If you’ve been reading Blogelina that last few weeks you’ll know we’ve covered how to make money blogging and really there are many ways to do it. There are so many ways you can make money blogging, that I purposely decided to break them up so as to not overwhelm you with one massive blog post. 🙂 If you’ve not been able to read the other posts on how to make money blogging, you can check them out below:
If you remember from the first post, I discussed using Google Ad Sense as a way to make money blogging. Infolinks is somewhat similar to AdSense in that the pay is generally low and can be difficult to set reasonable expectations with it. That said, it is possible to make money blogging using a service like Infolinks.
The one thing to keep in mind with their service is that they put in random text links throughout a post which some readers can find annoying. If it’s too bothersome then it can potentially drive readers away from your site, which would defeat your purpose of monetizing your blog. Speaking personally, I’d rather be able to control what links go in (and have them be affiliate advertising) as opposed to be full of random text links.
Write an Ebook
Writing an ebook is very similar to creating your own product in that it’s completely under your own control and you can take it to whatever level you like. The nice thing about the ebook option is that you’re already used to writing for your blog, so this can be a natural extension of that.
With an ebook, you can either write completely new content, use content from your blog, or a combination of the two. The beauty of the ebook is that once you’re done writing it, the work is really done – save for promoting the book which is another level of work altogether. 🙂 Just remember to promote it well and have your blogging friends help you in order to take it to the next level.
Make Money Blogging By Selling Your Blog
There are various reasons why you might want to sell your blog, which is really its own blog post so I won’t cover that here. The point is that you can make money blogging by selling your blog. This can be done in a variety of ways, but one way is through selling off your main blog to others who build up sites for the sole purpose of selling them.
Selling a blog can be a personal thing for many people, but you never know where life may take you and you may simply decide to go in a different direction with your blogging.
There are a number of metrics that become increasingly important if you want to sell your blog, like your Alexa score, Google Page Rank (though this one seems to be waning a bit in relevance) and Domain Authority to name a few. There have been some bloggers who have been able to make a nice profit on selling their blog, just be realistic but know it can be another way to make money blogging.
What are some of your favorite ways to make money blogging? What did I leave out?
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