6 Ways to Make Money with your Blog that you Might have Overlooked

No matter how much money we manage to make from our blogs there is a good chance that you would like to be able to earn more. It is quite staggering when you think that the majority of blog owners out there are not monetising their blogs to their full potential, there is so much more money left on the table that goes un-noticed.

Here are some ways to make money with your blog that you might not have thought of or tried yet:

1. Sponsored Posts

Regular readers to this blog will know that I make a nice amount of money each month writing sponsored posts. The premise is quite simple: an advertiser pays you to write a blog post on your blog about a specific topic and they place a link in it to their web site. Many critics of this method say that it misleads readers, but the whole thing has changed now (many advertisers don’t want you to mention their company) so the argument holds no water.

2. Direct Advertising

Many bloggers will put up ad units from 3rd party advertising networks such as Adsense, Smowtion, Media.net, and others, but more than a few don’t bother to look at direct/private advertising, possibly because they think it is just too time-consuming for them to bother with.

You could always use sites like Publicity Clerks or Buy Sell Ads, to make the process a lot easier.

3. Donations

This is the kind of thing that I don’t think will work on a blog that is trying to make money, but if you are running a blog and are just looking to make enough to pay the hosting bill then this is something to consider, there is a great plugin called Buy Me A Beer (there are alternatives for coffee fans) which links your donations straight to your PayPal account.

4. Membership Site

A membership site is a great idea if you are offering something that people will pay to access, you basically charge people a monthly or yearly fee to gain access to content on your blog, it is a rather time-consuming method though, but rewarding if you have content that is in demand.

5. Digital Products

If you have a bunch of good content then why not put it into an eBook and sell it from your site? You could even go so far as to place it on sites like Ejunkies and ClickBank and pay people a small amount to help sell your eBook.

6. Services

Do you have a skill that you could sell through your blog? Through my personal blog I offer a freelance article service and it is becoming rather popular. You might not want to stop at writing, you could offer SEO help, image creating, or something completely different, create a page for it on your blog and let people know about it.

Have you tried any of these methods in the past? Or are you looking to try them in the not-too-distant future? Drop a comment and let us know your experiences.

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Dean Saliba is a freelance writer, music lover, professional blogger, media enthusiast, dirty football player and huge professional wrestling fan who covers a wide range of subjects and niches including, making money online, traffic generating, pro wrestling, blog reviews, football, how-to guides, music, internet marketing and more.

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  1. I love the sponsored post and direct offer model, it is just one simplest method to make money from your blog, also if you know a bit about something, you can sell service on your website.
    Thank you for this post Dean.
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  2. Hi,
    Direct Advertising is useful now a days. My friends told direct advertising is not a easy task. it will give more time to take advantage i mean to earn some reasonable income.Is it true?

    This article give more ideas .Thanks for sharing this πŸ™‚

    • Well to be honest I have found it easy because the advertisers I have displayed on this blog have approached me, I might find it difficult if I had to get off my butt and find the advertisers myself. πŸ™‚

  3. Sponsored posts and articles in the blog nich is an easy way and good way, while you do not have to write as many articles. Also using Ejunkies and ClickBank to transfer to other bloggers sell your eBooks and products are an effective sales method.

    • Well if you want to make money with sponsored posts then you will need to write multiple posts, but they are only 50-400 word articles so you should be able to complete quite a few in one sitting. πŸ™‚

  4. Immediate Marketing is useful now a times. My buddies informed direct advertising is not a simple process. it will provide more a chance to take benefits i mean to generate some affordable earnings.Is it true?

  5. Direct Advertising is the best among these, although it takes credibility to get direct advertisers.

  6. Some nice ways to make extra bucks from your blog, all six look promising.

  7. Hey Dean :).

    I fiiiiinally moved my blog over to self hosting (woot, woot!), so this post in particular will come in very handy. Thanks!
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  8. Hi Dean,
    Digital Products- is it important for make money. while reading the entire article i was little bit struck in this point. The concept is amazing.

    Thanks for sharing such a cool idea through this article. πŸ™‚
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  9. Sponsored post and direct advertising which presently generating me some income but not yet tried with other source planning to start an service hope this will work between great tips

  10. Great ideas to make money Dean. I personally like Sponsored posts the most!
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