Blogging is not a new concept, it has been around for many years now, evolving year on year. In fact, you have probably visited somebody’s blog recently if you are looking for information, product reviews, comparisons etc.
If you have the basic skills needed to make a wordpress website, then you are more than qualified than half of the people out there, and will be able to make some extra money online. Who knows, it may even turn into a full time career if you become good enough.
In the following article we are going to list some of the most common ways that people are using to monetize their blog or make money with their website.
Keep in mind that everybody has different skills and qualities, meaning what works for one person may not be enjoyable for another. It is all about finding what you enjoy, otherwise you won’t want to put the time and effort into it.
Ways you can make money with a wordpress blog
- Affiliate Marketing
- Monetize traffic with Adsense
- Sell guest posts or sponsored posts
- Build, scale and flip websites online
- Sell freelance services
- Sell a physical product
- Sell digital products such as ebooks
- Become an online coach
Affiliate Marketing With A Blog
By using this basic concept, you can monetise every visitor to your website or blog posts. Affiliate marketing is where you promote a product or service and get paid a commission for doing so.
The benefits of this method is you do not need to hold any physical stock or inventory, no need to worry about packing, shipping or returns. All of this is handled for you, you just need to provide the visitors and when they click the link and buy something, you get paid.
Eventually once your blog generates enough monthly traffic, it can become a rather hands off and passive approach to making money for a long time to come. That is why the method is so popular.
Monetise traffic with AdSense
This is a great place to start if your blog is starting to get traffic. Simply add Adsense to your website and every time someone clicks one of the ads, you get a small amount paid to you.
Sell Guest Posts or Sponsored Posts
Just like an influencer would do by accepting sponsorships from brands, you can also do the same with your website. Brands can reach out directly if they like your site to ask you to write reviews, posts etc on your website in return for a fee
Selling Products or Digital Products
If you have your own product to sell, your blog is a great place to promote and sell it!
Similarly, with digital products you have a more hands off approach. The initial effort it taken to create the product but after that all you need to do is promote it and watch the money flow into your bank account.
If you liked some of these ideas, please feel free to visit the full post How To Make Money Blogging & With A Website where we go in depth into each of these topics, you will also find some bonus topics in there with guides on how to implement them and make yourself a side hustle income or full time income.