152 Thirteen Ways To Get More Sales From Your Blog

By Leslie Samuel | Business Building

Feb 26

For the last 3 episodes (this one included), I've been talking about the membership site that I launched for my biology blog.

This has been an awesome experience, and I'm learning so much. In the last 3-ish weeks, the site has made $472 with 16 members.

Listen to This Episode

Here's the beautiful thing – this is recurring income, and if I do what I need to do to not just keep it, but increase my sales, I can see beautiful things (and numbers) happening in the future.

Inside This Episode

Now it's time for a reality check – this is when the real work begins.

episode 152

Thirteen Ways to Get More Sales From Your Blog

Yes, it was nice to do the initial launch, but if you're trying to build a business that generates sales on a regular basis, you're going to have to work at it. So, what I wanted to do in this episode is go over 13 things that I'm implementing to take things to the next level and make more sales consistently from your blog.

Here's the even more interesting part – I'm already implementing some of these strategies. However, there are some that I haven't yet implemented yet. AND, there's a lot of tweaking that will be happening over the upcoming months.

BUT, I can tell you this – I will continue to learn, and I will continue to share my results with you so that you can take action and make more sales.

So what are my 13 tips? Here goes . . .

  • Give away something for FREE that is High Value. This helps to build trust with your audience
  • Include links to your product
  • Have Various Opt in Forms and Squeeze Pages. I use LeadPages to do this.
  • Create a follow up sequence that builds intrigue for your product and sells it
  • Interview people who have actually bought your product and find out why they purchased
  • Figure out EXACTLY who your target audience is
  • Rework your sales funnel to target more of those kinds of people
  • Leverage popular posts to drive traffic to sales page
  • If you're using Youtube, link videos back to your funnel/product
  • Create a Youtube video advertising your product/funnel and have that as your recommended video
  • Make your sales copy/video better
  • Pay for traffic to your sales page
  • Continue Tweaking

Of course, there's a lot that can be said for each of those points, and in the episode, I go into much more detail. So listen, take action, and make more sales 🙂

Resources for This Episode

All of the sales and squeeze pages were made using LeadPages. It makes the process relatively easy and I like that. There are thing I LOVE about it and things I HATE about it, but the LOVE list is much longer, so it's what I'm using right now.

Transcript

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About The Podcast

Learning With Leslie

Learning With Leslie is a podcast dedicated to helping you build a business around a blog. No, not one of those blogs that will fall by the wayside when Google has a mood swing, but one that will thrive no matter what gets thrown at it.

I share tips and strategies that I’ve learnt building blogs since 2008 and interview experts who are knowledgable about various aspects of blogging so that we can learn from their experiences.

If you’re a blogger, thinking about becoming a blogger (pun intended) or are not even sure if blogging is right for you, go ahead and tune in to see what this blogging thing is all about.

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  • Peter Wood - Hunt Talk says:

    Leslie. awesome information for those still struggling to increase traffic, I often use those methods in various forms and landing pages, Indeed it is a lot of pre and post work but results will come if you keep at it I have used lead pages for a while with good results in my niche market

  • Pyjama Money says:

    WoW this is what call an informative article. I bet it can’t be more complete.
    I learned a lot today again! Very useful for a new blogger like myself.
    I hope to become as succesful one day.

    Keep it up!

  • I have just started using Leadpages, I have one page so far. It is great to see your examples and how well they are working. I will definitely get to work on additional pages.

    Great list of strategies to get working on!

  • Hi Leslie, in terms of the low conversation rate from the free ebook to your membership site, it is possible that there is a weak correlation between people who want a study guide and people who want to be in a membership site.

    So your sales copy could be fine, and it could just be that the people attracted to a free study guide aren’t the same people interested in a paid membership site.

    As part of your tests, you could try a different lead magnet. For example, offer a free 2 week or 4 week trial.

    (By the way, I love these podcasts where you are sharing what is and what isn’t working)

    • Glad to hear you’re enjoying it. What you mention is possible. However, from doing my interviews I’m beginning to think that my sales copy just isn’t doing what I want it to do. I will be also testing out different lead magnets and sharing how that works. Stay tuned.

  • Glad to hear that you’re enjoying learning about sales funnels. Definitely a powerful concept.

    All the best!

  • Work From Home says:

    Very nice post. I absolutely appreciate this website. Stick with it!

  • Leslie,

    Really great info! I believe that if we do it organically, results come eventually and the strategies you shared are awesome!

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  • Mathew James says:

    Some really interesting ways there to increase blogging revenue. I write a blog myself. Looking forward to implementing your strategies and seeing how well they work for me.

  • Hi Leslie, Thank you so much for this information. I am trying to figure out the Google URL Shortener which you recommended, and can’t figure out how to see the campaign I created. How does it show up in google analytics? Do you have to add it, or does it show up automatically? Is there a way to access the link after you’ve created it other than going to the link itself? Any help or comments would be appreciated. I searched your blog for “link tracking” and this was the closest post. Thanks again. Shannon

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