I’m one of those guys that does a ton of research and when it comes to something like being able to earn money blogging or generating a passive or residual income, I’m all ears. I wholeheartedly believe in always increasing my knowledge of the Internet whether it’s learning a different or more effective marketing technique or reviewing tools and systems to make things more simple and efficient.
While I have written quite a number of articles surrounding making money online – anywhere, of course – today I’m going to write about how I earn money blogging.
Now when I say “blogging” I may be using the term fairly loosely. I don’t really consider myself a professional blogger, I’m more of an Internet marketer and very proud of the fact. That is not to say I don’t do a bit of so-called blogging when it comes to things that I actually know something about and I do capitalize on that blogging as well from a standpoint of monetizing my blogs in different ways.
Three Methods I Use to Earn Money Blogging
There are a few different ways to earn money blogging and I’m going to go over two or three that I use to earn money with.
First, Google adsense. For me, this is a fantastic program and with this one site I probably generate a couple of hundred dollars a month. Now I know two hundred isn’t anything to write home about, but you also have to remember that this isn’t my only blog! You also have to remember that I am going to have to attract traffic to my blog for other purposes so making money with adsense is just sort of a bonus.
A lot of people use adsense exclusively to earn money blogging and the key is traffic generation and not just any traffic. Like anything else, you want to make sure that your traffic is very targeted. You should only have visitors coming to your site that are interested in what you are offering – sort of makes sense. If you sell bananas you don’t want people looking for apples coming to your site, you want people looking for bananas. Yep, sounds pretty simple when you put it that way.
The second method I use to earn money blogging is with affiliate and referral programs. There are simply tons and tons of programs out there, that you can join to sell many different products. You can partner up with Amazon and sell all kinds of products or you can go with an affiliate opportunity like clickbank and sell digital products. You have many choices to pick from and you shouldn’t have a difficult time finding something that you are interested in promoting.
The Best Way to Earn Money Blogging and From a Blog
I save the best (in my humble opinion) for last, network marketing or MLM. Now I know that for many folks out there network marketing is the last thing you want to hear about. Many people have begun a network marketing career with high hopes only to find themselves in utter frustration and failure within a fairly short period of time…somewhere around 4 months statistically speaking.
However, you need to look at this business model from a business perspective. Network marketing, when done properly (most struggle with this) is fairly simple to build and utilizing the Internet is a fantastic way to build your business because you can automate so many systems and automate so much of the work.
The biggest problem with network marketing is that people are not properly trained to market their programs online. The second biggest problem is that there is typically an auto-ship program of some type or another that distributors are involved with that can slowly drain your cash reserves. There’s nothing like realizing that you have made $23 bucks in the last 3 months, but you have paid out over a grand and things just don’t really seem to be getting any better. Good news, things can get better if you get the proper training!
The key, once again, is learning how to become an effective promoter and marketer of your program. Think about it, if you were able to effortlessly recruit someone every week to your program and then be a part of teaching that person to recruit a person into their business once a week then what would your business look like after 3 months? Probably would be making a buck or two also, wouldn’t you? Like I said, I saved the best for last.
Learning to earn money blogging is not that difficult a process. Yes, there is a bit of a learning curve, but if you are serious you can literally be started within the next 24 hours and begin to generate an income within a couple of months. Although I cannot teach you how to do this stuff overnight so you can make money the next night, you can eventually become a very proficient blogger and you too can earn money blogging online.