Who hasn’t wanted to be a blogger?
We’ve all fantasized about the idea of working from home and getting paid to write blog posts all day, haven’t we?
But while it might seem easy to sit around all day and write blog posts, you might not actually know how bloggers get paid to write their articles.
So in today’s post, we’re going to take a look at how bloggers make money online.
Blogging Online in 2019
First off, it’s important to understand that bloggers don’t actually get paid for their blog posts. Unless of course, they’re writing them for other clients and publications.
But most of the time, blog posts are used only as a medium for the author to connect with their audience. Bloggers use their posts to offer them a valuable solution to a problem.
For example, I’ve realized that many of my readers don’t have any idea of how a blogger makes money online. So, to offer them a solution, I’ve decided to write this blog post on how a blogger makes money online.
So how can blogging be turned into cold, hard cash?
Let’s take a look.
Affiliate Marketing for Bloggers
According to Wikipedia, affiliate marketing is a form of performance-based marketing. With affiliate marketing, a company rewards its affiliates for driving customers to their website or products.
For example, Amazon has a very popular affiliate program that bloggers often use.
In order to drive customers to Amazon’s site, the affiliate will place links in their blog posts that their readers can click on.
Then, if the reader decides to make a purchase from Amazon’s website, the affiliate will be rewarded with a small commission fee from the purchase.
Another popular way a blogger can generate revenue is by placing ads on their website or blog. In most cases, the blogger then gets rewarded when their readers either see or click on the ads.
Google Adsense is probably one of the most popular ad networks out there.
It can be a bit tricky to get Adsense approval for your website, but once you do, you’ll be able to place ads on your website’s pages and in your blog posts.
Then, Google will pay out a small fee each time a reader views or clicks on the ad.
Keep in mind that to earn an income for readers simply viewing your ads is next to impossible.
Google Adsense only pays its publishers per 1,000 impressions. So unless your website is getting thousands upon thousands of hits every single day. You’re not likely going to generate very much money this way.
Selling E-books and Courses
Today, one of the biggest industries in the world is coaching. And you can bet that a blogger can take full advantage of this new trend.
In fact, almost every popular blogger out there is offering some sort of e-book or course to help them connect with their audience.
And not only does this type of content give their readers something valuable to take in, but it also helps establish the blogger as a thought-leader in their industry, setting them apart from their competition.
Freelancing as a Blogger
Although it’s not the best way to build your own reputation, many bloggers earn money by writing and crafting blog posts for other businesses and organizations.
There are many freelance platforms online, such as Upwork or Freelancer, which allow bloggers and writers to create a profile and connect with clients that are looking for blog posts and other types of written content.
How to Earn Money as a Blogger 2019
If you think you’re just going to start a blog and the money will start pouring in, think again.
Becoming a successful blogger and earning a full-time income takes a lot of work and doesn’t happen overnight.
In fact, it can take bloggers months or even years to build their audience so that they’re able to earn an income from their blog.
But that’s beyond the paint. I set out to explain how a blogger can make money online.
So there you have it.
Bloggers don’t actually earn income from their blog posts. Most of their income is from affiliate marketing, ad revenue, or selling a product.
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