How To Use Blogging To Make Money
If you’re searching ways to make money -because um mm everybody needs money to live and we want to be able to live comfortably. There are many ways to earn money online, one of them is through blogging.
If you want to start a blog but not quite sure on how and where to start or you already have a blog but you’re still exploring ways to monetize it or whether you are blogging for a hobby or for your business then read on until the end.
It is very possible to earn money using a blog but it’s not an as easy as what most people think and not a get-rich-quick ordeal, but if you do it right, you could make enough to support you and your family and perhaps earn more than with what you are earning with your full time job.
This article will show you tips and strategies on how you can make a profit with your blog.
Monetize with CPC or CPM Ads
Bloggers have many ways to make money, one of the most common ways is by placing ads on their site. There are two popular types of ads:
CPC/PPC Ads: Cost per click (also called pay per click) these kinds of ads are usually banners that you place in your content or sidebar. When and each time a reader clicks on the ad, you are paid for that click.
CPM Ads: CPM Ads, or “cost per 1,000 impressions,” – you will be paid a fixed amount of money by these ads depending on how many people view your ad.
Google AdSense is the most popular network for this kind of placing ads. With this program, it is not necessary to be in direct contact with the advertisers. You just need to put the banner in your site and then Google will choose the ads that is relevant to your content and viewers can click the ads. There are many more programs that does the same if Adsense doesn’t work for you like Chitika, Infolinks and Media.net.
Sell Private Ads
If you have enough traffic in your site, advertisers will come directly to you and ask to place their ad on your site or you can contact them by yourself. By doing this, you can set your own ad rates because there is no middleman involved.
Selling private ads can come in the form of banners, buttons, or links. You can earn money by writing a sponsored posts where you can write and give a review of an advertiser’s product or service. Another way is through writing an underwritten post where you can write about any topic, but the advertiser pays for a “Brought to you by” mention in the content.
You can make money in various way. You can charge a one-time fee for a link within a post or charge them monthly for hosting banner ads.
You can also choose to sell sponsorship space in your email newsletter, podcasts and videos to maximize your income.
Add Affiliate Links in Your Content
Another great tool to monetize from your blog is through Affiliate marketing.
By selling an advertiser’s products, you can earn through commission from each sale that you will make from a buyer that will come from your site.
The advertiser will give you a unique link that will track your affiliate code so that the advertiser will know when a buyer used your link to make a purchase.
You can place your affiliate link on your website through your content or banner ads. When your reader clicks on your link and bought your recommended product, you will earn a percentage.
Sell Digital Products
Aside from advertising other people’s product on your site, another way to make a stream of income is through selling digital products like e books, apps, plugins, themes, online courses or workshops, images, video or music that people can use in their own content.
If you would rather not advertise other people’s products on your site, or if you are looking for another stream of income, consider selling digital products. This can include items like:
If you are going to sell these digital products make it relevant and useful to your readers. You have to listen to your readers, determine their problem or what are their interests and then create a digital product that will be helpful for them and will meet their needs.
Use it for Your Business as a Content Marketing Tool
You can also sell physical products on your blog. Instead of seeing it as making money from your blog think of your blog as a content marketing tool that will interest and generate more visitors to your business website.
If you are making a business blog, the possibilities are endless as you are developing it. You can sell any products that you want. Or if you have an existing business you can start a blog and use it to drive and convert more loyal customers.
Selling memberships exclusively to your website is another way to make money.
If you are going to sell exclusive memberships remember to make and develop content that is valuable and worth for the price as customers want to find something more valuable and useful for them than anything that is free that they could find that is why they are willing to pay.
Use it to Build Your Credibility
Your credibility as a blogger is very important and it can lead to many money-making opportunities. As you start to build a blog on your chosen niche, people will start reading your content and your blog becomes popular. In no time, you will be recognized as a figure or an expert in your chosen niche.
Once you build an authority, people might approach you to write a book or you could charge as a speaker at any conference or run any training career.
Although this is not a direct form of making money from blogging, many bloggers have been successful and became well-known and it can also work for you too.
Remember that in blogging, it won’t work and monetize if you will put your site and let it sit there.
You need to put time and effort. Making money through blogging doesn’t come too easily, some bloggers don’t make an income for several months and sometimes years after starting their blog. So before you decide to dive too deeply and start building a blog remember the following bits of advice below:
Creating Quality Content
Creating interesting and quality contents to your blog is very important. If people don’t find it interesting and not useful to them they won’t read your contents and you are not going to make any profit. So always put your readers first because they are the ones who are going to make you money whether they’re clicking on your ads or buying your products.
Build a Relationship
In building a blog it is also important that you are building relationships with your readers, sponsors, affiliate partners and other bloggers who will direct traffic to your blog. Don’t spend too much time focusing on building your blog alone, make time to spent on forums and other blogs to build relationships with others.
Be Experimental and Don’t Be Afraid to Try New Things
Not all of these tips, strategies and avenues of income are going to work for you. So don’t be afraid to tweak your methods and experiment to see what works best for you and your readers.
Making money blogging can take a lot of work and persistence especially if you are just starting out from scratch, but it the long run it can surely pay off. Don’t rush, you don’t have to use all of these money-making avenues at once. Consider what other people in your industry are doing, and start from there.
As you go through your journey, you will learn what works for you and what doesn’t. Have you started a blog yet? Tell us your journey and which option did you use in starting a blog?