“There can be no successful distribution without monetization.” That’s a quote from the CEO of Medium, Evan Williams. It’s true. Content creators are fighting an uphill battle against friction in order to make money, and it doesn’t look like that will change any time soon. This blog post is about how you can break through this barrier and generate revenue for your content.
In this blog post I will outline some ways you can break through “The Friction” to earn revenue from your content. There can be no successful distribution without monetization. That’s a quote from Evan Williams (the CEO of Medium). It’s true; content creators are fighting an uphill battle against friction in order to make money and things don’t look like they’ll change anytime soon…but there ARE ways that you can generate revenue for yourself by breaking through “The Friction”. Let me go into detail about how: Breakthrough the Friction to Earn Revenue from your Content–How to Distribute and Monetize Content.
One way that you can break the friction is by developing a wider range of revenue streams outside of advertising, such as affiliate marketing or selling products on your website, like an e-book or course. Relying too heavily on ad dollars can be tough because clicks have been declining dramatically over time (ADTREND). There are other ways that you can make money off of content than just relying on ads for income which we’ll get into in more detail below… Breakthrough the Friction to Make Money Off Your Creativity.
You can also make money off of your creativity by offering a service or consulting for companies that are in the same industry as you. For example, if you’re a travel blogger and have lots of experience with hotels, then it’ll be easier to provide advice on better hotel options than someone who doesn’t know anything about traveling. In exchange, they will pay for your expertise which is just another form of monetizing content! Breakthrough the Friction by Monetizing Your Content
This blog post goes into detail about how one can break through “The Friction”–how to distribute and monetize content: **Breaking down “The Friction”: How to Distribute and Monetize Content – One way that you can monetize your content is to do what you already know how to do, but offer it as a service. For example, if you’re an avid cook and have been making delicious recipes for years without ever getting paid for them, then this can be considered monetizing your content by posting these tasty meals on platforms like Airbnb or Open Table where people can pay money in exchange for the recipe.
The Friction is that moment when you’ve put in a ton of work but haven’t gotten anything out. It can be difficult to see what the next steps are or where your efforts could lead to success and profitability, so we want to help break down one aspect of this for you: how to distribute and monetize content. One way that you can do this is by doing what you already know how to do—but offer it as a service!
If you’ve been making delicious recipes for years without ever getting paid for them, then this can be considered monetizing your content by posting these tasty meals on platforms like Airbnb or Open Table where people can pay money in exchange for the recipe.
One way that you can do this is by doing what you already know how to do—but offer it as a service! You might not have thought about it before, but chefs and restaurateurs all over are offering cooking classes with their menus so they don’t just provide food-for-sale; they also teach aspiring cooks how to cook some of their signature dishes from scratch. In other words, if someone comes up to you at the farmer’s market asking “what else can I do with these beets besides eat them?” You can say “here, come to my cooking class on Sunday and learn how to cook beet risotto.”
Another way that you can monetize your content is by writing about topics outside of food. If you’ve written a book or are an experienced blogger, for example, there may be people out there who would pay money in exchange for some professional advice from someone like you. For writers: blog posts or articles that focus on relevant topics—especially ones related to the subject matter of the writer’s books–can help readers get more understanding into what they’re reading while simultaneously providing new material (and revenue) opportunities.