Making Money With A Blog What you Need To Know
As an affiliate that is very new to blogging, and you have been making do by just writing about your hobby but now you thoughts have turned to whether or not you can really turn this into a part-time profit for you. Making money with a blog is easier than you may think, but there are a few things you’ll need to know before you get started.
Here are some tips that may help when it comes to making money with a blog…
One of the things you can do when you’re ready to start blogging for profit is apply for some professional blogging jobs. There are several online classified networks that will advertise blog job openings.
And, once you start your money making blog, you can advertise your blog on these sites as well. There are a number of freelance bloggers that make regular income this way.
Joining A PPC Marketing Company Such As Google Is One Way Of Making Money With A Blog
You should also join Google AdSense when you’re ready to start making money with a blog. Make sure that you blog is not under construction and is presentable or you could be declined. This is a good starting point to get your feet wet and to see how everything works and will allow you to have online advertisements on your blog without having to jump through to many hoops to get them.
It will work like this each time someone clicks on the ad as a result of being on your site, and follows the link to the company that has posted the Adsense advertisement, you will receive a portion of the advertisement cost that the vendor has paid to place the on Google.
You have two options with Google and they are a direct deposit into your account or to paid by check and they will send you the money once it reaches a specified amount which you will set in your account preferences, and after a few months, you may find that you’re making significant income from AdSense if you traffic is sufficient enough.
Some Other Affiliate Networks You Should Consider For Making Money With A Blog
When starting out making money with a blog this should also prompt you to join some affiliate programs like Chikita Mini Malls or Amazon or you can even browse the clickbank marketplace to find suitable products to promote from your blog. This will help to drive more traffic to your money making blog, and will give you the ability to post advertisements that your readers may be interested in.
Don’t forget to maintain your blog, even after you’ve found ways to make money from blogging. If you’re not able to write on your money making blog every day, you should make it a point to post a new entry at least twice a week. This will keep your readers interested, and will give them the impression that you’re an expert on the subject you’re writing on.
Keep Your Blog Interactive For Your Users
You should also include a number of photos, You Tube videos and additional links if your intention is to be making money with a blog, so that your followers can get all the information they need to decide on any products that you’ve recommended on your blog. Adding reader services to your blog such as RSS, or Really Simple Syndication, will also help you to attract more readers.
Many WordPress blogs already have this function enabled so you don’t need any skills to set this up on your blog. Keep researching online to find new and innovative ways to increase your earning potential once you’ve started your blog so that your readership will grow and so will your profits.
To be making money with a blog you are going to need advertisements as well that have your affiliate links attached. To promote your blog you should consider writing articles or using a article submission service as just posting articles alone is not enough to get noticed online. Have a look at How To Increase Website Traffic On Autopilot to get some ideas.
You also might consider adding a link to your blog on social networking sites, you can see our twitter account here @affiliatexfiles, but remember not to spam. This way you are making sure that everyone knows how to find your blog this is essential for continuing to build popularity online which will lead to a good traffic flow and of course better blog profit.
Blog Profit says
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Hi Blog Profit
Firstly let me say that if you truly want to build your site up you will have to stop using services that are free such as Blogspot blogs. You need to have your own domain so that you will look like an authority in your niche market.
If you want to learn how to get a lot of one way links to your site then check out these posts How To Increase Website Traffic as well as Promoting Your Money Sites.
Supplemental Income Advocate says
To establish your own money making websites, you won’t need thousands of dollars or savvy programming skills. All you need is a dream which you want to realize, and the goal of making money in the comfort of your own home.
It’s easy to establish your own money making websites. Granted it probably won’t be an overnight success story, but you never know. As long as you’re having fun and making smart decisions along the way, then nothing could go wrong.
Your spot on you don’t need thousands of dollars but you need to have a plan and some idea of what it is you want to achieve online. With technology today you don’t have to have to many skills to create your online site especially if it is a blog so anyone with a dream and a little motivation can make money for sure.
And you are right, you could be the next huge success story online which basically just started from your dream.
I don’t think that it’s easy to earn money from a blog and requires a great degree of hard work and dedication. Talking about Google Adsense, I used it at my blogs but the amount of money that Google offers per click or per impression is just like a small grain. But yes, other options like joining some affiliate programs can be helpful for bloggers to generate revenue from their blogs.
I have also seen there is a difference between micro-niche blogs that are tightly targeted and larger content blogs. The broader niches should build out one blog. A micro-niche blog can be only 10 posts for example.
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Hi Brian and welcome to our site…
Yes you are right when you say that it takes hard work to earn money not just from blogs but anything you do in life. If you chose to use Adsense™ on your site then it needs to be only a temporary measure to fund your hosting and domain costs until you can get started generating enough traffic to earn money from other avenues such as affiliate programs.
What I have found when you speak about micro-blogging is that you need to be as you said in a very tightly themed niche to make good money from it. And like this affiliate blog, because it is in a much broader niche we opted for an authority site over simply building a micro-blog in “affiliate marketing” as this niche is way to big to be successful with smaller sites over a long period of time.
And for those that don’t understand what micro-blogging is here is an example of a site we are putting together in the Green Products niche called Earth N Energy. It is totally specific to green products and depending on the traffic results it may grow into a full blown authority site.
The the good thing about micro-blogging is that you can put a site up fast then see how it performs, If it looks like it is going to bring in a lot of traffic you can then start adding to it. And if it doesn’t you can just leave it and take what ever money it makes, while starting your next project.
I partially agree with Brian that it takes time and brain to start earning from a blog but I don’t think that Google adsense can’t contribute a good amount of money. I have friend who is using only Google ads on his blog and earning around 1000$ each month which is a reasonable amount for an individual blogger.
In my opinion, the real strength of any blog is its content and also how decently the content is presented. When you are successful to have a good blog, money will follow you itself.
Yes you are correct…
The real strength to any blog you create is the content the more informative and helpful the more results overtime you will see.
As for Adsense™ this is not to be used as a long term strategy if you are planning on becoming an authority blog, as you said the returns that you can get in some markets are very minimal and really are not worth it in the end. However Adsense™ is a good way to offset some of the initial costs associated with the starting of your online business for hosting or any templates or even if you need content written for your blog until it can start generating an income on its own, through having its own products or affiliate products.
Also we have sites in many different niches and I will say however if you pick the right market for Adsense™ you can get up to $15 dollars a click but it needs to be a very targeted niche market.
Maintaining the blog seems to me to be the hardest part.
This reminds me about the need for an area of knowledge before beginning a blog. Just starting a blog to make money on a particular product or niche won’t go very far, as there is only so much to say. Thanks for the tips!
Affiliate networks such as “Chikita Mini Malls” can really help a lot in getting financial benefits from blogging as I have personally benefited a lot from this type of affiliate services. I agree with the previous comment that adsense can only to a certain level in meeting the initial setup expense but for a good return from the effort that we put in our blog, we need to think beyond that level.
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Nicely done guide. You are right about Google, I’ve had the Google police by a couple of times to my site asking me to remove or rephrase something from the obvious request to remove a statement about the revenue I was earning to the less obvious heading above the ads themselves. In fact they don’t even like you pointing out the fact you have ads on your site.
Pretty harsh. Still, I enjoy the small stream I get. I also took a shot at implementing a tip jar for my last article, Using AdSense Channels in Movable Type. My thinking is that the article could help someone fine-tune their articles to generate more revenue so why not give them a chance to repay? Not sure I’m ready to put a tip jar on the site itself though, I think on a per article basis is about all I could justify right now.
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Dan Monaghan Toronto says
Earning on a blog takes time and one shouldn’t dream of grabbing dollars on the very first day. It took about 6 months for me to fully establish my blog, optimizing it for selected keywords and then getting targeted traffic. Now, I am able to earn a handsome amount from several of my blogs.
Yes you are right, this all takes time to build and see a profit for your efforts and would totally agree that you need to plan for six months. However I have seen people enter niches that were so popular and with very little competition that the money was coming in much faster.
This of course is a very rare occurrence and you still need to stay focused on a minimum of six months.
Copper Basin says
Creating and maintaining a blog takes a lot of hard work, patience, perseverance and smarts. I once put up a blog thinking that my writing skills alone, coupled with a few marketing tactics will do the trick. I was sorely mistaken. Launching a blog is a lot similar to launching your own business. It’s not merely going online with your amazing writing skills and feeling confident that the world will respond.
Yes You Are Right
You need to have the attitude right from the start that you will be treating this as a business if you want to make money online with a blog. It does take hard work as well as providing a constant flow of quality information and facts to keep your readers returning to your blog to find out more.
To many people start out thinking that you simply slap a few pages up on theit blog and the money starts rolling in, this does not happen.
Blogs are becoming somewhat of a rage these days with people thinking that money simply grows on trees … online trees, that is. 😉 But that is so far from the truth. In creating and maintaining a successful blog, hard work, determination, patience and skill are needed. It’s not all about coming up with great content; it’s also about being able to effectively market and promote your site.
Yes you are right with this…You might be able to write content but if it is not interesting or relevant to the reader your blog will not survive for very long online.
Not everyone can get success with blog. In fact, it’s not that easy to earn money from a blog, especially for newbie. There are so many works to do and when someone gives up, that’s it. I agree with Brian about Google Adsense, the amount of money that Google offers per click or per impression is just like a small grain. To earn more revenue we should target high paying keywords, but we will compete with so many people.
Yes you are right..
However you can also build a site that specifically goes after long tail keywords with Adsense and traffic to see some good returns. You need to consider how much time you are willing to commit to your sites and if you had 10 sites that all made $10 a day then over a month you would have and additional $3000 in your pocket.
Once these sites get more authority you can then start adding affiliate offers to those sites and maybe even double your income for the month.
No matter what you do though this all takes time to get established and you need to work at it to make things happen.
Which one is the best way to make money, blog or static website? Many say that blog can be a great option, but it should be updated regularly. On the other hand, static website need no updates. Is it a fact or myth?
For me I actually prefer to use a blog. Firstly they are easy to update and your users can leave comments on the site creating even more content. Adding additional information is also easy and you really don’t need to know a lot about HTML.
A HTML static site is also alright but you will need to know some HTML to add content and update. You also need content coming in on a weekly basis if you want to grow your business, so opt for the blog. My preference is WordPress.
I am a strong believer in adding content regularly, I find it draws more traffic whether it is a blog or Static HTML site as I have both. If you do not update your static site anyone in your niche who is updating their content will rank better than you.