Over the last few years, blogging has rapidly become one of the most popular ways to make money online. However, even though it’s something that anyone can do, it takes skill, determination and time to make a profit from it.
If you’re thinking of starting your own blog and want to make some income from it, it’s good to know effective and efficient methods that you can use. To ensure that you’re on the right track, here are 10 of the best techniques that you can utilize:
A clever way to make money from your blog is to promote an affiliate product. Something that many big-name bloggers and influencers do, it can earn you upwards of $1,000 per post if done correctly.
If you’re interested in getting into affiliate marketing, you should first understand the ins and outs of it – as well as the best ways to make money from it – e.g look for products that have higher price points.
Sell Advertisement Space
One of the first strategies that bloggers attempt to tackle is selling ad space. Whether you opt to sell banner space, pop-up boxes, a space on your email newsletters, social media headers or another space on your site, it’s an effective technique and a prominent step towards monetizing your blog.
Create and Sell Your Own Merchandise
A way of engaging your readers, other than creating useful and interesting content is to sell your own merchandise through your blog. Simple and easy to set up with a plugin you’ll be able to sell whatever you want – whether it’s branded t-shirts, handmade items, etc. An efficient way of making some extra cash, it’s something that many bloggers invest their time into.
Integrate a Job Board
This is a technique that often goes unnoticed, but can work wonders if integrated correctly. Businesses will often want to advertise open positions on various platforms – which is where your blog comes in. By agreeing to advertise the role in question, you can ask for a fee from them in order to submit the listing.
To prevent a large amount of competition, it’s good to find a niche – whether that be an industry or a type of role, so that you become the go-to site for anyone looking for that particular career.
Host Paid Webinars
To engage your readers and create a virtual community on your blog, you can also host paid webinars – which, as the name suggests, your readers pay to access. A smart way of making money off of your blog, you can fill them by talking about yourself, including question and answer sections, coaching, etc.
Create Sponsored Giveaways
As your blog starts to ramp up in reader numbers, you can create sponsored giveaways that are either developed with a brand partnership or offering products that you’ve purchased yourself.
Not only will this increase awareness of your blog, but it’s an easy way of generating leads – and therefore, revenue. As well as posting your giveaway on your blog, you should also think about advertising it across your social media. To do this effectively, research trending hashtags, create rules for the competition and take high-quality images of the products.
Write Your Own ebook
Another way to monetize your blog that people often ignore is writing an ebook. If you have an in-depth knowledge about a topic or subject, then why not write your own ebook.
At the moment, you might have some extra time on your hands during the pandemic – so it’s the perfect opportunity to sit down and put your thoughts onto virtual paper. Once it’s written, you can then sell it on your blog, along with on other sites such as Amazon.
Sell Your Own Services
Have you got your own set of skills – whether that be content writing, SEO, logo creation or making a website? Then you could make money off of them through your own blog.
By advertising your services on there as well as on other sites, you’ll be able to access a wide demographic of potential customers. As you start to take on more services, you’ll not only make extra revenue but you’ll be able to hone your skills.
Easy to set up, all you’ll need to do to launch your own services is to create a page on your blog, listing all of the services that you can offer. On this page, include contact information and if you want, an indication of how much the services cost.
Write Useful Tutorials
Similarly to writing an ebook, you might also want to consider writing your own tutorials. A great way of getting social shares and backlinks through demonstrating your knowledge of a particular topic, there are a number of ways that you can implement it. Whether you write a comprehensive guide or make a video tutorial, it’s up to you.
Write Product/Service Review
Although this is arguably a type of affiliate marketing, it’s more than a simple backlink or mention within the content. If you’re looking to expand your content and achieve a higher revenue per post, then you might want to think about offering to write reviews for other business’ products or services.
However, when agreeing to do this, you need to ensure that what you’re writing is credible and not false – some do this by clarifying that you might not be able to give a glowing review, and if that’s the case, you might have to give back the money that they paid you for it.
So, there you go! Those are 10 simple and easy ways to make money from your blog. The methods that you use, of course, are up to you. And may depend on several factors, including whether blogging is a full-time profession for you, the resources that you have accessible to you and the work that you want to put into monetizing it.
However, no matter what you choose to do, you’ll be one step closer to unlocking potential revenue that will either assist your current income or in the long-term, if done correctly, replace it altogether.