What are the ways to make money through a blog?

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I have a blog in the personal development niche. I have 18 posts so far, but I'm aiming to add up to 100 posts.

I want to know what are the ways to make money through a blog?
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  • Profile picture of the author GetPLRhere
    Personal development is a broad topic so you have many choices. Affiliate marketing is a good choice. There's a lot of good books and video courses on your topic (especially on motivation) that you can promote on your blog. You can also sell your own info products as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mcfoxr
    As you prepare to monetize your blog, there’s one basic thing you need to do: start building
    an email list immediately. This is because If you start to capture the email addresses at the start
    of your blog, you will have the chance to retain your first visitors as lifelong readers of your blog. Later on, the list will be useful for your promotions.

    You can use your email list to drive traffic to your blog content whenevr you make a post. This can be done through the "blog broadcast" feature, if you are using aweber. Once this is set, each new post is sent as a broadcast to your subscribers and this will serve as endless traffic source frever to your blog.

    Your fans or followers from your social media account cannot be saved but your email list is yours and it is exportable.

    When you now begin the monetization methods proper, you already have a loyal followership that is used to receiving mails from you and when this is combined with any of the monetization methods, you will make more money.

    Since your blog is about personal development, apply to affiliate programs for any
    Personal Development Program you want to write about and promote. Since your visitors are interested personal Development, they would be likely to buy a Personal Development Product after clicking on a link to it from your site.

    Write reviews about Personal Development product or service and
    include an affiliate link within your review post. Let your review be thorough and genuine. People get to appreciate a thorough, honest review from one that’s donejust to make money.

    If there are different ranges of products, you can create a page on your blog listing the
    products and services you recommend, with your affilate link, plus a link to your thorough
    review, if applicable.

    Email your list when there is a new product with a link to the post on your blog.

    People get to buy more on special holidays. Let there be special promotions on your blog and email list around these holidays like Black Friday and Cyber Monday. These holidays are always a good time to make extra money
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  • Profile picture of the author Amanda Russell
    Blogging is all about having really good content, so make sure that you get that right first. If you want to stand out from the crowd, its all about quality, not quantity. When you are sure that you have got the key ingredients for an engaging and interesting blog, you could try adding books from Amazon, search for affiliate programs in your niche, or think about writing your own ebook.
    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author danieldesai
    In your case, the best way to make money from your blog is to offer a free gift (like an ebook) to people who give you their email address, and monetize that email list.

    Once you start building an email list, you can recommend products or services to them... the personal development niche has a lot of affiliate products that pay a fair commission rate, so you don't even need to make your own (although a lot of them are woo-based).

    I recommend you look at Brian Tracy's affiliate program, and maybe Tony Robbins' (just Google it).

    Another reason to build your email list is that you can get more exposure for your new posts as your list will share it, bringing you even more organic traffic; just send an email to your list saying you have a new post and make sure there are share buttons on your blog - they'll share it if it's high quality.

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  • Profile picture of the author cyberdenizen
    Affiliate marketing is a good way to monetize your blog. You can also offer courses and sell infoproducts once you've established yourself as an authority in your niche. Are you a writer? If you are, you can even use your blog to attract clients.

    But in any case, build a list and take care of the people in your list. Give them a lot of value. Then, selling to them will be easy, whether you're offering an affiliate product or your own product or service.
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  • Profile picture of the author bOffers
    As mentioned here, Affiliate Marketing is a perfect match for blog monetization. Just sign up in affiliate networks that work on CPA, CPC models, then place banners of promoted services on your blog and get paid.

    You can also try promoting offers on Rev/Share model. I'll explain how it works on the example of essay offers: average order for student's essay paper is $100. If you work with affiliate network on 55% Rev/Share terms, see what you will earn just for 1 conversion (order): 100 usd х 55% = 55 usd!

    As you see, you can turn advertising on your blog into passive income earning up to 50 000 usd per month.

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  • You can build a landing page with a freebie for an opt-in, then create a list from all your subscribers. From there you can start your email campaigns. Works well for internet marketers
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  • Profile picture of the author AnthonyKell
    As others have said, start by building an email list. This would be golden because there are hundreds of products in the personal development niche. You could also easily create your own in the form of eBooks, video courses, personal teaching etc.

    Offer a cool freebie in exchange for your visitors' email address, then email them quality content alongside product offers.

    AdSense is another option if you have a high number of visitors to your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author EPoltrack77
    Before worrying about how to make money lets get traffic to your blog first. Learn how to optimize it for search results and start getting daily views with a low bounce rate. Once you are getting traffic you can then monetize it multiple ways. But first thing is first... Get the traffic!
    Working to achieve higher results...
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  • Profile picture of the author SCrafted
    You could monetize your blogs finding related products in your niche and promote them, adding some ads like adwords, trying to build a list and many other ways. There are so many possibilities...
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  • Profile picture of the author tich
    Originally Posted by kekehuang View Post

    I have a blog in the personal development niche. I have 18 posts so far, but I'm aiming to add up to 100 posts.

    I want to know what are the ways to make money through a blog?
    Just offer advertising on your blog that is when you start get a lot of traffic to it
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  • Profile picture of the author tyronne78
    The best way to make money with a blog is to build an email list by capturing some of the traffic that hits your site,the best way to do that is with a popup. Once you build a relationship with your email list (and establish trust) you can then mail them offers and notify them of updates on your blog.

    Adsense and selling advertising are a few other ways to monetize a blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author davidfern76
    hey I love personal development, anyway, people above me already gave good answers, list building. make sure you share your article to social media, so if it is a great article, it goes viral, then you'll get more traffic from it.
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  • Profile picture of the author T S Chan
    adsense, promote affiliate products, selling ads space...

    Are you building a list with your blog?
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  • I would do a few things to monetise your blog.
    1. You can start by using one blog post a week as a product review. Review a product and post your affiliate link to that product at the end of the post.
    2. Put some google ads on your site, right hand side towards the bottom is least annoying.
    3. Make sure you have your webhosting provider as an affiliate link at the bottom of your site, if people like your site they may look to use the same webhost
    4. stategically place affiliate links to products in blog posts (not product reviews). Make sure they are a logical fit to what you are talking about
    5. Make a 'products we love' page on your site and use the Amazon Affiliate Program. You can place some great widgits from there that scroll through products applicable to your niche. If someone clicks through to Amazon from there, even if they buy a completely different product you will get commission.

    and of course, as everyone else has said, capture email addresses so you can build your list!
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  • Profile picture of the author fredi
    In my opinion Affiliate commission is a good source of making money from Blog. First of all you need to select a product which has demand in the market and offering good commission. Then you can create blog post with detail information regarding that product and use your affiliate link.

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  • Profile picture of the author infomom
    Congrats on starting your blog! Here's what I would do:
    1. Start an email list (offer a high value opt in freebie) and continue adding great blog posts
    2. Create ads for affiliate products that would interest your niche and place them on the sidebar
    3. Once your list has grown a bit, survey them to find out what their biggest problem is
    4. Create an info-product that solves that problem
    5. Market your product to your list

    Good luck with your blog!
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Originally Posted by kekehuang View Post

    I have a blog in the personal development niche. I have 18 posts so far, but I'm aiming to add up to 100 posts.

    I want to know what are the ways to make money through a blog?
    I guess you're talking about monetization options? Here are some:

    1) Google Adsense

    2) Sell advertising space

    3) Promote an affiliate product(s)

    4) Promote your own info-product

    With blog marketing itself... do a quick search in the search bar above for "blog marketing", "blogging", "make money blogging", etc. And consider a different niche to go into.
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  • Profile picture of the author Pinkysoll
    Affiliate marketing is definitely a good way to start making money from your blog and there are also other ways you can apply along side. Like building your list for email marketing, cpa marketing or serving ads (google adsense).

    Product reviews whether physical or informational, will enable you drop money makers all over the interweb

    Just make sure you do something to promote your business everyday and you will see results and make money.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Originally Posted by kekehuang View Post

    I have a blog in the personal development niche. I have 18 posts so far, but I'm aiming to add up to 100 posts.

    I want to know what are the ways to make money through a blog?
    The easiest way is likely to host ads for either something like Adsense or cpa offers
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    you aint gunna do crap unless you start plugging your blog and get people onto your list from there.

    the top bloggers have big lists or email lists for a reason you know.

    It aint about putting up a blog post and seeing huge sales. That stuff just aint gunna work these days, with the way google works.
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  • Profile picture of the author feliblairyap
    You can offer e-books about personality development. You could also do workshops. But first, you have to get more clients through commenting on other blog posts and encourage them to visit your page.
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  • Profile picture of the author Edwin Torres
    Either through Adsense and you'll get paid everytime someone clicks on an ad. Or through list building where you use your blog to get subscribers and then later sell them stuff.
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  • Profile picture of the author seanalexm
    You can do online tutorials or workshops. You could also sell e-books. You can also sell e-books. Offer them first a demo.
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  • Profile picture of the author Profit Traveler
    Originally Posted by kekehuang View Post

    I have a blog in the personal development niche. I have 18 posts so far, but I'm aiming to add up to 100 posts.

    I want to know what are the ways to make money through a blog?

    You really have to re-focus on creating the best blog you can for your intended audience and getting maximum exposure it and not wasting a single visitor so yes do listbuild.

    As mentioned above do try to create a resource that addresses the challenges people may be having in personal development niche.

    There is no competition only possible JV partners and guest posters.


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  • Profile picture of the author P.Sharma
    I've been doing a lot of reading about this lately, and I think this perfectly answers your question:

    "New Ways to Earn money online from Blog:

    Affiliate Advertisement
    Affiliate advertisement is one of the best ways to make money, since a single sale will make 10-100$ for you.

    Referral Income
    Most of advertisement programs like Chitika, infolinks and many others have pay per referral program. Depend on advertisement program you are using, you can look for referral program and refer your readers to that program.

    Direct Advertisement
    No doubt AdSense is best advertisement program for bloggers but again it has some limitations like you will not get paid 100% from advertisers and AdSense keep a great cut in between. If you manage to grab direct advertisements, replace AdSense with direct advertisements. You can try buysellads for direct advertisements.

    B]Paid reviews[/B]
    Paid reviews are again a great way to boost your monthly income report. You can quickly make anything above 10$ for a small review post.

    Create and sell eBook
    If you will notice the business model of most of the top internet marketer, most of them sell eBooks. For Bloggers like .you and me, it's easier to create eBook by using your existing blog content.

    Services :
    Start running your own set of services. Depending on what are you good at, like you can start content writing services, start logo creation services and so on. "
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  • Profile picture of the author Antony Micheal
    some ways to make money from blog:
    Affiliate Marketing
    Digital Products
    Physical Products
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert Bridgen
    How I use my blog to make sales is using forums. I find people who have a problem. I then put the answer to solve the problem on my blog. Then direct the people to my blog. Hope it helps
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  • If your content is good and a lot of visitors. you can contact some affiliate network
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  • Profile picture of the author allyssaallyson
    Originally Posted by kekehuang View Post

    I have a blog in the personal development niche. I have 18 posts so far, but I'm aiming to add up to 100 posts.

    I want to know what are the ways to make money through a blog?
    There are many ways to earn money from the blog. Such as Adsense, Affiliate Marketing. If you want to do the adsense, you will get a money by placing add which will be given by the Google. On the flip side if you want to do the Affiliate marketing, you will get an unique code of each product, then put the link as much as possible. If one buy the product by clicking on your link, you will get a commission on the sales amount. You need to know you will get paid after a successful sale only. Even you can sell your own products if you have. Thanks for your interest.


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  • Profile picture of the author Sam JTB
    There are so many ways to promote traffic (to make money through your blog) - but I haven't seen anyone mention Quora yet.

    It might not be the easiest, fastest way, but it can bring traffic. Some of the top answered questions on Quora have millions of views, and you can always throw a link in your bio back to your website.
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