Advertising & Monetizing Blogs


Want to Blog, But Don’t Know Where to Start? 5 Tips for Newbies 1

Many writers and “normal” folk want to blog, but don’t know where to start. These tips for new bloggers range from choosing a web host to troubleshooting blog blips and crashes. “Great blog content comes from craft, care, and attention. Not talent.” ~  Sonia Simone. If you’re worried that you’re not a talented blogger, you can rest easy. But you still have […]

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The Best Ways to Advertise on Your Blog – 5 Ad Placement Tips 2

Learning the best ways to place advertisements on your blog is part trial and error, and part learning from other bloggers. These ad placement tips are part of the research I did when writing my ebook about making money blogging. No blog post about ad placement would be complete without a word from Google: “Creating a successful website is hard […]


Tips for Turning Your Blog Into a Business – Not Just a Hobby 7

Want to blog full-time? Use these tips to turn your hobby blog into a blogging business that actually pays for your time, efforts and energy in US dollars (not just satisfaction and happiness!). First, you must start thinking like a businessperson or entrepreneur: “Part of being an entrepreneur, above and beyond having the next greatest product or idea, comes down to […]


6 Most Important Reasons Your Blog Isn’t Earning Money 6

The main reason your blog isn’t making money is low traffic. But, blog traffic isn’t everything, my friends. You can make big bucks even if you only have a few hundred readers a day, depending on where your ads are and what they look like. And, how bold you are as a blogger! “If you decide to generate income from […]


8 Ways I Make Crazy Money With My Blossom Blogs 119

Cha-ching! To me, crazy money means over $100,000 per year. As a writer??!! Since everyone asks me, “How do bloggers make money?”, here’s how my Blossom blogs pay the mortgage. I’ve been blogging since 2008, and started making money blogging right away. In How I Became a Blogger – Laurie’s Story I describe how I started freelance writing, then online writing for […]

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10 Blogging Guidelines to Set Before Getting Paid to Blog 1

Setting professional blogging guidelines will protect you and your client. Before getting paid to blog – or hiring a blogger – get these business blogging guidelines in writing. “Typically, business bloggers are paid an hourly rate, a rate per post, or a monthly fee for a set amount of work,” writes Susan Gunelius in 30-Minute Social Media Marketing. “For example, […]


The Best Affiliate Programs for Writers Who Blog for Money 12

Finding the best affiliate programs for writers who blog for money takes time, but these tips will make it easier for you. I’m a full-time blogger and writer; I support myself from my “Quips and Tips” blogs and my “Quips and Tips” ebooks. I wouldn’t be able to make money blogging without several affiliate programs. In  8 Ways I Make Crazy Money […]

Affiliate Programs for Writers Who Blog for Money