How to Monetize a Niche Blog
Blogs have gained massive popularity over the years. As frequent users of the Internet, we find that we read blogs based on topics that interest us more often than not. There are, of course, several Search Engine Optimization(SEO) tools that may be used to garner attention towards the blogs. If you are someone that is doing a full-time job as is, blogging is not a bad option for making money online. According to a study conducted in 2017, professional bloggers and freelance writers earned a total profit of $138,000 in the year previous to it while bloggers who are amateur at the job made about nine grand almost from blog posts.
How to Monetize a Fashion Blog?
If you are someone that has a good fashion sense and love to spend time researching the latest trends in clothing and accessories, fashion blogging is an excellent choice for you. Having an audience with a taste of fashion is not always a necessary condition. The click and buy technique for active clients is an excellent way to monetize one blog. Commission-based programs (that pay per click/purchase) are best-suited methods.
If you have a vast but rather inactive following, you can opt for the pay per views method.
Advertising through affiliate links is the best way to earn money through Fashion blogs. The reason is the allowance to bloggers to make without bounds by creating confine advertisements that reach the native target audience on an “advertising level.” If the products are promising, it creates a brand value for the blogger. Proper usage of affiliate programs not just monetizes the content, but also fetches the readers a better experience and increases the blog traffic.
Secondly, reviewing products of emerging brands could be done; after all, no one gets a Calvin Klein as soon as they open a blog! Mark your blog as the opinion maker type, that your opinion does matter. Companies might approach you to review their products and share your experience with them. Free samples and a cute stipend can be expected sometimes. While some companies send it to severe critics for healthy criticism, others opt for paying bloggers to do the work, a positive shout-out. But even if a firm asks you to write the goody-good material about their product, as a good blogger you must play fair with your followers. This is always good for the long run.
How to Monetize a Food Blog?
Food blogs are massively favorite amongst the teens and the homemaker women. Everyone’s internal Gordon Ramsey builds up seeing just a single food video on social media! As these blogs are more videos than texts, video advertising is always a good option to monetize your blog.
Display and motion advertising is the most consistent source of income for food bloggers. Just by adding a few bits on your blog almost immediately fetches you some cash. While it may not create as much revenue as it used to earlier (major cost cut downs), it’s still good enough for a kick start. Ideally, you can have your food products on the line of display ads on the blog, yes. But even if that ain’t the case, you can end up as an influential ‘tasty food maker’ who uses the right products while cooking. Just mention up few names as sponsored posts, and you do the best of your blog right there.
You can generate revenue by selling up your self-made food photos to the physical cookbook owners. Or you can start an e-cookbook by yourself. Affiliate marketing is available in this field, along with freelance writing content marketing. Food is an essential love factor that opens you up to almost all monetizing methods that exist for bloggers.
For the top-notch work in the class, you can add paid cooking lessons to your blog and sponsored meal development program for individuals of different age groups and daily routines. Creating your specific products is a tedious task, that will be suggested once you have saved enough by the methods mentioned above.
How to Monetize a Lifestyle Blog?
People viewing travel and lifestyle blogs are real-life fast people. Hence to make these people stop and stare, you need to have a beyond quality content, and not just ads on your sites are going to appeal. Video ads may be annoying, even if they are only 5 seconds. They do seem like forever sometimes.
Instead, Branded content could be used in an advertising situation or even sponsorship condition. Affiliate programs are associated with lifestyle-related stuff.
You can always include video mentions in your blogs that are a powerful tool. The ‘co-powered by’ mention will never piss off your followers. In this line of blogging, it is most important to retain your crowd, and that is the best monetization of a lifestyle blog.
Other than that speaking on a practical note, referral brings cash. You can try such schemes; they work out just fine as these people have a community thing generally. You could also be hired as the lifestyle blogger (full-time employee woah!) and thus get a fixed salary to continue what you’ve been doing for so long.
The bloggers can create a new lifestyle product, or maybe a new marketing scheme for the firm, and that could just be the start of monetization.
How to Monetize a Travel Blog?
Well, it’s generally not the best idea to pop up and bore your readers with constant ads all the time. This applies to your complete blogging journey. There are innumerous ways to make money from your blog these days. Gone are the days of unnecessary adding of Google Adsense and pop-ups (for travel blogs only). Banner ads are a better option for this.
Banner ads are basically flashy ads that perimeter around your blog. When a visitor clicks/purchases using that flash card, you get paid.
A similar process can be done through Twitter too. As soon as you have a good following on Twitter, brands start approaching you to host their Twitter chat. Payouts range from about $300-$1000 each and last for about an hour. What happens in this is a brand contacts an influencer and asks them to share their service or product on various social media platforms. Depending on your’ fan following’, $100-200 /share can be earned.
Similarly, you can feature yourself on a company’s Instagram account. You share your product experience on your account and even go live on Instagram with the followers. For the duration of the takeover, you can be paid per image at around $200. The amount here depends a lot upon your influence and the featuring company’s budget.
The latter version of this is a brand asking you to use their products or services and review them continuously, and they pay you a monthly salary, as discussed in the other blog domains above. A tourism board or even a tour company could approach to provide their clients with a better travel itinerary. If your blog has good traffic, they can publicize their tours or destination packages. This plan mostly includes all your transport, living, food and other expenses for the trip. You can charge your blogging services on top of this (upwards of $3,500 / two-week trip).
How to Monetize a WordPress Blog in General?
Google AdSense adds up to your income from your blog. You have to add a script from Google to your blog website, and it will start to display ads. You will be paid per click, i.e., the user clicks the a, and you get a fixed amount for every click. These are known as Cost Per Click (CPC) ads.
Now the issue is again that people get annoyed by many ads, and most people use the ad blockers, which in turn affects the earning potential. Hence, a healthy alternative way to monetize a blog is via sponsored posts. A firm pays you to review and talk about their product and promote it to your viewers.
However, using a WordPress ad management extension can reduce your workload to half. AdSanity would be recommended; you can manage AdSense ads as well as your customized WordPress ads.
To get started, put together all your content to a one-page media kit. This should detail your traffic stats, social media following, and any other data that brings you to the eyes of the advertisers.
Creating a paid Q&A portal could be of use too. E-books are a popular choice these days for creating digital products. They’re actually simple to write and sell. If you’ve been a blogger for long, the best creativity you can bring out of your work is you turn your old blog posts into chapters of a book, add lovely photos, and put it out there as an e-book for sale.
You could also hold paid webinars, or online coaching to a hobby, even start a consulting business, who knows! Yes, all of this on a WordPress blog.
How to Monetize a Blog with Ads?
As discussed earlier in the blog, Google AdSense can be used to create ads in all sorts of blogs. The terms and conditions are a bit tedious, but everything good comes with some difficulties, right?
Monetizing a blog with ads requires constant monitoring. The big question is now how much can you earn with AdSense? This the first place on Earth where ‘traffic controls stuff’ instead of spoiling it. The number of active users ready to click your ads. Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income has earned over $3,000 per month on AdSense. Other bloggers, including Spencer Haws of Niche Pursuits, have done massively with over $10,000 every month.
How to Monetize a Blog Without Ads?
Numerous methods have been discussed in the gigs mentioned above. Other than that, a lot of extra doable work is there on blogging. An e-commerce business can be created here. You could coach people for something you’re good at. You could even design t-shirts and mugs and sell them on your blog. Or you can take up paid promotion gigs that people are ready to offer for the right amount of money. If your conscience allows, you can even accept donations from people who are willing to support budding blogs for a good cause.
Linking your social media handles to enable more traffic to your blog. The people who follow you on social media would love to participate in your other activities on the blog. Always remember these should be beneficial for them and you at the same time. It should not portrait that you are doing all this for the sake of money only.
Blogging is not just related to writing, typing, or other boring stuff. It has expanded digitally to designing, Videography, paid seminars, and even drop-shipping stores of their kind. It has proven to be one of the best methods to generate revenue in work from home sector these days, and the action keeps on getting exciting day by day. If you wish to start a blog, never give a second thought to it, start off at the earliest. There is competition in the field, no one denies that, but ask yourself this, where isn’t? It is certainly not the profession you can just leave your 9-5 job and get on with. It is a slow and a wineyarding process. It gets better with time. Gives better results with time. There is a satisfaction that you get if you really are a freelance blogger. Expanding your personal barriers and learning the new and trending things with time is something that comes with blogging as a plus. The domain of writing is never restricted; there is an audience for every topic of blogs. You just need to provide the right content to the right audience at the right time. Happy blogging!