Making money blogging isn’t going to happen overnight, unless you are one of the very few very lucky bloggers that happen to hit it out of the park on the first go. It takes work, writing and working on your photography skills. There are ways to earn some money from your blog though. Just remember: You don’t want to put all your eggs in one basket.
How to Make Money Blogging
You must first have content on your blog, a no brainer I realize. You are also going to want to build a community or tribe with follow bloggers. Supporting one another and sharing content and tips. You want your readers to trust you, you aren’t just selling out to them, but actually believe in what you ae saying.
There are a number of ad networks out there to work with. Adsense is one of the easier ones to get started with. They don’t have a minimum follower requirement. You can earn money with Adsense from day one.
You can also sell your own ads. Passionfruit Ads is one way to go, they handle the set up code, when the ad placement expires, etc.
Look at the brands and/or products that you truly love and fit your niche, do they have an affiliate marketing sign up? When you write about their products, adding in your affiliate link you have the chance to make a commission off their purchase. You can also add affiliate banners to your website.
Sponsored posts usually involve a company paying a blogger a flat fee to write a post based on their product or service. There are a large number of blogging networks that you can sign up with and receive sponsored post through. You can always send them a pitch that details your project, how you’ll promote them, and how working with you will benefit their company.
The most rewarding can be to make your own products! Think about an area of expertise that you have that could be helpful to others or solve a problem for them. Can you package it into an eBook or e-course form? Could you create printables or other electronic media? This is a great form of passive income: create it and sell it either on your blog or Etsy, it can always be selling without a lot of work.
What is your favorite aspect of blogging? Can you offer that as a service? Virtual assistance for writing blog posts, as social media manager, there are a lot of possibilities for work as a VA.