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25 Ways to Make Money Blogging

Blogging can be a fulfilling hobby, a great way to express your passion for a particular topic. But make no mistake: it can also be a great a way to make money, whether as a side hustle or a full-time career.

You do not believe me ?

Pat Flynn from Smart Passive Income made during 2 million dollars last year through his blog.

Matthew of The real Valhalla is a 20 year old game developer who is well on his way to success $500,000 this year from his blog.

And Anil Agarwal of The passion of bloggers He doesn’t get rich, but he earns about $70,000 a year from his blog.

So whether you want to make an extra $1,000 per month from your blog or you’re looking to quit your day job to blog full-time, this article will help you.

Here are 25 ways to start making money from your blog today.

1. Create a business directory

What types of products or services does your audience frequently ask for recommendations for? Make a list, then reach out to relevant businesses to get them listed in your business directory. A tool like Business Directory Plugin makes it easier to handle.

2. Promote an affiliate product

Affiliate sales make up a significant portion of most top bloggers’ income. For example, Pat Flynn made $53,000 last month from affiliate sales, compared to “only” $9,500 from book sales. In general, look for affiliate products with higher price points; web hosting companies are a great choice if it makes sense for your niche, with payouts ranging from $60-$130+ per signup.

3. Sell advertising space

This is the strategy that most bloggers use when looking to monetize their blog. However, keep in mind that you are not limited to selling banner ads (which is generally an ineffective strategy these days). Think about other areas you could rent out: space on your pop-up box, social media headers, the “PS” on your email newsletters… think outside the box (literally).

4. Offer services

While selling your services won’t necessarily make you rich (consider passive income to do that!), it’s a great way to earn some extra cash and build your reputation. Sell services directly related to your blog’s topic (e.g., catering for a food blog) or freelance blogging services like writing or graphic design.

5. Offer consulting services

There is a need for consultants in almost every field. Charge by the hour for the phone, email or Skype advice you probably already give for free.

6. Write sponsored articles

As you grow your blog, expect to receive several requests for sponsored posts every day. native ads can be a very effective way for businesses to reach your audience in a non-threatening way – and they can be a very effective way to You to make a lot of money. Just make sure the posts are genuinely interesting and relevant to your audience, and that you fully disclose the sponsored nature of the post.

7. Offer coaching services

Similar to consulting, coaching is typically an individual service (whereas consulting is typically provided to organizations or teams). Develop a range of packages that you can offer: hourly consultations, do-it-yourself packages, or unlimited email consulting packages.

8. Host webinars

While many businesses use them to generate leads, hosting paid webinars is also an option. Just make sure you provide exceptional value: with so many free webinars available, you need to offer something pretty special if you want to charge for them.

9. Run contests or sponsored giveaways

Reach out to businesses in your industry and offer to run a contest or sweepstakes on your blog or social media. This can increase awareness of your business among your followers and, if done correctly, can also generate a ton of leads for their business.

10. Teach an online course

Want to design and host an online course entirely on your blog? WordPress plugins like LearnDash And Zippy Course make it easy to get started. If you prefer to host your course through an established online teaching site, check out Udemy Or Sharing skills.

With Zippy Courses, you can quickly set up an online course, with no coding skills required

11. Create a private community

Create a virtual community on your blog using a free plugin like bbPressor host it on Facebook using Facebook GroupsWith so many free groups, just make sure you offer incredible value to make the monthly fee worth it.

12. Write an eBook

Do you have deep knowledge in your field? Package it up into an eBook and sell it on your blog. I generally advise against selling it (at least exclusively) on Amazon or Kobo, as you can probably charge much less for it. If you’ve already built a solid audience, you can probably spend anywhere from $5 for a very short book to $39+.

13. Sponsored Social Content

Give airtime to businesses on your Facebook page, or post sponsored tweets or Instagram photos. These posts are incredibly quick and easy to publish, and you can charge anywhere from $25 to $500 per post depending on the size of your audience.

14. Protected Premium Content

Premium content can refer to any type of content that you charge for: an ebook, a white paper, a downloadable guide, etc. But I’m referring to paid content here. Basically, you’re just putting awesome content behind a paywall, meaning visitors pay to access it. You can set up your own paywall in 10 minutes or less using a plugin like MemberPress Or Paid Pro Memberships.

A plugin like Paid Memberships Pro allows you to set up and charge for different membership levels

15. Site Sponsorship

Some advertisers aren’t satisfied with just a banner ad or a sponsored post; they want the full package. A site sponsorship gives an advertiser complete control over your site (at least in terms of advertising exclusivity). This could mean they get banner ads, mentions in your pop-up, their logo in your blog banner, etc.

16. Selling goods

Adding a shop page to your blog is easy (and free) with a plugin like Woocommerce. Whether you sell handmade products, your own digital products (Addicted to e-commerce is a great low cost option for this), or other relevant products, this can be a great way to make extra money from your blog.

17. Selling models

A good template can save your audience time and money. Templates can work in almost any niche: Business – new client contract template; Fitness – 30-day workout template; Health – 3-month healthy diet template, etc.

18. Job board

Creating a job board on your site is a great way to make your blog “sticky” – meaning you keep visitors coming back again and again. It’s also a great way to make some extra money while providing a valuable service. Darren Rowse of ProBlogger runs a extremely popular job site where he charges $70 for a 30-day ad. With about 70 ads per month, he generates solid income with relatively little investment of time or money.

19. Private Bootcamp

Host a bootcamp for your audience to help them achieve a specific goal. This works well in fitness (30-day bootcamp to “get in shape”), business (“bootcamp to launch your website”), home and lifestyle (“Transform your living room for just $200”), and many other niches.

20. Write tutorials

In-depth tutorials are great for getting links and social shares. However, they can also be a great way to make money from your blog. There are a few ways to do this: include affiliate links for the products you use in your tutorial, promote your own products in the tutorial, write a tutorial to promote an advertiser’s product (just specify that it’s a sponsored post), etc.

21. Develop your expertise offline

Your blog can be a great way to make money directly online, but it’s not your only option. Leverage the knowledge and expertise you’ve gained from your blog to offer your services as a local speaker or presenter.

22. Affiliate Links in Content

Got a particularly popular blog post that you’d like to monetize? Add affiliate links within your post content. Not sure where to start when it comes to finding affiliate programs? You can always start with the most popular affiliate program – Amazon – or find relevant products through an affiliate network like ShareForSale Or Clickbank.

23. Product Reviews

Contact the companies in question and offer to review their products or services for a fee. Be sure to clarify that a positive review is not guaranteed (and that you will refund their money if you can’t provide one).

24. Dropshipping products

Want to sell products on your blog, but don’t want to deal with shipping and inventory? Dropshipping is a great way to sell products with very little risk. The potential here is huge — just look at what furniture retailer Wayfair made using this template!

25. Create a resource page

Resource lists tell your audience what tools, products, or services you use and/or recommend. They’re a great way to provide a valuable service to your audience, while also allowing you to earn money through affiliate links or paid placements. Just be sure to clearly state which links you benefit from and which you don’t.

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