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5 ways to make money from your blog

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laptop, notepad (©Nick Morrison)
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Are you looking to monetize your blog? The truth is that there are a lot of ways to make money from your blog but it can be difficult to figure out where to start. The following are just some of the ways you can make money with your blog:

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1. Affiliate marketing

The best way to monetize your blog is through affiliate marketing. It’s one of the easiest ways to monetize your site, and it doesn’t involve the technical challenges of setting up your eCommerce store or subscription service. In order to make money with affiliate marketing, you need to create a funnel. 

A funnel is a sequence of steps that leads people towards making a purchase. Affiliate marketing works by earning commissions on sales someone else makes. If you’re an affiliate for a product, you get paid when people click through from your site and buy something. The more people click through your site, the more money you can make.

Once you’ve signed up for an affiliate program and published links on your blog, you’ll start seeing sales come in almost immediately. The best part is that various programs are available, so no matter what niche you’re interested in, an affiliate program will be available.

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2. Google AdSense

If you’re running your blog using WordPress, you can use Google AdSense to monetize your site. This is one of the common ways to monetize a blog.

AdSense is a free service that automatically places text, image, and video ads on your website. The ads are targeted based on your site’s content, so they’re relevant to what readers are looking for. You set up an account with AdSense, place the code on your site, and then get paid whenever anyone clicks on an ad or views it for 30 seconds or more. You can choose from several ad formats:

  • Text Links 

These link directly to external websites and open in new tabs or browser windows when clicked. These are useful for blogs about travel-related topics or shopping sites that sell travel-related products.

  • Image Ads 

These images link directly to external websites and open in new tabs or browser windows when clicked. These can be used for blogs about topics such as home decorating or fashion design.

  • Video Ads 

These display small video players above your content, playing whenever visitors click them. They’re most effective when used alongside text links.

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3. Webinars

Hosting webinars and workshops is a great way to make money from your blog. These events can be hosted on your own website. You must have a strategy for making sure people show up. Here are some ways to make sure people know about your event:

  • Write a blog post announcing the event.
  • Post an invite in the event section of your Facebook page.
  • Post an announcement on social media.
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4. Sponsored content

If you’d like to make money from your blog, sponsored content is one of the easiest ways to do it. A sponsored content is an article or post created by an outside sponsor that said sponsor pays for in exchange for hosting their content on your website or social media channels. The post can be an entire article about a product or service with a link at the end of the post.

This type of content is often created by freelance writers who have experience writing about particular subjects. They’ll write articles based on what interests them most and submit them to companies looking for writers specializing in specific topics. Once accepted as a blogger, they’ll receive payment per click or sale generated from their work.

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5. Online selling

One of the many ways to make money online is by selling your own products. You can advertise all kinds of products with your website, including e-books, courses and other digital products. If you want to make extra money from your blog, then selling your products is a great way to do it.

The profit you’ll make can depend on your niche, your site’s traffic and how much time you spend promoting it. You could make hundreds or thousands of dollars per month depending on your site’s success.

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The sooner you start blogging and putting in the work, the sooner you’ll see results. You don’t have to wait until you have all of the information. You can start doing what needs to be done and learn as you go along so go ahead and get started today. It’s not easy to monetize your blog initially but it will be worth it.

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