3 Methods Of Blog Monetization For Newbies

If you’ve been building steady traffic to your blog for some time now, and feel that it’s now time to start searching for ways in which to make some money from your blog, then here are three top money-making methods for you to sink your teeth into. This post is written for bloggers that have been blogging for at least 6+ months, and want to start monetizing their blogs slowly.

Ideally you should try and wait until you have at least 10k or more page views a month to your blog; with hard work and dedication, this should be achievable in six to twelve months. Don’t waste time with ads and affiliate links otherwise, just concentrate on creating quality content and building traffic, you can always come back to this post at a later date.

I’ve noticed that a few colleagues of mine have totally abandoned the concept of building content or even building traffic to their blogs, and instead have gone in straight for the kill bombarding their blog’s with crappy affiliate links; this simply won’t do your blog any justice and with no real content comes no traffic and thus no income from your blog.

OK one of the things I’d like to advise you, is to not set your heart on the thought of making tones of cash from your blog at first instance, you won’t get rich overnight; so please don’t expect to make any more than let’s say 10 dollars or less a month, in the first few months of monetizing your blog. It really does depend on how much traffic your blog already generates, but generally it’s best to have low expectations to keep motivated in any case.

OK we’re going to take a look at three methods of blog monetization aimed at all you first time blog money-makers.

  • Google AdSense Program
  • Infolinks
  • Basic Affiliate Marketing

Google AdSense

The Google AdSense program is probably the most popular and widely used method of earning shared revenue from content related contextual advertising. It is also probably one of the easiest too, in respect that all you have to do is install the AdSense script code into your blog or website, and that’s pretty much it.

However to be successful with this program there are a few essential factors to bear in mind such as niche and content relevancy, ad placements, ad customization and of course internet traffic.

If you want to learn more about the program or apply for a Google AdSense account then click here.

Not all applications are successful however, so ensure that you meet the program’s criteria before applying.

Infolinks

Infolinks, as you may already know we’ve covered quite a few times in some of our recent posts, is a high-return in-text advertising program that turns a small selection of your content keywords into advertisement links.

The types of advertisement links displayed are content related, and take much less space than other contextual ads such as AdSense or AdBrite.

Revenue share with Infolinks is high, at around 70% for all websites and blogs, and currently has the highest CTR in the industry, meaning you get more clicks than using any other revenue sharing programs available!

The only gripe that I’ve found with using Infolinks is that it can become quite annoying for some of your readers, as well as this it might be more beneficial if you have a high volume of traffic to your blog i.e. 20k or more page views a month to get the most benefit. Nevertheless Infolinks is a great program to start using to monetize your blog.

Affiliate Marketing

The revenue earning potential with affiliate marketing is limitless; if you know what you are doing and how you are doing it.

It is also the hardest of the three methods but definitely the most fun too. We recently published a very informative article on affiliate marketing for newbie’s you might want to check out.

There are many great affiliate programs out there that you can enrol into to start making money from. I’d personally recommend starting off with a few independent affiliate programs or using something like Commission Junction as they offer a diverse range of products and services in which you can promote on your blog or website.

There are other programs available such as ClickBank which I’m personally not a great fan of, but if you’re going to promote ClickBank products on your blog please ensure that you have tried and tested them yourself, and at least promote it properly with a good write-up or review of the product itself. Don’t just whack a few hop links on your blog and hope for someone to click on the link and make a purchase, it simply won’t happen.

Making money online and in particular from blogging can be immensely challenging, fun and rewarding all at the same time. However you choose to start, one thing to remember is, don’t let it take over the fact that you started bogging because you were passionate about your topic, and still should be, enjoy.

Recommended Reading

1. ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income

About Fabrizio Van Marciano

Hey everyone, I’m Fabrizio Van Marciano and I’m just a regular bloke, doing his thing in the expanding universe we call the blogosphere. I’m the founder and editor here at magnet4marketing.net. I'm also the author of 170 Blog Traffic Tips; a FREE guide I created to help you get tons of traffic to your blog. Why not connect with me on Twitter, Facebook and, or Google+. You can find out more about me and what I love doing here. If you want to start your own blog, check out this resource page, I've put it together just for you :)... Happy online marketing and blogging.

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Comments

  1. V. Freiman says:

    Hey, I’m having problems activating adsense. Is it operating?

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