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post #41 of 106
So... did we come to any conclusion on how to make money with our blogs?!
post #42 of 106
Google Ads
third party private ads
text link ads
joint venture deals
affiliate programs
sell a service
sell a product

But build traffic first. put something of value up there. Make sure the search engines are picking up on your articles. Get linked on other people's sites.
post #43 of 106
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Originally Posted by Erin Pavlina View Post
Google Ads
third party private ads
text link ads
joint venture deals
affiliate programs
sell a service
sell a product

But build traffic first. put something of value up there. Make sure the search engines are picking up on your articles. Get linked on other people's sites.
hmmm .. I hate google ads, don't like text link ads, don't really want to sell a product... well....
post #44 of 106
For now I don't care so much about making money. I use my blog as a place to practice writing. I would, of course, love more readers but I haven't done a very good job at promoting it. If, down the road, I somehow manage to get lots of followers I may consider making it work financially but for now it's just a little fun hobby that makes ME happy
post #45 of 106
Does anyone have any great affiliate programs they'd like to share? Do they really bring in a substantial income?

I think making money through writing is all about diversifying. I don't think my blog would ever make enough to replace my current income (working part-time), but by adding some tasteful ads, sponsors and affiliate programs in ADDITION to selling articles, participating in revenue sharing article sites (like Examiner.com, ehow.com) I may eventually get there. That's the plan, anyway.
post #46 of 106
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I go back and forth on this. I'm going to give it a go with blogher and see what happens for now.
hey, how did you get your blog to be 3 columns?
post #47 of 106
Thread Starter 
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So... did we come to any conclusion on how to make money with our blogs?!
you too...how did you get 3 columns for a blogger blog?!?!?
post #48 of 106
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hey, how did you get your blog to be 3 columns?
I googled for directions and found this.
post #49 of 106
I got my three column layout from http://www.leeloublogs.blogspot.com/
post #50 of 106
My blog is mainly to update family and friends. I removed Google Adsense as it looked sooo barfy! That, and I only made 68 cents in a couple of months, haha.

I will be starting another blog shortly which I will be aiming to monetize. This thread has great tips and I will definitely be returning to it! I agree that without good content any of your money making techniques will be useless.

I notice from places like Blog Catalogue that some people will follow my blog, leave comments, or join my "friends list" just to build their traffic. I'm always quick to delete them

I haven't taken the time to figure out how to add a siggy after my posts but since we're on the topic:

www.holisticmamma.blogspot.com
post #51 of 106
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My blog is mainly to update family and friends. I removed Google Adsense as it looked sooo barfy! That, and I only made 68 cents in a couple of months, haha.

I will be starting another blog shortly which I will be aiming to monetize. This thread has great tips and I will definitely be returning to it! I agree that without good content any of your money making techniques will be useless.

I notice from places like Blog Catalogue that some people will follow my blog, leave comments, or join my "friends list" just to build their traffic. I'm always quick to delete them

I haven't taken the time to figure out how to add a siggy after my posts but since we're on the topic:

www.holisticmamma.blogspot.com
This is my first time seeing your blog, I like it! Those earth daythings that you do are awesome, it gave me great ideas!
post #52 of 106
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My blog is mainly to update family and friends. I removed Google Adsense as it looked sooo barfy! That, and I only made 68 cents in a couple of months, haha.

I will be starting another blog shortly which I will be aiming to monetize. This thread has great tips and I will definitely be returning to it! I agree that without good content any of your money making techniques will be useless.

I notice from places like Blog Catalogue that some people will follow my blog, leave comments, or join my "friends list" just to build their traffic. I'm always quick to delete them

I haven't taken the time to figure out how to add a siggy after my posts but since we're on the topic:

www.holisticmamma.blogspot.com
i just had to say i love your blog!! ive been a follower for a logn time now
post #53 of 106
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i just had to say i love your blog!! ive been a follower for a logn time now
ok let me re-phase that, ive been a lurker im adding you to my read list though now so i can keep up better
post #54 of 106
Thread Starter 
I'm not sure what happened, but I just had to refollow all the blogs that I had been following all along...did they just update or something?
post #55 of 106
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I googled for directions and found this.
This is exactly what I've been wanting to do with my layout. Thanks so much for the link
post #56 of 106
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Originally Posted by dearmama22 View Post
This is my first time seeing your blog, I like it! Those earth daythings that you do are awesome, it gave me great ideas!
counterGOPI "i just had to say i love your blog!! ive been a follower for a logn time now"

Wow, thanks guys! I'm blushing
post #57 of 106
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This is exactly what I've been wanting to do with my layout. Thanks so much for the link
yay! i didn't see that post. but ok now my blog looks all smooshed..is there a way to expand the middle section? what do you ladies think? look smooshed to you?
post #58 of 106
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Originally Posted by Kinguk View Post
My blog is mainly to update family and friends. I removed Google Adsense as it looked sooo barfy! That, and I only made 68 cents in a couple of months, haha.

I will be starting another blog shortly which I will be aiming to monetize. This thread has great tips and I will definitely be returning to it! I agree that without good content any of your money making techniques will be useless.

I notice from places like Blog Catalogue that some people will follow my blog, leave comments, or join my "friends list" just to build their traffic. I'm always quick to delete them

I haven't taken the time to figure out how to add a siggy after my posts but since we're on the topic:

www.holisticmamma.blogspot.com
Ugh I just figured out how to use add sense. i used to think I was really computer literate and now I am finding this is not so.... I am using blogging in place of writing in bed nad tucking pictures in a diary. Not sure how it is working for me yet as I have blogs all over the net. The one in my siggy is just my latest attempt at having some me time. I love writing and it is soemthig I have not been doing since I have not been in school.
post #59 of 106
I've been wondering about this too. I like writing. I would like to get paid for it somehow, at some point. Howevah...

My blog is We Don't Buy It. As in, we are living a simple life on The Compact and trying not to buy new things. Who is going to advertise on that blog?! What ad would I accept on that blog?!

Is there a way to only accept ads for kefir grains, or essential oils or things like that? Maybe get a sponsorship somehow? How do you get a sponsorship?

Conundrum...
post #60 of 106
Laura, there is an mdc mama who sells kombucha starts and such and on their site they ask if you want to do affiliate stuff on your blog.

I would put out an announcement on your blog of exactly what you are looking for. Maybe even make it a page so that someone who is reading and clicking around will see "want to sponser" and click.

Also, go around to places you like and send them a professional email telling them who you are and what you want.

good luck!

(ps I haven't done this yet, but have a few friends who have and I've been reading up on it. ....my disclaimer!)
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