So you want to make money blogging? But not sure how to do it? In this post, I’ll introduce you to some ways to monetize your blog.8 Simple Ways To Monetize Your Blog! (best if you haven't monetized it before!) Click To Tweet
Therefore, you will start making money in no time.
You will be amazed to know that there are so many options available to make money from a blog. But in this post, we will be going to look at some of the best ways to monetize your blog that are also easy to follow.
So, this post is for beginners.
But before coming to that I want to cover one point which I think is important to discuss.
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If you don’t have a blog yet, here’s how to start a blog and make money using these ways.
This post may contain some affiliate links that is I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you that I would use to maintain this blog. Thanks for understanding.
When To Start Monetizing Your Blog?
Skip this, if you want to move quickly.
You can monetize your blog from the first day you started your blog but this is not the right way to do this.
Here are some reasons why.
- Little to no blog traffic.
- No Authority Site – If you don’t know what an authority site is here is a great guide by Income Diary.
- No engaged target audience.
Therefore, you must build a strong presence online before monetizing your blog.
To make money from your blog you have to publish a lot of helpful information on your blog continuously.
I started monetizing my blog after 6-7 months using affiliate links.
That is after I have enough helpful content on my blog.
PRO TIP –
See, I am not saying you should wait for 6 months but you should have a good audience who you think would be interested in learning more about your offers.
What To Do To Monetize Your Blog Legally?
If you ignore the legal protection of your blog it can be trouble.
There are certain mistakes beginners do when monetizing their blogs for the first time.
- Not disclosing affiliate links properly.
- Ignoring terms and conditions.
- Putting affiliate links on any social media without disclosure.
- Not telling their readers that your website makes money from ads.
- And more.
Therefore, whatever ways you are using for your blog monetization you must tell your readers that you could earn some commission if they decide to purchase through your links.
You can have a legal page(s) on your blog containing all of this information so that you can direct your readers to that if they need any information.
Getting your legal pages done by a lawyer can be very expensive and time-consuming.
To solve this problem, Amira Irfan, a professional lawyer, has created legal templates for anyone to use.
These templates are “fill in the blanks” sheets so you have to fill out the necessary details and copy-paste them on your blog.
For different needs, she has created different templates.
Here’s a link to her template package for bloggers. You can check out the other templates also.
So without further delay here’s how to monetize a blog.
Different Ways To Monetize A Blog
1- Make Money Online With Affiliate Programs.
Affiliate Marketing is one of the fastest ways to make money blogging.
Because of its basic process.
- Buy a product and use it.
- If you like it and want your readers to use it too then you can sign up for an affiliate for it.
- Then you get your unique affiliate link to use.
- You will promote the product on your blog.
- Whenever anyone makes a purchase you get a commission for the sale made.
If you don’t have your products to sell online you can make money by promoting others’ products.
How Fast Can You Make Money With Affiliate Marketing?
As fast as someone buys using your link. Pause.
But your readers will buy from you only when they trust you.
Therefore, your site has to be a site that publishes useful information that is helpful for your readers.
That is, you can have a few people visiting your blog but they must be engaged.
Is Affiliate Marketing Worth It?
Yes, it is.
According to the Hosting Tribunal, Affiliate Marketing Worth in 2020 is $12 billion, and 81% of online brands rely on Affiliate Marketing to make money.
There are many types of blogs that make money with affiliate marketing only.
For example, Tyler Stokes from Affiliate Marketing That Works makes $10,000 every month only with affiliate marketing from his niche sites. I have taken his course and it’s very good for beginners.
With stats like this, Affiliate Marketing becomes a great opportunity for beginners to make a passive income.
2- Monetize Blog With Ads.
Some companies pay bloggers for displaying ads on their blogs.
Also, this is one of the easiest ways to start making a regular income.
However, most ad networks require you to have a certain minimum number of page views.
For example, You are eligible for MediaVine if you have 50,000 sessions in a month.
And this is too much for a beginner blogger.
Another option is Google Adsense. It doesn’t require you to have any minimum page views.
To learn how to monetize a blog with Adsense, check out this guide by Google.
However, Google pay is not that great. Therefore, it is best to pair 2 to 3 monetization streams.
Here are 9 ad networks you may want to check out as a blogger.
But you can see other options to monetize your blog without ads.
How To Monetize A Blog Without Ads? Here’s how.
3- Make Money Advertising Blogs On Your Site.
Most bloggers when they start getting regular traffic to their blogs start advertising blog posts of other bloggers, who are not yet getting consistent traffic, to help them get some traffic.
They open a monthly plan. For example, $7 a month for advertising a blog.
They have to advertise their bloggers on
- Their blogs.
- Social media platforms.
- Email list.
You can also do this on your blog.
It’s not a lot of money but it is a good way to start.
4- Become A Freelance Writer.
If you love blog writing then you can become a freelance writer and start your content writing services for others.
Most online businesses are busy so they hire someone to write content for them.
To start freelance writing for other bloggers you can create your services pages.
After that advertise yourself as a writer on your social profiles and attract clients.
I made my first income from this blog through my writing services.
Here are my favorite sites that help beginners how to start getting writing clients.
Check out these sites and you will learn plenty.
5- Sell Products On Your Website.
You can start a shop on your website and sell your products.
If you don’t have any product to sell you can easily create one.
- Ebooks – You can make money selling ebooks online. Use a free tool like Canva to create your ebook.
- Templates – You can use Canva to create social media templates to sell them online.
How To Sell Products On Your Website?
To sell products on a blog for free you can install the WooCommerce plugin and connect your website easily.
I found this guide helpful for integrating a WooCommerce plugin into a website.
You can also sell professional services online on your site such as your pin creation services, graphic designing services, social media managing services, etc.
6- Get Paid For Sponsored Posts.
You can earn income by writing sponsored blog posts for different companies.
Many companies are looking for small bloggers to write a sponsored posts of their products or deals.
How To Get Sponsored Posts For Your Blog?
You can find sponsored blog post opportunities according to your blog niche from GetBlogged.
GetBlogged is a great place for beginner bloggers to get sponsored posts based on DA. The more the DA the higher the commission.
Also, their pay is good.
You can sign up for GetBlogged for free, find opportunities that you want to apply for, and pitch them why you should write for them.
Once they approve your pitch you will write a sponsored post and get paid for it.
7- Make Money With Email Marketing.
Yes, you can make money sending emails.
The process is to start an email list. Here’s a guide to help you get started with email marketing.
Once you have it you can monetize your email list using affiliate links or product links.
To make money with an email list you have to build trust with your email subscribers.
You can do that easily by sending helpful content to your subscribers.
So these were some of the best ways to make money blogging.
I hope you have some ideas for your blog.8 Simple Ways To Monetize A Beginner Blog! Click To Tweet
To be successful in monetizing your blog you have to build trust with your audience.
If they don’t trust you then they will not buy from you.
This is not it. There are many examples of blogs that make money using creative methods but the ways that I told you above are easy for you to start with.
So this is how to make money from your blog. I hope this post helped you find some ways.
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