You want to make money from your blog, right? When it comes to the subject of blog monetization it seems like the first two methods that come to mind are usually AdSense and banner ad sales.
Maybe it’s because these methods seem easy. Or maybe it’s because the most popular blogs sell ads.
But the truth is, for the vast majority of bloggers there are other approaches that are far more effective and profitable than selling ads. Creating and selling your own digital products, promoting other people’s products as an affiliate, and offering premium content or a members-only section have the potential to be much more lucrative for most bloggers.
These monetization methods may not be as quick or easy as slapping some AdSense code into your WordPress theme, but for bloggers who are serious about making money, they are far superior.
Over the past couple of years Google has been kind of temperamental. Their search algorithm changes and manual penalties have resulted in massive decreases in traffic for websites and blogs off all kinds. Having diversity in traffic sources has always been desirable, but as the Penguin and Panda algorithm updates have shown many bloggers and website owners, it’s not something to take lightly.
While most of the sites affected have been low-quality sites or those that tried to game the system, some quality websites that weren’t making any glaring mistakes in link building have also been effected. If you want to prevent your own sites from being negatively impacted by future algorithm updates, you should, of course, follow the policies and guidelines that Google has laid out. But perhaps even more importantly, you should take some precautionary steps now to reduce your dependency on Google for traffic.
Here we’ll look at some things you can do so that a decrease in search traffic will not be catastrophic.
By far the most difficult part of making money with a blog is getting noticed in the early stages. You can publish the most interesting and helpful content, but that content needs to be noticed in order to make an impact.
So how do you go about getting people to notice and care about your blog?
There are a number of different strategies that you can use for growing a blog’s audience, and in this article I want to take a look at 7 different methods that I have found to work. If you’re planning to launch a new blog I think you’ll find these strategies to be very effective. And if you already have a blog but getting readers has been a struggle, you can always apply these strategies with your blog as well.
If you follow the blogging or internet marketing niche you know that there are tons of blogs out there publishing content that focuses on this audience.
Some of these bloggers have actually made money, and others haven’t.
Some use a lot of hype, and others don’t.
When you’re trying to learn how you can actually go about making money online it’s a challenge to know who you should listen to. With that in mind, I’d like to point out 10 bloggers that I follow and admire. I admire them for different reasons, but in general they all treat their readers with respect and place a priority on providing the highest quality content possible.
Getting your blog noticed is no easy task. One of the most common pieces of advice given to bloggers and by bloggers is to publish “quality content”. But what if you’re publishing quality content and no one is seeing it? Your content needs exposure in order to be effective.
There a lot of different approaches that you can take to get exposure for your blog. Regardless of which approach you take, whenever you do get a new visitor to your blog you’ll need to make a very strong impression in order for that visit to really matter. If the visitor arrives, skims a blog post, leaves the blog and never returns, the impact of the visit was minimal.
This is where “epic content” comes into play. Publishing epic content can benefit your blog in many very specific ways, and several of them work together to allow you to get your blog noticed and to build an audience.
Being able to earn a living from blogging is a career change that many people would welcome. Creating a blog is easy, anyone can do it. Making money from a blog, on the other hand, is something that most people are never able to accomplish.
You don’t need to have any highly technical skills or incredibly rare experience in order to achieve your blogging dreams, but you will need some dedication. There are a number of different ways to make money with a blog, and all of them will require some work. In this article we’ll take a look at how you can go about deciding on a strategy for monetizing your own blog.