Of course, No! As a matter of fact, it is one thing to be accepted to the Adsense program and another thing entirely to make money from Adsense. This is simply because making money from Adsense is not just about pasting codes on your site and relaxing back to see money rolling in, it takes the combination of careful, smart and hard work.
However if you do not have Adsense on your site right now or you already have but would like to add another source of income, you should study the 5 methods which you are about to read on this post and you’ll be amazed at how success would be chasing you up and down. lol
NOTE: To not get overwhelmed, i would advise you start with one or two first and study it carefully. Once you feels you’re good, then do promotion on your site via responsive image banners or text links so that your readers can be aware of it.
1. Selling Your Products
As a blogger, you can create a new Product related to your blog’s niche which you believe would quite be helpful to visitors. If you already had an existing product too and deem it suitable for your readers, you should try letting them know about it as there are high chances that your customers who are going to buy the product are among your blog readers.
Kindly note that whatever Products you intend to create or promote, it must be something your readers would like, that is; something that will teaches them something new or solves a problem
The intended Products could either be Physical or Digital. Physical products are the type that can be held in hands (like a book, discs, clothes, accessories, electronics, etc) while Digital products are the online type (e-books, audios, videos, templates, software, etc).
2. Offering Services
If you’ve got awesome handy skills, then you should consider using it to earn from your blog. For example; if you’ve got a fashion blog and you are a fashion designer in real life, how about putting one or two of your previous beautiful works on your blog’s sidebar or elaborate using a page and show it off to the world through your blog.
However : Do not start something you know you can’t finish as that might make things worse.
In the case of the fashion blog i mentioned earlier, if it happens that the image the blogger uses on her blog was taken online and that in reality, she cannot do it. It would be disappointing to not only the customer from her blog but also might lose the credibility. Hence, ensure that you really know well of the services you are about to offer.
And whatever your blog’s niche is, i believe there are Services you can render. Taking my case for example; As a Tech blogger, i do design/redesign Blogger Blog from a simple design to the most sophisticated look and this is one of the services I’ve been using to earn from my blog.
When a marriage is on the brink of collapsing, the first thing a couple does is trying to solve it within themselves. If it doesn’t works, then they would then have to visit Parents, Trusted Relatives or a marriage Counselor for Consultancy. Consultation in this case, is simply the method of giving opinions or suggestions that can solves a problem or make something works better.
If you have all what it takes to guide people, how about monetizing it? Stephanie Obi of StephanieObi.com had been doing that for years making herself available on Consultation for Women who want to take their business online and she’s doing well with it.
You can offer Consultation based on your blog’s niche or anything else as long as you knew well of it and can solve people’s problem.
4. Affiliate Programs
If you Google Search about ways to make money online, Affiliate Marketing is sure to be among 78% of the results you’d find. If you really does wants to earn with Affiliate Programs, then you need to first take your blog’s niche and visitors into consideration as these are the factors that would determine your earnings.
Most Affiliate programs reward you based on sales or conversion. For instance; Getting started in the Free Payoneer Card which allows people to send and receive money from Clients Abroad Affiliate Program. Once you had joined it, a referral link would be generated for you in which you’d earned $25 for each friend that signed up via your unique link or you can join that of Namecheap here.
To know more about Affiliate Marketing and Programs, I recommend the A Beginners’ Guide on Affliate Marketing and Programs
5. Online Courses
There are so many topics you can give online courses on, but it is advisable the course should be the one you know well of, and is related to your blog’s niche. An Online Course is like a training you give to people Online and it can be done through an online medium.
For instance; If your blog’s niche is about Food, you can launch an Online Course around it, offering to teach people “How To Cook Special Delicacies”. However when doing this, you must be precise with time and the medium of which you’re going to use should also be mentioned.
Online Courses can be taught using Audios, Videos, Live chat, Instant Messaging App, and other online medium which is convenient to both the organizer and attendees. You should check Maverick Excel Posts on Hosting A Profitable Webinar on Whatsapp for more info.
Now over to you
Which of this ways are you currently using to Monetize your blog?
Which one do you intend to start working on now?