Monetizing your blog can be very lucrative if done in the right way, but where do you start? Firstly your blog must have a high amount of traffic, with regular visitors daily. To do this it’s important to harness social media, setting up twitter, Facebook, Google and LinkedIn accounts can share your blog posts, to get it the exposure it needs to generate high traffic volumes.
Once you have a steady stream of traffic it’s time to start monetizing, the easiest way to do this is to pay per click advertising (PPC); this places adverts and banners on your page, every time somebody clicked on the advert you got paid, simple. Most internet user are getting wise to these adverts and only 0.2% of internet users click these advertisements now; which means you would have to have a generate a lot of traffic through your site. Google Adsense is one of the best PPC’s out there and is free to sign up to here.
Affiliate programs are a variation of PPC advertising, you offer the products of others to your audience / readers and every time they click through to their website to buy the product you get paid. It’s important to use relevant affiliates to the subject of what your blog is about, this way you have a higher chance of getting people to click through.
Cost per mile (CPM) advertising is one for the blogs that already have a high volume of traffic; you get paid for every click or ‘impression’ on your page. If your blog for example gets 300,000 views a month and you get paid £1 per 1,000 views that is £300 a month. Tribal Fusion is one of the most popular CPM’s out there and a link to their website can be found here.
I hope this post has helped and if you have any questions then please leave a comment below.