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.
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.
Conquering Blogging Fears Sometimes Involves Shedding Blogging Tears
Build a list. Publish posts frequently. Guest post. Work harder.
I did all that stuff. I still struggled. You did all of it, too. Some of you at least.
But I bet you we were in the same boat years ago. Perhaps you sit in the boat of blogging despair now. You did it all. NOTHING seems to be working. Create value. Make connections. No traffic. No money. I can advise good things take time. Or I can say to be positive and be strong. In truth, being positive, patient and strong all are effective means to conquering your blogging fears.
Shedding tears is the quickest, most direct, simplest way to conquer blogging fears. Every fear is scary because fear frightens you. Crying out fears literally dissolves the fear-fuel; as tears shed, so do fears. Chip away; be present, relax, and allow fears and tears to flow in a quiet room.
Guys; until you face, feel and release fears, you cannot be generous, abundant, patient, persistent and prolific. Why? Fear is an anchor leading to:
- writer’s block
- general apathy
I can advise you to generously help people but if you feel bogged down by fear, you will ignore me because you just want to help yourself. See how far you get blogging-wise helping yourself. Expect to publish a cyber diary. Nobody reads self-centered bloggers but the blogger themselves.
Crying Leads to Shining
Last night I worked through the evening. Sickness mixed with energy surges inspired me to work then to meditate at 3 AM. Fatigue and allowing unearthed sadness in me; I cried uncontrollably for 10 minutes. Guess what? I immediately felt better, peaceful, poised, calm, grateful and generous. Perfect energy for accelerating my blogging success. But not crying out those energies creates a fear-burden sapping my generosity and abundance.
Do Not Be Tough Because Repressed Fear Leads to Endless Struggle
I have seen many struggling bloggers work 18 hour days doing smart stuff but injecting work with fear-strain-force. Guess what? Struggles ensue because you cannot get over what’s still in you. Do not be tough. Do not repress fear because fear will destroy your blogging campaign. Every struggle is fear. Every failure is fear. Feel fear – however unpleasant – to move along the struggle, to be generous, to trust and to succeed.
In my eBook: Creating the Mindset of a Successful Blogger
I explain thinking, feeling and acting like a pro leads to professional results. How can you think, feel and act like a pro blogger if you fear running out of money? How can you succeed if you deeply fear failure? How can you be a generous, trusting person if you feel terrified to spend time building bonds and creating content?
Fear makes you a blogging fool. Blogging fools spam people, publish thin content and fail forever until they face, embrace and release fears.
Cry it out. Seriously. I felt such a purge last night. I continue to predominantly feel amazing, light and relaxed by feeling whatever emotions arise in my being. Nobody enjoys feeling sad, but in the same vein, you will be completely blind to and fabulously ignorant of good, successful blogging advice if you feel burdened by sadness. Nobody succeeds in a happy, abundant way being saddled by fear and sadness. Let it go. Process your emotions not from logic, but from raw energy.
Once the tears go, then fears go. From that energy you are free to become a highly successful, prospering blogger because you act from an abundant, generous vibe.
Why Do You Resist Writing eBooks?
Writing and self-publishing eBooks scares bloggers.
I piddled in my eBook writing pants until 2012. People told me I should write ’em. I looked for every reason in the eBook NOT to write eBooks. Nobody would listen. Nobody would buy. Nobody would care.
Turns out, people listen, buy and care enough to publish 5 star reviews for my eBooks. Look at the featured image for this blog post describing this eBook:
I locked down five, 5 star reviews because I taught my readers how to write successful eBooks fast. But years prior, fear clouded my mind concerning writing eBooks to the point of me refusing to write one. You may be in the same cyber boat; but you better not miss the eBook writing boat. Lucrative profits serve as one part of the picture. Digging deeper, writing eBooks brands you, distancing you from the herd. Plus you feel good writing short reads and gain trust and extra credibility in the eyes of readers.
Why Do You Resist Writing eBooks?
Fear is the core reason. Fear of failure, criticism or wasting time sit near the top of eBook-related fears. I did not know how to sit down and write the darn things. Fear arose in my mind; how would I do it? Who would teach me? Could I find the process? Would I need special editors? How could I learn the technical steps for conceiving an idea to shipping the eBook on Amazon? Tech stuff really scared me; I had no idea how to save Word files with different, web-based extensions, let alone creating covers with proper dimensions via Canva to meet Amazon’s diligent standards.
Rather than learn how to do these things I allowed fear to get the better of me, refusing to write eBooks. But during a trip to India I met a reader and friend who begged me to write eBooks for a while. He had been on me for a minute. Meeting in person, he finally convinced me to write and self-publish an eBook on a lesser known digital platform. Later, I went with Amazon, and never looked back.
I had to dive into and nudge through deep fears related to failing and being criticized because I believed nobody would buy what I offered in eBook form. As my friend convinced me, I waded through ideas like wasting my time, getting terrible reviews and promoting my eBook to the tune of zero sales. Did it feel good to embrace these fears? Heck no. But the benefits of self-publishing far outweighed a few unpleasant emotions experienced during these fear-feeling sessions.
Nothing to Lose Everything to Gain
Gain by writing eBooks; if you take experience with you, loss is impossible. Even if you sold not a copy you take valuable writing, marketing and selling experience with you any time you write and launch an eBook. But if you generously help people and make friends, you will sell eBooks and help more people, reflecting gain back to you in physical form.
Digging even deeper, facing and releasing fears associated with criticism and failure benefit you across the board with your blogging campaign. Apply that same fearless nature to other aspects of your blog to boost your blog traffic and profits.
Write and ship.
You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
1 Tip for Being an Intelligent and Prospering Blogger
possesses an interesting cover for anyone not familiar with my eBooks.
For anyone familiar with my 100 plus eBooks, my cover is par for the course. Every single one of my eBook covers has been personally snapped by me. Images of paradise preserved by yours truly fit my brand, blog and eBook covers perfectly. Blogging From Paradise means retiring to a life of island hopping through smart blogging. Sometimes I visit islands. Sometimes I visit mainland spots. In all cases, my eBooks and courses – as well as my blog – bleed travel images because this approach fits my brand and is unheard of in the blogging tips niche.
I totally respect any blogging tips blogger who posts featured images for their blogs and eBook covers consistent with content titles. Imagine a light bulb and dollar sign for the above eBook cover, for starters. But I went with a photo I snapped in gorgeous Rawai Bay in Phuket, Thailand for my cover image. Why? Nobody else on earth uses their travel photos as eBook covers and featured post images in the blogging tips niche. If nobody else does it and the move completely aligns with my brand message, this is the starting point for being an intelligent and prospering blogger.
Smart and Prospering Means Different
Every successful blogger I follow sticks to basic fundamentals but deviates from the norm in some regards. Different means bigger bucks and smarter prospering because readers notice that different flavor stepping away from normal. Folks enjoy my covers and blog post images, even though the content and eBook title technically have nothing to do with travel images. Guess what? Adding my brand logo aligns the eBook cover with my blog and brand. People clearly see I am about blogging from paradise. Why not add travel images to each eBook cover?
I follow a high number of basic blogging rules; create value, build connections, be generous and have fun. But if you do EVERYTHING just like most bloggers, you get lost in the herd. Nothing makes you stand out if you do not choose to stand out with at least one element of your blogging campaign. I stood out with eye-popping eBook images I snapped myself, in a blogging tips niche. How do you stand out? Ask yourself the question. Be straight with yourself to answer.
Bigger Profits from a Smarter Energy by Being Different
Cindy Crawford kept her mole. Muscle Man Arnold kept his accent. Steve Jobs made computers and peripherals outrageously expensive and designed quite weirdly compared to other computers and peripherals. Guess what? Crawford, Arnold and Jobs are legends who we won’t forget for a long time. Different makes you a serious fortune because people notice folks who stand out in some way, shape or form. This different approach bleeds intelligence; why work your butt off if you look just like the next guy and offer a mimicking service?
But Make Sure You Follow Some Fundamentals
Steve Jobs did not attempt to make computers out of cardboard. Arnold did not try to speak German in Hollywood movies. Cindy Crawford did not try to rewrite the foundations of modeling by wearing a fake beard of photo shoots. All icons followed basic rules for their industries because being too far out in left field usually makes you forgettable, or, impossible to spot. Follow blogging fundamentals to stay in the game but find that one thing that distances you from the herd.
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