Goal Of This Blog

Even though the title of the blog is how to make money blogging. My goal is not to make money. No my goal is to help anyone who would like to monetize their blogs with any information I have learned or found.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

How Many Ads On Your Blog Are Too Many

  When I started blogging I read what Google Adsense allowed and what they recommended. I felt from the beginning that I did not want to draw too much attention to the ads on my blogs. I wanted there to be some so that if someone is interested they can click on the ad and check it out. Some of the ads I put on my blogs are associated with what the current post is about. I do after awhile remove those ads as I write more posts. There are some occasions where I have tried either using a larger ad size like 120 x 600 where multiple items show up. These can be with either Ebay or Amazon, but as far as Google Adsense goes they are just click type ads. I have also tried smaller types ads or just ads that will fit on the right side of the posts.
                                     
      How to Place an Adsense Ad In Your Blog Post | Wordpress how to tutorials Part 25 - Youtube                                                                                        by Ingenious Solutions

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas 2014

  I just simply wanted to say Thank You to all my readers and MERRY CHRISTMAS !!!!!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Some Of The Top Money Making Blogs On The Internet

  There are quite a few different Blogs out there that make quite a bit of money. What I see is that it takes time and effort to make a popular blog. Your popular blog will then make money. Well that's not always true, you see you have to get the people to like what you promote. That way they will purchase what you are promoting. The best thing I can say is be honest in what you are promoting. That is why in the blogs I write I try to make my posts on products that I know about. It may be a hobby or what I have done in the past or what I do in the present.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Don't Stop, Try New Things With Your Blog


My motto is don't give up the ship. Try new things with your blog. Look around the internet and see what other people are doing. Seeing what others are doing may spark some new ideas to try. I am not saying copy someone else. I am saying look at what someone did and then expand on it with your own ideas. You never know one simple change may change everything with your blog.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Keep Your Blog Ads In Time With The Seasons

  Sometimes one thing I have been trying to do is keep my blog ads in time with the seasons. In other words if it were summer I try to use ads with products associated with summer. For example items such as water slides, pools or some water related product. In October I tried to use items that had to do with Halloween, such as costumes. Christmas time in December is a little different. There are so many products I try to make them more of a popular items such an an electronic item. There are of course plenty of items that can be used all year round, but I like to go with the seasons.
  This was just a small post, Happy Holidays !!!! 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

What Should I Blog About

                   


     Whenever I talk to someone about writing a blog they always respond with I don't know what I would write a blog about. My answer is write about your favorite hobby, something you like or something that makes you happy. The nice thing about the blog is that it can be whatever you want it to be. It does not have to be anything perfect. It can be your own thoughts on various subjects. Most of all make it fun, because if you don't you will probably get bored with it and stop.
  So yes my advise is to make it fun. You never know you may just end of being the person with the most popular blog on the internet. Try to keep your subjects of your posts up to date. In other words do some research on your subjects on the internet. Also make sure what you blog about is honest. If you write about something that is not true people will see right through you. Always write the truth about your subject. That honesty is what will keep people coming back for more.

                   


     When writing your posts on your blog use the internet. The internet is an excellent abundance or wealth of information. I would look for stories on the internet to get good ideas to write from. Never just copy someone else s work. If you are using something from some one make sure you can use it, place it in quotations "" and always give the person the credit for writing it. I use creative commons quite a bit for information that I use in my posts. These are not copy write protected and are free to use. Sometimes I will get videos to use or maybe various pictures to use in my posts. Creative commons can be found at this link http://search.creativecommons.org/ . If you use Google images  make sure to set the filter to pictures that can be reused and modified.
  So just remember to have fun with your blog. Helping people with a given subject or just giving information about a subject is what we should be doing. Honesty Is The Best Policy and that is my what I believe. Remember if you have to lie about what you are doing, then there is something wrong with what you are doing. Believe me I have seen many people who seem to be a salesperson means it is ok to lie because it's your job. I believe they are just fooling themselves and what goes around comes around. My mother always said liars need good memories.
  Thank You for reading.

Friday, November 28, 2014

How To Get That Traffic To Your Blog

One of the most important parts of your blog is getting the traffic to your blog. If you don't the traffic then you don't have the possibility of getting clicks on your links and ads. If know one comes to your blog then you won't make any sales off amazon or ebay or whatever ads you may place on it. So the main point is attraction to your blog. Remember to use plenty of good keywords and good keyword sentences. That way you can get your blog posts seen on the web.
  Okay so you are most likely asking yourself how do I get the traffic. Well there are quite a few different ways of getting the traffic to your blog. First make sure you keep up with writing posts as often as possible. They don't necessarily have to be long winded posts either. In fact I would not make them too long, because the reader may get bored, leave and not come back. Make the subject relevant to your site. Write posts that may help someone solve a problem. For example say you are blogging about computer repair or virus cleaning. Try and give them the steps to take care of these problems. Make sure to provide plenty of pictures, videos and links to websites you have found that can provide further help. Maybe you can do a video on building a project such as a ham radio antenna. The ideas are just endless and are all yours to do and have fun with.
  Also remember to use social media to spread the word about your blog. If you write a post put it on twitter with the web address and also link it to facebook. There are other social media sights as well. In other words get the word out. You can also join various communities on Google. Especially ones associated with you blog idea. That way people may spread the word to others. It is okay to join other Google communities, because you never know whose interest you may get. Also use some humor in your blog writing as well. Everybody loves to laugh, it's healthy for you and it keeps people awake.
  There are many different websites with tons of information on how to get traffic to your blog. The best thing to do is do a search with Google on how to get traffic to you blog and I am sure you will be amazed at how many websites there are out on the internet. You can also find videos on youtube on how to get traffic to your website. Try writing reviews on products associated with your blog and provide some good technical information. Most of all be honest, because honesty is the best policy.
  That's all for now so Thank You for reading.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Placing An Amazon Store On Your Blog

   Recently one thing I am trying is placing an Amazon Store on my blog. It is a fairly new feature from Amazon Associates. It looks like a web store where you can display different products that are associated with the content of your blog. For example on my Ham Radio Blog I have various Ham Radios and other Ham Radio Equipment. The products can be added and saved in a shopping cart. It is done through Amazon.com, but looks like a web store that you may see on someones website. There is a picture of the item, the price and maybe a short description of the item.
This an example of what one of my Amazon aStores looks like
   The picture above is what the aStore looks like on my blog. I guess time will have to tell on whether it chases people away or becomes popular. I like it because I do not have to put a bunch of ads all over the place and clutter up the blog. Besides I do not want anyone to think my blog is just about selling items. The ads for Ebay, Amazon, Adsense and Chitika are mainly for people to choose if they want to. Also they can go to Amazon and get some good information on the different types of products associated with Ham Radio for example. The main part of my Blog is to provide some kind of information that may be helpful or interesting to whoever is reading one of my Blogs.
  My advise is that after you have signed up for Amazon Associates wait until you build up some traffic. Then I would set up an Amazon aStore for the type of products that you may be writing or blogging about. You can adjust sizes, controls and the desired products that may want to try and sell. I generally look for the products that have good reviews and good prices. That way I am trying to give as much help as I can to the people reading my blogs.
  Well That's all for know so Thank You for reading.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Google Adsense And Placing Ads On Your Blog

  I was searching on the internet and came across some videos on placing Google Adsense Ads on your Blog. So I figured I would share them with my readers and anyone who comes across my blog. I know the video below is on one of my other posts, but I thought it was worth seeing again.

                      
                        How to Make Money With Google AdSense by Greg Davis


                                 
            How to increase your google adsense earnings with free tips and tricks by marioweerakoon

                     The video below is a little bit slow at the beginning so just bear with it.


                     
                                          Google Adsense Basicsby MrWealthGuru



                                         
                            

How to Make Money with Google Adsense Step By Step Guide YouTube

    


                    
                     Google Adsense Setup 1 - Text-Onlyby Terry Leigh Britton
                  
                  Google Adsense Setup 2 - Images-Onlyby Terry Leigh Britton

   As you can see there are numerous videos out there on how to set up and work Google Adsense. As I search the internet for more videos I will post them if they seem to be helpful to anyone interested.
  Thank You for reading my little post and watching the videos.



Friday, November 21, 2014

Just Remember It Takes Time For Your Blog To Become Popular

  Just as the title of the post says it takes time for your blog to become popular. Most of my blogs only get a few people a day. In fact my Ham Radio Blog started to become more popular when I had 45 to 50 posts. Basically the more content you put out on the internet the more traffic you will get. So my advise is make sure your posts are associated in some way to your blog title.
  Also make sure that any ads you put on your blog whether they are with Ebay or Amazon have something to do with your blog itself. If you write posts that have nothing to do with your blog title people will most likely wander away. Also make sure to put those keywords in there that Google and other web searchers will look for. The more keywords you use the better the chances that someone will find your site. Make sure they also can leave comments. If anyone leaves a comment looking for a response make sure to try and respond. That way people know you care about what you write and that you are about your readers. Get the good word out and not the bad word.
  By all means make sure you are enjoying what you write. There is nothing worse than reading something and feeling that the person did not even care or want to write something. Also remember to try and think of a subject that is also popular today. That way you will have a better chance of getting traffic. Try to write a blog where you are helping someone with some kind of subject. I do that all day when I am working on computers. I search Google for people that have had similar problems. Usually I will find someone that has had the same problem and they provide a way to repair whatever it is. Talk about what you love and what is special to you. Helping people is what we should be doing.
  Thank You for reading and all comments are welcome.  

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Make An EBook To Sell On Your Blog

  I have been looking around to see what other bloggers are doing to make some money with their blog and I see people making E-Books to sell. Generally they don't sell for a large amount of money. If you write enough to have a good variety the money may add up over time. It could just another added feature to the blog you already have. It seems that the more variables you provide to your readers the more your blog will become popular. As far as I see it any idea is a good idea for you to attract people to your blog.
  There plenty of places to learn about how to write your first e-book.  I found at

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Other Ways Of Monetizing Your Blog

            


  There are plenty of other ways to monetize your blog. One is by using social media such as twitter and facebook. I will sometimes put out a tweet on twitter about a post on my blog. This is then linked to my facebook page so it puts it there as well. I have found that when I do this traffic seems to pick up. I have also gotten more followers on twitter that way. The more people follow you the more your information is out on the internet. More traffic to your blog site may mean more clicks on advertisements as well as whatever else you are advertising.
  Now there are other types of social media out there besides twitter and facebook. One thing I have tried is placing a social media gadget. Another way of earning some money is buy selling a product that you have made. For example if you are building Ham Radio Antennas you could advertise those. One idea is that if you have a website where you are selling your products, you could place a link to your website to direct traffic there as well.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Google Adsense For Your Blog

  
                              How to Make Money With Google AdSense
                                                        by Greg Davis

  The third way to try and earn some money from your blog is with Google Adsense. Before you are accepted to Google Adsense you need to have a good amount of content. If I remember right I had about 10 posts and then I had enough content. Google Adsense finally accepted me and then I put some ads on my blog. You can only have up to three ads on a blog. So my question was where should I place the Ads and what size ad should I use.

                 
                   How to Create Google Adsense Account Tutorial - Step by Step
                                                         by M. Farid Lutfi

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Using Ebay Partner Network On My Blog For Earning Money

  The second way of earning some money on my blog by using Ebay Partner Network. The Ebay Partner Network is another ad related type of monetizing your blog. Basically you place ads in different types and sizes of blocks or banners on your blog. They can pretty much be anywhere on your blog. It has been found that the ads do the best on the sides of the posts. They do better from what I have heard on the right side of the post. This apparently because people read from left to right. Also the bigger the  ad the more it will catch the readers eyes. I have not been able to place a picture of the item in the blog as a link the way that I can with Amazon Associates. So what I tend to do is place a link in a keyword or keyword phrase associated with the item or items I would like to direct the reader to see. For example here is a link that I may use Ham Radio Equipment. Just click on the link with your mouse. All these items are also associated with the topic of the post. Here is a link to a video on youtube for setting up a Ebay Partner Network http://youtu.be/HfO3FL5zzMc

            

 Once again I would stress that my main goal of the blog is not to earn money or a living. This is only an added addition to the blog and another way of attracting people to the website blog. My main goal is to give any information, help or guidance that may help someone. Also to share things that I have done in the past, present and maybe the future. These may give someone an interest in one of the hobbies that I have such as Ham Radio, Guitars, Photography etc..... Helping others in any way you can is what this world is all about.
  If you are interested in signing up with the Ebay Partner Network here is a link to their website https://publisher.ebaypartnernetwork.com/files/hub/en-US/index.html
I would also let you know that there are many different websites with tutorials on working with Ebay Partner Network as well as Amazon Associates. Also remember that it takes time for traffic to build up on your blog. The more post that you write, the more content will be out on the internet and the more traffic may find its way to your blog. Also one of the best ways to get traffic is also with the use of keywords. These are common words that people use when searching on the internet with web search sites such as Google, Yahoo and MSN. Google Adwords is an excellent place to find keywords and keyword phrases.
  I have been using the Ebay Partner Network for about a year now. I have earned some money, but not very much. It all depends on traffic and if someone decides to purchase something from Ebay while they are on your blog. That is why I use the link to a particular webpage, because the person may decide to purchase something other than what I showed on my blog in the post. Variety is the spice of life or so they say. Also remember to direct your readers to other websites that may provide more information than you have. Remember my belief is to Help and Help Some more. You can see one of the ads from ebay on the side of the blogs post. Click on it and see where is goes. If you are looking for information on setting up the Ebay Partner Network for you blog just use Google as the search and type in how to set up an Ebay Partner Network and choose videos. You will find a wide variety of choices. You will most likely see positive and negative websites and videos. My advise is try it out, but Give it time.
  Thank You for reading and I hope this information is helpful. 

Friday, October 31, 2014

Tips On Using Amazon Associates

  I just thought I would give some tips on how I use Amazon Associates. It really is very simple to use, but you do have to think about what type of ads you use and where you place them on your blog layout. I have tried placing them in both the left and right columns. I have also tried placing a banner ad in the top just under the header. Another place to put a banner ad is between the posts on your blog. You should also consider the size of the ad especially where you place it. Here is a video below on how to sign up for amazon associates.

              
                                   Opening an Amazon Affiliate Account                                                                                  by John Lagoudakis       
  They say that the size ad that does the best with Amazon is 160 x 600. The 160 is the width and the 600 is the length. Now I have tried a number of different sizes. Some are square and some are rectangles. I believe the idea of the bigger ad being better is a good choice and makes sense. It tends to catch the readers eye. This may in fact get more clicks. I have tried using the type of ads where they keep changing the item with a fade out or the window just scrolls. The other thing that I do is place a picture of the item or items in the post that are actually links to the item for sale at amazon. I also have a phrase about the item and make it a link to an amazon webpage with the item as well as other items in the given category. I do find that these two choices get me more clicks than others.
  One way of getting more traffic to your blog is by using keywords or keyword phrases in your blog. There are some websites that generate keywords for you to use on your blog. I use Google Ad Words and best of all it is free. There are some keyword websites, but they tend to have a fee involved. With Google Ad Words all you do is sign up and then find the Ad Words and Phrases. Some will have a higher number for the traffic. I would check out the videos below and check out youtube for more.

              

              
                                                 Google Keywords for Blog
                                                         by Communicateson

  Just a couple of reminders. First you do not get accepted with amazon associates until someone buys something. It is best to get your blog going with lots of content. Also remember it does take time to build up traffic to your blog. So my advise is don't get upset and quit. Remember it takes time and effort on your part, so just have fun. Make some friends along the way too with Google accounts.
  Another way of selling some items is to set up the Amazon Store or as it is called Astore. You basically choose what items you want to sell and it simulates a web store with a shopping cart. So as you will see you can set up banners, links to pages and widgets for whatever items you want to sell or maybe just one item. Here are some links to some of my blogs if you want to see how I set them up.
http://hamradiokc2yti.blogspot.com/ 
http://linuxandhamradioetc.blogspot.com/
http://justbeingcatholic.blogspot.com/
http://myfavoritealltimewrestlers.blogspot.com/
http://wherecanifindthatonline.blogspot.com/
 http://thetbigoybox.blogspot.com/
 http://cbradioandaccessories.blogspot.com/
http://everybodylovesguitars.blogspot.com/
http://everybodylovesphotography.blogspot.com/


  As you can see I have plenty to keep me busy. Just remember this is not a get rich scheme. Just put you time and effort into it and over time who knows what will happen. If you are interested in becoming an amazon associate her is a link to the website  https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/gp/associates/network/main.html There are plenty of videos on youtube to watch and learn about amazon associates. There are also plenty of tutorials on the internet where you can learn about how to set up a good blog and use amazon associates.
  Well Thank You for reading and I hope this is helpful. 



Thursday, October 30, 2014

How To Make Money With Your Blog

  I started blogging about a year ago and I love it. I have about eight different blogs at this time. For myself I have a couple different reasons why I like to blog. First I happened to read about blogging and how I might make some extra money. Everyone can always use some pocket change. Who knows your blog may become popular and you might make a good amount of money. The money part of things is just a part of what I do.
  As for me I like to share different things that are important to me. Some of these things are form my past and some from the present. Some are sort of a personal part of my like, while others are just hobbies of mine. Some of my blogs are about My Faith, Ham Radio, Linux and Ham Radio, Photography, Music, Electronic Component Repair, Toys, Where To Find Things Online and of course Wrestling. So as you see I have a real variety of things to write about.
  What I prefer to do is try to write at least one post a month. At first I tried to write as much as I could so I could get as much information on the internet as possible. What I did find is that I had people looking at my blogs, but not a whole lot of people. I researched on the internet and found different ways to get more people to see my blogs and posts. I found that writing a little tweet on twitter seemed to help. The next thing I did was set twitter so it put it right on my facebook account. That way all my followers, friends and other people will see my blog, post and address. I did find that it did help in getting more traffic to my websites. I do have to say that I have found that when I hit 35 to 45 posts my daily traffic did pick up somewhat.
  I found that using blogger was free and cost me nothing but some of my time. I do find that if your writing about something you like it is fairly easy to write a post. Okay so what did I do about the money part of things you may be asking. Well I looked on the internet to find out what people were doing to try and make some money. The first thing I did was make sure I had enough content and signed up for Google Adsense. Have I made much money with this you might be wondering. Well the honest answer is not very much. I have found that it takes some time for the ads to be associated with what your blog is about.
  The next two places I signed up with are Ebay Partner Network and Amazon Associates. Once again this is another item where it may take time to get a good amount of traffic to your website and people may be interested in the items you are displaying in your ads. With Amazon you don't really get accepted until something sells. It took almost a year and someone finally bought something. I finally got accepted. With Ebay Partner Network you are accepted right away and it takes time and traffic to have things sell. I did finally have someone buy something and I made a little money. There are other ways of making money with your blog, but these seem to be the common ways. My advise is if you see something thoroughly check them out by reading reviews or what ever information you can find. There are way too many scams on the internet.
  Well I hope to write about different subjects that may help in any way I can. I have always been a person who likes to help someone in any way I can and I always will. That's what my Mother and Grand Parents taught me and I will pass it to my children.
  Thank You for reading and Have A Nice Day.

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