Making money is best when you are getting paid for doing what you love. And if you love to blog, isn’t it cool if you get something monetary in return? Money and blogging are not always mutually exclusive. While blogging, you might or might not earn out of it, depends on how you as a blogger execute your money-generating strategies.
The good news is there: you can earn while you are blogging. But before your blogging efforts are rewarded with a dollar, you have to take not-so-drastic steps- and a combination of them- in order to attract money on your blog.
Google’s Adsense: Referrals and Ads
Ah, the oldest trick in the book. Perhaps all bloggers, novices or veterans, have cut and pasted an Adsense code into their blogs. You generate income when there are advertisements posted on your blog and your readers will click through them. This is the basic math of Adsense. You have linked your blog to an Adsense account, photo and text advertisements will pop on your blog, and there is an equivalent amount to every click. A top choice among bloggers all over the Internet world, money is relatively easy. Google can pretty much detect if you are self-clicking on ads to increase your ad revenue sales. And once you are caught red handed with your deceit, you will be kicked out of Adsense.
Amazon Associates: From Blog to Amazon
Income is made when readers reach Amazon.com from your blog. It does not stop there as the person who clicked-through from your blog must make a purchase in Amazon first and then you get your financial share. The basis of your percentage is dependent upon the purchases made of those shoppers “referred” by your blog. This strategy works best if your blog’s niche is shopping and products.
Private Advertisement and Sponsorships
Once your blog has started to attract quite a generous amount of attention, you can come up to brands and companies related to your niche and suggest for a partnership, which you can earn money from, of course. Or it could be the other way around. This method works best for blogs that are more established. If you are new to blogging, try getting a firmer grasp on your audience first. And when your blog is generating sufficient amount of traffic, companies might finally agree to your sponsorship suggestion.
E-book Sales and Marketing
Once you have become an authoritative figure in your niche that your audience is starting to clamor for more information from you, an e-book is a great method to earn a bonus. Loyal readers and even first time lurkers have the potential to buy your content because they would love to get a share of information that you possess. This strategy works for bloggers who have achieved success in establishing himself/herself as a professional blogger. If you are a private pastry chef slash blogger and you become quite a sensation, your e-book about ovenless cakes will surely be saleable to mothers and kitchen aficionados.
The income you earn while blogging can range up from a few nickels to a hundred thousand dollars. The figure does not really matter, does it? Blogging is fun, and it gets even more exciting once you begin getting an income out of it.