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  1. newbeginnings profile image60
    newbeginningsposted 15 years ago

    Hi all,

    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... 


    1. Inspirepub profile image75
      Inspirepubposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      You do realise that THIS is NOT a blogging site, don't you?

      1. newbeginnings profile image60
        newbeginningsposted 15 years agoin reply to this

        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...

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          terrygposted 15 years agoin reply to this

          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.

          1. funride profile image70
            funrideposted 15 years agoin reply to this

            I always thought that was impossible to have google ads on worldpress blogs.
            Can you explain how to get my worldpress blog into a different hosting account? Is it necessary to get a domain for it? How can one add google ads to it?

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      TiffanyDowposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      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 apparel
      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.
      tiff wink

  2. Paraglider profile image89
    Paragliderposted 15 years ago

    Greetings -

    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.

    1. newbeginnings profile image60
      newbeginningsposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, I'm trying to figure that one out still, will look more into building the traffic.

  3. Lissie profile image66
    Lissieposted 15 years ago

    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

  4. courtsantos profile image60
    courtsantosposted 15 years ago

    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.)

    1. newbeginnings profile image60
      newbeginningsposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      courtsantos I have sent you an email.  Thanks a ton...

  5. Inspirepub profile image75
    Inspirepubposted 15 years ago

    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.

    1. newbeginnings profile image60
      newbeginningsposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for this, I will be sure to have a look...

    2. Stacie Naczelnik profile image71
      Stacie Naczelnikposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for this link - it has been interesting checking it out.

  6. dojimonster profile image60
    dojimonsterposted 15 years ago

    writing reviews is also an interesting way to make money from your blog.
    I do it on some of my blogs

  7. KevinDoyle profile image60
    KevinDoyleposted 15 years ago

    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.

  8. Inspirepub profile image75
    Inspirepubposted 15 years ago

    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 ...)

  9. seamus profile image58
    seamusposted 15 years ago

    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.

  10. seamus profile image58
    seamusposted 15 years ago

    PS: I second the recommendation to read Yaro's info on blogging.

  11. newbeginnings profile image60
    newbeginningsposted 15 years ago

    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...

  12. Ponderize profile image61
    Ponderizeposted 15 years ago

    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.

    1. newbeginnings profile image60
      newbeginningsposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for that Ponderize, I have a blog  this blog is updated almost daily, I agree that one needs to be consistent when it comes to blogging...


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