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Friday, January 12, 2007

5 Ways to Make more Money from your Blog for FREE!

Ok, so you don’t have any digital products to offer, you don’t have any tangible goods to sell, you don’t have any special skills you can offer… all you have is a blog.

Now the challenge: how can you earn by using your blog, and JUST your blog?

The fact is, you can earn by using your blog, and JUST your blog. You are not limited to a single earning opportunity when it comes to this avenue. There is a lot of potential in those little web logs which are actually simplified and highly efficient content management systems possessing an interconnectivity that will generate direct traffic and some features that promise prominence in search engine results.

Here are 5 earning opportunities you can consider to fully monetize your web log.

1. Clickbank - Sign up with Clickbank . ClickBank is a well established affiliate network that boasts thousands of digital products you can choose from. Simply search through the catalogue of products appropriate for the subject of your blog, and acquire your affiliate link. Whenever you’re recommending something in your blog entries, mention the products you have chosen and hyperlink the same with your affiliate links. This will lead your readers to the affiliate programs’ sales pages. If they decide to buy, you’d earn a commission per sale you manage to refer.

2. Other Affiliate Networks. Now, you’re not limited to ClickBank alone. There are other affiliate programs out there which you can dig up with some searching magic. There are millions and millions of affiliate programs in the World Wide Web, and some of them even promise a commission rate of up to 80% of the selling price. Just search for "affiliate programs" + the topic of your blog in Google and you will have a wealth of opportunities to choose from.

3. Recommend Books. Want to promote books? Amazon also has an affiliate program that you can enroll with. Simply select the books most appropriate for the subject of your blog, and garner the corresponding affiliate links. Or you can copy and paste a code from Amazon and implement it on your blog. This will display contextually relevant products on your blog which your readers will be able to see. Books are sure sellers. And though Amazon does offer a relatively low commission rate, you’re sure to sell a lot of books through your blog. Everyone loves books! And Amazon is the internet’s most reliable digital bookstore!

4. Pay per Click Advertising. Enroll your blog with Google AdSense or other Pay Per Click (PPC) programs. This will allow the PPC programs to display contextually relevant ads to your blog. Every time a reader of yours clicks on an ad, you’d receive a certain amount of money.

5. Sell advertising space. Whether they’re banners or simple text links, you can command a great price for the valuable “real estate” on your blog. One place where you can sign up to for free and sell your ads is TextLinkAds. They have a huge inventory of websites and blogs in all sorts of different niches and you will earn 50% of the fee per month for every text link ad on your site.

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