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Blogging? How to Make Money Doing It!

Updated on July 18, 2011
Blogging for dollars
Blogging for dollars

Blogging for Money Success

It seems everybody these days has a blog. And it seems that everyone wants to know how to make money blogging.

While all of us will not become a Jeremy Schoemaker (Shoemoney) or Steve Pavlina success story with our blogs, it is possible to make at least a bit of mad money with your blog. After you monetize your blog, you may even make enough money blogging to quit your day job.

So, how do you go about it? Here are a few blogging tips for how to get paid online.

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Blogging for Money With Google Adsense

Probably the easiest way to make money blogging is with the Google Adsense program. You sign up forĀ  the program with Google. This gives Google permission to place ads on your blog that correlate to the subject of your blog. In turn, you get money for every time someone 'clicks' on an ad. How much money you make depends on your blog traffic, subject matter, popularity, and other factors. You get paid monthly, either by direct deposit or a check mailed to you. For me, the Adsense program has been the easiest and quickest way to make money on the internet.

Make Money Blogging With Affiliate Marketing Programs - Choose from Several

There are many affiliate programs on the internet. These programs allow you to place ads for products on your website, like Google Adsense. There are affiliate products compatible with virtually any blog subject.

The difference from Adsense is that these ads will lead them to the advertised product. If they buy, you get a commission. The commission differs depending on the affiliate program and the product itself.

There are several ways to join an affiliate program. Amazon has their own affiliate program. Many other companies also have their own affiliate marketing programs. Search a website for 'affiliates' or 'partners' information if you are interested in selling their products.

Then there are third party affiliate programs that handle hundreds of companies. Join their network and you have access to companies promoting practically everything under the sun. A couple of reputable affiliate management programs are LinkShare and Commission Junction.

Get Paid to Write Reviews on Your Blog

Another way to make money blogging is to write reviews about specific products or services. Of course, the products must be somehow related to your blog and its readers.

You won't be able to make money blogging with reviews until you have built up a decent amount of readers, though. But it is worth checking out if you have a semi-popular blog. Some companies pay up to $100 per review!

If interested, look into SponsoredReviews.com or SocialSpark.com. There are other paid review companies, too. Just google it!

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    • BkCreative profile image

      BkCreative 

      8 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Writing reviews on your blog - is totally new to me. What a great bit of information. Thanks so much - I will bookmark this. And rate up of course!

    • Chandra Susheel profile image

      Chandra Susheel 

      8 years ago

      Informative Hub!!!!!

      The scope and verstality of blog which you narrated in your hub is immensely joyous to go through. The information you shared is very useful and I am going to bookmark the hub. I await your future course of action with great curiosity.

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 

      8 years ago from Fontana, WI

      Never heard of writing reviews on blogs. Thank you for sharing.

    • BeatsMe profile image

      BeatsMe 

      8 years ago

      Nice and helpful hub. Thanks for sharing.

    • drbj profile image

      drbj and sherry 

      8 years ago from south Florida

      Thanks for the information, new to me, about paid reviews. Thanks to hubbers like yourself, I get information overload. But I love it.

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      Karen Metz 

      8 years ago from Michigan

      I'm finding it hard to get traffic to my blog and hubs. Any suggestions?

    • Granny's House profile image

      Granny's House 

      8 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

      I am going tobookmark this hub. After all that is why most of us are here.I do have a few blogs but I really don't understand how to manage them make them look great. I guess I will have to get the book

    • GojiJuiceGoodness profile image

      GojiJuiceGoodness 

      8 years ago from Roanoke, Virginia

      Great hub! I think your poll should have also had a choice like "Yes, I blog somewhat regularly" or "Yes, I blog weekly".

    • Hello, hello, profile image

      Hello, hello, 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you, for an interesting and informative hub.

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      ramkkasturi 

      8 years ago from India

      It is nice hub and helpful. But I have not been seeing any encouraging figures from any one who reveals their earnings. It seems to me that time and may be money involved in directing the traffic to your blog is substantial. It appears one need to start at 7-8 years age to make enough? Am I wrong? What is the highest amount earned by an indvidula blogger?, Iam asking this because I am new to this.Thanks for the nice hub.

      Ramkkasturi

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