If you understand how blogging works and how it can make you earn money writing blogs online, then you better start taking actions now. There are a lot of people now harnessing the power of the internet to help them live the lifestyle they dreamed of and blogging is one of the most common means.
Here in the Philippines, many business owners and bloggers from other countries are outsourcing the skills and capabilities of our fellow countrymen. But why write for others for the rest of your blogging career?
Why not workout your own business instead of working for others? Why not work for others for now and workout your own business, on the side, and build it until such time that you need somebody to work for you. If you’re with me, better keep on reading.
Here’s the thing though..
Not all bloggers have the discipline to maintain their blogs. People usually quit after couple of weeks or months. This article is not for impatient people who only want to earn money fast not considering the work involved.
If you are somebody who have a mindset like this, you can always just go back to your 8-4 or 9-5 day job and stay like that for the rest of your life. 🙂
For more opportunities online, here’s an article on how to earn and make money in the Philippines.
If you want to start creating your very first blog, here’s a no-brainer way to start a WordPress Blog using Bluehost.
Once you have a clear mind that you really want to do blogging and have considered the works involved, here’s a guide how to make money through writing blogs. These are the top methods used by the top bloggers in the industry. Here’s a tip, if you really love what you’re doing, it will be fun, you won’t quit, and you’ll earn the fruits of your labor soon.
Ways monetizing your blog:
There are numerous ways you can monetize your blogs. Once you have decided what niche you will be blogging about, you should plan on how you are going to monetize your blog.
There is this saying “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket”. Don’t ever rely on just one stream of income or one method of monetization. There are other streams of income that may be earning a little, but the thing is, it is earning.
I’ll be showing you ways how top bloggers earn money on the internet. It can go as low as tens of dollars a month to thousands of dollars a month. It all depends on the effort you will be putting into your blog. If you have new ideas, let’s talk about it on the comment section below.
Ways how to make money blogging:
Here are the list of ways if you want to make money blogging. If you want to know more about a particular topic, just click on the links to redirect you to the details.
- Display ads
- Private ads
- Affiliate Marketing
- Sell Your Own Products
- Digital Products
- Physical Products
- Physical Services
- Virtual Services
1. Write Blogs and Advertise
Basically, advertising in your blog works similarly how the television advertisements work. You make content on your blog, generate traffic to it then that’s it. Below is a list of advertisements you can add to your blogging sites.
Display Ads – Display ads are simply the banners or images you usually see on the header, sidebar, footer, and some in the content area of a page.
Google made a program called Google Adsense where publishers (bloggers, website owners) can place some snippet of codes on their website and start displaying relevant ads to your website.
Say for example, if you have a game review site, Google adsense will start showing game related ads to your site followers. If someone clicks on your ad, you will receive money for the click. This is called Pay-per-click.
Usually it ranges from less than a dollar dollars to couple of dollars per click. So if your site has wide audience, you can make thousands of dollars to hundreds of dollars per month.
Keep in mind regarding their terms-of-service because you might get banned if you break the rules they provide. If you want to apply for adsense, go to Google Adsense. Make sure to read their terms and condition on how you are going to use their service on your website.
Private Ads or Ad Space – This one is like what you see on the roads, like billboards on the highway. Business owners rent those space in order to promote their businesses. Similarly with blogging, you may provide ad space for rent on your site and earn money from direct transaction with the business owners.
In Philippines, we have these group of mommy bloggers and one of the most popular blogger is mommy Pehpot. You can checkout her post on how to become a mommy blogger. She’s a hard working mom and a hard working blogger as well which I find super cool. Not all mommy these days can do what she’s doing. 🙂
2. Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing is another popular way to make money in blogging. To put it simply, you promote someone else’s product and get a commission every successful sale. When your blog followers clicks on your affiliate link and buys a product you’ll get commissions depending on the total price of the products they buy.
- If you want to learn more about affiliate marketing read What is affiliate marketing?
- Or if you already know what affiliate marketing is, you may directly read How to start affiliate marketing.
Where can you find products to promote? There are bunch of online shopping sites that offers affiliate programs and here are some of famous ones:
- Clickbank – For digital and information products. High payouts.
- Amazon – For physical products
- Commission Junction or CJ Affiliate – They offer reliable services and payments are on time.
3. Sell your own Products
Another way on how you can create money though blogging which you can add to your income stream is to actually sell your own products on your blog site.
There are different types of products you can sell online, it is up to you which products suites your blog the most. It’s either a Digital Product, Physical Product, or Physical Services or Virtual Services:
Digital Products – Digital products are those products that can be transferred online. Payments can be made online through paypal, credit or debit cards, or direct bank transfer. To give you idea, here are the popular digital products you can sell online
- Sell Domains
- Online Courses/ Webinars
- Premium Content Membership
- Sell Blogs or Website
Physical Products – Physical products are simply those products that cannot be transferred online. Payments can be made through online and bank transfers or cash-on-delivery. Products such as computers, camera, bikes, toys, and clothes are examples of products people usually buy online. Here’s some more:
- Handmade products
- Manufactured products
Physical Services – If you’re a plumber or a dentist, a painter, physical therapist, or anybody providing services that requires material participation, it’s categorized as physical services. Here are more examples of physical services:
- Tour Guide
- Baby Sitting
- Event Planning
Virtual Services – Are services that can be made purely online. If you’re a web developer, app developer, an SEO, Virtual assistant, Video Editor, Graphic Artist, Copy Writer, and etc. All of these services can be transacted online.
These are the ways how top bloggers earn with their websites. Writing and blogging skills in general take time to establish especially if you are a beginner but I believe in this saying:
If you want to be good at anything in life, be prepared to be bad at it first. Remember, every Master was once a Disaster
Blogging has been proven that it can be a lucrative source of passive income. Many newbies in blogging industry don’t succeed because of the wrong mindset of getting easy money from it. If you really want to succeed, you should learn all the necessary work and skills involved, have the patience and discipline to constantly workout your craft.
There’s not better time to start your own blog but today. I have a guide on how you can start your WordPress blog using Bluehost as your hosting provider.
That’s it! If you have comments, suggestions, violent reactions (very much welcome!), or whatever you have in mind, let’s discuss things in the comment section below. I’ll be updating this post to give more value to our fellow kababayans who wanted to start earning money from blogging. Just subscribe to our newsletter on the forms! Cheers!
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