Blogging For Profit And Fun (It Can Be Done!)
Yes, I know that it pretty easy to see all those gorgeous minimalist blogs with beautiful visuals and peppy posts and think, I could never do that and make any money at it! However, nothing could be further than the truth. In fact, you can do it and below you will find some guidance on how. Carpe Diem ladies!
Increase your readership
First, things first, it will be pretty hard to make any money out of blogging if you don’t have a serious amount of readers behind you. What that means you have to attract people to your site in the first place and to do this you will need to be smart.
In fact, a smart combination of exciting content and the opportunity for genuine engagement can make all the difference to your readership numbers. Just remember that sharable content that people can interact with by commenting on is truly the key here.
Focus on your UI
Next, it’s not just your content and engagement strategies that are important when it comes to making money from your blog. You will also need to ensure that you user interaction interface (UI) is spot on too.
Your UI is the visual aspect of your site that encourages interaction from readers. Do this well, and it can help make things clearer, direct attention to specific elements that you want highlighting and make for a more pleasant experience when using your sites. All things will have readers coming back time and time again for more.
Find and combine revenue streams
Of course, you won’t be able to make money from your blog if you don’t explore the different revenue streams that are available to you.
First of all, why not consider hosting sponsored content? This is when marketing companies pay you to display a post that is written by someone else. Don’t worry though because they’ll do their best to match the style and content to things that will be suitable for your site.
Alternatively, you may wish to go for affiliate marketing instead. If you are asking yourself what affiliate marketing is, don’t worry it’s quite simple. Basically, you write an informative post or review about a certain product, and within that, you include links to a retail site where customers can buy the items. Then you get paid each time someone makes apps purchase by using your link.
Also, when it comes to monetizing your blog, you may wish to aim for the big time and seek out brand sponsorship. These usually come with payment, and a wealth of free products. Although it will mean that you are limited to the other products you can promote and use on site.
Don’t forget that sometimes combining a selection of the above method may work best for your blog.
Lastly, when it comes to making money from your blog, remember that people respond best when you are genuine. What this means is that is best not to get too caught up creating a particular image of yourself online, but allow yourself to be real and even a little vulnerable on occasion as well. If you want to make a success of your blog that is!