Monday, June 7, 2010

Some Tips on How To Earn Money from Your Blog

Posted by Viram Gunawan Yanuar at 9:24 PM
The internet has taken the world like a storm. Almost all people around the world are now very knowledgeable about it, most especially the new generation. Children as young as 4 years old already know the different internet applications from child-friendly games, grammar tutorials and other interesting supplementation for kids. Majority of the learning institutions already use computer-aided instructions. It was totally absorbed and applied by the people in general, to their daily lives.

In line with this new technology is the blogging phenomenon. It is so popular nowadays that even businesses have turned into online advertising of their company products and services. Many stay at home moms were given the chance to work while taking care of their families. The best thing is, they can always work at their most convenient time. More and more people are now turning to the internet for other sources of money while some people are now starting to work at home full time and trying to be their own boss.

Thousands of blogs are being developed everyday. Name it and they have it. Whatever niche you want, thousands of blogs can be found from daily journal to health to travel to social networking to business and the most popular now is, how to make money online. Some people even quit their day jobs once they are able to reach their target earnings so they can work at home full time.

Setting-up a blog is the first and the easiest part. If you want to earn money from it, then you must be ready to work harder on the first six months. You have to post regularly. If possible, two (2) to three (3) posts everyday. In this way, it would be indexed faster and the more content you have means more reason for people to visit your blog. A blog, in order to have returning visitors, needs to have quality content and has to be updated regularly. Below are some of the ways on how most bloggers can earn from their blogs. If you are a new blogger, you better take note of these tips. If you have been blogging for a few months already, you may have forgotten some of these tips and maybe re-asses your strategy. It is always best to review and get some inputs from other people to give us fresh and other methods on how to do the process of online money making successfully.

Google Adsense is the most popular way to earn money online nowadays. Google is a giant company and many advertisers find them reliable. The number of clients they have is huge compared to the other advertising networks online. Many professional bloggers earn thousands every month. Some a few hundreds, while majority (beginners) a few dollars a month. You have to accumulate $100 earnings in order for you to receive a payout.

In order to be accepted by Google and start earning money from them, you must have a blog. You have to set it up, produce and post informative and high quality contents, drive traffic to it and have a professional looking design. In this way, it would be easier for your blog to be accepted by them. Once you are accepted, you can already post google ads which are either text ads, link ads or video ads to name a few.

Paid Blogging – when your blog reaches three (3) months old, with regular posting and with a good amount of traffic, you can apply for paid blogging jobs. Many advertisers want to advertise in blogs with niches similar to what their company is endorsing. Others advertise in general blogs. So, the niche of your blog would matter. It is best to create a general blog but specialized niches like travel, health and how to make money online are also popular to advertisers. You can apply in blogging networks like Blogsvertise, Sponsored Reviews, Review Me and BlogtoProfit, to name a few. There are still more. You just have to search at google, “get paid to blog” or “paid blogging” and a listing will appear. Payperpost is the most popular, however, they are so strict with their rules. You must have at least three(3) posts in a week and there should be a higher ratio of non-paid posts to paid posts in your blog.

Affiliate Marketing – once you have been blogging for a few months, you will learn about affiliate marketing. What is affiliate marketing? It is the process of marketing other people or company’s products where you earn a certain percentage or commission for every sale. There are many affiliate companies online. You have Clickbank which is the most popular, Linkshare, Commission Junction, More Niche and many more. For affiliate marketing, you can join these sites and once accepted, you can choose the products you want to endorse. You can make a review about the product in your blog and add a link to the page of the product you are endorsing. People love reading reviews about the items they want to purchase and your review at your blog will help a lot. Many people earn hundreds from it alone monthly. Others even earn a few thousands. Not bad for a side income. Some people though make it their full time job already.

On-site Ads/Link Sales – you can also sell ad spaces at your blog. One way to get advertisers is by advertising in forums. This is an effective technique but your prices have to be competitive and reasonable. You have to maintain also regular posting and driving more traffic to your blogs so advertisers will be more interested to get a spot. The prospective advertisers often like to advertise their banner ad on blogs. So, be sure you set banner ad spots in different ad size for sales.

Text Link Ads – some companies will pay you for the links from your blog. Some of these are Kontera, Infolinks, Backlinks and Inlinks to name a few. You will be asked to add a code to your blog which will be generated by them. Once it is installed, the links at your blogs will be highlighted and once the visitor clicks on it, he will be redirected to a page with the advertisers’ information and ads. You will earn money once the visitor stays there for a few minutes and more so, if they visit more sites from the given list.

Earning money online is possible. We just have to research more on the topic. This is the reason why experienced bloggers create posts like this one in order to share and help new bloggers become successful. The journey is not easy. It is not a get-rich overnight scheme. It needs hard work, patience and perseverance. However, once you start earning from your blog, the income opportunity keeps coming every month. The opportunities are endless.

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