Wrong. But you didn’t need me to tell you that.
Those who are making a living directly from blogging (as opposed to using a blog to promote an existing business) know that it took a lot of hard work to get there. Those that think the secret is cranking out generic “content” that does little more than fill up space are quitting in droves or desperately searching for the answer that will get them over the hump.
When I first collaborated with Yaro Starak over a year ago, he struck me as someone who would make it. But at the time, Yaro was only making about $1,000 a month from his online marketing efforts after a year of hard work. He seemed resolved to take things to the next level, but I could tell he was a bit frustrated.
What a difference another year makes. Now, Yaro not only makes a good living from blogging working part-time, he’s also put together a really good 55-page ebook called Blog Profit Blueprint that maps out how he did it. Best of all, it’s free.
If you read sites like ProBlogger or this one, you’ve seen quite a bit of the general subject matter before. But it’s nice to have everything neatly organized and tied in directly with a strategy for making money that goes well beyond just producing content and AdSense. Yaro has locked into my favorite form of affiliate marketing as his primary blog monetization tool, and he does an excellent job of explaining it in the free ebook.
Is Yaro doing this solely out of the goodness of his heart? Nope… he’s starting up a coaching program to help those that are serious about making a living from blogging, and the free ebook is an excellent introduction to his approach. He’s not promising to make you a dot-com millionaire, but you can get out of your day job. That’s the first step.
Yaro is also offering an affiliate partnership to anyone who values his ebook and tactics, and I am happy to participate—because I know he’s an ethical guy who is offering true value upfront before asking for money. You’ll be provided an opportunity to participate after you download the book, but please, read it first. You’ll see that it all ties neatly together.