If you’ve started a blog, there are lots of different ways that you can make use of to monetise it. Some of these options take a little work, whereas others can be left in the background to passively generate income for you. Here are some of the best ways to make money from your blog.
Being a member of an affiliate network means that you promote a product or a service to your website’s visitors in return for earning a commission if someone makes a purchase via your link. There are dozens of options for networks for affiliate marketing, depending on your niche. All you have to do is include an affiliate link when you mention products on your site.
Skimlinks is similar to an affiliate network, as it allows you to earn commission on purchases that are made through links on your website.
The main difference is that as well as creating individual affiliate links, Skimlinks can be installed on your site in order to automatically monetise your content.
If you link to a shop that is part of the Skimlinks network, it will automatically convert the link into an affiliate link. You get paid if someone makes a purchase with your link.
You can very easily set up network adverts using Google Adsense. All you do is copy and paste code into your site in order to create adverts that are relevant to the recent internet history and searches of your site’s visitors.
There are other networks that will display banner adverts or relevant articles from advertisers. These networks will pay you every time a visitor clicks on an advert, or per 1000 impressions.
You could also sell space for banner ads directly to companies. This option can be more profitable, as you set the rates yourself, and the advertiser should know that their target audience matches yours.
Sell basic text links to an advertiser’s website and charge a fixed rate per month. You could also charge per click. There are lots of marketplaces out there where you can buy and sell links for in-content advertising.
Bloggers often regret not starting an email list sooner. Start one now and start capturing your audience and communicate so you can communicate with them after they leave your site. You can then email them with things like recommended products that they might like, using affiliate promotion, and earn a commission if they sign up for a service or buy something.
Sponsored posts, sometimes called advertorials, are ads in the form of a blog post, usually containing links for an advertiser’s website. An advertiser might send you a finished article, but if you can, write the post yourself. This makes sure it fits your site, and you can charge for your time too. Join blogger network groups to find advertisers. Just make you always declare clearly when a post is sponsored.
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