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10 Ways How To Make Money From Blogging! –by Pedro de Lemos

A lot of people start blogs without any monetization plan in mind. While that can be
corrected, it´s always easier if youíre clear on how you will earn money from the beginning.


To give you some ideas, here are 10 straightforward ways you can earn money from you
blog:


1. Sell Advertising: Many bloggers capitalize on their traffic by selling advertising for their
blog. This works well for high traffic blogs that can attract high paying advertisers. It is often
the choice of bloggers who don´t want to do any selling on their blog and want to focus solely
on content. Still, there is selling involved in attracting advertisers and there is plenty of work
involved in serving advertising clients.


2. Affiliate Marketing: A common choice for many is to go the affiliate marketing route by
earning commissions through recommending products. Many bloggers place ads in their side
bars, at the bottom of posts and so forth, but the affiliates who make the most money make
product recommendations directly to their audience. They write about products, recommend
relevant products in their posts and so forth.

3. Product Sponsorship: Sponsorship is a similar concept to advertising, but in many
cases, no money exchanges hands. Instead, bloggers are treated to free product in return for
mentioning their product, running a giveaway and so forth. Many large and small companies
are actively looking for the opportunity to reach their target audience through bloggers, so
there is plenty of opportunity to enjoy a variety of perks.


4. Sponsored Posts: Like successful bloggers, many companies understand that the most
premium ad space on a blog is the blog post itself. Sure, you can put ad banners in your
sidebar, but those are most likely to be ignored because people focus on your content.
That´s why many companies are willing to pay for the opportunity to post on your blog.
Sponsored posts are usually more commercial in nature, but as the blog owner, you
ultimately decide which posts you will accept and which you won´t.


5. Bolster Your Product Sales: If you already have an existing online business where you
sell your own products, a blog can be the perfect complement to this. Engaging your
audience, building a more loyal relationship and educating them on your product is a win-win
for everyone.


6. Ebooks and Info Products: If you´re into blogging, chances are you love writing. This is
the perfect path to creating your own information products and ebooks. You can sell them on
your website, through Kindle, Smashwords and more. If your blog readers love your content,
they´ll love to get even more that they can add to their mobile device and take wherever they
go.


7. Contextual Advertising: You´ve probably heard of Google Adsense and Chitika. These
are advertising networks that display content on your pages. The ads displayed are related to
the topics of your specific blog posts...thus, the term "contextual". Working with an ad
network means you don´t have to find your own advertisers and you don´t have to deal with
client service either. It´s all taken care of by the ad network and you get a percentage of the
profits. Or you can maximize your revenue by displaying contextual ads and accepting
advertisers on your blog as well.

8. Blogging for Pay: One of the simplest ways to start earning money from blogging right
away is to simply be a blogger for hire. It´s a guaranteed way to get paid for your work, but it
doesn´t have the scalability that doing your own blogging does over time. After all, as a
blogger for pay, you only get paid when you blog and most jobs don´t pay incredibly well.
Still, it´s a great place to get started and start earning money almost right away.


9. Feeding Traffic to a Mailing List: You may have heard the term, "the money is in list"
and it´s absolutely true. Growing your own email subscribers list ensures that you have a
growing audience of people that you can keep in touch with over and over again. Many
bloggers keep their focus on content on their blog and simply funnel people into the mailing
list, so they can make offers and sell products via email. Email marketing is an important
topic, so we´ll definitely be talking about it in a later post.


10. Speaking: While many bloggers prefer to communicate with their fingertips to the
keyboard, many also have a very commanding presence and enjoy speaking to audiences.
Speaking is definitely a good skill to cultivate as it can be very profitable. Whether you run
your own webinars or speak at various live events, having an active blog following can help
you bring more people to your speaking events and increase your income.


Certainly, this isn´t an exhaustive list of the possible ways how to make money from
blogging because every blogger and business is different, but it gives you plenty of ideas to
get started. You might just use one idea to start with, but most successful bloggers use a
combination of a few or more monetization opportunities. The key is to start exploring ideas,
testing them out and further developing those methods that work for you.


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Your Friend & Partner
Pedro de Lemos
Online Marketing for MLM

Skype: pml2000

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