When it comes to making money blogging, every newbie blogger thinks of making a fortune overnight. If you are also one of those then I have a bad news for you and that is that you can never make good money from blogging because you are too much focused on making money rather than learning how you can grow your blog and make more money.
The irony of newbie bloggers is that they never try to look further than Adsense and that is why they are not able to make money like other professional bloggers are making. There are bloggers who are making millions of dollars every month yet there are bloggers who are not even able to make $10 in the whole month from Adsense.
Why is that?
Because bloggers with less earning do not explore their earning potential and new ways of making money online.
Today I am going to share what are the best ways to make money blogging that help me to make over 50k every month.
If you do not know me, I am Gaurav Kumar, Founder of easkme.com. A blog that I am running successfully from more than 4 years and growing like many bloggers can only dream about.
Now it is the time to share my money making ways with you.
1) Contextual Ad Networks (Adsense & Bing)
Adsense is the first love in the life of every newbie blogger. It is easy to make money with Adsense though every year they are making it hard to get Adsense approval. If you are lucky to get approved by Adsense then you can place the ad code on your blog to display ads and make money when someone clicks on those ads or with pageviews.
Why do so many bloggers fall in love with Adsense?
The reason is, most of them search on Google to check income reports of Adsense earners and find that many bloggers are making millions of dollars from Adsense. There is no doubt that Adsense is the best contextual ad network, but if you are newbie blogger then you may not be able to make more than few cents or hardly one single dollar in the whole month?
Why is that?
Because the bloggers who are making millions of dollars from Adsense are already established bloggers and getting millions of visitors every day. Your earning is based on Adsense CPC. If your traffic is from USA/UK or Europe then you have better CPC. DO you know that AdSense Offers Low CPC in the Asian countries.
Other than Adsense there is Yahoo/Bing ad network that helps the blogger to make good money. But to make good money with Bing your must have a good number of daily visitors from USA/UK or Europe.
Still, these two are the best contextual ad networks.
2) Native Ads:
Native ads are the popular way to display ads at the end of each article. You may have seen recommendations at the end of the articles on many popular sites. These recommendations may take you to the site of some other business. These are known as native ads.
Native ads are popular because it attracts the highly targeted visitor and also a good way to make money online.
No matter you are new or established blogger there are native ad networks that are available for all type of bloggers.
3) Direct Ads:
If you have a popular blog or you think that your blog is related to a specific niche where no one is there to beat you, then you can go for direct ads.
Indirect ads, you have to rent your ad space to a business where they can show their ads.
The best direct ad network is BuySellAds, but you may not find it easy to get their approval as they do not approve blogs from blogger.com and also their traffic requirements are really high.
Still, there are networks that allow direct ads on blogs with less traffic. It can be a good way for you to make money depending on the niche and traffic.
4) Sponsored Posts/Reviews:
Writing sponsored posts/reviews are also a good and easy way to make money online. There are businesses in every niche that want to educate people about their products and services by sharing them via blog reviews.
Reviews help users to make a buying decision. If you want to attract high paying clients then you have to write quality reviews, including all the pros and cons of each product or service.
You can easily make between $10-$1000 depending on the client and quality of your site.
5) Affiliate Marketing:
Do you know that there is a way of money making that can help you make thousands of dollar every month from blogging, still bloggers are afraid of using it?
Yes, the way is affiliate marketing.
Affiliate marketing has a huge earning potential for best affiliate marketers. There are affiliate marketers like me who are making more than thousands of dollars from affiliate marketing.
In affiliate marketing, you share the affiliate link of some other site on your blog as sidebar banner or in the sponsored review. When someone clicks on that link and make a purchase you earn a handsome commission.
It is one of the best ways for those who can write quality reviews.
These are the 5 super best ways to make money blogging. I am sure that most of the bloggers have not tried them all. I always say that you should try every possible way to make money online and you will find out which works best for you. But make sure that you make your decision wisely.