We often hear news stories about people traveling the world, blogging wherever they happen to be and they make money from blogging. After all, in order to have the freedom to travel and to have a real business you have to bring in some money, there are many ways in which you can monetize your blog to start earning income, and if you’re lucky, and your blog becomes popular perhaps you could travel the world.
How to Make Money from Blogging Ten Tips
Many businesses have products, software and services which they will only be too pleased to pay a percentage of sales to people who promote their products and help generate sales. The typical process works like this they ask you to sign up, provide some information so that they can pay you, and then provide you with some tools to promote the product such as HTML code, images, and even content. You’ll place the code on your blog and other online real estate to promote the affiliate products.
Pay Per Click (PPC) Advertising
Most people display Google Ads on their blog posts when appropriate to help bring in some extra money. It’s easy to sign up for Google AdSense, and it’s easy to earn money from the advertisements delivered based on the content you have on your blog, provided that you follow the rules and create a very niche oriented SEO friendly blog, you’ll make some extra money.
Sell Your Own Products
If you know your audience well enough and you should, you have likely identified some problems they need to have solved. If you can create a product that provides solutions to these problems, then you can market that product via your blog. Great ideas are apps, information products, eBooks, and reports as these can be instantly delivered.
Sell Your Services
If you’ve managed to create a blog that has a lot of interest, views, followers and fans and you understand writing, content, SEO and online marketing, you can offer to act as a consultant to others who want to do the same thing. You’ve got the recipe, and you’re the magic ingredient to help others experience the success that you have achieved.
Direct Display Advertisements
You can avoid advertisement service companies and simply sell advertisements directly to others right off your blog. There are numerous plugins for WordPress that can help you deliver ads that people pay you for. This option works best for higher ranking blogs and in situations where you’re not worried about your competition placing an advertisement.
WordPress Plugins link https://wordpress.org/plugins/adspace-platform/
Business Resource Directory
Install a business directory on your blog where others can enter their product and/or services on the directory for a small fee. For example, if you have a blog that offers support to work-at-home moms or virtual assistants, you could provide a directory where they can be listed or where you list products and services that will help them.
Business Directory link http://wordpress.org/plugins/business-directory-plugin/
As long as you’ve matched the brands you’ll promote with your audience and the information you provide is true, original, and unique, nothing is wrong with offering a sponsored blog post service. It is important that both parties realize that you will always clearly inform your audience the blog posts are sponsored. You could do sponsored giveaways, and so much more as well.
Once your blog is established, it is more than likely people will start wanting you to review their products and/or services and they’ll be willing to pay for it. There is nothing wrong with doing this as long as you are upfront that you will be honest about your review, and that you will also let your audience know that someone paid you to do the review, this is important as you need to maintain your credibility and remember just because someone pays for a review, it doesn’t mean you have to be anything other than honest, if you don’t like something say so.
Many sponsored reviews include letting the audience in on the behind-the-scenes experience, such as receiving a free trip to Disney for the family and then blogging about the experience with an honest review of every aspect of the trip.
Pay Per View Premium Blog
Do you offer expert advice on an important topic where people might be willing to pay for answers? There is no reason why you should give away your advice for free. You can start a pay per view premium area of your blog where people pay for specialized access to your premium content and even access to you such as a monthly teleconference, or a special questions & answer session. And yes, there is a plugin to allow pay per view content if you use WordPress.
Ask for Donations
PayPal offers the code to add an easy donation button to your blog. Many bloggers use the donate button and make a good living on that model. Even app makers often work from donations only. Some people have found they earn more money if people are allowed to just donate what they feel is fair.
PayPal donation code link https://wordpress.org/plugins/paypal-donations/
Regardless of which ways you choose to monetize your blog, it’s important that you understand who your audience really is, what your point of view is, and how to combine the two in order to provide solutions to your audience that they are willing to pay money for. Hopefully this article has given you some ideas on how to make money from blogging, your next task is therefore to do something today to make it happen.