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If you are thinking about starting a blog, you may be wondering if it’s possible for you to earn a living by monetizing it. The answer is yes. You may be able to earn a living if you monetize your blog and treat it like a business.
Can you monetize your blog?
A lot of bloggers begin their blog and just hope for the best. But you don’t have to do that. You can begin with a plan to set yourself up for a greater likelihood of success. Granted, not all bloggers are able to make a living blogging. In fact, most don’t. But it is possible to earn supplemental income, and some go on to replace their income and achieve a great deal of success.
To help you get started on the right foot, we turned to a successful blogger for some of her tips on what you can do as a new blogger to start earning money from the get go. Aby Moore writes a popular mommy blog in Britain called You Baby, Me Mummy. Aby has earned several blogging awards, regularly collaborates with brands, and she even teaches blogging. We will turn it over to Aby for her tips on how to monetize your blog as a new blogger. There will even be a few resources (some free) for you that you won’t want to miss.
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Monetize Your Blog – Even if You are New to Blogging – a guest post by Aby Moore of You Baby, Me Mummy.
Many people share the same dream. To make money from their blog and maybe even make enough to be able to give up the day job and work on their blog full-time. When you are getting started trying to monetize your blog is can be a little overwhelming. Which option is best for you and your blog? Which will pay better? How do you know if an option is worth pursuing or even if it’s a genuine opportunity.
There are so many ways in which you could make money from your blog, but I want to recommend the best places to start for new bloggers dipping their toes into monetization. First up:
Monetize Your Blog with Affiliate links
There are various ways which you can earn money via affiliate links, but I would recommend seeking those which pay you a percentage based on the purchases driven by your blog (for example, Amazon). So, if someone clicks an affiliate link placed on your site and buys the product you receive a % of that sale. This way is preferable for new bloggers who might not have enough traffic to make pay-per-click affiliate schemes worthwhile. Ideally try to find schemes from brands who make products you love, as including these links will also be more natural.
One of the main ways that most bloggers earn an income is via sponsored posts. This is where a brand pay the blogger to write about their goods or services on their blog. The fee depends on the authority of your blog and the size/engagement of your audience. Depending on where you are located you will be able to find blogging networks in your niche, with whom you can register and find out about potential opportunities. You can also watch social media for opportunities and it won’t be long before brands start to contact you, once you have done a few posts for brands.
Sell your own products
Maybe you have the skill to create a physical product, if so you could always sell your products via a shop on your blog. Otherwise you can always create a shop filled with products that are drop-shipped to the customer or your own digital products created around the themes on your blog.
Social media promotion
Just like with sponsored posts, some brands will pay bloggers to promote their offers on the bloggers social media accounts. So you might highlight the brand on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram for an agreed fee.
There you have 4 great ways to begin your monetization journey. Developing these routes will give you a great foundation to your blog income and help you move towards turning your blog into your business.
You can also find some great e-books out there for new bloggers by bloggers earning their living from their blogs. Be sure to check the publication date to make sure that the information is either current or has a recent update.
About Aby Moore
Aby Moore is a full time blogger and online course creator. She’s also the Social Media manager for BritMums and half of Live Love Blog (an online Blogging Magazine). Aby writes You Baby Me Mummy, a top UK Family lifestyle blog, which specializes in blogging tips, advice and coaching. She aims to help people make their blogging dreams come true. Aby’s an award-winning blogger and has been a finalists in the BiBs for the last two years, being a finalist in the Outstanding Contribution award at the MAD blog awards in 2016. Blogging changed her life and she wants to help you let it change yours too.