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How To Make Money From Your Blog

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You've been blogging your fingers off for a few years now, and despite the ego rush of watching your hits soar, you're wondering what's the point—or, rather, how do I make some cold hard cash from this thing?

To complete this How-To you will need:

A blog
A good PageRank

Step 1: Focus your blog

Focus your blog. Blogs that make money are blogs with a specific market and a good PageRank. Be passionate about your subject and generate as much traffic as you can. If you're obsessed, others will be as well.

Tip: Don't expect to get rich from your blog. At least not right away. Some popular blogs report more than $40,000 dollars a month in earnings—but unless you've got millions of visitors already, don't expect to quit your day job anytime soon.

Step 2: Sell advertising

Selling advertising is the top moneymaking method with a blog. AdSense, a service from Google, will place relevant ads from advertisers on your blog. If your reader clicks on the link, you get paid. Exactly how much depends on your traffic.

Tip: The upside to this method is that it's very easy; the downside is that you don't choose who advertises or what you get paid.

Step 3: Choose the ads yourself

Some ad-providers, like, help you choose the advertiser's you want and give you the right to set the price.

Tip: The upside to this method is that you're in control; the downside is if you set the prices too high or are too picky about advertisers, you won't make any money.

Step 4: Write a review

Get paid to write a product review that relates to your blog's topic. Sites like will match you with a product. Reviews are usually short and don't have to be positive, but you will have to disclose you're getting paid.

Tip: Stay credible—be honest, and don't post too many paid reviews. If you look like a marketing shill, you'll lose readers—and money.

Step 5: Sell merchandise

Sell merchandise. Suppose your blog has a really cool logo or you've developed some catchphrase that has caught on—put it on a t-shirt or coffee cup. A bunch of sites will do this for you, including They earn the base price, and you earn the mark up.

Step 6: Get an affiliate program

Get an affiliate program. Probably the most popular of these is This works by having a specific product advertised on your blog, and if readers follow your link and buy it, you get a percentage of the sale.

Tip: Affiliate programs are the better routes for newer blogs to make money, since it won't be so crucial to have thousands upon thousands of clicks before you get a check.

Step 7: Make money indirectly

Make money indirectly from your blog. Many bloggers find they can earn money from their blog because it steers customers to a service they provide or to a product they're selling. Think of it as an ad for you!

Step 8: Beg

Beg. There are a few sites like that can put a “donation” button on your blog. You're blogging your heart out—why not ask your audience to toss a coin into your hat?

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Best way to blog for money?

I have just recently started blogging and am looking to make some extra money. I put adsense on it, but I am looking to increase the revenue. Do you know of any other good sources for advertising? Nothing extremely gawdy but I know some small sites that are capable of making a little over $1000 a month with targeted advertising. I update the blog nearly everyday with useful stuff and generate pretty good traffic.

Any suggestions?

Well, this is no get rich quick scheme, but you can do it while working on other stuff. If you can write at all, just write and post here at Get an AdSense ID and start earning as you build up content. There are only a few people that make a living off of it, but as you build up content you'll earn some extra cash with just a few minutes every now and then. (Of course the more you write the more you can earn). It's free and easy to do. It's also fun once you start seeing the pennies and then the dollars trickle in! The posts get indexed in search engines quickly and who knows, you might get lucky with something that ends up getting lots of hits! We all hope for that gem!

Brick Marketing

Boston, Mass. (PRWEB) September 18, 2007

Today is the official worldwide launch of a new blog and resource called the Blog Marketing Journal, which will provide visitors with relevant and useful information about the exciting world of blogs and blogging.

Blogs have become a viable and cost effective way for a business to generate sales, increase brand awareness and generate visitors. Businesses (and consumers) in all consumer and business to business industries use blogs to discuss important topics related to customers, industry issues or just communicate. As blogging is discovered by more people the industry to market and promote blogs will flourish as well.

Selecting a blog software, constructing blog topics, sources of revenue, blog search engine optimization, etc. can all be overwhelming tasks for a consumer or business owner to learn. Enter, Blog Marketing Journal, a blog written by the Internet Marketing Firm, Brick Marketing.

“Visitors of the Blog Marketing Journal will find useful daily information about how to create and market a blog.” Said Blog Marketing Journal owner, Nick Stamoulis.

Readers of the Blog Marketing Journal will find topics such as:

Creating a blog.
Blog Copywriting.
Social Bookmarking
What is RSS & How can it help?
Blog Post Titles.
Blog SEO
Blogging Software.
How to Make Money with a Blog.
Corporate Blogs.
Blog Branding
And Many More!

Blog Marketing Journal is owned and operated by Nick Stamoulis and Brick Marketing and is part of a new growing family of blogs, such as the SEO Blog, the Search Engine Optimization Journal.

To learn more, please visit the Blog Marketing Journal at:

Media Contact:

Nick Stamoulis


Blog Marketing Journal

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