How to Make Money Blogging
Who doesn’t want to know how to make money blogging? There are people out there that make a living from their websites/blogs. However, there are many, many more bloggers out there who make hardly any money from blogging. Blogging is very time consuming, and as your traffic grows, your responsibilities do as well. Personally, I would love to make more money blogging, and make this my full time job. I’d love to be able to write and share my ideas and tips on how to save money and live green and that be my only source of income.
Here are some ways to make money blogging:
1. Google Adsense.
Google Adsense ads are displayed on blogs and promote information related to the website’s content. For instance, if you are looking for “how to no poo“, chances are the ads on the page will be advertising for shampoos. When someone clicks on an ad on your website, you make money as a commission for referring the person to the advertiser’s website. Google Adsense can be a great source of income if you write about topics that are relevant to companies that advertise through Google.
2. Blogher Ads.
Blogher ads are paid by the number of impressions, not clicks. It’s nice because when your traffic goes up, so does your revenue. However, Blogher Ads do take over half of the amount of advertising dollars as a commission. As a perk, they also promote three other bloggers’ posts at the bottom of the advertising widget, so that is a nice bonus, as more traffic is driven to the sites that are linked.
3. Amazon Affiliate Program.
I like the Amazon Affiliate program because when I want to share a product that I love it’s easy to do so through Amazon Affiliates. I can link to the product’s Amazon page where the readers get more information and reviews and if they purchase something from clicking from my site, I earn a small commission. It’s not much, but every little bit helps.
4. Text link ads.
Text link ads are frowned upon by Google, so you may want to keep that in mind before you start accepting them. Many websites have been penalized by Google for accepting private text link ads. However, text link ads can be a very good source of income for a website, because there is a flat fee paid each month just to have the ad on the website.
E-books are great because they’re all digital, easier to publish than a paper book, and can be written at any number of pages. E-books are also nice, because the income you make from selling your e-books can go straight to your bottom line versus having to give someone else a cut right off the top. You can decide to give those who promote your e-book a commission if you choose, and that will help you make more money even though you are paying out commissions because you’ll have more exposure.
I’ve been blogging about personal finance and frugal living now for almost three years, and by no means am I getting rich off my blog. I started this site as a way to share my money saving tips and green living ideas. I always strive to share the best information with my readers because that’s the most important point of blogging to me.
All of the above ideas are how to make money blogging. I’ll be honest and say that if you are starting a blog to make money, don’t do it. Start a blog to share your thoughts about a topic you’re passionate about, and then go from there.