21.3.20

4 Ways To Monetise Your Blog


When you're just starting out with your blog, it can seem like one of the most hard and frustrating tasks, to try and work out how to monetise. With so much information to digest right at the start, I can understand why so many people give it up before they've even given it a chance. 

And I get it, people want their words to be seen and shared, and they want to be an 'influencer'. They want to gain the respect of the people and boost their authority in their niche. However, blogging really isn't quite as simple as it seems. Not only is it difficult to drive traffic to a blog, but it's also hard to monetise the traffic that you do receive. 

The problem I've found the most, when it comes to new and upcoming bloggers is that most people ignore the basics of online marketing and then find it excruciatingly difficult to earn anything. But if you go about it the right way, you'll certainly profit in the long run. 

So, here are my 4 ways to monetise your blog...

Paid Posts
This is probably where I earn most of my income, but it also the hardest of all the choices. If you're looking for paid blogging jobs, then you need to get to grips with a lot of things before they'll just start to appear before you. 

  • A good amount of monthly traffic - you can use Google Analytics to track your monthly views. 
  • A high domain authority - domain authority is a pain to earn, but is what most people are looking for when it comes to stats. Domain authority is earned over time, and includes the length your URL has been registered, how many links are pointing towards you, and a whole lot of other SEO things, that you'd need to look in to before starting out. 
  • A presence online - you can't just have other high stats in this job. They all need to come as a package. High social stats mean that people follow you and enjoy what you read.
  • Your own voice - if all your posts are erratic, and not about a certain niche, or your own life, then people can stop reading, if your blog then becomes something they aren't interesting. Stay true to yourself, and your readers. 
  • Time - paid work doesn't materialise quickly, and you may need to spend some time signing up to websites, such as Get Blogged, who advertise a whole range of paid posts that you can apply to. 


Advertisements
While most people might think that adding some pay-per-click adverts will be a great way to make lots of money with their blogs, unless you have massive amounts of traffic - and I'm talking 1,000+ views per day or more - the income you make from this will be marginal at best. 

The best thing about advertising, is that you can sign up to Google AdSense, or something similar, and start running ads on your blogs straight away, watching it slowly grow as you do. This would be a slow burner though and you need to wait for a lot of time and traffic to see any significant earnings from adverts.

Affiliate marketing
One of the most popular methods for monetising a blog is to leverage affiliate marketing, although this is something that I don't offer. Affiliate marketing is just the case of using special links to other websites which track who clicks to their site, what they buy, and then gives you a percentage of this revenue. If it's something you'd be interested in doing then it is a good way to add a stream of passive income to your blog, just similar to advertisements.  

Freelance income
Most people who start a blog acquire certain skills and can use them for freelance work. Things like writing, website design, graphic design, marketing, SEO, or even social media management too. These skills can directly relate to online income, and the best thing is, all you need to do is use your blog to advertise them.

8 comments:

  1. Interesting post thanks

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  2. Great insight - thanks

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  3. Very interesting - a lot of hard work involved by the looks of it!

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  4. Carolyn E07:49

    Thanks for posting these ideas, I never wanted loads of blatant ads on my blog and have not really thought of how else I could make money until I read this. So Thanks!

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  5. Blogging is something I've thought of doing so some great tips and a lot seems to go into being a successful blogger x

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  6. I've been wanting to start a blog for ages and I've been wondering how people are able to make anything off them. Sounds like something that I would need to be passionate about rather than approach for the financial gain which, in a wierd way, takes some of the pressure off. Might have a go :) thanks for the post x

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  7. Great tips. I did a bit of blogging but then stopped because I felt I didn't have much to write about. Maybe I will try again though.

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  8. Greta tips = not something I've ever thought about doing.

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