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Make Money Blogging – Read This If You’ve Made Little or Nothing

Make money blogging tips for those bloggers who made little or nothing. Can your blog sustain a predictable income? We all know it’s not that easy to pad your bank account by blogging (well, at least those of us who have been doing this for at least a few months can quickly realize).

For those of you who have earned money so far, is it enough to offset your costs? If you’re running a self-hosted blog, we’re only talking under $100 US a year.

And I’m not even going to get into the countless hours you’ve poured into setting up your site, researching topics, writing articles, and promoting your site.

Be honest with yourself, are you earning worth your effort so far?

So why is it that some people can earn as much as they want while others struggle pulling in pennies?

There are many parts to the success formula that it can’t be simplified in a single blog post. However, what I want to do today is to at least offer a few tips for earning an income. Not just any income, a predictable income.

That means you earn when you want to earn. It may not be a lot at first but it will be on your schedule.

This predictable income is applicable to large blogs and small blogs. Obviously the amount of money that comes in is scaled to the number of visitors you’re able to attract to your site.

We all know about the passive ways of producing income like Google AdSense and text links. We also know how little you can make with just those so let’s take a look at a few other more make money blogging income tactics.

Ways To Earn A Predictable Income Through Blogging

Here are few of the ways to make money blogging for people who have earned little or no money from their blogs.

1. Make Money Blogging By Posting An Article About Your Affiliate

I don’t do this as much as I probably should but in the past, I’ve written an article about nearly every one of my affiliates.

Case and point, look at this article that I wrote about GoDaddy hosting a few weeks ago. My GoDaddy affiliate link gives me a steady number of sales per month.

However, when I write about using GoDaddy for hosting, I get a spike for a few days every time. BTW, an average GoDaddy sale nets me $40.

Since I only post a handful of articles a month, you won’t see more than a few of these from me a year. However, if you’re a more frequent poster, feel free to try an ‘affiliate plug’ article once a month.

2. Ask For Advertisers For Your Ad blocks

Ad blocks are another way to make a predicable income from your blog. Some advertisers will give you a certain amount per month for an ad block. You just have to make it known that the space is available.

If you have six ad blocks, you can always fill five with your affiliates and leave one open that’s labeled for sale.

The amount depends on your site’s traffic but $25/month for a 125×125 block above the fold is reasonable for a site that’s under 100k Alexa ranking.

Of course, if your Alexa is not where you want them to be, then you may need to ask for less.

3. Offer To Write A Sponsored Article

Post an article offering to write a sponsored article. If you are a good writer (and have supporting evidence based on your other articles), someone may pay you good money to talk about their site.

Remember, they are not going to pay you just for your awesome writing skills. You’ll also have to provide a few quality backlinks.

I’ve written a few of these over the last few months. Each of those netted me a nice boost during those periods.

Again, the amount depends greatly on your Alexa and domain authority but if you’re just starting out, $25 for a 600-word article is a nice start.

Once you’re more experienced and your site has more traffic, charging over $100 per article is perfectly reasonable.

Find Your Earning Sweet Spot

Personally, as many of you regulars know, I don’t sustain my blog just to earn an income. I actually enjoy it and I really don’t do it just for the money.

I treat my blog as a fun job — just not my full time job. This blog provides me with a satisfactory level of earnings based on the time I’m willing to spend on it.

I enjoy my other jobs as well and this is just one egg out off many eggs in many baskets. Only you can decide how much money is worth your time spent on your site. Hopefully this article makes it easier for you to with determination.

So, have you tried any of these? Hope these make money blogging tips will definitely be valuable or advantageous to those who will apply.   

Pritam Nagrale: Pritam Nagrale is a full time blogger at MoneyConnexion.com where he writes about Make Money ideas & blogging tips. He conducts training on SEO & blogging at his Mumbai office.

View Comments (2)

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    Great Post Indeed,
    I think Well said,Money making online is changed in a dramatic way. We can say it as a new revolution too. I am currently using adsense and amazon affiliates, but I learned that I can be doing so much more!

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