When is it Time to Begin Monetising your Blog?
If you’ve thought about making a blog for a while, particularly if you’re an avid follower of lots of them that seem really successful and are thriving, there’s a pretty high chance that it’s crossed your mind to turn it into a business venture.
Earning money via your blog is the ideal way to turn a hobby and passion into a career. After all, you get to write about whatever you want, get lots of freebies and best of all…get to be your own boss!
How early is too early to start?
If you’ve started your blog recently and you’re pretty new to the blogging scene as a whole, as you’ll know, you’ve got a lot of work to do if you want to start earning a living from it. However, it is something you should begin to think about really early on to give yourself the best chance of having a successful, profitable blog.
There are three main reasons for this:
- You can start to earn almost straight away. Sure, it won’t be very much at the beginning, but it’s definitely better than nothing.
- You’ll start to identify what methods work for you and which ones don’t, so you can begin to formulate better plans for when your blog grows more concrete.
- You will be illustrating to your readers and audience from the start that you are earning money from your blog. This is actually pretty important, as it avoids the awkward and sometimes problematic transition from not earning anything to starting to make money from your blog, which could put previously loyal readers off from following you.
So I want to start monetising my new blog right away…how do I do it?
Touching on the second point from above, it’s a good idea to try out some different methods in the early stages of monetising your blog. This is not only a good way to learn which works for you, but it’s also all great experience for you as a blogger.
Certain methods of monetising your blog can be a really great way of getting it out there to a wider audience. This can include things like signing your blog up to online blogging communities such as Blogness.net. You can submit your blog to sites like this and get exposure to thousands of advertisers.
Other methods you may be familiar with, such as working with PR professionals to form partnerships are generally pretty unlikely to happen very early on. This is because the clients and companies they will be representing will need more proof that your blog has a strong, loyal readership, and that your blog is regularly updated with good, original content.