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How to make money from your blog:

Many people who write blogs today simply want to share their opinion on something. But then there are the business-minded folks, who have found a way to use blogs, or Web logs, to bring in a little extra cash too.
If you're interested in taking it further — blogging for bucks, if you will — here are five strategies that could turn your blog into a moneymaker.
1. Sell advertising. This is likely the most common means of leveraging a blog to generate income. If yours happens to become a well-known blog, or one that is well-received in a particular niche, it's always possible to sell ad space on your own. For Bing Blogs and services such as Google's AdSense or BlogAds, bloggers can establish ad programs. AdSense's — which lets you select several ads that are consistent with the content of your blog — pays you based on how many readers click on the ads for further information. Even better, it's free. BlogAds, on the other hand, hooks bloggers up with would-be advertisers and levies a commission in return for any ad placements that result. "The nice thing, too, is that the ads are relatively unobtrusive,"
2. Help sell others' products. Here is another click-through opportunity. Affiliate programs enable your blog to serve as a conduit between readers and online sites offering various goods and services. One popular choice is If, for instance, you offer book reviews or even just mention a book in passing in your blog, an affiliate program provides a means for your readers to click directly from your blog to Amazon to obtain further information about the book.
If they break out the checkbook or charge card, you get paid as well.
3. Solicit contributions. Not every blog-related income opportunity involves hawking goods or services. As Blanche DuBois said in A Streetcar Named Desire, consider relying on the kindness of strangers. Ask for contributions. If, for instance, your small-business blog supports a cause or issue in some fashion — say you repeatedly mention tax reform, health care or some other topic — you can always ask for reader support. Even if you've attracted a group of regular followers who simply enjoy reading what you have to say, they may be willing to underwrite their loyalty with a little financial help. Programs such as PayPal make it easy to establish a simple on-site contribution collection button. "There are lots of worthy 'cause' blogs that would qualify for donations from grateful members of the blog community," says Las Vegas communications consultant Ned Barnett.
4. Market your services in your blog. Many people associate blogs exclusively with a cyberspace-based soapbox — a place to shout your opinions and little more than that. Granted, blogs are an ideal venue to share your thoughts with others, but don't overlook their capacity to generate new business as well. When appropriate, work in references to what you do and, in turn, what you may be able to offer any would-be client or customer who may be reading your blog. That can spread your opinion and your business moxie at the same time."Instead of short commentaries that begin a dialogue with readers, as many blogs do, I write the equivalent of journal articles that demonstrate my abilities, strategies and perspectives on specific issues," Barnett says. "When it resonates, it means money. Since starting this approach, I have generated three new paying clients and brought in about $10,000 on revenue — directly attributable to specific blogs."
5. Use a blog to deepen your existing customer relations. Nor does any marketing material inserted in blog content have to be limited to bringing in completely new business. By using a blog to regularly communicate with existing clients as well as other readers, you can take advantage of the opportunity to fully inform them about everything your business does. That may expand your readers' understanding of the full scope of your products or services."My blog has helped existing clients determine the range of my skills and services," says Ted Demopoulos of Demopoulos Associates, a Durham, N.H. consulting and training concern. "One client who had only used me for training in the past was surprised at my range of expertise and is now using me for a consulting project. Another who only used me on technical projects is now considering me for a more business-oriented project."

How make money with blog

When I go to family functions or social events I often get a blank stare when I explain what I do for a living. I think people understand the part that I write articles and put them on a website, but when it comes to making money from it, they don’t get it. In this section I will lay it out and hopefully it will help bring some clarity…

CPC Ad Networks

There are a few different ad networks that I use on CPF. The most successful one has been Google’s Adsense program. Basically what they do is read the article that I write and find ads that are relevant to it and display them next to the article. The great thing about it is that by having extremely relevant ads, it actually can be quite beneficial to the readers as well.
For example, if I write an article explaining what an IRA was, but didn’t mention where you could open one, Adsense would likely be displaying ads of places to open an IRA. So as a reader, if I read that article and decided that I did want to open an IRA, the ads would be providing options that the article did not. I am currently doing a few tests with another CPC network called Chitika. Apparently, you can use it in conjunction with Adsense. The jury is still out, but I am interested to see how it compares to Adsense. All things considered, I have found that if optimized correctly, Adsense really can work well. I will explain more about how to optimize it in sections below.

CPM Ad Networks

While Adsense pays on a click basis (CPC), I use other ad networks that pay by the total # of impressions (CPM). At the beginning, these networks didn’t produce much income, but as the traffic grows CPM networks seem to work well in conjunction with Adsense. I use (or have used) ContextWeb, AdClickMedia, Adbrite, Adify, BuzzLogic, and Casale Media. Each has their own strengths and weaknesses and may be suitable for one kind of a site and not another.

Affiliate Product Sales

Basically an example of an affiliate sale would be if you sold lawn mowers and I referred a customer to you, if they purchased you would pay me back a % of the sale for referring them. There are a million options for this on the internet now. The main programs I use are Amazon’s Affiliate program, FlexOffers, LinkConnector, Commission Junction, Shareasale, E-Junkie, and LinkShare. There are many others, but these are a few of the more popular ones available.
I have a very strong policy about honest recommendations. I give my honest opinions about products that I find regardless of how it will affect affiliate sales. For example, I wrote about Cash Crate and updated the article to show what I didn’t like about them. Because Cash Crate has such a generous referral program, I know some people making lots of money from it, but I just don’t feel comfortable recommending it since I had a bad experience using it.
On the other hand there are products like ING Direct, Ebates, Perkstreet Financial,, and Sharebuilder that I recommend and also have some sort of affiliate or referral program as well. These are what I love because I can help readers by pointing them to good resources and tools that have helped me and get paid in the process. I know some people don’t have a problem promoting anything that will pay them, but I just can’t, in good conscience, recommend something to someone that I don’t genuinely believe will help them.

Direct Ad Sales

I also sell ad space directly to advertisers. This hasn’t provided much income for me yet and may or may not even be worth my time. I know that in certain niche markets direct ad sales can work out very well, but thus far it hasn’t been a big money maker on CPF.

How long does it take to make money from a blog

The second question that people normally ask after, “how do I make money with a blog?” is, “how long is it going to take?”. Well just like most things in life, there is no legitimate quick and easy way. It takes time and hard work. As you can see from the chart below it took me a long time before the trend started moving upward.
But, for more than a year I was working at it about 10 hours a week. And don’t forget I didn’t know anything about blogging, advertising, getting traffic, etc when I started. So, if you know that ChristianPF is a blog, then you have a head start on me. Also, you have the wonderful privilege of reading this article where I am going explain most of the things that I did to help create that upward trend seen below – that I didn’t know the first year.

Blog earnings visualized

From other people I know who make a decent amount from their blogs, this curve seems to be typical. While the first year didn’t yield much income, it was crucial for the second year to be able to. While I wish I could tell you that you could jump right ahead to where the income starts increasing quicker, but I just don’t think it is likely. There are some tips in this article that I wish I would have known at the beginning and I think they will make things go a lot quicker, but there is no getting around the fact that it is going to take time to get there. But just like anything, the more you put in, the more you get out. The two keys are consistency and a willingness to learn. Without them, I would say that it will be very difficult to make money with your blog.

How to get traffic to your blog

So now are getting to the point of this article where I start sharing everything I have learned over the last couple years about blogging. So, if you are like most, you want to create a blog so that others can read what you have to say. Sadly, people will not find your blog (in the beginning anyway) unless you do a little legwork. These are some of the things I did to get traffic and some that I still do. The first thing I suggest doing is writing a few great articles about your topic and feature them in your sidebar. Then I would start working on generating traffic, because you not only want traffic, but you want returning traffic as well.

Guest Posting!!

I think this is one of the best ways to start getting some quick traffic. Almost every blog I know allows guest posts (even this one) – and almost every one of those does not discriminate. What I mean is that most bloggers (that I know anyway) will accept or reject a guest post based on it’s quality, not on whether they know the person or not. This provides a great opportunity for a newbie to write an article that could be seen by 20,000 readers. I don’t know of any other method that could bring traffic as quick. I must admit, I could still do more guest posting myself. I have been pleased with the results in the past. The key is to write a great article – don’t hold back your best stuff. I have seen people grow their blogs very quickly by giving some of their best articles away as guest posts. Also, only submit unpublished content as a guest post. If it has already been published, then the blog that is allowing you to guest post won’t get any search engine traffic for that article. But there are places to republish your articles you have already published – we will get to that in a minute…

Sign up for blog community sites

Look for other blogs in your niche and join their networks and ask to become their friends. Networking with some of your fellow bloggers here will send a few visitors your way and is a good way to get started.

Submit to Blogcarnivals

One of the best things beginning bloggers can do is to sign up for blogcarnivals. At this site you can submit articles that you wrote on your blog to be included in a list of articles by the hosting blog. It is kind of like “open mic night.” If you have a good article with a good title, you can get some good traffic from blogcarnivals, not to mention incoming links from other related sites.

Join Directories

If I were starting a blog today, one of the first things I would do is Google “whatever topic I want to blog about” + “directory” This should return a list of web directories about your topic. Getting added to these directories will only help. You may not get a lot of traffic from them, but ultimately they will help you get more traffic from the search engines.

Blog Commenting

One of the absolute best ways for new blogs to get traffic is just to comment on other blogs. Commenting with a thoughtful and provocative response will often send a few visitors your way. The blogging community is generally a very social community and those who are active in the community often reap the rewards of it.

Forum Commenting

Becoming involved in forums related to your topic and having a link to your blog in the signature line can send a few visitors. Google “your topic” and “forums” and you are sure to find a few. Just don’t be annoying and go in just to promote yourself. People can see that from a mile away. The new age of the internet (aka Web 2.0) is very much a “give and you shall receive” environment. If you seek to give and be a benefit before seeking your own rewards, you will be much better off.

Linking to other blogs

I don’t know what it is, but everyone wants to know when someone is talking about them. So it is with blogs. When people link to my site, I get a notification and often go check out who linked to me and what the context was. I have had some good relationships form just from this.

Create Squidoo pages and a handful of others are sites that allow you to build a simple page about a topic. You can do it very quick and the pages often rank well in the search engines. If you build a page that gets a little bit of traffic and have links coming back to your site, you will catch some of those visitors. If that weren’t good enough, many of them allow you to earn money from your articles as well.

Article submissions

Submit articles to article submission sites. These sites collect articles and most allow a bio-section that can include a link back to your blog.

SEO tips for blogs

It will take a while to get a decent amount of traffic from the search engines. The search engines do not like NEW websites. They like more established sites that have a lot of people linking to them, hence proving that they are reputable. This is why getting links from other bloggers, directories, other web sites that have a good reputation in the search engines’ eyes is very important. As your blog begins to grow by having more pages and more links the search engines will begin to send you more and more traffic. This is a good thing!! But, as I mentioned earlier, they are very wary of new websites – so time will be your ally when it comes to the search engines.


Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is an science/art (depending on who you ask) that focuses on getting your website or blog to the top of the search engine listings. Being at the top of Google’s results for any decent keywords can be a great source of traffic and the greatest part about it is that it is FREE TRAFFIC!!!
I am not going to get deep into SEO much here, there are far more thorough books about it (i.e. SEOBook) but as your blog grows you should try to learn more about it, as it will only help you by knowing more. Just like most of the things you will learn while blogging, you don’t need to be an expert at it – just having a working knowledge will provide great results.
The thing to remember about the search engines (especially Google) is that they are trying to create a perfect system where any searcher can find exactly what they want. Google wants to display the most relevant websites to their searchers. They will never have a perfect system, but they probably won’t stop trying. If you can keep this in mind, it will be very helpful when you are trying to optimize your blog. Don’t waste your time trying to trick them, they will figure it out and will punish you for it. Just focus on making it very clear to them what your site is all about and writing great content for your reader and the rest will take care of itself.
So, let’s get to some SEO. These are some of the most important (in my opinion) pieces of SEO that every beginner should know. If you do these right, you will be much better off than most people who don’t know anything about SEO.

1. Title Tags

This may be the single most important part of on-page SEO. The title tag of your website is what shows up in the top of your browser window. It is also one of the most important determining factors that the search engines use to determine what your site is about.
In the above picture you can see that the title tag is “Christian Personal Finance – Financial help, debt help…” You WILL want to make sure that your title tags contain the keywords that you want to rank for in the search engines. If your site is about rock climbing, you will not want to have “welcome to Bill’s blog” in the title tags. Something better would be “Rock climbing 101 | the best rock climbing techniques”

2. Anchor Text

Anchor text – the text that people use when linking. For instance, if I created a link for a great search engine you can see that the link will go to Google. “great search engine” is the anchor text. The anchor text is a big deal, because it tells the search engines what other sites say your site is about. Google really places a lot of importance on what words are in the anchor text. Obviously, you will not be able to control how other people link to your site all of the time. But, for those times that you can, you should use your keywords when possible. Linking to other pages and posts on your website, directory submissions, blog carnivals, and your signature line in forums all may be good places to make sure you get your keywords in your anchor text.

3. Keyword Research

If you are trying to get traffic from search engines, it is always a good idea to know what people are searching for before you start writing. I often use Aaron Wall’s keyword tool and run some keyword ideas through it to get estimates of how many people are searching for them.

4. Get links

We already lightly discussed the importance of links coming into your blog. Other that the great benefit they play in improving your search rankings, they also send visitors to your site. It is an obvious benefit, but often overlooked by people focusing on SEO. If you get a link from a blog that gets a lot of visitors, you could see a huge traffic spike from it. If you get links from lots of blogs, you could and will see visitors coming from most of them. Maybe not a bunch, but as you get more and more links, you will see more visitors coming. The bottom line about link-building is that you have to create something great that people want to link to. If you can consistently do that, many other things will fall into place.

How increased Adsense earnings

This section is going to be a little bit beyond the basics and I will provide details of how I dramatically improved earnings from Adsense. Just to clarify, at the time of this increase I was already making some money with Adsense, but I had no idea how much difference a few tweaks could make.The thing you have to understand about Adsense is that no two sites are alike. Every blog has a different audience and different articles and most likely a different layout, all these things affect Adsense earnings.

Added a Privacy Policy

This is such a simple thing to do. I never realized that is a “requirement” for Adsense publishers, but when I added a link in my footer to my Privacy Policy there was a noticeable increase in earnings. I assume that Google rewards those who have a privacy policy and punishes those that don’t by trimming their earnings.

Put ads where people’s eyeballs went…

For me there is an eternal struggle between usability and profitability with ads. While I want need to make money to pay my bills, I still want to make this site as user friendly as possible. So, I have made some sacrifices with this site in order to maintain certain levels of usability, but one of the main keys to making money with Adsense is ad placement.
Like I mentioned before, this needs to be experimented with. But for the first year or more of this site I just kinda threw the ads where ever I had extra room. Once I changed the location of my ads, my earnings tripled overnight. It really freaked me out. I had no idea that just moving an ad a couple inches would have such a dramatic effect. The diagram to the right (from Google) provides some good starting point for what locations work and don’t.

Section Targeting

This was another tweak I made that made a noticeable difference in earnings. Basically “section targeting” is telling Google what text on your site to look at when deciding what ads to show. Google is pretty good at figuring this out if you don’t do this, but if you have a lot of stuff going on in your sidebars and footer sections, it is probably worth experimenting with. It is very easy to implement. You only need to use this tag…
to tell Google to start, and this tag…
to tell them to stop. I just added a text widget at the top of my post for the start tag and after the content for the end tag.

Who Sees Ads Plugin

This is a great plugin that allows you (as the name suggests) choose which visitors see which ads. There are lots of criteria that you can select, so you can specify that Search Engine users see a particular Adsense unit when regular readers see something else. I have found that search engine visitors click Adsense ads a lot more than regular readers. I still show some Adsense to regular readers, but I focus my energy on the visitors from search engines – this plugin makes this very easy.

Changed the colors

When Adsense first came out, people said to make the colors as loud and ugly as possible to draw attention to them. Next I heard that the best thing to do was to blend them into the site. Of the two methods I think that blending works a little better, and definitely looks a lot better! But, I have a slight variation of that has worked even better for me. Currently I have have most of my links set to a lighter blue color. I used to have many of my Adsense ads match that, but I saw a nice increase when I changed the Ad titles to the old standard Link Blue. I feel that visually it is a complement rather than a match. It stands out a little bit more, but doesn’t look bad either – IMO…

Wrote articles people are searching for

This might seem unrelated, but it is very important. If you are like most bloggers, you have a regular readership and you have readers from the search engines. For some reason, a lot of bloggers just don’t give much respect to search engine readers and don’t really try to reach out to them other than trying to “convert” them to a regular reader. I approach things a little bit differently, rather than getting frustrated at the fact that so many search engine visitors don’t come back, I started to embrace it. I realized that my main goal of this site was to help people, so why should I care if they only visit once or on a daily basis if they are getting helped?
So while I very much appreciate and value my regular readers, I also understand that I can help those who find the site via a search engine. I started doing keyword research to see what people were looking for in the search engines. If there are people searching to find the highest paying jobs without a degree, I want to help them find out! What happened for me as I started to become more conscious of what people were searching for was that I started getting more search engine traffic – which of course leads to higher earnings from Adsense.

Added a Google search bar

This is a no-brainer. Google is the master of search, so you can bet that their search capability on your site is going to be better than the default WordPress search tool. By installing this, you will help your visitors find the information that they are looking for on your site and make some extra cash in the process. When the search results (from the websites you choose) are displayed they have the standard Google ads present, just like normal Google search results.

Hooked Google Analytics up with Adsense

A few months ago, Analytics started allowing the option to integrate your Adsense data. This has been so helpful for me. It provides webmasters with a wealth of information about earnings. It is simple to see which articles are making the most money, which keywords are yielding the most, what sites send the most valuable traffic, and a whole lot more. If you use Adsense, don’t pass this one up.

Tested, re-tested, and tested again…

When running Adsense tests, I typically let them run for a month in order to make sure they are very thorough. I have a calendar that I use to mark down when I make changes and what changes I make. Then when the test is complete I compare CPM and eCPM rates to see what performed better. A/B split testing is a better method when possible, but for certain tests is just isn’t possible or practical. But either way, if you want to make more money with Adsense, experimenting and testing is a must!

11 tools that have helped make it all possible…

Not all of these tools directly contribute to the bottom line, but each one of them have been very helpful over the last couple years.
  • Google Analytics – which is a wonderful (and free) statistics tool that will help you keep track of your visitors and analyze a lot of data about them. As I mentioned before it now integrates with Adsense to give even more valuable data.
  • Semiologic WP Theme – This is the theme I used to use for most of my WordPress sites. It costs about $300 for the full version, but I started with the free version, which I think is far more customizable than the vast majority of WP themes out there already. So if you are just starting out your probably don’t need the full version yet, but eventually it is probably worth considering. For what it has allowed me to do I know that it has paid for itself many times over.
  • Google webmaster tools – This will help you see how Google views your blog. They will also let you know if there are any problems with it that you may not be aware of. For me I had some issues that were really hurting my search rankings, but I found out about them and fixed them and voila! All better.
  • Aweber Email Marketing Service – I haven’t been using this too long, but if you read anything about internet marketing, you will certainly hear about the incredible value in having an email list. I have been happy with Aweber thus far.
  • Google’s Keyword Tool – This is a great tool to get ideas about popular keywords as well.
  • SEObook Keyword Tool – I use this to get a ballpark estimate of how many people are searching for particular key phrases.
  • SocialPoster – This tool allows you to submit articles to multiple social sites. I used to use it to submit to about the top 5-10 social sites.
  • – This one provides ideas for articles based on what you have previously written about and could probably rank for. I just noticed that the free version is gone. If you have a blog that is established it might be worth paying $10 a month for it – I suggest doing the free-trial and see how much it helps you.
  • Stock.xchng – The best free stock photography site I have found.
  • BigStock - The best cheap stock photography site I have found. They have lots of images that you can get for just about a buck.
  • Feedburner – If you have a blog, you will want to burn a feed. Feedburner makes this fun, organized, and easy…

A few more tools that may be worth checking out…

  • Scribe SEO Tool for WordPress – I wrote a more thorough review of this tool that the blogging tips subscribers received (you can sign up for free below if interested). But basically, I tried it out and decided not to continue to use it because I thought it was priced a little to high for what I got from it. It can make the SEO process a bit easier, but I just wasn’t sure about spending $27 on it. If they lower the price, I might recommend it a bit more.
  • How To Build A Successful Blog Business – I haven’t read this ebook yet, but some of the biggest names in the business have some great things to say about the book.
  • Frugal Theme for WordPress – This is another premium theme like Thesis and I haven’t tried it out yet, but it seems to be gaining popularity.
  • Yaro Starak’s Blog Mastermind Training Course – I haven’t tried this, but have heard good things about it. Yaro is an extremely successful internet marketer and I have learned a whole lot from him. If I were starting out today and could afford the program, I would do it. Since it has a hefty price tag, it would probably be a good idea to wait until you are actually making a little money from your blog before signing up.

Warnings for those starting out…

Don’t quit your day-job

Even if you know a lot about making money with a blog (which just be reading this article, you have a tremendous advantage over me when I started) it is going to take a while. This is not a get-rich-quick scheme, it is more of a work-for-free-for-a-long-time-and-then-reap-your-reward type plan. The beautiful thing is that I can now say that it does work if you are diligent and open to learning from your mistakes. But either way, convention wisdom says, build your blog part-time and when you start making more from it than your day-job consider making it a full-time deal. My situation is a unique one and I don’t recommend doing what I did unless it really is God calling you to do so. In my case I am now thankful that I got laid off – if I hadn’t I would probably still be doing a job I didn’t like!

Learn everything you can

One of the advantages I have is that I love to learn and don’t stop when I make a mistake. I work really hard to learn from my mistakes and figure out what the better course of action would be for the next time. You are going to do things wrong, but you just have to keep going and keep learning. Learning how to use Google search is very important. If you do, you will be able to find an answer to just about every problem you encounter on the web.

Avoid time-wasters

Checking your stats every hour, reading 500 blogs in your RSS, playing on Facebook, Twitter, Stumbleupon, or Youtube all day will kill your productivity. Focus on what yields results and stay disciplined to stick with that. Social media is an important part of building traffic, but you have to keep it in check.

Have fun

While I wrote this article as a guide to help those who want to make money with a blog, I understand that many people don’t really care about that. Either way, life is too short not to be enjoying it. So whether you want to be a full-time blogger or just communicate with friends – have fun!!

Did you like this article?

Many people have told me that I am “giving away too much for free” with this article. That was my intention. I have had some success making money blogging and want to help others do the same. I just figured that by creating a great and free resource a lot of links would follow – and they have. Some people ask me how they can repay me – which is not necessary -but for those wanting to show their appreciation, I just say linking to the article from their blog is the best compensation I could receive. Thanks for reading!
Write articles for money and make extra cash or even a full-time income.
Writing articles for money can be a quick and easy way to get started earning income online. Freelance writing, article marketing, blogging, and writing e-books are just a few ways that you can make money to write.
Freelance writing usually involves writing articles for people that need content for web pages or blogs. You can typically get paid from $3 to $10 per article depending on the word count and your writing skill.
Article marketing (aka bum marketing) typically involves promoting affiliate products by writing reviews or descriptive articles about them. You will include an affiliate link that will track any purchases made by your visitors. You will in turn make a commission from these sales.
Blogging can be used to make money in many different ways. I will go into more detail in the modules below.
Writing e-books can be very profitable with the proper research. Basically you will provide information that people are willing to pay for. You can promote the product yourself as well as have affiliates promote it for you for a commission.

Freelance Writing For Money.

Get paid to write articles for others.

As a freelance writer for hire you will typically be given an assignment to write an article on a specific subject. You may be given certain instructions on the finer details of what the article is to be about, such as the title, and the scope of what the content should be. Then again you may only be given a keyword and be told to write a 500 word article on the subject.

Most writing jobs are for internet marketers and webmasters needing unique content for their blogs and web pages. Some may require high quality content and are willing to pay top dollar for it. Others may be willing to sacrifice quality over quantity and expect to pay less money per article but will order them in bulk.

Regardless of the situation, certain criteria must be met to become a successful freelancer and get paid to write.
  • Provide unique quality content.
  • Deliver articles on time.
  • Proper grammar is a must.
  • Basic understanding about keyword density.

Article Marketing.
Article marketing is another way to get paid to write. Instead of selling your articles to others, you are publishing your content on the web to promote products and get paid as an affiliate.

Article marketing is also known as bum marketing and usually does not cost anything to get started. It is called bum marketing because you do not have to invest in domain names or hosting. Instead your articles are posted on free article sites or social media sites that allow affiliate links or participate in revenue sharing.

Now do not get me wrong and think that you can simply start posting articles on the web and make easy money. There are many guidelines that must be followed to become a successful article marketer.

If you write articles for money wouldn't you rather get paid over and over again instead of getting paid to write a single article for a one time fee?
Check out bum marketing to learn more about the ins and outs of this system.

Blogging for cash.
Writing articles for money can bring you a decent income. But to get paid to write articles requires lots of work. If you really enjoy writing and can produce 8 to10 or more articles per day. Freelance writing may be right up your alley.

Another option to make money for your hard work is blogging. Thousands and thousands of people make a very good income by blogging about interesting things. It's also not as complicated as you may think.

Regardless of the subject....Whether it is politics or how to knit a sweater for a chihuahua. If you can write about it, someone will be interested in reading it.

The great thing about blogging is that the articles you write will work for you to make money over and over again. Instead of writing an article and selling it for a one time payment you will earn from the article as long as it is posted.

You can use your blog to promote affiliate products or simply put ads on your blog that earn you money each time someone clicks the link. Because of this, blogging is a simple way to make residual income that pays you month after month with a lot less work than is required to be a freelance writer.

When done properly blogging is definitely a more profitable investment of your time than writing articles for money. It requires way less work in the long run without having to grind out article after article each day to ensure a steady income.

If you are interested in learning to make a living with this method. I suggest you check out this course to learn all the ins and outs of making a great living from blogging. It is rather expensive but is well worth the price to get you started on the right path immediately instead of fumbling around for months or years trying to be successful on your own.

List of Top Sites For Making Money Online For Free

Internet is a great resource for free make money online and work from home techniques. Some of them tend to bring awesome profits, but some are intended just to reward people for doing fun things online.

In you are looking for a free and totally working way to start earning money online with no investment, I think that monetizing your knowledge is the best way around. This lens was first dedicated to ways of making money with paid to answer websites, but I have seen that is has started to generate a good amount of visitors, that is why I will post all ways of making money I know. This lens will be a huge one, I want to push it to the limits and see how many free ways of making money online by lens visitors could handle.

Here is a quick update to this lens, at first I wanted to write only about sites, which pay money for answering questions, but then I got a crazy idea, this lens will review all possible ways to make money online for free. So all links will lead to sites, where you can easily make money with no investment. Hold on, at first I am aiming at listing at least 100 ways of making money from home. but I am sure that there will be more. All the information is based on dozens of Internet blogs about making money online, but mostly on, which is a superb blog on how to make money online for free. Check it and this lens for news and daily updates.

So far such make money online techniques has been fully covered or have being reviewed:

Earning money by giving advice or answering questions (13 websites for earning money listed)
Getting paid to write articles and reviews (56 sites for earning money listed)
Paid forum posting as a way of making money online (8 sites listed)
Get paid to upload files, images, documents and photos (10 sites listed)
Free paid surveys and completing offers for money (9 sites listed)
Upload videos and earn money online (5 sites listed)
Make money online with digital photography (6 sites listed)
Freebies, contests and giveaways (2 websites listed)
Earn money by playing trivia games (3 websites listed)
Get paid to listen to the music and rate music tracks (1 website listed)
Make money with micro freelance jobs (9 websites listed)
Earn money over the Internet with Twitter (8 websites listed)
Get paid to sell backlinks and sponsored posts (10 websites listed)
Make money for free by using search engines (3 websites listed)
Get paid to share short links (11 websites listed)
Earn money online with social bookmarking (5 websites listed)
Scams and Sites to Avoid
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How to Earn Money Online by Answering Questions?

What makes earning by giving advice possible?

World wide web offers an overwhelming amount of information, but sometimes this is not enough and people keep using various Q&A (Question and Answer) websites or pay the experts for getting quick answers to their questions.

With this idea in mind, brainy webmasters have created some websites, which allow people to get qualified answers from experts, at the same time, such websites allow experts to get paid to answer questions on the Internet.

Such make money online opportunity has a very good potential for both experts and answer seekers. I think you will be more interested in the ability of earning money by answering questions and giving advice, so I will try to concentrate on "answering questions for cash" idea more.

We are all experts to some extent; we have hobbies or college degrees, which lay top-class background for us, people, willing to know how to make money by answering questions from home.

First Steps to Earning Money for Answering Questions?

Where does everything start or where to begin making money by giving advice?

The process of making cash by giving advice on the web is pretty easy, depending on the Q&A website you are willing to partner up with, you will be getting money either on revenue share or pay per answer basis. Both systems have upsides and downsides, the main one for the revenue sharing websites is that your earnings totally depend on the performance of your submissions; in the case of getting money for answering every question - this is only one time fee (revenue sharing could earn you more cash in but in longer periods of time).

No matter what website you pick - totally free revenue sharing project or one, which gives you money for every answer, I am pretty sure that answering questions for cash is a great way to generate some easy money from home, lets move on to the list of sites paying for giving advice online.

Websites paying to answer questions online

Earn Money with

Make money giving advice and writing content with - one of the most popular "paid to answer" websites. It has been on the market for a very long time and as for me it was one of the first services to offer such interesting free way of making money from home.

The main earning opportunities on are earning cash by answering questions, writing content for money (it is a wiki-like website, where you can receive money for publishing content), proofread and improve articles, which are already published and way more.

Make Cash with

Earn money by giving advice on revenue sharing basis is one of my recent discoveries in the world of online answering jobs. This is a simple Q&A website, which offers money for answering questions. The registration on this website is totally free for both people, who need their questions answered and Internet earners like you and me.

Quomon is a Google adsense revenue sharing system and according to their website, Quomon answer pages generate approximately $1 per 1000 views (which shows a really high earning potential for workers).

Get Paid with

Earn money by answering SEO questions

SEO is a topic of a great interest recently, so now we even have websites, which offer money for answering seo related questions. is the website I am willing to write about. If you are knowledgeable about search engine optimization and would like to earn money for free by giving your advice, then ExpertSeoForum is the right place for you.

Everything works pretty simple here: as a member you get to review all available questions and supply your answers. If your answer submission gets approved by question starter, you will receive tokens (special currency at Expert Seo Forum dot com).

Receive Free Cash from

Way to get free prizes for answering questions has taken the idea of Q&A website to the next level. On this website people receive special points for answering questions and rating questions. Additional points are credited for so called "first accepted" answers and answers marked as "helpful".

Registration at is totally free, so you don't have anything to loose. Even though this website doesn't pay money for answering member questions, but still you can promote your site for free here and get an ability to receive free prizes for your daily activity.

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Answer questions, promote your content and make money

It is a very well known fact that is a free website, where people ask questions and receive answers from real people. It is a cool way to get your answers and actually make money by answering questions.

In order to earn money you need to provide good answers and link your answers to your website, blog or squidoo lenses. Yahoo Answers is a cool traffic source and usually traffic is equal to money. Be specific in your answers and I am pretty sure that you will start getting extra traffic and extra money with

Other Paid to Answer Websites

Additional "paid to answer questions" resources - free tool for people willing to earn money providing tutoring online and answering education related questions for money. - allows you to get rewarded for assisting people with their problems and answering their questions (provided you are an expert in this niche). - allows to provide professional assistance with the help of Internet. Good ability to build your reputation for get paid good money for providing personal advice services. - pretty old website for people willing to earn some easy money from home. Check out for an additional opportunity to earn money from home. - pretty cool website for people, who are in a big need to get their questions answered fast. At you can submit your answers and get an additional way to promote your site. - is a google adsense revenue sharing website. Your adsense ads will start displaying as soon your 10th answer is approved. It is a great way to receive money for something you already do, for for free. - do you like to use online stores or auctions? Earn money by giving shopping advice at This is a cool way to monetize your shopping knowledge - browse questions, leave feedbacks and your experience and receive money whenever your questions is marked as "best answer". Current rates are now at approximately $1-$2 per best answer. is not actually a "paid to answer" website, but you can use it as a great promotion tool, drive traffic to your blogs or landing pages and earn money from ads placed on these sites. is the latest site, which pays money for answering questions. It is targeted mostly at Indian users (which could be seen by the domain and the fact that they are paying in Rupees). Check out their website for the whole list of rules and tips for making money and take a look at their point system with the help of which you can make money for free by answering questions. - register, look through available questions, provide answers and get a chance to make money online on revenue sharing basis. Answer Bunch is a Google adsense revenue sharing site, here you can make 50%-70% of money earned with your answers. It is recommended to promote your questions in order to improve your earnings. - join this free revenue sharing network, contribute to their community and make good money online. Here you can receive money for asking and answering questions. According to their website, some members are earning hundreds of dollars with this site, so it is a must-see one.