In this post, I will introduce you to the top methods for blog monetization. That are used by pretty much every successful blogger.
There are lots of methods, but I will show you top 8 that are currently the most profitable in the blogger’s world. Enjoy.
Top Methods For Blog Monetization
1. Membership blogs
In last few years, it was noticed that membership blogs become a trend and one of the best ways to monetize a blog.
The membership’s blog is based on quality content that you provide. But there is also more useful content that you will share with users who will pay you for subscription on a monthly basis.
2. Information products
Do you have a great knowledge about something particular? Do you consider yourself as an expert? If yes, you can sell quality information on your blog to the readers that are interested in what you offer.
Information products are the most wanted on the internet! People want to get information immediately and they do not have time to wait! Information products can be e-books, audio or video records, surveys etc.
For example, if you are an expert in Forex trading. Write an e-book, create a few video or audio records. Give information to potential clients that are looking for exactly that kind of information.
Of course, you will do that for money. The benefit of having your own information product is keeping 100% of the profit. Don’t have your own information product? You can always use affiliate program and sell other people products.
The biggest benefit of selling an information product is extremely easy and cheap delivery. You don’t need to pay for shipping, packaging, delivery costs and things like that.
3. Selling physical products
Selling physical products is also a great way to monetize your blog. Thus, it will cost you some money to cover shipping, delivery, packaging and other costs.
Let’s take for example that you are an artist and you are selling your artworks for a living. In that case, you can create a blog or open an online store in which you will sell your artworks.
4. Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing is when you earn money by recommending other people products or services.
The possibilities here are limitless. There are thousands of affiliate programs in any niche. Based on the topic of your blog, you need to find a relevant product and recommend it to your readers.
For example, if you are using one of the Premium WordPress templates on your blog and you are completely satisfied with this template, you can recommend it to your readers too.
There are not any problem if you decide to register as an affiliate partner and if you share your links on your blog and make an extra profit that way.
5. Contextual advertising
The most known way of that kind of advertising on the internet is Google AdSense. Besides AdSense, there are also others such as Kontera, Xclaim, and many others.
You can show adverts in your posts or on the homepage and every time reader click on that advert, you will earn money.
6. Paid articles
Writing reviews on some popular sites such as Pay Per Post, About.com can be a great source of income. Of course, that’s is not easy at all. Your articles must be top quality if you even want to get a chance to be published.
7. Selling Websites, blogs domains…
Maybe you did not know that you can earn on the internet selling websites or blogs? Many bloggers use this method to monetize their blogs.
It is not even important to have your own blog. You can always find a website, a blog or even only domain on the internet, redeem it, optimize it and then resell. It is not so easy, but it is possible with lots and lot of invested effort.
8. Selling advertising space
Last, but not the less important method to monetize your blog is to sell advertising space on your blog. It depends on the popularity of your blog.
Thus, do not expect that you will be able to earn using this method if your blog is not extra popular and has huge traffic. If you manage to achieve that, this method can be a really large source of your income.
9. CPA Marketing
This is my favorite method. When I first discovered this method I was shocked. I couldn’t believe something like that is even possible. After doing some research I found out it is possible and I dive into it.
That was the best decision I made in my internet marketing career. CPA marketing made my life so much easier. CPA means Call Per Action. That means I’m getting paid for leads. There is no obligation to make a sale ever!
Top methods for blog monetization – Final word
Monetizing of the blog, using any of this mentioned methods, it is not easy. The key thing in this whole story is traffic on your blog.
The bigger traffic you have, the bigger chances are you will monetize your blog. My suggestion is to work on traffic and popularity of your blog at the first place.
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