Blog Flipping Secrets Monetizing Your Blog
Blog Flipping Secrets Monetizing Your Blog there are many different ways to monetize a blog but for our purposes, we are going to focus on only three money making systems. In this way, it is easier to pass a blog on “as-is‟ when it is sold. The new owner can literally take over and start earning on the day their purchase is completed.
The first source of income that you should add to your blog is Google AdSense, so if you do not have an AdSense account, you need to apply for one now (after you have added content to your blog, as Google need to review your site to agree your application).
Once your Google account is open, it is simply a question of logging in before working your way through the ad creation process to generate the advertising block to add to your blog.
There is detailed information about everything you might ever need to know about AdSense on the AdSense Help page. Whilst the ad block creation process is relatively straightforward, if you do have any problems, this is the page where the help you need is available.
With your ad block created, it needs adding to your site. The easiest way of doing so is to use an advertising plug-in like AdSense Now, AdManager or Who Sees Ads? (the last one takes a bit more setting up but will often earn more money).
AdSense is going to be your primary source of income mainly because it is not necessary for your visitors to spend money for you to generate an income through AdSense. The likelihood of doing so is enhanced because the advertising that Google places on your blog is a match for your topic in the same way that the adverts on the search results pages match the search terms.
Hence, for anyone visiting DogTrainingProblems.net, they will be shown adverts related to dogs and associated matters, making it considerably more likely that they will click on the ads to see what is available. Every time they click on an ad on your blog page, you get paid.
When someone is interested in buying your blog, you will have to produce proof of the income which that individual blog site is generating.
Consequently, you should clearly separate the income that you generate from your blog from any other AdSense income from other sources. When you flip your blog, the main criteria that dictates how much you ask for is the provable income and if you don’t separate your income streams, you cannot prove anything.
This is something that you have to do with any money maker attached to a blog that you are going to flip because the main interest of any prospective purchaser is how much money that blog will earn for them immediately.
The next channel of income to add is to start selling digital information products that you are an affiliate salesperson for through a site like Clickbank.com. Once again, if you do not already have an account, visit the site and sign up for one now because as with AdSense, the account is completely free.
Next, visit the “Marketplace‟ page to find a suitable product that you can promote on your blog by searching with your primary keywords in the search box on the page. This for example would be my queried term:
When you click the green “Go‟ button, you are presented with the bestselling products in the market. Have a look through the sales (or „pitch‟) pages of the top half-dozen bestsellers to see which most appeals to you (on the basis that if it appeals to you, it should appeal to your site visitors too).
Then, click the appropriate link under the product description to “create a Hoplink‟.
Your “Hoplink is a unique affiliate promotional code which you use to ensure that you get paid for every sale you generate. To create your link and the unique tracking code that you must assign to this campaign to use as income proof when you sell the blog, click the link next to the one below the product description that took you to the pitch page earlier:
Add your account nickname and unique tracking code (anything is fine as long as you can use it to identify sales from your blog) before clicking the “Create‟ button:
This creates the encrypted codes that you use to generate sales that can be attributed to your account:
With your code generated, it is merely a question of adding it to your blog page, which you can do in one of a couple of different ways.
Firstly, if you look at the product pitch page once again and scroll to the bottom, you should see a link for „Affiliates‟. Take a look because you may find that there are some ready-made promotional materials for this product.
If not, one simple and effective way of adding links to your site is to embed HTML links in the text of your articles to create what are known as anchor links. Anchor links are links in the main body of your article where the clickable text is your main keyword phrase.
For example, if I embedded this link in the text of my article: <Ahref =http://598c6cz4wacyiu7fllc0p.hop.clikbank.net/?tid=BLOGSALES>dog training problems</a>
It would appear like this – dog training article – which would be an active hyperlink to my affiliate promotion. Embedding links in text in this way is simple but very effective way of getting people to visit your affiliate link, because the hyperlink in the text appears totally natural.
Equally as importantly, it also helps the search engines understand 34 what your article is about as the spiders always pick up on anchor text as being a primary indicator of the subject matter of the article.
You can add a Clickbank “advertising block‟ on your page as well as seen in the next screenshot. Create this from inside your account, copy the code and add it to your blog.
The final method of monetizing your blog is to add a mini eBay store by signing up for an eBay Partner account before installing the free phpBay Lite plug-in on your blog. This can produce any number of different mini stores, with one option looking like this:
These mini-stores always on a reasonable amount of cash into the pot every month without requiring any more work – the products presented in your mini-store change on a constant basis – so it is well worth installing on your own blog, because when it comes to selling your virtual real estate, every dollar of provable income counts.
Best Wishes, Coyalita
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