There are many ways to monetise a blog. But of course not all methods work.
The good news is that there are some proven ways to monetise your blog. And the following are all the proven ways.
Google AdSense is an advertising program operated by Google which allows publishers to place various types of ads on a site. And you will generate income whenever a user clicks on any of the ad (pay per click). Some of the example of ads that Google AdSense offers are text, image, video and interactive media.
In order to sign up for Google Adsense, you will need to have contents in your blog that matches their requirements. If your contents do not match their requirements, they will disapprove your blog.
Google AdSense’s payout is on a monthly basis and their payment threshold is set at $100. You can choose from the various types of payment methods offered by them including Western Union Quick Cash, Check, Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) and Wire Transfer.
Affiliate marketing simply means you selling a product in your blog and in return for the sale you referred, you receive a commission. Many bloggers think that this method does not work but in fact it’s more profitable compared to Google AdSense.
For instance, if you manage to sell a product that cost $100, you may receive a 20% commission out of the sale. That’s $20 in your pocket. And the more expensive the product, the more commission you get.
But of course you will need to know how to sell it. For example, if you sell a washing machine in a blog which talks about tablets, that’s not going to work. Unlike Google AdSense, affiliate marketing is more of a self-service kinda thing. In other words, it’s not as simple as placing a bunch of codes in your blog and let the algorithm work it’s magic in serving ads to your readers. You will need to understand the type of content you produce and what type of products that are suitable to be sold along with your contents in your blog. And once you have identified the type of products which are suitable, you will need to find an affiliate marketing network that releases commission for the particular product that you want to sell.
Some of the most popular affiliate marketing network are Amazon, CJ Affiliate, ClickBank, Rakuten, ShareASale, eBay and Avangate.
Sponsored post is another popular method of advertising when it comes to blog. It’s basically allowing a third-party to post a content in your blog and in return, you receive a payment.
However, this is not something that you can just go out and look for. This is because your blog will only receive a proposal for a sponsored post if your blog is popular. And the more popular your blog is, the higher you can charge for a sponsored post.
This is actually one of the perks of having a successful blog. It’s free money. All you need to do is post up the content in your blog and share it with your social media followers and email subscribers.