$17,000 from one blog post over 2 years.
It's been a while since I have blogged and the truth of the reason behind that is becasue I have been going in way too many directions at once. I have started new websites only to realise there is no way I can run all of them at once with the time that I have. I have the typical entrepreneurial disease-too many ideas and passions and shiny object syndrome. On top of that-I have a feeling of financial pressure which is also part of the problem of being focused. I keep looking for a 'better' option to bring money in faster.
So I had to sit down and get real. I looked at what's working already in terms of what I have done so far...and the truth is, most my income from blogging has come from ONE blog post on my very first website. It is a review post which has been sitting on page one position one of google for at least 18 months...It recently slipped to position 2, but hey-it's still there.
I had been doubting my niche and doubting my direction which is why I thought I should start more websites. But, the truth is, I think that until you have msstered the first site and have several blog posts sitting and earning on page one, you probably shouldn't start another website. This can get boring of course-but that is all part of the journey. Focus on one thing. Master it. Get the results. THEN move on....
So, I guess what I am saying is WRITE THE REVIEWS PEOPLE! And write reviews on products that are new to the market in some way. This is where I have had my biggest success. The timing was right, the keywords were right and the product is quality (it is an info product) Research the product, buy them. live them. Yes, this is slower and takes a lot of time. But I think it is actually the best long term strategy and your best chance of deliving real quality and value to your audience.
I will be refocussing once again. I think I might even take all the training again! Thanks for reading. :)