After creating your own blog and noticing that you have attracted a decent number of visitors, it is time to get on to the next step; which is to start making money off of it. You must have heard a lot people earning from blogs and that is probably had motivated you to start your own, but perhaps you don’t know where to begin. Here is a step by step guide and different ways on how to monetize your blog writing.
1. Affiliate income
Majority of the beginners start earning through Amazon. This mean to review a range of products listed on various platforms and if your readers use your link to buy that product, you make a commission from it. You can sign up on Amazon as an Amazon Affiliate and start right away. Make a list of products and the categories you’ll be working on. Brainstorm, create content and don’t forget to provide links on your blogs because that will be key to gaining the first few dollars.
if you’re looking to sell something yourself, eBooks are one of the great ways to get started and make money. eBooks aren’t supposed to be as long as you think it should; you can think of it as a longer blog post with more information. You can start selling it between the price range of $10-$40; that way it isn’t a lot of investment for readers and readers are more convinced to buy. Brainstorm ideas, start writing and put it up for sale. Be sure to promote your eBook, social media is the best way to do this.
3. Write as a freelancer
Having your own blog is perhaps the best proof you have to show you’re a great writer. Use your unique ability to write and start pitching your ideas to the clients. If you’re good at writing, being a beginner won’t stop you from earning without delay. Pick a specific topic and start looking for work on freelance websites, groups on Facebook or even post it on your own blog that you may be interested in working for someone else. Like every other tip, you will really need to promote yourself if you want to get somewhere. Again, the best way is through your blog, social media account and certain personal networks.
4. Google Adsense
You may have heard of this but it is kept late in the list for a reason. It is practically of no use if you use Google Adsense as a beginner. Earnings from Google Adsense are effective only if you have enough traffic and visitors to your blog. What you need to is sign up for Google Adsense and then allow if to place ads on your blog. You are entitled to control the number of ads and where they will be placed. What’s great is that Google places ads that match the theme of your blog, something the readers of your blog won’t mind as much. You need to do the initial work and Google will do the rest; now you just need to wait for the monthly paycheck.
5. Coach and consult
You have started a blog on this niche because you know you’re perfect in this. You’re writing and selling eBooks already, so why not go further? Offer coaching services related to your topic to your readers, something that will great benefit them with knowledge. Pick a specialty, start promoting yourself and start coaching.
It is important to understand that generating income does not happen overnight. You need to put in time, effort and dedication until you know you have built a loyal audience. You don’t have to follow these steps exactly; experiment with one slowly start with the other and another.