Want to know how to make money blogging?
Well, you’re not the only one and we’re not going to waste anymore of your time.
We understand there are plenty of guides out there on how to make money online, but we want to make this one different.
In this guide, we are not going to show you how to start and market your blog. We assume you already have a blog ready to be monetized.
If you don’t have a blog yet, please check out our step-by-step beginner’s guide to creating a WordPress blog.
Without wasting time, let’s get started…
Best ways to make money blogging
In this section, we’re listing the opportunities you can apply to make money blogging in South Africa.
But you must know, it’s not going to be a walk in the park. It’s going to take a lot of your time, dedication and effort to make this work permanently.
You’re also going to come across so many myths and lies about making money blogging for beginners. But please don’t focus on those, you can make money with your blog even if you’re just a beginner.
Here’s the list of the best ways you can monetize your blog in South Africa.
1. Affiliate Marketing
We’ve put affiliate marketing first because South African bloggers don’t really have many opportunities as compared to the international bloggers.
And it’s the best way to making money blogging.
Here you will get affiliate offers from companies depending on the quality of your blog traffic.
You will receive banners and other web services from those companies that wants to partner with your blog.
When blog readers click through ad banners and buy products, you will earn a commission in return.
We have worked with the following affiliate facilitators and have earned great rewards.
Ads are the best to make you money blogging online.
Many South African bloggers use Google AdSense to monetize own blogs.
And it works, we’ve been using AdSense for over 4 years now.
I also know a company that made over R1 million in one year.
However, advertising is no longer the same – IT’S CHANGED. People ignore ads nowadays.
You also need to have a lot of traffic, in order to make something from AdSense. And new blogs are being launched every day.
You can sign up and join for Google AdSense here.
3. Promote a Business
You can approach companies which you know are hiring right now or launching a new product.
You can either place a banner that will link to the post or write a sponsored article about the job post or product launch.
And the business pays you once off fee or whichever model you prefer.
That’s how you make money blogging.
In most cases, companies will approach you to do a product review they’re offering.
4. Sponsored Posts
You can start accepting sponsored posts.
You work hand in hand with companies that will publish content in your blog niche.
You must inform readers that this is a sponsored post because you do not want to lose their trust.
5. Online Courses
People around the world loves to learn.
If you solve people’s problems in South Africa, then you can make money with your blog and online courses.
You can sell your courses and eBooks online on the blog.
People will buy them, only if they add undeniable value to their lives.
Blogging is the best way of selling your services to the right audience.
If have a digital agency, you can start advertising your business on the blog to drive more sales.
NeilPatel for example, is using the same strategy. On the blog NeilPatel.com, he doesn’t have advertising banners or anything like that.
He teaches people digital marketing, at the same time showing them how his team with proper tools can help advance your business.
That’s selling your services through a blog and making revenue with blogging.
Here’s a list of other services you can offer with your blog:
- Social Media Manager
- Project Manager
Can you really make money blogging in South Africa?
A big YES!
We’ve been making money blogging since 2015.
We have shared our experience with friends and colleagues. One of our students made R14 000 in 6 months with blogging.
Want to know the best part?
Do it right and you can make money blogging for the rest of your life.
You just need to put in the work. Stay up to date with digital and content marketing.