How to Make Money from a Blog

Let’s face the facts… Despite popular perception, we aren’t marketing and writing articles in blogs for free. Lots of time, planning, and preparation goes into creating blog articles like the one that you’re reading. The first thing we have to do is to ensure that we’re creating original content, make sure it makes sense to our audience, and then we have to actually promote it. Where does the money come from you may ask? From internet advertisements like the one above this paragraph.

How did that happen? It’s called Adsense. Adsense is a company owned by Google that allows anyone with a website or a YouTube channel (or an app) to get paid for their traffic. It’s free to join Adsense, but you have to get approved in order to start showing ads. If you don’t have the patience to get approved, there are many Adsense competitors competing for the same advertisements space that you were trying to give to Google.

You get paid every time a visitor comes to your site and clicks on one of those ads, or every for every 1,000 sets of visitors. The amount you get paid varies from day to day, but as long as you’re getting really good traffic, you should always do great. Many people blog and work from home, as they’ve perfected their craft and marketing strategy and understand the pros and cons of the blogosphere. There are websites making millions monthly from blogging, many make thousands monthly, and there are even more websites barely making anything from blogging. The ones who aren’t making much either don’t have enough traffic on their blogs, or are stealing content and being penalized by Google.

You can start your free blog on websites like Blogger.com, or WordPress. There are many more sites, but these are easy to use once you spend time learning the ins and outs. Whether you’re trying to start a major blog like the ShadeRoom, TMZ, MediaTakeOut, or Huffington Post, or just trying to start a small blog for your friends, WordPress or Blogger should be able to assist you in doing so. Once your blog is up, make sure you promote it as if you’d promote anything else– as nothing works without promotion. People have to know about your product in order to respond to it. In this case, even though it’s free, the more people who visit your site, the more money Google will pay you.

The payout for Google works as follows… Whatever money you generate from advertisements inside of a given month, Google pays you for it the following month on around the 19th or 21st. So plan ahead so you can pay those bills on time. Also keep in mind that some blog topics are going to pay way better than others. Google sends ads out based on what subject you’re talking about in your blog. If you’re talking about car insurance, you’re liable to get a Geico ad. If you’re talking about sports, you’re liable to get an advertisement from StubHub. Go to Youtube and watch the official Google video on How Adsense Works. Good luck!

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