Make Money with your Blog
There are a number of ways to make money online and making money off a blog is one of them. You may be surprised to learn how much you could make by monetizing your blog! A blog is commonly used as a personal website to express your opinions and build a user base around your ideas. Some blogs are extremely successful and pull in large amounts of traffic. A lot of people don't build blogs to make money and they don't realize how much they could be making. In fact, there are people who have quit their job because of the daily earnings they made off of a monetized blog!
If you want to make a lot of money off of your blog, the first step is to have a lot of visitors and also to understand your blog's potential. When one builds a blog, they most likely write a lot of content and they do it often. From the standpoint of an online business, this is golden for retrieving visitors from the search engines. Google for example likes pages with a lot of information; they want to provide the searcher with the best quality content they are looking for. A blog with a lot of writing on it will attract huge amounts of traffic. Most blogs out there generally receive great traffic and lots of fans. What the owner of the blog usually doesn't think about is how much money can actually be made without even putting up a sales pitch or trying to sell anything.
The most highly successful way to monetize a blog is with an advertising program called Google Adsense. This is a form of advertising where a blog owner makes money when a visitor clicks on an ad. Google Adsense is a high quality advertising provider, meaning you can choose what type of ads you want on your blog and what color schemes you want for them. This means you can integrate this into your blog without making it look spammy. You may be thinking "Who want's to click on advertisements? I never do". You may not have known this, but you probably have clicked on many of these types of ads on other blogs and haven't known it. In fact, this is why it's so successful, the ads they click on have actually helped out many visitors without them even knowing they clicked on an ad!
This type of monetizing is special in that you can integrate quality ads into your blog and exclude the annoying and flashy types of ads you normally would see on a spammy site. What makes Google Adsense in your blogs so successful is the way Google indexes your blog with the ads in it. Google is smart enough to know what content is in your site, so it displays ads that closely relate to your blog topics, each page may have different ads that are similar to your writings, this is why many visitors are inclined to click on them without realizing that it's an advertisement. Google even allows you to block ads that are competitive to your blog if you need to!
OK, how much money can be made with a blog? Well, it depends on a few things. The way you display your ads can decide how much you money you make. If you integrate them cleverly and seamlessly into the site by choosing similar color schemes for your ads and quality placements, you can get your visitors to click on them often. The topics you write about on your blog also determines what kind of ads are displayed.
The amount of money that can be made from a blog may surprise you. The average blog can produce around $10-$30 per day! That may not seem like much, but that's still a lot of extra money for just writing about your hobby, opinions and things that you like to write about. Either way, it's free money and making $30 a day comes out to be around $11,000 per year! Imagine what you could do with an extra $11,000 a year, that could be a trip around the world, a new car, major debt payment and this even pays for one year of college tuition! You could literally earn a 4-year degree at a university or a college for free just from monetizing your daily personal blog!
This is for an AVERAGE blog with maybe a page of content a few times per month. There are a lot of people who are serious about their blogs and blog down an entire page of content, about 500 words per article, each and every day of the year. These writers have so much content that visitors flock to these kinds of blogs because search engines have so much content to work with. People who run these types of blogs make some BIG money. Bloggers who write this much commonly make over $100 per day just writing about topics they enjoy! That comes out to $36,000 in big money each year and for most of these high content bloggers, this is a conservative figure.
You may or may not have known but many people have become millionaires from using Google Adsense on pages with super high visitor traffic. These are the best known blogs that are regularly visited. The upward figures for a blog that I know of are $1,000 per day. The owner of this blog writes daily, about 5 to 10 average sized articles that contain around 500 words each. It may not seem like much but writing that much daily is a lot of hard work. It's best when you write about something you are knowledgeable about or something you enjoy as it's easier to write this way.
Getting started with monetizing your blog is simple and you can start making money as soon as the ads are up. If you would like to try out Google Adsense or want to read about their program, the banner below will take you to the Google Adsense home page.
One thing to note is you don't have to have a blog to be successful with Google Adsense. Any type of website can use it. Even our Big Money Forum uses it! Speaking of our forum, you can view our Google Adsense Forum in the Online Business Marketing Forum. Ask questions about Google Adsense and I or other members will try to answer them. In addition to this forum, you can find other ways to monetize your blog or website in the marketing forums as well. The purpose of our forums is solely to make help our members make big money and build successful businesses!