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Make Money Blogging: The Importance of Resource and Tools Pages

There are many ways to make money blogging.

You can monetize with AdSense, sell ad space directly, sell an eBook, etc.

However, resource and tools pages are commonly overlooked as avenues of making money with a blog. Once you start a blog and gain followers or subscribers, besides getting useful information, they’ll want to know the resources and tools you use.

Readers appreciate hearing honest opinions and experience with tools. And it goes a long way to creating more trust with readers AND more money.

If you have an active blog, a significant number of your followers or subscribers want to know how to start and run a blog like yours.

What better way than have a resources page?

Without a resource and tools page, you leave your followers on their own to find tools for their businesses.

How do you set up a resource and tools page that makes you money?

With the importance of a resource page clear in your mind, it’s time to ask yourself how you can make the best resource and tools page. To do this, you’ll need to ask yourself some questions.

1) What does my ideal visitor need right now?

Using resources and tools pages is a great way to teach readers how to start a blog to make money.

You need to understand your target audience first though.

If your blog is about web design, your ideal visitors are people interested in web design. They could be fellow web designers, individuals looking for web design services, etc. Profiling your ideal visitors is the first step.

That’s called an “avatar”.

2) What is the problem my ideal visitor needs solved?

Visitors of a web design blog (for example) need information about the niche, tools for web design, web design services, etc. There are many tools and resources that you can provide such visitors to help solve their problems.

This can range from simple graphics tools to templates you use in your own site.

Modify the tools for your own niche focusing on the primary tools everyone needs.

3) What resource or tool did you discover that changed everything for you? Share it.

If you want to offer unique game-changing tools in your resource pages, ask yourself what tool changed everything for you.

Continuing with our example of web designers, it could be special software that enables you to design unique websites. You should include such software on your resources page and include an affiliate link to earn you commission every time a follower clicks and buys the software from your blog.

4) What moved you forward?

Every blog has a turning point.

If your blog grew because of creating great content consistently because you used an article writing service, you should have such a service on your resource page.

Given that content is king when blogging, your subscribers want to know how you create your content.

In your niche, you probably have a tool that save you days of work, or made you an incredible amount of money.

Be sure to highlight the benefits of that tool specifically.

5) What questions do you get from those you are connected to on social media?

If you still find it hard to create a resource page at this point, think of the questions you get on social media and use the answers as a basis for creating a page.

Social media is a huge resource to figure out exactly what your community needs in the way of time and money saving tools.

6) What comments and questions do you get on your blog?

Your blog comments section can also give your ideas on what resources and tools to offer your blog readers. Watch for specific or related questions in the comment section of your blog.

Such questions will direct you to specific resources or tools that your readers need.

And be sure to encourage readers to tell you what their favorite tools are because you may find something better and possibly something that will pay you even more as an affiliate.

Answering the above questions will give you an idea of what your blog subscribers or readers find valuable.

Use affiliate links wherever possible.

But this is key: I do not recommend that you promote or recommend anything you haven’t used or tried before for the sake of your reputation and the trust of your visitors.

You risk losing your following if you betray your follower’s trust and promote dubious products or services.

It’s difficult to make money blogging when you don’t offer real value consistently over time.

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