Several weeks ago I wrote about some different ways you can make money blogging. The beauty of blogging is that there are many ways you can make money at it especially if you’re creative and think outside the box. While there are many resources that will tell you how to make money blogging, I think it’s valuable to direct other bloggers to actual tools they can use to monetize a blog.
If you remember back to the last post, I discussed how beneficial affiliate income can be if you’re able to find a product you like and can promote. Amazon Associates can be used in a somewhat similar fashion. The beauty of Amazon is that they have access to virtually any kind of product you can imagine. You can write a review of a particular book or item you like and if readers click on your link and buy the product you get a commission. The big key to remember with Amazon Associates is that it’s not available in all states, so keep that in mind. It can also take time to build up income with this method, but it provides another way to make money blogging and can be great around the holidays.
Make Money Blogging Through Freelancing
An easily overlooked way to make money blogging is through freelancing opportunities. This can range widely from writing for other blogs or sites to managing social media promotion for other blogs. It may seem overwhelming at first, but freelancing for others can be a great way to produce some solid income over time and can increase over that time. Just be careful to not overextend yourself time wise and do not undersell yourself. The added benefit of freelancing for other sites is that it also has the potential to increase awareness of you and your blog which can potentially drive more traffic to your blog.
Offer a Continuity Service
I spoke about creating your own product in the last post and the idea of a continuity service is somewhat akin to that. Is there a certain service you can offer to your readers on a semi-regular business? Maybe it’s a coaching service for those wanting help launching their freelance careers or maybe a separate membership site you’ve created – the point being is it’s something you would create and something readers might pay for. The beauty of an option like this is that you could potentially charge a nominal monthly or quarterly fee to subscribe to this service. Sure, this option will take time, but it could be a great way to create some residual monthly income and provide value to your readers – which really is of utmost importance.
How do you make money blogging? What didn’t I cover?
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