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How to monetize your blog in 2 minutes and make easy money


Read 3 methods on how to monetize your blog in less than 2 minutes and earn money from blogging

This is one of the easiest way to earn money from existing blog content. So we are going to cover – 

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How to monetize your blog

A lot of people ask me how to earn money from blogging. Well to name a few ways blogging can help you make money are

How can we earn money from blog

1. Writing sponsored posts

2. Advertisements (there are multiple kinds –  Cost per click, Cost per impressions, Cost per Acquisition, In text advertising)

3. Affiliate marketing

4. Selling products online

5. Direct Ad sales

But most of the above ways require some set up and some time before you can actually earn anything.

What if I told you that you can earn money from your already existing content and links in less than 2 minute ?

Well! I think now I must have piqued your interest. So without much ado lets get to the point.

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Easiest way to earn money from blog

We can earn money from our content using something technically or traditionally called affiliate marketing.

Affiliate marketing means you become an affiliate for a merchant and when you write blogs you link to the product using a special link called affiliate link. And if someone buys a product from your site using that link you get a commission.

Now the problem is this kind of work needs a lot of time and as we all know we bloggers are overworked. Create content, Promote them, track your social following and now I am telling you to join different affiliate networks keep track of them and add special links every time.

Now you must be thinking was the heading of this article not how to earn money easily from blog in less than 2 minutes?

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How to monetize your blog in less than 2 minutes

So let me tell you another easy way in which you can do affiliate marketing and thus earn money but with less time spent .

I am talking about a method in which you need to install a javascript/code on your site ( a one time activity) which will automatically convert all your existing links into affiliate links.

In simple terms this javascript code will convert your existing links to affiliate links. So what it means is – Lets say you have written a blog on latest accessories and given links to Myntra and after you do what going to talk about in next few minutes. If anyone buys those accessories via Myntra you will get paid a commission.

So now since we know what can be done, lets get to know what you need to do before you set up these methods and how to set them up.

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Before you install any of the methods and add the javascript to your blog. Please note:

  1. You can set up only one of these networks at a time.
  2. These can be used along with google adsense
  3. You need to have a self hosted website for installing them

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Ok, now assuming that you have a self hosted website. You can install either of the methods that I am going to reveal in next paragraph to earn money from existing content and links in your blog.

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Now I am going to tell you about not one,  not two .. but actually THREE networks that you can use to earn money easily.

Here are the  THREE networks that you can use to earn money easily. You can chose the one you like or try installing all three one by one and see what works for you. My suggestion is that you register for all of them and try them one by one. 

Also, in the end of the article I will tell you which one I have chosen for my site and why. So let us get started.

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Skimlinks will automatically turn product links on your website into trackable affiliate links. They are used by famous publishers like Time Inc and Buzzfeed also.

  • Skimlinks Details
    • Skimlinks is connected to 20,000 merchants so you do not have to sign up with individual affiliate programs.
    • Skimlinks has tied up with merchants as preferred partners so what it means is if you go via Skimlinks affiliate links for some merchants you will get a higher payout/commission rates (at times even 100% increased rates) compared to what you will get if you sign up as direct affiliates.
    • As I said before conversion if your normal links to affiliate links is automatic. All you have to do is activate your account, install their Javascript on your site and that is it. All your  normal links will be automatically monetized.
    • They offer you good reporting  so you can check how much revenue is being generated by your content.
    • Their minimum payout is $10 and they operate on Net 90 basis.
    • They add no-follow to all the redirects (affiliate links added by them) to ensure that your site is not penalized.
    • For every sale made via your link monetized by Skimlinks they get 25% and you get 75%.
    • If you are using existing affiliate programs your existing links will not be changed.

Sounds Interesting ! Registering on Skimlinks is free  so why not give it a try.

Click here to Try Skimlinks now

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Vigilinks is another way you can convert your existing links into affiliate links and monetize your content. Vigilinks is also chosen by some famous publishers like msn and Better homes and garden.

Viglinks Details

  • Viglinks is connected to 70,000 merchants so you do not have to sign up with individual affiliate programs. Though one thing I noted is not all merchants are connected to your account on Day 1. So there are some restricted campaigns to which you have to apply separately to get approved
  • Vigilinks has also tied up with merchants as preferred partners so what it means is if you go via skimlinks affiliate links for some merchants you will get a higher payout/commission rates (at times even 100% increased rates) compared to what you will get if you sign up as direct affiliates.
  • As I said before conversion if your normal links to affiliate links is automatic. All you have to do is activate your account, install their Javascript on your site and that is it. All your  normal links will be automatically monetized.
  • One thing good about Vigilinks is that they also have a plugin that makes installation very easy.
  • They offer you reporting  and insights.
  • Their minimum payout is $10.
  • For every sale made via your link monetized by Viglinks they get a percentage.  When I searched I got the ratio as 25% by Viglinks and 75% to you but not very clearly said on their site.

Sounds interesting, Registering on Viglinks is also free so why not give it a try.

Click here to Try Viglinks now

 

How to monetize your blog in 2 minutes

 

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Cuelinks is another network that will automatically turn product links on your website into trackable affiliate links. They are the best for Indian traffic as I could see most of the Indian merchants like Flipkart, Myntra, Jabong, Nearbuy, Pepperfry, Paytm and many more on their merchants page.

Cuelinks Details

  • Cuelinks is connected to almost all Indian merchants so you do not have to sign up with individual affiliate programs. I could not see Snapdeal in the merchants list but I checked other ad networks as well, so snapdeal was not available anywhere. You will need to become Snapdeal’s affiliate individually.
  • As I said before conversion if your normal links to affiliate links is automatic. All you have to do is activate your account, install their Javascript on your site and that is it. All your  normal links will be automatically monetized.
  • They offer you good reporting  so you can check how much revenue is being generated by your content. You get all the detailed insights like clicks, EPC, Conversion Rate etc. from all the merchants, on a single dashboard panel.
  • Their minimum payout is Rs 500.
  • For every sale made via your link monetized by Cuelinks they get 25% and you get 75%.

Overall, I found Cuelinks to be very easy to set up and there is so much more to tell that I will probably write a separate blog on How to use and set up Cuelinks.

No prize for guessing that Sharing Our experiences is current using Cuelinks. Sounds interesting, Registering on Cuelinks is free  so why not give it a try.

Click here to Try Cuelinks now


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If you have international traffic and work more with international brands you can go with either Viglinks or Skimlinks. Though they do have some Indian brands as well, but I would suggest to register and checkout for yourself. Or test each network for a month and make your decision.

My personal choice among the two is Skimlinks. Reason:

  • I found more clear information on their site.
  • Second you do not have to apply separately for some of the merchants.
  • Though getting approval for skimlinks takes 3 business days  as opposed to instant approval of Viglinks

Skimlinks Cons

I could hardly see any except the fact that it takes 3 business days to get approval. And if you are an Indian site looking for Indian merchants you will find less options.

As said yesterday, try both and decide for yourself.

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What to do when you have a lot of Indian Traffic and want to work with Indian merchants ?

The answer from my side is Install Cuelinks.

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Summary

So in summary we have covered the various ways you can earn money from your blog easily. So now its over to you to get started and earn money. You can register on all three of them and see what works best for you.

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39 Comments
  1. Wow! you seem like a pro on this Neha – I havent tried monetising at all and ownder if I will even after this treasure trove of info!!:-)

    • Thanks Shalini. You made my day 🙂 .. I had not thought of monetizing my blog for last three years but have started thinking now .. Any help you need in monetizing your blog feel free to ping me or contact me on my facebook group on blogging where I answer queries related to WordPress and share tips.

  2. Had never thought about this before. But this is a lot of information.thanks.

  3. Such a valuable post. I am sure anyone would love to earn money from their blog and this list will come in handy then.

  4. Interesting info. Thank you for collating it all under one post. There’s soo many things you can do but choosing only a few might be a good idea, so it doesn’t interfere with your blog and drive away your readers. Isn’t it?

    • Thanks a lot for this question. These are ways for monetizing your existing links and not advertisements. I personally do not like in content ads so am not using them much. But if I already link to a product I would love to get paid if anyone buys using after reading my blog

  5. I have always been in two minds over monetizing my blog. After reading this article I am tempted to try a few hacks.

    • Do try monetizing using affiliate links Agnivo. But be careful as ways like incontent ads can be tricky and may put off the readers. So do see what ways work out for you.

  6. I haven’t explored the possibility of monetising my blog yet but your tips make me feel I should atleast give it a try. Thank you for sharing this.

    • Hi Varsha, please do try monetizing your blog. If you need any help with the point I have mentioned feel free to contact me. Would love to be of help 🙂

  7. This is so much good helpful information for any blogger. Will check out all the sites as well.

  8. It’s every blogger dream to earn some money through blog but it’s very difficult to create a payment gateway. Your post has detailed in down realistically. Hope bloggers get helped in monetizing their blog .
    Thanks for the post

    • Thanks you so much Iram. I will be very happy if this blog helps even one blogger monetize their blog and earn money. I am glad you stopped by 🙂

  9. This is truly amazing Neha. I have a self-hosted blog and am going to try this soon.

  10. Great post and helpful too. I know about affiliate links but would like to know more about money through advertising.

    • Thanks Deepa. There are multiple type of ads that can be displayed on the blog. There are famous ones like Google ads and then there is in-content ads.There are sone ad-networks who pay for showing other sites articles on the site. So earning through advertisements is another field that I need to try out in details

  11. Neha, You have written such a detailed and well-researched post. And you have explained everything in very simple manner. I haven’t heard about skimlinks, viglinks, cuelinks before. Saving your post as I am also planning to monetize my blog. Will be contacting you soon…:)

    • Thank you so much Alpana, Absolutely would love to answer any queries that you may have :-). And would love to help you in any way I can in monetizing your blog

  12. I hardly know anything about making money through blogging. Let me try ur tips and c if they work. Will get bck to u for help. BTW are u earning thru ur blog

    • I have stated thinking about monetizing my blog starting this year. So yes am earning a little.. Any help ping me any time. I have a Facebook group as well to help people with their queries and help them move to self hosted sites. Please do try these tips for making money from your blog and let me know your experiences..

  13. Very informative post. Though honestly, I wonder how people can make money through blogs with GST taking away a chunk.

    • Thanks. I am glad you found this blog useful. There are multiple ways but you are right about taxes. I will soon be writing more about how to monetise our blogs. Hope to stay connected and thanks for stopping by ☺️

  14. Interesting and informative post. I will be nudging you about making money, Neha. Hope you will help me. Happy to connect with you for #MyFriendAlexa !!!!

    • I am glad you liked this blog about how to make money from your blog. I am soon going to post more on this topic and ofcourse you can ping me any time. I would love to help you dear

  15. Have you faced problems with BlueHost India? I have a couple of sites there haven’t faced any.

    • I had taken their hosting hearing good review of Bluehost but did not like the service at all so got my money refunded. Mainly Bluehost India is very different from Bluehost US. I am glad that you have had a good experience with them but its not a hosting that I will suggest or recommend

  16. Quite informative. This would help a lot of bloggers. Thanks for sharing!

  17. I”m afraid these things are easier said than done especially when you are a technophobe like I am

  18. Very informative post and thanks a lot for sharing the knowledge…
    Appreciate your effort in curating the post 🙂

  19. I will be checking out the affiliate portals you mentioned .Cuelinks pays through PayPal or bank transfer?

  20. Never tried any of this. Informative post. Bookmarking.

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