If you are passionate about living a sustainable lifestyle then you can actually make some money from it. There are a number of things you can do to get into the green industry, but the easiest one to start is a blog about green living.
Blogging is a way to use your passion to make extra money or even a full-time living. When you sign up for solar affiliate programs and make content about it, then you will actually make passive income and teach people how to live sustainably in the process. In this article, we will go over how this all works so you can see how you make money.
1 – Affiliate programs
Most bloggers make their money through affiliate programs. In this situation, you would create some blog content around a topic and then add links to a product or service that people reading the content would be interested in.
For example, if you write an article about the benefits of a green home, within that article you could link to products that people could use to create a green home. You could then join the affiliate program from that manufacturer which would give you a unique tracking code. When somebody makes a purchase within a set time period using your link, you get paid a small commission from the sale.
The commission rates vary but you could make up to 20% of the sale in commission on some products. If the product is expensive then you can see how this could make a considerable amount of money.
2 – Advertising
Although affiliate commission pays well, it is not easy to get people to click a link to leave the page. Conversion rates can be low. An average of around 2% of the clicks may make a purchase.
Many bloggers use banner ads on their sites to make money since it doesn’t require anybody to click anything for you to make money. When you have a sizable amount of traffic to your site, you can join some premium advertising networks and make a lot of money.
It’s not unheard of for bloggers to make a full-time living just from the advertising money they make from their blog.
3 – Online courses
A great way to make money which you are in complete control of is through offering online courses. Your skills at sustainable living can help others do the same. They would be willing to pay you for your unique knowledge to be able to live the same way.
If you have certain skills that set you apart from the rest of the bloggers out there then these skills would make an excellent paid course. Once you build a following on your website, social media channels, and Youtube, then you can direct people to the course sign up.
Charge whatever you think is a fair price for the course and then you can make money passively since the courses are already uploaded and people watch them at their own pace.
Submitted by Marina Fountoglou