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Thursday, May 29, 2008


Making money by blogging has become a very popular way to make money through the Internet. After all, a blog is content on the Internet which has a value. How much value it is worth depends on many factors. The primary factor would have to be the blog’s traffic. If you’re trying to make money through your blog, keep setting short term goals for yourself. This will help you achieve your ultimate goal without having any doubt of whether or not it is possible for you to do.

Blogs have become commercialized just like the Internet did when it was first making its appearance. You can earn money from blogs in a variety of different ways. How you do it depends on the type of blog that you have as well as how you want to go about making the money that is available for you to make.

The most popular choice of making money with your blog would have to be advertising. By providing other websites/blogs with advertising on your blog, you give them an opportunity to promote themselves while giving yourself the opportunity to earn some extra cash for yourself. In order to make decent money from providing advertising, you need to have a good amount of traffic. You should always try to drive new traffic to your blog as much as possible.

AdSense has provided webmasters and bloggers both with the opportunity to place Google AdWords on your blog/website. Each time a visitor clicks on the ad, you are given money in your AdSense account. The amount depends on the payout for that certain keyword that is used by the advertisers.

coffee-time.pngThere are tons of resources online that can tell you how to make money blogging, one of them is 10 ways to make money blogging, it highlights all the aspects of monetization of a blog other then that there are 7 reasons you should be a blogger and 5 ways you can be an even more productive blogger, there are so many perks of being a money blogger online!

A great way to earn money yourself is by providing a service from your blog. This could include consultation or even writing. Help others accomplish something by using you to accomplish what they can’t get done by themselves. By providing your expertise, you are building your reputation as well as your wallet.

There is a large variety of affiliate programs that you can use to make money on your blog. Affiliate programs usually make more money than AdSense most of the time. If you’re in a lucrative niche such as web hosting, the money can add up really quick if you have enough people willing to click on the ad and follow through with a purchase. There are tons of people like John Chow who have made tremendous money from their blogs with affiliate marketing.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to making money with your blog. You just need to be sure to spend the time that is needed promoting, researching, and adding content to your blog regularly. The old saying remains true that you will get out what you put in. You just can’t start a blog and expect it to magically make you money without having to put in a little bit of work. There are many other ways that you can make money with your blog, this article was written to give you a basic understanding of some of the possibilities that are there for you to take advantage of.

Now I’m gonna go ahead and post some of the big money makers that i know of!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

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Saturday, May 3, 2008

Submit Your Blog At

With over 1.3 billion people, China has the world’s largest population and according to a Forbes report, China surpasses US in internet use. Reaching over 162 million internet users as of June 2007, China has the world’s second largest internet population. A statistics that can’t be ignored by online entrepreneurs. Given the enormous number of internet users, it is therefore not surprising to find out that, China’s most popular search engine, is ranked as the 5th most popular website in the world. The fact is, there are more people who are using Baidu, than Yahoo, MSN Live and Ask to search the internet. Hence, appearing from Baidu’s search result is a great potential source of traffic to your blog. Today’s post answers why and how you should submit your blog at

Why Should You Submit Your Blog To

Probably, you don’t care submiting to Baidu for several reasons. Firstly, is a Chinese search engine and most Chinese don’t understand English. Since your blog is written in English, it will be of no use to them. Secondly, your target readers are from a certain geographic location (e.g. United States of America, United Kingdom). And lastly, you don’t understand Chinese so probably you won’t understand the submission procedures of Baidu.

Since China has embraced globalization, it has welcomed foreign languages especially English. As China prepares to host the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the Chinese government launched a massive campaign to teach English to its citizens. Assuming that the trend of studying English continues in China, China will soon be the largest English speaking country in the world.

Regarding targeting specific geographic location, I don’t see any reason why you should deprive your blog of traffic from other countries especially from regions where the Alexa toolbar is widely used. Submitting your blog to will take you less than 1 minute. Simply enter your blog’s URL and a enter the verification code and you’re done. That’s how easy it is.

Simple Steps In Submitting Your Blog To

  1. CLICK HERE to submit your blog/website.
  2. Enter your blog’s URL just like it’s shown in the picture. Enter the verfication code and hit the gray button.
    enter your URL and verification code then hit the gray button
  3. You should see this message confirming that you’ve submitted your blog’s URL successfully.
    successful submission to

Now that you’re done, you will have to wait for Baidu’s crawler to visit and index your blog or you can submit your blog to other search engines.

Friday, May 2, 2008

10 Ways to Make Money Blogging

Posted by Ahson Rafiq on January 28th, 2008

This was kinda long overdue so here it is 10 ways you can make money from your blog.

While building up this blog i was not hoping for a decent income here soon so building it up was my first priority after the traffic and readers kicked in then it was time to start monetizing and I’m only half way through doing that, there are so many things i can add here that can make me decent money but theres a time and place for everything, right now this blog is earning around 200-300$/month which is not bad since this is its very first earning month and yes I’ll be providing a earning report at the end of the month as well.

So lets get started..

Direct Ad Sales

Direct ad sales builds up 70% of my revenue and its really important that you have a advertisement page on your blog that explains what spots are available on your blog and how they can buy ad spots on your blog. Direct AD sales can be banners/text links/sponsored reviews anything that you want to sell on your blog but some of the most used sales are as follows

  • Banner Ads
  • Text Link Ads
  • Sitewide links
  • In-content Links
  • Rss Ads

Email Marketing

If you are using feedburner’s email subscription feature then you will have a really good list going on that has subscribed to your blog’s update this list can be used to promote either your products or affiliate offers its just like buying a list of 100k emails from a forum but only this time the people receiving the email have subscribed to your mailing list by their own will. You can either use gmail (which i prefer) or go to Aweber. This is a really good way to promote your affiliates, you can get atleast 1-2 sales per email (to all) if you have the right product for the right traffic.

Remember, if you are selling water to the thirsty its a fast sale but if its consolidation loans…well then you need to be re educated..

But it doesn’t stop there, let’s say you run a webmaster blog where you post about webware and other webmaster related topics such as cms and themes, you can now offer email advertising packages to your advertisers where you get a relevant product and email it to your subscribers!

This may seem a bit slimy but we are talking about strictly making money to get through the month you’ll need to do this, specially if you are a new and upcoming blog with little reputation, you can worry about your rep when you have one. ;)

Ad Networks and Affiliate Networks

If you are a tech/sem blogger then you’ll be getting offers from either new ad networks , affiliate networks or product sites that have recently launched an affiliate section to their site and wnat you to promote it, I was reached a couple times by ad networks and was told that i’d be given 20$/month just for putting their ads on my site, that was really easy money!

Once again, I’d like to pressure the fact that you need to keep your blog highly relevant to your niche if you want the money to keep rolling in, the more off topic you go the more you confuser your readers, advertisers and potential readers.

Reviewing your own affiliates

Well sponsored reviews aren’t the only kind of reviews out there, if you want to get some extra juice going around the blog just review an affiliate product of your advertiser, earn some extra cash and add some new content to your blog at the same time, two birds with one stone!

That’s how webhost review blogs got started, they reviewed the service then linked to the site with their affiliate ids, they really pay good!

I actually did that right before this post, look at my review of How to be a rockstar freelancer

Turn your passion into profession

I’ve mentioned this point several times in my posts before, if you have a passion for something online then do it on your blog, show it off and make some money off of it while you’re doing that mine is wordpress themes and i tend to design a new theme every now and then and add it here, that not only gives me some extra link love and traffic but also potential wordpress themes clients that want unique themes designed for them as well!

If you want to do something similar then find what you like doing the most and do it, people can tell if you are passionate about something or not in an instant so don’t force yourself to like something, just be yourself, its easier and cheaper.


Ebooks are famous you may already know about the “How to be a freelance rockstar” by freelance switch that has got alot of attention now and continues to grow in every way for the blog and the brand name its a really good move!

If you have enough supporters of your methods of promotion, blogging, marketing or whatever the topic at hand may be, then its time to write an ebook with 10x more juice then your blogposts things you have never mentioned on your blog and then some would be in the ebook, thats another easy way to make money because people love to learn and ebooks are the perfect way of doing that.

Writing an ebook as a “product” of your blog is not only good for sales but for your blog as well people who “can’t” buy the book will simply subscribe to your blog and you’ll get more traffic that way!

In an effort to promote the blog more i also offer a free seo book here which has several great tips!

Using Sponsors and Competitions to make some extra moola!

If you are running a contest powered by a third party sponsor then there will be alot of traffic coming in as well as links that means motivated and relevant readers this is the time to increase your ad usage on the blog and also bulk up on affiliate reviews and advertising your feed this way you don’t only earn more but you get more feed readers as well.

Sponsors help you setup competitions, competitions drive traffic to your blog.

Now its your job to successfully run the competition while trying to make that competition work for you on a personal level as well, because you have to lookout for the well being of your business/blog not only the competition.

Just before this post i recieved an email from seonoobs - a request to be their sponsor for their contest, if you are wondering how to reach out to a blogger for a sponsorship, then this is how:

Hey there!

I just wanted to make you aware of a big SEO contest I’m having, and since you’re involved in the SEO industry, I thought it would be awesome to have industry specific sponsors. There are already some great prizes, but the more the merrier. Anything from a product sample, to reviews, consultations, to cash - it doesn’t matter. Just you being apart of it would make it a memorable one!

You can read more at the official contest post here.

If you’re interested, let me know as soon as you get time, as the contest kicks off on February 4th.

Thank you for your time, and have a super week!

Ryan L.


Network Blogs

If you already have an established blog which is at a level when you can advertise at any site you want successfully then its time to start another blog form another niche and advertise it partially on your main blog, I’ve done the same i started 2 new blogs when i saw the opportunity and i advertise them whenever i get the chance (whenever im not researching for blueverse).

Its important to have blogs on different topics, the more you spread yourself the more you’ll learn.
For example my free vista themes site is doing amazingly well considering the work i put into it its above average.

Selling your advice

Do people like your tips?
Have you proven yourself as a successful marketer?

Then people do want your advice, you can either sell a full consulting package or just brief advices based on what you see for a small fee, small money = small advice

And that could fuel your blog’s content as well, its like killing 3 birds with one pebble..

  1. Extra cash by selling teaser advices as posts - and a link to a full consultation package
  2. Blog content
  3. More readers!

Even SEOMoz has a Q&A section where the readers ask questions to rand and the whole team, more interaction, more content and more readers!
This is one of the easiest methods of making money blogging that i know of!

Sell your niche

If you have a really relevant website with targeted readers then you can diversify in so many ways, if you are a blogging tips kind of a blog then you can make a jobs board where people come and post their jobs and pay you a small one time for a limited post on the board, this is a good way to make money because your advertisers are looking for targeted and motivated users to be driven to their site and if you have a really targeted audience then you won’t have any problem doing this.

A jobs board isn’t the only idea i have here, here are a few..

  1. Top 10 Sites/Blogs of the week - bidding directory style
  2. Blog of the month
  3. Classifieds
  4. Community with a premium membership option
  5. T-shirts
  6. CDs
  7. Posters
  8. Content Packs
  9. Case studies


Thursday, May 1, 2008

Making the Blogosphere Love You

We Trust You

A lot of people going to my website don’t want to believe the facts, they don’t want to believe I’m a real person and am just 19 years old, making big bucks online and working a couple hours a day, if that! To put them at ease:

  • Provide pictures of your self “Look I’m 19″!
  • Provide Videos and Audio clips of yourself
  • Let them know you
  • Show the bank balance!
  • Have a story

Provide Value

When writing content for my websites and blog’s I also make sure to provide the value then try to make money. For example if a website is about how to make money online I will provide information about how to make money online and then try to make money. Since the pay per post phenomenon, a lot of high quality websites which provided great quality content have now started to bust out paid irrelevant paid revenues on the daily!

Value your readers

Once you have 1000’s of daily readers because of month’s of hard work, providing quality content, don’t let them done by flooding your website with adverts and paid posts.

To Summarize: Be Unique, Give Your Readers Value!

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