It doesn’t matter if you blog is about puppies, puzzles, or pilgrims. If you have a blog, you can monetize it. Payperpost and other paid posting sites are a great way, but if you don’t want to risk your google PR, you can always find an affiliate for you weblog. CJ is the largest affiliate website, but there are dozens of other programs out there. I guarantee that you can find a product or service that people will want to check out.
I bought a bunch of domains for all sorts of sites. I started this make money blog because i didn’t really know anything about making money. I didn’t expect this blog to perform this well. I figured it would be a cool domain and a fun way to document my learning process. I know realize that the make money niche is a highly competitive niche. If i knew back then what i know now, this blog wouldn’t be the first one i started.
I have credit card domains and hosting domains. I worked on it for a few hours but haven’t really focused on those sites. I will continue to develop those sites, but i think it would be easier to set up sites that are less competitive. Sites with a super specific niche. I should start a blog about making money with donkeys and call it donkeymoney dot com. Any and every blog can be monetized.
I think one of the key’s to a successful site depends on how specific the niche is. Instead of a make money blog, a more focused make money blog for dummies probably works better. Good thing that’s the niche i picked. At least my noobism separates me from other make money blogs. I will redesign my theme in a few months to highlight that motif.
I have a celebrity site that I’m developing and the specific niche is celebrities that look manish. I figure that there are a million celebrity sites so i need to make mine a little different. It’s important to have your own unique theme. I can still blog about general celebrity gossip but every once in a while i have to put up a picture of a Hollywood starlet that looks a bit manish. It’s not that different but enough to separate from other generic celebrity gossip sites. With that site, i plan on monetizing dating and film related affiliates. Adsense works pretty well with these type of sites. Just figure out who the readers are.
The best way to figure out your make money strategy is to check up on other blogs in your niche. Seek blogs in your niche that actually make money. For the celebrity site, i check how perezhilton monetizes his site. Check each and every affiliate link on the site. Figure out the layout and positioning of those ads. These blogs are making the big bucks, so it’s good to learn from them. Don’t just try to copy a certain site. You still have to make it unique and put your own spin on it.