Writing a blog post, like all other bloggers is a kind of extraordinary skill. There are so many popular bloggers who write their posts in very casual manners and drawing the attention of their readers. Keeping readers engaged and making out money from that post is the key skill which every blogger must have.
The best practice is defining the scan-able format of your blog post. The scan-able format of your posts is a format which contains headings, subheadings, clear paragraphs, and appealing text formatting like bold, italic, etc. With this, you can attract your readers to keep engaged with your blog post. But the main question is how to make money from blog posts?
Affiliates and advertisements revenues are the primary sources of income of a blogger. But there are more 83 proven ways to monetize a blog.
I know you think that how you can keep your readers engaged and make money from your blog posts. Here I have shared 11 secrets, which every pro-bloggers follow to turn their simple return post to money making a blog post.
10 Secrets for Writing Money Making Blog Post
Secret #1. Structure of the Post
This is one of the most overlooked factors of a post. The structure of the post reflects the layout of a blog post you created. It is essential that your post is in an organized manner to engage your targeted audience, and serve advertisement in a natural way get more clicks on it. Here is the structure that you should prefer for your post:
- Introduction: First add some introduction in which you introduce your topic and set the stage for your discussion.
- Create a body in which you make your point and explain it.
- Lastly, the conclusion in which you wrap up the entire post with the summary of the most important ideas or consider some new ideas. This is also called as a call to action.
This is just the general idea. However, it needs some specificity which is depending upon the type of post you are creating. So now you have a kind of summary of your post.
Secret #2. Topic with all the possible answers
The post gets rank well in a search engine if you cover the topic completely wherein you answered all the questions of your audience. Suppose, your topic is related to what is SEO Friendly URL structure, then you should cover all the aspects and tips technically and non-technically to create SEO Friendly URL Structure.
It is necessary that you attend your audience’s additional questions and address those too in your post. And if some of the topics are quite lengthy then create that post with a blog series. Make sure all series of blog posts are interconnected and with what audience can navigate quickly to every blog posts via internal linking.
Secret #3. Evergreen Content
Evergreen and fresh content is the key to the success of content marketing of any blog post. It is also known as SEO Friendly content that is continually relevant and stays fresh for the readers. Such contents are not time sensitive or content with tricks which work for the current situation, these are content which has every possible solution or information which works all the time, and they term as Evergreen. They are the best stuff on your blog, so to boost your blog just link these content at every possible post on your blog.
Some of you may think that how many evergreen contents should your blog contain? If you are a beginner, then make sure you create at least 10 or 20 evergreen content, or you can create series of it. And you can add more as your blog grows. These kinds of contents are proven as the pillar of the blog, so they are also known as pillar content.
Secret #4. Meaningful and Short Content Works
Unlike traditional writing, online writing has a pretty different concept. In a classic book, the publishers often fill their content with proper filler.
Yes, Google likes long articles, but not that much that scare away the readers. So in online writing which is your post, of course, you should write long enough to express your thoughts thoroughly, and if your post is too long, then you should break up your content into two or more posts.
Keep your blog post meaningful and to the point (short) which will help to build more engagement and trust among the audience.
Secret #5. Do Not Write What Others Skip
There are so many readers who often skip the large portions of text entirely like the introduction of the posts and conclusions. For an instance, if your post is about to give the tips like “10 Essential Tips For Effective Marketing On Google Plus”, then I assure that many of your readers skip the starting portion of your content and scroll down to the first tip.
This is just because you have already primed your readers with the main topic of your post. So for this kind of posts, it is very important that you get to the point quickly so your readers/audience can get it quickly.
Secret #6. Give the Touch of Thrill to Your Posts at The End
When you write the post which contains series, use cliffhangers at the end of an each post. This strategy will attract your audience, and they come back to your blog to see what happen next. They want to see what thrill you give them in your next series of the post. You can also notify them directly through the email, just ask them to sign up for your email list.
Secret #7. Magic of Internal linking
An internal linking is a strategy in which you link to other related posts or pages within your site. This is how you can enhance and deepen the overall value of your blog. Linking internally withing your blog, keeps your visitors clicking around your blog, and also they can explore all the right stuff that you offered.
Internal linking also helps you to monetize your blog and also can get better SEO ranking. It is not that complicated; you can link your posts or pages with good anchor text. All you need to do is to create enough content throughout the website, then create text links with diluted anchors. The deeper the link is from your site, the better it works to get a more new audience. But make sure that you use phrases and anchor texts that make sense to your audience first.
Secret #8. Struggle of External Linking
Anchor text with a link back from 3rd party websites or blog is an SEO Factor for higher ranking. But sometimes it may happen that due to irrelevant and spammy backlinks to your blog may lead to Search Engine penalty and chances to lose all the ranking from the search results.
In many cases, I have noticed that external links on a blog have been a reason to penalize the entire blog and in the end results, they lose the ranking in the search engines.
Now the question is about external linking of a site that you don’t want to cast a vote. My recommendation to add rel=”nofollow” attribute to every external link you add in your blog post.
Secret #9. What to do After Publishing a Blog Post?
The majority of bloggers have this common question in their mind about what to do after publishing a blog post. We all know that it is not an east job to get the attention of the audience and make money from the single blog post. We all have to work smart and hard to promote the each blog post.
Creating a well-defined and pre-planned promotional strategy helps a lost to promote the blog and get traffic on each blog post. Here I have shared 10 Killer Ideas to Promote Your Blog To Grow Traffic. Check them all and start promoting your blog and make it visible at every corner of the web, from where your potential audience can visit and read your blog posts.
Secret #10. Way of Interaction
Every blogger wants to have lots of comment on each of his/her blog post. Even I want you to comment me your feedback or question in below comment section immediately once you reach at the end of the of post. Likewise, you would also expect the immediate response to your comment.
This happens all the time and for all the type of audience. No matter if you have a different blog with various niche and have a different set of targeted audience. Each of us loves to have immediate or in time response to our comment.
Make sure, and you attend all the comments you have received on your blog post and responded to them in or on time to get more interaction with the audience. This will defiantly help you to build trust among the readers and attract them more to your future blog posts. And the basic fundamental make money from your each blog post.
Bonus Secret: Visualization
The most important way to keep engaged your targeted audience is to have an excellent display for your blog. Few times, it may happen that your potential audience may lose the interest from a blog or a blog post even if you have great content, this is just because of the distractive look and feel of a blog design.
Make sure you use the clean and attractive blog theme which can help you make your potential audience stick to the blog post, which can lead to money making idea from each blog post. If you are using a WordPress CMS for your blog, then you must Check this 9 Things To Keep In Mind While Selecting The Perfect WordPress Theme.
The era in which some SEO tricks were sufficient to get your website to get your blog to rank high in Google has long ended. Nowadays, high content is surely the king who leads to more shares and likes on social media channels and returns those audience/visitors to your blog.
Well optimized and well-designed content will defiantly earn you money. Little bit tweaks and twist in a blog post will maximize your post’s earning. The Most important thing is to write and present content with a proper format and keep your audience engaged with your blog. Likewise, I keep you engaged with this blog post. Encouraging your readers to interact more like I am encouraged you to comment your feedback or question below, and lastly keep making blogging as your passion will defiantly help you to make money from every single blog post you publish.