Continued From How to Make Money Online Primer
How to Make Money Online Blogging
If this is your landing page with the keyword “make money online”, May I advice you to take some time and read the primer on how to make money online from here. It will get your mind in the right mood and with a better understanding on why you need it and how you intend to get the job done right.
So you finally make up your mind to pursue making money money online by blogging? Well, I say go for it! The internet has turn so many people, especially bloggers and alike to overnight Multi-Billionaires. There are tens of thousands of bloggers who make money blogging. It is very possible for you to add your name to the list. Bloggers have different reasons for needing or wanting the extra cash, but for what ever reason you want to earn more income through blogging, I am here to help. I would like to make some clear definitions so as to allow you understand what you need. I’ll start with the types of blog and work my way up.
Types of Blog
- Personal: This is the broadest category and includes blogs about personal topics like politics, music, family, travel, health, you name it.
- Business: Professionals ranging from realtors to lawyers and stock brokers are using WordPress to share their expertise, and companies have discovered the power of blogs to personally engage with their customers.
- Schools: WordPress is a great way for teachers and students to collaborate on classroom projects.
- Non-profits: Foundations, charities, and human rights groups find our blogs to be great tools to raise awareness and money for their causes.
- Politics: Members of parliament, political parties, government agencies, and activists using our blogs to connect with their constituencies.
- Military: Members of the military blog to report what they see happening in various parts of the world and to stay in touch with their families.
- Private: Some people make their blogs private to share photos and information within families, companies, or schools.
- Sports: We’ve got teams, athletes, and fans using blogs to express and share their passion for various sports.
- How-to, tips and reviews: There are lots of blogs that share tips and reviews about cooking, games, music, books, movies, and so on.
A more comprehensive list can be found at WordPress.com
Before getting started, you should know that every blog is unique in how it can make money. Most of the ways to make money blogging described on this page will work on some blogs a lot better than others. It’s always been like that from experience. The key to how well any type of monetization that you choose work will depend on how well you can experiment with different blogging monetization techniques and see what works best for you. The way I placed the earning or monetization technique depends on how well it worked for me. Amazon, E-Book Sales, AdSense, Paid Membership, Chitika, and Consultation. Other means of blog or Web site monetization can be found here. But first, continue reading till the end of this chapter.
Your Potential Income Kahunas
1. Amazon Associates
Amazon’s affiliate program has been my number one for a very long time. I have heard of stories of people who has not a dime on Amazon, and heard of people who are raking in several millions a year.
If you feel you are not getting enough money through the Amazon affiliate program, you can include products from Clickbank, JVzoo, Commission Junction and many more other. I prefer Commission Junction and Linkshare. I like to market physical products compared to digital products because it reduces fraud and refund rates. Selling physical products that get shipped out to people is the best, not digital downloads.
The best time to start earning greatly from Amazon.com is during the holidays, especially Christmas.
2. E-Book Sales
I started selling other people’s ebooks until I released 3 ebooks of my own. How to Launch and sell Web Sites on Flippa for Profit, Site Selling Checklist, Flippa Ready Made Sales Page.
This has been the best decision I have ever made by making my own product and selling it online. To reduce the complexity of online fraud purchase, I used Amazon to start the sales and continued on my own Web site. I have not done any product launch. Maybe when I do a product launch, I’ll hit the gold mine 🙂
I know this was what most of you were probably expecting me to include as my first choice, sorry to disappoint you. Ever since I started online, I was never attracted to easy money, I like to understand why I am making the money.
AdSense as at the time it started did not really look appealing to me because I did not want to compromise my major Web site integrity for some cheap advertising just to get pennies on a dollar, so I was not really into AdSense until late 2000. As at the time I got serious with AdSense, the whole platform has been cleaned and they no longer serve those annoying advertisement anymore.
My first AdSense project started with TNIB, which is this Web site you are currently on. I no longer include it on this Web site for several reasons including but not limited to attracting different kinds of advertising agencies, not getting enough anticipated income from the AdSense advertising and many more reasons. Even though it did not perform well on this blog, AdSense is performing well on my other blogs. My second project was EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing which turned out to be a huge success. It does not matter how much success I get from AdSense, part of still don’t rely so much on it as a main source of income. To really get the best of AdSense, I recommend 100k AdSense Results. It’s what most successful AdSense publishers used.
4. Paid Membership
Include a paid membership like “the next internet billionaire online club” on your blog. You can start off with free membership sign ups just to have a feel of how membership Web sites are being operated. After your successful experiment, set up a paying membership that has a more higher value than the free version.
Make sure the information is valuable enough to sustain the membership. You could as well market to them with reference to what they need the most. The word is relevance. Help solve their problem, not throw garbage products at them just because you can. You will be shocked as to how fast your membership will go on compulsory diet 🙂 Make sure you do not sell yourself cheap. Good Web site design and professional graphics will help provide the right atmosphere to charge the right fee. Don’t just do a make shift Web site and expect to get a gold mine back in return, you can do more.
5. Chitika Advertising
Thanks to Chitka for trying to replace Google Adsense. I personally will continue to use their service as it delivers for most of my blogs. A great performer in it’s own world of relativity.
After the launch of their Premium Ad units, conversion has really taken off. You can sign up here now convert well on a larger range of blogs. If you are having problems with Google AdSense, this is definitely the best way for you to go.
The above list are not the exhaustive list on how to make money blogging, but it’s just the beginning. See how to make money from your blog to read more about other opportunities that I have tested but don’t use anymore.
6. Provide Consultation
Good design of your Web site and proper self branding with professional graphics will help provide the right atmosphere. Some professional bloggers charge $700 per hour to assist companies in re-branding their product and getting them back into the market force. Charge high for your consultation fees. This will help you build respect and authority, and remember that you must deliver as a professional. Charging $700 per hour will give your book the boost it needed to get into the hands of the right people.
As with anything in life, you must always have a business plan of action before you emback on any profitable project, and that includes your exit plan in case it back fires 🙂
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