Making Extra Money From Your Blog – 3 Top Ways To Create Cash From Your Blog
Making money from blogging has become a trend recently. Many are now discovering that you can make some extra cash from blogs, if you do things right. Imagine blogging about your favorite topics and making cash at the same time! It's a wonderful combination.
But the question many people ask me is: How do you actually make money from your blog? Well there are 3 top ways to do that. Let's cover them in detail:
1) Google Adsense
You can monetize your blog through Google's ad serving program, called Google Adsense. Google AdSense allows you to display paid ads from advertisers on your weblog. How do you make money? If someone clicks on the ads, you get paid, ranging from amounts like 50 cents to even a few dollars. If you use Blogger, it's very easy to start using Adsense. Just go to 'Templates' and install the component on your site.
2) Affiliate Programs
Affiliate programs are a kind of revenue sharing arrangement. It is popularly used by eBay and Amazon. The idea is this: you promote a product, and the merchant pays you for a positive action taken (it can be making a product sale or referring a new lead). This is tracked in your associate account. You are given an 'affiliate link' to promote by the merchant and what you do is link to it in your blog where appropriate.
3) Online Auctions / Shops
You can also link to your eBay auctions if you are selling items on the auction site. This is an easy way to generate more traffic to your auctions. You can also create a blog shop, whereby you create a catalog of the products you are selling.