So, you got a new blog with little traffic. You may think you can’t make money with a new blog. But there are ways you can earn some money while you work on getting your blog traffic up and geared for monetization. Here are 7 Ways to Make Money When You Have No Blog Traffic.
Medium is a platform for bloggers/writers to post their best works and get paid by readers who like goodreads.
How it Works: You join the Medium free Partner Program and you’ll earn money when subscribing members applaud your work. You’ll get paid monthly and it’s also a great vehicle to drive traffic to your site. The highest amount earned by a single Author is $8,390.
Personally, I love reading posts on Medium and applauding good writers feels, well….good!
2. Sponsored Posts
While I don’t have 1,000 Instagram followers or tons of friends on Facebook. I have been able to work with a couple of Influencer Media Agencies which didn’t turn me away because I didn’t have the followers.
Intellifluence has a number of open campaigns you can apply for with little requirements. Payments can be as high as $500 – $25. You can also receive free merchandise from sponsors.
Massive Sway does have campaigns which require a number of followers but they do offer other campaigns with fewer requirements.
If your needing more information about sponsored posts and how to get started, check out:
3. Donations to Your Blog via Inklplay
Inklpay allows your readers to tip you to read content. Readers will see the first part of a post and then if they want more, Inklpay will prompt them to tip 10 cents to continue reading the article.
Inklpay will give you marketing material to warm up your audience for tipping donations. Your readers also have the option of purchasing bulk tips through Patreon.
Patreon moves your readers to members with access to exclusive content. If you have a fan base or premier content, you can make the move to blog monetization with Patreon.
Job Boards for Bloggers
There is a good number of job boards who are looking for bloggers that are good writers. Your blog posts experience is your resume!
Job Boards Include:
Write for Other Bloggers
There are literally tons of blogger websites who will pay for guests post. Some blogs will pay up to $100 for posts. It can be lucrative for you!
Here are some resources to find gigs.
Freedom with Writing – Subscribe to receive a list of 50 Blogs that Pay Writers $50 per posts.
Jeff Bulas.com – Jeff’s blog has a list of 20 Blog Sites that pay $100 per article.
Living for Naptime – Pay up to $50
Start your own Side Service
Many successful bloggers have services listed on their blogs as a means of making extra money on the side of their regular blogging income. Read how you can offer some of these 10 Blog Side Services. It list great examples of Mom bloggers who have successful side services.
Many banner ads have thresholds to payout but I’ve a couple with low to no pay-out threshold.
FOMO means fear of missing out. You won’t be missing out on money with FOMO because there’s no minimum payout threshold. You’ll get paid monthly regardless of how much you make. Hey, a cup of free coffee is nice!
Another great advantage of FOMO is being able to design your ads. You can change the ads shape and background colors to fit the branding of your site.
Get Paid: Monthly – No minimum payment threshold
Pros: Don’t have to worry about CTR, you get paid for impressions
Cons: Limited to ad placement and no native ads
Tip: You can run FOMO simultaneously with other Ad Agencies since their ads are contained to certain areas.
Is another premium ad network for that has no minimum traffic threshold for bloggers. As one of the oldest advertising companies, Chitika works with well known advertisers and will uphold the integrity of your blog. In better words, it won’t look spammy.
Get Paid: Every 30 days
Pros: No minimum criteria to join and quality ads.
Cons: Minimum threshold of $50 to get paid
So, if your getting a little discouraged because your blog isn’t bringing in money like you would like, try some of these 7 items above. You gotta pound the keyboard and make some money!