The purpose of this post is to show you ways to make money with a blog. Many have heard of people making money online with their blogs and so they want to know how one can really make money with a blog or you already own a blog and you are looking for ways to monetize it.
Whatever may be the reason you are on this post, stick around because in this post we going over the top 5 ways to make money with a blog in Nigeria and at the end, we have talked about three ways to grow your traffic. Let’s get started with the first one.
NB: We have a post on the top 5 reasons to own a blog, if you are yet to check it, you might want to do that.
How to monetize your blog
We will be going over 5 great ways to make money from your blog in this section. The first one is Google Adsense.
1. Google Adsense
Adsense is the most popular way of making money with a blog that people know. Indeed Adsense is a great way to make money with your blog. It pays more than many advertisement companies out there. Adsense pays up to 68% of the total revenue to their publishers.
There is this misconception that without Adsense, you can’t really make money with your blog. That is not true. As a matter of fact, we don’t use Adsense here, nor do wpbeginner.com does.
For example, wpbeginner.com uses affiliate marketing to make money from their blog and this leads us to the second point which is affiliate marketing.
2. Affiliate marketing
What is affiliate marketing? Basically, you refer someone through a link to buy a product from a company and you get a commission.
The same thing goes when you refer someone through a custom link to buy a service. For example, if you know any company related to your niche that runs an affiliate program, you can join them and refer potential customers to them. Once they take action, you get the commission.
Because we talk about business on this blog, we can join a business coach company that runs an affiliate program.
3. Sell your own products and services
The third way to make money with a blog is by selling directly to your visitors. Let’s say for example you are into an agribusiness blog, you can sell agricultural products or machines to people that might be interested in it.
This could go from melon grounding machine, plant seeds, etc … You can as well render direct service to your visitors and get paid. For example, someone might need your expertise in the poultry business, you can coach him and get paid for doing that.
4. Sell ebooks
if you have valuable content on your blog, contents that are well written, and very instructive, you can start selling ebooks.
Ebooks are another great way to make money from your blog. Of course, not everything you can talk about in a post. There are further details, like your personal experiences that you don’t want to disclose to everybody for free, you can put them together in an eBook and sell them on your blog.
If your visitors value your content, they will likely take action by getting your eBooks.
5. Sell ads space on your blog
If you are familiar with nairaland, although it is a forum, they have ads on their site. Those ads are direct ads with no middleman the way it is in the case of AdSense.
The condition to succeed with this type of monetization is to have traffic and get noticed by advertisers. The truth is, we do get emails from advertisers to run ads on our blogs, so it works.
The truth needs to be told, you can make money from your blog if you don’t have traffic. Why is traffic so important?
Why you need traffic to make money from your blog
A blog is like a supermarket or a shop. The more people patronize your shop, the more the sales are going to increase. The same goes for a blog. If you don’t have traffic or you have few, you are the people that are going to click on the ads displayed by google? Who are the ones that are going to purchase your eBooks? or who would you refer through affiliate links?
How to get the traffic in order to make money from your blog?
There are some steps you need to take in order to get the traffic and make money from your blog.
1. Work on your SEO
You need to improve the SEO of your blog, by so doing, you are going to earn a lot of free traffic from Google and other search engines.
2 You need an email list
Most of your visitors are not going to come back to your blog because they stumbled on your blog somehow by chance by make a research on google. One of the best ways to keep them coming back is by getting their email address and by sending emails to notify them of new posts.
Invite your audience to follow you on your different social platforms so you can be notifying them of new posts every time you publish a new post.
There you have it, the 5 ways to make money from your blog in Nigeria and how to grow your traffic in order to make this effective. If you have any question, let us know in the comment section below.