Thursday, January 11, 2007

Four Tips on How To Make Money With Your Blog

"Blogging: 4 Ways to Make Money"
by Codrut Turcanu


Most blogs focus on a certain topic. These topics could range from home loans to car customization. If you maintain a blog which focuses only on a certain topic, you may want to consider the possibility of making money with your blog.

Before you can begin making money though, you have to be sure that your blog meets a certain set of criteria. First, and as already mentioned, your blog must focus on only one topic, or niche, as it is referred to most of the time. Second, you must maintain your blog on a regular basis, meaning that you should update it every day. And third, the writing must be of the highest quality and supported with lots of links and images.

Once you have these criteria in place, then you can consider the following ways in which to make money with your blog.

Way to Make Money Blogging #1: AdSense
Google AdSense is one of the most popular pay-per-click Internet marketing programs available today. By joining the program and allowing AdSense advertisements to be placed in your blog you will be paid a small commission every time a visitor to your blog clicks on that advertisement link.

Way to Make Money Blogging #2: Amazon.com

Amazon.com has an affiliate program which allows individuals to promote any one of their millions of products for them. Because they have so many products to offer, it should be easy for you to find ones which compliment your blog niche. However, unlike AdSense, you don’t get paid on a pay-per-click basis. In order to receive a commission, the visitor to your blog must actually purchase the advertised product.

Way to Make Money Blogging #3: Affiliate Programs

There are thousands of affiliate programs available for almost every niche you can think of. Web Sites such as www.affiliateguide.com offer a free resource which allows you to research popular affiliate programs within many different niches.

The Web Site also offers advice and warnings on how to avoid choosing affiliate programs that are scams.

Way to Make Money Blogging #4: Maintain More Than One Blog

There is no limit to how many blogs you can have. Because most blog services are free, and because most affiliate programs are also free to join, you should strongly consider maintaining multiple blogs in multiple niches. This will allow you to promote more products and programs, and in turn make you more money.

Most people, when asked what they do for a living, don’t say, “I’m a blog writer.” However, that doesn’t mean you can’t make a career out of it. If you have the talent to create niche blogs that contain quality, well-written content that has the ability to develop strong readership followings, you can make blog writing a full time job. A word of caution though: most blogs fail. Because this is the case, don’t be quick to quit your day job until you are sure that blogging will be a lucrative business venture for you.
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Codrut Turcanu is a full-time Top Marketer from Romania. Sign-Up for his 6-part FREE eCourse (A $29.95 VALUE) and discover "How To Make Real Money With Blogs" http://www.HowToMakeMoneyViaBlogs.com
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