You might have wondered how one can make money blogging. If yes, you have come to the right place as this guide has been prepared to show you the proven ways that can assist you to generate a substantial amount of income while blogging. The amount of income you can generate depends entirely on your ongoing efforts to publish great content, grow your audience and continuously test new money making opportunities at your disposal. You may not become the next Dooce or Perez Hilton, but if you play your cards right, you can pull a good income from your blog.
The Basic Steps
Before we discuss the main ways of making money from blogging, it is vital we have an understanding of the basic steps involved. In a list form, you need to have an understanding of the following first tips;
– Establish your home base
– Always produce valuable content
– Build relationships with other bloggers and business partners
– Branch out and grow your platform through internal and external links
– Choose and implement working streams of income. – We are going to expound on this point.
Ways of making money from blogging
Through Display Ads such as AdSense
When it comes to display advertising on your blog, as a means of generating income, the Google AdSense is a top pick for most bloggers. It is quite simple to use and doesn’t require you to have much technical know-how. The process of putting AdSense in your blog involves copy-pasting shortcodes provided. AdSense is one of the biggest advertising networks available. Other examples of good ad networks include; Blogads, BlogHer , Beacon Ads and many others.
If your site is getting a lot of traffic, it becomes a prime real estate for advertisers. You can generate income by putting private advertisements such as banner ads to your blog. You do this by signing up with an advertising service such as BuySellAds and sell space on your blog.
As an Affiliate marketer, you are tasked to promoting someone else’s product or service in your posts or elsewhere. You then link to that product or service using your unique affiliate link. When visitors click on the link and make a purchase (or else completes a desired action set by the company), you earn a certain commission. There are different companies offering programs that enable you to sign up and an affiliate. A good example is Amazon Associates.
You can sell music or video that others use and intros and outros. Apart from music and video, you can earn commissions from Apps, Plugins, and Themes. If you have a knack for code-writing, you can write your themes and plugins and sell them to the market. Additionally, you can sell domains. Other primary digital products that you can sell in your blog include; eBooks, Courses, Webinars and other forms of online workshop. You will get an opportunity to grow bigger as you learn what works out for you and what doesn’t.
Selling Physical Products
Many bloggers generate substantial income from physical products such as books, both self and traditionally published. Traditional publishers will consider your manuscripts when you first have a blog. Additionally, you can set up your shop for free and sell your products to your audience. You can also sell manufactured goods and use your blog or newsletter to promote them.
You can sell a professional service in your blog, in the form of freelancing. If you have a skill, you can offer it virtually through the Internet. Services that can generate your income from your blog include;
– App Development
– Audio/Video Editor
– Concierge/Personal Assistant
-Speaker, Trainer, Tutor, Writer among others. The list is endless.
The only problem with services as a way or making money is that they are not scalable, and the success will depend on the amount of time you have to offer such services. However, the advantage is that you get an opportunity to set your charges and negotiate with your clients accordingly.
Are you feeling overwhelmed now? There are no magic bullets. What works best for one blogger may not necessarily work for you. Try various methods and settle for the ones that work best for you. All the best in your online entrepreneurship!