There are many ways you could monetize your blog, especially if you’ve built it from the very start with the goal to advertise all kinds of products and services. Although the title of the article could sound a little strange to you, we won’t discuss how to sell your entire blog to someone else literally. Instead, we will give you a few alternatives, which at present represent some of the best ways to generate income with your blog. Having said that, once your blog starts generating income on a consistent monthly basis, you’ll be able to sell it later on for a much higher price comparing to a blog which is quite new and potentially can generate some money but hasn’t just yet in reality.
There are various ways to use ads on your blog. You could work with other advertising networks and use banner ads like on platforms such as Clicksdealer.com, but also, you could as well contact people or companies which are searching for places to advertise their businesses online.
In this phase, we already assume that your blog, no matter what niche you’ve chosen, had an already-established audience and is generating consistent traffic month after month. Instead of selling the entire blog, you can sell advertising space, which will result in banners, buttons/icons, or links posted on your blog.
Hosting banner ads could generate a consistent income, as you may agree with your partner, or partners, for a monthly payment.
Writing sponsored posts
If you think that selling ads might not be suitable for your blog, or you believe that it should not be overcrowded with a tone of banners which might make it look a bit less appealing to new visitors, the second best way to generate income with your blog is by writing sponsored posts.
Writing honest reviews about particular products or services, relevant to your audience and niche, is another excellent way to monetizing your blog effectively.
Sponsorship space in newsletters
Things are even better if you also managed to build an email subscribers database. Assuming you are regularly in contact with your audience, sending them emails each time you post something on your blog, a pre-defined space from each message could be sold to companies or business owners eager to advertise their products or services (assuming those are related to your niche).
Besides the information you want to deliver to your audience, you could also mention companies or businesses you are working with, adding a logo, or a particular link to their website (or a specific page on it).
Besides the opportunities as mentioned above, you could also include affiliate links on your blog, use partnership programs such as Google AdSense, sell digital products, promote membership programs (good way to generate residual income), and many other ways to effectively monetize your blog. It’s up to you to decide what’s the most suitable path to choose. Generally speaking, people who read blogs don’t really like aggressive advertising, so your job will be to find some discrete and subtle ways to give them valuable information while also monetizing your blog.