You have started your website, or you are planning to create a blog? Your plan is to start making some money from this blog. But how to monetize a WordPress blog?
You write posts, provide great articles, and deliver beneficial content but you are not getting money from your website.
Well, I am here for you. In this article, I will be sharing with you my experience on how to monetize your blog. I will show you 5 ways and tactics to start your first money gain from the site, and even double and triple it with the same number of visitors you are getting.
Why Build a Blog with WordPress
Having a blog and writing about important topics that are relevant to your audience establishes yourself as an authority in the space. It enhances your professional image.
No longer limited to niche hobbies, almost everyone has a blog now in some form or another.
By creating a blog that is of value, you can attract an audience and eventually convert them to customers.
WordPress is a open-source content management system, or CMS. A CMS is a software application that allows you to easily edit the content of your website without much technical knowledge.
Having defined what WordPress is, below is a small list of some of its advantages.
1. It is very easy to grow your site/business with WordPress
Having too many plugins and themes is never enough. With WordPress being open source, developers always introduce new plugins almost everyday which is very helpful for the business.
2. WordPress is great for SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
WordPress is out of the box optimized for SEO. It is the way it is built. If you want to learn more about SEO, check out this article.
If you haven't started your blog yet, check out this article on how to build your blog in no time!
Top Ways for how to Monetize a WordPress Blog
As mentioned before, in this post, I will be sharing with you my knowledge on how to monetize your blog. So below are my top 5 ways.
Paid Guest Posts
What do we mean by this? Well, you have your blog up and running and you have around 5k to 10k visitors per month, why not use that for your own good?
If you go and skim our blog, you can find this article written by a foreign person (not from the h-educate team).
When you build a great audience for your blog, people will start reaching out to you so they can post their content on your blog. They can use this to sell their products, take backlinks to their other websites, or simply for the love of sharing their ideas and people reading them.
Now you may tell me, I don't have this number of visitors. Well, go get them! It is very easy, watch the below video about 7 strategies to get free traffic to your website.
Just follow the steps and strategies mentioned in the video and work for around 1 to 2 hours a week and you can get a lot of traffic. Very simple!
The more visitors you have coming to your blog, the more you can charge the customers who want to use your blog to share their posts. Post prices can reach up to 1000$ depending on the number of visitors!
Now let's talk about the second way on how to monetize a WordPress blog which is simply running ads.
Monetizing with Ads
The most common way bloggers use to monetize their websites is by using ads.
Let me show you how.
Go to h-supertools.com, which is our own Free SEO & Digital Marketing platform, you can find in it many pages that contain ads.
Btw, if you haven't checked h-supertools.com, make sure to check it now and benefit from the free tools to grow your business online, from keyword research to youtube keywords, to email validation and extraction tools, you can use them all in your online business.
Now back to our main idea, if you now to h-supertools.com, and go one of our pages, (btw if you haven't checked h-supertools.com…oh now I said that before.. sorry my bad), you can find that we have banners of ads in our page. Sorry for the below arrows, I was re-living my childhood memories with Paint!
These ads are being added by Google AdSense. Let's take a quick tour to h-educate AdSense account and show you the numbers.
Now you might tell me, 234$ per month, this is not much. Well, I can tell you that you can sell Ad spaces on your website too! Check the below ad for instance.
This ad space was sold to this vendor and they are posting their ads on our website.
We sell Ad spaces as a service which you can start doing. We sell it for just 99$ per month, and around 100K people visit this website monthly. This is what you should start doing. Get visits and sell ads!
You can check out our full list of the services we sell here on our services page!
Another way to monetizing your website is monetizing your newsletter.
How to Monetize a WordPress Blog by the Newsletter
If you go now to h-educate.com which our main website, you can see that there is an option to subscribe to our newsletter.
Whenever you drive new people to your website, and you offer them something good for subscribing to your newsletter, you are increasing the amount of money you can get from this newsletter. The way to monetize this newsletter is simply selling an ad to anyone willing to pay to advertise their product anything they would like to advertise. The more recipients you have in your mailing list, the more you can price your service!
Monetizing with Repixel
Let's first discuss what is Repixel. Repixel is a website where you can advertise traffic. You lost me there I know, but bare with me as I am going to explain.
Once you have the audience that is coming to your website from Facebook, you can target these specific people with a Facebook ad since they would be high potential customers. You can check the below video for more details about ads retargeting.
Anyways, lets go back to our main idea.
Repixel provides the same pixel code to add to your website. Now you may ask me, how does that make money? Let's explain.
Let's suppose someone wants to publish a website similar to h-supertools about Free SEO & Digital Marketing tools. A good way to start is by targeting the audience that visits our website h-supertools. This competitor can buy this pixel audience and you can earn the money! Below is the Pixel applied on h-educate for example. We have 7 advertisers already and the more the monthly visits, the more the monthly fee!
One of the best ways to monetize your blog posts is affiliate marketing. Let me explain briefly what is affiliate marketing.
Affiliate marketing is a way to make money passively. It is one of the easiest ways to make money online. It is simply sharing some other products on your blog posts, and whenever someone buys this product from your affiliate link, you will have a commission. If you want to know more about this, read this article to explain all about affiliate marketing.
If you go to this article, you can see that we are promoting how to create your blog on Hostinger through our own affiliate link. So whenever someone buys from Hostinger from our link, we get a small commission.
Also, you can check our resources page which contains all the tools we use online to grow our business. Most of the links shared on this page are affiliate links. We do get some commission when people but products from our links.
If you want to learn more about how to get traffic to you affiliate links, check below video.
Extra: Accepting Donations
If you are somehow giving people great content to help them online, many of them would be more than happy to donate to you so can continue giving them valuable information. You can simply add a PayPal donation button to your website, or if PayPal is not available in your country, you can use a website called Patreon.
Let's recap all the ways we covered in this article about how to monetize a WordPress blog.
-Paid Guest Posts
-Monetize with Ads
-Monetizing with Newsletter
Make sure to follow all the methods we showed you in this article, and I am sure you will triple your income from your website in no time!
If you have any idea you on how to monetize a WordPress blog, please don't hesitate to share it in the comments section below.