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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To WordPress by Susan Gunelius

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Can I Really Make Money from a WordPress Blog? (WordPress.com and WordPress.org)

If you use the WordPress.com blogging application, the answer to this question is no. The WordPress.com terms of service clearly state users may not monetize their blogs in any way.
 
If you use the self-hosted WordPress.org blogging application, the answer to this question is yes. Of course, the amount of money you can make ranges from a few dollars per month to thousands of dollars per month, depending on several factors:
• The amount of traffic your blog gets.
• The content of your blog.
• The demographics of your audience.
• The amount of time you dedicate to monetizing your blog.
In simplest terms, the more traffic your blog gets, the more advertisers are ...

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