How to Start a Successful Blog and Make Money Online (Over $1,000 per Month)



Are you trying to start a blog and make more money? Here’s an outline of how to make over $1K per month blogging.
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What most people don’t tell you about blogging, it’s not about how you monetize.

Monetizing is how you make money.

It’s actually about how you generate traffic. If you don’t have a ton of visitors coming to your website, you can’t make money.

I don’t care if you want to make 500 bucks or a million bucks. It doesn’t matter what the number is.

Without people, you’re not going to generate any income.

So let’s first go over how you can generate more traffic.

#1: The first thing you need to create long-form content. If you read any blog post on neilpatel.com, what do you notice?

The content just keeps scrolling and scrolling, and it’s long. Why?

Because content that’s over 2,000 extra words will tend to rank on page one of Google.

Now that you’ve got that out of the way, you need also to be blogging on topics that you’re familiar with.

You have to be blogging about something that you’re passionate about.

Now that we got that out of the way, I want you to go to BuzzSumo. Go to BuzzSumo. Type in keywords related to the topics you want to blog on.

Once you type in the keywords, you’ll see a list of all the other popular posts based on social shares.

It’s sorting the content in your industry based on what’s popular. So you want to take those articles. And let’s say someone’s writing an article on online marketing. They’re breaking down ten ways to boost your traffic.

You want to go super in-depth and be like; you know what? I’m not going to write on ten ways to boost your traffic.

I’m going to write about 101 ways to boost your traffic.

Do you see how that’s crazy? And that’s right; it is crazy.

When you go so above and beyond, no one’s going to copy you.

I don’t care if you’re going after consumers or other businesses, going super in-depth with your articles is what causes you to do the best.

It’s that simple.

Now that we covered the traffic portion let’s go over how you can make money.

$1,000 a month in blogging isn’t much money.

5,000 isn’t a lot either. And I’m not saying that because I’m making somewhere in the seven figures per month.

I’m saying that because there’s a lot of people who are crushing it with their blog and they’re making way more than I am.

So what’s the key to doing well? Most people think it’s about putting AdSense on your site and getting ad clicks.

Yes, you can make money that way. Some people think it’s about promoting affiliate offers.

Again, you can make money that way. And if you’re not sure what affiliate marketing is, that’s all about driving traffic to someone else’s website. And when those visitors convert into customers, you get paid.

But if those visitors don’t convert into customers, you’re not going to get a single penny. And then there are other forms, such as selling ebooks or digital courses or running webinars and selling people on your products and services. Let’s say you have a yoga blog.

You can still pitch people on a yoga retreat, and you can charge each person $1,000 or $2,000 a month and teach them crazy cool yoga tactics.

And me, as a B2B blogger, and I blog about marketing and entrepreneurship, I’m getting clients from my blog who are paying me a minimum of $120,000 a year for consulting, and the numbers go all the way up to well into the seven figures.

Now, the point I’m trying to make is charging people more significant amounts is way easier to make money than it is to charge a lot of people 50 bucks.

To get someone to buy something from you for 50 bucks, you probably need anywhere from 100 to 300 blog visitors.

Blog visitors don’t convert as well as e-commerce visitors, so you want to go after a high ticket item. Yeah, you’ll still need a lot more visitors, but when you collect a lead, and you pick up the phone, and you call, and you close them, you can roughly charge them ten times more than if you just sold someone on your website whenever discussing with them.

So if you want to make over $1,000 a month, don’t look at AdSense. Don’t look at affiliate marketing. Don’t waste your time selling ebooks or courses.

Go figure out a high-end ticket offer that you can be selling, such as retreats, masterminds, coaching, consulting, and sell that.

45 thoughts on “How to Start a Successful Blog and Make Money Online (Over $1,000 per Month)

  • December 29, 2017 at 7:15 pm
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    Or a cameraman that frames the video properly or an actual set instead of a super low quality green screen also again teaching people to become popular and successful on YouTube too but you have 50k and a couple thousand views on each video

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  • December 29, 2017 at 8:04 pm
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    Hey, mate. I'm working as a Digital Marketing Executive in a Fabric company. I want to start my own Blog. I have a good knowledge & experience on Digital marketing as well as have many ideas on how to make money online, also i love to compare & review smart phones. Which among the three will be the highest earning niche and the easiest to rank ? Can you please suggest some ideas using which i can earn from that blog with the niche you'll recommend ? Btw, Happy New year 2018 in Advance. Keep up the good work, keep motivating all.Thank you very much for your time.

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  • December 29, 2017 at 10:50 pm
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    As always Neil….great, useful and valuable information! I enjoy your passion and I’m looking for ways to increase my golf coaching business. I feel like I am back in school when I watch your videos (I mean that in a good way) thanks….Cheers Kevin

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  • December 29, 2017 at 11:10 pm
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    Hi Neil. This was great advice. I would like to start a blog on children with special needs. I'm thinking I can monetize by offering consulting for special needs trusts. What do you think?

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  • December 30, 2017 at 12:58 am
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    Am from india can i get US traffic on my blog how can i? Pleaae help me bro i am your loyal subscriber, been watching you from long ago. also if i do dropshipping (should i use shofify or woocommerece or any u suggest) how can make us, uk, can, aus people buy it. Please help me

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  • December 30, 2017 at 4:14 am
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    Hi Neil, very good video, thank you for sharing it. I am very passionate about cooking. I enjoy cooking. So many people are making videos already. Is there anything else you can suggest me blogging with cooking? Thank you.

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  • December 30, 2017 at 4:49 am
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    Hi Neil! Thanks for this great video. I blog about Network Marketing and How Network Marketers can create a Personal Brand. What would be your suggestion/s on how to monetize it? Thanks in advance.

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  • December 30, 2017 at 5:24 am
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    But how about depending on the income of Adsense on initial days of the blog and once some good amount is earned we can choose to provide services. How does that sound? Need your suggestion.

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  • December 30, 2017 at 12:11 pm
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    Hi Neil , I am Doctor and always passionate abt travel and recently started a YouTube channel on travel..wanna start a travel blog what do u suggest..

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  • December 30, 2017 at 12:43 pm
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    I like comos related things like Universe, Galaxies etc.
    I'm not sure.
    Should I blog about it? Is it sustainable? !

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  • December 30, 2017 at 2:03 pm
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    Hi Neil Patel
    My self is siddharth prajapati. i am confused to select which topic i should pick?
    The topics are "space, motivation, teaching, politics"
    Which is best to start with???

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  • December 30, 2017 at 3:12 pm
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    Hi Neil…It's always a pleasure reading your blog, watching your vids. Can you give me an idea on the topics I should cater to? I make short films, docus, corporate videos and now want to write blog on things people will find interesting. You asked to leave comment to seek your advice. Thank you

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  • December 30, 2017 at 5:12 pm
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    Hi Neil, I am a great follower of you and your content is so amazing and really helpfull, I am passionate about recruiting and digital marketing, please sugggest I have to go with any one or both, I am working as a US IT recruiter now and would like to switch to DM, please suggest.

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  • December 30, 2017 at 5:29 pm
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    Good Morning Sir,

    Myself Akshay R. I'm working on my website and little confused.

    My website is ready.
    Done with the Keyword Research.

    Now what's the next Step !??
    Keyword ranking, google ranking, backlinks ??

    Can you please guide me in what work-order should I move forward.

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  • December 30, 2017 at 7:46 pm
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    Hey Niel I guess I am going to start a blog on smart phone because I love that topic. As I am a normal college going student I don't know how to make money on my topic (besides AdSense and affiliate marketing ) like to sell high ticket item. Could you please guide me .

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  • December 30, 2017 at 9:43 pm
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    Hi Neil…loved this post. Any suggestions on getting a high priced item when I have no credentials such as being a life coach or no experience in hosting anything let alone a retreat! I'm going to make the YouTube plunge and want to base mine around my weight loss journey. Thanks in advance!

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  • December 30, 2017 at 11:18 pm
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    How is free google hosting for a custom domain different from a paid godaddy hosting? Tell me about its capacity, bandwidth etc

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  • December 31, 2017 at 6:01 am
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    Neil Patel u can fuck yourself . U money hungry ugly ass uni browed shrunken dead pea ass headed bitch… Fuck off my adverts bitch. Go suck dick if u want money..

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  • December 31, 2017 at 6:24 am
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    I have one question ??

    Doing SEO in Google and Bing are different.

    How can I rank in Bing

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  • December 31, 2017 at 11:10 am
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    I'm passionate about tech blogging. But that niche is very competitive, any tips for me ?

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  • December 31, 2017 at 12:46 pm
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    Hey Neil, I am so passionate about computer science topics like programming and technology. Which subject should I blog about and what I have to do to increase the readers?

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  • December 31, 2017 at 12:49 pm
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    Hey Neil, great video.
    I am wanting to start a blog, my interests are cars and modern technology. I am also looking to learn coding and programming. What is it you think I should blog about?

    Thanks!

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  • December 31, 2017 at 2:41 pm
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    You're right neil if you rank on 25 – 30 Keywords on first page then we can easily make $1,000 to $5,000. Your Content are Topnotch:-).

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  • December 31, 2017 at 7:23 pm
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    I have a deal website, can u tell me how can I get users to this site without spending much money or for free?

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  • January 1, 2018 at 2:03 am
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    Happy '18 Neil I hope the next year you can triple your numbers so you can double the ideas you share! Thank you!

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  • January 1, 2018 at 6:35 am
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    Hey Neil,
    On my WordPress Blog when am activating W3 total cache plugin then drop-ins arises.
    How to resolve this issue ?
    Please help me

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  • January 1, 2018 at 7:12 am
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    Hi Neil, I am a professional chef for more than 20 years of experience. Any idea how to utilize my knowledge differently? All the net is full of blogs and video channels (about cooking). I can write and teach about cooking and recipes as well as about professional culinary but not sure which way would be the better option.

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  • January 1, 2018 at 7:51 am
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    Hey Neil. I have started my blog 2 months back. I get a traffic of around 60-150 viewers on each blog post. My niche of writings is fashion, lifestyle and travel. How can I get more traffic on my blog?

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  • January 1, 2018 at 10:59 am
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    Hey neil i have preety much knowledge in tech, make money online should this niches are good to start right now ?

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