What if I told you that you can earn money as a blogger with as low as 30 visitors a day? As clickbaity as it sounds it’s true. There are at least 5 opportunities blogging can generate for you right now.
I get the question of why I still blog quite often. With the video creation platforms like Tiktok taking the world by storm and shrinking attention spans are people really reading blogs anymore? It’s much like the age-old proclamation that print is dead but we know that though many of us aren’t reaching for a newspaper every day, news brands online are still our go-to outlets for factual news. It’s the same with blogs, if you’re in a bind and need to figure out a quick recipe for dinner it’s much easier to quickly glance over a written recipe than watch a video and it’s often the same when you’re looking for specific information.
Blogs often offer a direct avenue to the information you seek. In just a few seconds with a cursory glance, you can know whether an article is what you need or not.
Without this blog, I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to work with some of the brands I have over the past seven years. Through my blog thesunnysideja.com and now simplycandinicole.com I’ve worked with product brands like Luvme Hair and Firmoo by sharing information about great quality products.
Brand collaborations offer the unique opportunity to work with an established brand to promote your favourite products while providing your audience with the benefit of a discount or affiliate code. These affiliate codes allow users to purchase the exact product recommended while you make a commission. While discounts don’t immediately put cash in your pocket as a blogger, it is a sales funnelling technique that can be used to showcase your audience’s engagement. This engagement can lead to greater, more lucrative brand collaborations.
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If you’re serious about writing and content marketing you can offer writing services. In most instances, the opportunities have sought me out and I’ve earned over 6 figures in writing services provided to a small circuit of clients. The key to gaining access to high-quality clients is creating and sharing content of equal quality.
Platforms like LinkedIn, your blog and even Instagram are great places to showcase your work to potential clients.
A Full-time Job
As a blogger, you possess wonderful skills that many companies are looking for. Lean into that and get a 9-5 or remote gig that works for you. Your blog will act as your portfolio of work and market your skills without you saying a word. Employers who understand the work it takes to manage a blog will see that you’re equipped to fulfil the duties of a similar role. Let’s say you want to become a communicator like myself, your blog shows potential employees your communication/writing style and whether it’s suitable for their brand.
As a more visual way of advertising, you can sell banner advertising space on your blog page to brands that relate to your readers. Adverts can be placed anywhere, but they’re commonly found across the top of blog pages or in the sidebar.
You can earn income in one of two ways. CPC (cost per click) means you’ll get a set payment for every reader who clicks the advert, while CPM (cost per thousand) means you’ll negotiate a set payment for every 1,000 ‘impressions’ the ad gets.
With the growth of AdBlocker plugins, the CPC and CPM can be low, but it does depend on your industry, and there’s little harm in trying them out. A quick way to get started is to create an account with Google AdSense.
Affiliate marketing works by adding tracked affiliate links into the text of your blog. You can make a small commission every time a reader clicks through to a site you recommend and makes a purchase. The key is to be authentic and genuine with affiliate marketing. Write reviews and articles with your honest opinions and only encourage your readers to buy something if you think it’s a good product or service for them.
Have you used any of these methods to earn from your blog? Share your preferred way of earning money with your blog in the comments below.
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