Blogging to Make Money Online

Setting up a blog is relatively simple, you just sign-up for an account and start posting useful and informative articles. However, making money out of your blog will be daunting. Most of the time, you need to get out of your blog and find your readers. Aside from that, you also need to increase their engagement level which will prompt them to return to your blog. You need to respond to their comments and questions to keep your readers active.

How to Make Money through Blogging

There are lots of options that the bloggers can use to generate income. Here are some of the most popular methods.

Advertising

Most bloggers prefer this method especially the beginners. This works similar to the placement of ads on newspaper and magazine. As you increase the organic hits of your website, there will be advertisers who will be interested in paying you to be exposed to your audience. You can also join ad networks. However, the ad networks will require a decent number of unique traffic before they will accept you. The ad network will basically serve as the middleman that will allow you to run ads on your blog.

Affiliate Income

Affiliate marketing is basically advertising a product or service of someone. The affiliate marketer will be given a referral code that they can post on their blog site. When their reader click the link and purchase the product, the network will give them a commission from that completed sales. This is a great way to monetize since signing up will not be as tough as signing up on an ad network.

Running Events

Some seasoned bloggers will try to run an event like a conference where they will invite their readers. They can make money by charging the attendees with a nominal amount of sign-up fee or by searching for a sponsor for that said event. Summits and online events are also starting to become more popular.

Offering Product

Some bloggers who start as an affiliate marketer and a publisher will ultimately learn how to offer their own product. Some of them will sell online courses or eBooks. There are different digital products that they can offer depending on the niche of their blog. Some of them offer mobile app, software, and reports. They can also offer their lead list to the other companies. There are also bloggers who choose to offer physical products. For instance, if they have been blogging about fashion, they can eventually offer their own merchandise.

Full-time bloggers who want a steady source of income should use this as a multiple income stream. Diversifying your source of revenue is a smart move. You can start by being a publisher of an ad network and eventually as the authority and credibility of your site grow, you can think about other method such as being a social influencer, offering paid reviews and others. Remember that using your content to generate income will not be an easy task. It will take a huge amount of patience, dedication, passion and hard work.

 

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