Are you a blogger and you are wondering how to make money blogging? This is a question many people ask.
Monetizing your blog doesn’t take time but making money actually does; why should this be? After all the whole idea of the blog is to make money.
There are several ways to make money blogging, while some are easy to implement others are not easy (so to say) owing to what might be demanded of you.
A common mistake that many new bloggers make is that, they barely have a target audience before putting up ads. This is a very wrong way of monetizing your blog. This is why it takes them almost forever to make money blogging.
The blogging world has become so competitive, when I started my first blog, my primary goal was to teach people about my passion (business). I never thought of how to make money blogging but subsequently, I got to know that I could actually make an income from my passion (exciting right 🙂 ).
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As competitive as it may be, It’s even more profitable owing to the fact that you don’t need to have all the tech skills you think it’s required to start one. Sometimes earning with your blog could be cumbersome or require a lot more effort(s) especially for new bloggers.
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How to make money blogging
1. Make Money with Affiliate Marketing (AM)
In Affiliate Marketing, you promote a Company’s product on your website or blog through an affiliate link provided by the company. When a visitor or anyone uses your affiliate link to make a purchase, you get a commission for the product.
Earning through affiliate marketing could be a purchase. It’s best and advisable to find best selling products related to your niche to promote. Read how affiliate marketing works here
For example, if you are a food blogger, it’s best you find best selling food products to promote. Don’t make the mistake of promoting unrelated stuff. All affiliate marketing programs have products for every niche so no one is left behind.
Why affiliate marketing is profitable
- There’s a product for every niche to promote. Affiliate networks offer a wide range of products to promote.
- Payment is generated when due.
- Most affiliate network links are friendly, text format or, image ads.
When choosing affiliate programs:
- Go for only quality products
- Go for programs with high converting sales page
- Choose products within your niche
- Choose products you’re familiar with for better content and recommendations.
Some popular affiliate programs:
2. Sponsored Posts
A sponsored post is a cooperation between you and a brand or a company that wants to advertise or promote their products or services on your website.
In simple words, in sponsored posts, you help a company or a brand to run an advert on your website or blog and you get paid, usually for only publishing.
Not every blogger feels comfortable having ads on their website, some just prefer affiliate links and some others combine all which makes a post page a little too sophisticated and boring.
Advertisers sometimes like to know how much traffic you blog receives and obviously they might not want to advertise on your blog if your traffic is quite low.
Google Adsense does not require any number of page views/visit/traffic before they can approve you; while others like Mediavine require a minimum of 25k page views and Adthrive require 100k for you to be approved.
Am definitely not sure about others but i sure know that Google Adsense can be very unforgiving when you violate any of their rules, first you get suspended for your lucky number of days and pray you don’t violate again else you get kicked out. Also, Google adsense, have a script or a file they ask you to upload to to the root directory of your site or in the case of a WordPress site; a plugin, this tells them if the clicks are coming from the same IP address and you can get locked out this way.
4. Selling Digital Products
You make money here simply by selling digital products especially ebooks. People fail in this because they fail to build an audience that’s connected or always in touch with them. Meanwhile, it’s most profitable if you have an already built audience.
Business owners and writers spend much to showcase their digital products. Most times you don’t need to have the physical product neither do you ship.
This Ultimate Blogger Bundle is a good choice for every blogger and content creators. The bundle includes to do list, note taking section, financial summary, current and future projects and more.
For a start, you can decide to start offering a free short courses with lots of value that can captivate the reader, This can establish a bond between you and your audience. These products include:
- Online Course
- Downloadable files
- Video tutorials
- Software (app)
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