Although I have no way of knowing for sure, I would guess from my own experiences that there are hundreds of e-books (and quite a few books in print) that claim to teach you how to create a profitable blog. So, you might be wondering why this article is any different from all the others. This is a question I want to address right here, at the very beginning.
Unless you have been living in a cave for 10 yeas, it has not escaped your attention that the world has changed significantly over the past few years or so.
Huge corporations that previously appeared to be immunes from laying off thousands of workers, not because they are trying to maximise profits but because they are desperately trying to hang on. Governments are bailing out failed banking and other financial institutions right, left and centre, and things are likely to get worse before they start getting better.
Try running a keyword search using any keyword research tool for information about ‘depression’ and you will find that most people are not looking for information about mental health nowadays. On the contrary, they are all interested in information about an ‘economic depression’, the ‘great depression’ and the like:
People are worried about their jobs and their money, and they are desperately seeking answers to their problems online.
However, people who are asking questions about how to survive a great depression on the net are missing something. This financial crisis that
we are in – and there is no denying that it is a huge mess – also represents a massive opportunity, because the internet makes the modern world very different from the way it was back in the 1920s and 1930s.
Without going overboard, the internet offers anyone who has a computer and a net connection the opportunity to change their situation- a way of making money that did not exist years ago. As long as you are willing to learn and put in the work, there is no reason why you cannot start your own successful online business. One of the ways of doing so is by creating a monetized blog site.
The way that you need to create that blog has changed and is still changing, with new ideas replacing older concepts that used to be the ‘norm’ for making money from your blog.
The recognition and explanation of what these changes are and how you can make your blog different from the other blogs are the reasons why this e-book is different from the others that you may have read.
Before getting into how you can build your blog to generate bigger blogging profits, let us start at the very beginning by considering what you need to do to get your first blog site off the ground.