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You want to make money from your blog, but you haven’t built up a good following yet. Obviously you have to start somewhere. So many blogs out there give great recommendations for once your monthly views get 25,000 or higher, but what about the people just starting out? You don’t just wake up one day and find 25,000 people staring at your latest blog post about your cat. There has to be something you can do in the meantime while you’re building your audience.
First- Just in case you haven’t made your blog yet, here’s my step by step tutorial on making a profitable blog.
So how exactly can you make money off a blog with a small audience?
By small audience, I mean 15,000 monthly views and less.
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Depending on your blog niche’ you can make money from eCourses and eBooks or by making worksheet bundles that people can’t live without.
I made a How to Extreme Coupon eBook and have it available on my Shop Page. This eBook is packed full of detailed information on How to Coupon. Legalities, money maker deals, rolling transactions and everything in between. This fits into my financial niche’ because it’s teaching people to save money.
I also have a Meal Plan Worksheet Bundle that includes non-repeating 50 dinner ideas. I priced it low because it doesn’t include actual recipes. or have the meals turned into an actual shopping list and meal plan. Had I gone the extra steps and done that, I would no doubt have priced it at $5 too. Since I just did the bare minimum, making worksheets, and a cheat sheet on How to Meal Plan, and then listed out the 50 dinner ideas, I felt it was worth $1. This fits in with my Family niche’ as well as the financial niche’ because meal planning can save money.
Teachable is a website that you can use to create eCourses online, selling to people interested in the topic. Design, make, advertise and sell. You could also sell email courses through your subscriptions. Make an email to be sent out daily.
A lot of bloggers highly recommend Media Vine for their ads. I have not personally used them yet, so I can’t speak on their behalf. They require a 25,000 monthly viewing though, so not a good idea at the small viewing level that we are talking about.
Google AdSense- This one I personally use. It was a nightmare setting up though. Took a few weeks to be approved because I couldn’t get the links to work in the right spots. However, once I had it set up and running- it was easy money. Getting paid for views and clicks on ads really adds up. I have made up to $9 a day while having less than 15,000 views. Of those, less than 3,000 were “unique views.”
Amazon Affiliates program is a great one.
You can set up ads and leave them. Or you can use your special link and hyperlink items in your posts. Just make sure to use items that go with the flow of your text. Don’t hyperlink something random like this. You might scare readers away.
This is one that a lot of bloggers LOVE. It’s not hard to see why. This company has affiliate programs for Word Press, Dollar tree, Cricut, Monster Insights Plugin, and so many more amazing companies!
*Note, they want you to have 2,000 monthly views… because I had less than that and they denied me. Reapplied once I met this threshold for monthly views and was accepted within 24 hours.
If you have any social media presence over on Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram or another platform, then this is a good site to use. There are sponsored campaign that will pay you to post certain ads on your accounts. They have a free plan, a $1 per month plan and a $5 per month plan.
And there you have it.
6 super easy ways to make money with your blog, when you have a small audience. As you progress, you can reevaluate, change course and add in new streams of revenue.
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