Do you want to earn some extra money on your blog?
You're in the right place to learn more about doing it
Google AdSense 3
Sponsored posts 6
Online shop 9
Use your website to attract new clients and showcase your portfolio. You can also use Elance to find new projects, and having your profile linked to your website will increase your credibility.
Common freelancing jobs which you can do online:
Web design / development
Social media management
And many more!
It’s very common for websites to use Google AdSense to monetize their efforts of developing and publishing quality content. They place ad banners or text ads on your websites, wherever you add their code. The advertising process involves only a little initial set up time, and then runs automatically without you needing to worry about anything.
While this option does not pay very well, the money will slowly but surely cumulate to give you some pay off. At the same time, Google AdSense programme will not have a negative impact on your SEO efforts, so there is a little risk in trying it.
To put it in context, on average 1000 views will earn you between $1 and $2.
There will be advertisers contacting you to place banner ads on your website. It’s a good way to get some return on your investment of time spent on creating your content. You should be ready for such offers by thinking ahead of what kind of banners you’re happy to place, where, and for how much. The questions below will help you with this:
Do you want to offer site-wide advertisement, or content specific (for example “travel” category may have different banners than “recipes” category)?
What sizes and placement you can allow?
How much do you want to charge per month?
Would you offer a discount for purchasing advertisement space for several months in advance?
Will the links have rel=”nofollow” attribute? It is strongly recommended that they do, otherwise you may get a penalty from Google and be taken off search results.
Affiliate sales are a good way to earn you a passive income. By referring your site’s visitor to a company through an affiliate link, if they make a qualifying purchase, you will receive a commission. The commissions vary from one affiliate programme to another. It may be 4%-7% as with Amazon, or $97 per sale as with DreamHost. There are affiliate programs aplenty, and you will find some relevant ones regardless of your site’s niche.
You will be frequently contacted by advertisers and PR agencies to publish a piece of writing for them. Sponsored post normally have a purpose of aiding SEO (Search Engine Optimization) efforts of a certain company. In order to elevate a certain web page in search engines, companies create campaigns where they target specific keywords by posting them with links on other websites. Your blog will be a place where many companies would like to have their link and they are willing to pay for it. How much depends on your website’s SEO rankings, such as Google Page Rank, Moz Page Authority or Moz Domain Authority.
Sponsored posting is probably the option that will pay the most, but there are also risks associated with it. Unnatural links (paid do-follow links) are prohibited by Google. Therefore, if their algorithm finds you doing it, you may be banned from Google Searches, which will have an impact on the traffic you receive on your site, as well as future opportunities.
Therefore, if you choose to earn money this way, please be careful about how you do it, and start first with reading more about what you should be doing to avoid getting banned from Google.
This an exciting part of blogging – getting stuff for talking about stuff. Whatever the niche of your blog, there are products relevant to it, that their marketers would like to have reviewed by you. They would gladly send you the product, or invite you to use their services, for free – or rather in exchange for a review on your blog. There is usually no obligation to talk falsely of their deeds, only what you really think about your experience. This is because such campaigns are usually run by companies that have high quality products that they need the world to hear about.
Unfortunately, for those who start, it will be quite some time before they receive something more significant in value for free. Don’t lose heart if you have not been contacted by any company to review your product yet. If you’re persistent in blogging – they will come.
Write your own eBook and sell it – it’s as simple, or complicated, as that. We won’t tell you what to write about, but tell you what to do once you write one.
With a steep growth in popularity of tablets, smart phones and eReaders, there’s hardly anyone who can’t read an electronic book. While few years ago you would need a publisher to accept your book and invest money in printing them, now there’s no cost in uploading one for review. Once approved, for example by Amazon, it will go for sale and you will earn a commission for each download.
You can even skip the review part and sell your book in your online store (see the next tab).
You can sell products directly from your blog. It is easy to create an online shop with application such as EcWid. After that, all you need to do is to find products to sell (electronic or material), set the prices, and wait for orders. The more specific your niche, the easier it will be to find products to sell.