I would actually say that Google Adsense and Infolinks are probably the worst performing ways of monetizing your websites. I have just removed my ads from my blog. It was looking too spammy. Now the focus is on my calls to action. I am finding that affiliate sales and content marketing are working for me.
My long-term goal is a membership site. This is very cool and I have just started my site. But before I invest huge time and effort, your thoughts on my idea. I have only skimmed but I will read this entire site but my blog would be a little different than anything I have seen on here so far. It might not even be a blog I should do. See I have lived a pretty crazy life and have done a lot of exciting things.
Not death defying stunts or sniper stuff but some more like fun things. Over the years I have become quite the storyteller and everyone tells me I should right a book. It started in grade school and I just have always enjoyed being the center of attention. I also have never felt anyone person is better than another so I have treated celebrities the same as the homeless person on the corner.
This has made for some pretty funny stories as well. It sounds like a great idea for a blog. Please get building your blog and start writing those amazing stories!!! I would like to work from home and am looking into blogging. Since I know what assuming gets me, I am doing my homework before I do anything else. Thanks for all the info and any other advice is appreciated. Thank you so much for this information.
I will reread this several times as I am sure it will be very helpful.
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I am a new Blogger and hope to create something interesting and fun for my readers — and make some money too.. If you could please add me to your email list, I would really appreciate any future info. Thank you again! Great post, thanks for sharing. My dad and I invest in multi-family real estate. Making money doing this would be awesome. This is an awesome post. I too found PinchofYum. My blog is based around making money online but making it make sense for beginners. Thank you for all this information! Is a cooking blog a good subject for a profitable blog or is it better to go write about general subject like relationship for example.
In that case what would be the way to have affiliation? Also is there a way to target a specific country? Is English the language to use preferably or French is good aswell? You can review cooking equipment and link it to your Amazon associate account, where you can earn commission from your blog posts. Do you think such an idea can fly?
Definitely — sounds interesting! Also you could offer paid training and courses to make money from it too. Thank you so much, Jamie, for this valuable information! Thanks so much for sharing your expertise! This post was really awesome. Really inspiring to hear about more people making incomes from home. I love it! Hi Jamie, the article is very helpful. I have a question though…I searched several niches on Google Trends. That makes it difficult for me to choose. I blog about many things within the lifestyle category. Do I really need to pick a niche?
My goal is to be a social media influencer. You can blog about a very broad range of subjects within the lifestyle niche. Great post, thank you! I found this to be very useful. I have just got into the Pay Per Click method and it is a great way of building a passive income. Due to my niche, I have found it difficult to source good affiliate networks, but just today I have revisited the accounts I set up on Link Share and CJ, to my surprise they offer a good range of affiliate programs, many of which cater to my niche blog topic :.
I really like your blog! Just wanted to hopefully add more money making options to this topic. There is a site named Helping Neighbor where you can register to become a Helper, setup your email alerts for the types of jobs you can complete in the areas you prefer so that you can receive paying project requests. Thankss very much for your awesome article. In this case, appreciate if you can pls share your point of view if my abovementioned topics is feasible for me to carry on.
I think the main thing to do would be to apply for some different advertising and affiliate networks and then set yourself some smaller goals. Then once you achieve that maybe try and work your way up to paying the rent or mortgage. By setting smaller incremental goals it will keep you motivated and as you start to cover more of your household expenses perhaps use that money to save for a nice family vacation so that your family are included in your journey and enjoy the rewards too.
Great post. Very informative for people looking to set up a blog and begin to make money. Thanks Again for valuable content and not the same old garbage some people spew. This is is a great blog post gave me so many avenues that I would not even think about. I really do appreciate it. Nowadays there are so many income streams in blogging, and we just need to identify how to master one income stream.
Thanks for this blog post. It is really inspiring and thorough enough to get a good idea of how to make money blogging. Great article Jamie! Given the nature of your article, I just wanted to check your thoughts on such offers. Thanking you in advance. Edge on the side of caution. Thanks Jamie, I had the same concerns which is why I wanted to double check with someone with more expertise. Such a diverse set of ideas on how to make money while blogging.
Thank you very much for sharing your knowledge! I like your blog! I found tool called SerpStat, Do you by any chance know anything about it? Most SEO tools do have free versions of their services, but they are very very lite versions of the real thing. Hardly worth using. Hi Jamie, thank once again for another great and informative article!
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I had a blog a couple years ago in a pretty precise niche female musicians , too precise maybe. I had like 20 readers! The hippie lifestyle thing is the only topic I can think of that would generate more than two article ideas in my brain! Do you think there are solutions for someone in my situation? The way I do it is I find all the big players in my niche and put their URL into SEMrush to see what they rank for and what content does best for them in terms of traffic and keyword rankings.
This will then give me some ideas on content and how to enter that niche and try to gain some of that traffic. Hi Jamie, that was hell of a post right there! It took me a while to read it, great stuff, specially about those wordpress plugins. Hello Jamie, Great information and all in one place too! Nowadays I see people are getting very creative in ways to make some extra money from home. I must say, you certainly help to solve this problem very beautifully. Nice guide for making money. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us.
Hi Jamie, some great post you have here on your site! What are your thoughts on this? I would say concentrate on the content. Good email lists are a by-product of great content. Therefore, readers will engage with the blog. I have a tech blog. My query is that can I use Viglink along with the Adsense?
Is there any chances of getting my adsense account blocked if I use both together? Great information all in one place. I am new to blogging and having a blast. Deciding on a niche was a bitch. I am interested in so many things that I had to follow all of them until I found my groove.
At the moment I am in two niches and celebrating the focus. I really want to thank you for providing these tips for someone who is just starting out. Sometime its difficult to know where to start. With your post, it has given me a clear focus and motivation. Thanks so much Jamie. Thank you for such a nicely crafted article. What is better, advertising to extract email ids or to build FanPage likes and community. I echo the sentiments posted before me… this was extremely helpful in the quest to begin my own blog for profit.
It is well written, informative, and full of links to more material. Thank you for sharing your wealth of knowledge with all of us! Hopefully I can build a brand that is this helpful to others! This is excellent Jamie. I just used the tutorial to set this website up.
I hope I did the right thing. My niche is making money online. I hope to monetize it by using the steps outlined. Really cool. This is great information, and all in one place!!!. Thank you for sharing such a great post! I am new to blogging and I keep on searching for website like this. One of the hardship I encountered is content for my blog I am not very good at writing so I am planning to hire someone who could provide a very good content. Do you have any recommendation where to hire for someone who could write an article for me? Hi Filjun, I am a freelance writer, and may be able to help you.
You can email me at fitlook hotmail. Hi Jamie, this is great. I am totally new to the idea of blogging for myself and your website is clear and jargon free. So, my question; is it possible to have more than one blog or niche attached to a single website?
I have done a lot of work with small businesses as an advisor and specialise in marketing. You need a WordPress. Add in a featured image and press publish. For me, the best source of traffic is Google organic. That would be a very good idea and could easily make money through advertising or affiliate marketing as you could recommend tools and products. Jaime, great article that you have posted on how to make money with blogging.
Lots of informative concepts which a lot of other blogs would have over complicated but you have made it so simple that I find it so easy to read and take notes. I like it how you have broken it down to steps to follow which is great for the first time blogger just getting started in what appears to be an Internet jungle.
All the best. Jaime, this is an excellent article. Thank you for a great post! I am doing on line marketing and setting up a web page and blog to promote my products. This is very helpful.
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Good job, and look forward to more.! Hi Ramsay, Few months back I started my blog. I was really eager to monetize my blog. It is working great for me. Now I am working on an ebook on how I made money through my fairly new blog. Its a guide for begginer bloggers. Can I include a link to this post in ky ebook? This post is definitely a keeper. That is so good to hear! And yes of course you can include this post. Thank you for thinking of me. This is a fantastic article and the infographic is really beautiful! One thing though: in 4 on the infographic you have an incomplete sentence.
I just wanted to let you know! Really useful article, I have now removed google adsense from my blog because of how you presented the idea so well. I would be interested to know a bit more about how you went about choosing niches for your blogs in the past as I know web design, development and information technology but I have know idea how I go about defining a narrow niche in these fields. I think the best thing is to try and find something you know well and can present in a distinctive way.
It needs to stand out from the pack in some manner. Great post! Ramsay, you are an inspiration! I have no doubt that a big part of your success is due to your heart for people and your heart to give. God bless you, Jennifer. Thanks Jennifer. Ha ha. Hey what do you think about syndicates like BlogHer for advertising? I would second the e-book suggestion. Did that and it was very successful.
Wound up with a book deal from a traditional publisher. I understand why people are attracted to the BlogHer network and it does some good things, but I am always shocked at how slow they load and sometimes how intrusive they can be. Hi Ramsay! I am getting everything in line for my blog. I am now extremely focused on writing content. I am an expert in my niche, but my writing skills need to be developed.
I am going to looking into freelancing. The thing to remember about writing online is that the average reader is at a year 9 level. Very, very informal. That is most successful. Yours is the kind of niche where you could write to child psychologists, counselors, etc.
Hi Sam! I love your site. We should definitely connect. Best of luck to you and I hope we can collaborate. I would love to collaborate. Would you be able to and a message to me through the contact form on the site? First off, this was a brilliant post. Thank you so much for it. So for you to help others find their way especially with your recent promotion is HUGE. I always wanted to be a writer, but I was scared at what would happen, what could happen. And honestly, coming from a family filled with naysayers and non-believers, it was hard striking out on my own.
So I put in my request to go part-time. And so far, just seeing my name up on other blogs skyrockets my confidence, even if I may not be where I want to be right now at this very moment. So yeah, it sucks. Thanks for this post, Ramsay. Thanks heaps. Really honest and helpful information and makes me want to get into making mine happen again. Time off from Uni soon so more time to devote to it. I like the point about adding something that you feel is good. And yes adsense on new blog is not a good idea.
Hi Ramsey thanks for the post and all the help. It is great to read from a geniune blogger like you. Thanks in advance for your response. Great, great article Ramsay. I really love the advice you gave about not compromising the relationship with your audience for a few quick bucks early on. I was promoting something I believed in, but it was too heavy handed because my focus was more on making money than serving my audience. I got my first unsubscribers that week… lesson learned. The unsubscribe thing is tricky. For example, I had 82 people unsubscribe from my list when this post went out.
I love this. This was such a helpful post. Because of this, I might get dropped, but you can always re-apply later. If I had to do it all over again, I would not have signed up for a program with time limits so soon. It feels like artificial pressure. I have three other affiliates; all of them relate to my blog content. When I look back on my earlier works, I feel like barfing. Part of my current plan is to go back and re-work some of those older posts. A question for Ramsay is how to balance promoting on twitter with writing.
I was spending so much time researching articles to tweet that I started a Saturday newsletter. So now, I publish one post and the newsletter each week. Is this enough? And one last note to add: in regards to being thoughtful and caring about other people, the best blogging day I ever had was when I wrote a post about a group in Africa- no affiliate marketing-nothing in it financially for me. That post was sent all around Facebook and helped my stats tremendously. I wish all of you the best. I may take on part time writing gigs as Ramsay suggested as there are changes ahead in the needs of our household.
Thanks again, Ramsay. I have always found social media is a bit of a time suck. Thank you for responding, Ramsay. I should also screen my comments better! Brilliant article! I was also going to use Adsense for my re-launch but will re-think that decision. Ramsay — This post rocks and inspires!
The infographic is also a great help to me. I am grateful how you encourage the beginner and acknowledge it takes time AND is hard work! Thanks Caroline. Be aware that many blog hosting services only allow their proprietary contextual ad service, and may shut down your blog if you use one not made by the host company. If you are hosting your own blog, you should research contextual ad services and choose one that shows appropriate ads. Some allow pornography or other ads that may not be suitable for your blog. Keywords are especially important when using third party ad services, since the ads are chosen based on the keywords you use.
Inaccurate or insufficient keywords will result in ads that don't match your readers' interests. If you are facing any issue in google adsense approval then you can try Media. Create an online store if appropriate. If you are an arts and crafts blogger, create a shop through etsy or another service for selling your artwork. If you are a writer or illustrator, search for a website that will sell T-shirts with your slogans or drawings on them. Many blog topics are not easily tied to products. You don't need to sell anything to make money, but if it fits your blog, do it.
Allow readers to purchase your own products or donate to your cause through your blog. If you have an online store for selling arts and crafts, or you create T-shirt designs available through a clothing website, provide links to those sites. Including a PayPal button for quick, safe purchases or donations is a common way to monetize creative blogs, or blogs that provide free advice or assistance to those who can't afford it. Wordpress will only work with specific PayPal button settings.
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Do not choose any customization options besides, optionally, a custom image. Use your primary email address, not your secure merchant ID if you have one. Finally, copy paste the code under the email tab, not the website tab. Consider affiliate programs. By finding an affiliate program suitable for your blog, you agree to provide links to a company's products, and in return are paid for each reader who makes a purchase after following your link.
You can find specific companies by searching an affiliate directory such as ClickBank, or by searching individual company websites for affiliate programs. Consider these factors before you choose an affiliate program: If you are using a free blog hosting service instead of your own domain name, you must provide high quality content with a limited number of relevant links or risk being shut down. If you are only interested in writing short, quick product reviews in order to earn money, you will need to host your own blog.
Be warned that low-content, high-link blogs are a less reliable, though lower effort, way to earn money. Understand whether your affiliate program rewards the person who posts the first link, or the last. If you are paid only for being the last link clicked before a purchase, then you should not link to intermediate pages such as another blogger's review. Choose affiliate products your readers will buy. This seems obvious, but it bears thinking about. If you write a cooking blog, recommend home kitchen tools, not expensive equipment for professional chefs.
Consider what someone who is a fan of your topic would purchase, not just what active practitioners will. Let your readers know that you are an affiliate. In the United States and some other countries, you are required by law to reveal to your readers that you receive material benefits from the manufacturer of the product. This includes affiliate link payments as well as gifts and cash offered in return for a review. Be honest and content rich when linking to affiliates. Write your own content and recommend products that you have actually used and enjoyed.
Give honest reviews, faults included, as though you were recommending the product to a friend. If you truly don't like a product, don't mention it or link to it. Including links to the product within images or text in the middle of your blog post is a great way to get people to notice the link. If you are using Google Blogger, know their policies or risk becoming invisible on their search engines.
A URL is your web or blog address through which the visitors can visit your blog or webpage. It is found in the browser bar above. Yes No. Not Helpful 9 Helpful Is it important to have a social network account, like Facebook or Twitter, to open a blog? No, it's not necessary to have a social media account to have a blog, although having a social media account can help you gain more readers on your blog.
Not Helpful 2 Helpful To monetize your WordPress. This upgrades you to an entrepreneurial level and enables you to monetize your blog and earn money through advertisements. Not Helpful 6 Helpful Not Helpful 0 Helpful 3. Not Helpful 12 Helpful Include your email address to get a message when this question is answered. Already answered Not a question Bad question Other. Tips If you want a custom domain name but don't want the hassle of running your own site, create a blog on a free hosting service, then pay for a domain name that redirects to your blog.
Contact your hosting service if you don't know how to redirect a page. If you are interested in covering a broad topic that many people already write about, create multiple specialized blogs instead and link between them when the subjects overlap. For instance, if you are a nutrition expert, write one blog about healthy weight management, another one about child nutrition, and another about growing your own vegetables. Write a few posts a day or at least a few a week using some of the quality keywords you researched previously. Research topics using some of the research tools such as Google Trends, Google Keyword Search Tool, Wordtracker and see if other people are searching for that topic too.
If there are copiously, competitions could be hard. When selecting a domain name, choose an easy to remember name that includes keywords that people will search for. Test these keywords before choosing by seeing how many get the most results on a search engine. Warnings It takes time and patience before your blog will start making money. Give it a few months at least, while brainstorming different ways to attract readers and to make money. Related wikiHows. Made Recently. Did you try these steps? Upload a picture for other readers to see. Upload error.
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