Many people tend to think that the only way to monetize your blog is to add some adverts. True, it is the most popular way, but not all people do that. Some have discovered that you can make more income out of your site without Ad sense.
Selling your own products is a welcome alternative if you don't want ads in your site. Take e books for example. If you have knowledge about some topic why not write good e books and sell them. Actually you are more likely to make money selling products than ads if you are low on targeted traffic.
If you are a software developer, you can still find your blog a very important tool in pushing your product sales through the roof. You are focusing on marketing your products instead of getting bad reviews out there. You also get the chance to correct your critics. Many people are developing software that make things like Search Engine Optimization(SEO), content writing, social media promotion etc. a walk in the park.
Blogger templates and Wordpress themes, plug-ins etc are also very profitable. The best strategy for selling these is giving some free and then selling the premium ones for a fee.
If you have some digital products you can also sell them on your blog. Make sure you provide enough information so that people can easily choose products that suit them. Offer discounts and coupons to encourage people to buy more.
Setting up your online shopping cart is very easy these day and if you have signed up with payment processors like PayPal you can have one in minutes. Avoid having to ask for lots of information when collecting payments. People generally hate filling forms and may give up mid way.
Lastly if you want to make some good money from your product sales you need to optimize your site for the search engines. Most people looking to buy something will use the search engines to find it.