When blogging is your business, your income isn’t as stable as it is with a 9-5 job. This might sound like a negative—you never know what to expect—but it is really a positive: you can always find ways to increase your blogging income. Of course, that is easier said than done, right?
Well, not necessarily. There are plenty of fairly simple things you can do to bring in the money. Below are just 5 ways to increase your blogging income.
You ever notice that some stores seem to always have everything on sale? It might seem odd, but it works. People are always chasing a good deal, so if you are offering one, they will come. Of course, you might be wondering what your special offer could be. Think about things like free consultations, eBooks, discounts on items you sell, or something that fits it well with your particular niche.
Increasing your audience increases your income. So work on increasing your audience. One way to do this is to work with other bloggers. You can do a series together, complete guest posts for each other, or just mention and link to each other’s posts. The idea is to help your readers cross over to your respective blogs, benefiting the both of you.
Are you strictly making money through affiliate links? Then it is time to branch out. While this is the number one way to earn money as a blogger, there are other options as well. You can seek out sponsored posts, create and sell your own items, link to your Etsy, Zazzle, or eBay store—really, the possibilities are endless.
While you no doubt already know a lot about it, it is possible that things have changed since you last really read up on it, and even with your continued participation in the community, there are things you might have missed. Look at niche trends, keywords, and other items that change frequently to see where you have fallen behind and how you can improve and start bringing in traffic.
Vlogging is where blogging is going, so you do not want to get left behind. The best thing to do is start getting acquainted with it now. You can do this by creating a vlog or videos that support your blog at least once a week, giving you the chance to learn how to frame, edit, and speak to the camera.