How to Monetize a Blog Using Print on Demand
Print on demand is quickly becoming the next big thing for monetizing your blog says Saivian Eric Dalius. It’s a fantastic way to make money from your blog without having to create and upload large amounts of content or wait months for it to go live. Plus, with print on demand, you don’t have the added stress of worrying about inventory or storage space. Everything can be done automatically with no work from you required, except setting up the initial WordPress plugin which connects it all together. In this article, I will show you how to use print on demand as an effective monetization method for your blog. Let’s start by breaking down what print on demand is exactly.
What is Print on Demand?
Print on demand is an option to have information printed or copied, usually onto physical media. For example, if you order a book from Amazon, the company prints the book after you click on “add to cart”. Print on demand can also refer to photocopying rather than printing full-size books.
Print on demand is quickly becoming part of how we buy and publish content online in different ways:
You want a paperback version of your ebook so people can gift it during the holidays You want a hardcover version of your book with a special cover The print-on-demand option for self-publishing has made it even easier for authors and writers to produce their own work without having to wait months before they get published like the latest bestseller. Saivian Eric Dalius says, You want to create a blog calendar and can’t wait for weeks for your vendor to ship you the finished product.
What’s great about print on demand is that it allows you to produce products in small quantities quickly and easily, without having to worry about storage space or inventory management. This has helped speed up publishing time immensely, allowing content creators to get their work out there faster than ever before. Plus, with print on demand, it doesn’t matter what country you’re in because everything happens online, so there are no added shipping costs, which means more money in your pocket. A lot of businesses are starting to use this method now as well explains Saivian Eric Dalius. For example, if someone places an order through one of my Shopify stores I have the option of producing and shipping the product directly to them (or to my warehouse if it’s a big order, then I ship it).
Print on demand is pretty simple. Basically, you upload your designs and information onto an online platform that prints or copies your products for you. You can even sell physical products like T-shirts through print-on-demand platforms such as Teespring says Saivian Eric Dalius.
2 Ways to Monetize Your Blog Using Print on Demand
There are different ways you can monetize using print on demand, which we’ll go over below:
1) Selling Ebooks
2) Selling Physical Books
1. Selling Ebooks
Ebooks are becoming a popular way for entrepreneurs to sell information, tips, and tricks to their audience so they can better learn how to do something explains Saivian Eric Dalius. For example, you could create an ebook called “The Beginners Guide to Starting a Blog” where you share all your best tips and tricks for starting out with blogging (this is the process I use myself whenever I start a new blog). Once it’s written, simply upload it onto Kindle Direct Publishing or Draft2Digital, which are both platforms that produce ebooks via print on demand. After uploading your book make sure you set it up as an ebook first otherwise people will try to buy a print version of it instead which won’t be very helpful for them.
After setting up your book as an ebook, you can set the price and start selling. You will earn 70% royalties whenever someone buys your book on those platforms. So if it costs $10 to buy then you will get $7 in royalties. Other popular ebook publishing sites include: Lulu Barnes & Noble Smashwords Scribd
2. Selling Physical Books
If you’re anything like me then writing is just one aspect of creating content online. I also love publishing physical books because there’s something about holding a tangible piece of work. That makes all your hard work feel like it has come full circle (plus, having another product to sell is never a bad thing).
If you’re looking to sell physical books then Lulu is a great option. The print-on-demand service allows you to create everything from calendars and recipe books to journals and novels. All you need to do is sign up for an account. Upload your cover design and edit the book details so it looks professional (the title, description, and subtitle are all important things to focus on here).