How to sell ads on your blog
If you want to sell ads, you will have to host your own blog. Once you get used to producing your blog, this isn't very difficult. You can still use all of WordPress' free tools to create your blog and buying a domain and leasing server space isn't very expensive, especially compared to the revenues you can generate when you sell ads.
The more subscribers and readers you have and the better your reputation as a blogger, the more you can charge for ads you sell, which can be placed at the top, in the margins or at the bottom of your blog pages. You can charge per impression - that is, a set amount per 1,000 viewers of your blog -- or you can charge a fixed rate for an entire month.
Sell to your niche on your blog
You can search for potential advertisers by including a page on your blog that offers advertising options and gives rates, you can create a "Your Ad Here" box on your blog along with a telephone number, link or email address interested businesses can use to inquire about an ad for sell, or you can even put together an electronic "media kit" which you can send to prospective advertisers that describes the benefits of advertising on your blog. In it, you can discuss the number of readers they can expect to reach; target audience
demographics such as gender, age spread, average household income; and whatever other information you can collect from your readers.
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Another option is to use internet networks that buy ad space on popular blogs. The biggest is Google AdSense, which will pay you a share of the revenue of whatever ads they sell on your blog. Although you don't have to worry about handling the sales, when you use these networks you can't control the content of the ads posted on your blog (with the exception of prohibiting pornography, gambling and other unsavory types of ads). Other popular ad networks include Glam Media and Burst Media.
Converting Blog Collections into eBooks to sell
The publishing industry, like so many others impacted by the Internet, is undergoing a huge change. More readers are opting to use Kindles and other eReaders to download and read books, rather than buying or borrowing actual books. One of the side benefits of this is that it is incredibly easy to self-publish your own books using Kindle and other services.
Once you have compiled a substantial amount of published blog content to sell, it's a fairly simple matter to compile them into an eBook, add a cover, a table of contents, an introduction and then upload it onto an online publishing site so people can purchase it.
This is especially true if your blog posts provide how-to information or other helpful content people can use in their everyday lives. Whenever anybody buys your eBook, Amazon will pay you 35% of the sales price. If you want to keep 100% of the sales price, you can market your eBook on your blog, or create a sales page and try to sell it there.
Secrets of Successful Blogging
When most people first start producing a blog, they always check the statistics page daily to see how many readers they have. Although it can take some time to build up a pool of loyal, regular subscribers and occasional readers, if you consistently provide high-quality content, maintain a predictable publishing schedule, and are pro-active about marketing your blog, you can expect to Rapidly increase your readership and sell more information via your blog.
When that happens, what began as a hobby can quickly demand much of your time and energy. From developing fresh content to managing your blog to interacting with your readers, you can easily find yourself spending several hours per week on your blog. It's not uncommon for bloggers to become frustrated and eventually reduce the amount of new content they produce or even stop writing altogether.
Still, even if you don't write another single blog post, unless you actually go in and delete your blog, it will continue to have a life of its own online as people conducting online searches discover your postings and read them for years to come. If you have taken steps to monetize your blog that means that you can have a residual income indefinitely.
Staying Interested In Your Blog and it will make a sell.
There is a benefit of keeping your blog going for as long as possible. The more regular readers you have, the most respected you are in your niche community, and the more well-known your blog becomes, the more potential sell revenue there is.
While the initial rush you get from publishing your first blog post will eventually fade away, it's important that you keep yourself interested in your blog for as long as possible so that you can really enjoy the benefits of all your hard work. That's why it's so important at the outset not to create an unrealistic publishing schedule that can't be sustained. It's better to start out slow: You can always add more later.
A good way to stay interested in your blog and at the same time not let it take over your life is to schedule only certain periods of time during which you work on your blog. When and how many hours that is per week depends on your schedule, but when you know that during those hours you will be focusing on your blog, it's easier to keep it going longer.
Developing Loyal Followers
One of the greatest pleasures of blogging is interacting with people from all over the world who share your enthusiasm for your subject matter. So keeping involved with those people is another way to keep your blog going.
Reading and commenting on other people's blogs can keep you engaged in the online community and also help provide you with a steady stream of new material that you can use for inspiration.
Another idea is to invite other people to guest post on your blog in x change for your doing the same on theirs. This is a good way to get your blog in front of a whole new group of potential followers who are already interested in your subject matter. Remember: The larger your subscription list and daily hits, the more you can charge for advertising, the more potential customers you have for affiliate products you sell, and the more popular you will be.
When people leave comments on your blog posts, try to always respond so that you can help build interpersonal relationships with your readers. Not only can this lead to rewarding friendships, but it also increases the chances that they will be open to any commercial purposes you may have with your blog.
Running Your Blog Like a Business
Once you realize how easy it is to make money from producing your blog, you probably are going to want to maximize the amount of revenue you can earn for your efforts. A lot of casual bloggers end up running their blogs like a business because it's fun, easy, and you get to work with topics that you already enjoy.
Even if you devote only a few hours per week to your blog and work on it in your spare time, it's possible to earn hundreds or even thousands of dollars per month from your blog.
As a business owner, your job is to keep your content fresh, interesting, and high-value so that people will keep looking forward to your postings and your popularity will improve. If you are struggling with coming up with new ideas, you should consider outsourcing your content. That means hiring freelance writers to create your content for you. There are plenty of places you can go to find skilled writers who will produce high-quality content for you at reasonable prices and it will sell for you.
Among the most popular freelance writing hiring sites are eLance, Guru and ODesk. On most of these sites, you set a range of what you are willing to pay and freelancers will submit bids on your project, along with data about their experience and expertise in your subject area. You don't have to hire the lowest bidder. You can choose whichever one you want.
Maintaining Consistency and Quality
The best way to build your following is to continually provide high-value content that people can use. This will keep people coming back again and again and will also cause them to recommend your blog to other people. If you are struggling to maintain your own quality standards, consider investing in outsourcing so that you can continue to build the size of your blog and your potential earnings.
The look of your blog will impact how many new visitors subscribe to your blog. When you select your theme while setting up your blog, you can change it anytime you want. Keep tabs on the new themes that are being introduced all the time. If you find a theme you like better or if you practice your CSS skills and want to try designing your own theme, by all means go for it.
You probably don't want to change your theme too often otherwise you
run the risk of disorienting your regular readers. If they find a new design for
your blog every time they visit it, they may be less likely come back. While
most readers welcome the occasional upgrade, they also appreciate normalcy
An easy way to keep your blog looking fresh and lively without changing your theme is to periodically change out the image you use at the top of your blog. For example, season images can reflect the passing months without disturbing your readers with an entirely new blog design. Think of your blog as a magazine cover. It should have consistencies every issue but with fresh images as well.
Change your images by clicking on the "Headers" button on the "Appearance" box on your WordPress dashboard. As you get the hang of blogging, another way to sustain your interest is by creating multiple blogs on a variety of different sell subjects.