make money with online advertisements
This is the second easiest way to make money online from a technical point of view, because you don’t have to do much to set them up. If you use one of the ad networks I mentioned above, they will actually do all the work for you!
However, what you need is a lot of traffic to be effective. By this I mean at least 30,000 page views before you even want to consider placing ads on your site.
I don’t use ads on all my blogs, but the few I use, I use AdThrive or Mediavine and both are great.
Now I know that the question you ask is how much money I earn for the amount of traffic I get. I get paid every time an ad is displayed on my site, but you get fractions of a cent for each display. For this reason, advertising dollars are measured in CPM.
This means that I earn a $ X amount of money for every 1000 page views.
So with AdThrive / Mediavine, the CPM varies between $ 5 – $ 30 per 1,000 page views, depending on the niche and quality of advertisements.
If I do 100,000 page visits in a month (the minimum that you need to apply to AdThrive), I will make somewhere between $ 500 and $ 2000 for that month. Again, it depends on the topics you write about.
Not bad, but not great considering the other ways you can earn money.
However, ads are the most passive way to make money online. Your only focus is to let people come to your site, which can be challenging in itself.
From May 2018 I will earn approximately $ 15,000 per month in advertising revenue.
2. Affiliate marketing
This is the easiest way to make money online from a technical point of view because you have nothing else to do but place a link on your site.
That link refers to a manufacturer of a product that you pay every time someone buys something.
For example, if I run an auto blog and I sign up for a partner program at an auto parts store, I can link the various auto parts that I like on my blog and people click on the link and buy at the auto parts store. I’m getting a cut.
The commission that you receive depends entirely on the partner program. There is no status quo. I have seen that the percentages vary from 4% to 90%.
However, making money with affiliate marketing is a lot harder than people presenting it. You might think that all you have to do is put a link on your site and then look at the cash flow, but that is not the case.
You have to do a lot of work to convince your audience that they want / need a certain product. If you cannot do that, your left will simply remain unclipped.
I also have a great course on affiliate marketing that shows you all the steps I take to make money with affiliate marketing.
I love to write eBooks because you can make them as simple or complicated as you want. The easiest way to create an e-book is simply to write it in a word processing program (Word, Pages or Google Docs) and export it as a PDF.
There you go. You now have an eBook that the world will love.
eBooks are a great starter for many bloggers because everyone has the tools to make them.
Some people believe that your e-book must be super long to be successful and I have seen 4-page e-books do well and 200-page e-books bomb.
It depends entirely on the subject and which problem you are trying to solve.
If you don’t even want to set up your own website, you can go straight through Kindle Direct Publishing from Amazon to reach millions of people immediately. Of course you face a lot of competition, but I know authors who earn more than $ 40,000 a month with their Kindle books.
I now have one ebook with more in the making:
The 3-day guide to weight loss
Both books are made with Apple Pages, so you don’t need fancy technology to make these things happen.
What service do I use to sell them?
I use DPD for the Pinterest book and SendOwl for the weight loss guide just because I wanted to try out both services and had not found one better than the other.
Curious about creating your own product? Then 6-digit product creation might be the right choice for you.
4. Online courses
Make money with online courses
This is one of the most lucrative ways to make money online if you have an audience.
To earn $ 1,000 with ads (on a good ad network) you need to do between 70,000 – 250,000 page views per month (remember that this depends on the niche). That’s a lot of people!
To make $ 1,000 with affiliate marketing, you may have to sell a few dozen / one hundred items.
With online courses you can earn $ 1,000 by selling only a few (depending on the price).
For example, the current price (from this writing) for the Dare to Conquer All-Course membership is $ 997. To make the site $ 1,000 this month, I have to sell 1 seat.
That does not mean that I have to get 100,000 people to the site. Hopefully it only needs less than 100.
Of these 5 methods, online courses are both the most technically involved and the most time-consuming.
I love teaching people, but I hate the process of taking courses just because I like immediate results.
Online courses need planning and time to get right. At least the good ones.
If you put videos in the mix, it takes even more time.
This takes hours and my throat always hurts when I’m done.
But again, I earn most of my money with online courses, so it’s worth the effort.
5. Membership sites
Technically, the Dare to Conquer is a membership site that happens to contain courses. However, most people consider membership sites as recurring monthly or quarterly fees.
Dare to Conquer has an option where you can pay once and get all current and future courses forever.
It is the same with my website for weight loss, Keto Bootstrap.
Keto Dash – Ketogenic Diet weight loss program
Each of these sites generates more than $ 20,000 a month.
Let me repeat …
EVERY of these sites generates more than $ 20,000 a month.
Membership sites can work in different ways. You can easily offer a forum. You can offer monthly video lessons. You can come up with a number of different things, but you must ensure that you continuously add value to your audience.
Membership sites usually work best if you have an established audience to work with. It is difficult to launch them from the ground up because people join sites of members with the intention of communicating with like-minded people.
If they are the first of the dance and no one shows up for days or weeks, they quickly lose their interest.
More ways to make money online
These are not the only ways to make money online. There are a lot of other options:
The list continues. I have even described 15 other ways to make money with your blog that you should view.
So where are you going from here? If you are interested in starting a blog, I encourage you to start my free 12-day blog bootcamp to get a feel for everything I do to grow a successful blog.
Remember that you don’t have to have as many blogs as I do to earn good money. Most people do it with just one and I can do it just as well, but if I start teaching others how to build successful blogs, I have to show that I can create successful blogs in other niches.
Nobody likes the person who fakes the funk.
Did you know that there are exactly 13,783 steps to create a successful blog?
I just play, I have no idea how many steps there are, but I believe there are many.
In fact, one of the biggest reasons why many bloggers don’t even get off the ground is because they suffer from paralysis analysis.
The others just don’t know what the next step should be.
That is why I created the 12-day blogcamp-bootcamp.
The idea behind it is that once you have a good idea of everything you need to build a successful blog, it will be much easier to take the next step.
Ask yourself what it takes to create a blog that can help you quit your job or relieve some of the stress your family is going through.
The free 12-day blog bootcamp is intended to give you an overview of successful blogs that no one else can offer.
These are the things I do time and again with my blogs, not just my blog to make money. All of them.
Health and fitness
Diet and nutrition
Working from home
Beauty and fashion
My knowledge comes from a place of diversity with the different blogs that I have, so when I say you are going to learn things that you won’t find anywhere else, I mean it.