The number of bloggers in the U.S. is expected to increase to 31.7 million in 2020. It’s thus important to understand why blogging is catching the fancy of so many people. As it turns out, blogs aren’t just important for businesses but can also be a great way to earn a living.

In fact, Ryan Robinson makes $50,000 per month from his blog with just a few freelancers. I had the chance to speak to him and he shared tips on how you can build your blog and monetize it as well.

Here are some tips that I’m sure will help you grow your blog:

1. Write High-Quality Content

One of the most important things for growing your blog, according to Ryan, is to come up with high-quality content. But that’s not all; your content must offer something unique that can help your readers as well.

Ryan also recommends writing long-form content that cover as much information as possible. According to him, this method has helped him rank higher in search results.

2. Do Guest Posting

According to Ryan, guest posts have played a crucial role in driving traffic to his website. He writes high-quality guest posts for prominent websites and that helps him not only get traffic but also some valuable backlinks. Using these methods, he’s grown his website to get over 400k visitors every month.

3. Use Affiliate Marketing

Ryan uses affiliate marketing to monetize his blog. In fact, most of his revenue comes from the affiliate marketing programs of Bluehost and other popular companies.

He recommends diversifying your affiliate marketing portfolio to ensure that there’s consistent income even when your income from one source drops.

4. Courses and Sponsored Content

Ryan also sells online courses on how to build a blog and that helps him generate a significant amount of revenue.

According to Ryan, he gets nearly 25% of his revenue from selling courses. His blog helps spread awareness about his courses and through that, he’s able to get customers for his courses as well.

Additionally, he writes some sponsored blog posts that help him monetize his blog even further. While it doesn’t account for a large portion of his income, it can come in handy when you’re looking to monetize your blog.

Final Thoughts

Building and growing a blog can take a long time and you will need to put in effort consistently to achieve success.

It took Ryan over 5 years to reach the current level and he still puts in a lot of effort to grow it.

In a nutshell, you must write high-quality content regularly for both your own blog and guest posts. You can use affiliate marketing, courses, sponsored content, and other tactics to monetize your blog as well.

Do you have any questions or tips for blog monetization to add? Please share them in the comments below.

Shane Barker is a digital marketing consultant who specializes in influencer marketing, product launches, sales funnels, targeted traffic, and website conversions. He has consulted with Fortune 500 companies, influencers with digital products, and a number of A-List celebrities.