Search “how to make money online” and you will see lots of articles dishing out several strategies, most of which will leave you frustrated. I only monetize with Adsense and affiliation!
We are going to talk about some of the main platforms and methods most used to make money online and then we will go a little more in detail in some of these options to be able to approach the subject from a slightly deeper approach. Additionally, I will try to contribute my personal experience in the ways of making money online that I personally know first hand … 3,2,1 … GO!
One of the most beloved hated ways to make money and, in short, the most talked about online. The CPC (cost per click) or PPC (Pay per click) consists of a model in which you earn money when someone clicks on the advertising that we have hosted on our website.
One of the online monetization models traditionally best valued. The CPM brings benefits to the webmaster when viewing 1000 impressions of the advertising hosted once again on your website.
The CPA model refers to the cost per share and where revenues are obtained through a series of specific actions carried out by our audience and traffic referred to from our pages.
Adsense is one of the platforms that provokes more reactions, for good and for bad. It is common to find bloggers in both senses: there will be those who tell you that Adsense is a real waste of time while others will tell you that it is part of the bulk of their income. I have it clear, I’ve met people who earn a lot of money with Adsense and I’m in love with Google’s advertising system …
Under my experience with Adsense, one of the best banners (if not the best) in terms of results to make money is concerned is by using the 336 × 280 banners. This type of ad works best if people can associate the banner itself with the theme of the post. For example, “download Angry Birds” and the banner that appears is a “download button” (triggers the CTR).
The Adsense in the sidebar of the blog is one of the first alternatives for beginner bloggers who cannot access other more complex parts of the theme to place the happy codes (sure that in the near future some super plugin solves this, but effectively!). In my opinion, the sidebar is a privileged site for banners with “special” content and “info products” although to this we will return later.
Create your own eBook
Another way that is more fashionable among bloggers mainly used to gain subscribers, but for others is also a way to generate income online.
Publish an ebook through Amazon or sell directly on your own website
Publishing a digital book is infinitely easier and more accessible than doing it in the traditional way. One of the most used forms for this purpose today is the Kindle Direct Publishing tool from Amazon. In this way, you will have access to one of the largest networked markets in the world.
The good news of this is that now they also allow publishing in a digital format the works of the authors, with a price that can range from 0 to what you consider appropriate.
One of the options through which some bloggers monetize their Websites. It is important to keep in mind that the higher your personal brand is, the higher the number of sales. A tip at this point is that if you really are going to charge for an ebook supplied from your blog, make the content really worthwhile, there are a lot of free ebook in a lot of blogs.
One of the most lucrative factors of many bloggers who make public the profits of their blogs are the professional online services that they impart through their blogs. Along with affiliation is usually revealed as one of the most lucrative ways for branded blogs.
Sell your talent
Many people dominate certain more or less unique artistic aspects. An example can be an artistic blog whose authors take advantage of their artistic ability to monetize their page.
A good solution, if you are good at things like Photoshop and Illustrator, is to offer design services for logos or covers for blogs. One of the recurring services that I attended with my first blogs was to look for freelance of this type for the topic of headers. It can be a viable alternative for brand blogs.
For the luck of the programmers, an immense part of the bloggers do not know how to handle subjects of code and to do things like changing the aspect of the blog. This vacuum is to the advantage of the programmer who specialises in WordPress.
Join Platforms for freelance
Another way to make money online that is quite fashionable among a large number of Internet professionals is to use different channels or 2.0 platforms to advertise their professional services. We are going to address some of these platforms.
Freelancer is one of the platforms for freelance par excellence. I would highlight its perfect home interface subdivided into two clear and unequivocal sections: “Hire” and “Work”. What do you need more for?
Fiverr is another platform where you can earn income if you spend a good part of your time to provide services, which in this case start at a price of $ 5 and the advantage of this is that already parties with a broad target audience to address, since the platform has a very broad target audience and enjoys a very good acceptance and popularity.
Start Online stores
Another great group within the business models by the Internet is that of eCommerce, undoubtedly one of the most interesting for many because of the infinite potential that this can suppose.
Sale of intangible services
One of the popular forms of monetization is the sale of non-material services, such as the positioning of a specific website or malware cleaning services. The advantage of this type of service is that they can be given without any cost by merchandise or shipping providers.
Sale of physical products and Handcraft
Some physical stores have proposed to make the leap in sales to the digital medium and for this, they send their orders through services such as FedEx and other types of transport services aimed at online sales in the States. If you have a traditional store, depending on which sectors make the jump to the internet can be quite lucrative.
One of the most lucrative ways to earn money online is email marketing and with it the American slogan “Money is on the list” makes sense. Let’s look at some of the most common ways to earn money through mass emails to your subscribers.
1. Sales of info products
When people subscribe to your newsletter, they are giving you one of the most valuable things they have, therefore a good part of your confidence is built. Many bloggers use this relationship to offer their own info products through their list of subscribers.
2. Personalized service offer and others
Another option is to locate the registration forms in the appropriate areas of your blog and thus get prospects interested in one or another branch to then be able to offer a newsletter with personalised services and thereby increase the conversion rate.
Also published on Medium.