Learn How To Start Making A Real Living With Your Blog And Gain Freedom. Many bloggers generate monthly incomes of several thousand dollars from their blogs. These aren’t casual bloggers who just want to see their name and words on the internet or express an opinion; these are serious bloggers who have turned blogging into a full-time (or nearly full-time) career.
Here are some of the ways they make money from their blogs, as well as some ideas for how you can make money blogging:
Merchandising! Many advertisers are waiting for you to approach them; these are programs like Google Adsense (https://www.google.com/adsense/) where you allow companies to place ads on your blog… ads related to your topic… You earn a small amount of money each time one of your readers clicks on an ad on your blog (a predetermined amount). CrispADS (http://www.crispads.com/), for example, takes a slightly different approach. This type of service requires you to tell them how much you want to charge for advertising space on your blog, and they will try to find an advertiser willing to pay that amount (plus a commission for the go-between company). These are just two examples of a large group that is growing on a daily basis.
Feeds from Blogs! The most popular blog feeds are RSS (Really Simple Syndication) and ATOM Feeds. A blog feed’s purpose is to distribute every new post you make to a list of subscribers; you make your blog posts available via RSS or ATOM, and people who want to read your content on a regular basis can subscribe to your posts and read them on a newsreader. The latest trend is to include advertising in these blog feeds, and you will earn money if your subscriber clicks on an ad included in your feed. Although there are no big bucks yet, this is a rapidly expanding field.
Programs for affiliates! For years, online companies have offered affiliate programs to bloggers; some of the most well-known are Amazon, Linkshare, and Clickbank. They work by giving you a one-of-a-kind URL to put on your blog. Any readers who click through to the company’s website and make a purchase earn you a commission. The “mini-mall” concept, which is offered by companies like Chitika eMiniMalls, is another type of affiliate program. The mini-mall works similarly to the affiliate program, with a link on your blog leading to a page with a variety of products, with all sales earning you a commission.
Sponsors, please! Large corporations are well aware of the blogosphere and the growing number of people who read blogs, and they are using blogs to promote their business interests as a result. While blogs will never be able to replace Michael Jordan-style superstars for corporations, they are already attracting a number of lucrative corporate sponsorships. If you have a blog dedicated to a specific topic, such as digital cameras, that is updated on a regular basis, has a large readership, and is widely recognized as an authoritative source for digital camera information, you may be approached by a corporate sponsor to run their advertisements for new products on a long-term basis. You’ve made it to the big time, professional blogger’s league if and when you get to that point.
You Have a Product! The methods listed above are just a few of the numerous ways you can begin earning money from your blog… but there is a catch!
As you may have noticed, every scheme mentioned, as well as every other money-making blogging scheme you’ll come across, necessitates a fantastic blog… a blog that attracts hundreds of readers on a regular basis. To reach this level of readership, you’ll need a blog that provides unique, high-quality content.
If you want blogging to be a profitable venture for you, you’ll need to treat it as such, devoting your time, energy, and creativity to its success. You’ll also need a ‘customer magnet’ product or service, just like any other successful business. Your content is your “product”: it could be news, information, or entertainment, but it must be unique and engaging.