Are you trying to turn your blog into a profitable business but can't seem to make much every month?
Feeling frustrated with all the different strategies and vague tips about monetizing your blog that don't always relate to your niche?
Keep jumping from one strategy to the next without a solid plan, hoping something will stick?
I totally get it. I was right there too.
Thankfully, there ARE good strategies you can use to monetize your blog, where you aren't relying just on a few ads and random affiliate links. You need to implement the 4 main monetization methods in a strategic way in order to turn your hobby blog into a profitable business.
It's a blueprint to success, and I want to share it with you.
Let's imagine what life will look like once you have monetized your blog in a strategic, diversified way.
start making part of your revenue on autopilot
have 4+ streams of income coming in each month
know exactly what to spend your time on to maximize your revenue
be able to stop reading post after post on monetization, and instead focus on developing and growing your business
not be desperately stuck in the rat race for pageviews because you are only relying on ad dollars
Are you ready to turn your hobby blog into a profitable business?
Introducing The Blog Monetization Blueprint.
The Blog Monetization Blueprint is the course I wish I had when I was trying to build my blog income. It would have saved me SO much time and missed revenue.
The course starts from scratch and shows you how to build your income streams, with the tips and tricks I have learned along the way.
It covers, in-depth:
Display Advertising: How to get high earning ads in the best spots on your website
Affiliate Marketing: Exactly where to place affiliate links in your blog posts and social media, the best affiliate programs to join, and how to build automated email funnels to promote affiliate products
Sponsored Posts: Step-by-step process on finding the right contact person, pitching brands, how to create your media kit, what to charge, and how to form a long-lasting relationship
Selling Products & Services: The types of products or services you could sell to compliment your blog, selling platforms, and exactly how to get started down this route (with tons of personal examples!)
It's the exact system I have used to go from earning less than $200/month to earning $50,000 a year without dramatically increasing my blog traffic or with a fluke affiliate post - I just got waaay smarter with each of these strategies.
Once you implement each step as laid out in the modules, you will have a solid plan for blog income generation and will see your revenue increase month after month.
How do I know?
I started my home decor & lifestyle blog, The Sweetest Digs, in 2010.
It was a hobby - a passion project on the side where I could share my stories of fixing up our first home and connect with others.
Over the years my blog grew slowly and organically. I started testing different monetization methods as I went, but I really had no idea what I was doing.
I had months of making a few bucks through affiliate sales, and $100 here and there on display ads.
I tried opening up a shop with handmade products, without a plan or idea about scalability.
I felt that I was too small to reach out to brands, so instead waited for them to come to me.
But then everything changed after I had my first child.
I had a mindset shift: I needed to stop treating this online space as a diary, and had to turn it into a profitable business. I did not want to go back to my traditional "9-5" job.
I immersed myself in research, tested different things out, worked from a business plan, and through trial and error, figured out what actually brought in revenue, and what didn't.
I went from making less than $200 a month (on a good month!) to $50,000 a year just from getting smarter with my monetization strategies.
I didn't explode my blog traffic or happen to strike it out lucky on one amazing affiliate post, I just refined everything I was doing in order to maximize income from all avenues.
This course is NOT trying to sell you on a "get rich quick" scheme.
You will have to work hard and be serious about growing your business.
But... if you are ready to dream big and put in the effort, then I want to show you how to make it happen.
Because you can totally do this, too!
"The Blog Monetization Blueprint is a super comprehensive, step-by-step course. If you want the guidebook on how to make money blogging, this is it. The fact that the course is tailored to home and DIY bloggers is rad. The advice is specific and you'll walk away with a concrete action plan for your blog business. Gemma has laid it all out for you. Why not invest in yourself and your blog? You won't regret it."-COLLEEN, LEMONTHISTLE.COM
Your Life Before Blog Monetization Blueprint:
You spend all your time publishing amazing blog content, but can't get it to translate to financial success
You are chasing traffic and page views in the hopes of making marginally more income with display ads
Your income is small and sporadic, and you can't predict it
You aren't actively pitching brands and booking out sponsored work - you are waiting for opportunities to come to you
You don't sell anything yourself and have no idea where to start with creating a product or service relevant to your niche
You don't have a business plan for your blog's financial growth
You feel like your blog's worth is dependent only on numbers
Your Life After Blog Monetization Blueprint:
You have a diversified revenue strategy, with income from multiple sources
You have an affiliate marketing strategy using blog posts, social media, and automated email sequences
You have a script for pitching sponsored campaigns, you've set your fee, and are booking out your work with brands
You have optimized your display ads to make the most revenue, but still provide a good reader experience
You have a product line or service that you sell to your readers
You know exactly where to spend your time to maximise your income
You get to run a creative business that you LOVE
"I’ve known Gemma and read her blog for years. She’s not only a great blogger (have you seen her DIY’s?!) but also an astute businesswoman. Gemma has approached blogging as a business and uses it to complement her online shop, her events and styling business, and other entrepreneurial adventures. I consider Gemma an expert in the field and have had her speak on the topic of monetization at my conference BlogPodium, Canada’s Conference for Design and Lifestyle Bloggers. She knows her stuff and shares her knowledge in clear and practical ways. Gemma has achieved success in so many areas (not to mention balancing work with life as a wife and mother of two) and I know this course will share her tried and true secrets."-JENNIFER FLORES, RAMBLINGRENOVATORS.CA