Blogging For Money: How To Monetize Your Blog and Generate Traffic and Revenue

Many people start blogging for fun or money, however, soon they abandon blogging because their passion runs dry or are not make any money.

Monetizing Your Blog and Making Money From Your Blog

Whether you have a blog on a free blogging platform or a self hosted blog, you cannot make money unless it is monetized. You can use various ad networks to monetize your blog. Remember, there is limitation on monetizing the free blog. You may not be able to use network ads on most of the free blogs.

Monetizing With Ad Networks: Ad Networks For Your Blog

Adsense is an advertising program from Google available for small, medium as well big publishers. Adsense is a pay per click program, which means in order to earn from Adsense ads, the ads on your blogs must get clicks. Remember, the clicks must be genuine, you will be banned if you click your own ads or ask someone to click your ads. In order to earn from adsense, you must receive volume traffic on your blog.

Adsense is not the only ad network that you can use on your blog. There are many ad networks that you can use. Some of the popular ad networks are:

  • Net
  • Chitika
  • Bidvertiser
  • Propeller Ads
  • Infolinks

Monetizing With Affiliate Ads: Affiliate Ad Networks For Your Blog

Along with ad networks like Adsense and Media.Net, you can also use affiliate ads on your blog. In order to make money from affiliate ads, you need to sell affiliate products. Some popular affiliate ad networks are:

  • Amazon
  • Clickbank
  • Commission Junction
  • LinkShare

Whether you want to use Network Ads like Adsense or Affiliate Ads like Amazon, or both, the basic requirements to join these programs is to have a blog with a lot of contents. Once you have enough high quality, well written unique contents, apply for these advertising programs.

How To Make Money From Your Blog

You are running network ads or affiliate ads on your blog do not mean you are already earning money. If you want to make money, you need volume traffic that interacts with your ads either by clicking ads or buying the affiliate products. So, how do you get traffic on your blogs?

You will get traffic on your blogs by optimizing your blog and articles for search engines and promoting on social media. In order to get trust from search engines, your contents must be properly titled, there should be proper use of keywords and the article should be longer.

Here are some of the ways to get traffic from search engines.

Tags: Use tags that describe your content properly. Your tags must contain search terms, keywords and keyphrase. Always use at least 6 quality tags.

Title: Use a good title. Never use misleading title. Your title must contain keywords, keyphrase or a long tail search term. Title of your content must always include something that people type on search engines.

Description (Meta description): Always write a short teaser or description. Search engines catch the title and the description of your content. If your description is good, it is likely that your content will be clicked when it appears on search engines.

Category: Category is also important. Use category that best describes your content.

Social Media Sharing

Apart from search engines, social media are also a good source of traffic. Share your article on facebook, twitter, Google Plus, Pinterest, Linkedin etc. When you are sharing, always write a short teaser.

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