How To Monetize Your Blog Without Ads
So, you’re one of those bloggers who don’t believe in placing ads on their blog or you just think that ads will make your blog look cluttered and unorganized. In either case, if you’re not going to earn from Display Ads then, you need some other source to generate income because, after all, you still have bills to pay. Moreover, you’re investing so much of your time behind this hence I guess, it is good to have some return. Correct?
Therefore, here I’m going to show you how you can monetize your blog without ads!
How to monetize your blog without ads:
1. Affiliate marketing
This is one of the best and easiest methods to earn money from a website without placing ads.
First, you must find valuable and related affiliate programs in your niche. Once you enroll, they’ll provide you a special tracking link, and when someone purchases something through this link then you earn a set amount of commission. Simple isn’t it?
However, ensure that you promote only those products/services which you’d prefer to use yourself because you don’t want to lose the trust of your audience by recommending inferior products for little commission.
2. Craft your own Courses/Digital products
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The only catch is, you must develop a remarkable product that can help others. I know it’s tough to come up with such an item but, you’re already writing blogs in a particular niche to help other people aren’t you?
This means you’re an expert in your own field. So, use your knowledge to build a palatable course or e-book that your audience would find really useful and informative.
You sell it in many ways:
· By developing a dedicated webpage on your blog
· By featuring your products regularly in your posts
· By encouraging fellow bloggers to use them and provide a review
· Through affiliate marketing
· Through automated sales funnels.
3. Sponsored posts
It’s an indirect way of advertising on your blog. It’s really common for companies to pay bloggers for writing and featuring their products in various articles.
You can set your own rates or you get to keep that particular product in exchange for your services. But, keep in mind that this source will only be effective after you’ve managed to gather enough traffic on your website. Also, note that companies won’t approach you unless your blog is really popular, so most of the time you’ll have to pitch to them.
4. Membership site
You can add a membership feature to your site and offer some valuable content like exclusive, courses, printables, journals, videos, workbooks, coaching, etc to premium members.
This method will demand your time because it requires frequent maintenance and you must provide something interesting and fresh every month in order to earn new subscribers and to keep the old ones happy so that they may continue their membership.
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5. Other services
This is a great way to make a few bucks in the beginning because a lot of established bloggers look-out for external help to support their website. Moreover, providing such services allows you to develop valuable relations in the blogosphere which can be of huge help in near future.
What are some other ways to make money from your blog without using ads? Drop your answers in the comments.