8 SureFire Ways To Monetize Your Blog

One of the most discussed topics in the blogosphere, I realized, is the issue of “Blog Monetization” and its one thing I also noticed give a lot of folks headache and sure sleepless nights. You’d say, “But Rohit how do you manage to know these things?” You can say it’s owing to the fact that I have once threaded that route having no clue as to how I should monetize my blog.

And one of the many ways to measuring blogging success is through the ROI you generate from your blogging endeavor but mind you, it’s not so easy to make money online. It takes a lot of technical know-hows and the likes…

However, newbie bloggers make the mistake of starting a blog with the aim of making huge money from it. If you’re like that, (I’m going to give you a shocker), you won’t be able to go far in the journey as you’ve started with the wrong mindset and success in blogging thrives on the right mindset which involves passion, vision, time, effort, energy, technical know-how , money(as in “investment”) and of course value.

I’m not going to be talking about all those listed success traits today but rather about the 5 ways to monetize your blog. Yes…..today I will be helping you with some ideas which will help you to monetize your blog.

So in this post, I will expound on the 5 ways to monetize your blog – simple things you can do to improve your profit! Are you still with me?

Monetize your blog with these 5 best ways:

#1. Affiliate Marketing

A blog is a great way to promote affiliate products to your subscribers who trust and respect your opinion. The key to doing it successfully is to employ a subtle touch.
Oh sorry, you’re not familiar with what affiliate marketing is, right? It is the process of you advertising someone else’s product for them and if you get a sale for the owner then you get a good percentage of the sale, usually between 50% and 75%.

There are a few ways that you can use affiliate marketing as a source of income on your blog.

Firstly you can simply put picture or text adverts up in your sidebar so that people can click on them that way. Or alternatively you can slip an affiliate link to a product that you would like to recommend into one of your posts.
This way of putting affiliate links in usually gets you more clicks in a short time but it can annoy some readers if you keep reviewing products and trying to blatantly get money off of them instead of just writing good helpful content.

Here are some general guidelines:

  • Ask yourself what types of products your readers might be interested in.
    Think about the quality of the product — promoting just one or two inferior offerings (and there are plenty available) could be enough to destroy months of work building up trust and credibility.
  • A good promotion educates readers on the problem and how the product solves it. Consider ‘building up’ to a promotion by talking about a problem one week, and providing a solution the following week.
  • Spread out your promotions to avoid making your readers feel like they have subscribed to “1001 Ways to Part with Your Hard-Earned Cash”!

#2. Inserting Google AdSense

Another fabulous way to monetize your blog is through Google’s Adesense Program. Now, I mentioned this as the second way of making money online because it is one of the best known advertisers on the internet as well as being a good source of income for any website or blog.

The way that this income stream works is that you put some Adsense adverts up on your site and then every time one of your visitors clicks on one of those adverts then you get a payment from Google into your Adsense account.

Now depending on what niche you are in any one of these clicks can give you any money between a few pennies and about £10. It is fair to say though that £10 is really cool. I also mentioned this is my post 3 Effective Ways To Earn Money With Your Blog.

Let me reiterate more on this “money making stream”, Google Adsense is a risk-free way to make some money as it costs nothing to sign up. As with Adsense generally, the more targeted the content and the better your use of keywords, the more relevant the ads are likely to be, and the more money you will make.

How do I insert the codes on my blog?

Good question there folks. See, the easiest way to insert Adsense blocks into your posts is via the WordPress Adsense Deluxe plugin. This application provides shortcuts for automatically inserting Adsense code into your blog. All you have to do then is add simple HTML comments wherever you want the three ad blocks to show.

#3. Email Marketing

Email marketing is the ultimate marketing tool for bloggers. It allows you to instantly deliver your message directly to the inbox of readers. This makes it a more powerful marketing tool than Facebook or Twitter.

I encourage you all to start building your email list now. Do not wait until your blog is established. You should be collecting emails from day one. This will allow you to market all the products, services and monetization methods we have discussed in his post so far.

Email marketing is what separates hobby bloggers from professional bloggers. If you can build a list of a few thousand email subscribers, you are half way to owning a profitable blog.

#4. Sell Your Own Products

I am one of the advocates that blogging in itself does not make you money but rather what you do around blogging. I first heard this phrase from Sam Adeyinka and later thought of it and found out that he was in fact right!

So if blogging is not going to make me money, why do it then?

Quickly, 3 Reasons why you need to blog:

  1. It will make you an expert in your field
  2. It will connect you to the world and helps you to actually
  3. Make money online sharing your knowledge.

The selling of knowledge is HUGE. If you build up your position in your market, you can then sell quality information to that market. This can take the form of e-books, audio, videos, or all of the above. You can package them up or just sell them digitally. If you author the product yourself (recommended), then you keep 100% of the profit. Isn’t that cool?

#5. Writing ‘product name’ reviews

Writing product name reviews can be extremely lucrative as they are easy to get ranking highly in Google searches on “product name” + “review”. Even better, because people are already thinking of purchasing a product when they search for a review, blog reviews usually convert very highly!

The secret to writing successful product name reviews is to be honest — and place the product name throughout the post three or four times.

Just because you are trying to make a sale doesn’t mean you have to be glowing. In fact, reviews are more believable when the author is clearly taking an objective view and commenting on the negatives as well as the positives. Everyone knows that there is no such thing as pure perfection and trying to make something appear that way smacks of insincerity and motives that are blatantly financial.

“The Secret to a glowing and converting review is to be honest as possible as you can”. Sam Adeyinka

#6. Become a Reviewme.com writer

This isn’t exactly affiliate marketing, but it’s still a pretty decent way to make some money, which is why we are giving it a mention.

Reviewme.com is a site that brings bloggers and product owners together for mutual benefit. It’s widely recognised that blogging is extremely effective as advertising that isn’t advertising. The power of reviews, recommendations and general opinion pieces is huge and product owners are willing to pay bloggers good money to mention their widgets to readers with their ad defenses down.

Your blog is reviewed before being accepted by Reviewme so it’s a good idea to get it in good shape before applying. Once you’re accepted however, you can earn anything from $20 to $200 for each review you write.

#7. Paid & Sponsored Posts

Yes, you can get paid to review products and sites on your blog. Sites like PayPerPost and ReviewMe are popular options. I’ve seen some blogs sell this option directly. When doing this, it is important to disclose the fact that it is a paid review. It is also important that you maintain your integrity and never give a positive review unless you’re really feel need to so.

Another way I’ve come to be in the know of is sponsored post. There are quite a number of sites that offer this kinda service. I have personally tried PostJoint and trust me it make sense and it helped me make some deserved dollar bills.
What you have to do here is simple, offer to help publish advertisers’ posts on your blog and viola…….dollar flowing in your paypal account.

#8. Sell your blogs

Finally, I would like to talk about the possibility of selling your blog. If your circumstances change and you need more time or more money (or both), you could make good money by selling your blog.

There are many factors that are considered when a potential buyer prices your blog. My friend’s friend – Gilbert Samuel has over $200,000 in sales on Flippa and around $150,000 of those sales came from blogs. In my experience, the biggest influence on the final selling price is income.

If your blog is making money, you will have buyers fighting against each other in order to win the auction for your blog. Conversely, if your blog does not make much money, there is a good chance that you will be the one spending all your time asking people to bid. It is therefore always better to sell your blog once it has become profitable.

Lesson Summary

In this lesson I took you by the hand in to my world ands ways to monetize your blog with my 8 amazing ways of actually monetizing your amazing blog; these were:

  1. Affiliate Marketing
  2. Inserting Google AdSense
  3. Email Marketing
  4. Sell Your Own Products
  5. Writing ‘Product Name’ Reviews
  6. Becoming a Reviewme.com Writer
  7. Paid & Sponsored Posts
  8. Selling your blogs!

Conclusion

I hope you have enjoyed this article on monetizing your blog. Did you? I tried to touch upon the main ways that bloggers monetize their blogs, however there are many other methods. When it comes to making money from your blog; your only limitation however is your imagination…remember, “Imagination is greater than knowledge” – Albert Einstein

How George Brown Makes $3,000+/day From Clickbank – Google Sniper 2.0 Review

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Who doesn’t know George Brown? We can call him an internet marketing expert who has not only made millions and millions himself, but has also helped millions others to attain their dream of making money online and living a life off the internet. You can read more about : George Brown The Internet Millionaire.

Now let’s talk a little more about him. George Brown is an internet millionaire or may be a billionaire. I don’t know if he keeps this millionaire thing just to be modest. He was a broke in the early days of his life and worked as a furniture mover. But then he discovered the true potential of internet and then he invented the system which has changed the dimensions of affiliate marketing since then. Its called Google Sniper 2.0.

You can watch George Brown talk about how he went from a broke to internet millionaire here.

Let’s discuss now what Google Sniper 2.0 has to offer. I purchased Google Sniper back in 2013, almost an year back. Since then I have made quite a success(at least I think so) with this great system.

And here is a caution:

Google Sniper 2.0 is not an auto-bot or clicking software that you can just plug and play and it will bring money rain into your bank accounts. It is a step-by-step affiliate marketing blueprint of how to generate ever-lasting affiliate commissions into your Clickbank accounts. You have to put efforts and do some work to get there. So if you are looking for something which will turn you into a millionaire overnight, you are at the wrong place. But you can work your way up-to there by using Google Sniper 2.0 just like thousands and thousands of others are doing.

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So What Exactly is Google Sniper 2.0?

Google Sniper 2.0 is an improved version of Google Sniper for 2014.

Google Sniper consists of a series of videos and a couple of PDFs with blueprints to train you right from zero. In the videos, George Brown sits over your shoulders and teaches you step-by-step on how to proceed and be successful with affiliate marketing using Clickbank or other affiliate networks like Commission Junction.

It is an affiliate marketing blueprint and step-by-step guide on how to make your Clickbank campaign generate passive income for you for the days, months and years to come. It shows you how to start from the scratch and start generating commissions in your Clickbank account.

It is for those affiliate marketers who have not yet fulfilled their fantasy of making money online and live a comfortable lifestyle using the comfort, pleasure and potential of the internet.

Google Sniper 2.0 does not require you to use methods like paid advertising, buying traffic or any other technique which requires you to spend money and bring load on your pocket. Everything it is based on is free organic traffic which will bring in sales for you once you are finished with your sniper campaign which too is cost-free.

All you need is a laptop and an internet connection to work with Google Sniper 2.0 and make money online using simplest techniques you wouldn’t even think about. It uses the loopholes of big search engines like Google to create lifetime affiliate commissions using your website.

Google Sniper 2.0 comes with a 60-Day Money Back Guarantee. You can Google it, their refund rate is critically low and it is one of the most sold products on the Clickbank.

In short Google Sniper 2.0 = Right Product + Highly Optimized Sniper Site + SEO = Big Commissions

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What Google Sniper 2.0 is not?

Get rich quick scheme. No you will not be rich overnight.

MLM or get people under you scheme. Google Sniper 2.0 is far far away from being that. All you have is you and your laptop and you will make a fortune by using your brain only.

Auto-Pilot or content creating software to create tens of sites with one click. No, Google Sniper 2.0 is just a tutorial where you can copy the same blueprint which George Brown uses to generate $100,000+ every month.

I never paid a dime after one time fee of $47 which is very modest and apt for this system. So, your credit card won’t keep printing statements after statements like other fraud systems.

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Reviews of Google Sniper 2.0

Do not depend on me only to build your trust. Although you can trust me to never break your trust.

Let’s take a look about what normal people and bloggers like us have to say about Google Sniper 2.0.

  1. Warrior Forum on Google Sniper – Why trust anyone more when Warrior Forum is all about praising this great system from George Brown.
  2. Yahoo Answers :- People like us looking for answers and reviews roam on Yahoo Answers all the day. Take a look on what is their stand on George Brown’s Google Sniper.
  3. Warrior Forum Member Who Tried Google Sniper 2.0

Now of course there will be people who have made huge success with Google Sniper 2.0 and there will be people who couldn’t earn a dime because they expected this system to be something else. But after reading the reviews you would understand that more than 90% people had success with Google Sniper or Google Sniper 2.0.

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Should You Buy Google Sniper 2.0 or Not?

If you want to earn online and that too full-time using affiliate marketing, then yes. Give Google Sniper 2.0 a serious thought and work as it guides you. You will get there eventually.

Besides, it comes with a money-back guarantee from Clickbank. Though I don’t know why would some one want to return this great system.

Time is running fast. Download Google Sniper 2.0 by clicking below so that you can have your first sniper site up and running by today.

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Let’s Get Started with Affiliate Marketing in 2014

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In the present era, affiliate marketing is one of the most popular methods of online money making. It is a very vast field which helps in easy promotion of business products and services based on payout, category, popularity, etc. Here is a quick and easy rundown on affiliate marketing for beginners. If you really want to learn about it, then you just need to put a few efforts and reap out the maximum benefits. Here, we provide you a short outline of what you require to begin your affiliate marketing program.

  • Start on the right foot: You should be clear about your intentions like how much efforts you can put in your affiliate marketing program, would it be full-time or part-time. Do stick to your plans and implement actions in the right manner without any worries. Be confident with your efforts.
  • Find out the best market niche: Always begin by brainstorming on what kind of unique quality content you will be able to create for your viewers. You have to decide the niche initially and then concentrate on that particular niche so that it can provide you the best deal. Surely, by doing this you will get a greater value and a wonderful target audiences.
  • Promote your products: Now it’s time to promote your products associated with your niche and aligned with your own interests and hobbies. Be passionate and particular about what you are selling in the market. Do not select the product first; instead select your target audience first and then decide the product accordingly.

Find Products to Promote

There are thousands of products and affiliate programs available in the market today. Therefore, there are several affiliate marketing networks out there. And, remember, not all of them are reliable. Here we shall discuss some of the top affiliate marketing networks for beginners to earn money online.

Amazon Associates

Beginners can easily start their journey with Amazon. Really, it has a vast range of products all over the world. It sells everything from clothing to furniture. With the Amazon Associates, you can promote a wide range of items. Commission rate with them is around 4-6%.

Commission Junction

It is the biggest and the most popular affiliate marketing network in the affiliate market. You can easily find it over the web. It is easy to track traffic generation, conversion rates and many more. For beginners, it provides flexible payment incentives.

eBay Affiliate Program

It is a global company and a very easy way to get started with affiliate marketing. Thousands of products are available in different categories which you can promote. People know about eBay and trust the name. It has a team of highly professional account managers to assist you with any issue.

You can opt for any affiliate marketing program that suits you the best. Affiliate marketing for beginners is the one of the best methods to earn money without investing a huge amount of funds initially. At fresher’s level, you can easily get an idea about affiliate marketing and how to get started with it.

Affiliate Marketing: Simple Model for Making Money Online

Making money with affiliate marketing can be a very profitable venture. It not only requires very little initial investment, but also needs on what you want to focus on. It is not a new activity; in fact, affiliate marketing has been around since before the advent of the World Wide Web just in a vaguely different semblance. In short, it is just an internet based marketing practice of promoting another company’s services or products for some amount of commission.

No doubt, any affiliate marketing program takes time, considerable efforts and knowledge to get success, but there is no reason you could not earn money with a new online affiliate program. Do not trust the despicable claims; this business is like any other business you might want to start. For this, you just require proper planning, time and some amount of funds as well as high determination and hard work. Generally, possibilities for making money with an affiliate program are most likely no better & no worse than any other web-based program.

Affiliate Networks/Programs

Many networks like ShareaSale, Amazon, LinkShare, Commission Junction and many more are available in this respective field. Keep in mind that it is just not about the network, but more about relevant the products and the services that you promote for your site. For an instance, if you are making your site for clothing, you would search for different affiliate networks and look for products that relate to your site theme.

Affiliate Marketing is not About the Program

Most of us are confused about which affiliate program is the best to join in order to earn money online. We do not know about the program because it could make a killing with any affiliate marketing program. What matters is if the chosen program is appropriate to our site or not. So, it is about finding the right program that matches with our site theme.

Get Success in Affiliate Marketing Programs

Really, making money with an affiliate program is just like a piece of cake, if performed in the right manner. There are certain things that you need to do to improve your chances of success in affiliate marketing.

  • Make huge efforts to get more and more web traffic for your site that you use for an affiliate program.
  • Choose the best program that pays high commission rates in accurate time along with keeping the customers happy by providing a real value.
  • Make sure to associate with a good program that offers services or products or information that your site visitors will really want to buy.
  • Build a content rich website with accurate and real information related to your affiliate marketing program or theme. It is always good to consider inserting no-follow links into your program links so that you do not need to drain off the website ranking power.
  • If you want to use ads on your site like Google AdSense to earn money online, it is recommended to have both AdSense links and your affiliate program links as well on the same page.

5 Reasons Why You Will Fail in Affiliate Marketing

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I started with affiliate marketing a couple of years back. I still consider myself as a beginner as there is lot yet to be learned and practiced. My path of affiliate marketing has seen many ups and downs. When I started, I just wanted to kick-start with lots of traffic and lots of commissions.

That did happen partially but it took me about six months to make my first sale and earn my first commission. That sale I earned was from promotion of Standard Theme 3 which unfortunately now has been terminated by its designers. After that it was 2-3 sales per week.

During this journey of mine, I learned lots of Do’s and Don’t s and I am going to share with you some of the never do mistakes which might be the reason for your failure in affiliate marketing.

 5 Things Which Lead You to Failure in Affiliate Marketing

  • You Only Sell and Promote :- If you make your blog a TV advertisement rather than helping out people, it is very rare that you will ever make a sale in your affiliate marketing campaign. The very basic task of an affiliate marketer is to take a visitor to the product’s sales page or letter.

            But sometimes this might not be enough to convert that visitor into a potential customer. What you need to do is to write two to three articles explaining in detail what your product offers, what kinds of problems and issues will it target, who can benefit from it and who not, what are the solutions offered by the product and much more. You need to describe in detail if there are any hidden costs of the affiliate product you are promoting otherwise your visitors will feel cheated and they will rarely look up to you again for any solution.

  • Selling Mobile Phone on a Weight Loss Blog :- There is no relevance in promoting something out of your niche on your blog or website no matter how high the commissions are.  A person looking for weight loss solutions on your niche blog for weight loss will be barely interested in buying a new smartphone from your website. This might be killing your efforts and your affiliate marketing campaigns since you are selling something which you are not supposed to and for which your blog is not the suitable place.
  • You are Selling the Wrong Product :- Even if the product you are promoting belongs to your niche, you have to be extremely careful in your choice. This is because there are thousands and thousands of product available for every niche. Some will be having a very tough competition as they would be having a high conversion rate. Some of them would be too low in the standard to include them in your affiliate marketing campaign. Hence you need to choose the one which is moderately good on the competition and has a good conversion rate too. You can check the product’s reviews on Warrior Forum before starting to promote it as your main affiliate product. Warrior Forum is the one which is highly relied upon for honest reviews of products of every niche.

            And once you are done with choosing the right product better stick to it in your complete affiliate campaign. This will give your readers a positive feeling about the righteousness and usability of that product.

  • Non-Availability of Essential Tools :- To start a journey you should be adequately equipped with essential tools and stuff so as to make your journey smooth and easy. Same goes with affiliate marketing too. There are some essential tools like link tracker and affiliate link cloaker which you need to have at your disposal before starting with your affiliate marketing campaign. These tools will help you increase conversions, keep your commissions safe and ultimately make more profit. If you have not been using these tools, then you are certainly leaving money on the table for no reason.
  • Sales But No Profit :- Sometimes affiliate marketers manage to generate sales out of their blog or website yet they are not able to generate any profit out of their campaign. This happens in only two scenarios :-

1. Your Incurred Costs Exceed Your Sales’ Commissions :- You might be paying more in advertising in your affiliate marketing campaign than that campaign is able to generate profit for you. If that is the case, then it is time that you revise your campaign and take help from some expert or professional, if possible.

2. Sales Getting Returned :- Most of the products on the internet now have a 30 or 45 day return or refund policy with them. If the sales you made are getting refunded or returned in large proportions, then you need to think again on the product you have chosen as you might be wasting your time and efforts in promoting the wrong product.

These are some common but deadly mistakes which you must avoid on any term. It is better to start by creating free affiliate marketing campaign and then slowly move towards paid advertising once you excel in this field.

How do you manage your affiliate campaigns? Is there anything I missed? Please feel free to drop your views and inputs below.