Blogging is very famous nowadays not just among businessmen but also to the students and other people. Aside from it is a funny thing to do, it gives something that no human being could ever explain.
On the psychological perspective, blogging helps a person express himself thus giving him an outlet of his hidden outrages in life. All things that a man has to say that can alleviate his emotional state can actually be posted to a blog.
Businessmen, on the other hand, use blogs to advertise and also to sell their products and services. Blogging is very essential in their line of work. Aside from they are profiting from making business through their blogs, they can also garner patronage over their clients who had been satisfied by their services.
Students, use blogs to post their shout outs regarding their academic problems and also their scholastic related issues. There are also students who post articles on their blogs that wish to help their fellow students that are also on the same situation as they are.
Aside from the fun it brings, blogging can also give you profits even if you are not a businessman. In fact, there had been many people of different jobs that claimed to have gained benefits through their blogs. There are many ways one can profit through blogging.
1. Image Ads
I started making money all those years ago through Google AdSense ads. My blog is hosted on Blogger, and the ads fit into my template like a glove. When my site gets lots of traffic, my revenue is higher (you get paid a varying amount per click), and the inverse is also true. In more recent years, I’ve had mixed experiences with these ads. I’ve definitely made less money despite similar traffic rates, which is why I’ve ultimately diversified.
Alternatively, you can seek out advertisers on your own. For example, craft bloggers might get shops from Etsy to sign on for ads at monthly rates. Local blogs might attract area businesses for support, and so on. You’ll need a spot on your sidebar to display the ads to drive traffic to their sites and get the artwork from your advertisers in the form of a JPEG. I’ve seen bloggers set up contracts for this type of advertising on one month, quarterly, or yearly commitments. Some also offer different sizes at different prices.
2. Ad Networks
When I noticed my AdSense ads weren’t performing optimally anymore, I shopped around for a publishing network. I chose BlogHer, which is now known as SheKnows, because I liked the community of women writers and several of my friends had shared good experiences. Like many networks, I had to apply, be accepted, and sign a contract. In the years since, I’ve been pleased with my decision.
Networks require bloggers to place a banner or sidebar ad in prime real estate on their sites. In return, bloggers get opportunities to write sponsored posts and do paid reviews for campaigns the team coordinates on their behalf. Another popular ad network I’ve heard great things about is Federated Media. Truth is, there are many out there — so be sure to read all the fine print before signing.
3. Trade Advertising
The most common way to generate income through your blog is by means of selling spaces in your blog to business institutions. Through this, you may directly consistently earn money.
There are bloggers that offer the spaces in their blogs for a certain period. This would mean that a space can expire depending on the agreement of both the blogger and the business institution. You just need your blog to be known in order to garner more business institution to advertise in your blog.
4. Trade the Products of Others
This sounds illegal but its not. On this type of profit making, you’re actually helping businessmen sell their products. There are companies that offer equivalent compensation to bloggers who mentions their product in their blogs.
Through it, the company may have a larger chance of selling the product. The product and company that one will mention in his blog will be highlighted. Whenever a reader clicks on the highlighted product or company, the reader will have direct access to the seller.
5. Product Reviews
Bloggers who don’t want to join special ad networks can also seek out sponsorships on their own. This process might require some hunting time or — occasionally — companies might contact you directly about certain campaigns they’d like to run. Payment can vary wildly from free products/services to several thousand dollars depending on the arrangement.
Whenever I do a review outside of my network, I make sure to have a contract with all the details and conditions written out clearly. Don’t be shy about setting your price. In the beginning, you might want to just do plain reviews of products in exchange for the free product. As your site gains more traffic and popularity, you can start setting rates and negotiating. Above all, it’s important to give true thoughts and opinions in any reviews — no matter the pay. Otherwise, you might lose the trust of your readers.
6. Ask for Contributions
There is no limit in blogging except those moves that are abusive to others. You may initiate and make a club through your blog and ask your members to pay for the membership.
Think of a good service that you may offer to your members. It can be a finding-your-match service or whatever that comes out of your mind. Let them pay for the service you are offering and that’s how you profit.
7. Affiliate Links
There are lots of different stores and marketplaces with affiliate programs across the web. One of the most popular with bloggers is Amazon Associates. Of course, there are many alternatives to Amazon if you’d rather stick with something more specific, too. The way it works is anytime you link to a product using your referral code, you’ll earn a percentage back if your readers purchase that item (and sometimes other items in that order).
Adding affiliate links to your blog is easy, but take care not to oversaturate your content with products. Instead, consider occasional shopping posts where you recommend some of your favorite items or review things you own and enjoy. That way, your content is helpful to your readers and not just a big referral link dump.
8. Text Link Ads
I’ve never personally used text link ads, but I have received emails with offers. Usually these arrangements involve linking a few words on a certain post to a designated site. Payments can range from $25 to several hundred in the offers I’ve received. There are also sites like LinkWorth where you can sign up to get opportunities for your site.
Be careful with this type of advertising because the sites linked often have little to do with your blog’s actual content and, therefore, can seem inauthentic. Regardless, bloggers can make a good sum of money through this type of advertising.
My best advice to any blogger looking to monetize is to write first and make money second. If you are new to blogging, take care in creating unique, thoughtful content that will engage and entertain your readers. The rest can come later once you’ve built the relationships.
9. Sell Your Products and Services
Enough of the boxed idea that blogging is solely made to air opinions. You can make use of your blog to market you products and services to others. These can help your earn money anyway.
There are many people out there who made use of the bogs to find the products and services they want. This is because in blogging people are actually dealing in real time. In addition to that, hoaxing and fraud is very minimal in blogging since people do negotiate personally and directly.
10. Establish a strong platform & reputation
Keep growing in the knowledge of your craft so the content you produce gets increasingly deep and valuable. Use your blog to get exposure, build authority, gain trust and be helpful.
In addition, use this time to think about the type of reputation you want to build. How do you want others to see you? How do you want them to experience your site? What do you want to be known for? This is all part of your branding.
There are many more ways to make money online, but to mension, i have list this fews ones that will help you in blogging, by next article we will discuss on more other ways to consider in making money.