These are uncertain times and making money to sustain ourselves is still important, for the freelancers in the world and for those of us who rely on our blogs to make some cash, we’ve all spent the last few weeks searching for ways to ensure we have some money coming in, so for the bloggers who come here to have a read, this one may be for you.
These tips may not work for everybody which is okay, but these are three ways which I think are going to be helpful to those of you that may not have heard about any of these yet and in times like what we’re currently going through, it is definitely so important to be vigilant and help each other out where we can.
If that means giving some advice or sharing this post with a friend if you think it may be helpful to them, or if it means writing something like this on your own website, we can help each other keep our lives relatively normal and afloat by sharing information.
1. Sell an article
Blogging doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to stick to your own blog, you can sell articles to go live across several different platforms and make money that way. A quick Google search will point you in the right direction for finding platforms to sell articles, do your research before you write anything too extensive and see what’s popular on the market at the minute, it’s also important to bear in mind that this method may time some time before it becomes effective, you may also need to provide a draft when you submit your articles before they are bought so you need to have a piece written up that is strong and stands out against a sea of other writers’ work.
2. Sign Up For Get Blogged
Get Blogged is a great resource if you’re a writer that likes a challenge, this is a service that is designed to link up businesses and bloggers easily, there’s no catch and you don’t have to pay any fees, but you do need to have your DA score in one of the tiers to apply. They’ve recently launched a new marketplace feature on their website which I haven’t personally used yet, but you can advertise your own pitch or apply for somebody paid blogging jobs that way and earn some extra cash doing what you love and writing about what you love. I definitely rate Get Blogged a lot and recommend it to bloggers who are new to pitching all the time.
3. Use Google ads
This is something that I don’t personally do anymore just because I like a “clean” look on my website, but if you’re new to blogging and don’t know how to earn a good sum yet, then getting GoogleAdsense is a good place to start. You earn money per click, it’s only a couple of pennies but money nontheless, this helps you to see how affective your website is at generating clicks and may even be a good starting point for your media kit if you need to prove how your website performs when generating sales and interest.
Making money from your blog obviously doesn’t stop at these three methods, you can use your imagination and pitch yourself in all sorts of ways to all sorts of businesses and potential clients, I always find that it’s normally the places that you’d least expect to look that are the most enthusiastic about freelancers or up-and-coming writers, don’t feel ashamed for putting yourself out there and don’t hold back either.
Blogging is all about having fun and how you choose to have fun, on your own platform especially, is unlimited. There’s nobody who can hold you back other than yourself, so just be free and show your art to the world, your blog is your business after all.