Help your readers and make commission

joss stone makes money online by helping peopleI’ve been chatting with a few of my readers for the past few days. They found my website through the search engines and have come to like my blog. In a lot of my posts, i put my email address (admin@bloggernoob.com) for people who want help with blogging or web mastering. When i receive emails requesting help, i usually reply with short answers or suggestions. This gesture doesn’t take a lot of time, and it can build up your reputation. Being helpful and honest is something that is rare in the “make money online” niche. Most MMO bloggers won’t give you the time of day. (Unless you pay them) I think a lot of noobs are afraid of getting ripped off. And in most cases, a lot of them do get ripped off.

Replying to emails and comments is a great way to build up the core of your readership. It’s absolutely necessary if you want to make affiliate commissions. People are more likely to click and buy, when they have someone they trust guiding them thru the process. When you answer a few questions, you create direct communication with your readers. If you just blog and not reply to comments or emails, it might be more difficult to attract loyal readers.

Even if it takes more time, try to answer your emails and comments. Don’t be a sales person either. Don’t try to sell them with your “consultation fees.” Just send them short helpful replies. By helping out my readers, i have been able to consistently make hosting commissions. Just the other day, one of my readers bought a hosting package. I replied to a few of his emails and he said he wanted to get started. He followed my link and purchased the hosting package. I was helpful, and honest. He didn’t have to pay me, but i got paid. I think this is one of the best transactions. If i charged him for my time, i could feel a bit guilty for taking advantage of a noob. And, he could be turned off by my blog. But, we both got something out of that transaction.

10 thoughts on “Help your readers and make commission

  1. Anthony

    Thats it – and it works. I can vouch for mr noob’s conversational skills – as a NOOB noob myself, he’s patiently answered my stoopid questions.

    Compare that to another guy whom’s advice i followed and referal i gave him, to which he gave me no reply.

    Needless to say which blog i’ve come back to after that experience…

    Keep up the good work

    A.

  2. Desmond - GradeMoney.com

    hey noob. you really did help me a lot. You are the “only” one so far in MMO that tells truth. :-) and i appreciate every single word you wrote on this blog.

    oh yeah. could you contact me through my e-mail in my blog regarding the contest sponsorship?

    thanks

  3. the noob Post author

    angela- thanks a bunch angela! Really appreciate it and i welcome you as a reader. 😉

    desmond- no problem about the sponsorship. You’ve been a blogging friend a loyal reader. Just showing you my appreciation. Desmond, email me at admin@bloggernoob and we’ll discuss the term and etc.

  4. the noob Post author

    desmond- got ur email. megan fox? i’m more of a natalie portman, keira knightley, scarlett johansson man myself. 😉

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