Ways to monetize sites and blogs
There are several approaches to monetizing sites and blogs:Earning on advertising - this includes earning on contextual advertising, on teaser and banner networks.Earning by selling links is an outdated, but still working way. This includes advertising articles reviews with links to products.Earnings on affiliate programs - the most profitable way to monetize your blog today.Earnings by selling (info) products is a popular way for Western bloggers to earn money. They sell from their books and travel courses to filter sets for instagram.Depending on the niche of the site, something works better, something worse, but maximum results can only be achieved by combining the above methods.
How much can you earn on a blog?I will now name the figures, which include several sources of income, i.e. Not only Google or Yandex ad revenue.
The average earnings of a blog with attendance of less than 500 people a day will be $ 30-50 per month. Hanging up young sites / blogs with advertising is highly discouraged - because of this, the search karma of the site / blog may deteriorate.The average earnings of a blog with attendance of 1,000 - 2,000 people a day will be in the region of $ 300-500. This figure depends on the cost of advertising, as well as affiliate programs that are used on the blog. In addition, direct advertisers may appear who want to place a banner or order a review article on your blog.On a blog with attendance of 2000-4000 people a day with a competent approach, you can earn from $ 1,500 or more.Related article: Passive Income on a Blog - Myth or Reality?What determines blog revenue?The income from the blog directly depends on the quality of traffic. It is important to understand that there are commercial search queries, and there are informational ones. For example, people come to my blog for "travel quotes." Do you think at least one person who came by this request will buy tickets? It happens that people come in for the query "where to buy cheap flights." This is a commercial request, and it is these that make a profit, but the competition for such requests is many times higher.
Information traffic is monetized using regular advertising and pushing (more about this at the end of the article), and commercial traffic using affiliate programs.
And not 20-30 people / day, but 2000-3000. To achieve such attendance, you have to work hard. A blogger is also a job. If you want to make money on a blog, you’ll have to figure out how to write selling articles and how to collect traffic on them. This is not to post photos on Instagram.
KotikSee also: What travelers live on: is it possible to make money on a travel blogHow to make money on the blog using affiliate programs From all the goods / services sold through your affiliate link (referral link), a certain commission is deducted to you.
There are many different affiliates. It’s better to choose affiliate programs that are close to the topic of the blog. For example, an affiliate from Lamoda is unlikely to show results on a travel blog, and an affiliate Aviasales will.
Affiliates selling airline tickets, insurance, hotels, renting cars, excursions, transfers, and anything else that can come in handy on travel — even books and travel guides — are good for earning on a travel blog! Here are a couple of ideas: tents, backpacks, etc. for campers, action cameras and bells and whistles for extreme sports, bicycles and spare parts. parts for lovers of cycling.
There are such sites - affiliate aggregators. They collected offers from various advertisers. Aggregators are convenient in that in one place you can connect to a dozen different programs. All fees will be accumulated in one place, and payments will come to where the aggregator allows. Often, aggregators have more ways to withdraw commission fees than individual partners.
Aggregators that I work with and that cover all the needs for a blog:
Admitad is the largest aggregator, 861 affiliates, many exclusive offers or offers on favorable terms.DoubleTrade is a small aggregator, but offers an exclusive offer from SkyScanner.Travelpayouts is an aggregator of travel-related affiliate programs from aviasales.TradeTracker is an aggregator of affiliate programs on various topics. There is a unique affiliate program from Momondo.