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How I Doubled My Online Sales To $20,000 Per Month?

When I started my blog in 2006 my main source of income was Adsense which used to bring me 4 dollars/day on the good days!

I did my best for more than a year to squeeze more money out of my blog but the rate was very slow. It wasn’t like I was able to increase the revenue but the problem was I had to do so much effort to get few more adsense clicks per day.

At this point I realized one thing. If I make 4 dollars per day out of tens of click how much money can I make if I make a single sale per day that brings me $50!

This was the turning point for my blog. I started selling products that are related to my blog and by doing so I generated multiples of the amount I used to make with the same traffic. This was a matter of utilization where I used the same traffic I used to get to make more money.

The journey from the $0 to $5,000 took me more than 2 years. I reached the $5,000 mark in the third year of blogging and I was selling 9 different products at that time in addition to adsense. When I started making $5,000 per month I kept wondering what do the guys who make $10,000 or $20,000 per month do in order to generate these numbers?

In the beginning I thought about doubling traffic but then I discovered that doubling the traffic is a very lengthy process that requires some time.

So instead of thinking about doubling the traffic I started to look for the other methods I can depend on to increase my sales and that have nothing to do with traffic. This is how I make money blogging throughout the years.

Ways to Double Your Sales While Getting The Same Traffic

1. Do you want fries with the order?
Whenever I ordered a sandwich at MacDonalds the guys there asked me if I want fries or apple pie with the order. Later I discovered that people can add more to their purchases just when they are presented with a Variety of  products. As soon as a person clicks on the “Buy Now” button of any of your products, ask him if he would like add a related product to his cart. This action can increase your sales by a very large percentage instantly.

2. Create a subscription area
I sell more than 10 ebooks that cost 20 dollars each but I discovered that most people buy an ebook or two then do nothing else. I thought about starting a membership program that costs 20 dollars per month and as a result I managed to get more money out of the same visitors. When you create  a successful membership site your earnings will grow exponentially each month.

3. Increase the price of your products
Contrary to common beliefs people sometimes think of cheap products as low quality ones. If you increased the price of your products instead of making them cheaper than people wont only believe you are selling Good stuff but they will pay you more as well. A 2 two increase is affordable to almost everyone. Those 2 dollars can result in a 20% increase in sales if the average price of your product was 10 dollars.

4. Increase the conversion rate of your pitch pages
If the conversion rate of your pitch page increased from 1% to 2% then you will actually double your sales! Use testimonials, remove distractions from these pages, make the page scan-able and use videos to increase the conversion rates. The combination of these actions will certainly help you sell more products.

5. Create many products
Some customers might like a product and buy it, others might like a second one and a third group of customers might find a third one appealing. In other words, the more products you create the more likely you are to sell.

Final Words

In order to become a successful blogger, you need years of hard work, dedication and commitment. You also need to be passionate about the topic you are writing about else you will find no fuel to move on when you fail.

All successful bloggers failed many times before they success but because they were passionate about what they do, they reached the level of success that you can see today!

Guest Post by M.Farouk Radwan :
M.Farouk Radwan is the founder of FansTap. The ultimate source for fortifying your social media presence. You can also join his free online money making course.

Great article, Radwan. Making money online isn't an easy process, it takes a lot of efforts and patience. I've seen people start blogging just to make a quick buck and end up shutting down their blog. People needs to understand blogging is a slow process and it takes a lot of time before they see any success. Great post.
Devesh you are right, the mentality of running a business and not a website is what can enable people to become succesful online, thanks for your comment: )
I completely agree with you, if we start blogging then we should not keep in our mind that we have to raise only profit funds. Infact, we should only concentrate on quality and consistent posting and always show complete dedication and determination. No doubt, if your efforts are consistent and quality is good then you will definitely succeed to increase the PR of your blog.
Interesting post, I learn something new from this :D
happy to know this lpuarmy : ) glad you commented
Nice Post Faruk.... This is a great help to earn through others sources also....only adsense can't give to so much that u r satisfied with....thanks for sharing...keep the good works going... :-)
That's an inspiring story. Many people are still stuck to adsense. Of course, for tech blog adsense is the best way to earn quick bucks, but we need to look beyond adsense as well.
you are right Ricky Adsense can bring good income but its never enough on its own
This is definitely a very inspiring and informative post for people looking to earn money online. Good job!
thank you so much Mike Glad to meet you here: )
Nice post. I just started writing my blog. I learned something new from this post. Thanks Farouk.
thank you so much, i am happy you found it useful : )
I'm all for trying to automate your income stream, the more passive you can make the process the better, I need to create a product and start selling it. Just been busy will developing my blog, you need to put in the hard work though, its not a cake walk.
of course is not easy but its 100% doable
I can only hope to be making that much money one of these days. Keep up the great work! I am going to take some of these tips and try to implement them the best I can.
i am sure you Can Gary it just needs a lot of hard work and dedication Good luck :)
It is a interesting post with a lot of good tips. I am personally involved in adsense but I am thinking to take that further and start selling products or atleast monitize my site inte ebay products as well. When it comes to you, part from that you are doing an amazing job, I think a huge part of your success is that you have created an identity part from only be a blogger. Wish you all the success!
hi Tim you are right , depending on one income source might be a bad idea, good luck :)
Thanks for sharing with US !! Hope by following your tips we will able to earn good money..
To earn money is very difficult .. yet through your blog it is an additional point to follow. Thanks for sharing this..
Very well put together content, it's true that adsense incomes are very low in comparison of what you can make when you sell products. Affiliate marketing is a good way of making good money but it takes more time than getting your visitors to click on your ads.
Awesome tips, good to know you're doing so well! I'm slowly considering monetizing my site but looking for the best way to do so...
Hi Lee, i am very much impressed with your ideas especially selling products related to your niche will make huge difference.thanks for sharing.
Great tips. But I have the impression that at the end of the day the traffic you're getting to your blog is what really matters. If the traffic is low, you simply won't make money. What I would add to the list is creating a email list - that's where the money is ;)
Thanks for sharing the inside story. Very few rarely do. The oldest trick in any business is not to depend on one source or you are go bancrupt any time. And about the price, there is no one else to show the path more wisely than Big "A" that people pay good if the, quality of product you sell is good.
Hi Farouk, Really Nice Post. earn money is not easy task by the online . but if you like you can earn money. If you do online business then you can give the advertisement of your business and you can sell the products with discounts then you will get the earn money..Well thanks.

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