In one quick Google search, you can tell that there are many ways to add revenue for content creators. A lot of people are relying online now to make money and content creators are fortunate today for that reason. Having more than one revenue stream gives them the opportunity to make the most of the content they create. Here are seven ways you can add revenue if you’re a content creator. 

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Here are some ways to add revenue for content creators

As a content creator, we constantly seek for ways to add revenue to our blog or online business. If you are ready to start and do so, keep reading to discover ways.

1. Sell your own digital or physical products 

Many content creators, such as bloggers or influencers, sell their own products to their followers. As a content creator, you can sell digital goods such as online courses and ebooks. Share to Inspire blog shop has just opened its shop and we sell downloadable planners.

You can also sell physical merchandise like t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, and caps. To do so, you can use print-on-demand services that only print once a customer places an order. They then take care of the packaging and shipping. Ecwid store can help you with this.

How profitable you will be selling digital and physical products depends on how many engaged online followers you have and how many streams of revenue you can create. 

2. Sell premium access to your content

There are a lot of ways to add revenue for content creators and one of them is selling premium access to your content.

Building a membership website is another way to make money. People pay a subscription fee to access your content. This will ensure that you can make money consistently. 

Whether you choose to educate people, entertain them or inspire them, you are in charge. Even if you have only 100 subscribers and you charge them $10 a month, this is $1,000 on a monthly basis. 

3. Become an affiliate marketer

Affiliate marketing is one of the most popular ways for content creators to earn money. You will work together with businesses to promote their products. In exchange, you receive a commission for every sale they make from customers you refer to them.

You can join a platform like Share-a-Sale , Impact or Flexoffer for access to numerous businesses with affiliate programs. Becoming an Amazon Affiliate can be a good place to start, as the barrier to entry is low. 

If you apply to become an affiliate and are accepted, you will receive a URL or code so you can promote their products in your posts. It’s important to market products related to your content, and it’s always better to market the ones you use personally. Your earnings as an affiliate marketer will depend on various factors, such as what type of products you’re promoting and the commission you receive. 

4. Find brand sponsorships

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There are brands who will want you to promote their products or services, especially if you have a large, engaged following. This is often a valuable way for them to promote their products. You may receive money, perks, and gifts to create content that shows your products in a good light to your audience.

You have probably often seen YouTube influencers mentioning who is sponsoring a video. On Instagram, you need to make it clear if the content is part of a paid partnership. 

What I do is to look for brands that I love and I personally use and send them an email for product reviews. See my smaple post here for Notebook Therapy.

5. Monetize your live streams

Live streaming may be a part of your content offerings. If so, you can make your live stream shoppable by linking affiliate products or your own products.

Loyal viewers who tune in to your live streams can also offer you virtual tips. How profitable a live stream can be will depend on how many viewers you have and how engaged they are. 

6. Turn on Adsense

You can turn on Adsense on any of your social media accounts as long as you meet eligibility requirements. You make money from advertisements that appear before, during, or after video content.

This does not generate a high rate of return and can be unreliable in that videos can be randomly demonetized, but ads can supplement other income streams. Ad revenue will also fluctuate depending on how much traffic a platform gets and the cut of revenue it takes. 

7. Teach a course

The pandemic resulted in millions more people registering for online courses and using learning websites. How much you can earn depends on the size of your audience, conversion rates, and the price of the course. For example, health coaches selling courses on Instagram can make up to $50,000 or more. 

A platform that a lot of people use is Skillshare. Depending on your expertise you can sell online courses. If you have the passion and skill in teaching languages, check out Italki as a platform to start.

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The above ways of making money as a content creator can enable you to develop several passive income streams. This can enable you to support yourself full-time through content creation. 



  1. Jaya Avendel

    October 14, 2022 at 6:37 PM

    Oo, love learning about Adsense for social media accounts! I want to look into that, as it sounds like a great thing to run on the side. 🙂

  2. Fransic verso

    October 14, 2022 at 1:12 PM

    Great ideas to help increase the revenue. I will add these to the list and try to do them. Than you for sharing!

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