Blogging can be a very good investment, provided you invest accordingly and appropriately. As many business owners put chunks of money in their respective business so do blogging. Before you start making money through blogging, you need to invest your time and money.
Successful bloggers who earn six figure salaries per month put a lot in their blogs before the blog stars generating income. To me blogging is driven from the inside of me, and that might be a hobby to me.
There are three different types of bloggers; part-time bloggers, a blogger who write contents as a hobby and the full-time blogger.
Part-time bloggers are bloggers who take blogging as a part-time work, they have other sources of income but still blog. In this category, you can blog at night or any other free time you have.
The hobbyist bloggers write what they love and are not quick in earning from their blog but will earn later. They write about their travel stories and what the like most.
The part-time blogger make blogging their main source of income, they may hire freelancers who can help them write quality contents. This group makes a lot of money , mainly a six figure salary. So in which group are u choosing to get the most from your site.
From the above, blog for the best time you have, below are 8 ways on how to use your blog to give you a steady income.
Affiliate marketing involves driving your visitors to online shops and they make purchases. After a visitor makes a successful purchase, you get a small commission depending on the product they bought. Isn’t that easy?
There are a lot of companies out there who are ready to make you an affiliate their partner. For example Jumia is the largest online market in Africa, having operations in more than 5 African countries; Egypt, Nigeria, Kenya etc. They run an affiliate program where they give their affiliate partners commissions starting from 11% upwards on a complete purchase.
Sign up for Jumia affiliate program and start making money, it is absolutely free to sign up for the program.
Another good affiliate program company is Amazon, they have high commissions. Sign up for amazon affiliate program.
Mythemeshop closes my top three best affiliate companies you can partner with, this WordPress themes selling company pays you a commission of 35 – 47 dollars when a buyer buys a theme from your site or your affiliate link.
This makes 70% commission from them, isn’t this a mouth watering deal? They give you a link which you only need to promote. You don’t need a site, you can promote that on your social media handles. Sign up for Mythemeshop.
Another best affiliate marketing partner is Bluehost. It offers $65 for every successful signup from your unique tracking ID. Sign up here for Bluehost
Affiliate marketing doesn’t really require a custom domain, you can use a subdomain as long as you receive traffic, you are good to go.
Create your free blog on blogger and start earning money today. Or use WordPress to do the same work for you. Some web hosts I heard delete these subdomains for a reason or two, the best way is having your own custom domain. Find best web hosts companies in Kenya and register your custom domain.
If you have the passion of writing and also sharing your knowledge this is the right place. You can easily share and sale your ebooks here. Your website can be a very helpful tool to market your ebooks.
You can also choose to use other sites to sell your ebooks if you don’t a domain for your site. these are the sites which can help you sell your ebook ideas:
- Google Play
- Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing
The cons about using other sites to sell your eBooks is that they also earn from a successful sale of each book they sell. Or require a sign up fee, compared to your site you can do all this on your own, I prefer using a domain you own for maximum profits.
Monetizing your blog.
This is how full-time bloggers earn their huge monthly salaries from, monetizing your site is simply renting out your free site’s space to advertising companies, after writing your content you place ads on your site.
Use PPC/CPC ads to earn much from your site, PPC ads are ads that you’re paid after a visitor clicks on them, place this ads on more visible areas like below logo attract visitors to click. There are companies which use impressions, you are paid for every 1000 impressions, you can be paid 0.01 to 5 dollars per every a thousand impressions depending on the country our traffic came from.
These are the best sites to use to monetize your blog;
Having sponsored posts.
This is not like monetizing your site, this is advertising for individual people or corporates, you may drive traffic to their sites, drive customers to their online or even physical shops or even advertise on events and much more.
This is a very good way of advertising because you can get sponsors who can sponsor you or even charge a large sum of amount just for a short time for promoting their content. But this requires a lot of traffic so that your client must have confidence that their products will get to many people.
Guest posting is writing posts to other higher blogs. Since you at least those writing skills, you can write for them and get paid.
You can also try to be a freelancer at
Freelancer and Fiverr where you can post resumes, student proposals and other important writings you can write. Its actually free to register. Hurry up, register and start earning money online.
You can also earn a lot of money from creating unique videos and posting to YouTube.
After posting there you can promote the videos on your site under single post so as when a reader finishes reading your post he can easily see your video. To add videos on your site use WordPress ready-made easy drag and drop widgets or YouTube links.
Selling old staff.
You got that new iphone X and dumped your iphone 8!? One of your users might be more interested in the iphone 8 you almost disposing.
Just take photos of the old staff and post them on your site, am pretty sure one out of 20,000 maybe interested in your staffs. If you don’t have a site use OLX to sell your old staff to people online.
You can also allow visitors to post their old stuff on your site and charge them a small advertising fee.
Promoting your own business.
Do you have a business and want to have more sales?? Then your site is the best platform to advertise. Convert your readers into potential buying customers.
This may not only increase revenue from your third-party partners but also improve sales.
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