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Can someone explain to me: how others make money when they said they have their own blog sites.  They asked me to just click and read their blogs there so they can make more $.  I do not understand the concept.

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I think it has to do with ads on their blogs/websites.

Some advertisers will pay according to impressions (which is essentially the number of times the ad is viewed), but it’s pennies per 1000 (typically) and the few clicks they get by the method chinadoll mentioned here is unlikely to make them much money.

Other bloggers can write paid articles according to an advertiser’s needs, i.e. earn $5 for blogging about a particular product. Typically these sorts of paid blog opportunities are regular, but infrequent in that a full-time blogger might get 3 or 4 opportunities like that a month.

There is also simply affiliate advertising, where you can put specific ads on your blog or website with no guarantees. But, if someone clicks on the ad and then makes a purchase, you earn a commission.

I have no idea if there is a way to make real money blogging. I am a dedicated blogger but there's no way I could support myself with it. I have many streams of residual income from various articles/freelance stuff, but only a portion of it is directly related to my blog.

I do encourage visitors, but only in the hope that some will connect with the things I write about, and will comment/visit often. Sometimes a ‘readership’ is more important to a serious blogger than making money at it.

Hope this helps clarify a little bit!


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    • 0 votes vote up vote up

      Esther Bloom wrote Nov 30, 2008
    • I don’t get it either. I think most of that type of stuff is scams. They try to get into your computer where your info is saved. I suggest that you don’t click on just anything only if you know who sent it or you asked for it!!
      Best Regards
      Esther




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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Nov 30, 2008
    • well this is related to some people who really have a site that they publish their blogging and it is not a scam.

      I encountered one member she has her own website.  Not just her, but others.  They post a blog and tell us she has written articles on such and such.  Instead of cut and paste on here, she would rather me click to her site and read.  

      I just feel a little confused.




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      Feathermaye wrote Nov 30, 2008
    • I think it has to do with ads on their blogs/websites.

      Some advertisers will pay according to impressions (which is essentially the number of times the ad is viewed), but it’s pennies per 1000 (typically) and the few clicks they get by the method chinadoll mentioned here is unlikely to make them much money.

      Other bloggers can write paid articles according to an advertiser’s needs, i.e. earn $5 for blogging about a particular product. Typically these sorts of paid blog opportunities are regular, but infrequent in that a full-time blogger might get 3 or 4 opportunities like that a month.

      There is also simply affiliate advertising, where you can put specific ads on your blog or website with no guarantees. But, if someone clicks on the ad and then makes a purchase, you earn a commission.

      I have no idea if there is a way to make real money blogging. I am a dedicated blogger but there's no way I could support myself with it. I have many streams of residual income from various articles/freelance stuff, but only a portion of it is directly related to my blog.

      I do encourage visitors, but only in the hope that some will connect with the things I write about, and will comment/visit often. Sometimes a ‘readership’ is more important to a serious blogger than making money at it.

      Hope this helps clarify a little bit!




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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Nov 30, 2008
    • That answer that, Heather.  

      I still kind of wonder, if they make little money, why can’t they cut and paste their blog from their site to here.  so they can gain more reader.  Enough though a click a way is not difficult, but some have smaller font or different layout.  I guess they rather get us used to their site than they adjust to us.

      Oh well, new to this blogging world.  Never too old to learn.

      Thanks again everyone.




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      Feathermaye wrote Nov 30, 2008
    • Since I’m not sure what the specific situation is of the person you‘re mentioning, I can’t be sure.

      I have encountered bloggers who will sign up at a networking site with no intention of actually interacting. They will simply fill out a profile, tell everyone how great their other blog is and then never look back. (I’ve known business owners/promoters who behave much the same on networking sites.)

      Maybe the person you‘re speaking of figures if they copy and paste every blog from “there” to “here“, then readers will have no reason to visit their blog. They could easily mix it up, if they were serious about blogging ( a little something unique at each site, with some stuff copied at both, too), but it sounds like the person you‘re speaking of is looking to make a quick buck.  

      Chances are good it’s not working for them. ;)




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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Nov 30, 2008
    • I think it finally clicked for me about those clicks!  Thanks.
      As for me, the clicks here are plenty for me.




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      Cheryl Phillips wrote Nov 30, 2008
    • I had a personal blog long before I joined any social networking sites. I have many regular readers who are NOT on social networking sites, so they wouldn’t ever be able to read my postings unless they were a member of a site I posted on, like Fab40.

      What I post on Fab40 might be different from what I post on my blog, The Daily Blonde and vice versa. I think here I’d post more things that would be well received by this great group of women. My personal blog is more universal—read by men and women of different ages.

      As far as money...most people who blog do it because they love it. There are those who post a blog for the sake of trying to get “hits” on their ad links. Those aren’t real bloggers to me. Those are scam artists. I have, however, discovered some GREAT bloggers out there who I can relate to. So I read their blogs a lot. Do I make money on my blog? Not enough to ever pay the groceries! :) Most I’ve made is $180 in a month and least was $20. I have good stuff on there—places that I’d shop or products I like. Not places where you can download a crappy e-book. If people click on them, great...but they don’t have to no do I make it look like a site that’s out to make money. Just great spare change for a single mom of 5...but my first love is writing/blogging, not trying to make money off a few ads!




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      Bobbi Bacha wrote Nov 30, 2008
    • Its paid advertizements per click.  A site that attracks a large audience or viewers will make more money.

      A site that only has a few members, and no viewers will make less money off the paid ad.




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