by Miranda Miller, for Search Engine Journal

If your goal is to somehow carve out a living, consider monetizing your content. Here are 10 content monetization options to choose from.

Content is your blood, sweat, and tears.

It is your stories, experience, knowledge, hopes and dreams, your innermost thoughts… and you’re putting it all out there for the world to see.

Is it worth it?

That really depends on why you create and share content, and what you do with it once it’s out there in the wild.

If your goal is to somehow carve out a living, you need to make your content pay. (Last time I checked, they still aren’t accepting blog posts as payment at the grocery store.)

Whether you’re using content as a marketing tool to help sell a product or service or counting on the content itself to produce $$$, different methods of monetization can help you maximize the value of each piece.

In this post, we’ll look at a wide range of content monetization options.

Some may be used together, but there are a few you don’t want to mix. (For example, if you’re publishing authoritative marketing content to help your audience buy your product, you obviously do not want to include affiliate links that tell them to buy something else from another seller.)

Make sure your content monetization tactics are not at cross-purposes but don’t be afraid to….

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