When I first started out in the world of online business I had about $100 left in my bank account. Well I say bank account – it was my overdraft!
My internet marketing training required me to own and run websites and I could only just scrape the money together to purchase one domain. As a result I had to learn how to earn money with Blogspot ( or Blogger depending on where you live ) and make it work!
In this article I will cover a few of the techniques I used to earn money with this free & easy platform and fight it out with the ‘real’ domain owners.
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What is Blogspot ( Blogger )?
For those of you that do not know, Blogspot is a FREE blogging platform owned by Google and it is VERY popular with newcomers to the blogging world.
Google provides you will all the tools needed to set up and run a blog smoothly and successfully. This platform is modular in design and extremely easy to use – if you don’t fancy a blog it’s very easy to covert it all into a regular website.
Second Class Citizens
The main problem with the Blogger or Blogspot platform is that a lot of experienced people online consider it to be inferior to domains you own yourself.
There’s no way around this I’m afraid – you just have to fight harder and fight longer to succeed!
But don’t forget that Google OWNS Blogspot and it very much likes to show of it’s own services ( notice how many YouTube videos end up on the first page of Google? ).
This means that the ‘big G’ is more than willing to show off your Blogspot blog IF you create decent enough content.
How to Earn Money With Blogspot
Let’s start off with the most vital ingredient to any successful blog or website…
Write, write and then write some more – don’t stop! If you feel like you can write 10 posts of over 600 words a day then go for it!
Content is the key and content is king – the more you write the better you will become at it. The more content you have on our blog the more posts Google will index resulting in more visitors…
More Visitors = More Money
Blogspot makes it SOOOOO easy to link up and display Adsense adverts on your blog. Why? Well guess what folks…Google owns Adsense as well!
That’s right, what better way to promote your own service than offering it on another service you own?
Adsense adverts are pretty much a ‘click and go’ service with Blogspot but if you want to get a bit more adventurous with them it’s only a case of copy and paste code.
Whenever a visitor to your blog decides to click on an Adsense advert you display you will be paid a small amount of money. The more visitors your blog attracts the more Adsense money you are likely to make!
3) Amazon Associates
By far my most favorite option for earning money with a blog – Amazon Associates.
This is a completely free service offered by Amazon to anyone who has a blog/website up and running.
The Amazon Associates program allows you to earn a portion of sales when people click-through from your blog to Amazon.com and make a purchase.
Amazon has millions of products on offer so it really doesn’t matter what niche your blog sits in – you are bound to find related items you can promote on Amazon!
The cool thing about Amazon’s system is that you only have to send buying customers to the site to earn a commission. For example I might advertise a blender on my Blogspot but a visitor may click on the blender image then chose something else once they get on Amazon. I will still receive a commission for that item due to the fact I sent the customer there through my blender link…
That’s pretty awesome right?
( NOTE: There are different Amazon Associate programs for different countries – I recommend signing up for the US and the UK programs first! ).
The three options I have covered above are all great choices for newbies to the world of blogging but if you’re looking to make BIG MONEY you need to take that extra step…
Affiliate Marketing ( Internet Marketing ) is what the big boys use to bring in residual income – it’s not easy but it does work ( providing you are willing to put in the elbow grease! ).
The Amazon Associates option I covered above is a great place to start off your affiliate marketing efforts but the commissions are pretty low. It is, however, easy to use and easy to sign up for – they have very helpful support system as well.
If you manage to get your head around affiliate marketing and learn the ropes the possibilities to earn money with Blogspot are endless.
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