Today in this post, I will share with you how to make money with blog using the ten non-arguably effective techniques any blogger could do today.
These are simple techniques. Some of these techniques I believe is already applied to your blog, but I think, a few powerful methods below are rarely used, so I would like to share these with you today.
Please note that these techniques work great for a blog that has visitors already. If you haven’t started a blog yet, serve this post as something you should put in mind so you can ready to monetize your blog later once you build one.
Are you planning to build one? You can read my thorough post on how to start a blog right here.
How To Make Money With Blog – 10 Actionable Techniques
So let’s start with the uncommon first and then to the most used techniques.
#1. Promoting Other People Product Launch
I rarely see blogger monetizing their blog with other people product launch.
Promoting product launch is a simple process. Let me explain.
I believe if your blog topic is a popular one, there should be many affiliate products available for you to promote.
In this type of niche, there are always new products coming in. Your audience also exhausts for something fresh.
There will be an unstoppable flow of new product hitting the market since experts on that particular niche will always craft new products for their audience.
And guess what they need to promote their new product?
They need an affiliate partner, and this is us as a blogger.
I’ll show you an example.
JustLeno.com is a marketing blog. My audience, yes you, is always interested in the topic of blogging and making money from home.
So if i participate on a product launch about blogging product, that might convert well for me.
In this case, I can create a promotion page on my blog reviewing that product which will launch in the few weeks, so my blog readers can get the heads up regarding the launch date and what the product is.
Both my loyal readers and the new one will see that promotion page, and they may be interested and read more about the product by clicking my affiliate link that goes to the product sales page.
That’s in a nutshell. Here is an example of a product launch:
But a few things to consider before promoting product launch:
- Make sure the owner of the product have a good reputation – this avoids your readers from disappointed and blames you if turn out the product owner and its outcome is a flaw.
- The product itself resonate your audience needs – don’t promote health product about how to cope with Covid-19 to a marketing audience.
Relevance is all that makes you get the sales.
Where to Spot New Product Ready to Launch
If you are in the marketing niche, it’s easy. Some sites intentionally announce and promote new products launch. JVNotifyPro is one of them.
But if your niche is not in marketing, it can be a challenge. But here are some ideas.
- Find experts in your niche or a known blogger then reach them by email asking them if they have products that soon will be launch.
- Check their FB or Twitter to see if they ever posted something about their new product or update.
- Find their Youtube channel. Surely they will post a video to promote their product launch.
If you still wonder how this will make you money, then I should make this clear that the product owner should have an affiliate program for you to join.
Once you join them, get your affiliate links and start promoting on your blog.
Besides affiliate links, the owner will provide you with all the marketing materials. This can include graphical materials and email templates.
#2. Add Online Shop to Your Blog
The example blog with online shop embedded will be from this lovely blogger Sarah Titus.
Check her blog below, you can see I put an arrow to show you how Sarah Include her shop within the menu of her blog.
Her blog is already profitable. She enhanced her profit by adding an online store selling her printable with the power of Shopify.
Guess how much she made? In her latest income report, she mentioned, in January 2020 she made $516.103, selling printables.
So what’s her secret? She spill the secret in her Million Dollar Shop course, but one thing is certain, she adds an online shop to her blog.
Her blog visitors should see the shop since Sarah share the shop links throughout her content. So the shop visitors are they who already interested in printable, sales are inevitable.
Can you replicate this within your blog? Is your niche consists of things you can sell on an online store? Do you have your stuff to sell?
Yes, you can replicate this.
If you don’t have your own products, find as many affiliate product as possible that fit your niche, put them in your online store and start mentioning it through your content and by sending regular email to your subscribers promoting your store, not your products.
I hope this makes sense to you.
But sometimes in particular niches, there are a lot of products that serve the niches but only a few who offer an affiliate program.
In this case, if you still want to profit from an online store, it might be a good idea to embed Amazon web-store into your blog and sell related products that relevance to your audience.
In the long run, you need to consider having your own products and sell it through your store to replace that Amazon web-store.
If you start to doubt whether adding an online shop into your blog will be a good idea or not, just remember Sarah Titus.
#3. Sell Guest Post Spot
It’s a grey area, though.
When you sell guest post spot, you allow the guest poster to put their links on that particular post. This mean, you sell backlinks, not the guest post spot itself.
This kind of against what Google wants.
So the only safe way to sell the spot you need to contact your target buyer. Let me explain how.
Go to Google and type in the keyword that you think is relevant to your blog.
For example, I type in ‘best web hosting 2020’.
Click to see result
You see, the sites which are showing up on the first page doesn’t need your service, literally. They already rank high on the first page for very competitive terms.
However, sites which still on the second page or lower might need more backlink, and they are your target buyer.
But please bear in mind that if you want to sell guest post slot, your blog should at least has a minimum of DA 50 based on Ahrefs metrics.
The higher your DA, the better it is for your target buyer. We all know that the DA of a domain determine how strong that domain is. That’s what your buyer needs.
How if your DA is under 50? You still could sell that guess post slot but at a reasonable price.
Aim for $100-$250 per post. Got ten buyers per month, that’s an extra $2000-$2500 for you.
The higher your DA, the higher you can sell the slot.
#4 Offering Irresistible Service
If time permits, if you have something valuable as a service, if your target audience needs it, offering service is a no brainer technique to add more revenue from your blog.
So as you know, this blog encourages people to start a blog and make a profit from it. However, there might be people who are not too technical and feeling overwhelmed installing WordPress etc.
I could offer a service for that purposes.
I could also offer them a service to post their written article with best SEO practices applied if they don’t understand and reluctant to learn about on-page SEO.
How about the logo? Yeah, I can offer logo design service.
How about creating a great looking WordPress blog? I could also offer this as a service if I want.
So think about your blog, what service you can offer to your audience?
It might be a travel blog who offer an itinerary where it shows secret places out of the ordinary to visit.
Got a food blog? Why not offering cooking videos showing how to cook a few premium dishes?
Your blog about WordPress customization? Offer your audience specific theme hacks just like what this WPSites.Net do.
And if time is not on your side, but you think that offering such services is a good idea, you can hire people to complete the service for you.
#5 Remarket Your Blog, Service or Online Shop
Sometimes, to make money, you need to spend money.
And this number 5 techniques is about spending money on ads to people who visited your blog, service page or online shop.
There are, of course, some of your blog visitors who didn’t end up in your email list. They visited the blog and left.
This also happens with people who visited your service or shop pages.
They interested, but they just not ready yet to spend money on your service or to buy your products.
So to gain back their attention for the second time, the remarketing process comes into place.
But please note, this will only work if you have installed Google Analytics tracking code and Facebook pixel code.
Both Google and Facebook will record the visits. Later on, you can decide to use Google or Facebook to reach those people and encourage them to back to your blog, service page or shop.
This is how remarketing works
Remarketing your blog to your audience is something you should do if your blog offering service or sell some products through the shop.
I prefer Google Ads versus Facebook Ads.
#6. The Money Is On The List
The old statement that still stands through time.
Back in 2007, when I just get started, Aweber is the number one email marketing service out there, but today it is not the case anymore.
New email marketing services are hitting the market. This should prove enough that email marketing still w.ork.
You should offer something beneficial, something premium, all for free for your blog visitors in exchange for their name and email address.
Once they joined your list, you can send them regular emails to inform them about a new blog post, products, or services.
Most of the time, you should send them a useful email, the non-aggressive emails.
These emails will bond their relationship with you and with your blog.
They will not forget your blog name, and you will become an expert for them.
At this phase, an occasional promotion email will be acceptable.
You can promote product launch as we discussed on point 1 above.
You can pitch your service, send them testimonials of others who are enjoying your services, you can send them discount code that can ready to apply on your online store.
When your list grows, so your profit.
#7 Monetize Your Thank You Page
If you are offering newsletter just like mentioned in point 7, then you have a thank you page already.
What’s in your thank you page? Is it a mentioned of ‘thanks for joining’ or something in line?
If so, you need to do something about it. You should monetize your thank you page.
Saying thank you is a must. But besides that, you can add something more.
I did this in my thank you page:
I link to my start a blog page. I relate to the resources I use to build this blog ( contain affiliate link), I put my social media links so my subscribers can say hi to me anytime they want.
What does this do to my income? Engagement and Affiliate Sales.
Few Ideas you can do as an addition to what I did above:
- Put a few of your most popular products and link to it.
- Put links to your online shop with a discount code that only valid for today only.
When someone subscribes to your email list, it is a part of a micro commitment they willing to take with you.
So if you refer them to something beneficial for you, they will also think it will be beneficial for them.
Therefore, if in your thank-you page, you placed your link to the most valuable content on your blog, they will understand that the content is somehow useful, they might click on it and read the page.
Engagement leads to relationship and trust.
If you have put trust to someone, you will trust whatever they are offering you.
Take me as an example.
At the end of 2007, I finally built my first ever affiliate site. A few days later, I got my first sale. How can this happen?
I acrossed an ebook called Niche Marketing On Crack by Andrew Hansen. Read it, put in into practice and make a bank after that.
Click to see how Niche Marketing on Crack lookalike in 2007
What this brings me for Mr Hansen? I have all my trust on him.
So since that day I trust him and his product. Without hesitation, I will recommend his product to anyone.
What are the key takeaways of this?
Monetizing your thank you page is a combination of enhancing trust process and offering something valuable for you to your subscribers.
Trust brings sales.
Now let check the most common techniques.
#8 Placing Affiliate Links. Strategically.
This technique is so obvious.
Since the beginning of this post, we talked a lot about affiliate program and affiliate links.
So far we learnt that we should put our affiliate link on our content, on the sidebar, on the thank you page, on email newsletter or in the shop page (if your shop products are affiliate products).
That’s good. But there is something more you can do make extra bucks with your affiliate links.
You need to place the links strategically.
How does this work? Let see an example here.
Adam Enfroy from AdamEnfroy.com admitted that his’ podcast hosting’ page is one of his pages that rank highly on Google, and it is true.
So by opening that page, you can see that Adam is reviewing 13 podcasts hosting site.
His number one podcast hosting is BuzzSprout. His income reports confirmed that BuzzSprout generates him $xx.xxx.
So how he managed to make that nice income promoting BuzzSprout?
He placed his affiliate link strategically.
When a visitor read that page, they will be well informed about BuzzSprout and its goodies.
But when these visitors ready to leave the page by hovering the mouse to the X icon on the browser tab, programmatically, a promotional box offering free $20 Amazon Gift Card will pop up.
This box offers his audience a gift card if they subscribe to BuzzSprout using his link.
Adam placed his link strategically.
When visitors ready to leave, he is offering an irresistible offer.
This is a pure genius marketing strategy, and you can replicate it.
However, Adam did not put that BuzzSprout box on every page of his blog. This box is only showing on pages that talked about BuzzSprout.
Again, this is so strategically.
For another page reviewing another product, another box that is relevant to the product they are viewing will be pop out.
Thanks, Adam, for the tips.
Now, how you can make this box? Surely you can use a tool like Thrive Leads.
In the case of Adam, he seems using Optinmonster. Both products serve the same purpose. I use Thrive Leads.
#9. Put Display Ads. Strategically.
Display Ads I refer here is Google Adsense ads.
No, I don’t recommend you to place Google Ads on every page of your blog.
Your blog should not be clutter with irrelevance ads. Sadly, often ads from Adsense is not relevance enough with the content.
When your blog cluttered with irrelevant ads, your blog will look amateur no matter how great the content is.
But we all know too that Adsense can bring good money, especially if your blog is in high paying keyword niche.
So Adsense should be one of your arsenals to profit from your blog.
There will be pages on your site that have high visits.
This page might be a review page where you are reviewing 10-15 products, but these products don’t have affiliate program. Eventually, this page not producing any income for you.
To make this page work as a money machine, put Adsense on it.
Place them accordingly throughout the content.
Check your visitors’ activity using Google tag manager to gain information on how long most of the visitors scroll the page. If most of them only scroll for 25% of the content, put your Adsense in the 25% of your content.
If most of them scroll to the bottom, insert a few times in the beginning, middle and bottom.
By this, you are putting display ads strategically. This not that hard to execute.
I encourage you to do this immediately.
Most of you might have Google Adsense account, but some of you might also lose their account due to something you do in the past that push Google to banned your account.
If you lose your account, it is hard to apply a new one.
Your spouse has it? Use theirs then.
But if Adsense is a dead end for you, you can use other display networks as we will discuss in the 10th techniques below.
#10. Adding Native Ads to Your Blog. Strategicaly.
Besides Adsense, there are more display networks you can leverage.
Outbrain, Mgid, Blade is three among many display ads network you can join. Some of them are easy to join some of them harder.
The thing is when your blog has readers, the chance to get accepted on the network is wide open.
However, Native Ads can be more intrusive compared to Adsense.
It because of the native of the ads itself.
You need to make sure what kind of ads will be showing on your page.
I don’t want my marketing page showing Outbrain native ads just like the screenshot below.
Of course, there are settings you can tune in when on the dashboard to determine which type of ads you want to generate for your blog.
Same as Adsense, you need to put these ads on pages with high traffic but not generating income only.
These ten techniques are possible to execute. At least one or two of the methods above should work for you.
There are more techniques, of course, but they are difficult to execute especially for they who just get started.
For example, adding a membership site to your blog is a good idea. But to do that, you need a course to offer at least or something premium. In short, you need to have a product.
Most of us don’t have a product.
Not to say the headache in choosing membership site software and if you want one, you need to master it.
It just takes time and resources.
You can bypass this of course by hiring someone who could do the job for you, but that en extra spending.
That’s something you can’t immediately put into action to make more money from your blog.
I hope this post serves the title well and beneficial for you.
If you are planing in to start a blog, now you know what you can do to make your blog generate profit.
Start now by reading my guide on how to start a blog – this will be a breeze for you.