This post is part of the Scandalous Beauty 25 Days To A Better Beauty And Fashion Blog Challenge! For even more tips, be sure to check out Erin’s Guide to Better Beauty Blogging.
I saved this post on making money from your blog for the last day of the challenge. The idea was to remind us all that while we can make revenue while blogging, when it’s the main focus of your biz. To that end, this is a very basic overview of how to make money on your blog. You can get creative and sell products, consultations and all kinds of things like that. I know we are in a huge recession…but there IS money out there to be made.
These are a few of the most well known blog networks. I’ve been a member of all three. Some are better than others, but all offer ways to network and monetize your blog. Most of these will be through ads with strict layout guidelines. Usually, you’ll have to have a couple of ads ‘above the fold’ and a badge somewhere else on the site. There are sometimes other initiatives that will make you money, like review programs.
Adsense is one of the most basic moneymakers, and there aren’t really that many rules. There are books and blogs dedicated to strategizing your use of Adsense to make you six figures. Once you sign up, they have an affiliate network, Youtube Partner and various other ways to make money. This should definitely be one of your first options.
There are several ways to use affiliate links. There are major programs, including Commision Junction, Google Affiliate Network and Linkshare. Amazon.com also has a really great program that people make outstanding money from. Many of these need to be approved, but it’s worth the try. Some companies also have their own private affiliate programs, like Madam Madeline’s.
Again, this is a very, very broad look at ways to make money while blogging. Don’t limit yourself–do your research!