How to make money from blogging

I’m always happy to take part in the blog engage weekly word challenge. This week it’s about making money from online blogging. Read more about it on the community blog.

In all reality generating a steady online income from blogging is really hard. Trying to find products or services your readers are interested in takes time and research. Truly understanding your readers needs will determine the level of success you will have when it comes to making money from online blogging.

Target market your advertising

Simply offering your readers Google ads might not prove to be successful. You have to offer more niche related products. For example here on my blog I know the majority of my blog readers are bloggers so I will try to market products and services that apply to their daily life of blogging.

I’m not only marketing to my readers I’m also marketing to my search engine viewers. For this I leave it up to the magic of Google. Google does Geo targeted ads that will apply to all my search engine traffic. They base their ads on my content and keywords allowing me to market random and unknown visitors unrelated to my target market.

Stay ahead of the game

Staying up to date on all the deals and promotions is also important. Make sure to sign up to all the affiliate news letters. This will give you something to talk about with your readers. Adding a referral link with an updated newsletter article will bring you more profits.

A good example of this is one of my latest articles on the blog engage community blog. I wrote about how clix sense was launching a new program called Geo String including a nice 10 USD bonus and my readers followed my links and many of them signed up. All you have to do is be the first to let the people know.

Ad Placement

As much as you hate to place that add in front of your readers you seriously have to. Top right 300 by 300 ad in the start of your article and another half banner add in the article it self. Having the right placement is key to your click rate. Increase visibility and you will increase your clicks.

So many factors come into play when marketing and advertising on your blog. Take all aspects into consideration and perhaps one day you will have success. Making money from blogging is not easy but with time and dedication can be a very realistic and obtainable goals to set.

Where to start?

Understanding where to look for new advertisers and affiliates can be over whelming. I started a very informative page at blog engage a social network I own sharing all the make money online resources I have found to date. I welcome you to visit and use my referral links.

You will find so many opportunities it’s amazing. I have everything from hosting companies affiliates, word press theme and deign affiliates, twitter affiliates, publisher affiliates, niche affiliates, CPC, PPC and more.

If you have any questions, comments or opinions I would love to hear from you. Place a comment below and I’ll be sure to read it.

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Thanks,

Brian

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10 CommentsLeave a Comment

  1. Rian says:

    The most effective ad placement for me is in between articles. Some say it is a bad idea.
    .-= Rian´s last blog ..Online Jobs – What a Great Way to Earn your Money =-.

    • bbrian017 says:

      If it works don’t change it no matter what anyone says. Unless you actually start seeing less comments and less participation I wouldn’t make any changes.

  2. Mathdelane says:

    Making money from blogging is tough but then affiliate marketing is a lot tougher in my opionion. For contextual ads, the best way to go is proper ad placement without sacrificing content and user experience.
    .-= Mathdelane´s last blog ..Life in Taborea: The World of Runes of Magic =-.

    • bbrian017 says:

      User experience is important and finding the right ad spots is hard. Thanks for stopping bye and commenting Mathdelane

  3. Michelle says:

    A lot of people would eventually want to monetize their blog, but you can’t just put up a blog and pray that people just come streaming along without you doing anything. You have to know which technique works best and which ones work for you. Thing is though, you have to choose your affiliates wisely. Having an Adult ad might not be too good for branding. In most cases, you would want to have a blog that is not filled with those stuff and agreeable to a lot more people. Sure, you might earn a bit more, but you could lose potential traffic that might be more profitable in the future. I try to read everything about it as I can, and I think Blog Engage is a good place indeed to learn about these things, as with other SEO sites. The more you know, the better, but you shouldn’t go reading just anywhere.

    • bbrian017 says:

      Michelle, thanks for stopping by and sharing this with our members. Great comment. Even though we don’t’ want adult ads I’m betting they woudl pay well and guys woudl click them lol.

  4. mk akan says:

    Quite informative but i do have a problem with third party advertising and would rather think of making money using other means especially if one does not have good traffic yet.

    by the way,i love this theme..really cool.

    • bbrian017 says:

      Hi mk akan, this is actually Keller Hawthornes new theme see the footer ink or sidebar banner for more information.

      What do you mean by other means? Google or Adbrite?

  5. Alex Sysoef says:

    Good points although I wouldn’t put too much effort into getting advertisers – I personally believe that you can use that space on your blog better by serving relevant affiliate ads
    .-= Alex Sysoef´s last blog ..SEO Blogger – Firefox Extention For Simpler Keyword Research =-.

  6. Poor Student says:

    Thank you for this post and for useful information that you gave in it.. Retweet this post. Wish You Good luck!
    .-= Poor Student´s last blog ..День 4: Палю источники уникального контента (которые знаю сам) =-.

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