I have already written about how to monetize your blog through affiliate marketing here but I have been working through other strategies to increase my blog income and wanted to share these tips with you now.
I have broken them down in to five distinct approaches to make it easier to follow.
Monetizing your current content
If you already have content on your blog then the quickest and most effective method of increasing income is to work with your current content.
You can start by adding affiliate links to each post be that within the text or add in options for your readers to purchase items you are writing about.
Remember to join SkimLinks so that you can have access to over 20,000 affiliate links to companies, making it easier to add affiliate links to your content.
As a blogger it can be easy to underestimate the value of your posts. It is also easy to forget that sponsored posts can be in the form of both cash or gifts.
There are many businesses out there that are trying to grow their customer base and often reach out to bloggers as a way of doing this. You don’t have to wait for them to contact you though, be proactive.
I recommend you start with companies whose products you already use, contact the marketing department and offer to write a sponsored blog post. Do not though email every company under the sun – be genuine about your love of the product and detail why their product or service would be a good fit for your blog.
Personally I believe bloggers offer fantastic opportunities to businesses in promoting their products so don’t sell yourself short!
Selling an E-book
If you have been blogging for a while, the chances are you have enough fantastic content to pull together in to an E-book to sell. You really don’t need to reinvent the wheel, look through your content and start planning what kind of E-book you think your readers would love.
You can sell directly from your blog or you can upload to Amazon to sell, either way marketing will be key to getting your readers to purchase it.
If you don’t have enough content at the moment, plan ahead and start thinking about your options for an E-book, that way when the time is right to pull everything together you will have a plan in place.
Optimising your advert space
Many bloggers currently offer sponsored advertising on their blog. If you are a new blogger consider offering advertising space by promotion through your social media channels. However, if you already do offer adverting space you really should consider raising your prices.
It is extremely helpful that other bloggers are willing to feature small businesses with an advert for £10-£20 for the year but if a company is willing to pay £10-£20 chances are they are willing to pay £20-£40 for the full year.
This simple technique could double your ad revenue overnight and you would still be offering a fantastic deal.
Work as a Virtual Assistant to other Bloggers
It can take hard work and dedication to make money from blogging, it also requires you to build up traffic, increase page views as well as blogger outreach and networking. These are fantastic skills you acquire which can be used to become a virtual assistant to help other new or established bloggers.
I hope these ideas have helped you consider how you too can start to boost your blog income. There are other ways you can increase your income too, have a read of my blog posts below to find out how.
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