It is never easy to become a professional blogger, but not impossible too. There are many ways pro blogger can earn through and I am going to list some of the most important ways right here to help you. But first let me elaborate a little bit why blogging is not easy.
Not all blogs are making money and just because any blog has amazing ranking, it doesn’t mean they are making money. There are countless people out there who don’t believe in luck, but in blogging, everyone believes in luck because it matters a lot.
Most of things are not in your control. Like you cannot control Google Search algorithm and rank on the first page and so on with other search engines. Now lets come back to the point and explore the ways pro bloggers can earn through.
1. Selling Back links:
This is the most often used method from the bloggers to generate income from their blogs. Selling backlinks from blog is not so difficult but for this, your blog should have some reasonable traffic on it, reasonable fan following and beautiful and simple theme. These things could be difficult for the new bloggers but not for the professionals.
Even thought Google strongly discourages the selling and buying of backlinks, people are still doing it and this industry is still alive.
For buying backlinks mostly people contact the person behind the blog through “contact us” page from the blog. Your readers and advertisers can easily send you messages and offer anything they want.
Or if you don’t like to just sit back and wait for people to come, you can go out and call people for buying links from you. You can do it by using Facebook groups of Google + communities and other similar places.
Special Note: I’m again telling you that backlinks selling and buying is frowned by Google. Do it on your own risk.
2. Pay-Per-Click Ads :
This is another most used method for generating massive earnings. In this method you use some advertising programs like Google Adsense and Chitika etc. These programs are like advertising agencies in normal life and they put ads on to your blog on the place allocated by you and then every click on these ads and every visit on your blog generate income for you.
There are many factors that can affect your income and discussion of those factors is a different long topic. In short, pay-per-click is the simplest method to make money from your blog.
3. Affiliate Marketing:
If you have a blog with good amount of traffic and readers who trust you, then there is no other way in blogging that can help you make more money than affiliate marketing. This is because there are not many rules and conditions to be followed and you make money without following any limits and restrictions.
This method seems related to the method of monetizing described above but there is a big difference between these two methods. In the method described above you will be paid for clicks but in this method you will get commissions on the products selling from your affiliate link.
For example, if anyone buys hosting of worth 100 dollars a year then you will get at least 10 dollars commission. These commissions can be more or less depending on what that company is offering. If you have reasonable traffic from Western countries then this method can help you a lot.
4. Selling an Ebook:
Ebooks are the digital version of books and unlike the books, they are easy to create and they can make you much more money than the paper books. That is because with Ebooks, you can reach much larger audience and easily make more sales and more money.All you have to do is write an Ebook and then start promoting. There are many sites out there that are willing to host your Ebook and one of the great sites is Amazon.
There are numerous success stories all over the web where people changed their lives by selling one Ebook. They are very easy to create and you don’t have to spend any money to get them published. You can put any price on them and start your promotion. The more you promote the more copies will sell and you will make much more money.
You get to decide every single thing of your ebook. You can create one with 20 pages or 20,000 pages. It all depends on you and you are in full control of it. There are almost all kinds of Ebook out there and it probably shouldn’t be hard for you to find one related to your niche. You can see such pieces for information and inspiration.
This method is suggested to those who already have developed blog because Ebook selling requires traffic and trust. These are the two factors that can make you a hero from zero. All you have to do is make right moves at the right time.
And, now here we are at the end. These are some of the basic ways pro bloggers can earn through and hopefully this article was helpful for you. Now don’t hesitate to show your emotions about it and let me know, let all readers know and let the world know what you think about these ways.