In this post we are going to talk about how to make money from your blog.
Making money might not be a priority for some people, and if that’s you, then feel free to skip this post. But for the rest of us (myself included) the main reason I build websites and blogs is to generate an income. I have been a full time online marketer for 15 years now, meaning that I make 100% of my income working from home, on the internet.
There is no better way to work / life in my opinion and I honestly don’t understand why more people don’t do it.
Anyway, let’s get into the topic of this tutorial shall we.
There are tons of different ways to make money from a blog. some of the most popular methods are:
Ad Publishing - this is where you join an ad network (such as google adsense or ezoic) and you place ads within your blog posts and around your site. Then every time one of your visitors clicks on one of your ads, you will get paid a % of the advertising fees. This type of Advertising blog model has been around for a long time, but it still works just as well today as it did when it first came about.
Affiliate Marketing - you have probably seen this happen but may not even realize. Someone will write a review of a product they have purchased, or link through to a product they have talked about or mentioned in a blog post. And when a visitor clicks through “your specially coded affiliate link” you will get paid a % commission on any products they buy from the affiliate website.
CPA - CPA stands for Cost Per Action, and it refers to the Lead generation business model. Similar in many ways to Affiliate marketing, Bloggers will try to get their readers to click on a link and sign up for something with either their email address, or sometimes real address and phone number. Depending on what type of topic you operate in, these leads can pay the site owner anywhere from $1 per lead to $300 per lead in the really expensive finance, law and insurance niches.
Over the next few weeks I am going to take a more indepth look at each of these methods of making money (and more). Until then, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.