Once you have setup your blog and started blogging the next method is to earn money through your blog.
I have already written an article explaining how to start a blog and why you blog.If still haven’t read it please give it a read here.
In this article, i will try to discuss various options through which you can start earning through your blog. Most of the methods are tested and used by most of the methods are used by many pro bloggers and when you become good at blogging you can start making a living with revenue from the blog.
First thing first if you want to make good money blogging you have to create good content and be consistent to make the audience come back to you.
Also, as you gain more traffic and trusted audience its advised to use multiple income streams from your blog.
I will try to keep this article as brief as possible.
Ways to earn from your blog:
Monetizing with CPC or CPM Ads on your website. Most of the bloggers put ads on the website to monetize their blog and it is very good source of income. As your traffic and brand grows, you’ll find advertisers will be willing to pay to get exposure to your audience. There are several ad networks you can look into like AdSense(owned by Google) which is very trusted among the bunch of others networks. Other trusted networks are infolinks, Chitika, Media.net etc
When your blog is trusted by many audiences you can choose affiliate programs. If used properly you can earn more through this method than advertising. In this method you refer other products through your blog, you earn the part of income when people buy products through your link. Some good affiliate programs are Amazon Associates and many other affiliate programs.
Sell your products
When you have your own products like e-books, online courses, workshops, Video contents or any other online products( App, plugin, APIs ). A blog can be one of the best platforms to market and sell your products as you have your niche followers.
Private advertising – Other advertisers may want you to advertise their brand on your blog. This can be done in the form of paid review, banner ads etc
A common way that many bloggers make money is through offering services to their readers. These might be anything from coaching and consulting, to writing or copywriting, to design, training or other freelance services.
You get paid to write on several other websites or blogs based on your influence. It is also a great opportunity to grow your blog and gain new audience through your collaborations.
It is always better to use multiple methods for monetizing your blog. Also, try experimenting with them. On the other hand ad placement on the blog is important don’t put up more than 4 ads on given page, it will ruin user experience.
Needless to say to more traffic you get for your blog more you will earn. So always try to create contents that attract more traffic to your blog. As always content is the king.