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So how do you monetise your blog?

Originally when I first started blogging in 2003, I did not really have the intention to earn money from it, nor do I regard it as a possible paid job. I already had a website before buying my second domain which did not generate any revenue (at the time there was not many opportunites to earnh from online advertising) therefore the idea to monetize your blog did not even come across my mind at all.

However, the launch of Google Adsense changed my view on how I look at websites and blogs. With Google Adsense, the power of online advertising was not to be denied. Then along came paid blogging which opened the floodgates and I found that what was supposed to be a past-time passion can also double up as a viable, self-sustaining profession. I have also begun to start diversifying my income stream so apart from Google Adsense and paid blogging, I am also into selling PageRank links and TLA, web directories and bid for position directories, and I am dabbling into affiliate products as well. Nuffnang is also showing some promise.

So I guess you could say that I am not totally dependent on one particular activity to monetise my blog. How do you monetise yours?

24 Comments

  1. zaclo
    zaclo July 23, 2012

    first off, I’m agnostic. I know something greater than humans exists, just not sure what. I don’t believe the fairly tales in the bible of the dead brought back to life, walking on water, parting seas, arks, rocks into bread etc. I refer to these stories as “jesus claus” or santa for grown-ups.

    Now that’s out of the way, here’s some contradiction for you. While I don’t believe literally what the bible says, I do believe its stories are great directions for my moral compass. I’ve been especially drawn to the 7 deadly sins throughout my life. Today while researching the sin that most affects my life (sloth) I happened across an article about the demon belphegor. After a lengthy link-jumping session and reading pretty much the same article copy and pasted to hundreds of websites it has occurred to me that I might be under the influence of this demon? I know, I sound like a hypocrite, believe in a demon but not Christ, but hear me out for a second.

    I just quit smoking last month. cold turkey. The fact that I did it on will power alone has energized me. I feel like I can do anything now! The past week or two I’ve been brimming with one idea after another to make a fortune. A new angle to pitch clients for an advertising agency, monetizing a blog, using new technology to enhance existing advertising campaigns of mine, creating a “personal development course”…

    At the surface this all just sounds like unbridled enthusiasm for quitting a filthy habit with willpower alone, coupled with some really thoughtful expansions on business models I am already somewhat familiar with, but this is the story of my life. I A L W A Y S have “ideas” that will make me a millionaire, I just never follow-through with them and in a year or two the exact same idea surfaces and someone else gets rich! Add to this the new information I discovered today. Belphegor will seduce with “new discovery & ingenious inventions” that will make the person rich. He is associated with Sloth, my biggest weakness. It gets even more creepy as the “coincidence’s” keep piling up. The articles say his influence may be strongest in when? Yep, April. This is the time of year I have most of my great ideas (Belphegor, or a bank account full of tax returns waiting to be put to good use for once?). Belphegor has also been known to take the form of a beautiful girl. This demon loves sex; I L O V E sex, started at an early age. In another article that was rather hard for me to understand, one could experience the life of a french artist through a lucid dream if one were to fornicate with the beautiful girl in the doggy-style position (demons favorite position, mine too) all the while being a big nasty horned demon looking thing. I don’t know. What weirds me out is the part about loving sex, sex sparks creativity (creativity is my life) and the demons favorite position is doggy-style!

    I see waaaayyyy too many parallels here for this to all be a coincidence. So, please keep your “stop watching sci-fi” comments to yourself. could it be possible that my life has been under this particulars demons influence the whole time? If so, what is so bad about a demon that wants to show me “new discoveries & ingenious inventions”. Is the catch 22 the “Sloth” part where I’m just too lazy to ever do anything with those ideas? How do I remove this demon from my life? And yes I believe in demons, AND god. I’m just not sure any ONE religion is 100% accurate.

  2. Dana G
    Dana G July 23, 2012

    if you know google adsense can you pls tell me if i should trust them with payment and everything? thanks.

  3. colingrillo
    colingrillo July 26, 2012

    How much money do you make advertising with google adsense?
    Weekly?
    Monthly?

  4. Kaden
    Kaden July 26, 2012

    first off, I’m agnostic. I know something greater than humans exists, just not sure what. I don’t believe the fairly tales in the bible of the dead brought back to life, walking on water, parting seas, arks, rocks into bread etc. I refer to these stories as “jesus claus” or santa for grown-ups.

    Now that’s out of the way, here’s some contradiction for you. While I don’t believe literally what the bible says, I do believe its stories are great directions for my moral compass. I’ve been especially drawn to the 7 deadly sins throughout my life. Today while researching the sin that most affects my life (sloth) I happened across an article about the demon belphegor. After a lengthy link-jumping session and reading pretty much the same article copy and pasted to hundreds of websites it has occurred to me that I might be under the influence of this demon? I know, I sound like a hypocrite, believe in a demon but not Christ, but hear me out for a second.

    I just quit smoking last month. cold turkey. The fact that I did it on will power alone has energized me. I feel like I can do anything now! The past week or two I’ve been brimming with one idea after another to make a fortune. A new angle to pitch clients for an advertising agency, monetizing a blog, using new technology to enhance existing advertising campaigns of mine, creating a “personal development course”…

    At the surface this all just sounds like unbridled enthusiasm for quitting a filthy habit with willpower alone, coupled with some really thoughtful expansions on business models I am already somewhat familiar with, but this is the story of my life. I A L W A Y S have “ideas” that will make me a millionaire, I just never follow-through with them and in a year or two the exact same idea surfaces and someone else gets rich! Add to this the new information I discovered today. Belphegor will seduce with “new discovery & ingenious inventions” that will make the person rich. He is associated with Sloth, my biggest weakness. It gets even more creepy as the “coincidence’s” keep piling up. The articles say his influence may be strongest in when? Yep, April. This is the time of year I have most of my great ideas (Belphegor, or a bank account full of tax returns waiting to be put to good use for once?). Belphegor has also been known to take the form of a beautiful girl. This demon loves sex; I L O V E sex, started at an early age. In another article that was rather hard for me to understand, one could experience the life of a french artist through a lucid dream if one were to fornicate with the beautiful girl in the doggy-style position (demons favorite position, mine too) all the while being a big nasty horned demon looking thing. I don’t know. What weirds me out is the part about loving sex, sex sparks creativity (creativity is my life) and the demons favorite position is doggy-style!

    I see waaaayyyy too many parallels here for this to all be a coincidence. So, please keep your “stop watching sci-fi” comments to yourself. could it be possible that my life has been under this particulars demons influence the whole time? If so, what is so bad about a demon that wants to show me “new discoveries & ingenious inventions”. Is the catch 22 the “Sloth” part where I’m just too lazy to ever do anything with those ideas? How do I remove this demon from my life? And yes I believe in demons, AND god. I’m just not sure any ONE religion is 100% accurate.

  5. Cupcakerum
    Cupcakerum July 26, 2012

    My son is 13 and he signed up his website to google adsense even though he’s underage without telling me anything about it.can he go to jail for that or is it allowable?

  6. Michael
    Michael July 31, 2012

    In 25 september i see that in my blogger monetize tab there are huge impression is shows. and its increase just time after time. i see that my impression is increasing at least 1000 per hour. ok this time i check google analytic to get how many visitor i have ; but google analytic shows that its only 100 visitors from 12 am to 2 am and they have 300 plus page views. but from 12 am 2 am i get over 2000 page impressions. i am shocked. and want to know how it is possible (mention here man this impression is coming from my blog but analytic shows different) . ok after i just remove the adsense code from my blog but it is still showing that impression is increasing and also clicks. but its manual that you can say for 100 page impression there is only 1 click so nothing dangerous that no one does not try to damage my account . but i eager to know how it is possible. for sequrity reason i just logged into my adsense dashboard and from that i just add only my blog in allowed sites. but this time i am writing this question my adsense dashboard still not showing from where urls this clicks and impression is come.
    ok this day i talk with one my friend about this and he sayed that he do this ? i say how you do this ? he sayed that i just create a community with your blog in some other website !!!! now i am little know about adsense revenue sharing .. but not too much but still i dont able to know what my friend did? i talk him with in phone and dont understand what he say .
    can anyone have any ideas how my friend do this with my blog in other website and how he give me this kind of high impression and clicks ( over 5000 impressions and over 70 clicks and earnings is over $7)

  7. Myles
    Myles August 7, 2012

    Which ads do I need to post on my site to earn money from google adsense, the Adsense for search or the Adsense for content? which one brings in the income?
    How long does it take for the google ads to show up on your website

  8. mrankinmatt
    mrankinmatt August 9, 2012

    first off, I’m agnostic. I know something greater than humans exists, just not sure what. I don’t believe the fairly tales in the bible of the dead brought back to life, walking on water, parting seas, arks, rocks into bread etc. I refer to these stories as “jesus claus” or santa for grown-ups.

    Now that’s out of the way, here’s some contradiction for you. While I don’t believe literally what the bible says, I do believe its stories are great directions for my moral compass. I’ve been especially drawn to the 7 deadly sins throughout my life. Today while researching the sin that most affects my life (sloth) I happened across an article about the demon belphegor. After a lengthy link-jumping session and reading pretty much the same article copy and pasted to hundreds of websites it has occurred to me that I might be under the influence of this demon? I know, I sound like a hypocrite, believe in a demon but not Christ, but hear me out for a second.

    I just quit smoking last month. cold turkey. The fact that I did it on will power alone has energized me. I feel like I can do anything now! The past week or two I’ve been brimming with one idea after another to make a fortune. A new angle to pitch clients for an advertising agency, monetizing a blog, using new technology to enhance existing advertising campaigns of mine, creating a “personal development course”…

    At the surface this all just sounds like unbridled enthusiasm for quitting a filthy habit with willpower alone, coupled with some really thoughtful expansions on business models I am already somewhat familiar with, but this is the story of my life. I A L W A Y S have “ideas” that will make me a millionaire, I just never follow-through with them and in a year or two the exact same idea surfaces and someone else gets rich! Add to this the new information I discovered today. Belphegor will seduce with “new discovery & ingenious inventions” that will make the person rich. He is associated with Sloth, my biggest weakness. It gets even more creepy as the “coincidence’s” keep piling up. The articles say his influence may be strongest in when? Yep, April. This is the time of year I have most of my great ideas (Belphegor, or a bank account full of tax returns waiting to be put to good use for once?). Belphegor has also been known to take the form of a beautiful girl. This demon loves sex; I L O V E sex, started at an early age. In another article that was rather hard for me to understand, one could experience the life of a french artist through a lucid dream if one were to fornicate with the beautiful girl in the doggy-style position (demons favorite position, mine too) all the while being a big nasty horned demon looking thing. I don’t know. What weirds me out is the part about loving sex, sex sparks creativity (creativity is my life) and the demons favorite position is doggy-style!

    I see waaaayyyy too many parallels here for this to all be a coincidence. So, please keep your “stop watching sci-fi” comments to yourself. could it be possible that my life has been under this particulars demons influence the whole time? If so, what is so bad about a demon that wants to show me “new discoveries & ingenious inventions”. Is the catch 22 the “Sloth” part where I’m just too lazy to ever do anything with those ideas? How do I remove this demon from my life? And yes I believe in demons, AND god. I’m just not sure any ONE religion is 100% accurate.

  9. ConfusionnaJob
    ConfusionnaJob August 10, 2012

    I have about 2,000 subscribers for my youtube videos, and someone I know mentioned something about using Google Adsense on youtube, how does this all work and what do I have to do to get started?

  10. Mark
    Mark August 10, 2012

    first off, I’m agnostic. I know something greater than humans exists, just not sure what. I don’t believe the fairly tales in the bible of the dead brought back to life, walking on water, parting seas, arks, rocks into bread etc. I refer to these stories as “jesus claus” or santa for grown-ups.

    Now that’s out of the way, here’s some contradiction for you. While I don’t believe literally what the bible says, I do believe its stories are great directions for my moral compass. I’ve been especially drawn to the 7 deadly sins throughout my life. Today while researching the sin that most affects my life (sloth) I happened across an article about the demon belphegor. After a lengthy link-jumping session and reading pretty much the same article copy and pasted to hundreds of websites it has occurred to me that I might be under the influence of this demon? I know, I sound like a hypocrite, believe in a demon but not Christ, but hear me out for a second.

    I just quit smoking last month. cold turkey. The fact that I did it on will power alone has energized me. I feel like I can do anything now! The past week or two I’ve been brimming with one idea after another to make a fortune. A new angle to pitch clients for an advertising agency, monetizing a blog, using new technology to enhance existing advertising campaigns of mine, creating a “personal development course”…

    At the surface this all just sounds like unbridled enthusiasm for quitting a filthy habit with willpower alone, coupled with some really thoughtful expansions on business models I am already somewhat familiar with, but this is the story of my life. I A L W A Y S have “ideas” that will make me a millionaire, I just never follow-through with them and in a year or two the exact same idea surfaces and someone else gets rich! Add to this the new information I discovered today. Belphegor will seduce with “new discovery & ingenious inventions” that will make the person rich. He is associated with Sloth, my biggest weakness. It gets even more creepy as the “coincidence’s” keep piling up. The articles say his influence may be strongest in when? Yep, April. This is the time of year I have most of my great ideas (Belphegor, or a bank account full of tax returns waiting to be put to good use for once?). Belphegor has also been known to take the form of a beautiful girl. This demon loves sex; I L O V E sex, started at an early age. In another article that was rather hard for me to understand, one could experience the life of a french artist through a lucid dream if one were to fornicate with the beautiful girl in the doggy-style position (demons favorite position, mine too) all the while being a big nasty horned demon looking thing. I don’t know. What weirds me out is the part about loving sex, sex sparks creativity (creativity is my life) and the demons favorite position is doggy-style!

    I see waaaayyyy too many parallels here for this to all be a coincidence. So, please keep your “stop watching sci-fi” comments to yourself. could it be possible that my life has been under this particulars demons influence the whole time? If so, what is so bad about a demon that wants to show me “new discoveries & ingenious inventions”. Is the catch 22 the “Sloth” part where I’m just too lazy to ever do anything with those ideas? How do I remove this demon from my life? And yes I believe in demons, AND god. I’m just not sure any ONE religion is 100% accurate.

  11. Zack Faria
    Zack Faria August 10, 2012

    My son is 13 and he signed up his website to google adsense even though he’s underage without telling me anything about it.can he go to jail for that or is it allowable?

  12. Caltel T
    Caltel T August 18, 2012

    Hi. So I have had a free WordPress Blog (WordPress.com) for about a year now. I have a solid amount of traffic so I wanted to start monetizing from it through advertisements with google adsense. So I know that you don’t have the rights to do that with the free blog.

    So do I need to buy the domain or switch to WordPress.org? And do I need to pay for a Web Host to do this? What is the difference between all of this? And is it necessary to buy the domain in order to place ads on my blog?

    Basically what is the difference between buying your domain and switching to WordPress.org with a web host? Do you need a Web host when you just buy the domain? And how difficult is this to do? Are there any other suggestions in how I can add advertisements to my blog? Thanks in advance.

  13. Michael K
    Michael K August 26, 2012

    Hi. So I have had a free WordPress Blog (WordPress.com) for about a year now. I have a solid amount of traffic so I wanted to start monetizing from it through advertisements with google adsense. So I know that you don’t have the rights to do that with the free blog.

    So do I need to buy the domain or switch to WordPress.org? And do I need to pay for a Web Host to do this? What is the difference between all of this? And is it necessary to buy the domain in order to place ads on my blog?

    Basically what is the difference between buying your domain and switching to WordPress.org with a web host? Do you need a Web host when you just buy the domain? And how difficult is this to do? Are there any other suggestions in how I can add advertisements to my blog? Thanks in advance.

  14. Ray D
    Ray D August 30, 2012

    first off, I’m agnostic. I know something greater than humans exists, just not sure what. I don’t believe the fairly tales in the bible of the dead brought back to life, walking on water, parting seas, arks, rocks into bread etc. I refer to these stories as “jesus claus” or santa for grown-ups.

    Now that’s out of the way, here’s some contradiction for you. While I don’t believe literally what the bible says, I do believe its stories are great directions for my moral compass. I’ve been especially drawn to the 7 deadly sins throughout my life. Today while researching the sin that most affects my life (sloth) I happened across an article about the demon belphegor. After a lengthy link-jumping session and reading pretty much the same article copy and pasted to hundreds of websites it has occurred to me that I might be under the influence of this demon? I know, I sound like a hypocrite, believe in a demon but not Christ, but hear me out for a second.

    I just quit smoking last month. cold turkey. The fact that I did it on will power alone has energized me. I feel like I can do anything now! The past week or two I’ve been brimming with one idea after another to make a fortune. A new angle to pitch clients for an advertising agency, monetizing a blog, using new technology to enhance existing advertising campaigns of mine, creating a “personal development course”…

    At the surface this all just sounds like unbridled enthusiasm for quitting a filthy habit with willpower alone, coupled with some really thoughtful expansions on business models I am already somewhat familiar with, but this is the story of my life. I A L W A Y S have “ideas” that will make me a millionaire, I just never follow-through with them and in a year or two the exact same idea surfaces and someone else gets rich! Add to this the new information I discovered today. Belphegor will seduce with “new discovery & ingenious inventions” that will make the person rich. He is associated with Sloth, my biggest weakness. It gets even more creepy as the “coincidence’s” keep piling up. The articles say his influence may be strongest in when? Yep, April. This is the time of year I have most of my great ideas (Belphegor, or a bank account full of tax returns waiting to be put to good use for once?). Belphegor has also been known to take the form of a beautiful girl. This demon loves sex; I L O V E sex, started at an early age. In another article that was rather hard for me to understand, one could experience the life of a french artist through a lucid dream if one were to fornicate with the beautiful girl in the doggy-style position (demons favorite position, mine too) all the while being a big nasty horned demon looking thing. I don’t know. What weirds me out is the part about loving sex, sex sparks creativity (creativity is my life) and the demons favorite position is doggy-style!

    I see waaaayyyy too many parallels here for this to all be a coincidence. So, please keep your “stop watching sci-fi” comments to yourself. could it be possible that my life has been under this particulars demons influence the whole time? If so, what is so bad about a demon that wants to show me “new discoveries & ingenious inventions”. Is the catch 22 the “Sloth” part where I’m just too lazy to ever do anything with those ideas? How do I remove this demon from my life? And yes I believe in demons, AND god. I’m just not sure any ONE religion is 100% accurate.

  15. Jamal
    Jamal August 30, 2012

    Hi. So I have had a free WordPress Blog (WordPress.com) for about a year now. I have a solid amount of traffic so I wanted to start monetizing from it through advertisements with google adsense. So I know that you don’t have the rights to do that with the free blog.

    So do I need to buy the domain or switch to WordPress.org? And do I need to pay for a Web Host to do this? What is the difference between all of this? And is it necessary to buy the domain in order to place ads on my blog?

    Basically what is the difference between buying your domain and switching to WordPress.org with a web host? Do you need a Web host when you just buy the domain? And how difficult is this to do? Are there any other suggestions in how I can add advertisements to my blog? Thanks in advance.

  16. easton j
    easton j August 31, 2012

    can i put google adsense on my facebook personal profile?

  17. Matthew S
    Matthew S August 31, 2012

    I’ve been considering adding Adsense to some of my websites, but I’m not really sure I feel comfortable providing Google with all the private information they are requesting. Before I go through the headache of setting it up, I’d just like to get a feel from others — do you like Adsense? How much do you make in a month? I realize there are a lot of factors that influence the value of a website, but I’m just curious as to what people on average are experiencing.

  18. Matthew David
    Matthew David September 4, 2012

    I want to put Google Adsense in my blog, and want to place Google Adsense under post title. But I don’t know how to put my Google Adsense under my post tittle. Google Adsense is my favourite, so can anyone pls help me place Google Adsense.

  19. toysruslover
    toysruslover September 5, 2012

    How can I cancel my google adsense account and start all over with different name but the same web site? It’s all because I’ve had this google adsense account for more than 2 years and the traffic to my website is quite good, but I only earn US$0.00!! I suspect I’ve missed something at the registration process therefore I’d like to cancel it and start all over again. But how could I do that?

  20. Chester
    Chester September 12, 2012

    My son is 13 and he signed up his website to google adsense even though he’s underage without telling me anything about it.can he go to jail for that or is it allowable?

  21. Victoria T
    Victoria T October 10, 2012

    Please recommend me some best revenue sharing site where I can earn money through Google adsense. I have a blog but I can’t make much money. Is there any easy way to earn money through google adsense?

  22. wwwavid360gamercom
    wwwavid360gamercom October 18, 2012

    Adsense is good but recently most people says that earnings are dropped.But I think this may be due to economical crisis. Is it true ? What can be the future to seek career in web designing & google adsense ?

  23. turg143
    turg143 November 2, 2012

    Hello everybody
    I have got 3 blogs and 2 websites.Can i have google adsense ads in my all of these blogs and websites ? Whether i have to apply for different google adsense accounts or a single account will work for all these websites and blogs.

    Thank You.

  24. Le Pwner
    Le Pwner November 22, 2012

    Well, I’ve found out the hard way that adsense is really, really unreasonable, so I was wondering if there is another way to monetize my blog. Any information is appreciated.

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