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Tips to monetize blog or website

There are several ways to monetize your blog or website. In fact, it can be done by anyone with zero IT background. In other words, its not a myth though, but not as easy as it sounds.

Keep in mind that the strategies listed below range from easy and passive, to ones that require a TON of on-going work (so make sure you pick something that suits your site and lifestyle preferences).

We list out several tips in this post, but let’s start with the ten most popular (and predictable) site monetization tips.


7 Top Lists to monetize blog or website:-


1) Affiliate Marketing (… affiliate links) – Monetize blog

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Examples of a successful affiliate sites: Amazon.com, ShareASale.com,

Affiliate marketing is one of the most popular (not to mention the quickest) ways to make money from your website or blog.

Start by finding a product you like and would recommend.

Then on your website, you endorse the product and promote it to your website visitors and email subscribers. If the product or service resonates with these people, they’ll click on your affiliate link, purchasing the product (while you get a split of the sale price).

The commission might be anywhere from 30% of the product or service price, up to as high as 70%. So for example, if the split is 50% and you promote an e-book that costs RM100, you’ll get RM50 for simply referring the buyer.

Where can I find products to promote?

ShareASale – mostly clothes, accessories, and other offline goods.

Easystore.co – The EasyStore affiliate program is a great way to spread the word of this great service and to earn even more money with your short links! Refer friends and receive 100% of commission!

Bluehost – Need a cheap website yet reliable hosting for your blog or website? Bluehost is top industry leader web hosting and recommended by WordPress.org.

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2) Sell Ad Space – Monetize blog

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Incorporating Google’s AdSense on your website is just one way to make money from online advertisements.

Another is to simply sell your own ad space directly to companies looking to sponsor different blogs. For example, you can come up with a price for each space, like: “Sidebar banner ads will cost RMxxx per month”.

You can get paid depending on how many visitors you get. Typically this is quoted as a dollar amount per one thousand impressions (or CPM). So for example, you might see it as: RM5 CPM. If the website gets 100,000 visits a month, that ad price translates into RM500 bucks.

The good thing about this approach is that if your site gets a ton of traffic from different sources, your simple banner ad pricing can go up to as high as RM5000 per month!

However, the obvious downside is that if your site doesn’t get a lot of traffic, you can’t expect to earn as much either.

The other common method when selling ad space directly from your website is a simple direct price. Here you simply name a price (based on what you think it’s worth, relative to what the competition might be charging), and get paid upfront at the beginning of each month. This pricing is also generally a simple flat fee, not tied to a Cost Per Click like AdSense.

Where can I let others know that my website is selling ad space?

  • – The most popular one.
  • AdvertiseSpace – I haven’t tried it yet, but it should be a good alternative.

3) Pay Per Click Advertising (Google Adsense) – Monetize blog

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AdWords are the advertisements that show up on the top of Google search result pages.

AdSense is the reverse, allowing publishers (which includes bloggers and other website owners like yourself) to tap into Google’s immense advertising network so that other advertisers can run ads on their website.

The best part about this system is how simple everything is.

Once you sign up, Google will place a simple code on your website that will identify the content of your site and start displaying relevant advertisements. For example, if your site is about pets (dogs & cats), Google AdSense will start showing your visitors ads for cat food, fish food,  and more.

[Each time someone clicks on the ad, you will get paid.]

Your cut might be anywhere from RM1.00 to RM20 per click. However, when your site has enough traffic, you can make hundreds (if not thousands of RM) each month.

How to apply for for Google Adsense?

  • Apply for AdSense – Before applying, make sure you keep up with their latest Terms Of Service, though. [Google has very strict rules, so it’s hard to get (and stay) approved.]

4) Accept Donations from visitors – Monetize blog

 

Don’t have a ton of monthly visits, but you do have a strong, engaged community? Simply ask your readers to donate!

Accepting one-off donations isn’t a fast road to wealth, however, it can help you cover expenses in the short-term if people like what you have to say and want to support your journey.

For example, PayPal offers little donation buttons that only take about ten minutes to add to your website, offering you a quick way to recoup what you might be spending on a good web hosting, new product creation, research, and all of the other costs to maintain a healthy, active blog.

For example, web.archive.org makes a lot of money from donations (most likely due to their millions of visitors per month).

How to set up donation buttons?

5) Build an ‘Email List’ – Monetize blog

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Spend any amount of time reading blog growth tips, and you’re sure to come across people saying “the money’s in the list“.

They’re referring to your email list, which comprises your most loyal readers. The objective is to convert as many strangers who visit your site for the first time into passionate followers who want to stay up-to-date on your latest work or content.

Admittedly this is a long term marketing strategy (and you definitely won’t get rich overnight). But it’s one of the best, long-term methods to profitably growing your blog into a full-fledged, money making enterprise.

Never lose sight of the importance in creating relationships with your followers, however. Offering great information or free help is a perfect way to start. Spamming people with unsolicited offers is one of the fastest ways to abuse reader’s trust and sabotage your long-term goals.

How exactly does it EXACTLY work?

6) Set up an e-commerce site (Not an easy task) – Monetize blog

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Ultimate Guide to start your own FREE e-commerce business – Monetize blog

Websites don’t have to be just content. They can be centered around tools or products in an online store.

Be forewarned, though:

There are literally hundreds of thousands of e-Commerce websites or online stores. Make sure that yours is filling a unique niche, with a detailed strategy and the latest marketing techniques to stand out from the crowd.

How do I create a successful online store/shop?

 7) Sell Your Own Digital Product – Monetize blog

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You have the potential to make the most money on a per sale basis when you can sell your own directly.

That’s because there’s no middle-man or person in between you and the buyer that’s taking a ‘cut’ from the money earned.

This approach seems fairly straight forward because you can simply sell these products directly through your website and get paid immediately. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple in reality. Creating good products that are well made require a ton of time and additional resources (like design, quality content, etc.). So there’s a lot of ‘hidden costs’ in both time spent or contractors to collaborate with.

Selling your own products on your site also bring up problematic issues like [payment gateways] (how are you going to collect payment?), [shipping] (how are you going to mail or distribute the products?) and [taxes] (oh man, don’t get me started).

And if that doesn’t sound like enough work already, you’ll also need a well designed, persuasive landing page to make sure your product has a strong conversion rate.

Additional resources:

How to sell products on your website.

How to set up a PayPal “Buy Now” button on WordPress

Additionally, another several ways to monetize blog

8) Set up “infolinks”

Info links are a great alternative to AdSense advertisements, that are very easy to setup. However, the downside is that they aren’t high converting, and the payouts (on a per click basis) are also quite small.

9) Use monetization widgets

These are also very similar to Google Adsense, so they’re worth trying out as an alternative.

10) Set up RSS feed ads.

Exactly what they sound like. Ad space for sale in-line with content from an RSS feed.

11) Give away premium content for extra RM

If you are producing mind-blowing, awesome content that visitors can’t get enough of… you can always try asking them to pay for some of it! I’m personally fine with paying for premium content. However, don’t ask people to pay right away. Instead, stay focused on growing an audience and visitors first.

12) Start a private forum or coaching class(es)

Most of us have unique skills that others can benefit from. For that reason, setting up a simple forum or classes is an easy way to:-

(a) help others and,

(b) generate recurring income at the same time.

13) Create a job board

Setting up a job board on your website is another simple, easy way to collect additional money when people accepting different job offers from various companies or individuals.

14) Offer consulting 

Offering consulting gigs and providing services can help you bring in decent sums of money while other forms of ‘passive’ revenue take a little time to build up. You can offer these services via email, forum and or even Telegram.

15) Add “hire me” page on your website

Your new website or blog is also a perfect place to feature your freelancing services. Showcasing samples or evidence of past work will help greatly increase your chances of getting hired.

16) Sell or rent internal pages

These aren’t very common, however, you might be surprised at what people would be willing to rent or spend money on!

17) Display pop-ups advertisements

Pop-ups can be extremely annoying. However, they’re also another easy way to make some quick money.

18) Use content lockers

Content locking’ is similar to hiding or protecting pieces of content until a visitor takes some action to redeem it. For example, maybe you want them to pay a small amount, or perhaps click on an advertisement.

19) Display audio ads

These are relatively new and are becoming increasingly more common. Personally, I haven’t tried it. But I have read some articles and it definitely looks promising.

20) Sell an e-book

Many people sell e-books through their site. Some examples: If you have a website about recipes and cooking, you can easily create and sell your own recipe book. The same applies in almost every single other niche.

21) Create a conference around your website

Lots of work, but a huge potential payoff as well.

22) Set up a teaching program

Plenty of works also, but kinda like a cross between selling your own content and offering consulting or services.

23) Host paid webinars

Similar to the last tip, which is largely a mix of consulting through content.

24) Create a membership site

Yet another tier on the ‘info-business’ model that has the added benefit of bringing in recurring revenue.

25) Offer coupons (with affiliate links)

People are eagerly looking for discount & promo codes for everything from clothes to travel vacations. If you can (find and) offer a valid one, you can also get a cut of the revenue too.

26) Host polls on your website

Hard to believe, but easy to do!!

27) Offer writing gigs

You can easily make Rm20 – Rm30 per 500-word articles writing for other companies or individuals. There’s also a huge potential for fluent speakers of different languages, as many companies want their websites translated by those who speak the native language.

28) Create a paid directory/business page

You can charge people for listing or submissions to the page.

29) Just copy what others are doing

My personal favorite!! :D, but make sure copy the right way.

 

Sources of reference: –

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