If you want to make money online with your blog, you need to have all of your bases covered. Whenever you post about a new product or service, you should remember to include the affiliate link within that review. This can get tedious in the beginning stages. When you do not get a lot of new visitors to your blog, it can seem meaningless to include your affiliate links. Monetizing a site that doesn’t have visitors can be really hard. But, you really need to get in the habit of creating money making opportunities on your blog. You have to have the mind set of a winner. If you start your blog with a defeatist attitude (I won’t make money with my blog), then you won’t make any money with your blog.
I read through a lot of blogs each and every day. I try to stay informed within my niche. I haven’t had the time to refresh this blog in the last few months. I have been busy dealing with my other web sites. I’ve also been dealing with some personal issues in my offline life. At any rate, i wanted to talk to you guys about the very important “advertise” page. Most of you guys are familiar with this concept. Set up a page with the going rate for an ad spot on your blog. But at the same time, you guys are not setting up this basic page. It’s not even that hard to set one up. Just post a screenshot of your traffic details. Sell your to your potential advertisers.
Selling private ads is really hard. Most bloggers will never even sell one single ad space. But, you should still set up your advertise page. You should set one up just in case. I receive about 20 emails every month regarding private advertisements on my blog. Most do not follow up to my reply. But, i can still count on a few hundred dollars each month on private ads. I don’t even market my advertise page. Advertisers visit my blog and find my advertise page. They shoot me an email showing their interest. When i receive the payment via paypal, i put up the ad. This type of blogging income is fast and easy. Work that is require is very minimal.
The advertise page should have all of the basic info on it. You should list your rankings on all of the major search engines. It’s like a resume of sorts for your blog. Include everything that a potential advertiser would want to know about your blog. Show your traffic and search engine rankings. Also, include your contact info. If you want to make it easier on your advertiser, include a paypal button.
Let me end this blog post with some straight talk. You’re not going to get private ad sales unless you rank well in google. The people who can pay you need to be able to find you. The social traffic that you have built up on your site means nothing. The visits that you get via social means will not convert into clicks. The social traffic is made up of other “make money online” bloggers. These visitors do nothing for your site. Search traffic on the other hand is AWESOME. You can count on it on a regular basis. Search traffic is always new. And most search visitors are complete noobs. They will usually click those annoying ads. This leads to affiliate commissions or adsense checks. You need to work the search engines. Refer to Grizz’s Make money online blog for detailed info about SEO. Also hit up Court’s Internet Marketing blog for awesome advice. If you’re serious about learning the “make money online” game, sign up for the keyword academy.
If you’ve been doing this as long as i have, you probably already know one thing. Search engine traffic is the only things that matters. Get a lot of search traffic and you’re in the gold. You’ll make money with affiliate links, adsense, and private ads.
Even if you do get a lot of traffic on your blog, you should still set up the basics. You should do this in preparation for your money making days. Be positive and hopeful and work your ass off. You will start seeing some coin as your site grows.
You can check out bloggernoob’s advertise page by following the link. It needs to be updated, but you get basic idea.