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How to Make Money Blogging: How This Blog Makes $100K per Month

How to Make Money Blogging: How This Blog Makes $100K per Month

You know everyone thinks we’re fools, right?

To most of the world, blogging is a joke.

It isn’t a career. It isn’t a way to make money. It isn’t a tool for changing the world.

It’s a hobby, a diversion, a fad that’ll come and go. Sure, you can start a blog, but don’t count on it to make you any money. That’s just silly.

Try telling your family or friends or coworkers you want to quit your job and make money blogging. They’ll smile politely and ask, “Does anybody really make money from that?”

Yes, they want you to have dreams. Yes, they want you to chase them. Yes, they want you to succeed.

But they also want you to be “realistic.”

If you really want to improve your life, you should get an advanced degree, write a book, or even start your own business, not hang all your hopes and dreams on some stupid little blog. Nobody can make money blogging.

Can they?

Well, I’m hesitant to say this, but…
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Goodbye Boost Blog Traffic. Hello Smart Blogger

Goodbye Boost Blog Traffic. Hello Smart Blogger

Well, surprise, surprise, surprise… as my good ol’ buddy Gomer Pyle used to say. 🙂

After four wonderful years on BoostBlogTraffic.com, we’ve decided to rebrand as SmartBlogger.com.

Why?

In one word: evolution.

Back in 2012, I was one little voice in a sea of people blogging about blogging. To stand out, I picked a topic I knew I could talk about better than anybody else: traffic.

Turned out to be a smart move. Within just a couple months, more than 13,000 people jumped on the prelaunch list. Within nine months, we crossed $500,000 of revenue.

All from talking about traffic.

Gradually though, the space evolved, and so did we. We still talked about traffic, but we also dabbled in teaching about other aspects of building a popular blog, aspects like writing, email marketing, and monetization.

At some point, BoostBlogTraffic.com just wasn’t appropriate anymore. We needed a new brand, a new vision that encompassed everything we’d become.

And here it is.

Welcome to Smart Blogger. 🙂
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An Open Letter to Bloggers Struggling to Get More Traffic

An Open Letter to Bloggers Struggling to Get More Traffic

It hurts me to write this.

For years, I’ve been “the traffic guy.” Not only because I’m good at getting it, but because it’s the question on the top of every blogger’s mind:

“How do I get more traffic to my blog?”

To some degree, this entire site is an answer to that question. You’ll learn more about getting blog traffic here than maybe anywhere else on the web.

But there’s one giant problem…

It’s the wrong question.

And I’ve known it for years.

And I’ve said nothing.

Not because I’m an asshole (well, maybe). No, the real reason is I felt like we were serving the needs of the market. People wanted to know how to get more traffic, so we created courses teaching them how.
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The Sneaky Way to Create Products that Sell Like Crazy… from Day One

The Sneaky Way to Create Products that Sell Like Crazy… from Day One

Deep down, you know it’s true.

Creating a product is a natural next step for you as a blogger.

(It’s your best chance of making some real money from your blog too.)

But building a product is scary.

Not just because it means putting yourself out there for the world to judge – though that can be pretty terrifying. No, it’s scary because of all the things that can go wrong.

What if you spend hundreds of hours to build your product, and nobody likes it?

What if you invest hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars, and nobody ends up buying?

What if you pour your heart and soul into it, and the handful of customers who do buy end up asking for refunds because they never get the results you promised them?

These fears are more than justified; this is what happens to *most* people who set out to build a product.

But it doesn’t have to be that way…
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Serious Bloggers Only is Live! (Grab Your Free Membership)

Serious Bloggers Only is Live! (Grab Your Free Membership)

Drumroll, please.

Today, we’re announcing a new community built specifically for serious bloggers – people who aren’t just tinkering around with blogging for a hobby, but expect to get actual results from it. Maybe you want to become a full-time writer or get a book deal or land a high-paying client that does everything you say.

Serious Bloggers Only will teach you how. Inside, you’ll learn everything you need to know about getting traffic, improving your writing, and even monetizing your blog.

Because I’ll be teaching you.

Over the past five years, the blogs I’ve helped build have generated over 200 million page views and over $50 million in revenue. I’m taking all that experience and condensing it into a series of cheat sheets and checklists that’ll enable you to take the web by storm.

And I’m doing it for a shockingly cheap price. To reach critical mass, we’re giving a free month of membership to the first 1,000 people who join.

Click here to get the details.

The bad news?

Just over the past few days, 413 “early birds” have already snuck inside. There are only 587 spots left, and today, I’m sending this announcement out to over 40,000 people.

So, get in while you can. 🙂

Fair warning: right now, the whole site is still a little plain. We’re in the process of sprucing up the design and adding new content, so you’ll see lots of changes over the next few weeks.

Once we reach critical mass, we’re also thinking about starting a forum, holding some live events, and maybe even doing a post of the week that’ll be featured here on Boost Blog Traffic. Exciting stuff. 🙂

For right now though, you’ll have access to The Six-Figure Roadmap – an 8,000 word report about how to take your blog from zero to six figures. We also have a list of recommended books and an execution checklist outlining everything you need to do. We’ll be adding more over the next few days, but it’s plenty to keep you busy for now.

So, head on over and take a look. We’ll see you inside.