Are you a mom who’s yearning to have the freedom to stay at home every day with your kids?
As someone new to the blogging world - you probably see it as more of a pipe dream, than something you can actually achieve.
You hardly have the time to shower or make time to go grocery shopping.
How could you possibly have the time to learn how to monetize your blog?
Not to mention, all of the other variables!
Learning how to set up your blog, finding your niche and target audience, creating content, and so much more!
Well, I’ll here to tell you - it’s much easier than you think.
Sure, it requires quite a lot of determination, a driven attitude, and some sacrifices on your part.
But, it can be done.
I had zero blogging knowledge when I began my journey. But low and behold - one year after starting, I made a million dollars with my essential oil business that all stemmed from my blog. And I continue to pull in a decent income every month.
All because I made that first leap and started my blog!
I’m not special or unique in that sense either. Tons of mommas are out there kicking blogging butt and earning an amazing income.
There are countless ways to earn an amazing income once you learn how to monetize your blog.
Let's jump into the best ways to make money with your blog. All of which are sustainable and can be turned into a full-time career!
Affiliate marketing is an excellent way to make money with your blog - especially a mom blog!
If you are not familiar with it - affiliate marketing is when you promote a product and you earn a commission from it.
They are numerous companies, and also smaller affiliate programs created by entrepreneurs and bloggers, that would be a great fit for you!
Some of the Best Affiliate Programs:
The last two options, Flex Offers and Shareasale are what are what's known as affiliate networks.
The Difference Between Affiliate Networks and Affiliate Programs
The difference between an affiliate network is that an affiliate network has many affiliate programs within the platform.
Typically you have hundreds of affiliate programs at your fingertips with an affiliate network. And you have the ability to apply and join as many (or as little) of the programs under that network as you desire.
Plus, with affiliate networks, you're more likely to find loads of programs that will resonate with your particular audience and niche.
Here's a peek of Shareasale - one of the most popular affiliate networks:
Alternatively, you can participate in affiliate programs.
In general, they tend to pay better - depending on your niche. And they are one program - either a business or even a blogger or a small entrepreneur.
This is an excellent way to support your fellow bloggers and their journeys. In these cases, you'd usually be promoting e-courses, e-books, or other products or services they've created.
Affiliate marketing is optimal for beginner bloggers; everyone can easily get started in the blink of an eye.
And there's no denying that affiliate marketing is a lucrative income stream.
Selling Your Own Digital Products
How does waking up every morning to seeing multiple sales that occurred while you were sleeping sound?
That's a life of a course creator, an e-book writer, or anyone who sells their own digital products. (The right way).
Of course, this is a more long-term option, and you don't get paid out as fast as you would if you offered services or utilized affiliate marketing.
But, in the long run, you can make more money. Making it most blogger's top way to monetize their blog.
If you're wondering what on earth you would sell digitally, don't worry - there are countless routes you can take.
Various Digital Products You Can Offer
And so many more!
This popular blogger, Elise of House of Brazen makes a large percentage of her income from selling her well-known e-books and e-course. Such as this e-book turned course here:
If creating an e-course is too much on your plate at the moment, you can also look at writing only e-books - if you are determined to create your own digital products.
If they're jam-packed with value - they will sell like hotcakes. And word will spread. You don't have to spend months and months creating something as time-consuming as an in-depth e-course in order to sell your own products.
A great way to hone in on a topic for an e-book or an e-course is to search on Amazon.
I know, weird - right?
If you're wondering if a topic will do well, you can search for it in the Amazon books, and check out the reviews.
There's nothing more authentic than online reviews on Amazon! This trick will save you loads of time when you're in the initial planning process, and you're trying to come up with a topic that your audience will love.
One of the fastest ways to earn money as a new blogger is to offer services. There really isn't anything more simple when you are a new blogger looking to earn some cash.
There are endless services you can offer; everyone, literally everyone has something they are outstanding at. You can also use your background to determine what type of service you'll offer.
Did you go to college or University for something health and fitness related?
Then, you'd make a fabulous health coach!
Did you go to school for business?
You'd make an excellent business coach!
But, what if you either didn't go to college or University or you did, but it's nothing related to your niche or what you want to blog about?
Then you can go purely on your passions. That's right. Pick a passion, or an interest and spend your evenings learning about this topic. If you already have more knowledge about the subject than most people - then you could skip this step.
So What Types of Services Can You Offer?
This list literally goes on, and on. The sky is the limit.
Even if you feel you're not qualified to take a "expert" position in one of these services, you can learn as I mentioned. But chances are, you're more than qualified to take on one of these roles.
Joining a Network Marketing Company
If you read my blog, you know this is how I was able to earn a million dollars in my first year of starting my blog
I went with an essential oil company, called DoTerra - because I wanted to live a healthier lifestyle and remove the toxins from our home for my son, Chase.
But what I didn't know then, is working with DoTerra essential oils would allow me to create a dream job and a flourishing business.
So, if you're a new blogger, this may be the perfect opportunity for you. The great thing about it is you don't have to focus solely on friends and family.
You will start to grow your blog traffic, and if you have a targeted group of people visiting your blog - they'll purchase your products.
If you're curious about how it works to start with the company I've had such success with, check out my Apprenticeship Program.
Final Words of Wisdom
When it comes to learning how to monetize your blog, you'll find you come across many hurdles along the way.
There are endless options, and you may have to try out a few different things before you find what works for you.
But once you do find the right ways to monetize your blog - for your specific niche and target audience - your earning potential will be limitless!
Just to recap, the best ways to monetize your blog are:
- Affiliate marketing
- Selling your own products
- Offering physical products
- Joining an MLM company (such as I did, with DoTerra essential oils).
Whatever route you take, just know that you are the only one standing in your way of making heaps of money.
Even if that isn't your end goal, and you're just looking for a creative outlet that brings in a few hundred extra dollars per month, for minimal effort - any of these options would be a perfect fit.
Even if you feel like your niche isn't that common, I can assure you there are plenty of ways you can turn your blog into a money-making machine!
What types of monetization do you plan to use, if you're a new blogger? And if you've already begun your journey - how do you make money from your blog?
Let me know in the comments section - I'd love to know!