How to Monetize a Blog Post: 5 Proven Ways by Karon Thackston
One of the most-common questions when it comes to blog posts is “How can I make money blogging?”
Let me offer you some suggestions about how to monetize a blog post with these 5 proven ways.
As a note, there are lots of other ways to make money blogging if you branch off into your own services or products. But — for now — I’m talking strictly about the actual post doing all the heavy lifting to generate income.
- Running Ads — Whether you choose something like Google AdSense or advertiser sponsorships with custom ads, you can sell space on your blog. Any type of ad that would produce a significant amount of income will require that your blog have some pretty decent traffic stats. However, even if you are still building traffic to your site, you can begin now to incorporate AdSense ads so you have a good foundation when you do reach larger traffic numbers.
- Relationship Referrals — They don’t have to be blatant ads (banners, sidebar, pop-ups, etc.). You can do what I call relationship referrals. These would be set up with the product or brand beforehand.
This is sort of a drive-by ad much like what people do in TV shows and movies. You know, when you see Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible drinking a Pepsi while the camera zooms in for a close-up of his hands as he’s typing on his Mac laptop.
You don’t actually sell anything. The advertiser is paying for a certain level of exposure on your blog every month. People see a picture in the blog post of you using the product or they read about how you love your Mac, or you just bought a new Mac, etc.
By showing your relationship with the product, you’re positioning it as something you endorse.
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