Last Updated on June 9, 2020 by Husain Parvez
If you are looking for ways to make more money during the COVID-19 pandemic while staying safe at home, you should consider starting a blog.
While you may have heard that blogging isn’t the money-maker it once was, blogging can still be a lucrative starting point. While blogs themselves are not as easily monetized, you will be able to make content that people pay for as well as working with sponsors on some of your other social media platforms as you build a following.
Why Companies Love Micro-influencers
If you are worried that the topics you want to blog about aren’t important enough for sponsors to pay you to post about their products – do not worry. In reality, micro-influencers are much more effective at getting companies returns than the Kim Kardashians of the world.
If there are products you already know and love that you want to share with your followers – contact the company directly with a sample of the post you would like to make and see if they are willing to collaborate with you.
How To Get Your Followers To Make You Money
Sometimes, the best way to make money on your blog is to ask your followers for it directly. In order to do this, once you create your own blog, you will then start posting paywall content on this blog.
The content you post that you are charging money for needs to be premium content. These need to be well-designed ebooks or other types of instructional guides that people will find value in.
While ebooks are best for passive income, you can actually make money in many other ways, particularly during the pandemic. For instance, if you are writing a cooking blog, you can offer Zoom cooking classes. Your followers will be able to cook with you from the safety of their homes, and you will be able to teach them how to make amazing meals right in their very own kitchen.
If you are writing a knitting blog, you can post patterns for sale for passive income, while simultaneously offering knitting hours where your followers can pay for a bit of their time in order to show you their projects and get help over Zoom on the parts of the project where they are getting stuck.
Other Ways To Monetize Your Blog
Now that you have talked to potential sponsors and given your followers ways to support you directly, there are still other things that you can do to monetize your blog. For instance, be sure to turn on Google AdSense in order to make money off of the ads any of your customers click.
If you don’t want ads on your blog, you can also sign up for Amazon Affiliates and other affiliate programs and write product round-ups of your favorite products. When your customers buy the products you are recommending, you will get a kick-back from their purchase. This is a great way to keep building your blog income