Blogging is a very common way to make money online. There are millions of blogs in existence with more being created everyday it is important to make use of our blog(s) to the fullest. Last month Onibalusi shared 5 ways to make money from your blog and today I’m going to share 4 different ways to make money blogging.
Google Adsense is one of the most effective and simple way to make money blogging. Simply install the code on your site and let it bring you a daily stream of revenue. High traffic blogs will benefit the most from Adsense but it also depends on your niche. Even low traffic sites about insurance can do well since advertisers pay high rates for click that may help them attain a car insurance customer.
Selling Services or Products
You can make money blogging bring writing about the product or services you sell. Perhaps you sell something digital like web hosting services or something tangible like TVs. By testing and providing honest review of products you can build a following and have a great amount of content to build up. I had seen lots of bloggers in blogging niche making thousands of dollars every month with their services like Blogger to WordPress Migration, Thesis theme Customization etc. One of the great examples is Harsh Aggarwal, who makes $1000 alone by providing WordPress Services. If you are recommending a product or service and get paid as a result (i.e. commission, kickback), just be sure that you have a disclosure policy to comply with FTC regulations.
There are options beyond WordPress that you should consider. Since WordPress takes time to get familiar with, you may want to consider using a turn-key e-shop solution to sell your stuff. For instance, Bluepark offers online shop software for startups and professionals allowing you to start selling right away. You won’t need to download plugins or worry about coding as you can quickly select a professional template and then edit by dragging and dropping your content or images.
Another great way to make money from your blog is by creating a job board. Needless to say that in order to create an active and profitable job board you need first to have a blog focused on a specific niche, and a decent amount traffic. Recently FamousBloggers created its own jobs board.
Here are the few examples of great jobs board
Build Your Email List
An email list is very powerful way to make money from blogging. Building your list is something that every blogger should do from the beginning of your blog.
Here are 6 Reasons why you should start building your mailing list now.
- Connect – Emails give you an opportunity to make your fans feel more closely connected with you.
- Referrals – Put you in a position to receive regular referrals.
- Ease – Make your sales process easier and more productive.
- Start conversations with people you are targeting.
- Gives yourself a chance to build a good relationship with them and to show them that you will only provide them with quality products that can really help solve their problems.
- “The money is in the list”
There are many other reasons to build a mailing list. I’m sure from just the few points made above you have realized how important a mailing list is for your online business success.
How do you make money from your blog? Share your experience with us, here in the comments section.