Are you looking for ways to get paid to blog? If you’re a blogger who wants to monetize your blog or add additional income streams, then this post is for you.
You probably started blogging to make money, but maybe you haven’t made as much as you hoped to. I’m going to show you 20 ways to create or add income streams to your blog.
Here are 19 ways to make money with your blog.
• Write sponsored posts
Sponsored posts—or sponsored reviews—are articles that are commissioned by third parties—usually advertisers or agencies—whee you write your point of view and experience of specific products or services.
Normally, you contact potential advertisers and offer to write a review, or you can also be contacted directly by them.
If you decide to monetize your blog with sponsored posts, make sure to follow the rules and add a disclosure statement at the beginning of the post. Sponsored post networks are a good place for bloggers to connect with advertisers. Below is a list of some of the more popular networks.
Linqua is a sponsored post network that allows bloggers to partner with brands and write posts that feature brand products. You can get paid to write amazing stories about the brands that you love.
Must have a blog and a presence on at least two social media sites
2,500+ social media followers or monthly visitors to your blog or YouTube channel
Post stories to your primary channel at least once a month
Have an RSS feed (blog only)
Be located in North America
2. Blog Dash
Blog Dash is a sponsored post network of over 200 thousand bloggers. Get paid to try new products and share your experience.
Write a biography and add your photo to Blog Dash
Determine your social media presence
Register with log Dash
You will receive emails when a company creates a pitch that may be of interest to you.
3. She Knows
The She Knows network work with sites that appeal to women. You can write sponsored posts, or post ads on your site.
Your blog must be at least three months old.
Commenting must be allowed.
Regularly updated content.
More than 20K page views per month.
A female audience of at least 70%.
4. Blog Meets Brand
Blog Meets Brand is a network that was featured in Forbes, that works with top brands like M&M’s, Walmart and Motorola. I couldn’t find any information on their site about requirements to joun their network other than you need to apply to work for them.
Submit your name, email address and a password to apply.
5. Social Fabric
Create authentic content to promote brands that you love. Choose the platform that you want to work on: blog YouTube, or Instagram.
Reside in the U.S. or Canada
Post content that includes storytelling, original photos and personal experiences
Ability to create content that weaves brand promotion into stories that show the product(s) fit into everyday life
6. Pay Per Post
Pay Per Post has a marketplace where you can search for brands that you want to work with.
Must be 18 years old to apply
Must abide by the terms of the site
Once your blog starts to gain traction, you may have advertisers reaching out to you to write sponsored posts. Make sure to price your post competitively, so that you don’t is out on any freelance opportunities.
• Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing is the process of earning a commission by promoting other company’s products. For every product that you refer and make a sale, you receive a percentage of the profit. The following sites make it easy to get started with affiliate links.
Go on Amazon and look for products that you already know and love and think would be of use to your readers.
You must have a website
Be able to answer questions about your site
Apply online and wait for approval
8. Commission Junction
Commission Junction is looking for websites that focus on one or more of the following: tech, home, style, lifestyle, or business.
10K page views a month
Website must be in English
No software, coupon/deal incentive models
9. Share a Sale
Just sign up and get approved, then pick the offers that you want to promote on your blog. You can use a blog post, email, or social media. Make sure to check for any restrictions from an advertiser before doing a promotion.
Must be at least 18 years of age
Supply a valid tax ID
• Place Ads on Your Site
Placing ads on your website is a great way to earn passive income from your blog. Most ad networks pay in one of two ways, cost per thousand (CPM) or pay per click (PPC). With CPM, you get paid a specific dollar amount for every 1,000 views or impressions. With PPC, you get paid when a visitor to your site clicks on an ad.
10. Google Adsense
Google Adsense is probably the most popular ad etwork with bloggers because it’s the easiest one to qualify for and easy to set up. The earnings for Adsense are usually pretty low, and you earn money every time someone clicks on ad (PPC).
No traffic Requirements
Your blog must be at least 6 months old
You must apply and wait for approval
Powered by Big and Yahoo, media.net is another great ad network that makes it easy for you to qualify.
Have a reeasonable amount of blog traffic
Traffic must come from U.S. or U.K.
Content primarily in English
Mediavine is technically not an ad network, but it works the same way as the ones above. One benefit of this Google certified partner is the private Facebook group for their publishers.
25,000-30,000 page views per month
Cannot use other ad networks
Adthrive is for more established bloggers. The pay is good, but the requirements are high. Adthrive even helps you with the coding and placement of ads.
At least 100,000 monthly page views
Google Analytics must be installed on your site
The majority of traffic must come from the U.S.
14. Sell Digital Products
In addition to advertising other people’s products, you may want to get paid to blog by selling your own products. Digital products require a good amount of work in the beginning, but once they’re created, they can provide a good source of passive income. Here are a few ideas for digital products that you can create.
A printable is anything shorter than an eboo, and is delivered in a digital format over the internet. Some examples of printables are checklists, spreadsheets, workbooks, coloring pages, and photos.
Sell on your site with Shopify or Woocommerce
Design your products or hire a designer on Fiverr
Promote your product in blog posts
If you have a blog, you’re no stranger to writing. Creating an eBook isn’t much different than writing several thorough blog poss. Maybe you even already have numerous posts on your blog that you can organize into an informative book.
A WordPress website
Software such as Canva for designing the cover
WordPress eCommerce plug-in to sell your course
16. Online Courses
Creating an online course is usually a lot more work than creating an eBook, and for this reason, courses tend to sell for a higher price. To create a course, you’ll need to create a lesson and associated materials such as checklists, workbooks, and slides. Some courses have private Facebook groups where students can ask questions and get additional support.
An online course marketplace , learning management system, or plugins or software on your website.
Determine pricing for your course
Promote your course
17. Stock Photos
Set your prices and sell stock photos on your site. Make sure to maintain full control over how your photos are displayed and used.
Good quality digital camera
A portfolio to display on your site
A WordPress plug-in such as Woocommerce to sell your photos
18. Sell Services
Get paid to blog by selling services; it’s one of the fastest and easiest ways to make money with your website. Create a “hire me” page to advertise your services. Here are some of the services you can provide:
19. Freelance Services
Many bloggers work as freelance ghostwriters for other blogs or companies in their niche. Writing is a great way to supplement your income while your blog is growing and clients can see samples of your work on your site.
Create a “hire me” page on your site with a list of services that you offer
Choose a Wordress plugin or software for invoicing clients
20. Coaching or Consulting Services
Offer advice, strategy, accountability, and guidance to your clients. Provide one on one help to people who are trying to ahieve the sae level of expertise as you.
Create a page advertising your services
WordPress plug-in that allows clients to request quote or schedule appointments online
A WordPress plugin or software for invoicing clients
I hope that you were able to find some ideas in this article to help you monetize your blog. If you have a way to make money from your blog that I didn’t list, please let me know in the comments.
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