Sometimes we can only stretch our budgets so far and then we need to think about ways to make some extra income.
One of the great things about blogging is that the sky is the limit when it comes to how much you can earn. There are millions of blogs out there and while some people are creating hobby blogs there are some influencers and other website owners that are making big money from their blogs.
Anyone can create a blog and that is why it has gained such popularity in recent times. It is possible to build a blog from nothing and over time create an income that will even allow you to quit your full-time job.
Building a blog is not a quick way to make money but it can provide quite a lucrative income with time. Some people choose to keep their full-time jobs and just work on blogging in their spare time for a nice side income.
Do People Still Read Blogs Though?
There are often articles floating around the internet that suggest that blogging is dead or that people are only consuming their content through video now. Whilst there are many more platforms available for creating different types of content there is still a place for blogs.
The way people consume the blogs may have changed, though, and people are often strapped for time so they may skim articles more than years ago. You can use this information to your advantage and make sure to include subtitles, easy to read sentences, and photos to keep the reader’s attention. You may also want to include videos on your blogs to keep readers on your pages for longer which can help with monetisation.
Create social media profiles to drive traffic to your blog and grow your audience.
Ways To Make Money From Your Blog
Bloggers can work with brands that are aligned with their reader’s interests. For example, if you are a food blogger you may work with a brand that offers baking equipment. They will pay you a fee for writing a post about their product.
Once you have built up a large enough audience you will be able to apply to ad networks. These ad networks will display ads on your blog and you will get paid a certain amount based on how many people visit your site. The longer they stay on your blog the more revenue you can earn from ads. Some of the ad networks include Google Adsense, Ezoic, Mediavine, and Adthrive
You can earn a commission when people click on the links in your blogs. You may have heard of the Amazon Associates program; they pay you a very small commission per sale that you send their way through affiliate links. There are many other affiliate programs available that pay much higher commissions. You can Google a company that you are interested in and put ‘affiliate program’ next to it to see if anything comes up.
Creating products and selling them through your blog can be incredibly lucrative. Physical products include items such as mugs, t-shirts and home decor that you can create through print on demand services such as Printful or Redbubble. Or you could sell things that you make yourself like jewellery or other craft items.
The sky really is the limit when it comes to digital products. These are things such as ebooks, digital planners, prints and e-courses. Some of these can sell for hundreds or thousands of pounds. And the great thing is that you create the work once and it can sell over and over again. This is truly passive income.
Sell Your Website
Some people don’t realise that when they create a blog they have created a digital asset. Each blog post that you write is adding value to your asset and creates something that you may be able to sell for a great sum in the future. You can check out websites such as Flipper to see that there are lots of people buying and selling established blogs.
Depending on where you are at in your journey it can be very easy to get overwhelmed or quit blogging if you don’t see immediate results. Blogging really is a long game and it can take a year or more to see progress. To keep focused make sure you have a good reason ‘why’ you are on this path. Also, be consistent, keep adding to your asset regularly so that it keeps growing. And lastly, surround yourself with people who are doing the same thing as you. It can be a lonely business and it is good to connect with others who understand the blogging business.
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