One of the most common questions asked when someone is first embarking on their homesteading journey is “How can I earn a living from my homestead?”
There are many variations on how homesteaders bring in an income.
Many want the homestead or hobby farm way of life but they still work their regular day jobs outside of the homestead.
While some have their sole means directly from the homestead.
And then there are those who fall in between the two.
I’m an online teacher and educator here at AmericanPatriotSurvivalist. I never really thought of it that way before but it fits.
Living this lifestyle and being able to teach and share with others, that’s how I bring in my income.
But there are many ways that are a bit more secure and would probably bring in a larger income quicker than doing the online route that I’ve chosen.
Today we’re going to be focusing on you can share your knowledge and earn a living blogging from your homestead.
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How To Make Money Online With Three Simple Steps
In this post, you will learn my "highly refined system" and you will understand how to make money online from anywhere you want...
Whether you're at your homestead, at home, or in vacation, you'll learn how you can earn money "almost" passively.
While I have this simple system now, it wasn't always this 'easy' or even simple for me getting started.
No one taught me this simple system, so I went through several years of trial and error, tons of training, and a huge plethora of tools to figure it out.
Since then, I've continued to build my own blog (this one).
On top of my 'real world' experience, I have continued to go through many training courses by today's top internet marketing trainers, like Frank Kern, Sam Ovens, and Andre Chaperon.
Why does this matter?
Well, this system is tried, tested, proven, refined and still used by the best of the best in the internet marketing world to create cash flow online...
You are now being introduced to the streamlined and simple process which offers a huge short-cut for you.
Step #1 - Find An Audience
When you have identified a very targeted group of people who have a similar problem that they are actively seeking to resolve, you are on the right track.
Many people say that you need to pick a niche first, or pick a product to promote first, but I can tell you from experience (and a crazy amount of studying) that you need to find a targeted audience of people who are searching for a solution to their problem.
- You know how to make soap? Great! Sell them on your blog, or teach others how to.
- You know a lot about gardening? Awesome! Teach others how to.
- You know a lot about carpentry! Excellent! Sell DIY plans or teach others how to.
- You know how to homestead? Great! Share your knowledge to others.
- You are a great cook? Perfect! Sell your recipes or teach others how to.
- You don't want to sell on your blog? No problem. Make money with displaying ads.
As you can see, there are A LOT of different ways to make money blogging.
Now I need to stress the 'very targeted' part of this step.
Simply targeting people who want to 'homesteading' is not enough. You need to get more specific.
The next level of specificity there could be 'Women who want to homestead' and then get even more specific to reach a 'very targeted' audience, like "Women who want to homestead and live off the grid" or "Women who want to llive a more self-sustaining lifestyle on a homestead".
By getting SUPER FOCUSED within a very specific audience, you can create all of your marketing materials, messages and content based on the needs, wants, desires and fears of this tiny audience.
When they read your messages, they will connect with it more quickly because they feel like you are speaking directly to them.
Step #2 - Build An Email List
All you need for this step is a free give-away report that helps answer that audience's most pressing questions, a lead capturing system like this or this and an email autoresponder will manage (this is the one I use and recommend) collecting leads and actually delivering the report.
Once connected together and combined with the messaging that 'speaks to your audience' these components work together to create a powerful lead capture system that is ready for marketing on Google or Facebook, etc. and will build a list of email addresses of individuals who want more information from you, and who you're legally able to market to.
Step #3 - Nurture A Relationship With Your Audience
The email system allows you to create a series of follow up emails that are sent out to the subscribers on a pre-determined time-line.
So for example, if they subscribe for a free report (example: How To Start A Garden In 3 Steps), that report is delivered instantly to their inbox, and then every 2 days your system can send out another 'tip' or 'trick' to further help them with their problem.
Giving value to the individuals on your list up front not only helps them like you and get comfortable receiving your messages, but you also get elevated into the position of a trusted adviser.
Once you're liked and trusted, when you recommend a specific eBook (that you are an affiliate for and get a commission on), your subscribers are much more likely to take action and purchase the book.
The more you give upfront and the higher quality the information that you give away for free is, the more likely people will be to take your recommendation, when you promote paid products.
There it is in all its glory...
My simple system for making money online that requires little more than a 3 page site, an email list and some relevant traffic.
You know, making money online is a skill... Just like learning a new sport.
Just because it is 'simple' that doesn't mean it is 'easy'.
But whether we are talking about getting good at golf or getting good at making money online, both are skills that can be learned. It takes practice, consistency, persistence mixed with time and effort.
With practice and by keeping it simple you can make it look easy, while creating effective, and in the case of making money online, profitable results.
Ready to go deeper?
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To your success!