If you’re a blogger trying to earn a living with your trade, you know that the road to success is paved with hard work and solid writing, so you have to work very hard if you want to make money online with your blog.
Millions of blogs are being created daily on the internet and only few people makes money from blogging while millions of people still finding it difficult to make money from it. The reason why most people fail is because they aren’t focus and committed to blogging.
To me, I see blogging as a job, and you can be making some decent amount of money with your blog daily. If you want to be successful in blogging, you need to allot some time daily to improve and work on your blog. Though blogging is easy, but it requires a lot of hard work and commitment.
Ok, now that we have all that out of the way, let's talk about different ways that you can make money with your blog. The main thing in common with all of the different strategies is that you're making money off your readers, so the more readers you have, the more money you should be able to make. Here are some different ideas to be considered:
1. AdvertisingThis is the easiest and common way through which most bloggers make money with their blogs. All you have to do to start making money online with your blog through this means is to throw some ads onto your blog. These ads could be placed on the top or side or bottom of your blog depending on your choice.
There are many contextual advertising companies on the internet that will allow you to make money with them. What you will be required to do is to sign up for their publisher account and place their code on your blog so that you will be supplied with ads. Examples are: googleadsense.com, chitika.com, adbrite.com, bidvertiser.com and many others. You can make decent money from these sites once you have a blog. Most of them pay on PPC & PPM basis.
If you are not interested in partnering with those contextual advertising company, you can set your own price for advertiser to contact you directly instead of signing up a publisher account with contextual advertising company. But before anybody can advertise on your blog, you must have had a reasonable amount of traffic because no one will like partnering with a non traffic blog.
You may be wondering how much you can make from advertisements. No one can give a confident answer about how much you can make with advertisements, but I will try to come up with a guess. To guess the amount you can make with advertisers like Google adsense, I recommend Adsense calculator for you.
2. Affiliate ProgramsAffiliate program is another common ways bloggers make money online. Blogger make money through affiliate link by recommending products to their blog readers and make a commission whenever sales are made through their affiliate links.
Let assume your blog focuses on “Scholarship & Free Tuition”, you can easily promote eBooks related to free tuition institutions and if your readers are interested and make a purchase from your link, that will make you some money. Some of the affiliate networks you can partner with are: Amazon.com, Cj.com, Clickbank.com, Ebay.com, you can research the rest on Google.
3. Sell Your Own Product & ServicesOnce your blog have a huge audience, you have the opportunity to sell your own product and services to them. But you must not have the motive of taking advantage of them and abscond with their money. Selling your own product or service serves as additional revenue.
You can sell manuals (e-book, mp3 & Video), Render services (SEO, Freelance writing, Freelance Programming, or Freelance designing). You have to be creative before you can make money with this. All I know is that we all have experiences and knowledge about the experiences we had, if we can help somebody by sharing our experiences and knowledge, that means we have create a value and the only way to become wealthy is by creating values.Get your own information marketing tool to make at least a #100,000 monthly.
Finally, if you followed all the ideas outlined here, you’d be making some decent amount online while blogging. Though it may seem tough at the beginning, but if you persist you will enjoy it at last. Working online is the most soothing thing you can do when you consider the suitability of being your own boss and deciding your working hours. Start blogging today!!!
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