Do you have a blog and you are looking for ways to make money blogging? If that’s you, you are in the right place.
Many people find it very difficult to make money from their blog and this is because they don’t know how. They have good blog but never know how to earn from it.
Some have great blogs but in the space of 3 months they only make $70. This is the reason why many get discouraged and forget about blogging until their domain expires and hosting is gone.
Here in this post, I will be taking you through the very steps to start making money online with your blog.
Note that when it comes to making money with your website, all you need to understand is how can you be able to monetize your website for it to make money for you.
Monetization of a blog or website is when you build your website in a way it converts visitor to paying customers while they come to your blog.
Let take for example, you have an ad display on your site from amazon and that display is about a weight loss book. May be from your traffic which you send to your website someone sees the book and decides to purchase. You have instantly made a sale.
The sale you made is said to come from an ad which part of your traffic visitor decides to purchase. This type of method of making sale is called sponsored ads. This is one way to monetize your blog.
Let’s dive into the ways we can make money blogging with your website.
1. Make money blogging with affiliate marketing
What is affiliate marketing?
This is when you refer people to other peoples product to buy. Once a purchase is made, you earn a commission.
For a newbie who wants to make money using a blog, affiliate marketing is the best way to start from. This is because you don’t require to create a product, build a sales letter or even be a copywriter.
With affiliate marketing you can earn from a percentage of 20% to 70% from every single sale you make.
Now where does affiliate marketing come into play with a blog?
Using your blog is very effective when it comes to monetization with affiliate marketing. Lets say you sign up to become an affiliate on Clickbank and you choose a product on how to reverse type 2 diabetics.
Get your affiliate link of the product by clicking on get affiliate link.
Clickbank is an affiliate program company which you can join and select wide range of products from different niche.
Since you have chosen a product from Clickbank, the next step is write a post on your blog about the product. If you don’t have articles to write you can check on the affiliate page of the product you choose from Clickbank.
Get an article or you outsource from iwriter and you place it on your blog. Now here is the best part. Inside the article on your blog you place your affiliate link either inside the article or at the end referring people to the sales page of the product.
Anyone that is interested, will click on the link and be redirect to the sales page for purchase. Once a purchase is made, you have a sale and made a commission.
You can use your blog to make money by monetizing it using affiliate marketing.
2. Make money blogging using sponsored ads.
What are sponsored ads?
This are ads that appear all over website or blog for anyone to click. You make a commission every click that is being made. Example of sponsored ads are google adsense and mediavine.
There are different kinds of sponsored ads.
- The type you create and place by yourself to redirect people to squeeze page or an offer.
- The type placed by sponsored ads company like google and mediavine.
The first is easier to create. The small banner size you place on your blog by the right side can be referred to ads done by you.
This type of banners is control by you. You decide where the visitors who clicks on the banner goes. Either to your squeeze page or to an offer. You don’t make any money just by clicking. You make money when a purchase is made from the offer you are sending your visitors to.
Many bloggers use this method to make money from their blog. They have learnt to monetize their website with such banner ads.
The second type of sponsored ad is not controlled by you. It is controlled by the media company. There is always a requirement for your site to get approved before any type of sponsored ads can be placed on your website.
Google adsense requires that your website is up and running with contents on it and also with legal terms. You will have to go through their sign up process and they will review your website before your website is approved. Once your site is approved immediately you will see the ads popping up all over your website.
Mediavine is also a company like google adsence, but their requirement is for you to have substantial traffic visit to your website before you are approved. They required up to 50,000 page view on your website before ads form them can be approve to show on your website.
Many bloggers make a lot of money from mediavine. Once they hit the required page view to their blog, they go apply and in no time they are approved.
Is your blog having the required pageview?
3. Make money blogging selling online courses.
Anyone can make money blogging only if they know how to monetize their blog. One way is selling digital courses on your blog.
It doesn’t mean the digital course you are selling should be yours, it could be anybody course. But selling your own digital course will make you a lot of money.
You can create your course and sell to your audience on your blog. Referring people to other people’s course will earn you a commission but selling yours can earn you twice as much.
To be able to sell your course you have to create one. You ask yourself what are you good at. You can write about your passion or hobby. You can write your journey on how you start making money online or how you created your first blog. Teach people how you went about your success.
If you are able to do this you can create your own course,
There are different platforms that helps course creator to promote and sell their courses online and on their blog. Such platforms are Thickific, Teachable, Udemy etc.
If you don’t have a course, go sign up to affiliate programs that host online courses and begin start promoting on your blog.
4. Make money blogging selling SAAS product.
This is another amazing way to make money from your blog. You can sell product services such as software product as services on your website.
This kind of product are products that helps people even us bloggers to make our work much easier. Software products are product which helps us power what we want them to do and make our task much more easier to do.
Example of software as a service (SAAS) are email marketing software, domain and hosting software, plugins and security software, funnels and page builders. This are a few list of software that helps us automate our blog or website and marketing performance to make us concentrate or other important things.
You can sell plugins on your site by referring people about the plugin. Your WordPress website won’t be able to function well without good plugins.
Email marketing software helps to automate your business and increases your marketing reach. You can refer people to different types of email marketing software and you can make commission once they subscribe.
Use your blog to refer and recommend software and you will make money from them.
5. Make money blogging writing review posts.
When you want to make money from your blog, you need to start writing review post.
A review site is a site that convinces a visitor about the reviewed product to make a buying decision which makes him or her a prospective buyer.
Review post is one of the oldest means of making a lot of money online and it still effective till today. Review sites are sites that talks majorly about a product, its pros and cons, how it is been used, the author of the product, how the product works, what people are saying about it and how it has change the product user with bonuses to entice the buyer to buy the product.
This can be a single page. A review site can review any kind of product. It can be a physical product, a software, a course, a digital product, anything as long as the format post is in the form of a review.
You don’t need a single page to do that, all you need is to write a well detail post with your affiliate link referring people to the sales page to buy.
In a review site, bonuses are a great persuasive method to make a customer take an action to purchase.
Many affiliate marketers especially those who are affiliate on JVzoo, Warriorplus and Clickbanks often use review site or blog to make lots of affiliate commissions online.
6. Make money building an email list.
Lastly, you can make money building your email list.
We all know and we hear it everywhere that the money is in the list. It doesn’t even stop there. There is more money in the relationship with your list.
If you are not building an email list right from your blog, you are definitely living money on the table. Every successful blogger should always build their list. This is to say that their blog should have an email optin form.
To build a long term online business with your email list you should have at least 3 to 5 optin forms in your blog. You should always constantly build an email list. The more visits to your website the more your list grows.
The money from your list is the backend income. The reason for an email list is to not only build a relationship with your customers but also you need to sell them product, direct them to your offers, sell affiliate products to them and make a lot of backend sales.
Every blogger first focus is to see how their blog can be able to attract people to their list for future purpose.
How do you build an email list from your blog.
- Create an optin form using sumome or ninja form.
- Get a lead magnet such as free report to give to them as your hook.
- Set up your autoresponder to send emails to build relationship.
- Set up your form on your blog. It could be a pop-up form, a side bar form or a top bar form.
- Send traffic to your website.
This is how you grow your email list. Once visitors visits your blog they will be bribed by your lead magnet or hook, then they optin. They are sent to your autoresponder and you build rapport with automated email. This is called email marketing.
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