5 Ways To Make Money Online Through Blogging
Whether you are a professional or a student, who doesn’t like secondary income? Of course, you do. So how exactly can you make money in your free time? By selling products door to door? By binge watching commercials? Nah. That’d be hectic. How about if I tell you that you can earn money while sitting on your favourite sofa and enjoying a cup of coffee. As easy as it sounds, blogging is one of the best ways to earn money online. Here are 6 ways to earn money through blogging-
- Monetize with CPC or CPM Ads
The advertising industry has a lot of money on it. People buy what they see. Every company needs a mode to reach its potential customers. To your surprise, it might occur that your blog can act as a mode of an advertising platform for these organizations. This is one of the most popular ways to earn money online. Hence, the first one on our list of 6 ways to earn money through blogging.
There are two types of ads- Pay Per Click (PPC) ads and Cost Per Million (CPM) ads. In PPC, you are paid on the basis of per click. While in CPC, the blogger is paid on the basis of "cost per 1,000 impressions".
The most famous way to earn through ads is 'Google Adsense'. Google's advertising platform lets you simply place banners on your site. Therefore, eliminating the need for direct contact with advertisers. The substitutes for Google Adsense are- Chitika, Infolinks, and Media.net.
2. Include Affiliate Links in Your Content
This is one of my favourite ways to make money on the list. You will soon get to know the reasons. Let us first understand what affiliate links are-
Let us consider a person A. He has a shop and wants to sell his products. He is looking for potential customers.
Now, A is ready to pay a specified commission to anyone who is ready to suggest his products to their customers.
Here comes you- person B. Person B has a blog and a potential monthly reach of 100,000 followers. He sees the opportunity and places one of the links provided by person A on his blog.
Now, every sale person B makes through this link, he gains a particular amount- say 8% - as an affiliate income.
That is how affiliate marketing works. One of the best affiliate marketing ad networks is Amazon Associates. Consider Amazon Associates as person A and yourself as specified above - person B. You can also create partnerships with organizations and businesses.
3. Sell Digital Products
If you are not interested in advertising and think that it clutters your blog then this one is for you. Or you can add this too as your another stream of income. There is no harm in advertising as well a selling digital products n the same blog. Therefore it is in our list of 6 ways to earn money through blogging. Some examples of digital products are-
Your own content like articles, images or videos.
Plugins and themes
Just make sure that these are for the value of your readers. Don't compromise on the quality of your blog for a few bucks. It takes time to build readership. But one careless mistake can end up causing a lot of damage to your blog. Always keep the interests of your readers first.
There are hundreds of ways by which you can make money online. I have just mentioned a few them in my article on Tecuila.com
Now what are you waiting for? Go get your blog going! And tell me in the comments below if you have any suggestions/queries. I'm here to help!