Having a blog may seem like just a hobby, but think again, this isn’t true at all. There are many ways to earn money with a blog, and if you want to find out how to do it, you are in the right place.
Back in the days, when the culture of “blogging” started, making money used to be a harder task, but now the year is 2020 and everything is different and easier. Many people don’t know how much is even possible to make from a blog.
We all want to earn money on the world wide web, therefore, let’s get straight to the point. In today’s article we will be sharing a list with five strategies you may not be aware of about how to make money with your blog.
1. Make good content
First things first, this must be the top one strategy, because it is the beginning of everything. You won’t make any money from a blog if nobody is reading it.
If no one reads it, no one will subscribe on your newsletter or get attracted by your advertisements, and it is the end of the line: you are not earning money.
Therefore, the focus must always be on the readers and which kind of content they would most enjoy reading.
We are talking about interessant content, something that will keep user’s attention and make them want to come back.
All you need to do is think about which subject you want to write about, learn more about the theme and always be updated on the trending news.
In other words, your job here is to build a certain credibility, making a name for your blog, once you do it, people start to trust you.
2. Monetize with CPM and CPC ads
Putting ads on your site is a very common way to make money, and there two kind of ads: CPC (cost per click) and CPM (cost per mille), the first one is a banner placed in your content or sidebar, that you get paid for each time a reader clicks on the ad. The CPM works differently, the ads pay you a fixed amount of money based on how many people saw the ad.
Another great way to earn money with your blog is including affiliate links inside your content.
The secret is to make a deal with an advertiser, because he will give you a commission from the sale if the buyer comes from your blog. It is possible to do it directly in the content or by the banner ads, if the user is clicking on your link, you will make a percentage of that sale.
Make sure to use an affiliate program and create great partnerships
4. Sell your own products and services:
You may feel more excited about making money with your own products, and that is no problem with that because you can still earn from it.
It is your opportunity to sell something you have worked on and it is time to show the world.
Here are a few examples
- Sell online courses and workshops: You’ve got a skill you can teach the readers? Monetize it! You will make money and help other people at the same time.
- eBooks: If you are writing for a blog, it is possible that you may have already written something, right? Why don’t you put it on an eBook and sell to the world?
- Sell apps
- Sell some videos and images: someone can use in their own contents. (If you are a photographer or a filmmaker, for example).
There are many other products you can sell, use your skills and imagination but remember the focus still on creating relevant and useful content.
5. Sell belongings
The last one of our list is also a great suggestion to earn money with a site, just sell memberships for some exclusive parts of your blog. Some spaces where the users can get personalized services about something of their interests.
Being a member has to be more interesting than just being an ordinary visitor of the blog.
As we can see, there are many ways to make money with a blog -but it wasn’t as hard as you thought, right?
Following these steps we’ve mentioned and your blog will get a more professional aspect, making you earn some money from it.