Being consistently able to make money from your blog is a dream of many bloggers and we’re here to tell you that this dream is possible. Once you have begun to blog consistently, the next level is for you to monetize your blog. Monetization brings with it a sense of professionalism and in return, you are driven towards creating content that is relevant, adds value to your reader and your are passionate about.
On similar lines, we chatted with our community and got interesting insights.
Consistency as a tool of monetization
Consistency is the most important aspect of blogging after content. Great content works only when you publish it at regular intervals and let Google crawl your website and measure your performance. Maximum people from our community publish twice a week while some have fastened their belts to publish regularly.
The right time to monetize your blog
Each blogger has a different theory on this but everyone agrees on motivation as a result of monetization. Purba Chakraborty says “Apart from financial assistance, it gives so much of motivation to the blogger. Once the blog looks professional, has some quality articles and steady readers, the blogger should monetize it.”
While Amrita Basu (Misra) confesses that “Personally I try to make all my interests self-sustaining. That’s why I monetized my blog.”
Narendra specifies to keep the voice original, ” Yes, it’s important to monetize the blog but one can’t start blogging with that objective. The sole idea of Blogging is to make a difference (at least for me). But monetization becomes a by-product as the blog gains traction and popularity. In my opinion, the best time to start maybe when there’s sufficient content put on the blog covering important topics pertinent to the theme.”
Different ways to monetize your blog
Monetization has come to Varsh in many ways as she says in her own words, “Sharing pre-written content on my blog, writing for brands/products with backlinks, sometimes barter collaborations, brand campaigns that involve multiple posts, etc. Every one of these ways has benefited me in some way or another. Can’t isolate one.”
Ravish Mani sums up by saying, “There are many ways but the prominent ones are AdSense, Sponsored/Promotional Posts, Consultancy, Counseling, etc. Well, I’ve earned as Motivational Adviser & Content Editor.”
Does unique voice fade in the glitter of monetization?
Suhasini balances both by saying, “Nope, I write purely based on my passion. Sometimes I participate in various blog hops, but still, weave the posts in such a way that they fall under my niche. Same goes with sponsored posts too. I won’t take posts that don’t suit my niche.”
Purba puts it so aptly, “Authenticity is the most important thing to get readers and to give an identity to a blog. I write on topics that I feel strongly about. Monetization happens when brands notice the engagement and authenticity in a blog.”
Role of social media in monetizing your blog
Social media can’t be ignored in 2020. It is the right connection between a blogger and its audience, in short, the mediator in this virtual world. Purba specifies, “Yes. We can approach brands through Instagram and Twitter. Brands can also contact bloggers through a social media platform. So it is really important to promote the blog on social media.”
Pushpanjalee also agrees, “social media is important when it comes to monetization of blogs. It helps to build a community that loves your blog and your service/product.” Amrita adds an interesting connection with social media, “Yes it does in magical ways. It’s indirectly connected to the Wealth of God and a digital presence.”
Community as the power
Our bloggers believe in the power of community. Varsh swears by the community and says, “I think every business is based on networking, that’s what community does. Helps in building the brand.” Pushpanjalee learns so much and adds, “I am forever grateful for the community that I have in blogosphere. They are the reason I can think of new ways (free+paid) ways to help them. Community is everything in digital media. I follow the rule, ‘in the long winter, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives.‘”
Purba adds a relevant point, “Being a part of the blogging community helps in staying updated with blogging trends, blogging platforms and influencer platforms that can play an active role in monetizing the blog. Moreover, we can learn so much when we are part of a blogging community.”
The community that grows together and updates its people regularly is going to survive. Every blogger is helping another blogger when it comes to monetizing your blog.