Most of the bloggers limit themselves by using easy to use Adnetworks like Google AdSense or Chitka on their blog to earn. You might be one of those bloggers who doesn’t believe in placing ads on your blog, and might want to explore other opportunities to earn from your blog.
Well undoubtedly placing advertisement is the easiest way to get started with make money blogging but I don’t challenge your noble thought of not placing ads to give a great user-experience. Even though you need to generate some income to pay your hosting and domain bills or if not, it’s still good to make some money. Is int it?
Here I’m sharing some of the working methods used by professional bloggers to earn income without placing ads, and you can pick one which suits your need. I also recommend you to read this guide by Harsh Agrawal, where he shared how he is making money from his blog. This will give you some great insight and ideas for your own blog.
How to Make money without Advertisements
Let me give you some extra ideas, which you can implement on your blog apart from putting AdSense or any other ad network. I also recommend you to read: Online money making ideas, for more opportunities to earn from your blog.
Write an Book
If you are an expert in any field,you can write your book on the topic in which you are expert. Even you can sell your copyrights to another publishing agencies. Writing a book on a topic which will sell forever will guaranteed its sell for long time and hence you will keep making money out of it. You can sell your eBook on your blog or even on Kindle publishing platform. This way you will generate a recurring income for your blog.
One missing opportunity which you can use is by using your existing content of your blog to create a eBook. If you have created a series of posts and that can be converted into a eBook, you are almost there. For example, check out ShoutMeLoud WordPress guide, and instead of links you can create a eBook and sell it on various places online. If you are not into selling eBook, you can always use it to increase your Email signups in return of free giveaway.
There has been a big debate on if Native advertising is ethical or not, but the fact is major publications are making huge money with native advertising. In native advertising you blend the marketing message for your advertiser in a way, which looks editorial and not an ad. Upworthy is a great example of native advertising. Here is an interesting take by John Oliver on native advertising:
I leave this decision to you for using Native advertisement or not!
Become a freelance expert writer
If you are blogging on a niche topic you are more likely to earn a lot with freelance writing. If your writing is great and you think you can target wider audience, drop an email to other big blogs in your niche and tell them you looking for a writing job. You will be surprised to know they are always in lookout of good niche writers. You can earn anything from $5-$200 from single blog post writing. If this idea fits your need, you can have a landing page on your blog and have a catchy title like “Hire me” or may be write it as a landing page for potential recruiter.
You can make money by reviewing any product or any service. There are number of blogs publishing sponsors reviews.You can start reviewing any gadget like iPhone or any other and start making money.
You should also read
- Paid reviews: Good, bad or Ugly?
- Free reviews or Paid reviews?
- How much you should charge for Paid reviews?
Sell Your Product or Service
If you are expert in your field,you can offer services or products to your blog readers. There are many bloggers offering services or products to the readers. A good example is Harsh who offers personal blog coaching and earns $200/hour. You can also start any service or product offer to your blog readers.
Prove Yourself as a Professional Blogger
If you have expertise in any topic,you can start blogging. Start writing compelling articles on your favorite topic in which you are master. Once you develop your identity in your field,you can start writing the paid posts for other. You can charge handsome amount from the network publishers.
Start Premium Blog
If you are expert in any field and having large amount of readers on your blog, start offering premium content to readers. There are many famous bloggers like Om Malik or Neil Patel, they started premium blogging.They are prominent bloggers and gained good reputation in the blogosphere in their field. People don’t hesitate to pay them membership fees to read their blog posts.
You can integrate membership option on your blog, and on a fixed monthly subscription charge, you can earn from it. Though, you have to come up with premium content which you can easily outsource or create yourself.
Self-experience is the best thing and depending upon your niche, you can start your own consulting program. For example, if you are into Finance niche, you can offer personal finance audit, coaching and similar stuff.
If you are master in any topic,you can start consultation services on your blog. Many bloggers are already doing good with various services they are good with. I am impressed with what Harsh is doing here, because he is selling his one of the best services BlogSpot to WordPress on his various blogs.If you checked his monthly income reports, you can see the earnings of his service Blogger to wordpress.
There are number of other ways to monetize your blog instead of advertisements. Making money from blog other than advertisements sources, depends upon your own efforts. This topic is only for general purpose and for your awareness.
Will love to know your idea, what do you think what can be other ways to make money our of your blog without using advertisements?