How to make money blogging

Being paid to blog can feel like a fantasy for many, but with the right strategy, you can make money blogging.

1. Affiliate marketing

Affiliate marketing is when you recommend products or services and earn a commission or fee if someone then buys that product. As a blogger, you might already be recommending products that you love and sharing things you use, so why not include an affiliate link and start to monetize something that you are already doing? Read more about affiliate marketing here.

2. Sponsored blog posts

This is when a brand will sponsor you to write a blog post about their product and often to also share their product on Instagram. Before you approach a brand about a partnership, make sure you know why you think that you would be a good fit for their brand and include key stats like the number of visitors you have a month and the number of social media followers you have.

If you are a smaller blogger, you might want to initially approach start-up companies and may need to begin with being gifted the product and work up to sponsorship.

3. Offer your services

If you are blogging, you are already creating content. Could you offer content creation services to other businesses? If people are reading you blog, they probably already like you style and so might be interested in your offering. You could offer a writing service, a photography service, social media management or seo services.

4. Run adverts on your site

Having ads running across your website is one of the most common ways for bloggers to earn a bit of extra cash. It won’t take up much of your time and can be left to run, the downside is, unless you’ve got a ton of traffic this won’t make you that much money and can be disruptive for visitors.

5. Launch an online course

If there is a niche area that you have become an expert in or that you blog on, could you launch an online course that shares more information on this? People always want to learn more, and online courses can be a great affordable solution that can also be profitable for you.

If you’re looking to monetize your blog, you want to make sure that you are getting plenty of traffic to your website. Check out my top 10 tips for increasing your website traffic.

Do you make money blogging? I’d love you to comment with your experiences.


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