This post will help show you how to make money blogging. You’ll need to ensure your blog is setup and fully functional first. Use my easy to understand step by step guide to get started now.
How To Make Money Blogging
There are many different ways to monetize (make money) from your blog once you start to receive visitors. The best way to make money blogging is by advertising other companies products or affiliate marketing, where you’ll recommend and promote other products and services in exchange for a commission per sale.
The easiest way to get started making money with your blog is by joining Google Adsense, a program that anyone can join.
Once you’ve setup an account (this may take a few days to get approved) you’ll be given a tracking code to add to your blog. The code will automatically display advertisements relevant to what your blog is about in different formats. For example if a visitor arrives on your blog with their cellphone instead of laptop the ads will be adjusted to fit the screen.
The best thing about Adsense is that you have millions of advertisers using the platform so you’ll always have active ads on your blog. Once you’ve added the advertisement tracking code, it’s completely hands off and at the end of the month Google will send you your payment.
How much will you make?
The income from Adsense depends on three key factors:
1. Where in the world your visitors are from
This is the most important as companies in the USA, UK and Canada will pay more to put their ads in front of consumers than say companies from third world countries. If your visitors are from the West then your going to earn more than if they were from Africa, South America or Asia.
2. Number of blog visitors
The more visitors your blog receives the more you’ll make. If you have a couple hundred visitors then you won’t make very much but if you start receiving thousands then your Adsense revenue will add up quite quickly.
3. Visibility of ads
When you put the adsense tracking code on your website you’ll have different places to choose from. For example you could place this on a sidebar or in the middle of an article. There is also the option of choosing text only or image only ads too. The more prominently the ads are placed the more likely visitors are too click on them.
That completes our 7 step process on starting your blog from scratch. Still haven’t started your blog? Be sure to checkout step one of my blogging course and get started today. Blogging is a great way to start something new and share your knowledge with others.
Remember, if you have any questions at all please don’t hesitate to contact me.