Blogging is seen as a very valuable profession. But blogging is not easy, far from it; blogging might be the hardest thing possible if you have doubts about it.
Everyone has heard about blogging and the endless possibilities that come with it. But one thing that people have no idea is how to make money off it.
Maybe you’re a blogger who’s put up dozens of articles and content that readers enjoy, but you still haven’t monetized your content.
No matter in which group you fall in, creating a blog is definitely profitable. But actually making any money off is the real challenge. So that’s why we’ve compiled an article where we will explain to you how to make money from your blog.
Monetize With Ads
There are two types of ads that are most popular with blogs, and those are CPC and CPM ads.
CPC or PPC ads are “pay per click” ads and they usually come in the form of banners that you place in your sidebars. They work in a simple way that every time someone clicks on the ad, you get paid for that click.
CPM ads, on the other hand, are also called “cost per 1,000 impressions” ads because you get paid a fixed amount of money for every 1,000 ad views. A user doesn’t have to click on the ad; he just has to scroll past it for it to count.
The most professional network to place these types of ads is Google’s very own AdSense. If you want to know how AdSense work, you can learn more from CopaHost.
Sell Private Ads
If your website has huge traffic, then advertisers will come to you to place their ad on your website. The biggest thing to understand with this method is that there is no middleman involved, unlike the previous option. You sell the ads on your own rates, which is the ultimate goal for any blogger.
Same as the first option, selling private ads come in the form of banners, buttons, or links. Private ads come in the form of sponsored posts where you write some form of a review of an advertiser’s product or service, and you insert a backlink to that product or service.
Affiliate links refer to affiliate marketing, which is another great option for making money off your blog.
We are going to explain affiliate marketing in a few steps, but it would take a whole article on its own for us to explain every bit of detail.
• An advertiser has a product, which has to sell and agrees with you a commission from each sale coming from your website.
• The advertiser then gives you an affiliate link, which directly takes readers from your website to the buyer’s website where they can purchase the product or service. This affiliate link, or code, is how the advertiser will know that a buyer came from your website.
• You include that affiliate link somewhere in a website post, or blog post, or anywhere on your website. You can do this by including it directly in your content, or through banner ads. Every time one of your readers clicks on it, he is directly taken to the advertiser’s website where he can buy the product. You then get a commission for it.
There are lots of different ways to make money through blogging. But all that you have to remember is to work hard and you will eventually get there. An important note before we end this article; always make sure you blog about something profitable. If you’re going to blog about tomatoes, chances are you won’t get that much traffic on your website.