Use Affiliate Advertisements to Make Money from Your Blogs

By Robert W. Lucas

There are many people who write blogs on the Internet. In addition to giving back by sharing their information and expertise with readers, the smart ones also make money by posting affiliate advertisements (ads) on the blogs.

Affiliate ads are a type of pay for advertising where organizations with products, services or other items that they want to sell or offer, pay website and blog owners to place images and text soliciting visitors from those sites. If you have a blog and want to try your hand at making cash by posting advertisements and simply waiting for readers to click on them to visit an advertisers website, consider this form of advertising.

To get started, you might approach a Website owner who has a large following of potential customers that you would like to attract to your blog or website. Ask them to place a banner advertisement on that website. These small rectangular ads at the top, along the sides and in other locations around articles and blog content are literally hotlinks. When clicked by a Website visitor the links take readers to the Website where he or she can view and/or purchase advertiser books, services or products.

Another version of revenue generation from advertisements on your site comes from allowing larger affiliate advertising companies, such as, GoogleAds, Yahoo, or Bing, to place advertisements from various organizations that pay them on your Website or blog. This type of advertising can generate a steady stream of income for you.  Whenever a visitor to your site clicks (or touches) on the advertisements, he or she is transferred to an advertiser’s Website to view and/or purchase products or services. In exchange for allowing these ads on your site, you get a percentage of the advertisement fee and in certain cases, a percentage of a purchase price when someone, buys, subscribes or uses products and services offered by the company.

As your website or blog visitor traffic grows and people check out your content, the chance that more people will click on an advertisement increases.  When that occurs, you make more money. There are some bloggers and authors making thousands of dollars in passive income each month by using this approach.

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