Blogging – 3 Quick Ways to Monetize Your Blog
Once you have your blog up and running, you probably want to find some other ways to monetize it along with your main product or service.
A very effective way to use your blog to make "extra" cash is by writing product reviews. While reviews are a great way to convert visitors, it does take some time and energy to write a good review.
If you are not looking forward to writing anymore than you already are but would still like to find some quick ways to make some money from your blog, then the three that I have listed below should do the trick for you.
1. Put an AdSense or other textual ad block on your sidebar or post. Putting an ad block like AdSense is very easy to do with just a couple of lines of code. As I mentioned, AdSense is not the only game in town. There are other textual ad services out there that operate like AdSense and even offer more flexibility.
2. Banner ads . Banners have come a long way since the days of the long flashing banner you would see along the top of a page. Now you are more likely to see smaller block banners and narrow banners going vertically than horizontally across the top. Quite a few of the top products that you can become an affiliate for offer a variety of banner ads for you to use on your blog.
3. Text ads within your posts. You can include text links to products that are related to the posts that you make. When writing about a topic that includes the use of a product or service, you can include a link to a vendor within your post. These are very effective at conversions along with reviews.
Of course, if you really do not want to hassle with setting up any of those but you still want your blog monetized, you can opt for a theme that will do it for you. There are WordPress themes that are specifically designed to place those links and ads on your blog for you.
Just do a search for WordPress themes or blog themes and layouts. Look for a theme that helps you build and place your ads in the blog.