Do you have your blog? Are you writing content regularly – remember that leads to higher search engine ranking, which brings more visitors to your blog.
IF you don’t have a blog yet, then read my “How do I Start My Own Blog?” article. It will get you going, and within no time, you will have your blog.
Now would you like to learn how to make money with your blog? There are numerous ways in that you can make money. Would you like to know the ways to make money with a blog?
I’ll be honest with you; I didn’t think I could make money this way. But I placed Google Adsense ads on a few pages, and then forgot about them. After about five months, I clicked on my Google Adsense dashboard and low and behold; I made money!! I had made enough money to pay for two of my domain name renewals for this year. Can you imagine how much I could have made if I placed their ads on all my pages! I got excited because it showed me that you could make money by placing advertisements on your blog!
Every time a visitor clicks on an ad, you will get paid for that click. This kind of advertising is also called pay per click, PPC. There are many advertisers from which you can choose. I chose Google Adsense because they are a reputable company, and I know I’ll get paid.
And it is simple to do. Join Google Adsense, get the code snippet, and place it on pages where you want ads. Make sure that you place the ad where it can be visible. I’m sure you’ve seen them on other blogs/websites. Once you place the code in your blog, you sit back and do nothing more. Let the earning begin! How cool is that?
Are you wondering just how much you can make with this? The more traffic you get, the better. That is key! Never forget that the more content you write brings readers to your blog, who reads one or two of your posts and then could click on one, maybe two of your ads. That’s money in your pocket!
There are many other similar companies with PPC and CPM advertising.
Affiliate links are what I do mostly. It is where you join an affiliate program, place one of their ads on your post, and the advertiser will pay you a percentage of the cost of the product or products. My most significant program is Amazon.
They have every product you can think of. I can change what ads go on what posts. I wrote a post on pet rescue called “Furbabies.” In this post, I placed Amazon ads relating to pets. I set the ads and forget about it. If I notice a new popular fad (like pet furniture), I’ll create an ad and add it to that post.
One gentleman I know sells only one item, a powerful mixer. It fits into his niche of being healthy. With this mixer, you can make healthy and nutritional smoothies/drinks. I can only assume, he is making good money with the selling of this one product, cause he still has it up on his blog. It has been for a few years now.
There are thousands of affiliate networks you can participate in. I am also involved in travel, vacation rentals, dating services, health equipment – to name a few
Digital products can be a lucrative field. Digital products get sold; they then can be downloaded online. Things such as blog themes, courses taught online, ebooks, plugins, online workshops, software/applications, etc..
If you take this route, make sure it is useful for your readers or potential readers. Possibly something that they need. Or something that will help them in some way.
I know a lot of women that create planner pages that you can purchase. They’ll have a wide variety of sheets and checklists that you can download for free. Then they’ll offer fancier packages, for a fee of course.
Possibly, you can create an application where people can keep a digital planner on their smartphone, laptop, or pc. I mean, the opportunities are endless. Listen to those around you. You’d be surprised at how many ideas can start that way.
You can sell space on your blog to advertisers. Those that you go to or those that may come to you. You would then place banners, buttons, or links within your post.
Going this route means you get to set your ad rates. Giving you more control by cutting out the middle man.
Or maybe you can write a sponsored post. What about paid reviews for a company you have sold ad space fo. As you continue to read this article, you will find numerous different ways to earn money. It will get you to thinking of many possibilities.
Products or Services
You can sell a product you make personally. For example, handmade jewelry. It can be products that someone else makes. Once my husband retires, he will have time for woodworking, and he plans on making all kinds of furniture. And of course, I will start a blog for him. I know many people who have done this and make a very lucrative income. A few do this full time. They quit their 9 to 5 jobs and started their own business. They become their own boss. Working from home. Who wouldn’t love that?
You can charge for a service that you provide. This list is pretty much endless. You can advertise that you do housecleaning, babysitting, elder care, pet grooming, and so on. Your blog can be your advertisement board but on the internet.
My dog groomer has a blog where I can request an appointment from her blog. She has what services her shop provides, as well as her prices. And there are pictures of dogs she has groomed with short stories. Customers can also leave reviews on whether they were satisfied with the services provided. It’s a cute blog. It also includes the name of her business, her name, address, and phone number. I’ve been with her right after she first opened, and now her business is thriving.
There is another way of earning money. These are called CPM ads. These are ads that pay you a set amount of money, which is based on how many people view your ad. Example; cost per 1000 impressions. I’ve not had any experience with this yet; therefore, I am unable to honestly state how well one can earn going this route with advertising. I am sure the more traffic you have, the more people that will see your ads.
Writing reviews is a good way of bringing more readers to your blog. Honest, thorough reviews give you credibility. More and more people are researching items they are considering purchasing. Here is another way to help your readers.
I know a few people that get paid, pretty good money, for writing reviews. There can be good money to be made if you’re good at writing reviews.
I also consider this another way to promote your blog. When one searches a product, Google/Bing/Yahoo will send that person to your blog. They read your review. Possibly your review can help them to decide on potential products. Then they read a couple of more product reviews, and move on to some of your other posts. That’s’ what you want.
Above are only a few ideas on how you can earn money with your blog. Do searches. Visit other people’s blogs to see how they may make money. Read other peoples/companies’ stories. This field is HUGE!! Advertising has always been a big sell, off and online. More and more people are turning to their computers to shop online. We’re in a busy world, and online shopping is much more convenient, as well as profitable for retailers.
Last year, $122 billion was spent by online shoppers in retail. That is a rise of 17%, from the year before. Each year that percentage has steadily risen. Get in there and get your cut of that revenue!!
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