Today, owning a personal blog is easier than ever with free CMS platforms such as WordPress, Joomla, or with Web 2.0 systems such as WordPress.com, Blogger.
The blog topic is diverse and rich. It can be about food, design, personal development, soft skills, technology, … or anything. Blogs bring great power to the owners to sell anything they have.
According to Business Insider‘s research, 67% of potential customers know the business through blogs in 2016 – 2017. Blogs are important in internet marketing as well as internet business. So, you need to choose the right market for your current job, your ability as well as interests and incorporate accurate market analysis tools to optimize conversions on your blog and bring high profits.
There are many ways to create blogs. In this article, I will focus on 5 ways to make money with WordPress Blog. It’s easy because you only need to select the right topic and the right thing to sell. I will also list some methods and techniques to make money from it.
1. Make Money with WordPress Blog using Google AdSense
What is Google AdSense?
Google AdSense is an advertising network that is developed and operated by Google itself. When joining this network, users can post advertisements on their own website or blog, and then collect profit.
To speak in a simpler way, when you begin to register and be accepted to take part in Google AdSense, you will be given an HTML code to insert into your website.
How does Google AdSense pay you?
With per click on the advertisement on a website, the owner of the website will receive money. The amount is unstable and depends on the change of keyword’s popularity.
With keywords that most people want to use in their advertising, the paid amount of money will be higher than other keywords. as a result, if your website has many hot keywords, you will earn money per click.
Why should you use Google AdSense?
You can see in detail at https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/9712
For many bloggers, Google AdSense is a good way to make money, even it has both chance and risk. In my opinion and experience, Google AdSense is not a proper choice for lasting blogs because of its strict policy. One thing to mention, that Google AdSense account has a short longevity, it’s up to your daily activities and you cannot cheat on Google, it is very smart.
How to begin making money with Google AdSense?
You need an AdSense For Content or Google AdSense Content account and a blog or website that obeys Google AdSense Policy & Term.
In the present time, successful AdSense Content account register is quite difficult. To ensure it, you have to notice :
- Your website/blog must have a 6-month lifetime or more.
- Good content, not including gamble or prostitution.
- Distinctive content, no copied or edited from other websites or blogs.
- Google really appreciate your articles’ layout.
Once you ensure things above, you need only access www.adsense.com and fill in the form for registering AdSense account. And it may take from 2 to 7 working days for your form to be approved. When it is, you can use your account immediately to create advertising code and post it on your website/blog and begin to make money from Google AdSense.
Nevertheless, Google AdSense account maintaining is very difficult. So do not just focus on it. Find out other PPC advertising networks to have precautionary plans.
2. Affiliate Marketing
This is my favourite method. All you need to do is to become a partner for a company or a marketplace. You sell their products in any way that you want, maybe writing reviews, making banners, sending emails or even telesales. Then they will send you commission that is respective to sales you earned.
Sounds easy, right? Here are some marketplaces that you can explore and participate:
- ClickBank: digital product marketplace (ebook, membership, software, video, audio, mp3…). Average commission at 50 – 75%/sale.
- Amazon: Your website/blog must talk about a specific subject, primarily product reviews or called niche site to guarantee the winning rate when joining Amazon. The commission rate is 4 – 15% depending on the number of sales from your Niche Site.
- BlueHost: Around $40 – $65/sale.
- LongTailPro: 50% commission.
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Basically, it’s identical to Google Adsense. They have advertising contracts, you distribute their advertisings to your website/blog and they pay you by extracting a portion of their revenue.
You see, $5/1000 impressions… it’s quite impressive, right?
If you distribute 50,000 impressions, you easily get $250. So if you can create a blog with just 1,500 impressions every day, I assure that you will earn at least $250 each month from BuySellAds. Just think, imagine and apply techniques that optimize your ads and promote your ad position, in order to increase your ad exposure, and then you win. If you are the beginner, set a small goal, maybe $1 or $10 for the first few months.
4. Sell Your Own Product/Service
As mentioned above, according to BI, up to 67% of potential customers will know and come to your product, service or company through blogs and valuable articles. Therefore, you should focus on sharing useful information for readers, focus on visitors, build a relationship with them, build trust for them so they trust you and always consider you as a true expert on that subject/product/service.
You can sell training books, courses, programs if your blog topic focuses on SEO, Blogging or similar topics. You can sell Videos, Membership if your blog is about food or sharing reviews about health.
The key to this method is that you need to have a good relationship with the reader. Each article you share on the blog need to be impressive to them, so they always treat you as an expert in the field you share.
5. Acquisition Marketing
Or it is known as CPA Marketing (Cost Per Action). It can be understood basically that you put links, banners on your blog or posts so that when someone clicks on the link, he/she will be directed to a landing page. And if that person performs an action (install, download, register, etc.), you will receive the money.
Some reputable networks include MaxBounty, Peerfly, Neverblue.
How to apply for a CPA network: The first step is to visit these CPA sites and register (Register, Become Publisher, …), then fill in the information. To be able to join and start promoting CPA offers, you will have to register and wait for them to approve.
YOU MAY NEED THIS: Basic Definitions Of CPA For Beginners
Popular CPA networks now require pretty high. They check your website, ask for your promotional methods and even require you to have a commission from another CPA network before joining their network. This makes it very difficult to sign up for famous CPA networks.
Currently, I do not have any tutorial article, I will write some as soon as possible. However, you can read the instructions at the following sites. Or you can look for more ways by Google to join other CPA networks. You can refer to the Warrior Forum – a very famous forum on Internet Marketing – MMO
There are many ways to make money from your website/blog. But the most important thing is you need to be sure, that is QUALITY.
QUALITY here may be quality content, knowledge or anything else, but you need to have it. Once you have it when you embark to act, you will certainly imagine and study a lot of ways to make money that even different from what I shared.