Most of the world thinks that blogging is just a joke. It is considered to be a hobby and not a way to change the world or to become a rich person.
However, this is not true. In fact, there are a few blogs making more than $100,000 per month. Realistically, though there are a lot of variables that can affect how successful your blog can become: branding, target market, topic exclusivity and expertise, and knowledge of blogging tools and techniques. It’s also important to be sure the topic you choose is ‘evergreen’ (does not become outdated over time).
It is easier than you think to monetize your blog, although the majority of blogs out there make only a small income. Here are some tips on how to make money blogging.
It’s important to choose a topic you think may be profitable. Moreover, it has to be interesting for you to achieve a natural sounding blog that others will want to read. Thus, keep in mind that only the formula “topic of interest + money = pleasure” is the right one!
Here is a list of some evergreen niches you can choose from.
- Business and finance.
- Health and wellness.
- Food and cooking.
- Home improvement and DIY.
In order to have your blog monetized, you need to have visitors.
Therefore, content on a chosen topic should be as compelling as possible to attract a lot of visitors. One way to ensure this is consistent until the money starts rolling in, it’s advisable to be open to guest bloggers to help add content.
Just make it clear to your guest authors that paid posts take priority in all areas – especially scheduling. This provides the opportunity during busy times to remind any free guest authors that they need to pay to get guaranteed publication dates or deadlines.
In addition, do not forget to choose an appropriate, brief domain name that includes your keywords.
In blogging, building relationships is completely dependent on Google performance and adhering to Google search and advertising rules and regulations. Be sure to incorporate these rules and regulations into your own published guidelines for guest authors and paid or sponsored posts.
Secondly, take advantage of one of the best relationship building and essentially free methods – broadcast on social media and groups. This includes opening a dialogue with other bloggers by commenting on other blogs, liking and sharing your own and other blog posts.
If you’re interested in writing for other blogs to create high value backlinks for Google rankings, write to and start a conversation with those bloggers who may be interested in using your content.
When others comment on your blog or your social media posts, be sure to respond in kind, thereby encouraging dialogue and increasing online presence for your blog.
People who know you can spread the word about you all over the world.
A strong platform.
Try to make sure your blog is consistently on topic, current, trusted, and provides high value content for the reader.
When accepting free guest posts or paid or sponsored posts, be sure to be strict about adhering to your and Google’s guidelines.
It’s extremely necessary to proofread any content submitted for adherence to all guidelines and rules, appeal to the targeted reader, accuracy, spelling and grammar, and relevance. If any of these do not meet your standards, either make any corrections or rewrites yourself, or don’t hesitate to return it with a pleasant and courteous request to rework the article and resubmit once completed.
Readers are knowledgeable and internet savvy, and they will easily spot a junky, link farm blog.
Work hard to get and keep the trust of your readers for a consistent and enjoyable browsing experience on your blog.
Methods of monetization.
Choosing how to monetize your blog may depend on different factors such as the quantity and demographic of traffic, and the type and content of the blog.
It is recommended to use a mixture of various types of monetization until you find the best one. Some best methods of monetization your blog are outlined below.
Selling products made by specific companies in exchange for a commission is called affiliate marketing.
Commission is paid depending on the quantity and price of units sold. The highest commissions are paid for digital products. However, be careful and choose only the products your reader may be interested in.
Try to remember that promoting useless products make a blog look ‘junky’ and scares away a lot of readers.
Advertising on your website.
There are two main ways of setting up advertising on your site.
First, sign up for the Google Adsense advertising platform. It is simple, and all it takes is to find the best and most profitable placement of relevant ads on your site.
Second, you can sell individual ad slots for numerous advertising placement companies such as Rakuten, Commission Junction, etc.
The amount of money paid is based on the number of clicks or outright purchases made by readers.
Cost per mille (thousand) advertising.
CPM is when you, the blogger, are paid according to the number of impressions (page views) you get from your readers.
Rates depend on the advertising providers you sign on with. Google Adsense also pays on a CPM basis.
Direct sale of advertising space.
Sell advertising space on your site based on your published media and sponsorship rates policy, including types of ads accepted, sizes, etc.
Again, it does pay to make sure you sell space for advertisements that will be relevant and of interest to your readers in order to make the most possible.
Webinars or podcasts.
Why not host a webinar or podcast?
Although webinars and podcasts canned be offered for free, they can also be used to generate revenue.
The first one may be offered for free, but it’s possible to required payment for subsequent ones. This is a good opportunity for your fans to see you online or to promote yourself as an engaging speaker.
Moreover, you increase the trust in your site by providing digital productions for your blog and answering some questions at the end of the webinar.
Pay for essay.
Sometimes bloggers do not have enough time to write new content every day. Life is so unpredictable that it’s possible to find yourself without the internet, ill, or suffering from ‘writer’s block’ and struggling for topic ideas.
Therefore, you may want to take a break from blogging, or this break may be unavoidable. In this case, try to use a service which offers the opportunity for you to pay for essay and it will be ready as fast as possible while you are out of commission.
Monetizing your blog is quite a long and hard procedure, which includes using and experimenting with a variety of different methods.
However, if you want to get paid for what you write, spend some time on the steps discussed above and turn your blog into a business!