How are You Making Money with Blogger?

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I caught a comment from another thread where someone had several Blogger blogs bringing in some cash.

I am interested in finding out more. If YOU are actually making money from Blogger, would you share with us?

Things like:

How many do you have?
What kind of money are they making for you?
What are you marketing? Information products, Amazon, etc.?
Do you use them for traffic to other sites?
How do you drive traffic to your Blogger blogs?
What are you NOT doing?
What are you doing?


Thanks for the input.


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  • Profile picture of the author Fazal Mayar
    I wouldnt suggest using blogger as it`s hard to rank it on search engines and it can disappear at ANY moment. Google can decide to flat out kick it. Some may make money with, i find its easy to integrate adsense and amazon ads on a blogger blog but it`s also easy on Wordpress. If you can, use wordpress.
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    • Profile picture of the author sandraworsely
      Blogger can also be your source of making money. Wordpress, Squidoo, and Hubpages too are on the top rank when it comes to blog sites which has a good revenue returns.
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    • Profile picture of the author OpticalOut
      Originally Posted by Fazal Mayar View Post

      I wouldnt suggest using blogger as it`s hard to rank it on search engines and it can disappear at ANY moment. Google can decide to flat out kick it. Some may make money with, i find its easy to integrate adsense and amazon ads on a blogger blog but it`s also easy on Wordpress. If you can, use wordpress.

      I agree with part of what you said, but really...

      Google can kick whatever they want out of the search engines. Blogger or owned blogs. So that point is irrelevant.

      I wouldn't use them as money site for the sheer fact that they are owned by Google. Google has the ability to watch them more closely than say a Squidoo lens which isn't owned my them.

      Also, it's not owned by you so Google can delete it if they want.
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  • Profile picture of the author camouflage
    Wordpress works best for me. Since Blooger is owned by Google, there are many many terms that you gotta follow...
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  • Profile picture of the author entrepreneurjay
    Always use a self hosted Wordpress blog for your money sites.

    If you want to make little 1 page mini blogs that you are not gonna put a lot of work into then blogger is fine for that.

    If your gonna spend a lot of time on your blog do not be a cheapskate and pay for hosting this is gonna be your online business treat it as such!
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  • Profile picture of the author rohnsmith
    I just write useful information like free things which people regularly search . so I focus on famous thing and then write free stuff to get people attracted to your site and visit again..
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  • Profile picture of the author flymyself
    Originally Posted by sandraworsely View Post

    Blogger can also be your source of making money. Wordpress, Squidoo, and Hubpages too are on the top rank when it comes to blog sites which has a good revenue returns.
    yeah,blog is a important source for seo,maybe your can't immediate earn money from blog~but can been a link source to your bussiness site
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    • Profile picture of the author digitalguy
      Hi ,Blogging is the also one of the best way to get money online doing the advertisement in this and this is also used for the getting the visitors and the increase the traffic of the website ,also increases the website popularity in the marketing also can be used like the product promotion.

      Thanks.....
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  • Profile picture of the author Rob Maggs
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    • Profile picture of the author Joe Mobley
      Thank you Rob!

      Exactly the kind of post I was looking for.

      Any tips on what to do. What not to do. Etc.


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  • Profile picture of the author aiza.bb
    the best is wordpress than other blog site. and thank for more futher information
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  • Profile picture of the author BXPS
    I think directing ads Marketing is way easier than blogs.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kamikazee
      Originally Posted by moonfish View Post

      Hey Joe,

      Here's exactly what I do:

      - Research a niche

      - Create a software application to fulfil that need (Autohotkey, Visual Basic, UBOT etc)
      can one still make money using free blogs if they have no knowledge of programming?
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    • Profile picture of the author Joe Mobley
      Rob,

      I appreciate the outline. I'm thinking that there are some opportunities with Blogger that most are dismissing.

      $400 a week from a free platform is a great way for some to start online marketing.


      Thanks,

      Joe Mobley



      Originally Posted by moonfish View Post

      Hey Joe,

      Here's exactly what I do:

      - Research a niche

      - Create a software application to fulfil that need (Autohotkey, Visual Basic, UBOT etc)

      - Use Blogger squeeze page template and write sales copy insert Aweber optin/ Paypal button

      - Submit to Whois and Stats sites using backlinking/indexing software

      - Promote using Twitter and Twaitter, writing blog posts, blog commenting, Yahoo Answers, Ping.FM, ezinearticles etc

      That basically is it, and I can usually make sales within 24 hours of putting the product up for sale.

      It really isn't hard at all, the only other thing I'd suggest is to get hold of Dennis Becker's excellent "five bucks a day" and follow Dennis's instructions on product creation. I really can't see how anyone can fail using this strategy.

      My biggest failing is that I price my products too low...but I still make $400 a week on average and I get freelance work on top of that.

      I think creating software is a great way to go, I believe software converts much better than Ebooks, but that's just from my personal experience. If you've got some cash than a great investment to make is to buy UBOT, you can create some fantastic applications with that. Another alternative is Visual Basic or Autohotkey...but there is a big learning curve with programming.

      I hope people find this thread useful as I've given away all of my secrets here.

      If anyone has any questions please feel free to PM me, I'm always willing to help.

      All the best Rob
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  • Profile picture of the author derekchambers
    I use blogger to help get my wordpress sites ranked but using blogger to make money itself I don't think is really possible as blogger never ranks very well

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      • Profile picture of the author Vanessa Reece
        Originally Posted by moonfish View Post

        Blogger sites rank very well, I achieved the no#1 position for backlinker professional and made several thousand dollars from that blog.

        However today my blog was reported as a spam blog and got taken down. I'm currently trying to get it reinstated, but it does go to show a blogger blog is vulnerable, all someone has to do is to report it as a spam blog...and it's gone. A lesson learned on my part
        Rob, there was another thread on here about how to make blogger money making blogs.The OP put up an example of one of his blogs and it got reported. He suspected by someone from here. Although just speculation I too think the same thing happened to you. Not sure when people are going to realise there is enough room for all of us and what's more, karma comes as karma does.

        Just goes to show you can be friendly and helpful and some idiot will still kick you in the arse. I think the lesson learned here is when you share something valuable someone will want to kick you down, especially if you're making more money than them. That mindset is very bad juju.

        little rant over.

        I for one thank you for information. Will DM you....



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        • Profile picture of the author Lloyd Buchinski
          Originally Posted by ITS-V View Post

          Rob, there was another thread on here about how to make blogger money making blogs.The OP put up an example of one of his blogs and it got reported. He suspected someone from here.
          That is a bit funny, but really nasty if that's what actually happened.

          Willie Crawford mentioned on his own forum (not sure if that is even alive anymore) years ago that he had a nice money making blogger.com blog and it got shut down. That was enough for me. I stayed away from it permanently.

          Decent hosting is cheap these days. You can get a basic cpanel hosting account at namecheap.com for $2.91 a month. Or at hostpc.com for less than that. (They use DirectAdmin but I happen to prefer it to cpanel and am still with them without problems after 3 years.)
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          • Profile picture of the author Vanessa Reece
            Originally Posted by Lloyd Buchinski View Post

            That is a bit funny, but really nasty if that's what actually happened.

            Willie Crawford mentioned on his own forum (not sure if that is even alive anymore) years ago that he had a nice money making blogger.com blog and it got shut down. That was enough for me. I stayed away from it permanently.

            Decent hosting is cheap these days. You can get a basic cpanel hosting account at namecheap.com for $2.91 a month. Or at hostpc.com for less than that. (They use DirectAdmin but I happen to prefer it to cpanel and am still with them without problems after 3 years.)
            Lloyd - yeah people are pretty sad if this was the case. In all fairness to the OP of that thread I mentioned; he said he kind of knew that would happen and he had the view that if a blog gets reported so what - it's free to put up a new one. I suppose that saved him the stress element.

            I have a couple of blogs with blogger but they are just there to build up and push traffic to my self-hosted sites although I'm always curious about the subject of making money on blogger.

            The irony of it all is that when you set up blogger you're given big hints to set up google adsense and Amazon associates and 'make money with your blog' HA. OOh the irony isn't lost on me.
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    • Profile picture of the author Joe Mobley
      Originally Posted by derekchambers View Post

      I use blogger to help get my wordpress sites ranked ...
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      Derek,

      The fact that Blogger can help ranking for other sites is helpful.

      Thanks.


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  • Profile picture of the author miawallace
    It's entirely possible to make money through blogger. I did it on accident. It works the same as any other site... fill it with valuable content and relevant ads/adsense and you're set. I agree that it is great for people just starting out, as it doesn't cost anything. Purchasing domains can be costly when you're trying to find the right niche. I've tested out a lot of ideas through blogger and a few of them paid out better than anything else I've tried.

    It has it's cons, which have already been addressed, but yes, it is entirely possible to make money from a blogger blog.
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    • Profile picture of the author Joe Mobley
      Mia,

      Thanks for your input. I have a couple of ideas I want to test drive. I got the feeling that there were a few bucks to be made.


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      Originally Posted by miawallace View Post

      It's entirely possible to make money through blogger. I did it on accident. It works the same as any other site... fill it with valuable content and relevant ads/adsense and you're set. I agree that it is great for people just starting out, as it doesn't cost anything. Purchasing domains can be costly when you're trying to find the right niche. I've tested out a lot of ideas through blogger and a few of them paid out better than anything else I've tried.

      It has it's cons, which have already been addressed, but yes, it is entirely possible to make money from a blogger blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeLiving
    How many do you have?
    I have a "network" of 16 Blogger blogs, across three accounts.

    What kind of money are they making for you?
    No need to get into specifics here. They didn't cost me a damn dime to set up and I make enough to satisfy my car payment and insurance.

    What are you marketing? Information products, Amazon, etc.?
    I promote affiliate products, mostly through merchants who belong to the ShareASale network.

    Do you use them for traffic to other sites?
    Only to my affiliate sites. For the most part they are standalone blogs and are treated as such.

    How do you drive traffic to your Blogger blogs?
    Niche specific message boards drive a majority of my traffic, especially for the sites in the women's fashion niche.

    What are you NOT doing?
    I'm not sure what I'm not doing. What I am doing is working.

    What are you doing?
    Treating my blogs like any other website. Everyone is so worried Google is going to come ruin their party if they build on the network. I have more important things to worry about--getting my conversion rate up is a good one.
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    • Profile picture of the author Joe Mobley
      Mike,

      Real helpful input.

      You answered the "What kind of money" question very well. There are some threads on the forum with comments like "235+ sites making $4-$50 per day" and "150+ sites making $6-$100 per day". I was just looking for an idea of income potential.

      A car payment and insurance in my area is easily $300 to $600 a month.

      Thanks,

      Joe Mobley

      Originally Posted by MikeLiving View Post

      How many do you have?
      I have a "network" of 16 Blogger blogs, across three accounts.

      What kind of money are they making for you?
      No need to get into specifics here. They didn't cost me a damn dime to set up and I make enough to satisfy my car payment and insurance.

      What are you marketing? Information products, Amazon, etc.?
      I promote affiliate products, mostly through merchants who belong to the ShareASale network.

      Do you use them for traffic to other sites?
      Only to my affiliate sites. For the most part they are standalone blogs and are treated as such.

      How do you drive traffic to your Blogger blogs?
      Niche specific message boards drive a majority of my traffic, especially for the sites in the women's fashion niche.

      What are you NOT doing?
      I'm not sure what I'm not doing. What I am doing is working.

      What are you doing?
      Treating my blogs like any other website. Everyone is so worried Google is going to come ruin their party if they build on the network. I have more important things to worry about--getting my conversion rate up is a good one.
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  • Profile picture of the author hungnc
    I also make money from Blogger.
    Wish you success
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  • Profile picture of the author Randy Daugherty
    I myself started as a blogger...Which I can say that revenue is possible through blogging but its not as huge revenue when you put up a site, create and market your own niche...But as a start I think its good!
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    • Profile picture of the author Barry Unruh
      I'm going to make this really easy for you, if you don't remind reading....

      http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ht=blog+empire

      http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ht=blog+empire

      Don't forget to hit the Thanks button under Zeuss66's posts, he deserves credit for his write-ups.

      I actually do not use Blogger blogs to directly make any money. I use them to host content, and to send traffic thru which I want one step away from my primary money site.

      Example: If I'm using YouTube videos which push the envelope a little bit (promotional wise) and might end up getting an account suspended, I send them to a Blogger blog with a very hard push to get them to my own domains. It reduces the risk of my own blogs taking a bigger slap.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kamikazee
      Originally Posted by moonfish View Post

      Hey Guys,

      If you do use the blogger medium for selling your products, please be careful, after my post yesterday all my blogger blogs got reported for spam and I've had to move them to paid hosting. such is life
      Hey Rob sorry for leaving you a message in someone else's post like this, but I cant sent PMs yet. I'm very interested in your word press squeeze page download and fully willing to donate the 5 dollars. I just had a few questions about the product and a few others about IM in general if you didn't mind. Thank you for your time
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    • Profile picture of the author Joe Mobley
      Hey Rob,

      Thank you for your input to this thread. I'm sorry to hear about the spam reporting problems.

      I would be interested to hear how the self-hosted vs Blogger hosted sites do compared to each other.

      Start up a thread when you have some numbers to share.

      Thanks.

      Joe Mobley




      Originally Posted by moonfish View Post

      Hey Guys,

      If you do use the blogger medium for selling your products, please be careful, after my post yesterday all my blogger blogs got reported for spam and I've had to move them to paid hosting. such is life
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    • Profile picture of the author notquiteaguru
      Originally Posted by Rob Maggs View Post

      Hey Guys,

      If you do use the blogger medium for selling your products, please be careful, after my post yesterday all my blogger blogs got reported for spam and I've had to move them to paid hosting. such is life

      I know this is an old post but when I read this while sitting at work I said out loud "man that is F'd up"

      Good info Rob, I enjoy reading your posts.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrea Wilson
    Nice conversations going on here. Well I did managed to earn from adsense with my blogger blog. I got a single blogspot active today. I dont spend too much time on getting traffic for it because of the threat that on the future it may be flagged or something. So what I do is get on a blogging network and that friendly traffic converts to adsense clicks.


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  • Profile picture of the author Success2020
    Nice and perfect Blogger Squeeze Page, How do i got one, i need someone like that to promote some plr products...thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author fullmatrix
    How many do you have?
    Around 30 for now

    What kind of money are they making for you?
    USD, Adsense, Amazon

    What are you marketing? Information products, Amazon, etc.?
    Amazon, Content site

    Do you use them for traffic to other sites?
    Some of them

    How do you drive traffic to your Blogger blogs?
    Social bookmark

    What are you NOT doing?
    I DO NOT listen to people that says I shouldn't build blogs on blogger :p

    What are you doing?
    Just building for side income, it was my main source of income when I learn IM
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  • Profile picture of the author Fun to Write
    Blogger can be used for well written reviews of affiliate products. Must be good content and not blatantly promotional. I've had some of these convert into sales.
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  • Profile picture of the author Philip Ruben
    I just started a blogger blog a few days ago with good keywords for a noncompetitive niche to test how it'll rank the site. I'll let you know if I can make some dough off it.
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