The Unusual Way Blogger Adam Enfroy Used to Go From 0 To 80K/Month Within a Year
Why is Adam Enfroy’s blog different?
To date, there are more than 500 million blogs out of 1.7 billion websites on the web, and this figure keeps growing day by day. How does one rise above all this noise and find success in such a competitive environment? Is it still even possible to make money blogging in 2020 or that ship has sailed?
If you are thinking something along those lines, you’d wanna hear Adam’s story, a 5-figure blogger who managed to scale his blog to over 44,000 organic visitors in just 6 months, cashing in $35 000 in monthly income in month 9.
Impressive, isn’t it? But how did he manage to achieve such insane success in such a short timeframe?
‘He must have had some crazy advantage up his sleeve’, – you might be thinking.
Did he risk all his savings for an influencer’s mention? Perhaps he paid an SEO agency to help him climb up Google’s SERP rankings? Or maybe he just had heaps of free time on his hands to work on his blog?
The truth is Adam didn’t do any of those things. He didn’t know or pay anybody, nor did he have all the time in the world to work on it. In fact, he grew his blog as a side-hustle while working a full-time job.
How did he make it?
Like many other success stories, Adam made it by going against the flow, by doing it differently.
Unlike most bloggers, Adam didn’t focus all his time on cranking out as much content as possible. That’s what most bloggers do. And that’s why most bloggers fail and quit, or see mediocre results at best…
Having worked as a digital marketing consultant, Adam knew a thing or two about what it takes to grow a brand new blog. He understood that great content is only one side of the coin, when it comes to making money blogging.
That’s why he decided NOT to take the typical route of writing, promoting and sharing content. Instead, he channeled 99% of his efforts into scaling processes.
Here is how his journey unfolded.
For the first 6 months, he went all in, hustling 100+ hours per week between his day job and his blog. He was laser-focused on one and only one goal – to monetize his blog within 3-6 months.
He launched his website, published 5 pillar posts, and then channeled his energy into acquiring backlinks with a view to grow his Domain Authority so that he could rank for more popular search terms.
He aggressively pitched guest posts to high authority sites, and managed to build 500 backlinks at only 3 months’ mark. At 6 months’ mark, his website accrued over 3000 backlinks, shooting up his Domain Authority to 66 and his organic traffic to 44,000 monthly visitors. It is at this point that Adam was cashing in more money from his blog than from his full-time day job!
At 9 months’ mark, Adam’s scaling efforts started paying off big time. In September 2019, Adam made $31,581 in net profit, with over half of that revenue – $18,133, to be exact – coming from affiliate marketing commissions.
Just a year later, Adam’s revenue shot up by almost 50% to $45 000 in monthly income. And in May 2020, he passed $80K a month, reaching his ultimate goal of leaving the corporate race and the 9-to-5 grind and attaining complete financial freedom.
As of today, the Domain Authority of Adam’s website is at 40. He ranks for almost 66k keywords and has over 2k websites linking to his domain. All of this has been achieved in just over 1 year of hard work and dedication yet the true foundation of his success is neither of those things.
If there is one thing you can take away from Adam’s case, it is this: success in blogging does not come from writing blog posts day in and day out. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. In Adam’s words, he intentionally focused less on writing, and more – on treating his blog as a full-blown start-up business, implementing the corresponding start-up growth tactics.
Specifically, he had fleshed out his business model at the outset and set clearly defined SMART goals with a specific timeline and monetization trajectory.
While every successful blogger’s journey is unique, they all have one thing in common with Adam. Without exception, all successful bloggers treat their blog as a business and act with a clear strategy in mind. They think big-picture and they act with foresight.
If you want to make serious money blogging, this is the mindset you have to adopt. This is the mindset that has the potential to bring you dozens of thousands in monthly income. Of course, you will have to put in some work into the nitty gritty of content creation and monetization, but in the long-term, your actions have to be informed by the bigger picture.