I often receive questions about how I am monetising, or what advice I have. To be honest, I have not done a lot of it, so do not know much. I always planned to, but life got in the way, and I never really had time to focus as much as I would have liked on my blog.
I used to feel too small to do much advertising. I did not want to turn people off by having ads all over my site. I also knew I was growing and wanted to continue that growth, so did not want to lock into a really low rate, then regret it later.
On my new blog I have no advertising. I am still deciding on the look I want for it and what sort of feel. I have imported most of the posts from here and have been posting daily, guest posting and building it to what I want it to be, but have not looked at monetizing it yet.
As for monetising your blog, how do you do it and what is involved?
There are a few ways
- Google ads
- Your own private ads in the sidebar
- Sponsored posts
- Affiliate links
There are more ways, but these are the main ones that come to mind for me. I had Google ads at one point, but felt until I had strong traffic I shouldn’t bother. I also know of a few people kicked out for various reasons, so was a little concerned about that too.
I don’t have ads in my sidebar, but would be happy to do this now.
I am not really into sponsored posts, so can’t really comment on this. There are other blogs that do this really well.
I do have affiliate links here and there and have made some money from them, but it is not something I actively push a lot. I have a few links in my sidebar and have promoted things I truly believe and use, but most of the links on here are not affiliate ones.
As for eBooks, this is something I want to do. I have a half written one, which has been half written for about 6 months, as I got so busy writing 365 Ways To Make Money, studying and setting up my new blog that it kind of got pushed to the side. I plan on finishing it in the next few months though.
If you have a blog, what have you done to monetize it? What do you think works best?