There are many ways to generate passive income through the internet. There are instances where people have quit their jobs to work permanently online. Blogging is one way to generate income over the internet, so how do you make money blogging?
== Become an Affiliate ==
In a simple sense, an affiliate marketer is someone who draws attention to a product/ service or brand. There are plenty of affiliate sites on the internet and most of them are more than willing to do business with prospect bloggers.
Once you have signed up, your job is quiet simple: introduce your visitors (people who visit your blog) to the product/ service/ brand of the merchant.
There are other things you can do other than making posts. For instance: you can offer your visitors a reward for following the link that will re-direct them to the merchant’s site. It does not have to be anything big of expensive; give out coupons for online shopping.
For this sort of service, you are given a link/ code that will be used to identify you. This is to make sure that the merchant is aware that the advertising was done by you.
When your visitors follow the link to the merchant’s site and make a purchase, you will get paid. The payment will vary from one company to the other: some companies can offer you up to 50% of the total product cost.
== Selling Products on your Blog ==
Another great way to make money blogging is by selling products/ services. There are no limits as to what can be sold through the internet. The same with your blog: if you are focused on food and drinks, you can sell your recipe e-books through your blog.
Say for instance you are discussing different ways of preparing lamb chops. You may provide as much detail as you can on your post but showing people what you are talking about is always best. So, show your visitors preparation instructions and pictures by giving them a link to download your recipe book.
Remember that most people visit the internet to find simple ways to do things. You have to use this factor to sell your product effectively.
People are too lazy to do proper research on the internet, so they do not have the patience to follow multiple links to different sites. Increase your chances of making a sale by simplifying everything on your blog, make it easy for them to purchase your product, and include some perks such as trail periods. A product with money back guarantees is more likely to sell than other products in the same category.
== Use Google Adsense ==
Sign up with google Adsense by completing the online application and filling in your blog’s URL. Once you have created an account, making money should be very simple. On your account you will find many advert options laid out for you (texts/images etc.).
* Select the type of add that suits your blog best. You will be given a unique HTML code.
* Insert the code on your blog (use a text widget, insert it your blog’s template).
* As people click on the code, you will get paid based on the conditions of the ad.
Making money blogging is not difficult. However, it is important to keep in mind that success will not
come quickly. Start with the basics; make sure you have a large enough audience. The more visitors you have on your blog, the better your chances of making good money over time.