One of the best ways to make passive income is by creating a blog. If you already have one and are looking to boost your performance and income, here are some SMART Tips!
1. Make sure your content is relevant
If you’ve got a website that centers around a specific topic or theme, don’t deviate from it. Search engines frown upon websites that are confusing, misleading, and a mish-mash of non-related topics. If you think your site needs a content clean-up, it might be worth talking to an SEO company for help.
2. Make sure all your affiliate links are working
These days the easiest way to make a passive income from a website is through affiliate marketing. If your site has external links that earn you commission whenever a visitor makes a purchase, make sure you check that they work. The last thing you want is for people to click through to other sites, and you earn zilch for your efforts!
3. Share your content on social media consistently
You might already share some links to pages or blog posts on your website. To maximize your effectiveness, be aggressive with your content sharing. You can’t be awake 24 hours a day but you can use tools like Hootsuite to schedule social media posts at specific times and days.
4. Offer visitors incentives to go on your website
Sure, you may have great content that interests your readers. But, putting up a new blog post each day isn’t enough to keep those people hooked. It makes sense to offer incentives like the chance to win a prize in a contest, newsletters, a free e-book, coupons, and other valuable content that your readers want.
5. Become a brand ambassador
Did you know that you can get paid by some companies to be a brand “ambassador” for them? If you’ve got a high following of visitors on your website and social media profiles, you can leverage your audience to market valuable products to them. Many businesses will pay you to review their products and post up your thoughts on them.
6. Put YouTube videos on your pages
There is no denying that videos are a practical way to engage with your audience. Don’t be afraid to embed YouTube videos on your content. Use videos that you’ve created and are posted on your YouTube channel. Videos are easy to share on social media, and you can link to relevant pages on your site from each video description.
7. Don’t try to fool your visitors
Lastly, you should make sure that only good quality content goes on your website. Don’t try to lure people to your pages with false information or promises! Your readers are SMART and if you mislead them, it will be very difficult to gain their trust!