Top 10 Ways to Earn Money from Your Blog

The internet has given several opportunities to business minded individuals to profit from its vast vent to the business world. One of such ways is through the use of a website or a blog. But more importantly we shall be looking at how your blog can generate income for you via the internet. According to the Wikipedia a blog is a truncation of the expression weblog, it is a discussion or informational site published on the World Wide Web consisting of discrete entries (“posts”) typically displayed in reverse chronological order (the most recent post appears first).

Individuals and businesses create blogs born out of the desire to create awareness for their ideas, believe, products, services, etc. A good blog will always influence its readers and they will often visit to derive the usual value they crave. Blogs are often educative and it serves as a comprehensive guide on various topic of interest. Below are some top ten ways bloggers can consistently earn from their online entrepreneurial endeavours.

  1. Affiliate marketing: is one of the most popular (not to mention quickest) ways to make money from your website or blog. Start by finding a product you like and would recommend. Then on your website, you endorse the product and promote it to your website visitors and email subscribers. If the product or service resonates with these people, they’ll click on your affiliate link, purchasing the product (while you get a split of the sale price).

The commission might be anywhere from 30% of the product or service price, up to as high as 70%. So for example, if the split is 50% and you promote an e-book that costs $100, you’ll get $50 for simply referring the buyer.

Where can I find products to promote?

  1. Commission junction– offers reliable products with on-time payments.
  2. ShareASale– mostly clothes, accessories, and other offline goods.
  3. Clickbank– high percentage payouts, but there’s a lack of GOOD products to promote.

2. Contextual Links and Sponsored Posts:

If you have a blog there are many ways you can monetize the writing portion of it, such as reviews, sponsored posts, and more. Often, companies will pay you to link to them on your blog because they want the increased exposure as well as the “link juice” that they get from an inbound link to their website. Be careful with this one because in some instances it can violate Google’s TOS, which, in the most extreme circumstances, can result in your blog being removed from the search engines.

Some available links to explore are found below:

Review Me – After your blog has been accepted in their network, they will pay you $20 to $200 per post that you write to review products/advertisers.

SponsoredReviews – A blog post service that connects advertisers with bloggers willing to write paid posts about their services and products. They charge a 35% transaction fee for their services.

Blogsvertise – Make money from advertising and generate ad income from your blog.

Pay Per Post– Get paid as much as $500 or more a month, writing articles and reviews of their sponsors on your blog.

LinkWorth– Easy text link ads for advertisers and webmasters to boost link popularity.

LinkLiftAn international online marketing service provider based in Berlin. I have personally used Linklift and profited hundreds of dollars from doing so.

  1. Freelance Writing: this is one of the most important avenues for earning you money online as a blogger. Before you commence exploring this opening, you need to have a web presence. Find below some links to start:

Text broker– Textbroker pays up to five cents per word, if you’re a 5-star writer.

Listverse– Listverse pays $100 for each accepted post. The article must be a list, it must be at least 1,500 words and you must include at least 10 things.

Fundsforwriters– FundsforWriters pays $50 for each accepted post.

Toptenz– TopTenz pays $50 for each accepted post. Again, the article has to be in a list format and it must be at least 1,500 words, with few exceptions.

  1. Advertising space: as a blogger you can explore the advantage of running advertisement of banners on your site depending on the type of blog and its industry. You can sell advertising spots directly on your site or you can sign up with a company like Google AdSense or net. Either way, you won’t see a whole lot of money from ads until your views are well into the thousands each day.

A good blog will always influence its readers and they will often visit to derive the usual value they crave. Blogs are often educative and it serves as a comprehensive guide on various topic of interest

  1. Membership: Many people have created a paid membership area on their blog. This is typically for exclusive content that you can only access in the “member’s area.” If you have a really great idea on what to include, this can be a great idea.  You’ll have to create something that can’t easily be accessed around the web.
  1. Subscription: If you think of something valuable (newsletter, online magazine, etc.) that you can consistently offer on a certain basis (weekly, monthly, etc.), you may want to offer a subscription service. This could be a fee charged each time your product is sent out or on a monthly basis. Either way, this has to be something that your customers can only get by subscribing to your website.
  1. Services: You can offer a paid service, such as life coaching, blog coaching, goal setting or financial planning. Just be sure to investigate all the legal implications and make sure you’re not claiming to be a professional if you’re not one. With a service like this, you’re basically using your blog to sell yourself. You’ll need to convince people that you’re worth buying and then be able to back up your claims once they purchase your service. Obviously, with this method you only get paid when you are working. A great way to find clients is to have your own ‘Hire Me’ page on your website.  That way, people can see that they can hire you to help them out.

8.   Email Marketing: Email marketing can generate you lots of money. The key is to build a large email list of your customers/visitors. When people register to become a member, you get their email address. When people sign up to your weekly newsletter, you get their email address. The more ways there are to get someone’s email address the better.

With an email list, you can build a brand, recommend products, and promote any events/workshops that you may be holding and more importantly to encourage people to keep returning to your website.

Email marketing isn’t a direct way of making money, but it is a powerful way of increasing your income from your other methods by driving traffic back to your site. Just don’t go overboard with emails so that they are viewed as spam! Nobody likes spam!

Check out this list of software to help manage your email newsletters:

  1. Products: You can create your own product, such as eBook or computer software. You would then use your blog as a promotion tool to get people to buy your product. As long as you create a legitimate product with a whole lot of value, you should be able to get some buyers, but like everything else with a blog, you’ll need the traffic to get the sales.


  1. Job board: as an effective blogger with authority in your niched you might want to consider placing job board on your site where job seekers and job offers meet, you acting as the middle man. The fees paid from organizations and individuals that offer the jobs will sure make a significant impact to your revenue purse. You might want to learn from bloggers who leverage on that like ProBlogger, Copyblogger , Boost Blog Traffic , etc.



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