If you are a blogger, or are looking to become a blogger, then you will know how hard it can be to generate an income from it. When the world wide web is so saturated with bloggers, how can you all make an income from it? If you’ve been at it for a while, then you might have tried a few things that no longer work for you. And when you’re in this kind of limbo situation, you can get desperate and cling to any form of collaboration to get paid some money. So what are some of the best strategies to take if you want to boost your income with your blog? Here are some steps that you can try. It can vary from blogger to blogger, depending on your niche and readers. But these are pretty tried and tested ways.
Boost Your Traffic
The more traffic you get, the more likely brands will want to work with you if you approach them. It sounds a bit cliche, but offering some great content can be the best way of doing just that. You’ll get good traffic when you’re answering peoples questions or providing them with entertainment or information. So think about your site and what it can help people with, and keep sharing the information and tracking your stats.
Build an Audience
Building an audience, or some regular readers, is a great way to show brands that your stats are consistent and you have people interested in what you are saying. Social media is a great way to do just that, as well as interacting with other bloggers. You can share content with each other and feature on each others sites. If you’re not sure how to approach this, then reading an article like ‘How To Become A Guest Blogging Ninja’ could be a good idea. There are things that you will both benefit from, so it is worth looking into.
It does depend on the kind of blog you have as to what kind of money you can make with affiliate marketing. But if you have a travel blog, for example, it could be big money if you partner with travel brands. If you talk about a brand and then a reader clicks through the link and buys a holiday from them, then getting a cut of the money, if you are working as an affiliate can be quite lucrative. Smaller items will need linking a lot to make sales, but it can be a good way to get some money ticking over in the background.
If you have something that you can sell to your readers then it can make a big difference. How about writing a recipe eBook if you’re a food blogger, for example, or a guidebook if you travel a lot or live in a city like New York? If you have something that you can sell directly to your readers, then it can be a good way to generate an income.
Disclosure – I have teenagers who constantly need something and a husband who thinks items like race cars and boats are toys. So, throughout the blog you will find affiliate links that enable me to buy a bottle or two or three of wine to keep my sanity intact.