Have you ever seen any get rich quick advert that promises to make you a millionaire overnight?
Well, they lied!!!
The internet is one big fine pool of prospects but it is definitely not “zootopia” or money-yielding tree.
So today, we will see through five legitimate ways that you can make money from your blog. It takes patience and commitment but I know you are up to the task.
Lest I forget, for you to use these steps, you need to have a blog first. You can set up one for yourself following the steps discussed here. The steps are quite simple so you may not need any professional skill to apply them.
However, if you have any difficulty or wish to outsource the project, you can click here to get professional help from reliable freelancers online.
NOW BACK TO BUSINESS.
Reliable Ways to Start Making Money Online from Your Blog
Display Google AdSense on Your Blog
Do you know that Ad Sense is a very easy way to make money from your blog?
All you need to do is add a script from Google to your website and start displaying ads, then you will get paid for every time a user clicks on the ad.
Now these are called CPC ads.
But What is CPC?
CPC stands for “cost per click.” By displaying CPC ads with Google Adsense, you receive a set fee every time an ad on your website is clicked by a visitor. The cost per click is set by the advertiser. Google Adsense is a good way to start earning money online when you are first starting out. To get one set up for, click here.
Integrate Affiliate Marketing into Your Blog
Do you know that Pat Flynn made $53, 000 last month from affiliate sales, compared to “just” $9,500 from book sales? He did this through Affiliate Marketing.
Affiliate marketing is when you recommend a product or service to your audience using special tracking links, and then get a referral commission for every time someone buys after clicking your link.
Now many products and services online have affiliate programs that you can join. There are affiliate programs available for every industry (niche).
If you’re interested in starting affiliate marketing on your blog, click here.
Sell Ads Directly on Your Blog
We have explained that Google AdSense is easy to set up, but the amount of money you can earn is limited. Each ad click earning will vary.
Now a better alternative is selling ads directly on your blog.
This can be more lucrative and allows you to negotiate the price and terms on your own instead of having to rely on an intermediary who takes a cut of the money.
However, directly selling ads takes more work to manage than using Google AdSense. Instead of just adding a bit of code to your website, you’ll have to negotiate pricing, come up with an agreement and terms, and take care of administrative work like invoicing.
However, using a WordPress ad management plugin can make the process easier. You can also find a freelancer to do this by clicking here.
Write Paid Reviews
Have you been writing free reviews to keep your blog alive? Now the good news is that you can actually make money by writing paid reviews on your site.
Here, you get to try out products related to your niche for free, and even get paid for writing a review. I would recommend that you review products that are relevant to your niche. Ones your audience would be interested in.
You can approach companies on your own to ask about doing paid reviews. You can also click here to find an online help on this.
Sell Sponsored Blog Posts
Not all bloggers will want to display ads on their blogs. Besides the fact that you lose some control over the content displayed on your site if you use ads networks, some readers may actually get annoyed or offended by ads, and consequently redmark your blog.
So a healthier alternative way to monetize a blog is through sponsorships.
To get started, it’s a good idea to put together a one-page media kit that details your traffic stats, social media following, audience demographics, and any other data that will make your site more appealing to advertisers. Then, you can approach companies to negotiate a sponsorship deal.
Now this means that you need to boost your readership before you approach any company to sponsor a post on your blog. To do this, click here.
If you do not know how to get your blog’s statistics, click here to get help.
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