Once you’ve established your blog, you may be wondering how you can monetize off it! 🤔
There are TONS of bloggers who make thousands a month – most of it passive income because they just need to put in the initial work to get it set up, and then they continue reaping in the benefits in the months to come.
Whether they’re full-time bloggers or just blogging as a side hustle, that’s awesome income! 💰
I’m going to show you how YOU can do it too.
You can join affiliate programs that relate to your blog niche and make a commission for every sale you help make. Here are a couple places where you can join affiliate programs:
This works well with most blog niches because you can find everything under the sun on Amazon. You can create blog posts and promote specific products. One post idea is “10 Essential Items for New ______” (fill in the blank here…it can be Moms, Photographers, Pet Owners, you get it.)
You can also put general Amazon ads on your blog sidebar and you also get a commission if people click the ad and buy something.
Shopstyle is great if you’re a fashion blogger. They have amazing easy-to-use tools to make a list of products that you can display beautifully as a “Shop the Look” widget. You can include this at the end of your fashion posts so people can refer to what you’re wearing and easily shop for those pieces of clothing.
The awesome thing about Shopstyle is that they pay you for sales AND clicks.
Share-A-Sale has tons of affiliate programs you can join. Just browse their extensive list for partners that would be suitable for your niche and promote them in your blog posts when appropriate.
This would work well for how-to posts and you can recommend some companies that help your audience achieve a specific thing.
This works best for people who write about blog advice. You can recommend self-hosting companies such as Siteground and Bluehost and get a commission when people purchase.
You can sign up for ad programs such as Google Adsense. You place ads in different areas of your website and you get paid for clicks and impressions.
Creating & Selling Resources
If you’re particularly knowledgable in a certain topic, you can bet there’s people out there who need your expertise and are willing to PAY for it!
One of the major sources of income come from selling resources such as e-books, e-courses, one-on-one consulting sessions, etc.
Just think about what kind of resources would entice your audience. If your blog is dedicated to helping people live healthier lifestyles, you can write an e-book on a meal-prep or diet plan. You could also do an e-course with exclusive access to videos of easy workout routines that can be done at home with little to no exercise equipment.
If you have a cooking blog, write your own recipe book! Something like “30 Minute Meals For Busy Moms” or “20 Delicious Vegan Recipes” would sell!
You just have to KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE and what they want.
Another way to make a little moolah is to work with brands to do sponsored posts. Depending on your following size and engagement rate, you can charge different amounts. I would recommend using Social Blue Book to determine how much you should charge for a blog post.
Now that I’ve shared with you some of the top ways bloggers make money, go out there and start earning too! If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment or send me a message and I’ll be happy to help.