The $1000/m in 6 Months Blog Challenge!

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In 2014, I challenged myself to make $150,000 online.

That year, I made about $143,000 profit selling T-shirts on Teespring which brought me extremely close to my $150,000. Not quite there but damn close enough.

In 2016, I wanted to break into the blogging market which brings me to my challenge,

To hit $1,000/m from a brand new blog by end of June 2016

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How to Start a Blog in Australia

Starting a blog in Australia is pretty much the same deal as starting a blog anywhere around the world but for us Aussies there’s a few questions that come to mind.

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Starting a blog in Australia is the same as starting a blog in U.S.A, Canada, Philippines or even Sri Lanka.

The same process applies of purchasing a domain name, purchasing a webhost provider. and installing WordPress.

If you don’t understand anything in the above sentence, check out my ‘How to Make a Blog in 15 Minutes’ post after you’ve read this post.

You can literally set up a blog and start blogging in under 15 minutes.

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Depending on which country you’re going to be blogging from, in this case Australia, you really have to take a step back and figure out where you want your audience to come from.

Selecting a domain extension such as .au or .co.uk, will help your blog rank in that specific country better. There is a domain extension for pretty much every country.

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Eg, MelbournFoodie

So, if you have a blog that you’d like to call melbournefoodie where you’ll be blogging about your food adventures around the busy streets of Melbourne, than you’re better of selecting melbournefoodie.com.au.i2

Obviously your audience will be mainly people in Australia and thus the products and services you’re going to promote will be specific to that audience.

Yes, you may get some audience from USA and other countries but they’re not your main audience. They’re not really going to care about the local food in Melbourne unless their traveling there.

But, if you’re going to make a blog about investing in the stock market and you’re an international investor who invests in companies that are in all countries such as Apple, Microsoft, etc than your audience is going to be made up of people in random parts of the world that share the same hobby.

In this case, you’d want to select a basic .com with no .au extension.

Keep this in mind when selecting your domain name.

  • The U.S.A has a population of over 300 million people whereas Australia has less than 10% of that.

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  • U.S.A, Australia, U.K and Canada are the major english speaking languages and are the biggest spenders online.

With these two things, in most cases, you’d want to simply select a .com without any further country specific extensions.

A website name is something that needs to be carefully thought out because once picked, it can’t be changed. You can transfer all the data to a different website name later but in the process you will lose all links linking in to your website articles and any Google rankings you’ve accumulated due to your efforts.

In my opinion, it’s not worth it.

So in terms of starting a blog in Australia, follow the same process in my ‘How to Make a Blog in 15 Minutes’ post and you’ll be fine.

 

 

5 Blogs Slowly Making it Big

Today I’ve decided to switch things up and blog about 5 Bloggers that are slowly building their wealth and image within their respective niches.

I started my old blog two years ago as a hobby and it’s become one of my best income generators. Even though paying for traffic is my main business, it’s nice to have some peace of mind knowing I’m getting a steady flow of income covering for any losses.

Some of these guys have started less than a year ago, some even more. I thought I’d blog about them here for motivation as there’s a lot to learn from them.

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Made My First Sale!

Woohoo! A couple of days ago Engineer2Blogger made it’s very first sale.

$5.50.

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Although it’s not much, it’s a start and proves to me that the basic model still works.

I remember not making a single dollar from my first blog for at least 12 months. This time around, I’ve monetised it straight away.

I’ve tried not to put too much advertising. It’s very clear what I want the visitor to purchase.

One of the biggest mistakes people make at the start is to flood their blog with unrelated advertising. There’s just way too many things going on. No one’s going to buy a cooking eBook on a financial blog/website. It’s amazing the type of ads I’ll see people putting up.
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Growing Your Blog Traffic by Networking With Other Bloggers

When I first started in this business, almost 3 years ago now, I’d always be advised to network.

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I knew it was the right thing to do and it would open doors of opportunities but for some reason I stuck to myself and did my own thing. It wasn’t until a year and a half or so after I decided to reach out to a couple of other bloggers and just see where it would take things. Continue reading