Blogging is a fantastic way of expressing yourself creatively online as well as giving you the potential to make a living through the internet. I have a photographer friend, Joshua Manocherian who has been blogging about photography for years and sees some very strong revenue coming in thanks to the popularity of his blog. The beauty of blogging is that you can create content about anything that you love or enjoy and you can form communities from your blog as you connect like-minded people together. If you have a blog, or if you are thinking about creating one, and are looking to one day turn it into a money spinner, here are some ways in which you can make cold, hard cash from your blogging exploits.
The most popular form of making money from blogging comes by way of advertising and if you can amass enough daily traffic to your website then you could be in line to make some good money. Advertising can come in many different forms, it could be that you are paid to write some sponsored content for you blog or you could place ad blocks on the header or sidebar of your website for a set fee. Alternatively, you could utilize pay-per-click advertising options such as Google AdWords which means that you will have a piece of advertising on the side of your site and the more people who see it or click on it, the more money that you make.
Affiliations are mutually beneficial relationship which you will have with another company in your chosen niche that will make you money each time someone buys a product or service from your partner as a result of your recommendation. Let’s say you have a blog about food for example and you are an affiliate with an ovenware store, each item that is bough as a result of your site, you may receive 10% of the sale. This type of partnership helps both you in making money and the other company by way of advertising, very much a win-win situation.
You can use the power of your blog to sell direct items and make some great revenue from this type of website. The products which you sell, whether they are physical predicts or things like e-books and software should always be relevant to the theme of your blog to ensure that you can sell as many units as possible.One thing which many businesses struggle with is to get enough people to their website but in your case, you will be doing this the other way around and you will first attract the people thanks to your blog, then try to sell them something relevant.
If you want to make a strong income from your blog then you should employ a combination of ways to create revenue streams and these three options are the most successful.