What You Don’t Know About Building A Profitable Blog

So, you want to build a profitable blog?


You’re tired of low traffic. You’re sick of seeing no comments. You want avalanches of traffic, posts that pierce your readers immune systems and a close connection with influencers in your niche or industry.


Here are  18 proven strategies towards creating killer content, skyrocketing traffic, and building a profitable blog shared from 


1bloggingprofit2. Use polls to collect ideas

  • Polls allow you to target your readers content needs quickly and accurately.
  • They also give you an insight into what your readers wants to know about the most, which can be a huge advantage when creating opt-in offers and products.

2. Head over to the popular blogs in your niche. 

  • You’ll see what topics are trending and you’ll get fresh content ideas.
  • The important thing to remember when doing so, is to not blatantly copy popular posts, but to attack them from a different and interesting perspective.

3. Ask your readers 

  • Send out a mass email or publish a post on your blog asking readers what problems or pains they’re having.
  • Then create content around that.

4. Look at comments on your blog

  • How can comments help you?
  • Scanning through readers thoughts about your content will indicate what they like/dislike. 
  • Look out for comments where readers seem overwhelmed with joy or passion and make a note of the type of post and topic you wrote about.
  • You’ll eventually notice a trend about the specific tastes of your audience.

5. Network with other bloggers 

  • Sites like BlogDash and BlogSynergy allow you to find other bloggers in the same niche as you and connect with them. 
  • You could end up finding a mentor, another site to guest post on or even a business partner.
  • You never know until you try.

6. Write list posts

  • List posts… they’re easy to write, save time and energy and readers love them.
  • And even though the internet is crammed with them, they are still effective for quick bursts of quality content.

7. Make Your Posts Smooth and Scannable

  • Nobody wants to force down chunks of indigestible information.
  • They want to be spoon fed a tasty trickle of knowledge that slips past their eyes and melts into their brain.
  • Use subheadings
  • Use short sentences
  • Have plenty of whitespace
  • Eliminate fluff words
  • Use vivid verbs instead of limp adjectives

8. Read a lot and share what you’ve learned

  • Read blogs. Read books. Read reports.
  • To be a powerful blogger you have to be a voracious reader.
  • Not only will reading help fine tune your writing skills, it’ll give you a fresh perspective on things and allow you to share new information with your readers.

9. Write conversationally

  • Imagine sitting in a lecture with hall with a pimple faced, speckled professor teaching business.
  • Now imagine your best friend sitting across you at a local diner explaining the same thing.
  • Who are you most likely going to listen to and learn from? 

10. Host competitions/giveaways on your blog

  • Competitions and giveaways are a great way to generate more activity on your blog and break the monotony for your audience.
  • They increase traffic, raise more interest from your audience and can lead to new readers/customers.
  • They also help create a sense of community and activity on the blog.

11. Go on a guest blogging spree

  • We all know the power of guest blogging right? 
  • Guest blogging empowers you to simultaneously generate traffic, increase subscribers, boost your credibility and most importantly, build relationships with other bloggers and readers.

12. Leave insightful comments on other posts

  • Comments?
  • Don’t you just spend a couple of seconds on them and move on?
  • No.
  • Comments are an underused tool in the blogging world and they have multiple benefits like increased traffic from clicks and visits, getting on a popular bloggers radar, to being invited to guest post for them.
  • But not just any comment makes the cut.
  • So how do you create comments that draw attention and get you noticed by other bloggers and readers?
  • Agree with what the blogger said and validate that the info was useful
  • Build on and develop the advice given in the post
  • Use personal examples and stories
  • Talk about what was left out

13. Interview other people in your niche

  • Interviews are a great way to improve your knowledge and enlighten your audience.
  • They simultaneously expose you to your interviewee’s audience too and give your brain a break from creating content. Win Win.

14. Review an Influencers product and generate goodwill

  • Have you recently purchased a product from a respected influencer in your niche?
  • If the product has the potential to be useful to your readers in anyway, write up an honest review of the product.
  • This will help save your audience time and money and, depending on the review, can generate goodwill from the product creators themselves.

15.  Make your posts easy to share

  • There’s no point sweating it out at your computer screen and creating content if no one is going to read it.
  • To rack up the amount of views that your posts get, make them more shareable by: 
  • Prominently displaying shareable buttons
  • Making tweet-able comments in your posts
  • Prompting readers to tweet those tweet-able comments

16. Offer a bribe

  • Struggling to land subscribers?
  • Try offering something of value to your audience in exchange for their email addresses to shoot up your subscriber count.
  • You could create an ebook, a report, or a checklist.
  • Just be sure it’s something your audience will value.

17.  Use Webinars

  • Webinars are an excellent way to share knowledge with your audience.
  • When marketed correctly they can lead to a ton of extra traffic and clients/customers.
  • They also make you more relatable and human to your audience and inspire interaction.
  • Be sure to email your list and invite people from other’s lists to join.
  • Promote on other blogs and email lists to.

18.  Create a podcast

  • Creating a podcast is a pretty powerful marketing tool because it allows you to reach a certain type of audience that you wouldn’t have reached before. 
  • This is because people don’t always want to read, and some prefer consuming content by listening instead of reading.
  • Your readers can consume content while they drive to work, have a workout or go for a walk.
  • This increases your connection and relationship with your audience because they are no longer reading a bunch of words… but listening to a human voice.
  • Its easier for them to visualise you as a person and relate to.



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To Your Success,
Joan Harrington


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Joan is a full time blogger/network marketing coach whose passion comes from helping others learn how to brand themselves through blogging and become an expert blogger

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