Blogging is big business nowadays. Particularly, given the high number of people coming into the blogging business on the internet. However, it’s one thing to create blogs online and it’s another thing for you to make money from the blogs you’ve created. Many bloggers find it easy to create beautiful, well designed blogs but find it difficult to make any decent money for all their blogging efforts.
In this report, I will be providing you with 7 simple techniques you can use to make money online from your blogs.
The first of these techniques which you can use for making money from your blogs is via Advertisements. As you post regularly and once your blog get little older, it will receive good number of traffic plus popularity. With that you will also receive good offers from various companies to place their product advertisement on your blog. Also you can use an Ad management script or service like AdBrite to place a square box on sidebar – “Your ads here”. You can charge someone flat-rate of around $100/- per month or more for such ads, depending upon popularity and page rank of your blog. Also, you can register your blog for a Google AdSense account and start receiving targeted Ads on your blog from Google. You can also make use of some of these advertising networks such as Chitika, Bidvertiser, and Clicksor e.t.c
2. Affiliate programs
Another Technique involves you signing up for Affiliate programs. Affiliate marketing is an extremely profitable way of making good money from the traffic that your blogs receive. You can sell some one else product which is relevant to the niche or topic of your blog. For your sales effort you will paid with a set percentage of commission. The best way to sell is by writing a review of affiliate products on your blog or by showing on your blog a sidebar recommendation of a product.
Alternatively, you can just include affiliate links, banners or images provided by owner of a product. A list of major websites where you can find affiliate marketing products to advertise from your blog is provided here:
3. Pay Per Lead Programs
While affiliate marketing can generate you good income from the traffic you blog gets, it’s possible that not everyone coming to your blog will buy the products. As a matter of fact, don’t be surprised if only 5% of your traffic purchase your affiliate product (which is still good). However, a better way of taking advantage of the traffic coming to your blog is by signing up for pay per lead programs. Many companies on the internet are willing to pay you for any action the people(traffic) your site sends to them performs on their website such as filling forms, registering for products, entering their personal details(email addresses, names). All you have to do is sign up for an affiliate/associate/partner account with these companies, obtain their links, banner ads and put these links or banner ads on your blog. You can imagine how much you can earn if 50% of your traffic click on the links on your blog and perform various simple actions such as entering their emails and names(Some pay per lead programs pay as mush as $5 – $100)
Top Companies on the Internet that provide pay per lead programs include Compete.com ($85), entrepreneur.com ($5), prostores.com ($20 – $100), keywordmax.com ($12/lead)
4. Review Products
One good technique that works well for earning money from your blog is by reviewing products by various companies on your blog.
Once your blog has good enough traffic, you can sign up with the sites that offer this service. Usually you’re required to write a review or a small post on products to get paid. Below is a list of some of the sites that will pay you for reviewing their products:
i) Pay Per Post
iv) Sponsored Reviews
5. Sell Your Own Information Products
One of the fastest techniques of making money from your blogs is by selling your own information products like e-books, videos, audios etc from your blog. Unlike affiliate programs, with your own information products you can keep 100% profit with yourself. If you can’t create your own product, you can try to get resell rights to someone else’s products and sell it for 100% profit. You can try Productresell.com. They provide resell rights information products to sell from blog or website.
A unique way of making money from your blog is by installing Donation button. You can install donation buttons on your blog to get contributions from visitors to your blog. Many bloggers use scripts to place donation buttons to get contributions from their visitors. Though some bloggers consider this technique a bit embarrassing but again if your blog is providing highly rich value contents and useful information to your readers, visitors will donate because they enjoy reading your blog and would show their appreciation by offering such assistance. You install paypal or credit card donation buttons allowing your visitors to make donations via paypal or credit card.
7. The Blog Flipping:
This is a very popular method with many internet marketers. With this technique, you build your blog, make it popular via extensive promotion and build a large amount of traffic using backlink technique on your blog content (articles and posts). Then they flip (sell) their blog for very high price. Here are some of the most popular marketplaces for selling your blogs
Sedo Auctions – You can list your blog for sale on Sedo for free but they’ll charge a commission fee of 10% when you find a buyer for your blog.
SitePoint Auctions – This is probably the most popular place for buying or selling established blogs (that have content). The buyers are interested in blogs with a decent Google PageRank, backlinks and even a revenue stream. You will have to shell out a small fee to list your website on SitePoint but the bids are serious most of the times.