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42 Hyper-Profitable Ways To Monetize Your Blog

So... You want to know how to monetize a blog ?

Right on! You're in the right place...

Your blog is one of the most powerful ways to create an online income, but only if you monetize it right.

In this post, you're going to discover 42 powerful, proven and predictable ways of monetizing your blog, starting today.

How Do I Monetize My Blog?

monetize my blog

Just like starting your blog requires some thought, monetizing your blog all starts with making a plan, committing to it, and executing on that plan...

  • Who are you serving?
  • What problems do they have?
  • How can you best provide a solution to that problem?...

There are a ton of ways of monetizing your blog, which you'll discover in this post, but it's all about understanding which ones best suit your audience and your business.

In almost every case, the trick to make money blogging means creating a ton of awesome content, not boring pieces of content that makes people fall asleep while reading it.

Learning how to brainstorm and produce amazing content that your audience loves to consume, share, consistently, making sure your content is providing solutions to your readers biggest problems is the quickest way for you to establish yourself as the expert in your marketplace.

So with all that being said, let's dive in...

My Top 10 Picks:

1) Affiliate Marketing

affiliate marketing

Becoming an affiliate marketer can be extremely lucrative. There are affiliate marketers literally making thousands of dollars a day, and they never have to create a single product, sales letter or deal with any support tickets.

It's the easiest and quickest way to start earning an income online because you don't have to do any of the heavy lifting. You just have to find the customers, and your blog is going to do that for you through your amazing content.

How to monetize a blog with affiliate marketing

Most affiliate marketing products offer 60% + commissions and as high as 90%, which is incredible when all you have to do is send them traffic from your blog.

In order to monetize your blog with affiliate marketing you need to be accepted into an affiliate marketing program. The great news about affiliate marketing is there are affiliate products you can earn commissions from in just about any industry or niche you can imagine and you can get signed up and start promoting an affiliate product within minutes…

An affiliate marketing program is a company that mediates between affiliate marketers and products and services they can offer to their audience.

These affiliate marketing networks have an unending supply of products you could promote and earn commissions with each sale:

  • CommissionJunction
  • ClickBank
  • Amazon Associates (better for selling physical products)
  • ShareASale
  • ClickBooth
  • Rakuten Marketing
  • GlobalWide Media

If you'd like more information regarding how to be successful with affiliate marketing, watch this full course now on YouTube to learn everything there is to know.

2) Write And Sell An eBook

If you're trying to monetize your blog and monetize your knowledge, one of the best ways to do just that is to create an eBook.

An eBook is a great product to create because it's fast to create for you and even faster for your customers to consume.

Your eBook can act as the next step from your blog content. Two quick ways to create a eBook would be like this:

  • Pick your most popular post, and go deeper into the subject. Really expand on the knowledge you give and give more. You know your audience loves the subject, now you are just giving them more of it. You're scratching that itch further for them. They will appreciate it!
  • Curate all of your top posts into one easy to read eBook. You're really selling time here, as you are saving your audience the time and effort of scrolling through your website trying to find your best content. If you create an ebook saying "My 10 Best Post On XYZ', if it acts as a solution to your audience's problems, they will buy it.

3) Offer Coaching or Consulting

This is something My Wife and I have successfully used in our business. Being able to offer your audience a hand holding experience where they get to work a little closer to you, maybe in a personal one on one or group coaching environment, can provide your customers with the added help and guidance they need.

Your coaching or consulting should provide a fast track to their solution. By working with you personal, you'll help them achieve their results faster than they ever would trying to make sense of it on their own.

A service like this will often have the biggest impact on your customers.

Cost, pricing and timings come down to who you are and the niche you're in. But with coaching or consulting, almost 100% of the profits go straight into your pockets because it doesn't require anything other than you and your time to deliver.

I can 100% guarantee you that there is something out there that would be desperate to pay you for your coaching or consulting.

4) Membership Websites

membership websites

Selling membership is something My wife and I are currently doing successfully, and is an amazing option for you to add recurring revenue into your business.

You can get customers to pay you every single month, automatically, by offering members access to exclusive content and/or resources.

In fact, it's one of the most popular business models across a number of different industries...

Email marketing companies provide their service on a monthly membership model...

Streaming sites like Netflix provide their service on a monthly membership model...

So if you are looking for a way to generate recurring income, building a membership site could be the perfect option for you to start making money from your blog.

5) Selling Services

If you are a coach, consultant, agency owner, etc, this could be an incredible place for you to start, and the easiest place to start as well.

You can build a website advertising your services, and people can buy time from you either on a one time basis, maybe an hour of your time, or they can pay you every month for personal access to you and your knowledge.

6) Create and Sell Access to Online Courses

online courses

Courses are huge these days.

They are an incredible option to monetize a blog and start making money with your audience. You can charge a monthly fee and drip the content out to them bit by bit, or you can charge upfront and release the whole course immediately....

Whichever you choose, it is very popular and very lucrative for the course creator if it is the right information, presented well, and for the right audience.

Important note* Your course material must be your best stuff and you must not charge for material that can be found elsewhere for free. There is nothing wrong with you making. a healthy profit creating and selling courses, as long as you are creating massive value for your buyers.

There is extreme demand for online courses. Sites like Udemy allow you to sell your own course to their large and established audience...

But another option you have is setting up the course on your own site using platforms like Thinkific, or Teachable and selling access to it.

Creating your own online course will take some time. You will need to research your topic, structure the outline of the course, film the videos and then build out the online course inside Thinkific, Teachable or in fact Udemy...

But the income potential from online courses is staggering and something you definitely invest time in.

Here are a few site you can host your online course with:

  • Udemy
  • OpenSesame
  • Digital Chalk
  • Pathwright
  • ProProfs
  • Course Merchant

You can sell your online course through webinars, VSL's, even your blog posts, and banner ads. Then the best way to get eyes to your off is to Facebook marketing to the blog post.

7) Launch Your Own Affiliate Program

If you sell your own products, adding an affiliate program is a way to exponentially increase sales. Getting affiliates to promote your product for you and generate you sales for a commission is one of the fastest ways to make money and grow your online business.

This is a great option if you don't have a large budget for marketing your products yourself.

8) Use It To Freelance

This is hands down one of the quickest and best options to generate some hard cash to cash flow you while you build your blog, if you actually have first-hand knowledge of the things you are sharing, rather than spitting out stuff verbatim that you pinched some somewhere. You see, reading something and truly understanding something is totally different, but assuming you know what you're talking about, you'll no doubt get some offers of work coming in your direction.

You'll do especially well in this area if you blog about any and all of these:

  • Marketing
  • Blogging
  • Health and Fitness
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Advertising
  • Development
  • Design

And there are plenty more I'm sure but that's all that comes to mind right now.

So moving forward with this, you could launch your own business freelancing by using your blog as a platform or to showcase your portfolio right there on your blog.

9) Podcast

A great way to monetize your blog and drive more traffic is publishing your very own podcast. When you create a popular podcast, you will attract sponsorship deals from companies willing to pay you money for exposure to your audience...

The only thing you will have to do is mention the company during a podcast and they will often pay you thousands of dollars just to do that.

Most YouTubers make their money by doing this as well.

10) E-Commerce

The E-Commerce business model has skyrocketed in popularity. It's a quick way to start selling other peoples products online, while make a healthy profit.

Here are some great resources for getting your own E-Commerce store set up:

  • Shopify
  • BigCommerce
  • Highwire
  • Magento
  • osCommerce
  • DPD

Additional Great Ways to Monetize A Blog

11) Sell Ads

sell ads

Another popular way to earn money from your blog is to sell advertising space, usually via banner ads, blogging infographics, or sponsored emails.

You can sell these manually on your site but it will be much easier for you to use a network that will automate this process. Here are a few for you to look at:

  • BuySellAds
  • BuySellAds Pro
  • OIO Publisher
  • WP AdCenter
  • AdSanity
  • AdPress
  • Banner Manager Pro
  • The Deck
  • Carbon
  • Fusion Ads
  • Yoggrt
  • Smaato

This type of monetization method will be more practical for you once your blog is getting a good amount of traffic. If it is already, then go for it!

12) Contextual Advertising

Another way to make money is by adding ads on your site, but this time placing these ads within the content of your pages. Tools like Google Adsense are perfect for this . Here are a list of sites that will help you do this:

  • Google Adsense
  • Infolinks
  • Kontera
  • Result Links
  • Yahoo Bing Network Contextual Ads
  • Clicksor

The reason why this can work well is because your audience will be seeing these ads while reading your great content, and when you help people they are more likely to take an action with you... It's called the law of reciprocation.

So if your content is helping them, they will be more likely to click on the ads on your site that are relevant to the post. Many bloggers make amazing side money with just this one tactic.

13) WordPress Affiliate Plugins

If your site is built with WordPress, there are plugins that can help make setting up your affiliate program completely effortless...

  • Affiliates (free)
  • Affiliates Pro ($59)
  • WPMU DEV Affiliates ($19/month)
  • Affiliate Royale ($85)
  • Magic Affiliate ($89)

14) Premium Content

premium content

Selling premium content is the natural next step from your blog and a great way to make money online. You could create gated blog posts that provide greater information than your regular posts.

Here are a few tools that will help you sell premium content:

  • Pivotshare
  • Piano
  • Cleeng

If you love creating content for your blog, this is a great option for you. Get started with it now!

15) Sponsored Content

Sponsored posts & reviews were a very popular way of earning money from your blog a few years ago, but are maybe not used as much now...

However, that doesn't mean they aren't still an effective way to make money. Here are few options to make money from publishing sponsored posts and reviews:

  • PostJoint
  • SponsoredReviews
  • SocialSpark
  • Izea

Selling sponsored posts doesn't take much hard work and is an easy way to make money on your blog, especially if you have good traffic coming to your site. Marketers will pay a lot of money for traffic and attention from your site.

16) Promote Your Web Host

Now this could be a nice juicy one so pay attention!

How about promoting your web-host? There is some serious potential moolah in this particular tactic my friend and you should most definitely grab your piece of what is a very, very big pie!

This really is one of the finest examples of how to do affiliate marketing well and make some serious income as a result.

Pat Flynn makes no bones about the fact that he made a whopping $37, 650 in February 2015 from promoting his web-host who happened to be BlueHost. But even in his first year out of the gate which was 2011, he managed $7,000 a month so it is very doable for anyone who is committed to taking actions and getting it done.

So why don't you start doing the same? Setup an affiliate account with your web-host if you don't have one already and get busy... You'll be glad you did! πŸ™‚

If you are looking for hosting companies, here are a few inexpensive ones to consider:

17) Write Product Reviews & Blogging Assignments

product reviews

Do you know of any products that fit your niche and can help your readers?...

Are there any books, online courses or tools that would benefit them?

If so, you should write a review about it and promote the product via your affiliate link.

If you make the post as informative and as helpful as possible that will do nothing but increase the likelihood of your readers clicking through to your affiliate link and purchasing the product.

Also, when looking to know how to monetize a blog, blogging assignments can be a great way to make some money online from your blog, while connecting with brands in your niche.

When it comes to blogging assignments, it's not about who you know but rather who you've helped.

The assignments can come in three main forms:

  • Events: Attend an important event in your industry. Write about it and get paid.
  • Reviews: Get early access to new products in your industry and write about them.
  • Affiliates: Join an network of affiliates, and get paid to write about newly released products as soon as they are available

18) Designing and Selling Templates and WordPress Themes

If you are a bit more technically advanced, and have the skill sets to design and code, an extremely good option for you could be designing and selling website templates, and WordPress themes.

There is a never ending supply of people who need websites and the WordPress themes market is always growing. Give it a go if this fits your skill sets.

19) Amazon Affiliate Sales

If selling physical products, like books and appliances, fits the niche better, it's worth looking into Amazon Associates.

You can write review posts for different products and embed your affiliate links throughout the post or you can post a banner image on your site that also pushes people to your affiliate link.

Here's a few examples of how you can use Amazon Associates:

Run a blog about microphones? Promote your favourite microphone...

Run a blog about running? Promote your favourite shoes...

Run a blog about books? Promote your favourite book...

It's really that simple.

20) Promote A Relevant Service

Becoming a referral partner for a local business could be an extremely effective way to make more money from your blog traffic.

Local businesses are always looking for new business, and if their service fit's your audience and you feel they can help your audience, then why wouldn't you promote their service to your audience.

Local businesses will be more than happy to give you a percentage of every person who signs up to their service because of you.

21) Paid Mastermind Groups

Promoting mastermind groups is a perfect match for monetizing your blog.

Masterminds are strictly for the most committed people in your audience, and it allows them to work closely with an expert to move their business forward faster.

You can provide this through personal face-to-face group sessions over a long weekend or through a membership site that they have access to you through.

Masterminds make great subscription services.

Building your own mastermind has a bunch of benefits for you as well:

  • Content creation: You can survey your audience to find out exactly what they want help with.
  • Evangelists: If you do a good job of helping your audience, you'll find they'll start promoting your blog for you.
  • Instant customers: With a mastermind full of people who love you stuff, when you create new products and services, you are going to have people snapping your hands off to buy it.

Pricing for masterminds can vary heavily. If you want a small mastermind group but provide a greater level of personal input, you can charge a higher price. However, if you are looking for numbers, charge a lower price.

22) Promote A Membership Site

promote membership

If you don't want to make your own membership, you should try promoting someone else's membership in order to earn money from your blog audience.

This is another great way to earn affiliate income, and could help you make a few extra dollars per month.

For example, Upwork - the freelancing site - are willing to pay $50 for every lead you send them, that converts into paid work for someone.

So if you know someone who is looking to hire, you can refer them to Upwork, and earn yourself a nice commission.

Find a site that is relevant to your niche and promote it.

23) Hold A Live Online Workshop & Sell The Recordings

Do you have an existing audience of people? This is going to work well for you...

You can create a live workshop or webinar that provides specific and unique answers to your audience's biggest, most burning problem.

People will happily pay for premium webinars or workshops that provide way more value than the free ones.

If you do decide to run your own online workshops, another good idea would be to record your workshops and then sell those recordings to the people who weren't able to attend the live events.

You can sell this over and over again... Something we call an 'evergreen' product, and it can help you earn passive income.

You can also take your recording and do a couple of different things with it:

  • Create an online course. You sell access to your recording via an online course very much like Udemy, but instead you can use your own site with Thinkific or Teachable.
  • Provide packages. People could either purchase the workshop for $99 but if they would like to receive a months worth of email coaching added on, that would be $149
  • Transcribe the workshop and sell the pdf as an easy to download eBook.

There are many things you could do to make money with your recorded workshop.

There is a ton of value for both you and your audience.

This will work particularly well when you have a good following, even just 1,000 subscribers. You will get incredible results from this.

24) Create Product Bundles

By creating a product bundle, you are essentially just creating a bigger and better offer for your audience...

That's it explained simply.

Rather than just selling one eBook at $27, why not throw in a mini video course and a workbook for Β£97.

Here are some other things you can bundle together:

  • Courses and eBooks
  • Physical products like t-shirt and trouser combos
  • Services & consulting

25) Add a Job Board to Your Website

Another way to start making money when you start a blog is creating an industry-specific job board on your site, and charge companies to post a job listing targeting your blog audience.

These plugins and themes are the best way to get this started:

  • WebJobs
  • WPJobBoard WordPress Plugin
  • Jobify WordPress Theme
  • 9to5 WordPress Theme

26) Designing and Selling Stock Graphics

stock graphics

Another way of making money with your blog is to sell your stock graphics (PSD files, logo templates, vectors etc)...

This is of course for those of you who are skilful graphic designers of course.

Marketplaces like GraphicRiver, Creative Market, and major stock photo sites like iStock allow you to sell your own work to their large audience....

Which is super cool!

The only negative to this is the fact that you will have to share a part of your revenue with the marketplace. These revenue shares vary from marketplace to marketplace...

Creative Market offers 70% of each sale to the designer.

But you must make sure you do your own research.

Now, you won't make as much money when selling your designs via these marketplaces, but you gain access to their large audience of people.

The alternative option would be to sell your designs on your own blog and marketing them via social media...

There are a lot of designs making a fortune from marketing on social media alone.

27) Creating Fonts and Selling Them On Your Blog

Another option for you designers out there is selling your fonts. There is a huge demand for new fonts in the designing industry and that demand never goes away.

These are easily sold via your website, through marketing them on social media.

28) Renting Space For Adverts

If you've got a steady flow of traffic coming to your blog every month, a great way to create passive income month to month is by selling advertising space.

This can be set up as a one-time offer for a set amount of time or you can have subscription service.

The more traffic your blog gets and the more engaged your audience is, the more you can charge for advertising space.

People will always pay for advertising space.

29) Recommended Products & Books

products and books

Have you just written a blog post about 'how to make money with affiliate marketing? Recommend an affiliate marketing platform like ClickBank to your audience at the end of the post...

Written a post about social media marketing? Recommend a social media marketing course.

That's the simplicity of recommending products to your audience via incredibly valuable content.

The more helpful your post is, the more likely they will click on the link you gave them, and purchase the products!

This is the exact same formula when recommending books. You can use Amazon Associates to get affiliate marketing links to their top books and earn commission.

You can make good money per month from doing this.

30) Donations

Look, I know it might sound like a bit of a 'cap in hand' approach and I swear I could hear you swallowing so loud you sounded like you were trying to get down one of those triple decker 'Scooby Snacks' in one go LOL!

But, let's get real here for a moment...

Your blog is delivering a great value service to people who want what you have to share and really enjoy it, and if only that were all it took to put food on the table and pay the rent right? It's not uncommon for blog owners to find it difficult to make money from their efforts, especially if their blog is more artistic and less practical in nature. But making money is not a bad thing.

It actually amazes me just how many people out there feel ashamed about the idea of how to monetize a blog, as if they were considering making a deal with the Devil himself or some such nonsense!

Let's get this straight, there is nothing wrong with asking for donations from those folks out there who digest and appreciate your work and get it all for free to boot. So if someone throws you some change that gets you a cup of coffee from Starbucks, feel good about that, it means someone appreciates who you are and what you do.

At the same time, the reality is that it is unlikely that you will ever be able to rely on this type of income as your sole income because to be truthful, it will probably be a cold day in hell before it ever amounts to enough for that to happen... Hmmm, there's that Devil thing creeping in again!

You can make a reasonable income yes, but it ain't going to make you rich...

Capiche? πŸ™‚

31) Create Plugins or Addons


If you are a coder rather than a designer you may find more success selling plugins that you create for WordPress etc on your website. You could even create extensions for Google Chrome Store. The market for WordPress plugins is freaking huge! ...

... Bloggers will pay you for tools you create that can either make their lives easier or give them a competitive advantage, every day of the week and twice on Sundays!

32) Sell Your Website Theme

Ok, before we get stuck into this, please tell me you have your blog on the WordPress platform right?

If not, then you should for a variety of reasons not least of all because WordPress is particularly search engine friendly and you will find getting good SEO rankings much easier on this platform. This is probably grounds for another article at another time and I have plenty of videos explaining the should and should nots in this area that I'm not going to waste any more time on it.

Suffice to say you should be using WordPress, so get it handled and we'll leave it at that πŸ™‚

Let's get back on track...

When you have your blog on WordPress you will have picked a theme to base your site on and to give it the aesthetic look and feel that you want, but guess what?...

You can include an affiliate link to the theme that you use and make some cash every time someone clicks that link and buys that theme too.

It's a close as it gets to free money right?

33) Subscription Forums

subscription forums

One thing I have noticed as each year passes, is how important community has become and of course, the opportunity that presents for us bloggers.

Everyone wants to feel like that matter and that they belong right?

Whether it's a political party, a gang, supporting a particular football club, whatever, we all want to belong to something at some level, and that's a tremendously powerful piece of information I have just shared with you.

If community is that important to all of us (and it is), then why not create a community around a forum?

It doesn't matter what niche or topic, you can create a forum to support it and there are examples of it everywhere on the internet today because it is working.

You can of course create a free forum but I actually wouldn't suggest that because if charge for access, it allows you to support the members much better and in the end, it gives them much more value than they would have ever gotten from a free forum.

And another thing, if people are paying for something they value it more , and if they value it more, they are far more likely to use it properly and get results.

Oh and I almost forgot to mention... Because it's not free, you can vet the members so you don't get spamming and malicious or offensive posts ruining the whole experience for the genuine members.

I rest my case, make it a paid subscription forum OK? πŸ™‚

34) Sponsored Posts

Native advertising is not a buzz phrase anymore, it is a rapidly growing strategy because of the trust and rapport it builds with readers. In essence, what we're talking about here is guest posting for companies.

The fact is, it could generate you a nice little stream of cash to go alongside all of the other littles streams of income you're now generating from following my advice :).

It works across the spectrum from small companies to multimillion dollars corporations, and if you have built a platform that looks like it's worth advertising on, they are going to have more than a passing interest in having a presence on your site and will pay you handsomely for the pleasure.

So in case you are wondering how you might go about securing some of these advertisers, try these on for size...

Outbound Prospecting: Just get out there and share your message to the people you think are the most likely to have an interest in what you're offering. It can be soul destroying at times but it's a numbers game and if you keep on knocking, doors will start to open.

CreatIng an Ad Page: Create a page outlining what you are offering and what it costs and start counting sheep, cause you're in for a wait LOL! No seriously, not my favorite method but if you're more introverted and patient, it works.

Networking: Introduce yourself to companies and agencies, understand their wants and needs, and offer native advertising to them. You make a few hundred bucks and take the sting out of the content creation at the same time.

35) Surveys And Polls

survey monetization

Google Consumer Surveys has now made it possible for you to ask questions and make money... I mean, who knew?

Well actually I knew, and now you do too πŸ™‚

Of course, the amount of money you can actually make is going to be down to the amount of traffic you are receiving.

Google splits the deal down the line with you 50-50 but you can make an additional $0.05 per question answered. Doesn't sound like much I know, but every little helps, and it can all add up to a tidy sum over time.

36) E-Mail Adverts

Ok, so we've already touched on native advertising, and how to use native advertising in your blog posts, but here's the thing...

It's even more valuable to someone who comes from a place of wanting to advertise, and you'll most likely find plenty of those in your email list too.

This kind of opportunity is like gold dust to them and if you give them the opportunity to get involved occasionally, it will be very good for you at the same time.

Let's look at some of the options available to you:

  • Sending emails about various products.
  • Inserting ads in your email footer and/or signature.
  • Direct promotional strategies.
  • Affiliate sales.

There are just so many ways to make money with this from renting space to email marketing, as long as you have a correctly targeted, and motivated audience.

37) Cost Per Mile Advertising

Ok, Cost per Mile advertising which we shorten to (CPM), is very similar in nature to Pay Per Click advertising or (PPC), but the difference is, that you get paid per the amount of impressions (or page views), that you manage to achieve. This is measured in blocks of 1000 impressions that you receive and here's an example for you:

E.g... If your website is presently getting 200,000 page views each month and it is displaying a $1 CPM ad, it will make you $200 each month!

There are plenty of choices out there when it comes to CPM providers, so there is plenty of opportunity for you to get this right and make some good money in the process.

I will say that these platforms all have their own particular method of doing things and they certainly vary quite a bit when it comes down to what they'll actually pay you.

Essentially, rule of thumb says that 'the better the provider the higher the amount they'll pay you', and this just comes down to the fact that the best of the crop have access to a far better quality of advertisers and therefore will happily pay you more as a result.

In much the same method as PPC, the performance of a CPM ad will vary greatly depending on the positioning of the ad on the website. Generally, the higher and better the ad, the more you'll end up getting paid.

There's no rocket science needed here my friend! πŸ™‚

CPM adverts really come into their own on high traffic volume websites with a high pay per view visitor ratio, but even if that's not the case for you right now, it shouldn't be overlooked as one of the better options in the quest to monetize your blog.

38) Audio Advertising

monetize audio

Oh, and here's one you might not have heard of before that could be of interest to you and that's Pay per Play or (PPP) and these are essentially audio adverts that get played each and every time someone lands on your website.

They aren't huge ads and only last for a few seconds at most, and the viewer has the ability to stop it at any stage.

The upside of this is that you will see a 100% conversion rate of unique visitors pretty much across the board and you'll receive a subsequent payment of around $5 for the visit. Look, this method can get a little intrusive and get under the skin of your audience but it is without doubt very effective. You might not see so many of your first time visitors returning for a second time thought and that's the downside.

39) Write a Hardback Book

This is the most logical progression from writing your e-book, and is a tremendously satisfying thing to do, if you happen to be an accomplished wordsmith. You can produce your book in both hard copy and paperback formats and can sell them straight from your website and ship directly to your buyers. How cool is that? πŸ™‚

Well, it all sounds great but at the risk of spoiling the party lets me add a caveat to the equation... In order to really make this work well, you need to have a large following, who already know, like and trust you enough to pull their wallets out and spend some money with you.

40) Write Tutorials & Guides

The internet is without doubt a treasure trove of information and people are out there searching for 'how to this' and ' how to that', its staggering how much information is actually out there in the ether...

Let's be honest, you are doing the very same thing yourself right now LOL!

I rest my case πŸ™‚

My point is that someone is out there right now searching for information that you know and they don't, so why not identify what you know that is of value to others and put that on your blog too? If the information you are sharing is in a popular niche, who knows how much traffic it could bring to your site!

41) Sell Your Blog

monetizing a blog

So what happens when you're getting the feeling that you've taken your blog about as far as it can go?

Well, you have 3 options when this happens:

  • Turn your back on it and let it die a slow death.
  • Give it to someone who will care for it and breathe some life into it.
  • Sell it and make mucho dinero! (My favorite and it should be yours too)

There are places online that will help you sell your site to the right person for the right price and one example of these is a company called Empire Flippers. Now, if you grow your audience in the way I have suggested then you'll probably get a handsome sum to part with your baby and that will leave you with a warm fuzzy feeling to say the very least :).

After all, you gave your site a lot of time, sweat and money during its growth phase, so why shouldn't you be compensated for that?...

No reason at all!

42) Generate β€˜Leads’ For Other Companies

Another great route to mucho spondoolees is to offer leads to companies. New leads are literally the lifeblood of most companies out there and without that lead flow they would shrivel up and die. That of course, places you in a very powerful position if you are able to generate leads on demand for them, and make money (lots of it), in return.

If you search online you will find it very easy to find companies who would be interested in obtaining fresh, targeted leads from you and it can be one of the most lucrative ways to make money online that I know of.

Again you are putting two parties together, the seeker/potential buyer and the provider of products and services. In fact it's not unlike affiliate marketing in the way it works, but it is driven by a real need for the leads and that is why it is such a potentially rewarding thing to be involved in.

If you want to see an example of how offers like these work then go visit these companies and check out how they get it done:

  • MaxBounty
  • PeerFly
  • NeverBlue

WordPress Plugins For Monetizing Your Blog

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Here are few for you:

  • Sabai Directory - This plugin ($29) allows you to add a directory to your site, and it integrates with Paypal as well to accept payment for listings which is super cool!
  • Page Peel Pro - Easily add ads to your blog content ($18)
  • Easy Plugin for Adsense Pro - An Easy way to add Adsense to your blog ($16)
  • Interstitial Ads - Easily show ads to your users in between page views ($21)
  • Wp-Insert - A free plugin that will insert ads into your content
  • Google Adsense - A free plugin that adds Adsense onto your blog
  • WP Auto Affiliate Links - A free plugin that automatically creates affiliate links within your content based on keywords and affiliate programs you choose.
  • Amazon eStore Affiliates Plugin - Build a store on your blog featuring amazon products ($36)
  • Paid Downloads Pro - Sell digital content on your blog ($21)
  • WooCommerce Group & Daily Deals - Get daily deal site functionality and integrate it with WooCommerce ($21)
  • FooBar - Get more attention for an affiliate link or product by adding a notification bar on your website ($17)
  • WordPress Notification Bar - Does exactly the same as FooBar ($21)
  • WP Header Bar - Create responsive notification bars with many different features ($19)
  • Notification Bar for WordPress - Does the same as FooBar with plenty of customisable options ($15)
  • WP Pre Post Advertising - Show an ad before your post/page. The ad includes a countdown and when it reaches 0 your post/page will be shown ($12)
  • 5sec Link Remover - Show links only to registered/paid users ($10)
  • Pretty Link Lite - A free plugin that shortens your affiliate links and makes them look pretty
  • Simple URLS - Another free plugin that does the same job as pretty links
  • WP125 - A free plugin that manages and rotates banner ads
  • AdRotate - A free plugin that manages ad spots on your blog

Wrapping Up...

If you came here wondering how to monetize a blog, you definitely know now.

No longer will you have to Google things like, "how to make money from blogger". This post has shown you some incredibly powerful ways to get started making money from your blog per month, using blog posts, selling products and services, affiliate marketing & affiliate programs and so much more.

You now have everything you need to monetize your blog and make money online.

Is it going to take some hard work? Of course, everything worth having does.

The Number One Thing To Remember...

No matter how you plan on making money online with your blog, whether you choose affiliate marketing, online courses, affiliate programs, selling your own products, marketing services or whatever it may be, you have to make sure that you give the people (your audience), and the people on your email list the content that they deserve and will help them solve problems. You need to want to make a difference in peoples lives...

Writing amazing content and solving problems will naturally lead people to buying your products and promoting your products for you through word of mouth.

So from this point on, make sure you get started, and start a blog if you haven't already, pick a way to monetize your blog (affiliate marketing is always a good first choice) and start writing some amazing content for your audience...

That is the first step. Now it's over to you to get started.

If you don't know how to start a blog, click here to read my in-depth article that will show how to start a blog for under $100 and reach millions.

Also, if you want to know how I went from side hustle to $1,000,000+ in 7 simple steps, click here and enter your name & email, and I'll show you exactly how I made this much money selling my own products and affiliate marketing products!