How To Monetize Your WordPress Blog [Beginners Guide]

How to monetize your wordpress blog

So you have created your website or planning to start a blog?

You want to make from this blog but do not know how to monetize it?

A lot of times people write great posts, promote them on social media but still people do not make money from their blog.

In this blog post I will show you 5 awesome ways that you can monetize your blog and make money from it.

Why Start a Blog on WordPress?

If you start a blog and write posts that your audience can relate then it helps you to increase your authority in that particular niche.

It boosts your professional Image.

If you create a blog which provides value, you can surely build an audience and as time goes by you can convert them in to customers.

WordPress is basically a Content Management System (CMS) which simplifies editing your websites content without any technical knowledge.

Here are some of the advantages of using wordpress:

1. Easy To Scale Your Business With WordPress

WordPress repository has literally each and every plugin you need to run your business.

Plus, developers keep publishing new plugins every day which can help to grow your business.

2. WordPress is SEO Friendly

WordPress comes prebuilt with SEO optimization features.

Check What Is SEO and why it’s important.

5 Ways To Monetize Your Blog

1. Paid Guest Posts

Basically in this method people pay you to publish their content on your blog.

Suppose you have a blog which is getting decent amount of traffic and publishers out there think that your audience is a perfect fit for promoting their content then they will pay you to publish their blog post on your blog.

They can use your blog to sell their services, link back to their blog or just market their blog.

The more traffic you have the more you can charge per guest post.

Paid guest post prices can range up to $1000 per blog post depending on the amount of your traffic.

2. Embedding Ads In Your Website

This is one of the most common ways bloggers use to monetize their blog.

Go to allinonetools.com, it is my own SEO and Digital Marketing tools website.

On almost all pages I have embedded ads on the website.

Embed Ads In Your Website

By the way if you are still unaware of allinonetools.com, go check it out and you can use if for completely free to grow your blog or business.

You can sell your adspace too.

3. Via Newsletter

If you go to our front page you will find an optin form where you can subscribe and get updates of my blog via newsletter.

Email Newsletter Form

Once you get traffic to your website, you offer something to them for free, it can be a free course, ebook, trial etc.

The best way is to embed an ad in your newsletter, you can sell this newsletter ad too in your website.

The more contacts you have in your email list the higher you can charge for selling the space.

4. Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is considered to be one of the best ways to monetize your blog and earn a completely passive income from it.

It is considered as on of the most simple ways to earn money from your blog.

All you have to do is share other people’s products on your blog and posts with your affiliate link in it.

And whenever someone buys that product by clicking on your link then you will get a commission.

The most common affiliate program you will find is Amazon Associates Affiliate program.

Also, checkout our tools page which is displaying all the tools that I use or recommend in order to grow your blog.

If you take a close look at my blog you will find that I am promoting 2 affiliate programs heavily those are Cloudways Hosting (my current hosting) and SendInBlue (my current email autoresponder).

5. Using Repixel

What is Repixel?

I am sure you must have heard of google, facebook or quora pixel.

Pixel Code

Repixel is a similar service which provides you with a custom pixel.

But the interesting part is that you can sell your traffic via Repixel.

What does it mean?

You add Repixel to your site and suppose someone is interested in your blog and want to advertise to your audience, they can advertise to your audience for a monthly fee.

How cool is that?

Conclusion:

If you were still struggling to make money or did not have any idea on how to monetize your blog then you can use the following methods and I am sure you will be able to increase your blog’s revenue.

Also, if you have any other idea to monetize a blog please do comment below.