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How can I make money with my blog?

This is one of the core questions that we seek to answer with our entire site. The short answer is that there are several ways to make money. Monetization of your blog will often depend on your traffic. For this reason, you should focus on search engine optimization before focusing on income right away. Here are many of the most popular forms of monetization:

  1. Adsense – Google’s form of CPC (cost per click) contextual advertisement is one of the easiest forms because of the simplicity to manage. You can read more about optimizing your google adsense in our article, ‘How to Make Money with Google Adsense.’
  2. Affiliate Income – Affiliate income is a CPA (cost per lead) form of advertisement. In other words, you get a certain amount for each new customer that buys the product you are promoting. You can read more about this: General Information on Affiliate Advertising and Four Different Strategies for Affiliate Income.
  3. Private Advertising – Private advertising works different than the two mentioned above. It is a way of by-passing the “middle-person,” dealing with the advertiser directly. This can be quite profitable as it is not limited by your search engine traffic.  This form of advertising can be in the form of a banner advertisement, sponsored post, or various other forms.
  4. CPM Advertising – Another form of advertising is finding an advertising network that pays you per 1,000 impressions (or pageviews) on your site. Instead of a CPC or CPA, you are paid strictly on the number of thousand pageviews. For a site with a lot of traffic, this is a great way to make money.

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