Have you created a successful blog and are looking to get a little bit more cash? Here are a few ways you can do just that, no matter what kind of blog you have.
Don’t worry about alienating your audience by monetising your blog, just stay true to your blog. Only write content that you think is worthwhile and your readers will enjoy. Your monetization should be a positive, letting you offer your readers more and better content.
Advertise On Your Blog
If your blog creates a consistent flow of traffic, then you can get in contact with companies relevant to your niche and offer them advertising space. This can be easily achieved, even with the most basic of blog layouts.
This can be very lucrative, depending on the amount of traffic you get to your website. If traffic goes up massively, don’t hesitate to ask for money.
Reviews on Your Blog
Every niche will have product or services from companies on offer. Get in touch with these companies and offer to do a review for them as a way to promote what they have. Your review can be of basically anything.
You have two options of monetising reviews. Payment could be the actual product or service itself, or if you have used it before, money. This can be beneficial for your visitors too.
Not only do they find out about new, great items but you can also offer them discounts. Negotiate with the company to offer your readers a reduced rate using a code from your blog. A win for all.
Amazon Associates is an affiliate programme set up for sales on Amazon. The set up process is simple enough, but they have strict guidelines to follow so make sure to read the fine print.
Commission rates have also gone down, but Amazon’s pure power as an online retailer means this is still a very much worthwhile way of selling. Even if people do not buy the exact products you have reviewed, as long as they purchase after clicking through from your link you are making money.
This is the most common and simplest way to put ads on your website is with Googles Adsense. However, to actually make it worthwhile you need A LOT of traffic. Therefore, you could be better off looking at alternatives. These could pay more and offer you a bigger incentive.
Sponsored Posts/Blog Guest Posts
These are posts on your blog written by others or that direct to other websites. Although technically against Google’s terms of service, they can be lucrative if you have a well maintained blog. They are also risky as they may link your site to some poor or even dangerous websites.
Niches such as gambling, porn etc are very much frowned upon by Google, so be aware of this when arranging links or posts. The best way to avoid hassle with Google is to allow posts from websites that cover a similar topic to you or relate to you in some way.
If you believe that the content you create is of genuine worth to it’s readers, consider setting up a way that they can pay you for it. The likes of Patreon, Buy Me A Coffee or even PayPal are great options for you to use.
This can even be in addition to any of the other methods mentioned above. Offer those willing to pay more niche posts, or a video/podcast. Give them a reason to want to pay more.
If you are looking to monetise your blog, there are tonnes of resources out there. These are just a few to help guide you. Meath Web Design can help you do just this.