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I pray that your learning experience is empowering your ability to develop a dynamic writing career. For today’s post, I want to share with you how you can use your writing platforms to bring revenue. And in this article, I will give you some strategies that will help you monetize your blog.
There are several advantages to owning and publishing an author’s blog. And one of the advantages to owning and operating a blog is that you can monetize it. In other words, you can devise various methods to generate an income by simply having a blog. I’ve done this with LiyahAmore Publishing, and many other writers have also implemented many methods. A couple of bloggers that I follow consistently are byRegina.com and Dale Partrige. If you are interested in understanding small business and blogging, they are perfect! Both bloggers have used their platform to create a steady stream of income, and so can you. So, let's begin.
In this article, I will discuss three types of monetization in particular:
In case you’re unfamiliar with this method, affiliate marketing allows bloggers and writers to generate an income from commission by promoting another person’s product. This can also include another company’s product. If your blog has a strong following, you may be in a position to where another author or company may ask you to promote their services or products on your site. LiyahAmore Publishing has an Affiliate Program for authors that are willing to promote the Empowered Writerpreneurs Program Kit on their site. For every Kit that is sold as a result of his/her promotion, the author will receive a portion of the proceeds. (When you purchase the Kit, you will receive the entire Affiliate Program Information within it.) At this time, we only market our Affiliate Program to independent, self-publishing authors; but as time moves on, we will consider other businesses that match our vision. Now, there are many benefits to implementing this: Not only will this program increase the company’s revenue and traffic, but it also allows the author to earn money by simply promoting our product to his/her viewers. This is not the only way that you can earn a living. If you have a product that you can sell to a particular following, let's say another author's following (and it's not providing competition), I would recommend creating a type of Affiliate Marketing Plan that will enable you to gain traction for your books. You will need to be creative with this, but it is possible.
Many other bloggers have monetized their blogs using: Google AdSense, Amazon Affiliates, ShareASale, and other Affiliate Programs. In each case, your blog would need to have a strong following of readers. Each time a reader clicks on an ad or purchases products (through your site), you can earn a portion of the proceeds.
But what if you are just starting and your readership is under 100? Can you still make money from your blog? Absolutely!
It wasn’t until the end of 2015 that I decided to begin my blog. In fact, I had tried numerous times to create one that would interest others; but each one flopped until this year. The LiyahAmore Publishing blog is doing really well now because I decided to not only use the blog to host my articles, but to also create a place for other writers to showcase their talents. We now have a team of Contributing Writers who produce between 15-20 articles each month. As a result of sharing the articles from my platform, I have been able to generate interest in my professional services as a writer and editor. Even if only 100 people visit my site on a weekly basis, I am able to retain clients because they are equally interested in my blog content as well as my professional services. In this case, it doesn’t matter whether or not I have a large following, only that I provide value and quality content. My blog posts also focus heavily on teaching new authors how to become successful writerpreneurs. This opens the door for writers to join my group, the Empowered Writerpreneurs Network, and to purchase the Empowered Writerpreneurs Program Kit. When they see the type of content I construct, they have a better idea of what to expect from the Network and the Program.
You can do the same. In the Empowered Writerpreneur Program Kit, I developed a few lessons that will help you identify and cultivate your expertise as a writer. And trust me, you are an expert at something! When you effectively develop your skills, you can market yourself and your expertise in order to generate an income. I can't tell you the number of companies that are looking for great content and copy writers, and you may just be the person for the job. There are certainly other types of writing jobs, which I also discuss in the Program Kit. Freelance writing is a great way to build your portfolio and increase your brand's awareness, which will inspire readers to purchase your products (i.e. books). And as you develop your blog, you can use this platform to showcase your talents for others to see. This will provide the trust and confidence that consumers need before they consider hiring your quality services.
Another unique way that you can monetize your blog is to create e-Books, e-Courses, and other online products for readers to purchase. (If you are interested in creating courses and using your books as a resource, I highly encourage you to purchase the Empowered Writerpreneurs Program Kit. You will have a course ready to launch after you implement the strategies I provide.)
I am a strong advocate for self-publishing because I believe it is something that anyone can do with the right team and the right content. In case you are not already convinced of its profitability, here are seven reasons why you as a writerpreneur should self-publish books as another way to monetize your blog.
You will be surprised at how you can use your blog to serve as a platform for all the things you want to with your business. Let me know what you think: What strategy will you use to help you generate a revenue from your blog? Leave a comment below.
And as always, let's grow together!
P.S. Here’s more information about the Empowered Writerpreneurs Network. You will connect with other international writerpreneurs who are making a difference and using their books as a source. You will receive daily, empowering content, delivered directly to your email through our Network platform; and will obtain weekly lesson plans that get you moving forward on your journey towards successful writerpreneurship. 85% of all the content we offer is FREE to our members. And we provide exciting opportunities for writer's contest, writer's challenge, giveaways, and many more engaging activities. So, get connected! It's free and you can join here!
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