Blogging is a multitasking job, it is definitely not for people who can’t handle more than one kind of work at a time. Being a Blogger, you have to be your own PR, Photographer, SEO Analyst, Content Writer, UI Designer etc. You don’t have anyone else to put the blame on if something goes wrong. Everything has to be controlled by you alone.
In the initial stages of blogging, it can be quite overwhelming seeing the tremendous dedication it requires to keep your blog active and up to date. Once you have got the hold of it, producing engaging content at regular intervals, you can start earning money from your blog. If you think you haven’t reached that stage yet, stage at which you get about 10,000 hits a day, then I suggest you go through the following blog posts which will guide you to take your blogging game up a level,
- Things to keep in mind while designing your Blog
- A catchy short video intro to your Blog! WHY YOU NEED IT
- Get free Stock images for your Blog from these 5 sites!
- How to link Google Search Console to your WordPress Blog (not self-hosted)
- Setup your free WordPress blog in 5 easy steps
- How to never run out of ideas for your blog
- Why your blog SHOULD have a subscription pop-up
There are many ways by which you can earn through your blog, some of them are:
- CPC (cost per click) or CPM (cost per 1000 impressions) Ads
As the name suggests, in CPC ads you get paid every time a viewer clicks on the ad and in CPM, you get paid every time the ad crosses the 1000 impressions mark. The most widely used network for these kinds of ads is Google Adsense. To use Google Adsense on your blog, it should be self-hosted. WordPress.com doesn’t support Adsense but has Adwords available instead. Adsense does all the hard work for you regarding what ads to display to whom, all that you have to do is choose the position where the ads would be displayed. Some of the Adsense alternatives are Media.net , InfoLinks and Chitika.
- Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate Marketing works in a way in which you place the link for a product of a company and the company agrees to pay you some percentage of the sales made through your link as commission. The link given to you is unique and has the ability to track the sales made from your links specifically. You can add this link directly or make a banner for it. If the viewer clicks on it and further goes on to make the purchase then you get the commission money in your wallet. As simple as that! Amazon Associates is a popular choice for affiliate marketing. You may also check out Flipkart’s Affiliate Program.
- Sell your own products
If you’re creative you can sell your own products like E-books, Workshops, Guides and Lightroom Presets.
- Build your Brand Identity
Build your Brand Identity with a database of viewers who are loyal and consider what you say true. Once people start converting into loyal followers, you can start reviewing various places or products. A well-structured review of all the relevant information about the place or product can highly recommend them to people. By this, brands will begin approaching you on their own to offer you freebies or a paid promotional posts to utilize the benefits of your loyal followers of the blog and other social media handles. You can get invited to events as well. I began blogging in mid-2016, but I learned and developed it to what it is now in early 2017. My first invite was from Lemon Tree Hotels and from then onwards its going great! Just when I thought my efforts are going in vain, no one is interested in my blog. So, the moral is, keep doing what you do the best without any diminishing efforts and you’ll definitely be recognized.