Making money blogging is not a new thing in the blogging community, many are earning a living, and you are not an exception.
Blogging have been for long one of the surest means one can generate money online.
How much one can make blogging depends how serious he is on it, others are making $1000+ while others are left with $0, just make up your mind, work hard, be consistent and wait for the outcome.
This article is created to serve as an answer to those asking HOW CAN I MONETIZE MY BLOG!
Let me not this introduction too long, below is a list of ways through which you can make money from your blog.
It is of no doubt that placing advertisement on your blog is one of the most popular method for blog monetization.
It is as simple as copying ads code pasting it, and income start flowing.
Advertisements can be PPC/CPC, PPM/CPM etc, it depends on the ad network you are using.
The most popular and best paying ad network is the Google giant Adsense, though getting approval is difficult, but if you do all the necessary things before applying, they will surely approve your blog.
As an alternative to Google Adsense , you can use ngadverts.
HOW IT WORKS
After getting approved by Adsense or any ad network, you will be given an ad code, which you are to place on your blog.
After successfully adding that code, and the ads appear, you will start getting paid for every impression and for any click on that ads.
PROMOTE AFFILIATE PRODUCTS
Another solid way to monetize your blog is by starting affiliate marketing.
The strategy is as simple as those days when we help our friends create a bank account, and the bank pay us a commission.
Same thing with affiliate marketing, you promote someone’s product, and you get a commission on every purchase.
Target contents that are similar to what you blog on and share on your blog, then wait for outcome.
HOW IT WORKS
Choose the product you want to promote
Place the affiliate link on your blog
And you get paid anytime someone uses your affiliate link to make a purchase.
SELL ADS DIRECTLY
Adsense and its likes may not give you the revenue you wished, and you don’t have control over how much you may want to earn through blogging.
But by selling ads directly on your blog, you will price your ads placement how you wish and get paid directly.
There are many plugins that will help you with that if you are using WordPress software.
HOW IT WORKS
You persuade others to place ads on your blog
Name your price
And start smiling to your bank
SELL SPONSORED BLOG POSTS
Sponsored posts (or sponsored reviews) are articles commissioned by third parties (typically advertisers, or agencies), where you usually write your point of view and experience of specific products or services.
You either contact the advertisers and give them the reason to make their sponsored post on your blog, or they contact you, depending on how popular your blog is.
Turn some part of your time into profit.
Give your clients some of your time for a paid consultation, that is they pay you for consulting them.
It is as simple as that, and you can charge them as you wish, but you have to be professional that’s what will make them stick to you.
SELL AN ONLINE COURSE
Starting an online class or course is a good way to earn more revenue.
Write a compelling and detailed lesson, get students and start earning.
Udemy is an example, you can make it also.
WRITE AN E-BOOK
This is another great way.
As long as you can write a blog post, then why not try an e-book?
You just need to write on what is in high demand, market it, get buyers, and start counting your cash.
It is of no doubt that selling digital products work these days.
Selling graphic graphics and e-book, and somehow similar, because both are digital products.
If you are good in graphic design, you can make your designs and sell it online, inside your blog or in digital markets.
If you are good in developing plugins then here is a chance.
Develop one and sell it.
Note that, the secret of success is doing what others are doing, create a unique and good plugin, sell it on your blog or on other plugin market places, and start earning.
Are you good in creating themes?
You can make a lot with it.
Simply appealing themes and get it sold.
You can sell your themes right inside your blog or by submitting it to theme market stores.
OFFER FREELANCE SERVICES
Help other build their blogs, repair errors, create graphics, write blog posts, write e-book and many more in exchange for cash.
The fact is, there are many people who want to do things online, but may not have the time, or may not have the experience.
So they will need a professional to get the job done.
You can join freelancing communities to get an opportunity, or include a hire me page on your blog, explain all the services you can give and wait for jobs.
I know I don’t have to tell you that money must be involved, lol.
START A PAID DIRECTORY OR LISTINGS
You can create a paid listing website where users pay to make their listings visible, a paid job boards or a directory.
You can charge as much as you want, or as much as your users can afford.
START A COMMUNITY
You can start a paid online community, social network or forum, where users have to pay before they join.
Sound funny right? Just give them what others can’t afford, don’t forget THE SECRET OF SUCCEEDING IS DOING WHAT OTHERS ARE NOT DOING, just because there exist Facebook doesn’t twitter won’t get visits.
Make your community so unique and irresistible.
SELLING OF WEBSITES
Selling websites is undoubtedly a great means through which one will generate a lot of traffic, if handled well, or else, you loose.
HOW IT WORKS
You first buy hosting and a domain
Design website or blog
Start managing it
And then sell it
BECOME DOMAIN RESELLER
With domain reselling you can make a decent income online.
Reselling is somehow similar to affiliate marketing.
HOW IT WORKS
You first buy domain names in bulk from trusted sellers, then sell it to your clients adding some profits.
For example, you can buy a domain at N300 and sell it at N350, making a profit of N350.
In conclusion, I hope the question of how can one monetize his blog is answered, with the above 15 proven tactics, i hope you’ve found the right technique to use on your blog, to fully monetize it.
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