You can turn your blog into an income stream and even a profitable home business. Let's look at several ways in which you can make money from a blog.
Set Income Goals Before You Start Blogging
Here's an important tip: decide how you'll generate cash with your blog before you start blogging. Yes, it's possible to monetize an existing blog, but it's more difficult than if you decide on a focus, and set some income goals before you start a blog.
Here are three easy ways to make money.
1. Write product reviews
There are hundreds of thousands of products you can promote as an affiliate. Using Amazon is one of the easiest ways to find products to review, whether books, or big ticket items.
One of the most effective ways to make money as an affiliate with a blog is to create a new blog for each product you're promoting. With a lot of information about a particular product, and reviews on the same blog, you make it easy for buyers to buy - and you get the commission.
2. Sell advertising on your blog
In order to sell advertising, your blog needs both content and traffic. When you know that advertising is your monetization strategy, you can start selling advertising at a lower rate when your blog is new. As the blog gets increased traffic, just lift your advertising rates.
3. Sell your own product
Selling your own product or service from your blog is perhaps the best way to make money from your blog.
Start the blog as the product is being created. For example, if you want to sell an ebook from your blog, start the blog as soon as you hire a writer. A blog takes time to get indexed and established in the search engines, so the sooner you create the blog the better.
By the time you're ready to launch your product, you'll have prospective buyers eager for it.
There are many easy ways to monetize a blog. Choose a strategy today, create a blog, and start earning.
You can make money blogging. Discover how with pro blogger and copywriter Angela Booth. She'll teach you how to blog the right way, so your blog is profitable from the start, with her bestseller, “Blogging for Dollars" at http://www.abmagic.com/Blog/blogging.html
Angela's blogging ebook package has a companion blog, the Blogging for Dollars Blog at http://www.dollars2blog.com/blog/ which keeps you up to date with what's happening in the world of professional blogging.