When Is The Best Time to Monetize Your Content – Beginners Guide

When is the best time to monetize your blog

There is a matter of opinion among experienced online marketers as to whether or not a Beginner Should Monetize Immediately or monetize later. In this blog post, you will learn the answer. I have included a video tutorial but, if you prefer written instructions, just keep reading.

Should a beginner monetize or wait until later? That is the question.In the past, I was of the opinion that a beginner should concentrate on building an audience first and then monetize after about 90 days.However, as I build my online business on a daily basis I have come to the conclusion that it is better to have your monetization in place early on.

The benefit of Monetizing early

My line of thinking is this: ” Build your audience and monetize at the same time.” Because if you wait, you may miss  potential sales and lose out on earning your commissions.”

I want you to make money online as fast as possible

Your main goal is still to provide quality content that answers niche questions, educates, helps do something faster, easier, cheaper, etc.

But, decide as soon as possible what products, services, or software will best serve your audience and sign up as an affiliate. Include your affiliate link in your content.

When monetizing follow the 80/20 Rule

The 80/20 Rule is the golden rule for all content creation whatever your platform, be it social media, videos, or your blog.

The 80/20 Rule states that 80% of your content should inform, educate, or entertain your audience, while only 20% should be promotional in nature.

Bear in mind the internet is all about the sharing of information, not about spamming your audience with product offers.

Use the ‘Soft Sell’ approach when promoting

Of course, we all want to make money so, when it comes time to promote a product or service to your audience use the Soft Sell accroach.

What is the Soft Sell approach?

“Soft sell refers to an advertising and sales approach that features subtle language and a non-aggressive technique. A soft sell is designed to avoid angering potential customers and pushing them away. Because soft selling is a low-pressure, persuasive, and subtle sales technique, it may not result in a sale the first time a product is presented but helps to encourage repeat sales.” ~Will Kenton, Investopedia.com~

The benefit of building an email list

An email list is the best method to monetize your content.

All successful online marketers are building an email list.

Here is a story that explains why an email list is so important.This story is about one of my mentors, I will call him Myles.

Prior to the demise of MySpace, Myles had built a huge audience on MySpave. After years of struggle, he thought that he had finally hit the big time. He was earning $10,000 plus per month.

But, he had not been collecting email addresses from his audience.

Then that fateful day came when Facebook knocked MySpace off its pedestal.

Guess what happened to the income that Myles had grown accustomed to? That’s right, the income disappeared, vanished into thin air.

But, Myles being the resourceful guy that he is, learned a hard lesson and from that point on he began building a list at the same time that he was building his new Facebook audience.

The moral of this story is: Build your audience on your favorite platform but, switch them to your email list as soon as possible. Do this by getting an email management system, build a valuable giveaway gift (lead magnet) that you can offer to your audience in exchange for their email. Create a 3 day follow up series. Then email your list daily.

Click here for more information explaining how quick and easy it is to set up your email list.

Here’s a checklist for building an Audience & Email list.

  1. Choose your niche.
  2. Create your blog style website.
  3. Decide what product or services you will sell
  4. Set up your email management account.
  5. Create your lead magnet and a 3-day follow-up series.
  6. Build your funnel and connect your email management account, lead magnet, and follow-up series.
  7. Create 12 blog posts during the next 90 days (one per week)
  8. Post 3 times per day on 3 separate platforms ( post the same posts on each).
  9. Use the 80/20 Rule (when creating content and posting on social media).
  10. Send a daily email to your audience.
  11. Rinse and repeat steps 6-9 every 90 days.

 

Conclusion

There is no free lunch in online marketing. You have to put in the work!

If you follow the checklist above, by the end of your first 90 days your online business will be running like a well-oiled machine. The daily process will be getting easier and faster. You may have even made a few sales and earned your commission.

However, if you have not made any sales, do not despair! 

You are still in the learning process and you are gaining experience.

Maintain your momentum and focus on serving your audience and build your email list.

Once your audience begins to know, like, and trust you the sales will start to flow. This is known as the snowball effect. It takes a lot of effort to make a snowball and get it to the edge of the hill but, once it gets starts rolling downhill there is no stopping it.

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