One question that bloggers often hear is, “How do you make money blogging?” There is no one answer for this question. In fact, there are a number of ways bloggers make money.
Using Other Blogs
Writing tutorials, and placing them on various blogs (including your own) is a great way to generate traffic, capture emails, and get paid subscribers. Those in your niche are more inclined to visit pages where they will learn something new about their market. Give them short tutorials that lead them back to your blog.
Bloggers know that the success of their blog is heavily dependent on their reputation. Gaining reputation, and becoming an authority in your niche takes time and effort before any cash begins to flow in.
To add subscribers to your list you are going to have to offer potential clients something for free. Whether you give them a free sample product, or a free eBook filled with your articles, depends upon your market.
In exchange for their email, you offer people something valuable for free and they will willingly join your list.
Most bloggers start off by getting people to pay them to put ads on their blog pages. Advertisers are looking for blogs that already generate a fair amount of traffic. Ads are nothing without daily traffic.
Products For Sale
Established bloggers will often sell their own products or services related to their niche. eBooks are always good sellers if the blogger shares his specialized knowledge. Bloggers may even sell affiliate products, earning a commission on sales.
Offer people extra benefits when they subscribe to your blog. Subscribers get extra content and you get paid X amount of dollars – per subscriber – each month.
Normally, a few members may cancel every month. However, if you constantly promote your blog, your membership rate should continue to increase, even with monthly cancellations.
Some niche markets are just perfect for creating online courses. If you can fulfill this need, do so in order to generate revenue. Teaching people what you know is the whole purpose of having a blog.
Why not plan a class or two to teach the basics and beyond?
The most successful bloggers will use all of these methods in some way. This ensures continued success, while generating income. Most of these are long-term propositions that don’t generate much money upfront. The profit comes in after the long haul.
Why Blogs Exist
All blogs exist for basically the same reasons:
– get people familiar with your brand
– teach people about your products or services
– teach people tips and tricks within your niche market
– establish yourself as an authority in your niche, getting people to know, like, and trust you
– hopefully become the ‘go-to’ person within your particular niche.
The most important part of a successful blogging campaign is to get people to “know, like and trust” you. It’s been said that people need to see something at least seven times before they think about making a purchase.
Sharing content on other blogs is a great start to making money from your own blog. It is all the work in between writing those first content articles, and generating a nice income, that takes the most time and effort.
Making money as a blogger can be a profitable experience: it all depends upon how much you are willing to put into every aspect of blogging.
I confess, I am obsessed with getting online results. That’s because after years of frustration trying to make a steady income online, I’ve discovered a few basic, time-tested “secrets” the gurus have used for a long time, that practically guarantee success.