Most people don’t consider blogging to be a career or a tool to make a substantial income but nowadays bloggers such as Zoella have successfully turned their little space on the web into a full-time job! Pretty impressive, huh? In this article we are going to discuss a few tips and tricks about how to convert your blog into a money making platform.
Google Ad Sense
If your blog comes with good quality content and attracts a lot of readers then you can start making money with the help of Google Adsense. They would automatically generate advertisements which would match the topics of your blog. Whenever one of your readers clicks on any of these ads you would receive a payment from the advertisers.
For this you need to make a thorough research of keywords since the ads are chosen on the basis of the keywords used by you. Inaccurate keywords would lead to advertisements which don’t match the interests of your audience. Some of the alternatives to Google Adsense for blog monetization include BuySellAds, Chitika, BlogAds etc.
Start an online store
If your blog relates to art or crafts then you can easily start selling your paintings or handicrafts by using etsy or any other services. Writing an ebook and selling it online is also a good way to make money. There are lots of great little fashion sites that sell cute barlets and similar on the side – just adorable!
Consider affiliate programs
Selling affiliate products is a proven way of making money from a blog and most bloggers start out this way. For this you need to tie up with any affiliate program and sell their services or products on your site. Whenever a reader of your blog makes a purchase you will automatically receive a commission.
Setting up an online store, implementing Ad Sense or joining an affiliate schemes are all things you can proactively start doing to earn money online. However, sponsored content may take a bit of time, as you’ll need to be approached by either an brand, SEO or PR agency to get involved.
A sponsored post is paid content (such as guest blogging services) that appears on your website. For instance, if you are writing a beauty blog you may be approach by make up and haircare brands to mention their products. Just remember, if you’ve been paid to post about a brand to include the ‘nofollow’ attribute in the html of the link to adhere to Google Quality guidelines.