The more I researched and talked to bloggers who were making $10,000 or more a month, the more I realized how much harder selling your own physical products (like bow ties) was when you could just be an affiliate for existing products and services.
And so I removed “sell my products” from the equation and replaced it with “promote other products.”
I continued to work backwards from there…
Part 1: Lucrative Niche
If I wanted to make $10,000 or more a month promoting other products then I would need to make sure there was enough demand in that niche to support this.
The niche must also have a lot of low-hanging fruit so that if I created enough good blog posts about it, then there would be opportunity for me to profit from it.
It also couldn’t be too competitive because I didn’t want to compete with established blogs and websites that had way more authority than me.
The deeper I went down the rabbit hole the more important I realized “niche selection” was in building a $10,000/month blog.
Because you could do everything else right but if you chose the wrong niche then it’s all for nothing.
And that’s exactly what I’d done with the bow tie blog. I picked it based on passion. Not data.
I wasn’t going to make that mistake again.
After a lot of research and analysis I created a custom spreadsheet that showed me the niches that were the most popular and lucrative right now.
At the top of the list was “pest control.”
I had no interest, passion or experience in pest control.
But it’s what the data pointed to so I went with it.
I was more passionate about digging myself out of this financial hole I’d dug and finally making some good money. So I didn’t care how I felt about it.
Accountant Shane was in the driver seat now! And I was sticking to the plan.
Part 2: Onsite SEO
I also did an analytical deep dive into Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and the science behind Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO).
I realized how the website is set up matters if you want it to be optimized for Google’s Search Algorithm.
There are certain On-Site SEO best practices that when followed, will allow your blog to rank high in record time. But if you don’t do these things it could literally cost you years to get any sort of significant traffic.
Part 3: Quality Links
In addition to On-Site SEO I also found out just how important getting Quality Links pointing to your blog really are. The number of Quality Links you have can really be the difference between making $100/month, $1,000/month or $10,000/month.
And so I did a ton of research and interviews with experts to find exactly how many, and what quality, of links I would need if I wanted a $10,000/month blog.
I also discovered a super smart way to acquire these links using an outreach script and strategy that helps automate this whole process.
Part 4: Strategic Content
The fourth and final component behind successful $10,000/month blogs is the actual content. There’s certain ways the blog posts themselves should be structured.
Yes, the content must be good quality and there’s some art to that but most of it is more a science. There’s certain templates to follow that will help your blog posts be ranked on the first page of Google… and this is something most “blog gurus” don’t ever touch on.
After the dust settled from my crazy mad scientist research phase I ended up with a 4-part formula that I was eager to test out…