10 Tips for Better Blog Monetization & Profit – Part Two

Written by Zac Johnson
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If you missed the first post on 10 Tips for Better Blog Monetization, click here to review the first five topics discussed. Today we will showcase the last five topics of discussion for maximizing profits through blogging.

Paid Forum / Membership Areas

One of the growing trends in the “make money online” blogger area has been to create your own membership based forums. I’ve actually joined a few of these forums and found they are well worth the dollar or so it costs per day to access them. From a blog owner point of view, if you can get enough paying members, it’s a great side income and really adds value to your site. From a forum user view, some of these forums offer quality advice and case studies for the low membership fees of around $30 a month.

Google Adsense

Yes, the dreaded and hated Google Adsense made the list! As much as Google Adsense is hated among the “smart” marketers, it is still a great starting point for a new blogger. For a new blogger or site, Google Adsense can quickly show your page stats while giving you a taste if people are clicking on your site, and just visit your blog to see what ads are showing, and you will have an idea on what they are clicking. Whether you stick with Google Adsense and make a few pennies per click, or decide to monetize and sell your own advertising or find relevant affiliate programs… that’s up to you.

Self Promotion & Consultations

Why are most of us blogging in the first place? For many of us, we want to grow our name recognition and our brand. Blogging is one of the cheapest, easiest and fasted ways to get noticed. Once you blog is established, so is your name. With everything now in place, you are in a position where you can start to sell yourself and your expertise. Throw up a “hire me” like page on your site and offer services like public speaking, attend your event and consultation services… see if anyone bites, you may have a whole knew source of income your never thought existed!

Paid Blog Post Reviews

Everyone wants more exposure for their blogs and business, whether it be through text links, banner ads or even review posts. Not all blogs offer review posts, but many do. There are also many “paid post” services available, such as SocialSpark, ReviewMe and many smaller independent companies. You also always have the option to handle review requests yourself. It’s best to only review services and sites on your blog that are relevant to your audience.

Established Blog Flipping

Now that you have a great list of ways to monetize your blog, your last option can be your most profitable. There is a whole industry of single person businesses building up small niche blogs, then flipping them for a quick profit on sites like Flippa.com. Small sites will only bring in so much money, but at the same time I’ve seen blogs sell for over six figures on these sites. Continually build up your blog with quality content, grow your RSS and subscribers, and creating legitimate revenue sources almost always results in a high interest blog sales auction.

There you have it. Ten tips for better monetizing your blog and bring in profits. If you’d like to add anything to the list, feel free to leave a comment. You can also download my free 130 page guide on Six Figure Affiliate Blogging and how 25 other well known six figure affiliates and bloggers are making their money online.

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21 Replies to “10 Tips for Better Blog Monetization & Profit – Part Two”

  1. This is great advice, thanks Zac. One thing I would like to comment/note here that could be helpful to someone, is if you are using CPA to monetise a blog and you have added it into a few blogs, it's a good idea to note where the code/site has been placed.

    I have found over the past few months that advertisers have pulled out of networks and so if you are marketing them, you have to remove the code and sometimes….it's hard to remember exactly which sites you have added it into!

  2. Thanks again Zac. I think I like the self promotion and consultation and will follow your advise…

  3. Paid forum/membership area is probably the only option on that list that I would not try as I don't have anything that people would be willing to pay to gain access to. 🙂

    I really like sponsored posts. I earn a lot of my money by doing it and think loads of people should do it. Or maybe not, if more do it then there will be less work for me! 😛

  4. Hey Zac,

    Great tips! Some of them I hadn't considered before, like Paid Blog Post Reviews or Paid Membership Forums.


  5. Thanks for ideas Zac. I bookmarked this blog post a while back and just got around to reading it. While I knew a lot of these items, it's nice to see them all wrapped up into a single post (well two posts in this case). The validation is great. Thanks again.

  6. Hey Zac – Great list of tips. There are so many ways to drive revenue from a good blog. Hopefully a list list this gets people thinking outside the box and coming up with even more ideas to make their blogs more profitable.


  7. Hmm… There are some of the interesting tips that you are writing about. I will try to use this knowledge and use it on my blogs and lets hope I will going to earn some more money soon:)

  8. Thanks for the tips Zac!

    I've been blogging for almost half a year now and I'm only using Google Adsense. I'll try to have Direct Ads soon but the problem is that my site's traffic is not very high at the moment. I will try the other tips too.


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