Most of the bloggers limit themselves by using easy to use Ad networks like Google AdSense or Monetag 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 the advertisement is the easiest way to get started with making 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.
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 blog.
How to monetize a blog without ads:
Let me give you some extra ideas, which you can implement on your blog apart from putting AdSense or any other ad network.
Sell an Book
If you are an expert in any field, you can write your book on the topic in which you are an expert. Even you can sell your copyrights to other publishing agencies. Writing a book on a subject that will sell forever will guarantee its sale for a long time, and hence you will keep making money out of it.
You can sell your eBook on your blog or even on the Kindle publishing platform. This way, you will generate a recurring income for your blog.
One lost opportunity which you can use is by using the existing content of your blog to create an eBook. If you have created a series of posts and that can be converted into an eBook, you are almost there. For example, check out ShoutMeLoud affiliate marketing eBook.
For further reading:
- The 7 Most Popular Platforms To Self-Publish Your Ebook & Make Money
- 13 Useful Software’s Help You to Create Your First E-book
- An Easy Guide to Naming your E-book For More Sales
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 an excellent 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 a 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 on the lookout for good niche writers.
You can earn anything from $5-$1000 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 write it as a landing page for a potential recruiter. You can get writing jobs from any of the site listed here.
Here are a few articles you should read to become the master of freelance writing:
- 7 Effective Strategies to Grow your Freelance Career
- How to Start Your Freelance Writing Career – a Real-life Case Study
You can make money by reviewing any product or any service. There are a number of blogs publishing sponsored reviews. You can start reviewing any gadget like an 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 should you charge for Paid reviews?
Sell Your Product or Service
If you are an expert in your field, you can offer services or products to your blog readers. There are many bloggers offering services or products to readers.
A good example is Harsh, who offers personal blog coaching and earns $500/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 begin writing the paid posts for other. You can charge a handsome amount from the network publishers.
Start Premium Blog
If you are an expert in any field and having a large number of readers on your blog, start offering premium content to readers.
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 that you can easily outsource or create yourself.
Self-experience is the best thing, and depending upon your niche; you can start your consulting program. For example, if you are into the 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 one of the best services BlogSpot to WordPress on his various blogs. If you checked his monthly income reports, you could see the earnings of his service, Blogger to WordPress.
Final Note: Making money without displaying ads
There are a number of other ways to monetize your blog instead of advertisements. Making money from a blog other than advertisement sources depends upon your efforts. This topic is only for general purposes and your awareness.
Will love to know your idea, what do you think what can be other ways to make money out of your blog without using advertisements?