HOW TO MAKE MONEY WITH YOUR BLOG
Affiliate marketing is a type of performance-based marketing. As the blogger, you include links to a product or service offered through another business’s affiliate program. If one of your visitors clicks on that link and purchases the good or service, you’ll receive a cut of the cost
If you choose to join an affiliate program, it’s always a good idea to:
Only promote products relevant to your niche
Only promote products you’ve personally used and recommend
Google AdSense is one of the most popular ad networks around. Simply put, you make money by displaying ads on your site. There are two ways to start earning cash from Google AdSense:
Based on impressions: This depends on page views. For instance, for every 1,000 page views you get, you earn a set dollar amount.
Based on clicks: Regardless of page views, if a visitor clicks on the ad from your site, you’ll earn a certain cut of the ad revenue. This can range anywhere from $0.01 to a couple of dollars depending on the ad
Paid Reviews and/or Banner-ads
If you’re generating a decent amount of traffic, you might be approached by a business looking to sponsor your site. There are usually two requests you get in these cases:
Paid reviews or sponsorship posts
Paid reviews are when the business sends you their product and pays you to write a review about it, but you are not obligated to write a positive review. Alternatively, some businesses will sponsor a specific post in exchange for a link back to their site. It is an ethical practice to disclose the sponsorship to your readers.
Writing eBooks is a super popular way to start selling a unique product in your industry, and it’s ideal for pretty much any niche. With so many self-publishing opportunities available, too, it’s easy to get your book published and ready to sell with major retailers like Amazon or directly on your site.
Consulting is another popular way to make money through your blog’s traffic. With these services, you charge a fee to give feedback to readers.