Blogging isn’t and shouldn’t have to be an altruistic affair.
Once you master blog-writing, create a niche for yourself, develop the focus and build the authority and value of your blogs, you are all set to earn some money with them.
How can you monetise your blogs? Here are a few ways:
1. Affiliate Marketing
One of the most popular ways of monetising blogs, affiliate marketing is a great option if you don’t have your own products or services to sell. All you have to do is write reviews and push products and services for a brand you are going to be an affiliate for. If you are a baking blogger, for instance, you can easily affiliate with brands selling baking products or equipment.
Assuming you don’t have massive amounts of traffic on your site to run PPC ads, you can still negotiate with brands and run their products’ and services’ display ads on your blog posts. As long as the products and services advertised are related to your niche industry, you can negotiate with brands and easily monetise your blog.
3. Email Marketing
This one would require you to have done a little groundwork, in terms of having developed a mailer list and having built a rapport with your subscribers. Once you have that, you can generate sizable amounts of income by marketing your own as well as affiliate products and services.
4. Sell e-books and courses
Depending on your area of expertise, if you can either develop an e-book or digital course that is attractive to your audience, you can easily generate some revenue. Just think of what people struggle with and what kind of helpful material you can design, get the sales happening on autopilot, and you’re good to go.
So, are you ready to take your blogging efforts to the next level and monetise your blogs?