How do bloggers make money online? That’s the question I always get from my friends. It’s like everyone wants to make money online nowadays.
But the fact is that making money online is not as easy as eating cake. Yes, people are legally making money online through blogging but it didn’t just happen overnight.
So, are you new to blogging and want to start your own blog to make money online? You will need to learn how to start a profitable blogging business in order to understand the basics and monetisation process.
Making money online through social media
Today, social media platforms also offer a great opportunity for bloggers to make money. People are already making money on social networking sites such as Facebook, Instagram, YouTube videos, and many others.
The fact is that the Internet has become a multi-million dollar money-making channel and social media is one of the places to earn money. As a blogger, you can also monetize your social media accounts and make money through your posts on social media.
In most cases, what you need to make money online is just a computer or laptop. You will also need to have access to the internet as well. Then you could be making cool money before you could say, Jack Robinson!
How bloggers can make money online?
However, it’s not easy to make money online as you don’t make money just by going online. I have heard of some people saying it’s easy is to make money online; some even say it requires no effort, just go online and start making money! Now, isn’t that ridiculous?
Many of the top marketers have one “trick” that makes things so easy that you can just pull up an armchair, power on your PC, get online and start making money.
There are some strategies many of those top internet marketers are using to make cool money online and to be honest with you, many of those strategies may not work for the “beginners”.
Because you are new to the system, you just have to learn the rules (as if there are certain significant rules).
With the advent of university top-up fees, student life doesn’t come cheap for today’s overworked undergraduates. But the power of the internet offers up a number of ingenious ways to generate some extra beer money from the comfort of your own home. – theTimes.co.uk
#1]. Google Adsense
Google Adsense is the most widely used medium through which people (mostly site owners) are making money online. If you already have a blog or website, you can be making cool money through Google Adsense as well.
AdSense is a great starting point for anyone looking to monetize their blog. You can get Adsense on any website on just about any topic (please check their website for exempted content).
With Adsense, you will get paid for displaying the adverts on your website. However, you get paid more when people click on the adverts!
#2]. Affiliate marketing
Affiliate marketing is another great means of making money online if you are a blogger. It is simple and straightforward, place affiliate links on your blog and get paid when people buy from your link.
It’s a reward-like marketing practice in which a business rewards bloggers for promoting their services or products. This is a common practice and the most potent way for bloggers to make money online nowadays.
The industry has four core players: the merchant (also known as ‘retailer’ or ‘brand’), the network, the publisher (also known as ‘the affiliate’), and the customer. The market has grown in complexity to warrant a secondary tier of players, including affiliate management agencies, super-affiliates, and specialized third parties vendors.
Without a doubt, affiliate marketing is an easy way to make money online just by selling affiliate products. You don’t have to own, use or even like any of these products! Your own target is to get them sold or get people to sign up for them and before you know it, you are already making cool money! Below are three general types of affiliate programs: