“If you make meaning, you’ll make money,” Says Guy Kawasaki of Silicon Valley. Lucky enough, making meaningful content is what blogging is all about.
Really, there isn’t a reason why you shouldn’t be making more dollars on the daily as a blogger; Of course everyone wants and needs to make money.
However, blogging is never a get rich quick ordeal; you’ll need to engage the right gears if you are to increase your profit margin.
Let’s take a look at 3 quick and easy ways you can start doing more with your blog;
1. Displaying Google AdSense:
Incorporating Google ads on your blog is probably the easiest and fasted way of turning your blog into a golden goose. All you need to do is add a script from google to your blog, which will enable you to display their adverts.
Then, when your audience clicks on the ads, you automatically receive a percentage of the ad’s cost. These are known as cost per click (CPC) or rather pay per click (PPC) ads.
The good news is that you don’t necessarily have to contact the advertisers directly, you simply put up a banner, sit back and wait for Google and your readers to do the rest.
This is another great way of monetizing your blog. When you become an affiliate, you earn commissions by promoting products from other people or companies.
How does this work? Firstly, you recommend the product or service to your readers through a special tracking link. Then, you get referral commission every time a customer purchases through your link; Think in terms of receiving a gift card or some bonus when you take a friend to join your bank’s branch.
You can utilize affiliate marketing through ad platforms like Amazon Associate or engage any businesses with an affiliate program. Remember, you can always start with products you already use and believe your readers might be interested in as well.
2. Selling Digital products:
You don’t need a fairy godmother to figure this out, selling simply means more money in your pockets. As such, you need to sell and keep selling if you want to improve the figures you make from blogging.
As such, digital products are the best because they do not require inventory and can easily be distributed.
Plus, you have a wide range of products to choose from including eBooks, photos, audio or video files, apps, plugins, etc. the list is endless. You can also decide to sell physical products if you have an efficient delivery system in place.
3. Start an Online Course:
Selling online courses is another spectacular way of making more with your blog. In fact, if you have been keen with the trend in the past couple of years, you’ve probably noticed a lot of hype concerning online courses.
The good news is, you don’t have to be Julie Kane to create an online course, all you need is an idea and to follow-through with it. Again, you can create a course on just about any subject you feel comfortable with; anything really.
Then, once you are done, you can use a learning management system(LMS) such as member press or LearnDash to deliver the course to your customers.
Overall, to make the most out of your blog, you need to create quality content consistently; people have got to read your stuff if you want them to click and purchase.
Therefore, you’ll need to be persistent and also experimental to see what works well for you. Keep in mind that you don’t have to engage these money-making ventures all at once, start small and watch yourself grow.