How to Start Making Money From Your Small Blog

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When it comes to a lifestyle-friendly business, blogging seems to fit just that. Who would think writing could make you so much money? But can you really earn a living from this? If so, how do you do it? There are dozens upon dozens of methods used by top bloggers to make the amount that they make. Here are 4 of the top most ways to do it:

Advertising Banners

An advertising banner is by far the top most popular advertising method used. Today, it is seen everywhere from your favorite publications to social media like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. A banner ad, or a web banner, is an advertisement displayed on a webpage.

So why are they so popular? Banner ads attract people using clickable banners which are usually displayed on the side of a page. When clicked upon, they redirect the user to whatever is being advertised.

Many famous brands such as Apple, Target, and Nike use this service to increase their brand awareness. They are often times placed on high traffic websites which will ensure effective advertisement. Blog owners love this because they are guaranteed their money unlike other methods that vary, depending on what you promote.

Affiliate Sales

Affiliate marketing is a system in which you get paid for recommending customers to another business. Bloggers will often include suggestions within their articles, as a way to recommend the product/website.

Here’s how it works: The company or merchant will create his/her product and contact the desired website on which they want their advertisement (in this case, it will be the blogger.) The blogger will somehow advertise that company’s product with using a link. If the link is clicked on, and the product is bought, then the blogger will earn a commission.

Soon enough, if you’re really dedicated and treat affiliate marketing like a real business, you can make a full-time income.

Pay Per Click

Pay per click (PPC) is advertising method in which advertisers will pay you to display their ad on your website. However you will only receive that commission when a user actually clicks on that ad, hence the phrase “pay per click.”  

This is the most common and the easiest way to make money online and if your website generates enough traffic, it’s the best option for you.

Bottom Line

These are the topmost ways of making money online. Some ways will work better than others so do some research and choose which one would work best for you.

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