Before we explore how to monetise your blog from day one, let’s get one thing straight: You probably won’t earn money from blogging if you don’t genuinely enjoy it. Trust me, readers can tell if you’re only in it for the money. Your blog posts should spark joy in your readers and you should be passionate about what you’re writing about.
That being said, what’s wrong with wanting to earn money through your blog? After all, the goal is to make your passion your job and earn money doing something you love. I have a full time job outside of blogging, but I do make a bit of money from brand collabs and affiliate marketing, So, here’s how to monetise your blog from day one.
This is probably the most obvious one and can be difficult for some people. A common misconception is that brand always reach out to blogger, but in 2021 that’s simply not true. It’s much more common now for bloggers to pitch ideas to brands if they want to work with them. I have also worked with some brands on Instagram that I reached out to first. So, if you have an idea for promoting your fave brand, why not google their PR email and give it a shot?
After all, the worst they can do is say no. For every brand declining your offer, there’s another brand who would love to work with you. I’ve recently started using Get Blogged to find brands who want to work with influencers. I’ve earned hundreds of pounds of the website in the past few months, and it’s super easy to use. It’s a great way to get your foot in the door and a top tip for how to monetise your blog from day one.
In the past year or so, especially across Twitter, affiliate marketing has become a huge phenomenon in the blogging world. You can become an affiliate through Amazon Associates, blogging host sites, or clothing websites (for example.) My main affiliate income is through Lyrical Host, who hosts my site. My affiliate code is SOPH10 for 10% off if you’d like them to host your site too.
Their prices begin from £8 a month, which is super low compared to other hosts which charge hundreds of pounds a month. They help me through any issues I have and never make me feel stupid if I don’t understand something. If you’d like to learn more about Lyrical Host, I have a whole blog post about Taking your Blog Self Hosted. Affiliate marketing is one of the best things I learnt about how to monetise your blog from day one. I’d really recommend it if you’d like to earn some extra cash!
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This is something I’m yet to experiment with, but am thinking of setting up this week. I’ve heard so many success stories from people who have used advertisements when experimenting with how to monetise your blog from day one. A popular ad provider is Mediavine, however you do need 50,000 monthly sessions to be accepted for their advertisement programme. If you want tips to gain more monthly sessions, you can read my blog post about How to Increase Blog Views Organically.
A more accessible advertisement site is Google Adsense, which most bloggers use. This is the website I will be going with when I begin adding ads to my website, I just need to take the time to learn how to use it first. In my experience, ads is the first thing people use when learning how to monetise your blog from day one. I’m just a little late to the party and am yet to experiment with ads!
So, there we have it! 3 top tips for learning how to monetise your blog from day one. What do you do to earn money from your blog? I’d love to know some more income streams I can try out. If you’d like more money management tips, you can have a look at my blog post about How to Save Money Each Paycheck. Stay safe, loves. <3