There are lots of ways to create your digital nomad life by monetizing your blog! Here are a few tips to get you started!
There are lots of affiliate programs out there. Find products or brands that you really like and set up an affiliate link account with them. Then embed the widgets or links they give you to your blog for a small commission. Every brand offers different schemes as far as commission amounts so you will have to research and find the ones that work for you. I suggest only recommending products that you have used personally! This is the best way to make passive income as you simply put the links on your website and let them earn money, however it requires an amount of traffic coming to your website in order to get enough people clicking on your links. Give it time and keep on marketing your blog!
There are lots of ways to add ads onto your blog. For example, you could sign up to Google Adsense and get paid per click. I personally don't like to use ads as I don't know the products they are recommending or selling and I personally don't like sites that are just trying to make me click ads to read the information I'm after. I suggest contacting companies or products or brands related to the topic of interest for your blog and try to collaborate with them. For example, if you are a food blogger, maybe contact boutique cafes or restaurants in your area and see if they are willing to pay you a small fee for placing their logo or ad on your website. Or perhaps offer to write a blog for them in exchange for a free meal in their restaurant! There are lots of possibilities to explore!
#3 Services / Products
This requires having something to sell of course. Whether you sell your time for a consultancy service or perhaps you make handmade gifts or products on Etsy. Maybe you love playing on Pintrest and are willing to sell your time to build other people's Pintrest accounts on fiver.com. Allow your creative juices to flow and figure out what you have to sell to people!
#4 Online Courses
Are you an expert in something? Maybe you are a great yoga teacher or have a lot of information about traveling with small children. Why not create an online course? There are lots of different platforms out there where you can build an online course. You make the course once but if you market it right then you can enjoy the benefits of earning cash from your courses without doing much.
#5 Social Media Brand Ambassador Campaigns
This one requires a lot of followers on your accounts. I would say at least 10k followers on your facebook page, instagram and twitter. Now although it may take time to build followers there are plenty of groups out there (on facebook for example) that allow you to share your social media links with other like minded people in exchange for #likesforlikes or #followforfollows. Once you've gotten a big enough following, many brands will come to you! In the meantime, try contacting smaller brands that you love and shoot them an email with your niche. You might get a few rejections at first but in no time you will get a few who are willing to exchange free products with you or collaborate with you in various ways.