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How to Make Money Blogging (Part 2)

In our previous article, “How to Make Money Blogging”, we showed you how to approach your writing and editing in order to attract a larger subscriber base. In this article, we’re going to focus on the various Advertising and Affiliate Networks you can join and add to your site, as well as other revenue streams available to bloggers.

Over the next few paragraphs, we’ll cover the various income generators available to bloggers, however, this is not an exhaustive list. There are many revenue options available to bloggers. We’re just going to cover the most popular (and often most successful) options.

 

Google AdSense

 

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Google AdSense has long been one of the most popular options for bloggers to generate an income. They offer plenty of control over the advertising that appears on your blog for instance; positioning, size, and even the choice between text ads, display ads and rich media ads. The platform also gives you the ability to block ads that you don’t like which helps you ensure that the advertising you display on the site will be more relevant to your reader base.

Using the platform is as simple as choosing your ad, copying a piece of code and pasting into your site where you want the ad to show.

 

Affiliate Programs

 

While similar in concept to partnering with an advertising network, affiliate programs are more specific in the product choices. Many companies offer affiliate programs where you can advertise a particular product for them on your site. Using this method will give you much more control over which products are shown on your site.

 

Chitika

 

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Chitika is another popular online advertiser among bloggers and website owners. Signup is free and you get to choose the type of ads that get displayed on your site. They also offer specific tools for mobile users.

 

Amazon Associates

 

Amazon Associatese

Amazon Associates allows you to choose from over a million products from their catalogue and advertise the on your blog. This is a great way to earn income by promoting your favourite products.

 

ClickBank

 

ClickBank

ClickBank describe themselves as “A Global Internet Retailer”. Their system allows you to browse through categories and choose the items you’d like to advertise. They have a great Knowledge Base full of information for those who are new to affiliate marketing and getting set up is really easy.

 

Other Income

 

Besides all the options listed above, there are a few other income options to consider for your blog.

  1. Merchandise - Selling your own products, for instance, an ebook you may have written, t-shirts, mugs, stickers, etc.
  2. Donations - Setting up a tip jar through Paypal is another option.
  3. Selling subscriptions to your blog - While not recommended for new blogs, some site have successfully incorporated subscriptions into their blogs. This is not generally a popular idea though as few sites manage to implement it successfully.

Hopefully, you’ve enjoyed this article. To create your own blog or add your own online store to your site now, simply use the helpful tools in your SiteBlog marketplace and get started.

Good luck and keep writing.