Friday, March 16, 2012

How To Start a Free blog and Make Money

This is a guide on how to start a free blog and make money. Although majority of blogs that make money are are not free, you can still start a blog on a free blogging platform that gives you a free blog.

Free Blogging Platforms

These are some of the most popular blogging platforms that offer free blogs:-
  1. Wordpress
  2. Blogger
  3. Tumblr

Wordpress and Tumblr offer free blogs but they don't allow you to make money. Users are banned from placing adverts on there blogs. Blogger also known as Blogspot, on the other hand is owned by Google and they allow blog owners to make money. On blogger you can sell advertising or products from your free blog. I will now show you how to start a free blog on blogger and make money.

It is very easy to start a blog on blogger, you don't need technical skills. I think if you can register for an email address or Facebook account you can start and operate a free blog.

First you will need to register at using your email address. If you already have a Google account is is even easier because you just need to go to your Google Account page and select a new product and click on blogger and you will be automatically signed up.

Once you have registered you will choose a name for your blog. It will be something like If you don't want to see the part, you can buy your custom domain name.

Tips Of Making Money With A Free Blog

You have to choose a blog topic that is marketable. Some topics do well than others. You might feel cool writing about your love for Latin language but is it marketable compared to writing about personal finance?

Once you have settled on a topic, start writing. Blogging for money is hard work, you have to write at least one post a day if you want to succeed.

Monetizing Your Free Blog

There are three ways of making money from your blog

  1. Advertising
  2. Affiliate programs
  3. Selling Your Own Products


Inside blogger you can sign up to Google advertising program. The program is called Adsense and it is available inside your blogger account. This program is brilliant because you don't look for advertisers, Google takes care of that. After you have applied to join the program you will have to wait for approval. At first they may reject your application but be patient and keep on applying. Once you are approved you can start running Google adsense ads on your blog.

How To Make Money With Google Adsense

Every time your visitors click on your ads you will be paid a percentage. Let us say an advertiser paid Google $1 for every click, you will get something like 65% of that.

Affiliate Marketing For A Free Blog.

After you have started and created your free blog you can also Join Amazon Affiliate program. You place an Amazon banner on you blog and when a visitor clicks on the banner and visits Amazon store and buys a product you are paid 4% of the purchase price. Their is an affiliate product for every niche, weight loss, finance, pets etc. To find an affiliate product to sell in your niche just Google "Affiliate Marketing program + YOUR NICHE."

Selling Your Own Products

If you have written an Ebook of made a DVD you can sell these directly on your free blog. For this to succeed you must have established a good reputation with your readers for them to trust you enough to buy your product.


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