The Secrets of Blogging for Profit

Writing weblogs(blogs) or blogging is becoming increasingly popular with budding entrepreneurs as a way to earn a living online while, at the same time, doing something they really enjoy. In a lot of cases bloggers can profit with very little continuing effort. However, there may be a fair bit of work involved in the beginning.

This is usually because of designing a method of gaining revenue and promoting the website but once this is established simply maintaining the blog with regular postings may be enough to keep the revenue rolling in.

But lets not gloss over one of the words in that last sentence. Promoting. You see, you have to make your site known to the world; Obvious, yes, easy, not quite, but do-able, yes. And thats because there are a lot of programs and utilities out there, free and ones you have to buy. that can help you.

Now two of the most popular methods for creating a profit from blogging include advertising methods. This includes advertising with AdSense and securing independent advertisers. This article will discuss these two methods of advertising on a blog.

Using AdSense to Generate Revenue

Using AdSense is one of the most popular ways for bloggers to generate revenue from their blog. This method is so popular because it is also very simple. AdSense is a program offered by Google where bloggers agree to have advertisements on their website and are paid when users click on these advertisements.

Bloggers simply have to create a blog and submit the website address of the blog as well as some other information to apply for participation in AdSense. Once a blog is approved the owner is given code they can simply copy and paste to have advertisements displayed on their blog.

Google then sends appropriate advertisements each time the blog is visited by someone. Whenever possible, the advertisements sent to the blog are closely related to the content of the blog. Google knows what type of adverts to send because it crawls the website ahead of time to see which ads are relevant to the blog content. Blog owners do have some ability to place restrictions on the types of advertisements which may appear on the blog. For example the blog owner can specify that adult advertisements are not to appear on the blog and Google will filter these out.

This sounds simple and it is, but be prepared that it may not always be plain sailing to register for Adsense. Sometimes your request may be delayed because your site just is not old enough or does not have enough posts yet.

How Advertisements on a Blog Generate Revenue

Many bloggers use advertisements on their blogs to generate a profit. This method of advertising is more difficult than using AdSense but it can be significantly more financially rewarding to the blogger. This method of advertising is similar to the type of targeted advertising often seen in magazines.

For example magazines for parents often feature advertisements which will appeal to parents such as advertisements for toys, children's clothing or foods popular with children. Similarly a magazine for canoeists may feature advertisements for life jackets, waterproof clothing, races or equipment.

In these cases the advertisers pay for advertising space in the magazine in the hopes that the magazine's audience will be enticed to buy products or services after seeing these ads.

Blog owners can use this type of advertising, but it can be hard to find willing advertisers. However, there are some factors which may make an advertiser more willing to have an advertisement appear on a blog. One of the most important factors for advertisers is the amount of traffic the blog receives.

Traffic and niche - the keys to success

These are important because advertisers who are paying for ad space are more likely to invest in a blog with high traffic than one with very little traffic.

Another important factor for advertisers is the focus of the blog. Advertisers are more likely to purchase advertising space from a blog with a specific focus of interest, or niche, to the advertiser's target audience.

Like the examples listed above of magazines for parents and canoeists, advertisers want to advertise on a blog which is already reaching the same target audience.

Selecting a niche is relatively easy - you may already have an interest in a certain area for instance. Getting traffic will require some initial work, which is why you have to actively promote your site.

How to get paid by advertising

There are a number of different ways in which bloggers who make use of advertising on their website can be paid. For instance, a set fee may be paid by advertisers for the ad to run on the website for either a set amount of time or for a set number of page views. This means the advertiser may buy space for a set number of days, weeks or months or may purchase space for a set number of times the advertisement is revealed to your blog visitors.

Or the advertiser may choose to pay the blogger according to the number of times something specific happens. This may include users clicking through the advertisement or users buying something after clicking through the advertisement. You will have to work out the type of compensation with the advertiser beforehand to agree a fair method of payment.

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