Are you looking for a way to make money with WordPress, but don’t want to go out and get another job? Would you like to learn how to increase your income by working online, straight from the comforts of your home, possibly without even getting out of your pajamas? If you answered yes to either (or both) of these questions, you are in the right place.
In this article, you will learn eleven ways to make money with WordPress. A few of them may take a while to learn and perfect, but others you can start using today, potentially earning you more income by the time the clock strikes midnight tonight. If you have not created your blog, you can learn how to do one by reading article
In the end, it is up to you how profitable you are with any of these suggestions. You can make nothing or you can make a million dollars. Your ability to succeed is based on your ingenuity, creativity, ability to reach your target market, and unwavering perseverance.
As long as you continue to learn from your mistakes, perfect your steps, and choose to do the best you can, then you will win in the end.
Below are some few information that you are about to learn:
1. Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate Marketing is basically recommending a product to people in your niche and getting a referral commission for every time someone buys through your link. You do this by promoting products or services to your
website visitors and email subscribers. If the product or service resonates with these people, they will click on your affiliate link, purchasing the product while you get a commission.
Where to find products to promote?
2. Google Adsense PPC Advertising
Adsense PPC allows publishers (i.e Bloggers) to make money by displaying ads on their websites.
You get paid for every time a user clicks on the ad. Each click can be anywhere from $0.20 to $5 per click. When your site has enough traffic, you can make hundreds or thousands of dollars each month.
You can apply for Adsense Program though Google has very strict rules, so it’s hard to get approved most times.
3. Sell Ad Space Directly
Another way to monetize your website is by simply selling your own ad space directly to willing advertisers. You can set different price for each space. i.e: “Sidebar banner ads will cost $xxx per month” depending on the number of visitors you get. It is always better to charge a flat rate instead of CPM (Cost Per Thousand Impressions). With flat rate charge, you don’t need to keep track of views or clicks.
4. Sell Sponsored Posts & Articles
An alternative way to monetize a blog is through sponsorships. But this requires a lot of hard work – First you have to build steady traffic to your site with a super engaged community. Secondly, gather details of your traffic stats, social media following, audience demographics, and then approach companies to negotiate a sponsorship deal.
Basically, the company pays you to represent their product, talk about it, and promote it to your loyal readers.
5. Sell Your Own eBook Or Online Courses
Selling an ebook or online course is another way to make money online with wordpress.
For ebooks, you can take some of your old blog posts and turn them into a book and then create ecovers with Snappa or Canva. Selling your ebooks on WordPress is easy with a plugin. You can use Easy Digital Downloads to sell ebook.
Also, you can create your video courses with Free Cam 8. This tool allows you create screencasts, edit recorded videos with no watermark or time limits. Once you are done creating your courses, you can use a learning management system (LMS) plugin like LearnDash or MemberPress to deliver the course to your audience.
6. Offer Freelance Services or Consulting Business
Your new website or blog is a perfect place to feature your freelancing services. You do this by adding “hire me” page on your website or blog, showcasing your portfolio services and evidence of past work. This will help increase your chances of getting hired.
You could also offer consultancy services, advice and strategy so that your clients can become more effective.
All these does not require startup investment. All you need is to create a page on your existing blog or website so users can request more information.
7. Create a Paid Membership Site
You can make money with your blog or website by having your readers pay to access certain content or areas of your website. A members-only area can include a more in-depth blog posts, downloads, videos and audio content. This monetization model is great because it brings recurring revenue via monthly or yearly subscriptions.
There are many paid and free plugins that can help you create membership sites. It doesn’t matter if your blog is new or old. I recommend using MemberPress. You can also use any of the following Restrict Content Pro, WooCommerce Memberships or aMember Pro
8. Create a Paid Directory or Business Page
Another great way of making money online with WordPress is to create a directory or listing website. You can then charge people for listing or subscribing to the page.
9. Create a Job Board
Setting up a job board on your website is another simple, easy way to collect additional money when people are accepting different job offers from various companies or individuals. Also companies who want to advertise an open position to your audience can pay you to submit a listing.
10. Create An Online Store And Sell Physical Products
With WordPress, it is very easy to create an online shop in minutes or even add a shop to your existing blog or website. All you need to do is to install and activate the free WooCommerce plugin on your site.
11. Develop WordPress Plugins & Themes
If you have know how to create a good-looking websites, and also how to code in PHP, you could start creating your own WordPress themes and plugins to sell.
Once you are done, you can start selling your premium plugins on site like ThemeForest, or on your own WordPress site.
WordPress theme development is very lucrative but requires hard work. See below images. Can you see the number of sales they made in so much short time? Staggering 173,116 at $59 in 5 years – i.e. $10,213,844
I hope this guide will help you with the process to making money with wordpress. If you are confused or have questions, feel free to let me know via the comments section below.
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