For sure, you really can make money on a blog!
Through the years, probably since the internet had been created, many entrepreneurs were able to find ways of getting into the online business. It all started on helping people answering their inquiries using the search engines. Such as finding the best weight loss diet or buying what they needed online and so many other reasons they wanted to get answers and help right away.
One way or another, the internet became a very good way to do business. Entrepreneurs started creating websites for entertainment, e-commerce, and many more other forms of services and business including blogs or posting articles.
Blogging became one of the most profitable ways of making money online.
For me, as an affiliate marketer, this is a great opportunity for me.
Here are some of the easiest ways to make money on a blog:
1. SELL AD SPACE
This is one of the most common ways to make money in your blog. Blogs have come a long way at this time from Adsense and BlogAds. However, keep in mind you are not limited to selling banner ad spots, which is generally an ineffective strategy these days. There are other ways, you can consider other areas that you could rent out space, as space on your pop-up box, social media headers, at the end of your posts or articles, or even when you are starting your email newsletters. Think outside the box (quite literally).
2. PROMOTE AN AFFILIATE PRODUCT
For me, affiliate sales comprise a large chunk of revenue for the most popular bloggers. This is when you tie-up with affiliate programs such as Amazon.com, Clickbank.com, or any other companies that offer affiliations. There so many services and products to choose from according to the niche (topic) of your blog. There are some affiliates that exist from a very small company to a large one. Just make sure to choose a very good affiliate program.
3. OFFER SERVICES
If your blog`s niche is not much into services, it is also a great way to make some extra cash and build your reputation by selling services related to the topic of your blog. For example, if your topic is about making money online, you can offer service on how to build a website.
4. CREATE BUSINESS DIRECTORIES
What types of product or services do your audience frequently ask for recommendations on? Compile a list and then approach relevant businesses to sign up for your business directory.
5. WRITE SPONSORED POSTS
Not many bloggers had explored this avenue of revenue generation for blogs until recently when both the bloggers and companies realized that blogs could be an excellent way to advertise and sell their products. The sponsorships are generally on a per-post basis.
6. OFFER CONSULTING SERVICES
It is quite common for experts to start their own blogs to create income by offering their services as a consultant. Apparently, there is a need for consultants in nearly every niche. They are charged by the hour through phone, email or Skype.
7. OFFER COACHING OR MENTORING SERVICES
Similar to consulting, coaching or mentoring is usually more on a one-on-one service while consultancy is generally provided to organizations or teams. Put together a range of packages you can offer like hourly consults or offer pre-built several packages to choose from.
8. WRITE TUTORIALS
In-depth tutorials are great for getting links and social shares. However, they can also be a great way to earn money on your blog. There are a number of ways you can make this happen. Such as included affiliate links for the products you use in your tutorials, promote your own products in the tutorials, write a tutorial to promote an advertiser`s product like in a sponsored post.
9. PRODUCT REVIEWS
There are thousands of people who are searching for products online. You can reach out to these searchers by writing reviews on these products or services. Be sure, to be honest, and clarify that a positive review isn’t guaranteed (or the best way to promote a product is a product that offers a money back guarantee).
Are you interested in selling products in your blog, and at the same time, do not want to deal with shipping and inventory? Dropshipping is a great way to sell products with very little risk. The potential here is huge and with the right product and targeted audience, you are a sure way to create income even with just a single product.
11. CREATE A RESOURCE PAGE
Resource lists tell your audience what tools, product or services you use or recommend. They are a great way to provide a valuable service to your audience, while also earning you money through affiliate links or paid placements. Just make sure to disclose which links you benefit from and which you don’t.
12. HOST WEBINARS
Hosting paid webinars is an option for many online businesses to generate leads and eventually revenues. Just make sure you are offering exceptional value which means that you are offering something very special and helpful to someone on that particular niche.
13. TEACH AN ONLINE COURSE
You can definitely design your own website that offers an online course with special tools. Like for example signing up to a certain affiliate platform like Builderall which will help you build you an online course. They have templates that are easy to follow. Having an online course which you can offer is really very profitable especially if you are really good and passionate on a certain niche that you are promoting and thus, it will be easy for you to make a “teach on how-to-do-things” courses.
14. HOST SPONSORED CONTESTS OR GIVEAWAYS
You can work hand in hand with some business that you are promoting and offer to host a contest on your blog or social media. This is a good way to increase awareness of their business among your followers, and if done well will definitely create leads and revenues.
15. WRITE AN E-BOOK
If you have a piece of in-depth knowledge in your niche, package it up and make it an e-book which you can sell in your blog. This will really create you better revenue selling in your own site instead of selling it through Amazon or Kobo.
16. CREATE A PRIVATE COMMUNITY
Build a virtual community on your blog by using some plugins in WordPress or host it on your social media page. With so many free groups out there, just be sure you are offering something of value.
17. SELL MERCHANDISE
I have mentioned dropshipping earlier, but this time, what if you really have your own products and want to sell online. It is actually easy to do this on your blog by adding a plugin like WooCommerce. Whether you are selling handmade goods, your own digital products, or other relevant products, this is actually a great way to create revenue on your website.
18. SELL TEMPLATES
A good template can save your audience time and money. Templates can work in almost any niche: examples are for business- new client contract template; for fitness – a 30-day workout template; for health – 3 month clean eating templates, etc. So, create a template according to your chosen niche and sell it through your website.
19. PRIVATE BOOTCAMP
Host a boot camp for your audience to help them accomplish a specific goal. Here are some examples: for the fitness niche (like a 30-day “get in shape” boot camp), business (“create your website boot camp”), or home and lifestyle (“Make your bedroom for just $200”). You can make a boot camp in any niche and propagate some income.
20. JOB BOARD
Creating a job board on your site is also a great way to make your blog “sticky” – meaning you get visitors returning again and again. At the same time, it is also a great way to earn some income.
My Final Thoughts
Surely enough, you can really make money on a blog! The above ways are just a few ways to create income. As soon as you start finding ways on how to create revenues on your blog, you will definitely stick to this field and still will continue on making sure you will create more and more revenues. The potential is unlimited!
Most of these ways I have actually learned from the platform that I have been using as an affiliate marketer. It taught me almost everything I need to know to start an online business. From creating your own website, tons of training and lessons which helped me become an affiliate, lots of guidelines from several mentors, and provided me with the right tools which I can easily use. All these in one single platform!
I highly recommend this platform to you and the good thing, you can sign up for FREE NO CREDIT CARD NEEDED so you can experience it yourself. By doing so, RIGHT AWAY, you can start writing blogs and creating your own websites for free, and eventually create for your passive income.
If you do so, I will see you in the inside:)
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