5 REVENUE GENERATION TIPS FOR ONLINE WRITERS AND BLOGGERS
You know how society doesn’t classify writing as a real job unless it is under the newspaper dailies?
…Or even till you write a best-selling book?
Well, the fact is we are all used to the normalized 8-5 jobs away from home. If you are freelance writer or a blogger who works from home, you are most definitely part of the unemployed in our society’s eyes.
“You are a lazy unemployed person”
This phrase is nothing but music to your ears now. Even though you are not making 7 digits yet, you are probably making more money than half of these “suit and tie” folks. You’d be amazed the amounts some bloggers rack up per month.
Below is a screenshot of a blog that earns 6 digits a month. This site earns roughly a $100,000 per month.
You could also earn that much with your blog but, honestly you are going to have to invest a lot of time invested into it.
Cheers to more demotivating comments about being a blogger!
5 REVENUE GENERATION TIPS FOR YOU
Use self-hosted blogs for your ads since they are compatible. Google AdSense is a popular ad network that simply helps you make money on your site by displaying ads. The ads on your site can earn you money in two ways:
- Based on clicks: You can earn money with this if a visitor clicks on the ads on your site. Since it is powered by AdSense, you’d be earning a cut of the ad revenue. Publishers earn 68% with AdSense for content, and 51% with AdSense for search.
- Based on Impressions: This is solely based on page views. An example is; with every 1,000 page views, the publisher earns a “set” dollar amount.
As a writer, you could dedicate some time to writing eBooks since they could actually be ideal for a lot of niches. EBooks are regarded as a popular way to start selling products in every industry.
Darren Rowse is a blogger, consultant and speaker who earned $72,000 in E-Books in a week and he shows 8 Lessons he learnt here.(https://problogger.com/72000-in-e-books-in-a-week-8-lessons-i-learned/) More people have earned huge sum from eBook, so you can also do same!
- Paid Reviews
Websites that generate a decent amount of traffic usually get approached by businesses that are willing to sponsor the site. They usually add these sponsorships with banner ads and/or Paid Reviews.
Banner ads are just ads placed in a banner style on your website. This is usually located at the side bar of the websites. Depending on your payment schedule, the ads would be displayed monthly or even weekly.
With Paid reviews, the business could send you a sample product to write a review on it. With this, you are in no way obligated to write a good review for their product. Some would also sponsor any of your posts with an attached back link to their site. This is usually done for promotional purposes.
- Affiliate Marketing
This is a type of performance-based marketing via your website. You post links of a product or service that can be obtained from another businesses affiliate program. Whenever a visitor clicks on these links and purchases, you earn a cut from the cost of the product/service. It’s important you promote products relevant to your niche or products you can personally recommend. Always add a disclaimer on your site no matter how sure you are off a product.
- Join the 8-5 “fully” employed team
You now could also use all these tips when you’re blogging at your free time. In this case, you blog and earn money on the side while you also find a writing job. Maybe, you could fill a content creator position in one of these digital companies in your locality. With this set up, you get double income flow. What does that mean?
With all your skills acquired from constant blogging, you are most likely in demand in these institutions. If you are in Africa, find that perfect job on WealthBankers Job Arena.
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