Make Money With Your Blog – How to Create a Report

My last article discussed how to begin creating your report by simply writing short posts on your blog each day about a topic you’re passionate about.

How do you compile all the blog posts you’ve written and create the actual

1. Use to compile your report

OpenOffice software is free and easy to use. With one click it converts your document to a PDF file that is ready to upload to your server. It enables you to create a table of contents, headlines, subheadlines, hyperlinks, bullets and add images.

2. Add content

First create an attractive title for your report followed by your table of contents. Copy and paste each article (post) from your blog into OpenOffice. Use sub titles and bullet points to split up the content on your page. It makes it much easier to read.

3. Edit your content

After adding all the content created from your blog posts edit it for correct spelling and grammar so you produce a professional document.

4. Convert DOC to PDF

Use the PDF icon in OpenOffice to convert the document to a PDF file.

5. Create an ecover or banner

An attractive ecover graphic will help sell your report. It not only draws the reader’s attention to your report but enhances the value of your content.

To learn more read:
How to create an attractive ecover

6. Create a sales page

The sales page is crucial to converting readers into buyers. It must keep the readers attention throughout the copy to the order button.

For more information please read my article:

How to write an effective sales letter for your eBook

7. Upload the ecover and PDF file to the server

Once you’ve uploaded all the ebook files to the server check to make sure everything works.

8. Link your posts to your product page.

You can promote your new ebook or report on your blog:

  • Create new blog posts related to the content in the ebook.
  • Create a strong call to action at the end of each blog post with a link to the sales page of your ebook.
  • Offer to write guest articles on other popular blogs that link to your ebook.

9. Add a link (image) to the blog sidebar.

If you’ve been adding content to your blog consistently for several years you’ll probably have hundreds of content pages. Place an attractive banner in the sidebar of your blog that links to your sales page. The banner will appear on every page of your blog thus providing extra exposure for your ebook.

10. Write more related content

You can increase traffic to your ebook by adding video and audio content related to your ebook. Videos can be submitted to video sharing sites. Consider creating podcasts also. These can be marketed on iTunes.

Besides marketing your report or ebook with your blog, there are hundreds of other strategies to market your product.

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Make Money With Your Blog – Write an Ebook or Report

My previous article discussed the types of products you can create to make money from your blog.

This article will discuss how to write a report or ebook using your blog.

How do you start?
What tools do you need?
How long will it take?

One of easiest products to create and market is a report or ebook. I’ll discuss how to create a report because a report can easily be expanded into an ebook.

1. Find a niche you are passionate about

It’s easier to write about a topic you like rather than one in which you have little or no interest in. Your passion for the topic will be evident in your writing.

2. Create a blog

If you already have a blog create a category for your new topic and start writing short posts or an article about it. Create a blog if you don’t have one. This serves 3 purposes:

a) You’re building content that automatically will attract the search engines and drive visitors to your blog.

b) Each post or article can be used to build your report. You can also begin promoting your report by adding a link to the sales page at the end of each blog post.

c) Time management. Instead of writing a report in one sitting you can create small chunks (posts) of it over time. This makes it easy to complete in a set period.

For example if you wanted to create a 21 page report, write a post (article) each day for 21 days. So within 21 days your report could be completed. If you want to break up your writing just write a short post each day and combine 2 posts to create your article. It will take longer to put together your report but it’s easier to keep adding content to your blog.

3. Create content

a) Sometimes it’s hard to find inspiration for a new article. To overcome writer’s block do a search on for your keyword. You’ll instantly find articles written on your topic. After reading several of them you’ll have a few ideas you can use to begin writing your own article.

b) Write a catchy headline followed by an introductory paragraph that emphasizes a specific problem. The following paragraphs should offer solutions to the problem.

4. Call to action

The content you’ve written prepares your reader to take action. Your last paragraph should summarize what you have said in your content and end with a call to action and a link to the sales page of your report. Add the call to action to every new post of your blog.

You are now well on the way to creating a report or ebook that you can market with your blog. My next article will discuss how to create the report based on the content you’ve added to your blog.

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How to use articles to write your ebook and promote it for maximum profits

Make Money With Your Blog – Types of Products to Market

My last article discussed the pros and cons of marketing your own products with a blog. The problem is…what types of products are the easiest and fastest to create? Once you’ve made this decision it’s easier to take action and make money with your blog.

Types of products to market with your blog

  • Software
  • Ebooks
  • Reports
  • Hard Goods


People are always looking for software that will save them time and money. For example Article Architect is the best software for writing, organizing and submitting your articles.

It’s easier to market software other people have developed (become their affiliate) because it is not something you can easily create yourself unless you’re a software developer. However if you have a unique idea hire a software developer from script lance or similar locations on the Net.

Ebooks and Reports

These are the easiest products to create and market because you just need to write articles about your area of expertise then compile them into a booklet.

An ebook will take a longer time to write but you can sell it for more than a report. Put together a report of 20-30 pages and sell it for a small profit (ie $7-$10) or give it away for free (viral marketing).

The beauty of marketing ebooks/reports is visitors can just download the electronic publications automatically after making their online payment. It’s a hands free system that can be marketed from your blog.

Hard Goods

These products include items such as shoes, tools, gifts, etc…anything which are not soft goods (ie ebooks, software, etc)

Hard goods are usually sold online by setting up an ecommerce store. In this case it would be better to place the blog in a separate folder of your ecommerce site, then create lots of content that relates to products you are selling. This will help place your visitors in a buying mood and make it easier for them to purchase your goods.

The internet provides the opportunity to sell almost anything online. The key to making a profit is to find a specific niche that is not too competitive then sell them what they need or desire.

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