How to Make Money Blogging for Beginners

Did you ever wonder why there are so many “how to make money with a blog” articles?

If some people know the magic formula, why are they sharing it with the world and not having it on their own and producing more money?

The response to that is clear. It is every blogger’s dream to get to a stage where they make money online and then share their joy with the rest of the world.

But the Internet has made mainstream blogging, to the extent that as you read this article, there may be over half a billion blogs online. Although income generation isn’t the only reason (or even the best reason) for blogging, there are opportunities for people with a blog to create additional income.

If you’re new to blogging, or have just started a blog recently, congratulations! I hope that your main motivation is to provide your readers with valuable content, because this is how you can develop long-term expert status in your niche.

How to make money blogging?

First things first, telling you that blog profit doesn’t happen overnight is important to me. You’ll need to set up a blog, create an audience that supports you and regularly drive traffic before you can start making a profit. Start by finding a profitable niche market; one where a proven marketplace intersects with your own passions, interests and know-how.

Once you have done this, it’s just about getting visitors on the website, creating your email subscription list, and making money online. Let’s look at some of the fastest, simplest, and most successful ways you can make money with a blog online.

Google AdSense

Adsense is a Google-owned advertising platform, and one of the most common ways for newcomers to make money from blogging.

Basically, you are signing up and allowing your blog to place ads on Google’s ad platform. You can choose where to show, and how many advertisements.

You are either compensated in return when someone clicks on your ad or by the number of views that the ad gets on your site.

What is unique about Adsense is that it displays advertisements important to your users. It means that your readers will see advertising on your site linked to the post. Instead, they may also see advertisements for other items they have never shown an interest in, depending on their browsing history.

You will make a lot of money from Adsense based on your niche and the traffic. The more traffic you produce, the more likely your Adsense earnings will grow.

Affiliate with amazon

Amazon Associates is Seattle-based Amazon.com’s long-established in-house affiliate program–the world’s largest online retailer today. This gives bloggers the opportunity to earn revenue by selling Amazon products on your website— providing visitors to Amazon.com click-through from your blog to make a purchase.

The basic idea of Amazon Associates is you can get a unique tracking link which connects to any product sold on Amazon.com. If someone clicks on your blog link and goes back to Amazon and buys the product, you’ll be credited with the transaction.

There’s a lot of ways to advertise Amazon products on your website. You could include a product list (pulled from Amazon.com) on your blog, write product reviews and connect to the items you support on Amazon, and you can have a recommended resource page on your website; just to name a few.

The one caveat for Associates is that it definitely benefits writers who write a fair bit about merchandising, retail products and shopping. Logically, if the visitors arrive at your website already predisposed to buy, it will improve your performance.

The program works by adding links, icons, or widgets from Amazon (e.g., slideshows, “My Favorites,” “Wish List Widget”) on your websites.

One added benefit is that if someone clicks on a link from your Amazon website and ends up purchasing multiple items (not just the one you’re promoting), then you’d get credit for the whole transaction! Say you’re selling a book on Amazon, the visitor goes to Amazon to buy a book and they end up buying a new TV, a Sony PlayStation, and a few other items while they’re there. You are getting credit for all of the transactions. Not only that, you’re still benefiting from any sales you make from that customer in the following 15 days.

Ebook

The ebook is a great way to make money blogging, if you want to sell your own stuff. It’s also a great way to see if your audience is ready to buy from you or not.

Don’t get mad! The ebook aren’t a novel. You shouldn’t write hundreds of pages. Most of the good ebooks are simply concise but filled with information.

Speak of an ebook as a blog post in lengthier form. You can make an ebook about almost any topic but obviously making it about a topic that’s important to your readers would be wise.

All you have to do is make sure this is a topic that you know well and that you can write about. And of course, it’s an interesting enough topic for your readers to purchase from you.

Many beginners would sell their first ebooks at a very reasonable price. Therefore, selling yours at $7 to $40 mark’s is a good idea. That way, buying is not a huge investment to anyone and you can easily sell it.

So, for you… it’s a huge confidence booster if you make a couple of ebook sales. You think you are on the right course. You’ve got people who want to buy from you-you’re ready to take it to the next level.

Coaching one-on-one

This is one of the fastest and easiest ways you can turn your know-how into money. You are an authority in your niche by the fact that you write a blog and provide information in your market. In many cases, consumers for their business want to get personalized advice straight from the expert.

You should simply put up a page on your blog that provides one-on – one coaching to answer any questions they have, or give them advice at a friendly price.

(Source: thebalancesmb.com and fulltimenomad.com)

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