How to Make a Living as a Writer: The Power of Monetization. (Part 5)

As people struggle to find ways to make money during this pandemic, thinking outside the box is now mandatory. 

Here’s something every author and business owner should know:

Did you know you can make money from people visiting your website, and they don’t purchase a thing?

Thanks to affiliate marketing, a person can monetize their website or blog, allowing you to make money 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

With affiliate marketing, ads are placed on your site. Depending on the type of affiliate plan, you can make money either from three ways:

  1. people  just opening your sight
  2. clicking on a link
  3. purchasing a product advertised on your site

That’s the power of monetization and the ability to make money while you sleep.

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Everywhere you look, people have their heads down, looking at their phones. What if they were looking at your website or blog?

The key with monetization is having a good flow of daily traffic to your blog or site. While this may be intimidating to some, having a long term goal is crucial.

Consistently adding content will help you slowly build website traffic. Just one post per week gives you 52 in a year.

That means in time, you could have a healthy amount of content that attracts both new viewers as well as help bring back returning viewers.

Here’s something else to ponder: a person’s life can literally change overnight. What if you go to sleep tonight, and one of your posts goes viral?

What if while sleeping some wonderful news about you or something you’re affiliated with comes out, and you get 100,000 views overnight?

Yes, this is possible. Anything is possible with a success mindset.


The key here is not only do you have quality content on your site,  site, you also monetized it months ago.

Literally overnight, people’s curiosity about you could have generated hundreds or thousands of dollars for you.

All while you’re  sleeping!

The moral here is to

1. Start building your online presence;

2. Monetize your blog or website.

Start preparing today for tomorrow’s success. It’s not if, it’s when!

Get more tips in my book From Passion to Profit: How to Make a Living as a Writer. Available in paperback, ebook and audible on Amazon.

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