If you have a blog that generates at least 10,000 monthly unique visitors, then it is relatively easy to monetize and create a steady revenue with it. However, a challenge comes if you want to monetize a blog that receives relatively low visitors per day. No matter which stage you are in your blogging, making money with a blog, be it as a hobby or a business, such as a towing service blog, it is possible.
Here are some practical ways you can use to make money with your blog.
Monetize with CPC and CPM Ads
One of the easiest and most effective ways for bloggers to make money is by placing ads on their sites.
First, we have CPC/PPC Ads – which are cost per click and pay per click ads, that are banners that you place on the sidebar or on your content. Each time your blog visitor or reader clicks on the banner ad, you are paid for that click. The second type of banner is CPM Ads – which are cost per thousand impressions. These are ads that you for a fixed amount of money that is based on how many people view your ad. The most popular network for placing these ads is through Google AdSense.
Selling Private Ads
When it comes to selling ads, you can work privately. If you have enough traffic on your site, advertisers may come to you directly and ask you to place their ads on your site. Additionally, you can contact advertisers yourself. There being no middle man between you and the advertisers, you can benefit the most by setting your ad rates. Private ads can take the form of buttons, banners, and links.
Including Affiliate Links
You can include affiliate links in your content. Affiliate marketing is a very good way of making money from your blogs. When advertisers have products to sell, you reach an agreement to be paid a percentage of sale or commission for each sale they make, if the buyer is coming from your site. They will give you an affiliate code that tracks all the buyers coming from your site. You can utilize the use of affiliate marketing through networks such as Amazon Associates.
Sell Digital Products
If you don’t intend to advertise other people’s products on your site, you can consider selling your digital products. You may sell products such as eBooks, online courses, workshops, images, videos, apps, plugins, themes, among others. You need to choose one avenue that is very relevant to the type of audience you have for your site. Listen to your readers first before you can create a product for them, and not the other way round.
Additionally, you can use your blog as a content marketing tool for your business. In this way, you would think of a blog as a content marketing tool that drives visitors to your business website. Let’s take an example you sell refurbished phones from your home, you could use your blog to attract visitors to your site where you list your current phones form sale.