Monetizing Your Blog
There are numerous ways you can make money from a blog. Here are a few to get you started:
This is the first thing many bloggers think of when considering ways to earn money from their blog. The most common method is pay per click advertising via a Google AdSense account, but it is not the only way. You can also get sponsors to pay for a certain amount of ad space on your website. Another method commonly used by bloggers is free products and/or payment for product reviews.
Another option to earn an income from a blog is through affiliate programs. In this case, you’re essentially paid for referring new clients and customers to other businesses. Many bloggers will write articles about products or services and link to the business for a “commission” of any sale. One example is Amazon Associates. Say you blog about traveling with children and recommend products that can be purchased through Amazon. You will link to the product within your post and embed code so that if the reader clicks through and purchases that item (or anything else), you will earn a commission. Many other companies have affiliate programs as well.
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Bloggers also create their own products to sell to their readers. These products can take many forms. They can be electronic like eBooks or courses, or physical products like merchandise (T- shirts, mugs, etc.). An even better option is to sell coaching or membership services.
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