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What's the best way for me to make money from my blog?



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What's the best way for me to make money from my blog?

Hey people!
As you might have seen during the past weeks, I've been asking tons of different questions about SEO and blogs. Especially blogs, as I'm about to start one myself..

However, I do understand that people are often using Adsense to make some sort of income from their blogs, but from my understand, Adsense earnings are insanely hard to "get rich" from, or to even make a decent extra income. (I guess that depends on the blog itself, but it looks like it in general at least).

That's why I ask you this. All of you seasoned bloggers and everyone with knowledge about this. - How do you make money as a blogger, from your own blog?

And please, don't just fill this with "the best ways of doing it".. I'm looking for the "best way" for myself so to speak.

I don't have a blog yet. I will make one. I don't have content and I don't have hosting. I don't have a single thing. I start from zero, but I'm still eager to make money, somehow. - And that's what I'm looking for.

How can I earn money from my blog, from scratch?


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hitmeasap

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idealmike

Well Andre my friend, it's a great question you've asked and it's one that many bloggers, new and old, will like to know. And quite frankly, there are multiple ways to earn money from your blog, from scratch! What

But knowing them is only one part of the trick! The other parts are implementing them and then making them work for you. Like most ways to make money online. It all comes down to traffic. And the quality of that traffic. As well as the quantity, the more high quality traffic you get, the more money you can earn from your blog in a multiple amount of ways. Of course, you would have to set up those things on your blog. Whether it's links or banners or some form or something. You could get 100 million organic visitors a day to your blog but if it's not monetized in anyway you wont earn a penny and it will all be a terrible waste! What

But there's so many ways to earn money with your blog. Mostly, they all involve advertising something in some way. Whether it's some product or a service. And having them on your site somewhere whether it's in the sidebar or in a blog post or a product page. You can also sell things on your blog and using a cart of some kind and take payments yourself. Or be an affiliate for somewhere and then earn affiliate commissions. Or of course, place ads on your site such as with Google Adsense or Bidvertiser or Chitika or someone.

Also as your blog is a blog for people, you'll want to harness that and use it as a tool to collect those peoples email addresses which you can then use to send your newsletters or offers and things to which can be another income stream that blog can earn you in time.

Then of course, there is also the other form of advertising you can do where you actually sell ad space on your site. Whether it's a link in the footer or a banner ad in the header or sidebar or something. And you can sell guest posts as well which can be quite lucrative actually. But you will need a fairly established blog that has some good stats and traffic to it before you can sell advertising and guest posts for big bucks! What

But yeah, so you'll need to do keyword research as well of course! Keyword research and targeting is absolutely crucial if you want your blog to rank for stuff. You could make a niche site that ranks for something about tanks only. Or do a multi niche site that has content on it from tanks to turtles and everything in between and either side. Some kind of brand name blog that is also a news and reviews blog. Those kinds of blogs stick and rank for many different things. But only if the content is really good content and the traffic is good quality.

Good quality traffic is super lazer targeted and they already are looking to purchase something when they land on your site. But to get that kind of traffic requires knowing your keywords and doing keyword research and running keyword targeting campaigns. Some keywords people search are known as "buyer ready" keywords. These are keywords people type when they are looking to buy something. Such as "Buy x product online visa" or "Buy x product now paypal" etc etc. If you can rank for these keywords (and having a high authority blog helps with that), then you only need to make sure there's several ways people can get it and pay for it and that's that.

If you're starting from scratch however, I'd say, it's good to think ahead about this. As let's face it this is why you're doing it in the first place? Although I know it can be fun and a learning experience at the same time and you never know what could happen! But at first just try to think about how you could make a useful blog that would be cool and that people would subscribe to and follow on social media. A blog that posts great killer informative articles on something specific or many things in general. But doesn't try to blatantly make money from people as much as it just wants to be nice and safe place people can come to read cool articles and that and learn about whatever.

When it comes to making money with blogs, it can be done in many ways. More than I've said here. One of my favorite ways to make money with blogs is to create subtle squeeze pages from the blog posts and present many problems on something. Really wear the reader down so they're met with all these problems that they're having with something. Then at the end provide them the solution to those problems. That has a great response rate and you can take that all the way to the bank! What




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hitmeasap

Thank you Mike. I do understand that traffic is the most vital part. The thing is, that I don't want to wait for traffic to come and after that, start to focus on how to make money out of them.. I want to know how I'll make money even before the traffic arrives, so I don't miss out on any single cent I could've earned. - Do you understand what I mean? What




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idealmike

Not really mate no lol. You can't make money with your blog without traffic. The best thing to do is to get blogging and then work on it in time and then try and build the traffic and rankings up through content and backlinks. When it's getting traffic, then you can think about monetization. Thinking how to monetize a blog without traffic is not a good plan. It's like wondering how you can get customers into your store without a store for customers to go into. You have to first build the store, add products to it and then you can get people into it to buy those products. Without a store, without products, how can you sell anything? You know? What




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hitmeasap

Oh, my bad. I don't mean that I want to make money before the traffic comes. I want to know how to make money, before I get the traffic. And when the traffic arrives, I'll know what to do next, to earn money. What




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idealmike

No no my bad! lol. Yeah, that makes much more sense lol. Well it's definitely good to have a plan of attack. Before starting a blog, I try not to think about how I can make money with it as I know there are many ways to do so. But more think about how I can make it a good blog and ways I can grow that blog and the traffic to it. But that will happen in time as you are blogging. As you're researching new topics for it and as and when you're working on expanding and growing it and networking it with other blogs and coming up with new opportunities and the like. Just know that we got your back when it comes to the methods to earn with it and you're in the right place. I love how you're asking all this stuff as well and researching it first that shows the sign of a professional that does his homework first and those that do are rewarded for that. I'm sure your blog will be kick ass whatever niche it's in. It's actually got me thinking about doing my own freelance blog!! I have seoclerk.xyz which ranks but I don't have much on it and could do more with it but it's more an affiliate site. I'm thinking of doing some kind of portfolio / freelance site blog that I can brand. If I do, I'll probably post all that I'm doing with it and how I'm growing it etc on here when I do too lol. What




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chetaseo

A best way for now that you are just starting is to create some short articles about why SEO services is very important to a site or online business, post articles that offer solutions that most online businesses face on a daily basis and input in your seoclerks services or any other freelance services or products that you offer online or some services as an affiliate. then you promote your website to the social media, IM forums, social bookmarking etc. That is surely the best way for now since your site hasn't get much credibility in the eyes of Google search engine to be ranked high for you to begin offering guest blog post, banner advertising etc. it will surely take much time. but for now, just make use of it to promote your freelance services and products. SIMPLE!!!
you can check out this site: http://communityclerks.com which is owned by exjordanary, a seoclerks seller.
Until you begin to get lots of traffic visitors to your blog daily which will take lots of time, say 2 years or bit less, its usage will be somehow limited for now.




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hitmeasap

Thank you chetaseo, I appreciate your input. However, even though I can see your point and I do think it's a great suggestion, I'm not really interested in doing a freelancing blog "about SEOClerks" and advertise tons of SEO related services using my affiliate link. - I want more than that. I want to do things differently.

Sure, I'm aiming for a freelancer related blog, with various content in that field, and I'll probably use affiliate links for services and/or products too.. But that's not what I want to aim for. I want to focus on other things, and have that as "that little extra" so to speak.




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Lynne

Andre I agree with you there, you don't just want to pitch all the time. Your readers will be so onto that and it becomes boring and stale. Your readers will follow you because you give them valuable and unique information.

Yes for sure you can add in some affiliate links for SeoClerks, but also add affiliate links for other things. I mean how many hosting companies are there? How many domain name companies... keyword tools... geez you name it.

I wouldn't do one site just to pitch one opportunity. And some content should not be pitching anything, well other than how awesome and cool you are.




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Lynne

Andre here's the thing, you want to know the best way for you to make money from your blog? I believe you need to learn how to blog first right? You need to start getting some traffic and figuring out how you can engage with your readers. This is really important for the personal touch.

Then you also need to start collecting email addresses.

In the beginning I would advise you to completely forget about making money since you won't make anything anyway until you start getting people onto your blog.

Even Google Adsense won't approve you until your blog has a decent amount of activity on it.

What I have found for each of my blogs is that I might have a vision of what I want to do, but things change and take on a life of its own. I believe successful bloggers can adapt to this and really make it their own.

The sky is really the limit here with how you can make money from your blog so I won't even touch on that. Each blogger needs to find his or her own unique little place on the internet. Once you have done that you can start to play around with making money.

You will do great, you have had some wonderful ideas that you shared here, just start playing with those kind of things on your own website.




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hitmeasap

Hey Lynne.
I truly need to learn "how to blog" before I can start making money off of it. That's true indeed.

However, I've always been that kind of guy who want's it all laid out. The whole process. The whole plan. Because I usually don't just follow one thing and hope it will bring me great results. I usually have a few plans in mind. A, B and very often even C and D too. So if plan A doesn't work in the long run, I want to change it and try plan B. But I also want to have that plan ready, before plan A stops working. If it doesn't work.

Do you understand what I mean? What

And I have a few ideas for sure, a couple of "aces up my sleeve" so to speak. But it's always good with some more insights and to hear others experiences. What




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Lynne

Andre seriously once you have traffic and your domain authority goes up you can like do whatever you want with it. I try loads of different things on my blog. Adsense, Youtube videos (monetized videos and people pay me to create and include Youtube videos with their product review posts), paid social media promotions, product placements, product reviews, sponsored blog posts, publishing guest posts, affiliate marketing...

I totally get that you want a plan though.

What I have found though is that I earn from each thing and that all contributes to make my income. Some of them are not huge earners, but they are quite constant so over time it adds up, like Adsense for example.

And yes have a number of things that you implement and that is a great idea. It is quite strange, I have found that one month I will earn loads on one thing and then not so much on others and then another month my main earner will change again and the previous months earner will be low.

So it is amazing having a number of income streams.




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EliteWriter

I think it would depend a great deal on the type of blog. For instance, if you feel that there are going to be several possibilities where you can link its content to products, then that would be a great way to make money from it. At first I believe that it is better to focus on creating great content so as to attract followers. Once those followers have got used to your blog thanks to engaging and regular blog posts, you can then think more about monetizing it.




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Cristian

Start the blog first and figure things out as you go. There isn't a direct recipe. depending on what you have to offer and what direction you like best you can earn money from by doing affiliate marketing or Adsense or selling a product (real or digital).

My point if you can't have everything figured out if this is your first attempt to start a blog. Once you have some previous experience things will become much clearer and you may figure out exactly what direction you want your blog to take and how exactly are you going to monetize it even before you start, but for first time bloggers, writing and starting getting traffic is the first step towards success.




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vinaya

Using network ads and affiliate products are the best ways to make money from your blog. You need to generate a huge traffic though. If you get thousands of visitors everyday, you will get ad clicks and product sales, which will earn you money.
You can also sell product or services through your blog.




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Corzhens

As of now, I’d say that it’s only Adsense that makes sense in earning money from your blog. But I’ve heard that applications for an Adsense account is not that easy anymore. Your blog should have a good number of traffic, that’s according to one post in a forum. If that is the case then your blog should be online for a time, maybe a month, and is getting some readers, maybe a hundred. But when you finally get an Adsense account and your blog is getting a good exposure then I guess you will be happy with the rewards.




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Kakashi2020

In my experience you need a bit of time to monetize your blog. The fastest way of earning is to sell something from it. Be it a product or a service. You could also earn a small income thru affiliate marketing.




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