Blogging gives me so much joy. It has literally changed my life for the better in all areas. I am happy with the freedom and flexibility my job gives me. It has allowed me work from home, and care for my growing family. Blogging has also opened my eyes to other ways I can make money online, working from home. 10 Years ago, I didn’t know what blogging was about and didn’t read any blogs.
So much has changed in the last few years. I now know so much about blogging, thanks to running Fashion and Style Police for over 6 years. In this last 6 years, I have set up another blog and shut it down after running it for a year or so. I have written a book – How to Cash in as a Blogger (available on only Amazon as eBook). Also, I have become a Copywriter, Social Media Manager and Blogger Outreach Consultant. I have also set up a YouTube Chanel which I plan to work on some more this year.
Over the years, I have learnt various ways of creating income as a blogger. I have played around with many of them and these have been the most successful for me –
This happens when brands pay you to write about their products and services. Sometimes, SEOs are only after a link to their client’s website in the post and are not too bothered about how you word the entire post. I earn a living by publishing sponsored posts on this blog. Sponsored posts bring the most income for me. Brands contact me most of the time for sponsored posts. Sometimes I indicate interest when I see a tweet or Facebook post requesting bloggers for a campaign.
Ads on Social Media
I make money on social media by posting ads for brands. Sometimes, the brand may have a social media campaign, and after accounts with a certain number of followers/engagement. Most of the time, social media ads are requested together with sponsored posts, but a few times, they come standalone. It is worth growing your social media platforms with real followers and engagement if you plan to monetising them.
Another great way of making money as a blogger is through affiliate marketing. I have used quite a few and made some money off them. My current favourite is the Amazon Associates. It is working so well for me at the moment. There are so many great products available on Amazon, which means many different opportunities to make money.
I make some money thanks to Banner Ads. I am signed up with WordAds, and I am happy with the income I am making from it. I also have banner ads I run for other brands outside of WordAds. It is a great way to make money once your blog is established. I usually agree on a fixed fee by month with private clients.
Selling Products and Services
I have found various copywriting, social media management and blogger outreach clients thanks to my blog – Fashion and Style Police. Many of my clients have found me one way or the other thanks to my online presence – through the blog or social media platforms. I also send blog readers to my eBook – How to Cash in as a Blogger on Amazon. If you have a product or skill to advertise, having a blog will definitely help you get the word out there.
How do you create income as a blogger?
Thank you for this information. I’ve been doing a lot of research on how to monetize my blog. How do you recommend getting started with sponsored posts?
I would say keep an eye out on social media especially Twitter, Linkedin and Facebook groups for sponsored posts opportunities. Following brands, PRs and SEOs to get on their radar helps.
What’s the beat way to get a sponsored facebook post ?.
There is no best way really. Joining Facebook groups help and promoting your content on Facebook helps as well.
I wish I was making more money off my blog. It’s ok though. I can keep tracking and trying to get sponsored posts.
Just keep at it. You will get there.
Great points and tips! Thanks! I did not know anyone could make money as a blogger!
Glad you like the post Liz.
Yes… very informative…
I just wrote a post regarding my income on my Google Adsense account.. You can jump to my blog after here hehe.
Thanks Michael 😊
These are mostly what I doing too trying to make a foothold. I am just into it for 9 months but happy with the progress.
Oh great! Good luck with it all.
Do look forward to your tips on getting sponsorship posts
Great article. This is a topic I know I need to learn more about and start building into my work flow and you really helped me understand some good ways to get started. Thank you.
Thanks for reading Alexandra.
You have really come a long way.. Am going to try affiliate marketing because getting sponsored post is not going to be easy. Thanks or the insight.
Try both and see how it goes. Good luck with it all.
Mine i got my blog income from sponsored posts, and google ads. It was good and save me a lot.
Oh nice. Thanks Blair.
Thank you for providing these tips on monetizing! The hope is the one day get to this point with my blog, but I still have my day job and never enough hours in the day it seems. Baby steps!
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Yes keep taking these baby steps all the way.
Thanks for this.
My pleasure 😊
Great post. Thank you for the info.
Glad you like the post. Thanks for reading.
Great post! Thanks!
Thanks for reading.
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Cool post. I am just curious how to go about getting sponsored posts. Do the companies approach you or do you approach them?
They approach me.
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I just decided to go into blogging am completely a newbie at this what do I do