Whether you’re a long time blogger or just getting into this career choice, making money with your blog can be a tedious process. Some people start a blog in hopes that they’ll start making money immediately and be able to live off this new found income. That is not an accurate way to think when it comes to making money with your blog. There are only a tiny amount of people who’ve actually gone into the blogging industry and made an insane amount of income within the first year. Blogging takes hard work, dedication, and motivation. In order to really make money with your blog, you have to let go of all the marketing, sales and other skills you’ve learned in the outside world. Blogging is a whole new ballgame and today I am here to show you some creative ways to make money with your blog.
There are a few different avenues you can take when it comes to sponsored posts. You may learn how to pitch brands directly to make the most money from sponsored posts or you can sign up for many influencer platforms that do the hard work for you and pay you to write good blog content for the brand. There are courses online that you can take to advance your skills in pitching brands directly to take advantage of when you want to use sponsored posts as a means to make money with your blog.
This is a long-standing way to make money with your blog but doesn’t seem to be as popular as it was many years ago. You may offer advertising space for other websites, bloggers, Etsy store owners and brands to name a few places. While advertising space will help you make money with your blog, it’s important to know your stats, the click-thru rates, and similar data in order to really pitch someone ad space on your blog. People will want to know that they’re paying for realistic reach and goals, while you can’t guarantee click-thrus on their ad space, you can compile data to showcase your blog has value.
Pitch Local Places
If you’re working on a travel content series that focuses on places to dine, eat, hike or similar topics and you want to make the most from this content series, you can pitch local places. This is much like pitching advertising space noted above, but a little more niche specific. Many local businesses would love to have you feature them in your content series for a reasonable fee. Take a course on pitching local places or do your research in how to make money with your blog using local resources. Content marketing is huge right now. Many brands are realizing just how well content marketing does for their reach.
Lastly, you can sign up for affiliate sites to earn affiliate revenue by promoting products, services, and brands that you enjoy using every day. This is a really easy way to make money with your blog because most affiliate programs will gladly accept you into their program and help you create compelling content that encourages users to click-thru and buy the product or service. Many bloggers start with affiliate programs and expand to sponsored posts and advertising options.
I hope these ideas inspire you to work harder and focus on some creative ways to make money with your blog. Each of these ideas I shared above may not work for everyone, but in reality, they can work well for the right blog. Think about your mission with your blog and financial goals, then run with some of these creative ideas and enjoy the fact that you can indeed make money with your blog.