We have all started our own blog, right? Well now we are going to learn how to make money from blogging. We hear of one teenager that has earned $5000.00 a month just from making posts on his blog. Not every blogger is this “lucky” tho. It does take some skill and a little bit of the “Irish luck”. 🙂 You also have to have some knowledge of how exactly you are going to be able to earn money from posting blogs. Today we will go over some of the methods to make money on your blog. Three methods, actually: Adsense, Pay Per Click and Affiliate Links.
Now that we know we can make money by blogging we need to know exactly what we need to do to accomplish this. You work with companies that want to use your blog as a form of advertising. You think it sounds like selling out? Not exactly. Advertising can be as in your face or as subtle as you want it to be. Remember it can also make you money providing you have enough visitor traffic to your blog.
The first method we will discuss is Adsense. This is a program offered by Google. If you choose to install Adsense on your blog it will display ads provided by Google. If you decide to use Adsense you will need to go to Google.com. At the bottom of the screen there will be a link for “Advertising Programs”. Click on that and go to “Adsense”. Scroll down to where it says “Click Her to Apply”. Fill out the form with the information about yourself. Google will notify you via email whether or not your site has been accepted. If accepted then set up your ads by doing the following:
If your blog is hosted on Blogger.com for example, you can set up your AdSense ads by going to your profile, selecting settings>template>add an element. Then select AdSense and login with your account info. Next you will configure your ads and save the template. Thats it!!
If you are self-hosting your blog, you’ll have to set up AdSense in more of a manual way. You’ll create your ads(which can be as small or as tall as you want) and then copy the
For the first few days, the ads displayed by Google will be
Public Service Announcements. After the ads have been up a few
days, though, the ads will switch to ads that are relevant to
Now you are wondering just how Adsense works. Every time a visitor clicks an Adsense ad, you get a little bit of money(usually around 30-60 cents). The amount you get for
each ad clicked depends on the number of unique visitors you receive on your blog. The more visitors, the more money that canbe earned. Google will then send a check or pay you through Paypal once you’ve made at least $100 from the ads. Just remember, Google will penalize you if you click your own ads or if you ask visitors specifically to click on your ads. Don’t do it! Not worth it!
Pay Per Click is basically just like AdSense, except you don’t just work with Google—you work with multiple companies. BidVertiser is one such company you can sign up with to do Pay Per Click advertising. How do I get Pay Per Click you ask? You sign up with a site like Bidvertiser and then follow their instructions to set up the Pay Per Click ads on your site.
Pay Per Click works by paying you money each time someone clicks an ad that
you display. You won’t get paid for multiple clicks from the
same user in the same visitor, nor will you get paid for someone
simply visiting your site. You only get paid for legitimate
Affiliate links are basically links which people pay you for.
Companies will actually pay owners of popular blogs to post
links on their blog. You can do as much Affiliate linking as you
want. So how do I get Affiliate Links? You can get Affiliate links by searching for “Affiliate Link Programs” on the internet. Once you find an Affiliate link program that looks good to you, sign up for it. Then you can follow their instructions for putting the link(s) on your blog. Now we ask, how do Affiliate Links work? Like the other two methods mentioned above, Affiliate links work by paying you money each time they are clicked. You get paid for each click per unique visitor.
So there you have it. Monetizing your blog. There are these three legitimate ways to earn money from blogging. Keep in mind that the amount of money you make is determined by how much traffic your blog draws. Drawing alot of visitors will make you a lot and if not then you make, not so much. 🙁 Remember its still extra money, so why not do it?
Making money using Adsense, Pay Per Click or Affiliate Link programs is easy and effective. Start monetizing your blog today!
So that’s it. There’s three legitimate ways to make money from
blogging. It is important to keep in mind that the amount of
money you are able to make depends on how many visitors your
blog draws. If you draw a lot, you’ll make a lot. If not, the
money you earn will be modest. But it’s still extra money, so
why not do it?