9 Ways to Make Money With a WordPress Blog
We will discuss nine ways that can help make money blogging through WordPress!
What do you want your blog to be? A hobby that you pour hours into for fun or a business with the potential to generate income and work from home? The decision is up to you! Most people who start blogging as a business are not making any money. But when they take the time to learn how many of them find success. We will discuss 9 ways that can help make money blogging through WordPress!
1. Use Google Adsense to monetize your blog.
Adsense is a free program that anyone can join. All you have to do is sign up and add some code to your website! Google looks at the content on your site, determines how many people will click on an ad, and then calculates what ads should appear. When someone clicks on one of those ads, they are directed to another site where they might make a purchase or give their information which advertisers pay for. You get paid from these advertisements every time somebody views them (impressions)and when somebody clicks through(clicks). The more traffic you receive, the more money you earn with Adsense!
2. Create an Amazon affiliate account and promote products on your site.
Amazon has millions of customers that it can market to through its affiliate program. Amazon pays you a commission for every sale that is made after someone clicks on your link and reaches the site, whether they purchase anything or not. This percentage varies based on what products are being sold but generally ranges from 0–15%. The more traffic you receive, the more money you make with this method!
4. Offer a paid membership for premium content.
Many people like to pay for access to quality content, and it can be a great way to earn money! You could charge per article or a monthly membership fee. Your readers will get exclusive access that nobody else has while you make some additional income each time they purchase something. If your website is ever hacked or abused by spammers, this method of monetization might not only save the day but also bring in extra cash with peace of mind security.
5. Sell advertising space on your blog or website to make money from ads shown on your site.
This is the most common way to monetize a blog, and it’s easy to set up. You can sell ad space directly or through an advertising network such as Google Adsense, Media.net, OpenX, etc. If you go this route, you’ll be responsible for contacting advertisers yourself and working out deals with them based on how much traffic your site gets each day. These ads are generally Pay Per Click (PPC), where they pay every time someone clicks on their link(CPM), but some might choose CPC bidding, which means that when readers make purchases from those advertisers’ sites within a certain window of time after clicking on your ad — then you get paid! The more targeted your audience type is towards specific products, the better chance you have of converting those visitors into customers!
6. Get Sponsored Posts.
This is a great way to generate income if you can find the right brands (and their products) that fit your audience. Many bloggers choose this route because they enjoy writing and want to share their opinions about certain things with others who might benefit from them. You could also use this method for affiliate links by creating posts where readers will learn more about specific items but do not directly link out to buy those items (unless it fits within one of the other monetization methods). Either way, you make money every time someone clicks through or purchases something based on what’s shared in each sponsored post!
7. Request donations from your readers.
If you decide to go this route, make sure that it’s either a small monthly fee or a one-time contribution. A lot of people (including myself) would prefer not to put their credit card information into another website just because they are being asked for money! The key is making each donation worth the price tag, whether that means offering exclusive content or other perks in return. This method only works if your audience truly trusts and values what you have shared with them on a regular basis, so be careful when choosing which path to take…you don’t want too many readers feeling cheated out of their hard-earned cash!
8. Sell your own products.
If you have a physical or online product that people would be interested in purchasing, why not sell it on your website? This is a great way to bring traffic back to the site and is a fantastic way for new bloggers who are just starting out as well! For example, if you blog about healthy living — create an ebook with recipes and tips from other health experts within the niche. If you’re into fashion — design patterns for clothing or write tutorials on how to make those cute accessories from DIY materials! The possibilities are endless when it comes to creating things of value that will inspire others — then sharing them through your website so everyone can enjoy at no cost…and now they might want more too :) So don’t be afraid to ask for money in exchange!
9. Sell your products on other sites.
If you don’t want to create your own product, why not sell someone else’s? This is a fantastic way to monetize an existing website that has traffic already visiting each day! Your audience trusts you and would likely be interested in the items that are shared with them if they fit within their interests. You could even find affiliate links (similar to getting sponsored posts) whereby readers might purchase those items through these ads or banners, so it’s still good news for everyone involved…as long as the price tag reflects how much value your visitors will get out of what they receive!
I hope you enjoyed reading about some of the best monetization methods for WordPress blogs! If you have any questions or want to share your own personal experience with one of these, please leave a comment below :) Thanks again for joining me today, and I’ll see you next time. Bye!
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