How to make money from blog?
There are a number of ways to make money by starting a blog, but all of them will require one main component: website traffic.
To make money from blog one need to have a website traffic.Once you have traffic, you can make right after that.It don’t care how how skillful of a salesperson you are. If no one reads your blog, you cannot possibly monetize your website.
1: Increase your blog traffic.
2: Implement ways to monetize that traffic.
These are essentially the 2 aspects you need to consider when planning how you will make money from your blog.
How to drive traffic to a blog?
The coming of social media has really been the game changer in the way we carry out business marketing and related activities. Their birth has made custom targeting of prospective customers a breeze. It has enhanced our ability to communicate directly with those we seek to reach.
This is by far the most popular social media website, boasting more than 1.5 billion active monthly users. This platform is particularly great for small business that are looking to advertise products or events.
Yelp is the king of reviews. While it might not be structured like may other social networking sites, Yelp has more than 140 million active users. It is widely trusted and having positive reviews and ratings on the site might actually see you acquire lots of new business.
While it’s no Facebook, the fact that it is a Google product makes it quite attractive. Google has also put in more and more resources into the platform. Its SEO value makes it a must-use tool for any small business.
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Twitter’s value lies in its ability for your posts to go viral. You can use the platform to post your business updates, recent news and more. Hashtags play an important role in building your posts momentum so ensure you use relevant hashtags.
Consider this as your online resume. You can list your business history, core objectives and skill as well as a recommendations from customers. A sound LinkedIn profile might see you win incredible business offers.
This platform helps you to eliminate clutter, highlighting your products and services in a very visual way. While it works best with products, you can still use the website to show business accomplishments such as involvement in charity, travel, parties and so on. Use the platform as a push tool to other platforms such as Twitter and Facebook.
Like Instagram, Pinterest is another interesting visual sharing platform. Pin clickable images that lead back to your website. With more than 100 million users, you don’t want to ignore its marketing power.
Though a bit confusing for first timers, Tumblr is a truly interesting tool that allows you to post videos, photos, chats, audio messages and quotes. You can also reblog your favorite posts.
Foursquare is a location “check-in” service that allows your customers to tell the world that they are in your place of business. They can as well share this info with their friends. Like Yelp, this is a must use platform for all small local businesses.
Besides being the second largest search engine, this site is also owned by Google and so when it comes to search engine optimization, their videos are more likely to appear on Google’s top search results. Use it also as a feedback platform.
Are you an accomplished businessman looking to connect with other industry experts, then you need Affluence. This is more of a private social network where industry experts connect, share information and engage in meaningful conversations.
This question and answer platform allows you to set yourself as an expert in your field. Offer consistent, credible answers and see traffic to your website increase.
.In the long run, writing 1,000+ word articles and targeting long-tail keywords that drive organic traffic will give you the best returns…you can benefit from organic growth without having to invest time in social media promotion or other marketing efforts.
As you can see, roughly 52% of my traffic is organic.
This is nice: I don’t have to do anything to receive these viewers.
Anyway, as of right now, I’m averaging 10,000–13,000 page views per month:
This isn’t a lot (I don’t want to pretend like it is). I’m just starting out.
But trust me when I say that long term organic traffic and SEO are your best friend.
Alright, so you develop some blog traffic. Now what?
Well, you have a few common monetization methods to consider, including:
Personally, I recommend using a mixture of display advertising and affiliate links when first starting out.
By using display advertising networks on your blog (which put banner advertisements on your webpage) you can start earning income based on your monthly traffic.
I’ve used both Adsense and Media.net ads on my blog, and had an approximate RPM rate of $2–$3.
This meant that for every 1,000 advertisement views I received, I’d earn about $4-$5 when combining the 2 ad networks.
This resulted in some pretty immediate income, although I decided to just stick with Adsense for now for the sake of website speed.
I can’t show Adsense screenshots, but here’s a snippet of 30 days of Media ads:
Again, nothing to write home about, but combining this with Adsense results in about $40/month of income.
Now, what about affiliate sales?
There are a number of networks you can use to drive affiliate income, such as:
Personally, I’ve been using a few Amazon Affiliate links and Siteground web hosting links to make money:
Again, nothing major here: I’ve made a bit over $70 between the 2 income streams.
However, this is how earning an income from blogging is at the beginning.
You focus on growing traffic, building an audience, and developing a reputation.
Additionally, you strive to provide VALUE to your readers to give them a reason to come back.
Without traffic, you can’t ever expect to make money on your blog.
Write great content, build a following, and start to implement monetization streams on your blog as you grow.
Within a year, you can definitely start to make a few hundred dollars per month from your blog if you are diligent!
Thanks for reading, and best of luck!