Wanna make money, you want to? You do, naturally. Everyone wants to make money, and everyone needs to. So you began a blog because you heard that making money is an easy way, but don’t really know how to make money. Or maybe you have a blog already and are investigating ways of monetizing it.
Whichever group you’re in, it’s possible to make money with a blog – be it a hobby blog or a business blog. Wanna make money, you want to? You do, naturally. Everyone wants to make money, and everyone needs to. So you began a blog because you heard that making money is an easy way, but don’t really know how to make money. Or maybe you have a blog already and are investigating ways of monetizing it.
Whichever group you’re in, it’s possible to make money with a blog – be it a hobby blog or a business blog. It’s not a fast ordeal, but you could do it correctly to support your family and more.
- 1 CPC or CPM Ads Monetize
- 2 Include Affiliate Links in Your Content
- 3 Sell Private Ads
- 4 Sell Digital Products
- 5 Use it to Build Your Credibility
- 6 Use it as a Content Marketing Tool for Your Business
- 7 Sell Memberships
- 8 Create Quality Content
CPC or CPM Ads Monetize
One way bloggers make money is by placing ads on their websites. Two popular kinds of ads are available:
CPC / PPC Ads: Costs are usually banners you put in a click (also called pay per click) ads. You’re paid for that click every time you click a reader on the ad.
CPM Ads: CPM Ads are ads that pay a certain amount of money, depending on the number of people you see. CPM Ads are a fixed amount of money.
Google AdSense is perhaps the most popular network for placing such ads. You don’t have to contact advertisers in this program; you just put the banner on your site, Google chooses ads that are relevant and your viewers click on the ads. Countless similar programs, such as Chitika, Infolinks, and Media.net, are offering you if you find AdSense does not work for you.
Include Affiliate Links in Your Content
Affiliate marketing is another excellent tool to monetize your blog. This is how business affiliates work:
- An advertiser has a product for sale. If the buyer comes from your Website, he agrees to give you a commission from every sale.
- It gives you a unique connection that tracks your membership code.
- He knows how when a buyer has made a purchase with your link.
- You have an affiliate link on your website. You can use banner ads or content directly to do so. When you click on your unique link to buy the product, you earn a percentage of what you purchased.
You can use affiliate marketing or create your private partnership with advertisers or companies using an affiliate program through ad networks such as Amazon Associates.
Sell Private Ads
Your only option when it comes to advertising is not to work with ad networks. If you end up traffic enough, advertisers may come to you directly and request that their ads be placed on your site. Advertisers can also be contacted by you. The greatest difference from the above option is that no middle man is available, so you can set your own rate of advertising.
The use of banners, buttons, or links may be used to sell private ads. You can even make money from posts sponsored by writing or reviewing the product or services of an advertiser. Another option is to write a written post or series where you can write about any subject, but the advertiser pays for a mention of “Brought by you.”
There can be different ways in which you make money. For example, for a link in a post, you could charge a one-time fee. You could charge your partner monthly if you host banner ads.
Sell Digital Products
Consider selling digital products if you would like not to advertise products from others or if you are looking for a new revenue stream. This can include items like this:
- Online courses/workshops
- Images, video, or music people can use in their own content
- Apps, plugins, or themes
Just remember that if you choose one of these avenues, it will be useful to your readers. Many bloggers are wrong to assume that they have developed a product that their readers need; first, listen to their readers and then create a digital product that meets their needs.
Use it to Build Your Credibility
Blogging for credibility can lead to numerous opportunities for making money. Let’s say, for example, that you are starting a finance blog. People begin to read your information, and your blog is becoming very popular. You are now a well-known financial figure.
Once you have this authority, people can approach you for co-authorship or charge to talk to conferences or run financial training days for employees.
This isn’t a direct way to make money blogging, but for many popular bloggers, it’s worked and can work for you, too. If you’re looking for a straightforward revenue stream, popular blogs sell their branding and their content for 4-7 figures.
The main thing to remember is that it is not possible to build money blogging by uploading and letting your site sit there. The mentality “if you build, you’ll come,” doesn’t work here, so make sure that you’re ready to spend time. For several months (sometimes years), most bloggers do not see an income spike after their blog starts. Remember these little pieces of advice before going too deep into blogging.
Use it as a Content Marketing Tool for Your Business
Selling physical items on your blog and making money in this way is also possible. However, consider your blog as a content marketing tool to lead visitors to your company website rather than just think about it as a means to make money from your blog.
The opportunities for developing a business blog are virtually endless. You can sell handmade items, books, products manufactured, and more. Or you could already have a company and start a blog to convert loyal customers.
Let’s say for instance, that you’re reselling used smartphones from home and renovating them. You can use a blog to attract visitors to your website to list your existing phones. Your blog could cover DIY renovation topics. It looks counterintuitive on one level because you want people to buy your phone but it also helps to build a brand and gain awareness.
Another way of making money is to sell memberships to your website’s exclusive corners. For example, for users to access their job boards, a career blog could charge $10 per month. A start-up business blog could sell affiliates to its forums where you can get personalized advice on your business.
The important thing here is that you must be more valuable than anything that can be found for your visitors free elsewhere, so be sure you develop something worthy and worthy of the price.
Create Quality Content
If people don’t read it, you won’t make money from your blog. After all, your readers, whether you click on their ads or buy your products, will make money to you. Put your readers first all the time.
Don’t Spend Your Time Exclusively on Your Blog
Building relationships are very important in developing a successful blog. It can include contacts with sponsors, members, or simply other bloggers who direct traffic to your blog. Make sure you spend some of your time building these relationships and your blog in forums and other blogs (or anything that works for you).
Don’t Be Afraid to Experiment
Not all these income tips and avenues will work for you. Don’t be afraid to change your methods so that you and your readers can see what works best.
Making a budget blog may take a great deal of persistence, but if you start from scratch, it can pay off in the long run. Just remember that all these money-making paths do not have to be used simultaneously. Consider what other people are doing in your industry and start there.
You’ll learn over time what works for and doesn’t work for you. When you want to get your blog money, what option are you going to get started?