More and more people are finding that blogging can be a profitable business adventure for the thousands of individuals who want to work from home.
This Blogging entrepreneur can earn a few extra dollars a month, or make enough money to make a full time living from writing interesting content that is called blogging.
Some entrepreneurs introduce the video aspect into their content and call it vlogging. – there are a lot of people who make money by blogging. Content is king on the internet. Blogging is all about dispensing information. If your information is such that people come back to read it over and over again, then you are in a position to earn money from your blog.
Chow was exploring the territory beyond Google AdSense. He now uses more than 100 ad networks, like AuctionAds and Kontera ContentLink.
“When I started, the options for monetizing a blog were pretty limited,” Chow recalls. “But people keep coming up with new services that can help you make money.”
Chow is far from being the blogosphere’s biggest lottery winner. David Sifry, who founded Technorati as a family blog in 2002, can probably claim a share of that jackpot. So can gadflies like Perez Hilton, politicos like Arianna Huffington and all those businesses for which blogging has become the marketing innovation du jour.
Successful bloggers are constantly exploring new ways to make money. The key to making good money as a blogger is to have multiple streams of income. Even small trickles of money coming from various places over time, can really add up.
Display ads are graphics or images similar to billboards or ads in a magazine. Typically they are positioned on your site in the sidebar, header, footer or within your content. They are also known as banner ads.
They are meant to complement your blog’s content, making them attractive and relevant to visitors. Advertisers hope that your visitors will then click on those images to explore and purchase the products or services they offer.
Google Adsense is probably the most popular ad network and a good place for beginning bloggers to start if they want to pursue display ads because it’s so easy to set up.
Private ads are similar to display ads in that they also come in the form of buttons or graphics and usually appear in the sidebars of blogs. They are unique in that there is no middle man (ad network) to negotiate the partnership. Partnerships are arranged directly between a blogger and an individual, small business or company.
Initial contact can be made by the blogger or by the advertiser. Be clear on what’s expected by both parties.
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Affiliate marketing involves promoting someone else’s product or service and earning a commission when one of your readers clicks through your unique affiliate link and makes a purchase.
The bottom line is, making money as a blogger is possible and actually very straightforward. Keep my 3 key points in mind that I mentioned earlier and you have a solid foundation for becoming a successful blogger!
So, what does this mean for you?
Are you ready to start blogging? Do you still want to? If so, why not try out my free 30 Day Blog Challenge, where I give you a small task every day for a month and by the end of the month you will build a solid foundation for your blogging career!