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ByDavid Russel

How To Make Money Blogging

Step 1.  Be Passionate.

Blogs that make money are blogs with a specific market and a good PageRank. Be passionate about your subject and generate as much traffic as you can. If you’re obsessed, others will be as well.

Quick Tip:

“Don’t expect to get rich from your blog. At least not right away. Some popular blogs report more than $40,000 dollars a month in earnings—but unless you’ve got millions of visitors already, don’t expect to quit your day job anytime soon.”

Step 2. Sell advertising

Selling advertising is the top moneymaking method with a blog. AdSense, a service from Google, will place relevant ads from advertisers on your blog. If your reader clicks on the link, you get paid. Exactly how much depends on your traffic.

Quick Tip:

“The upside to this method is that it’s very easy; the downside is that you don’t choose who advertises or what you get paid.”

Step 3. Choose the ads yourself Some ad-providers, like blogads.com, help you choose the advertiser’s you want and give you the right to set the price.

Quick Tip:

“The upside to this method is that you’re in control; the downside is if you set the prices too high or are too picky about advertisers, you won’t make any money.”

Step 4. Write a review Get paid to write a product review that relates to your blog’s topic. Sites like payperpost.com will match you with a product. Reviews are usually short and don’t have to be positive, but you will have to disclose you’re getting paid.

 Quick Tip:

“Stay credible—be honest, and don’t post too many paid reviews. If you look like a marketing shill, you’ll lose readers—and money.”

Step 5. Sell merchandise Sell merchandise. Suppose your blog has a really cool logo or you’ve developed some catchphrase that has caught on—put it on a t-shirt or coffee cup. A bunch of sites will do this for you, including cafepress.com. They earn the base price, and you earn the mark up.

Step 6. Get an affiliate program Get an affiliate program. Probably the most popular of these is amazon.com. This works by having a specific product advertised on your blog, and if readers follow your link and buy it, you get a percentage of the sale.

ByDavid Russel

What is Google Adsense ?

There are many ways to monetize your website traffic, and most of them are related to advertising third-party products or services to your website visitors. There are many advertising programs that can help you earn money nowadays, but the most popular is Google Adsense.

This advertising program was launched in the middle of 2003 by Google and is currently one of the most popular advertising programs on the Internet. It provides a good opportunity for webmasters and site owners to monetize their traffic. If you’ve asked yourself what is Adsense and how to make money with Adsense, the following article will give you some hints.

One of the advantages of Adsense is its huge number of publishers and advertisers. Google acts as an intermediary between them, so another good feature of Adsense is its high level of security and safety for both advertisers and publishers.

How does adsense work? The whole process is very simple and intuitive. You create an Adsense account, insert a small amount of code into your website pages –and that’s all. Google will display targeted ads on your page that’s relevant to the content of your website, your website visitors will start clicking those ads and you will be paid for it.

Google Adsense works on a cost-per-click and revenue sharing basis. It charges advertisers per ad click and publishers get roughly 68% of the click amount. Publishers’ commission heavily depends upon the competition in niche. In practice, the commission per click can range between $0.20 and $15. The majority of niches bring less than $1 per click to publishers.

So your main task will be to provide as many clicks to those ads as possible. But do not try to cheat Google and artificially increase the number of clicks. Do not encourage your website visitors to click ads and – of course – do not click your own ads yourself under any circumstances! Google has a very accurate and complicated system for preventing click fraud. Once it notices some suspicious activity on your website or has any doubts about the quality of your traffic and clicks – it will suspend your account.

The amount you earn doesn’t solely depend on the cost per click value in your niche. It also depends upon how ads match your audience interests, where the ads are located on the page, etc. So pay attention to the content of your website, its look-and-feel, and test different placements within a page to find most efficient option.

Your earnings also depend on the amount of targeted traffic to your website. Only a very small amount of your visitors will click those ads (1-2% in average). And most of the clicks will bring you less than $1 per click. Now, you can calculate yourself how much traffic you need to earn the amount you want. Therefore, if you want to make money with Adsense you should have big traffic volumes. This will require a lot of work and a lot of unique and quality content.

ByDavid Russel

What Is Affiliate Marketing ?

What is Affiliate Marketing?

Affiliate marketing is the process of earning a commission by promoting other people’s (or company’s) products.

 

In a nutshell, all you have to do is:

  1. Find a product you like,
  2. Recomend it to others
  3. Earn a share of the profit for each sale that you make.

Benefits for Businesses:

Unlike traditional media and advertising, with affiliate marketing, the business only pays when they make a sale, which makes it extremely easy for companies to calculate their ROI (Return on Investment.)

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How much money can be made?

Physical products usually pay a 5-10% commission and digital products usually pay between 30-50% and sometimes even up to 75%.

You can realistically make anywhere from $200 up to $8,000 a month from your affiliate commissions.

Some of the Most Recommended Sites to sign up to start your affiliate marketing journey are :

Clickbank, Jvzoo, Amazon, Commission Junction (cj)…etc.

 

ByDavid Russel

4 Ways to Make Money Online

These are 4 ways to Make money Online.

 Here are some tips for actually getting the job:

  • Take it seriously. Yes, you’re applying for an online job. Yes, you can do the work in your underwear, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a “real job”. You must treat it as such or they aren’t going to treat you as a serious candidate. You aren’t the only one who wants to work in their underwear. In fact, the competition online is likely higher than it is in your local area.
  • Be professional. When you submit a résumé, don’t type it in ALL CAPS and please don’t avoid the caps lock like the plague. Know how to use it without looking incompetent. Write in complete sentences with proper grammar. Of course, there will be exceptions, but even with the exceptions, you must keep it professional. You’re building their view of you.
  • Give some, but not all.  Whether you’re providing writing samples, a photography portfolio or links to your work, give them enough examples to get the idea, but not so many that they don’t even know where to start. And while we’re on the topic, give them some of your background information, but don’t tell them your life story.
  • Double check yourself, before you double wreck yourself. Make sure everything you send to a company, whether a résumé, an email or a portfolio, is good to go. Double check your grammar and wording, and for God’s sake use spell check! This is especially important when it comes to the company’s name. Don’t spell their name wrong and be sure to type it how they type it (e.g. Problogger, not Pro Blogger).

1. Websites That Pay

Let’s go ahead and get this out of the way. There are all kinds of websites that will pay you for various things, such as shopping, taking surveys or testing products. Examples inboxdollars, projectpayday..etc.

2. Freelance Writing

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Freelance writing is one of the most popular ways to earn money online. Many successful freelancers can earn an average of 50 cents to a dollar per word. Some are earning twice that!

Of course, it doesn’t start out like that. You’ve got to build your portfolio and your résumé, blah blah blah. If you’re interested in writing, I’m sure you know this. If you’re not interested in writing, I wouldn’t recommend traveling down this road just for the money.

It takes dedication and time, though it can be highly profitable if it’s what you love. Assuming it is what you love, let’s talk about making money with it.

Before you decide to start reaching out to all of these freelance writing companies, you need to have a web presence. You need a blog (in my humble blogger opinion, of course).

3. Sell Your Stuff:

Ever since the idea of online auctions came into existence, the online selling market has been on the rise. Many are interested, but don’t know how to get started. There are still all kinds of ways to make money by selling online, whether you’re selling what you already have or buying and selling like a store. Before we get started, here are a few general tips when selling anything online:

  • Get a PayPal account. If you don’t have a PayPal account, you’ll want to get one if you’re doing business online. It’s the standard in online business for receiving payment and paying others.
  • Take good pictures. Some of the options below don’t require you to actually take the picture and sell the product, but for the ones that do, make sure you take a clear picture that makes your product stand out from the others.  If you’re going to be taking a lot of pictures, set up a small “studio-like” area in your home with a backdrop and proper lighting to really make your pictures come across as professional. And of course, you’ll want a good camera too.
  • Be honest.  If you’re selling used items, be honest about every dent, scratch, blemish, etc.. This will reduce many issues you could run into and keep your reviews positive.
  • Do good business. Plain and simple. Whether you’re selling on a small site or opening an online store, your customer service matters. You’ll want to get those positive reviews and make a good name for yourself. Respond to questions, concerns and complaints. Offer a guarantee if available.

4. Blogging

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Hey look, an article about making money online that doesn’t mention blogging. . . oh wait, here it is.

First off, I’m a blogger so it seems wrong not to mention it, but more importantly, it’s a legitimate way to make money. It’s quite possibly the least straight-forward way on this list, but it’s very doable and it’s also quite possibly the funnest way on this list. I love blogging and I know hundreds of bloggers who feel the same. So let’s talk about making money blogging and what it really means.

Blogging is something that requires patience, persistence and discipline. It may mean writing everyday for over a year before you really start to see any money from it. There are exceptions to the rule, but from my dealings with other bloggers, it seems to be pretty common to spend one or even two years building your blog, your brand and your authority, before making any serious amount of money.