Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Do you Blog? A simple way to earn a few bucks a month from home

Have you seen a blog and thought...I'd like to do that?! 

Start up can be free, and extremely easy. 

Here are a few Blog Platforms that are Free and they make it very easy to use. You do not have to know or even understand HTML formatting to set these up. 

They also come with free templates that you can choose from to customize your blogs look. These are great for blogs, but these are not Shopping interfaces, so if you are looking to open an online store, these are not for you.

In minutes, you are able to upload your first Blog Post! 

Have you always wondered how people make money off their blogs? This is the down and dirty version to adding Advertisements to your blog. There are many other options, but to get started today try some of these! I was literally able to upload ads within minutes of signing up for these programs. 

First thing to do, sign up for your Affiliate Account. Sites usually ask for a Business ID number. For most of us, this is our Social Security Number. Also, make sure that once you sign up, you enter your blog where the Ads will be displayed. It is how they will track "leads" form your blog.

Important Note: Include all of your websites and blogs - For instance, if you have a seperate URL for a challenge blog that you intend to place an Advertisement on, include the site. 

Here are my recommended Affiliate Sites:
(I will be using these sites on my blog posts related to optimizing Ad space on your Blog in the "Blogger Help Series" on my blog)


Amazon Affiliate

Google AdSense

Crafting Specific Affiliate Programs

Lettering Delights Affiliate

Above Rubies Studios Affiliate

Craft Cruises Affiliate Program

Paper Source Affiliate Program

Ok, so once you have signed up and have entered your blog address into the affiliates account, you are ready to start uploading Ads!!

Go to the Affiliates Site. Sites have different sizes of Banner Ads, Block Ads, and Items in their advertisements for you to select from that fits your blog best. Select which ads you want, and copy the code provided and simply insert into your blog. 

To insert an Ad (Blogger):  Go to your blogger account

--->Dashboard --->Layout --->Add a Gadget --->HTML --->Insert HTML provided from the Affiliate Account and Save. Move this box to preferred placement on your blogs sidebars.

I will be doing a series of Blogger Help Information, so please register Via E-mail so you don't miss out! 

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