If you're a new blogger, welcome to the wonderful world of blogging.
There are many ways you can make money blogging. Let's look at the two most popular ways. As your experience with blogging grows, you will find many additional ways to monetize your blogs.
The two most popular ways to monetize a blog are:
* Freelance blogging, also known as pro blogging: you blog for businesses, and are paid on a contract, usually three to six months long;
* Entrepreneurial blogging: you create your own blog empire, monetizing your blogs in various ways.
If you're pro blogging, just look for blogging gigs online. You'll find dozens of them. Look in all the usual job networks, and look on the out-sourcing sites like Elance as well. You can also contact companies and make proposals. Either way, within a day or two you'll have all the blogging gigs you can handle.
When you're just starting out as a blog entrepreneur, the simplest most hassle-free ways to make money are via Google AdSense (or Yahoo's text ads), and via affiliate marketing.
With AdSense, you just run AdSense ads on your blogs.
With affiliate marketing, you sign up as an affiliate with affiliate networks like ClickBank and Commission Junction, and start selling the products on your blog.
Keep Your Blog Monetization Simple At First
It's vital that when you're monetizing a blog, you keep it simple, especially when you're just starting. Simple means: do one thing at a time. If you're monetizing via AdSense, add AdSense advertising to your blog and see what progress you make over a month or two. When you keep it simple, you can assess what's working and what isn't. When you add too many monetization strategies to your blog in a short time, there's no way you can see what works best for a particular blog.
The same tactic applies when you're starting as an affiliate. Choose one company from the networks, and choose one product from that company. Sell the product, using reviews and tip posts on your blog. Don't "hard sell" - leave that to the merchant. You're just making an introduction to the merchant on your blog - you're providing useful information for your readers. When you focus on information, you keep the attention of your readers,
Making money blogging couldn't be easier. Just remember to keep it simple, until you know what works with a particular blog.