How Bloggers Make Money: Sell Products and Services

Blogging, Monetization, Products & Services
Post Synopsis: Nothing feels more entrepreneurial than creating and selling your own products and services, such as eCourses, workbooks, freelance writing, etc. This post explores the fundamentals of creating and making money from your own products and services. What’s your greatest joy when it comes to being a blogger? I bet sharing your knowledge with others is one of the top answers. But you also want to make money out of it, right? As part of the How Bloggers Make Money series, I have already discussed three ways to monetize your website: Advertisement banners Sponsored posts Affiliate marketing But there’s only so much you can earn from the aforementioned methods. Consider this: some bloggers claim to be making a full-time income from these methods, especially affiliate marketing. They promote really…
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How Bloggers Make Money: Affiliate Marketing for Beginners

Affiliate Marketing, Blogging, Monetization, Start a blog, Tools and Techniques
Post Synopsis: Do you want to make money online by joining affiliate marketing programs? Do you want to know which are the top paying affiliate programs? Do you wish you were also earning a full-time income just like that famous blogger you admire? This post explores how you can start making money from top affiliate marketing programs. Have you ever come across bloggers or YouTubers talking about an awesome product they have tried and want you to purchase it too using their link? It could be a book, a course, a camera--anything really. Sometimes, the creator will even throw in a discount code for you to at the time of checkout. That’s affiliate marketing. A majority of people (not brands) start blogs because it’s one of the cheapest businesses to…
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How Bloggers Make Money: Sponsored Content

Blogging, Content Creation, Monetization, Sponsored Content
Post synopsis: Are you a blogger who wants to make money online? Creating sponsored content is a great way of earning an income from your website. This post explores the ins and outs of finding sponsored blogging opportunities and creating sponsored content.  You know how I got addicted to YouTube? By watching beauty videos! That was some 8-9 years ago and online influencers and niche gurus were becoming a real thing. Beauty channels were especially huge on both YouTube and Google. Lifestyle blogs were making an appearance but all they posted really were “What’s my makeup routine?” “What’s in my bag?” “What’s my evening skincare routine?” etc. How many of you have watched Michelle Phan and Elle Fowler videos--the numero-uno beauty gurus of their time? You would know why it…
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All About Advertising Banners and Advertisement Networks

Blogging, Monetization, Traffic
Until a few years ago, displaying advertisement banners on blogs or websites was the primary source of income for most mommy bloggers. Banners would be found pasted across the header, footer, sidebar, within the post...basically, they would take up all the available white space on a website. What made them even more jarring to the eyes was that the advertisements were of poor design (color, font, etc.). Even today most websites (both personal and business) show advertisement banners that are either static and unobtrusive (such as text ad on the sidebar) or dynamic and intrusive (such as pop-ups, exit intents, etc.). Visit any online news website and you will know. But advertisement banners have come a long way. Not only have the aesthetics improved but the content is more targeted…
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The Truth About Earning a Passive Income Online From Your Blog

Blogging, Monetization, Other Thoughts
If you’ve started a self-hosted blog, chances are you want to earn from it. There are two types of income you can make from a self-hosted blog--active and passive. Yet somehow, the idea of earning a passive income online enchants new bloggers more than the idea of earning an active income. Active income refers to the earning that requires you to provide a service in real-time and continuously, such as from a membership site, coaching services, copywriting, etc.    Passive income refers to the earning that does not require you to market a product or provide a service in real-time or continuously, such as displaying third-party advertisement on your website. All you need to do is embed the code--a 5-minute job--and hope people will view/click the advertisement. Then, what about…
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How to Monetize Your Blog

Blogging, Monetization
“How to start a profitable blog” - I am sure you have seen these words floating around on search engines and social media platforms. And for good reason too! Take a look at this startling statistic: according to HostingFacts.com, “the internet influenced sales to the tune of $2.1 trillion in 2016.” $2.1 TRILLION! Being a business owner is not a dream reserved only for a handful of people anymore. Anyone with special skills can create and sell their products or services without even having to invest in a brick and mortar physical storefront. If you sit to think of at least five industries that aren’t online yet, you will just be wasting your time. Almost every industry in some way or the other has an online presence. And taking advantage…
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