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How to Use Blogging to Generate Income

Updated: Aug 16, 2022

Do you want to find out how you can make money with

a blog? You’ve come to the right place.

It is possible to make a living out of blogging. If you have some basic idea of blogging, SEO, and some general idea of how the internet works, you can start making money from blogging.

In this post, we will consider how you can generate income from blogging.

Affiliate Marketing

You can make money from affiliate marketing by adding affiliate links to the content on your blog. Whenever a reader clicks through a site that you recommend and buys something, you will earn some commission.

The links in the content will redirect your readers to a brand’s website, and the money the brand pays you is a way of saying ‘thank you’ for sending them a customer.

Banner Adverts

You can also earn an income from blogging by selling advertising space on your blog to businesses that relate to your niche.

You can place the adverts anywhere, but they are usually placed in the sidebar or across the top of pages of the blog.

You can make money from banner adverts through CPC and CPM.

For CPC (i.e., cost per click), you will earn a particular payment when a reader clicks on your advert, while CPM (i.e., cost per thousand) implies that you will receive a particular payment per 1000 impressions that your advert gets.

Sponsored Content

This is one of the best ways to generate income from blogging. Sponsored content is an advert that is in the form of a blog post or article.

This form of monetization works best when you target a specific niche. Once you have a loyal readership, brands will reach out to you to publish sponsored posts on your blog.

Sponsored Social Media Posts

If you have a huge following on social media, brands will find you attractive. Some make their entire income from the sponsored posts they make on social media. You can either charge per post or re-post, and the fees are usually high.

However, you need to work hard to build your followers. The number of people that follow you on social media is what convinces brands that your readers will like whatever you post about them.

Sell Digital Products

If you are good in a particular area, you can make money from this by packaging the knowledge into eBooks, courses, video tutorials, or workshops and selling them.

For this to work, you need to be good at what you do. You must also be able to create highly valuable content. Although this may not be easy to achieve, it is necessary.

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