How to Monetize your WordPress Blogs
There are a number of ways in which you can monetize your WordPress blogs to earn money on WordPress. In this blog, we will discuss the top six ways to monetize your WordPress blogs. From these top methods, you can select whichever method best works for you.
Following are the six methods we will discuss in this blog.
- Google AdSense
- Thirsty Affiliates
- WordPress Advertising Plugin
- Sponsored Posts
- Sell Educational Video Courses
Let’s dig into details of each of the above-mentioned approaches/methods.
1. Google AdSense
Google AdSense is ONE Of the best ways to monetize your website. You can earn money by displaying ads on your website or blog which can, in turn, generate revenue for you in any of the two ways i.e.
- Pay per click (PPC)
- Pay per mile/view
Pay per click means that whenever someone clicks on your website you will be get paid. While pay per view depends on the viewers of your ads. The Pay per click ads is called cost per click which is set by the advertiser.
WooCommerce is an open-source eCommerce plugin that helps to build an online store through your WordPress website. It is one of the best and popular way to earn you money on your blog or website. WooCommerce plugin provides complete control over the revenue generation through your product’s selling.
Creating and setting up your online store might be hectic, but it is a proven way to generate revenue. The WooCommerce plugin has a lot of built-in features that can help you to set up things easily without having any advance or professional expertise.
You can also use some WooCommerce alternative plugins such as BigCommerce.
3. Thirsty Affiliates
Thirsty Affiliates is a freemium WordPress plugin that allows you to monetize your blog or website lets you monetize your website with affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing lets you to recommend products through a special tracking link on your website. This, in turn, helps you earn a commission per purchase through your link i.e. whenever someone clicks your referred link and purchase the recommended product you will be given a certain commission by the original product/service providers.
ThirstyAffiliate plugin allows you to insert the link into your blog post. Through ThirstyAffiliates you can not only manage the affiliates link but can also keep a check on the number of clicks on each link.
Affiliate marketing enables you to earn money without creating and managing any product. Below are some of the top brands or services from where you can select a large number of products to promote:
- Commission Junction
Besides ThirstyAffiliates you can also use the PrettyLinks plugin to manage Affiliate Marketing on your blogs.
4. WordPress Advertising Plugin
WordPress Advertising Plugins allow you to add ads to your website directly. You can add ads anywhere on your WordPress website or blogs. The WordPress advertising plugin lets you set the price of the displayed ads, unlike Google AdSense where the cost is set by the advertiser. Directly selling banner ad space on your website can be more lucrative. Instead of having to rely on an intermediary who takes a cut of the money, you negotiate the price and terms on your own.
Adding ads directly can be a lot of work but using the WordPress advertising plugin the process can become a lot easier. Below is the recommended WordPress Advertising Plugin:
- DoubleClick by Google
5. Sponsored Posts
Sponsored posts can be defined as the posts to give reviews about a product or service. In such blogs, you mention the brand that sponsors you and provides recommendations and your opinion about their product(s).
A sponsored blog post can help you generate great revenue. You have to keep a few points in mind while working with sponsored posts to monetize your WordPress blog i.e.
- Be genuine and honest with what you recommend
- Focus on both the Pros and Cons of the recommended product
If you are not getting any sponsors then try to get connected with them using different plugins available on WordPress. Taboola and Fley Sponsored Posts are the most recommended plugins for Sponsored posts. Taboola is a free platform and it tries to connect the brand and the one looking for sponsored posts.
To install the Taboola plugin, go to Plugins from your WordPress dashboard, click on the Add New option. Enter the plugin name and search for it. Now install and activate it.
6. Sell Educational Video Courses
Selling online courses or any other educational video is also the best and most recommended way to monetize your WordPress blog. Courses can in fact let you earn more than written content. Make your knowledge available to the world and earn money through it. To earn money through your blog post, first, you will have to create a lesson/effective course material. You can also add support to your lesson such as Contact Support, Download Checklists, etc. it can in turn make your blog post to get more traffic.
Nowadays, video lessons and courses are getting more attention and people spend more time in getting an online course rather than classroom courses.
Once your course is ready to be published you can take help from LMS plugins (Learning Management System) such as LearnPress, Master Study LMS, MemberPress Courses, LearnDash, or Lifter LMS, etc.
You can also offer Premium and Basic versions of your courses to let the learners choose the course which best suits them.