The best ways of monetizing a lifestyle blog

If you have a lifestyle blog that has at least 1000 subscribers, or 10000 monthly visitors, then you can make a substantial amount of money. Very often lifestyle bloggers do not have the internet marketing knowledge required to convert a blog into a money making machine. If you are one of those, then this guide is for you.

In this blog post, I will show some of the best known methods that you can use to monetize your lifestyle blogs.

monetizing a lifestyle blog

Create your own products or someone else’s

Have you seen the business model of Etsy?

It sells crowd-produced items to the world. People like buying handmade stuff because they have limited availability and because of that they can proudly brag to their friends about how exclusive all their stuff is.

If you have any talent, you should sell it on your blog. If you’re a musician, a single or an album is a product that you can sell. If you are a fashion person, you can create an eBook on various styles for various purposes and sell those to your audience. If you are into art, you can sell digital copies of your paintings.

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You may be surprised to see how many people are willing to support you by paying for your craft.

But, what if you are not creative enough to create your own product? You can sell other people’s stuff!

Etsy has an affiliate program, so next you write a blog post, link to some of Etsy’s products. Every time somebody will click on that link to make a purchase, you will get a commission. Now, this commission won’t be much, but don’t think about per sale earnings, think about how much you can earn if you are able to drive more traffic to your site.

You can also take a look at sites like Clickbank and Commission Junction, they have products in every niche and you will something to promote to your audience. The commission paid for eProduct range from 75% to a whopping 90%.

Target social sites and drive sales through social media

Ranking on Google for lifestyle keywords in going to be difficult, this is because lots of popular news websites online cover lifestyle topics like health, fashion, art etc. It is very difficult for a new lifestyle blog to outrank of old ones in Google.

So, the second best way to get traffic to a lifestyle blog is through social sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Build your business’ online presence by being actively involved in all these communities. You will not only find like-minded people there, but also people who will buy your products and services.

If you have products to promote, Pinterest is your best bet!
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