Welcome to Day 4 and more ways to monetize your blog.
Now, you may think that if you can make a full-time income from sponsored posts or affiliate marketing, then there is no need to worry about ads or other ways of making money. My advice is to take advantage of all the ways you can make money through your blog so that your are covered on the months that traffic dips or there are no sponsored opportunities. Essentially, don’t put all your eggs into one money-making basket.
Let’s look at other ways to make money:
Let’s face it, no one loves ads on their website. It’s annoying when you can’t read an article properly or pop-ups keep jumping out on you. But if I told you that you could make over $1000 a month just from the ads on your blog within a few months, they might not seem quite as annoying!
As a new blogger, your ad network options are a bit limited but I do think it is still worth applying for Google Adsense and placing their ads on your site, even just to get your readers used to ads for when you are able to move to a premium network.
You really have two options when you first get started:
Google Adsense – this is the lowest payer but simple to set up and use
Ezoic – This is a semi-premium ad network that in my experience pays a lot more than Google Adsense but not as great as Mediavine or Adthrive (see below).
Don’t expect to make $1000s from Google Adsense or Ezoic but with a bit of traffic, you should be able to make $10 -$50 a day passively.
You can also consider adding Amazon Native ads to your blog if you are approved for Amazon Associates.
Once your page views hit a certain threshold, you will have many more options and will be able to apply for Mediavine (50,000 sessions a month) or Adthrive (100,000 page views a month).
Once I joined Mediavine, I immediately started making 3-7x a day what I was making with Adsense. Totally worth it!
2. Your Own Products
Depending on your niche, you can develop your own products that you can sell on your blog.
Popular ideas include printable planners, how-to guides in an ebook format as well as services such as mentoring and coaching. If you have a digital product to sell, you can add a free plugin like WooCommerce to your site or use a gateway like Sendowl. (I use Sendowl because it allows me to have affiliates and pay commissions).
You can get paid via PayPal if you have an account.
If you want to make printables to sell on your blog, here is a tutorial.
Now we have covered the best ways to make money from your blog, tomorrow we will look at ways to get the traffic and readers you need to make these methods work.
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