How to Make Passive Income from Your Blog
One of the best thing you can do is to build your blog to the level of generating passive income from it. To this end, I need to ask you, are you building a blog or a business? If you are building a blog, I will advise you do it well and start building a business. You can make passive income from your blog
To build a business, what you are about reading will help you a great deal. Though, it will first start with active income and after a while, with consistency, it moves into auto gear and you start generating passive income. So, let’s get to it – I know this is what you were waiting for wasn’t it?
Here are ways to make passive income from your blog
1. Promote Affiliate Programs
Finding products you can promote within your niche is a great way to make passive income with your blog. One way to do this is to sign up for an affiliate program for the items you would like to promote. Once you’ve found them and signed up you’ll receive a link (your affiliate link) that you can use to send your blog readers to the product. When they make a purchase using your link, you’ll be rewarded with commissions.
When posting your content, think of items that will compliment the content on your blog. Also, search for affiliate programs for those types of products. For instance, if you’re posting an article that discusses using video online, you could promote the software you use to create your own videos. Do you have a product or service you love and couldn’t live without? Put together a product review and use your affiliate link to send your reader to the company’s website. A word of caution with reviews – a reader can tell if you’re just pushing a product to make a sale so be honest. If there is something you don’t like about it, tell them.
You can find affiliate programs in many places, but here are a few I recommend:
a. The Company’s Website – More and more business owners are realizing just how much creating an affiliate program for their products and services can increase business. Check right on the company’s website for information on how to sign up for their affiliate program.
b. Affiliate Networks – You can find tons of products in every market you could dream of here. Just sign up for a free publisher account, locate products you’d like to promote. That’s all there is to it at ClickBank
c. Search Engines – Many times you can put the type of product you’re looking to promote plus the words “affiliate program” into your browser’s search feature and you’ll find lots of options.
Do you see those blocks of ads on blogs and websites throughout the web that “Ads by Google” at the bottom? Those are ads published via Google’s Adsense program. Google sends targeted ads based on the content that appears on your blog. You can sign up for an account with Google’s Adsense program for free. Once you sign up you’ll be able to set up the type of ads you’d like fed to your blog (text ads, block ads, banner ads, and more). As the content on your blog changes, Google changes the ads and you’re paid whenever someone clicks on the ads or when you have lots of people visiting your blog/site.
When done correctly, you can make very good money with Adsense, but it does take a bit of testing and tweaking to find the combination of ads that will work best for your individual blog. People are used to seeing these ads and although many people do ignore them, there are many more who will click the links and you’ll be compensated when they do.
3. Resale Rights Content
Resale rights content is content you purchase similar to PLR with one exception. You usually don’t have the right to alter the content in anyway. You purchase the content for your use and are given the rights to resell it, which allows you to then sell the product yourself. Normally, you’ll receive not only the product, but also the sales page and other web copy to add to your own website. You simply change the payment link to have it paid to you and whenever someone buys the product you get all the profits.
a. Master Resale Rights Content
If resale rights content isn’t good enough, there is also content you can purchase that comes with what’s known as Master Resale Rights. The difference between master resale rights and regular resale rights is: Resale Rights – You can sell the product but you can NOT pass those same rights on to your customers. Master Resale Rights – You can not only sell the product and keep the profits, but you also have the ability to pass resale rights onto your customers. They can in turn sell the product as their own.
Each product has specific rules on how you can and cannot use the content no matter which type you are given. Due to this make certain you take the time to read the rules before just throwing the product up for sale or offering rights to others.
4. Create & Sell Your Own Info Products
Just like your blog posts, you can create information products that you can sell to your readers without writing all of the content yourself. The absolute best (and easiest) way to do this is by purchasing PLR content that centers around the topic of the info product you’d like to create and rework it a bit and compile it to create an eBook or guide you can then put up for sale.
Here’s an example of what I mean:
Let’s say you have a blog about Wealthy Living. One thing your readers would love to know is how to live a wealthier life without paying tons of money on things worthless. You’ve decided you’d like to create an eBook to help them go wealth by making small changes to their everyday lifestyles without breaking the bank. You’d also like to show them ways they can not only live a wealthier life, but even save money in the process. We’ll call the product:
“Go Wealthy without Breaking the Bank: Small Changes You Can Make to Live an Wealtheir Life while Saving Money.”
The first thing you’d do is start searching for private label rights content that fits your subject. Next, you’ll want to compile all the PLR you’ve purchased into a logical, valuable document. Now, it’s time to add your own advice, tips, knowledge, etc. on the subject and form your finished product. You’ve now created an entire eBook without having to write the majority of it yourself. Save your brain power for marketing your newly created product. Just remember, make any PLR you purchase your own by reworking it to fit your needs and add to or take away information as necessary.
To add value to your information product, record an audio version of your eBook and package it with the written version. You can also interview others in your field and add that too.
5. ECourses & Newsletters
Another great way to monetize your blog content is by adding free eCourses. You can put together eCourses that will give your readers further information about the topic of your blog. For instance, if you run a blog about Labrador Retrievers, why not create a short 5 day eCourse that tells owners of Lab puppies the best tips and tricks for house training the newest member of their family. Or, create an eCourse that gives important information on raising Labs specifically.
This brings me to the next step in making passive income with your blog – bringing in visitors. In order to turn your blog into a business center where you make passive income from, you need to drive lots of traffic to your blog or website. In the next couple of posts, we will reveal to you how to get much more traffic to your blog/website. To get the updates, simply become one of our loyal readers by using your email to subscribe and then confirming the subscription in your email address.