You’ve got a blog, an idea, a theme and all the time in the world. You’re ready to grab the bull by the horns and start putting your skills to use.
Your website layout is terrific, the content is chic and interesting, you’ve got all your friends and their moms linking to your blog on their social media pages — but you’re not making any money. Sound familiar?
Well, you’re not alone.
Are you ready to start making money online? Millions of blogs are being written every year. People all around the world are taking to the internet to post about their lives, their interests, and their hobbies. People are also using social media more than ever before to promote themselves and share their lives with the world.
How can a beginner blogger make money and be unique if there are already millions of other people in the world doing the exact same thing? These fears are not unrealistic.
Most beginner bloggers don’t know where to start with their blogs and don’t even know all ways they can monetize their blogs. Before we get into the nitty-gritty of how you can start making money from your blog, let’s look at some stats.
Current Blog Stats: Holy Moly!
Did you know that Tumblr’s cumulative total number of blogs from May 2011 to October 2017 is a whopping 373 million blog accounts? And that’s just Tumblr! There are countless other blogging websites on the internet that people from all across the globe are using.
1. Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate Marketing is something you absolutely have to become familiar with if you want to monetize your blog. It is a way you can make money by promoting certain products or services on your website for a percentage of commission from the sales.
Affiliate marketing is one of the smartest strategies you can use to start earning money from your blog, and should not be overlooked.
Here are 4 tips you can use that will help you earn money from your blog through affiliate marketing:
Choose the right product or service
You start earning money through affiliate marketing when readers (a) click on hyperlinked text or a hyperlinked visual ad you have on your blog and then (b) purchase the promoted service or product. This is why the product or service you are endorsing needs to be relevant to the content on your blog.