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Money With a Blog

Is Making Money With a Blog Fact or Fiction?

When I speak to people about the subject of blogging it goes so far over their heads it’s not even worth justifying what it is I do as a business.

Some people have an open mind and some don’t.

I think that’s what separates entrepreneurs from those who enjoy the comfort of working a job.

While the internet isn’t new people still don’t believe that people make money with a blog.

And for those that do believe it want it done the easy way.

When I’ve told people I’ve made money online their antenna goes up and they are ready to listen to what I have to say.

It’s pretty amusing.

While the concept of making money with a blog seems easy, the actual work required to make money isn’t in the early stages.

Isn’t that how it goes with most businesses offline?

Often times people can’t make that same correlation and end up quitting or announcing to the world that making money with a blog isn’t possible.

Well I’m here to tell you that it is possible.

You must have the right mindset, an effective plan, and take massive action.

What’s Blogging About?

Well in a nutshell bloggers write about things going on in their niche.

Individuals read it and they make profits from advertising, personal products, or commissions on products that get sold.

For those of us that have been doing it for a while, it’s simple.

For the beginner who’s just getting started, not so much.

It’s important to realize what you’re getting into.

A blog should not be taken lightly.

Lots of people come into blogging as a hobby and treat it as such.

If you have a blog just to have one that’s fine, but if you want to make money with a blog you should treat it as a business.

A few things to consider before dedicating yourself to a blog:

1. Blogging in itself isn’t difficult.

2. If you can write, you can blog.

3. Blogging for profit is harder.

I will not go as far as to say it is hard to draw a secondary income from blogging, but it is definitely harder than most individuals think.

It is not just about creating material and putting up some advertisements from respective companies or affiliates.

It requires good writing, research, product curation, advertisement placement, and building an audience to name some things

There are a lot of skills required to make a blog successful, all of which you will need to learn.

If I can give you any advice you need to know about blogging is…

You need to blog for the long run or not at all.

A lot of blogs don’t make it in the first few months.

Heck most people don’t even make it that far.

At the first sign of failure or roadblock they neglect their blogs and move on the the next shiny thing.

While some bloggers are blessed with blogs that see earnings during the first few months, most people have to remain consistent for at least a year or even longer.

This is why you should pick a niche that you at least enjoy.

Stick with it and learn everything you need to learn to make money with your blog.

General purpose or multi-topic blogs have difficulty developing a readership.

Work on making your blog specialized and you will create results much quicker.

Brainstorm the topics that you care about most, then pick one and blog about it exclusively.

One Blog At a Time

Don’t be in a rush to have multiple blogs.

Start with one and work it until it can sustain itself with little effort.

Once you get the hang of things, then you might consider branching out with additional blogs.

The fact is that many people do not have the drive or stamina to blog for income successfully.

If you’re not sure try it out with your very own blog using the Blogger platform or the WordPress platform.

Feel it out for a few weeks.

If, by the end of this time, you have stuck with it and find you like blogging, go ahead and commit yourself to taking things to the next level by hosting your very own blog.

How I Started My Blog Venture

I started my blog venture with giving it a shot for 30 consecutive days.

I told myself after 30 days I would re-evaluate and go from there.

Since I started blogging I’ve come to enjoy writing posts and sharing my knowledge.

That’s what fuels me to continue with my efforts and to provide the best content I can to my readers.

When it all comes down to it ENJOY YOURSELF.

This is the key to successful blogging.

People will see the passion you have in the work you provide.

If it becomes a chore to you people will also see it as such and will not respond properly.

Let your work express who you are and good things will happen.

Best Wishes!

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Ways to Make Extra Money

5 Ways to Make Extra Money With a Blog

If you have a blog or are thinking about starting one eventually earning some extra money may be in your sights.

There are multiple ways to make extra money with a blog, but it’s your duty to figure out which is going to be best for your and your online business.

Today I want to outline some revenue sources you can ponder to figure out which could be the best way for you to make some extra money with your blog.

You can use a single source or use multiple sources.

It’s best to master one and move on to the next.

Over time your blog can have multiple streams of income coming in and your can virtually have your blog running on auto-pilot receiving multiple checks monthly.

5 Ways to Make Extra Money Blogging

1. Pay Per Click and Pay Per Impression Ads

This is probably the most popular ways to make extra money with a blog.

The concept is fairly simple, but takes time to learn.

For pay per click (PPC) ads, you earn money every time someone clicks on an ad place on your blog.

You set it up and provide traffic to your blog.

You can the advertiser of the ad on your blog will agree ahead of time on the cost per click.

You’ll usually find that products and services that cost more usually have a higher cost per click.

The more clicks you get, the more money you make.

Pay per impression advertising pays you based on the number of impressions your blog gets.

You usually will get paid a certain amount of money per 1,000 impressions.

An impression is the number of times an ad has been displayed whether it’s been clicked or not.

Each time an add is displayed it’s counted as one impression.

Both pay per click and pay per impression ads can be used as banners or text ads.

Usually the more traffic you get to your blog the more money you’ll generate with this form of monetizing your blog.

This method can be used once you build up a good following and can be used as a way to make good money over time.

2. Direct Advertising

Direct advertising is going to look similar to pay per click and pay per impression ads to your traffic, but it works much differently for you.

Instead of making money based on views or clicks, you sell advertising space to advertisers at a set price.

You can the advertiser agree on a price and a time frame of how long their ad will run on your blog for.

If you get a lot of traffic to your blog you can charge advertisers more.

You can sell ads directly to advertisers if you have a list or you can sell ads to marketplaces that connect you to them, such as BuySellAds.

These marketplaces usually take a commission for bringing you together, but it also reduces the amount of work you have to do searching for them.

3. Affiliate Programs

There are many affiliate programs you can join to offer products and services on your blog.

By signing up as an affiliate to these programs you can earn a commission for every sale you generate.

This has been very profitable for many bloggers and marketers online.

It is one of the easiest ways to make extra money if you set up the right marketing strategy.

With your blog it can be mentioned or recommended to your visitors as a way to solver their problems.

Anytime you can mention something that you can sold you should see if there is an affiliate program out there for it.

Simply adding a link to your posts, videos, or review can potentially be profitable for you.

4. Sponsored Reviews

As mentioned earlier one of the ways to make extra money with your blog is with sponsored reviews.

Advertisers are looking for people to promote their products or services with positive reviews.

You can get paid by writing reviews or recommending a products for the advertisers.

If it is a product that you trust and have used you can express how much it can help your readers.

You always want to be trustworthy and only promote stuff that you believe in.

Reaching out to advertisers to promote their products can get you free products to test and promote if they work.

This can be used as a great way to learn and earn at the same time.

5. Promote Your Own Stuff

One of the best and most lucrative ways to make extra money blogging is by creating and promoting your own products and services.

If you take the time to build up an arsenal of loyal fans you can really make extra money with your own stuff.

This is how the big time bloggers and marketers make the meat of their money.

Take the time to build up your blog to a reasonable readership and you can set it up to where people come to you for the go to information they’re seeking.

If you’re looking for ways to make extra money this is probably the best.

It’s going to take some time to get to this point, but once you do, combined with other strategies you can make a reasonable amount of money online.

Starting a blog is going to take work and dedication.

Just like any business, running your own online business can be lucrative for you if you take it seriously.

I’ve discussed some ways to make extra money with a blog and I hope over time you can monetize your blog to supplement or fully replace your income.

You will make mistakes, but having a steady game plan or working that plan you can use these ways to make extra money for any purpose you might have with your life.

Success isn’t going to happen over night, but stick with it and do your best to utilize all these ways to make extra money online over time and take your business to the next level.

Best Wishes!