Can I make money with my blog? If so, how do I do it? “
This is something that we have been asked a lot recently. Therefore, we have decided to dedicate this blog post to give you an answer. The truth is that there are many ways to make money with your blog. If you want to know our favorite tips and tricks on the subject, read on and we’ll show you how to make money blogging from your simple blog.
Step One: Build an Audience
Before you can start making money from your blog, you need to build up a decent-sized audience.
The key to any successful blog is to deliver quality content and promote it (eg on social media). Your blog posts should be both original and creative, and remember to make sure your headlines are engaging and eye-catching.
Be consistent and keep the frequency of updates fixed that you decide. Subscribers demand and are always looking for new content. If you disappoint them, they may abandon you, and in the worst case, your blog could fail.
But creating good content is not enough on its own. It is always necessary to grow your blog and get more subscribers and visitors. This can be accomplished by sharing your posts on social media, making sure to optimize all your blog posts for search engines, and by sharing links with other blogs or web pages.
Promote products or brands
Many companies pay bloggers to promote their products or brands. This is called affiliate marketing, and you can join in on this trend. That’s how it works:
You write a blog post about a product or service. You offer your readers a unique affiliate link to the product, where they can buy it. The affiliate link contains a tracking code that records if any of your readers buy the product using the affiliate link.
If they buy a product, you will receive a commission. If you have a lot of subscribers and you manage to sell products well, this can generate huge income. Excellent, right?
What is an affiliate program?
The affiliate program is an intermediary between companies who want to market their products and bloggers who want to promote or write about products. The affiliate program coordinates all the technical part and makes sure that you earn your fair share of the income.
Here are some of the most renowned affiliate programs:
Sell your own products
Another way to make money with your blog is to have your own online store. Although this will require more time and energy, you also ensure that you earn 100% of the commission.
Adding an online store to your blog is great for those who write about beauty, sports, creative crafts, gadgets, and the like.
If you write about crafts, you may want to sell the materials you use, or even sell your final creations. If you work as a consultant, coach or guru, you can also use your blog to promote your services and then allow your clients to book them through the online store.
Sell your own E-book
Another way to monetize your blog is by writing your own E-book (s). This is especially relevant for those who are experts in their field, and who have accumulated a lot of credibility in the world of blogging.
There are several web pages that allow you to host your own E-book and charge for it. Here are some:
- Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing
Remember! Be careful not to turn your blog into just another TV shop. Too much advertising can cause a drastic drop in the number of subscribers. People just don’t like being bothered with advertising all the time. Remember to keep it at a level that would seem acceptable to you if you were the reader. In the end, what matters to have a good blog is the quality of the content.
Another good tip is to only promote products or services that you really believe in and that you would want associated with your name. If you promote a bad product or a product that is totally irrelevant to your readers, the image and reputation of you and your blog would be damaged and this could seriously affect the profits you can obtain through it.