I have been blogging for around 3 years now, and what I have learned over the time is if you want to make some cash out of your blogging efforts, you need to know the proper monetization methods.
In early days, blogging was a hobby, but now it is turning out to be one of the best online businesses that many online users seek to start. Therefore, if you are putting a lot of efforts on your blog, you must know the ways to make money out of it.
There is an enormous list of advertising programs for blogs that a blogger can use. But, you don’t know which one will work well for your blog. Yes, not all monetization ways or programs work for every blog.
A particular Advertising program can work well for your blog. But, it may or may not work for some other blog. That is why you should know the best monetization methods for your blog to earn profit.
In this post, I am sharing a list of 6 ways to monetize your blog to make money. These ways are the ones that are being used by a large number of bloggers as these are highly profitable, and they work well with almost all niches.
Without any further ado, let’s check out the list of those monetization ways and their details below:
1. Pay Per Click Advertising
Though I am yet to start monetizing my blog with PPC Advertising, I can say this is the best and the most preferred way to make money from your blog on regular basis. The basic idea of such programs is that you add banners and link ads on your blog. You get paid for every click made on those ads. That is why it is called Pay Per Click as you get paid for every click. I visit so many blogs every day to read interesting articles. I find most of the blogs are monetized with some PPC Ads.
You need a good amount of real traffic to your blog to earn a considerable amount of money out of PPC ad programs. Earning also depends on the geographic location from where you are getting clicks on your ads. Countries like USA and UK have higher CPC than other countries. That means if you get clicks from these countries, you get better earning. Therefore, it is very important to target the countries which CPC is quite high.
Examples of PPC Advertising Program:
There are many more such PPC ad programs that you can use on your blog. Adsense by Google is the most popular and the best PPC advertising program as compared to others.
2. Affiliate Marketing
PPC advertisement is the one that newbies get started with. However, both newbies and experienced bloggers use it. But, when you come to the real business, you cannot rely only on PPC ads. You need something else too that can get you some huge money from your blog.
That Something can be Affiliate Marketing because it is an excellent monetization technique that if you do right, you will make huge income on a regular basis.
What actually is Affiliate Marketing?
Affiliate Marketing is a monetization way in which you promote someone else’s product, and when that product gets sold, you get a commission. There is a tracking link you get from your merchant for each product, and you need to promote the product using that link so that the clicks and sales may get tracked easily.
Amazon Affiliate is one of the biggest affiliate programs out there that you can join to promote various products on your blog. CJ, ClickBank, Shareasale, etc. are the affiliate management sites that you can join, and find the products and merchants of your niche.
To earn well from Affiliate Marketing, you need huge amount of targeted traffic and good credibility in your niche. You can promote products by showing banner ads, or writing product reviews on your blog. There are more chances of getting sales when you have good credibility online because when people trust you, they will tend to buy from you.
Affiliate Marketing is one of the best monetization ways for high traffic blogs.
3. Direct Advertising
Though PPC and Affiliate Marketing are the great ways to monetize blogs, direct advertising is really lucrative one too.
When you directly deal with advertisers either for banner ads or reviewing some products on your blog for a fixed cost, it is called Direct Advertising. To get direct deals, you need to add an Advertise page on your blog with all the details of advertising so that advertisers can get information from there, and contact you if they are interested.
I find this interesting and more lucrative than any other monetization method. But, the thing is, your blog needs to be very popular and gets a high amount of traffic to grab the advertisers’ attention.
4. BuySellAds (BSA)
BuySellAds is a nice advertisement program that you can use to monetize your blog. If your blog has huge impressions, you can earn a lot of money using BSA.
Once your blog starts getting good traffic, apply for BSA. Once approved, follow the process it suggests and install their code on the blog. So that blank ad boxes will start showing on your blog. And, those blank ads’ impressions will be calculated and shown on your blog’s profile on BSA. Now, if any advertiser is interested, he can pay and buy the space from there only. You get an email notification about the same, if you are okay with the ad, approve it, and it starts displaying on the blog. Alternatively, you can reject particular ads as well.
Did I forget to tell you that for each ad boxes you can keep prices as per your wish.
You get the payment from BSA. The bad thing is that they keep huge commission with them i.e. 25%. But, you can earn huge using this method if you have some awesome traffic stats for your blog.
- CPM Advertising
CPM Stands for Cost Per 1000 Impressions. This is also a type of Advertising in which you get codes from the advertising companies that you need to install on your blog. Once the codes are installed, ad banners start displaying. Now, impressions are counted, and you earn money for those impressions. If you have a huge number of user views on the blog, CPM is the best. For low traffic blog, it is not that profitable.
If your blog is getting more than 10,000 impressions every day, I would recommend using CPM ads.
- Create and Sell Own products
Creating own product is really a great idea to earn reoccurring income through your blog. When I say product, it may be anything. For example, you can write an e-book, and sell it on your blog.
But, you need to build credibility on that particular topic. Then only your book will perform better. If I am very good at Network Marketing, and I am a popular network marketer too then writing an e-book on network marketing can be profitable.
So, create the product related to your niche and sell it on your blog. There will be more chances of getting a good number of sales.
We all need money. Blogging can be a hobby, but if you can make money from your hobby, then it is simply great. Why not using these monetization methods to monetize your blog and earn some decent cash every month?
I am sure you will find these six ways of blog monetization useful. Share your thoughts in comments.