4 Ways To Make Money From Your Blog
Making money online through your blog can be a legitimate and sustainable way to garner an income – but it’s not a get rich quick scheme. It will require research, plenty of preparation, and a lot of maintenance throughout. However, if you can do that, you could have a nice passive income that can boost your finances, or even take over from your employment altogether. Here are some ideas on how to do it.
Writing an eBook and formatting it so that it can be sold online is not an easy task, but if you pick the right topic, such as a self-help book, for example, or instruction booklet, then you could be onto a winning formula. Take the time to get the book perfectly right both in content and how it looks, and add a link to sell them onto your page. Make sure that the links you use, and the company you sell through, are legitimate and totally secure so that your customer’s details are safe. If not, and you are hacked, you could be liable, and you may have to use the services of a digital forensics company.
Sell Online Courses
Again, as with anything online where a customer has to give you their personal and payment details, security needs to be completely up to date. Once it is, you might consider selling online courses. Courses usually sell for a much higher price than eBooks do – charging for your personal expertise is something that many people will be willing to pay for, as long as you can show them why you’re the expert in whatever field it is you’re selling the course in. You will need to spend time creating the lessons for your course, and searching for supporting materials, or creating them (slides and downloads, for example), but once it’s done it can be sold over and over, making more money and requiring you to do less each time.
You can make some extra money by writing reviews – for which you are paid – and posting them on your site. In order to do this, not only will you write the review, but you’ll get to try the products you’re review as well – for free. This might be the only payment you get in some cases, so it’s your decision as to whether you want to accept those terms. However, bear in mind that if you position yourself correctly in the market, you could be blogging about and reviewing some large ticket items.
You’ve probably been on a site (or even more than one) that asks those using it to pay a little bit – something like the price of a cup of coffee – in donations in order to help keep the site running. It’s as simple as clicking a button and being taken through to a payment option on a site such as PayPal. Although not everyone will want to contribute, some will, and it could be that enough do to give you at least a little extra money every month.