There are a few ways you can make your blog make money for you, it all depends on what type of blog you have though. Is you blog attached to your business? Or, is it just a personal blog that you enjoy writing about your day to day life on?

These are the things you have to consider when it comes to deciding how to make your blog make money for you.

Making Money With Your Business Blog

The main way your business blog will help you make money is by increasing your traffic. It does this by attracting new visitors who just come to read your well written blog posts. Once they feel they’ve learned something the begin to look around.

More traffic to your website, whether it’s through a blog or social media, gives you more potential for sales and new customers, as well as repeat customers. Use your blog to answer their questions and give them useful information, but also use it to promote what you can do for your customers or future customers.

Monetizing Your Personal Blog

These personal blog ideas can also be used for business blogs to help bring in more money. Simply put, you want to turn your blog into an ad, without making it look like it’s just an ad.

People aren’t going to spend a lot of time on your blog if they think all you are doing is advertising to them, and if they have to jump around a bunch of ads just to read what you have to say, so keep that in mind as you read.

You can sell ad space, or sign up for something like Google Adwords, which posts ads on your page and you get money each time someone clicks them. Sign up for the Amazon affiliate program and get a cut of sales from links you post throughout your blog posts.

You can also offer to do paid reviews, but make sure you divulge to people that you were paid to review those products. It’s the law now. And it’s called truth in advertising!

There’s An App For That

According to She Budgets, there are some great blogging tools and apps that can also help you make more money with your blog. One of their tips is to use affiliate programs, such as the Amazon one mentioned above.

Having things like newsletter signups can also help bring more readers back to your site. Just make sure that you are giving them well researched and useful information so they don’t just mark your emails as spam when they start coming in.

Blogging is a fun thing to do, but why not use some of these tips and tricks to make a little money with your blog. You don’t have to have a business blog in order to monetize it, and you never know, you may even start seeing some of your posts go viral.

By Eddy

Eddy is the editorial columnist in Business Fundas, and oversees partner relationships. He posts articles of partners on various topics related to strategy, marketing, supply chain, technology management, social media, e-business, finance, economics and operations management. The articles posted are copyrighted under a Creative Commons unported license 4.0. To contact him, please direct your emails to [email protected].