Yes! You can monetize your blog and help your readers at the same time.
Many bloggers worry about sacrificing the quality or authenticity of their blogs by making money.
In this course, we give real examples of blog posts that make us thousands of dollars and help our readers too.
One example is a blog post that Julie wrote on DIY wedding flowers. She wrote a tutorial with pictures of how she spent less than $400 on her wedding flowers by going the DIY route with a specific flower company.
In the post, Julie linked to the exact flowers she purchased from the company's website and included a bunch of pictures as she was arranging the centerpieces and bouquets for the wedding.
If a reader decides to purchase from the company too based on her recommendation, then Julie receives a small commission on the sale.
It's a win-win for Julie and the reader.
Most of the readers coming to the post are brides who are interested in DIY-ing their wedding flowers but unsure if they can do it themselves.
Julie's post gives them the confidence that they can DIY their wedding flowers too and save thousands of dollars by not working with a traditional florist.
Julie has helped over 50 brides make the decision to skip the expensive florist and has made thousands of dollars herself in the process.
Bottom line: You can make money and help your readers. You don't have to pick just one!