1. Create a Business Directory
Make the list of products or services relevant to your audience, then approach businesses asking to sign up for your directory. Tools like Business Directory Plugin can help you get started
2. Promote an Affiliate Product
Look for affiliate products with higher price points. Web hostings are a great choice, they can pay $60-$130+ per signup.
3. Sell Ad Space
You don’t have to limit yourself to just selling banner Ad spots, but consider other venues like space on your pop-up box, Social media headers, the P.S. on your newsletter,…be creative!
4. Offer Services
Sell services directly related to the topic of your blog, or freelance blogging services like writing or graphic design.
5. Offer Consulting Services
Charge by the hour for calls or emails. You can set up your Skype, Whatsapp, Google Meet or Zoom to create your professional, virtual studio.
6. Write Sponsored Posts
These Ads can be highly effective to reach out to your audience, just make sure the posts are relevant and interesting, and that you fully disclose the sponsored nature of the post.
7. Offer Coaching Services
Coaching is usually more of one-on-one service, with a specific package of professional services and material.
8. Host Webinars
You need to provide outstanding value, something so special that people would pay to watch you instead of picking up the thousands of free videos available on the Internet.
9. Host Sponsored Contests or Giveaways
This can increase awareness of the businesses you host, and can also generate a lot of leads for them.
10. Teach an Online Course
WordPress plugins like LearnDash and Zippy Courses can give you a valuable kickstart. Or you can choose a more established online education platform like Udemy or Skillshare.
11. Create a Private Community
Builds a community on your blog using free plugins like bbPress, or open one on Facebook groups. Make sure you offer amazing content if you charge people a monthly fee to join in.
12. Write an eBook
Write it and sell it on your blog. With a consistent users coming to visit your platform, you can charge anything from $5 to $39+ depending on the length of your work.
13. Sponsored Social Content
Place businesses on your FB page or Twitter or Instagram.
It’s a quick and easy way to post, and you can charge up to $500+ per post depending on the size of your followers.
14. Premium Gated Content
It is any content you offer for a fee – eBooks, white papers, online guides, etc. Here, you just upload some valuable content and charge people to access it. You can get your own paywall set up within minutes using MemberPress or Paid Membership Pro.
15. Site Sponsorship
Are you not satisfied with a banner Ad or sponsored post? Set up a site sponsorship, where Ad is everywhere around your website. You would get the full package, banner Ads, mentions in your pop-up, businesses’ logos in your blog banner, etc.
16. Sell Merchandise
Woocommerce allows you to add a shop page into your blog for free. You can sell goods, digital products or services, and it can be a great way to make some extra cash.
17. Sell Templates
A good template can save your users audience time and money. They can be of any category and market niche, from Business to Fitness, Health, Technology, Finance, etc.
18. Job Board
With this, you get visitors returning again and again. It is a good way to earn money from blogging, providing a valuable service, and with a relatively low investment of time and money.
19. Private Bootcamp
Host a bootcamp to help your audience to reach a specific goal. This works well in Fitness, Business, Home, Lifestyle, and much more.
20. Write Tutorials
Tutorials are a great way to get links and social shares, and of course to earn money from blogging.
You can do this via affiliate links for the products you us, or by promoting your products in the tutorial, writing a tutorial to promote and advertiser’s product, etc.
21. Take Your Expertise Offline
Leverage the knowledge and expertise by offering your services as a local speaker or presenter. It would be taking your online experience to the next level and into the physical world.
22. In-Content Affiliate Links
If your blog is popular enough, go monetize it! Add affiliate links into your posts. Amazon would be the most popular affiliate program to start with, but you can also find relevant products via networks like ShareASale or Clickbank.
23. Products Reviews
Reach out to specific businesses and offer to review their products or services for a fee.
Make sure you tell them that a positive review is not a guarantee, and if the review is bad, they will get their money back.
24. Dropship Products
This is a great way to sell products with a little risk. The potential is huge, you sell products on your blog without having to deal with shipping and inventory.
25. Create a Resource Page
A resource list will keep your audience up to date on what tools, products or services you use and recommend. You can earn money from blogging via affiliate links or paid placements. Just disclose which links you benefit from, and which ones you don’t.