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Making Money With A Blog
Conventional blogging is dead.
By “conventional”, I mean the situation where bloggers blindly create content, publish and become desperate to earn money from every blog post.
A large chunk of such bloggers quit in few months. In my 3 years as a blogger, I have seen bloggers come and go every month.
Money is never free.
It is fine to suggest one shouldn’t blog for money but the truth is no matter how much passionate we are about our blogs, ultimately, we do want to earn money from a blog, from every blog post.
If you want blogging to work for you, don’t be a hard worker, be a smart worker.
How? Keep reading.
7 Actionable Making Money ways from Blog Posts
I have used these ways to earn money from every blog post and thus, I can guarantee results. Some will give instant money, some in the long-run.
Each and every method listed here will always bring in money.
(1) Encourage Guest Authors to Write Product Based Posts
Adding a lot of good guest authors on your blog not only helps to keep content flowing but helps to earn money too. When you start making money with your blog, you will really start to feel
pride and will continue to build and grow your blog even more.
For instance, I will ask the contributor to create something like FatCow review.
The contributor does 90% of the work by creating the content. What I will do is check out the sites mentioned in the list, check if they have an affiliate option, sign up, add the affiliate code in the guest article via Thirsty Affiliates plugin and publish.
Further, the guest author promotes the post in his/her audience networks. Who benefits? Both of us! The author gets authority backlink’s and traffic, and I get to make some money!
There is a higher chance of earning money from contributed posts because not one, but two (me and the guest author) people are recommending a series of products.
If you already have reviews written about some of the products, link them too in current review posts. If not, start researching.
(2) Ask Anonymous “Bloggers” to Pay
This happens with every blogger.
I get emails coming from so-called “bloggers” who want to guest post on my site and get one or two backlinks in return.
These proposals always come from ghost bloggers who are earning money by selling their writing services or advertising agencies contracting massive guest blogging assignments. Nothing bad in this! Usually, we reject these offers.
But, next time, don’t reject them outright. Send them a reply.
I usually reply welcoming them to guest post on my blog, provided the content is good and adheres to guidelines. In return, I expect a fee from them.
Aren’t these paid links which Google hates?
Yes, of course, they are. I urge to read this post which is all about the benefit of nofollow links for the blogger and the advertiser, and how to convince the advertiser to opt for nofollow links.
(3) Write a Review – Sponsored / Non-Sponsored – Both Works!
Writing a review is a sure shot way for every blogger to earn money from every blog post.
# Double Money Possibility
Here, the product or service owner contacts you with a paid review deal. You not only get paid for the full content but you can also add the specific product affiliate link and earn passive income.
Of course, you have to rank the review to get any affiliate money benefit. Read these important on-page SEO strategies.
# Single but Passive Earning Possibility
Here, no one pays you to write a review. You choose a product, write a review and add your affiliate link.
Again, you need to rank the review.
On your blog, you can dedicate a section for reviews. You can categorize them on the basis of blog niche. To make money this way, you need to rank the review and monitor keyword ranking consistency.
(4) Become a Prolific Guest Blogger
Now, this point might seem to be in contradiction to point (2) above but do read to understand the subtle difference.
I will use my own example. My blog readers know that I guest blog on authoritative blogs. Mind you, when I approach a blog for a guest contribution, I am not an “anonymous” blogger. I show my credentials.
Suppose, you want to be mentioned in one such guest post but you don’t have the writing skills. Of course, not everyone has writing potential.
Therefore, you contact me and request to mention your product or service in the next guest blog and agree to pay the writing cost.
Caution: Be careful when you use this method. If you accept such assignments, you need to be clever enough to make the insertion natural and relevant. Relevance is the topmost priority.
Furthermore, many authority blogs partner with high credential writers like us and get a share of paid mentions.
(5) Accept Sponsored Posts
Some bloggers confuse sponsored posts with sponsored reviews. Both are different.
In a sponsored post, you are not doing any review. The sponsored post buyer gives you content piece and you publish it for a fee. Of course, one or two backlinks are involved.
Sometimes you are also asked to write the “sponsored” post in lieu of a much higher fee.
I know money is a big motivation here but do not lose focus on content quality just to earn some money.
Over few weeks and months, you can create a good base of sponsored post buyers and earn money from every blog post. Keep in mind 3 things:
- Maintain blog quality
- Check out external link/s before accepting the deal
- Clarify the number of weeks or months you need to keep the post ‘live’.
(6) Do the 6 + 4 Post Marathon
Sometimes reviews, paid or unpaid, are not enough to earn money. Most of the time is spent in getting the review ranked. By the time you do, several other blogs have reviewed the same product and before you can blink, your post is overtaken by other reviews.
This is where I suggest the 4 + 6 strategy.
For every product or service you wish to promote, there should be 4 posts about them on your own blog and 6 guest posts. The 6 guest posts should talk about the products indirectly.
How it Works?
Below are the exact steps which I follow. It is applicable to any niche.
- Select a product or service from your niche.
- Find out few blogs accepting guest posts on the same niche.
- Decide one or two keyword to include in all the 10 posts.
- Write 4 blog posts on the chosen product or service. It could be a review (paid review possible) or just normal blog posts referencing the products.
- To ensure your readers are not given an overdose of the same product promotion, schedule each of these posts 5 days apart. ‡
- Once 2 posts are published, start approaching the blogs for guest contribution.
- Make sure each of the 6 guest posts are linked with these 4 blog posts. I mean one guest post should link with one post published on your blog as a contextual reference link or an author bio link.
‡ The 5-day interval between every blog post is not much. You can add more blog posts in between to give readers’ content variety or run more than one marathon simultaneously. It’s your choice.
- If paid review is involved, you get a solid one-time payment.
- You can diligently employ affiliate links in the 4 posts and earn.
- You get do-follow link juice from guest posts that will help to rank any of the 4 posts for the same or similar keyword. This will translate into long-term passive income.
(7) Sell 5 Blog Post Spaces
When you own a property, you can either build a home for yourself or build a home and rent it out to many families for a short-time.
Your blog domain is your property. You have built it. You live in it but you also have extra space and it won’t hurt to “rent” it to others, that is, advertisers.
You will have the authority to dictate what happens with the rented space.
- # you can allow the advertiser to promote products
- # you can place the advertisers’ ad on 5 blog posts for a pre-determined number of days
- # you can do some reviews
- # you can publish sponsored stories.
There are endless opportunities. Just make sure you don’t compromise on content quality and linking ethics. Keep track of all the transactions so you don’t lose out on blog space “rent”.
I Want to Help You
Blogging is all about helping and I want to help you succeed.
If you have any issues, doubts and confusion to discuss or clarify, please use the comment section below. Tell me why you’re struggling to earn money from every blog post and together, let’s try to solve it.
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Let’s start making money.