How Bloggers Make Money: Sponsored Content

Blogging, Content Creation, Monetization, Sponsored Content
Post synopsis: Are you a blogger who wants to make money online? Creating sponsored content is a great way of earning an income from your website. This post explores the ins and outs of finding sponsored blogging opportunities and creating sponsored content.  You know how I got addicted to YouTube? By watching beauty videos! That was some 8-9 years ago and online influencers and niche gurus were becoming a real thing. Beauty channels were especially huge on both YouTube and Google. Lifestyle blogs were making an appearance but all they posted really were “What’s my makeup routine?” “What’s in my bag?” “What’s my evening skincare routine?” etc. How many of you have watched Michelle Phan and Elle Fowler videos--the numero-uno beauty gurus of their time? You would know why it…
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All About Advertising Banners and Advertisement Networks

Blogging, Monetization, Traffic
Until a few years ago, displaying advertisement banners on blogs or websites was the primary source of income for most mommy bloggers. Banners would be found pasted across the header, footer, sidebar, within the post...basically, they would take up all the available white space on a website. What made them even more jarring to the eyes was that the advertisements were of poor design (color, font, etc.). Even today most websites (both personal and business) show advertisement banners that are either static and unobtrusive (such as text ad on the sidebar) or dynamic and intrusive (such as pop-ups, exit intents, etc.). Visit any online news website and you will know. But advertisement banners have come a long way. Not only have the aesthetics improved but the content is more targeted…
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The Truth About Earning a Passive Income Online From Your Blog

Blogging, Monetization, Other Thoughts
If you’ve started a self-hosted blog, chances are you want to earn from it. There are two types of income you can make from a self-hosted blog--active and passive. Yet somehow, the idea of earning a passive income online enchants new bloggers more than the idea of earning an active income. Active income refers to the earning that requires you to provide a service in real-time and continuously, such as from a membership site, coaching services, copywriting, etc.    Passive income refers to the earning that does not require you to market a product or provide a service in real-time or continuously, such as displaying third-party advertisement on your website. All you need to do is embed the code--a 5-minute job--and hope people will view/click the advertisement. Then, what about…
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How to Start a Blog When You Are On a Budget

Blogging, Content Creation, Start a blog
So you’ve decided to start a blog and become a blogger…a professional blogger. Good for you! It’s a fast-growing community of awesome people who are driven to live life on their own terms. Blogging success stories are shared in every popular media. Bloggers are replacing traditional celebrities in many endorsement deals. These “bloggers” are now known as “digital influencers.” They have the power to make or break upcoming brands with their reviews. They are also teachers, mentors, coaches, and employers. They are the new face of the digital world. And you want to join the club. But if you are looking for someone to tell you how to start a blog for free and make money, my friend, it's not happening. Because professional blogging is a business and no business…
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