51 Ways to Monetize a Blog

51 Ways to Monetize a Blog


Do build websites like me? Are you looking for a way to monetize your site?

I am  here to tell you how you can onetize your site for free.

I have been building sites for fun, money and to travel. Nowadays a website can be built with just few resources. If you are a newbie and have no experienance in working with WordPress, read my article on building websites with WordPress in hours.

A website is consist of posts and pages, Posts are the one which drive traffic to your website. Apart from posts and pages, others things like images, infographics, videos are secondary. A website without images also can do well in case of making money.

In this post I will show how you can make tons of money with different monetization methods.

101 WAYS TO MONETIZE YOUR BLOG/WEBSITE

1. ADS

This is the most popular method of monetization for websites. Ads are super easy to implement. AdSense one of the most popular ad network.

MONETIZATION: It is very easy to monetize a blog with ads. It takes only few steps like inseritng a code on your posts. This can be done very easily with wordpress pugins.

RESOURCES: You can take help of following resources to know more anout making money with ads.

1.https://www.google.bg/adsense/start/how-it-works.html

2.https://www.jeffbullas.com/blog-advertising/

2. AFFILIATE MARKETING

Just after ads, it is most popular among bloggers. Affiliate marketing is very lucartive. You can earn loads of money through affiliate marketing with few traffic to your website. Even you do not required to have a website/blog to make money from affiliate marketing.

MONETIZATION: Monetization is simple just insert affilaite links into your website posts and start making money. One sale through your afffilate link can make you $1000 if you promote high ticket product, its it so lucrative?

RESOURCES: To know about more affilaite marketing  and other terms like high ticket products, leads, landing page have a read of following resources. 

1.https://adcumulus.com/blog/28-essential-affiliate-marketing-terms-know/

2. Passive Income With Affiliate Marketing: Your Step-By-Step Guide To Make Money Online With Affiliate Marketing

3. SPONSORED POSTS

This is also popular among travel bloggers. Sponsored posts are posts which are funded by various brands in exchange of promotions on a website.

MONETIZATION: It is hard to get sponsorhips at beginning, but it pays a lot of money if it is a big brand. Promote a brand product in your website posts and get payed based upon your website reach.

RESOURCES:

1.https://www.shoutmeloud.com/make-money-online-with-sponsored-reviews.html

2.https://www.makingsenseofcents.com/2018/11/sponsored-blog-posts.html

4. PREMIUM CONTENTS

You can also monetize your website with premium contents. Premium contents will be availbale only for people who pays for it as Mark from markmanson.net does.

MONETIZATION: Monetization is simple. Restrict your readers from accessing all contents of your website. Set price for perticular posts and make money.

RESOURCES:

1.https://www.subscriptiondna.com/blog/how-to-monetize-your-blog-with-premium-content-and-why-its-better-than-ads/

5. BRAND ENDORSEMENT

Sponsorship and brand endorsement are not same. Brand endrosement has more personal twist than sposnorships.

MONETIZATION: Monetization is high paying. But you will need a big followers.

RESOURCES:

1.https://tandempartnerships.com/sponsorship-endorsement/

2.https://www.monster.ca/career-advice/article/make-money-as-a-brand-ambassador

6. FREELANCE WORKS/SERVICES

Make money from websites. You can land freelance works by providing services on your blog. To get attention and people give you works you will need to create posts for traffic.

MONETIZATION: 

Provide freelance gigs to your readers like creating posts for a fee.

RESOURCES:

1.https://www.creativerevolt.com/get-paid-to-write-sites/

2. Work for Money, Design for Love: Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Starting and Running a Successful Design Business by David Airey

7. SELLING DIGITAL PRODUCTS LIKE PDF, EBOOKS

Make money by selling digital products. Digital products like PDFs, EBOOKs sell well. Create awesome posts on your website. You will then grow a dediated readers who willing to buy your digital books.

MONETIZATION: Digital products can also be sold on other websites like Amazon. PDFs, EBOOKs are easy to sell than physical products.

RESOURCES:

1.https://vitaldollar.com/sell-digital-products/

2.https://medium.com/@jcron_89878/learn-to-sell-digital-products-and-make-money-from-home-37a0ece44a18

8. A BRAND STORE

Create a dedicated store on your website. On that store you can sell different products like stickers, designs.

MONETIZATION: Monetization is simple like any other ecommerce site. But here your website readers are the customers. They will buy your products as they like articles realated to products that you selling.

RESOURCES:

1.https://www.thepennyhoarder.com/make-money/side-gigs/how-to-make-money-knitting/

2.https://taraswiger.com/5-income-reports-for-knitcrochet-designers/

9. DONATION

Ask donations from your readers. If you are creating resoureful, educating contents for your readers. You can ask for donation to your website article readers.

MONETIZATION: Paypal, Patreon are sone such platform to ask donations from your readers. You will need a strong follow of website readers.

RESOURCES:

1.https://www.wildapricot.com/blogs/newsblog/2016/11/14/how-to-get-donations-18-ways

2.https://problogger.com/donations-on-blogs-do-they-work/

10. SUBSCRIPTIONS/MEMBERSHIP SITE

Subscription/membership sites are not same as premium content sites. In a subscription/membership site you genrally create paid contents for all readers or if not they have to read articles full of ads.

MONETIZATION: These sites pay hug. Think about 1000 paid readers each pay $5 per month for reading your articles.

RESOURCES:

1.https://www.thebalancesmb.com/making-money-at-home-with-a-membership-site-4153949

2.https://myworkfromhomemoney.com/make-money-membership-sites/

11. LINK SELLING TO OTHER WEBSITES

Sell website links to other websites. Your website should have high authority so that you can transfer litte SEO juice to destination site.

MONETIZATION: You can make money by selling backlinks to other websites. Some pay even $100 to $300 for a backlink from a high authority site.

RESOURCES:

1.https://www.backlinks.com/2494-make-money-online-and-sell-backlinks-on-your-website/

2. Sell Text Links

12. SELLING COUPONS

Sell coupons to people who are buying a new product. You can also sell your coupons on ebay and etsy shops.

MONETIZATION: Monetization is done through coupon sell or from affiliate commissions.

RESOURCES:

1.https://www.thebalancesmb.com/how-to-start-a-coupon-or-daily-deal-site-1794696

2.https://workfromhomehappiness.com/start-a-coupon-site/

13. SURVEY

Take surveys and make money. This another great way make some bucks.

MONETIZATION: Some survey comapnies pay $10 per survey it takes 10 to 15 minuts to complete. You can also diretly sell your surveys to brands who require them.

RESOURCES:

1.https://www.onlinehomeincome.in/online-survey-jobs.php

2.https://www.savethestudent.org/make-money/best-paid-online-survey-sites.html

14. SELLING GIFT CARDS

Sell gift cards to birthday parties. Gift cards sell very easy online. You can get gift cards from many major ecommerce sites and offline stores.

MONETIZATION: Sell them on your site. I would suggest you to make posts like “top ten gifts for three year kids” and bring traffic to the post. People will surely buy if they see some reviews and trusted website designs.

RESOURCES:

1.https://www.doughroller.net/personal-finance/where-to-sell-gift-cards/

2.https://yithemes.com/blog/free-plugins/how-to-sell-gift-cards-in-your-online-shop/

15. SELLING PHOTOGRAPHS

Photographs are in high demand as the internet grows. People need photographs to post on article, on instagram, facebook you can help them by selling your photos for a fee. Most cool part of selling photographs is that you do not need a expensive camera to take photos.

MONETIZATION: Make money by selling your photos on shutterstocks. But, you can sell them on your own website in this way you will not have to share revenues with anyone.

RESOURCES:

1.https://expertphotography.com/sell-photos-online/

2. Photographer’s Market 2018

16. DESIGNING BOOK COVERS

Design book covers for authors online. Creating book covers you will need skills like graphics designing, caligraphy.

MONETIZATION: Money is paid per project basis. You can join a publication for recurring work offers.

RESOURCES:

1.https://toughnickel.com/self-employment/premade-book-covers

2.https://thebookcoverdesigner.com/sell-covers/

17. DESIGNING WEDDING CARDS

You can design wedding cards for others. People want to celebrate their wedding big budget, they will be ready to pay good amount to you if you design the best wedding card.

MONETIZATION: Money is big, but you will have to show your expertise. Create posts on wedding card design service. You do not have to sell cards, you can just sell the design to a printing press.

RESOURCES:

1.https://smallbusiness.chron.com/start-business-making-wedding-invitations-4401.html

18. SENDING NOTIFICATIONS

This may be weired for you but, you can make oney from sending notifications from your website. Websites can be a tool to reach a large audience with targeted keywords.

MONETIZATION: Some comapnies pay you to send notification to your readers and pay you for each offers you sell through notifiaction.

RESOURCES:

1.https://sendpulse.com/features/webpush/monetization

19. BUYING/SELLING CRYPTOCURRENCY

Your website can be a place where you can exchange digital coins like bitcoins. People will donate, sell cryptocurrency to you and sell them for higher price.

MONETIZATION: Cryptocurrencies are volatile but, still they pay well with early investment.

RESOURCES:

1.https://mhthemes.com/blog/earn-bitcoins-with-blogging-wordpress-website/

20. SELLING MOBILE GAME ACCOUNTS

Mobile games are very popular among kids, even elders also spend a great portion of their day in mobile game playing.

MONETIZATION: Sell mobile game acounts to people who are die hard mobile phone gamers.

RESOURCES:

1.https://www.playerauctions.com/sell-mobile-games-account/

21. SELLING SOFTWARES

Sell software to people who are looking for developers. Many people send thousands of dolllars for a software development.

MONETIZATION: Softwares are something small businesses like resturants, shops owners need to keep track of their business.

RESOURCES:

1.https://www.cio.com/article/2388308/14-tips-for-selling-software-and-services-online.html

22. SELLING EXPIRED DOMAINS

Sel expired domains to domain auction plafrorms or directly to buyers.

MONETIZATION: Expired domains sell at a high price.

RESOURCES:

1.http://sandalili.com/expired-domain-names/

23. SELLING WEBSITES/BLOGS

Sell websites to peoples who want to buy. I have written many posts on this topic.

MONETIZATION: This is what I am doing for long time and making some money.

RESOURCES:

1.How to sell websites in India and how i did it

2.https://www.hostgator.com/blog/how-to-sell-a-website/

24. TEACHING MAGIC TRICKS

Magic trick is an awesome way to teach people new tricks and make some money.

MONETIZATION: Many people want to learn Magic tricks. And they want to learn from an expert. You can become that expert.

RESOURCES:

1.https://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/how-i-turned-magic-into-a-hobby-that-make-easy-money.html

25. TEACHING HOW TO BLOG

This is what I am doing, I write contenst on blogging and make money from affiliate link, ads, sposnored posts.

MONETIZATION: Blogging is tough at first. You can break this obstacle if you pay attention.

RESOURCES:

1.Blogging 

2.https://www.bloggingbasics101.com/how-can-i-make-money-from-my-blog/

26. TEACHING PEOPLE WHO TO TRAVEL CHEAP

Teach people to travel cheap, many people wants to travel but because of money problem many do not travel.

MONETIZATION: If you are fond of backpacking. Teach people to how to travel cheap by writing articles on “Travel cheap”.

RESOURCES:

1.https://www.nomadicmatt.com/travel-blogs/the-ultimate-guide-to-traveling-when-you-have-no-money/

27. TEACHING HOW TO DATE A GIRL/BOY

This is popular among age group between 18 to 35.  You can target this age group and write contents for them. After that either you can promote affilate products or sell your own digital products.

MONETIZATION: You can becoming a dating expert. You can charge per session of consultation.

RESOURCES:

1.https://onemorecupof-coffee.com/make-money-dating-coach/

2.https://www.universalcoachinstitute.com/start-relationship-coaching-business/

28. ONLINE BOOKKEEPING

Online bookkeping is to keep record of personal financing reports. It may include recording all transactions and posting debits (costs) and credits (income) and then producing financial statements.

MONETIZATION: Make money $30 to $40 as an online bookkeeping expert.

RESOURCES:

1.https://www.accountingcoach.com/bookkeeping-training

29. TRAVEL CONSULTANT

Travel consultant is high profile job and people earn a lot. You can become a travel blogger and travel consultant at the same time. Your works may include giving information about a tourist place, fixing accomodations and flights.

MONETIZATION: Become a travel consultant.

RESOURCES: 

1.https://www.findahosttravelagency.com/how-do-travel-agents-make-money-in-2019

30. ONLINE POKER EXPERT

Play poker online and make huge money. Here involves lot of risks. You can also help others how to make money by playing poker online.

MONETIZATION: Money is huge and risk is also huge.

RESOURCES:

1.https://www.blackrain79.com/2017/08/how-to-make-1000-month-playing-poker.html

2.https://punditarena.com/other-sports/mgleeson/making-money-through-internet-online-poker/

31. LIFE COACH

Life coach is very essential in this modern genration. People are tired and frustrated with their life.

MONETIZATION: The average income of a life coach in the U.S. today is between $30,000 – $40,000 per annum.

RESOURCES:

1.https://www.thepennyhoarder.com/make-money/side-gigs/how-to-make-money-as-a-life-coach/

32. HEALTH COACH

You can become a health coach for your health website/blog. Give your readers tips on health issues and provide them support/consultations.

MONETIZATION: Health Coah can be anyone, but being a professional degree helps to create trust with readers. Give tips on buildinng byceps without meat products, you can become a vegetarian body builder.

RESOURCES:

1.https://wellpreneuronline.com/can-you-really-make-money-as-a-health-coach/

33. SENDING SNAIL MAIL

Snail mail is something we forgot after social media sites, online chatting aps like whatspp came in. But still there are people who love to receive snail once in a month specially the older people who could not adjust with sudden mobile technology boom. They feel alone and they would love to have you as penpal.

MONETIZATION: You can charge for each personalized snail mail you sent or charge for monthly basis.

RESOURCES:

1.http://busy.org/@sultanmr/earn-money-by-becoming-kids-penpal

34. FINANCIAL CONSULTANT OR ADVISOR

This is trending and popular in many countries. People need financial advisors to meet new goals. Financial consultant bloggers make lot of money.

MONETIZATION: Making money from as a financial advisor is can be difficult at first as people will not know you. Publish contents on your blog/website related to financial advices and then you sell consulation service.

RESOURCES:

1.https://www.financialeducatorscouncil.org/how-to-become-a-financial-coach/

2.https://www.kitces.com/blog/financial-coaching-what-it-is-and-how-to-become-one/

35. BUSINESS CONSULTANT/COACH

Similar like financal cosulatnt, business consutant is one way to make money from your website. Even people provide consultation serices to new startup to grow. This is something very new to many of us.

MONETIZATION: Same as life coach you can make a good amount of money.

RESOURCES:

1.https://www.yessupply.co/7-interesting-ways-to-make-money-as-a-coach/

2.https://www.quora.com/How-can-I-make-good-money-as-a-business-coach

36. ONLINE TUTOR

Online tutor for music class, art class, academics is been in the market for a long time.  Website having realted contents can show your expertise to students and potentaly some become paid member.

MONETIZATION: Monetization can be done on monthly basis or for a certain paid tasks.

RESOURCES:

1.https://theworkathomewife.com/online-tutoring-jobs/

37. ONLINE YOGA TEACHER

Become an online yoga teacher and make as high as $50 per hour.

MONETIZATION: You can either join a big yoga website or directly sell coaching from your site.

RESOURCES:

1.https://www.theyoganomads.com/how-to-make-money-as-a-yoga-teacher/

38. VOICE OVER FOR SHORT FLIMS/DOCUMENTARY/ANIMATION

Make money by doing voice over for documentaries.

MONETIZATION: Give voice over to new animations.

RESOURCES:

1.https://millennialmoneyman.com/how-to-make-money-on-the-side-as-a-voice-over-actor/

39. VIDEO EDITOR

Video editor is a reputed job to do. Make money from videosand scripts.

MONETIZATION: Video editor can make money if they have skills.

RESOURCES:

1.https://www.webemployed.com/make-money-editing-videos/

2.https://www.upwork.com/o/jobs/browse/skill/video-editing/

40. ANIMATION MAKING

Make animations for local productions.

MONETIZATION: You can handsome money as animation maker. Teach how you make your animations.

RESOURCES:

1.https://www.udemy.com/make-money-with-animation-and-design/

41. ONLINE TRAVEL PLANNER

Plan travel for couples on honeymoon.

MONETIZATION: As a travel planner you earn money from commissions or fees.

RESOURCES:

1.http://www.travelettes.net/how-i-make-money-planning-other-peoples-vacations/

2.https://crowdworknews.com/how-to-work-from-home-as-a-travel-planner/

42. ONLINE INFLUENCER

Online influencer is high demanding work. But many fake influencers who buy followers polluting the section.

MONETIZATION: They generally make money from brands and companies through promotions. You can use your email list to target readers for special offers.

RESOURCES:

1.https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2018/11/28/18116875/influencer-marketing-social-media-engagement-instagram-youtube

2.https://ivorymix.com/bloggers-make-money-on-instagram-as-influencer/

43. ONLINE CUSTOMER SUPPORT

Support customers through email, message, whatsapp.

MONETIZATION: Become a customer support provider and earn $15 to $50 per hour.

RESOURCES:

1.https://kingged.com/online-chat/

44. SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT

Social media management is booming like anything. Become a social media manager and earn good money.

MONETIZATION: instgram, Facebook pages need to be manged for businesses to maintain a social proof. You can handle their accounts for a monthly fee.

RESOURCES:

1.https://www.youngadultmoney.com/make-money-social-media-manager/

45. ONLINE TRANSLATION

Translate pieces of articles for others. You need to have good grip on that language.

MONETIZATION: Take help of online academy to know how it works online, the process to translate and deliver.

RESOURCES:

1.https://gengo.com/translators/

46. ONLINE TRANSCRIPTION

As a transcriptionist you may get all sort of different jobs like student’s academic record transcript, medical transcript, criminal transcript.

MONETIZATION: It is generally $15 per hour but an advanced transcriptionist may earn $40 per hour.

RESOURCES:

1.https://www.thepennyhoarder.com/make-money/work-from-home-job-transcriptionist/

47. WEB DESIGNER

Web designer is not same as web developer. You can design websites for others like who want to start a mama blog, travel blog, crafting blog, food blog.

MONETIZATION: I have been in this business to for a ong time. We make as much as $200 per project. You can make high if live in the US.

RESOURCES:

1.https://vitaldollar.com/make-money-web-designer/

48. PROFESSIONAL RESUME WRITER

Wriet resumes for job seekers. Many need help for this. You can earn per resume you prepare.

MONETIZATION: Professional resume writer charges as high as $400 to $1000 for each resume.

RESOURCES:

1.https://www.theworkathomewoman.com/resume-writing/

2. Resume Magic, 4th Edition: Trade Secrets of a Professional Resume Writer

49. VIRTUAL ASSISTANT

Virtual assistant is one who assist virtualy through online medium. You need to have these skills to become a virtual assistant. Communication skills, Interpersonal skills, Intrapersonal skills, Good computer knowledge, Phone etiquette and netiquette, Internet and software-savvy .

MONETIZATION: A virtual asistant can earn $15/hour to your maximum potential.

RESOURCES:

1.https://www.theworkathomewoman.com/virtual-assistant/

2.https://www.upwork.com/o/jobs/browse/c/admin-support/sc/personal-virtual-assistant/

50. PODCAST ADVERTISEMENT

Include podcasts in your website and post daily contents. Get paid for each brands youmention in your podcasts. Some people prefer both text and speech for contents.

MONETIZATION: It takes time and resources to create podcasts. Podcast can be a great way to add more money to your websites.

RESOURCES:

1.https://www.thebalancesmb.com/how-to-make-money-podcasting-2531432

51. GET PAID FOR EMAILS SUPPORTS

You can provide email supports to your website readers. Each time a reader asks you someting over email, you can charge a minimum fee.

MONETIZATION: Work great for blogging, medical niche websites. One of my friend have been doing this for a long time and he makes $20 per email.

RESOURCES:

1.http://www.emailsendingjobs.biz/

2.https://onemorecupof-coffee.com/get-paid-write-emails/

CONCLUSION

Here I have listed a long list of ways to make money from your website. Making money from a website is not that easy for a newbie. But after you get expeience it becomes easy. Some expert website crushing this and making millions from their websites.

I want to see you implementing one these money making ways to your website. Do let me know by commenting or through email which one you chose to make money from your website.

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