Alright, so you have a blog and you've worked very hard to make really good content for it. Now you should aim to make money from it. There are people who are already making money from their blogs, in fact there are a thousand of them. There are a lot of ways to earn some money off of your blog, here are the most common and most likely to be successful ways to consider.
Simple ways to make money with your blog
#1 Taking Donations
You have to start somewhere, so why not take donations from your readers? It's very easy to put up a Paypal link on the side or on the bottom of your blog to accept donations. This approach has been debated by a number of people as being tacky however, If your readers do not want to donate they don't have to but if they do, then they have the option to do so.
#2 Market to your Email List
Once you have your email list all built up, the next step is to monetize that list. You do that by marketing to them. Properly marketing to your list could mean a single subscriber could be worth more than $1.
#3 Affiliate Sales
This method is simple, you refer a customer to a company that is an affiliate partner and they give you a commission. This works quite well because there are thousands products and services available with affiliate programs that people like to purchase.
#4 Display Ads
This is niche specific because display ads require a high amount of traffic and only certain niches can support that high level of traffic. Examples would be food blogs, fashion and style blogs, travel blogs, etc…
#5 Sell your own Products or Services
Pretty self explanatory, you market your product or service on your blog. There are a number of reasons why you should do this.
- You get 100% of the sales (with the affiliate program, you only get a percentage as commission.)
- It helps with your branding. (your great blog + your great product or service = great branding opportunity)
- You control and choose the approach of how you market your product or service
- You decide what or how the product is handled year after year
Some of the more popular choices are:
- Training Courses
- Coaching Classes
- Subscription Based Services
So, is it possible to earn money from your blog? Yup, you can.
Is it easy? Nope, it's a challenge
But if you put in the time and effort, you can earn money from blogging