By Scott Trimble
The number of blogs has risen from a few thousand in 2004 to
hundreds of thousands today. And when anything grows at this
pace there has to be a reason. And just in case if you are
still guessing the reasons, then you have probably denied
yourself the opportunity of making thousands of dollars with a
least minimum effort.
Income Sources for bloggers:
1. Ads: This is the most common way that blogs make money. But
blogs have come a long way from Adsense and BlogAds. That was
time when these were the only available options but now there
are many other ways getting ads for your blogs and one of the
most favored is Chitikaís eMiniMalls. Others include Adgenta,
Adbrite, AVN etc.
2. Sponsorships: Not many people had explored this avenue of
revenue generation for blogs until recently when suddenly
the bloggers as well as the companies realized that blogs
be an excellent way to advertise and sell their products. The
sponsorships are generally on per-post basis.
3. Affiliate Programs: You can tie-up with various affiliate
programs like Amazon.com, Clickbank.com, Linkshare.com etc.
these are not just the affiliates but they are just a few
amongst the thousands that exist ranging from very small to
4. Services: Bloggers can also make money by selling different
types of stuff on their blogs or by providing services like
eBooks or some courses or tele-seminars etc.
5. Writing blogs: There are people who need someone to write
and post new material on their blogs regularly. If you have
enough time then you can make money by writing for someone
elseís blog. And if you have the proper knowledge of SEO then
you can make a really cool amount of money doing so.
6. Though I wonít suggest you to take up this kind of earning
method but recently I came across a couple of blogs that were
actually making money from whatever people donated to them.
They were offering eBooks and mp3s for free respectively. And
well the option of how much to pay was open for visitors. You
could even download stuff without paying even a penny.
7. Retailing: Of late there have been blogs that have been
trying to sell merchandise too. You can find on sale objects
like t-shirts, pottery, designer glassware and other stuffs
like that. Though they have not seen much success, but with
more publicity and better software support they are bound to
become a huge success.
8. Consultancy: It is quite common for experts to start their
own blogs for their own promotion but the trend has nowadays
spilled over to bloggers with absolutely no background in
consultancy making huge amounts of money by charging their
visitors and clients in consulting business. This is more so
because of the kind of reputation that they have built with
their blogs. Blogs have the kind of power that can make you an
expert on a certain topic overnight. Being an expert in a
certain field can surely make you an overnight celebrity and
quite rich too.
So guys happy blogging and money making. Hope even you now
donít miss out on all these numerous money making
that blogs have thrown upon us.
About The Author: Scott Trimble is a partner in the search
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