I have been blogging for almost 4 years now and when I first started out I admittedly didn’t know what blogging really was, how to create one or who would end up reading it. All I knew I was I had a message to share and stories to tell. Now I’ve been able to grow my blog, build an online community and extend my brand into multiple revenue streams.
Through this series I will share some lessons learned from my own blogging journey and tips on the various ways you can monetize your blog into a bankable brand.
Part III: “Make it Rain”
Social Media is a very powerful tool that allows you to connect with millions of people on a daily basis!
If you are really serious about the desire to monetize your blog you need to develop a strategy that will lead to multiple revenue streams from your blog.
Here are a few strategies to help you get started making money:
1. Advertising – Your online space allows for advertisers to promote their brand on your website via banners. Link up with affiliate programs to get paid. Some more popular programs I partner with include:
a. Google Adsense
b. Share a Sale
c. Value Savings Network
d. Amazon Associates
The more traffic you drive to your site the more your potential revenue growth!
You can also create your own ad program. Reach out to other bloggers, small businesses and entrepreneurs and offer them a banner or side bar ad at your own rates.
2. Brand Ambassador – Think about what potential brands and business you would like to work with. This can be current products you use often or would like to try out.
Make sure it aligns with your brand! As a brand ambassador you can get paid to promote their brand via :
a. Social Media Promotion – Twitter Chats, Live Tweets, Facebook Parties
b. Sponsored Posts – Writing a blog post about the brands product, store or event, compensation can be between $50 - $250 per post!
c. Events – Attend private parties, screenings and conferences all PAID by the brand
Develop a media kit and start promoting yourself to the brand PR reps!
3. Create a Product – Develop a product that represents your brand and sell them on your blog. There are a lot of unique and creative ways to achieve this:
a. Tshirts – I developed a Tshirt with my blog logo for any woman who loves to travel! Check it out and purchase on here
b. eBook – Taking your blog posts and tips and turning them into a book is simple. Create a PDF, upload to your site and attach a PayPal button! Done.
c. Consultation – Share your social media expertise with others for a price!
Blogging is a fun way to share your message and connect with others! If you have a strategy, action plan and start making the right connections you can successfully start turn your blog into a bankable brand.
Want to learn more? Ready to start making some money now from your blog?
I’m launching the first in a series of webinars & workshops focused on branding, social media and networking.
Reserve your spot for my April 10th webinar here . It’s FREE!
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