How to Make Money Blogging (2018)
Well in 2018, blogging is no longer a hobby project or a part-time thing. It has evolved to become something better — a professional and recognizable business.
There are bloggers and internet entrepreneurs who make enough money to quit their day job and live a laptop lifestyle from the comfort of their home.
Since, the question here is “how to make money blogging?” and not “how to start a blog?”, I would assume that you already have a blog that generates traffic and people know about it.
If you don’t have a blog, read my guide on how to start a WordPress blog with SiteGround hosting — How to Install WordPress with SiteGround Hosting (2018 Guide w/ Screenshots)
You’ll easily be able to follow the steps and start your own WordPress blog in next 10 minutes.
Now that you’ve a blog, there are few important changes worth considering before monetizing the blog (in order to get better revenue and earnings)
5 Important Changes before Monetizing a Blog
- Work on Website Design
- Improve Load Time
- Increase Traffic
- Improve The Quality of Content
Coming back to your question, there are tons of blog monetization strategies used by pros to make money blogging. I have collected 30 amazing ways which can be used by all size of bloggers to turn their blog into a money making machine.
Ready? Let’s get going.
Blog Monetization Strategies with High Earning Potential
These are some of the blog monetization strategies with a huge earning potential. You can scale these to earn as much as you want.
- Google AdSense
- Affiliate Marketing
- Build an Email List
- Create and Sell Your Own Products
- CPM advertising (Cost-per-Thousand)
- CPA Advertising (Cost-per-Action)
- Native Ads
- Audio Podcast Sponsorship
- Start Dropshipping Business Model
- Sell Courses or one-to-one coaching
- Flip Your Website for A Profit
- Sell Your Services
These are some of the widely used and accepted blog monetization strategies but not the only one to stand by.
Blog Monetization Strategies with Good Earning Potential
It is always suggested to never put all your eggs in a single basket. If you’re completely relying on any of the above mentioned ways to make money blogging, do consider at least using one more blog monetization strategy.
If for some reasons, the primary monetization methods doesn’t work, you’ll not go out of business. Here are some blog monetization strategies with good earning potential.
- Banner Ads
- Review Products
- Write Sponsored Posts
- A Custom Coupon/Deal Section
- Popup and Popunder Ads
- Web Browser based Crypto Mining
- Sell Your Custom Theme
- Go for a Subscription-based Model
- Sell Planner and Printable
Blog Monetization Strategies with Low Earning Potential
Apart from these strategies, there are other ones which may not pay good amount, but earning money is also easier. These are mostly focused on beginners with little to no investment.
- In-Text Advertising
- Shorten Links
- Monetize Your Push Notification
- Sidebar Video Ads
- Accept Donations
Blog Monetization Strategies for Mobile Traffic
For those who have a majority of mobile traffic or a website app, here are few ways to make money blogging suitable for mobile visitors.
- Cost Per Install (CPI)
- Interstitial Ads
- Offer Walls
- Sell Instagram Shoutouts
With these amazing blog monetization strategies, you can boost your blog earnings and make $$$ worth boasting to your friends.
The article is a summarized version of my recent post where I shared 30 Blog Monetization Strategies to Make $$$ in 2018.
If you want to see more in-depth knowledge, pros and cons of each strategy, and some extra tips to help you up to a maximum extent, read the article.
Also, do leave a comment and let me know what you think about the post and if there are any changes required.
Warning: The article is 7,500 words long and may eat up your tine while you’re busy exploring the different ways to make money blogging.
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