This is one of the most frequently asked question from new bloggers once they have set-up their own blog and are done with basic SEO and are also able to gather some traffic.
Just to give you an idea, that you can earn a lot of money from blogging. There are many bloggers who disclose their income to their readers.
Check here the list of 50 top earning blogs.
I suggest, you start with the following most common ways of making money from your blog.
This is one of the oldest , reliable and convenient way to make money from your blog, because its from the Google.Many people create self hosted site with the sole of placing ads and Google Ads is one of the most popular among Ads.So, you make money for displaying Ads on your website. There are basically two ways you can earn money.
Impressions – This works on the PageViews. You will get a fix amount per amount of PageViews. For e.g for every 500 pageviews, you get a set amount.
Clicks – You get money when a visitor clicks Ads on your website. So you earn a commission per Ad Click.
Now the question is , how much money you can make from Google Adsense? This depends on the amount of traffic your site gets. But frankly speaking, you need to have a huge amount of traffic if you want to make a decent amount from Google Adsense. To quote a few examples , Pat Flynn , the owner of smartpassiveincome.com alone earns more than 2000 $ per month from Google Adsense.
#2 Affiliate Marketing
This is all about product promotion and marketing. In this model you join a affiliate program and you promote a product on your blog or website. When some one buys that product as per your recommendation, then you basically get a commission from the affiliate or the product owner.
That’s how most of the blogger make money from their blog and that’s how i monetize my blog.
If you are planning to join an affiliate program, it is recommended that you can follow some best practices like.
- Promote products which are relevant to your field.
- Promote products which add real value to the user and which you have used yourself as well.
- Promote products which are value for money and will definitely provide return on their investment.
- Disclose (include disclaimer) about affiliate links on your site.
Some of the popular affiliate programs include
Its not always necessary to be hooked to big names, you could chose to smaller affiliate programs and benefit from them as well.
Remember, to sell affiliate products, you never have to pay any fee, i.e you never have to pay any fee to join an affiliate program. If some affiliate program asks for a fee for selling products, my advice is to just walk away.
eBooks are an excellent way to make money from a blog and especially when you love writing. You can write about your niche and sell an eBook. They are super easy to sell. You can sell them on Amazon or you can sell them on your site too.
If you want to know how much money you can actually make from eBooks, then Just read how Amanda Hockings made millions on eBooks.
I would recommend you to focus on these top 3 ways of making money from a blog. While there are some other ways as well, listed below.
#4 Other Ways
There are quite a few other ways by which you can earn money from a blog. Common among these are.
- From Reviews and Banner Ads
- You can chose to provide a service which you can charge. I provide a unique free service.
- You can provide consultancy, e.g many people provide consultancy on SEO.
If you have joined any affiliate program or you have more ideas around this, do share your experience, after all we all want to lead a better life and help others in the best possible way.