Tuesday, May 24, 2011

How to Make Money Blogging


With record numbers of people currently unemployed, a lot of people are looking online for ways to make money. In this article I'm going to talk about how to make money blogging.
The best way of how to make money blogging is through affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing refers to taking someone else's product and selling it to other people online. When other people purchase that product because of your promotion, you get compensated in the form of a commission.
A lot of people learn how to make money blogging because all you need is a website and a product to promote to make money. Setting up a website is very simple, especially today. I'm not talking about using any kind of website creator software, but instead using free software like WordPress to automatically install your website for you and you can use predesigned themes to change the look and feel of your website with just the click of a button.
Once you have your website set up, you just need this put some affiliate offers on your site. These are products which you can promote through a number of different methods. There are a lot of different affiliate networks for connecting affiliate marketers with product owners. Affiliate networks act like the middleman and handle giving you your affiliate code and tracking and and paying you for your sales.
When it comes to actually promoting these offers, you have literally hundreds of traffic sources to tap. The most common traffic sources are relying on paid advertising or getting your website to rank high in the search engine so that people will naturally find your site, but there are dozens of other free methods of traffic which I employ on a regular basis to bring traffic into my site.
Other traffic sources include article marketing like that found right here on this site, blog and forum commenting, guest blogging, and taking advantage of any one of the hundreds of prominent social media sites such as YouTube or Vimeo or social networks out there like Facebook or Twitter, as well. Facebook in particular continues to play an increasing role in SEO and determining how a web page ranks, so it's important to know how to use that network effectively and to your advantage.
One of the great things about making money through blogging is you don't need a background or even a website to get started very quickly, it's just a matter of time before you start seeing the checks coming in - obviously a great feeling.

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