You can make money blogging on the Internet. There are several ways to do this. To make money from your own blog, – you have to have a good traffic. In order to have a good traffic and make a leaving out of blogging or at least make decent income, your blog should be interested to a lot of people. You should choose popular but not too competitive subject to blog about. For example, blogging about computers in general is too competitive. You will unlikely be able to rich the first page of search engine results and people will not likely to find your site. But you can choose blogging about new software for computers and get into that specific niche.
And the last about the niche, but not least, the subject you are blogging about should have its advertisers. Those are companies who should be glad to place their ads on your blog because it will bring them new customers.
Ways to make money blogging:
1. Google AdSense
Google AdSense is one of the most popular ways to make money from a website. AdSense has been used by bloggers to monetize their blogs over few years now. The logic is simple. You place the code on your website and Google shows relevant ads to your visitors. If they are clicking on those ads – you are making money. Its that simple. Clicks can make you anything from $0.01 to few dollars each.
2. Affiliate Programs
Nowadays almost every offline or online product has its affiliate program. Depends on what you are blogging about, you can choose products associated with your blog and that will likely sell to your visitors. With affiliate programs you are making commission from sale that visitor made when he clicked to the ad. If visitor clicked to the ad but didn’t buy the product, then you did not make money. Other difference of affiliate programs from AdSense is the amount of money you are making. If people will buy the product you can get from few percent to 30 percent or even more. Let’s say visitor bought winter boots $60 value. Then you just made $18 (30%) out this sale!
3. Private Ad Sales
Get paid for placing ads or writing sponsored posts. You can decide yourself how much money to charge for ads and negotiate with advertisers. If your blog will become very popular, advertisers will find you themselves. Or you can use web-services that help to connect buyers (advertisers) with sellers (bloggers) to make a trade.
Once you will get your blog up and running and search engines start to send people on your website, you can experiment with different ways of monetizing your blog. Put some thoughts into how and where to place ads. Analyze your traffic and earnings from ads to adjust them the most effective way. Don’t be afraid to make a big deal out of advertising on the blog. Wasn’t that your goal? Don’t be afraid of experiments with ads.
But also remember the main rule “Content is the king” and content is the key to get traffic to your blog.
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