10 Ways to Turn Your Blog into a Money Bank

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Building a blog and enjoying free flow of traffic is not enough to keep you in business as a blogger. The joy of blogging is not only in providing unique and quality content to information seekers; it involves giving the people what they want and then getting some money in return to enable you maintain the cost of hosting, paying freelancers, publishing e-books, buying PLR materials, maintaining your internet subscription, taking care of yourself, etc.

If you must live beyond the level of just blogging for fun and just existing in the blogosphere, you need to put some things in place that would make you able to generate income to meet some of the afore-mention basic needs. Your primary reasons for writing may not be for monetary purposes; but making some money from your write-ups is a way of motivating you to keep writing.
Some of the things you require therefore to monetize your blog include, but are not limited to the following:

1.    Sell Products:

For you to earn comfortably with your blog or website, you must have products to sell to your visitors. These products may be in the form of E-books, Blog templates, website templates, squeeze page templates, software (antivirus, SEO optimization software, autoresponders, etc.), special reports, etc. Your visitors would be happy to patronize you if they trust you and love your content.

2.    Google Adsense:

Google Adsense is one of the easiest ways for any blogger to make revenue from his/her blog. It involves Google placing ads on your site which other advertisers have paid for through the Google Adword programme. It provides contextual ads (only related to your niche or to articles on your blogs).

Anyone who visits your site would see these ads and click on them. Google pays you a percentage of the money the advertisers have paid them for the advert. If you do not have a Google adsense account, you may open one here: http://www.google.com/adsense .

3.    Affiliate marketing:

Affiliate marketing is a programme that enables you to sell products online, which originally were created by someone else. It makes it easy for you to have something to market online if you do not yet have your own personal products to sell. All you need do is to help the product owner market his product for some commissions. Some of the things you can sell through affiliate market include e-books, digital products, software, sports wears, gift items, wedding materials, web hosting products, etc.


This is another good alternative to Google Adsense. They provide contextual ads; meaning you cannot place them on the same page with Google adsense. Clicksor generally allows you to place one ad on a page at a time on your site or blog.

Some of their available alternatives include image ads, flash ads, text links, banner ads, interstitial ads, pop unders, etc. They search for keyword that are in your site and place their text links ads on them which visitors then click on to generate revenues for you.

5.  Paid Membership:

Your expertise will really pay off if you have a membership site where members pay certain fee monthly or yearly to enjoy those unique information you’ve got to provide. This is a very good source of revenue generation because the income is recurrent. You only need to provide them with quality content that would satisfy their hunger.

6.    Job Boards:

You can also install a job board on your site so that advertisers can place job vacancies on your site for a fee. Usually jobs are listed on your site based on the niche. So if your site has considerable amount of traffic, you may consider this option.

7. Sponsored reviews:

You simply write about advertisers’ products and services, expressing your candid opinion in such a way as to get the visitors to your site interested. You are handsomely rewarded for any nice job accomplished. But you must also let your visitors know that you are paid to write the reviews.


Chitika works like Google Adsense in that they place their ads on your blogs through the use of banners, and when people click on them you are paid a certain percentage of the advert revenue. The only difference between them is that while Google adsense uses contextual ads, Chitika does not.

9. Do Reselling:

This is similar to affiliate marketing; but you determine how much to sell. In affiliate marketing you refer people to the product owner and get paid. But as a reseller, you buy in wholesale from the product owner and set the price you want to sell to your visitors.

10.Exit Junction:

Just like the name suggests, exit Junction enables you serve ads to visitors who come to your site through the major search engines. As they hit the “back” button, exit junction presents them with their ads which if clicked on would provide you some income. This programme ensures that you get additional revenue from those who leave your site.

You are paid for both local and international traffic that your site generates. The good news about them is that their ads are non-contextual; so they can be served on the same page as Google Adsense. They also pay you for life 10% commission on the revenue generated by every publisher you refer to them.

So think about adding something special to your site or blog and generate some revenue from that heavy traffic that visits your site daily.

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