How to Easily Make Money with Content Marketing
Have you tried several ways to make money online with little success? Making money online has never been easier considering the many options available and the fact that many businesses are moving online and need as much online service as they can get. All you need is the requisite skill, right information, and a step by step guide.
In this post, I am going to show you one of the easiest ways to make money online from your writing skills. You’ll learn how to make money with content marketing.
Content marketing is one of the largest forms of digital marketing used by big and small businesses, even down to bloggers. Most businesses with an online presence use content marketing strategy to either drive traffic to their website, boost sales or build their brands.
What is Content Marketing?
Content marketing is simply a way of publicizing a business using content to drive up sales of products, services, or generating leads.
The demand for high-quality content is very high as many businesses are now turning towards the online market. If you are a person who can create high-quality content, or you’re very good with copy-writing, then you can make good money online with your skill.
So, without wasting much of your time, here are 6 ways you can make money with content marketing.
Blogging is one of the fastest ways to make money online. All you just have to do is to create a blog around a niche and start uploading interesting posts regularly while also building your audience.
If you can grow your blog to the point of receiving over 3000 traffic daily, brands will start contacting you to sponsor content on your blog.
Some blogs generate as much as $10,000 every month from sponsored posts, and there is no reason you can’t achieve that for yourself.
The only work here is providing your audience with valuable content and growing the readership of your blog.
Interesting content is one of the top reasons people follow brands. So, if you must grow your blog into a big name, you must consistently feed your readers with valuable content.
You will also need to guest post on multiple top blogs in your niche to build your brand and boost traffic to your blog.
2. Becoming an Influencer
This is another way to make money with content marketing that a lot of people don’t know about. If you have a strong social media presence, you can get paid to promote brands/products on your social media handles.
You just need to build a huge following on any of the social media platforms you choose to go with.
Social media platforms that most influencers make more money include Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
If you can build a following of 100K upward on any social media platform, most especially Instagram or YouTube, you have become a big influencer, and brands will start messaging you for promotion deals.
How to Build an Influencer Brand?
- Pick a Niche: This is the first thing to do. It can be travel, food, animals, games, etc. Just choose a niche that you have passion for. A niche that you can easily create content without struggling.
- Go with One Platform: After deciding on the niche you want to go with, you need to then decide on which platform will be convenient for you. The trending platforms at the time of writing this post are Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube. Do not make the mistake of working with two platforms, it will stress you out and you will lose focus.
- Start Posting: This is how you grow a social media page. Start by posting interesting content on your page to build an audience that you will carry along. If you stay consistent with quality content, you will be able to build a huge following over time. You may also need to invest in running ads to fasten the process if you have a budget for that.
Companies are always on the look for social media influencers with active audiences they can tap into to promote their products or services.
Learn how to become a successful social media Influencer.
3. Affiliate Marketing
If you have a reliable audience, you can make a lot of money by selling other people’s products. It is called affiliate marketing. You get paid an agreed commission for selling products owned by companies and marketers.
There is a broad range of affiliate programs that you can sign up with for free and choose what you would like to promote. Some pay commission close to 45% per product sold. This article selects the highest paying affiliate programs to promote from different niches. You should check it out.
All you just need to do is to find an affiliate program with a good record and stick with it. You can also visit these popular affiliate networks to find products or services to promote; WarriorPlus, ClickBank, and Commission Junction.
After you have found the one you like, you sign up, pick a product and start promoting the hell out of it with content marketing until you hit your target.
You can publish your promotional content on article directories, your blog (if you have one), sponsored guest posts on top niche blogs, or on social media platforms you are active in.
4. Web Content Writing
Do you have experience in web content creation? If you do, then you may likely have experience in SEO too, which is a good opportunity for you to land a content marketing job with companies that are looking to improve their ranking on search engine results page.
You will be helping brands to create search engine optimized content for their website on a regular basis.
If you don’t have any knowledge of SEO, it is something that you can learn by watching videos on YouTube or by reading blog posts about it. You are also free to contact me using the contact button for guidance on how to write SE Optimized contents.
5. Paid Subscriptions
Many top websites over the years built good readership who now trusts their site as the best place to get quality content on a particular topic. These websites churn out valuable content on a daily basis, building email lists in the process.
Upon building the trust of their readers, a section (mostly the best part of the site) is locked for subscribers willing to pay a monthly or annual fee. Sites like the New York Times, Bloomberg, Wired, and most recently Medium restrict access to certain content on their website, and only paid subscribers are allowed access.
Who said you can’t be like them? If you can beat your chest that your contents are very valuable and have tested the waters by encouraging your readers to subscribe to your free email list with a very positive response, and you get good conversions when you recommend products to them, then chances a good percentage will be willing to pay you to read your next content because they now trust you. This works mostly for writers in the health, business, and family niche.
Are you very good at writing copy (words used on promotional materials, eCommerce sites, adverts, landing pages, etc) that can convince prospective customers to take action? Then you can make good money with that skill online.
Most online businesses hire professional copywriters to create content for each product on their sites with the intent to convince a potential buyer to take action. Copywriters are like online salesmen/women. A well-written copy can be used on blog posts, landing pages, billboards, sales letters, magazine ads, and so on. This is another good way to make money online with content marketing.
Content marketing is a good way to make money online if you are good with content creation, whether web content or social media content.
The key here is value delivery. If you can keep your audience happy with good content, you can achieve anything you set for yourself with #contentmarketing.
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I’m a beginner in blogging I know how to create good on-page SEO but, worried about Off-page SEO. Could you please provide a process for Off-Page SEO. There are so many articles about backlinks but I found this article awesome the way you explained and understanding is superb that’s the reason I’m asking you to tell me about Off-page SEO (Backlinks). Please and THANK YOU
Hi Khaleel, thank you for your question.
To be honest with you, the best way to generate backlinks is by first creating well researched articles full of insights. This alone can attract other sites to want to link to you. Secondly is by reaching out to blogs within your niche and proposing to as well as writing unique and valuable contents for the site and ask that you receive a link to you site in return. All these requires hardwork. SM can also help you build strenght. All these will help in increasing your DA and eventual SERP ranking. Also, there is need for consistency in article publication. Finally, build your brand through ads, get more followers on SM and encourage them to engage and give gifts if you can.
I hope this help.