Blogging can be fun and rewarding if you do it right. There are many ways to make money with blogging, and this post will cover the top 5 essential tips that you can implement right away. These are techniques and methods that successful bloggers are already applying to their own content creation to maximize their profit potential.
There’s an excess of free knowledge all around us. In this day and age not being informed is a CHOICE more than anything else. More importantly, it’s a choice that can cost you a lot. Let me help you avoid that by showing you exactly what you can do TODAY to improve your chances of earning money from your blogging efforts.
You probably know already, that there are a lot of bloggers out there, earning a full-time income, and you want to know how they are doing it. Let’s start with one of the most effective monetization methods.
Monetize Your Blog With Affiliate Marketing
By learning how to monetize your blog with affiliate marketing, you can increase your chances of earning a full-time income online. The great thing is that you don’t need to have your own product or some kind of service to make this work for you. Anyone can learn affiliate marketing with the right guidance, and finding a mentor in that industry is more than achievable.
All you have to do is place a few “special” links on your blog, and you can significantly increase your chances of making money from your content creation. The affiliate concept is very simple to understand, and it involves promoting other people’s products or services in exchange for a percentage of the profits.
You can easily find affiliate programs that you can promote via your blog. There are numerous places that you can go to and get your unique links. A couple of them that you can look at are ClickBank, and ClickBetter. These are networks where product creators get to interact with people interested in promoting their products.
In exchange for that, the affiliate gets a percentage of the profits in the form of commissions, every time someone buys from their unique links. How much they get paid depends on a lot of things, like the type of product they are promoting. Affiliate commissions can range from as little as 2% and can go up to 95% or more.
Any type of blog can take advantage of this, so it doesn’t really matter what you are writing about, because there is an affiliate product that you can promote in virtually any niche market that you can think of.
Place Ads On Your Blog Website
When you place ads on your blog website, you can earn a small amount of money every time that someone clicks on one of your ads or when a certain number of people see them. The two main differences are that some ads pay per view, and others pay per click.
The most popular platform that allows you to place ads on your website and get paid for that is called Google AdSense. Their average payout is roughly between $0.10 – $0.30 per view. Unlike other ad networks, with this one, there is no set number of unique visits a month that you need to generate to get approved. However, if you want to make it worth your while, you should already have a decent number of blog views coming your way.
If you aren’t at that level yet, then maybe it’s best to wait until you get at least a thousand visits per month before you apply for Google AdSense. This will also decrease your chances of getting rejected by them.
Write Sponsored Content
I know a lot of content creators that don’t like placing ads on their blog websites. Maybe you are one of them, or you may want to know even more ways to monetize your blog. This is where sponsored content comes into play. You can connect with companies that want to spread the word about their brand and increase their reach.
If you want to attract people that are willing to pay you for sponsored content, you need to show them that your blog is getting a decent amount of monthly views.
The best way to do that is by creating a dedicated page anywhere on your website that clearly shows the demographic of your audience, the number of monthly visits that you get, how big is your social media following, etc.
This can give your potential sponsors an overview of what kind of benefits they can get by paying you to write sponsored content for them.
Create Member’s Only Content
The name says it all. If you know that you have something valuable that you can offer to your readers, why not make it more beneficial for you? If you already have regular readers of your blog, and a loyal fan base, then this can be a step in the right direction.
Naturally, if you decide to go that route, you will have to commit yourself to deliver exclusive content, that should be superior to what you are already offering for free in your other blog posts.
This can be difficult, but if you manage to do it right, the end result can be incredibly rewarding. You will be creating a recurring income stream that is going to bring you profits on a consistent basis.
Another angle to consider is to create your own paid newsletter. If your visitors end up loving your content, then you can use that to your advantage and offer them even more quality content by getting them to subscribe to your paid newsletter.
If they find enough value in your content, then they will want to consume more of it, and you can give them exactly what they want in exchange for monetary compensation. This is one of those win-win scenarios where both parties end up satisfied.
Offer Paid Services On Your Blog
You can offer services on your blog that are related to the content that you write about. For example, if your blog is about weight loss, you can easily offer to create a personalized program for anyone that is interested in getting one.
This can give you another way to monetize your blog, and make your visitors feel valuable at the same time. You can even take things one step further and offer consultancy services, and charge by the hour.
This will be time-consuming, so if you take that approach you have to remember to NOT take on more clients than you can deal with, or it can quickly backfire.
If someone pays for your consulting services, then they will expect that you commit to them, which means that you will have to be adequately prepared to invest time and effort into helping them out with whatever it is they need.