Posts Tagged ‘blog monetization’
Editor’s note: This post was written by Tim Hinchliffe, an American journalist who has written for such publications as the Ghanaian Chronicle and Colombia Reports. His articles have been featured in FOX News, BBC, NBC, Al-Jazeera, and the Washington Post, among others. When he is not working on the next story, Tim enjoys fishing, cooking, strumming the guitar, and exploring his new-found love, Medellin, Colombia.
Every blogger faces the challenge of trying to make money out of their passion. At the same time, there are online retailers who just can’t quite seem to find the best distribution channels for their products.
Affiliate programs or referral links are some of the best ways of getting revenue to your blog, according to many of the most successful bloggers.
Referral links are sometimes controversial because visitors feel that they are tricked into using them or that bloggers tint their reviews differently based on whether or not they can earn money from referrals. Read More
Regardless of how you’ve started publishing online, whether it’s from a childhood passion, hobby or as a result of an experiment, the topic of monetization will always come up; and although it may not be your primary motivation, it’s still worth paying attention and trying something new.
There are many success stories from bloggers who have made hundreds of thousands of dollars almost by accident as they were blinded by their focused obsession with their topic and didn’t care about making money but ended up doing so anyway. Unfortunately, the majority of writers are not that lucky and need to employ a disciplined approach to delivering quality that their audiences will enjoy. Yet, quality on it’s own is no guarantee for monetary success. Read More
Every blogger who uses Adsense knows just how much traffic you need to make considerable earnings. Some say it’s not that easy. Others say you just have to know the tricks of the trade.
Would you like to know how to double your Adsense earnings just by spending 5 minutes a day on working at it? There are several factors that come into play, factors which you need to pay attention to. Just by tweaking, testing, and making more adjustments, you just might double your Adsense earnings.
Here is a quick reference guide on how to do this. Read More
There are two types of blogs: Those that make money and those that don’t.
The blogs that are making the money have something going for them that broke bloggers don’t. But what is it? That’s what I’m going to teach you today. Read More
Traditional publishing has long maintained a “church and state” separation between the editorial and advertising departments. Meanwhile, from the reader’s point of view, the two have always intermingled. The daily news appears alongside ads for fashion brands, department stores, and household services. We can almost certainly credit the the abundance of local car dealership advertisers for the auto section in local newspapers. The line has always been blurry. Read More
If you write a blog about music or the entertainment industry, then this post is for you!Â Even if you just occasionally write about music, podcasts (that are available on iTunes) or simply have your iTunes playlist published in your blog’s sidebar, you can make some passive income from that content with the Apple iTunes affiliate program.
To join the iTunes affiliate program, you simply have to apply using the iTunes affiliate application, which is administered by LinkShare.Â When you’re application is approved, you’re directed to log into your new account with LinkShare where you can manage your account, access your ad code, and so on.Â You’ll receive a second email from iTunes within a few days notifying you whether or not your blog was accepted into the iTunes affiliate program.
The earnings potential for the iTunes affiliate program isn’t huge at just a 5% commission on qualified revenue generated from affiliate links on your blog or in your emails.Â However, if you’re already talking about music or podcasts on your blog and you’re already linking to content on iTunes, why not include your affiliate ID in those links and make a bit of money from them.
Keep in mind, the iTunes affiliate program is only valid for the U.S. iTunes store, so make sure most of the visitors to your blog are likely to make their digital music purchases from the U.S. iTunes site before you take the time to apply, insert your ad code, and so on.
You can get more information on the iTunes affiliate website or on the program’s FAQ page.
Of course, if you don’t qualify for the iTunes program or would prefer not to join it but still want to earn a passive income from digital music links on your blog, you can always link to music downloads as part of the Amazon Associates affiliate program.