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SHOW NOTES 5-14-09 – MONETIZING YOUR BLOG

MonetizingYourBlog

I know that I get a lot of emails from readers of my website asking me if I make money from my blog. That seems to be a very popular question for me these days. The truth is “Yes, I do make money from my blog.Did I start blogging to make money?No.” I learned about monetizing my blog by stumbling into it. (Like I did everything else that involves blogging.) The decision to monetize my blog has been one of the best decisions that I have made. It has allowed me to bring in extra income into my family.

On tonight’s show, I gave you the name of some of the companies that I use to monetize my blog. I have also created a great chart for you to keep track of your affiliates.

LOGICAL MEDIA
This has been one of my all time favorite companies to work for when it comes to monetizing my blog. Logical Media offers a wide range of advertisements and offers that you can place onto your site. Unlike a lot of the other ad sites, this doesn’t depend on page views or page impressions, so I would really recommend starting out with this company first when considering monetizing your blog.

The payment for Logical Media ads can range from $.50 to $20. The minimum amount you have to earn before you receive a check is $100.

TIPS ON USING LOGICAL MEDIA

  • Make sure you relate the ad opportunity with your readers. Don’t just put up an ad or an offer, and ask them to sign up just because. Make sure you let them know how they can benefit from taking advantage of a particular offer. Give suggestions to your readers on how they can use a particular offer to benefit themselves.
  • Only put ads or offers on your website that you yourself would take advantage of. If you would never in a million years invest in a time share in Aruba, then don’t suggest that your readers do so.
  • Make sure that you keep all offers on your site realistic. If you are a money saving blogger, then don’t slap up an ad on your site about purchasing a new car or buying an expensive piece of jewelry. Your readers will be able to tell if you are just trying to throw an opportunity at them just to make money. Stick with your niche. If you write about saving money, then only put those ads on your site that coincide. If you have a pet site, then make sure the offers that you share with your readers are pet related.

MY SAVINGS
This company is just like Logical Media. They offer some of the same ads and offers. The benefits and payouts are exactly the same. Go here to sign up for My Savings.

COUPONS.COM
You may see these little coupon widgets all over the money saving blogs. They allow you to print coupons directly from a website. This has been another good source for me for monetizing my website. Go here to sign up for Coupons.com.

AD NETWORKS
There are plenty of ad networks that you can join that will produce income for you. If your stats are not high, then this will be more like residual income. Ad networks base their payments on a combination of clicks, page views/page impressions. If the traffic to your site is not as good as you want it to be, then I suggest that you hold off from signing up for ad networks. It can be a little discouraging to see that an ad has been up on your site for a month and you have only made a few dollars from it.

Each ad network has their own set of rules, so you will have to thoroughly research each ad network to make sure that it is a good fit for your blog. Some ad networks will not allow you to run giveaways on your blog. Other ad networks will not allow you to have other ads placed on your site in certain areas. Make sure that you understand each networks rules before you sign up.

Here a few ad networks that you might want to look into first:

If you have any unanswered questions from the show, please leave them in the comments and I will try to answer them as soon as possible.

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6 Comments

  1. Hey I think you did a great job on the live show at MomTV.

  2. I’ve read that some people love Adsense, and some people think it makes a blog look unprofessional. I’ve made a fair amount of money with it, considering that my traffic isn’t that great yet. I’m wondering what you think about Adsense.

  3. Dear Native American Momma,

    Thank you SO much. I was extremely nervous, but I plan on doing it every Thursday until everyone gets tired of hearing me ramble.

    Take care,
    Shynea

  4. Dear Anonymous,

    I personally haven’t had Google Adsense do very good for my website. That doesn’t mean that another website can’t make it work. I have heard both good and bad stories about Adsense from different website owners. It just depends on how you use it, and make it work for you. It can be very successful for some.

    Take care,
    Shynea

  5. Great info! I heard your show rocks. Can't wait to catch up and watch it.

    Winks & Smiles,
    Wifey

  6. hi just watched your full video from last weeks air. Wanting to thank u for posting where it can be visible. I learn so much by watching and being able to hear. (I have headphones now. Makes a world of difference)

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