Blogging For Money

By: Scott Lindsay

While most of the bloggers don't care about money, but about exposure, there are some making pretty decent earnings with blogs. The question is: how much? Well, that depends on the method used by the blogger, the traffic he or she can attract to the blog, the value of the post and so on. If you are willing to win some money with a blog, there are a few possibilities.

There are various ways to make money from a blog: advertising, including the famous ads by Google (AdSense), affiliate marketing, the controversial pay-per-post current, the actual blogging job and donations:

1. While AdSense is not so difficult to master - all you need to do is insert a code provided by Google into the HTML of your blog and Google will display on it ads related to the content. Each click on the ads will bring you a few cents. High value keywords may even bring you larger amounts. Google is not the only pay-per-click program provider. Even Yahoo! has a similar plan. It's up to you what you choose.

2 To win money trough affiliate programs requires more efforts: you need to place links to merchants. These links should be appealing - to determine visitors to take action. And writing "sales links" is not such an easy task.

3. The third method is known as pay-per-post. Many advertisers are willing to pay bloggers to post advertisements or news on their blogs. The purpose is to build traffic and gain back links that will boost their search engine rankings. There are plenty of online firms offering such an opportunity to bloggers. Some examples of sites where bloggers could make money blogging are: http://www.soulcast.com/, or

4. Firms are looking to hire professional bloggers. There are already job portals for bloggers on the Internet and job postings for bloggers on many websites. If you are looking for a blogging job check out Problogger: and the blogger jobs board you find onsite.

5. A less popular method is used by bloggers who ask their readers to "donate" some money to help them keep the blog going. It may come as a surprise, but many visitors do act on such requests, especially when they find something really interesting and they enjoy reading the blog

These four methods are what bloggers call "making money with a blog". Professional bloggers know a more effective method: "making money as a result of a blog". This is the case for many writers, SEO experts, web gurus and online entrepreneurs. If we think about it, even big corporations understand the importance of a having a blog and what huge revenues they could get as a result of having a blog. That's great news for passionate bloggers looking to make a living online (remember the forth method of making money with a blog?)

As a conclusion, blogs are great to share knowledge, but, with some skills and experience plus a touch of really valuable content, they could generate some fine profits for their owners.

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