How do you make money as a blogger? Have you thought about starting a blog but have no idea how you’ll make money from it? Maybe you’re just curious to know how other bloggers make their income. Here we explore a few ways to make money as a blogger.
How do you make money as a blogger?
Blogging is a great way to make some extra money! But how do you make money as a blogger? Here I’m going to explore a few ways us bloggers make their money.
To start making money from your blog right away you might want to look at affiliate marketing. This is one of the simplest ways to make money from your blog but you want to make sure you’re getting it right! When I first started making money on my blog with affiliate marketing I bought this fantastic course by the lovely Emma Drew. It covers everything you need to know before you get started. Within less than a month of implementing the strategies from this course I had doubled my affiliate income.
A great affiliate network to get started with is Skimlinks as it is so simple to use and automatically turns your links into affiliate links.
Some bloggers don’t like putting ads on their blog for various reasons. If they don’t really fit in with your niche then ads might not be the way to go. For me personally they work well. They fit in on my blog and generate a passive income for me.
I display ads from Media.net who offer an extra 10% on your first 3 months earnings. As well as Media.net I also show adverts from Google Adsense.
A sponsored post is where a company will offer you a fee in exchange for a blog post related to their product or service. This can be a great source of income but your payment will often depend on your blog stats. For this reason it may take a while for you to get some well paid campaigns. You could try signing up to some blogger outreach companies like this one when you start out.
It’s lovely when companies contact you but when you get started you’ll need to search for opportunities yourself. Try using #bloggerrequest on Twitter or joining some Facebook groups. UK influencer opportunities and Blogging your way to riches are a great start. Alternatively you could try Awins Marketplace.
How do you make money as a blogger with social media
Some companies will be looking for social media shares so this can act as another source of income as a blogger. Again the amount you get paid will all depend on the amount of followers you have over different social media accounts. Some companies like you to have tens of thousands of followers to promote them to. Other companies understand that your interactions are more important than numbers.