Blogging For Money
Every month, over three and a half thousand people turn to Google, the world’s number one visited website, to find out how they can get started ‘blogging for money’!
It’s a great question, but it does open up many more questions that require many more answers. However, we can break them down into two sections:
- What is the best blogging platform to use for making money blogging,
- and what are the best ways to monetize a blog.
Check out this video where I talk about the methods and blogging platforms that I've used over the years, and what I currently use!
There are many blogging platforms that are excellent, but not all of them are suitable for blogging for money.
Most of the popular free blogging systems will not allow certain affiliate links or other monetization methods, so in order to make as much money from blogging as possible you will need to either have as much control over the blogging platform as possible, or use one that’s purpose built and designed to make you money!
Let’s take a look at some of the blogging platforms out there:
Blogger: Owned by Google. This site can be monetized by Google AdSense and Amazon affiliate banners. However, they do not like ‘Make Money Online’ type sites, or various other affiliate links. As you don’t own the blog, all your hard work and writing may be shut down if they don’t like what you’re doing.
Tumblr: Tumblr simply do not allow affiliate marketing on their site. I wouldn’t even attempt it.
WordPress: WordPress is a good platform to use, but it comes in two versions:
- Wodpress.com is a free platform, and no affiliate marketing is allowed.
- Wordpress.org is a self-hosted platform. You will need to register a domain name and get a hosting account.
WordPress by far is the most popular way of blogging for money as you own the domain name, you control everything, and no one can take down your site if they don’t like what you’re doing.
As this is so popular I will focus on this a bit more… There are a few down sides to a self-hosted WordPress site or blog.
- Firstly, WordPress sites are constantly under attack by hackers trying to find a back door to your server, so there are constant security updates.
- Secondly, you will need to take the time to learn how best to set up a WordPress blog.
Fortunately there are courses out there that will show you step by step on how to set them up. The best and most comprehensive course I’ve found is one by George Brown called Google Sniper 2. Here you get a step-by-step guide to setting up a WordPress site for the sole purpose of blogging for money.
The Other Platforms: There are a few more platforms out there that can be use, such as Weebly, Yola and Blinkweb, but unfortunately I’ve never used them so you will have to do some research yourself.
I’ve use WordPress for many years, but now I use a fairly new blogging platform from Empower Network. It’s called the Viral Blogging System (VBS), and it’s designed for people like you and me who are interested in blogging for money!
Viral Blogging System
The beauty of the VBS, apart from the fact that it’s designed for those who want to make money with a blog, is that unlike a self-hosted WordPress site, there is virtually nothing to set up other than deciding on a Title and a Description. It's so simple, easy and quick. You can have your own blog set up withing three minutes.
Furthermore, it’s connected to the Empower Network site, which is one of the top 500 visited sites globally, giving your site power and authority in the search engines. On top of that, just like Tumblr, and the free version of WordPress, other users can, if they like, comment on you posts, like and re-blog your posts, adding further to the Viral Sustainability or your blog!
For only $25 per month you can set up as many niche targeted blogs as you like! Hosting and technical support is included in this price. It's what I use!
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There are many ways to monetize a blog. The thing is there are not many sites left that don’t have advertising on them these days. The Internet thrives on advertising revenue.
Let’s take a look at some of the ways to make money from your blog. Here are some of the methods I've used or currently use to make money online.
AdSense: If you have a Google account and your content is not spammy rubbish, you can apply for an AdSense account. If you’re not sure what AdSense is, the next time you visit a website, look for an advert that says ‘Ads by Google’.
Depending on what you want to blog about, depends on how much you make every time someone click on your ads. Never be tempted to click on your own ads or you will soon have your new revenue stream shut down!
Amazon affiliate program: You can apply for an Amazon affiliate account once you have a blog up and running. Amazon offer banner ads, search boxes and direct links to pages or products. You just need to choose a product relevant to the subject of your blog. You can even review a product and then let people know they can buy it through your link. Click here for more from Amazon.
Commission Junction: Commission junction is a website where thousands of companies (Advertisers) go to list their products and services for website and blog owners (Publishers) to promote for a commission. However, as a publisher, you will need to apply and be approved before you can promote any of the products or services. Visit www.cj.com for more info.
ClickBank: These are mainly digital products and services such as eBooks, ‘how to’ information, tutorials, member sites, etc. Typically you can earn between 50% and 75% of the product’s initial costs. Some of the services require memberships and this means you can earn recurring commissions every month. Selling a few of these kinds of products can make a nice monthly income.
100% commissions: Some sites offer you 100% commissions on the products they offer for a small monthly fee.
For example, for $19.95 p/m, Empower Network offers 100% commissions on their products which range from $25 to $3000! Two of their lower priced products, the $25 and $100 products attract monthly recurring payments. This means every customer at this level will bring in $125 per month. Other products pay out $200, $500, and $1000 commissions. In fact, one customer could make you over $4000 in commissions. Personally, this is my favourite and the one company that I actively promote more than anything. Click here and watch the video for more information.
Blogging For Money – Your Best Options
Which Platform to Use
Clearly, when it comes to blogging for money, the best blogging platform is either:
- The self-hosted WordPress blog platform, which will require you to get a hosting account and domain name. Once you have that you will need to install a suitable theme, plug-ins and set things up how you want them to look.
- The other option is to opt for the done for you, Empower Network Viral Blogging System – made for those looking to make money from blogging. Requires not set up and includes hosting.
Which Monetization Method to Use
If you go with the WordPress platform, you can use any kind of make money method you choose, but some free themes don’t allow you to place AdSense on the site.
If you use the VBS, it’s already connected to the Empower Network products and services, and as an affiliate you can capitalize on it. You can also use all of the other affiliate methods mentioned above, except AdSense.
So for me, the Empower Network's Viral Blogging Platform, their affiliate account, and the 100% commissions on their products are my blogging for money choice.
Who wouldn't want a blogging platform that's been designed by marketers, for marketers, and pays very high commissions on the products it sells?
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