Did you know that your blog could become a virtual cash machine?
If you know the tricks of the trade, you can quickly reap plenty of profits from your blog. Read on for some of our tips to help you monetize your blog!
Put Up Ads
One of the best ways to generate passive income from your blog is by putting up advertisements on your blog. However, these ads need to be relevant to what your blog is about and its central theme. You can easily find sponsors and other companies on the internet who will be more than willing to advertise on your blog especially if your blog gets lots of traffic. So, ideally, the first thing you want to make sure is that your blog is popular online and has a good number of visitors coming to it on a regular basis.
There are several powerful and efficient e-commerce plugins that you can use for your blog. These can help you transform your blog into a shopping cart that allows you to sell products on the blog. So, let’s say you own a blog that deals with software and associated products. You discuss the latest developments, technological advancements, and general tips and know how on selecting the best software online. In addition to just giving out valuable information to customers, you can add a monetary value to your blog by selling actual, high-quality software. However, you need to have a high quality customized shopping cart as well as a variety of payment processors that allow customers to pay through various modes. The other thing you need to do is to persuade your customers to buy from your blog. So, your advertising skills need to be pretty good!
Google’s Adsense is probably one of the most used revenue generating tools by websites and blogs alike. It works like a large affiliate network where you can place Google’s textual ads onto your blog or site. Then whenever a user clicks through your blog onto these links, you get a share of the revenue. It is easy to use tool that is free of cost to register. There is a bit of code that you need to copy paste into your browser to activate Adsense, but that’s all there is to it!
Social Networking Sites
Social networking sites are an amazing way to get more popularity for your website or blog online. Social networking is an offshoot of the Web 2.0 technology that has taken the internet world by storm. You can use social bookmarking sites like Digg, Reddit, etc., to bookmark other sites and get bookmarked by other blogs and sites too! It is a give and take process that promises massive traffic and customers to your blog. If you are selling products on your blog you want the maximum number of visitors into your site and for this optimization is critical. When customers come to your landing page, they want to see something of value that will compel them to buy from your blog. This is where optimization and call to action to persuade customers to buy come into the picture. It is these aspects that will impact the sales conversion ratios on your blog.