Every blog is different, and each blogger may find success with a different blog monetization method. The topic of your blog, the amount of
traffic your blog receives, and your personal goals are the biggest factors to consider when deciding which method of making money are
best for your blog.
Before you decide to advertise, become an affiliate, or review products for payment, you have to take the time to develop your blog and make it successful. Your focus should always be creating and interesting, entertaining, or informative blog that will attract readers.
Do not lose sight of the reason people read blogs, it is not to be marketed to or to see ads, it is because they like the content in the blog. If you focus on ways to make money before you develop a popular blog, your money making efforts will probably fail.
This is not to say that you should not consider ways to make money, but you should always stay concerned with giving readers great content that makes them want to come back. The more readers you have, the better your monetization methods will work.
So which money making method is best for your blog? Adsense and other advertising services that place ads work the best in content based blogs that talk about a specific topic or give information. If you blog about a specific topic, Google will have no problem finding relevant ads to display and your readers will probably be interested in them.
If you have an opinion or entertainment based blog Adsense type advertising may not work as well for you. If your readers visit your blog for entertainment they may be less effected by these types of ads because there is less informational content to display relevant ads for. If your readers come to enjoy and respect your opinions, affiliate marketing may be a better fit for you as you can offer your opinion or recommendation of a product.
If you don’t mind getting paid to blog about products or websites (without disclosing it) reviewing products may be a good way to make money for you. Any type of blog can profit from this type of monetization, provided the website you get your topics from has things that relate to your blog. Your blog will also have to have enough traffic and be indexed by search engines in most cases to qualify for these programs.
The best way to find the right money making method for your blog is to try them all and se which one makes you the most profit. You can track your profits with each method and get exact profit numbers. Sometimes what doesn’t work at first will be successful later after you have more traffic, so never give up.