There was a time in my life in which my parents did not approve of my passion for writing. My father used to say, “Hey, there’s no money in that – choose a different path.” Being the gullible 18-year-old that I was, I did try to make my folks happy by setting my sights on the scientific field for a while. However, then again, things changed – my perspectives changed – and I found the courage to create a blog site of my own and prove people wrong in their initial assumption about writing.
In truth, you can make money out of any website, regardless if you talk about blogging tips, relationship, camping, et cetera. The primary thing you need to do is believe that you are impressive enough to get paid to share your stories through articles. Once you have that covered, you may then try the following in any order:
Improve Your Content
A writer who genuinely wishes to extend a helping hand to readers will not settle for his or her current skills for life. You need to often think of what new topics you can talk about and how to increase the clarity of your posts. This way, not only will your income evolve, but your content will too.
Individuals are not short of subscribing to a mailing list or cashing out a little to become a VIP member on a website. Such folks like to know that they receive information regarding specific products and services before anyone else. Thus, don’t sell your blog too short, and launch campaigns that will give them the sense of exclusivity that they want.
Promote Ad Spaces
The blank spaces around the article on each page of your platform are comparable to vacant billboard stretches. You can rent or sell them out to advertisers who wish to achieve more popularity. That is another technique to earn money through the blog, you see.
Accept Brand Deals
Considering a company emails you all of a sudden and asks if you accept sponsorships, I am telling you – do not be afraid to say ‘yes.’ Getting offers similar to that entails that people recognize the value of your blog. Not to mention that it also translates to a substantial amount of cash for every sponsored article you publish and giveaway you sent out.
Try Affiliate Marketing
It is where you get to partner up with bigwigs such as Amazon and the likes to provide affiliate links that you may add to your blogging website. We are speaking of stuff here that is not much different at first sight to the URLs that start with either HTTP:// or WWW. Only, every time a reader clicks on that hyperlink, they become directed to the collaborator’s site to check out the products there, and you obtain a commission from that. It is a win-win situation, don’t you agree?
The process of monetizing your blog site is pretty much the same for any platform, even if you focus on the business, relationship, IT, or lifestyle topics. The deal breaker here, however, is the reliability of your words and the professionalism that reflects your content. Trust me, you may gain plenty of sponsors, but once your readers realize that your only interest is in making money and not giving real advice, web traffic can decrease so fast.
Nevertheless, that is a subject for another day. For now, concentrate on how to generate income through your blogs. Good luck!