Most people use blogs as journals, to share their thoughts, feelings and experiences. What most people don?t know, though, is that blogs can be used to generate income through marketing!
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By Thomas Gilles
Blogging has become a widely popular activity in the past several years. First, for those unfamiliar,
What is a blog?
A weblog, which is usually shortened to blog, is a website where regular entries are made (such as in a journal or diary) and presented in reverse chronological order. Blogs often offer commentary or news on a particular subject, such as food, politics, or local news; some function as more personal online diaries. A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs, web pages, and other media related to its topic. Most blogs are primarily textual although many focus on photographs, videos or audio. The word blog can also be used as a verb, meaning adding an entry to a blog.
How can a blog make money?
Through advertising! You can make money by creating a blog and displaying advertisements on the pages. The most common method of doing this is through affiliate programs.
First things first: What are affiliate programs?
Basically, an affiliate programs is simple: Sellers offer a percentage of the sale (or a flat fee) to people who refer a customer to them.
Many companies and individuals who wish to promote the sale of their products online offer affiliate programs. That is, if you (a weblog owner) sign up for an affiliate program, you will be given a unique affiliate ID. This affiliate ID is then used to identify the referrer of the sale. If there are successful sales of products using your affiliate ID, you will then receive appropriate renumeration as stated in the affiliate agreement.
The range of payment can be anywhere between 1 US cent to US$100 per sale, depending on the product and the program. Once you decide which affiliate program you’d like to join, all you need to do is sign up for free. When your registration as an affiliate is complete, you can start adding affiliate codes in to your weblog.
If you are creating a blog primarily to make money, you should look for affiliate programs whose products and services meet these conditions
1. Large Demand.
2. Large Commissions.
Some of the most profitable affiliate programs that meet these conditions are in the categories of; online casinos and poker, online dating, and financial services.
Here are some examples of blogs that are specifically configured to make money using these programs:
When people visit those blogs, click on the ads I make money! Its not complicated and most anyone can do it.