Some people say that the only way to make good money is to work hard. No doubt that in the past, hard work was one way to get ahead. But even hard work wasn’t a guarantee of success. These days, in the age of technology, the internet has made making money easy. For some, all it takes is a computer and an internet connection to get a successful small business off the ground.
If you’ve spent any time online lately, you probably already know that blogs (short for “web logs”) and blogging are big. There are literally thousands and thousands of blogs online, and some of those bloggers are turning their daily posts into cash. These days bloggers aren’t working hard, instead they’re working smart and making money easy as they do. But how can a simple blog turn readers and clicks into cash? The answer is simple: affiliate marketing and Google Adsense.
The Google Adsense program allows you to put relevant advertising on your own blog or Web site. That means you can get a share of Google’s pay-per-click (also known as “PPC”) revenue by displaying the Google PPC ads. When a visitor to your site sees the Google ad and clicks on it, you get a share of the advertiser’s bid for those keyword ads. Google Adsense can make making money easy on your blog or Web site. Simply sign up for a Google Adsense account, generate your ad units, and Google provides you the special code for your site or blog. Just copy the code and paste it into your own site or blog and within moments you’ll have Google’s contextual advertising PPC ads on your own web property. Now that’s making money easy.
In addition, you can earn revenue on your blog or Web site through affiliate marketing. Here’s how it works: you provide links from your site to the sales pages of other online businesses. As an affiliate, you get a unique code that you embed in the links on your site. If someone reading your site or blog clicks through to the merchant’s site, you’re making money easy because you get a portion of their purchase amount. One of the most popular affiliate marketing programs is available through Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer. Amazon sells a huge variety of products, so it is very likely that you’ll find many items to link to at Amazon. Simply sign up for their affiliate program, receive your unique affiliate ID, and place the links on your site or blog.
It may seem like making money can be difficult, but if you spend a little time online, you should be able to find a number of ways to make making money easy. From Web sites to blogs, you can turn your information into cash. Consider Google’s Adsense contextual advertising program or affiliate marketing programs like those offered by Amazon and you could be adding to your income very quickly.