Truth be told, the Internet has changed our lives in ways we could have never imagined. Who knew we would be able to watch movies in just a couple of seconds, that we would be able to chat with someone at the other end of the world within minutes and that we would even be able to earn a comfortable living sitting at home and doing something we genuinely enjoy?
Four decades ago, these were only dreams. Today, though, they are as real as it gets – and the huge number of bloggers generating money online says a lot about how real these dreams can get.
How do they do it? How do bloggers make money online? We have gathered some of the most important tips you should know about this – so read on if you want to find out more.
If your blog is focused on a specific niche (and it should, or at least as much as possible!), you can teach your audience about the topic that interests you the most. For instance, you could provide a course in writing or photography and charge a certain sum of money for this.
Of course, you need to have an established audience in order to do this, but aside from that, you don’t need much else than your skill, a lot of info that’s useful and an open mind to be able to answer your students’ questions.
Become an Amazon Affiliate
…or an eBay one.
In theory, doing this is very easy. You need a niche website that’s very well optimized for Google and the other search engines. You need some great reviews there and information about certain products (e.g. dumbbells) and you need to link your reviews to these products on Amazon. Every time someone lands on a product (and buys it) through your link, you get a percentage off their purchase.
Sell your own products
Do you make the best cookies in all of the U.S.? Are you among those who can actually crochet fashionable clothing pieces? Or maybe you have a great talent at hand-painting postal cards?
Regardless of what it is that you may do, a blog can help you sell your “stuff”. Promote your products, show people how great they are, show them how they can buy them and, occasionally, give them tips and tricks on how you made these products. Doing this will increase your visitors’ confidence in your work and they will be more willing to pay money to get their hands on it.
With Google’s ad program, AdSense, contextual ads will be placed on your site. For instance, if your blog is about food and cooking utensils, it is very likely your readers will see ads on where they can buy those products from.
Whenever someone decides to click on your blog’s ad and make a purchase, you will receive your share of the profit. At first, it may not seem like a lot, but in the end, it will make for important sums of money.