How to Make money blogging as a student(2021 guide)

How to make money blogging

“How can I make money blogging as a student? ” This has been the recurring question on my desk every single day. And I am happy to tell you that in this article I will be unleashing an in-depth analysis on blogging and will walk you through the process of making money as a student through blogging. I will fully equip you with full knowledge on how to make money blogging as a student.

Before we proceed, I will shed light on what a blog is, for the newbies reading this article. According to MERRIAM WEBSTER DICTIONARY, a blog is:

a regular feature appearing as part of an online publication that typically relates to a particular topic and consists of articles and personal commentary by

one or more authors.

Merriam Webster dictionary

How to make money blogging

There are lots of ways you can make money as a blogger and I must confess blogging is a great way to start making cool cash into your bank account. But get this into your skull blogging isn’t a get-rich-quick scheme, like other businesses you need to be hardworking and ready to invest.

This article will be incomplete if I didn’t teach you guys how to own a blog of your own but lucky for you I’ve written a good tutorial on that which you can read at any time, read it here, and if you already own a blog you can continue reading.

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Affiliate marketing

I will not deceive you, affiliate marketing is one of the best ways you can make money as a blogger. In as much as you have huge traffic and you’re targeting the right audience, affiliate marketing is your best shot.

Write content about a particular product that’s in high demand put your affiliate link and each time a purchase is made through that link there will be a commission for you. I will list some profitable and high-paying affiliate programs you can join below.

  1. Amazon associate
  2. CJ Affiliate
  3. Apple affiliate program
  4. Jumia affiliate program
  5. Konga affiliate program

Google Adsense/Ad networks

Another way to make money as a blogger is by applying for an ad network program like Google Adsense, which is the most paying and most preferable by publishers and/or content creators. Listed below are also some Ad networks you can join.

  1. Propeller ads
  2. Adsterra
  3. Magnet
  4. Ad ash
  5. Infolinks

There are lots of ads out there that I didn’t mention here, you can make further research. Before applying for any of the Adnetwork make sure you already have huge traffic because without a traffic you ain’t gonna make a dime.

Selling of Online Courses/Digital Product

If you have a lot of readers that trust your brand, they won’t hesitate to buy anything you’re selling to them. You can prepare a tutorial on how to get rich in one week, how to start a successful blog etc, and they will buy the tutorial since they already trust you.

Sponsored post/Selling of Ad space

Another technique for tackling how to make money blogging is by selling Ad space on your already popular blog for a notable amount of money. You can also accept sponsored posts from people who are willing to pay a befitting price as well.

Popular websites like Nairaland, Fzmovies etc, make a lot of money by selling Ad space and sponsored posts.

Selling freelance service

You can make money blogging by selling a freelance skill like:

  1. writing
  2. Web designing
  3. Graphic designing

You will be making money if you’re good at any of the aforementioned gigs. Just create awareness on your blog and input a contact form where a potential client can reach out to you.

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There is no limit to the ways you can make money blogging, you just have to be smart and a committed blogger.

There is no 100% assurance that the above ideas will bring you positive results because it depends on how you utilize them. Though it has worked for many bloggers and still working for some, you should try it out as well. If you have any questions about how to make money blogging as a student, don’t hesitate to contact me via our contact page, and always read our disclaimer, privacy policy and terms and conditions for a better understanding of our services.

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