There’s more value to monetizing your online content than just simple dollars.
You create content everyday. So why not make a pretty penny while you’re at it? Online companies seem to be doing pretty well making billions off of your content anyway. Why let someone sip your soup while you’re cutting the onions? Here’s a few ideas on how to monetize your content and get a piece of your pie. Spoiler alert: There’s a lot of love, trust, and value-giving in the process!
Blog About What You Love
The blog is the ultimate place to monetize your content.
In fact, you already blog everyday and just don’t realize it (can anyone say “Hello, Social Media?”). S
o really, you are not doing much different by just blogging. The end goal of a blog is to gain enough of a following by sharing your story, your content, and your voice online.
By having enough of an audience, you are able to run ads on your blog that are relevant to your audience’s interests. Case in point here, blog about what you love because you are going to be creating a lot of content.
Even if you feel your interest is very obscure or niche, remember, it’s a big wide world out there on the internet. You are bound to find your tribe if you spend a little research time sniffing them out.
Relationships Create Opportunities
Now that you have an awesome tribe of like-minded, similarly-interested people, you can have fun making some great content together with your audience or fellow bloggers.
User-Generated Content describes content created by everyday people, as opposed to content created by brands or companies.
Rather than seeing your audience as your loyal fan base, be in the mindset of creating a community and treating people who follow your blog as such.
What’s the difference?
People in a community are more likely to engage, interact, and feel a sense of belonging. Isn’t that a great way for people to interact with your online content?
Give Value, Give Value, Give Value
As you have astutely noticed, we have barely talked about making a single dollar. That’s because building trust is the hugely important first step in any endeavor.
Building trust involves giving value, giving value, and then giving more value to your community without asking anything in return.
Along the way, you can set up a donation page your community can give to. But if your audience feels you are just doing something to make a quick buck off them, they will quickly hit the ‘X’ off your page.
Once your audience trusts you are genuine, authentic, and the real deal, you can offer eBook sales, online courses, or sell physical products
Word Up: Content Lifestyle
It is all about people.
We hope you learned the first step to doing anything is about relationships, building trust, and being genuine.
Rather than spending years and years creating content so the right audience can find you, a Swomi Flyer will drive your perfect tribe to you without the wait!