Let’s start off by saying: that this is not a 6 figure blog. I’ll follow up that response by saying: The kodoninja platform WILL become a 6 figure blog soon enough. I won't tell you how much this blog makes as of yet. However, I will tell you that this platform generates hundreds of reads and thousands of weekly page views. This is astonishing considering http://www.kodoninja.com/ is still technically unreleased, unknown, and unfinished.
We’ll circle back to this later on...
If you reading this, I'll assume you want to grow your blog to the $100,000+ earnings league. This could be 6 figures yearly or monthly. Considering this is not a 6 figure a month blog as of yet. Consider this as a blueprint that you and I will be taking to reach this goal. So let's set a few parameters and steps to reach our goal.
Duration: 1-3 years
Money: $0 to $1,000+
If you're asking yourself why is the duration set so long? It’s simple. $100k a month is quite the goal and realistically, this will take some time. So let’s start by first getting to 1k a month, next 5k a month, 10k a month, and so on. So let’s give it a month until we reach our first 1k a month.
It takes patience, tenacity, perseverance, and a relentless approach to accomplish this.
Step 1: Figure out what your blog will be about.
Ask yourself what will your blog be about? Please choose a topic that closely relates to your field of expertise. Kodoninja means Coding Ninja, & The Coding Ninja platform (is a bit confusing). The first part is Deciphering Emmanuel breaking apart aspects of myself. The coder, investor, trader, developer, engineer, designer, fighter, gym-nut, techy, minimalist, cheap, frugal & humble entrepreneur, dreamer, visionary, creator… The second part is creating those unlike myself. Helping people who are similar to supplement and better their livelihood. In addition to creating a community of like-minded individuals who share the same love as I do.
If that seems a bit much that’s a good thing. I thought it through. It took some time to develop the madness of this platform. However, if you just want your blog to be about dogs, cats, food, ponies, and butterflies that’s OK as well. For mine, I just have a bigger picture in mind. This all brings us to our next step.
Step 2: Find a niche for your targeted audience.
In most cases, a niche is the best option. If you are profound at bird watching or sex, stick to those topics and try not to steer away from that particular focus. For instance sex. I can’t name too many people who don’t enjoy it. It gains attention, it's taboo, it feels good, and always gets traffic. Sex in itself has smaller sub-topics. Pick one or keep it broad under the main topic and dedicate your craft to that topic.
Audience and readers like to connect with their authors so keep it on topic and relatable. Keep them engaged and in mind while relating to yourself in regards to what you're talking about. In addition, make sure the topic can be expansive enough to gain a large enough following to reach that 6k a month goal.
Step 3: Build and create the blog
So I get it not everyone is a developer. Most won’t take the time to design and build their blog platform from scratch. And that’s okay for there are plenty of options available to get your blog live. Before I tell you those let me tell you the benefits of creating something purely from scratch.
You can design exactly how it looks, and how it functions. Whether it's just a website with a mobile view or a web app, with an ios and android app. If sold obviously it’ll be worth quite a bit more if created by Wix, WordPress, Squarespace, or a blogger-type platform.
Nothing is wrong with going with a website builder, in fact, many pre-built websites generate that highly wanted 6-figure income as well. So you can either build it yourself or have someone design your website for you. Many prebuilds make it really easy offering many plugins to make your site as simple or complex as you want.
Step 4: Create content for the blog
Write, write, write… Post your work. If you aren’t a good writer it’s ok. I don’t believe I’m a good writer, however, I post anyway by design. I want to show over time how my writing has progressed. By writing through a word processor you can help eliminate most spelling and grammar errors. Some examples are Microsoft Word, Google Docs, and my personal favorite LibreOffice Writer. After the post is written pass it through a grammar program such as Grammarly to help iron out any further errors.
This process can be further screened by hiring a writer or proofreader to look over your work. However, writing it yourself gives it more of a personal touch. Time can play a big factor in this if you have a day job, kids, and family in such. So try to batch your articles as much as you can. Writing multiple posts at once and posting over a period of time is a game-changer. I myself come up with titles write them down and work on 3 at a time, when I get a chance.
Step 5: Promote the blog and content
Blogs can be promoted through social media, word of mouth, rumors, and such. A popular and easy method is social media. Accounts are free and if you decide to promote further it can be done at a fee through your social media platform. I myself just post on Facebook un-promoted. But I'll expand to Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram shortly.
Step 6: SEO Optimization
This is key users need to be able to find you in search engines. Having keywords in your <meta></meta> tags will help for instance mine looks a little like this:
<meta name=" keywords" content=" blog, Personal Development, software development, financial freedom, Success, money management, self-love, couching, courses, social media class, create full-stack, full-stack, software development, fitness, dieting, app building, social, connect, friends, anonymous, comment, share, self-love, Emmanuel Moore"/>
<meta name="description" content="The coding ninja platform is the ultimate Guide to Personal Development and financial freedom. Our growing community will help you learn and create new income streams through software development, Investing, day-trading, money management, etc. Our aim is to also get you physically fit, healthy, motivated, and confident to accomplish your daily life. So sit back learn, absorb, and put into practice everything you learning from our platform." />
What’s bolded is what the robots see to list you on their search engines. Also site structure proper <main></main>, <h2></h2> tags and so on, help google determine what your site is about. If it’s safe and if people are actually visiting them. Currently, this platform is spiking like no one else s business so I’m currently on the first page of search results.
SEO can get complex so feel free to research this further.
Step 7: Develop revenue streams
Revenue streams can almost be endless if you're creative. A few popular options are donations, pdf downloads, ebooks, page hits, ads, and so on. Having ads from Amazon and Google is a good sign and means your site may be raking in some serious cash. Advertisers want to see that people visit your platform and are very active in moving throughout your platform.
A popular option is to have a paid subscription something not too expensive but in the realm of affordability. Like $5 to $14 a month. I plan to offer a subscription on my platforms for $7.99 a month. This will give you exclusive access to all content across the kodoverse platforms. Including discounts at the merch store, book store, courses, and so on. As your know, the kodoverse is still in active development but essentially, it's several connected platforms. It includes a social network, this platform, a trading platform, a fitness platform, and an online academy riddled with tutorials and courses. It’ll be ever-expanding with various apps and such.
So again don’t worry. You don’t have to take it this far. But it helps the value of the platforms if I ever did decide to sell. Not only that it does give the readers and content creators options across the platforms. And justifies having a premium but not too expensive fee. Additionally, there will be a free option riddled with ads and overpriced content and material to get the user to subscribe. Both options will be a steal and it's a crazy payday no matter if the individual wants to go with a free or paid subscription.
For instance, if you too decide to offer this. Even if you just had 5,000 active paying users that are:
5,000 x $7.99 = $39,950
That’s $40k in monthly revenue. You are already 4/10 of your way to $100,000 a month. Just by offering a subscription alone. This doesn’t include the sales from your merch, courses, and so on. Imagine 12.52k users paying you $7.99 monthly:
12,520 x $7.99 = $100,034.8
Now you making 6 figures a month. When the kodoverse is halfway complete I plan to promote this with popular influencers paying them a set amount to promote this a few times a month on their Instagram, YouTube, and so on. If they have 1 million followers or subscribers. 1.252% of that is all I need to reach my goal. Crazy right
1.252% * 1 million = 12,520
Feel free to steal my strategy I want copies of the kodoverse, I want us all to succeed.
Step 8: Minimize workloads
I touched a little on this in step 4. Batching is a great way to save time, even if your schedule is mostly free. An example of this is; on any given day write out 3-4 blog posts at a time in your preferred word editor. (I’m basing this on 1 post per week) Once written. Post on your given day for instance every Monday. By doing this you have freed up time that can be applied elsewhere like writing and creating paid downloadable content.
Hiring a part-time writer and proofreader may be beneficial to help you stay consistent. Your readers would like to see that this is an active site with fresh content and ideas posted constantly. A loyal fanbase is key. And there repeat viewership and active involvement will keep your website close to the top of search engine results.
Step 9: Platform automation
My trick to this is offering a signup portion to my page. It allows anyone to add to the platform which then creates automation. Now my readers don’t just have me to rely on for content, there will be a community of like-minded writers posting to this platform.
Also, hire an assistant if you can.
Step 10: Prepare and plan for expansion
Some writers stop just at being a blog and that’s OK. You can add a mailing list for your subscribers to keep them engaged. Additionally more people than ever are using their phones to view content as opposed to websites. So having a good mobile presence is beneficial. You can go one step further and have an app presence on both ios and android. This can get a bit costly if you aren't a developer. So saving up your earnings can help afford you in getting an app presence.
The big thing now is YouTube. If you can, invest in a decent camera and a studio to help expand your presence. Start small if you have to, then reinvest in your equipment. My plan of action to this has been a bit slow as I’ll admit. However, this will happen in the coming month or so. I have a camera the Black Magic Pocket Cinema 6K pro, over 1k I rig equipment, a quality audio setup, and a few high-end water-cooled PC's for editing and such. The studio is being developed as we speak.
Figure out if you’d like to add a YouTube presence, set a budget, and go for it. Be sure to post on various social media as well. Implementing a podcast would be pretty common as it helps readers who may not be up to reading for various reasons. One thing I plan to add is an audio recording of my blog post. They can either read along, just read or just listen. It’ll give my readers options and a chance to hear my voice to get more comfortable with me
Now that you’ve read what I have to say, take some time to research various other blog posts on your own. Try typing in “6 figure blogs” in your favorite search engine. There are thousands of people making a living with similar strategies as you are me. If you are a fellow kodoninja this is another great income stream to help boost your portfolio.
This is somewhat a passive income stream, but depending on how you have it structured this can become completely passive. The more that is automated will help save time and energy. Offering you time and opportunity to create downloadable books at a cost. Exclusive content for paid subscribers. You may even decide to offer classes, quizzes, tutorials, and so on at a cost.
The possibilities are limitless. Feel free to message me and let me know your plan of action or if you need help in getting started. Let’s all succeed.
Now I've spoken so much already and there is so much I've yet to touch on so ill see you again in the coming values.