The Shocking Truth! Is Your Blog Throwing Away Advertising Revenue?

Blogging is hugely popular and blogs range in sophistication from humble online diaries to massive corporate promotion machines. For those who intend to make money from their blogs, there are a multitude of methods and techniques available in order to do that. One of the best ways to make money with your blog is by making it attractive to advertisers.

So why are so many bloggers throwing away this opportunity?

Well, the simple answer is they probably aren’t aware of it So let’s look at the most successful ways of attracting advertisers to your blog so that you can make money from your hard work.

Most bloggers wanting to make money with their blogs start by adding pay per click ads. These will earn you a few cents for every click they generate, but the downside is that once that visitor has clicked the ad, they are taken away from your blog, never to return.

Some of the more enlightened bloggers are turning to more intelligent ways to make money from advertising. More importantly, they are looking at ways of ensuring their visitors stay at their blog.

There are several ways to make money doing that, most notably by using advertising space to promote affiliate products. By coding the link so that the vendor’s site opens in a new window or tab (for those using the Firefox browser), they not only earn considerably more in commission for a sale, but the visitor stays with the blog because the window or tab is still open. This is something that cannot be done with pay per click advertising because the terms of service often forbid the company’s code being tampered with in any way.

But the most lucrative way to make money from your blog is to attract advertisers.

There are several companies already set up that act as go-betweens to put advertisers in contact with blog owners. The usually have set tariffs and pricings to suit a blog’s page rank and Alexa rating, by which they gauge a blog’s traffic potential. This is fine for most blog owners as all the hard work is done for them, they just have to make the space available for either text or banner ads and then sit back and watch the money roll in on a monthly basis.

Fine, except that the middle man takes around half the revenue generated by the advertisement.

While this represents a substantial loss in a blog owner’s potential advertising revenue, it’s not particularly great news for the advertiser either. Some of the bigger companies that have large advertising budgets may see this loss as a mere drop in the ocean. But there are plenty of smaller companies that would like to use blog advertising space to make money for themselves only to find that fifty percent wastage on their budget too much to lose. So they look to other, probably less viable but cheaper methods of spreading the word and the blogger loses out.

So, you would like to know how to start a blog, make money from it, and possibly even do it while you work at home. Well, there is good news for you. It is easier than ever to do just that and it won’t take you much time at all to get the ball rolling. The question you should be asking isn’t “How to start a blog.” The real question you should be asking yourself is, “How to start a profitable blog.”

While starting a blog because you love to write is great, you can also make a pretty decent penny while doing it. You probably have millions of thoughts and ida rolling around in your head about how to start a blog, what to write about and countless other things. DO yourself a favor and try to relax, because it is a lot simpler than you think if you want to start a blog and make money from it. Here are some quick tools and tips to get you on the fast track to blog money.

Creating a blog income or just starting a log in general, is very easy and can be done in under an hour. Heck, when you get good at it, it will take you minutes. The only blog sites that you need to familiarize yourself with are WordPress and Blogger. The reason that these two are at the top of the list is because they are both absolutely loved by Google. Blogs on these two sites consistently come up near the top of the search results on Google. If you are to have a dominate blog, you will need to get high search engine rankings and WordPress and Blogger do exactly that for you, my friend. You don’t have to know anything about Web Design and even less about Programming. It’s almost as simple as picking your blog template, choosing what you want to write about and writing away.

Ok. Now you will want to pick out a blog name and the niche, or subject that your blog will be revolving around. DO yourself a favor and use Google’s keyword tool to pull up dozens and dozens of keywords that people are searching for in your particular niche. For instance: You are starting a blog on Fantasy Football. Use those two keywords in Google’s keyword tool to see a huge list of other common search terms that people are searching for. This will give you key knowledge of what words to use in stuff like, the title of your blog, the main text and links in your blog.

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