Once you have picked the topic that you desire to start on and are adding a new post each day, you will begin to get some free search traffics. No matter how super your content is, if there is no traffic, it’s as good as useless. The only way you are going to make money out of your blog is when you begin to generate traffic.
One popular way to draw traffic to your blog by joining social networking sites. Popular websites like Facebook and Twitter are great platforms to find potential visitors. Register and start adding friends. The more friends you have on social media websites, the more potential visitors you can get. Link your blog to your account so that each time you post something new, it automatically becomes your new status on your social networking account. Of course, you have to update your blog regularly to keep your visitors looking for more.
Another way to generate traffic is to build backlinks. You can either exchange links with other websites through blog posts, or get listed in web directories. Link out to other people’s posts in your posts and some of them will link back to you. If you’re actively participating in group forums and discussions, create a signature that will link back to your blog. You can also submit original content to popular article directories. It can draw generous amount of traffic to your blog and increase your rankings.
Once you are successfully driving traffic to your site, begin to monetize. Sign up for a free advertising network that can provide you ads to publish on your blog. You can choose from a variety of these networks like Google Adsense, Nuffnang, and Yahoo! Publisher Network (YPN). Select whatever works for your blog. You can earn through PPC (Pay Per Click) or CPM (Cost Per Thousand Views) ads. In PPC ads, you get paid for every click. CPM ads, on the other hand, pay you for every 1000 impressions.
You can get maximum returns by selling advertising space directly to advertisers. There is no need for ad networks for this method so you can enjoy bigger profits. Although it’s not easy to attract advertisers directly; you have to work hard for it. Get your blog to rank highly on search engines by producing content and building links, increase its popularity, and generate as much as visitors as you can. That way, advertisers will start coming to you directly.
Affiliate Marketing is also a great way to make money on your blog. You can earn by promoting any of the available products in an affiliate marketplace through your blog. You can earn commission when a customer buys product through your affiliate link.
If you have a ready-made blog that you can’t maintain on a regular basis, why not sell it instead? There are bloggers out there who buys existing blogs. You can locate them through sites like Flippa. Create an appealing sales letter and package your blog to grab potential buyers’ attention.
Utilize these methods and earn great profits on your blog. Just learn to be patient and wait for your efforts to pay off. Remember, money doesn’t come easy. And no hard work goes unpaid.