If you are into music then blogging is a great way to talk about your passion. Blogging isn’t just a great hobby to have but it is also a nice way of earning some extra money.
Monetising your music blog is a simple thing to do and can give you a lot of great earnings if you do it the right way. Here are some tips to help you out.
Set Up A Shop
If you make your own music then it is of course a great idea to start selling it through your website. But you don’t need to be a musician in order to monetise your music blog.
You can even add items like t-shirts or music accessories to your website. For instance, if you are very artistic then drawing posters about different bands that you talk about can be a great idea.
Adding a shop onto your blog will take some technical expertise and it is a good idea to do some research before you try out this option.
Affiliate Programs And Ad Networks
If you are looking for something simpler then affiliate programs and different ad networks might be the right choice for you. The way affiliate programs work is by you linking to the affiliate’s website and when people click the link and purchase the product you are able to receive a certain percentage.
Ad networks such as the Google AdSense also provide you with a certain amount of money depending on the amount of clicks the ads receive on your website. These are both relatively quick to set up and you can earn some good money if you have a good following in your blog.
Sell Ad Space Directly
More lucrative option to affiliate programs is to sell ad space on your blog directly to companies. You will get profit the same way as in the affiliate and ad networks but often the percentage is higher and you are able to negotiate it directly with the company. It also means that you are in charge of deciding what you are advertising on your website.
Contact different independent record stores and online music sites such as Pro Music Tutor website, which offers music lessons to people wanting to learn to play a musical instrument. Make sure you do pick up companies that somehow relate to your blog and which would interest your readers.
Improve Traffic To Your Website
The key to making the above ways to work the best is to make sure you are getting a constant stream of traffic to your website. The more visitors your blog has the more profit you are going to make.
Read some tips online on how to promote your blog and make sure you learn some basic SEO skills. It is also really important that you network with other bloggers and music forums to ensure your blog gets a lot of exposure.
Make sure you are engaging in social media and always link to your blog so that people who read your comments and profile get to visit your blog.
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Nick is a big music lover and he also likes to find out new ways blogs can be monetised. He is constantly reading up on the latest SEO tips and wants to make sure people can earn some extra money with their blogs.