Blogging for Money
Blogging is a wonderful thing that can help you to share your message with the world. But more than that, it can also be a tool for making money online – and it can be a great way to build up a strong community of people that you can then launch other products and services to.
Many bloggers earn up to a Million Dollars or more a year.
You need a proof, you say? Well, Pat Flynn of 'Smart Passive Income' is making more than a million dollar a year in the past few years.
DISCLAIMER: You could earn NOTHING. There are many variables to affiliate marketing that you need to know and consider.
If you regularly read blogs yourself then you’ll already begin to understand why blogging is such a powerful tool from a business perspective. A good blog will get readers coming back time and time again. It will draw them in and be both entertaining and useful at the same time – and if you can become to the ‘go-to’ blog in your niche then all sorts of magical things can start to happen.
So whether you want to earn an extra $3,000/month from your blog or are planning to quit your day job to blog full time eventually, this post will definitely help.
Here are 30 Ways to Earn from your Blog:
In order to experience revenue potential of your blog, monetize it with Ads.
1. Ads Space
Sell Ads Space. This is the strategy that many bloggers start with when they're looking to monetize their blog. However, bear in mind that you are not limited only to selling banner ad spots (which is one of the best effective strategies these days). Consider other areas you could rent out: space on your pop-up box, social media headers, on your email Newsletters. Your imagination is only the limit.
2. Display Ads
One of the easiest ways to make money from a blog is with display ads. Here’s how it works….
- Firstly, you sign up to work with the network of your choice.
- Secondly, you add the code that they give you to your website.
- Thirdly, you sit back while adverts start to appear on your website.
- Every time one of your visitors clicks on an advert, you make money.
3. Affiliate Marketing
Get started with Affiliate Marketing. Anyone can start with Affiliate Marketing . Its basically promoting other companies' or other people's products and or services for a commission. Joining Affiliate Programs is free. Commissions ranges from 3%-15 (Physical Products) to 30%-75% (Cloud-based products or services).
Start promoting an Affiliate Product. Affiliate sales comprise a large chunk of revenue for most big-name bloggers. For instance, there was a month in 2017 that Pat Flynn made $53K from affiliate sales, compared to "just" $9,500 from selling books. In general, look for affiliate products with higher price points and with recurring commission; a Funnel Builder like Click Funnels and similar companies are a great choice if it makes sense in your niche, with payouts of anywhere from $40 and up per customer.
4. Paid Gated Content
Gated content is any content that your visitors can access only after providing their information. In most cases, this means an email address. Some have played with the idea of requiring social media follows or likes in exchange for content, which is a viable, but less utilized strategy.
5. Sponsored Posts
As you build up your blog, it is likely that you receive multiple sponsored post requests each day. These native ads can be a highly effective way for businesses to reach your audience in a non-threatening way. They can also be highly effective way for you to make a lot of money. Just make sure the posts are actually interesting and relevant to your audience, and that you fully disclose the sponsored nature of the post.
6. Dropship Products
Interested in selling products on your blog, but don't want to deal with shipping and inventory? Dropshipping is a great way to sell products with very little risk. The potential here is huge - just look what furniture retailer Wayfair has done using this model!
7. Review Products
Reach out to relevant businesses and offer to review their products or services for a fee. Be sure to clarify that a positive review isn't guaranteed (and that you'll give back their money if you can't give one).
8. Resource Page
Resource lists tell your audience what tools, product or services you use and/or recommend. They're a great way to provide a valuable service to your audience, while also earning you money through affiliate links or paid placements. Just be sure to clearly disclose which links you benefit from, and which you don't.
Make Money Hosting Sponsored Products, Webinars, Bootcamp on your Blog.
9. Host Sponsored Products
Approach businesses in your niche and offer to host a giveaway or contest on your blog or on social media. This can increase awareness of their business among your followers; and when done right, can also generate a ton of leads for their business that could translate into conversions or sales. It's also one way of building your reputation.
10. Host Webinars
While many businesses use them to generate leads, hosting paid webinars is also an option. To make money from a free webinar, you offer a paid product at the end. People are able to purchase your product or offering and take what they learned to the next level. If you promoted your webinar correctly, taught your attendees well, and delivered a pitch that made sense, people will buy your product live.
11. Host A Private Bootcamp
Host a bootcamp for your audience to help them accomplish a specific goal. This works well in the fitness niche (30-day "get in shape" bootcamp), business ("Launch your website bootcamp"), home and lifestyle ("Make over your living room for just $200"), and many other niches.
Selling Your Services
Selling your services may not make you rich, at least right away. You eventually offer cross sell or offer them upgrades to your services. it's a great way to generate some extra cash and to build up your brand.
Sell services directly related to the topic of your blog.
12. Blogging Services
Offer Blogging Services or Blog for other companies or individuals who needs a blog site. You can start from your local places. The good news is, with the internet technology, you have a global reach and cater clients for your blog services around the world. You can promote this service on your blog.
13. Coaching Services
Provide Coaching Services. Compared to Consulting, Coaching is usually more a one-on-one service (while consulting is generally provided to organizations or teams). Put together a range of packages you can offer: hourly consults, DIY packages, or unlimited email advice packages or the likes.
14. Graphic Design Services
Provide Graphic Design Services and advertise them on your blog. Examples of marketing graphic design:
- Postcards and flyers.
- Magazine and newspaper ads.
- Posters, banners and billboards.
- Brochures (print and digital)
- Vehicle wraps.
- Signage and trade show displays.
- Email marketing templates.
15. Consulting Services
If you have no previous references or work experience, it will be hard to get clients for sure. However, if you have the skills, nothing is stopping you. You can do the tried and tested method of offering your services through your blog for free in exchange for a positive testimonial. Every business gets hounded by sales people, so you will need to stand out from the pack.
16. Social Media Management Services
Social media started out as just an entertaining way to connect with family and friends, but it has evolved into an affordable, essential marketing strategy for businesses of all sizes. Many businesses are overwhelmed by all the tasks that go into managing multiple messages across several social media accounts, and they're hiring experts to take care of all this for them.
17. Web Design Services
There are plenty of companies nowdays who need websites for their orgranizations. You can offer web design services on your blog. You have options to outsource the labor or create the website yourself or join affiliate programs that offer you a commission for your referrals.
If you notice, the business model of top bloggers has to do with selling their own various products in their blog.
18. Sell Graphic Designs
One of the easiest ways to make money with your blog is to package up your know-how and sell it. And if you have an ounce of graphic design skills (or know someone who does) – you can compile your ideas into a planner, printable or digital product.
19. Sell or Resell eBooks with Resell Rights
Maki money selling with resell right eBooks. You purchase the license to resell once and make 100% of the profits over and over again. Buy Once. Sell unlimited times.
As a matter of fact, if you do it right, you can make a good deal of money from the comfort of your home. For instance, if you get 100 eBooks sold in just 7 days, you can easily gain 100 prospects. You can buy great eBooks with resell rights from ResellersSuperMall.com.
20. Sell Gigs & Services
Gig - A gig is a job that lasts a certain period of time, often the life of a project or as long as the company has that specific need. It can be short-term and specific in length, or long-term and lasting as long as the need continues. All gigs are jobs, but not all jobs are gigs. You can sell Gigs on your blog and make money.
21. Sell Merchandise
Adding a shop page to your blog is easy (and free) with a plugin like Woocommerce. Whether you sell handmade goods, your own digital products (E-junkie is a great low-cost option for this), or other relevant products, this can be a great way to make some extra cash from your blog.
22. Sell Software
Make money from your blog selling software. Its either you made them yourself, you are reselling done for you software or outsourced from various talents.
23. Sell Templates
A good template can save your audience time and money. Templates can work in almost any niche: Business - new client contract template; Fitness - 30-day workout template; Health - 3 month clean eating
24. Sell Video Courses
Creating and selling online courses is a booming market internationally. Monetize your expertise into the form of currency—whether by offering a series of lessons for sale on your website or Vimeo—is one way to make money selling electronic media on the Internet. Others are also popping up, such as selling video tutorials on Yondo & Uscreen in exchange for money.
25. Sell Website Designs & Layouts
There is really no limit to how much you can earn designing websites.
You don't need to be a techie to have a Website Design business. You don't need to have any prior experience in order for you to start this sort of business. You can outsource them for cheap on Fiverr. Or you can hire a remote staff from OnlineJobs.ph very affordably.
Platform As A Service
Integrate other Platforms on your blog using Plugins to maximize revenue potentials.
26. Community Forum
Create a Community Forum. Build a virtual community on your blog using a free plugin like bbPress, or host it on Facebook using Facebook groups. With so many free groups out there, just be sure you're offering amazing value to make the monthly fee worthwhile.
27. Job Board
Creating a job board on your site is a great way to make your blog "sticky" - meaning you get visitors returning again and again. It's also a great way to earn some extra cash while also providing a valuable service. Darren Rowse from ProBlogger runs a hugely popular job board where he charges $70 for a 30-day listing. With around 70 listings per month, he's bringing in some solid earnings with relatively little investment of time or money.
Here are more other services you can advertise on your blog for additional revenue.
28. Teach Online Course
Teach an online course. Want to design and host an online course entirely on your blog? WordPress plugins like LearnDash and Zippy Courses make it easy to get started. Of, if you'd prefer to host your course through an established online education site, look at Udemy or Skillshare. With Zippy Courses, you can get an online course set up quickly, with no coding skills required.
29. Write eBooks
We know there are a lot of people who get intimidated with the idea as they have not experienced yet writing a single book. The fact is, with the technology nowadays, you can have an ebook created in just a few hours. You don't even need to create them from scratch.
There's a software called 'Sqribble' that has tons of pre-written contents and or articles that you can use in creating your ebooks. Or Have in-depth knowledge in your niche? Package it up into an ebook and sell it on your blog. It is best against selling it (at least exclusively) on Amazon or Kobo, as you'll probably be able to charge much less. If you've already built up a solid audience, you can probably change anywhere from $5 for a very short one, all the way up to $29+.
30. Write Tutorials
In-depth tutorials are great for getting links and social shares. However, they can also be a great way to earn money on your blog. There are a number of ways you can make this happen - include affiliate links for the products you use in your tutorial; promote your own products in the tutorial; write a tutorial to promote an advertiser's product (just be clear that it's a sponsored post), etc.