How to Make Money Blogging
2. Affiliate Programs
3. E-Book Sales
4. Continuity Programs
5. Private Ad Sales/Sponsorships
Amazon’s affiliate program has been one of my big movers in the last 12 months. I used to make a few odd dollars from it – however in recent times it has become a significant earner for me (in fact it’s now earned me over $100,000 since I started using it). Christmas time (and the lead up to it) is a particularly good time for Amazon – last December it would have ranked #2 on this list.
9. Speaking Fees
Useful Resources for Bloggers Wanting to Make Money Blogging
Recommended Reading on How to Make Money Blogging
- A Reality Check on Blogging for Money – I don’t like hype – this post attempts to paint a realistic picture of blogging for money.
- How Bloggers Make Money – a post that I wrote in 2005 (updated) which gives a broad introduction to how bloggers make money blogging.
- Making Money from Your Blog – Direct Methods – bloggers make money from blogging in two main ways – directly and indirectly. This post explores some of how they do it directly.
- Making Money Because of your Blog – Indirect Methods – and here’s an exploration of indirect methods.
How to Make Money Blogging from Advertising
- Advertising Optimization – A series of posts on how to optimize advertising on your blog including posts on Traffic, Ad Positioning, Ad Design, Ad Relevancy and High Paying Ads.
- AdSense Tips for Bloggers – an 8 part series of posts that walk bloggers new to Google’sAdSense (the way I make much of my income) through how to use it effectively to make money on their blogs.
- Positioning Your AdSense Ads - a 3 part series on how I literally doubled my AdSense earnings overnight by repositioning my ads
- How to Guarantee that You’ll Never Make More than 0.14 cents per month from AdSense – 10 points to help you earn more money from AdSense
- How Quickly After Starting a Blog Should I put Ads on it? – one of the most common questions I am asked
- 10 Ways to Make Your Blog More Attractive to Advertisers – an Ad Guy tells all
How to Make Money Blogging from Affiliate Programs
- 10 Tips for Using Affiliate Programs on Your Blog – these tips helped me grow my affiliate earnings many times over
- The Power of Getting Readers in the Door at Amazon - a case study on how linking to Amazon can lead to some surprising results
- 9 Reasons Why I am an Amazon Affiliate – Amazon is one of my bigger earners
Other Articles on Making Money from Blogs
- Principles of Choosing a Profitable Topic for Your Blog – key factors to consider before choosing a topic for your blog
- Should I Blog for Money? – before you rush into monetizing your blog – here is a post on whether you should at all