- Position your content in a profitable niche.
- Make use of info from Spyfu, Google Search, affiliate networks (CJ.com, Impact Radius, etc), find an angle you can soft-sell on your blog.
- Build trust with your readers, recommend products or services that solve their problems.
- Expand your blog and develop yourself into other relevant niches. For example, CopyBlogger first started as a writing guide blog; they are now into selling premium WP themes, writers job board, and writers training / certification.
- Track your blog closely, see who’s giving you the most affiliate sales and traffic. Put more money and effort into those winners.
If you have not monetize your blog via affiliate marketing, yesterday is the right time to start.
More tips, tools suggestions, and case studies in my recent guest post at Problogger (Aug 2017).
Also, some of my articles on WHSR might interest you: Make money blogging: niche ideas, case studies, and traffic strategies and 15 practical ways to improve your blog.
Last month I went undercover and did a survey of 28 different hosting companies and their live chat support.
For this experiment, I visited websites of those companies and asked for live chat support and recorded my experience in a spreadsheet.
Quantitative elements I tracked include:
- Number of attempts to connect
- Average wait time
- Whether he was satisfied with the experience
- Additional notes and remarks
For hosting support – I prefer live chats over phone calls because:
- It’s easier to communicate using live chat system compare to phone calls as we (usually) speak in different accents
- It’s a lot more to discuss technical issues using charts, images, screen casts, and words.
Here are the results I got with some of the hosting companies. For full details, please check out the original post at WHSR.
|Web Host||Attempts||Avg. Wait Time||Satisfied?||Remarks|
|AltusHost||2||13 sec||Yes||Very quick response, my questions were answered professionally. Very good experience overall.|
|BlueHost||1||2 min 2 sec||Yes||Reasonable response time, questions answered professionally. Good experience overall.|
|Crucial Paradigm||1||–||–||Live chat support not provided.|
|HostGator||4||4 min||Yes||Response time was much quicker when I signed into my HostGator account. Very good experience overall.|
|InMotion Hosting||6||40 sec||Very||Very quick response. We were having some technical issues with our private SSL certificate last month (June 2017) and I spoke to InMotion Hosting support multiple times. The support staffs were always ready to help and very efficient. Excellent experience overall.|
|Interserver||1||13 sec||Yes||Very quick response, my questions were answered professionally. Very good experience overall.|
|iPage||1||1 min 10 sec||Yes||Very quick response, my questions were answered professionally. Very good experience overall.|
|One.com||1||5 min 40 sec||Yes||Took a while to get a response, but their support staff was very friendly and helpful. Good experience overall.|
|SiteGround||1||30 sec||Very||Very quick response, my questions were answered professionally. Awesome chat support system (see screenshots below) and very helpful support staff. Excellent experience overall.|
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