Ministering, monetization through vlogging and blogging as a Christian believer or Church.
As we all know we are in the internet age and our duties as believers are to capitalize on different tools to reach out to people. This is a great way to channel your own inner desire to share God’s message while doing what you love.
19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
1 Corinthians 10:31 (New King James Version (NKJV).
As a Christian living in this time, not everyone shows up to the church, and using the recent outbreak of the COVID-19 that placed restrictions on worshiping together as brethren, this brought the realization of the importance of a Christian understanding the use of these tools to preach Gods word including monetization of your platform as a vlogger/blogger.
Some people like to watch videos while some like to read, so this is where the difference between a blog and vlog for ministering alongside monetizing your platform comes in.
Today we are going to be focusing more on blogging than vlogging because this is a very broad topic.
What is a blog?
A blog is an online journal or informational website displaying information.
Who is a vlogger?
A vlogger is somebody who creates and uploads a video blog to pass for informational or learning purposes.
What is the purpose of a Christian blog/vlog?
The main purpose of a Christian blog is to connect you to the relevant audience and content while teaching the word of God. This entails equipping a web page with tools to make the process of writing, posting, linking, and sharing content easier on the internet.
Christian blogging is a way to take the Gospel to the people where they are. More and more people are turning to the online world to find answers and information on a variety of topics – including Jesus Christ! Starting a ministry blog is such a life-changing experience – both for you as a Christian individual, the church as an organization, and for those who come across your content. We are no longer bound by the confines of our church because the Internet makes it possible for us to connect with others literally around the planet.
Beyond the benefits of sharing insights and exploring ideas, starting a Christian blog can also help Christians find like-minded people online.
1. To Glorify God.
1 Corinthians 10:31 (New King James Version (NKJV)
Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
2. Reach out to non-churchgoers around the word.
3. Answer unanswered questions.
4. Connect with believers.
5. Provide a platform for busy workers.
7. Reach out to places with restrictions.
8. Make money.
Before opening a blog/vlog here are questions that need to be answered:
What will be the purpose, focus (goal), and audience of your blog?
Here is everything you need to know about monetizing your Christian blog
With patience and practice, you can make money through advertising on your blog. There are also several ways to make money from a blog. It's important to note that the potential does exist to generate revenue from your blog with hard work and commitment. If you want to make money with your own Christian blog, you’ll have to get comfortable with the idea of serving your audience through products and services that are valuable and/or relevant to them.
By promoting and selling products/services through affiliate marketing.
Affiliate marketing is simply promoting products/services for a business that you are associated with.
If you’re a Christian-based blogger, you will most likely be promoting faith-related products or services for other businesses. You can also get creative with your content and promote other things that might be helpful to your Christian readers. Most affiliate programs accept anyone with a live blog/website/vlog. When you are approved by that affiliate program, you are given a special trackable link to share with your audience. When someone clicks on that link and makes a purchase, you get a commission.
InstaRead // 30% commission per sale
Hand in Hand // 25% commission per sale
Christian Aid // 10% commission per donation
Forever BeSpoke (UK-based) // 6% commission per sale
Lillypost Book Subscription Box // $10 per subscription box sale
Dinnerly // $10 per sale
By promoting and selling products/services through sponsored posts.
Sponsored posts are the posts that you create on behalf of another business or brand (a sponsor), with the goal of promoting their business to your audience.
To land a sponsored post, you just need to find companies that align with your message and your audience, and then pitch them your ideas! It’s really that simple.
When you promote other people’s products and services to your audience, you are working in partnership with that business, and you deserve to be compensated for your work. So, when you send your pitch, be sure to make it clear that you are providing a service and you are looking for a sponsored partnership. Most sponsored networks are free to join and easy to use.
By creating and selling your own products and services.
Creating and selling your own items is the absolute BEST WAY to make money from a blog… including a faith-based blog!
When you sell your own stuff, you get full creative control and 100% of the profits.
If you have a Christian audience, perhaps you can create an inspirational calendar, a prayer book, a planner with a focus on spiritual goals, printables, and crafts, a program that helps your audience read the entire bible in one year, a coaching program, etc.
By running ads on your website
Ads are one of the most common monetization methods for bloggers. It’s a relatively easy and passive way to earn a little money from your blog.
If you are interested in running ads, here are a few options:
Google Ads – relatively easy for new bloggers to get approved.
How to open a blog on a free platform.
1. Name your blog.
The first thing to do when starting a Christian blog is to decide what to name your blog. This not only refers to what you will call it but, also, what the website address will be. For example, my blog, Redeeming God, uses RedeemingGod.com.
2. Choose a blog builder
Once you have the blog name figured out, you need to pick the software or platform that your blog will run on. This is the piece of software that will allow you to write and publish your blog posts on the internet.
3. Pick a web host.
After you choose your blog name and the blog builder you’ll use, you need to find a company that will hold (or “host”) your blog on the internet and give (or “serve”) it to people who want to read it. These companies are called web hosts.
4. Link your domain name to your blog.
5. Design your Christian blog.
6. Publish your first post.
7. Share, write more, repeat.
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