Thursday, June 28, 2007

I haven't yet but....

Basically I've been trying to apply some of the ideas I read about in that first ebook. If you didn't notice in the last post, I had one or two links that link to products that one could buy. If someone did buy those products I would have gotten a commission. The links for those products came from a company called Clickbank that you must register with in order to have a unique ID that connects you to your commission. You'll also notice that I now have Google ads running at the bottom of my blog. This feature by Google, displays ads that when clicked on by a visitor generates some income for the site it's featured on.

These concepts and techniques are methods termed Affiliate Marketing. In affiliate marketing your goal is essentially to generate income by advertising for a product. There are many ways of doing that. One way is by having a blog wherein you discuss a topic of interest and you allow ads to run on your blog relate to that topic. If someone finds something to buy from your blog you can generate some cash!

I've already incorporated two techniques into my blog for making money. Today I would like to incorporate some more ideas for bringing traffic to my blog. Ideally, the more traffic you have to your site, the more likely it is people will buy products advertised.

I already have an idea about how many people visited my blog because I signed up at for a free tool that tracks visits to your website.

Another tool I learned about in this particular ebook to generate some traffic was where you sort of announce that your blog has been updated. This way it will come up in search results for people to see.

Well I guess that’s it for now. Stay tuned for next time I will walk you through how to start your own blog!

Please don't forget to post your comments and advice. Thank you.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Can You Really Make Money By Blogging?

That is the exact question I am trying to answer. Can one really generate income by having a blog? Many People seem to think so.

This research blog came about after purchasing a product package online that claims that you can become a Powerseller on ebay. Which means you could make a lot of money on ebay. I've been using ebay for years to sell random stuff and sometimes to make a quick cash turnover. I was hesitate at first but the guy had a 56 day guarantee, blah, blah, blah. So I was like; whatever. If I don't think its going to work I'll just get a refund. So I purchased the package and I got a login to this site and the forum about selling ebooks. As I browsed around the site and the forum I decided maybe just to get my money back. But I realised that included in this package were hundreds of ebooks. If you wanted to buy each one youd pay a least $0.99; so $100 for 100. But for a similar amount I was getting way more. Anyway, make a long story short, one of those ebooks was about making money by blogging. So I thought I'd give it a try.

So basically that's were the idea for this blog came from. Over the next couple of weeks I will be exploring some ideas I got from that ebook to see, and share with you, whether or not you can really make money by blogging.

Thank you and stay tuned!

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