It’s been a really long time since blogging has made its first appearance online. Since that glorious moment, people are continuously learning how to make it a profitable business. Why continuously?
Because, despite the technological advancements and the evolution of the online media, blogs still have an important role when it comes to generating revenue. You won’t see a popular Twitter profile without a blog attached to it – why? It’s because Twitter doesn’t generate revenue in most cases.
Therefore, the question we are going to answer for you today is if the blogging still alive out there and if people that have blogs still earn revenue from their blogs. This will be done by showcasing the many ways through which a blogger can make money only through his or her website.
How Hard Is It to Make Revenue through Blogging?
Before getting into the ways that you can rely on to make money out of blogging, we’ll tell you how hard is to do this.
First of all, you should remember that blogging can’t make you rich overnight. You will have to put a lot of work into it before earning your first cash. However, if you do things right, it won’t take long for this to happen – reportedly, a lot of first-time bloggers were able to earn around $300 per month after their first year of blogging.
Of course, this means that they used efficiently all of the means of making revenue that were available to them. On the other hand, we have professional blogging websites – such as the Huffington Post, which earns around $2 million a month.
But in order to reach such a stage, you will have to build up your blog over a lengthy period – as previously stated, you can’t get rich overnight.
Ways through Which You Can Earn Money by Blogging
Now, let’s get to the point and introduce you to the still available ways through which you can get to see some revenue from your blog. Remember that you have to implement these properly on your website in order for them to be a benefit for you.
CPC or CMP Ads Monetization
The CPC ads, also known as PPC (cost per click; pay per click) are banners that you can place in your sidebar or in the content of your blog. As their name suggests, every time one of these CPC ads is being clicked on, you are getting paid for the click.
The CMP ads, also known as cost per 1,000 impressions, come in the form of banners as well, the difference being that you get paid only when an ad has been viewed a certain number of times – in this case, 1,000 times.
These are probably the oldest forms of monetization you can use on your blog. The most popular network that handles this type of ads is, obviously, Google AdSense. Like, you cannot have a blog without having AdSense installed on it – you might be missing on money you didn’t know you could earn.
Selling Private Ads
If your blog is popular enough, you can get contacted or contact yourself some advertisers. Unlike the previously mentioned option, selling private ads means that you will directly speak to the person that wants their ad placed on your blog.
There is no piece of software in between – therefore, you will also be able to set your own rates for the ads that are going to show up on your website.
But this option is not limited to ads, as you could even write a blog post in which you’ll talk about a certain product or service of the advertiser that contacted you. Easy enough – they’ll get traction on their website and you’ll get paid for it.
This is one of the most common ways of earning revenue that’s used nowadays – you don’t see it only in blogs, but also on streams and videos.
Basically, you have a certain advertiser that wants one of its products sold. He or she will contact you and offer you an affiliate link that you’ll post on your blog page or posts. The trick here is that the link is unique and also able to track your affiliate code, thus making the advertiser know when a product has been sold with the help of your affiliate link.
In order to have this tool on your blog, you can rely on the Amazon Associates ad network, or you can have private partnerships with certain business and advertisers – naturally, the latter is the most popular.
Do these actually work and generate revenue?
Of course, they do! Reportedly, the average annual earnings of bloggers are as high as $24,086. Still, only 14% of all the bloggers out there are able to earn a salary through blogging.
Having the latest statement in mind, we return to something we previously said – hard work is required if you want to make money out of blogging, but it’s not impossible.