Turn a Blog In a Business

One of the most common methods for obtaining your first few dollars is a subscription or paid membership model. It rarely works, mostly because people who browse the Internet don’t care about pay for extra content when they can find it for free. The Internet is huge!If your content is not unique and valuable for your visitors and readers, you might want to consider switching methods to skyrocket your monthly revenue.

Some of the best established methods that work for experienced bloggers include:
* Selling books, shirts, mugs, cups, pretty much any type of merchandise that contain the blog’s brand or logo
* Selling products or services from other sources directly via your blog
* Providing ways for readers to give out donations – think Patreon
* Promoting and participating in affiliate programs for PPC opportunities
* Selling ads to showcase other companies on your blog

We’ll mention a few of these outstanding methods and explain them further down below:

Affiliate Programs

Affiliate programs work splendidly, because for people looking to buy your banner placeholders, you do the exact same job as Google AdWords. You basically get paid to upload an advertisement for a service or company onto your blog. The difference with affiliate programs is that you don’t just get paid for clicks on an advertisement or two, but purchases your visitors made via your ads.

Merchandising

In case your blog has good content, images, logos, pretty much anything printable onto a mug or T-shirt for people to enjoy, you should consider investing money in merchandise you branded with the help of your blog. It’s always good to have these types of promotions, because they are not only good for overall engagement with your audience, but for earning yourself some extra money.

Selling Space For Display Ads

This is the classic way of earning money off your blog. Selling advertising space means those who relate to your blog the most will pay you money if you place their ads on your blog. If you have a huge number of incoming traffic, you’ll get a lot more inquiries.
This means that your blog needs to have relevant content to the advertiser if you want your blog to be attractive to them. Signing up on Google AdSense, for example, is the most simple way to get some money flowing. But as an established blogger, you might want to look into ad networks.

The most famous advertising networks you might want to look up are
* Adknowledge
* Clicksor
* CrispAds
* Google AdSense