10 Ways to Monetize Your Website/Blog

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Looking for sustainable income is really hard especially when you feel that you have hit rock bottom or still a struggling student in debt. But everything changed when I finally setup my own website. I dreamt to have my own personal page for me to express my feelings and to apply what I have learned in school since I am taking up Bachelor of Arts in Communication at Far Eastern University, Manila and dreaming to become a journalist someday.

It was late last year when my dreams finally came true when I saw an advertisement on my Facebook news feed about Hostinger, a hosting and domain site, offering a big discount on a premium package of hosting and domain name. I read a lot of information and reviews about how the hosting’s and domain works, what are the differences between the two terms, and is it really worth the money?

After a few weeks, I joined several different Facebook Groups about blogging and I read a lot of interesting tips on how I could generate money on my own website. It really inspired me when some of the bloggers shared their analytics, growth of their website traffic and their daily, weekly and monthly engagements.

If we have the same passion and you’re planning to setup your personal webpage or blog, then this is the right place for you to learn on ways on how to monetize your newly-created website/blog.

1. Paid Blogging / Sponsorships:

Paid blogging and/or sponsorships is one of the easiest ways to earn money. Companies and even small and medium enterprises most of the time want to get publicity, attention, and expose themselves on a blog who has a lot of daily visitors, engagements, and traffic.

• GetBlogged.net:

GetBlogged.net is one of the best websites who matches brands and bloggers all over the world. All you have to do is to look for the right assignments that are targeted on your website’s niche and topics you are comfortable to work on.

2. Pay-Per-Click Advertising:

Pay-Per-Click Advertising is the fastest way to earn money due to its clickbait ads which is provided by the digital advertising companies.

• Google AdSense:

Google AdSense is an advertising program of Google, Inc. It is today’s most popular and most recommended pay-per-click advertising tool which allows publishers to monetize on their websites. Google, Inc. will be the one who will provide the ads and the suggested places on your website.

3. Affiliate Programs

Affiliate programs or affiliate marketing is a type of strategy offered by different companies who gives opportunities for the publishers to sell the products and services from different businesses to their webpages where they will provide the links that would promote them too.

• Amazon.com:

Amazon.com is one of the most popular e-commerce website that could help you earn money. Each publisher has the liberty to choose what type and category of products are appropriate to their niche. Most of the advertisements should be related to the posted content which gives attention to the visitors.

• Lazada:

Lazada, an Alibaba Group of Company, is also one of the most popular online shopping websites in Southeast Asia. It has operating sites in different parts of Asia: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. The publisher has the ability to choose what type of marketing tool would be appropriate for their segmented audiences relating as well to their content.

4. Product Reviews:

Product reviews are a type of marketing strategy and services offered by the publishers/consumers which gives them the opportunity to create content in a writing or visual type of review and it also provides a win-win situation to their specific markets. You need to look for the products that suits your taste and also offer it to your audiences to spark curiosity.

5. Sell Your Own Digital Products:

Selling your own digital products can also help you to earn money online. It gives you the opportunity to expose your items and let your visitors know that you have great products to exhibit. In this opportunity, you have the potential to produce money out of it on a per-sale basis. The great thing about this approach is you would be able to bank in a lot of income since there would be no middleman taking a cut.

In creating good products, it takes time to create well-made content. It will never be easy but eventually in the end it will all be worth your time.

If you’re using WordPress, you may exhibit your items through the WooCommerce plugin by installing it on your website for free!

• E-Book

If you are an aspiring writer or author, this is your chance to show what you have got to express yourself. E-books are one of the best and most promising products to sell as a writer, allowing you to expose and showcase your talent and skills in writing.

6. Offering Services / Online Coaching or Consultation

Offering services online or even online coaching is one of the most in-demand jobs nowadays due to the worldwide problem, traffic. This allows people who are always on the go a way to manage their time more freely, and efficiently.

7. Facebook Groups

Creating and managing Facebook Groups could also be a means to produce income. You can charge those who want to be part of the membership program of your online group and share your knowledge, provide online classes and mentoring.

8. E-mail Marketing / E-mail List / E-mail Blasting

Building your own e-mail list and sending content directly to your subscribers, followers, and clients would totally boost up your online presence. Before you create your e-mail list, be sure that you have a lot of content on your website. It may take time to create your own followings, but this strategy will definitely be worth your efforts.

9. Online Courses

Creating and sharing your knowledge to your subscribers or even to your clients can help increase your branding online. It could also be the start of sharing your ideas, creating networks, and appreciate your expertise.

What are your recommended sites?

There are two recommended sites that I would like you to give a try and sign up:
Teachable
Udemy

10. Sell Your Ad Space

Selling your ad space to your prospective advertisers can generate money. All you need to do is to share your traffic and engagement analytics to them which could be the start to building your business relationship with them by entrusting their ads on your website and surely with your influence and many followers; advertisers won’t mind spending the extra money.

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If you know other ways on how to monetize websites or blogs, let me know, and feel free to leave your comment and share your ideas in the section below. I will add to the list and I will acknowledge it by putting your name. Thank you for your time!