Blogging can be a fulfilling hobby with income also, a great way to express your passion and knowledge for a particular subject. But do you really know that it can also be a great way to make money online, either as part-time or as a full-time career.
So whether you want to make an extra income of $1000 per month from your blog or are looking eagerly to quit your boring job to blog full time, this post is surely going to help.
Below mentioned are 11 ways you can start making money from your blog today onwards.
1. Create A Business Directory
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What types of product or services does your audience frequently look for? Create a list, and then approach relevant businesses to sign up for your business directory. A tool like Business Directory Plugin makes it easy to get started.
2. Offer Online Services
While selling your services may not make you super-rich, but it’s a great way to make some extra income and to build up your reputation. Sell services directly related to the topic of your blog for example catering for a food blog, or freelance blogging services like content writing or graphic design.
3. Offer Consulting Services
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There is a need for consultants in nearly every niche. Charge on per hour basis for the phone, email or Skype advice you’re probably already giving away for free.
4. Offer Coaching Services
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Similar to consulting, coaching is usually more than a one-on-one service. Put together a range of packages you can offer: hourly consultation, DIY packages, or unlimited e-mail advice packages.
5. Teach An Online Course
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Want to design and host an exclusive online course in your expertise on your blog? WordPress plugins like LearnDash and Zippy Courses make it easy to get started of. Also, if you’d prefer to host your course through an established online education site, look at Udemy or Skillshare.
6. Create A Private Community
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Build a virtual community on your blog using a free plugin like bbPress, or host it on Facebook using Facebook groups. With so many free groups out there, just be sure you’re offering amazing value to make the monthly fee worthwhile.
7. Write An Ebook
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Have an in-depth knowledge in your domain area? Package it up into an ebook and sell it online on your blog. We will generally advise against selling it (at least exclusively) on Amazon or Kobo, as you’ll probably be able to charge much less. If you’ve already built up a solid audience, you can probably change anywhere from $5 to $50.
8. Job Board
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Creating a job board on your site is a great way to make your blog “sticky” – which means you get repeat visitors again and again. It’s also a great way to earn some extra cash while also providing a valuable service.
9. Private Bootcamp
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Host a bootcamp for your audience to help them accomplish a specific goal. This works well in the health and fitness domain (30-day “get in shape” bootcamp), business (“Launch your Mobile App bootcamp”), home and lifestyle (“Rennovate your home just in 30 days”), and many other niches.
10. Write Tutorials
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In-depth tutorials are great for getting links and social shares. However, they can also be a great way to earn money on your blog. There are a number of ways you can make money online through this; just include affiliate links for the products you use in your tutorial; promote your own products in the tutorial; write a tutorial to promote an advertiser’s product etc.
11. Create A Resource Page
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Resource lists tell your audience what technology, product or services you use personally and/or recommend for others. They’re a great way to provide a valuable service to your audience, while also earning you money through affiliate links or sponsored placements. Just be sure to clearly disclose which links you benefit from commercially, and which you don’t.