Ways to monetize your blog
So you love blogging but want to blog and get paid to do it.
Can it be done? Yes. And the trick is to find out how.
What you want to say, what you’d like to say is already being said. So how can you capitalize on what’s already out there?
What you need to do is to see how other bloggers are doing it. How they have become successful at monetizing their blogs.
Find out what paths they have taken to succeed.
If you check out these bloggers, you will find that they are monetizing their blogs most by:
1. Placing ads on their blogs
2. Using affiliate marketing- Choose your programs wisely. Don’t sign up for every affiliate program you come across.
3. And connecting with brands for sponsored campaigns- Only promote products you have used and believe in personally. You want to make sure your readers are being steered to products that you trust and use.
Placing ads on your blog is an easy way to earn money , but you want to make sure you take the time to optimize the ads .
Working with brands can help bring a new revenue stream , and affiliate marketing is a great way to earn commission on products. Make sure that you would recommend these products to your readers. Products you use and think are right for most of your readers.
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Monetizing your blog is one of the hardest things to do. Especially when first starting out. If you are just starting out. Adsense is not the way to go. You need a lot of visitors to your site to be able to make money from Adsense. Better to start with affiliate marketing first.
The ones I have used are Clickbank, commission junctions, and amazon. Again just make sure these are things that you endorse. Products you would use yourself. You don’t want to be someone who is promoting anything just to make a buck.
Another way to make money when first starting out is to sell a service, a course or an ebook. If you have a blog then you probably know something in particular. So you are able to share this knowledge with your readers. Start with an ebook and work up to a video course.
Always make sure that whatever you do, you focus on quality, not quantity. Focus on a narrow niche and go deep with it. This niche can be a few topics that you can take on. Like Fitness, Healthy eating(which can include gardening), and alternative medicines.
This will focus on specific readers, therefore, making it easier to monetize.
Also, make it easy for your readers to share your posts. Thus getting more exposure. And encourage people to opt-in for your email list.
Make sure you use quality over quantity.
Pick affiliates that you believe in and would recommend to your readers
Use Adsense. only when your blog is established. Start out with other affiliate sites first.
Try selling a service, video course or e-book.