Blog Monetization: 10 Easy But Effective Ways To Monetize Your Blog

by Anil Gupta · 27 comments

This is a guest post by Anil Gupta from ScopeForMoney.com.

So you have a blog running successfully and getting decent amount of traffic on it. But the real problem that you are facing is you don’t know how to convert this traffic into business.

Now people have their own favorite money making methods as every monetization scheme will not work for you.

Among lots of monetization methods, there will be very few that will actually work for us. Lots of blogger use Google Adsense as the only monetization method. While others use Affiliate programs and some form of advertising with Google Adsense to multiply their earnings.

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In this post, I’m going to discuss broadly top 10 ways you can implement to start making good revenue from your blog:

1. Pay Per Click (PPC) Programs

Easiest and most popular revenue option used by most content rich and blog websites is using pay per click programs where we work as a publisher with advertising networks and get paid some money for each click made on ads placed from that advertising network. Some of popular PPC advertising networks are Google Adsense, Yahoo Publisher Network, Bidvertiser and Adbrite.

2. In-Text link Advertising

This kind of advertising option work best with websites and blogs having few thousand unique visitors per day at least. Two popular networks who deal in in-text advertising are Kontera and Infolinks.

3. Affiliate Networks

If you have a website or blog around a particular niche or product, you can make good amount of money working as an affiliate. You need to find products related to your blog niche in order to start seeing some money into your affiliate account. Some of popular websites that offers affiliate facility are Amazon, Clickbank, CJ and LinkShare. Suppose you have a blog about camera reviews, adding some camera widgets or links with your affiliate id from Amazon can help you make some quick money with little effort. You can expect revenue of 5 to 15 percent from each sale for an Amazon product sold with your affiliate id.

4. Using BuySellAds Network

I came to know of this revenue stream recently and it has been doing wonders for me. BuysellAds is an advertising network for banner and textual link buying and selling. Again you need good amount of targeted traffic on your website or blog to see some banner ads sold in your BuySellAds publisher account. They make payments via Paypal and give you the facility to transfer funds into your Paypal account twice in a month. Advertisespace also works on the same line, so you can try this network as well for selling additional banner ads on your blog.

5. Paid Blogging Networks

Lots of small and even some popular blogs use paid blogging networks to make some instant cash into their Paypal account. Some of paid blogging options one can try are ReviewMe, SponsoredReviews, PayPerPost, BlogsVertise and Smorty. You can expect making from $5 to few hundreds dollar with these networks depending upon your blog popularity, blog network and buyers paying capacity.

6. Create Advertise Here Page

Why not create an Advertise Here page on your blog and show all advertising options there. And don’t forget to show this on prominent position on your blog. The best thing about making money with direct advertisement is that you will be directly dealing with advertisers, can negotiate advertising rates and all of earnings will be going into your pocket which was missed in case you find advertisers for your blog though some network like BuySellAds.

7. Text Link Selling Networks

Through you are taking the risk of receiving some form of penalty from Google if Google gets some clue about your involvement in some form of link buying or selling. But still lots of bloggers are using them and infect are able to make good amount of money through them. That’s why I added this to this list. Some of text link selling networks if you are interested in selling textual links on your blog are TLA, TNX.net, Textlinkbrokers and Linkadage.

8. CPM Networks

CPM refers to cost per miles or average cost per thousand impressions. With CMP networks, we get paid on the basis of impressions and not on the basis of actual clicks which was the case with PPC networks. CPM rates vary from few cents to $5 or even $10 depending upon your blog niche, ad format etc. Some of popular CPM network that one can try are Burst Media, Value Click and Tribal Fusion.

9. Sell Your Own Products And Services

You can think of promoting and even selling your own product if you have any through your blog. And if you are writing about a particular niche, you could start offering your services or consulting about problems related to that niche. Suppose, you are running a blog around internet marketing, you could easily promote your SEO, SEM, SMO, Affiliate marketing services through your blog if you have a popular blog.

10. Write Reviews And Updates About Products And Services

Last but not the least, you could write reviews and share updates about products and services related to your blog niche. And if any of these websites are offering affiliate facility, sign up to their affiliate program and when you write about such products or websites, don’t forget to include your affiliate link in your review.

Are you using any of these monetization methods on your blog or I missed a monetization method that you are running successfully on your blog, please share in the comments section below.


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abhi May 9, 2011 at 5:21 pm

in this post you have explained many ways to earn money through Blog and i am also looking for Google adsense alternative to make money with my blog.. thanks for sharing this nice post.

andy May 20, 2011 at 10:21 am

i get a lot knowledge about blog monetize after read your post. I’ll very interest with BSA but my site is still very new. Maybe another time.
btw. Thanks alot.

Michelle Sterling September 7, 2011 at 11:10 pm

I’m still on the process of getting my blog to be recognized by users. In other words, I’m still trying to get more traffic to my site however if i already have reasonable traffic, i would definitely implement what you mentioned. My eye is on writing reviews as i like writing articles. Thanks for sharing.

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