It should be noted that if you want to REALLY start making money with your blog you will need to steadily develop a reputation in that particular industry. You will also need to be able to write articles and develop ways to generate traffic, create incoming links and build a list. Having said that is does ultimately come down to simply posting articles in your blog.
The more posts you make the better your page rank will be with the search engines and the more ways there will be to find you. This will start to generate you FREE traffic from the search engines… but not only free but relevant traffic that are interested in your niche.
Below is a checklist of things you will need to get started making money from your Blog:
- Step One – Choose a niche to focus your marketing efforts
- Step Two – Buy a domain name (your website) and host it
- Step Three – Set up your blog
- Step Four – Start Writing about your niche
- Step Five – Start promoting your site
Now once you are up and running you will want to start making some REAL money… so with than in mind we have compiled the top methods to use whenr making money with your blog. We have ranked them from highest to lowest.
1. Google AdSense
Adsense is easy to setup and has amazing effect on blog’s. I have them all set to show image and text based ads and find that 300×250 pixel ads work best (usually with a blended design). You can then leave it on autopilot which is why it receives the #1 spot.
Clickbank is the best place to start making money for newcomers. They accept almost all members, they take care of affiliate revenues instantly, and they pay regularly. But, if you’re interested in diversifying or finding a few new ways to make a profit, these other 10 affiliate networks are top choices as well.
3. Affiliate Programs
I recommend running a variety of affiliate programs which will depend somewhat on your niche. Click here for our list of 10 Great Affiliate Networks…
4. eBooks and PLR
While most ebooks and Private Label Rights (PLR) sell for under $20 they certainly add up and this is an income stream I see continuing to grow as more and more people seek information on the internet.
5. Recurring Income Programs
A recurring income or "continuity program" is a site where you earn a recurring income from the product or service offered. These are most commonly membership sites and generate monthly income from members you refer.
There are a lot more things that you will need to do such as drive traffic to your blog, have an SEO friendly blog, and have plenty of backlinks to your blog as well to show relevance to the search engines. It also requires time and patience before you start to earn revenue from your blog, as this does not happen overnight at all.
With persistence, dedication, and patience, you can make money blogging and earn residual income from your blog’s while you sleep.