If you’re like me, you’ll be passionate about the subject you write about, caring less about any monetary gain and more about a genuine interest in the topic.
You’ll also want to cover the costs of your web hosting, and might place a few relevant ads across your site / blog (you can see how I do this in my right sidebar, under the ‘featured sites’ heading).
Following in the footsteps of other online publishers, I’ve recently added a new page to my horizontal site navigation. The ‘Advertise‘ page gives a quick snapshot of my website statistics, and lets others know that they can give themselves a little added exposure right here, and to you, my much appreciated readers.
Take a look at the advertise pages of some other influential people:
- Darren at ProBlogger.net
- Nate at NateWhitehill.com
- Oli at TutorialBlog.org
- Jonathan at SmartWealthyRich.com
I was thinking about writing a more comprehensive guide to advertising. I chose not to for two reasons:
Firstly, I’m nowhere near qualified enough to give advice about earning money through a blog.
Second, Daniel at Daily Blog Tips recently published the ultimate guide on finding advertisers for your website, which is a great read.
Are you monetizing your website / blog?
I’d love to know if you’ve had any success, how you go about it, or if you’ve made any mistakes I / we can learn from.