Blogging is a lucrative business, have you heard that before? Yes, blogging is a lucrative business if you can play your role in a smart way. Many so-called bloggers find it very difficult on how to make money blogging for beginners, either because no one is available to help or put them through.
But thanks to God that you found this post at the moment. In this article, I’ll show you ways to make money blogging, else your blogging for fun, then, these post is not meant for you then.
There’s no need to waste your precious time blogging if your not making money from the blog because you’re going to renew your hosting plan and domain name.
if you think blogging is just a hobby or fun, you have to think again because it can actually make you good money if you know what you are doing and if you are consistent on it.
NOTE: Blogging is not “GET RICH QUICK SCHEME’ as you may think. If you’re looking for getting rich quick scheme online, that means blogging is not for you, and please go front because you are in the wrong place.
But, if you are ready to pay the price then you are good to go.
Don’t be carried away by the pictures of expensive cars, mansions, payments proofs, or working from the beach that you see everywhere on the internet. Every single one of them is a scam, and you will waste your time and hard-earned money paying for their courses or training that you buy from those so-called gurns.
The worst part of it is that many of them are not really making the money as they claimed to, and some of them are selling other people’s courses, so be very careful and wise with the kind of pictures you see on the internet that there making millions daily.
So, in this article, I’ve drafted a comprehensive guide on how to make money at home in a simple and legit way blogging. So, I expect you just flow along with me here, so I can show you something special.
Creating A Popular Blog First
If you actually want to make money through blogging, creating a well-known blog is the first key to your success. Because if your blog receives very little traffic or is a blog that only your brothers and friends visit, there will be no way to make money from such a blog, and you will not have much success in monetizing the blog.
No matter which methods or ways you decide to monetize your blog, you will find more success if only you have large traffic and readership based, because of more traffic more money, no traffic no money.
because of this, making your blog popular and grow more readership should be your number one priority. Of truth, there are hundreds of ways to make money from your blog and there are many ways to make your blog go popular.
Let me show you some ways to make your blog popular;
- The first thing is to consider who your audience are
- Who are you writing for. you should focus your mind in writing what interests you, and that will also interest your audience.
- Share tips that will help your audience
- Solve their problem or challenge with your blog contents
- Always ask them questions and wait for there response
- Share what works for you and the ones that didn’t work.
- Response to comments.
That’s how to make your blog go popular.
One great thing I love so much about blogging is that you don’t have to be a professional writer to grow your blog or to make money from your blog. Because blog readers are looking for interesting and solutions,s not your grammar.
So, I’ll strongly advise you as a blogger to give solutions to your readers because popular blogs are never boring, rather, they add value to readers’ lives either through information or whatever.
So, make sure your blog adds good value to your audience’s life otherwise you will not develop a large reader-based. Your traffic is your money in blogging, and mind you that monetization of your blog requires readers and good traffic to make it successful. As a blogger, before trying to implement your monetization strategies, make sure that your blog has enough readers based all ready to make your efforts work.
Let me ask you this question,
If there is no one to click your ads, visit your affiliate site or link, or read your reviews. Will you make the money? No way. So is better to grow your blog to become popular first and gain large traffic.
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How To Make Money Blogging
That being said.
Let me share some legitimate ways to make money from your blog as a blogger so that you will not spend years wasting your time and effort blogging for nothing.
Have seen some bloggers who sell their blog after the hard work simply because their blog is not making them money, and some of them who do not sell are just managing believing God for a change, and I think the change you waiting for is here now.
10 Prove Ways On How To Make Money Blogging
One of the popular ways to make money is through affiliate marketing. As a blogger, the greatest way ever to make money online from your blog is through affiliate marketing. If you don’t want to run ads on your blog, monetizing your blog with affiliate marketing should serve as an alternative for you.
I love affiliate marketing and there is nothing you can do about it, if you like hit your head on the wall.
Affiliate marketing is a good means to make money online from your blog provided you have good traffic or audience to market to. See, affiliate marketing doesn’t have to be blatant as you think, “hey buy this stuff” advertising, rather, as a blogger, you can simply slip in a review or recommend a product on the review and include your affiliate tracking link.
And the best way to make your audience purchase the products you’re recommending to them is to pick products your audience will love and will be relevant to your blog, not that you blog about entertainment and you recommend a product about how to make money from affiliate marketing, chances are no one will respond to you.
And there are many affiliate programs you can join even right here in Nigeria and be promoting them.
All you need to do is to choose your favorites or preferred company and start promoting their stuff, companies that you can join as an affiliate.
1.Warriorplus: As a blogger, you might have heard about warrior plus, you can make a hell of bulk from this company promoting other people’s products, very simple and cool.
2.Commission Junction: This affiliate company works in the same way as warriorplus. You can promote the Cj product and be making money from it as a blogger. CJ offers a wider variety of products.
3.Clickbank: Are you surprised I mentioned Clickbank? You shouldn’t because despite the restriction placed on us Nigeria affiliate marketers are still making money from Clickbank. And Clickbank is the most popular affiliate marketing company, ClickBank offers bloggers a dizzying array of products to promote as an affiliate and a blogger.
All Clickbank products are digital products so you don’t have any issues. You can as well make money from the website as a blogger. Just find a way to register with the company.
4.Link Share: Another great affiliate company to join as an affiliate is link share. On link share, you do not always have to sell something in order to get paid, in some cases it just required action to get visitors to sign up for a newsletter or fill out a form in order to get paid.
So, as a blogger, affiliate marketing can be a great way to make money from your blog.
2.Paid Review Products:
You can make good money from reviewing other people’s products on your blog. But, it is quite unfortunate that some bloggers do not participate or accept paid reviews on their blog either because it can be misleading or what, and this can only be if you do not state it on your review that’s a paid review.
As a blogger, the best thing to do here is that, whenever you’re reviewing a paid product on your blog, state it clear to your audience that is a paid review, but if you feel as though reviewing products to your readers without disclosing it on your post that is a paid review is dishonest, then it’s better you stay away from it.
On the other hand, if you see that the product you want to review is super cool to mention in your blog, and that will help your readers make money, is better you share it with them.
There are some companies that you can actually review their products for payment.
1.Reviewme: Review is a website that is dedicated to connecting bloggers with companies who want a review work. All you need to do is to submit your blog and if it is accepted, then companies will request you to write a review for them on your blog.
And, on reviewme, you get paid between $20 to $200 per review depending on the kind of content you share on your blog. This can work well for you as a blogger and you will get paid here in Nigeria.
2.Sponsored Reviews: Another place to get a paid review is sponsored reviews. Sponsored reviews allowed you to submit your blog website and then choose from the listed review companies to request a review from. Payment on sponsored reviews depends on the job. I know of a blogger who is making good money from this company, and you too can still try it out.
3.Pay Per Post: Pay per post is another good company, however, is similar to reviewme. All you need to do is to submit your blog for approval, and once you’re approved then you can start reviewing products in your blog for money.
On pay per post, you can pick the company you want to review their products and payment depends on the job you choose.
You can check this website out for more information.
You can monetize your blog with all the mentioned paid reviews or you can ever go for the local ones here in Nigeria. In fact, another good way to do this is to set up a different blog for this job if you don’t want to be reviewing paid reviews on your current blog.
3.Using Google Adsense In Your Blog
The most popular way I see today a lot of bloggers use in monetizing their blog is Google Adsense. Anyways, is cool using google ads on your blog, I personally don’t like Google Adsense, the reason is that I don’t want a heartbreak when google bans me. And because of this, when some bloggers get ban, they give up on their blog, that’s while I avoid google ads like say tomorrow no dey.
Notwithstanding, as a blogger is one of the good ways to make money from your blog. Since we have discussed how to make your blog go popular, it is now high time to profit from it, and one of the best ways is to monetize it with Adsense. And this option of monetizing with Adsense work with everybody if your blog receives enough traffic, this can be very lucrative for you because bloggers killing $1,000 from it on monthly basis are many even in Nigeria here.
And this can turn out for good for you. All you need to do is to sign up with them, then Adsense will now put some relevant ads on your blog, and once you have successfully signed up. One good thing I love so much about AdSense is that the ads placed on your blog are based on the content you have on your blog, so readers only see ads that will likely appeal to them, and with this, it will now increase the chance that they will definitely click on the ads.
So, you don’t have to worry about the ads that will be placed. To sign up with Adsense, go to www.adsense.com and sign up. It is completely free to sign up, and if you have an existing Google account, you can use it to sign up. Mind you that, you have to provide all the information Adsense required from you before you can get approval.
Then once approved, you can now choose the type of ads you want to display on your blog, if it is text ads or pictures, it all depends on your choice.
However, there are other ads networks that you can go with if you not too satisfied with Google Adsense. There are plenty of them.
- Propeller Ads
- Buy sellAds
There are many of the Adsense alternatives out there. All you should do is to try a few of them, and whichever one works best for you, you can go with that.
You can monetize your blog with any of these, and make sure your ads are relevant to your content. Don’t put ads that will annoy your readers so you will not lose your readers because of ads, and make sure the ads do not take much space on your blog.
4.Create Your Own Digital Products
I know a friend who is making a hell of $ creating and selling his digital products on warrior plus. As a blogger, you can be making money from your blog selling digital products “(E-books)” on your blog.
So, if you have a popular blog with great readers, especially your blog is the one which deals with niches that are very important to others, you can make a killing by selling your own products from your blog to them.
See, your readers are ready to buy your digital products as long it has a solution to what they are looking for, and since you offer great information you can have no problem whether they will buy or not because they will.
Just make sure to sell stuff that’s related to the contents on your blog, and you will see that your audience will be interested to buy from you. If your blog Niche is on MMO (Make Money Online), create a product that is related to that Niche, if you are into weight loose Niche, create a product around that niche, if your blog talks about gaming, create a product about that niche as well.
Just make sure your products are related to the contents on your blog and it’s able to solve their problem.
And creating this digital product to sell on your blog is not as difficult as it sounds, I believe is what every blogger can do. So, if your blog has a great number of readers monetizes your blog with digital products, (E-books). And it could turn out to be the best for you.
It is quite unfortunate that many bloggers avoid referral marketing. Anyways, am not saying anything much here because have been saying that over and over in this blog.
Referral programs (marketing) is a marketing tactic that you can just join the program with the aim of recommending products either with the word of mouth or through your blog. I’ve made a lot of money from this type of program and I’ll keep making money from it and there is nothing you can do about it. As a blogger, you can make money from it by using this option to monetize your blog.
6.Request Donations From Your Blog
You shouldn’t be surprised as a blogger that you can make money from your blog by asking for donations from your readers to support your blogging business.
I don’t actually know while Nigeria bloggers don’t ask for donations, but when you get to some foreign bloggers’ sites you see them asking for donations from their audience. See my guy, this should be another way you should consider to make money from your blog by asking for donations.
However, I know this option is not for everyone and it will never work for everyone, but if your blog provides good information to your audience, and especially if the information is not readily available in a free format, I think this method will work for you.
Only you just have to be smart on whatever you are doing if you want to monetize your blog this way. But, if you have already monetized your blog with much other advertising and affiliate stuff, I don’t think this option will work for you because your readers will decline to make donations for you.
This method can only work for you if you’re just starting out and you offer great value to them. But mind you, if you don’t have a good readership, that donations may not be a good option for you at this time. So, if this method can work for you, you can go for it, only make sure you give your audience great value so they can see the reason to donate.
7.Build Your Email List
If you have a popular blog with a great number of readers, you can consider building your email list to promote products to them, and in return, you make extra cash.
All you need is to register with one of these software like getrespnose to start getting subscribers. And chances are if you have good readers based who enjoy what you share on your blog, and you can make money from it by giving them an interesting opt page.
And, as time goes on, you can use the list in promoting stuff to them. Only make sure you give your audience something of great value in the emails you will be sent to them, and give them a reason to read them and why they should take action.
The interesting thing about this is that you can even sell your digital products using your email list, so as a blogger, you can monetize your blog by setting up an opt-in page to receive emails and in turn promote good products to them and make money.
8.Accepting Sponsored Post
I love this monetization method too much because it is one of the best ways to make money from your blog as a blogger, and this method makes you money repeatedly.
The mistake I see bloggers make about this is that they expect companies or brands to find them without going out to find brands to a sponsored posts on their blog. This is wrong, my man.
As a blogger, you should be on the lookout for brands to sponsored a post on your blog. Keep writing proposals to those brand’s companies, introduce your blog to them, and what they will benefit from if they should sponsor their business on your blog.
If you can write to 50 brands and 3 out of them may likely accept your proposals and sponsor a post. You can make money from this as a blogger.
9.Sell Your Skills
As a blogger, you should know you’re an expert on your niche. You can start making money on your blog by offering your skills.
One of the popular ways to make money online is through freelancing because it doesn’t require any upfront or money. You can start offering your services to your great audience.
This is how to go about this, you can just create a “hire me” page or a “my service” page on your blog and start looking for your first client job to land. As a blogger, this way can still help you make money blogging.
10.Offer Premium Courses On Your Blog
Another way to make money blogging is selling an online premium course, it is another best way to make money online from your blog.
And you know courses usually sell for a higher price unlike digital products “(E-books)”. You can charge a premium price to a client, all you will need to do is to create the lessons for your course, plus other important materials that you will need to include on the course, and you are good to go.
You can make good money from this as a blogger.
Know that every blog is different from others, and you may find success in monetizing your blog in the best way that suits you. And mind that the amount of traffic your blog receives and your personal goals for your blog will determine the best method you will want to use in monetizing your blog.
So, I’ll advise you, before you decide to use any advertising network, become an affiliate, or whatever, make sure you develop your blog to the standard so that, monetizing your blog with any of those ways will not be an issue.
So, your focus should be on creating interesting and informative content on your blog. Don’t forget the reason why people come to your blog is to find a solution not to be marketed to or to see your beautiful ads.
Note that, if you focus your mind on making money first before you develop a standard blog, your money-making vision or goal will probably fail completely. So, focus on given your audience the best ever information that will help them, and that will make them come back again to your blog, then money will come later.
And don’t forget the best way to find the right money-making option for your blog is to try them all and see how it goes and which one will work best for you.
Know that sometimes what doesn’t work for you at the beginning will turn out to be successful after you have built more readership based later with more traffic, “(so never give up)” your priority on having a popular blog.
And, if you have not started your blog, I have a comprehensive guide on “how to start a WordPress blog” follow the guide here to create your wordpress.org blog. How to start a WordPress blog and you will get a free domain name if you follow the guide.
Now, Over To You:
So, tell me, which money-making method is best for your blog? Adsense or affiliate or others, that will work best on your blog?
Share with me in the comment section below this post.
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