I get a dozen of mails every week from people asking “how can I make money from my WordPress blog”. Making money online isn’t an easy task but it’s not hard either.
Most of the people start blogging in the hope of making some money, but more than half of them end up without making a dime. I’m not saying making money online isn’t possible, it just takes a lot of efforts that many people aren’t willing to do.
In this post I am going to share some quick ways to start making a few dollars with WordPress in 2013.
1. Freelance Writing
If you have good knowledge of WordPress, PHP, HTML & CSS, than you can start writing tutorials for paid sites like WPTuts+. People like Tom McFarlin, Pippin Williamson & Barış Ünver are already making a good money by writing quality articles.
One thing I love about freelance writing is that the barriers to entry are very low. You can start making money within a week or 2.
2. Start a Membership site
Creating a membership site is very effective way to make money on the internet and works really well in the long run. With WordPress, it’s super easy to setup a membership site.
If you’re just starting out, I’d suggest you to wait for a month or 2 and learn more about your niche. And then build relationship with the experts in your industry.
Here’s a list of some plugins that you can use to start a membership site with WordPress:
3. Start selling Services / consulting
Selling services is something that I’ve been doing since the beginning of my blogging journey. I’ve made good money by selling Premium WordPress Services and I’m still making few hundred dollars every month.
It’s difficult to make money just by selling services or doing consulting because it’s a very wide industry and have huge competition.
4. Affiliate Marketing
Making money with affiliate marketing isn’t an easy way. It requires a lot of hard work in building backlinks, writing content and building email list. I’ve spent an good amount of time in learning how affiliate marketing works.
If you really want to be a successful affiliate marketer, you need to write honest & comprehensive reviews..
3 Reasons why you should start with Affiliate marketing
- You don’t need to create a product
- You don’t have to invest money
- You don’t need to handle payment returns or anything like that.
5. Sell WordPress Themes
People like Orman Clark, Mike McMalister, AJ Clarke makes hundreds of thousands of dollars every month just by selling WordPress themes. If you have good design and development skills, than making money isn’t hard. ThemeForest is a great place to sell themes & templates of all kinds.
If you are good at marketing & managing, than you can create your own theme shop like ThemeFuse or Press75.
How are you making money with your WordPress Blog? Please let us know in the comments below.