We’ll be honest: making money through blogging isn’t easy. But the best part is that anyone can do it, and it will look fantastic on your resume. To generate traffic and a following, all you need is something fascinating to say and enough patience and devotion.
The truth is that we are transitioning to a freelance and gig economy, where more and more individuals are earning money on their own time through a side hustle. Creating an online presence and earning money through blogging is one of the most popular side hustles.
It’s no wonder that an increasing number of individuals are seeking information on how to establish an online company in order to earn some additional money (or perhaps a full-time job) via the internet.
Blogging has become popular thanks to the Internet, and there may be over half a billion blogs live right now as you read this piece. While earning money isn’t the only (or even the greatest) reason to write, there are ways for people to supplement their income with a blog.
Congratulations if you’re new to blogging or have just established a blog. I hope your primary objective is to give good content to your audience since this is how you can build expert status in your field over time.
How to Earn Money Through Blogging
However, there is nothing wrong with generating some additional cash through blogging, and there are numerous simple ways to get started.
It should go without saying that if you want to earn money with your blog, you should start by picking a successful niche market; anything with a proven market that overlaps with your own hobbies, interests, and skills.
It’s merely a question of obtaining website traffic, growing your email subscriber list, and making money online once you’ve done that. Let’s look at some of the quickest, simplest, and most lucrative methods to generate money online using a blog.
1. Google AdSense
Google AdSense may be the quickest and most straightforward option for a novice to begin generating passive money from their site. The basic concept behind AdSense is that you may place Google Ads on your website and receive a part of the ad expenses when a visitor clicks on them. You’ve probably seen advertisements on other people’s websites; similar ads can also show on your blog or website.
AdSense is a contextual ad network that displays partner (company) advertisements on your website. It’s simple to set up—all you have to do is copy and paste the code provided by Google into the areas of your website where you want the advertisements to display. Google will then display advertisements from advertisers that are relevant to the content on your website, ideally displaying relevant adverts to your website visitors.
Don’t be concerned that your blog’s specialty won’t be able to attract high-quality advertisements. Because Google AdSense is one of the largest networks on the Internet, you should be able to compile a sizable list of clickable sites to entice your viewers.
But since Google is clever enough to only show advertisements on your website that are related to the information on your website, this may improve the user experience and make the advertising more useful in many situations.
Simply ensure that your content is of the greatest caliber! While Adsense is a popular choice, I believe that affiliate information marketing is also a great method to earn practically passive money online.
2. Amazon Associates
Amazon Associates is Amazon’s long-running in-house affiliate program, which is managed by Seattle-based Amazon.com, the world’s largest online retailer today. It allows bloggers to make money by advertising Amazon items on their websites, as long as visitors click through from your blog to Amazon.com and make a purchase.
The main concept behind Amazon Associates is that you may obtain a tracking link that is specific to you and linked to any goods sold on Amazon.com. You are rewarded with the sale if someone clicks on the link in your blog and returns to Amazon to purchase the item.
You may advertise Amazon items on your website in a variety of ways. To mention a few, you might add a product catalog (taken from Amazon.com) on your blog, write product reviews and link to the Amazon goods you suggest, and have a recommended resources page on your website.
One caution regarding Associates: it’s generally best for bloggers who frequently write about merchandising, retail items, and shopping. Visitors that arrive at your website already intending to buy will, logically, boost your performance.
The software works by embedding Amazon links, banners, or widgets (such as slideshows, “My Favorites,” and “Wish List Widget”) on your website.
One additional benefit is that you will receive credit for the full transaction if someone clicks on a link from your website to Amazon and purchases numerous things (not just the one you are advertising). Consider this scenario: you recommend a book on Amazon, and your visitor goes there to buy the book, but they also buy a new TV, a Sony PlayStation, and other items. All of the sales are credited to you. Not only that but you also get paid for any sales you make from that customer in the next 15 days.
Publishing digital books on Amazon Kindle is another method to generate money with Amazon.
3. Digital Products Affiliate Marketing
As previously stated, advertising digital information items as an affiliate are one of my favorite methods to generate money on the internet.
There are marketplaces for digital things sold on the internet, just as there are marketplaces for real goods sold on the internet.
Clickbank.com is one of the most prominent digital goods marketplaces. You may look for items similar to your marketplace on the Clickbank marketplace and advertise them on your website, write product reviews, and so forth.
If someone clicks on the link and then returns to buy the product you’re advertising, you’ll earn a commission for a portion of the sale, just like on Amazon.
One of the most appealing aspects of advertising digital information items is that fees are typically larger than those for physical products, ranging from 10% to 50% or even more. For instance, if someone sells an Rs. 5,000 digital information products with a 50% fee, you may make Rs. 2,500 per transaction. Because of the huge profit margins & affiliate marketing trends, this is significantly more than commissions on tangible items.
4. Make E-Books and Other Information Products
Blogging on a regular basis is excellent preparation for generating e-books, which are still one of the most popular types of information goods sold by internet entrepreneurs today.
Consider your blogs to be “free” material that you provide to readers in order to display your knowledge. They become your followers over time and are ready for more in-depth content. This is your chance to earn money by selling your e-books in addition to your free blog.
Just make sure the e-book expands on what you’ve previously published on your blog—don’t just repeat what they’ve already seen! After all, these are now paying consumers who will be irritated by outdated information. Later on, when your business grows and your archived material expands, you may poll your readers to find out what topics they’d want to learn more about and what products they’d like to buy.
Again, you can sell an ebook for much more than a traditional book and make a far larger profit margin.
5. Offer One-on-One Coaching
This is one of the simplest and fastest methods to turn your knowledge into cash. You are an expert in your subject since you are writing a blog and offering knowledge in your field. In many situations, customers seek individualized guidance from a market specialist.
You may simply create a page on your blog providing one-on-one tutoring for a charge to answer any concerns they may have or to provide advice.
You’ll notice that I didn’t put a monetary value on how much money you can make through blogging. It’ll all come down to your work ethic, writing abilities, capacity to produce targeted traffic, and plain old luck. It’s similar to baseball: everyone plays as a youngster, but only a tiny percentage makes it to college, and even fewer make it to the pros, with just the cream of the crop making it to the majors.
You must select where you want to play in the blogging “big leagues.” The fact is that as more individuals from all over the world go online, it will get more difficult to gain attention and earn money online. That’s why it’s critical to concentrate on growing your email list so you can stay in touch with your visitors, create relationships, and improve sales.
As we’ve seen, the answer is a resounding yes! However, the amount of money you may make through blogging varies. That’s the nature of monetizing a blog at first, but with time, bloggers may make a lot of money.
It takes time to monetize a blog, and it requires that you have some visitors. The more your readership, the more appealing you are to marketers.
Consider having several streams of revenue coming in from various sources and through various ways if you want to make a reasonable living from blogging.