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Monetizing Your Blogger Blog

You will learn how to add Adsense to your Blogger blog in this tutorial.

Last week I installed a very cool feature called Clickheat on The Content Authority Blog. Based on the results of last week’s heatmap, the Blogger link in our Article Submission Website article was very popular. Therefore, let’s look more closely at Blogger and give you something useful to start making money with your Blogger blog.

  • First, let’s login to your Blogger account. If you don’t have an account, that is fine, simply create one quickly, then meet me back here. (Note: If you’re thinking, “But I already have a blogger blog”, rest assured you can create multiple blogs under the same Blogger account. Today, I am going to create a new blog for a project I am currently working on.)

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  • Under your dashboard in Blogger account, you will see the text “create a blog”, please click it and continue.

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  • Now let’s name your blog. I’m going to name my blog ‘web content university’.
  • Now, once it is named, click the continue button.
  • Now select any theme. We can change the theme later so any theme will do.
  • Now click the “continue” arrow.
  • Now click the “start blogging” arrow.
  • You will see a post screen come up, let’s click the monetize tab.
  • Make sure the “setup Adsense” tab is selected.
  • You want to display ads in your sidebar and in posts, so make sure the first ‘display in’ option is selected. Please click next now.
  • The Make Money with Adsense tab will now be displayed.
  • You have two options. The first option, create a new Adsense account. The second, sign into an already created Adsense account. (Note: Due to the time constraints of this tutorial, we will cover creating a Google Adsense account in another tutorial later on. If you do not have an account, simply create one now. It is pretty straightforward for basic use. )

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  • We are going to select the “using an existing Adsense account” option.
  • Enter you Adsense email then add either your postal code or the last 5 digits of your phone number. (Note: This information was entered by you when you created your Adsense account, so if you cannot remember, please go retrieve it now.)
  • Now click the next button. (Note: If you successfully filled in the fields you will come to the ‘Adsense is enabled for your blog’ success page. This page can be seen in the illustration below.)

Now let’s get the Adsense posted to your blog. The idea here is to maximize the highest click rate from people that will visit your blog. To achieve this, you will want your Adsense placed just below your header and on the right sidebar at the top.

  • Let’s click the edit layout link to start placing Google Adsense ads. (Note: The Blogger interface offers an easy click-n-drag solution.)
  • I want you to click the ‘add gadget’ link.
  • When the gadget window pops up, scroll down until you see “Adsense” gadget by blogger.
  • Now click the ‘+’ sign next to it and click save, the ads can be fully configured later on. This will place an additional area in your layout labeled Adsense.
  • Now drag the Adsense to the top of the screen until you have something similar to the visual aid below.

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  • If you click preview it should look similar to this. Like what you see? Then click ‘save’ and that’s it, you are finished.

blogger successful ad creation

Congratulations on successfully adding Adsense to your Blogger blog.

 

Article Submission Websites

In yesterday’s column we talked about content writing. I explained how you can increase your readership base by serving your visitors daily content. Today, let’s look at where you can start publishing that content at popular article submission websites. Don’t fret about the money end of it right now, because I will be covering that in great detail in future columns. Make sure you subscribe to The Content Authority Blog RSS Feed so you don’t miss out.

The question is, you have your daily content ordered and it was delivered, so what is the next step?

The web offers you multiple ways of publishing your content. The easiest and quickest way to attract readers in a small amount of time is through article submission websites. I will walk you through each in future columns. Here they are in short form so you can start the registration process with each of them.

The Content Authority offers a seamless, no hassle solution when it comes to submitting your content to article submission sites. They actually publish your articles for you at a small fee.  Therefore, you can order the content, and then when the order is processed, it is posted automatically to the article submission website you configured in the settings panel. It is a huge timesaver, so make sure you check out the article submission service today! Register a free publishers account at The Content Authority and click the ‘Poster’ tab to get started with our article submission service.

Article Submission Sites

(In alphabetical order)

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EzineArticles.com allows expert authors in hundreds of niche fields to get massive levels of exposure in exchange for the submission of their quality original articles.

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GoArticles.com has the Web’s Largest Free Content Article Directory.

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HubPages.com is your online space to share your advice, reviews, useful tips, opinions and insights with hundreds of other authors.

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InfoBarrel.com is your information super database. Earn money writing by contributing to our crowd sourced content database.

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Postrunner.com Is a service that allows you to trade your content for links.

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Squidoo.com The popular (free) site for creating single webpages on your interests and recommendations. Even earn money for charity or yourself.

Popular Blogging Websites

(In alphabetical order)

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Blogger.com is s Free weblog publishing tool from Google, for sharing text, photos and video.

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WordPress.com Free blogs managed by the developers of the WordPress software. Includes custom design templates, integrated statistics, and automatic spam protection.

Self Hosted Blog Platforms

(In alphabetical order)

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Drupal.org – Use Drupal to build everything from personal blogs to enterprise applications.

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Joomla.org is a dynamic portal engine and content management system.

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WordPress.org A semantic personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability.

Content Writing

Content writing is time consuming and can be extremely difficult if you lack the experience and know how. Many writers spend years perfecting their writing style. The philosophy and debate that true writers are born and not made is greatly overestimated. A true writer is not born with a pencil in their hand, styling their favorite pocket protector. Or are they? I’m keener on the idea that the more you write the better you write. The experience you gain by writing, and writing often, makes you a better writer.

The biggest scenario that comes to mind, for me at least, is that if even if you are a great writer, do you honestly have the time in your busy lifestyle to write daily content? Writing an article a day is a challenge and it certainly does not come easy. Trust me, I have been down that road. After performing a 30 day content writing challenge and successfully completing it, I am still cringing at the thought of meeting that daily deadline. It becomes extremely difficult if you are a perfectionist and I know some of you reading this are smiling when I say that.

The great part about online content writing is you can give yourself a much needed break with all of the affordable writing services across the internet. Therefore, you can concentrate on launching new products, tweaking your website or just take a relaxing day off.

Before we let the cat out the bag, let me explain some advantages that come with providing daily content to your readers.

Increasing your visitors is at the top of the list. By increasing the overall throughput of readers, you can maximize your business profit to those popular articles. Suffice to say, with a proper marketing strategy you can serve your readers the services you offer. The more articles you serve to your readers, the more search engines will look to you as an authority within your niche. That means the more people that link to those articles found within SE’s, the higher those articles will list in the index. It is a never ending cycle of webmaster delightfulness!

What is the big disadvantage of daily content writing? It takes up a lot of your time that could be better spent optimizing your pocket book.

The great part is that The Content Authority gives you an extremely affordable solution to that problem. You have thousands of writers and editors at your beckoning with a simple click of your mouse. So make sure you start ordering content now!