Friday, November 19, 2010

The Way To Get Additional Income From Your Blog Traffic

by: George Hutton

If you've got a website, and you've been publishing content for a while, it can feel pretty good once you start getting a steady stream of visitors. Most people struggle to get more than twenty or so a day. It can take a long time to start to get consistent traffic to your website.

Now that you've got some visitors, you may be thinking that it's time to start making some money. After all, over a million people today in the United States alone make their sole income from blogging. If they can do it, you certainly can. If you'd like to start making money from your website, then this article is for you. I'll go over a few tried and true methods for turning your hits into dollars.

Most any person who wanders across your site is a potential customer. Everybody loves to shop and buy things. Stores are everywhere, newspapers and magazines are covered in ads for this very reason. All those rich TV stars ultimately all their income from commercials on TV. There's no reason why you can't get in on the game.

If you sign up for Google Adsense, they will automatically put ads on your site that are relevant to the topic your looking at. Take a look around here. What kinds of ads do you see? Something related to online publishing, or websites? See how that works? It's pretty easy. The way it works is every time somebody clicks on an add that's on your site, you split the cost with Google. So if you've already got a blog or site that is getting some traffic, that's a great way to make some extra money.

Another popular method of making money is through affiliate marketing. If you run a blog on marathon training, for example, you can recommend shoes, or running gear, or books on training. When people by those items through your links, you will get a commission. Most everyplace that sells something online has some kind of affiliate program, in order to help sell their product. Commissions range from a few cents, from books, to a few hundred dollars, for higher priced items.

And lastly, you could create your own product, and sell it to your visitors. If you've been blogging for a year or so, you've certainly got enough content to create an ebook. Pull together your best articles, arrange them in some kind of orderly fashion, give your ebook a catchy title, and sell it on your site for ten bucks or so. If you sell one a day, that's an extra three hundred bucks a month. I'm sure you could think of something to do with that, right?

In short, there's not limit to the ways you can make money from your website traffic. Whether it be ads, affiliate marketing, or selling your own product, there's no telling how much extra cash you could make. Who knows, in year, or even less, you could be retired.

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