7 Quick and Easy Ways To Monetize Your Blog
Blogging is a seriously fun and creative outlet that gives you an opportunity to document your brand or business, to share your thoughts, or to share your style with the world. The great news about blogging? Not only is it a fun personal endeavor, but blogging can be a legit business and earning a living off your blog is totally possible!
If blogging to make money is your goal, then posting quality content on a regular basis is CRUCIAL. Why? Regular posting will help you build a consistent following. Readers can expect new content each week and they’ll want to follow along. Posting quality content that readers will want to engage in is equally as important, so make sure you’ve established your brand and your voice, and that your site looks real good!
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Got the blogging consistently thing down? Awesome! Take your blog to the next level and start bringing in some $$$ for all that hard work you're doing!
Here's 7 Quick & Easy Ways To Monetize Your Blog
1. Sign Up with Google AdSense
Google AdSense posts advertisements on your blog. You get to choose the ad formats and where they’ll appear on your site. Google then pays you each time a reader clicks on an ad.
2. Sign Up with Amazon Affiliates
Amazon Affiliates is similar to AdSense—the difference is the advertisements are for Amazon products and Amazon subsidiaries. The program is free to sign up for and allows you to create links to Amazon products. If a product is purchased you can earn up to 10% of the sale.
3. Sign Up with rewardStyle
RewardStyle, the company that owns Liketoknow.it, is a content monetization platform for fashion and lifestyle bloggers. Through the platform, bloggers make commission on sales made through links posted on their social media accounts. RewardStyle is invitation only, and you can apply to the program on their website.
4. Guest Write for Other Blogs & Lifestyle Sites
If writing blog posts is your jam, consider submitting to other blogs or lifestyle sites with a voice similar to yours. This is an easy way to make some extra money, build your network, and get more eyes on your brand as well! Make a list of your favorite lifestyle sites and blogs, and brainstorm what content you want to create for them. Then find the site’s submissions form to pitch your ideas, or even better, submit a finished piece!
5. Create Sponsored Content
As you grow your blog and more and more eyes are on your content, brands will start to take notice! Companies love to send products to bloggers to write about and review. Not only do they get free product, but they are paid to write their opinions! Begin posting about companies, brands, and products you genuinely love on your blog as well as your social media channels.
PRO TIP: Make sure to tag the companies in your posts, especially on Instagram. This is a great way to get started and as you grow your following, brands will reach out to send you product. You can also take initiative and email your favorite brands and let them know you are interested in sponsored posts with them.
6. Create a PDF and Sell It
Do you have a recent blog post you wrote that did SUPER well? If this post attracted a lot of readers or had a lot of positive comments, create a PDF version of the post, add to the content, then sell it on your site! Choose a post with points or topics you’ll able to expand upon in a pdf. For example, if you’re a style blogger posting about the capsule wardrobe experiment, you can expand upon your thoughts in a PDF version sharing even more advice and instructions on how to create a capsule wardrobe!
7. Sell your Products On Your Blog
If your site’s focus is on the products you sell, creating a blog section of your website and building content around your brand is a great way to increase traffic to your site and promote your products. Creating content around your product is easy marketing and an opportunity to expand upon why what you are selling is so amazing. Also, increased traffic to your site could lead to more sales!
Do you earn money from your blog and social channels? Let us know in the comments below your advice for fellow bloggers on what has or hasn't worked for you! We'd love to hear your thoughts!