10 Lessons I Learned From 30 Articles That Made Me $15000
I earned over $30,000 in the last 10 years with Google. Half of my earnings were through 30 articles that I've written on my website network.
That's $500 in ad revenue through each of these 30 articles. Not bad at all. Since each of these 30 articles took me less than 1 hour to research and write.
Basically, I've made $15,000 for less than 30 hours of work. This is the power of effective blogging.
Due to the terms of service on Google, I am unable to reveal the links to these 30 articles.
However, the screenshot shown above is taken directly from my Google account.
You can see my total earnings along with the years during which I earned most of it.
Affiliate programs and advertising programs are powerful ways to earn a handsome living on the internet.
Here are 10 lessons I've learned through the 30 articles that made me over $15,000 in ad revenue...
1. People love reading articles that are useful and interesting.
2. People love reading detailed articles written by an expert in the field.
3. People love reading articles that help them live a better life.
4. People love reading all your articles once they find one that they liked a lot.
5. People regularly come back to read any new articles you have written since their last visit.
6. People love to share articles that they think will be useful to their friends and family.
7. People love articles which contain at least 1 image inside them.
8. People love visiting blogs which are not filled with ads.
9. People love reading articles that are presented in an easy-to-read format.
10. People love reading articles that appear to be written just for them.
5 more lessons I learned in the last 2 years...
11. The font size and blog theme must be chosen carefully since most people read our articles on their phone.
12. Even though internet costs are lower than before, people prefer visiting blogs which are fast loading and consume less bandwidth.
13. You can make lots of money on your blog even without a Mailing List.
14. Blog visitors will help you make more money if you solve a real problem in their lives through your articles.
15. Posts which share personal experiences written in a sincere manner has got the maximum clicks.
Anyone can write good articles as long as they follow every single one of the things that I mentioned above.
Blogging is a wonderful career to be in. You can work from anywhere in the world. And anytime.
I know over 300 bloggers who have made thousands of dollars a year working part-time.
In fact, the highest earning bloggers in the world work less than 30 hours a week.
It is very easy to start your own blog. And on Osovo we offer you the opportunity to become a Freelance Blogger for FREE.
You can read all about this unique program to help you make money online here
I've turned over 1000 domain names into blogs, micro sites and websites from scratch.
And I've sold over 2000 domains and websites in the last decade.
Apart from my obvious interest in domain names and website sales, I have an equal interest in blogging for my own tiny network of blogs.
I love Blogging. Till date, I've written over 8000 articles on our network and for clients.
I retired from Content Writing for clients in October 2014 so that I could spend more time on blogging and other areas of my life.
Since August 20th this year, I have started dedicating 15 hours a week towards creating posts on Osovo that can replicate the high standards I set for myself.
Some of the articles that I've written that fall into this special category are...
I use my own secret system to create high quality original content in less than half the time that a usual blogger does.
As a result of my efforts, I've written more than 400 articles since August 20th this year.
But I realized that while offering a wide variety of posts is important, more important is the quality of my articles.
There's no use writing 1000 articles a year when those articles are not read by Millions of people.
I write for the masses, not for me.
My articles get read by Millions of people because they directly connect with them in some way or another.
It has been challenging and fun to create the 28 posts above.
I know that each of the 28 posts has the potential to reach over 1 Million people and make me $500 or more in the next 10 years.
For most of my online career, I've worked alone from my tiny 10x10 bedroom.
I make money online even while I am on an island vacation in Thailand.
Over the years, I've outsourced loads of content writing gigs to other content writers from around the world.
But, the designing of sites, the planning and the implementation of the entire content development strategy has purely been my own efforts.
In the two decades that I've been working online, I've realized that planning and research is half the job done.
This means that I spend lots of time in planning what topics I write on, how I will go about writing them, and then do research based on those plans.
The planning and research process takes up more than half my work time. It's that important.
Besides blogging, I spend my work time in few other businesses every year.
I am also into online training, counseling, domain investing, and audio book creation in recent years.
I work less than 30 hours a week and take several breaks during every hour of work.
Ever since I've retired from classroom training (in 2011) and content writing for clients (in 2014), I have a lot more time to focus on leisurely pursuits and recreation.
I spend a minimum of two hours a day on practicing Meditation and Mindfulness.
Besides this, I spend many hours in hobbies and recreation.
My current hobbies include writing, listening to music, digital photography, cooking, and aromatherapy.
When we started Osovo in August, we were extremely specific about what we wanted to achieve on this platform.
We want the posts on Osovo to be read by over 100 Million people within the next 10 years.
We want audio book sales to generate over 2 Million dollars in income for our affiliates and us in the same time period.
But, most importantly, we want to build a portal on which our readers love to come and spend considerable time on.
Being the most experienced person on Team Osovo, I realized that we might never reach our specified targets without the help of others.
In the past, I could work alone and amass 650+ Million page views, in today's world though, things are quite different.
With the proliferation of social media and excessive use of smartphones and tablets to access the internet, the habits of today's net surfers are quite different from what they were 10 years ago.
If we want each of our articles to reach over a Million readers, we simply cannot get the job done alone.
This is why we decided to create an Affiliate Program on Osovo.
A great way for us to reach more people with our posts and make more money through product sales.
At the same time, it gives the opportunity for our visitors, clients, students and friends to make money online by helping us grow.
I have written a nice post about how you can make money online by blogging on Osovo.
You can read that post here
I know that we can easily make another $30,000 through the sales of audio books, online courses, counseling services and other things we offer our visitors inside the ads on Osovo.
But $30,000 is not our aim. We want to generate $2 Million in sales within 10 years on Osovo.
To achieve this, we must create stellar posts on popular topics every single month. Time is of the essence here...
But apart from creating posts, we must tap into the most powerful form of marketing that there is - Word Of Mouth Advertising!
I've written a detailed post about how one student helped me earn more than Rs.200,000 thanks mainly to 'Word Of Mouth' advertising.
You can read that post here
We have worked long hours during the past 50 days to create a powerful system that will help our posts be read by Millions of people living in 200 countries.
I am confident about my blogging and online marketing abilities.
After all, there aren't too many people who have made a decent living online for close to 2 decades of their lives.
Blogging helps put good food on my table, it helps pay the bills, but above all, it helps me live an awesome life on my own terms without having to worry about money.
Thanks to blogging, I am still alive and well. It is my free therapy that I get within the comforts of my own home.
Had I not worked on this career during my free time then I would never have been able to make a handsome living with my articles and posts online.
Audio Book Creator. Life Coach. Soft Skills Trainer. Counselor.
Meditation Practitioner. Food Technologist. Frugal Marketer.
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