Blogging has become a profitable online profession and people at large start a blog to get into this noble profession.
Just like any profession (Doctor, Lawyer, financial advising), there are different levels of blogging who are earning anywhere from $1000-$2 million a year.
What are the ways bloggers make money?
1. Ad Networks
There are ad networks that are the simplest and widely used method for monetizing a blog.
The two Ad networks which are most popular are:
- Google AdSense (Offered by Google)
You need to have a blog to get approval on these ad networks. They show ads automatically based on the context of your article and also based on user interest. Most of the new blogs use these methods to monetize as it gives recurring income.
2. Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate advertisements are one of the best ways to make money since a single sale will make you a lot more money than a single click on a contextual ad.
It’s something most of the bloggers are using these days and one of the most profitable avenues to make money from a blog.
3. Sell your own eBook
The most business model of top bloggers has to do with selling their own products such as an eBook.
All you need to do is pick a topic, compile an eBook on that topic, and put it on sale on your blog or on Amazon. Once you are used to this process, you can earn a decent amount of money by selling eBooks online.
You can compile your articles into a well-structured book and sell it on your blog or on other platforms such as kdp.Amazon.com to earn money. This will also give you the credibility of becoming an author.
4. Native Advertising
Native advertising has been one of the forefronts of making money from blogging. Especially, news and jobs kind of blogs can make a really high income with Native advertising.
There are a few native advertising solutions that are worth your time and effort of implementation.
5. Run campaigns for brands
This one is perfect for any type of blog with an established audience base. You could help brands reach the target audience by running the campaign for them. For this, you will be doing a brand collaboration, running webinars, even paid Ads, or making videos.
You will see an increased number of blogs doing it with various brands. Keep an eye on this type as its already becoming one of the hottest ways to monetize a blog.
Based on your skills, you can offer various services. Depending on what are you good at, you can offer content writing, logo creation, SEO, and so on.
In the past, I used to offer WordPress, SEO, and hosting related services. Offering services not only help you to make money but also gives you more use cases that help you hone your skills.