Nowadays bloggers have multiple ways to earn money through their blog. Still there are many bloggers who have written hundreds of pages but don’t know how to monetize their sites.
How To Monetize Your Blog?
If you had to give the weather brief on blogging in 2014 and beyond, on a hot or cold scale, you would say blogging is buzzing and blazing. The following are strategies that can be use to monetize a blog, and earn a living writing and doing what you love most:
Know your purpose
Before beginning to write a blog for money is key that you now the purpose of the content and how it can help your niche.
Many people create blogs and tent to select random topics without a clear purpose. Since there is no clear objective or direct target market the blog remains without direction or focus.
If you are blogging for profit, is key to create informative and useful content that visitors will enjoy reading. If you plan to write reviews and refer readers to products in your blog, there should be a clear reason why you are promoting a particular product and service.
Effective use of Affiliate Marketing
One of the easiest ways to monetize your blogs is by becoming an affiliate.
As an Affiliate marketer, readers that come to your blog will click on a link and be redirected to a merchant website, where they can purchase any product or service of your recommendation. In return of referring others you will receive a commission for every sale made.
There are different ways to persuade readers to buy. Ultimately, the best way is by creating good content that answers your reader’s questions and provides value.
Websites with valuable content are most likely to succeed, since you more often then not, will win the trust of readers this way.
As a blogger it’s important to work on creating authority and trust. You can also use internet systems that accelerate the prospecting aspect of building any business. There are done for you marketing systems like iPAS 2 who do a lot of the grunt work for you upfront. This can cut down the learning curve as well as the time needed and necessary to get your blog setup.
If you provide information that resonates with reader and become an affiliates of products or services that can solve your readers needs and provide them with a solutions, you will shortly have a profitable blog.
Place ads on your website
If you have a blog pack with great content and are getting lots of views everyday, it’s a good idea to place ads on your site.
The easiest ways to put advertising is to sign up for Google AdSense. Follow the instructions on how to install it, and Google will pre select the advertisements on the page.
Google will also automatically manage your ad campaigns for you. Remember that you will only get paid, if someone actually clicks on the ads, the payments from AdSense are also small.
To better monetize your blog with ads it would be best to sell directly to advertisers and give them one month long exposure for their ads on your site.
Ask for financial support from readers
While some believe we shouldn’t ask readers for donations, this is still a good method to monetize a blog.
Remember, the information you are putting out there is vital and came from hard work and research, so its natural to feel it deserves recognition through financial support.
Be sure to use the right platform to monetize your blog
While there are many websites where you can create free blogs, these kind of blogs often don’t allow affiliate links or outbound links from their platform; that means you wont be able to direct readers to products and services you can sale for a commissions.
In order to have control of your complete blog and content, be sure to buy your own domain or you can also use programs like Empower Network that provide a blogging service for a small monthly fee.
Empower network offers a blogging platform, known as KALATU that runs using word press 4.0, so you wont have to worry about using an out dated system.