Chapter 11. Making Money Through Your Blog


As a professional blogger, I’m often asked how I make money through my blogs. The answer, truthfully, has always been very simple: People pay me to write for them. This doesn’t mean that I don’t know about banner ads, Google AdSense, affiliate links, or optimizing my pages for them; it’s just that I’ve usually chosen not to use them too often. As the bonus chapter for this book, this is intended to be the capper; the final piece that you might want or need to give your blog an extra something. Okay, fine—it also helps to pay the bills.

Where do you go from here? It’s pretty simple. Money made through ...

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