How to earn from blogging? Talk about blogging and this question always comes into picture.
Although when you are starting a blog, earning is the last thing you want to think of. There are so many other factors involved and so much of struggle that earning money comes at a later stage but yes, money is important!
So if you are just starting out and need motivation as to what blogging can do, earning money from it is one of the dream avenues I would say. It always feels better when you read “INR 3,24,000 is deposited in your account from NEFT payment on 28th April 2020”
As a matter of fact, I was reading a blog by Deepak Kakanakraju – my Digital Marketing motivation where in one of his emails he shared a screenshot of the text where some 3,00,000 Rupees where credited in his account and I went nuts seeing that.
Guess what – all of it was because of blogging!
So here we are, in this, trying to explore different ways of you making money from blogging. My intention with this article is to convince and motivate you about the potential blogging has so that you don’t quit blogging like most if the wannabe bloggers do.
So without further ado, lets get on to it!
Can you actually earn from blogging?
If you do it right, there is no limit to your earnings. But this is where most newbie bloggers get stuck. You have to understand that earning money from a blog is actually an exchange of the value you provide to your readers.
And it just does not happen like that – let’s face the reality. Before you even think of making money from your blog, here’s what all is required:
You have to build the authority of your blog
You have to build and maintain an email list of your loyal readers
You have to establish good relationships with other bloggers
You should look to provide value and not have the money making approach
These steps may look too easy to be read but it takes for them to come into practice.
My idea here is not to demotivate you. I want you to stick with your blog for as long as possible and make money out of it. So I am just sharing the reality with you so that you can have the “long term” mindset instilled into you from day one.
Okay, enough of the sheep talk. Let’s see some legit ways to make money from blogging.
Ways to earn money from blogging
- Google Adsense
This is one of the best earning methods over the past many years for many bloggers out there. In fact, Pritam Nagrale – owner of moneyconcexxion.com was actually able to buy a BMW series 5 from his Google Adsense earnings.
What happens here is you let Google place ads at various places in your website like Headers, footers, sidebar etc. Based on the impressions and clicks on those ads, you earn a commission from Google.
- Affiliate Marketing
This is one of the best and most loved earning platforms by a number of bloggers in the current platform. In this, you promote a product or service from a seller like Amazon or any other big online service provider. They give you a unique affiliate link which you paste in your website with the same product you are recommending to the user.
If the user clicks on the links and ends up buying the product, you earn 10-60% of the commissions.
You can join Affiliate Networks like Commission Junction or choose a single Affiliate Program like the Amazon Associates Program to get started. As a matter of fact, the Amazon Affiliate Program is one of the most loved Affiliate marketing programs in the world.
- Selling Online Courses
If you have been into some services for years and believe you have a good experience in it (Example: teaching), you can go ahead and prepare an Online course and sell it to your loyal email list and regular visitors via a structured sales funnel.
Millions of blogs and earning millions by selling their online courses. Make sure you don’t just sell an online course for money. You must provide value in that course only then people will trust you enough to buy from you.
Note: you can either sell your courses on your blogs or there are other course selling platforms like coursera, udemy and Edx that allows Instructors to share their knowledge with the world.
So if you think you have the ability to share your knowledge in the form of valuable content, first build a loyal reader base and they will later turn into paying customers.
- Starting your ecommerce store
The world of Dropshipping and ecommerce are one of the best ways to make money from your blog. WordPress, the suggested CMS platform you should be using to start out, actually gives you a plugin called “woocommerce” which has in-built product description and payment gateways template ready to go – so you don’t really have to do much.
Like I said before, all you need is a proper plan, a loyal followers list and a bit of luck to get things rolling into place.
If you ever dreamt of enjoying your favorite beer on the beach of Miami while money gets credited to your account, blogging is the way to go.
Yes, it requires continuous work on it but there are certain aspects that keep generating money for you on auto-pilot.
So with blogging, you actually get to have your freedom and make money at the same time. You definitely do not need a job if your blog is financially doing well. Imagine – no more cribbing of your boss, no office politics but just peace of mind.
Who hates just a dream?Well, blogging lets you transform that reality!
I hope the tips shared in the blog, especially the 3rd tip will force you to think seriously about blogging and take it up as a full time profession.
Got any questions to ask? Shoot them in the comments!