You have a dream. You dream of turning your blog it into a money making business. However, it’s just not happening and you’re feeling lost. You have no clue how to monetize the blog that you’ve devoted so much time too. When it be great if you could write about the things that you love and make money at the same time? Isn’t that what all bloggers dream about? For most people, this idea remains just a dream and never becomes a reality because people just don’t know how to do it. However, there are people out there that are making money with her blogs, but they’re doing it strategically and in this blog post I’m going to share with you some tips on how to make money doing something you truly love. In this post I’m already assuming that you have some sort of blog going at the moment and at least a small fan base of readers.
So let’s get to it. Here are some of the top ways to make money with your blog.
Google AdSense is probably the first thing that comes to mind when you think about monetizing your blog, but it’s not necessarily the best way and you probably won’t make a lot of money. Essentially with Google AdSense you’re allowing google to place ads on your website. Most people that do this don’t make much money. In other words, this is not where the money is at! I just wanted to get this out-of-the-way before moving on to other ways of making money.
One of the easiest ways to start making money via your blog is to start offering one on one consultations. I’m assuming the writing your blog on a topic of interest that you are an expert on. You would be surprised by how many people don’t have the same knowledge that you do and that would benefit from your personal consultation services. You can offer on your site the opportunity to speak with someone via Skype or via telephone with an hourly fee.
With affiliate programs, you get paid when someone clicks on your link and buys a particular product. You can incorporate these naturally and your blog posts. If you think back to your previous blog posts, you might have mentioned a product or service that you recommend to other people. Why not check and see if that particular product or Service has an affiliate program and then incorporates the affiliate links into your blog posts, so that when someone clicks on that link to buy the product or service you receive a commission as a result. Jessica Harris of the blog Hemorrhoidherbalremedy.com writes about a rather interesting (and literally uncomfortable topic!)- hemorrhoids and their treatment. She often makes product recommendations and says this about affiliate marketing, “When I first thought about putting up affiliate links, I was afraid that others would take me less seriously and think I was just out for money, but then I realized that I am an authority when it comes to health-related topics such as hemorrhoids, so why the heck not!” She doesn’t regret her decision.
Nothing you’ve written a sizable number of blog posts wouldn’t it be great to also write an electronic book of all of your posts expanded upon. You’re an expert at what you’re writing about so why not make a book about it. Creating an e-book and selling it to your fan base is a great way to make money.
These are just a few ways to make money with your already kick butt blog. You can do it, so get to it!!
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