Do you like to write? Do you have a hobby or passion you could write about? If you answered yes to either question, then starting a blog might be the best online money-making gig for you. In fact, it’s pretty easy to start blogging to earn money online. That’s because blogging involves creating a blog where you write posts, include affiliate links from any sponsors you have, set up ad revenue plug-ins, and grow your readership.
The major investment you need to make is time. You have to set aside time to create your blog or website, research and write posts, manage a social media presence, and find and maintain partnerships with brands that align with your blog’s theme and audience. You may also have to invest a small amount of money to create and host a website for your blog, but otherwise, blogging requires little financial investment. That means it’s an incredibly accessible option for many people looking to make money online.
But how do you make money with blogging? Here’s how:
Ad placement: One part of writing and managing a blog is that you essentially get paid to post ads for companies online. You can set up Google Adsense or a similar plug-in that generates ads for companies on your site and pays you every time someone clicks on an ad.
Affiliate posts: This may involve creating posts on your blog and/or social media to review a product, advertise a product or event, or offer a special discount to followers who use your special affiliate code to make a qualifying purchase.
Brand ambassador: Another way to make money with a blog is to become an influencer partner, also known as a brand ambassador, with a company. This involves continually making affiliate posts or including affiliate links in multiple posts for a single company. And since influencer culture has continued to grow, there are many companies looking for blogs both big and small to become an ambassador and partners who can help each other make money and grow their reputation.
Sell advertising space on your site: In addition to using Adsense, which works with your site’s structure to generate relevant ads, you can also dedicate space on your blog’s site that other blogs, brands, events, or companies purchase. That way you are paid to show their ad, and they can grow their audience or sell their products to your site’s readership.
Create and sell a course or guide: If your blog involves giving advice on a specific topic, consider designing and selling an online course through your blog. For example, you might have a personal finance blog and you take a course on how to create a budget. Or, you might write and sell an in-depth guide to choosing the right investment options.
Write and sell an e-book: An e-book is shorter, less in-depth version of a guide or course. It could be less about instructing someone on how to do something and more of a collection of content on a subject. For example, you have a creative writing blog and could create an e-book full of unique writing prompts. Or, you have a cooking blog, and you create an e-book cookbook full of recipes not featured on your blog.
Some of the most lucrative blogging genres where you can make money using affiliate marketing and ad placements include:
- Cooking and baking
- Food and restaurants
- Personal finance
- Personal development
- Health and fitness
- Parenting and family
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