When should you start Monetizing your blog as a business-

When should you start Monetizing your blog as a business?

When should you start Monetizing your blog as a business? This is a frequently asked question among my readers, when is the best time to start monetizing your blog? Is there a right time to start monetizing your blog? As a blogger that is running a business myself, I believe the right time to start monetizing your blog is right NOW!

We wrote an in depth post on how you can start making money from your blog from day one!  What steps should you take as a business in order to successfully start monetizing your blog? Keep reading below to find out.

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WHEN SHOULD YOU START MONETIZING YOUR BLOG AS A BUSINESS?

As we mentioned,  if you started your blog as a way to earn income, then you should start monetizing your blog right away. This does not mean that you will make money on the first day your post your blog, or that you will make $5000 that month. It just means that you are setting yourself up for success and that everyone that lands on your blog will know what you are about from day one.

When should you start Monetizing your blog as a business-

I would hate to go on a blog that I enjoyed following 6 months later to see that they are now selling me things. This would turn me off completely. If I knew from the start that you were running a business and I had interest in your blog, I would continue following you regardless. Just don’t sell me things down the line when you started off as just a fun and interesting blog.

Don’t get me wrong. They are some bloggers that started off just as an outlet to let creativity out and found out that they were ways to monetize their blogs.  

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WHY ARE MOST BLOGGERS HESITANT ABOUT MONETIZING THEIR BLOGS RIGHT AWAY?

The most common answers I get are typically because they are not sure about how to go about it. Most bloggers feel like they are not ready, they do not have an audience to sell too or they are not well established yet. These are all great reasons but this should not stop you from making money online. I made a whooping $83 my first month blogging. Not bad? 

This is why we encourage you to start monetizing your blog right away. With the the right steps, great marketing strategies and an awesome email list you can be as successful as any blogger. Here are 5 side hustles you can start right away.  Don’t let fear stop you from reaching your goals. 

You might also like: 7 Ways to boost your blog income

 

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BUILD A STRONG FOUNDATION TO START MONETIZING YOUR BLOG

If you wan to be successful at making money online, then you need a strong foundation.These include growing a successful email list of engaged readers that you will be able to sell products to or recommend items through affiliate links.  A good list number to have is about a 1000 email subscribers. The more you have, the better, but having a good 1000 will definitely help jump start your monetizing process. 

You will also need all the right platforms in place for monetizing your blog. A few examples of the platform I use are:

Maven X – For promoting my products. I signed up for free, completed my profile in full and I am now making money through it. Don’t forget to complete your profile in full.

Linqia– I use this to get all my sponsored blog posts to earn an income from my blog! 

Facebook Traffic Booster– I created a Facebook e-Book, that you can purchase here to help boost your blog traffic to 30,000 pageviews. The more traffic you have, the more readers you will attract and the more potential income you will make. For a limited time, you can grab the book for 50% off using the code “FACEBOOK10”! 

Increase your blog traffic with social media

Tailwind – I use Tailwind to promote all my products on Twitter. My favorite tool on Tailwind is the tribe feature. You can find out how to use Tailwind on this blog! 

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Fresh books – I use this for all my accounting work for running a successful business. It’s a great program for keeping track of things. It’s a great tool to get yourself organized from the get go.   

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BlueHost– This is my hosting company that I use to host my WordPress website. It has made it easy for me to blog, grow my audience and start monetizing the blog. You can try it here.

 

Awin (CAD) – If you are looking to work with brands, then consider joining Awin today! Start promoting different companies and get paid for it. 

GIVE AFFILIATE MARKETING A TRY!

Affiliate marketing is when you promote someone else’s product or service in exchange for money. It’s the best and easiest way to monetize your blog especially if you do not have products of your own. If you are already doing affiliate marketing, we have a list of over 20+ affiliate programs you can join today in order to start monetizing your blog. Get your FREE copy today:

Affiliate programs for bloggers, boost your blog income with these affiliate sales today!

Once you have your platform and an audience, you are ready to monetize your blog. The rule of thumb is to have at least a 1000 email subscribers in order to monetize your blog. Promote your FREEBIES and watch your numbers grow. You can get at least 1000 email subscribers in 30 days easily. 

NOW THAT YOU KNOW YOU CAN MONETIZE YOUR BLOG, WILL YOU TAKE THE NECESSARY STEPS TO GET STARTED? LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW. 

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45 Comments

  1. Thank you for this post! I am new to blogging and have been reading up on affiliate marketing and other monetization opportunities so this was very helpful to me 🙂

  2. Thanks for sharing
    It`s hard knowing when to start monetizing a blog, I know when I got started and made a mistake of joining Amazon almost immediately without any traffic to my site.As I could not make any sales in the given 180 days, Amazon kicked me out and this meant redoing all my affiliate links and products.This was no fun.
    I see many new bloggers making the same mistake and this is caused by lack of knowledge.
    Just wish I had read your post when I got started, really informative and well explained, thanks for sharing.

    1. Yes amazon is tricky for sure. It’s hard with little traffic. But it is doable with effort and a great strategy!

  3. Some bloggers start off pretty soon without much research about monetizing the blog, but referring to such article will make them learn better and avoid errors. Nice tips with best tools and hosting provider. 🙂

  4. I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the “Blogger Recognition Award” – because your blog is awesome! Here is a link to the announcement post. Read it http://www.homesandhammers.com/2017/06/01/blogger-recognition-award/

  5. This is so helpful, thank you! When I first started blogging, I didn’t even know you could make money and I’ve always been a bit unsure of myself and didn’t know if I could “sell myself” or do things that would make me money. I’ve always struggled with knowing what to do to make money too – tailwind has been a game changer for me though, my pinterest following has more than doubled which has resulted in a nice traffic boost and more AD revenue 🙂

  6. Thank you, Marie! You are such an inspiration to me and I am so happy to see you are growing so quickly! Love this and so glad to see someone in the blogging world who is like-minded and doesn’t think I should wait months and months to monetize!
    XO Sarah

  7. Great tips thanks! I’m just currently trying to do affiliate marketing. In 2 months I’ve only made just over $12, so I’m hoping it will start to grow soon!

  8. Thank you so much for sharing this! I have been thinking about monetizing my blog, but have been holding back because I still do not have much of an online presence. I appreciate the advice! Thank you for all the time you put into this post!

  9. These are all amazing tips! Super impressed that you made so much your first month. I thought I was doing well at around $50! Of course the months since I haven’t been blogging as actively…but this has really motivated me!

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