You only need somewhere around 1,000 fans to make a living in a business, not considering taxes. The number 1,000 is not absolute. Its significance is in its rough order of magnitude.
The good news is - there are 13 main Business Models that are consistently proven to work.
Now tell me if you've heard this one before... "In order to make money with your blog, you first need to build up a lot of traffic."
But, what if I told you that traffic does NOT have to precede monetization?
That you DON'T have to blog your face off building up your traffic to 30,000 page views before you have a shot of any monetization?
There are two main ways to build a profitable blog. They both have a different time frame.
Affiliate marketing is one of the most popular, but most misunderstood business models. It also makes up an important portion of your blog income. There is a way to sell without selling. There is a way to sell through your blog posts. And through your emails.
Successful, profitable blogs have native products you can buy directly on their site. It doesn't need to take months to create a product.
Successful marketers understand the need to identify an audience with specific goals, dreams, hopes, problems and challenges. They then assist them in solving their problems and achieving their goals.
How long does it take to start getting traffic and make money with your site? Honestly, with the right strategy it shouldn't take longer than a couple of months.
There are two ways to build a profitable blog. The first one is recommended when you have a lot of resources.
When you are on your own, you have to take a different approach. You don't have enough time to keep writing blog posts, promoting them in Facebook groups, pin on Pinterest, write guest posts, do your day job and spend time with your family...