I own a blog, how do I make some money with it?

Make Money Blogging from Home: Monetize your blog

First of all you need to get visitors to your blog! These techniques here are useless for a blog with no audience!

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Ok, you now own a Blog with visitors that like your content. Now you want to make money out of your blog, of course!

There are a lot of ways to transform your visitors (=traffic) into revenue!

1. Become an Affiliate

The people who visit your site, have a special interest (your blogs topic!), use this to your advantage!

Set up links that bring your visitors to the place they want to go, and get money by sending them there!

It’s easy!

Simple example:You run a blog about games, where you post game reviews. You will place a tracking link in your article, sending your readers to amazon to order the game directly after reading your awesome review. You get payed by amazon for every buyer you send them. You are now an “Affiliate” of Amazon! You provided your reader good, solid insight in the game and your opinion about it and in return you get a commission, if the reader buys the game! simple as that.

Check my article on Affiliate Marketing, to find the best affiliate markets out there.

2. Put some Advertisements on your Blog

If affiliate marketing is too much effort for you, you can always just put some ads on your blog. For example goolge adsense, as you might know, it allows you to put Ads on your blog that are related to the topic of your blog.

There are different types of ads you can put on your site, PPC (pay per click) and PPV (pay per view) ads.

Putting some contextual, text, and impression ads on your blog, can be a great way to generate some revenue with your site.

Here are some websites, that pay you to display Ads:

Google AdSense
AdBrite
Kontera
Text Link Ads
Text Link Brokers
Value Click
Tribal Fusion

3. Make your own Online store

It’s simple, use a wordpress-plugin to make a store on your blog and sell whatever want. (as long as its legal)

4. Useful Links

Affiliate MarketingMy article on Affiliate Marketing. How does it work? Where do I start?

www.google.com/adsenseGoogle Adsense, Put Advertisements on your blog / website.

www.clickbank.comOne of the biggest affiliate marketplace out there.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affiliate_marketing: Wikipedias explanation of Affiliate Marketing

 Summary

Make Money Blogging from home takes some time and effort, but its definitly worth your time. If you already own a blog it is about time to monetize it and start making money blogging! Discuss at the forum.

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