6 Proven Ways to Monetize and Make Money from Your Blog

Ultimate Guide To Monetize and Make Money From Your Blog

In this post, I will teach you how to monetize your blog.

Either with small (new blogs), medium and large audiences and the ways to the monetization strategies.

If your aim and objective for starting a blog is to share your passion and make money online.

Then this post would be considered optimal.

Anyone working or probably having full-time jobs.

Making or earning passive income from a blog is one big channel to generate side income.

For many who plan to commit themselves to the monetization strategy, it is likely you make your blog a potential source of income.

Debunking Monetization Myths

Debunking monetization myths
Focus on Facts not on Myths

First, let us clear up a few misconceptions you may have heard about blog monetization.

Passive income is the way to go so you can earn money while you sleep

This is not entirely false, but it is not as simple as it sounds either.

Well known Bloggers generate passive income from their Blog.

Nevertheless, these bloggers whom you see as model, did not just start their blog yesterday and start making money today.

As much you we regard blogging has an income source.

You needs a good bit of commitment, passion and zeal on the start to finish in building your blog.

More so, if you follow due instructions, as I will be elaborating in this post.

To monetize your blog will be easy and you will start earning passively from your blog.

Let us go on.

Income reports can show you the path to earning top revenue

It is believed that reports written by bloggers regarding their monthly blog posts on how they make money online.

And probably displaying their earnings throughout a specify month and how they did it.

You might have seen many, likes of Pat Flynn and Matthew Woodward.

Where you get their income report and ideas of how other bloggers can generate income.

Do not be on the lookout of those reports given.

Because they have not showed you how much they have spent.

Most bloggers invest heavily into their blog on a monthly basis for them to earn revenue.

But this aspect are left behind, making it look as if they are earning massively.

Whenever you plan a monetization strategy or how to monetize your blog, put in mind some expenses.

These expenses include web hosting, emailing marketing software.

Search and social media tools, online marketing and similar costs.

You have to wait for your blog to grow big before you monetize.

This is not true. However, you can make use some monetization strategies if you have few audiences,

You need to put some monetization strategies in place at the start up of your blog.

And then can you have the chance to earn a little money from the beginning.

 While alerting your readers exactly what they are going to expect.

Sure, you can include or remove monetization methods as a means to test which ones gives you the most revenue.

But do not feel like you have to wait to start.

Now that we have cleared the air regarding few misconceptions about making money through blogging.

Let us look at how you can monetize and make money blogging.

Preparing to monetize your blog

When you want to monetize your blog,

one fundamental fact you need to put in place to ensure your current and future monetization success:

Start building an email listing.

Email Marketing
Email Marketing

Reasons for email listing

If you start to collect email addresses at the beginning of your blog.

You will have the 90% chance to keep your first visitors as permanent readers.

1. Before you have a strategy for monetization that requires email promotion.

You can use your email list to drive traffic to your blog by promoting your content.

2. The email list subscribers you capture are yours.

Your email list, on the other hand, is exportable.

So if your email marketing provider decides to shut down.

You take your list and move it elsewhere so you do not lose it totally.

3. Your email list subscribers have a better chance to see your email messages than social media platforms.

Sending mails into someone’s inbox means that he/she will at see your name on a regular basis.

Either or not they open that email.

In addition, when they do open that email, you have their whole interest.

 4. Using email list sponsorship, affiliate marketing, or selling your own products.

You will have grown a dependable audience that is used to receiving and reading your emails.

Fortunately, email marketing does not have to cost you a lot before you start generating revenue.

MailChimp enables you to have 2,000 subscribers.

And send 6 emails per month to them (a total of 12,000 emails) for free.

This is a great opportunity for those who need to start a list.

But do not have the budget until they start earning revenue.

Now that we have dealt with the Reasons for email listing.

Let us start with how to monetize and generate income from your blog

Monetization strategies for new blogs

If your blog is new, or does not receive a lot of traffic.

Then the following are the how to monetize your blog and to start the revenue generation practice.

Affiliate marketing

Affiliate marketing is the process of advertising someone’s product and service and in return.

When you get a sale for the owner, you get a good gain of the sale, usually between 50% and 75%.

Affiliate marketing
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Affiliate marketing gives you the opportunity to generate earnings.

By promoting other people’s goods for a little payment.

This is in all probability, the easiest method to monetize your blog.

Since it is you can apply to most programs with little to no audience.

All you need is your blog.

Some Affiliate Programs;

If your aim for starting a blog is about reviewing WordPress themes or about gardening.

Then you affiliate any WordPress theme or Amazon Associates.

Write about it and promote.

Read my post on how to use the WordPress platform for your blog

Visitors visiting your blog might be interested in WordPress themes.

And therefore, would want to apt to buy a WordPress theme.

After clicking on a link to it from your site.

Amazon Associates is a great affiliate program to join for any niche.

As they sell books and products related to just about everything.

Some affiliate programs for WordPress themes include StudioPress, DIYthemes, and Elegant Themes.

Some other channel is to be an affiliate for product and service you have paid for and use on your blog.

So, if you use a products like StudioPress, WordPress theme.

Or services like MailChimp email marketing software, Hostgator hosting or any other product.

Which run affiliate programs, be sure to create a page on your blog with resources aimed at other bloggers in the niche.

Google AdSense

Once you have posted some (great content for your blog).

Google AdSense
monetize Adsense

You can checkout my Post on how to create great content for your blog , let us say 10 – 15 blog posts, you can apply for Google AdSense.

Google AdSense creates a platform for publishers to make income.

From advertisers who want to place ads on the Google Network.

When you sign up and you are approved.

You will be able to tailor ad slots for links, banners, images, and video.

And place the Google AdSense code for each of these ad slots onto your blog website.

Within 24hour an hour or two, Google will begin to match the best ads to your website.

Google AdSense is still the most effective way to monetize blogs.

Nevertheless, it can give you decent money once your blog start getting massive traffic.

Keep this in mind about Google AdSense.

If you are earning good income through affiliate marketing or selling your own products and services.

The last thing you will want, is to encourage visitors to leave your blog by clicking on an ads

Once you start making good money through other monetization strategies.

You might consider removing Google AdSense. It is better to get a $20 sale than a $0.05 click.

How to monetize your blog with small size audiences

On the occasion you start building up a steadfast readership and a good inflow of traffic.

You can start looking into additional monetization strategies; Learn how to promote your Blog from this post

Selling ads

You can in general start selling ad space straight to advertisers.

Once you get a definite traffic volume, depending on your niche,  

You can yourself manage ads on your blog.

BuySellAds is a good platform that can help you sell and handle ads fast through their platform.

With a snippet of code that goes on your blog in a specified area.

Your blog or website where you desire the ad sizes and types to be displayed.

It is also a great platform to use in researching your traffic volume.

And how much you can charge for ads.

Sponsored reviews

You can also offer sponsored reviews.

This is a way of writing reviews about a product or service of an individual or company on your blog.

And you are been paid for.

In order to write a great sponsored review.

Maintain that you want to use the product or service for a trial period to really get some insight into it.

That way, you can write an truthful, persuasive review.

Selling your own products or services

Having a loyal following is a big advantage to selling your product or services.

All you need is to answer these questions.

1. Are people asking me for advice or assistance? If yes,

2. What area people ask me for advice or help for?

3. Answering the first question will help determine if there is a paying market for such product or service.

Something you can provide for people as a feasible product or service.

And the second question will help you determine what that product or service is.

How to monetize your blog with large audiences

This strategy of monetization has the potential to create recurring increasing amounts of returns.

This is based on your capacity to drive more traffic to your blog.

Remember to create an advertising page on your blog.

And update your metrics (traffic, social audience, email list subscribers, etc.) regularly.

So you can continue to increase your ad pricing monthly.

Syndicating content

You might have seen blocks of links on sites like CNN, Times.

And other media website that say “Around the Web” or “You Might Also Enjoy”.

These blocks of links are created by code from content syndication networks such as (Outbrain, Taboola, etc.).

Many of them wants you to have a large inflow of traffic, before you are consider to apply as a publisher to their networks.

By adding blocks of related content or posts like this to your blog.

You will be earning returns each time someone clicks on an article that looks interesting to them.

It is a good platform for both the publisher and the reader.

The publisher (you the blogger) gets money for sharing related, valuable links.

The reader gets the opportunity to explore new contents.

And will likely think of your blog as a great source of content to check out.

Selling your blog

This is crazy, this might be you thought right now,

But having a blog that is not directly tied to your own name, products, or services, and mostly depends on ad revenue.

You may want to consider selling your blog later down the line. 

The more your traffic is, the more you post quality content, and advertising dollars you earn with your blo.

The more you can sell it for later down the road if you so choose.

Conclusion

I hope that you’ve enjoyed this guide on how to monetize and make money with your blog.

There are many other monetization strategies you can try with your own blog,

More-so, these are just the most trendy ones that have a propensity.

That is to generate a lot of income for a lot of bloggers’

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