Ideas for Blog Monetization

Posted by on Nov 02 2012 | Blog, Blogging

Blogging has gained a religious following among the digital population and has apparently become their new vocation. The potential of a blog is limitless if it has something useful and unique to say. You can also make a decent amount of money from blogging if you  do it the right way. Below are listed some neat tricks which can help you to transform your blog into a rich income source.

1.       Place Ads: This is one of the most common ways to start generating revenue from your blog. You can sign up at Google Adsense or any other another network to get some ads placed at your blog. If your blog caters to a niche audience and has a decent following then you can also sell the ad space of your blog at business forums, online communities and other groups. 

2.       Go Affiliate: Affiliate marketing can generate a fat stream of revenue from sale commissions. You can put up links of products and services that are relevant to your blog. There are various affiliate network programs which you can opt for such as Amazon, LinkShare, Commission Junction and Click Bank.

3.       Paid Reviews: You can post a review of a product, service or a company on a blog and get paid for it. However, you need to be picky about the reviews you post as you might risk losing your blog following if your post irrelevant/false reviews. You can work your way around business forums to find such opportunities or can also try websites such as ReviewMe or PayPerPost.

4.       Donations: Many blogs earn a lot of money just from donations of their followers. If you are providing very useful and informative content, then you can certainly ask for donations. You might be surprised by how generous your followers can be.

 5.       Sell Something: You can always use the conventional method of making money. Sell any product or service that is relevant to your blog. For eg. Sitcom and movie fan blogs make a lot of money by selling merchandise and other collectible items.

Do take into account that any of the methods listed above will only work if you have a decent amount of traffic on your blog. The first step of monetizing your blog is putting up original, interesting and informative content on the blog. If your blog has some substance to offer then only it can be monetized. So, make sure you use the right resources to create impactful blog content.

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4 Responses to “Ideas for Blog Monetization”

  1. Anamika

    This could be a good source of income for people who want to make blogging a serious profession.

    02 Nov 2012 at 2:19 pm

  2. Rohit

    There are many out there for whom making money is THE motivation to blog… I am sure this should help

    02 Nov 2012 at 2:38 pm

  3. shivangi

    The concept of earn while you blog has enabled a lot many people generate income sitting at home…nurturing writing skills seems to be a lucrative hobby then!

    02 Nov 2012 at 8:50 pm

  4. Jyotika

    True, but there must be a strong business model/purpose to support the same, for it to really work.

    03 Nov 2012 at 11:57 am

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