In the past few years, Blogging has come a long way. Those days, people used to start a blog on free platforms like WordPress, Blogspot to share their knowledge and experiences and less opportunities to make money blogging. But in modern days, there are many ways to make money from Blogging in India and all other countries to achieve financial independence. In this guide, we’ll learn more about the best ways to earn from Blogging business in India.
Nowadays, blogging is one of the most profitable businesses in India and it has become a serious profession for many people in India. I live in India and I’ve been blogging and making money over 9 years now. (Being a full-time blogger for the past 6 years).
I started my first blog during 2013 to share my experience and knowledge to others. As I’ve technical background, I used to write technical guides about Windows operating systems and fixes for Windows issues. And I didn’t really know that I could make money from a blog and I never even thought about it.
After 2 years I learned that there are several ways to earn money from blogging if our blog or website has decent web-traffic. So it’s an open secret that if you want to make money using your blog then you must have more traffic to your blog. The more traffic you get the more money you can earn from blogging.
Alright, in this guide you’ll learn the genuine ways on how to earn money from blogging in India and it’s applicable for all global readers.
Top 10 Ways to Make Money from Blogging in India
We have listed the genuine ways to earn from blogging in India. All these methods to earn from blogging are easy to achieve if you follow this guide carefully.
1. Display Ads
Showing display ads on your blog is one of the easiest ways to use a low-maintenance method of making money from a blog. Yes, the super example of display ads method is “Google AdSense“. There are many bloggers in India including me who make money from blogs using Google AdSense advertisement network.
The reason why I’ve mentioned AdSense is #1 way to earn money from blogging in India is you do not need to do anything except placing AdSense ad code on your blog. Once you’ve got an approved Google AdSense account, just copy adsense code on your blog (back-end). That’s all, Google AdSense’s ads will start displaying on all pages and posts of your blog or website.
Remember, your blog should get more traffic in order to earn decent money from AdSense. Also based on the traffic from top countries will help you to earn more money from Google AdSense. For instance, if your blog gets most of the traffic from the top countries like US, UK, Middle-East, Europe then you’ll surely make more money as compared with the traffic from India.
The monetization trick is very simple for blogs which have more information with a low scope of selling products or services. Ensure that you’re writing posts not only for earning money and to provide more information for your readers. So try to add more valuable information based on the topic which you are blogging about.
Below is the screenshot of my earnings from Google AdSense. This will show you based on the traffic (like amount and Geo location) you can earn from AdSense.
Ad Networks to Earn Money from Blog in India
However, I’m using Google AdSense as this is the most popular way to make money from blogging in India. The earning opportunities in Google AdSense are high and more chances to get clicked on your ads. Because Google always offers you content related advertisements. So you will get more chances of clicking on your ads. The minimum threshold to receive your AdSense payment is $100.
2. Offer Services
You can use your blog as an authority to establish yourself and make money. If your blog has informative and useful content and is able to drive good target traffic then you would be an expert in that niche or topic. Your traffic may be from organic search, paid ads or social media.
You can create a page on your blog in the name of ‘Hire Me‘ or ‘Work with me‘ where your visitors can touch with you. This is the best way to earn from your blog using some niches such as graphic designing, photography, writing and more.
There are many Indians using their blogs to offer their services and make money out of it. There are many ways to receive your payment from a blog in India and there are many payment modes to transfer to your bank account.
3. Sell Affiliate Products
If your blog has good traffic that may be from organic, social network, email subscribers or paid ads, you can easily make money by referring your website visitors to an affiliate product.
There are two popular ways to start your career as an affiliate:
- Reach out to the companies in your niche (that already have an affiliate program) and sign up to promote those products and earn affiliate commission using your blog. Having big email subscribers is the key to promoting these products. Sending emails to your clients or subscribers and placing the affiliate link in the mail content or relevant articles.
- Join popular affiliate networks like ShareASale Snapdeal, Amazon, Commission Junction, etc. Based on the niche you’re targeting, you can find the suitable network that you can join and promote the products. Once you’ve placed the affiliate links on your blog then drive traffic to your blog and make purchases.
The best part of the affiliate business is, you do not need to manage customers and product delivery to the customer’s doorstep. Your job here is to drive traffic to your blog and the affiliate networks will do the rest of the job. Make sure that you are recommending products which you truly believe in. Don’t look for high paying affiliate networks, verify the products before you promote. You only promote the products where you have sound knowledge and experience.
4. Native Advertising
Native advertising is meant for paid advertisements. You might have seen many native ads in the social media feeds. These ads are not like display ads or banner ads. Native ads is one of the popular methods to earn from blogging in India.
Using native advertising techniques you can easily earn money from blogging. As a blogger, you would blend a marketing message for the advertiser in the editorial instead of advertisements. There are many successful bloggers in India who are earning huge money from native advertisements.
The top-paying native advertising in India to earn money from your blog are:
5. Sell Info Products
If you have a big list of email subscribers or have a huge fan base in the social media network, you may consider creating your own info products like an online course or eBook. This is one of the profitable ways to make money from blogs in India as you can create a product only once and keep earning money by selling unlimited times.
Joining the right platform in place you can easily deliver the course content or eBook to the right people and earn money out of it. Having your own email list is the best way to sell your own info products. However, if you do not have an email list, still you can make money through paid social media marketing. Reaching the right influencers in your target niche and asking them to promote your products.
6. Sponsored Posts and Products
If your blog is able to bring quality traffic and have good authority then you may write blog posts for money and review products using your blog.
In most of the cases, you get paid for writing sponsored posts and the best part of it is, you will get backlinks to your own blog. Backlinks are the best method to rank better in all search engines. However, do not write blog posts or sponsored posts only for getting backlinks, because this is not the right way to get authority to your website. There are many bloggers in India making between $50 and $100 for every sponsored post published on the site.
7. Re-target Your Existing Subscribers / Audience
It’s true that all visitors who land on your blog will not buy your own products or the affiliate products. They may leave your site at any time. However, you may try to capture their contact details like email address, but everyone won’t give it.
Another way to re-target your existing visitors is, some people might have visited your sales pages but did not purchase the product or your online course. You can easily re-target those visitors through Facebook with relevant offers. To achieve this, you would need to install Facebook pixel on that page and would need to create a custom audience of the people who visited your blog, especially the sales page.
Now, you’re good to run ads on Facebook to re-target those existing visitors as they’ve already been your sales page and might have read all info and positively they make a purchase without any doubt. This way you can re-target your visitors and sell the affiliate products also.
8. Up-sell to Your Existing Customers
One of the easiest ways to make money from blogging in India or any other country is to sell to people who already trust you and have purchased products or services before.
If you already have the products like video courses or eBook, you may create other products which will be very useful to your existing customers. Personal coaching is another best upsell which can be offered to one-on-one or group or community.
The best time to upsell is to target the existing customers after they bought a product from your blog. As soon as a customer makes a purchase, just show them all other up-sell offers. As they already trust you and your blog, you can easily upsell and earn money from your blog.
9. Paid Newsletter / Community
Starting a paid newsletter or community is another popular way to earn from blogging. There are many bloggers using this technique to make money from blogs in India (personal finance niche bloggers are primarily focused on this).
For instance, if your blog or you’ve an interested client or audience, you can just start a paid email newsletters, community or a forum. There are many people who are ready to pay for you as a one-time, monthly or yearly also.
Below are the simple ways to make money from your blog using paid newsletters:
- You can charge a monthly / yearly fee if you are able to share valuable content with the people on your email list or subscription list. Ensure that you’re sharing updated information to your clients or audiences. Make sure to send the newsletter on a regular basis.
- You may charge to weed out freeloaders. Once you have some amount of viewers you can easily pitch your own products or affiliate products to them.
10. Online & Offline Workshops
If your blog has decent traffic then you may conduct online and offline workshops and leverage your blog for every sign up or registration. Ensure that your blog has an authority in your niche.
The top most example is Problogger Events. The owner of this site Darren Rowse uses his podcast to get more people to attend all these events. As Darren has great authority in the world of blogging and he has huge followings. So he can easily get the right people for these kinds of events.
Final Thoughts on What are the best ways to make money from blogging in India
It’s true that earning money from Google AdSense is one of the top ways to earn money from blogging in India. However, there are many other alternatives or competitors in the race. Based on my experience, I feel AdSense is good enough to earn as a beginner or experienced blogger in India.
I always suggest AdSense in the first place for beginners and even for experienced bloggers to earn steady income from the internet. And also I would recommend my readers to try all other ways to earn money from blogging in India and share your thoughts in the comment’s section.