Many just a blog as a means to journal and don’t even consider how to make money with a blog. Some just use blogging as a platform of expression and never thought about how bloggers make money. If you have a talent for the written word though, why not make some money doing it? Bloggers make good money, some even in the millions believe it or not.
How to Make Money On Your Blog With Adsense
Advertising is one way to make money blogging. There is of course Google adsense which is as simple as creating an account and allowing Google to place adds on your blog. When the adds are clicked on, you make a small percentage. To really benefit from this, you would need a lot of traffic to your blog. Without traffic to your blog, there will be no money.
You can also have advertisers that pay you a certain fee to have adds on your blog. The more popular your blog and the more traffic it gets the more you can charge. There are some who make a full time living on just a few adds. Again, though, lots of traffic is the key. Qualified traffic that is. Not just random clicks. Many pay for random clicks and to me, that is just not worth it, but that is another blog post in it’s own.
How To Make Money on Your Blog With Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing is like placing your own adds on your site in a way.
If someone clicks on the add and buys, you get a commission.
The add is actually the product of another or vendor as we affiliate marketers call them.
This vendor does all the work to deliver the product, you are just getting a referral fee of sorts.
These fees or commissions can be very generous.
Some vendors pay up to 75%.
They can do this because they have many helping them promote their products!
So to be more specific here, an affiliate marketer first has to sign up with a vendor.
There are thousands upon thousands, maybe even millions of vendors out there seeking affiliates.
I welcome affiliates here on my site as well and pay large commissions for referrals.
So once you sign up with any merchant that has an affiliate program, you get your own unique link and you are in business!.
This link is a tracking device. It tracks your clicks and your sales and you get paid for your efforts.
Many vendors have tools you can use, such as banners and email swipes to promote their products.
Making money as a blogger can be as simple as just putting up a few of these banners on your site.
It really doesn’t matter what your topic is, most likely there is an affiliate product that lines up with what you blog about.
This is how to make money with a blog. It’s where 80% of my income comes from.
The other 20% comes from promoting my own product which teaches how to make money with a blog.
It can be a wordpress, blogger or you can blog on one of the free revenue sharing sites!
Regardless of your blogging platform, the way to make money blogging is basically the same across the board.
How to make money with a blog depends on the following:
- Are you giving your reader EXACTLY what they are looking for!
- Is your content visually appealing
- Do you have strong calls to action
- Is your content unique and interesting
- Do you have good buyer keywords
- Do you know how to place your keywords in your blog
- Is your blog optimized to be found in the search engines
I make good money blogging.
I have been doing it for 10 years and now I teach others how to make money with a blog!