First of all, let me congratulate myself on the title of my blog post. I mixed in a little reverse psychology with you guys. If i wrote “Bloggernoob makes $80/day online Part whatever,” it wouldn’t have gotten as many hits. As i promised in my last post (Bloggernoob doesn’t make $80/day online Part 1), i will discuss in detail of how i monetize my other blogs. Bloggernoob is my flagship blog. But, i don’t make all of my online income with this blog. I first set up bloggernoob to try to see if i could make money online. I have achieved this goal and then some. I could probably sell this blog for a nice profit, but i don’t think that i ever will. It’s become my baby.
I will discuss paid plugging in this post. I starting writing my last post thinking that it wasn’t going to be that long. I didn’t want to just generalize everything, so i decided to break down my monetization methods into sections. I think that this will provide a more detailed view of blog monetization. Hopefully, it’ll help some of you noobs out there. Be sure to keep checking this blog for Part 3, Part 4, etc… (subscribe to my rss feed)
Paid plugging gets a bad rap in the blog game. Most of the blogging veterans talk trash about it. It’s true that google will hit you hard for doing paid plugs. But, it really is the best way for a noob to make a little money with their blog. If you haven’t already joined up with payperpost, sponsoredreviews, and smorty, i suggest you do so now. You can check out my income report to see how much i made with these paid plugging sites. To use this method, you will need a collection of blogs with PR on them.
The catch 22 of paid plugging is that you need PR to get posting opps, but when you do paid plugging, you lose your PR. The trick is to grow a lot of PR blogs. Bloggers who have been in the game for a long time already know how to easily get PR. Without making this too complicated, let’s assume that you bought a few PR blogs(domains). If you go into web forums, you should be able to buy PR blogs for cheap. ($30-$90 for PR3, PR4, PR5) Don’t spend any money if you’re a complete noob. You might get ripped off by someone selling a blog with fake PR.(Click here to learn how to check to see if the PR is real) Always be cautious when you spend your hard earned money. If you are not sure about the purchase, ask somebody. Ask me.
When you start with these programs, you won’t get a lot of gigs in the beginning. It’ll take time and patients, but if you hang in there, more opportunities will show up. With payperpost, the trick is to constantly login to your account. They randomly release batches of stuff. Even if you don’t have PR or a high Alexa, you can still get offers. Usually the weekends are slow, so check often during the week. In the beginning, most of the offers will be in the $5-$10 range. But in time, you should start seeing higher offers. After you’ve successfully done a few paid plugs, you can start adding more blogs to your account. This is how i can make $80/day by paid plugging.
The idea is that you spread out your collection of PR blogs. Let’s say that you have 5 blogs. (PR1,2,3,4,5) Add each blog to your ppp, sponsored, and smorty account. You’re PR5 blog will get the highest paying offers. Each of these paid plugging sites have their own rules so read up on them. You’re usually allowed to post multi times per blog per day. My typical $80 day will consist of a couple of 6 dollar plugs on smorty, and a 30 dollar and 18 dollar plug on ppp, and a few 10 dollar posts on sponsored.
The PageRank(PR) that you see on the toolbar is not the actual PR of a site. Google is constantly updating the Rank of your sites. Your PR actually changes every day. But, they don’t want to reveal how they calculate PR, so they update the tool bar about 4 times a year. So, you have around 3 months of PR. If you use this method, you will probably lose your PR during the next update. Don’t let this scare you off tho. After the next update, just use up your other blogs that have PR. Or, buy another batch of PR blogs at digitalpoint.
I hate long posts. It’s so boring. I hope that this post wasn’t too general for you. If you have any specific questions, leave me a comment and i will address it. If you read this long and boring post, it shows that you really are serious about making money online. I will reward one of you by giving you $10. Just leave me a useful comment below. Noob out!