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Blogging Money: How To Make Profits Online

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You’ve probably seen several ebooks that tell you it’s easy to make money online blogging. What they don’t tell you is how to do it. They talk about all the benefits, like being able to set your own schedule and generate a long-term, residual income. But they never really explain some of the different ways you can make money with a blog. And if you don’t understand how to make money blogging, it’s pointless to start a blog.

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If your goal is to set up a blog to generate income then you need to understand that it’s going to be a business – your own business. You won’t have a boss, you won’t have someone standing over your shoulder telling you what to do all day long, and you will be entirely responsible for your own success. So it’s important to have a plan when you set up your blog. How do you plan to generate that income? What will you sell or promote?

Affiliate marketing – An affiliate marketing blog is a blog used to promote someone else’s products or services. You create a blog that attracts targeted traffic. When that traffic arrives at your blog they read your interesting blog posts and if they like what you say they might click on the ads or links you’ve included in your content. If they complete the required action you earn a commission. They may be required to do something as simple as click on a link or supply their email address, or they may be required to make a purchase.

In order to attract traffic to an affiliate blog, most marketers use one of two methods: They use paid ads like Google Adwords or Facebook ads to drive traffic to their page or they generate organic traffic by using several link building methods like article marketing, guest blogging and social networking.

Affiliate marketing is an easy way for you to get your feet wet. You don’t have to worry about delivering a product or collecting payments or customer service issues. All you need to do is learn how to set up a blog and get traffic to it. It can also be very financially rewarding once you learn how to match up offers with targeted traffic.

Niche blogging – Niche blogging is similar to affiliate marketing in that you’re still selling someone else’s product only you might concentrate on a more specific item. For example, an affiliate marketer might send his visitors to a link that leads to a dating website and when they join he earns a commission. A niche blogger would narrow the focus and promote a book about ‘How to Get Your Ex Back’ to people who joined dating sites.

Niche blogging, depending on your product, can be more profitable than affiliate marketing because the commissions are generally a little higher. You have to do a little more work to develop steady, repeat traffic for your blog, but because of the type of traffic you’re generating, this type of blogging leads to more long-term residual income opportunities.

Promotional blogging – Promotional blogging is used to promote your own offline or online business, service or product and it can involve all aspects of blogging. Most successful bloggers will start with affiliate marketing or niche blogging and work their way into developing their own business selling their own products or services.

For example, a blogger may find that he’s very good at promoting someone else’s Get You Ex Back dating guide and decide to create his own instead of selling someone else’s. Another blogger may find that he’s very good at driving traffic to his blog and decide to sell his link building services to other bloggers.

The main benefit of choosing to make money online blogging is that you can really do it anyway you want. There are no boundaries on the Internet and if you find something that works you can leverage it to build an entire network of successful blogs. You’re really only limited by your own imagination.

What you need to remember though, is that your blog is your business, it’s your livelihood, and you need to have a plan to keep you moving forward. Too many people don’t make that connection and the first time they come to an obstacle they give up. However, that won’t happen to you. Because you already understand that if you want to make money online blogging you need to be prepared. Otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this article.

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7 Comments

  1. Ivin

    Hello Steven. All theses tips are really awesome. Why don’t you post a series on how to get organic and targeted traffic? That would be really valuable as all these methods of blogging doesn’t really help if you can’t get traffic to it. Like your rich man, poor man post of the other day. I’d love to read that :)

    1. Joseph

      Hi Ivin, I do agree with you that Ste’s articles are really cool. For something about traffic you can check the posts in the traffic category here – dukeo.com/category/traffic/

  2. Melissa

    The number of people who earn money because of online blogging is growing day by day, and I guess that the reason of it is because blogging has many very wide opportunities

    1. Joseph

      That’s true Melissa, the number is growing overnight. Thanks to WordPress and people like Ste(who teach you how to make money online) for making a dream come true to many – making money from the comfort of their homes.

  3. Dmitriy

    It’s a really good post, Steven. IMHO, affiliate marketing blog is the best for making money. Not regular site, but a blog, where you tell people what is good to buy and what is not. You don’t sell the items, so readers believe you as a third part. AnŠ² what you recommend them to buy.

  4. Joseph

    Thanks Steven for this very educative posts, I enjoyed every bit of it. I hope this and many other articles that you author here inspire and prepare many people as they dive into earning some bucks online.

  5. David

    I agree, a plan to keep moving forward is a very good idea. And very necessary.