How to make money from blogging
1. Building Your Readership
There are many ways to produce your blog when you have a great number of visitors. When you are starting a blog you will not have many readers. So it is very important to get the readers.
So first make sure the readers of your blog will come back.This is the best way you will build a huge audience that you can profit from.
So the question is how you can stay in touch with your readers?
The coolest way is to ask them for an email address where you can contact them with latest updates.By taking your readers email addresses from the starting of your blog you will be able to have a biggest mailing list ever.
Have you ever wander why almost every website you visit asks for you to sign up with your email address?
In marketing there is a quote used that” the money is hidden in the maling list”.Because with the help of mailing list you can contact people over and over again.
Everytime you send an email to your list you can offer them services or just get them to vivit your blog again where you can get money from ads which i will discuess later in my article.This is what big companies like Groupon do with their mailing lists.
You will require an email marketing service to beign.The easiest that i have found so far is Constant Contact.
It offers a free trial for new bloggers.
2. Monetizing Your Blog
Whenyou have built a readership base.Now you can turn your attention to make from your blog.There are many ways to do this.The most profitable way is the advertising.
If, you are getting massive amount of visitors to your blog. It means that advertisers will pay to put their ads shown to the readers.
The easy way to blog for money is to get paid for showing ads on your blog by joining Google’s AdSense program at Google Adsense.
When your account is set up on AdSense.Then you will be provided a code to add to your blog. This code will automatically show advertisements on your blog from companies who are part of Google’s advertising network. You can see ads from small companies related to your topic,
The nice thing about AdSense is that you have thousands of advertisers bidding to advertise on your blog. What you have to do is to add the simple code to your blog.
Every time visitors hit on an advertisement; you get paid. Google takes the money from the advertisers and then gives you a check every month.
How much can you earn?
Money earned from AdSense depends on the following factors:
1. The number of visitors to your blog
This one is pretty sure. More people coming to your blog means more clicks on advertisements, so more clicks,more money.
2. The visibility of the ads
When you put the AdSense code on your website you have an option of the style of advertisements (large images, small images, text, etc.) and also where to place. The more prominent the advertisements are displayed the more likely they are to be clicked.
3. The topic you are blogging about
The last factor that affects your AdSense income is the topic you are blogging about. It is because advertisers will pay more to be on certain blogs than they will for others.
All these aspects will determine the amount of money you make. Estimating exactly what you will make is quite difficult.
Apparently, many people earn less than this, and some make even more. In fact, it has been estimated that some top AdSense publishers earn abt $2 million per year just from AdSense.
Remember that making money from your blog takes some time. . You need to make sure you have followed all the steps perfectly in order to give yourself the best chance of earning a good income from blogging. This will not happen overnight, but most bloggers find that the work itself is rewarding enough to continue on the journey.