When talking about blogging, the first thing everyone wants to know is: How much money can I make with a blog? Well, how about $1,000 a month?
Some of you may be rolling your eyes right now because obviously it’s impossible for someone to make $1,000 a month from a WordPress blog. At least, that’s what you think.
According to Neil Patel, you can easily make over $100,000 a month with your blog if you generate enough traffic (roughly 1,000,000). But, you don’t have to aim that higher. Start with a more attainable goal like making $1,000 a month.
So, how exactly are you going to do that? Let’s find out.
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Sell Digital Products
Selling your own digital products is the best way to earn a pure income through your blog. Whether it’s an eBook or a mastermind course, offering exclusive access to your own premium content will allow you to generate a constant income stream directly through your blog.
Of course, it takes a lot of work to develop a quality product to sell. And you also have to spend some time building a reputation before promoting yourself as an expert in your field. But, it’s more effective than selling advertising space on your blog. That’s how expert bloggers like Yaro Starak make millions every year.
If you consider yourself an expert in a field and have experience that you can share with others, you can use your WordPress blog to start a business.
For example, let’s say you’ve been working as a graphic designer for a few years. Now, you can use your blog to offer a private consultation service to help newcomers get started in graphic designing or teach them how to become a freelance graphic designer.
There are many bloggers out there that make money by offering different types of services, such as consulting, coaching, private tutoring, setting up blogs, content writing, and much more.
If you don’t have enough time to create your own products or coach young minds, Affiliate marketing is the next best way to make money online.
This method involves you promoting other people’s products and services through your blog. You write articles telling your readers about how good these products are while including a unique affiliate link to that product page. When someone buy the product after visiting the page through your link, you receive a percentage of the sale.
Almost all popular online stores and services, such as eBay, Amazon, Hostgator, GoDaddy, ThemeForest, all have affiliate programs that allow you to promote its products to earn some money on the side.
Sponsored reviews, or paid articles, are the posts that you get paid to write about a product.
Once your blog gets popular enough and starts to generate a lot of traffic, third-party businesses and companies will approach you to write about their products and they will pay you for your time and publicity.
Or you can even contact brands in your field to let them that you are open to promote their products on your blog. This is also a great way to get access to premium products for Free.
Yes! You can actually run your blog on donations, without ever showing ads, and make a living. Don’t believe us? Then go have a look at the Brain Pickings blog.
Brain Pickings is a high-quality blog that receives millions of visitors every month and it never show a single ad to its readers.
Providing readers a more exclusive experience without annoying ads popping up everywhere will not only enhance the quality of your content and brand but will also encourage your readers to make donations to support your blog.
Registering with a service like AdSense to sell advertising space on your blog is the easiest way to make money, but we included it last in this list for a reason.
In order to make a profit with a program like AdSense you need to generate a lot of clicks on the ads and that requires bringing in a large amount of traffic to your blog every day.
This will pressure you to focus on quantity rather than quality. It may work for blogs like Huffington Post and Mashable because they have thousands of contributors writing content every day. But a blog run by a single person should focus on creating informative and evergreen content that are helpful to readers.
Even though, in due time, your blog will start to generate plenty of traffic. Then you can consider selling advertising space on your blog.
Another important thing to remember is that you should never blog for the sole purpose of making money. Aim to educate your readers, help others, produce informative content, and eventually, the money will come knocking at your door.
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