Making money from blogging isn’t the world that it once was. Now that anyone can make their own blog, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to break through and get noticed. That said, there are still a number of ways that you can monetize your blog in 2019. Here are a few examples.
However you plan on monetizing your blog, it’s going to be all but impossible to do if you don’t have a reasonable flow of regular traffic. There are no shortcuts here, building a loyal long-term user base will take time and will require a significant amount of work. If you’re looking for a get rich quick scheme, blogging is not it. That said, increasing the amount of traffic coming to your blog is not a mysterious dark art, anyone willing to put in the time and effort can make it happen.
Sign Up With AdSense
Google’s AdSense is perhaps the easiest way of monetizing your blog. AdSense is the closest you’ll get to a ‘fire and forget’ style advertising platform – once you have added the appropriate code to your website, everything else is taken care of by Google. You will be paid either on a pay-per-click or pay-per-impression basis, depending on how many people click on or view the ad respectively.
There are a number of other advertising networks that offer the same kind of arrangement if you would rather look somewhere other than Google. However, AdSense is the default choice for many people for a reason.
Sell Private Ads
Instead of relying on Google or another advertising network, you can always strike your own private deals with other businesses to display their businesses on your website. This will be more difficult to set up and will require a lot more work on your part. However, you will have complete control over the terms of your arrangements with advertisers and will also be able to keep all the money you make for yourself, no splitting it with Google.
If the content that you are providing your readers is good enough to keep them coming back to your blog day after day, they may well be willing to send some money your way to keep it going. One of the best things about donations is that the money you receive through them is entirely your own and comes without strings. All you need to do in order to get donations is ask!
As well as delivering fantastic content, another way that you can encourage your users to donate to you is by ensuring that they have plenty of options for doing so. The more options you give your readers for sending you money, the more likely they are to do so. There are numerous ways people can send money online, if you have readers around the world then many of them may find it difficult to use traditional payment methods. Work with your audience to find which methods are most useful to them.
Once you have a steady stream of traffic, there are several ways that you can start monetizing your blog. Making a living as a blogger isn’t easy, but if you’re determined then there are definitely ways to make it work.