Blogging is more of the trend in the modern day world we live in. There are social media blogs for the most unimaginable things you come across while browsing regularly. Realistically speaking, finding time to manage a blog is not an easy task. Gathering the right amount of interesting information and clicking the most accurate picture, so that people might consider your blog, is not easy. Finding real followers is a daunting task. Being liked by people and being consistent is not easy. Facing criticism is not easy. In short, being a blogger is not easy in the modern competitive world at all.
Despite all the uneasiness, if you still wish to run a blog for a purpose, then you might as well consider making money from it. This is not as difficult as you might think it is. People do earn from their blogs, and they have very simple ways of doing that. According to a survey done by Growth Badger, bloggers earning more than $50,000 per year through their blog have some simple ways of doing that. This graph shows the difference between the activities of bloggers who earn more than $50,000 per annum or less.
If you are also a motivated blogger who want to earn some bucks from the hard work he puts in his blog, then you have landed at the right place. Here below are some of the easiest ways to follow and turn your blog into a money making a machine in no time.
Attract readers to your blog
According to income school, it usually takes around 14 months to get good traffic on your blog. Building readership is the first and foremost step to follow if you want a proper way to generate money from your blog. You cannot expect to run an ordinary blog with simply googled content and get millions of followers. Building your blog’s credibility in the field of your expertise is the first step towards successful blogging. Review services and products as much as you can on your blog and give honest opinions. Honestly automatically generates followers and your chances to make money increase as you get noticed by more and more people including the officials too. Visuals really appeal a lot. Try to use your own clicked pictures and have your own interesting monogram or the punch line. If possible, hire someone to get a professional logo design for your posts and use your logo everywhere. Once you become a recognized public figure, your gateway to success and money making with blogging gets easier.
Place advertisements on your site
According to Blogging Basics 101, placing ads on your site is one of the most useful ways of generating money through your blog. Most of the bloggers worry about the ads on their site not relating to their blog’s type. This kind of fear is baseless, I have seen people with food blogs having the ads of leather skin shop displayed on their site, and it makes no difference at all. You can place the CPC or PPC Ads on your site or either the CPM ones. The easiest way to place them on your site can be using Google AdSense. It is easy, hassle free, and even requires no connection between you and the company whose ad you are placing on your blog. Without having to do anything you earn a little more through your blog. Google AdSense has an added benefit of adding relevant ads to your site if you don’t like the otherwise.
Sponsor Businesses and services
If your blog gets the fame, you dreamt of, and if you get more than enough ads, chances are you can go for this option easily. This can be done by selling private ads. This means, if your blog has got enough fame that businesses come to you themselves for their advertisement, you set the rates yourself to sponsor them. Another way can be to write posts that sponsor their services or products in one way or the other. You can also do product reviews or simply write anything and mention the business in the “brought to you by” section.
Sell others’ products through Affiliate marketing
It is a simple tool to earn money from your blog posts. All you do is sign a contract with sellers and post their affiliate link on your site. Then you urge your reader to buy the products by that specific seller using the link or code mentioned on your blog. The seller has the track of all the order that goes to them through you. On each sale they make through your blog, they pay you some commission. This means that you did not even do anything except urging the readers to buy a product and got money in return.
Offer your services and sell products
Usually, bloggers are experts in the fields they blog about. They can use their expertise through their blog if they don’t want to endorse someone else. They can sell books, offer courses, do online lectures, and sell apps or plugins to their readers or what not. This can help them generate a lot of money only if the products and services they offer are useful and professional enough. In cases where bloggers commit a faux pas and don’t have enough expertise of what they are offering, usually, a decline in blog’s performance is observed.
To conclude, it can be said that blogging, only if done right has a lot of potentials to help you in making some extra bucks other than your regular job and there is essentially no harm in it too. However, a blogger or influencer must remember that he or she is someone the readers and followers trust and look up to. Considering money making through your blog must not be your only option which you must fulfil by hook or by crook. In fact, building trust and choosing the right path to earn is the only choice every blogger must take.
Guest article written by: Michelle Joe is a blogger by choice. She loves to discover the world around her. She likes to share her discoveries, experiences, and express herself through her blogs. You can find her on twitter: @michellejoe524