The term ‘blogging’ is actually derived from web log which refers to an online journal, typically used to write down anything and everything. While blogs were originally for personal use and within small communities and group of friends, it has now changed with time and people are using it for all sorts of things, business included. Did you know that through blogging you can actually generate an income and make a little pocket money? If you didn’t then it’s time you did and believe it too because many people are using this simple way to fund their lives.

You may be wondering how something as simple as a blog can bring in money, so wonder no more because here are the top 5 ways on how you can change your ordinary blog into a cash making machine.

1. By using Google AdSense. When you’ve got your blog up and running, no matter what the content, register with Google AdSense for some great advertisements. When you register with them, you’re basically giving them the right to display ads on your blog space which gives them publicity and you, money. How it works is fairly simple, there are all sorts of advertisements running, and when it’s placed on your site it can be viewed by the public eye. So when a visitor visits your site and clicks on the ad, a certain amount of money is credited into your account. The more visitors you have, the more clicks you get and the more clicks you get the more money you make.

2. Use affiliate marketing within your blog. Affiliate marketing is a money making method that’s done online and it’s quite a lucrative business as well. Basically, it works in such a way that you’re the middle person between customers and a selling company and whenever a customer makes a purchase from the company through you, you make money based on commission. With your blog, you can advertize the products sold, write information rich articles and give reasons as to how and why the item being promoted can help people in their daily lives and basically encourage the public to buy the product. In order for you to find a product to be an affiliate marketer, you can use your search engine or sign up with ClickBank where there are companies registered who are looking for affiliate marketing. If you feel like you’re a persuasive person through words, then this could be your best bet.

3. Offer your writing services for paid reviews. There are many products and services out there and as more and more companies bloom, the industry becomes a tough one. So if you have got enough traffic to your blog, you can offer to write reviews for various products and services and have the company pay you for it. They need the publicity to advertize your products and when you write about it in your blog, it reaches a lot of people. Reviews sometimes work better than advertisements because they’re meant to be unbiased, truthful and words of a user.

These are only three ways to help you make some money online, there are quite a lot of other methods so do a little homework about blogging and making money and see what you can do to start your own little business online.



Source by Marcus Blalock