WordPress is a CMS (Content Management System) that allows you to create your website or blog. Several Cameroonian bloggers have found their way out financially with wordpress. That is because it is easy to make money with wordpress.
Take as example blogs like Community Management History, 237 ShowBiz, Bimstr, Atom Blogger, who have been blogging for a long time now and until today, their blogs still remain very active. Nobody ever wants to quit a profitable business. That is why we have compiled this article for you, to help you make money online genuinely and cost effectively.
1.Create your personal blog:
The first thing that should come to your mind when you think of making money with wordpress, is to create a blog. Creating a wordpress blog is the simplest way to make money. You can choose a theme that you master and that is not too competitive and blog about. With your blog, you can combine your passion with your expertise to gain popularity and money. It will take a lot of patience, hard work and perseverance.
Depending on the theme you have chosen, the results will be more or less immediate. Once your audience and notoriety is established, you might think about monetizing your blog. Do some research on Google on the most profitable topics before you start or you can as well blog about what you love the most and are expert in. It could be cooking, fashion, celebrity gossip, politics etc.
2. Write content
Do you spell very well? And do you have a passion for writing?
If the answer is YES, we invite you to write articles for blogs. Because of time, some bloggers use outsourced editors to enrich their blogs. Submit your editorial services to well-known Cameroon blogs such as Camer.be, 237 ShowBiz, Histoires du Community Management, Kinnaka’s blog and a host of others, and easily enjoy the fruits of your writing passion.
3. Propose an affiliation
To propose an affiliation means that you partner with a product / service to promote it and invite your readers to adopt it.
Imagine that you blog about restoration. In this case, you have the opportunity to present the best restaurant in Cameroon to your readers and if thanks to you these restaurants attract new customers, you could earn a commission.
Beware, however, that to offer products / services to your audience, you will need to ensure reliability and quality because you risk losing your audience in case these products / services are not appreciated.
4. Place advertising
Use a WordPress advertising plugin to sell ads directly to your website / blog.
Placing adverts on your blog or website is a way to make money on the condition that you do it right. It seems very simple, but it will be necessary to choose the position the adverts will occupy on your site, and equally the type of adverts. Note that even good and targeted ads may be annoying to the readers if they are placed wrongly.
So, you have to reflect seriously on your advert choices and placements. Also don’t get too eager about advertising on your site. If you flood your site with adverts, you may lose your audience, and eventually the businesses advertising too.
5. Display Google Adsense ads
Google Adsense is a simple way to make money from your website / blog. Google AdSense is an advertising program that allows you to run ads on your website, blog, or YouTube videos and get paid when visitors click on them. The ads are generated from businesses that use Google’s AdWords program that you feed using a special AdSense code onto your blog or website.
All you have to do is add a Google script to your website / blog and start displaying ads. You will be paid for each time a user clicks on the ad (CPC: Cost Per Click), or each time 1000 users click on the ad (CPT: Cost Per Thousand).
These costs are defined by the advertiser. Thus, as millions of advertisers compete for your ad space. That means more money, more relevant ads, and more ad spaces filled. But, do not get money-blinded as placing too much adverts on your website may cost you your audience.
6. Create websites / blogs for clients.
If you know how to create websites from scratch, then you are set to make money with wordpress quickly.
Some companies and individuals do not have all the skills to build their blog or website. Why then don’t you think of monetising your website creation skills by developing websites for businesses and individuals?
In Cameroon, all companies want to have a presence on the internet and often use developers to design their websites. It is a lucrative idea because creating a website / blog for a customer could bring you between 100,000 FCFA and more than 500,000 FCFA for more complex sites. You can therefore start freelancing, or if you have the means, start your own business.
7. Create and sell WordPress themes and plugins
To make a WordPress plugin, you need to have some development knowledge. It’s not easy and it takes years to master the skill of developing WordPress plugins. However, if you are skilled at it, then think about developing themes and WordPress plugins that will meet the demand of a niche.
The market of themes and WordPress plugins is very competitive. So you have to carry out keyword research and market research to know which plugins has the demand in the market. Then you can choose your favorite one, develop the plugin and sell them. Some marketplaces to sell your themes and plugins include WordPress.org, Codester, Creative Market and ThemeSnap.
In all, making money with wordpress is extremely easy- if you are passionate and determined. Several cameroonians have succeeded in their lives thanks to wordpress. A case in point is the blogger Arrey bate who says he became renowned on the net with a hundred francs. And that is true. Starting a career via wordpress is totally free. Subscribing for your internet connection is the hardest thing you can do. Also, if you are an expert in website design, I’m tempted to ask why you are still here, reading this article?
Now that you are armed with the many opportunities available to make money with wordpress, make sure you use it wisely. Free things are always more costly in the long run, so, we’ll advise you to go for premium packages or solicit the services of a web developer to design your website.
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Belle Linda Kouatchet is the Head of the Digital Marketing department at Digital Gong Technologies; a creative digital marketing agency based in Douala. She has put together her skills and knowledge in marketing, sales, communication and mastery of digital technologies to the benefit of the company.
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