We have all heard countless stories of health bloggers making full-time income from their websites/blogs. But most of us often wonder – how do they actually make the money from simply blogging?
Did you know that the number of bloggers in the U.S. is expected to reach 31.7 million by the year 2020? Additionally, blogs are the 5th most trusted source of accurate information online and 53% of marketers consider it their topmost priority.
However, if you have a blog up and running, you must have noticed that not many people are actually reading your posts. In fact, 43% of internet users admit to skimming the posts. Moreover, blogging and setting up a website requires a monetary investment that is not automatically reimbursed by writing pieces of content.
Luckily, once you have set up your website, there are several ways to monetize and make a profitable income. In this guide, we share a few options on how you can achieve financial success through your health and wellness blog.
- Educational content
Informational products such as eBooks, video and audio tutorials, online courses, toolkits, and workshops are one of the best ways to earn income from your blog. For example, you are running a blog related to weight loss. The educational content can be regarding different exercise video tutorials, how to prepare diet foods, or membership to exclusive forums on diet and weight loss.
- Coaching service
If you have the expertise in the health and wellness niche, you can sell your services to the readers by being their coach, mentor, and consultant.
Starting a coaching service through your health and wellness blog is fairly simple. Just create a webpage and describe your expertise and services. Allow the interested clients to choose from different session options and integrate a payment method (credit card and/or PayPal). Once you receive clients, you can consult with them via skype, phone, and chat.
It is also a good idea to give clients a free limited time session so they can assess their interaction with you and your skill before moving on towards a paid plan.
- Affiliate products
Affiliate products are one of the most popular ways to make money through your blog. Simply register for an account through the many affiliate programs that cater to your niche. Share about these products on your health and wellness blog and add a purchase link for each of these products. Once a consumer makes a purchase through your provided link, you receive a commission from its sale.
- MLM products
Being a representative for an MLM company is another lucrative way to earn passive income. Today, some of the best MLM companies are offering health care products such as essential oils, supplements, and topical items. Since door-to-door selling days are long gone, you can advertise these products on your health and wellness blog and earn your designated commission each time a sale is made.
- Run advertisements
Many websites run different advertisements on their page and earn a profit every time a visitor clicks on these ads. However, this method is only profitable if you have a large audience and receive thousands of visitors each day. Moreover, advertisements placed wrongly on the webpage can hurt users experience so make sure that you consider these aspects before signing up with an ad network.
Remain consistent in your efforts
Above were just some of the ways to monetize your health and wellness blog. Regardless of the option, you choose, ensure that you remain consistent with your blogging efforts and continue to provide relevant and useful information to your audience. Good luck!