This is a complete guide on how to make money on your blog without ads. If you are a blogger then you most likely know that fast loading time, better ranking on google.
Ads are known that will slow down websites, and slow websites will not rank higher in the search engines.
What is the route that most bloggers take?
- Publish a couple of articles
- Make social media accounts for their blogs
- Apply for Google Adsense
- Posting the ads in posts
Why do bloggers love to monetize their blogs with ads?
It is easy money. You write 1000 words of content, put ads and you don’t touch the post. Set and forget method. People run blogs like this and reap the rewards all the time.
But there are many ways that you can make a full-time income online with other methods that we gonna list below.
Best ways to monetize your blog without Ads
1. Affiliate Marketing
This is the best way to monetize your blog. What is Affiliate Marketing? You are recommending a digital or physical product to your readers and when they purchase you will get a commission. This will be at no extra cost to the customer.
You do not need to ship any products, have customer support or anything like that.
How can you start affiliate marketing?
You can head over to websites like Clickbank.com, CJ.com, ShareASale.com, these are some of the best affiliate websites that you can find products that are in your niche.
You can also search manually for your niche in Google by searching this: Niche + Affiliates. In a niche, you can put Fitness, Health, Self-Help or etc.
How to promote your blog posts to earn affiliate income?
You can write content for low competition keywords, for example, if you are in the fitness niche, instead of making a blog post on “how to lose weight”, you should make a blog post on “how to lose weight fast with exercise”.
Focus on low competition keywords and write quality content always. Quantity over quality!
2. Sponsored Content
You will have people reach out to you to pay you to publish content on your blog. The payouts are much higher than the affiliate commissions, and if you accept it, make sure to charge them up front.
Usually, they can write the post themself and send it to you, or you can write it yourself.
I do not have too much experience with this, because I do not want for now any sponsored content on RandomBoss.com.
3. Sell a digital course
I’ve seen this to work very well for a lot of blogs that are focused on one specific niche and to learn people how to do the same. Bloggers that are really famous on Pinterest, have courses on how to make money from your blog using Pinterest.
They make a course and charge 197$ so you can learn how to bring traffic from the Pinterest account to your blog quickly and safely.
What are the best benefits of selling digital courses?
You will make passive income. You make the videos and all the content, and you can put it on Udemy or other platforms or on your blog, and if someone orders you can keep 100% of the money.
Also, you don’t need to pay out affiliates, no need to wait to be paid, and you create authority in your niche. You will become more like a personal blog.
Create a mini FREE course as well. You can use platforms like GetResponse to capture the emails and give free ebooks or courses to your visitors that can help them solve problems or teach them something in your niche.
This could work very well because you HELP your visitors solve their problem, and you can later promote them other products because they already have trust in you.
What to do if you don’t have a digital course or ebook?
This is a great question. I can give you an example of one of the best digital marketing people online, Neil Patel. He builds user suggests and gets 10k backlinks in no time from the product similar to Ahrefs.
He is one of the most known bloggers in digital marketing. So you can go to CodeCanyon.net and search for tools cheaper than $50 and upload them in your blog.
It is a great way to get natural backlinks from other bloggers, and traffic to your blog as well.
4. Guest posting
This is another great way to fill your blog with content and make money. If you have high DA & PA domain and you are an authority in your niche, you can start accepting guest posts.
I’ve seen bloggers charge up to $1500 for a guest post. They have over 50 DA & PA, and they get usually 200,000 monthly visitors. You can charge less if you have a small blog, all you need to do is to sign-up to platforms like Upwork or Fiverr and promote your gig.
Small bloggers that have 10k visitors monthly, charge $30-150 per guest post.
5. Start a Podcast
This is another way to connect more with your audience. Bloggers like smartpassiveincome.com (Pat Flynn) are dominating the podcasting niche for affiliate marketing.
If you have a good amount of listeners, companies will contact you for shoutouts on your podcast. Companies love to promote when hosts talk about their own products and what they can do to help you.
I’ve seen this grow slowly and bloggers keep starting their own podcasts. It will build your reputation online and you can always bring guests that can give value to your readers.
6. Launch a Product
This is a smart way to make money as well if you can develop a SaaS product, software, plugin or theme. If you don’t have the knowledge, you can always hire a developer from Upwork to do it for you.
It is not a cheap startup but can be very beneficial in the long run.
You can promote this product on your blog, social media and make consistent content for it. If you build a great product, your visitors will love it, share it and use it.
I wanna test the waters and create a SERP tracking software in the future, so make sure to bookmark my blog to follow updates.
Bonus: Short Tips for improving WordPress speed on your blog
If you are a beginner blogger then you may not know that loading speed is one of the most important factors to ranking well on Google.
For my blog RandomBoss.com, I manage to get 0.6s loading time on GTMetrix. Studies have shown that if a website takes 3 seconds to load, visitors leave. People have short attention spans and that’s why it is important to have a fast blog.
How can you get results like this?
Firstly, if you use a free web hosting or super cheap web hosting for $10/year, you must change it.
I use Hostwinds and it helped me tremendously. Also, I moved all my domains to host them there.
What you will get from Hostwinds?
Very affordable hosting, free SSL certificate, amazing 24/7 dedicated customer support, and the coolest part is that you will get a FREE domain name. This is not available to the public, and it is a deal that you don’t want to miss.
I have a detailed guide on other tips on how to speed up your blog as well. Check them by clicking here.
How to rank higher in the search engines?
You need to have a really good On-Page SEO so Google can crawl your blog easily and analyze your content.
Your theme must be optimized very well for mobile because 50% of google searches are done on mobile.
You can read here the SEO tactics I use to get more exposure for search traffic.
Conclusion: How to Make Money on your Blog without Ads
Hopefully, this blog post on how to make money on your blog without ads helped you get more ideas on how to profit outside of only advertisements.
Making money online is really interesting because you can help people and earn money by doing so.
Let me know what you think about this blog post and what things I can update on.
What are your favorite ways to make money with blogging?