One of the top concerns for us as bloggers is how to monetize our blogs. This is why I'm always researching new ways and ideas to do this. So, if you're thinking that the #make money online #blogging arena has become too crowded for you, no problem. In this post I want to share with you a few ways you can easily make some extra income with your blogging skills, working with offline businesses.
Make Money Offline With Your Blogging Skills?
Now, you may be asking, “Can you really use your blogging skills to make some extra money offline?”
While this might look impracticable, it will interest you to know that I'm actually doing this presently. I run a digital marketing agency where I do most of what I will be showing you here. However, you don't have to start an agency to start profiting with these ideas. For each of the ideas below I have suggested how you can go about it.
So, if you're ready let's get kicking!
Top 3 Ways to Make Money Offline With Your Blogging Skills
Off-line Strategy #1 – Offer Article Marketing Services To Local Businesses
Many local businesses are realizing that with the internet they can easily acquire targeted customers and clients but very few of them truly know how to go about it. As a blogger, generating traffic online definitely has become an every day thing to you, so why not turn this into an income stream?
Of course, article marketing is a proven method of generating traffic on the net. As a blogger you can easily earn some extra income by offering article marketing services for off-line businesses. What you need to do is seek out these businesses and explain to them the benefits of article marketing. Show them the possible traffic they would receive, the #business leads they could generate, the SEO benefits of these articles if they are running a business website, etc.
When compared to freelance article writing online, this is really a lucrative business. As a freelancer an average earning per article is between $#3-7 but with this service you could charge anywhere from $25-50 per article. The good thing is that those you'll be rendering this service for would be more than happy when they see the results.
What more, you can also put a twist on this business. Once the results are favorable and you're getting more clients, you may decide to outsource the article writing part to freelance writers online. Pay them from what you're receiving and then concentrate on posting the articles to article directories and other methods you have chosen.
Off-line Strategy #2 – Offer To Set Up Blogs For Local Businesses
As a blogger you already know the value and benefits of a blog. If you're able to sell these benefits to offline local businesses you'll be on your way to making some good money helping them set up their own blogs.
One of the areas you'll need to focus on when selling this type of service is the benefit of quickly and easily building a brand and establishing expertise through blogs. Even when the local business has no business website, a blog can be used to generate real targeted traffic which could lead to more leads and customers.
Show them how most major companies and multi million dollar businesses are using blogs to market online. This can serve as a great selling point when you're pitching this service to offline businesses.
NOTE: If you are to go this route it is important to explain what is involved from the on-set. If you set up a blog for someone who has no idea of blogging and you leave them to manage it without proper enlightenment, they may turn around later to accuse you of being a cheat if they are not able to realize the benefits you promised. So putting them through what it takes to make the blog work as expected is important.
Off-line Strategy 3 – Offer Facebook Page Creation Services
Facebook is HOT right now! Many offline businesses are already on Facebook. The good news to those of us who have been online and using the internet to make some good money is that, most of these people do not really know the rudiments of using social networking sites like Facebook to promote their businesses.
This is where you can cash in as a blogger!
Making easy cash from offline businesses setting up Facebook business pages is a great potential. Again it all depends on how you're able to sell the benefits to your potential clients. If the business owner already has a Facebook profile things could be more easier since such a one may already have some knowledge of how to work his way around the Facebook platform. However, you'll need to emphasize what a Facebook Business Page will do for their business.
Others may already have a fan page but really do not know the nitty gritty of making it work for their benefits. You can offer to create a new one after studying the business and observing some ways to improve on things or redesign what they already have and then put them through what needs to be done.
If you've set up a Facebook fan page before you know how easy it is to set up. How many of these do you think you can do in a week? That really depends on how much you're able to market your services!
There are indeed a lot of blogging income strategies that you can tap into to make money as a blogger. Unfortunately, not many are really looking in the area of these ones. But you can start today. You already have the experience and expertise.
So, why continue to struggle trying to compete with the big guys out there? You know most of what you're being told about #making money blogging is not really working for the small guys again as it used to.
Think about this…
…you've been trying to drive traffic using all the methods you are told to but advertisers don't want to advertise on your blog because you are not driving the type of traffic the big guns are driving.
…you've tried to build a list but over the years you've succeeded only to get a few hundred names in that list. Right now you're fed up with paying the autoresponder fees!
Is it not time therefore that you try something different? Try put these offline blogging income ideas to use today and you will surely thank me later for showing you this!
Will love to hear of your success story once you start making money with these ideas!