Recently I wrote about staying motivated while blogging and it went down so well I teamed together with UK Credit to talk about how to make money blogging. Monetising your blog is something that isn't just for full time bloggers, you can be a hobby blogger but make a second income doing something you love. Just remember to declare your earnings through self assessment and register as self employed it really isn't as scary as you would think. There are a few ways I make money on my blog which can work for you too!
Join some good blogging networks like UK Bloggers if you haven't already. This is a great place to learn new things about blogging, ask for advice and find out about sponsored post opportunities. A sponsored post is where you work with a client by writing a post as discussed with the PR. This can be anything from reviewing a product or writing about a service. I really enjoy doing these posts because you can discover new things yourself or share things you already love and when brands start approaching you it is a really nice felling as well as adding extra cash into your account. Make sure you know your blog stats and your DA as these are often required and will have an impact on the price you get paid. Make sure you learn the rules set out by google and always disclose when a post is sponsored to be honest with your readers.
There are lots of ways you Can use your little space of the Internet to sell ad spaces. The most popular is AD sense which you can install little ad blocks onto your blog where companies have click able advertising when a reader clicks onto that website you can earn money. This takes time to build up though and often a click is around 1p. Always look at your ad settings to make sure that you have set out what you are willing to have advertised. You can also link this up to your You tube account.
You can also allow other bloggers or companies to purchase an ad space on your blog adding them onto your side bar. Often for this you need to offer some social media promotion and some bloggers do a sponsors round up post every month too. I will be adding ad spaces to my blog soon so stay tuned to find out what packages will be on offer.
Lots of companies offer an affiliate program in which you can earn commission from using affiliate links. When someone buys a product using your link you will earn a percentage of the sale. Amazon are popular for their affiliate links and are easy to use to promote when you have read am interesting book.
Social Media Promotion
Some companies may not want a full post and just want to increase their social media presence. You may have them approach you asking to have something shared on your social media to increase their following through yours. Remember you worked hard for that following and put a package deal together to make sure you get compensated for your time,
Write An E book
If like me you started blogging to improve your own writing then you will be excited to know that you can also make money through publishing an E book and advertising it on your blog. Write about what you know. Do you have a collection of short stories, a knowledge of how to be crafty? Put that information together in an E book and you can sell it through Amazon.
To find out some more ways to make money blogging pop over to UK Credit and find out their suggestions, Do you make money blogging? What are your tips?
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