Everyone wants to earn money online, right?
So you have started a blog in a niche.
It’s been 3-4 months, but you are not making any money out of your blog.
So the ultimate question about blogging that everyone asks,
Can you make a full-time income with your blog?
The answer to this question is Yes!
I get a lot of questions about “How to start blogging?” or “How can I make money with my blog?” and also “Is it possible to start a blog when you have a job?”
I will answer all your questions related to the money a Blogger can earn.
But first, let me show you the proof of some of the top Indian Bloggers who make a full-time income solely with their blog.
Top Indian Bloggers
|Sr. No.||Name||Blog Link||Monthly Income|
|1.||Amit Agrawal||labnol.org||$60,000 (Estimated)|
Now, if you have got enough motivation, let’s get straight to the point.
Blogging is not that easy as you think.
It requires months or sometimes years of hard work to earn your first income with a blog.
You don’t necessarily need to be the top blogger to earn $1000.
You require a few months of consistent writing and determination to grow.
9 Top Sources of Income from Blogging
- From where is the traffic coming?
- Sell your Digital Products
- Sponsored Posts
- Affiliate Marketing
- Email List
- Live Workshop
- Provide Services
- Membership Websites
Let’s get into the Details:
1.From where is the traffic coming?
When you are just starting your blog, it is essential to know where your primary traffic is coming as from, social media or word of mouth, or by organic means.
It can be Organic Traffic, i.e., the people who are searching on google and directly finding your site’s name.
The other method can be through Social Media, e.g., through Instagram, Facebook, YouTube.
Make sure to connect your blog with Google Analytics.
Find out the best source of traffic and focus on growing that source.
Have you ever heard about marketing funnels?
A marketing funnel will help you make your brand well known among your readers.
Your followers will eventually become your customers.
There are two common ways in which bloggers make money through AdSense.
But first, your blog needs to get approval from Google AdSense to run ads on your blog.
CPC (Cost per Click Ads) -You get paid when someone clicks on an ad in your blog.
CPM (Cost per Thousand Impressions)-You get paid when 1000 people view your ad.
AdSense, you don’t need to contact the advertisers directly. Google, Google AdSense does that for you and places ads on your blog.
If you don’t get approval from AdSense, there are many AdSense alternatives available.
3. Sell your Digital Products
Digital Products will generate the highest income than all the other sources of income.
Once you have an experienced background in your niche, you can create your digital products.
Some of the most popular digital products include:
- E-Books – E-Books under your niche and sell them on Amazon or Instamojo.
- Mini-Courses -Short Courses and Upload them on a Learning Platform and sell them.
- Templates – Templates and guides in your niche will help your target audience.
- Software– You can sell your software or become partners with other people who are keen on selling their software but don’t have the marketing skills.
- Apps (Premium) – Sell the premium version of the apps.
- Reports– You can also sell Proofs or Researched Reports you are an expert in.
4. Sponsored Posts
Once your blog gets a decent amount of views monthly, you will be offered sponsorships.
If you have a tech blog, then people will pay you to write a review about the software or a product.
If you have a fashion blog, people will pay you to write about a beauty product or promote it via your blog.
Sponsored posts can get you a lot of money if you have a significant following and dedicated viewers.
You can sell private ads through banners, Pop-ups, buttons, clicks, or a space in the right sidebar of your blog.
5. Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing is the next big thing in the world of Blogging.
There is no limit in which you can earn with affiliate marketing.
Let’s take an example; there is a beauty product from L’Oréal, which I love.
I start promoting it to my customers with an affiliate link.
If they click on the affiliate link and buy the product, then I get some commission on each sale they make.
This concept not only applies to Products but on any tools or software that you want to sell.
You, too, can promote these tools by joining their affiliate programs.
6. Email List
Email Marketing has proven to be one of the most useful sources to promote your services and products.
I prefer Aweber to send and automate emails to my subscribers.
Attract people with different kinds of Lead Magnets such as
- Premium Content
- Free Video Course
Get them to sign up with a pop up like this one, Aweber provides its pop-ups. If you don’t want to use AWeber, there are many alternatives in the market, such as GetResponse, ConvertKit, and many more.
7. Live Workshop
Organize Live Workshops or meetups for your followers. It’s a fun way to connect with your followers as well as earn a fee to attend the workshop.
Live Workshops for Tech Bloggers can help you connect and collaborate with bloggers.
Networking will not only help your business but will also increase brand awareness.
Organize giveaways in the workshop and call people who have taken your course to speak in your there.
Acknowledge everyone with a certificate to help you come out as an authority in your industry.
Always be down to earth and try helping everyone in the workshop.
8. Provide Services
Have you ever heard about a consultant? You can be a consultant when you have a lot of experience in your industry and want to help others who are in the niche as yours.
A consultant can charge his rates depending upon the years of experience he has gained.
He can charge anywhere between Rs.6, 000 to 12,000 per hour for his consultation.
We have seen @digitalprateek, who takes Rs.12, 000 per hour for his consultation.
Now you must be thinking it’s too much to charge Rs.12, 000 for just an hour.
He is giving his ten years of knowledge in that 1 hour. He solves all your doubts and clears your confusion about the Digital marketing industry.
My dad once told me, “Increase your value and see the money flowing from the right people.”
You can provide different services as a virtual assistant on various freelancing platforms like
9. Membership System
Build a membership system on your blog.
In a Membership site, your audience needs to pay a monthly fee for which they are given premium content in return every month.
For example, if I buy Aweber for my email list, which is a SASS tool, then I need to pay a monthly fee so that I can use the premium version.
You, too, can build such a system for your blog to get a monthly recurring income.