Blogging For Your Supper: How To Make Money From Your Readers

As a blog owner, you will no doubt have to pay for domain names and hosting fees. Some people’s fees aren’t much more than the price of a fast food meal. While others could end up paying hundreds, if not, thousands each year!

Bloggers tend to write about topics they are familiar with or just to share an insight into their lives. Many of those sites have a lot of traffic. What some blog owners don’t realize is that they could earn some money from their sites.

If you want to quit your day job and earn a living from blogging, today’s handy guide is for you! Keep reading and I’ll share with you some tips on how to make money from your blog.

Sell some ebooks

Are you an expert on your chosen blog genre? If so, you will no doubt love to share your knowledge and wealth of experience with others. But, why give away that information for free?

Ebooks are a brilliant way for bloggers to sell their expert knowledge online. People will pay money for useful, good quality content that gets delivered to them via ebooks. They can get read on ebook readers like the Amazon Kindle, for example. Or they can read your ebooks on their computers.

Blogging For Your Supper

I recommend offering plenty of content in your ebooks. That’s because buyers won’t be happy buying something that’s only got five pages! Of course, that doesn’t mean your ebooks must be several hundred pages long either!

Use affiliate links

Do you often talk about products and services that people can buy over the Internet? If so, you will no doubt link to product and service pages on other sites as a courtesy to your readers.

Did you know that you can make money from your blog by monetizing those links? The way that affiliate links work is simple. Someone clicks or taps on your external links and get forwarded to the target site as normal. Except a cookie gets stored on their computer with your affiliate ID.

If they buy the product or service you linked to, you’ll get a commission for your efforts! There are scores of affiliate link schemes available. Online retailers like Amazon and eBay also offer “partner” schemes like that too.

Set up an ecommerce store on your blog

The beauty of blogging platforms like WordPress is that they are flexible. You can turn part of your blog into an ecommerce site, so that you can sell things online!

For example, let’s say that you’ve got a blog dedicated to computer programming. You could sell things like books, tutorial DVDs and more.

Now, you might be wondering how you’re going to afford to buy such stock for your ecommerce site. The good news is that you don’t have to do that!

You could set up a “storefront” on your blog and use a drop shipping service. That is where you pay someone to send stock out on your behalf, so that you don’t need to keep an inventory of items. You could also use schemes like Amazon Associates.

Thanks for reading today’s handy guide!

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