One of the biggest questions we get at is how to make money with your blog, and I completely understand why. Many people start out blogging as a creative outlet but wouldn’t it be great to eventually create a passive income from it as well? There are SO many resources out there that it can become really confusing.
6 additional ways that YOU can monetize your blog.
Step 1: One of the most common ways to make money with your blog is affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing allows you to recommend your favourite products to your readers, while getting a percentage of the sale from those items.
Step 2: Place ads on your blog. One of the most popular ad platforms is Google’s adsense, and it is definitely worth checking out, if you plan on using ads on your blog. The great benefit from using this type of platform, is that you should earn a small amount from every visitor to your website.
Step 3: Create a product to sell on your blog. These days it is super easy to create a digital product that will resonate with your audience, and can be sold through your blog.
- Audio (including podcasts, audio courses)
- Video (Tutorials, web seminars, classes)
Step 4: Coach or consult readers who are looking to do what you do. Are you a Freelance Writer, who’s become quite successful? Teach others how to do the same thing you do, by offering consultations for a price.
Step 5: Offer to review other’s products. This idea may not always result in direct income, but it usually will mean that you receive free products to try out and offer your honest opinion in one of your blog posts.
Step 6: Build your list. This may not provide immediate income, but by building your list and having raving fans, people will want to keep themselves up to date with the services or products you offer on your blog.
Earning money isn’t everything, when it comes to blogging, but it sure can be fun to receive compensation for something that you truly enjoy doing. These 6 ideas are a fantastic starting point, but there not the end all be all. There are loads more ways to create an income with your blog!