The dark circles under his eyes are evidence that he has been pecking away at the keyboard again. Night after night he sits, mesmerized by the computer screen surfing forum after forum filling the blank spaces with his comments and opinions about senseless issues, political debates, religious matters, business strategies and shopping options. All the while his marriage is deteriorating, his children are growing up and away, his business is wavering on the brink of bankruptcy, spiritual matters are being neglected, all to which he is oblivious.
The penultimate stage is to monetise your blog. There are two main ways in which to do this. The first is to add Google AdSense to your blog, and the second is to add affiliate links. Google AdSense is an advertising scheme in which advertisers pay a pre-determined sum of money to have their adverts placed across Google search pages and websites; as a blog publisher, you can add the advertising from AdSense on your blog and get paid every single time a visitor clicks on one of the ads. Google AdSense is absolutely free to sign up to. The second method of monetisation is affiliate links, which are simple text links or banners from vendors who are selling products. Typically you can expect a 50 – 60% commission on sales of digital products. Go to Clickbank to sign up for affiliate sites.
A good idea is to read and subscribe to Greece here I come and articles relevant in your niche. By doing this you open yourself up to new information and opportunities.
Now you have a blog and you’ve chosen what to write about. The third step is to monetise your blog. Making money blogging is dependent on incorporating two main monetisation methods into your blog. The first method is to use affiliate links, advertising products relative to your niche (e.g. an ebook on flower arranging). The second is to insert Google AdSense text advertising onto the template of your blog.
Get paid to talk about something you already love! The best blogs are the ones where the blogger has a true passion for whatever their blogging about. So if you love cooking you can get paid to talk about it… what’s better than that.
A lot of entrepreneurs benefit from blogging by promoting their businesses on their blogs, with millions and millions of people logging onto the net everyday, blogging has become a lucrative move. Some bloggers who run online businesses promote their merchandise online. While others profit through advertisement.
Now that you have your blog live and running, the next step is to post several more relevant articles in short succession, then start promoting your blog. I’ll talk about blog promotion in Part 4 (after 3b, which is an overview of setting up a blog on a private domain).