Once you have regular views on your blog you can start to convert those views to money.
Serving ads to your users is one of the oldest ways to make money online, advertising giants like google allow you to set up Adsense which enables you to add adverts to your website/blog with ease and start making money.
There are also a number of other providers who will pay you for having their ads on your website. Which you can find on the web.
These advertisements tend to pay either per click or per impression, be sure to read the terms and conditions to understand the payment structure of the advertisements you decide to use.
Always ensure that ads are relevant to your brand, this will help you and the advertiser as it helps the advertiser reach the right kind of people and shows your users content they may actually be interested in.
Also try to ensure that ads are not to intrusive as this may lead to users using your site less or not at all!
Another less common way of making money through ads is through sponsors, you can ask companies and brands related to your brand if they would like to sponsor your website/blog. This will mean you will sell them some advertisment space on your website for a fixed period of time and they will pay you for this.
Oberlo is a great service that helps you easily publish products from Ali express, an online Chinese retailer.
Oberlo allows you to search through Ali Express to find products you want to sell on Shopify and then import them directly into your store no fuss! You can set your own markups on how much you want to make on each product and choose to set a specific penny price.
You can even semi automatically order the products your customers order using Oberlo!
All of this makes setting up a Shopify online store with drop shipping very easy.
Find out more by watching the video below or following this link.
The process of attracting prospective customers and raising awareness of a product or service.
Marketing is one of the biggest source of income online, all it involves is reach the right people online and introducing them to a product or service.
By doing this you can make money and there is many ways that you can get started very easily.
One of the main ways you can use marketing to make money is through affiliate schemes. For the majority of internet services you can find an affiliate scheme that you can sign up to you and get started straight away.
For those of you who aren’t aware of what an affiliate scheme is allow me to explain.
All companies want to attract new customers, one of the ways they do this is through affiliate schemes, this means that you get a customer to sign up to their service using your special link and you get paid commission for giving them a new customer. It’s that simple!
Some affiliate schemes even provide content you can use on your site such as banners or images which help to attract people to use your links.
There two ways of finding affiliate schemes, you can either search for <company name> affiliates using a search engine or you can sign up to CJ affiliate which is a company who provides access to thousands of affiliate schemes. You can simply search the site and find the affiliate schemes you want to use and get referral links and earn money.
Another way you can make money with marketing is by starting an online store, you can find out more in our article about it here.
Starting a blog can be a quick and easy way to make some money online.
The easiest way to get started with a blog is to get a WordPress account, once you've signed up and registered you can get to work straight away!
You only need to dedicate a small amount of time a day to keep your blog growing and gain following.
The best thing is you can start a blog about literally anything from your day to day life to puppies, so long as you can keep it updated with regular content and engage and interest people to read what you write you can use it as the topic for your blog.
Once you have a blog started the best way to promote it is through your social media account. Tell all your friends and family to share it and read it and you instantly have people reading your blog. Then you just need to get people to return by keeping your content up to date, fresh and exciting.
The next step after you have built a following is to monetise your blog, you can learn more about this in our post here.
The internet is full of advertisements at the moment and you can utilise many of the different services available to help you market your products or services to customers. Below is a few that we think are useful to get you started.
Facebook has over a billion users a day! Thats a huge audience that you can promote your product too. Facebooks Business Manager Adverts facility also allows you to target specific demographics that are suitable to the product you are marketing and set a daily budget for how much you want to spend targeting these people.
Google is one of the biggest advertisement platforms on the internet. Google will provide you with the ability to target potential customers based on specific keywords and specific countries and like Facebook set a daily spend amount for your advertisement.
Asides from the normal advertisement platforms provided on social media sites another method of advertisement is through paid posts. You can contact pages that have lots of followers who you think would be interested in your products and pay them upwards of £50 for them to do a post promoting your product.
So you may have heard of drop shipping, but what is it? Allow me to explain.
The typical business model of a shop is a store has suppliers who they buy products from in bulk and then sell to their customers.
This has a few downsides such as having to spend money up front, the risk of not selling all of the products and the costs of storing them. Drop shipping removes these issues and allows you to only order the stock that you have sold.
So how it works is a you advertise a product your supplier sells, when a customer purchases a product you order that product from the supplier and give them the customers address and they ship it directly to your customer. Simple right!
This way you don’t have to worry about ordering stock that won’t sell, you don’t have to risk your money up front in stock and no storage fees.
If you have a Shopify store theres even an app you can get that allows you to directly integrate drop shipping into your store which takes away all of the hassle of writing descriptions for the products you want to sell. This leaves you much more time to focus on attracting customers to your store.
This App is called Oberlo, it allows simple and easy integration with your Shopify store and drop shipping suppliers. Find out more in out article here.
To learn about different methods of attracting customers to your store read our post on different marketing methods here.