Most people start a blog but they don’t know how to monetize their blog. In this blog post I’m going to share with you the various monetization methods to help you understand how to monetize your blog.
Whenever someone starts a blog they are mostly focused on how they’re going to make money from their blogs. The general majority of the people just think they can only make money from Advertisements on their blog i.e Google Adsense.
That’s a crappy method I would say. Even though initially you’ll get a ton of traffic to your blog posts, you will annoy people by turning on Google Adsense on your blog.
But since some of you want that initial earnings from your blog, I’ll write a tutorial on how to create a google adsense account to monetize your blog. (Article Coming Soon).
There are plenty of ways to monetize your blog and business.
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What You Need To Know About Blog Monetization.
Although everyone wants to quickly monetize their blog here is what you need to know before you can even think about monetizing your blog.
Your blog needs a readership (an audience that can trust you). If you’re just starting out you need to provide content of value to your audience.
Without valuable content, no one is going to come to your blog and read. So here’s what you need to do – Create new pieces of content for your audience and then share it with them wherever they hang out (Anywhere on Social Media).
Once you begin creating content, they will read it and if they like it, your audience will keep coming back for more content. Now you will have to ensure that your blog has valuable content for your audience. Then it will be the perfect time when you can turn on the various monetization methods.
Here’s what you need to know about monetization:
#1 – It won’t work if there’s no traffic coming to your blog. (You need consistent traffic from one or many sources everyday).
#2 – Your Income won’t be big when you’re starting out. (Smaller Monetization methods will work, we’ll discuss that later in this post).
#3 – Focusing on just monetizing from Adsense revenue will take you really a long time. (It takes a while to actually grow a blog’s traffic, pageviews and income).
So, the ultimate solution is to actually focus on quality content, getting consistent traffic, growing your email list and making sure that the traffic coming to your blog is actually passive (meaning even if you’re not pushing out content frequently, you’re getting the same amount of traffic).
Now you can think of monetization, because other methods of monetization happens behind the scenes of your blog. (Most of the magic happens in the back end – Big Revenue Is Earned In The Back).
I want you to click here to learn about the blog business framework model. (Article Coming Soon).
However, there are various monetization methods I’ve listed in this blog post that you can try to skyrocket your income.
Time It Takes To Actually Make An Income From Your Blog.
You must be wondering how long it actually takes to make an income from your blog.
If You’re Trying Google Adsense What Happens.
There are many answers to this question. Let’s say you decided to turn on Google Adsense for your blog and you have a few blog posts that’s bringing in traffic (meaning more people are finding your blog posts).
Your earnings or income will be calculated by multiplying your pageviews by the Google Ad’s Per thousand impressions. Since Google Adsense revenue pays less, you’ll not make much (if you’re starting a new blog).
But if you have a lot of pageviews then you can make a good income with it.
If You’re Trying To Monetize Using Your Email List What Happens.
Another way you can make quick income is if you have a huge email list, you can monetize them through a bunch of different ways like offering consulting sessions, group coaching, one-on-one coaching sessions, selling digital products, physical products, high-ticket programs and more.
Monetization would depend on an email list in this case. That’s why it’s important to build an email list for your blog business.
Basically your blog is just going to be a marketing and communication channel through which you reach your audience.
If You’re Trying Direct Content & Product Linking What Happens.
Another way you can make money from your blog is through direct content, product or service promotions. You’ll either directly write a blog post explaining your product or service, or create a video on YouTube.
Now this will directly targeted to the buyers of course. You’ll either promote that content to them and make sure they buy after consuming your content which explains that product or service.
So overall there are many ways to monetize but the time it takes to monetize will depend on pageviews (more traffic to your blog), more exposure to your current audience and new audiences, growing your email list, offering products and services on the backend with varied prices.
So How Soon Can You Monetize Your Blog?
So if you’re able to build trust, you can easily sell a high-ticket product (let’s say it’s a $1000 product) to even a list of 100 people. And some will buy your product right away. That’s how quickly you can make an income from your blog.
Basically, there’s no fixed time frame but I’ll tell you one thing, content is going to be the way you can grow your blog and your overall business. You need more exposure day by day to new people and they should be able to discover you. And overtime they will buy from you. It just takes time to build trust and then turn people into customers.
A major part of your business can be automated and so you’ll have time to grow it. We’ll cover automation’s in another blog post.
Click here to learn what all parts of your business can be automated. (Article Coming Soon).
List of Various Monetization Methods For Your Blog Business.
Here is the list of various monetization methods for your blog business:
#1 – Make money through Google Adsense.
#2 – Make money through other display Ad Networks.
#3 – Make money through selling digital products (E-Books and Online Courses).
#4 – Make money through online coaching.
#5 – Make money offering consulting services.
#6 – Make money offering group coaching services.
#7 – Make money through offering freelancing services on your website.
#8 – Make money through selling a software on your website.
#9 – Make money though promoting other people’s product or services (Affiliate Marketing).
#10 – Make money through brand sponsorships.
#11 – Make money through paid promotions.
#12 – Make money through selling your own merchandise.
#13 – Make money offering paid newsletter or content subscriptions.
#14 – Make money selling physical products on your website’s store.
#15 – Make money doing Joint Ventures Deals. (Collaborating with others on product promotions and sales).
#16 – Make money through your YouTube Channel.
#17 – Make money through your blog’s social media accounts.
#18 – Make money through paid guest blogging sites.
#19 – Make money through sponsored posts.
#20 – Make money selling high-ticket products and services.
#21 – Make money selling your own books on your website. (Actually Selling It On Amazon Via Your Website).
#22 – Make money selling masterminds and retreats. (Sell tickets for your events).
#23 – Make money through memberships. (Monthly, Quarterly or Yearly).
#24 – Make money through Domain Flipping.
#25 – Make money offering Solo Ads (If you have a big enough email list, you can use your email list for monetization purposes).
#26 – Make money through podcast. (Podcast Sponsorships & Promotions).
#27 – Make money by promoting App Downloads . (Google Play & App Store).
Note – New methods of monetization will be updated frequently.
How To Monetize Your Blog Using Google Adsense.
For those of you who don’t know what Google Adsense is, here’s a quick little info you need to know:
“Google AdSense is a program run by Google through which website publishers in the Google Network of content sites serve text, images, video, or interactive media advertisements that are targeted to the site content and audience. These advertisements are administered, sorted, and maintained by Google.” (Source: Wikipedia).
AdSense is a free, simple way to earn money by placing ads on your website.
Here’s a quick video from Google Adsense Team telling you all about Google Adsense:
Click here to read the detailed process of creating a google adsense account for your blog. (Article Coming Soon).
With Google Adsense you’ll be able to earn money just by placing Advertisements on your blog. So, your income will mainly depend on the traffic that’s coming to your blog.
If you have traffic in 1000’s or 10,000s+ you’ll be able to earn a decent revenue from your blog’s Ad sense program.
Most people who generally enable AdSense on their website, they earn somewhere between $10 to around $500 on average. But if the traffic on your blog and website is much more than 50,000 you can actually earn even more.
Ads when it’s targeted to the reader is always annoying, so I personally would not opt for this revenue stream. You’ll be earning very little for the work that you do.
However, if you enable Google Adsense on your YouTube Channel, then you could be earning a lot more. More info on it would be discussed on the YouTube Section on how to monetize your blog.
How To Monetize Your Blog Using Other Display Ad Networks.
Apart from Google Adsense, there are other Ad Networks out there too.
These Ad networks usually don’t accept people just like that. You need to meet a certain criteria like you should have ‘X’ pageviews, mention the high traffic blogs, etc
If you have a high traffic blog, then you’ll easily get approved to these Ad Networks.
Here are the Ad Networks:
- Propeller Ads
- Amazon Display Ads
There are many Ad networks out there. These are the best so far. I’ll be writing another blog on the list of Ad Networks that can be used on your blog. (Coming Soon).
How To Monetize Your Blog Using Digital Products.
The best way to monetize your blog is through Digital Products. Even though the creation of digital products could be a pain, but it’s well worth the time, energy, investment and effort into making it.
It is by far the more profitable and scalable methods to monetize your blog and business.
Digital products allows you to create products once and earn money month after month. The profit margins are high and you can earn 100% income on it. Even though there are administrative charges – to host, sell and payment processing and Ads(if used). But you’ll always earn a healthy profits from incorporating digital products into your business.
If you’re an expert in anything, the surefire way to monetize your blog and business is through digital products. You can package your knowledge and set it up as E-Books and E-Courses (Online Programs) where people can buy it and study or learn on their own timings.
To create an E-book, you can create a google document and add pictures and turn it into a full designed eBook.
To create an E-Course, you can list out your titles and record videos on the topics you’re going to cover and sell (package) them as a full-fledged training program.
The prices for digital products can vary. It’s always good to charge what that information is worth to a customer. Not what you think you should be selling it at. Don’t charge too low or too high. If you do some research, you’ll find out more on what the others charge for the same products.
The income from digital products goes from all the way from $100 to over $100,000+. That’s why it’s the most lucrative business monetization methods to monetize your blog.
Related: How To Create Tiny Digital Products For Your Blog Business & Make Your First Income. (New Blog Post Coming Soon).
How To Monetize Your Blog Using Online Coaching.
Coaching is considered on the huge profit maximizers of a business. Offering Coaching services on your blog is a great way to monetize your blog.
Since coaching is offered as a medium ticket to high ticket offer, you’ll be earning a huge income by incorporating coaching services on your blog.
If you’re an expert in any field, it’s worth creating a coaching program for your blog and business.
Coaches generally earn between a few $1000’s per coaching session to over $30,000’s each month. It’s always a good idea to add a coaching program because there will be people who will need your coaching services as they need 1:1 (one on one) help from you.
These people are willing to pay you top dollars to get coached by you because they know that getting themselves coached would help them succeed faster.
In order to offer coaching, you’ll need to create a package, come up with a coaching title, list the duration of the program (months, weeks) and the outcomes people can expect after going through your coaching.
You can set your prices based on the value and the results you’ll be helping your clients achieve. It can be a few $1000 or $5000 per client.
In order to find clients you can open up a social media platform and direct message people who show interest in the topic of your coaching. You’ll easily be able to close clients i.e like if you message 10 people 2 people would say yes to your offer.
Related: How To Start A Coaching Business : Offer Coaching Services On Your Blog. (New Blog Post Coming Out Soon).
How To Monetize Your Blog Selling Consulting Services.
By offering consulting services on your blog, it can be a quickest way to make a buck or monetize your expertise and make money from your blog.
Consulting sessions are like short quick sessions where you’re offering your expertise and advice to people, businesses and companies.
It could be a big earner of revenue for your blog. You can earn from a few $100 to a few $10,000’s for a single consulting session. But, it all depends on the level of complexity your problem solves.
Everyone of us have some level of expertise within us and that can be used either to start a consulting business or monetize them on top of your existing blog.
Consulting is sure one of the best ways you should think of whenever you’re thinking of monetizing your blog.
Here’s what’s needed when you’re thinking of offering consulting sessions:
- Create an offer (solving a problem).
- Set a price (reasonable enough).
- List the timing of the consultation sessions.
- Set up payment processing system. (To collect the money)
- Find clients or offer it to your existing subscribers.
I think by doing these simple steps, you’ll be able to monetize your blog through consulting.
How To Monetize Your Blog Selling Group Coaching Services.
Group coaching services are popular right now. They are high in demand as you can get access to a coach or mentor for a lesser price as compared to a 1-on-1 coaching session.
In a group coaching session, you’re getting coached along with the other people in a group like setting. Either the coaching sessions are online or offline.
Modern coaches and mentor prefer online coaching as it allows you to login to the session at one particular appointed time from any part of the world. And if you miss the session, you’ll always be able to get the recording.
Offering Group coaching can be a great testing point to test out your offers in your blog and business.
First of all you can be a coach if you’re an expert in something and people value your expertise. There’s no such thing as you need to have a certification unless you’re in the health, fitness or nutrition space.
If anything you offer is valuable to your audience, people will jump in and learn from you. Your expertise and your personality is the unique factor that can help you set yourself apart from other people offering the same group coaching service on their blog.
Your income from offering group coaching sessions can be from $1000’s per client to $10,000+ per month from taking in a few clients each month.
In order to offer a group coaching service, you’ll need:
- Create a Group Coaching Offer.
- List what you’re helping your clients with.
- Mention the duration and session times.
- Benefits and features of getting that coaching.
- Set a price.
- Collect payments (with various payment processors).
- Set a launch and close date.
I hope this basic information was helpful to guide you.
How To Monetize Your Blog Offering Freelancing Services On Your Website.
If you’re brand new to blogging, offering freelancing services is the way to go.
Most people have some kind of expertise like writing, designing and shooting videos, photography, etc
There is something that you can offer to people in need.
Freelancing is on the rise and over 50% of United States are already freelancing on the side along with their day jobs.
Freelancing trend will grow in Asia, Europe and other countries over the next coming years. Most people who are in their day jobs will have to look for freelancing jobs because of layoffs, or various other reasons.
Now it’s important that you start a blog on the side and also offer freelancing services on your blog.
There are other places (freelancing sites) where you can list your services and start earning money.
Some of the popular freelancing websites are:
If you’re looking for another strategy – cold email people and businesses who you think might need your service. You’ll get some responses and use that as a follow up to build your freelancing portfolio. Use them to apply for even more gigs.
You can always start a blog, create a YouTube channel (blog post coming soon) and list your freelancing gigs on your site. You can earn more doing blogging & YouTube (earn more in the long term) instead of waiting for freelancing gigs.
The earnings for freelancing gigs all vary and it depends on the platform. (It’s more like a betting game & there’s tough competition). Think of blogging, YouTube as the future.
The income from your freelancing gigs can be range from $5 to all the way to $30,000 and over. It depends on how you position yourself and offer it.
How To Monetize Your Blog Selling Software On Your Website.
If you have a blog and an audience that you think will benefit from a software, selling software on your blog is a great way to monetize your blog.
Although it would cost you a lot for software development, you can completely earn more that the money you invested in building it.
It would be wiser to set up monthly recurring revenue as it allows you to earn monthly recurring income from the software.
There’s a lot that goes into building it, but even more goes into maintaining it and customer support. It would take a lot or a little to build a software today.
You can hire people on Fiverr or Upwork for your needs (If you do not know how to build a software). Once you list your needs, you’ll get a bunch of people sending proposals to work on that project. If you like their proposal, you can hire them for your needs.
The income from your software ranges from $10/month all the way to $100,000+ because you can have tier’s of pricing, get more customers for each level etc or offer resells and licenses to sell them.
There are mutiple ways you can go about making money with a software. You can offer it as a SAAS (Software As A Service) product like GetResponse, ConvertKit, etc or some application like PayPal, Fiverr, etc.
So whenever the idea of launching a software comes to mind, refer back to this article.
How To Monetize Your Blog Promoting Other People's Products Or Services On Your Website. (Affiliate Marketing).
If you’re thinking of making big money just by promoting other people’s products and services, then affiliate marketing is the best way you can learn how to monetize your blog.
Basically, affiliate marketing is a method where you’re promoting other people’s products and services and once they make a purchase, you’re able to earn a commission on the sales generated.
Basically, you signup to become an affiliate to the product or service that you want to promote.
They will give you a unique affiliate link and you can use that link to promote that product or service.
The reason affiliate marketing is good place for newbies and experienced people is because you’re not the creator of the product (there’ no stress you need to take in creating the product), you just need to find the audience the product is already selling well and promote it to them.
And by doing so, people will buy from you and you’ll be able to earn a commission or lots of commissions.
The income you can earn from affiliate marketing ranges from $50 all the way upto $100,000+ It’s huge as it can allow you to earn a lot of income by promoting other people’s products and services to an audience that badly needs them.
There are people earnings 6 Figures per month by just doing affiliate marketing.
You can use your blog to promote a product, or your YouTube channel or social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, etc. These are the places where most of your target audience hangs out, so you can consider promote there.
How To Monetize Your Blog Through Brand Sponsorships.
Brand Sponsorships is a great way to monetize your blog. Normally you see a lot of people on social media, especially Instagram and YouTube Influencers who often get brand collaborations happening frequently.
Basically, they are being paid by a brand to promote their products to the Influencers audience. And by doing so, the influencer gets paid a certain amount for taking about the product and asking their audience to purchase it.
Brand Sponsorships are great on social media as well as on your blog. If you’re into fashion, fitness or lifestyle niches, you’ll often be approached by brands who would want you to talk about their products in turn for some revenue.
The amount of money you’d be earning from a brand sponsorship would be less (intitally) but as your audience grows you can raise your rates.
Brands would want to know the amount of followers, readership, engagement on your platforms, and then decide if it’s worth choosing you as their brand promoter. Basically all they are looking for is to tap into the audience you have built.
You can choose whether you want to promote a certain brand or not. Some people charge atleast $1000 to a few $50,000 per post or promotion.
On social media, these brand influencers have different rates for story and feed posts.
There are many websites out there if you are looking to contact brands. They also have certain criteria before choosing people. You can search them on google and apply for the ones you like.
How To Monetize Your Blog Using Paid Promotions.
Paid promotions are actually different from brand promotions or sponsorships.
Paid promotions are where the company or brand is paying you to talk about their products and services on your blog, social media, etc and you are also allowed to use your affiliate links in order to earn a commission too.
The income for paid promotions are different. They can be fixed amount based on certain factors like your audience engagement rate, exposure you can get them, promotion time frame and other certain niche factors that are customized to the brand’s needs.
Paid promotions have different websites where you can directly contact brands. I can’t give you all the brand collaboration websites here because you will be having a blog in different niches. You’re job is to google search them and apply for them.
Then once you’re accepted, you can start promoting them. This is a great way to earn some money from your blog, social media, etc
How To Monetize Your Blog Selling Your Own Merchandise.
Another great way to monetize your blog is through selling your own merchandise. If you’re started a blog, you can create an e-commerce store and start listing your merchandise.
You can start selling t-shirts, caps, coffee mugs, designs, photographs, etc and anything else that’s possible in your niche.
This way you can monetize your blog. Introducing a merch section on your blog helps your brand, blog and business to be remembered.
Since these are physical products, and are of low price, people will often purchase it. It’s a great way to get more people to remember your business.
By them purchasing your merchandise you’re creating brand ambassadors. You’re advertising for free just through your t-shirts, mugs, posters, etc.
Getting a merchandise ready would incur some costs but atleast you’ll be able to start and get your merch out there for your audience to purchase.
The profit margins are pretty low, because there’s costs that go for shipping, packaging, refunds, etc.
But overall it’s a great to start a store and sell merchandise on your blog. It’s the best time to start a blog and monetize them with a good stock of merchandise.
You can think of various places you can outsource the raw materials and the production of them. Once they are produced, you can get them shipped into your home or somewhere you can store them.
Then you can create an e-commerce store on your website using the woo-commerce plugin or create a separate shopify store or list them on Amazon’s shop. Then you can send people to your store wherever they are.
If you actually take some time to watch videos on this topic, you’ll be able to figure out this problem. So overall, it’s a great strategy to monetize your blog.
How To Monetize Your Blog Offering Paid Newsletter Or Content Subscriptions.
Offering Paid Newsletter or Content subscriptions is a great way to monetize your blog.
Most people who start out don’t have this idea clicking in their mind. But you can keep this idea in the back of your mind. You can offer paid newsletter or paid content to your audience and create a recurring revenue stream altogether.
The content in the paid content subscription has to be of value to your audience. Setting it at a base price of $10/month would be a great start.
The difference is if you’re looking to make big income then you’ll have to get more people subscribed to this offer.
The income range from this monetization idea varies greatly on the number of people you’ve enrolled, the drop off rate (if you have), etc
If you’re planning to pursue paid content, then you can use content locker plugins that can be found for WordPress and give access only to the people who’ve paid for it.
So, give this monetization idea a try once and see how you can boost your income in another way.
How To Monetize Your Blog Selling Physical Products On Your Website's Store.
Selling physical products on your website’s store like books, journals, t-shirts, DVD’s course books, etc is also another way to monetize your website’s store.
I don’t know your blog’s niche, but there are many bloggers out there who’ve capitalized on selling physical products in their own niches.
Now a days people have started selling digital products like printables, workbooks, cheat sheets, etc that can be easily designed on platforms like Canva and downloaded and edited to enable the customer to fill the forms fields wherever necessary.
Physical products even though they have some costs required to manufacture, ship, package, label, set up support, handling, etc
Despite all the startup and maintenence costs that it incurs you can get started if you have some funds left or can invest into making this possible.
Profit margins are low but you can maximize your customer’s purchase by upselling other similiar products or offering more at a discount.
In order to set up store, you can check out woocommerce and shopify, they have been the best ones out there.
Certain customizations would be required on your end but eventually you’ll be able to figure everything out.
In case you need experienced folks to help you with your store, you can always check back to Fiverr or Upwork to get things done. They have a bunch of qualified people who are willing to work for a reasonable fee and help get your business going.
How To Monetize Your Blog Doing Joint Venture Deals.
You may or may not have heard of Joint Ventures.
Joint Ventures are where you and another person are joining to make a deal. Example if you have an audience, and there’s another person who has a product that’s suitable for your audience, he/she will request you to participate in the join venture deal.
They would probably say that they’ll offer that product to your audience and when someone buys you both take a 50/50 split on the profits generated.
It’s a great way to monetize your blog and business. But the one most important deal here is the size of your audience. If you’ve been growing an audience for the past few years, you can create the JV deal and monetize your blog.
This monetization method could earn you in five to six figures in revenue.
Also it depends on the price of the product that’s brought to the deal.
In order to strike a JV deal, you can google the list of influencers or big industry folks and shoot them an email discussing the deal.
Email is the most preferred way they would prefer to talk on the deal. Sometimes, they might get on a quick call about the deal.
Doing JV deals is a way to grow your email list as well as income right away.
I’ve seen big industry leaders like Amy Porterfield do it with a Facebook group audience. She approached the admin and did a free training and then pitched the offer to the audience.
Likewise you can also find audiences and contact the admins to initiate your JV deals. Learn to monetize your blog and business using JV deals would skyrocket your influence and income at one shot.
How To Monetize Your Blog Using Your YouTube Channel.
In today’s day and age, if you’re not pursuing YouTube you’re gonna struggle for exposure.
YouTube channel is a great way to build a brand, a blog and a business.
YouTube is the #2 search engine that gets a huge chuck of the world’s traffic on it. Now by creating a YouTube Channel, you’re able to create content and tap into a huge audience that’s already on YouTube.
Related: Learn How To Create A YouTube Channel (Exact Steps). (Blog Post Coming Soon).
Now, there are many ways to monetize your blog and youtube channel.
The different monetization ways are:
#1 – YouTube Ad Revenue. (Turn on Google Adsense).
#2 – Linking Your Products and Services.
#3 – Link Affiliate Products and Services.
#4 – Link Your Digital Products and Offers.
#5 – Recommend A Software or Tool (Earn Recurring Income When Someone Signs Up).
Now, when you create YouTube videos, you need to link your blog posts also in the description. This way you’re not only getting viewers to your blog, but also building backlinks to your blog. (Blog Post coming Soon).
It’s another great way to indicate to Google that your blog is an authority blog. This will then be considered, and also based on the various factors on your blog, to be ranked by google for the search terms you’ve listed your blog and YouTube Video.
Brand deals and promotions are also the ways you can monetize a YouTube Channel. So, the income from a YouTube Channel varies from a few dollars on an Ad Revenue to huge income from products, services and software sales.
This is definitely one of the best ways to monetize your blog and business.
How To Monetize Your Blog Using Your Social Media Accounts.
Since social media use is on the rise, lots of people are creating content on social media platforms.
If the content creation is on the rise, only the top quality ones rise to the top.
Now the top influencers all have a huge following. Now they are always contacted by brands, sponsors, other audience memebers to either promote a product, refer people, or give a shoutout.
If you have a blog that’s got a social media account, you can grow that account and build a following on there. Now you will get approached by brands, experts, affiliates and other companies.
You can earn a big deal from:
#1 – Brand Sponsorships.
#2 – Own Product Sales.
#3 – Affiliate Sales.
#4 – Shoutouts.
#5 – Paid Promotions.
There are even more subtle ways and tricks by monetizing your blog’s following on social media. By targeting them using Paid Advertising, you can generate leads and then pitch them your products or whatever you want to sell.
You can also use organic methods like sending a DM, emailing people and companies, get tagging, etc to find your ideal prospects and monetize on social media.
There are new platforms being launched daily and new techniques of monetization comes out so stay updated with the platforms latest updates and tap into the features and monetize your audience.
How To Monetize Your Blog Using Paid Guest Blogging Sites.
If you’ve started a blog, and you have expert content on your blog. You will obviously attract an audience to it.
Now, you can earn a good income from site that will pay you to write content for them.
Related: List of Websites That Pay You To Write Content. (Blog Post Coming Soon).
Now what you need to do is to find a list of websites, that are offering paid writing opportunities, pitch them or apply for it. Then start writing for them.
Once you’ve written content for them, you can start earning revenue for the work you’ve done.
You can also partner up with bigger publishers in you industry and write for them on a monthly recurring basis. Like people in CNBC, Vogue, Forbes can have a bigger reach and they will get to know about your blog and business.
You can become their monthly contributor and earn big money for publishing content for them.
So Guest blogging sites are not limited to big sites. You can offer to write a guest blogging post on other top influencer’s blogs and websites.
It can be paid or free. Even if it’s free, you’ll get all the exposure you need. Now people who frequently read the blog will find out your blog and website through that post.
Now you can take those leads and nurture and sell them products and services they want.
This is how you can monetize your blog with guest blogging or paid blogging posts.
Related: The Blog Business Framework Model. (You Must Check This Out – Coming Soon).
How To Monetize Your Blog Using Sponsored Posts.
Sponsored Posts are posts that are written on your blog and you’re paid for writing it.
When choosing sponsored posts, you work with brands, bloggers, other influencers and companies out there in your niche. You can set the rate for how much you will charge them for a sponsored post.
Sponsored posts are mainly to monetize your audience with a product or service from a company or blogger. You’ll write a blog post which will live on your blog as long as you let it. And since your blog (as you grow) gets more and more readers the brand or blogger (or company) would monetize off of it.
This is a direct method of sending your blog traffic to a company’s audience.
As you get more exposure for these brands and companies, you’re getting them more mileage for their business. Now you can approach more and more people with your blog’s media kit and get paid to write about it.
Basically a sponsored post is an advertisement of sorts.
You can earn anywhere between $500 to over $1000+ per sponsored post.
If you’re doing other social media shares for them, you can monetize off it it.
There are a lot of factors that needs to be considered when applying to brands for a sponsored post. Usually your media kit and other blog audience demographics are taken into consideration.
Now you’ll set the rate and charge brands for the same. There are literally many brands and businesses out there for every niche possible.
Just take a look at other top influencers in your industry. Google search them if you don’t know where to start.
In fact, you can read how alexis does sponsored post here.
This is a surefire method on how to monetize your blog and get paid right away.
How To Monetize Your Blog Selling High-Ticket Products And Services.
Most bloggers who start out there aren’t aware that they should be actually selling products or services.
Only after discovering that others are able to monetize it using digital products do they start to create digital products and make money from their blogs.
Digital products help you create huge passive income as you’ll just have to create them once and you can sell them over and over again to grow your revenue.
But digital products are in varied price ranges. There the low-ticket ones, the mid-ticket ones and the high-ticket ones.
A high-ticket digital product or services allows you to earn an income of over $1000 per sale. Likewise if you had to sell just 10 you’ll make about $10,000. Since there’s more value and demand out there in the marketplace, you can consider high-ticket product selling on your blog.
You can choose to do high-ticket affiliate promotions which will help you earn huge commissions and bring in a influx of cashflow to your blog and business.
High-ticket products range usually from $1000 to all the way up to $100,000+. It varies form niches to niches. So imagine selling these high-ticket products to the exact customers who are looking for them and making huge commissions or profits each time you sell.
You can also create YouTube videos around those high-ticket offers and link those products so you can earn those commissions.
How To Monetize Your Blog Selling Your Own Books On Your Website. (Amazon Books).
Amazon is the biggest marketplace where books are sold. In fact, actually Jeff Bezos started Amazon selling books.
Now it has grown into a much bigger marketplace. It sells anything product from the letter A all the way to Z. Any product you can think of is listed on Amazon.
Since Amazon sells books, it already has a built in audience that is designed to sell them on the books they have in their store.
There are physical books, digital books (Kindle Books) and audio programs.
So if you really want to make money from your blog in the shortest possible time and position yourself as an expert, you can publish your book (both in physical and e-book) and sell them on Amazon.
If you have a huge following you can list you book and the details on your blog. You can then send your subscribers to that page. And when they click on your book they are required to purchase it from Amazon.
This way you can monetize off of your blog by selling books on your blog.
The income from the book sales from your blog to sales on Amazon can be a few $1000’s to $5000’s but it depends primarily on your promotion strategy.
A separate promotion strategy is required to get your book to rank and get found on Amazon.
You can leverage your existing audience and paid amazon promotions to push your books sales and improve rankings.
This will help you level up the sales volume you expect from your book sales.
So this is one great method of monetization when you’re thinking of how to monetize your blog.
How To Monetize Your Blog Selling Masterminds And Retreats (Sell Event Tickets Through Your Blog).
Another method on how to monetize your blog is by selling your masterminds and retreats to your blog subscribers.
Usually masterminds are the top-tier product that a business generally has in their product suite.
Masterminds and retreats serve as a way to see your subscribers and audience face to face. It will help you build your expertise, reinforce relationships, get to know more and more people, become friends and buddies.
Masterminds are retreats are big income earners for your blog. It’s always good to announce a retreat or mastermind when you have a good enough following.
It would be unwise to run advertisements when you’re brand new to the game and no one knows you.
You have to build some trust equity with the people in your industry and then when you push the retreat and mastermind events to them, you’re more likely to get conversions.
The income from one retreat can be $100,000+ because you can seat a lot of people during a one-day retreat to over a 4 or 5 day retreat.
This is the monetization method that brings in fast cash to your business.
How To Monetize Your Blog Through Memberships (Monthly, Quarterly & Yearly).
The best way to monetize your blog with recurring income coming in is the use of memberships.
Creating a membership brings in recurring income because you can get a lot of people to enroll in the membership and you’ll be making money every single month.
The cost to setup membership is minimal as there are platforms out there that can help you set it up fairly quickly.
If you’re using WordPress here are 7 best membership plugins:
- AMember Pro
- Learn Dash
- WooCommerce Membership
- Restrict Content Pro
- Paid Memberships Pro
It’s always wise to launch a membership site after you’ve built up an audience base. Once you have an audience, it would be easier to get them into your membership platform.
Sometimes the cost and pain to run a membership platform is heavy. It can take the life out of you. If you can carefully and strategically run your blog and business, you’ll be able to manage them.
But overall, having a recurring income model business is possible through membership. Set up membership site right on your WordPress website and you’re done.
How To Monetize Your Blog Through Domain Flipping.
Domain Flipping is the art of buying domains that seem to be of high quality and flip them in the market for a higher value than purchased.
There is always one domain in the entire planet, and that’s why domain flipping is a business that you can do on the side of your blog.
Or you could even buy high value domains and flip them on your website or other places like Flippa.
A domain’s value is in it’s name. So, if the name is exactly what someone needs they will look all over the internet for the person who has it and they would be willing to negotiate it for a price until you accept.
A lot of people have made good money ranging from $1000+ to a few $30,000 just doing domain flipping.
Domain flipping involves finding domain names that are catchy, have a high value keyword in it, and it’s in demand. And now you can either list them on your website or direct it to domain flipping websites.
You’ll get more exposure by listing your domains that you want to flip on a domain flipping website.
So, this is yet another monetization method you can think of whenever you’re thinking of how to monetize your blog.
Just by getting creative, you’ll be able to come up with cool domain names that are valuable in the marketplace.
How To Monetize Your Blog Offering Solo Ads (If You Have A Big Enough Email List Of Buyers).
Solo Ads is the process by which people with huge email lists get paid to send out promotional content.
The idea here is to build huge email lists that can be used to sell promotional content.
Most Solo Ad providers are in the following niches:
#1 – Make Money Offers.
#2 – Health.
#3 – Relationships.
#4 – Hobby and Survival.
These niches seems to be well in demand now. Mostly because these niches fall into the evergreen category, more and more people opt for stuff in these niches.
So if you’re able to build an email list in these above categories you’ll be able to offer solo advertisements which you’ll be able to send to a bunch of your email list and get paid for clicks.
The best place to become a part of a group or community of solo ad vendors is Udimi.
How To Monetize Your Blog Through App Downloads. (Google Play & App Store).
Another way to monetize your blog and business is to create an App.
Apps are more in demand as more and more people use smartphones.
Over 90% of people’s consumption is through a mobile device. So, creating an app and ensuring downloads is also another way to monetize your blog.
If you have an audience of followers you can push them to download the app you’ve created.
You can launch the app in both the google and apple store.
By the use of a blog you can drive app downloads. You can also use paid advertising to drive app downloads.
Also you can also incorporate in-app purchases for people who need extra services. This also allows you to earn some extra income.
App Downloads alone does not bring income but the in-app purchases do.
Drive more downloads, then offer more in-app purchases like some plans or packages.
Whatever niches you are in, you can create an app and monetize it.
Whether it’s for your blog and business or for others in your industry. Getting that app out and offering value will drive more business exposure.
So, this is also a great method of blog to app monetization you can try.
In conclusion, you have learnt a lot of different techniques on how to monetize your blog in the blog post.
You can either choose to either use one of these monetization methods or a combination of a few for your blog and business.
An income source is created when you start applying these monetization methods on your blog.
The core thing is to start creating content, growing an email list, incorporating these monetization methods into your blog and grow your business.
Take them step by step and slowly but surely you’ll have these monetization methods ready to bring you those cash that you need in your business.
Hope you’ve enjoyed reading this long post.
If there are any questions, please drop them in the comments below and I’ll be sure to answer them with another blog post.