How to Earn Money online from Blogging
Making money blogging is also called “Monetize blog”. 70 % of the bloggers write blog to make some money income. But the successful blog are those which are written with passion not thinking about money earning. Yes it’s true if you focus only on earning money then surely you will miss the quality of content. The best thing for all the bloggers is to start the blogging with passion for a quite a time and its gets noticed as one among the best blogs on the selected niche (in the web world), the blogger may then start monetizing it. So, I assume that you have at least an average level content in blog and therefore looking to monetize it.
Here we have discussed 13 ways to earn money through blogs.
1. Selling your own products or merchandising
If you are having products like fashion items, T-shirts, handmade art/craft works, electronics, wallpapers, themes or anything which you want, your blog helps you to promote your business and offer them your product by online purchasing. You can review your products in your own blog and make customer understand the benefits of using your product. Also, you will be paid by selling the products of others (merchandising) by giving review about that product in your blog as well as customers purchase products through your blog.
Some popular networks allowing you create your own products are
2. Selling your own ebook or paperback
If you happened to be a great mentor, and you say wrote very good posts that helped many people education online like engineering, blogging, design, marketing, business, all types of education, finance tips. Then after writing a good number of posts and understanding the demand for your posts you may go for reproducing your posts in ebook or paperback book format. The same can sold directly from your own blog or from other blogs/websites as well as by putting them in affiliate programs. This is a great way of popularizing as well as earning money from your blog.
3. Affiliate Marketing
Let me tell you one thing, if your blog is new and it contains very few posts, and then you cannot include AdSense (the most used ad network for making money) immediately. Also for developing countries like India and China, Google expects at least 06 months of active blog usage from the bloggers end. Before approving there account it seems like you cannot earn money for the six months. Even if your AdSense account gets approved then it also takes time to grow traffic to your blog and hence monetize it. For blog with ordinary traffic, we can’t expect even some amount per day. It’s true; it takes a lot of time and really need to be patient.
Wait, you don’t get depressed, there are some other ways of earning from your blog as soon as you start writing. The best option being affiliate Marketing. The famous affiliate programs like eBay and Amazon lets you add product ads of your own interest field. Say if you are writing review about electronics gadgets or writing about upcoming gadgets then you can select ads related to electronics from thousand number of available option.
The most beautiful things in affiliate marketing are you are even free to choose any single products of your choice for display and can change the same anytime. Usually they will give you 8 to 20% of actual product cost as commission. This happens only if the product gets sold from your blog. But you don’t get any payment for any clicks like AdSense does.
Some Famous Affiliate Programs are
- Snap deal
- Big rocks
4. Google AdSense
Google AdSense is a slow but steady way of earning money online. The process is very especially very slow for bloggers. As I said above, getting satisfied income from AdSense is a long process. You really need to be patient and you cannot rush to earn some $ per day. But, once your blog gets older and attains great traffic you can easily earn like you never expected. You may even leave your job and sit at home for full time blogging. This is interesting but this can be possible.
Google Ads does not allow you to select a particular product to display like affiliate program but it will display relevant ads in your blog page, based on your blogs content and keywords. The ads may be text, image or even video. It may be related to online product sales, books, educational carrier, promotional advertisements, events, webinars, conference, lifestyle and lot more to say. Google will pay you even if someone clicks your ads through CPC programmes.
5. AdSense Alternatives
Although AdSense is a great way of monetizing, bloggers wants more and therefore some other alternatives emerged. Check a comprehensive list of alternatives for AdSense below.
- Vibrant media
- Exit junction and many more
I heard that kontera is not much helpful source. They pay less. Chitika, Bidvertiser, clicksor, and Adside are good to try. Clicksor offers great cost per click bid values and they will help you earn a decent income. Chitika ads are great but look dull in your blog. Unfortunately yahoo ads are available only in US zones. Overall it depends on your site layout. For some sites chitika looks great but for others kontera and infolinks may suit well. You have just try to see it features.
Anyway I fell that, AdSense still rules the ads or internet world and therefore I consider that as a king platform. If incase you still want to try other alternatives then I would recommend you to try the following list like Chitika, Media.net, BuySellAds, Infolinks, Bidvertiser, Clicksor.
6. Sell space for advertisers to bid for text, image and video display
To include advertisements about other websites, you need to contact them say by writing a decent mail stating how by incorporating ad will help them to grow their business. Additionally you have to send your blogs in order to let them view as well as analyze your blogs health. There is another way to doing this. You can use Ad Space Auctions (famously called as Banner Auction). The biggest advantage with banner ads is that you can sell ad spaces on time- basis (like per day or week) that is far better than other methods like cost per click or impressions.
7. Reviews of other products, webinars, business, offer consulting
These are other ways of making money. By giving details but honest review about others products would let you earn money. The product which are you reviewing in your blog should mostly be related to your blogs content so as to help the target audience. Say your blog is about gadgets, writing a review about mobile or something like that may help you earn income. Your review should be quite honest and preferable include promotion of the products.
8. Guest Writing
Famously called as “Paid Posts” is another way of earning money online. You will be paid whenever you write for other website/blog/business. A number of sites will pay you for writing for them.
9. Pop up ads
Pop up ads is the easiest as well as quickest way of earning money, but honestly speaking; by including pop up ads in your blog irritate users. I have been visiting number of sites every day and whenever I see sites with pop up ads, I immediately close that page. This may be true and with you also. The reason is simple, users initially expects the content to be covered later if they are interested. They may go through the ads and if the user feels that your blog was created just for making money and not for content promotion, they will stop visiting your site. Including Pop up ads will give same feeling to the users. This seems to be dangerous right.
Even though you earn in the beginning with the use of this kind, you might be losing the trust among your visitors and so slowly your blog traffic drops. You may notice that Google never provide such type of pop up ads in AdSense. The fact is they don’t encourage such things. So, please be careful in choosing pop up ads. I personally recommend you not to include this in your blog.
Anyway I am providing here a list of famous pop up ads for your references.
10. Selling your blog
Friends its fact that you cannot sell your BlogSpot blog to anyone. It’s against Google Policy and if they find us they will ban your account. Anyway there is a way to do this. You actually have to give your email credentials (id and password) to the purchaser of your blog. Only this way you can sell your blog. So, it’s better if you maintain blogs with multiple mails not on single Google Id.
Here are some sites where you may sell your blog
11. Donations Button
This is a minor way of making money. We all know Wikipedia as a great website for information. It is considered as the largest encyclopedia in the web world. The interesting thing is never displayed ads, not even text ads. Did you ever guess how they manage to run their website without income through ads? The actual fact is they get some income not by ads but by Donations. There are some gentle contributors who contribute to Wikipedia regularly, some contribute occasionally. The contribution level increases when visitors feel that the topics they read from the website are unique and most useful to them.
Similarly, if the users of your blog find your content much useful and honest, then including donations open in your blog. Definitely helps you earn some decent income. To include donation button or option, you need to register with money transfer units like PayPal.
12. Adding video in YTD and monetize
Image and video speak a lot than simple plain writings. That’s why these days’ online marketers started putting image after title just like the one shown in this page. The reason is adding image in posts helps them pin posts in Pinterest as well as attract the reader by avoiding boring plain explanations.
Video also works great in blogs. Also, you may put your blog post in the form of a next video with easy explanation. Upload the video to YouTube and select the option “Monetize” in YouTube setting. By doing so allows AdSense account embed ads in your video, thus helping you earn money. YouTube advertising is a great place for monetizing.
13. Hosting an event by conducting presentations
If your blog are awesome and say it helped many people and if you happened to be a great speaker or mentor, then you may conduct an event and educate people about that selected niche topic
These are the 13 ways to make money online. Hope this blog helped you a lot. What do you feel about this article just leave your comment below.
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