How To Get Advertisers For Your Blog
Advertising is a great way to earn extra cash and can even be a full time job in its self.
Depending on the popularity of your weblog, you could make up to $25,000 per year in affiliate commissions by simply sending customers directly to other companies that sell products and services related to your topic.
To get started with having advertisers on your site, all you'll need is some banner ads from companies interested in advertising through your blog or website.
You might already be internet savvy enough to know how this works - if not there are good companies online who offer different packages so you can choose which will suit you best!
There are numerous ways of displaying banner ads and popups and usually a person will have a selection of advertisers who'll pay an agreed price for every 1000 impressions that their banner receives. This is usually referred to as "pay per click".
Depending on which company you decide to go with, this can either be a very simple process or one where you need some knowledge and understanding of your changes in order to make sure everything runs smoothly.
When it comes to actually placing the adverts on your site, there are a few different ways to do this:
1)You can simply use HTML codes from your chosen advertiser and copy & paste them onto the page you're trying to advertise.
The drawback here is that if your website ever needs updating then these ads might not work anymore and could well look out of place and messy.
2)You could use banner ad software such as the one at http://www.mediafeedia.com .
This is considered to be a more professional way of advertising, simply because you can add and delete your banners whenever you like and also choose how often they appear on your site.
Another good thing about using these types of programs is that if your site uses dynamic or random content then it will still work fine with the ads!
3)If you want to go completely crazy with your advertisements, investing in an affiliate program such as clickbank.com might be for you!
With this particular program you could literally have hundreds of different adverts on your site because there are so many companies involved in selling all sorts of different things.
This can be a very good way of making lots of money if you're willing to put the extra time and effort into building up your website's traffic.
Regardless of which option you choose, advertising with banner ads is a great way of creating revenue for your site.
You may not make quite as much as those famous weblogs like digg and stumbleupon but its only a matter of time before they might start using banner ads too!
Sick of those long nights spent hitting the 'publish' button on your blog?
Get off your backside and find some advertisers!
I'll show you how...
You've seen other bloggers doing it - why aren't you?!
It's time to take a look at making money from blogging. I know many bloggers start their blog because they love writing about a subject that interests them, but it doesn't take a rocket scientist to work out that if you could make a little extra pocket money from blogging, why wouldn't you do it?
It can be a little bit daunting making that first step towards earning from your blog.
I've been blogging for almost 2 years now and it has taken me a long time to really get my head around making money from it...
Before you start on the road to monetization here are a few things you need to ask yourself:
Why do you want to make money from your blog? What are your goals? What will you use the extra income for?
Do what they say!
Seriously, by writing down specific reasons as to why you want to start monetizing your site, it will help guide decisions later on during this process.
Plus if/when you actually achieve those goals, you'll be able to look back and know that you actually did what you set out to do!
Make sure your blog is the best it can possibly be
Nothing screams "unprofessional" more than a badly designed or thought through blog, especially if you want to monetize.
I've always said that if your site doesn't look professional, it's not going to earn you money... no matter how good your content is.
It's not just about having fantastic content (although that helps), but also making sure everything looks really slick - this includes your social media presence too!
You can spend hours writing great content, but if people don't like browsing your site because of poor design etc.,
Then they're probably never coming back. Quality over quantity!
This is by far the most important step. If you aren't getting traffic to your site, nothing else really matters...
until you have some advertisers which brings me on nicely to my next point...
Be prepared to work at it! Earning money from blogging is hard work.
You'll need to put in a lot of time and effort before seeing any kind of return - there are no shortcuts here, sorry! Once you've got some advertising revenue coming in then things start looking up though but until that happens, expect the hard work to continue.
Even with advertisers paying for an ad or sponsored post on your blog, this doesn't mean everything's going to run smoothly all the time.
Things like high bounce rates, high amounts of ad blocking software installed on readers browsers etc., will all put a dent in the earnings you could have otherwise been making from those advertisers.
I'd recommend breaking down your content calendar into weekly, daily and even hourly tasks to really keep on top of things as best as possible.
This way you can ensure that everything's running smoothly and any potential problems are kept to a minimum.
With so much competition out there it can be hard trying to get new visitors to read your blog posts - I know because I've experienced this many times over throughout my blogging journey!
Competition is fierce which is why earning money from your blog isn't always easy... but it sure is fun! Earning money online isn't just about having traffic though - no matter how much you get.
You need targeted, relevant traffic that's actually interested in reading the type of content you're writing about, otherwise your blog posts will just be a waste of time and effort.
Making money from your blog is all about getting the right people reading and engaging with your content and it can take a while to build up momentum - especially if you don't have source of income coming in right away to support yourself during this "start-up" period!
If you want to earn money from blogging then I'd recommend starting out by using free sites like Hubpages or Squidoo before deciding whether it's something you really want to continue doing long term.
In my opinion though, earning money online should always seem like a bonus - not an end goal in itself. That's not to say that blogging can't be a full-time career, because it definitely can!