Being a blogger, you must be aware of earning through advertisements and affiliate programmes. To monetize a blog, you can implement advertising, affiliate marketing and sponsored posts. However, don’t limit your income by restricting to these direct blog monetization methods.
There are several other ways through which you can earn money being a blogger and supplement your income. Given below are 6 such ways to increase your blogging income.
1. Freelance writing opportunities
Your profile as a blogger can help you to get freelance writing jobs from different sources. These include writing for content development companies or social media writing provided you have a decent knowledge of how the social media platforms work. You can also get job offers from companies which require people to write for their blogs. Of course, they’ll look for expertise in different fields where they run their business.
Through freelance writing, you earn for each write-up you submit. You may also find freelance writing jobs in which websites require you to provide content for their pages and in return you’ll get a percentage of the revenue that they generate through Google AdSense. Of course, you’ll need to have a Google Adsense account for this.
2. Offer Consultation Service
What you write upon and the way you write it show your expertise on that subject. So, if you’re able to build up your expertise on your area of blogging, it’ll show up on your blog and people will come to you for advice and consultation. You can set up arrangements and highlight your consultation service on your blog. Your blog readers can directly speak to you and get help through consultation. There are companies developing VOIP services which can be added to blogs so as to help your visitors call you directly for consultation.
3. Offline writing opportunities
Being a blogger, you interact with other bloggers, professionals and journalists in various social media platforms. Your blog and your expertise get noticed by journalists and professionals working in the media. This is when you may land up with writing opportunities in newspapers or magazines.
4. Offering services to other bloggers
Whether you’re a graphics designer, an SEO expert or a programmer, you can offer services to other bloggers and earn good amount of money. You can highlight your service on your blog such that it gets noticed by visitors easily.
5. Setting up blogs
If you’re a tech-savvy person and your blog reflects your knowledge of the latest trends in computers and technology, you may be able to build up a good customer base by helping people install blogs. You can do this both for individuals as well as companies. There are a lot of people willing to set their own blogs but are not sure how to proceed. So, this is where you can help them and earn money as well.
6. Writing books
If you have the expertise and can write well, you may find yourself writing a book some day. This happens with many bloggers. But the key is to be seen as an expert in your field. Once this happens, it’ll be easy for you to pitch ideas to publishers regarding your book.
So, these are some of the opportunities you can grab because of getting noticed as a blogger. Having said this, let me mention that the key to getting noticed is always providing useful content which proves that you have good understanding of your niche. In addition, you need to spend some time networking and getting connected with small and big players in your niche. Don’t just report facts but try analyzing its impact and share your opinion with others.