How to Monetize Your WordPress Blog

By on Nov 15, 2012 in WordPress |

Blogging is an ever popular mode of self expression for people all across the world, especially now that services like WordPress offer users a robust and comprehensive platform for setting up and maintaining blogs. It is easier than ever to get a good looking blog up and running, which is inspiring many users to get into the desirable pursuit of blogging for money. In something like a new virtual American dream, millions of WordPress bloggers are taking up the keyboard and publishing their own articles, hoping to turn their pages into cash flow. But how are the bloggers of the world going about monetizing their pages, and how can you get on board? The most common way to start making money from a blog is to host advertisements on your page. As a starting blogger, probably with a relatively small readership, there may be some difficulty in finding ads. You may not be able to draw in advertisers and sell space on your pages the way some websites do, but many blogs of all kinds are opting for pay per click advertisements. Under this arrangement, you sign up with a service that displays ads on your pages, and you earn a set amount of money every time someone clicks on your ads. A growing problem with pay per click ads, however, is the fact that more and more readers are browsing the web with ad blockers. When this is the case, many readers don’t even see your ads, much less click on them. There are other ways to monetize your blog, of course. One popular way to start bringing in cash is merchandising. This is an especially good option for blogs with a loyal and diverse group of readership. Offering customized merchandise bearing your blog’s name not only brings in money through orders, but also serves as a means of publicity to further spread your name. You don’t even have to sell your own merchandise to make money off of your blog. Many bloggers choose to become affiliated with outside companies and help sell these companies’ products on their own pages. Affiliate linking programs display shopping links on your blog, and a commission is awarded every time a sale originates from users clicking on these links. Like many things in life, this is not as easy as it sounds. Many blogs who try to make money through affiliate linking are frustrated by the initially slow flow of clicks and sales, but those with knowledge and dedication can turn a profit from these arrangements. There will always be ways for bloggers to make money, but as the face of the internet grows and changes, additional creativity will be required. Turning a blog into a source of income is never as simple as choosing a WordPress hosting theme, and in fact requires more work than many imagine. The best way to start is by making your blog more popular–if no one reads your pages, you’ll never make a penny from...

WordPress — The Most Simple and Effective Blogging Service

By on Mar 3, 2011 in WordPress | 1 comment

It is often that I am asked this question by entry level eager bloggers that is the WordPress really the best choice for us? They seem worried to me about setting up their blog and making it successfully popular. My natural answer to their petrified souls is yes; the WordPress is the most easy to use and best blogging service out there. I get a certain feeling of happiness when I see fresh and raw bloggers taking off with great easiness due to this wonderful blogging service. Many people debate that WordPress has some security issues etc. yet almost everyone agrees that WordPress has its own standard of quality as a blogging tool. You can infer the effectiveness of WordPress blogging service from the fact that it is being used by more than three hundred out of 10,000 greatest websites of the world. From personal blogs to catering the business needs, WordPress has surpassed all other blogging services. I have tried to compose a set of reasons that explain the simplicity and effectiveness of WordPress. Easy To Setup and Easier to Use WordPress is very easy to install and use. Now with newer version of WordPress, it has even become easier. Even a layman who is using the internet for the first time can setup a blog at WordPress.com that is how easy it has been made. WordPress.com is the hosted version of the service while you need to upload the installation files to the server for the self hosted version which is also simple enough. Advanced Settings and Customization With WordPress as your blogging service, everything is possible to do with your blog. The variety of options seems limitless with the availability of themes, additional plug-ins, advanced tools etc. It doesn’t end here because with WordPress you can extend your blogging platform to newer levels by the use of source codes. The utilization of source code will allow the use of WordPress as article management system, sale-point site, classified ads system or even a paid membership website. SEO and Web Traffic If your content is good and attractive, you need not to worry about Search Engine Optimization with the use of WordPress blogging service. WordPress has a unique feature that allows you to ping as many blog directories as your heart desires. It is a sure way of flowing in more web traffic. It is incomprehensible to explain the quality, simplicity and effectiveness of WordPress. It is something for you to experience yourself, and once you would taste WordPress you will never look...

WordPress: Advantages and a New Way to Get Across Your Ideas and Opinions

By on Mar 3, 2011 in WordPress |

WordPress is an online blogging tool which allows you the ability to host your own domain name, publish articles to the online world with ease, have others comment your thoughts, and allows many people to communicate whatever they want, from something such as a personal journal to a business news blog. There are many blogging sites around, so why should you choose WordPress over the competition? The answer is simple, for it’s many features and options. WordPress is like being given a million dollars and being told to choose between a Ferrari or a Porsche, and then being asked what extras you’d like on top. For starters, it’s free. No cost, and you get to publish whatever you want to online. You have control of the content, the comments, the look and theme, and it’s all free of charge. Publishing has always been a hassle, especially before computers. Finding work as a freelance writer, being able to have a platform to show your work was almost impossible. And the cost of printing out your own leaflets or newsletters was too much for most writers. With the advent of computers, followed by the internet, publishing your work has never been easier. Something like WordPress, however, does make it even easier. Control of the content on your site is always an issue. No one wants a whole bunch of random spam comments from someone advertising a dodgy product, or a ‘troll’, only looking to cause trouble by ‘flaming’ other users. With WordPress, you can control what comments are published, and which ones aren’t before they are allowed to be publicly viewed. And, of course, you have compete control over what you place on your site. It is all completely under your control. The look and theme of your site is very important. It can attract readers, or it can make them run for the hills, or it could bore them to watching the nightly news on television!!! A quick google search of ‘WordPress Themes” gathers up so many sites to download your own theme from, you’ll be suffocating for choice. If this isn’t enough, there’s always the ability to do it yourself with your own theme, and again, with a google search you can find many sites with information to help you easily customise and develop your own theme and style to go with your content. Lastly, it has a free technical support area, a rather helpful and active forum, and it is constantly growing as an online community, with a focus on growth and helping others to utilise WordPress to it’s full advantages. So, to sum up, with WordPress, you get a the perfect price, free, you get control of what is published, you get control of what comments you allow to be made public, you get to choose or design the look of your site for free, and it’s got a free technical support area and an active forum for all your questions and queries. WordPress sounds rather attractive, doesn’t...