The blogging industry has expanded in recent years, and it’s no surprise that more people are getting into the business. Blogging is a great way to express your creativity and share your opinions with the world. But, there’s a lot more to blogging than just writing.
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Learning how to make money blogging doesn’t have to be scary. Don’t forget; the best bloggers started somewhere too. Is this an article on how to make money blogging for beginners? Of course. I cover six ways you can take your blog to the next level. Believe me; it’s fun!
6 Ways To Monetize A Blog In 2022
1. Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing promotes other people’s products in exchange for a commission when someone purchases the product via your unique link. It is one of the most popular methods bloggers use to monetize their blogs.
There are many ways you can use affiliate marketing. You can link to someone else’s product within your blog post or create an entire post about their product and include links (with calls to action, of course) in the text. You can also have ads on your website or partner with blogs in your niche.
The key to successful affiliate marketing is picking products that match your target audience and offer high-quality content. For example, promoting things like makeup brushes or makeup would be wise if you have an audience who enjoys beauty tips.
2. Online Courses
A course teaches readers how to do something specific, like bake a cake or speak Spanish. You’d be surprised to know how easily people will pay for a course that provides them with the knowledge they need and the information to help them solve a problem.
If you’re unsure of which online course you should create, take a look at online course networks like Udemy and research the course topics that are the most popular. Perhaps you’ll find a topic you could cover?
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3. Sponsored Posts
Sponsored posts are a great way to earn money because you don’t have to invest too much time or money upfront. All you need is a well-written post, written to the agreed brief, and you can make anywhere from $200 to $5000 per month, depending on the size of your blog, of course.
The only downside of sponsored posts is that not all brands will work with everyone. Different brands have different criteria for whom they will sponsor, so it’s important that your blog is consistent with the brand’s values and has a solid reach. For example, suppose you have a fashion blog and want to partner with Lululemon. In that case, it’s essential that your audience is interested in fitness and style.
Suppose you’re able to find a brand that aligns with your audience and content. In that case, this method could successfully monetize your blog in 2022!
4. Selling eBooks or Other Digital Products
An eBook is a great way to solve a specific problem or offer advice on a particular topic. Even better, ebooks are low-cost to produce and easy to purchase. You can write an eBook on any topic you want, even from repurposed blog content.
Your blog’s design plays a significant role in how successful your ebooks will be. Your site should have an attractive layout and navigation that makes it easy for potential customers to find what they want. You should also include pricing information and details on the landing page where the ebook is sold. Having more details means people know what they are buying before they order. Also, missing information won’t impact your conversion rate.
Another benefit of selling eBooks? Since you’re not printing any physical copies, there are fewer production costs associated with this method of monetising your blog. This makes it easier for you to profit when selling digital products online!
5. Sell on Etsy
Did you ever think Etsy could be part of your blog monetisation strategy? Etsy is a great place to start your shop and connect it to your blog, selling anything from stickers to printables.
You’ve created the perfect space to show off what you are selling on Etsy when you have a blog. You can share your product in a more detailed way through blog posts and social media and further highlight product features and benefits. Take it one step further by doing some research about what’s already selling well on Etsy.
6. Ad networks
Ad networks like Google Adsense and Ezoic provide bloggers with ads to display on their blogs in return for a percentage of the advertising revenue generated.
These programs connect advertisers with website publishers. Once approved, you can place text, image, video, or interactive (banner) ads on your site or blog pages. The higher the quality of content posted on your blog, the more likely platforms like Google Adsense will approve you. Other programs like Ezoic also require you to have a certain level of traffic. Each ad published on your blog will have a unique link that the network can track any purchases to your account.
In the new era of blogging, it’s not enough to create a blog and hope for a steady stream of readers. You also need to know how to monetise your blog. Fortunately, there are various ways to make money from your content. Check out my free class if you’d like to learn more and start monetising your blog for 2022!
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