For people who are new to the online (or bogging) world, blogging is a great way to earn some money if you have the right aptitude for it. There are a lot of people who have now switched completely over to a blogging lifestyle, and they are raking in bucks! A lot of people ask me these questions; “How do people make money by blogging”, ” How can I make money from my blog”, “What am I doing wrong”, etc etc. So I have decided to address the matter faced by many beginners.
The great thing about blogging is, there is no one way to make money (as opposed to office work or even freelancing). You can have a lot of income streams for you. And this is what you should ideally do, so as not to keep all your eggs in the same basket.
In this post, we will discuss some of the most common and sure ways of earning money. Of course there’s so much to the topic that a whole book can be written about it. But you’re here because you don’t have the time or the desire to read a whole book, right?
Most common ways of earning money through your blog
So the first and the most obvious way is…
Who here hasn’t heard of advertising? I’m sure all of us have. There are literally tonnes of advertising programs which bloggers can use to earn money. The most common, of course, is Google AdSense. There are a lot of advertising options for your blog.
Google AdSense is an example of CPC ad network. CPC means Cost-per-Click. Basically, you get a fixed amount of money for every click, or number of clicks made on your blog. Another very popular such network is Chitka.
Another type is CPV (Cost Per View). Basically, you get paid a fixed amount for a set number of views you get on your blog. Click2Sell is a good example of one such service.
Then, there are advertisers willing to pay you for putting up their ads on your blog. You basically are selling ad space on your blog. The best such network is BuySellAds. Check out Alternatives to BuySellAds if you like.
Affiliate marketers earn through referring others to a product or service and getting commission on every purchase made through your referred person. Amazon has one of the biggest affiliate programs. Others include Clickbank, Click2Sell, LinkShare etc. Most advertising programs also offer affiliate programs like BuySellAds etc. A lot of companies, even web hosting companies, offer affiliate programs these days. You might be interested to read the following;
- ClickBank vs Click2Sell
- Top 5 Twitter Affiliate Programs With Highest Commisions per sale
- How To Earn through Hostgator Hosting Affiliate Program
Flipping means selling blogs. A lot of people are earning by buying and selling blogs. It’s a bit like real estate. You buy a house, renovate it, and then sell it for a profit. Same is the case with flipping. You buy a blog, renovate it, and then sell it for a profit. Although it takes skill and hard work, it can be a very profitable venture. You might want to have a look at Selling a website to earn money at Flippa.
Selling Digital Products
Many people are now either selling or offering digital products on their blogs. These products range from e-Books to softwares, tutorials to online courses etc. A lot of people are earning this way.
Blog Network opportunities
With blogging, you have the opportunity to write for, and with others! There are always others wanting to hire writers to write on their blogs. The writers are then paid. Admittedly, finding such work is difficult. But if you get a gig for a well established blog, the advantages can be numerous like good money, increase in popularity and hence more traffic to your own blog etc.
There are a whole lot of ways you can earn through your blog. That is what this particular blog is all about. We can’t mention a whole blog’s content into one single post. But this post contains the essence of it. If you’d like to know more, read out more of our articles, and stay tuned!
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