When you first start a blog, you won’t always think about this as being a job or a way to make money. Maybe you even get started because you love to write or you have something you want to say? And you did this out of love. Out of passion. Out of the need to have to share something. But then, you see that there are ways that you can turn this into a career.
That you can make money from something that you love to do. Maybe you’ve seen other bloggers making a ton of money with their blogs? And now you want in!
But it can be really hard to get ‘in’ when you have no idea how you actually make money. And this is how we’re going to help you. Let’s take a look at five simple ways you can make money with your blog.
1. Run Ads
The first thing that you can do here is run ads. Not everyone will like the idea of having adverts on their site. And that’s okay. But you need to remember, that if you want to make sure that you are making money, you need to let go of your personal preferences. You need to consider how much money you can make this way, and just give it a try.
2. Use Affiliate Links
Next up, there are also affiliate links. Here, affiliate marketing allows you to promote the products and services that you’re already talking about on your blog, but to make money by doing that. By promoting a product and sharing a specific link to it, and then encouraging that sale, you will then get a percentage of that sale in the form of commission. So this is a simple way of making money of your content.
3, Get Sponsorships
Then there’s also sponsorships to think about. Because you can absolutely work with brands on promotional programs and get paid for doing that. But you need to make sure that you can add value here. You need to provide them with access to your audience and ensure that they are benefitting from working with you too. So make sure that your blog is on point BEFORE you try to make money this way.
4. Create A Product
Something that you may not think about here, is creating your own product. Yes, this could be a beauty product or some kind of lifestyle product or anything related to your blog. But it could also be a downloadable product or a course or something that generates your passive income.
5. Sell A Service
And finally, you could then look to sell a service to your audience. Maybe you can offer freelance writing services, or design services, or coaching, or another kind of freelance business that you might love to do? Then sell it. If you know that you’re skilled at something, if you know that you have something to offer, then offer it. Because if you come up with services, then price them, you’ve got another way to make money from your blog.