Making money on a blog is a hard thing to do, however it is easy and cheap to set up. This is probably why you have so many people to compete with. In essence, setting up a money-making blog is like setting up a shop for free. The set up may be easy, but once you have your shop, how do you get people to come in? This conundrum is a similar one that your will experience when trying to make a money making blog. Nevertheless, here are the tools to “set up your shop” so to speak.
This is a good thing to have if you want to make a little bit of money with your blog. The pay is not very good, but it is a good thing to have until you are pulling very big viewer numbers.
Traffic is always good if you want to make some real money with your blog. In that case it is a good idea to add in a lot of interesting content. It is a good idea to attract a wide range of people who have different interests, different IQ’s and different interests. You can make your blog more of a niche blog, but it will not win you a massive range of viewers or a large amount of varied traffic. Your aim is to get lots of traffic from different people and lots of traffic from repeat viewers. If you keep posting content on boring issues or keep covering the same issues then you are not going to win many viewers.
Link bait is articles that attract links. There are hundreds of reasons why a person may link to you. The best type of link bait will attract links to your blogs from websites and blogs that are on a similar subject. These are the best types of links, because they will get you ranked higher on the search engines. There are plenty of ways to create link bait, and if you can do it consistently, you will find that you gain a lot of traffic in both the short and long term. Traffic is what you most require if you want to make money on your blogs.
Your own adverts
Do not overlook putting your own adverts into your blog. If you have a website or an eBay shop then you should put your own adverts and links into your website so that people visit your website/eBay shop and buy something. It is a good way to make money indirectly. Your blog will filter and send traffic to places where you can make money.
A good affiliate program
Some affiliate programs pay very well if you prove that you can gain enough traffic each week and if you prove that your website follows all their rules (rules such as not copying, viruses, law breaking, etc). If you sign up for an affiant program with your website then you will be able to gain all the extra money that theses good programs bring in.
A good PageRank
Google is the search engine that most people use. The Google algorithm will index each page of your website and give it a rank. This rank determines how far up the search engine results your website will go. If your blog has a good page rank then it will climb up the search engine results pages. This will result in your website and blog getting more traffic.
Sell your blog space
If your blog has a lot of traffic then you will be the envy of every internet blog user on the net. If you have a lot of traffic that comes to your blog, then why not sell “guest posts.” This is where people are allowed to post something on your blog that has their name on it, and has a link back to their website. This is a nice way for them to get more traffic to their site, because Google likes links from popular websites. Google rewards the guest poster with a higher page rank (or at least, the guest poster will have another element, which will bring them closer to getting a higher PageRank).
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