14. Making Money from Your Blog

Objective: To use your blog to earn money.

Here’s something cool—and potentially profitable—about Blogger. Google lets you insert context-sensitive text advertisements into your blog, which (in theory) could generate a bit of income for you. Every time a visitor clicks on one of the ad links, you earn a small commission.

These context-sensitive ads are served by another part of the Google empire, dubbed Google AdSense. You can place AdSense ads on your main blog page, as well as in your blog’s RSS feed. Many bloggers find that they can generate significant revenue by placing these types of ads on their blogs and feeds.

How AdSense Works

When you want to generate revenue from your blog, you have to display advertisements ...

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