If you have landed here to read this post entitled “How to make money from blogging?” you might want to look for the opportunities which may help you make some cool cash from blogging, don’t you?
You are not alone. Most of the people online get attracted to blogging due to the vast opportunities of money making it offers.
There is nothing wrong if you are thinking to make money from blogging. As a blogger, you spend a lot of time researching for ideas, information and data, then you write a good write-up to create a nice post. These all take a lot of efforts, and if you want to earn money then there is nothing wrong. Thus, always research for money making ways online by reading, brainstorming and finding new ways.
To make your work a little bit easier, I am here to share few ways to make money from blogging.
Here are few monetization ways that help your make money from blogging:
1) PPC Programs
PPC programs are those which pay for every click your readers do on the ads on your blog. These programs do keep some part of the earning as commission but still they are quite well.
Here are few PPC ad programs:
a) Google AdSense:
This is the most used and most popular PPC program which every blogger use as their first monetization program. Google AdSense approval is quite tedious as it approves only good blogs and its eligibility criteria and Terms & condition list is long enough.
This is another PPC program which is famous among bloggers. Those who are not able to get an AdSense account do use this program. Moreover, you can use it along with AdSense ads as well. This program is quite well for earning.
Apart from AdSense and Infolinks, Chitika is also popular among bloggers. It is quite similar to AdSense but the Cost per click it pays is lesser than AdSense.
The good thing with other PPC programs is they are very less prone to ban your account whereas AdSense can ban you at any moment if you don’t comply with its TOS.
These are few of those PPC programs bloggers are using to monetize their blog but there are many other small programs that work in the same way but their CPC is lesser.
2) Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate Marketing is a monetization way in which you promote someone else’s products, and if they get sold, you get commissions for your efforts of promoting.
The very first step is to sign up for different affiliate programs, and once you are approved, you can take affiliate links from your dashboard and start promoting.
It is required to get links from affiliate dashboard only because those links contain tracking code which helps the merchant to know whether the sales happened from your link or others’. If it happened from your link, your account would be credited with the commission.
You can join multiple affiliate programs differently, but I would suggest going with Shareasale.com or CJ.com Affiliate management tools in which you can apply for different merchant’s affiliate program from a single dashboard. This is good because all of your affiliate earning will be at one place so reaching threshold limit for payment, becomes easier.
You can also join Amazon affiliate programs if your blog is in the niche where you can promote the products from these websites. They are indeed great!
3) Publishing Product/service reviews and selling Ad space
Publishing product reviews could be the best way of money making from blogging as it is very lucrative.
Nowadays, as the businesses are going online, they need promotion and advertisements just like offline business require. For this purpose, they keep on looking for good blogs and publishing websites where they can either get their products reviewed or put advertising banner.
If they select your blog then they fix a deal with you which includes how the process will be done and what commercials will be involved. You can let them know the process and offer the commercials which are fine for your blog. Once the deal gets finalized, you need to do the review or add the banner as per client requirement and client pays for that.
When you publish their review, their product/service gets more exposure, and they might get business from it. This is the reason many companies look for advertisement options on publishing sites.
To get more clients of such kind, you must make your blog look professional, work hard to increase Domain Authority, Alexa Rank, get ranking in Google, increase traffic, etc. If you are able to make the stats better, you will get a good number of clients.
In order to get review offers from companies, you should join review sites like Sponseredreviews.com or you can take the manual approach by contacting the company by yourself. Here are the steps you should perform to get clients manually.
1) Select a service; you can do it just by spying your competitor blogs and seeing what reviews they publish. Since their blog is on the same niche as yours you could also work with the companies.
2) Email the company (you can find the email address on their official website).
3) In the email write a bit about why you think the review would be a nice meet for your audience.
4) Also write how the review would help the company in terms of sales or traffic.
5) Don’t forget to mention your blog’s alexa rank, domain authority page authority and page authority.
In case you have a low domain authority I have a detailed guide to boost your DA.
6) Conclude by saying you look forward to hearing from them.
4) Selling your own Products
You can sell own products on your blog. You can have awesome sales because your readers would have trust in you thus they would like to buy those products that you offer them on the blog.
You can write e-books, How to guide books and another kind whichever you want and then present them on the blog as a blog post. Readers might show interest in buying them. Many bloggers are earning huge by selling their products on their blog.
5) CPM Ads
CPM stands for Cost per Thousand Impressions. Many of CPM and eCPM companies have lucrative offers for bloggers. You may join them and after approval, you can add their banners. You will be paid for impressions, not for clicks that means whenever the page on which the ad banner is added, gets opened by someone, will be counted as one impression.
So if the page gets opened 1000 times in a day means 1000 impressions are there on that particular ad.
CPM model is well suited to high traffic blogs. If your blog is getting around 5000-10000 visits every day, then you can try this monetization model. The more traffic you get on your blog, the more money you can make.
You can join them based on your monthly page impressions. Here are three of the best CPM ad networks you might like to join Technorati media (minimum payout $20), Valueclickmedia (minimum payout $25) and Cpxinteractive (minimum payout $50).
Making money from blogging is neither a tough nor an easy task. Once you work on your blog day and night to make it a great blog to read, things become easier and money starts flowing but in the beginning it can be a tough task.
I have shared few most popular ways to make money from blogging, and I am sure you can earn well if you have a good blog. If not, then build a good blog that helps you start earning.