Hello everyone! I'm attempting to move into working full time from home, so I thought I'd share my favorite ways to actually make income to support myself. Let's see the best ways to earn income from your blog.
This specific way of making income can be slightly tricky. It truly depends on what kind of blogger you are, and how you treat the sponsored posts. For me, I only like to work with brands I truly love and would work with organically. That's the only way things get done for me.
I'd like to stray away from as many sponsored posts in the future, since I know people aren't the biggest fans of them, but for now, they're a pretty big income stream. I love working with Social Fabric and Activate by Bloglovin.
If something is linked from my blog, usually a product or service, most likely it's an affiliate link. The best part about an affiliate link is it's something I was going to link to anyway, but now on the off chance that you purchase it, I get a little bit of money at no extra cost to you! I love when I can share stuff I organically love but then incidentally make money from it. I want to definitely break more into affiliate marketing in the future, since it's such a great earner for other people.
As of now, these earnings are pretty low. I don't get a ton of pageviews (thank you to my loyal viewers!!), so therefore not a ton of people are seeing my ads. But, adsense is a good way to make money, if you're getting a lot of views & you're optimizing those ads correctly. I don't necessarily want to ruin the viewing experience for my readers, so I'm not sure I want to litter my page with ads but we'll see.
Some Things to Try in 2017
I'd love to start selling my own products. I'm planning on opening up a web design business fairly soon, which I'm so freaking excited about. I have really found a love for graphic design and web design last year, so I can't wait to begin making money from that. I'd also like to create courses, e-books and do webinars. I really want to explore ways to interact with my audience in new and exciting ways, so I'm very much so looking forward to 2017!
Thanks for reading!