Earn More Money in 2017 with These 3 Strategies

As an entrepreneur, how good does it feel when you make that first sale? I’m talking about that warm, fuzzy feeling in your gut when you hear the words “OK, just take my money already. I need this.”

That first sale is just a stepping stone to greater things. The next steps being more customers, more sales, and more money.

With 2016 coming to an end, it’s the perfect time to start getting your plan together for the year to come. I’ve outlined 3 strategies below to help you earn more money in 2017.

Use SEO to Drive More Traffic to Your Website

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a term that most entrepreneurs become very familiar with throughout the course of their life. They know that SEO can be a powerful way to drive traffic to an online business, which means more sales and more earnings.

If you’re totally new to SEO, don’t worry, I got you.

First, choose a beginner SEO guide to teach you the basics and principles. Then, you’ll want to do some homework and determine which keywords you’re going to target for your site.

Once you get things started, you’ll want to use a free SEO checker to periodically evaluate how well you’re doing. In addition, you can use that same tool to spy on your competitors and gain some incredibly useful insight on how you should be running your campaign.

Over time, you’ll start seeing your traffic numbers steadily climb. That’s when the sales and money start rolling in.

Improve Your Site’s Conversion Rates

Traffic is just one piece of the online business puzzle. You could have 1 million visitors coming to your website on a monthly basis, but if your conversion rates are 0%, you won’t see a dime.

The first thing you’ll want to do when improving your conversion rates is evaluating the copy. Is it persuasive in the sense that it connects with your target audience? Does it have a clear call to action?

Then, most importantly, is there a way for people to buy whatever you have to offer? If you’re really stuck, there is a ton of useful, free information out there to help you.

Think About Potentially Raising Your Prices

Usually, when you think of making more money, you think of selling more stuff. But what if you could sell the same amount, just at a higher price?

Every entrepreneur at some point has to make the decision of altering their price point. If your product or service is high quality, then more often than not, people won’t be upset to pay a slightly higher fee.

If you’re in the information product market, this is even easier. Think about ways that you can improve upon an already existing product and add more value.

More value equals higher price, which means more money in your pocket.


The year 2017 has the potential to be your best year yet. If you’ve had a lackluster 2016, or are just looking to boost your earnings, then follow the strategies I’ve outlined above, and you’ll be well on your way.


Carmelo is a marketing writer and blogger helping small and medium size businesses craft winning content strategies. She's always scouting the web for new social media strategies and is slightly addicted to apps. When not tapping the keyboard, you are likely to find her in the park playing with her uncontrollably friendly Irish setter or trying out new vegan recipes.

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