Blogging is one of the most popular ways for communication and interaction online. It’s also a powerful medium for making money online. Since the advent of blogs, they are now all over the place in so many different niches. Many people use blogs particular niche blogs for the purpose of marketing to a particular market and make money online. If you want to discover how to make money online blogging with niche blogs, read on.
By keeping regular contact with your readers and updating your blog content, you’re building relationship and trust. Buy products relevant to your niche and if they have benefited you in some ways, write a thorough and honest review. Submit it to your blog. Another alternative is to record yourself doing the review with a webcam and then upload that video on YouTube. Then just embed that video in your blog post. There will be an “Embed” button below your video on YouTube for details how to do it. Your readers will check your review and share their thoughts. And if your review does its job well, you can expect to make quite a good amount of sales. It takes some work initially but will pay big dividends.
You can also recommend relevant products just after an informative article. This also works well. Offering valuable information makes people more prone to buy from you.
There are many ways you can monetize your blog with products be it tangible or intangible. Here are some:
Selling Affiliate Products
This is one of the easiest ways to make money online blogging with niche blogs. You don’t even need to have your own products. Just recommend and drive traffic to other people products and get a nice commission when a sale is made. To look for affiliate products, you need to check out companies which offer an affiliate program first. The easiest way to proceed is to browse affiliate marketing networks like CJ.com, ClickBank.com, LinkShare.com, PayDotCom.com, ShareASale.com and Click2Sell.eu. Find products related and relevant to your niche.
Using Cost Per Action(CPA) or Pay Per Lead(PPL) affiliate programs can also be considered. This can bring some extra income easier as you don’t necessarily need to make a sale to get paid. You can get rewarded simply by getting an action done like form submission, sending leads etc…
Affiliate marketing can be really difficult when first getting started as you’ll go through trial and error plus wasting time and money. If you want to shortcut your learning curve, I recommend The Super Affiliate Handbook by Rosalind Gardner. Rosalind Gardner is a super affiliate and has been making a living online selling affiliate products for years. In some affiliate programs, she is raking $30,000-$50,000 per month. For me this is hands down the best guide on affiliate marketing. You should read this before considering selling your first affiliate product. No hype or anything, just pure solid tips and advice.
Selling Your Own Products
This is a harder but can bring enormous rewards as you can also have an army of affiliates marketing for you. You need to have your own product be it a real book, an eBook, software, physical products etc…
If you don’t want to sell anything, you can still monetize your blog with advertising either with advertising networks or sponsored advertising.
Advertising networks can work well with blogs. Programs like Google AdSense and Chikita’s eMiniMalls are some of the popular ways you can use ads to monetize your blogs easily as you get paid for clicks. But it’s illegal to click on your own ads as you can get banned. To make your ads profitable, get as much targeted traffic as possible to your pages. The more quality pages you have, the better as you’ll get more traffic. You need to promote your pages as well. But traffic and content alone are not enough. There are also many other techniques you can use to make your ads more profitable.
For Google AdSense itself, it’s not as simple as slapping an ad on your page and watch the money rolling in. There is a learning curve to get the most out of AdSense. Fortunately, there is “AdSense Secrets 5 – What Google Never Told You About Making Money With AdSense“. Packed with 293 pages, 22 chapters and hours of video content for your AdSense education, Joel Comm, the AdSense Doctor will guide you step-by-step from start to finish how you can use AdSense effectively to generate extra income and even triple your existing revenue and much more. This guy really knows his stuff and his AdSense strategies work. Enough said, this is simply a MUST read.
Have you noticed on many blogs those square ads on the right? That’s sponsored advertising. Sponsored advertising can be a lucrative source of extra income stream. The best part is it’s recurring income meaning advertisers need to pay on a monthly, quarterly basis etc… to have their advertisement run. The more popular your blog and the more traffic it receives, more people will be willing to buy an advertising spot. It’s important to reveal your traffic statistics of your blog because that’s what advertisers are interested to know before purchasing a sponsored advertisement.
Another interesting way to make money online blogging with niche blogs is to take advantage of other niche blogs with their AdSense Revenue sharing program. This is achievable when you do guest blogging.
Guest blogging means writing valuable content for other blogs. It’s a powerful way to get traffic, backlinks and exposure for your blog. Some blog owners give you an added benefit to incite you to submit more guest posts. What they do is allow you to add your own AdSense ads with your posts so you can earn money. You need to create an account with them to set up your own AdSense ID within their blogs.
Here you go, these are some of the ways to make money online blogging with niche blogs but it’s in no way an exhaustive list.