Today in this article We will tell you about the top three ways to generate money from your blog website.
If you Still don’t have a website Follow our guide on “How to create a WordPress blog with no experience” from here.
You can just read this article to get an idea about how things are going on.
The thing you should do is
Just like most of the bloggers start a site for fun.Let’s see what it can take you for.
whether you believe it or not the word FUN here is the core factor for your success.
The reason for that is…..
Will you make fun with a work that is not interested??. Will you make fun with a work that is not your passion??
Think about you for a while what is the topic that you are most passionate about. Fashion?? new gadgets?? WordPress(Like me) or SEO, Python programming, Java programming, Music, may be dog training, Whatever chose the topic that you are most interested and a topic that will not make you bored of further reading.
If you read design magazines and watch videos of the fashion shows. Knows about the trending and upcoming fashion designs.
Just don’t try to start a blog about SEO( Search Engine optimization )
That will make no Fun!!!
What’s the real story
After creating your blog lets think about a way how we can generate money from your blog.At this moment I think blogging has become your hobby.
Turning your part time hobby blog into an income generating asset is always possible with a bit of luck and some hard work
A bit of Luck ???
No worries Luck is not with everyone.If you think that you don’t have that Bit of luck. Adjust the above sentence like this
At the beginning, you should be able to make enough money to cover up your basic expenses for a domain and hosting.
You should keep in mind that these strategies mentioned below range from easy and passive to a Ton of on Going work.
Be ready to do some ongoing work. As no one is there to pay for your lazy work!!! LOL
There are about 30++ active ways that bloggers use to earn from their sites.
The best part is
No blogger miss these three ways !!!
It doesn’t matter whether you are maintaining a blog or a website.These three methods work for both.
here comes The best Part !!!
Top 3 Methods To Earn money from your Blog
1. Affiliate Marketing (.. and affiliate links)
Affiliate marketing is the most popular way to make money from your website or blog.
Feeling happy now ??But I didn’t say it is the quickest way.
What is happening in affiliate marketing is pretty simple.Have you ever sold something like a used car, A real estate via a Broker (some say “Agents” that is the decent word I guess !!!)
Without your knowledge or not they earn a commission/A small percentage from the total sale from every transaction that they make. That is how their income flows.
These agents really do a great work.For both buyers and sellers by connecting each of them.
In affiliate marketing, you become the online seller agent or the broker.
In simple it is like this
Think that you are writing about a new released European winter clothing for your fashion blog.There styles, clothing materials, new trends and price range.
As an affiliate marketer, you can add one or few of these winter products (Clothings) to your blog or website with the content.Or you can add them to your page sidebar widget.
(However the affiliate product must be seen by them while reading your article.)
Here comes the best part!!!
One of your reader gets overwhelmed by your fashion blog article and Purchase some products using your link (the affiliate link).
And you earn the commission for interconnecting the buyer and the seller simple right??
Here is the catch
To purchase something using your link you have to be very strong in the particular topic.Your article has to be well detailed, attractive with images and with good content.
Yes, you are right!!!!
This is the place where you have to do the hard work.You have to spend some effort in searching about the topic, searching images, listening to podcasts do some researchers so on. And guess what
There is a refreshment for your hard work that is the “interest” or else the eagerness to learn about the particular topic you chose.
That’s why I mentioned earlier to choose a topic that you are interested in most
Start it like the hobby and …… the rest is for you!!!
I think you got what I am trying to say
If you want to start an article mainly targeting the affiliate income.This is how you should go on
Start by finding a product you like, a product that you have used before( not essential).After choosing the right product.Start writing about it on your website.Promote it to your website visitors and email subscribers.
If the product resonates with them they’ll click on your affiliate link and purchase it.
Why only Products??
Not only products you can market services too, to produce affiliate income.You can market E-books, WordPress plugins, courses from the sites like Udemy and tree house.
How much will I earn??
The commission changes anywhere from 30% to 70%.With my experience working with digital products like E-Books, Premium plugins and themes will give you a good percentage and a good number of purchasing.
Here comes the deal
If the commission or the split is 50% and you promoted an E-Book that costs $100.You will get $50 for simply referring the buyer. A sweet deal to start with your Hobby right??
” That’s Why some people say bye!!! for their 9-5 job and start working full time with their own affiliate websites.”
The next big issue is Where can I find products to promote??
There are many websites which allow you to find products to do affiliate marketing.
Every affiliate link that you add from these websites is with a unique referral id for you.to track you affiliate income and sales.
Don’t Worry these links are Auto generated!!!( you just need to copy paste)
First the Quality!!!
Make sure that you choose high-quality good products to do affiliate marketing.Because No one will come again to your site if you promoted bad and Zero quality products.
finally, the websites that you can get started easily
- Commission junction – offers reliable products with on-time payments.
- ShareASale – mostly clothes, accessories, and other offline goods.
- Clickbank – high percentage payouts, but there’s a lack of GOOD products to promote.
2. Pay Per Click Advertising (Google Adsense)
This the next most Famous method that bloggers or website owners use to monetize their sites.
when you search something on Google you may have seen that the top results are from the advertisers like this.
these are called Adwords
Adwords are the advertisements that show up on the top of google search results.
So what is Adsense then
Adsense is the reverse of Adwords.That means Adsense allows for website owners and bloggers like you to add google ads to your websites.
So Adsense allows you to tap into Google’s immense advertising network so that the advertisers can see your website and run adds on it.
This is a bit quicker than affiliate marketing.( a BIT!!!)
And the main difference in Pay per Click Advertising like “AdSense” is, that the reader only needs to click the advertising.(Just a simple click)
The best part is…
Adsense system is simple in everything.
First, you have to sign up for google Adsense.You have to use your google account for that.
After signing up you have to place a simple code on your website.
This code will identify the content on your site and start displaying relevant advertisements.
For example, if you Site is about Horse training. Hopefully, Google Adsense will start advertising about Horse food, Horse training centers and more.
You don’t have to make Add campaign design adds post add codes with content. Nothing. Google handles everything for you
And You get Paid for every click!!!
How much Google pay per click??
Your cut might be anywhere from $0.5 to $5.0. With some good traffic, you can make hundreds or sometimes thousands for every month.
What you should know Before applying Google Adsense
Before you apply for Google Adsense make sure that you have a number of good quality articles. At least 10.
Google is very strict in rules.So it’s a bit hard to get approved and stay. Make sure that you keep up with their latest Terms Of Service,
Fill your blog with 100% unique content and use images with no copyright issues.
Be polite and professional in language 😉
How to apply
You can apply to Google Adsense from here
What if Adsense do not approve you
If you failed in getting approved due to lack of content or any other there is Adsense alternative called Media.net and signup
You can always give a try that’s not bad
3. Sell Ad Space
Cooperating with Google’s Adsense is just one way to make money from advertisements
Another way is to simply contact the sellers directly to your website yourself and sell your add space.
Where can I find such companies?
you can use these sites to let others know that your website is selling add space.
- BuySellAds – The most popular one.
- AdvertiseSpace – I haven’t tried it, but it should be a good alternative.
With these websites, there is no problem in finding companies (Good Luck!!)
How much should I charge per Add space…?
The next question you face is the amount of money that you are going to ask
This is the general formula that these websites use and it depends on how many visitors you get from your website( traffic ) and it is quoted per dollar amount per one thousand impressions(or PCM).
So for example, if you get 100 000 visits a month and the amount is $5 PCM, that add Price translates into $500 bucks.
You can come up with a price for each space like in sidebar banners and for the banners in content.
The Good thing
The Good thing about this method is if you get a huge traffic from different sources your pricing can go up to $5000 per month.
That a huge amount right??
However, the obvious downside of that is if your site doesn’t get a lot of traffic, You can’t expect to earn much either.
As a new blogger, no one gets a huge traffic in the first year
So what can I do??
The way I suggest is to avoid these types of hesitation is that you can directly sell your ad space for a direct price.
here you can simply name a price based on your knowledge and with the current competition.You can get an upfront at the beginning of each month. This pricing is also generally a simple flat fee, not tied to a Cost Per Click like AdSense.
Here is how to start
Think that you are writing a Blog about the Tourism, places in your area or country.
You can use social Media like facebook to find Restaurants, Hotels, and Spas (Business who are related to tourism Side)
You can contact them, drop an e-mail and say about your new site and approach.You can invite them to advertise for a flat fee. I am pretty sure that you will get a start
Use your common sense and do some Good E-mail writing Give them a Discount
Before wrapping things up I would like to tell you something which is very important.After going through these top methods you wold have noticed a key factor which controls your income that is traffic.
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