5 Ways You Can Make Money From Blogging

June 25, 2010 | By More

When it comes to making money on the Internet, one of the best ways to create an income is to monetize your blog. If you already have a blog that you have created and that has traffic, it will likely be even easier as you already have a customer base to start with.

Pay Per Click

There are different programs out there where you get paid when someone clicks on a link.  One such program is Google Adsense, which can easily be added to any blog out there.  You can have it display text ads, banner ads or a combination of these methods.  You can also change the size of the ads, where they display on the blog, and you can change the color scheme so that the ads match your blog.  You can also have your Adsense post to your RSS feed to increase your exposure on it.

Adsense is not the only program like this; you can sign up with several others.   It is best if you already have an established blog before trying to sign up, as these companies do have to approve you.  It can also take a while before you reach payout levels with these programs.  Make sure you check out AdBrite, Chikita, BidVertiser and Yahoo Publisher.

One of the best ways to create an income is to monetize your blog.

Direct Ads

There are many websites out there that allow people to buy advertising space on their websites or blogs.  This is a service that you could provide on your blog.  How you work this depends on you, you could charge for an ad of a certain size, timeframe or anything else that may work for you.  Check out similar sites to see what types of amounts they charge.  In order to get traffic, you will have to provide value on your site, or else why would people come view your site and then click on a link?

Affiliate Marketing

Many people choose to get into affiliate marketing as a way to get income from their blog.  You can either provide just a link for people to buy the product, and you get a cut, or you may want to write a review, or focus your whole blog on the product, depending on what it is.

Promote Your Own Product

Quite often people create a blog because it allows them to promote your own product, and a blog tends to be more casual and flowing than a website.  You can use your blog to post about all the benefits of your blog, and then include a link directly to being able to purchase the item, and increase your sales.

Paid to Write

Another method of getting paid to blog, is to write content for others.  One of the biggest reasons that a blog fails is that the owner does not have time to provide content.  Offer your services to assist with this aspect, and you will be paid to blog.

While some people have a hard time understanding how a blog can be profitable and help you earn money, with these steps you can start your career of making money with a blog.  At first it may take a while, but as you get established and experienced, you should see your income increase.

About the Authors:

Lena Morrish and Dima Nikolayenko are webmasters and spend most of their time helping people in building a home Internet business. Find clear guidelines on how to make a profitable website in their FREE e-mail course “7 Vital Facts You Must Know Before Starting an Internet Business.”

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