Simple Money Making Example
So let’s say you write about budgeting or coupons on your blog. Or that your blog is just for moms with kids. There is a company called ShopherMedia that you can sign up with (there are lots of companies like this) that offer coupons and discounts for moms.
These types of blog post promotions don’t bring in a ton of money by just being on your blog, although you can earn anywhere from $10-$100 per month related to deals like this just by writing about them and promoting the blog posts. (exactly how much you can earn depends on how well the offer aligns with your audience’s needs and how good you are at getting people to view + take action on the offer)
But where the real money comes is when you have a readership interested in learning about these deals.
Imagine that you have a mailing list of 2,000 moms who are all interested in couponing and you send an email with a link to the BoomChickaPop coupon?! That’s where you earn a good amount of money with a simple promotion.
There are so any layers to making money blogging. I hope this helps you understand it a little bit better.
What It’s All About: Knowing Your Audience + Helping Them!
- If you write about soccer and your audience is collegiate soccer players, then an ideal offer for them might be a deal on the compression socks you love and highly recommend.
- If you write about yoga and your audience is mostly women in their 40s trying to control their hormones, then the ideal offer for them might be a deal on your favorite go-to vitamin blends or yoga attire that can be worn comfortably all day long.
- If your audience is dog owners, then your ideal offer might be a special sale on the specialty dog food you recommend on your blog.
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