There are a number of different ways to make money with blogs. First we will deal with the basics, text ads.
Text ads are fast becoming the most affective type of internet advertising there is.
Below are two types of text advertising systems.
Google Adense - Google Adsense is probably the most popular text
based advertising there is. You see their ads everywhere (including this site). Google charges a certain amount to
advertisers and then give a cut of that to you the ad publisher. Here are a couple of ebooks about how to get the most out of
Google Adsense's system.
Adsense Revenue Exposed - A good introduction to Google AdSense, not as thorough as the two below, but not near as expsensive either.
Chikita - Chikita is one of the newest forms of "text" advertising out there. So far it has received quite a good review from the blogosphere. We have just started to try it here at Sports Blogs and have had pretty good success so far.
BlogAds.com is another company that is focusing on only blogs. They have a unique advertising
format that combines both text and graphics. Both advertisers and publishers have had claimed great results with this company.
Product Marketing (Affiliate)
Art.com - The Art.com Affiliate Program is a fantastic way to make money with your web site. Art.com has over 100,000 prints, posters and photographs from many categories including fine art, sports, movies, music, celebrities and more. All you have to do is link to Art.com images on your website and you’ll earn 25-30% commission on all sales through the website.
Amazon Associates - You can sell any product on Amazon's website and earn a commision from it. Thats a lot of products!
They have a very easy to use link building tools that make adding their products to your website a snap.
As you can see, there are a number of different strategies you can take when trying to make a little extra cash off of all your hard work. Experiment with them, see what works best for your particular blog. Good luck!
Search Engine Optimization
You'll need to make sure your blog is properly optimized to get the most traffic from search engines. This report outlines the steps you need to take.