9 strategies for making money online using a blog
A guest post by Myrah Abrar.
Making money online is not a get-rich-quick technique. You need time, effort, and most importantly, patience to let things work. Thankfully, millions of people are generating a good stream of revenue through blogs. Which means multiple blogging strategies can also serve as a good source of passive income.
If you are wondering how; read the 9 useful tactics of making money through blogs given below:
Passive ways of making money online
Passive ways of earning online does not require a fully-fledged e-commerce store. However, you do need to tweak a few things on your site. Instead of solely focusing on the creation of content, you will be required to add a few things to your list.
1. Affiliate marketing
When it comes to passive income, many of us think about affiliate marketing. This is promoting products of other businesses on your site. You can use multiple forms of visual advertisements like banners on the side, bottom, and front of your blog pages.
Affiliate marketers earn through commissions. Whenever a visitor clicks on an ad to go for a trial or a conversion, the commission is received as revenue. Surprisingly, some people are even getting a 50% commission on the total sale price.
Join an affiliate program and start earning online. But make sure the program is related to your niche. For instance, if you write about cooking, partnering with a grocery store is a good idea.
Another great way of generating income is by putting ads on your site. This is not the same as affiliate marketing. In advertising you receive payment per click rather than conversion. However, the payment is often much lower than affiliate commissions.
Beginners can start with Google AdSense as it comes with minimal restrictions. However, there are alternative programs, but be sure to read their rules and policies first. Other options include Infolinks, Adcash, Adversal, PopAds, etc.
3. Header bidding
If you are unsure about clicks, but your site has a high impression rate, you can still earn. Google AdSense also pays a commission per impression. However, this commission is low than clicks, just like commission on click is lower than affiliate conversions.
You will need to check out some of the best header bidding platforms like Appnexus, FairBid by Fyber, Rubicon Project, PubNative HyBid, etc.
Make sure you select a provider which allows AdSense too. This allows you to double your earnings with little effort. You can check out the CPM system of AdSense, and get paid for every 1000 ads by setting the desired price.
4. Sponsored posts
If your site stands out with extraordinary content and a massive flow of visitors, you are likely to get calls for sponsored posts. Different brands publish their content to make it visible to your readership which regularly visit your site. Apart from revenue, your site receives valuable content and gains a distinctive identity.
Active ways of making money online
5 .Guest blogging
If you have a passion for writing, this can be the right option for you. Connect with other websites and write for them as a guest writer. It is a win-win strategy as both parties get the benefit in some way or the other.
Some writers get paid for their writing services and write about reviews and solutions, similar to freelance writing. Otherwise you write for free, but you receive backlinks in return.
Guest bloggers usually post on platforms related to their niche. For instance, if you have a site related to gas safety, you can write a blog post about gas safety certificate costs.
6. Lead generation
Aim to connect visitors to a relevant audience list and get paid for sharing this information. However, due to new laws and regulations, you need to be very careful when sharing information. Make sure the user is well-aware of data sharing. One ideal option is placing a referral form visitors can use to connect with the company.
7. Selling digital products
Another making money online strategy is selling digital products. You can create products like eBooks, online courses, stock photos, etc., and sell them online. You can even sell subscriptions where users need to pay a certain amount for getting access.
Create monthly, yearly, and lifetime subscription plans for your product. Digital products are in high demand these days, with the majority of people are working from home. Grab this opportunity and generate some extra income from today.
8. Offer services directly
If you have a good site and a nice pool of visitors, you are already lucky. Use this opportunity and start offering your services directly. For instance, if people love your content and you love to write, you can start selling the content writing services. For this, you can place “hire me,” “call me,” or “select me” buttons on your site.
9. Taking donations
When you are contributing well to a particular niche, there is no harm in asking for donations. If your site is successfully educating newbies about graphic designing, you can ask well-known designers for donations.
But make sure to mention the reason for donations. You can use this money for buying more tools, using new technology, and hiring new workers. Also, check out the site GoFundMe for viewing tools for donations.
Making money online is possible for everyone
Making money online in this digital world is easy. All you need is the right knowledge and relevant experience. Once you have the right skills, you can pick various options like affiliate marketing, header bidding, guest blogging and lead generation for generating online income. However, be consistent. It might take some time, but hard work will pay off.
About the author
Myrah Abrar is a computer science graduate with a passion for web development and digital marketing. She writes blog articles for Gas<Certs.
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