11 different blogging jobs to earn money with very little investment
Guest post by Jakob Matthews
College students who are in great debt but still want to continue their education must read this article. You will be surprised to know that you can not only pay all off your debt but also earn extra passive income to fulfill your other daily needs.
Blogging jobs can offer you some of the best ways to make money online. There are thousands of bloggers all over the country who are already doing this. On average they are earning $500 – $1000 per month. You can do the same! Below are 11 different blogging jobs to earn money with very little investment.
#1 | Google Adsense
Google Adsense program is the best way to get started for every blogger. It is basically a contextual advertising program that pays you whenever visitors click ads on your blog. For novice bloggers Google Adsense gives them an opportunity to easily earn $500 – $5000 per month consistently month after month. Once your blog is ready you can apply for the Adsense Program. A blog with great content gets approved quickly by Google.
So focus on creating content that is valuable to your readers and addresses their concerns. If CPC (Cost Per Click) is $.50 and CTR is 4% then for per 1000 views you can easily earn $20. For a month it would be 30 X $20 = $600. If you are willing to put in the extra effort then you can earn even more. So focus on creating quality content for your readers.
#2 | Vlogging
If writing is not your cup of tea then you can become a vlogger aka video blogging. You create all kinds of videos and upload them on YouTube for the world to see. However you have to be creative with your videos if you want the world to watch it. You can create prank videos, tutorials, reviews, tips & tricks, news & gossips, monologues, etc.
Whatever you are comfortable with. Once your videos start getting views you can monetise with the YouTube partner program and generate revenue either by ads or selling products.
#3 | Ad Space Selling
If for some reason you don’t like Adsense program or want to be independent then you can contact businesses and sell them ad space directly. You will show ads of companies on your blog and in return they pay you a flat fee on a daily or weekly basis. For showing one thumbnail ad you can earn $50 – $1000 per week depending upon how popular your blog is. However this option is for bloggers who have a loyal readership.
#4 | Paid Reviews Writing
Writing paid reviews is a great way to make money from blogging. In fact, for many bloggers writing paid reviews is the main source of income. Their entire blog is geared for running paid reviews. Here you write positive reviews for different companies and their products. And in return you get paid for each review you write. As long as publishing paid reviews doesn’t affect your readership you should be fine with it.
#5 | Publishing Sponsored Posts
You just publish someone else posts on your blog. Unlike paid reviews where you write the review here you don’t do anything. You just take client’s article and publish as it is on your blog. In return they pay you for publishing their article. For one sponsored post you can earn $100 to $5000 depending upon the popularity of your blog. Companies are willing to pay any amount if they like your blog.
#6 | Offering Premium Membership
There are blogs whose content is so great that people are more than willing to pay for it. This model is not new. Almost every major newspaper like New York Times, Washington Post etc offer paid membership to read their content. You can also do the same thing. You can offer premium membership to readers who want to read more content in your blog. You charge on monthly basis. Like for each month they need $2 – $5 to become a member of the blog.
#7 | Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing is perhaps one of the most popular blogging jobs. You sell products of a third party vendor to the readers of your blog. The best part of affiliate marketing is you don’t have to create a product you just sell it on someone else behalf. Most of the times you sell digital products like eBooks and downloadable software. You earn commission for each sale. In USA there are young affiliate marketers who are earning up to $10,000 per month.
#8 | Ecommerce Merchandise Selling
You can also sell physical products like apparels, gadgets, fashion accessories, furniture, home appliances etc through your blog. If the blog is geared towards Ecommerce merchandise then instead of selling digital products you can sell Εcommerce products. Right now Ecommerce products are very hot and there is no dearth of customers online. Hence, you can become an Amazon Affiliate and earn commissions between 8% – 30% for various products.
#9 | Consultancy and Tutoring
Once you’ve become famous you can become a blogging consultant. Many established bloggers are now digital marketing and blogging consultant. They consult individuals and companies on how they can start a blog and connect with people online.
You can conduct online sessions via Skype and charge them a fee for per hour basis. Charges could be $150 – $2000 an hour depending upon how big of a blogger you are. You can also give paid speeches at seminars and workshops.
#10 | Buying & Selling Blogs
Buying and selling blogs can be very profitable. This business is also known as website flipping. You buy an undervalued blog, make some changes and sell it at a price 10 times higher. The point is how low you buy it in a lucrative niche and sell 10 to 15 times higher. If you can flip a blog each week then you can earn 5 figures income monthly. But this is a serious business.
#11 | Donations
If you are running a blog for a cause and there is a very little chance profiting from it then you can ask for donations. Donations can help you raising enough money to not only run your blog but also earn an extra income.
So these were some of the best paying online blogging jobs for college students. You can choose any one of them and get started.