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How To Make Legit Money With Your Blog

Updated on July 23, 2013

Can I Make Money With A Blog?

If you have been wondering if you can make money with a blog, you have came to the right place. Many people never make money with their blog because they don't know how to utilize the tools at their disposal. Not only that, many of them give up because their not making money with their blog immediately. It doesn't matter if your a new writer or you've been writing online for years, it takes time to make money from your blog. Even if your blog is a highly searched niche, it takes time. This is very important to remember because most people just give up on their blog. If you want to make money off your blog, you must be in it for the long haul.

There are several different ways that you can make money with a blog. In order to make money on your blog, you have to monetize your blog, which means that you need to set your blog up to earn. You can do this in several ways. One of the easiest ways to make money online with your blog is by joining affiliate programs. There are thousands of affiliate companies that will pay you for the services created by your blog. Some affiliate companies may pay you money to post ads on your blog while others may pay to post links on your blog. In most cases, these affiliate companies are free to join. Affiliate programs are one of the main techniques used to make money of a blog. The key is finding an affiliate company that works for your blog. Amazon is one of the largest affiliate programs in the world. They are free to join and you can earn money from them when you sale a product. You can also earn advertising fees with Amazon.

Before you join an affiliate program, make sure you research to see which programs would work best with your blog. If you are writing a blog on sports, you may want to choose an affiliate program that is associated to sports. If your blog is about health tips, try to choose an affiliate that is within the same niche. The fact that both of them will be associated is important, especially for the audience. You may want to only join 2-3 affiliate programs at first because you don't want to crowd your blog. It makes it hard for readers to enjoy your content if they are always seeing affiliate ads and links. Keep it simple and focus on building your traffic.

Making Money Off Your Blog With Traffic

Before you learn all the different ways that you can make money with a blog, there are a few important things that every blogger most know. For starters, in order to make money with a blog, you have to have traffic. You can generate traffic to your blog in a variety of different ways. One of the easiest ways to generate traffic to your blog is by creating links to your blog. You can generate links to your blog on social media websites, such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Digg, and Google+. You may also want to create a profile for your blog. Not only will this create another link, it will also create interest and it will also improve the ranking of your blog.

You also need to create links by posting your blog link in forums. Before you do so, you want to make sure that you read their policies and guidelines first. Most forums allow you to post your link, but not all of them. Make sure you join forums that are related to your niche. For example, if your blog is about making money, then join forums that are based on making money. This is important for a variety of different reasons. First, if people are searching to find ways to make money online, they may see your post and visit your blog. You will also meet contacts that are in the same field which may lead to an opportunity down the road. The important thing, your blog link is out there and you have generated another traffic stream to your blog.

Traffic to your blog is one of the most important factors it will take to make money on your blog. Without it, your blog will never succeed. Not only that, you're not going to make much money on your blog either. The success of your blog will depend on how much traffic you have coming to your blog. The more traffic that you have coming to your blog, the more money you will make from your blog.

How To Make Money From Your Blog

As I said before, affiliate programs are the best way to make money with a blog. There are thousands of bloggers that work for affiliate programs and make legit money with their blog. Some bloggers are earning a full-time living from their blog. They are making money from their blog because they worked hard on it and never gave up. Making money off your blog can be a slow process at first, it is for everyone. You can expect to write a few post and make thousands off your blog. It doesn't work like that, it takes dedicated work. If you stick with your blog for the long run, it will make money. All blogs take time to build, so don't worry if you've been working on your blog for 6 months and it still isn't making money. In order for your blog to make money, it takes time and commitment.

Another great way to make money off your blog is through advertisement. Now, most of the affiliate programs that you choose to join will pay you if someone clicks on their advertisement. It all depends on what affiliate program you choose to join. If you can generate enough traffic, you should be able to find a company that will sponsor your blog. You can make money off your blog with direct payments from these sponsors, but only if you have enough traffic coming to your blog.

You can also make money from a blog by selling products. If you are a member of Hubpages, you may have already joined Amazon's affiliate program. If so, you can post their products on your blog and you can make money. If you have products that you sale yourself, you can make money with a blog. You can list your products on the blog and sale them. You can make money with a blog by selling services also. If you are a writer, you can offer your services on your blog. Many men and women create a blog for this sole purpose only. So if you have a service to provide, you can make money on a blog.

Blogger Tips To Make Money With A Blog

As you can see, there are several different ways to make money with a blog. Even so, remember, generating traffic to your blog is crucial. If your blog isn't generating traffic, use the tips outlined above. Remember what I said, it takes time to make money with a blog. Many people create blogs, but few make money with a blog, the type of money that allows you to work from home that is. Don't give up and keep working hard. I know that it isn't easy to make a blog. I know it takes days, months, weeks, and years. Just remember, in the end, your hard work will pay off.

The most important tip that I can give you concerns the importance of writing quality content. Just like a website, the content that you publish is very important. I know some of you just post anything, but if your serious about making money with a blog, you have to produce quality content. Every post you create on your blog matters. You need to make sure that each blog post you publish is the best that it can be. If you want to make money with your blog, try to create a blog that is about something specific, that way your entire blog is associated. These types of blogs are the ones that make good money.

Do your best to gain a following, this is also important. Encourage others to share your blog and subscribe to it. The design of your blog is also important. Don't just paste adds anywhere, make sure that they are not distracting your readers. You need ads to make money with a blog, but don't over do it. Use the tips that have been written in this article, they do work. If you have any questions about your blog or making money with a blog, please post it below. I will do my best to answer them all.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 4 years ago from West Virginia

      Moonlake, thanks for your time, votes, and share. Take the Huffington Post for example, which was a blog at one point. Their blog has made millions of dollars. Blogs are much harder to rank and earn from compared to a website, but it's still possible to make money with a blog. You just need to stay committed to your blog and everything else will fall in place.

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      People can earn money on blogs that is for sure enough to make a pretty good living. You have lots of great tips. Voted up and shared.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 4 years ago from West Virginia

      ThompsonPen, thanks for the comment, votes. The main key to making money with a blog is constant traffic and increasing traffic. It's not easy with a new blog, but over time, you can generate a good income from only blogging.

      Catmalone, thanks for taking the time to share this, it is certainly appreciated:)

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      catmalone 4 years ago

      Nice hub with useful information. Thanks for sharing!

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      Nicola Thompson 4 years ago from Bellingham, WA

      Wow! Thanks for the extremely informative blog. I have tried a few times at a blog but it usually dies off as I get more busy or if I hit a day with no inspiration. I'll give your tips a go and see if I can find a subject that will continuously inspire me to write each day, and have new things to write about - that's the tricky part. Also, I have a hard time not writing for days as well. I tend to write long entries, and I have also read elsewhere that keeping entries short can be important.

      Thanks for your hub! Voted up and interesting!

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      Richard Ricky Hale 4 years ago from West Virginia

      @Faith, thanks for the comment and everything else:) If you work hard on your blog, it can be quite beneficial. It takes a while to get steady traffic, but when it does, your blog can make money.

      @Rosemay, appreciate everything:) I make a few hundred of my blogs, not much, but every dollar counts. Just need to find a great affiliate company and watch your blog make money. Amazon is a great one to use. I write reviews on products and sell them in the same process.

      @Rajan, thanks pal:) Rajan, a website is a better way to make money, you can connect a blog and website together. Find a good program and build it to profit.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Thanks for sharing these useful tips. I'm thinking of having my own website and these tips should come in handy.

      Voted up, useful and shared.

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      Rosemary Sadler 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      A very useful and informative hub Ricky. Everyone wants to make extra dollars and your advice and tips is going to halp many.

      Hope all is well with you, enjoy the coming weekend

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      I have always wondered about a blog and can one even earn any money on such a blog. Now, I know the answer! Thanks for this very useful and informative hub here dearest friend. I believe your article here will be of such great help to all who read it!

      Voted up +++ and sharing

      God bless, Faith Reaper