It seems as though everyone is getting into the blog writing game. Blogs are fun to write. Some people simply like to write about their hobby. Others do it to bring attention to their business offerings. At some point you will most likely want to monetize your blog. Once you learn how to start a blog, start writing good content, and gain visitors, you will be able to make some money.
There are many ways to make money blogging. You can sell advertisements. Affiliate programs can be joined which allow you to collect commissions on products that you market and your visitors buy. Selling your own product is also a great option. You can make money blogging in just about any method you can creatively think of.
The following are but a few of the options available to a blogger for making money from their writing and content. All are not necessarily good for every blog. If you are writing a political blog with conservative views then posting Google Adsense advertisements may not work as well as getting a commission from selling political books.
Probably the most common means of making money with your blog these days is through the Google Adsense program. If you are accepted into the program and place Adsense ads on your blog, Google will share the revenue with you for each visitor click.
Is Adsense right for your blog? For instance, if you created a blog about golf and wrote a post about ladies golf clubs. The ad unit would hopefully display ads about ladies golf clubs or at the least golf clubs. Each time a visitor clicks on any of these ads, you would share in the revenue with Google. Once your Adsense earnings were over a hundred dollars, Google would then cut you a check for that amount.
Other ways of making money with your blog include affiliate programs where you promote products and services in exchange for a commission. There are numerous programs such as Shareasale, Commission Junction and in-house programs like Amazon.com that you can apply to. Many big name companies with large advertising budgets might buy ad space on your blog if you get a large number of visitors. An online store could be set up, linked from your blog, to sell goods you create or dropship.
The means to make money from blogging are many and quite easy to implement. You will have to promote your blog and entice visitors to buy the products that you are marketing.