Blogging is listed as one of the best ways to make money online in Nigeria. A lot of Nigerians have ventured into the blogging business, however, not all of them have tasted success. This article tends to provide you with tips on how to make money from your blog in Nigeria.
Many people read the success stories of bloggers like Linda Ikeji, Uche Pedro, etc and they decided to start a blog with the intent to make money. Some of them succeeded, others abandoned their blog after a few months of creating it.
If you have a blog and you fail to understand the reason why that blog exists, generating income off that blog would be difficult. It is equally important to know that you must understand what blogging entails before you start blogging.
What is Blogging and Who Is a Blogger?
Blogging refers to the activity of creating content on an online platform, which is known as a blog. A blogger is one who makes posts and publications on a blog.
Blogging went from being an online journal to a business where you can actually earn passive income from the internet.
Blogging is one of the profitable online businesses which you can do from your home. It requires a laptop, internet connection, and writing skills to handle a blog.
If you already have a blog and you find it difficult to make money off your blog, these five tips will give you clues on how you can make money blogging in Nigeria.
1. Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate Marketing is the act of recommending a product or promoting a service to people to earn. You do not necessarily need to own the product, instead, you are paid commissions by the owner of the product if you are able to get people to get that product or service.
There are many local and foreign affiliate programs you can join. As an affiliate, you are provided with banners and links to promote your blog or social media handles. You get a commission whenever someone clicks your link or banner and gets that product.
2. Sell A Product or Service
Another way to earn from your blog is to sell your own products. Unlike affiliate marketing, you only get a share of the sale, but when you sell your products or service, you keep your earnings to yourself.
You can sell digital products like cryptocurrency, eBooks, courses or sell physical products such as clothes, shoes, phones, electronics to your blog visitors.
3. Google Adsense
Many bloggers adopt Google Adsense as their first choice blog monetization method. Adsense is a contextual ad program owned by Google LLC, they share ad revenue to publishers, who are the bloggers. As a Google Adsense Publisher, you are provided with links and banners to embed in different sections of your website. You get paid when an ad is clicked and shown to your blog readers. You can withdraw your Adsense earnings when you reach the minimum threshold of $100.
Although YouTube is a video streaming platform, it boasts of a monetization structure. Here, video creators and vloggers get to earn money when they upload their videos and get views on it.
You can make money online without paying anything by owning a YouTube channel. In the same way, you can create a YouTube channel for your blog and upload videos on it. Embed the videos on your blog sidebar and in your blog posts.
Recommend the videos to your blog readers, tell them to watch and subscribe. With time, you will build an audience and when your channel is ripe for monetization, you will earn money from your videos in no time.
5. Extra Tips
Making money from a blog is easy but not without traffic. You need a decent flow of traffic to make money from your blog. Without traffic, your blog is just empty.
Therefore, you have to build your blog engagement and increase your traffic. When you have good traffic, advertisers and companies will contact you to place advertisements or sponsor a post on your blog.
We hope that this post has provided you with ideas on how you can make money from your blog. Starting a blog doesn’t guarantee that you will make money from it. You need to put in work and be consistent, if you do this, you will be able to make money from your blog.
About the Author
This is a guest post made by Nwawulu Gracious Zara. He owns some blogs such as Makingmoneyinnigeria.com.ng where he provides business tips and online income ideas for Nigerians.