Most people want to make money from their blogs. With WordPress, it is easy to monetize (turn into money) your blog!
Here are 11 tried and true methods to monetize your blog, according to research and personal experience.
Some bloggers have had success with selling links on their blogs – however, be aware the the Great Google does not condone selling links that pass PageRank.
Top sites for getting listed and selling your links or linking to products for sale include:
- Kontera ContentLink
- Text Link Ads
- Ad Brite
Becoming a better blogger takes some patience and a bit of elbow grease – but it is worth it when you start seeing the results you have been looking for. It doesn’t matter if your goals are more traffic, making money online or interacting with others.
You can become a successful blogger! It doesn’t matter if you are young, old, educated or not. Patience, a little bit of work and experimenting with various products, programs and advice will have you accomplishing your blogging goals in no time at all!
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Posted 12 Mar 2008 — by Ellie
There’s nothing more annoying to some of your website visitors than a plain Jane 404 error page.
It is very easy in WordPress to create a customized 404 page for your site, which will help visitors locate the information they are looking for and keep them on your page longer!
Most themes come with a 404 page as part of the theme set, so from this point, I will assume you already have a 404 page in your theme. For more information on how to create a 404 page, visit the WordPress Codex.
There are lots of ways to get more readers, but here are 12 really good tips, for novice to experienced bloggers.
- Turn your articles into videos using PowerPoint to create an entertaining slideshow. Submit your video to all of the popular video sites, including Google Video, YouTube, and others. Video is increasingly popular with internet users, especially teenagers and young adults. What better way to capture their readership by posting a great viral video on YouTube?
Give your readers another way to catch up with your latest posts. Turn your blog posts into podcasts!
The process is actually pretty simple if you follow these steps. Keep in mind that this doesn’t mean you have to record your posts or pay an actor to do it for you!
Odiogo is FREE and the quality is actually pretty good! After signing up, Odiogo will contact you to confirm your enrollment within hours. The computerized voice is easy to understand and very professional.
There are many ways to get more out of your WordPress blog. For example, we’ve covered WordPress themes, WordPress plugins to use, tagging and more.
Here are a few more tips to help you get more out of your WordPress blog – from traffic, post ideas and functionality!
This is Step #34 in the 101 Steps to Becoming a Better Blogger.
WordPress 2.3 introduced us to built-in tagging support, which has been a great addition to every blogger’s blogging arsenal for three reasons:
- Tags are a great way to quickly show visitors what you blog about. Categories can be helpful to show visitors what you blog about, but tags give an extra layer of information that is a lot more specific and targeted. If a visitor only wants to read your posts on Firefox, they can quickly find them, versus searching through various categories or searching your blog.
Step #33 in the 101 Steps to Becoming a Better Blogger.
Add photos to each of your posts.
I almost always have photos on each of my posts, in part because it is fun to find a picture that illustrates my point and because it can help my visitors understand my directions or better visualize a concept.
My friend Linky over at Linky Love always adds photos to her posts, some of which make me laugh, but are always relevant.
If you don’t know how to add photos to your posts, there are several ways do do it in WordPress.
Posted 26 Dec 2007 — by Ellie
It can be devastating to your blog’s rankings and readership if you do not post to your blog on a regular schedule.
However, life happens. Illness, vacations, writer’s blog or even internet or electricity outages can mean that you can not post on a regular schedule.
There’s one great and easy way to continue your blog’s posting schedule, keeping your readers happy – writing posts in advance with WordPress, especially if you know that you’ll be away from your computer for a few days – Edit timestamp!
- Look on the lower right-hand side of the ‘Write post’ page and find the “Post Timestamp” box.