Website monetization has become a hot topic. After all, who would not want money? One of the types of website monetization is earning from your blog. Making money from your website or blog is not bad at all, especially with your site already gaining a lot of traffic. Blogging nowadays has really become a huge industry where many people earn good money.
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Moreover, more and more people become bloggers daily to earn some respect and have money along the side. If you own a blog, you can get an unbelievable income from it. Earning decent money from your blog requires some valuable information and tips. There are many ways to make more money from your blog and you do not necessarily need to apply all the methods. Check on them and apply those that most suit you. Below are some of the most popular ways to make more money from your blog.
Increase Your Blog’s Traffic
First things first, make your blog site friendly to the search engines so it draws more traffic. A blog site with a great deal of traffic is capable to earn money, especially when it comes to advertising. To increase traffic, keep on posting the latest news and talk about topics that appeal to the general public; but such topic should be related to your blog’s niche. The use of the right keywords in your content is also one of the ways to be in friendly terms with search engines. More traffic to your blog site can boost earnings for you as a blog owner.
Aside from more traffic, make sure your blog is designed in a professional way. A decent and simple design also attracts visitors. More visitors means more income. That is what traffic really means anyway.
Allow Advertising on Your Blog
One of the most well-known methods of making more money from your blog is to allow some advertising on your blog site – posting advertisements such as ad banners, ad texts, etc. By featuring ads on your blog, you can get a good deal of income when someone clicks or buy from the companies which advertisement is posted on your blog. When advertising through direct banner you need to give advertisers full permission of your site to set up ad spaces and charge them. If anyone buys the products promoted in the ad space, you earn. If you find it difficult to have direct advertisers, you can go to third party websites such as the BuySellAds.
You still get 100 percent revenue for third party service and you give them commissions. Earning through advertisement on your blog site has something to do with traffic. The more traffic your blog site has, the more chances that the ads posted shall be clicked by your readers or visitors.
A way of putting ads on your blog site is in-text ads. Companies advertised using this way give a parcel of code to be placed on your site in any word from your content which has a paying advertisement. The links are indirect and give no credit for SEO. It shall have double underlines which will popup small ads when moused over.
Advertising on your blog can also be done through ad networks. Ad networks sell ads on your site by putting their codes on your blog. They handle monitoring, collect from the advertiser and pay to you. They get a commission from your earnings in return. Most ad networks work only with blog sites that have heavy traffic.
Participate in Affiliate Programs
Many internet marketers find affiliate programs as the best way to make more money from your blog as many earn as much as $10k monthly through an affiliate marketing program. Affiliate marketing is a marketing based on performance wherein a company pays its affiliates for each customer coming from the marketing effort of the affiliate. While much money can be earned through the affiliate program, it is not a short-term achievement. Some blog owners earn it after four to five years of doing really hard work on improving their blogs and make the blog sites capable of earning.
Affiliate programs also work with affiliate networks. Here is an example of how affiliate works: You have a blog post that talks about a gadget by Samsung Electronics and links to the page on the website of Target, which features the gadget. Target is a merchant which is covered by an affiliate network. They affiliate that link so that anyone clicking the link and buys the item at Target because you link them, you shall earn a commission from the sale. Examples of master affiliate networks are Skimlinks and Viglink.
Do PPC Advertising
PPC advertising is one of the common ways to make money from blogging, and among the easiest. However, this does not work if the blog site does not have a minimum of 500 visitors daily. If you choose this way to monetize from blogging, make sure to check on the terms and conditions of the PPC advertising networks as they are sometimes strict. Your account might be banned when you do something against the terms.
Some of the examples of PPC advertising networks are Google Adsense, Yahoo Bing Ad Network, Clicksor and Chitika. Google Adsense works by placing codes of Google on your blog site and they display text-based ads related to the content.
Write Product Reviews
Many product owners want to promote their products through product reviews such as internet products like SEO tools, eBooks, WordPress themes and plugins. You may contact the product owners and agree to write a product review for them and get paid for the review. Price depends mainly on the blog audience. Shoutmeloud blog for example with its millions of blog visitors earns $500 for each review.
Since your blog site is a publication medium itself, the opportunities are many. There are other ways to earn more money from it. Some of which is selling your own products such as themes and eBooks. Famous bloggers like Darren Rose makes money selling eBooks. You may also try it. However, the blog must gain more traffic and have many regular guests first. Then you can start checking out the methods of making more money from your blog and see which ones apply to you.
Do You Establish Work at Home Boundaries?
Some people love attention.
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I know a few who do their best to grab my attention. Phone calls, emails, cryptic Facebook Messages.
I ignore everything and every one outside of what I do in the moment since I set up work at home boundaries. I close the door and go into my office. No way I stop working for anything or anyone who starves for my attention. The house could burn down and I would scoot out at the last minute because work time is work time and I do nothing else save work during work time.
If you do not respect your time, people will not respect your time. If you give people your time whenever they want your time, for:
- small talk
- general BS
people will gladly ask for favors, engage in gossip, engage in small talk, chat you up and BS for hours, because you chose not to establish work at home boundaries.
100% of the time, if people appear to be using you or eating up your precious time, it is your fault. People treat you how you choose to treat yourself.
How a Happy and Successful Blogger Sets Up Work at Home Boundaries
Easy; I close the door, walk into the office and get to work. I do not leave the office until I complete my work. My phone? I turn it off. I check email rarely. I only check Messenger 2-3 times daily for 5 minutes at a clip.
I set up definite, clear, work at home boundaries to respect my time. People reflect my time-respecting back to me. Easy peasy.
If someone tries to grab my attention through Messenger, or the land line, or through email, or at the door, I completely ignore attempts made to grab my attention and time. Boundaries folks; you need to be clear and firm on your work at home boundaries to ensure everybody else respects your boundaries.
You Are Walking into a Word Office
Would a friend, family member or casual neighbor barge into your 9-5 job office asking for a favor? Would said folks barge into your 9-5 job office to spread the latest gossip? Nope. Then why allow said folks to barge into your work at home office to do similar things? Nope. Put up boundaries. Door closes. Enter office. You are busy. You are working. Even my 3 year old niece understands when Uncle Ryan goes to work in the home office. Everybody else can easily grasp this concept.
What About Impatient or Desperate Online Folks?
I completely ignore impatient, fear-filled, desperate folks who demand I answer Messenger or email requests in 1 minute, 5 minutes, 10 minutes, or in 24 hours. I respect my time and completely ignore people who do not respect my time.
I built my blogging business almost completely on a passive income model so nothing I do online is time sensitive. I have answered most questions 1,000 to 10,000 times through my courses, eBooks, blog posts and videos. It is up to these awesome but unclear folks to find and use the answers I created, to improve their lives.
I am generous daily, publishing a blog post and/or video. Plus I published about 800 posts on Blogging Tips, and over 2,000 posts on Blogging From Paradise. It is on the impatient folks screaming for my attention to follow my blog posts, guest posts, videos, eBooks and courses because I answered their questions many times.
People treat you exactly how you teach them to treat you. I have posture so I set up work at home boundaries for offline and online folks.
Respect your time and work schedule and other folks will do the same.
Who Do You Surround Yourself with in Your Blogger Network?
Some bloggers cannot see the forest for the trees, like the beautiful, lush, thriving national park I visited in New Jersey recently.
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The masses tend to be caught up in fear, pain and struggle because they cannot see the big picture.
Birds of a feather flock together.
You have heard that one, right?
I circle the globe and change time zones like most folks breathe. Would I be wise to surround myself with people who tremble at leaving their home town or home neighborhood? Nope. Such people would teach me the world makes for a scary, dangerous place. I would get advice like play it safe, be comfortable, get a job, buy a home and take it easy, from such folks. Such folks also live a bland life because if you rarely or never leave your comfort zone, you cannot:
- face your fears
- serve humanity
- be a bright light for people to follow
- live your deepest, wildest dreams
Obviously, I chose to surround myself with bloggers who happily circled the globe as successful bloggers. I also surrounded myself with happy, successful, home body bloggers too; to learn the basics of building a rocking blog effectively. I learned how to succeed from my blogger friend network, sponging up their knowledge, inspiration and insight.
Meanwhile, if you surround yourself with new, struggling or failing bloggers you will get advice on how to struggle, fail, or flounder through your blogging day.
Do bloggers around you complain about losing $50 on blogging? Lose these zero’s immediately and surround yourself with bloggers who invest thousands of dollars on their blogs. High rollers teach you to succeed. Broke jokes teach you how to fail.
Do bloggers around you see making $25 as being a huge amount of money? You better lose the low-aiming crowd to surround yourself with bloggers who see $1000 and $10,000 and more as making coin.
Do bloggers around you circle the globe as swash buckling travelers? Check out this photo from my trip to Vietnam. Kong: Skull Island was filmed here.
Time to ditch the comfort zone crowd to hang with adventurous types.
Don’t get me wrong; I celebrate every cent I make online. But if you think I’m placing a sponsored post for less than $1000, you are insane. Like a famous super model who said she didn’t get out of bed for anything less than $10,000 a day, you need to develop a prosperity consciousness that demands big money and ignores appearance of poverty, lack, limitation and fear.
Who Do You Hang With?
Who do you count as blogging buddies? Happy, highly successful, prospering bloggers? You better, to increase your success.
For example, observe my blogging paperback on profiting. The aftermarket price is $45 USD. If most or all bloggers in your network would feel uncomfortable receiving $45 in royalties for a paperback, you better lose that network and surround yourself with bloggers who believe in abundance. I know John Chow feels comfortable receiving $45 for anything he offers online. Who cares? It is just money. It is only money.
Surround yourself only with bloggers who:
- have posture
- have authority
- charge top dollar
- profit freely
- prosper freely
- exude confidence
- have a highly developed prosperity consciousness
You learn from the best, gain inspiration from the best and become the best by surrounding yourself with the best bloggers on earth.
But you need to be honest in who you choose to hang with in your blogging circles. Be clear. Be truthful with yourself. Maybe you feel comfortable trading comments with struggling bloggers you befriended 10 years ago but nothing spectacular happens for you if you surround yourself with struggling bloggers, being firmly fixed in your comfort zone.
Release all bloggers who are not happy and prospering.
Fill your blogger friend network with empowered, inspired, happy, successful, prospering bloggers.
Just your blogging success at stake.
Are You Chasing the Flavor of the Month?
My first fundamental of successful blogging focuses you on being present.
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All of our power resides in the moment.
None of our power resides in the future or past because neither exists.
Time is illusion.
Only Now is real.
Look at that brilliant featured image. I snapped it from the front porch during our trip to Fiji. Sweet things happen when you are in the moment, focusing all power on the present.
This marks my 796th blog post on Blogging Tips. I feel grateful to Zac for the opportunity to serve you. Plus I feel grateful for all success that flowed to me through these guest posts.
How in the heck did I write and publish nearly 800 guest posts on one blog?
I am in the moment, mostly. I am present. Plus I never, never, ever chase the flavor of the month.
Bruce Lee and Blogging
Being patient, persistent and present helps you tap into immense powers, including the power of being creative *and* prolific. See my 800 blog posts on Blogging Tips as evidence of such power. Toss in my 2,008 articles (between posts and pages) on Blogging From Paradise and you understand: focusing on one core task, or core purpose, in the present, leads to amazing things.
Bruce Lee spoke of fearing not the man who practiced 10,000 kicks once, but he did fear the man who practiced one kick 10,000 times. He embodied this mindset in his genius, Renaissance Man type ways.
Lee’s wisdom and physical prowess are both timeless because he understood and lived this great truth: do 1 thing so frequently, with a focused energy, being in the moment, that you do it incredibly well. He understood the truth of how I live my life: where your attention and energy goes, grows.
The Flavor of the Month
Most bloggers struggle because they practice 10,000 kicks once, chasing hot niches, running after trends, and choosing to blog today, and podcast tomorrow, because everybody runs a podcast these days. Wait a second; live video reigns supreme? Time to become a live video expert. Meanwhile, as you jump from niche to niche, and from blogging to podcasting to live videos, I just wrote and published 800 posts on Blogging Tips alone. Plus I wrote and published 1,000 more guest posts on other blogs.
While most bloggers chase hot trends, profitable niches and the latest game changing opportunity, guys like Alonzo and I thrive by doing one thing alone so we do it incredibly well.
Success is yours, but success is not an overnight or week-long endeavor.
Stop chasing hot niches. Visualize your dreams in detail. Focus on your blogging wins. Invest in coaching and courses from top bloggers. Surround yourself with positive vibes and positive people.
Write, publish and connect with top bloggers by helping top bloggers.
Success Finds Specialists
I took a nap this afternoon. A calm, peaceful breeze kisses my face right now as I write and enjoy the day.
Imagine if you could work from home every day? Visualize that fun and freedom.
Specialists are the only folks who work from home full time. People who do 1 thing persistently, practicing this skill, so they become super skilled in a single, specialized niche.
I gave all of my professional energy to being a blogger for the past 10 years. I became really skilled at blogging because I never chased the flavor of the month.
Avoid program hopping, niche hopping and all forms of flavor-chasing.
Do one thing. Do it well.
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