Welcome to #WorkshopWednesday, my weekly feature with a focus on all things blogging! Each week there’ll be tips, tricks and advice on how to get your blog running like a well oiled machine!
Not everyone who writes their own blog wants to monetise and that’s OK, but some people do. Some people have a desire to make a little pocket money from their musings and others aspire to make blogging their full-time job. Whichever one of these categories you fall into, it’s important that you familiarise yourself with the easiest ways to make money from your blog.
Sponsored posts –
Sponsored posts are one of the easiest and most lucrative ways to monetise your blog. Before you begin accepting this type of work though, it’s essential that you know what you’re willing to offer the client. Determine whether they require a ‘follow’ or ‘no-follow’ link and do they want social media exposure? Only do what you’re comfortable with and make sure you’re compensated fairly!
Sell a product –
Maybe you’re a crafty individual who could make and sell beautiful keepsakes, or maybe you have an area of expertise and could write an eBook to help others. Whatever the product, offering it to your audience is a great way to make money from your blog. The best thing about this is that once the product exists, you don’t have to put too much extra effort in – apart from promotion!
Brand work –
This is one that a lot of bloggers strive to achieve. Working with brands can be a great earner and lots of fun. From sharing their products with your audience, adding advertising banners for them and so much more. Brand work is one of my favourite ways to work as a blogger, it makes all the graft worth it when you get to work alongside some of the best household names!