Do you want to start a blog or do you have a new blog and wondering how are you going to make money from it? Then you are in luck because today I am going to share with you 10 ways to make money from blogging.
Before we start with ways you can make money from blogging, let’s start with the elephant in the room, can you make real money from blogging?
Can you make a living blogging?
My answer is a big yes, you absolutely can make a living blogging and it can be very lucrative.
However, the harsh truth is that most bloggers (according to statistics more than 90%) do not make any money, and some make a few dollars here and there and very few make a lot of money.
10 ways to make money from blogging.
1. Display ads
This is the easiest way to make money from your blog, all you need is to start a blog and put some content in it, then you apply to Ad Display networks like Google Adsense or Media.net, those networks will give you a code and you will put that code on your blog.
What will happen is that ads will be displayed on your blog, your visitors will see the ads and if they click on them you will get paid.
The best part of this method is that you do not need to sell anything, just get the code, put it on your blog, and keep creating content, as the amount of visitors increases you will make more money.
The other side of the coin is that this is the least profitable method to make money from your blog, if businesses can pay ad display network money for a click on your blog, it means they are making a lot more money, you can do the same.
After saying that I still make money from Adsense on two of my niche sites.
2. Banner Advertisements
Depending on your niche, you can offer banner advertising on your blog, or you can offer it directly from your blog.
Many companies will pay you good money to have their banners on your blog, depending on the size of the banner and the amount of traffic your blog gets you can charge your customers accordingly.
I do not do this myself but most of the people I know make on average $1 for 1000 views, again depending on the amount and quality of your traffic you can decide how much to charge.
Some people charge per week, others charge per month, again this will depend on you.
3. Affiliate marketing
For me, this is the best way to make money from your blog especially if you are a beginner, all you need to do is to find affiliate products in your niche, most product owners will have advertising material ready for you to use them.
Also, you will get a special affiliate link, all you need to do is to place some banners in your blog and use some of those links in your blog posts, when people click on those links and buy something you will get paid.
I get paid every day by just doing that, the proof is in this post, you will be able to see some links or banners if you click and buy anything from one of those links I might get paid.
This is one of my recent payments from Clickfunnels.
4. Native Advertising
Have you been to a blog and have you seen links to other blogs or pages? this is what we call native advertising, these types of ads are very popular, and many bloggers I know make a lot of money from them.
The only problem with this is that you need to have a certain number of page views or visitors per month, this makes it impossible for new bloggers to get in.
I never tried this method myself because as I said my niche sites do not reach that amount of traffic and for those that reach that amount of traffic, I monetize them using affiliate marketing.
5. Paid reviews/Sponsored posts
This is the method that companies pay you an amount of money to post an article to your blog, I used to charge $20 per post on my blogs.
This method is simple, they write an article, they put some links (2 or 3 ) in the article, they send payment via Paypal, and you post the article and send them the proof.
In the early days, this can be very helpful since you won’t be making a lot of money from other monetizing methods.
6. Sell Your Own Digital Products
You can create your own digital products and sell them on your blog. Do not overcomplicate this, you can create a pdf on how to do something and sell it on your blog.
I once created a simple pdf on how to create a blog and I was selling it for $9.95, It was solid information and I make very good cash from it.
You can do the same in your niche and make some money from it.
8. Launch an Online Course
When you blog for some time and people start to like your content there is a chance that they will like what you have to teach them.
This is not a simple pdf, this is a full course and I prefer to be a video course, where you will teach your audience, just be you, and you will be fine.
I do not have my own course yet but I am planning to release one before the end of this year, finger closed.
8. Offer Online consulting
When you show that you know what you talk about, you can offer online consulting in your blog, people will pay you a lot of money just to have someone to consult.
The good thing about online consulting is you can charge between $1000 and $5000 per consulting customer, this can be profitable you do not need many customers to reach 6 figures online.
9. Start Online Mastermind
A mastermind is a small group of people who meets at a certain period to discuss a common issue, what you can do here is to find people who are willing to pay you a certain amount of money, let’s say $97 per month and you can have a meeting with them via a webinar o zoom one per week where you will be able to share with them your wisdom and knowledge, they can ask you questions.
If you have 20 members in your mastermind you can make around $2000 just working one or two hours per week.
10. Sell Your Blog
Most people do not do this, but actually, you can sell your blog and get a lot of money from it, I know people who sold their blog for more than $100,000 after blogging for 10 months.
I never sold any of my blogs but a few years ago a girl from Miami wanted to buy my blog about weight loss, I refused to sell, and since then no one has approached me about buying any of my blogs and I never tried to sell.
The rule of thumb is that you sell your blog for at least 10 times the amount of money you are making from it per month.
Let’s say you have a blog that makes you on average $1000 per month, you can sell it for $10000 or more, the best site to sell your niche site is https://flippa.com/.
Those are 10 ways to make money from blogging if you have a blog keep blogging, and if you do not have a blog you can start one, here are the instructions on how to start an affiliate marketing blog.