If you are a blog writer, then you might have come across the term ‘monetisation.’ If you don’t already know, then this means earning money from your blog. To some this might feel like an alien concept. To others, they will have set up a blog with the sole purpose of making cash. Let’s take a look at how to monetise your blog.
The readers of your blog might be tempted by products and/or services that are linked to what you write about. There are several ways in which you can do this –
In my experience, the top 2 take a lot less effort than the others, although the others are more likely to pay you up front. Working out what works best for you is a matter of trial and error at times. It costs £5 to sign up with Awin (although you get this back with your first payment) and Google AdSense is free. Try these first and see where you go from there.
People with products to sell that are relevant to your readers would love you to feature what they have on your blog. It could be in the form of a review or simply a blog about their product or service. This usually happens when people approach you. But you can go out there and ask people if they want to access your audience. This is probably best left for when you have a large audience built up.
A featured bog should really be highlighted as such. let your readers know that you have been paid to feature a product or service. But also make sure that you give an honest opinion of what you have seen. The integrity of your blog is far too important to sell for a few quid.
These are similar to the other ways here, but area structured way of sending people to another site in return for cash. Amazon are the classic. They let you link to any product in their catalogue. If someone follows the link and buys,, then Amazon pay you a percentage of the money spent.
Amazon and other affiliate programmes work when you link to products that are relevant to your writing. Don’t try to sandwich a link in for the sake of it. This just doesn’t work.
If you are looking to monetise your blog then these are some of the most prominent options. I’d love to hear how you get on.