Starting a blog has never been this easy with numerous blogging platforms available online such as WordPress and Blogger. You can use these blogging platforms to create one such blog and the services are free, though WordPress might charge you some extra bucks if you want to customize your blog beyond. But Google’s blogger is free and you can customize everything right from adding gadgets (also called plug-ins) to editing codes of the theme.
If you have already created a blog and have begun writing the desired posts, you may want to try your hands on monetizing your blog. Amateur bloggers can also earn money provided they utilize their time smartly. Few methods can be used by amateur bloggers to kick off their earning:
1. Google AdSense- It is perhaps one of the best tools available to earn money from your blog, it is a free service and you can sign up with AdSense account to start getting ads. You do not have to worry about the type or nature of ads, Goggle software will recognize it post the relevant ads only. You will get paid every time a user click on those ads and when your account has $100, Google will transfer your earned money to you.
2. Affiliate Marketing- Affiliate programs can be used as an effective tool to earn money if your blog has reasonable amount of traffic. You earn money as commissions when you refer a product or service of a company. Almost each affiliate program is free to join; there are numerous companies that offer their products for these. Refer their products on your blog or help them selling their services to your growing audience. You can even build separate pages regarding the products to specialize, and link them back to your blog.
3. Selling your e-goods- Now, if have tons of knowledge about some topic, you can use this as a tool to make money. Write an e-book of that particular topic or which matches with the genre of your blog. And then put that up for sale, on your blog itself. You can even offer few samples of it for free, to get an idea if readers like them or not. It can build up your network as well. Sell your creation and make money.
4. Earn from the space on your blog – After you manage to attract few hundred visitors, you can sell the space on the blog for displaying ads of different companies. This service is totally different from AdSense; you will have to fix certain amount for every ad by yourself. You will have to check with the standard prices available before setting.
Google AdSense can be little difficult as new to this field, they have numerous others regulations which you got to fulfill. Don’t be disheartened if you are not able to get Google ads, there are numerous other programs in the market. Courteous to them getting ads is not that difficult, and the myth that only professional bloggers can earn money no longer exists.