I know a lot of people don't particularly like talking about money, but I Grace Victory am not one of those people lol. Im not really sure why. It might be because I grew up pretty poor so becoming my own boss and living pretty comfortably is bloody exciting. But tbh, I'm just nosy AF and hearing what other people earn interests me.
Blogging is booming! There is a lot of money to be made and theres enough of it for everyone (if you want it bad enough, work hard enough and have self belief etc etc) - you get the point right?
I've done a post on making money before, you can read it here (its good I swear), but I wanted to share with you the ways I have learned MYSELF, how to generate more money. I have a feeling these tips will probably be completely new to you, so get your pen and paper at the ready, make a cuppa or a cocktail & get ready to learn how I doubled my blog revenue.
These tips are easy to use & can be applied to your posts NOW! YASSSSS
Triple Threat Links
For outfit posts, linking items 3x over increases sales shopped through your blog. Simple links, conversational links & visual links. Take a look at my recent outfit post to familiarise yourself with what I mean. Doing this allows your reader to navigate your outfit post with ease and choice.
Pay Per Click, Not By Sale
ShopStyle is an affiliate company that every blogger needs to use. Most affiliate links only generate money when a sale has been made (Skimlinks & RewardStyle for example), however ShopStyle generates money by clicks too. MIND = BLOWN right? Its a small amount, I'm talking about 4p per click but (if my calculations are correct) 4p X 1000 clicks = £400!?! So if you use ShopStyle links in outfit posts, lookbook videos or in your Instagram bio, you could rack up quite a bit of money.
Seasonal and/or Payday Wishlist's
Payday wishlist's and posts such as 'My September ASOS Wishlist' do ridiculously well on my blog. They're actually my most viewed posts! I think my audience is like me - always looking for a bargain, enjoys fashion & looking good & wastes way too many evenings online shopping. Im guessing the visual boutique of the items draw people in, as they can see what they look like on. I know I'm more likely to spend money on something if I can imagine how I could wear it and style it up.
Repeat Popular Content
Pay attention to what your followers want by checking your analytics and stats. If your followers enjoy hack type posts, then do more of them - its that simple. Obviously traffic doesn't always convert to revenue, but we all know that the more traffic you have, the more likely you are to make some extra dollar dollar.
Utilise Your Titles
Ive always known the importance of an eye catching title. Not only does it make your followers click to read, it can also get the attention of people who haven't read your blog before. Lets face it, we all want new followers right? A handy tool I've been using is Headline Analyser which scores your headline quality for increased traffic & SEO value etc. I thought it was a waste of time until I applied it to my posts & now its a part of my blog writing schedule. Its a really quick and helpful way to boost your posts. A catchy title always grabs my attention so now I try to do that too!
I hope this post was honest and helpful in terms of increasing revenue through your blog. Blogging isn't about the money but its important to me to share useful tips because like I said, theres enough of the cake for everyone ;)