Many people are taking up blogging as a bit of fun in their spare time. You may like writing, or have a burning passion for something. Whatever the reason, you decide to take up blogging for fun. But, these days, you can actually turn this hobby into a job. If you know how, you can start blogging full-time and earning a decent wage. Consider these things if you want to start making money from your blog:
When you’re designing your blog, it always makes sense to accommodate ad space. These are little spaces on your site that you can place adverts. It’s fairly easy to get ads on your site there are many companies out there looking to advertise on blogs. You just have to find an advertising company to set everything up. Google Adsense is the most popular for bloggers. There you sign up and can get designated ads alongside your content. What’s good about this is that you don’t have to do any hard work, Google will find the ads for you.
Of course, you could try your hand at contacting companies directly to place adverts on your site. If you’re friends with a business owner who’s looking to market their business, you could help each other out.
It doesn’t matter how well designed or set up your blog is; you need views. Without people visiting your page, you aren’t going to make any money. You can get a lot more money from adverts if you have plenty of visitors to your site. Companies are more likely to spend big on ad space if your blog has a high amount of views per day.
But, how do you get more people visiting your blog? The first thing you can do is improve the SEO. Make sure you’re writing SEO friendly titles for all your blog posts. You want your blog to appear high up in the Google search rankings. We Are TG like to emphasise the importance of social media marketing too. You have to use social media to get more traffic to your site. Once you’re getting a large, regular, audience, the money will start to come in.
A good way to make more money from your blog is to look for affiliate programs/opportunities. This is where you promote a product/service from a business in exchange for money. It’s good because you know you’re guaranteed to get money from it no matter what. Also, you become affiliated with the company you’re promoting. The only bad thing is that sometimes viewers don’t like posts that are blatantly promoting something. People on the internet seem to get upset when others are making money through promotions. They start to call you a ‘sell-out’. But, there’s nothing wrong with promoting a product if you believe in it!
That’s my tip for affiliate advertising, only promote a product you enjoy. If you get offered money to promote a random thing, that you don’t like, then you’re a bit of a sell-out! Promote things that are relevant to your blog and that you’d use yourself.