Many people see blogging as something that people do for fun or as a hobby, but it can actually be a very profitable business idea. Earning a profit from blogging is becoming more and more popular, as people see the potential in starting a blog and using it to create a lifestyle in which they work from home and earn a decent income. Whether you already have a blog or have just started considering the idea of setting one up, there are plenty of different methods that you may want to consider that can get you started making money.
Sell Ad Space
If you run a successful blog that has loads of traffic, you will be able to sell space on your blog directly to advertisers. When you sell space on your blog, you’re pretty much guaranteed an income no matter how well – or badly – the particular ad does, as the advertiser is simply paying you to display the ad, whether or not they make any money from it.
This is why this method of blogging for money is far more popular amongst highly successful blogs with a large amount of traffic, as advertisers know that they’re in with a much better chance of making money.
Pay Per Click (PPC) Advertising
PPC advertising is one of the most commonly used methods for monetizing a blog. When you use PPC advertising to earn an income from your blog, you are paid when the advertisement that you are displaying has reached a certain amount of clicks. However, because of the nature of this method, you’ll need to be generating a lot of traffic in order to earn a decent income – if you only get five or six visitors to your blog a day, it’ll take you months to earn any money from PPC, even if they all click on the ad.
When you run a blog that is popular, successful and ranks high in search engines, other bloggers will pay you to guest post on your blog. Guest posting is where you allow another blogger to write a blog post, which gives them the opportunity to add an author bio or include a link back to their site. This is a win-win situation for both parties as it provides you with not only some money but also fresh content for your blog as well as giving the other blogger the opportunity to increase their blog traffic.
Sell an eBook
If your readers love your content and want more of it, selling an eBook is a great way to earn money from your blog. EBooks are becoming more and more popular as they’re convenient and can be stored on many different devices, and when you write one, they are a fantastic opportunity to make a passive income – once you’ve written and uploaded your eBook, you don’t have to do anything else but watch the money come in as people pay for and download it.
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