In this article we are going to take a quick look at some interesting ways you can make money from blog advertising. Most people only think of the obvious ways to add an easy income stream to their site, and that invariably is the ignominious GOOGLE ad! (and to a lesser extent, Yahoo Publisher contextual ads). The truth of the matter is that while this may be an easy entry way into making money with your blog, it certainly is not the most profitable. Read on as we explore some alternative strategies for generating revenue from your blog!
Your Very Own Billboard Business
Selling ad space on your own blog is FAR easier than most people realize, and I’m NOT talking about small time little exchanges in a vertical industry. If you’ve got a solid readership base, and good daily traffic, you can use FREE WordPress plugins to allow your visitors to buy, pay for and remit their copy to your server…all whilst you may be voting for your favorite American Idol contestant ruin another classic rock tune. These offer a GREAT solution for niche blogs like diet, health, MLM and many other similar markets, as professionals who may READ blogs, but not actively be involved in online marketplaces, can often afford PREMIUM prices to get their names out across small, but popular blogs. These are people that would gladly pay a few hundred bucks per small 125 pixel square ad. and if you have a good rotational system in place – you can truly turn each of these simple vertical blogs into a continuous stream of effortlessly easy cash!
Data Feeds are Your Friend
A data feed is simply a catalog in structured form. You can pull feeds from ALL of the large affiliate clearinghouses, which will offer you and your site visitors TONS of fresh content, pictures, prices and a one click solution for you to turn a simple WordPress blog into a maniacal, marketing monster that generates boatloads of eyeballs to your offer, but also gives your site credibility and a true “shopping” experience that mimics that of the parent company. In conjunction with your own unique content, and with aggressive article marketing, press releases, social networking strategies and more. you can make a veritable fortune with this “underground” strategy. and often in short order.
And STOP Looking for the Magical Solution Out “There”.
Focus on the magic within. You have it, I know you do. We ALL do. The one certitude online is this: Content is king. And creativity is coveted. Show you have lots of both in areas that you care most about, and people will beat down your door to revel in it. They do for me, and I guarantee the same for you as well. Life is short, and the journey of 1000 miles begins with one simple step. What are you waiting for?