I am a real newbie when it comes to blogging and so on. I would like to be able to start a new blog to make some money. I have joined some affiliate programs, but no luck so far. Any tips for starting a new blog just for this and how to go about it. Any help will be greatly appreciated, all I ask is that you don't get too technical to soon LOL...
You do realise that THIS is NOT a blogging site, don't you?
My blog site is with blogger and I will use them to open a new blog to make money once I have figured everything out... I'm still in the beginning stages...
At blogger you share the income generated from your blog. You might want to look at a wordpress blog started on your own hosting account where you get all the money.
Just remember a good traffic generation approach is not to rely on the search engines that in all accounts only bring in about 40% of your traffic. The other 60% is out there and thats the targeted traffic you want.
As others stated, you have to have traffic, but for affiliate marketing, it also needs to be a niche people are spending money on (ie: golf, dating, etc).
Use a keyword tool (I have a free one if you need the link and dont already have one) and try to find niche phrases that are getting about 300 hits a day. Long tail phrases convert better. For instance - someone typing "golf" (no quotes) into Google might be searching for:
funny golf videos
putt putt courses
golf compared to other sports - you just never know...
But if you build a Hub about "The Biggest Big Bertha Titanium Driver" (that's its real name), then you're going to convert better because men and women who know they want to buy that particular driver are going to type it into the search engine, likely find your Hub, and buy from it!
This is known as drilling down your niche and using long tail keywords.
You can't make money without traffic. So maybe best work on building a body of traffic first, then trying to monetize it. Lots of experts here have written on how to build traffic, but mostly it comes down to good content well promoted.
Thanks, I'm trying to figure that one out still, will look more into building the traffic.
Posting good useful content on subjects that people are searching for is a start -and not copying other sites for the material will stop you being flagged for duplicate content. Your blog link is not a hub in itself but you can add it to your profile
Send me your URL and I'll check your site to see what you're doing wrong. After that I'll give you some tips to increase your exposure. In the mean time, here is a quick advise for you.
In order to succeed as an affiliate marketer you must know your market and your audience. Get to know their WIN's (Wants, Interest and Needs.)
courtsantos I have sent you an email. Thanks a ton...
Yaro Starak, a blogger himself, has an amazing amount of free information on his site about getting traffic to your blog, and it's actually decent quality stuff.
Thanks for this, I will be sure to have a look...
Thanks for this link - it has been interesting checking it out.
writing reviews is also an interesting way to make money from your blog.
I do it on some of my blogs
Don't forget with blogging it's important to choose a topic with which you have a passion. Don't blog just to make money because it very rarely works. Blog because you have passion for your topic and the readers and royalties will come along.
As others have said, when you have traffic then you can think about monetizing it.
He's a great guy, too - I interviewed him last year.
You can download the .mp3 here if you're interested:
(He's the only one in the Hall of Fame so far - so much for our grand plans of profiling someone new every month! lol ...)
To get traffic, participate in your blogging community. If you have a photography site, for instance, then be sure to leave comments on the photography sites of other bloggers.
I have one blog that promotes some of my art. It's amazing how much traffic I get now from other blogs. I don't even need Google for this particular blog, and that is a nice place to be.
PS: I second the recommendation to read Yaro's info on blogging.
I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for all the advice and links. I think Yaro is awesome. The help is greatly appreciated. Thanks to all of you...
A lot of great advice already written here. I'll also chime in that it's important to post consistently to your blog. That way you'll get return visitors coming back if they are into whatever you are writing about. But if they visit and see you haven't posted for a long time, chances are they'll move on for good.
Thanks for that Ponderize, I have a blog http://mrp721.blogspot.com this blog is updated almost daily, I agree that one needs to be consistent when it comes to blogging...
by st0ked 14 years ago
How do I add those kontera adds to my hub? i cant seem to add it to my html text..it wont allow the codes..where do i get the affiliate id? what is that for? thanks
by Heather Edgens 7 years ago
I am not all that familiar with the ends and outs of blogging. My understanding is that you can blog about anything- from handy parenting tips to telling people about how you slipped on some ice and landed on your booty in front of a million people. (I don't know why you would write about that, but...
by Jason Menayan 14 years ago
Hey all,Just like to share some stats on my Hubs vs my blog.My blog - 105,000+ pageviews so far (started 1 year ago)My Hubs - 305,000+ pageviews so far (started 2 years ago)Earnings via AdSense:My blog - significantly less than $10My Hubs - 7 payments, average of about $135 eachI've made about 200...
by Max Dalton 11 years ago
Hi All:I'm just looking for someone who's an expert to offer some general advice on the hubs I've got to this point. Be easy; I just started writing here a few weeks ago, lol. My biggest concern is that my hubs were really moving upward until a few days ago, and then my page views started moving...
by erinshelby 7 years ago
What sites exist that are free to use, that allow writers to create any content (like HP), where you can make money?
by saleheensblog 12 years ago
Well, I have decided to let adsense do their work in their own way. I would better carry my learning campaign to the next step and learn whatever I need to learn to become successful as an affiliate and writer. To date I have been an exciting hubber who wanted to earn and learn but now I want to be...
Copyright © 2023 The Arena Media Brands, LLC and respective content providers on this website. HubPages® is a registered trademark of The Arena Platform, Inc. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. The Arena Media Brands, LLC and respective content providers to this website may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website.
Copyright © 2023 Maven Media Brands, LLC and respective owners.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|