This page lists a fewad networks, money making options and tipsto help youmake money onlineand offline. We are recommending them because we have experimented with these products. This page will be updated whenever the earning potential or monetization strategy changes.
1. Money making options for those who have a blog....
If youhave an active blogwhere you write about your favorite topics on a regular basis then you have the following possibilities to make money out of it.
Pay-Per-Click (PPC) ads: IndisputablyGoogle AdSenseis thefirst optionfor PPC advertising. AdSense will work for almost for all blogs regardless of its size, age, content. Google usually approves all types of blogs for AdSense publishing, even those blogs that are hosted for free (e.g. yourblog.blogspot.com). Of late, though, they are very strict about approving rather new blogs (say less than 6 months old).
If things did not work with AdSense and/or if you want to try a different PPC network, then yournext optionisChitika. In fact, you can also have both AdSense and Chitika co-existing on the same page provided you demarcate them. Chitika recently launchedChitika Premium adsthat shows ads relevant to the user searches (and shown only to the search users from US/Canada) and this improves the CTR (Click-Through-Rate) and EPS (Earnings Per Click).
Pay-Per-Impression (PPM) ads: Unfortunately smaller or beginner blogs do not get approved by majority of the premium PPM/CPM networks. By using AdSense banners, you also get paid for your impressions however it is not a proper PPM solution. You can go for premium CPM networks as and when your blog grows significantly with a few thousand page impressions per day.
However, theBuySellAdsblog ad network offers you excellent flat rate banner advertisement options and they pay reasonably well as well (75% payout to publishers). You might want to check out this network once your blog starts getting traffic. Another comparable blog ad network isAdvertiseSpace.comwhich has 70% payout.
(You may read the post onvarious ad compensation methodsto understand how ad networks compensation models work)
Writing paid reviews or posts
Once your blog has a reasonable number of readers (feed as well as direct readers) and decent page and traffic ranks, you may start writing paid reviews on your blog. Though there are a number of paid review services, the one that is working for us right now isSponsoredReviews. In order to get the right type of review assignments at the right prices, please make sure that youlist your blog in the right categoryandstart with a low pricingbased on your blogpage rank.
You can search for otherGet-Paid-To review servicesusingDollarshower Product Finder. Please note that sometimes Google penalizes the blogs, that posts paid reviews, by reducing their page ranks (PR).
Blogroll link sales
Once your blog gets a reasonableGoogle page rank(Say PR3 or above), you can actually start charging a few bucks per month per link that is added to your blog.Forums are the best place to sell your blogroll or linksand you may checkthisDigital Point forumthreadfor your link sales. Also check out the thread onad sales and services.
If your page rank is reasonably good (Say PR3 or above), you can make a lot of money by selling your links viaText Link Adsor viaprivate adssales of your banners if traffic is good as well. If the number of RSS readers is significantly high, your feed can be monetized as well asGoogle Ads for feed(Please note that, while profitable, selling text links comes with the risk of potential drop in page ranks)
However, as a beginner, you may not have a great page rank for your blog. In this case, second tier link sales services such asBacklinks.comcan be definitely of help. I have used their services in the past and it works for you to sell your links on homepages as well as Google indexed inner pages. Pricing per link is not as good as Text-link-ads but your blog usually gets approved faster.
Private adsales on your blog can be completely automated via theOIO PublisherWordPress Plugin and you can get advertisers via their marketplace. TheOIO Publisherplugin will cost you $47 but that will be a great investment as you can recover it in one month or less. Check out ourOIO Publisher review postto buy yourOIO Publishercopy for the least possible price (as low as $20 sometimes).
Affiliate programs and referral links
Affiliate programs can fetch you very goodPay-Per-Sale or Pay-Per-Lead based commission. You can search for top affiliate networks usingDS ProdFinder. Along with affiliate links and banners you could use your ad networks’ referral links to maximize your revenue.Amazon and Yahoo Affiliateprograms are among the best though Yahoo (via Commission Junction) does not approve affiliates that easily.
If you want to promote a wide range of products online (rather than specific products such as Yahoo’s), you need to sign up with a affiliate marketing agency such asCommission Junction,ShareASaleorClickBank(all of them are highly recommended)
Please note that theincome generatedvia ads, text link sales, affiliate networks, paid reviews etc will depend on a lot of parameters such as thequality of content, content update frequency, traffic generated, various traffic & page ranks, how well your pages are optimized for search engine visibilityetc. It is really possible to make online if you focus on the above aspects, especially during initial phases. Do not try too hard to achieve everything in the first two or three months – it does not work that way! Also, try tomaximize your earnings via referring othersas either publishers or advertisers.
2. Making money without a blog
The following are some methods tomake money onlinewithout having a blog of your own.
Paid data entry and freelance content creation jobs
Forum posting and blog commenting to get paid
Paid-To click ad sites
Get paid to do online surveys
Online Forex trading
Sell things on eBay
Online Content creation opportunities
You can availcontent creation, freelance writing, data entry opportunities as well as forum posting/commentingassignments at thisDigital Point forum threador similar forums.
Paid to click ads
There arepaid-to-click servicesthat I used long time ago. But these are only for those who don’t mind spending time to view ads by clicking links and the earnings are not that great (but definitely they are not scams). I am not following such networks any longer, though.
Make money online via survey programs
A lot of people believe thatonline surveysare the easiest way to make big money online. While there are one or two legitimate survey schemes,most others are scams. Some of the legitimate survey sites are listed in my post that talksabout online surveys. Another scam that has hit the web lately is the so-calledaffiliate rebate processorwork-from-home option.
Talking aboutmaking money online via content creation, my friend ,has written a wonderful eBook titledWriting Online: 3 Tried and Tested Ways To Make Money. This21 page FREE eBookexplains three content creation methods that fetched her more than $3500 in the first year itself starting at $60 in Jan 2008 to as high as $600 per month by year end. You might want todownload this eBookwhich also provides several resources and links on where to find content creation opportunities. I have read this eBook, verified the links that she has provided andhighly recommendthe same for those who are interested inmaking money online via writing.
Online Forex Trading
Yet another make money from home opportunity is via trading currency online. Online Forex Trading is a big time opportunity with its associated risks. You may read the my post onOnline Forex Trading for beginnersto learn more about the same.
Selling things on eBay
If you have any products (gifts, toys, cards, bags, clothes, electronics whatever it may be) to sell in your regular offline business, you can leverage that further by going online. By becoming anebayseller, you can start selling your products online by sitting at the luxury of your home. You may check out the ebay website for more details on how tobecome an ebay seller.
3. How to receive your Income?
Most advertisers and networks usePayPalto send you your online earnings. Hence you may sign up with aFREE PayPalaccount now instead of waiting till the time somebody ask to provide this information. PayPal is a completely reliable and safe money transfer mechanism.
4. Create your own blog…
If you intend toset up a professional blog, thisseries on setting up a blogmay help you to achieve that goal thereby opening up a window of opportunities to make more money online.
If you have a question or need free consulting, please don’t hesitate to drop me a mail or comment.