Internet marketers have long recognized WordPress as an outstanding platform for websites and blogging for affiliate income. Twitter has also been a great resource for headline type posts with calls-to-action. Think of Tumblr.com as giving you some of the best of both WordPress and Twitter.
By creating blogs on Tumblr, you’re publishing content for people to follow you. All of your posts are seen by all followers, and with almost 80 million blogs, there are plenty of people to go after. You’re blogging, but as you can see from the image above, it’s as much about images and video as it is about text. Because you can reblog content, and images take their poster credit with them, reblogging can go viral.
Your Goal is Followers
You want to build out your followers as quickly as possible, and you want massive numbers. One way to do that is to post consistently and post interesting content text, images and video. As with Twitter, many will follow those who follow them, so you’ll want to follow others with similar interests or content. Reblogging is a great follower-builder. By building followers and reblogging the content of others, you’ll be trying to go viral and get your content in front of as many people as possible.
Choose & Work Your Niche
There are so many niche markets you can choose, and you can work multiple niches. The best for Tumblr are those that benefit from a lot of visual content, images and video. Whether it’s cooking/food, camping, fishing, sports in general, or other niche markets, you’ll find that it’s easy to keep posting new content when you can use images that are of interest. If you enjoy a great steak dinner at a restaurant, post a photo of it on arrival at the table if you’re in a food niche. Camping or travel are also super niche markets, as photos and video of places around the country or around the world will always generate interest.
Of course, you’ll be working with affiliate links and networks, and this will work well for you on Tumblr. However, setting up a Google Adsense account is great for marketing on Tumblr as well. Working in multiple niches with a blog for each, you’ll soon find that you can start generating income quickly, frequently with only 1000 followers.
You’ll set up one or more blogs, and you can use your Gmail account to do so. Then you’ll want to customize your blogs, set the best keywords and phrases in your blog names and descriptions and decide on Ad options. Getting a custom domain name and pointing it to your blog will help you to build interest and followers. Mixing original posts and reblogs will build out your content quickly and add followers. There are many other “best practices” for monetizing Tumblr, and we can show you all of them.