There are numerous reasons why people start blogging. Many people start blogging simply to have fun. The most successful blogs are those where the blogger has a passionate interest in the subject matter, and can share that passion with readers. Sharing your passion through writing can also translate to a regular stream of income that will probably come in handy should you find yourself out of job one day. Here's sharing 10 great ways to monetize and make money from your blog.
Advertorials form the main chunk of blog revenue. Bloggers spent hours crafting out contents for their readers and should be compensated for their efforts. In Singapore, many brands and media agencies are still reluctant to pay bloggers for their efforts to review products and services. They merely throw a party or deliver free samples to bloggers and expect a post to be published. Bloggers are never hard up for contents (you are in trouble if you ever are) and should be treated with the same level of respect for the main stream and print media.
That is a mindset which the Singapore blog community should try to change. Stop writing free of charge just because you are invited for a food tasting event, receive sample products from a beauty brand or get invited to a party.
Sit down, evaluate the true worth of your social influence and put a price tag on it.
Social channels such as Fan Page, Twitter & Instagram which you have painstakingly build up through your blog can also be monetized for advertisers to reach out to your readers. Needless to say, bloggers will have to judge for themselves if the product or service is suitable for their readers before accepting an assignment.
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