Want to know how I’ve discovered a “residual income formula” from my computer income game?
I say “income game” jokingly, as that’s what I’ve been accused of at home when I first began to learn how to get residual income from blogging. My husband was nice about it, he never said it couldn’t be done… only tease about how I was spending time on my “computer income game”, which of course, justifies him to play is race car games on his computer. (LOL!) He teased me, that is, until I started making real residual income!
Although I actually take the attitude that real computer games are a waste of time, I did manage to make a game out of my residual income formula, which is what I’m recommending for you to do here as well. The reason is because, if it’s a game that you can “win” once in a while, then that will give you the reinforcement you need to keep going, and persistence is the real secret to income from blogging.
Here’s the object of my residual income formula “computer income game”..
Now that you know that the initial object is to have fun, here’s the object the game: To get your blog link to rank on the first page of Google. This is really easier than you think. But first, you need to understand how Google ranks blogs… only two things to remember here: popularity and relevancy. Keeping this in mind, here’s my 5-step residual income formula…
Residual Income Formula Step #1: Begin with a team blog site
Now, maybe you already have your own blog, and maybe not. Either way, you need to have a team blog site to begin your residual income formula process. Why? Because a team blog is already popular on Google. You can actually find this out yourself by going to “alexa.com” and downloading the toolbar for free. “Alexa” is the scoring system that Google uses to rank websites according to how popular they are. The lower the score, the more popular the site. The team blog site already has a low Alexa score because it already has tons of traffic funneled through it on a daily basis. If you have your own personal blog, then you’ll want to link your blog to your team blog.
Residual Income Formula Step #2: Keyword Research
This is where I begin. Naturally, it’s easier to rank on the top page of Google if you’re trying to rank of a keyword phrase that no one is searching for. But let’s be serious here; if the real object is to achieve residual income, then why even start in the first place?
Here’s the thing: In order for my residual income formula to work, you need to frame your blog post around a keyword phrase that gets between 100 and 2000 global searches per month and has low competition. It’s easier to rank a phrase with several words (“long-tail” keyword phrase) than just one or two words. You can access the Google keyword phrase website at “adwords.google.com”. When you click the tab for tools, keyword tool, you can see how many people are searching for a particular phrase. You’ll notice that in this article, my keyword phrase is “residual income formula”. Also, take note that this phrase is in all three subheadings on my blog post – H1, H2 and H3.
Residual Income Formula Step #3: Social Syndication
Make sure your post is about something that people will find interesting; preferably, information that will help them find pleasure in some way, or alleviate pain. Then, submit it to all the social networking sites you can, especially Facebook and Twitter. You can achieve this task easily in five minutes if you use Onlywire or ping.fm – both of these sites will submit automatically to 40 different social media sites all at once when you simply type in your permalink into the post area and click submit.
Residual Income Formula Step #4: Video Marketing
YouTube has an Alexa score of 3, meaning it’s the third most popular site on Google. So, it stands to reason that when you link your blog post to a Google video, this will bring up the popularity of your own blog page. If you’re camera shy like me, no worries. Simply record the page on your blog post, and record a “blog announcement” video. This is viewed as a video just like any other, and still has the potential for ranking on the top of Google! I use Camtasia software to accomplish this.
Residual Income Formula Step #5: Back-linking strategies
The backlinks will tie together the above strategies in a way to get your residual income formula to bring you that residual income, while you “win the game” by ranking on the top of Google!
Here’s my secret: I insert a link for my “anchor text” to my high page ranking team blog, and the other link to a YouTube video. Both of these sites are already popular on Google, so that and that brings up the popularity of my own site.
But how can you get income from blogging if you don’t have your own blog?
You can actually just use the team blog site and customize it to your own specifications, and use that as your blog platform. But if you do this, I would also incorporate article marketing into the mix. From the team blog page, I’d send links to YouTube and a high page ranking article directory site. The idea is to get as many high authority sites linking to your material as possible.