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10 Ways to Make Money from Your Blog

This is a Guest Publication for Mr.Danish Wadhwa

You know it is possible, don’t you?

People think we are wrong! They consider us as blabbering fools, who don’t want to work hard to make money. For them, blogging is a joke.

But you know, make money online is a meaningful phrase. And, that realization is going to change your life forever.

If you want to earn some real money from your blog, it’s important for you to work smarter, not harder and follow the experts.

In this article, I am going to share ten ways to make REAL money from your blog. Yeah, you just heard it right! Without further ado, let’s get started.

10 Ways to Make Money from Your Blog

I have included ways and practical advice under each section to maximize your earning.

1. Join an Advertisement Network

You might have heard this before. Though there are dozens of ad networks, I prefer using AdSense.

You need to have a useful blog with high-quality content to get the approval. And, it possesses strict terms of use that you get caught red-handed for every fraudulent activity.

No, I am not scaring you. Just shared the truth!

Getting the approval doesn’t mean you can earn millions overnight. AdSense needs organic traffic (direct search engine visits). If you don’t have considerable visitors from tier 1 countries like US and UK, you must not keep your bar of hope high.

You can go for RevenueHits or any other ad network if you don’t get AdSense. But bear in mind that you need loads of traffic to earn a significant amount.

2. Promote Affiliate Products

Oh, I love this!

The best thing about affiliate marketing is you don’t want tons of traffic. Yeah, you can earn $1000 from only one visit!

The tricks lie in the way you promote your blog among targeted audience. The logic behind affiliate marketing is simple. You promote someone else’s product on your blog. When someone buys from your link, you get paid a percentage as the affiliate commission.

Many products and services have direct affiliate programs (for example, hosting). Alternatively, you can join affiliate networks like ShareASale or CommissionJunction as well.

One of the popular make-money-blogging methods today is Amazon affiliate site. You can join Amazon’s affiliate program and promote the products available on the marketplace to earn money.

3. Publish Sponsored Posts

Publishing sponsored posts is another way to make money from your blog. When your blog gets famous, brands reach out to you to publish an article about their product on your blog. In return, you get paid.

The amount for a single review varies with the quality and popularity of your blog. I know bloggers, who get paid $500 for a single post.

What if you don’t get any brands with review request? There are sites like blogmint and PayPerPost. You can connect with brands using such platforms.

4. Create an Online Store

Don’t tell me you haven’t purchased from online at least once.

Why don’t you create one such store? Yeah, you can do it! WooCommerce and Shopify are two efficient plugins that help you make an online store for your blog.

Then, you can start integrating products from popular marketplaces. I recommend you sell your products (like an ebook) as well.

5. Sell Ad Space

10 Ways to Make Money from Your Blog - Ad Space

I have already told you about making money from Ad Networks.

You know what? You can sell your ad space on your blog! All you have to do is displaying an advertise here banner and linking the same to a page with guidelines.

If your blog is popular enough, brands will reach out to you with their ads.

6. Sell Your Services

Does this sound like a joke? No, I am not joking. You have the potential to sell your service.

Let me ask you one question. What is the one area you think you excel at? Writing? SEO? Or any other fields?

Why should you sell your services to the needy people? All you have to do is creating a Hire Me or Services page with detailed information. Don’t forget to tell your blogger friends about it.

Getting the first client is the hardest step! I have been there, trust me. Once you get the first client, you wish for more than 24 hours to manage your work.

7. Create a Membership Section

Let’s say you are an expert freelance writer. You can make money from your blog by setting up a membership section on your blog. Why should people pay for it? Well, you must put some valuable and actionable guides that work for you.

Yeah, I know! You have to work hard to pump yourself to create resources. At the end of the tunnel, you get a lot of people signing up for your site’s membership.

8. Sell Links

10 Ways to Make Money from Your Blog - Sell Links

Bloggers are crazy about backlinks. So, you can make money from your blog by giving a link from it. The price depends on the matrices of your blog like DA, CF, etc.

I don’t recommend this method! Google hates selling links.

But you can go for it if you are in urgent need of money. Make sure the site you want to link to isn’t loaded with spam content.

9. Ask for Donations

What if you don’t want to implement any of the seven methods I have presented above?

Asking for donations works well, then. Beware! Don’t go for this way if you use any other monetization method. People consider you as a laughing stock rather than a service provider.

10. Sell Your Blog

The final and one-time method to make money from your blog is selling it.

Again, I don’t ask you to go for this unless you need money. Try not to sell it. If you keep on working on it, you can make multiple times the amount you get by selling.

But yeah, it takes time. Growing a blog to money making potential is a long-term process.

Wrapping Up

So, what do you think?

I have given you ten methods to make money directly from your blog. My favourite way is affiliate marketing.

Unlike those people who have no idea about blogging say, you should work like Hercules to make significant and consistent money.

Good luck. J

Author Bio:

Danish Wadhwa

Danish Wadhwa is a strategic thinker and an IT Pro, with more than 6 years of expertise in the digital marketing industry. He is one of the most inspirational bloggers and the founder of worduct.

Comments (10)

  • Hi, Thanks for publishing this eye opening post. I said eye opening because it will alert a lot of newbie bloggers who think they will start earning a lot of money only by starting a blog. Getting traffice is the most important task to earn money online.

    Thanks for sharing such amazing ideas to earn money from the blog. Few of them were new for me. Gonna try them soon.

    Regards,
    Shubhanshi

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  • Great post. I’m struggling to make an income from my http://lovelakegarda.net site (I’ve not made one cent from it and it takes up a lot of my time). It’s probably not a niche that will generate hundreds of thousands of visitors a year, it is seasonal and I was getting almost 5000 pm during the summer. I have only recently added affiliate programs and installed Optin Monster(after reading a post on this site).
    I would be more than willing to pay a percentage of any income if someone has the time and the will to help me monetise my site. Also if anybody thinks I should give up and move on I would also listen to them.
    There is so much to learn about on line marketing that I don’t think I have enough days in my lifetime. I would love advice from you guys who have been successful.
    Thanks

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  • You have such an interesting blog. Thanks for sharing. I’m a life coach blogger. Reading blogs is my hobby and I randomly found your blog. I enjoyed reading your posts. All the best for your future blogging endeavors. Please keep in touch with me in Google+, +sridharchandrasekaran Twitter @lifecoachbloger

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  • Hi Guru

    I like the table of contents that saves time to scroll the whole post and go to the point one wants to read first. It shows your professional approach to provide exact info to your audience.

    All the sources of money blogging you mentioned are evergreen and would hardly be replaced by any other. Some new will be added in the list as and when people explore them. This is the real potential of blogging.

    You well covered each point and shared the post at the threshold of new year that is very timely and shows your smart content posting strategy.

    Many thanks for sharing.

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  • Hi ,

    Thoroughly inspiring! One of the hardest thing to figure out as a blogger is the best way to monetize you, and I think you should have this figured out before even starting the blog.

    Thanks

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  • I can say 2017 relevant post is this; this will be surely an eye opener to all the blogger. Because not only to the newbie for most of the blogger the major issue they are facing is how to make money from their blogger. If we need to gain money we need to bring up the traffic of our blog. So your idea has given the solution for both the problems. I enjoyed in reading all your blogs. Keep posting.

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  • I won’t recommend the donation part but yes, selling ad services and affiliate networks bring in a majority of the revenue for me.

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  • Hello,

    Nice blog monetization tips especially selling spaces for ads as it is a direct way to earn money from an advertiser without any third party involvement. But for better results, a blog must have good authority and online reputation.

    Reply

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