How to Turn Off Auto-Playing Sound for Videos On Facebook

Videos on Facebook are about to get a whole lot louder. Thanks to the Facebook app’s upcoming update, videos will start playing sound automatically as you scroll through your feed. Here’s how to disable it.

Previously, you could only hear video sound if you tapped on the video in your Facebook News Feed. Now, as long as your device isn’t on silent mode, sound will fade in and out as you scroll through all of those food videos. It might be a welcome addition to some, but for the rest of us, it’s a new annoyance to deal with if you don’t already have video auto-play disabled.

On Your iOS Device

For your iPhone and iPad devices, start by opening the Facebook app and logging in if you haven’t already. Then:

  1. Tap the three-lined hamburger button in the bottom right corner of the screen.
  2. Tap Settings > Account Settings > Sounds
  3. Tap the toggle to off for “Videos in News Feed Start With Sound”

If you don’t see the option, the update hasn’t rolled out to you yet. Check back later.

On Your Android Device

For your Android devices, start by opening the Facebook app and logging in if you haven’t already. Then:

  1. Tap the three-lined hamburger button in the upper right corner of the screen.
  2. Scroll down and tap “App Settings”
  3. Tap the toggle to off for “Videos in News Feed Start With Sound”

If you don’t see the option, the update hasn’t rolled out to you yet. Check back later. Also, there are no ways to disable news feed sound on your desktop browser for now, so you’ll have to just disable videos from auto-playing entirely.

Source: How to Turn Off Auto-Playing Sound for Videos On Facebook

Everything You Need to Know About Blush, and How to Apply It

Blush is one of those products that we grew up seeing on our mom’s vanity and in the handbag of every glamorous woman we looked up to, but when we have it in-hand, we’re “now what?” Let’s talk about what it is, what it’s for, and how best to use it.

What Is Blush, Exactly?

First, blush is a soft pigment available in powders or creams meant to mimic the natural flush of your face, making your complexion look more healthy and vibrant.

Now, I already have to put on the brakes because there’s a flaw here. Not everyone has a natural flush in their face, including me. I don’t blush! Because of this, it took me a longer time than most to get the hang of using blush, since I had no natural coloring or placement to mimic. If you’re like me and are unable to naturally blush, then don’t worry, you can still use blush to, well, you get what I mean.

Whether your face has natural rosy coloring or not, blush is also great if you’re using a medium to full coverage base. Full coverage foundations are meant to mask imperfections, but in doing so, they also knock out your natural coloring, which is when you’ll reach for a blush to put all that back in.

The Two Types of Blush, and When to Use Them

Before we get started, there are two major types of foundation:

  • Powder Blush can be used on a bare face or over your foundation. They are available in the widest range of shades with finishes that range from matte to satin and illuminating. Usually applied with a brush, they can be easily blended out for a soft flush of color, or built for drama. If applying powder blush to bare skin, it’s wise to first use a makeup primer to give the blush something to cling to and help make it stay.
  • Cream Blush can be blended on top of your foundation and is especially good on bare skin. They have more staying power than a powder and don’t need a primer to cling. They can be applied and blended out with your fingers, a brush, or a sponge. Creams have a reputation of being too pigmented, but when you’re starting out with a new product, everything should be applied with a light hand, so don’t let that scare you.

I actually prefer creams. They tend to look a bit more natural, in that they appear that the color is coming through the skin rather than sitting on top of it. They are also ideal for the winter months as they’re a little more hydrating and won’t accentuate dry skin.

The Best Way to Apply Your Blush for Your Ideal Look

Everyone tells you to smile and tap the blush on the apples of your cheeks, which are the most prominent parts of your cheeks, the parts that jut out when you smile.

This is a nice way to start, but blush, like eyeliner, like anything, differs with the shape of your face. Don’t be afraid to play around with placement. Personally, if I apply solely on the apples of my cheeks, it puts too much color on the front of my face and flattens it out, making me look like Thomas the Tank Engine. I tend to start the blush halfway on the apples on my cheeks, and brush it back and up toward (but not actually reaching) the top of my ears. This creates nice movement and shape.

I’m not from the “less is more” school of thought, not by a long shot. However, when we’re starting out with blush, remember, it’s a lot easier to add a bit of color and then build it up than it is to diffuse too much of it by blending it out. Usually, you’ll need next to nothing to get a nice wash of color, so don’t get too crazy off the rip.

Pick a small to medium-sized face brush with bristles that aren’t too dense. A stipple brush is perfect for this. This one is my favorite. It’s perfect.

The bristles aren’t too densely packed and they differ in length, so they blend the product softly without building color too quickly. If the bristles are too tightly packed, you’ll run the risk of laying down too much product that you won’t be able to diffuse as easily and the brush will keep laying down more and more blush.

Tap the brush into the pan, flick the stem of the brush to knock off any excess product (a good rule for anything you’re applying with a brush.) Lightly tap on your cheek, and then blend using soft swirling motions. I sweep the brush back and slightly up while I’m blending, but you can determine what placement is best for the shape of your face.

If you’re not accustomed to wearing blush, you might think it looks a little weird on your face. It doesn’t, you’re just not used to it yet. Take a breath, walk away from the mirror, and come back five minutes later. When you give your eyes a rest and then take in your whole look, you’ll be surprised at how much you like it.

If you still feel like you applied too much, don’t worry! Just pop some foundation over it. If you used a powder blush, use a powder foundation to mute the color. This is the only thing I use powder foundations for but it never lets me down. If you used a cream blush, then a sheer layer of cream foundation will soften it nicely. Also, doing this makes it look more like your skin is naturally flushing, so it’s not a bad thing to keep in mind.

In terms of color… There are a hundred articles that will tell you about warm tones and cool tones and what colors NOT to wear. Here’s the thing: do you. If you think it’s a pretty color, if you think it looks good on you, then wear it. I wear a purple blush every day. My hair is purple, so it’s actually very flattering, but I’d still be wearing the same shade even if my hair was its natural color, whatever that means. You’re smart. It’s your face. You call it.

Some things to remember: A light hand is always the best place to start. A good brush is just as important as a good product, and will do just as much good. There’s no right way to do it, it’s alright to play around with placement and change things up until you find what works for you. If you think you look great, then you do. You already look great.

Source: Everything You Need to Know About Blush, and How to Apply It

How to Streamline Your Makeup Routine to Spend Less Time Getting Ready

I appreciate what makeup can do, but my morning time isn’t unlimited. And I don’t feel like spending a ton of time and effort on cosmetics, anyway. Still, I like the way my lashes look curled and my eyes look shadowed. Here are some tips to get the most out of your makeup routine with the least amount of time, effort, and products.

Makeup isn’t for everyone, but if you choose to wear it, it can be a time-consuming process. But with a little organizing, you can come up with a basic routine that’ll make it easier.

Cut Down Your Stash

Like most makeup wearers, I’ve experimented here and there over the years. A new eyeshadow color, a failed attempt at bright red lipstick—it’s easy to build up a small landfill of products in your own makeup bag. The first step in streamlining your routine? Get rid of everything you don’t use.

First, trash any duplicates. If you experimented with a few different blush colors before finding the right one, get rid of all the products that didn’t work. The Frisky also recommends tossing anything you haven’t worn in five months. It may be hard to get rid of something you spent money on—especially if it’s still good—but be honest with yourself about what you will and won’t’ use. Makeup has a shelf life, anyway. Chances are, if it’s been in your stash for a year or so, it’s probably time to toss it, anyway. According to Good Housekeeping, here’s when common makeup products go bad:

  • Mascara: 3 months
  • Liquid eyeliner: 3 months
  • Cream eyeshadow: 6 months
  • Lipstick and gloss: 2 years

You can check out the full article for the reasoning behind each of these dates, but it’s mostly based on bacteria and effectiveness.

Keep Two Makeup Bags

There’s the makeup I use every day, which isn’t much, and then there’s the makeup I use when I’m trying to look fancy, which includes foundation, smoky eyeshadow, bronzer, and so on. So, to keep my routine simple, I have two makeup bags. One everyday makeup bag and one for the fancy, seldom-used products. That way, I don’t have to rifle through a bunch of products I don’t normally wear.

Cutting back on your products makes the whole process quicker. It’s sort of like cleaning out your closets—the fewer options you have, the easier it is to make decisions.

Find Multipurpose Products

In the spirit of less is more, it also helps to find products that serve multiple purposes. There are the standard “double-duty” products, like BB and CC creams, which are supposed to act as a moisturizer, foundation, primer, and sometimes, an anti-aging cream. They’re designed to be multipurpose and marketed as such. But beyond that, you can get creative with regular products. Money Crashers gives a few examples:

  • Cream blush can be used as lip gloss
  • Mascara can be used as eyeliner—bring the wand to your lash line and gently rub.
  • Bronzer can be used as eyeshadow

I’ve also often found myself using two products because one doesn’t work the way it’s supposed to. In this case, it helps to buy high-quality stuff. For example, I used to buy cheap, dollar-store eyeshadows that creased up on my eyelids. To prevent this, I primed my eyelids with a concealing stick. I used two products to do one job, when at the end of the day, it was better to just spend a little more money on one name-brand, quality eyeshadow. They don’t cause the dreaded eyelid crease, so I can ditch the stick and save some time.

Pick and Prioritize

Sure, your makeup might have a bigger impact the more products you use, but the idea here is to simplify. It helps to pick a few areas you want to focus on, then prioritize your products.

First, figure out what you want to focus on (eyes, lips, cheeks, skin tone, etc.) This might be based on your day-to-day activities; it might be based on your own unique features you want to highlight. It’s a general makeup rule of thumb that, if you’re short on time, it helps to only focus on eyes or lips, because those make the most impact. But you know yourself best, so pick the areas that work best for you.

Then, mentally list all the products you use in your routine, considering those features, and prioritize them. For me, it’s moisturizer, eyeliner, eyeshadow, mascara and blush, all of which I keep in my everyday bag. On a busy day, I know that at a bare minimum, I’ll only put on moisturizer, eyeshadow, and blush. If I have more time, I can dig into my eyelid primer or bronzer, but when I’m trying to get things done quickly, I know exactly what to go for.

Pick a couple of features to focus on, pick a few basic products, then plan your routine accordingly.

Or Use a Basic, Universal Routine

If you don’t know where to start with makeup, or if you don’t know what to focus on, just use a basic, pre-planned routine. Here’s a 5-minute routine suggested by Best Health:

  • Prep skin with moisturizer, and, if you feel like it, primer and foundation (2 minutes)
  • Apply eyeliner (1 minute)
  • Curl eyelashes and apply mascara (1 minute)
  • Put on blush (1 minute)
  • Apply a sheer gloss or lipstick (15 seconds)

It might not be customized to your liking, but it will do the overall trick for just about anyone.

Know Tricks of the Trade

Beyond cutting back on products and picking the best ones, there are quite a few specific makeup tricks that can make a big impact without taking much time. Here are some of my favorites:

These tricks are simple enough to incorporate into your everyday beauty routine, and then can save you at least a little time and effort. Cosmopolitan has a decent YouTube series, Beauty or Bullshit, that tests these tricks and tells you which ones actually work.

Ditch the Tools

Makeup tools serve a purpose, but they can take up a lot of room in your makeup bag and add some extra time to your routine. And there are plenty of ways to apply makeup without them. The Live Well Network goes into detail, but here a few highlights on how to put on makeup with your fingers:


1. Dab three dots of lipstick on your cheekbones and rub in for instant cheek color.

2. Dab three dots of a light metallic eye shadow above your cheek color and blend in to give a natural glow.


1. Dot the foundation on the high points of the face.

2. Blend gently with your fingertips. The warmth of your fingers will help the makeup go on smoothly.

3. You can get more coverage by “stippling” or patting the makeup into place. It can also build the coverage in an area (for larger pores or discoloration).

Of course, you want to start with clean hands, too.

Another factor to consider: cleanup. I don’t want to spend much time putting on makeup, and I don’t want to spend a lot of time taking it off, either. This is why it helps to have a basic, less-is-more routine—there’s less to remove. Cold cream can also help take makeup off easier, and it especially comes in handy if you use foundation.

Makeup obviously isn’t a necessity, and some folks choose to save time by forgoing it altogether. That’s great, but there’s also nothing wrong with using it to look more awake or put together. Plus, it can be fun to play with. But if you want to get the biggest impact with a minimal amount of time and effort, these tips should start you in the right direction.

Source: How to Streamline Your Makeup Routine to Spend Less Time Getting Ready

How to Make Money on YouTube Without Adsense

Many of creators come to find out that YouTube is not a sustainable income source. Here’s how to use the platform to actually get paid.

Making videos on YouTube can be very lucrative if executed correctly. Unfortunately, many beginner YouTube creators believe that if they make quality videos, and allow ads to appear on their videos, the cash will begin to flow in. However, many of those creators come to find out that YouTube is not a sustainable income source. In fact, while it is impossible to give an exact number, you can estimate that a video will make a dollar for every thousand views.

Related: How to Start a YouTube Channel

Why does YouTube pay so little to its creators? First of all, let’s remember that this is YouTube’s platform and it doesn’t have any responsibility to pay its creators, but it chooses to regardless. You also have to keep in mind that there are many hands that the money from advertisers goes through before it gets to you. It starts with the consumers, who pay the advertiser, who then pays YouTube, who finally pays the creator. By the end, there isn’t much money left over. So, what can creators do to quickly use YouTube to create a sustainable income?

Affiliate marketing

This is one of the most popular methods of making money on YouTube. Affiliate marketing is marketing in which you sell other people’s products and take a commission for each item or service you sell through a special URL that is linked to your account. While so many companies have affiliate programs for which you can make a commission, one of the most simple, and most popular, programs is Amazon’s Associates program, which starts the commission at 4 percent.

When you sign up for Amazon’s program, you will be taken to your portal where you can search for virtually any item on the Amazon marketplace, and create a special link for that product. All you have to do is make a video highlighting a product that you love, tell viewers to click the link in the description if they are interested, and let your commissions roll in. The best part is that once your viewers click your link, you will receive a commission on anything that they purchase on Amazon within the next 24 hours.

Related: Here’s How You Can Actually Make Money With YouTube

Selling your own products

We are of the understanding that YouTube will pay us a fraction of a penny of what they make from an advertiser. Affiliate programs such as Amazon will give us a larger percentage of sales, but what if we wanted to make 100 percent of the revenue and have full control of the money coming in? To do this, you need to sell your own products.

For example, let’s say you create a mini online training program that you sell for $50. You will want to make a video that provides immense value and then at the end of the video pitch your course to get more value. At 1,000 views on that video, YouTube AdSense will pay about $1, but if you were only able to convince 0.5 percent of your audience to purchase your course (five viewers), you will make a total of $250 in revenue from your own product. Therefore, not many people are required to purchase your product to make more money than what YouTube will pay.


Ultimately, the fastest way to make money on YouTube is to give value of some kind. Uploading videos and hoping for the best is not enough. After gradually attracting your targeted audience, periodically pitch your consulting services for your viewers to receive even more value than what they are already receiving. Your goal should be to make your audience think, If I’m getting this amount of value from free videos on YouTube, imagine the amount of value I’d receive from a paid one-on-one consulting service. At that point it would be a no-brainer to pay you for your expertise, knowledge and time.

In my experience, many creators who get started on YouTube believe that they just need to upload videos to YouTube, turn ads on and let the compensation roll in. This is only true if you are looking to make a non-sustainable passive income from your videos. If you are looking to grow a brand and a business, be sure to provide value and sprinkle in these other income streams. Remember though, the only way each of these ways to make income with YouTube will be effective is if you provide value first, so let that be your focus and the compensation will come more naturally.

Source: 3 Ways to Make Money on YouTube Without Adsense

How to Start a Blog and Make Money Online

Starting a blog isn’t hard. Generating traffic and making a profit is.

Ever thought about launching your own blog? Ever wondered what it takes, not only to start up that blog, but also to successfully build it over time to make money online or generate a passive income? Clearly, you’re not alone. Millions of people try their hand at blogging, but so few actually ever generate a substantial income from their efforts.

However, if you’re starting a blog for the purposes of making money, and you’re not actually passionate about writing in the first place, then you’re largely wasting your time. The art of blogging isn’t simply scientific or formulaic. Without a deep-seated passion for your craft, you’ll face a tide of frustration and upset.

Why? While it’s relatively straightforward to begin a blog, it’s a monumental undertaking to generate any semblance of traffic and profit from your arduous efforts. You need laser-focus and persistence to build an audience or reach mass saturation with your prose. It takes time and it takes long and drawn out evenings burning the proverbial midnight oil.

Take it from me. As a blogger who’s built a substantial platform with hundreds of thousands of monthly visitors, I can bask in the warm glow of success. However, I can’t sit around for too long enjoying the freedom and passive income that my blog has created. Without constantly adding insatiable content, any blog can die off.

So, what does it take to start a successful blog and actually make money online? I suppose that depends on what you consider successful and what you consider making money. If, like millions of other potential bloggers out there, you’re looking to rake it in, you’ll have a long road ahead.

But if you’re willing to put in the time and the effort, and you can stay persistent over the years (and yes, I said years), then you can most certainly generate a substantial income online. In fact, your blog is quite possibly one of the best hubs of passive income generation, and if done the right way, it can attract the right clients and customers no matter what industry or niche you might be in.

How to Start a Blog: Step-by-Step

Okay, if I haven’t dissuaded you just yet, and you’re serious about launching the next Mashable or TechCrunch or whatever other blog you might think is wildly successful in your eyes, then here’s what you need to do in a step-by-step fashion. The more you prepare and plan, the more likely you’ll be to succeed in the long term.

1. Pick a Topic

Get clear on what you’ll write about. Define a topic or niche, and design all your content around those things. This will help you to not only laser-focus your writing, but also to build digital products and services that compliment your content.

This allows you to attract customers in, enticing them with your highly-informative posts, then tempting them with a lead magnet before dropping them into your sales funnel (more on that shortly).

2. Select a Platform

While WordPress is the most popular platform for blogging by far, there are others out there that can be leveraged such as a micro-blogging platform like Tumblr, and even Medium. However, if you’re serious about your blogging efforts, you’ll likely want to go with a self-hosted WordPress installation on a custom domain.

While you could setup a blog at with a subdomain such as, you’ll get more traction with a self-hosted solution, and then be able to use subdomains on popular platforms for your content-marketing efforts.

3. Pick a Domain Name

Custom domain names are important if you’re serious about making money from the blog you start. Rather than relying on a third-party-hosted subdomain, find a short but relevant keyword-rich (if possible) domain name that’s descriptive of your intended topic, industry or niche. Use BlueHost, HostGator, 1&1 Hosting or any other number of domain name providers to source your domain.

If you’re at all concerned about things like SEO, when selecting your domain name, you should adhere to the following suggestions:

  • Use a known top-level domain (TLD) such as .com or .net
  • Keep the domain short, no more than 15 characters or so
  • Try not to purchase a domain name with hyphens, since they’re more often associated with spammers
  • Avoid using self-hosted subdomains to rank or categorize posts

4. Find a Good Web Hosting Company

There are loads of good hosting companies out there. If you’re starting a WordPress, self-hosted blog, there are a near-endless amount of options. The important thing is to do your due diligence and pick the right one that’s suitable to your budget and to ensure that the service-level and up-time guarantee is there.

At the beginning, you’ll likely want to start out with either a Managed WordPress solution or a Virtual Private Server (VPS), and scale from there. Eventually, you’ll probably need a dedicated-hosting solution with a CDN (below) once you break through a few thousand visitors per day.

5. Caching and Content-Delivery Networks (CDNs)

Use a system like W3 Total Cache or WP Super Cache and turn on browser caching to ensure that you speed up the delivery of your webpages. In the beginning, this might not seem as important. But as you grow and your traffic increases to thousands of visitors per day, this will be critical. Use Google’s Page Speed Insights to test things before and after the installation.

It’s also important that you setup a CDN, which will speed up the global delivery of your content. For example, your page might load relatively quickly in the United States, but what happens when someone in Australia tries to load your content? CDNs replicate data across multiple repositories around the world, and make content delivery ultra-fast.

This is important for the user’s experience because most people who are foced to wait even a few seconds for a page to load, often abandon the website and go to the next one in the search results. W3 Total Cache integrates with Amazon’s AWS and MaxCDN, two very good options when it comes to CDNs.

6. Enable Permalinks

In WordPress, you should enable permalinks before getting things off the ground, which will give you nice canonical URLs that are SEO-friendly. Permalinks are located within the settings > permalinks section of your WordPress admin and select the post name option.

7. Install the AMP plugin

The Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) Project is an initiative by Google to speed up mobile accessibility to a large degree of their content. The AMP specification, which you can read more about here, helps to thin down a webpage to its basic structural components with scaled-back JS and minified CSS code, makes for lightning-fast page speeds.

8. Install Google Analytics

Install Google Analytics so that you can keep track of your efforts while building out your blog. This is a great way to keep track of your results while using the URL campaign builder when dropping links in social media and other places so that you can effectively determine where your traffic is coming from.

9. Setup Google’s Webmaster Tools

Anyone who’s serious about building a blog and making money, needs to leverage Google’s webmaster tools to see what keywords they’re ranking for and any messages that would impact their ability to rank. This will also allow you to submit an XML sitemap and track keyword impressions along with click-through rates. This is one of the most useful tools for growing your site or blog through constant analysis of your efforts.

10. Learn SEO the Right Way

Although you shouldn’t start a blog with the intention of optimizing it to oblivion, you most certainly should understand the fundamental principles of search engine optimization so that you pay attention to the key aspects that will impact your ability to rank on search engines like Google. Begin with Google’s Webmaster Guidelines, and digest and implement that information. Learning SEO is a long and drawn out journey. You should always be increasing your knowledge and expanding your skill set.

11. Regulary Build Useful Content

If you’re serious about succeeding with your blog, you need to build useful anchor content. It needs to be engaging, keyword centric, insightful, unique and well written. Don’t write your content for search engines. Rather, write your content for humans while also paying homage to search engines and what they want. Simply put, it’s a skill that develops over time with practice. It’s also important to regularly publish your content on a weekly basis.

12. Sign Up to an Email Marketing Platform

The best avenue for making money from your blog is through email marketing, plain and simple. Hands down, this offers one of the quickest and surest strategies for earning an income through your blog. But before you get there, you need to sign up to an email marketing platform like Aweber, ConvertKit, MailChimp, Constant Contact, InfusionSoft or any other number of platforms that exist out there.

13. Build a Lead Magnet

If you’re serious about marketing anything online, rather than opting for running ads on your blog (which won’t make you real money unless you have at least hundreds of thousands of visitors per day) or engaging in affiliate marketing, you should build a topical lead magnet that will sell a digital product or offer that you create in the back-end. The lead magnet will entice people to sign up to your list and provide you with their email address.

14. Build a Digital Product and Position Your Offers

Email marketing and lead magnets are all designed to help you build out an automated sales machine. However, you need a digital product, service or other kind of offer in the back-end to do that. You can create multiple offers or products, that can lead people up a value chain towards your high-ticket sales.

15. Create a Sales Funnel

Take the time to build your automated sales funnel. There is so much involved with sales funnels, but the basic premise is that your visitors will show up to your site by discovering your content, drop into your sales funnel through an offer via your lead magnet or some other tripwire, and they’ll then be led through a journey with drip-fed messages at some periodic schedule that will allow you to sell your products and services on autopilot.

16. Get Social

Building a blog isn’t easy by any measure. To help you along the road towards success, you have to get social. Not only by linking up with other like-minded bloggers interested in online marketing, but also by sharing and engaging with others on social networks like Facebook, Instagram and other social media platforms.

17. Market Your Content

The single most important strategy you’ll find for building up a blog and boosting your visibility on search engines like Google, and my all-time go-to strategy for rocketing up the search rankings on Google’s SERPs, is content marketing. Marketing your content is an intricate process that involves long, seemingly-never-ending hours of building more useful off-site content that links to your primary anchor content, but it’s well worth it.

You can use this single strategy to rank number one on Google’s searches for nearly any keyword if it’s done the right way. There’s most certainly an art to this as well as a technical outline and to doing it the right way. Don’t try to spam or overstuff keywords in an effort to market your content by any means.

Content marketing can be done with articles on sites like or, it can be done by answering questions on Reddit or Quora, and it can be done with videos on YouTube or Vimeo, along with a variety of other means. The point is that all of the content has to be useful, period. Don’t try to do the least amount of work for the greatest return. You need to do the exact opposite if you want to succeed.

18. Monetize Your Content

Let’s face it, starting and running a blog can get costly. Don’t expect to get rich overnight. However, you can take certain measures to monetize some of your content along the way. Be sure that you remain topical with your content and that your lead magnets help to drop people into a sales funnel that will eventually sell your high-ticket items.

However, aside from that, you can always opt to generate small amounts of cash flow by doing other things such as creating articles that will lead people to courses or audiobooks that you’ve developed, or building out video tutorials that will ultimately sell some big package or system that will help to teach people whatever it is that you’re really good it.

There are numerous ways to monetize your content and make money from your blog, but don’t try to take shortcuts along the way. Don’t look for the fast-buck if you’re serious about your long-term results. Take action and stay persistent if you want to succeed and achieve your goals.

Source: How to Start a Blog and Make Money Online