Blogging – 6 Tips on How to Make More Money With Your Blogs
Every day more and more blogs are created online. Unfortunately lots of these blogs make little if any money even though they contain lots of great informative content. A couple of the main reasons for this is that they either have very little traffic or the blog owner has not monetized their blog. If you want to make money with your blog then both of these factors are very important. Once you get traffic to your blog you need to optimize it so that you can make money.
Here are six tips on how to make money with your blog.
1. Sell Advertising Space.
Selling advertising space on your blog is great because you can get a regular income per month once you have set it up. If your blog gets lots of traffic then it is fairly easy to sell ad space. People have even been known to ask to advertise on some blogs. However if you have a new blog then ads like AdSense are a good alternative way of earning money from your advertising space. AdSense is free and now has ads that are well targeted to the content of your blog. Basically with AdSense you get paid when people click on your ads as opposed to selling ad space where you get paid for having a certain ad in a certain place for a certain period of time.
2. Advertise Your Products or Services.
Yes that’s right market your products or services on your blog. It is amazing how many blog owners do not use their blogs to directly market their products or services. Just because you use your blog to voice your opinion to the world does not mean you should not market your products on it as well. If you write informative posts and people read them then you should also look of creating customers out of these people. If you do not have your own products then think about what you can offer your website visitors that may be of interest to them. Remember most people go online to either find out information or to solve their problems.
3. Ask for Reader Support in the Way of Contributions.
After all it does cost your money, time and effort to keep your blog full of good informative content so why not ask for support to keep it going if people like what you have to offer them. If your readers become loyal to your cause or like reading your information many of them will be thinking about ways in which to repay you. So add a contribution box to each page of your blog.
4. Sell Other People’s Products or Services.
Monetize your blog by offering your readers affiliate products or other people’s products that compliment your blog content. Use products from Clickbank, PayDotCom, Amazon or Commission Junction all of which have free affiliate programs. Consider writing and submitting articles to article directories about your blog and the products you recommend so that you get paid a commission when someone buys what you are offering on your blog.
5. Communicate With Your Blog Visitors.
Once you have a following on your blog for example via RSS feeds then use your blog to regularly communicate with these subscribers and as well as any new readers. The more people know about you, your business and your products then the more likely they are to refer others to your blog.
6. Regularly Update Your Blog.
You need to give your readers a reason to come back to your blog so what better way to do it than to regularly update it with fresh and informative content. Regular blog updates also help you rank higher in the search engine results for your keywords which means more organic traffic to your blog as well. RSS feeds also bring people back to your blog when you add new content so encourage people to sign up to them by having a prominent RSS feed button.