There are so many advantages in owning a blog and one of the most important is to make money from it. Making money from your blog requires a lot of hardworking and we are going to give you tips on how to turn your blog into a money making machine;
1. Know your target readers and post useful content: When creating your blog it is very necessary to the category of readers you want so you can post content that appeal to them. If you want a reader population that consists primarily of teens and young adults, you can post content about music, celebrity news, health, fashion etc that attract them. Your blog can also consist of one subject only e.g a beauty blog, business blog, health blog etc as long as the content is interesting enough to attract readers.
2. Promote your blog: Social media has made things very easy for blog owners. You need to get people to know about your blog. Go online to facebook, instagram, twitter etc. Let people know you, spread the word. As people visit your blog, it will generate more traffic on your site.
3. Monetize your blog: There are so many ways to do this;
i) Advertising: Have you ever visited a website and seen pictures, GIFs telling you about a company or a particular product? Do you know the owners of the blog/website gets paid for these adverts? Advertising is the most common way to earn money from your site. When a blog/website is popular, businesses and companies can pay them to advertise their products and services on their site which is why it is necessary to promote your your site well so you can generate a lot of traffic that will attract these businesse. You can also sign up for Google Adsenense program which automatically displays adverts on your blog from companies who are part of Google’s advertising network. Google collects the money from advertisers and pays you.
ii) You can also create premium content whereby readers have to pay a regular amount ( usually on an annual or monthly basis ) to access the content.
iii) Affiliate links: You can register for affiliate programs on other sites and post the link on your website so each time someone uses your link you get paid a certain amount of money. An example of this is Hostpaddy’s affiliate program that pays $1 for each successful referral.
iv) Offering products and services: You can offer special services to your readers e.g a beauty blogger can offer makeup tutorials for readers or advertise her own makeup line.
As you can see all these depends on how much traffic you generate or how big your readership is that is why promoting your blog is very important. You also need to work hard, always update your readers, do not leave them hanging or they might loose interest and may not busy the blog again. I hope you found these tips useful.