I have a lot of "offline friends" who read this blog and are curious about how I get to earn through blogging. This is post is for you my friends, and all those newbie bloggers with personal blogs who are curious about how to make money on the internet.
You can make money on the internet with a personal blogI am not the authority on stuff like "How to Monetize Your Blog" or "How to make money on the internet" - there are thousands of people who know that way better than me. I will tell you instead my experience with it so far.
I have a personal blog, and in my one year of blogging, I've earned roughly around Php 2,500.00. It's nothing to brag about, believe me, especially when other uber bloggers are earning as much as Php 1,000,000 ($20k) in one month on their blogs...
I try instead to look at it this way - my current earnings is enough to pay for my blog domain (Reyjr.com) for 5 years already. :D (at $10 or roughly around Php 500 per year). I am not pressured to write SEO friendly content, I just write what I want to write about.
A quick disclaimer - I have not really been actively trying to earn from blogging. I write the same way I used to write, and about the same topics. This is my personal blog, not an advertising agency, and I have chosen to stay true to my initial blogging intentions.
That being said, I am encouraging you to, if you have not yet - Monetize your blog! It's quite easy to set-up, there are numerous options and you can use one or two or all of them. Once you have set them up on your blog, you can forget about them and continue writing what you want to write about.
Breaking it down
OK, so, where the heck did all this money come from? Hehe. I've signed up for the following internet marketing affiliates and other money making online sites - in the chronology of my joining dates. I've linked their respective websites as well if you are interested in signing up!
Google Adsense - I joined in Nov08, now 14 months running. These are ads that run on your blog and you earn when people click on them. I have earned a total of $32.44 so far. Payout is $100, so I guess, I have to wait a couple more years. (I hope it will be sooner than later!)
Nuffnang.com.ph - I joined in Apr09, now 9 months running. This is a local ad company similar to Google Adsense in that you get paid if people click on the ads. Payout is in Phil pesos - so far I have accumulated Php825.68.
LinkWorth - Signed up for this in Oct08 then forgot all about it until this post. Haha. I never heard from them, but I guess it's worth looking into again. These give in-content ads and sponsored posts or links.
Sponsored Tweets - Using my twitter account (Follow me: @ryjr) I signed up for this in Nov09 as well. You are assigned an ad to tweet and they pay you for it. I've earned a measly $1.49 haha. But as my good friend DiTesco says, "...every bit counts!"
PayPerPost v.4 - As the name suggests, this give you topics to write about and they pay for a post or a link. Joined in Nov09 - received some leads, and one offer which I rejected. I don't remember why, hm... I think the offer was too low. Lol! :p Still waiting!
Sponzai - These are sponsored guest posts! They pay you to post a fixed guest post. I joined in Nov09 and have now earned $2.00 from 2 opportunities.
Google Affiliates - I joined this late last year in Nov09. These are ads that run but do not give a value per click, rather, if someone purchases something, you will get commission for it - 10%, 15% sometimes more. I've received a total of 27,590 ad impressions here, but no purchases yet, so $0 earnings!
Infolinks - I signed up in Nov09 (2 months running - but took it out for a few weeks) - and so far have earned $0.81, payout is $100. lol. Maybe a few more years. These are in-content links to ads that pay per click.
Sponsored Reviews - The last one I signed up for last was Sponsored Reviews as recommended by my friend Gem of The Lady Programmer. Haven't heard from them since I made an account. Turns out, I think the cost per review value I put on my profile was too high for my SponsoredReviews Rank. lol. So I just changed it today. Let's wait until next month if anything happens. Hehe
"Earning 10 in 2010" - Going for $10 a month, my blogging goal!I have very recently signed up for two more money making services:
Adgitize - Earning points that get converted to cash to me sounds interesting because your physical work will have a hand at how much you will earn - unlike ads that are dependent on your readers' interest.
Chitika - This one focuses on "search engine" traffic - and provides targeted ads based on the search keywords. This is especially good if most of your traffic comes from search engines. SEO expertise also comes into play here.
I am going to try and earn at least $10 every month. That's quite a high target considering my past performance, but we'll see how things go. :)
January was not very good for my blogging - coming off the holidays and being welcomed by a deluge of work didn't help either. Hehe. I only came up with 9 posts this month compared to 13 in Jan09. :p Hopefully that will change soon!
Now that I've introduced you to the sites that I have signed up for, which one will you try out? Or if you already have them, which one is your favorite?
This is not a sponsored post! (:p too bad!)
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