Blogging Business Model

A blog is typically writing about a certain topic, interest or hobby for an audience

The blogs are posted to the same page one after the other and as often as the blogger (the author) is posting. The more popular and interesting the blogs are the more traffic or audience it is going to attract.

 

A way for a Blogger to make money from their blogging website is from ads

Blogging sites typically make money from the ads on the blogger’s website. The ads are usually in relation to the blogger’s topic.

Some publishers don’t fully monetize their blogs because they focus on a sponsored post, advertising, and direct payment from product brands. They forgot how affiliate marketing works; it is a digital marketing strategy that lets you promote various brands without forming a physical relationship with them. For every affiliated partner sale, you can get a portion of the sale. 

You don’t need to visit their business establishments for you to be a business partner. Choosing the right affiliate network will help you succeed in your business ventures.

Blog content

The blog’s content should connect to your niche. You can update your blog regularly by adding a blog post every other day or daily. You start promoting your blog using social media channels. Blogs that don’t have an audience are useless so aim for large audiences as early as possible. Readers are attracted to compelling fresh content that is significant to what they do; it can solve problems, provide suggestions and better alternatives, and providing teasers about the coolest gizmos in town. As an inspiring blogger, you will need to find a niche that “homes” your interest. If your passion drives your work, you will definitely succeed. Use your passion to create content based on your personal experiences, readers will connect on your blog post the moment they find it interesting and you will gain loyal readers by providing quality content.

Affiliate partner signup

When you sign up for an affiliate network, you will be known as the “Publisher” and the brand that you are promoting is called the “Merchant.”

Identifying the right affiliate network

You should watch out for shady merchants, there are scams that could ruin your blogs if you accidentally provide links to your readers. Make sure that your affiliate network is used by many digital marketers. Research is crucial in this line of business, find the affiliate network that best suits your niche. Look for an affiliate network that offers higher commission.

Ways to become an affiliate partner

  1. Promote free products and you can earn money – You can endorse a free software trial, free eBooks, free coupons, applying for a credit card etc. You’ll get paid once a customer signs up after the free trial period.
  2. You can be an event affiliate – Event organizers have an affiliate program that gives you a discount code where you can use it to share with everyone. You’ll make money for every successful code referral that you make.
  3. Create helpful content and use the appropriate affiliate link – i.e You can write a blog post about an app that helped you secure your passwords then insert the affiliated link on the blog post.

Start a blog for free and make money at Wealthy Affiliate.

Major affiliate networks used by digital marketers

Amazon – www.Amazon.com

Look for the associated link then sign up. Amazon pays less compared to other affiliate network but it has a huge collection of brands that you can offer to your readers. Look for products that you can sell in large numbers because the margin is small compared to the expensive ones. Many people trust Amazon, particularly people that have Amazon prime accounts.

Commission Junction – www.Cj.com

One of the largest affiliate networks.

Clickbank www.Clickbank.com

Provides a large variety of products that can get you up to 75% commission. You can be paid weekly or direct deposit.

Linkshare www.Linkshare.com

Share A Sale www.ShareASale.com

An affiliates network that is composed of small and mid-sized businesses that have the products for your niche that you haven’t heard of before.

AvantLink – www.AvantLink.com

The affiliate network uses data feeds for you to better manage your affiliate products.

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Please leave a comment and feedback or if you require any help with your online business please drop me a line. I’m always here to help.

Regards

Rina

4 thoughts on “Blogging Business Model”

  1. Hi Rina,

    Thanks for the helpful affiliate links. Some of the affiliate companies that I have come across seem a bit dodgy and some of them want me to pay to join. I don’t think that this is the case.

    You say it should be free to join, and I take it all these companies you talk about are?

    Which would you say has been the most lucrative for you?

    • Hi Michel, well in my experience, it would depend what a companies sales approach is at the time. For example, when I was investigating ‘Lurn’, their approach was to offer a free ebook and a free webinair which I took advantage of. The webinair went for about 35 minutes and towards the end of it were offering a hpyped up hard sell approach where by if you joined then, you would receive full membership with all the bells and whistles except it would cost over $2400 in my case once exchange was taken into account. They weren’t offering up a chance to ‘try before you buy’. Thankfully I went with Wealthy Affiliate instead, and I haven’t looked back – best thing is I didn’t need a credit card!

      regards

      Rina

  2. Hello Rina
    Thanks for sharing youur ideas on how bloggers can make mooney.
    In the past i did not understand the process of making money and thought all one has to do is create content and the rest will follow automatically,im sure there are people out there who make the same mistake and wonder why the money is not rolling in.
    Your post has explained so well using keywords,social media and all that is needed,im sure any newbie lucky to find your post will really benefit.
    Affiliate programs that you suggested are great,personally,i do try not to promote
    Amazon products as much,the 24 hour cookie time is in a way so short,a reader has to be ready to buy now or l feel like all my hard work was for nothing.
    Thanks, i have really enjoyed your posy

    • Thank you Roamy for stopping by. I’m glad you enjoyed my post. I think in the end you go with strategies that work for you and meet your needs the best. You can’t go wrong with this approach. There are at least 10 affiliate strategies so there is a number to choose from. I wish you all the best with your online ventures .

      regards

      Rina

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