How To Instantly Make More Money From Your Blog

by Daniel · 33 comments

This is a guest post by Daniel McGonagle who writes about SEO and link building at

If you have a blog running WordPress, then you probably know how powerful blogs inherently are for getting traffic and rankings. However, you can make more money from your blog almost instantly by making a few design changes.

Obviously I am talking about improving conversions on your blog pages, but I’m not going to bore you with another Google Analytics video, or some cool new “must-have”  stats-tracking plugin.  If your site tracked everything via Google Analytics and analyzed your traffic stats only to discover that conversions are still not as high as you’d like them to be, then there must be something wrong with your content right?

That’s what many people are led to believe when they strive for increased conversions on their blogs….

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How To Instantly Make More Money From Your Blogs;

Making Your Money Pages

Money Pages and just plain old WordPress pages are made because they were deemed important enough to YOU, the blog owner, to make this content a page instead of yet another blog post.  Most blogs only have “Contact” and “About” pages, whereas blogs that make money have also included money pages as part of the design.

Making Your Money Pages, THE SIMPLE OUTLINE:

  • What’s the goal of your site?
  • What is the most important thing you’re trying to achieve with your blog traffic flow/funnel?
  • How are you going to implement global navigation options that help your site perform better?

The answers to these questions will help your blog make more money but there’s a missing element here that a lot of bloggers are missing out on, and is the crux of this article.

How To Instantly Make More Money From Your Blogs;

Designing Your Money Pages

One thing Google Analytics or stat tracking software cannot tell you is that Blogs by design are not conducive ot high conversion rates. The reason for this is that the default site layout for most blogs is very distracting to the human eye.

Most blogs have sidebars with links to recent posts, your pages, displaying banners, social bookmarking icons, Twitter icons, area for leaving comments etc…. Most if not all of these “distractions” need to be removed from your money pages if you want your blog to convert better.

If you don’t have money pages on your blog, then you might be expecting new site visitors to stumble across some of your posts to find a “buy here link” but the reality is that people are mostly “lazy readers” and this is verifiable via AWSTATS in cPanel or other traffic tracking software.  It doesn’t matter how good your content is, the majority of your readers will only read 3 pages per visit at most.

Therefore you need to develop money pages and find ways to constantly direct people to those pages via on-site interlinking.

Money pages that convert well don’t have comments, icons, or sidebars, so remove those and watch what happens.

What do you say? Are you making money with your blog by specially created pages? If yes, how well it is converting? Have you implemented the tips provided in this article?

About Daniel

Hi, I am Daniel McGonagle. I love writing about SEO and link building. I am also a very active writer on EzineArticles, you can check my published articles there.

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Lowell March 18, 2010 at 6:11 am

I always go with my gut on how things look… but what you are saying makes sense. Another test would have people look at your blog for the first time… family, friends… and ask them what the first 3 things they noticed on your main page, and ask what links they were drawn to.
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Jasson March 18, 2010 at 2:45 pm

Liked the tips and I never thought of doing this. But I believe comment section is needed in a review. Thanks for sharing.
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Jeff June 8, 2010 at 6:02 pm

I really need to work more on my money page. Have to improve and clear all sidebar. Did not have of a good money page. Thank you for sharing the tips.

Reeta July 8, 2010 at 3:00 pm

That’s great and very informative tips I see in mostly blog have useless stuff and sidebar links specially for sidebar should be clear and easy navigation link so visitor shouldn’t be confused

ZOLO April 8, 2011 at 11:21 pm

I’ve recently released over 100 article websites, not so much blogs but more like article websites filled with ads all over them. Must give it time to see how it goes. thanks for the read and great blog you got running here!

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