How to make money while blogging or from your blog is one of the most blogged about topic on the internet. Some of us want to make blogging our profession and others just want to make a bit of extra money on the side. I’ve researched a few ways for you to try and monetise your blog.
- Advertising – sell adspace on your blog
- Promote your shop or business on your blog
- Sell services on your blog like coaching or other tools
- Promote events like conferences that your readers can attend
- Sell your products on your blog – e-books, Etsy products, etc.
- Join an affiliate marketing program
- Use a combination of one or more of these
Affiliate marketing programs to join:
- Affiliate Window
- Amazon Associates
- Beautiful Dawn Designs
- Click Bank
- Commission Junction
- Creative Market
- EBay Partner Network
- Flex Offers
- Jet Affiliates
- Max Bounty
- Share A Sale
- Target Affiliates
- Usborne Books
- Walmart Affiliates
How to disclose that you are using affiliate links on your blog:
You could set up a disclosure page on your blog and leave a link to it in your blog post above the affiliate links.
To set up a disclosure policy on your blog visit disclosurepolicy.org
Start by writing a few sentences to disclose that the post is sponsored or contains affiliate links and add more information at the end of the post to explain what that means for your reader.
Try your best to keep this as short as possible as your first paragraph should introduce your reader to the product and review, not the explanation of affiliate links.
Let your reader know if you received a product from a brand in exchange for an honest review on your blog or if a brand paid for you to review a restaurant or any other service.
Let them know if you’ve been compensated for the post or if it contains affiliate links and they click the link then you’ll earn a percentage of the purchase.
E.g. Review of Are You an Elephant?
I received a free copy of Are You an Elephant? By Lindsay Nell in exchange for an honest review of her book. This is a sponsored post and contains affiliate links.
Are you an elephant? Is a fun and sweet children’s book that encourages children to ask questions and rationalize with the main character, Andy, as she makes her way through a zoo to find an elephant. Andy has never seen an elephant before, but she may find one with the help of some animal friends along the way.
This book is perfect for children between the ages of 2 and 6. The vibrant hand drawn images were completed from start to finish by Lindsay Nell, herself.
Lindsay Nell is a South African Author currently residing in Nairobi, Kenya. She has always had a passion for reading and writing, which led to a self-publishing career. She has self-published 29 children’s books so far and enjoys every minute of it. She hopes that her words encourage children all around the world to follow their dreams.
For more information on this author and other books she has written please visit her Author Page.
This post contains affiliate links which means I will receive a percentage of the sale as compensation for writing this post. Even though this post is sponsored I have given an honest review and opinions related in this post are my own.
Do you monetise your blog? How do you make money from your blog? Have you used any of the affiliate links I’ve shared? Let me know by commenting below!
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