10 Quick Ways To Monetize Your Blog

February 21, 2014

Marketing

 

10 Quick Ways To Monetize Your Blog

For those who are interested in participating in blog networks that pay you per assignment or project, there are many different opportunities available to even the newest blogger.  Here is a break down of the different options available to you:

Google Adsense

With Adsense, you are paid for every click made to advertisements featured throughout your blog.  It’s free to join as an Adsense advertiser, and you are able to generate code that you simply copy and paste into your blog pages that will feature advertising boxes from various merchants.

To sign up, visit http://www.Google.com/adsense  and create your account.  Once you have it all set up, you will be able to customize the size and color scheme of your Adsense advertising boxes so that it blends well with your existing blog’s theme.

This is an easy way to start making money with your blog even with little traffic, because rather than selling directly to your target audience, you are simply making money each time someone clicks on your ads, costing them nothing in the process (you earn money even if they never purchase anything from these external websites).

You can also create campaigns within your Adsense account so that you can have a number of different advertisements across a network of blogs, which will give you the ability to determine what advertisements are converting and working well, and which ones may need to be tweaked to better perform.

imagesGoogle Adsense GOOD 10 Quick Ways To Monetize Your Blog

You don’t want these advertisements to intrude on your visitors experience navigating throughout your website, but instead focus on creating advertisements that fit well within your template and use a similar color scheme.

The recommended size is 250×250 square ad boxes or the 300×250 medium size if your blog’s theme can accommodate it. Otherwise, the tower advertisements can be integrated into the side panels of most blog themes.indexLeaderboard Ad Box 10 Quick Ways To Monetize Your Blog

The 728×90 leaderboard ad box is great for the upper portion of your blog’s theme, right under the header, or at the very bottom, featured within the footer area of your website.

Just be sure to avoid overloading your website with Adsense advertisement boxes.

Remember, that you want to provide your visitors with the most pleasant experience possible, so that, they return to your site frequently.

If that isn’t enough incentive to limit the number of ads that appear on your website, Google’s Terms of Service state that you are not permitted to feature more than three advertisements on any given page, so be sure to review their restrictions and terms prior to integrating Adsense on your website.

You will also want to create individual channels for each blog that you plan to feature Adsense on, so that you can determine what campaigns are working well, and track the CTR or (Click Through Rate) of each advertisement.

If you find that a particular ad isn’t preforming well, you can choose to change the placement, color scheme or size of the ad, as well as the general channel so that your advertisements are highly targeted to your audience.

Affiliate Marketing

This one goeimagesAffiliate Marketing Poster 10 Quick Ways To Monetize Your Blogs without saying.  Besides Google Adsense, this is probably one of the most common ways to monetize your blog.  Products are available on Clickbank.com, JVZoo.com, Wolfstorm media.com and Commission Junction.com just to name a few.

I haven’t even touched on the CPA Networks (Cost Per Action), which include
Neverblue http://www.neverblue.com,
MaxBounty  http://maxbounty.com/, and
Peerfly  http://www.peerfly.com.  There are many more, as well.

Post Joint

http://www.postjoint.com/

I refer to this place in another post I wrote recently.

Pay Per Post

http://www.PayPerPost.com

Pay Per Post is one of the larger services available that offer bloggers the opportunity to get paid for blogging about specific subjects.  In fact, they are one of the pioneers of “paid to blog” opportunity-based marketplaces.

Review Me

http://www.ReviewMe.com

imagesReview Me GOOD 10 Quick Ways To Monetize Your BlogThe Review Me program works differently than the Pay Per Post does because with ReviewMe.com, potential advertisers will contact you directly offering to pay you to review their website or blog.

 

BlogVertise

http://www.BlogVertise.com

Blogvertise works very differently from that of Pay Per Post and Review Me in terms of how opportunities are offered and completed. With Blogvertise, their system matches bloggers to available offers, based on the type of content and ranking.

 Guest Crew

http://www.guestcrew.com/

I refer to this place on the net in another post I wrote recently.

Sponsored Reviews

http://www.SponsoredReviews.comindexSponsered Reviews GOOD 10 Quick Ways To Monetize Your Blog

This site includes aspects of both Pay Per Post and Review Me, in which you can browse and accept offers, as well as, allow advertisers to contact you directly with project offers.

Link Worth

http://www.LinkWorth.com

LinkWorth is one of the web’s largest and most innovative marketing portals that caters to both Advertisers and Partners. They have a multitude of products and services to fill your every online marketing need.

HubPages

http://hubpages.com/help/landing_e6&utm_source=adwords&utm_campaign=blogger

Businesses that have a blog should know about HubPages.  If you have never heard of HubPages then, you need to go and discover it.

They have what are called hubs and in those hubs are various niches.  Within the hubs are posts written for that particular hub or niche.imagesA Blog GOOD 10 Quick Ways To Monetize Your Blog

As you might have guessed, there are thousands of hubs with information on different niches.  By the way, while you’re there, go and pick up your free Blog Topic Generator.

This is a really useful tool because all you have to do is put in 3 nouns relating to a post you want to write or not, meaning you can use 3 random nouns and it will come up with 5 blog post titles for you.  It’s very cool!  icon smile 10 Quick Ways To Monetize Your Blog

It’s not perfect and you might have to tweak it a little bit but, you have titles you can work with.

They have a new program now where you can sell Amazon products. The Amazon Program offers a very high Amazon commission tier because the volume of sales across HubPages is aggregated for the benefit of the entire community.

This means that you will earn more from the Amazon products you are an affiliate of.  Go and check it out because this is a real benefit.  Who doesn’t want to earn more money?  Click To Tweet This

Enjoy and have a great day!

Geri Richmond

Geri Richmond 10 Quick Ways To Monetize Your Blog

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6 Responses to “10 Quick Ways To Monetize Your Blog”

  1. donna merrill Says:

    Hi Geri,

    It’s so nice to meet you. First time on your blog and it is AWESOME.

    You have done such a great job on this post, I surely will shout it out.

    I like the way you have explained things clearly. These 10 ways you have given surely will help people to monetize their blogs.

    Cheers!

    -Donna
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    • Geri Richmond Says:

      Hi Donna,
      That is so sweet of you to shower kudos on my post and Google+ it. It’s very nice to meet you,too.
      I put you in my circles and am following you on Twitter and I’ll be back.

      Geri Richmond

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  2. sherman smith Says:

    Hey Geri,

    What a wealth of information here! These are some excellent ways to monetize your blog. I do use google Adsense, but I’m looking for other ways to monetize my blog to… I’ll definitely have to use this as a reference. I’ve heard of some of the others you mentioned, and i’m interested in hub pages. Thanks for sharing!
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    • Geri Richmond Says:

      Hi Sherman,
      So glad you came by to comment on this post. Monetizing your blog is such an important step in the scheme of things. We all need more ways to earn money with our blog because it’s such a prime piece of real estate.
      I’m an affiliate of HubPages, as well as, some others that I mentioned.

      Thanks for the kind words. :)
      Have an awesome day!
      Geri Richmond

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  3. Adrienne Says:

    Hey Geri,

    I agree, great job with this post and I’ve heard of some of these but just never took the time to look into them further.

    For instance I don’t mind writing a review on something that I’ve used myself so if I could get paid for it or for even reviewing someone’s site I would definitely do that.

    Some of these other methods of course I’m not particularly interested in but this just goes to show people that there are so many different things you can do to monetize your blog.

    Great job sharing all of these and explaining what each are all about.

    Have a good weekend Geri and I intend to do the same.

    ~Adrienne
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    • Geri Richmond Says:

      Hi Adrienne,

      Thanks for your support and I’m glad you stopped by to comment.

      I signed up for the 30 day free trial on ArpReach because AWeber was down again yesterday.

      Haven’t tried yet today, I’m almost afraid to try for fear they will still be down.

      This is just a tiny aggravation compared to what you’ve been experiencing.

      I hope that you have a great weekend,as well.
      Thanks,
      Geri

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