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Part 8 – Monetizing Your Blog
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Part 8 – Monetizing Your Blog
By Art Breshears
You have been working hard to produce good-quality, original content on your blog and you have attracted a decent amount of traffic by doing so. However, money is not going to appear out of thin air just because you have traffic. You have to turn your traffic into money.
There are several ways to generate profits from the visitors of your blog, and Google's Adsense program allows you to do so with ultimate
ease. First, visit their website at http://adsense.google.com/
<http://adsense.google.com/> . You'll find out more about
their advertising program there, but here are some extra bits I'd like to tell you.
First, Google's Adsense program is a really useful way to monetize your blog because when users finish reading your newest post, chances
are they want to leave your blog because they have nothing else to do
on your blog. If your Adsense advertisement block is visible on your
blog, they might see advertisements relevant to them and click on them
to exit your blog. Ka-ching! You've just cashed in on your first
But yes, your profits will only be cents if you don't "do it right".
This involves placing your Google ads in the right places and ensuring
they blend in to your site so that they appear more like links rather
than advertisements to your visitors. Consult the page https://www.google.com/support/adsense/bin/static.py?page=tips.html
to see the "heat map" of your blog. The "hotter" a certain area, the
greater the chances of someone looking at your blog.
Once you get a Google Adsense account, you can change the color of your advertisement text and links. You will want them to match the colors on your blog. If your blog's text is black and the links are red, do the same for the ad blocks too! It's that simple.
Another way to earn profits from your blog is to recommend products to
your readers. When your visitors buy from the merchants you recommend,
you get to keep a little commission too. This is known as affiliate
marketing and it is very easy to start because you don't have to create your own products or services.
Anyway, let's refer back to our technological gadgets blog example. Let's say you discover this Gadget X on a merchant's website, and they
offer an affiliate program. What you would do is to create a post in
your blog and do a mini-review on this Gadget X. Rip it apart and point out its benefits and bad points, if any, and include a link which is given by the merchant) for the visitor to purchase the Gadget X online.
If your visitor clicks and purchases the gadget, the merchant will track from the link that the purchase is referred by you, so they will send you your share of the profits. Imagine if 1 out of every 100 visitors you get purchases this product, and you earn $27.00 commission from each purchase! If you get 10,000 visitors in a month that would be a $2,700.00 pay check for you just for writing about ONE product.
Now, affiliate programs are very nice ways to generate profit, but how
do you find affiliate programs that are related to your blog's theme? Easy, just go to Google and search for <your niche> +"affiliate programs". Another slightly better way is to go to http://www.associateprograms.com/search
<http://www.associateprograms.com/search> to look for affiliate programs in your niche.
The two ways mentioned above are basic ways to generate profits from
your blog. We'll be discussing other great, profitable ways, so keep
your eyes peeled!
One Really Neat Way To Monetize Yourself Online
About the Author:
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