Some people just want to have a leisure blog where they can discuss the things that interest them. But it is also great that you can get paid to discuss the things that interest you! In this lesson, we will discuss how to do that.
One of the ways to earn money is to turn your website into an ecommerce site. If you have a business, you can sell your products or services directly on your website. You can get creative and sell memberships or tickets to events. All of this can be done easily with the integration of plugins like WooCommerce, which work with any payment processing system.
Advertising is another way to make money on your blog. Google AdSense is one advertising program that populates ads on your website, based on the keywords used in your blog. Using those keywords, it generates ads that it thinks your readers are interested in. If you have a healthy eating blog, it may generate advertisements about cooking, kitchen supplies, and natural foods stores. You get paid every time a reader clicks on an advertisement.
Sponsors are another way to earn money. You can ask people to pay to have an advertisement spot on your blog. Reach out to people in the same field as you and let them know that they can pay a small fee to have an ad on your blog.
Affiliate marketing is a popular way to make money. Several companies offer affiliate marketing programs. You sign up to be an affiliate for a company, preferably for one in the field or topic of your blog. You market and publicize their company in your blog. If one of your readers signs up for the product or service of that company, you make money for the referral.
If you have a subject that you are very passionate about, you can stop writing about it and start talking about it – speaking engagements are a great way to earn money. There are always conferences and other events in need of speakers. Look in your local community for events or places where you can speak about the topic of your choice. This will help you promote yourself to a greater audience, as well.
We hope that this has been a fun and informative tutorial on the basics of starting a WordPress blog. It is a great feeling to start your own website. If you need additional help, there are many resources on the Internet as well as great customer support at WordPress. Have fun!