Blog monetization needs to be planned as carefully as every other aspect of your business. The monetization method you choose should help you reach your financial goals.
There are many ways you can monetize your blog. A few of these are:
- Affiliate products
The method or methods you choose to use will vary from niche to niche. To understand which method works best in a particular niche, you need to understand that niche and test the conversion rates for different monetization methods.
In some niches, you may only earn a few cents per click if you monetize with Adsense and the low percentages paid by Amazon may not yield much more in earnings for your efforts.
Regardless of the blog monetization method you choose, in many niches, you will probably need a minimum of 200 unique visitors per day to experience the positive cash flow that you desire.
Do NOT try to hard sell.
Your goal is to inform your visitor about the product and how the product will solve a problem that they have. If you do a good job of showing them how the product solves their problem and why you were the best person to provide the solution, they will be interested in buying the product from you.
No one likes to be sold to but almost everyone is looking for a product or service to solve a problem in our lives at some point in time.
There has been an abundance of specialized premium WordPress plugins unleashed on the market over the last few months. The majority of these plugins have free alternatives, can have many of the same tasks performed by other plugins or there is an existing premium plugin that will perform the same task plus others without increasing the blog’s load time.
One plugin in particular is designed to use the first tag you type in for the post as the primary keyword phrase for the article. This keyword is used to search Amazon, ClickBank or Ebay to present to your visitors.
Do you want to risk your business and goals to randomly selected products that may not be the best fit for that article or your target audience?
Using the wrong plugin or combination of plugins, relying on luck or random product selection and failing to both know your market and test your blog monetization method could hinder your progress.
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