Thank you for stopping by, today I will be taking you through how to Make Money Blogging(For Beginners) in 2020. This article is meant for beginner bloggers and bloggers who have never earned $100.
However, the same tips can be used with businesses and brands with blogs to increase their sales and passive income. As a beginner blogger, it can be hard to navigate through the blogging world and get on your feet as a full-time paid blogger.
In this beginners’ guide, I will show you how to make your first $100 and once you have it, you can plan on how to increase it with more tips in this blog so feel free to bookmark my site and let me guide you through your blogging journey.
My Journey as A Beginner Blogger-Make Money Blogging
The year is 2017 when I started my first blog, it was all about entertainment and I was super excited about earning and being self-employed as a blogger. Speaking of self-employment, I own a Youtube channel called “Self-employed Blogger.”
Go check out my Youtube videos for tips and motivation to crush it as Blogger. Back to the topic, when I started blogging I didn’t know much compared to now, so be assured that these tips will help you make money as a beginner blogger.
It took me 6 months before earning my first cash which was $20 through brand promotion for a local artist in my home town. I was super excited and this made me hungry to know more about earning as a blogger.
To cut the long story short, the rest is history and now I want to share important tips that helped me earn.
How to Make Money Blogging(For Beginners)
To set the record right, let me remind you that making money via your blog does not happen overnight. You need to build an audience who trusts you and drives traffic regularly to your site.
That said, here are ways to make money as a Beginner Blogger:
1.Monetize your Blog with CPC or CPM Ads
One of the most common ways bloggers earn money is by placing ads on their blogs. There are various Ad companies that offer these services with variable payment rates.
Some of the popular Ad networks include:
- Google Adsense
- Propeller Ads
Those advertising networks offer the two popular type of Ads for bloggers to monetize their sites:
CPC/PPC ADS: Called Cost Per Click is ads inform of banners that you place in your content or blog’s sidebar.
Each time a reader clicks on the Ad, you get paid per click
CPM ADS: Also called cost per 1000 impressions are Ads that bloggers get paid a fixed amount every time 1000 people view the Ad.
2. Sell Private Ads
Once you get amazing traffic on your website, it opens a new door to sell Ads directly. In this method, companies approach a particular blogger asking him/her to place their Ads in his or her blog.
Alternatively, a blogger can pitch to a particular company asking them for a chance to advertise their product. In this case, there is no middleman, therefore, it attracts good pay.
3. Include Affiliate Links in your Content
Affiliate marketing is also another great way of making money via your blog. Here is how it works:
- Advertisers have products they want to sell. They agree to give you a commission on every sale that comes from your website.
- They give you a unique code to enable them to know when a buyer purchases via your site.
- You place the link on your blog and when readers click and buy a product, you earn a commission.
Where to Find AffiliateProgrammes
There are hundreds of affiliate programs and it might be overwhelming in the beginning. Personally I recommend the following Affiliate Programmes:
4. Sell Digital Products
If you would rather not sell other people’s products on your site the selling your personal digital product will be a win for you.
You can sell items like:
- Online Courses
- Apps, Plugins, Themes
- Videos and music
When you finally decide to sell your personal digital product, make sure it resonates with your readers’ needs.
How to start
- Brainstorm content ideas
- Create the product
- Figure out where to sell. You can sell the products on your blog or opt for Amazon
- Upload your digital product
- Set up the selling price
- Promote the digital product in different platforms
5. Sell your Merchandise
It is also possible to sell your physical products and make money via your blog. However, when using your blog, make it your content marketing tool.
How do I make my Blog a content marketing Tool?
Instead of posting your physical products/merchandise in your blog, curate articles with informative content about the product then refer your reader to the website where they can purchase it.
6. Build Credibility
Blogging to build credibility leads to vast money-making opportunities. For example, when you finally become a popular brand can approach you to offer advice in your field of expertise.
This should be a long term goal for beginner bloggers. As a blogger, it is really important to set goals.
Why should you set Goals as a Blogger to Make Money Blogging?
- It helps you access your progress as a blogger
- Goals are a fundamental source of motivation to bloggers
- They help in planning
I hope this guide has helped and given you a clue on how to make money with a Blog as a beginner. Let me know what you think via the comment section and share it to help other Bloggers and Brands.