Do you want to make money blogging? Then you’ll love today’s episode.
My co-host Jay and I share a backstage peek at the realities and opportunities behind full-time blogging.
We describe several strategies behind earning an online income, and debate the pro’s and con’s of each.
We also divulge our own stories — with real numbers.
Here are several strategies for making money online:
#1. Ad Revenue
You’ve spotted websites featuring big, ugly banner ads.
Guess how those work? You get paid a few cents for every click or every thousand impressions. You’ll need serious traffic to make money though these ads. That said, however, plenty of websites sustain that type of traffic, pulling in thousands each month.
You’ll also need to decide whether or not you want something that ugly and distracting to appear on your website. We chat about this in the episode.
#2. Affiliate Partnerships
You can partner with a company, getting a commission from every reader who purchases their product or service.
If you choose this route, follow the Golden Rule: only promote companies that you personally use and love.
#3. Sell a Product, Course, or Service
One of the best ways to make money from a blog is by building and selling your own products, courses or services.
The advantage of this approach is that you control the quality, content and user experience. You’re confident that your audience will be well-served.
The drawback, though, is that this is time-consuming. Jay and I discuss this in depth in this episode.
#4. Freelance writing
Many freelancers use their blogs to find more business.
Freelancers can build a reputation as a great writer on a given topic. They’ll then leverage that reputation into writing for other websites. The blog, in other words, turns into their marketing platform.
Jay and I have both earned $1,000+ for writing a single article, thanks to the reputations we’ve built through our respective websites.
Want to learn more about making money online? Listen to this episode.
PS: Here’s a killer article you shouldn’t miss: Everything I Know About Blogging, Condensed into One Post