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In today’s guide, I’ll show you how to make money blogging in Nigeria and all around the world. I have personally made over $50 from blogging every month from affiliate marketing, Google AdSense, e-book sales, services offered and events. And that’s exactly what I’m going to show you here… how to start a blog and make money from it in Nigeria.
What’s blogging and making money online ?
Blogging is currently a trending phrase on Google and other search engines on the internet these days with over 2.5 million websites talking about it. But despite the huge discussion on this topic, a lot of people do not understand the concept or know how to make money from it.
Now, you may ask this: how to make money with a blog for beginners?
I believe blogging is a business of publishing articles aimed at providing solutions on a web blog. A typical example is this guide you are reading right now. It was thought of, researched, written and published by a blogger.
Back to the question previously asked, can you really make money from blogging? If yes, how?
Not to worry; I’ll break it down for easy comprehension.
Things you will need
First thing to do is to own a blog as you’ll need it before you can actually make money from it . I had previously written a full lesson on how to create a blog here. Or, follow the explained few steps for creating a blog:
- Choose a profitable niche
- Buy a domain name and web hostingand proceed to install WordPress blogging software.
If you have done step 1 and 2, then you are ready to jump-start… owning your very own personal blog
Now that you have a blog, let’s look into different ways by which you can make money from it.
How to Make Money with a Blog for Beginners: 15 ways
Moving on, I will explain to you how to easily monetize your niche blog in Nigeria. First… You will have to learn how to grow your blog
Your new blog is like an empty building. It will stay empty until you begin attracting readers to read your articles. How do you attract a blog reader? Let’s see in the next part.
How to Attract Blog Readers and increase your traffic
Here are few tips to maximize your chances…
- Publish always original articles so that search engines will love to send their bots to crawl your blog. It’s not a new thing that the best part of any blog’s traffic comes from search engines like Bing, Yandex and Google. And you can impress these bots by dishing insightful articles on your blog.
- Build and grow your audience
- Share your post on social media like Facebook, Twitter, Google Plusand others.
- Build a huge email list using email marketing software
- Publish regularly and frequently
- Ensure your site and article are SEO friendly.
Are you ready to make money from your blog?.
Here is some little blog monetization strategy you should adopt.
These involve advertising for ad networks like Google AdSense, content.ad and media.net and getting paid per click or per impression etc.
Use Google AdSense(recommended): This is one of the fastest method to make cool money from blogging.
You will most certainly get Google AdSense fast approval if you publish only original or unique article on your blog. After big G approval, you can make money from Google AdSense by inserting the ad codes on your blog to generate earning. The amount of money you’ll make from AdSense depends on the amount of clicks, targeted country, CPC(cost per click)web traffic you get.
Other advertising options include text links, job board, RSS advertising, video advertising and so on.
- Make money from blogging with affiliate marketing:
You can make some money blogging online by inserting affiliate links on strategic positions in your articles. You’ll make much sales commission once your readers make purchase from your links. It’s really a fun way of make money online.
- Sell products to your readers:
You can make money from blogging by selling products like apps, software’s or e-books. Other things you can sell are reports, courses, reports, and other pintable’s.
- Make Money from blogging by selling services:
You can make green paper from blogging through the sale of premium services to your readers. I have made some extra bucks helping my readers create, design and host blogs for them. I also write and sell articles, do blog redesign, SEO and more. Here is a list of my services in the hire me page.
- Sell subscription services
You can make money from your blog by transforming your website into a paid membership site. Members will be required to pay membership subscription(fee) on monthly or yearly basis to have access to exclusive (members only) contents.
- Sell advert space:
This is another great way to make fast money from your web blog. Your blog can fast rise to become a market that attracts advertisers as your traffic and popularity grows. Once you have a sizable amount targeted traffic on your blog, advertisers (mostly other bloggers, companies and private business owners) will come seeking spaces to advertise their products or services. You can hit a jackpot from many sales of advert spaces on your online property.
- Sponsored post:
You can make some cash from your site by accepting sponsored posts on your blog. I had been contacted by a few companies (small ones) regarding sponsored posting as my traffic isn’t so great yet but I believe bigger offers will come soon. If well utilized, this could yet become another source of income. So this could be that big chance for you to make money from blogging
- Sell physical products:
Just like digital products, you can also make money from blogging by selling physical products and allow your readers to purchase as many products as they want if you have logistics in place to do home delivery. You can also sell merchandise or teaching materials. All of this will increase your streams of income as you continue to blog.
- Coaching Services:
You can make money from blogging by starting coaching services for your readers. Imagine having about 4-5 students every month enrolling into your coaching program and each participant pays NGN120,000 (about $380). Isn’t that some good money? Now, imagine if you have more students in the program. The possibility is just endless
Through blogging, your reputation can grow to the level where you’ll start receiving invitations to feature in high value seminars or events. You can make money by charging specific fees for your presentations or presence. You can also make money by creating your own events and allowing participants to pay a reasonable amount to join in the events.
- Turn your blog into an app and monetize it:
It’s becoming way easier to turn your blog into an Android or iPhone apps these days. You can make money from your blog by monetizing your blog app separately.
There will be a time your blog when you will be regarded as an authority in your field. This is when your expertise will speak for you. You can then offer consultation services for others due to the wealth of knowledge you possess on the many topics you blog about.
Bloggers can also earn fast money from donations from readers or supportive friends who wish to appreciate their hard work.
- Sell out your blog:
A blog can grow to become a very valuable online investment. You can decide to sell off your blog if you don’t wish to run it anymore; I have seen a lot of blogs online prized from $1,000 to $240,000 depending on a lot of factors. The amount gotten from the sale of a fully developed blog could be mouth-watering. The sale of a blog can be direct or through third parties like flippa.
- how to make money blogging by Promoting offline business:
If you have offline businesses such as a shop, store, boutique, etc., you can use your blog to promote it. Promoting your products and services on your blog will lead to more creation of awareness about your business. Of course we all know that that more customers equal more money.
And we come to a halt… for today of course *winks*
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