When you look at the top bloggers in the industry you can see that they might tell you that achieving their goals of financial freedom was a doable idea; however, it was far from easy. Currently, throughout the world, there are hordes of bloggers, and many of them are making anywhere from a couple thousand dollars to $25,000 a month on average.

This would make the average reader, stop and do a retake of that last number. The most of a blogger’s income comes from either selling their own products and monetization of their website. They say that in 2016, there were billions of USD paid out in monetization, and the future will be even more.

The blogger industry has also had a huge impact on other industry branches that have substintially helped it grow. One major is the hosting provider scene, especially advanced WordPress hosting providers, who have enabled the bloggers to support high traffic and maintain growth.

So how can you take advantage of blogging to where you can go from beginner to professional? Today, we will go through the secrets of 33 blogging professionals to how they became successful with their monetization process.

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  1. Chris Tolar, www.stonebridgebuilders.net

At Stonebridge Builders, we use our website to enhance our brand and connect with like-minded industry professionals. We’ve seen measurable ROI when our content is focused and specific to what we do best; rehabs, remodels and renovations of multi family properties.

  1. Andrew Drozd, www.KitchenHomeMakeover.com

As I’ve discovered when it comes to blog monetization it comes down to a couple of different factors that really work. These points come to be having a podcast, articles, and videos. The reason behind this is that people are always wanting to be entertained using different platforms.

  1. Damien Lawson, www.three65ideas.marketing

Web monetization is easy when you know your audience. You can use the modern-day source of entertainment of a combination of both visual and audible media. The secret is to share your passion with the world, but you have to put a new spin on the subject that no one else has done before and the rest is easy.

  1. Kelly Reci, kellysthoughtsonthings.com

For me, I wanted to talk about a specific niche that I was passion about. I use content that people tend to like to share on social media, and with the right content spreads like wildfire. I also tend to use Amazon’s affiliate program as I get a percentage every time a reader buys something by clicking on an ad on my page.

  1. Andrew Parsons, www.DesignBuildPros.com

I rely on selling my products based on consumers sharing my content based on popular trends based on updating the kitchen. I also use a variety of social media platforms that people can share in order to make money. The website also makes money from Adsense when a consumer sees a video on YouTube.

  1. Janet Cook, www.cookremodeling.com

I was passionate to share the project’s from Cook remodeling, and it wasn’t hard that people picked up on this type of content. There are a lot of people who can relate to this niche and through social media, it’s possible to share content, which leads people back to our site generating sales.

  1. Stefanie Hegyi, www.thebrilliantassistant.com

One of the best ways to monetize your digital brand is to remain faithful to the intent of the site in terms of content specifically targeted to your intended audience. Expanding your scope too much in the hopes of broadening your appeal to a wider audience may be less effective than increasing your relevant content and concentrating on serving the needs of your niche market.

  1. Alexis Prieto, theexhaustedmom.com

Generating money for your website depends on your creativity to reach customers. Joining affiliate programs and inline contextual ads also help drive up revenue for the monetization of the blog. Furthermore, by using ad networks like Conversion Media can also help streamline money to your monthly profits.

  1. Kelly Powell, www.socalmommy.com

When it comes to monetization of my blog, I prefer to use PPC. The content that I put out goes out onto social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook, and then I get to use other options like Yahoo Publisher, which is like Google’s Adsense and Clicksor to help generate extra profit each month. I also tend to use backlinks in my content, which also generates me income each month.

  1. Angie Shafer, housedoctors.com

Digital Media is the best way to drive traffic in the ways to drive more business to your website. The analytics will help track your website effectively in order to reach those direct sales. Of course, it helps when you have awesome content that goes viral to give your website an injection of that extra boost of income.

  1. Judith Brieger, www.amprsand.co

It’s all about the backlinks, link shares in a closed niche that only serious professionals tend to visit. Keeping the content fresh while keeping up with the latest trends keeps the traffic up and those interested sharing with their friends that increases traffic.

  1. Jennifer Porras, www.214interactive.com

I work hard to keep my content fresh with lots of statistics for customers as it’s what measures success. We tend to reach our customers through SEO, and we make money through that of backlinks for which we provide our customers. Keeping our site top ranked and updated helps customers find us, so we can make the most out of our sales each month.

  1. Patrick Longley, www.kravemarketingllc.com

With our site, we are pretty straight forward when it comes to SEO and marketing. We rely on high-quality content along with social media and paid advertising as it’s a great way to optimize and strategize content in order to track clients work using analytics. This is a great way for clients to find our services; we also tend to use backlinks when it comes to monetization.

  1. Taylor E. Waldon, www.maysupply.com

We cover just about everything when it comes to plumbing and our newsletter that’s tied into our blog helps us to get direct sales leads. We use backlinks for our content that can be shared on social media. The backlink typically contains educational facts that help back up what the content is starting to relate facts and expertise to potential customers.

  1. Rebecca Rountree, www.virginiahomeremodel.net

Our website targets those who are doing home improvement and needs the services done when the homeowner can’t do the job. When it comes to monetization of our blog, we tend to use affiliate marketing, but only with the limited use of which partners we use. We also use social media to help get our content out there to generate leads, which increase sales.

  1. Katayoun P. Gold, www.broadbasemedia.com

Some of the best ways to monetize traffic from a website include staying in touch through regular newsletters to the subscriber base, regular giveaways to build up relevant page views/subscribers, exit traffic redirects to demographically appropriate coupons/deals and last but not least the good old Google Adsense on the site pages.

As we all know, it is important to engage visitors while they are on the site through various enticing giveaways, articles and so on. However, it is equally if not more important, to capture the email addresses of the visitors before they leave the site for future communications. The best way to encourage a visitor to join an email list is to offer them a valued coupon or entry to an exciting giveaway. A subscriber list should be treated with the utmost respect and only relevant content and worthy offers should be considered for deployment. Treat the subscriber list with care and it will become a regular channel of revenue.

  1. Jeff Calahan, iprovonline.com

We believe in targeting the customer with the right information that they are searching for. When it comes to monetization of the blog, we look at using both Google Adsense along with backlinks to affiliate sites and other marketing services to help realize the potential in profits along with sales from digital production, managed IT, and digital marketing.

  1. Rusty Green, www.compellinghomes.com

When it comes to digital media, we focus in on what we do best and that’s remodeling and architectural design within the home. Our content is based at homeowners within a demographic area in which we base our marketing based on social media platforms as well as YouTube as these are more prone for advertising than that of traditional methods. Adsense helps stream in a bit of extra revenue besides that of the direct sales we pick up.

27. Iman Brooks, www.smwal.net

I think the best way to monetize a digital brand/website depends on a few factors. I do not like ads (at all) and this is a very popular way to monetize, so I had to brainstorm before coming up with three ways to monetize.
1) Accept sponsored posts & articles (I always use non-follow links for these)
2) I sell products (well I am on my way to selling products)
3) Build an email list
All of these things together work for me.

28. Julie Hammer Jensen, 90degreedesign.com

There are many ways to put your website to work making money for you. One of the most common – and most obvious ways – is captured leads. Many businesses rely heavily on lead generation through their websites. Another popular option for monetizing your website is to host paid ads on your site. Internet giants such as Google will pay you to allow them to use your site to display advertiser messaging. Many bloggers make their livings by this method alone. A third way to make money with your website is to provide a service or content that users will want to subscribe to. A simple example of this a client of ours who publishes golf industry insider information about current course conditions on many popular golf courses.

30. Jim Gulsvig, www.jdog.net

In the online world of inbound marketing, it is very important to create backlinks that support your business.
To measure ROI, business owners must promote, track, and analyze their websites and digital brands so that targeted and effective marketing occurs. As website traffic increases, so do opportunities to monetize that website via direct sales, affiliate marketing, and/or advertising (i.e. Adsense).

31. Nilyn Matugas, www.abovepreciousrubies.com

Website monetization doesn’t happen overnight. For individual bloggers like me, it means building my site through providing better contents for my readers, using the social media to widen my scope and through the help of other bloggers that I met along the way and became friends with while doing the same gesture for them. Passion is what drives me to keep going and if you do something you love, the funds will just follow.

32. Justin Linden, www.blackwalnutkitchenandbath.com

I am not a professional digital marketing guru, but I do have some good common sense and do what I think others will like when they reach my website. Simplicity is what I strive for and what I mean about that is that the website’s content constantly answers as many of the 5W’s as possible (Who, What, Where, When and Why) in a clear and concise manner. The next most important thing to me is that the images or pictures on the site must be visually appealing and affirm the “How it’s done” question. In our case, substantially all the images on our site are ones that we take for our projects because people are looking for something real that they could envision in their own home. There are a few stock images that we sometimes use on our blog, but we try to keep theses at a minimum because we have found that people can see the difference between your actual work and that of a stock photograph.

33. Hayley Clyburn, www.yourstwincerely.com

As a part-time blogger and full-time mama, I’ve found that most companies who reach out to me regarding sponsored posts, giveaways, guest posts, etc. prefer to barter by providing me with free products or services to review and/or giveaway in return for my time and posts. As a full-time stay at home mama, this works perfectly because we get to attend fun events and try new products at no cost. Social media creates a very successful platform for sharing posts and giving shout-outs to amazing companies who I am pleased to partner with. Creating positive relationships with companies and organizations that mesh with your brand is important in running a successful blog.

Final Thoughts

As you can see with the following blogging experts that many of them have to put in the proper time by coming up with new content that gives the most to those who might be searching for their material. We’ve also seen that in order to become successful in monetization of your website, there are a variety of different tactics to use from Adsense, PPC, affiliate programs, and even different types of ads.

What you use all depends upon your style and how you choose to market yourself. What’s important is that you take some of the tips that you learned today and apply them to your blogging in order to help increase sales and traffic to really drive up your revenue each and every month. Pretty soon, you will be the one giving advice on different techniques to use to increase monetization techniques.

Which blogger inspired you, and which monetization tips will you use for your blog?

Posted by Wendy Dessler

Wendy is a super connector who helps businesses find their audience online through outreach, partnerships and networking. She frequently writes about the latest advancements in digital marketing and focuses her efforts on developing customized marketing plans depending on the industry and competition.

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