There are ways of making money online with blogs. The method you’ve probably seen on most blogs is to host ads, such as with Google Adsense. You let Google put their ads on your site and get paid when people click on the ads. These get mixed reviews. Some say they make a lot this way, but many people don’t report much income. Since they are free to ad to your site, it doesn’t hurt to try.
First, lets talk about why — whether you’re a car dealership, restaurant, chiropractor, public speaker, or whatever — being in full control of your online reputation is so important.
There are free online blog formats, yet many of those have limits on what can be done as far as earning income. get inspired can destroy your blog with little to no notice. So many people opt to host (have on a personal website) their own blog. The initial set up requires a little work, but after it is very easy to run. This also allows for more creativity, more adaptability, and less worry about the online program deciding they do not like your blog anymore.
But there are a great many blogs and scraper sites out there that steal content and don’t give proper attribution. They either republish a summary of articles (sometimes linking to the source, sometimes not) or publish the full article but remove the author and bio info. Still others run the article through a rewrite software program so they can publish “unique” content on their site, even though it’s still stolen content.
Lots of advertisement options. Small niche blogs don’t have that many advertising options. They have Google AdSense/yahoo’s version and that’s about it. Many of these smaller niches don’t care about advertising only. Internet marketing niches don’t have that problem. There are tons of affiliate and direct advertising methods. An internet marketing firm will know about Google AdWords, a small pet store might not.
Set up Google Alerts for people or brands that are either your competitors or that reach a complimentary audience. Find out who is covering them. Maybe they will want to cover you too.
I can tell you for sure that selling information products are a great way to make money online. I will even go so far as to tell you that selling products that solve a problem for your customer is easier to sell than any other type of information product.
Remember that it is always a long road to build any kind of business and having an online business is the same. This long road can only be travelled one step at a time.