Wednesday, March 11, 2020

How to Make Money Blogging: 30 Ways You Can Monetize Your wordpress Blog Now

Are you a WordPress beginner in blogging and you are looking for  ways to monetize your blogs? Are you in search of a source in which you can make money online in a legit way? If you are, then you are at the right place. In this article today we are going to highlight the ways to monetize your WordPress blog. If you are wondering Why WordPress and not any other platforms? Because WordPress powers 27% of the websites in the world and today we are going to discuss about 30 the ways you can earn money online with WordPress blogs.
But before starting i would like to share with you guys that if you are thinking that you would earn quick cash to get rich faster then you are probably in the wrong place. You may have seen the pictures of people with their cars, mansions and even they are working from a beach and earning revenue. But the fact is they either they earned it with hard labor or its just an ad to trap you on their scams. Even people these days sell online courses on earning money online. So stay alert and don’t get on these traps. The 30 ways we are going to discuss with you today will require  patience or money if you are really serious about making revenues from home with your blogs.
Below we have provided the ways you can monetize your WordPress blog in terms of categories:
Monetize your blog content:   
  1. Pay per click advertising
  2. Cost per mile advertising
  3. Text link ads
  4. In text ads
  5. Advertising widgets
  6. RSS Adverts
  7. Audio Advertising
  8. Affiliate Marketing
  9. Product Reviews
  10. Find sponsors for events
  11. Sell sponsored blog posts
Paid membership websites:
  1. Create restricted contents for only members
  2. Private forums
  3. Surveys and Polls
Create a directory website with WordPress:
  1. Paid Business directory
  2.     Job board with paid submissions
  3. WordPress event calendars with paid submissions.
Sell Digital Products on WordPress:
  1. Sell Ebooks on WordPress
  2. Sell online courses
  3. Host a paid webinar
  4. Teaching programs
Offer online paid services using WordPress:
  1.  Offer Freelancing services
  2.  Be a consultant
Sell physical products online using WordPress:
  1. Ecommerce business with WooCommerce
  2. Create online t-shirt with WordPress
  3. Create a WooCommerce dropshipping store
  4. Amazon Affiliate WordPress shop.
Be a WordPress developer or designer:
  1. Sell WordPress themes
  2. Sell graphics on your WordPress site.
  1. Accept donations

Monetize your Blog Contents

1.Pay Per Click advertising:

You must have already guessed how you can earn through this process. Yes, you are right you get paid for every click of your visitor makes on the ads placed on your blogs. At first you have to sign up to a provider and then they will provide you a code to place on your site. Then they will send contextual ads (either image or text based ads) to your site. The ads that will be sent to your site will be relevant to the contents of your website. One of the widely used and renowned provider is Google AdSense. But still there are other providers like Clicksor, bidVertiser, Chitka etc.

Actually the profit of Pay Per Click (PPC) lies on the amount of traffic your website gets. Among those traffic a small portion of the visitors will click on these ads and based on the amount of clicks each ads get from your site you will earn revenue. So if you want to earn a handsome figure by PPC then you have to have a good number of traffic coming to your website.

Basically the click-through rate (CTR) of your visitors depends on the design of your website. Some specified part of your website is more valuable than others. To increase your CTR you can place your ads on those specific parts of the site. For instance, the space at the starting of your side or at the end of your blogpost/articles is a highly visible place. It has possibilities of getting a Good CTR. If you put the ads on the bottom of your webpage then no one will see it and your CTR would be down.

The Cost Per Click (CPC) will also determine how much you are likely to earn from this type of ad. Depending on the product price your CPC will be decided. For example, financial products or mortgages will generate you more income due to the higher price of the actual product, compared to children’s toys. You may earn as much as $1+ for every click through by one of your visitors, whereas a click on toys may pay you only a few cents. The ad relevant to your site will be provided the provider. So pick your content carefully.

PPC ads are a convenient way to easily monetize your blog. But to make serious money from them you have to have a lot of traffic in your site.

You can find popular adverts for your WordPress site from these Websites : Google AdSense, Chitika, Clicksor, BidVertiser etc.

2. Cost Per Mile advertising:

Cost Per Mile advertising is a lot like PPC, but on CPM you don’t get paid on per click. You get paid according to the impressions (page views) you get. This is worked out for every 1000 impressions that it has. For example, a website that gets 400,000 page views per month that displays a $1 CPM ad will generate you $400 a month!
There are a number of different providers you can get ads from. But each varies on how much they will provide you, the generally the better the provider is the higher the rate is. Because the best providers have access to better and more quality advertisers that are willing to pay you more.
Like PPC, in CPM you also get payment based on the price of product. The higher the price of product is, the better the ad is and you will be paid a higher rate. CPM adverts are best for the websites that has got huge amount of traffic. But still it’s considered a good option to monetize your blogs.

4. Text link ads:

From the title you may have understood what type of advertisement it is. In this type of advertisements text based ads are replaced within the text of your articles. For instance, if you are writing an article about a plugin, you can add text link ads within your posts to refer your viewers the particular product.
But you can’t only insert any link, you have to sign up to that specific products affiliate advertising scheme or you can sign up to a specialised provider who will automate the service.
Text-Link-Ads are quite good as it offers a non-intrusive a way to monetize your blogs that won’t put off your readers.

5. In-Text Ads:

It’s a lot like Text-Link-Ads. In-Text-Ads are type of adverts that are placed in your test contents. Unlike Text-Link-Ads, this type of adverts are double underlined that makes them different from other texts. Not only that when a user hover over the advert then a advertising pop up comes up and the user get to choose whether he will enter it or not. To enable In-Text-Ads you have to sign up to a In-Text-Ads provider and they will place sponsored link with in your text. If In-Text-Ads are used properly they can be a good way to monetize your blogs.

6.Advertising widgets :

Advertising widgets are a new method in the market which displays a mixture of PPC, text link ads and affiliate programs. These widgets are created in such a way so that it can be placed on website without any hassle. Nowadays, an increasing amount of people are using Advertising Widgets on their site to generate money.

7. RSS Adverts

Implementing RSS Adverts requires a RSS feed on your website (You should have one). Millions of website owners are doing this and you can also start placing ads on it. Many RSS feed generators now offer this service and also easy to implement them.
Some offer PPC or CPM advertising, however you can do it yourself offer to sell sponsored messages or banners directly on your feed.
You can find adverts for your RSS feed on BidVertiser that you can implement to monetize your feed, Google FeedBurner lets you do this as well.

8. Audio Advertising:

You may not even considered about Pay per Play (PPP) audio adverts that are played every time a visitor visit your website. This type of adverts usually lasts for a few seconds also the viewer are unable to stop it. This type of adverts creates a 100% conversion rate with unique visitors. But still some users of yours may get angry because of this.

8. Affiliate Marketing:

Affiliate Marketing is a great way to monetize your WordPress blog, If done correctly. Previously discussed methods might be a part of Affiliate Marketing but often a complete review of a product works better. Affiliate marketing is when you recommend a product or service to your audience using special tracking links, and then get a referral commission for every time someone buys after clicking your link.

For example, if you are referring an android application to your friend and when your friend install the app and enter your references code,  And you got a gift from that company. This is a lot like other companies.

9. Product Reviews

Product Reviews are similar to Affiliate marketing, but product review is more obvious. You can write detailed reviews of any product and publish on your site. Actually in product reviews, your product should be related to your website, as we want to promote the product among your audience. For instances, if your website is all about mountain climbing, you can not write about solar panel on your site.
Many people can build a website based on product reviews and if  a particular product has affiliate program you can earn a bit of money as well.

10. Find sponsors for events:

If your website is about organizing events such as live workshop or a weekly podcast. What you can do is you can find a sponsor to promote their product in your event. At the beginning and at the end of the event you just have to promote the sponsor.
Generally, this type advertisement can be seen on TV and in sport. Many TV shows are sponsored to generate income. One of the major benefits of this type of Advertisement is it gives the owner more options to monetize each aspect of their site. But Advertisers are most likely to sponsor sites with High traffic as it allows them to reach a targeted audience.

11. Sell sponsored blog posts:

There are some bloggers who are not interested in displaying ads, but still wants to monetize their blogs.
With ad networks , you lose some control over your contents published on your site. There is also a matter of fact people are using ad blocker. Apart from that some of your viewers may be pissed of or offended to see ads.
There is also another way of monetizing your blogs without Ads through sponsorship.
A sponsorship works just like it does in sports, TV shows, or other industries. It is a simple method where a company pays you to represent their product, talk about it, and promote it to your readers.
But before you look for sponsor you have to create an one-page media kit that has details about your sites traffic stats, social media following, audience demographics, and any other data that will make your site more appealing to advertisers. Then, you can approach companies to negotiate a sponsorship deal.
When publishing sponsored posts, it’s very important to know about the laws in your area about disclosure.
For example, in the United States, a blogger who publishes a sponsored post must comply with the FTC’s Endorsement Guides. This includes disclosing whenever a post is sponsored.

Paid membership websites:

12. Create restricted contents for only premium members:

In your website a part of your audience may be a huge fan of yours and they want to read more even by paying money. So what can you do is you can create a  members area where you will post more indepths contents, audios, videos or others content. To create a membership site on WordPress you can use Rainmaker.
Membership sites are big investments which requires continuity but in that case it is also a profitable way. It seems to be a convenient way of monetizing your blogs by creating restricted contents for only premium members.

13. Private forums:

You can also add another option to your membership site. You can create a private forum where all the members need to pay to get access to it. Forums are also a great way to interact with your audience to get one-on-one advice from you. Other members of the community can also talk to each other and help each other out.

While moderating a forum can be a lot of work, a paid forum is a great way to earn recurring revenue from your WordPress site.
14. Surveys and Polls:
You can place surveys and polls from certain companies on your website that will pay you for the privilege. You can sign up to these sites and choose a particular survey/poll that will fit in with the content on your website. Visitors of your site can participate in voting, whilst you get paid for displaying it. Most of these polls operate on a Cost per Mile basis.

Create a directory website with WordPress:

Another convenient way of making money online is to create a directory or listing website, where visitors will be charged to advertise their listing on their site. We have come up with some directory ideas given below:

15. Paid Business directory:

This is an alternative way of selling advertisement. In these type of advertisements you do not display adverts but you make space for linking lists of different companies and services that are related to your website
For example, a blog about graphic design could have a separate page that displays links to professional graphic design companies and freelance graphic designers.

16. Job board with paid submissions:

An advancement of a direct listings is a job board. You can create a paid job board. Companies who want to advertise an open position to your audience should pay you to submit listing.
It will be easier for you  to create a successful job board if you choose a specific niche. In that way you can become the go-to site for anyone looking for a job in that industry, with minimal competition.
This works great for established blogs in a narrow niche. For example, ProBlogger is now famous for their job board for professional bloggers.

17. WordPress event calendars with paid submissions:

You can also create an event calendars where people will pay you to advertise their events. But this type of advertisements requires established websites with huge audience.
A paid event calendar is a good monetization method for local or industry based websites. You might choose to advertise events in your city, or conferences in industry, live streaming events or webinars. There are also several Event Calendar plugins you can use on WordPress such as “The Events Calendar”.

Sell Digital Products on WordPress:

18. Sell Ebooks on WordPress:

To start selling digital products on WordPress EBook can be a great choice. Also if you have been blogging for a while then you can easily create EBooks with your old posts and turn them into chapters of a book. If you are done writing then you can use tools like “Canva” to add a cover of the EBook and create a PDF of your book as well.
Selling Digital products on WordPress is made easier to with a plugin. For digital download we recommend Easy Digital Downloads. It is user friendly and includes all the features you need to create your online store.

19. Sell online courses:

Selling an online course is a great way to earn online. Because online courses are sold for a higher price rather than EBooks. To sell online courses you have include study modules as well as supportive materials. Before starting you have to set whether you will provide support or not.
Some of the websites that sell online courses  they provide two tiers of each course: 1 Basic course: Course without support. 2. Premium Course: Course with email support.
Once your course is ready, you can use a learning management system (LMS) plugin to deliver the course to your audience. We recommend using LearnDash or MemberPress.

20. Host a paid webinar:

Webinars are basically a live workshop online. People go to Webinars to hear you talk about your specialist subject. This is great for people that live overseas that can’t get to one of your workshops.
Webinars are also a great way to earn money online. It is a lot like online courses but it is live. In webinars there will be question answer sections. It is the best way to build your audience, share your experience with others and Grow your business.

21.Teaching programs:

Online teaching courses are a great way of earning too. In this method you can charge membership fee or a course fee for joining a course you have setup. This courses include podcasts, tutorials, videos etc.
You have to remember one thing that the information you are providing to the paid members should be different from the blogs of your website. In one word you have to provide premium contents for premium membership holders

Offer online paid services using WordPress

22. Offer Freelancing services:

You can offer paid services to people through websites. Many people are offering paid services to people in the fields they have expertise. In the real world you have a profession like you may be a programmer, graphics designer, architect etc. So people provide services on their specialized fields through the websites. So you can start offering freelancing services to increase the number of client you have.

 23. Be a consultant:

You could monetize your blog by offering consultancy in your specificialized fields. You need to have a large number of audience and have to build a good reputation in your field for this method to earn you money. You can offer one-on-one consulting to people over the phone or via Skype for a fixed rate. People would be willing to pay a premium for this service as they are paying for your undivided attention for an hour or more.

Sell physical products online using WordPress:

24. Ecommerce business with WooCommerce:

If you have any idea of product, then you can start your own store. You can use the WooCommerce plugin to create a store in WordPress.
Starting an online store can be a lot of work, since you need to create or buy the products and then ship them out yourself.
But selling physical products can be a rewarding experience, and sometimes a physical product is exactly what your audience wants.

25. Create online t-shirt with WordPress:

You can create an online store of T-shirt with WordPress. As most of the people where T-shirts, selling creative and unique T-shirts will bring you much profit. Also if you sell T-shirts based on your blogs it will draw the attention of your audience as well. You can also promote your website with T-shirt. There are some services where you upload your own T Shirt designs and they print it and ship it for you. Meanwhile you are getting a profit share as well. You can create your T Shirt store using Wp-Spread plugin by spreadshirt.

26. Create a WooCommerce dropshipping store:

Dropshipping is another way you can create your store on your WordPress website without taking the hessel of handling inventory or ship items. In dropshipping you create the store, you manage the website and customer support. But a third party takes care of the rest of the things, Even your customer will not know about them. You can using WooCommerce dropshipping plugin to create your dropshipping store.

27. Amazon Affiliate WordPress shop:

One downside of the dropshipping store is that they you have to find a good supplier,which can be a challenge, and sometimes you have to place a large order up front. This can make it difficult to get started without investing a lot of money. In that case you can
If you want an easier and safer way to set up an ecommerce site without shipping and handling inventory yourself, you may want to try an Amazon Affiliate shop. This is the best work for you if you are specialized in a niche.
You can use  Amazon Product in a Post Plugin to easily add Amazon products to your blog posts or pages.

Be a WordPress developer or designer:

28. Sell WordPress themes

If you enjoy web design and development, you can start selling your own themes. Although it requires technical and design skills. You can use a WordPress theme framework “Genesis to give you a headstart.

29. Sell graphics on your WordPress site.

If you have expertise in graphics rather than coding then you can start selling graphics on your website. You can create graphics such as stock images or logos and sell them to your site using an ecommerce plugin.


30. Accept donations:

There is another you can earn money online from your WordPress blog, by asking for it. You can start accepting donations in few different ways by adding a Paypal button or a Stripe donate button to your site. You can also add a more professional look on your site by adding a donation form. You can create forms using Ninja Forms.
I hope this article will give you ideas on how you can monetize your WordPress blog now.You can also use different digital marketing tools which can help you to optimise your site for generating revenue. If you face any problem choosing or executing any method, you can feel free to contact us we can help you out. 

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