Monetizing Blogger

Blogger is probably the easiest blogging platform to monetize. Why? Basically because it's Google-powered and it has page elements that make it easy for you to customize your blog, as well as an Adsense page element.

Now for the blog super-newbie, from Google

Google AdSense is a fast and easy way for website publishers of all sizes to display relevant Google ads on their website's content pages and earn money. Because the ads are related to what your visitors are looking for on your site — or matched to the characteristics and interests of the visitors your content attracts — you'll finally have a way to both monetize and enhance your content pages.

It's also a way for website publishers to provide Google web and site search to their visitors, and to earn money by displaying Google ads on the search results pages.

Get it? If you had a site, even a free-hosted blog such as this one, you can be a publisher of their ads and earn money through it. I haven't cracked the Adsense code yet, and still in the process of fully understanding it, but I have earned something through it. Right now, I'm not planning on becoming a full-time publisher of the ads just yet, but God-willing, if my predictions are gonna be right, I might not have to have a job anymore and just live off of Adsense.

I can't go in-depth with discussing Adsense right now, because that would veer away from the broader topic, which is monetizing Blogger. I might as well just make a little list of what I know so far.

Monetize via:

1. Adsense
2. Any other ad publishing sites
3. Paid Posts
4. Affiliate Marketing
5. Selling your own products

About ad-publishing, please, I mean, PLEASE, read the Terms of Service before agreeing to it. This is so that just in case you think of something, you would know that it is either in violation or not of the TOS.

For example, if you are a publisher of Adsense and of course you find out that you get paid via clicks on your ads and then you have this epiphany of wanting to click your own ads in hopes of generating income for yourself. This is what I have to say about it.


Seriously, you don't want to be banned by Google for violating their TOS. If you continue to "fool" Google by clicking on your own ads, chances are the advertisers are wasting their money advertising their sites for bogus clicks, and Google has very low tolerance about false clicks. I stated above to not even dare to hover your mouse above the ads, because well, accidental clicks happen, and well, you know that sh*t happens too.

Wow, this is turning out to be a long series of posts. Stay tuned for more. I am so not done yet.