There is no doubt about it that many bloggers are into the business just to educate and help humanity on how to do certain things that are difficult to do or step by step guide on how to do certain things but it should not end there because setting up a professional blog is not free and writing articles is time-consuming too and because of these, I support finding a way to make money with your blog.
This article will guide you on how to make money with your blog or how to monetize your blog. But before you start thinking of how you can make money through your blog, make sure you have good contents on your blog post and also, make sure your blog is properly set up with good interface.
Now, let’s go into the business of
1. Sell Private Ads
your blog, you can sell private ads.
If you end up
with enough traffic, advertisers may come directly to you and ask you to place
their ad on your site.
you can do this is by contacting advertisers yourself. The good part of this is
that there is no middle man, which means you can set your own ad rates.
private ads can come in the form of banners, buttons, or links. You can even
make money writing sponsored posts where you write about or give a review of an
advertiser’s product or service.
The ways you make money by selling private ads can vary. For instance, you might charge a one-time fee for a link within a post. If you are hosting banner ads, you might charge your partner hourly, daily, weekly, monthly and yearly.
2. Monetize with CPC or CPM Ads
you can make money with your blog is through CPC or CPM.
I will take
my time to explain what they mean.
Also, it is one of the most common ways bloggers make money online. It is easy to do and less time-consuming.
category, remember we have two popular types of ads which I have mentioned
above and I want to take my time to explain each of them.
– CPC/PPC Ads: Cost per click (also known as pay per click) is the ads that usually place in the content or sidebar.
In most cases, it is in the form of link or banner but the good side of it is that each time a reader clicks on the ad, you are paid for that click.
That is all.
– CPM Ads: CPM Ads, or “cost per 1,000 impressions,” are ads that pay you a fixed amount of money based on how many people view the ads.
CPM advertising pays you according to the number of impressions received in an advertisement. One thing I like about the CPM is that, even if your readers are not clicking on your blog’s ads, with CPM ads, you can still get paid because CPM advertising pays you according to the number of impressions received on an advertisement.
Perhaps the most popular network for placing these types of ads is Google AdSense, Chitika, Infolinks, PropellerAds, HillTopAds, AdBuff (Offering $25 as a bonus if your site is approved), ClickADu (Do not use this with AdSense), Conversant Media, Exponential, and Media.net.
program, you do not need to be in direct contact with advertisers; you simply
place the banner on your site, and those sites choose ads relevant to your
content or blog.
3. Include Affiliate Links in Your Content
marketing is also another great tool for monetizing your blog.
If you do not
know how to go about it, here is how affiliate marketing works.
need an advertiser to work with and once you find one, go into agreement with the
will give you a unique link that tracks your affiliate code. That way, he or she
knows when a buyer used your link to make a purchase and you get a commission
from each sale if the buyer is coming from your site.
So, once you
have the link, you can include the affiliate link on your site or in your blog
post. You can do this directly in the content or through banner ads. If a
reader clicks on your unique link and buys the product you have recommended,
you earn a percentage of what he or she purchased.
many affiliate market you can work with. I use Amazon Associates and other
trusted affiliate market websites.
You too can
create private partnerships with advertisers and businesses with an affiliate
4. Sell Memberships
option to make money is to sell memberships to exclusive corners of your
For instance, a career blog might charge a certain amount per month for users to gain access to their job board.
business blog might sell memberships to their forums where people can get
personalized advice about their business.
The key here
is that your exclusive membership has to be more valuable than something your
visitors can find for free somewhere else.
Make sure you
are developing something of value and worth the price.
5. Sell Digital Products
Selling digital products is another form of making money with your blog. Should in case you do not want to advertise other people’s products on your blog or you want to add another means of earning money with your blog together with other steps I have outlined above, selling digital products should be considered.
digital products could be:
– Images, video, or music people can use in their own content
– Apps, plugins, or themes
6. Use it as a generating tool for your Business
You can also
use your blog to sell physical products.
thinking of it as making money from your blog, however, think of your blog as a
content marketing tool that will drive visitors to your business website just
like we are using this blog to promote October 12 Concepts (a twins brother
What you can
sell is unlimited. It could be hand-made products, books, manufactured products,
and so much more. Or you already have a business and decide to start a blog to
convert leads into paid customers.
let’s say you are selling smartphones. You can use your blog to attract
visitors to your website where you list your current phones for sale.
can also be applied to services in all types of industries. Also, you can use
the same blogging concept to increase brand awareness and convert more clients.
7. Use it to Build Your Credibility
build credibility can lead to many money-making opportunities.
let us say you start a blog in the fin-tech, people start reading your content,
and your blog becomes very popular. You can become a recognized figure in the fin-tech
Once you have
that authority, people will start approaching you for projects that will fetch
you more money.
8. Create Quality Content
You are not going to make any money from your blog if people don’t read it. After all, your readers are the ones who are going to make you money, whether they’re clicking on your ads or buying your products. Always put your readers first.
successful blog has a lot to do with building relationships. That can include
relationships with sponsors, affiliate partners, or simply other bloggers who
will direct traffic to your blog. Be sure some of your time is spent on forums
and other blogs (or whatever works for you) to build these relationships and
10. Don’t Be Afraid to Experiment
Not all of
these tips and avenues of income are going to work for you. Don’t be afraid to
tweak your methods to see what works best for you and your readers.
blogging can take a lot of persistence, but it can pay off in the long-run if
you’re starting out from scratch. Just remember that 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.