A blog is a powerful tool and is flexible enough to work seamlessly with any niche. If you own a blog which gets a decent number of visitors everyday, it’s quite natural that you would want to monetize from your blog.
What comes to your mind while looking for ways to monetize your blog?
Selling your own products?
No doubt, they are proven ways of making money with a blog. But what if they are not doing well for you?
Look at the other side of the table. May be you can sell a service through your blog and make more money! There are a bunch of services that you can provide and take your blog to a higher level – To A Business Level!
Here are a few service based ideas that might be profitable for you…
Good domain names are hardly available these days. But one who is crazy enough to play tweaks with words, can always come up with meaningful, attractive and desired domain names. If you are such a geek, start a domain naming service in your blog where you find out desired domain names for your clients’ online projects. Initially, you can start this as a free service and once you start getting more clients, you may start charging fees!
Use your expertise not just in blogging. Start a consultancy service from your blog where interested people can take an appointment with you. To get started with consultancy service, you need skills and experience in your field which again need to be visible in your blogging. This is not for a newbie and is only meant for bloggers having enough expertise in a particular field. Consultancy service is a lucrative business!
As a blogger you cannot escape social media to promote your blog and to keep in touch with your readers. So, it’s obvious that, by time, every blogger learns how social media works. If you have learnt to manage social media efficiently for your blog, don’t you think you can provide the same as a service to others who need it? Every web-property needs social media for free promotion. Help them by starting a social media management service. You may start with Facebook Pages and Twitter Accounts!
WordPress is the most widely used blogging platform and it is easy to set-up a self-hosted WordPress blog only if you know how. There are many newbies who might be struggling to set-up a self hosted WordPress blog. Help them by offering WordPress blog set-up service at a small fee. To attract customers, you may offer coupon discounts for hosting the site available with different web-hosting companies.
Analyze the niche you’re blogging about. Look for products, services and businesses operating within that niche. If your blog is popular enough and has good number of visitors, there are many who are waiting for you to review their products and services in your blog. This can be very profitable if you devote your blog only to one niche category. Add this service in your blog today and start reviewing products and services.
An excellently written article can worth more than hundreds of dollars. If writing comes easy to you and you can come up with brilliant topics and write excellent articles on them, then start an article writing service in your blog. There are many bloggers and companies looking for writers to keep their blogs updated from time to time. This could be a big business running smoothly along with your blog.
Commenting on other blogs is important for every blogger to build back-links and build relationship with fellow bloggers. But for many (like me) it is an annoying task. So, how about starting a service of commenting on other blogs on behalf of other bloggers or any other client? You can charge depending on the number of blogs you’re going to comment and their PageRank. Make a big list of high PR blogs where you can easily comment and get approved. Find clients through your blog and get started.
Just like commenting on blogs, online forums are also great places to build back-links. So, this goes in a similar fashion like the blog commenting service. By the way, there are many forums like the Warrior Forum with high PR which needs a small fee to join them. Not everyone joins all of them and that’s where the opportunity lies. You should create a separate list of such sites which you can join and start a service of posting links in those forums on behalf of your clients for a handsome fee!
Yeah! You have a Twitter account for your blog! How many followers do you have? If you have tens of thousands of followers in Twitter, you can capitalize on it by promoting third-party products and services related to your blog niche. Once clients find benefits from throwing a promo through your Twitter account, this service would definitely constitute a substantial part of your online income.
This is for you to find out. What are you blogging about? Who are your readers? Which niche are you targeting? If you can find them, most likely you’ll also able to find a service that they need and which you can provide through your blog. You’ll have to do a little brainstorming!
Blogging itself is not a business. But if selling products and services through your blog is your primary job, then this is not less than any business.
What do you think of these service ideas? Have you ever thought of them? Did you try anyone? Below in comments, please don’t hesitate to speak your mind!
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