Blogging has been one of the promising online businesses and people at high sum start a blog to get into this career. In this guide, you will learn various ways to make money with blogging in 2020 and beyond.
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#1. Affiliate marketing
In short, refer and earn.
I refer the products to my readers that I’m confident about, using my affiliate links. If they make a purchase, I earn a commission out of it.
80% of the bloggers and their income source is affiliate marketing. Interesting, right?
Yes, it is and easy too. That’s why most bloggers prefer affiliate marketing over other monetization methods.
Sounds convincing but how do you get started?
Search for affiliate programs from your niche and sign up for them. For example, if your niche is “weight loss”, then search for “affiliate programs weight loss” on Google. You have to signup for the programs that best fits your blog content and promote their products.
You will get unique affiliate link and banners to refer their products and earn a commission. Whenever you make a sale you get a commission. Clicks and sales reports can be accessed with your affiliate account dashboard.
This all may sound exciting to get started but believe me, don’t be so hurry and excited. It is not so easy as it sounds.
As a beginner, please analyze your niche, understand which product fits right into your blog space, signup for it and start promoting. Don’t just signup for all the random affiliate programs that you see at once, it is not the right method. Go one by one as it improves your focus and energy to give your best to one program. As the sale increases, you could signup for other relevant products too.
#2. Run Ads
For beginners, it would be easier to learn about ad networks like Google Adsense and MediaNet.
Make sure your blog match with their guidelines before you signup. Once you get approval, you need to place their ad code using plugin like Adinjection to show ads on your blog.
If your blog has the content about investing, trading, etc the related ads would appear.
You can also set the ad placement or let the ad network take care of with auto ad placement feature.
How much you can earn out of Adnetworks like Adsense?
Very less compared to affiliate marketing. But yes, you can earn handsome revenue if your niche has high PPC and you manage to generate decent organic traffic to your blog.
There are so many technical aspects like this you need to learn if you want to make a good money out of traditional advertising medium.
#3. Write eBooks and sell
If you’re good at your niche, you can craft ebooks on various topics from your niche and sell.
You can sell ’em on your blog, Amazon, Selz, Payhip, Google Play, Gumroad, etc.
Usually, an eBook contains an average of 3,000 to 10,000+ words and ranges from $1 to even $100 in blogging topic. However, quality of your content overplays the word quantity.
How to get started with eBooks?
- Decide the topic and chapters
- Craft the content in a Word document
- Signup for publishing platforms that I mentioned above, upload your document into their publishing and design the cover image and description to make the eBook live for sale
When you sell on platforms like Amazon, a part of your sale revenue will go to Amazon as commission and it should be fine for you.
You can even sell eBooks on your blog using payment gateway platforms like Instamojo.
#4. Sell your knowledge
By the time you are driving decent traffic to your blog and building audience base, then you would be developed with some blogging skills and you can sell ’em on your blog.
Skills like content writing, eBook writing, search engine optimization (SEO), designing graphics, blog setup service and so on are in high demand on the Internet. Check out how I am offering my skills as a paid service using a Hire me page.
You could call yourself a freelancer, signup at freelancing sites, get projects, complete them and get paid.
You can also offer consultation services for small businesses and beginners by charging them on hourly basis.
And your blog is the best way to build audience base and sell your talents to them.
#5. Sponsored content
A brand pays you for featuring their product or service on your blog.
It could be in the form of a product review, Interview or an article.
How much do they pay you for one article?
It depends on so many metrics such as:
Domain Authority (D.A) – The higher it is, the more money you can demand the client. D.A ranges on a scale of 0 to 100.
Traffic – The no. of visitors your blog drives in a month. The higher, the more pay.
Reputation – If you and your blog are well-known in the market for the quality content and engagement, then you could charge high.
There’s no limit with the earnings out of sponsored content, you can touch sky high. All you have to build is better authority and audience base in the long run. You know some top bloggers even charge $1000 to $5000 per sponsored article.
Did you like what I talked above?
Are you ready to start your blog and monetize it?
Check out my step-by-step tutorial to starting a blog.
On the ending note, I wanna say that it will take months or even years to see some income out of blogging, but the efforts don’t go in vain. Just don’t make the same mistake of monetizing your blog early without building connections with readers.
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