The “Eagle Guide” To Making Money With Your Blog

If you want to make money with your blog, read on…

Eagles are special birds. But what amazes me is the way and strategy the Eagle hunts for food.

As smart as this gigantic bird is, it can teach you a lot about blogging and how to make more money with your blog.

The sharp eyesight is awesome. Whether it’s the Golden Eagle or the bald, one thing is certain – they employ intelligent tactics when hunting.

That’s why their prey can’t escape the razor-sharp curved claws. Basically, the bird in question has four specific techniques.

When the bird is hovering in the sky, it can spot target (prey) miles away. Now, let’s explore the “Eagle Guide” to making a profitable blog.

1.      Eagles are “birds of prey” and so are you

Did you know that Eagles hunt for their own food? Well, you know now. If you look at it critically, you’d understand how special that is, because a lot of other birds can eat whatever comes their way, but Eagles have high taste.

They don’t eat any food that comes their way; they would rather fly up to the sky with their eyes wide open in search of a prey.

Okay, did you also know that bloggers are like Eagles, because they must drive readers who appreciate quality content? In order words, targeted readers who have needs and when they see solutions, they’re willing to accept it.

Your blog can’t grow, let alone make good money if all you do is write a new blog post and expect “readers to come” on their own.

Sure, they can come, but it’s not yet time. You’ve to hunt for them – through social media, content marketing, offline promotions and so on.

2.    Aim” before you launch your missile

The power of goal setting can’t be over-emphasized. As you may already know, goals are the guiding factor for bloggers. When I started blogging, I didn’t fully understand the great transformation goals can bring in my business.

Don’t beat the wind all in the name of blogging. Know why you started a blog in the first place, and don’t deviate from that objective. Eagles always aim before bouncing on the prey.

The target can be anything (Lizard, Fish etc), but the keyword is “aiming.” Before you write a blog post, make sure you’ve studied your readers and target audience. Will the post suit them?

If you must promote affiliate offers, what assurance do you’ve that readers would like the offers?

It’s all about picturing ardent readers, to determine what they truly want and how desperate they want it. Any temptation that can cause you to blog like a blind man, refuse to succumb.

3.      Don’t let your prey (readers) escape   

Eagle style - make money bloggingThe Eagles’ claws are razor-sharp.

It’s curved and once it grips the prey from off the ground or water, the chances of losing the prey is less than 0.001%.

This should tell you that a bird at hand is worth more than thousands in the bush.

As a blogger who wants to build a raving community of fans and readers, please understand that retaining a reader is the key.

You can’t afford to always attract fresh readers, without engaging them.

The more time you spend with blog readers, the deeper the relationship they’d have with you.

Through blogging, I’ve been able to connect with industry leaders who have imparted my life and business positively.

These new communication channels were built because I didn’t waste my readers. Thousands of daily hits from search engines are never enough, you must encourage repeat visits.

Don’t lose your readers to competitors – it wasn’t easy to win their hearts in the first instance – so, make good use of your own readers.

4.      Feed on your prey (monetize and profit)

An engaged blogging community can be monetized with affiliate offers, banners, advertising, consulting and freelance services. There are thousands of ways to make money from a blog, but it’s going to take eons of time to materialize.

Just like the Eagle, once you start generating traffic and readers in your blog, don’t forget to monetize. The truth of the matter is, selling your own skills can be a lot rewarding.

Freelancing is a good business model, but if you’re looking for passive income opportunities, writing and selling your own product (e-book, membership site, software et al) could produce better returns on investment of time and resources.

The Eagle Guide hack

You can apply these four tactics from the Eagle – it can transform your blog into a money making system.

Oftentimes, the Eagle can steal prey from other birds and as a blogger; you’ve to do the same. When you write a guest post and it’s featured on A-list blog, you can steal targeted readers to your blog and engage them.

What good thing do you like about the Eagle? Do you think Eagles have lessons for bloggers? Please share your comment below – see you at the top!

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26 thoughts on “The “Eagle Guide” To Making Money With Your Blog”

  1. An eagle focuses on one prey at a time. Your blog must be focused on one target profile or you will have a hard time making an easy connection. People who visit my site might be alarmed that I am NOT open to everyone. Yes, I can’t serve everyone and I don’t really need to. However, those that I serve, I serve well.

    Pick an ideal customer and focus all your messages on him/her. This will make it a lot easier for you to make the catch (or should I say, the sale?). That’s one lesson we all can learn from the eagle.

    1. Jason James says:

      That’s an interesting way of looking at it.

      1. J says:

        LOL… It is creepy. I understand the analogy but this doesn’t bring pleasant thoughts.

  2. Jason James says:

    The thing is, eagles are natural predators, bloggers aren’t. We have to be careful not to become a complete monster, or we will drive people away rather than attract them.

  3. RT Louis says:

    This is a different perspective on the biz. I’m definitely still flying around the sky’s looking for my prey, but I just took flight recently. thanks for posting this, I will try to keep things in perspective.

    1. I think you should perch and start targeting your readers, like the Eagle.

  4. I’m a completely early blogger, and as I was reading one of the things that really stuck out to me was the need to focus on retainment. It’s easy to get a few people to check out the site, but giving them reason to come back is certainly the greater skill.

    1. You’re a new blogger, but I can see you’re heading towards the right direction. “Give readers a reason to come back.”

  5. Steve V says:

    Interesting post, I agree that the one issue that most people have is to stay focused on your business. These days there are so many different systems t make money online it’s easy to jump ship and try another.

  6. faisal says:

    Nice way to put it across with Eagles as the benchmark.

    1. You’re welcome Faisal – always encouraging me!

  7. Ferb says:

    Hi John,

    Finding people and building relationship at the beginning very important for starter, but most guy expect other act up on their blog first then they act. They should definitely think again.

    In blogging, a lot of people recommend that selling books, DVDs,… is the best and I agreed while they aren’t expensive and easy for readers to buy .

    Thank you – Ferb

    1. You need to know what works for your audience first – is it ebooks, books, DVDs or membership site?

  8. Thanks for all the great advice and tips, it will help a lot in improving my website.

  9. Hi Michael C,

    Although you made a lot of good points, somehow I had problem digesting the way you compared blogging to a hunting eagle. Out readers can hardly be compared to prey. If someone were to get enthusiastic and really an literally get into blogging with this attitude it might not get over too well with many readers.

    I do realize that’s not what you really mean and suggest but still, perhaps you painted that picture too strongly.

    1. I’ll do my best next time to be lenient. Lol!

  10. Ivan Aliku says:

    Absolutely brilliant and wonderful piece. I just love the way the whole story was likened to the Eagle. Truly, in some cases it’s a bit tricky to finding ways to monetize a blog. I have not had much success with mine but I have developed the never say die or give attitude towards it. With these wonderful tips, I think I have gotten a whole new dimension to re-look into. Thanks for this master piece. It was worth reading.

    1. Eagles are not just birds – we can learn a lot lessons from their lifestyle. Your comment is welcomed!

  11. Sal Jumat says:

    Nicely put Michael. Targeting n not losing focus on ur targeted readers market is so important in blogging. People tend to lose or waiver off their targeted market/readers n tend to lose them when their blog posts loses focus. Thanks for the tips n reminders!

  12. Hey Michael
    It was worth reading your great post! Very informative piece of content. And I like Eagles too.

    1. I never liked Eagles as a teen. But I do now because I’ve taken time out to study the Bird. Thanks for your cute comment.

  13. Phil Miranda says:

    Phil Miranda here… You’ve made a great point when it comes down to target marketing, and what to post on blogs to a specific group. Thanks for sharing your wisdom!

    1. Thank you Phil for this comment.

  14. sara thomas says:

    the hardest part of affiliate marketing is, I find, sticking to it and getting going, so I would say it should be more like hawk marketing and making money online, in the sense that that you have to keep an eye on anything – but then again eagles are much more fun – great article

    1. Keep an eye on anything profitable. That’s a great point Sara.

  15. Whitney says:

    I feel like the most important part is keepin your prey at your blog. Once you have them and they’re loyal you can then offer them helpful products! Great post.

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