Isn’t it about time your blog should start to make money for you?
Yes, you worked hard on your blog, you spent hours coming up with the brilliant ideas, crafting the words, editing videos. It is time that your blog should give you its fruit.
In the following infographic by coull.com you can see the most common ways to make money from your blog.
1. DISPLAY ADVERTISING
Display advertising appears on blogs in many forms. The most common are banner ads at the top or side of a blog. Display ads usually consist of static or animated images.
Check out: Google Adsense
2. IN-TEXT ADVERTISING
These ads tend to display as a ‘pop-up’, giving blog readers a bit of information about a product and a clickable link to a merchant’s website.
Check out: Vibrant Media / Kontera
If you run a popular blog you can start a relationship with advertisers who will pay you to place adverts on your blog. This is a manual approach to advertising that relies on you reaching out to suitable merchants or selecting those that approach you.
Check out: Etsy
4. AFFILIATE ADVERTISING
Affiliate advertising is where you are rewarded by an online merchant for bringing them business. There are both DIY and automated types of affiliate advertising:
For DIY – Sign up to an affiliate network such as Amazon, Commission Junction or Affiliate Window, browse advertisers and their product offers, grab an affiliate link or banner, place it on your blog and make money via those links.
For Automatic check out: Skimlinks / Viglinks that can automatically
monetize your blog’s written content with affiliate links. These platforms scan the text of your blog’s pages and inserts contextually relevant affiliate links.
5. PREMIUM MEMBERSHIPS
Setting up a premium membership area of your blog means you can charge people to access content.
For WordPress blogs Check out: Wishlist
6. PROMOTE ADVERTISERS’ PRODUCTS
If you blog is about a particular area – say it’s fashion, make-up or technology – advertisers might be willing to send you products to review and pay you to do so.
Check out: Bloggabase
7. CREATE YOUR OWN PRODUCTS
If your blog has a big following because your content gives them so much value, there’s always the option of creating your own products and asking readers to pay. Offering educational content on a particular subject can be an interesting option. Alternatively, you might have a blog with a really strong identity, a
cult following, from which you could create and sell merchandise.
Check out: Cafepress
8. MONETIZE YOUR VIDEO CONTENT
Video is hugely popular these days. If you have videos on your blog it’s probably some of the most valuable content you have. By using a tool like Coull Vidlinkr you can monetize the video content on your blog in next to no time.
Check out: Coull – there isn’t anything else like it.