How to Earn Money From Blogging

Written by Kaye Chang

A lot of people think that blogging is a joke. It is not a career. It cannot generate money. It is not a tool to change the world.

For some people, blogging is a hobby. It is a form of fad that will come and go. There are others who start a blog and do not count on it as a way to make money. That is a misconception.

Blogging can generate money. Whether it is a hobby blog, a business blog or a food blog, it is possible to make some money out of your page. It cannot easily make you rich but if you do it right, you can earn enough to support your family. So how do you exactly make money out of it?

Here are some of the ways to earn money from blogging.

Monetizing Through Ads

One of the most common methods bloggers can monetize from their blogs is by placing ads. There are two types of ads:

• CPM Ads or cost per 1,000 impressions. These ads pay you a fixed amount based on how many people view the ads.

• CPC or cost per click. These ads are banners that you can place on your sidebar or content. Each time a visitor clicks the ad, you are paid for it.

Selling Private Ads

If you have enough traffic, advertisers will come directly to you and volunteer to place their ads on your website. You can also contact the advertisers yourself and place the offer. The difference from the ads mentioned above is that you can set up your own ad rates depending on the number of visitors that you have.

Private ads can be buttons, banners or links. You can also make sponsored posts where you can write or give a review about the product and services of the advertisers.

Profiting from Affiliate Links

Affiliate marketing is another tool used to generate money from your website. An advertiser can give you a commission from each sale a buyer from your blog makes. You may also be given a unique link that can track your affiliate code. You need to include this affiliate link on your site. If the reader clicks the unique link and buys the product from the advertiser, you can earn a percentage from the sale.

Sell Digital Products

If you do not want to advertise other people’s product in your blog, you can sell digital products. These include e-books, online workshops or courses, apps, plug-ins, and themes, or copyright images, music or videos.

Do not be afraid to experiment. There are a lot of ways to make money from your blog but it takes a lot of persistence to be paid off in the long run.

If you are looking to make money from your blog, which option will you choose to start with?

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