Making money while doing something we enjoy and making money from your blog is the perfect way to have the home/life balance we all crave.
Blogging can most certainly be profitable, but it does require a lot of hard work, commitment and the right mindset. There are many fantastic bloggers out there making a great living for themselves and their families. I follow a lot of them and they inspire me so much.
If you want to start making money from your blog I want to share with you some of the different ways to monetize it. There are a lot of ways to go about this but I will share the ones that will get your started right away. Not every way to make money maybe a perfect fit for you but try it out and see how you get on.
SPONSORED BLOG POSTS
There are different types of sponsored posts. Ones where you are given the content and you add the post to your site or where you work more in collaboration and write the post yourself. It can be exciting working with companies if the fit is right for your readers. Whether you are promoting a product or service via a post, on Youtube or an Instagram story. Just make sure you are happy with the fit and the work involved.
You could also sign up to the likes of Get Blogged, which is a site where you can apply for blog posts. Remember though make sure it is a good fit and you are happy with the price you will be paid for the post.
MONETIZING YOUR CURRENT CONTENT
One of the most quickest and effective ways of making money from your blog right now is work with your current content. You can start by adding affiliate links to each post be that within the text or add in options for your readers to purchase items you are writing about.
Remember to join SkimLinks so that you can have access to over 20,000 affiliate links to companies, making it easier to add affiliate links to your content.
WORKING WITH COMPANIES
As a blogger it can be easy to underestimate the value of your posts. It is also easy to forget that sponsored posts can be in the form of both cash or gifts.
There are many businesses out there that are trying to grow their customer base and often reach out to bloggers as a way of doing this. You don’t have to wait for them to contact you though, be proactive.
I recommend you start with companies whose products you already use, contact the marketing department and offer to write a sponsored blog post. Do not though email every company under the sun – be genuine about your love of the product and detail why their product or service would be a good fit for your blog.
Personally I believe bloggers offer fantastic opportunities to businesses in promoting their products so don’t sell yourself short!
SELLING AN E-BOOK
If you have been blogging for a while, the chances are you have enough fantastic content to pull together in to an E-book to sell. You really don’t need to reinvent the wheel, look through your content and start planning what kind of E-book you think your readers would love.
You can sell directly from your blog or you can upload to Amazon to sell, either way marketing will be key to getting your readers to purchase it.
If you don’t have enough content at the moment, plan ahead and start thinking about your options for an E-book, that way when the time is right to pull everything together you will have a plan in place.
OPTIMISING YOUR ADVERT SPACE
Many bloggers currently offer sponsored advertising on their blog. If you are a new blogger consider offering advertising space by promotion through your social media channels. However, if you already do offer adverting space you really should consider raising your prices.
It is extremely helpful that other bloggers are willing to feature small businesses with an advert for £10-£20 for the year but if a company is willing to pay £10-£20 chances are they are willing to pay £20-£40 for the full year.
This simple technique could double your ad revenue overnight and you would still be offering a fantastic deal. Another option is to sign up to the likes of Media.Net where you can insert adverts in your posts. They are currently offering a great deal of 10% more of ad revenue for signing up.
WORK AS A VIRTUAL ASSISTANT TO OTHER BLOGGERS
It can take hard work and dedication to make money from blogging, it also requires you to build up traffic, increase page views as well as blogger outreach and networking. These are fantastic skills you acquire which can be used to become a virtual assistant to help other new or established bloggers.
Why not register with People Per Hour now to put those fantastic skills you have acquired to use in order to make some extra money.
What other ways do you monetize your blog? I’d love to know in the comments below.
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