How To Monetize Blog To Make Money

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After starting blog you need to monetize blog to make money. There are more than hundred ways to monetize your blog. But before monetizing your blog should need content, marketing, traffic.

You can monetize blog site with following methods:

  • Banner Ads
  • Pay per click advertising
  • Improving search Engine ranking
  • Text Link Ads
  • In-text Ads
  • Advertising Widgets
  • Pop-ups/Lightbox
  • Affiliate Marketing
  • Product Reviews
  • Create & Sell Your Own Product
  • Sell eBook
  • Host A Webinar
  • Selling Services

Banner Ads

You can create a broad range of eye-catching ads with display advertising.

A banner ad is an advertisement for your organisation that is embedded into someone else’s webpage and appears as an image, animation, video or interactive element. If people are interested, they can click on the banner ad to visit your website.

Benefits of banner ads

Some benefits of banner ads include:

  • Banner advertising may be more eye-catching than the typical text-based ads that are used for search engine marketing (SEM).
  • Banner ads generally give you greater creative freedom to choose colours, fonts and images.
  • They also allow for movement, sound, video and interactivity. This freedom may help you to communicate more about your products and/or services and build on your organisation’s brand.

You may reach new audiences who may not have necessarily known that your products and services existed before. This is different to SEM, where web users see ads for certain types of organisation based on what they are already searching for.

Pay per click and pay per impression banner ads

Some websites charge on a pay per click (PPC) basis to run your banner ads. This means you pay only for the traffic sent to your website resulting from users that click on your ad.

Alternatively, some websites may expect a pay per impression (PPI) payment structure (also known as cost per impression), which means that you pay for the number of times the advertisement is displayed on the relevant website

Text Link Ads

Text Link advertising place text based ads within the text of your blog articles. For example, if you are writing an article about a certain niche, you can place text-link ads within your posts that would refer your viewers to that specific niche. Text-Link-Ads are good as it offers a non-intrusive way to monetize your blog that won’t put off your readers.

In-text Ads

Similar to the text link advertising, “In-text ads” are adverts that are placed inside your text content such as articles or blog posts. You can sign up to an In-text advertising provider that will place sponsored links within your text. These are double underlined to make them stand out from other links, so that when a user moves the mouse over one of them a small advertising pop-up will appear. The user can then decide if they want to click on it, which will make you a small amount of money.
These types of ads are a bit more obvious than the previous type, which can put some people off. If used properly, they can be a good way to monetize your blog.

Advertising Widgets

Advertising Widgets method is increasing amount of people are using widgets on their websites to generate some money. These widgets are designed so that they can be easily placed onto a website without any hassle, which display a mixture of PPC, text link ads and affiliate programs.

Pop-ups/Lightbox

Pop-ups are very common online advertising method, but they are also very annoying. Many people hate pop-ups and have pop-up blockers installed to stop them. However, if executed in the right way, they can work. Having a single pop-up on your website that only appears to new visitors may work. They grab the attention of the visitor on their first visit and after that they won’t be bothered again by them.

Pop-ups don’t necessarily need to sell products directly. You can use them indirectly to promote aspects of your website, for example PopUp Domination can be used to encourage people to sign up to your email list of tutorial course, or alternatively you can create a lightbox with AWeber.

Pop-ups can work if you make them less annoying to people. The more frequently they appear, the less traffic you will get coming back!

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is a type of performance-based marketing. As the blogger, you include links to a product or service offered through another business’s affiliate program. If one of your visitors clicks on that link and purchases the good or service, you’ll receive a cut of the cost. That’s how I monetize my blog here at Start Blogging Online.

If you choose to join an affiliate program, it’s always a good idea to:

  • Only promote products relevant to your niche.
  • Only promote products you’ve personally used and recommend.

Check out these great websites that have links to loads of affiliates:

  • ClickBank
  • ShareASale
  • Skimlinks
  • AffiliateWindow

Product Reviews

Basically the same as Affiliate Marketing, but more obvious. You can write detailed reviews about products and publish them on your site. Obviously it is better to review products that are related to your website, as you are catering to your target audience. There is no point writing a detailed review about a solar panel for your roof, if your website is about scuba diving.

Many people can build a website solely around product reviews, writing about a variety of subjects such as, hotels, holidays, cars, gadgets, films, etc. If that product has an affiliate program, then you can make quite a bit of money from it.

Create & Sell Your Own Product

We are a society of consumers! If you have a product that you have made, then why not sell it on your website. Perhaps you are a software programmer and have designed an app to help people track stocks on their mobile phone. You could let people download it from your website for a small fee. Maybe your hobby is pottery and you want to sell off some of your work, then sell it on a website. If they are popular, there might be a full-time business for them!

The good thing about this is that compared with selling a product in a shop that has a small customer basis, online you have the world to sell your product to.

Sell eBook

Everybody seems to be writing an eBook these days, so why don’t you give it a try. These have become very popular in the last few years with the introduction of commercial eReaders such as the Apple iPad and Amazon Kindle.

You could write an eBook about almost anything. Maybe you are good at DIY, you could write a book about renovating your house that people might find useful. You can then sell it through the Apple iStore or on Amazon.

Host A Webinar

Webinar’s are basically a live workshop online. People go on to Webinar’s to hear you talk about your specialist subject. This is great for people that live over-seas that can’t get to one of your workshops.

You make money from Webinar’s by charging an individual for a virtual seat on your presentation. They pay to watch you perform your presentation online and they can interact during the process.

Webinar’s can incorporate power point presentations, web-cams, photos, microphones, polls, etc., making them fully interactive with your audience. Questions are usually left till the end of the Webinar, where each viewer has the opportunity to ask any questions that they want to you.

Selling Services

This is often the reason why many people start a website in the first place. You might have a profession in the real world, such as a stock trader, architect, life coach, etc. You could build a website advertising your services to increase your client numbers. Visitors can pay for your professional services through your website and receive your help, as in the previous example this could mean full financial planning and strategies on stock trading.

Improving search Engine ranking

Searching is one of the most frequent activities people do online. Many people will find your site by typing your organisation’s name or words describing the types of services that you offer into a search engine.

To attract new customers who are interested in what your organisation offers but have not yet heard of your business, you may wish to consider search engine optimization.

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