You’ve started a vape blog and it’s gained a significant audience. This has probably taken a lot of time and effort.
But it’s definitely worth it with the vape niche growing, New data shows that around 9 million adults in the U.S vape regularly. But how can you turn this hard work and large audience into a profit?
By monetizing your vape blog, you can earn a significant amount of money. Keep reading to find out some easy steps you can take to make some money off of your successful blog.
Work With Affiliates
This type of subtle monetization can help both you and your audience.
You’ll team up with another business, probably an eCommerce site or a vape specific business, and you’ll promote some of their products on your blog. The company you are working with will give you specific links to those products that you’ll incorporate into your blog posts.
When one of your readers clicks the link and buys the product, you will get a commission or a certain percentage of that sale. Some companies will offer your audience a discount code as well.
This gives them an incentive to buy the product, which will, in turn, help you make some money.
It’s a win-win.
It’s also one of the easiest ways to monetize your blog; an affiliate program requires only a little work for you while giving you a steady, passive income.
There are a couple of things to keep in mind, though. Don’t go overboard with the affiliates, as some of your audience might get annoyed if you’re pushing too many products on them.
You should also only promote products that relate to your blog. You might find a great program promoting a beauty company’s face cream, but it wouldn’t make sense on your vape blog. Look to partner up with reliable, quality companies that have products relevant to vaping that your audience will care about.
Host Ads on Your Vape Blog
Of all the types of online monetization, ads are probably the one you are most familiar with. However, it is important to understand the different types of ads you can host on your vape blog in order to make a profit.
Custom Ad Spaces
These are spaces on your blog that other companies can “purchase” in order to advertise their product or service. They are essentially paying you for a spot on your blog that will be dedicated to their advertisement.
Just like when you work with affiliates, you’ll want to make sure the business you sell ad space to relates to your brand and your blog. If their product won’t generate interest on your vape blog, then it won’t be worth it for them to continue to buy space on your site.
Pay Per Click Ads
These types of ads are inserted into your blog through a computer code. This will provide ads that are specifically targetted to your readers. And as the name suggests, each time a viewer clicks on the ad, you’ll receive a commission.
These ads usually appear in the sidebar or at the bottom of your blog page. They are simple to set up and provide an easy form of passive income.
On average, well-trafficked blogs can earn around 500 dollars per month from pay per click ads from Google Adsense.
Pay Per Impression Ads
These are similar to pay per click ads, except with pay per impression ads, you’ll get paid even if the viewer doesn’t click on the ad: they just have to view it.
Companies or businesses will often sponsor posts, meaning they will pay you to dedicate a blog post to reviewing their product or service.
As with the other tips we’ve listed, be sure the product aligns with your niche. It doesn’t make sense for a vape blog to do a review on a neck massager, for example.
You should disclose in the post that you were paid to review the product or else your viewers could feel that you aren’t being honest with your review.
But these types of posts will benefit both you and your audience: they help you earn some income while also helping your readers understand what products they should spend their money on.
Offer Premium Content
Most of your blog content is free to view. However, you can offer content that can only be viewed if it is purchased or if the viewer pays a monthly fee.
You can offer premium posts, reviews, videos, etc. You can emphasize that these will be exclusive perks only available if the viewer pays a fee.
The success of this will depend on what you offer and how large your audience is. If you have a smaller audience, you might only get a couple of people interested. But if you have a large audience and are offering interesting, informative, exclusive content, this could provide you with significant revenue.
This is a slight expansion of the previous tip: sell both digital and physical products outside of the exclusive content you offer.
These products will be similar to, but separate from, the exclusive, premium content you are offering. Some examples include:
- How to Guides
- In-Depth Reviews of Popular Products
Each of these can provide your audience with detailed and high-quality information that they won’t have access to otherwise.
On a vape blog, physical products you sell will probably be vape related. Create products relevant to your niche while making them unique to your blog. You could develop and sell a myriad of vape products, including:
- Vape Starter Kits (click for more)
- Vape Batteries
- E-Cig Accessories
- Vape Mods
Once you’ve built up your brand, you can even sell brand merchandise like clothing or accessories.
Blogging has become more than just a hobby or an online journal. It can be a serious way to make money writing about your passion.
Following this guide can help you monetize your vape blog and supplement your income. Hopefully, if you gain a large enough audience, your blog could fully support you.
Check out our other blogging and SEO tips to help your vape blog become the best it can be.