Many bloggers want to find ways to generate an income from their blogs. Following are five tips to monetize your blog and start bringing in some money from your blogging efforts.
on your blog is the most obvious way to derive an income from your blogging efforts. Ads can come in the form of text links or banner ads, and advertising options are available that you can easily tap into through pay-per-click, pay-per-post and affiliate programs
online. Google AdSense
, Amazon Associates
, eBay Affiliates
are just a few of the most common advertising programs available to bloggers.
Another simple way to monetize your blog is by selling merchandise through a service such as CafePress
who will work with you to create custom items for you to sell through your blog.
3. ReviewsBloggers can make money by reviewing products, events, businesses and more through blog posts.
4. EbooksA great way to bring in some revenue on your blog is by writing an ebook and offering it for sale through your blog. Ebooks are particularly successful for bloggers who have positioned themselves as experts in their fields and advertise their ebooks as additional or exclusive information just for readers of their blogs.
Many bloggers add a donation button to their blogs asking readers to make a monetary donation to keep the blog alive. Donations are also solicited with clever taglines such as, "If you like this blog, why not buy me a cup of coffee?" The donation link leads the reader to another website such as PayPal
where the individual can easily make their donation.