There are many indirect ways to make money from your blog. I have listed 7 of them below to help you out. Check them out. I am sure you will thank me for the information
Selling an Ebook
Perhaps one of the oldest money-making strategies on the web, using a website to promote a related ebook is a very efficient way to generate revenue.
You could either structure the website around the book itself, like SEOBook.com or launch the ebook based on the success of the website, like FreelanceSwitch did we the book How to Be a Rockstar Freelancer.
Selling a Hardcover Book
Many authors and journalists leverage their blogs or websites to sell copies of hardcover books. Examples include Guy Kawasaki, Seth Godin, and Malcolm Gladwell.
While most of these people were already renowned authors before they created their website, one could also follow the other way around.
Lorelle VanFossen did exactly that with her Blogging Tips book. First, she built her authority on the subject via her blog, and afterward, she published the book.
Selling Templates or WordPress Themes
As more and more people decide to get an online presence, website templates and WordPress themes become hotter and hotter.
In this segment, you have mainstream websites like TemplateMonster, as well as individual designers who decide to promote and sell their work independently.
Brian Gardner and Unique Blog Designs are two examples of websites that make money with the sales of premium and custom WordPress themes.
Offering Consulting and Related Services
Depending on your niche, you could make money by offering consulting and related services. If you are also the author of your blog, the articles, and information that you will share will build your profile and possibly certify your expertise on that niche, making it easier to gain customers.
Chris Garrett used a similar strategy. First, he created a highly influential blog on the blogging and new media niche, and afterward, he started offering consulting services to clients with related problems and needs.
Creating an Email List or Newsletter
Email lists and newsletters represent one of the most powerful marketing and money-making tools on the Internet. They offer incredible conversion rates, and the possibility to call people to action in a very efficient way.
Creating a big list is a difficult task though, so if you have a popular website you could leverage it to increase the number of subscribers on your list.
Yaro Starak is a famous Internet marketer, and if you visit his blog you will notice that right on top he has a section encouraging visitors to subscribe to his email newsletter. Yaro generates five figures in revenues each month from his email newsletters, proving that this method works.
List of software to manage email newsletters:
- SendStudio NX
- PHP Autoresponder
- Constant Contact
People are willing to pay for someone or something that will teach them and give them knowledge (as opposed to mere information). Education is one of the biggest industries in the world, and the online landscape behaves in a similar way.
Creating a mentoring program related to the niche of your website could be very profitable if you manage to structure and promote it adequately. There is a wide range of media and tools that you can use to deliver the information, from text articles to audio and video lessons.
Brian Clark leveraged the success of Copyblogger to launch a mentoring program teaching people how to build membership and how to sell content online. The program is titled Teaching Sells,
Creating a conference around the website
If your website takes off and becomes an authority on its niche, you could create a conference around it. Depending on the size of your audience, the event could attract thousands of people, and you could make money directly from conference passes and sponsors.
Search Engine Land, for instance, created a series of conferences that visit several cities in the United States and in other countries as well. The conferences are called Search Marketing Expo, and the tickets and passes cost thousands of dollar