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How to make money from your blog? …tips for beginners!

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For those who have excelled in blogging, they know that making money with this online platform can be frustrating. Either you don’t have enough traffic or you are not sure what to do. That is why I have put together this list of real ways to make money with a Blog, with summaries of tools that can help you drive revenue generation. It gives you a sense of what each element is.

 How to use it and where to find resources?  The blog earning tips are also divided into Beginner, Novice, and Problogger based on the differing qualifications and needs of each. Making money online is mostly about customizing a monetizing formula for your blog.  Depending on your skill level, network, and current traffic levels your blog has a variety of options. So find your blog’s formula below to maximize your earnings.

 You know who you are… Low levels of traffic, relatively new blog, little or no internet experience, no design skills, and probably a sense of frustration over the lack of earnings. Some of the options in this section are better than others and as a matter of fact all of them can be used no matter what level you are currently at. Novices can use any beginner level monetization methods and Probloggers have the luck of using everything they see fit.

 PPC (Pay Per Click) 

 It is an advertising program in which ads are placed on your blog and you are paid whenever your visitors click on the ads.  It is the most common method bloggers use to make money online.  It involves almost no effort and is so incredibly easy that many blogs have too much advertising on them.   Money is maximized as traffic levels increase. Resources: Google Adsense, Chitika Yahoo!, Bidvertiser Adbrite

 CPM (Cost Per Thousand)

 This means advertisers place ads on your blog and you are paid based on how many times the ad shows up.  This can be profitable for blogs with big traffic, and can start to bring money to even the smallest blogs.  All you need is pageviews to increase this monetization method. Resources: Value Click, Tribal Fusion

 Parked Domains

 Have a few domains you are planning on using soon but are not ready to start? Parked domains serve the purpose as advertisement and traffic redirection.  This is perhaps the easiest way to make money, although in small doses, online. Just get a domain name and use the very easy parked domain programs. Resources:Parked, Google Parked

 Donations

  We have probably all seen the little button that says “donate” in someone’s sidebar.  It is an easy and perhaps out-of-date way to try and earn some revenue. Many programmers use this still, but very little revenue is earned through the donation feature.  For example have you ever donated?  But still it is simple and if you don’t mind the button then go ahead and try. Resources: Paypal – it really is the only major ‘donate’ resource around!

 Affiliate Marketing

 Perhaps the most lucrative process for earning money online is by using your blog to recommend useful and relevant products to your readers.  The best examples are seen by the many bloggers linking to different themes, eBooks and other products.  The best thing about affiliate marketing is that you are only marketing the product and not selling it.  Just make sure the product is relevant and not over-used. Resources: ClickBank, Commission Junction, Azoogle Ads, Link Share

 Text Link Ads

 As your blog builds reputation and traffic your posts/pages become great places for links.  Many people will even pay you to put their link on your website or page. 

While it has earning potential, be leery of this form of revenue as it may be detrimental to your blog in Google’s algorithm.  So study it out before you make your decision. Resources: Text-Link-Ads, Text-Link-Brokers

 Paid Surveys and Polls

 It is just what it says it is.  You fill out surveys and polls or place them on your blog for others to fill out and earn money.  In choosing this option, be careful to find survey or poll companies that have credible backgrounds as this is a source for scammers. Resources: VizuAnswers

 Pop-up Ads

 These pesky and annoying advertisements may be great for some of your niche blogs or sub-domains.  Not worth putting on blogs you actually want to build a community on, pop-up ads offer decent revenue to blogs looking to exist but not grow significantly.  But be aware that it is annoying to the reader. Resources:Adbrite Tribal, Fusion PayPopup, PopupAd, Adversal

 Audio Ads

 “You are a winner”, “You may have just won a free Ipod”, etc. These audio ads can be very targeted to your traffic and very successful or completely useless. For instance, many surfers do not even have their sound on while they surf to avoid such advertisements.  I would recommend not using this sort of advertisement for long-term projects. Resources: NetAudio.

 Article Marketing

 A two-edged sword. You get both quality backlinks to your blog and its posts while also creating earning potential.  I use Squidoo and Associated Content personally and earn enough money to support my blogging efforts and some advertising.  It’s also very easy through the simple resources available to you. Using this blogging income source is both potentially lucrative and excellent marketing.

BEN UZOR JR