At the 2015 BlogPaws conference in Nashville, Tennessee I had the honor of co-presenting a panel discussion about how to profit from your niche blog business. The standing room only session was packed—both with bloggers seeking advice, and lots of helpful information.
How To Make Money Online Presenters:
Kimberly Gauthier of Keep the Tail Wagging provided information and many helpful tips about affiliate marketing.
Beke Lubeach or Dog Bone Marketing provided valuable insight into the world of brand relationships and sponsorship blogging.
An I (Jim Nelson) spoke in detail about e-commerce, and discussed the various other monetization methods we implement at Tripawds.
Selling Products on Your Blog
E-commerce is a huge topic by itself. With the short time available, I boiled it down to its simplest form…
- Physical Goods
(actual products delivered to the customer)
- Information Products
(e-books, webinars, and other protected digital content)
- Shopping Cart
(the elevator that gets customers to buy)
- Payment Gateway
(your front door where people enter credit card info)
- Merchant/Card Processor
(the apartment where you make your money*)
*E-commerce analogy courtesy of social media expert and business mentor Lena West.
I stressed the importance of only selling products of relevance to your audience, and developing drop-ship relationships with manufactures to simplify inventory management and returns. I then provided examples of the PayPal Shopping cart we use in the Tripawds Gear Shop and the MarketPress plugin we use to automate our e-book sales.
The top three have nothing to do with actually making money:
- Publish consistent, relative content.
- Focus on generating passive income.
- Develop multiple revenue streams
For complete details, download the full presentation or get all my tips below…
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