out of the way, you need also to be blogging on topics that you’re familiar with.

You have to be blogging about something that you’re passionate about.

Now that we got that out of the way, I want you to go to BuzzSumo. Go to BuzzSumo. Type in keywords related to the topics you want to blog on.

Once you type in the keywords, you’ll see a list of all the other popular posts based on social shares.

It’s sorting the content in your industry based on what’s popular. So you want to take those articles. And let’s say someone’s writing an article on online marketing. They’re breaking down ten ways to boost your traffic.

You want to go super in-depth and be like; you know what? I’m not going to write on ten ways to boost your traffic.

I’m going to write about 101 ways to boost your traffic.

Do you see how that’s crazy? And that’s right; it is crazy.

When you go so above and beyond, no one’s going to copy you.

I don’t care if you’re going after consumers or other businesses, going super in-depth with your articles is what causes you to do the best.

It’s that simple.

Now that we covered the traffic portion let’s go over how you can make money.

$1,000 a month in blogging isn’t much money.

5,000 isn’t a lot either. And I’m not saying that because I’m making somewhere in the seven figures per month.

I’m saying that because there’s a lot of people who are crushing it with their blog and they’re making way more than I am.

So what’s the key to doing well? Most people think it’s about putting AdSense on your site and getting ad clicks.

Yes, you can make money that way. Some people think it’s about promoting affiliate offers.

Again, you can make money that way. And if you’re not sure what affiliate marketing is, that’s all about driving traffic to someone else’s website. And when those visitors convert into customers, you get paid.

But if those visitors don’t convert into customers, you’re not going to get a single penny. And then there are other forms, such as selling ebooks or digital courses or running webinars and selling people on your products and services. Let’s say you have a yoga blog.

You can still pitch people on a yoga retreat, and you can charge each person $1,000 or $2,000 a month and teach them crazy cool yoga tactics.

And me, as a B2B blogger, and I blog about marketing and entrepreneurship, I’m getting clients from my blog who are paying me a minimum of $120,000 a year for consulting, and the numbers go all the way up to well into the seven figures.

Now, the point I’m trying to make is charging people more significant amounts is way easier to make money than it is to charge a lot of people 50 bucks.

To get someone to buy something from you for 50 bucks, you probably need anywhere from 100 to 300 blog visitors.

Blog visitors don’t convert as well as e-commerce visitors, so you want to go after a high ticket item. Yeah, you’ll still need a lot more visitors, but when you collect a lead, and you pick up the phone, and you call, and you close them, you can roughly charge them ten times more than if you just sold someone on your website whenever discussing with them.

So if you want to make over $1,000 a month, don’t look at AdSense. Don’t look at affiliate marketing. Don’t waste your time selling ebooks or courses.

Go figure out a high-end ticket offer that you can be selling, such as retreats, masterminds, coaching, consulting, and sell that.


Hemang Baya says:

Science, technology or diy?

Harry is here to Win says:

Am from india can i get US traffic on my blog how can i? Pleaae help me bro i am your loyal subscriber, been watching you from long ago. also if i do dropshipping (should i use shofify or woocommerece or any u suggest) how can make us, uk, can, aus people buy it. Please help me

giftee sharma says:

Thanks sir. .
It helps me alot

Krati Agarwal says:

Hi sir, can you tell how to generate revenue from a fashion and lifestyle blog. What extra can I do which is not on internet very much and is effective?

A.k Gamer says:

Hi I’m 15 years old I wanna make money by blogging but I don’t know how to I do YouTube videos but I get no views and I think I should do blogging plz help

Designer Yash says:

Can I blog on WIX ? How can I monetize WIX blog ?
Can I rank my WIX blog ?

Sourav Dey says:

If I have a Tech Blog then what should I sell there? can u suggest?

HahaCAR says:

Sir why bing is more famous than google outside india..?

Diwakar singh says:

Great work .keep making such good videos. I have been following your channel for the past few weeks and am gaining benefits. Thank you Niel

shreyas mali says:

You are awesome bro…

basic bitch Photography says:

You claim to be so successful but can’t even hire a company that can deal with that fuzzy ass mic and room noise

Techy Kuldeep says:

Hey, mate. I’m working as a Digital Marketing Executive in a Fabric company. I want to start my own Blog. I have a good knowledge & experience on Digital marketing as well as have many ideas on how to make money online, also i love to compare & review smart phones. Which among the three will be the highest earning niche and the easiest to rank ? Can you please suggest some ideas using which i can earn from that blog with the niche you’ll recommend ? Btw, Happy New year 2018 in Advance. Keep up the good work, keep motivating all.Thank you very much for your time.

Abul Light says:

Hello Neil
My name is Abul. I wanna start a blog about motivating people to achieve their goals. So can you please tell me how can I sell high tickets items or get clients to pay me like you

Yasir Muzaffar says:

should i blog about SEO or digital marketing or someother money making tips

Ali Abraham says:

What you suggest for a new website, which is based on listicles. How to drive traffic to a website that is based on lists?

Diwakar singh says:

I am interested in comic books, life enhancement tips. could you please advice me how to make a service in these two niche as a consultant , guide etc?

Astha Sharma says:

Can you suggest me ideas for blogging? I am passionate about environment and travelling.

basic bitch Photography says:

Or a cameraman that frames the video properly or an actual set instead of a super low quality green screen also again teaching people to become popular and successful on YouTube too but you have 50k and a couple thousand views on each video

Aditya vatsa says:

Hi Neil i write about latest tech news like mobile-phone launch and other things related to it tell about it’s future.

sri bhargav says:

I started one WordPress website last year dec, only for learning Blogging. After 6 months i was quit from blogging. Now i want start it again. Can i go with same domain or new ? It has Google AdSense approval and still my site is in live. Sometimes i got few AdSense clicks with CPC $0.50 to $1.

Kapil Saxena says:

Hey Neil, May I make a News blog on which i and our frnds share Technology,Entertainment,Science,sports,education etc related posts…Please reply me…Or advice me

Keerthi Shivateja says:

Hey, Neil 🙂 glad you have chosen youtube to share your great knowledge about blogging. I visit your blog at least once a day (That’s my daily routine actually :p). I’m into blogging just a few days back, should I always use “Fetch as Google” to get my post indexed. I know Google takes some time to start looking after new sites. I have published a great post on web hosting which is around 6,000 words and that was not even ranked in top 100(The post can only be seen when searched for my site 🙁 ). What should I do?

Gil Torres says:

Hi Neil. This was great advice. I would like to start a blog on children with special needs. I’m thinking I can monetize by offering consulting for special needs trusts. What do you think?

Keval Pandya says:

Are u from India?

Ajinkya Goyal says:

Hey Neil,
I currently blog in three niches: the unpopular but more logical side of everything (basically, myth busting), writing (tips and the sort), and tech. Which one do you think I should focus on, and what do you think I could sell?
(Currently, I have nearly 600 followers on Medium, and nearly 300 email subscribers. I also have my own website)

Marcia Grinnard-Davis says:

I’m an Early Childhood and Elementary Education teacher. What could I blog about?

rose flowersblog says:

Hey Neil! what a gold of content this video has! I’d like to know your opinion on blogging about the florist industry (B2C)in India.. I don’t see any bloggers in that space, they’re mostly sellers. Or would blogging about common women’s life/success/achievements be better?

BMFB - Its motive not motivation says:

Hey Neil I have a youtube channel
Where I started uploading video summeries of books and life lessons what niche of my blog should be?? Please tell

Ashish Patel says:

I am passionate about Tech and I have Tech blog. As you said don’t go for Adsense and affiliate then What I should do in Tech niche???

Sherin S says:

Neil what you think about multi niche blog

billy says:

Hey Niel your videos are amazing motivation for me to study more and more in depth I’m confused in Keyword research I don’t know which keyword is best to work on One that I searched on Quora, Reddit, Alltop about how people can get more projects on freelancing sites Like I found Fiver people likely search how to get more orders on fiver? & ALL first page Results of google are not having good SERP future no depth content no enough multiple media & more Plz help me with Keyword research so I can work faster.


If i give you my blog link . Would you check that out?

giftee sharma says:

Hey Neil my passion is singing. .. can I blog about that ??????

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