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How to Make Money Online

The Ultimate Free Guide, by Gary Simon

Beneath, you will find a very elaborate guide (22,000 words) I personally wrote about making money online. I wrote it with the anticipation of selling it, but because I'm so giving, I decided to make it free (the same day I launched the version that cost money.)

So if you really want to learn how to make money online and quit your lame job, just read my guide and you will have a very good understanding of where and how to begin.

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How to Make Money Online

Publisher: Sponsored Blog Reviews

    Sponsored blog reviews are another way to supplement the income you can make from your website.  The only stipulation is your website needs to be a blog.  A blog is a website that usually runs on a CMS (Content Management System) such as Wordpress, that you update regularly in the form of posts.  These posts are updated automatically to your home page and categorized into customizable sections.  Every time you add a new post, your blog readers are notified of it through RSS ("Really Simple Syndication").  Blogs are almost always very niche in topic, and therefore can be great at attracting a loyal following of visitors who are interested in that topic.

    As mentioned, every time you update your blog with a new post (a new piece of content whether it be a story, article, etc..) the visitors who have subscribed to your blog are notified through RSS readers.  An RSS Reader simply provides a person with a list of the latest updates from their subscribed websites.  If your blog has a lot of followers, every time you update your website, you receive a near instant surge of traffic to that specific post.  This is a very valuable thing for advertisers, and it's where sponsored blog reviews come into play.

What is a Sponsored Blog Review?

    Let's say you run a blog about the latest electronic gadgets, and you have 1,000 subscribers.  A new gadget company finds your blog and contacts you.  They offer you $100 for a Sponsored Blog Review of their company.  You can either manually "review" their business and products, or you can simply let them provide you with the review (less work for you, but less control over the content as well).  Then you submit this review as a post, and all of your readers are notified of it.  This is why business owners are interested in sponsored blog reviews.

A sponsored blog review provides several benefits to advertisers:

  • SEO
    Because you will most definitely link to the advertisers website within the review on your website, you're generating a backlink for them.  And backlinks are good for search engine optimization.

  • Direct Marketing
    Most of the time you will receive sponsored blog review requests from advertisers who run businesses that your blog readers are interested in.  It's highly targeted traffic which is great for the advertiser.  They also receive the traffic quickly due to the nature of RSS readers.

  • Building Buzz
    If your blog has thousands of readers, those readers can easily spread word about a new business, service or product.  Advertisers obviously like this as it helps create buzz.

Earning Considerations

    Making money through sponsored blog reviews should only be viewed as supplemental source of income.  You definitely do not want to annoy your readers with too many sponsored blog posts, or you risk losing them.  The amount of money you can make per review is based on a few things. The number of readers your blog has, the topic of your blog, and how frequently you update it with new posts.

  • Number of Readers (Traffic)
    It should be obvious that the more traffic your blog has, the more you can charge.

  • Industry / Niche
    A blog about health can usually charge more than a blog about gaming for sponsored review posts.

  • Update Frequency
    You never want to post sponsored reviews more than once every 5 or so posts.  If you update your blog 3 times a week, that means you can make money posting 2 to 3 sponsored reviews per month.  If you update your blog once a day, you can obviously earn more.

Sponsored Blog Post Services

    As with the previous methods of monetization, there are services to accommodate sponsored reviews for blogs. Below is a list of the more popular services out there.

    You can either signup as a blogger (to make money) or an advertiser to promote your products.  This service is perhaps the most popular blogger/advertiser available.

    Another popular service where advertisers / bloggers can benefit. 

    Feel free to search for more services by using google with keywords like "Sponsored Blog Reviews".

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