I’m going to keep this brief as I’m quite busy growing 2 authority blogs which I will then try to monetize through a combination of the Amazon Affiliate program, Google Adsense, sponsored content, sponsored ads, affiliate marketing, and ad platforms such as Mediavine or media.net.
There’s a handful of marketers I follow and I plan to use my copywriting, email marketing, and general internet marketing knowledge with new stuff I learn from them for my execution.
Over the past 3 to 4 years I’ve started several projects. I’ve made some money, but just enough to get by. I’m ready to step it up a notch in 2018 and stop my shiny object syndrome.
In the past I’ve started a teaching abroad blog, a freelance marketing blog, a dog niche print on demand site, a health-related website to supplement my Amazon sales with a sleep aid supplement I formulated and then I moved onto 100% client work as a one-man agency, focusing on Amazon sellers. I to this day still do this. I run PPC and help sellers rank higher and utilize their ad spend better.
But I’m ready to swing back to the blog stuff.
None of my blogs made money via the niche blog money making methods (affiliate marketing, amazon affiliates, adsense) – they we’re siphons for service based businesses.
That’s NOT what I want.
My new goal is to create authority niche blogs with recurring income that’s somewhat passive.
That’s what this blog is about… my 2 authority blog projects.
- One is in the nutrition space. It’s a completely fresh site.
- The other is the revival of my dog niche T-shirt site.
- It never had a blog, so blogging about this niche shall be interesting.
- It has some domain age, being 2 years old now, but that’s about it.
I ended up focusing just on the nutrition site and then got another blog up and have done more to that one than the dog one. So dog blog is on backburner until I develop some processes and/or outsource the content on that one.[/alert-note]
The difference between niche blogs and authority blogs is not in the way they’re monetized, but in the way you portray the brand.
I don’t want to build a niche blog with some persona and write as a fake person. I also don’t want to annoy everyone I know with what I do (facebook). I just want to build authority sites that I’m into, build traffic, and then monetize them. I don’t care if someone connects the dots and finds this site and my writings about those sites. So none of my sites use a persona. In the past, I’ve gotten so caught up with avatar creation etc, etc that it’s caused me to inadvertently abandon ship or delay far too long.
This one I’ll get into the online marketing space for affiliate sales or possibly product creation, but for now it’s a brain dump and something that can be helpful for others who want to make some extra money online through something proven to work with some dedication. Something not fishy that helps people if done right and can pay the rent and maybe more within the first year. Lots of upside but can take a long time without some added SEO and marketing efforts.
This site is built on GeneratePress Pro.
A great theme that I plan to tap into more of its abilities when I make time.
I will try to keep blog posts on Authority Growth informative. I document things based off what I myself need to learn, so the information is geared more towards beginners. But considering the ever changing pace of online marketing, it’s good to have beginner’s open mindset to learning. There’s so much to learn when it comes to making money online through the blogging business model. From mindset “aha” moments to trials, tribulations, and *crossing fingers* my eventual booming authority site success, AuthorityGrowth.com is the documentation of my creating blogs to make money off them (by providing great value, nothing cheese).