Sep 20, 2009

Make money blogging

How to make money online? How to make money from my site? Can I earn from my blog?

Internet is a great place to make money. You can meet different people and make deals without leaving your home. There are many ways to earn money from a website. I’ll try to systematize the basics in this list.

Ways to make money from website or blog:
  • PPC advertising
  • CPM advertising
  • Selling links or banner space
  • Affiliate Marketing Programs
  • Paid blogging
  • Donations

  • PPC and CPM advertising
    PPC stands for Pay per click. It is an advertising model, in which publishers get paid only when an ad is clicked. The ads are served depending on the website context. The advertisers usually bid on specific words called keywords. The ads on your site appear according to your site context and keywords.
    There are many PPC networks available. Some of the most popular are: Google Adsense, Yahoo! Publisher Network (YPN), BidVertiser, Microsoft adCenter.
    CPM stands for Cost per thousand impressions. It is similar to PPC advertising, the difference is that the advertiser pays for impressions not for clicks. CPM advertising is suitable for popular but low paid niches or image hosting websites.
    Some CPM advertising networks: Adsdaq, Right Media, Tribal Fusion, Value Click Media.

  • Selling links or banner space
    You can sell banner space to advertisers directly. It is one of the easiest ways to make money from your website. The biggest pro is the direct contact with the advertisers, without the middleman.

  • Affiliate Marketing Programs
    Affiliate Marketing is a marketing practice in which you earn money through other people’s products.It is a common way to earn money online.
    Affiliate Programs: Commission Junction, Azoogle, Pepperjam, Amazon, ClickBank, Chitika.

  • Paid blogging

    Many bloggers write sponsored reviews to pay their hosting fees or earn some fast money. On the other hand paid blogging is considered relatively bad way to make money online. Again you can contact advertisers directly or join an advertising network.
    Popular networks for paid blogging are PayPerPost, Sponsored Reviews, BlogVertise.

  • Donations

    Don’t be shy, ask people to donate small amount of money. If you work on a popular product or open source software, donations can be your gold mine.

This is not a complete list. In fact a complete list on how to make money from a website would be enormous.

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