Can You Make Money with a Free Blog? - Making Money with a Free Blog
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When you have a free blog, there are a few things that are left up to the whims and desires of the Web site you use to acquire your space on the Internet. This doesnít mean, however, that you canít add a few little extras of your own. In fact, making money with a free blog might be even easier than you may think.
Through pay-per-click advertising programs, even free blogs can become money-makers. Companies like Google and BidVertiser (http://www.bidvertiser.com/bdv/BidVertiser/bdv_publisher.dbm, pictured) will actually pay you to turn your site into a veritable billboard for their sponsors.
How does it work, exactly? Youíll sign an agreement with an advertising company which says that youíll use some of your blog space to place ads. When your traffic clicks on these ads, you earn. Sounds pretty easy, right? It is, and thatís one of the reasons so many Internet users like to take advantage of pay-per-click on their sites.
Shopping carts are a great way to sell products quickly and offer a secure payment system for your traffic. Who says you canít use a free blog to sell stuff? Add a shopping cart code, and no one will say that about your blog again.
Cross promotion makes good blogs better. Do you write multiple blogs? Own a Web site? Have an active account on eBay where youíve got lots of interesting products available for bidding?
Always let your blog readers know about everything you have to offer. Provide links to your eBay selling pages, your other blogs, etc., and always be advertising. Remember, having traffic alone can help you get closer to making money with your Web content.
Donít underestimate the value of a PayPal donation button for your blog. Give people a direct link that makes it easy for them to part with their money, and you might be surprised at how often they answer the call. People on the Internet like clicking buttons! Create a PayPal account (https://www.paypal.com/) and ask for donations, why donít you? After all, it certainly canít hurt just to ask.
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