You have a blog, you have traffic, but you’re not making any money. What should you do? Today I’m going to share with you five ways you can monetize your blog. Let’s start off with the easiest one.
Number one, AdSense, it’s something that Google provides, and allows you to put ads on your site. People put AdSense code on their site, you put it throughout your text, your sidebar, every time they click on it, you will make money.
Number two, affiliate programs. Affiliate programs is where you promote a product or service, and you get paid every time you drive a sale. There’s a lot of networks out there that have affiliate offers such as Click Bank, or JVZoo. You can go there to sign up for offers, promote them on your blog, and you’ll get paid every time you drive a sale.
Number three, Sell digital products. From e-books, to courses, there’s an infinite amount of possibilities with digital products. You can even use a service called Kajabi to deliver your digital products to the people who buy it. Now when you’re selling digital products the best way to do it is typically through a webinar. Have people go to your site, register for a webinar, watch, and then some of them will end up buying or becoming leads, or customers, for your digital products.
Number four, sell your own ad space. AdSense, which is owned by Google, is the middleman. If you don’t want to have a middleman you can go directly to the people that should be advertising and get them to buy ads. Sure, most people are going to say no, but that’s okay. If you hit enough people up, someone will buy an ad spot. That way you can keep that middleman fee and you’ll make more money.
Number five, sell physical products. A good example of this is Legion Athletics. They have a blog all about fitness and they sell physical products. Proteins, supplements, vitamins, and you know what? They do millions and millions of dollars a year. They do over $10 million a year, literally, over $10 million a year because of their blog traffic. It’s super effective as long as you’re creating amazing product that people want to buy. Use those five methods and you’ll be able to monetize your blog. If you want, you can use multiple of them.
Some people do ads and they sell digital products. Some people sell digital products and physical at the same time. It’s up to you on what you want to do. I wouldn’t recommend doing all five, because it’s just overwhelming for a visitor, but you can pick one or two, and if you want to go to the extreme you could pick three of those methods and use them all at once..
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