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Google, Yahoo, and Facebook, all Internet based companies that have made their founders and investors wealthy beyond their wildest dreams. Yes, these are extremes, but there is no reason why you cannot make some money yourself.
The Internet remains a largely untapped market for people looking to make some extra money on the side. Everyone can do this with an activity many people already do: blogging. Anyone can earn money blogging if they just know how to do it. There are multiple ways that your blog can generate additional income.
One way is through Ad Revenue Sharing websites like YouSayToo.com, where a blogger adds their blog to the site and gets a portion of the total ad revenue generated by the entire site. These sites are great for bloggers and advertisers alike because they attract readers with their diverse and interesting postings. Joining an ad revenue sharing website should be one of the first things you do after you start your blog. Another way to easily monetize your blog is to use Google Adsense to put ads on your blog. Adsense pays you based on the number of visitors to your blog and how many click on the advertisements.
Adsense is incredibly easy to set up and will immediately help you get a little extra cash. Other options include pay for review sites like Blogsvertise, where advertisers pay bloggers to mention or write about their products. These sites offer a more concrete return because you know what you are going to get and when to expect it. On a more local level, you can work with local businesses to offer them publicity on your blog in exchange for free services or goods.
The opportunities are endless for you after you start a blog and I am amazed that there are millions of people who are not taking advantage of it. The equation is pretty simple, start a blog about whatever you want, ad your blog to YouSayToo.com and sign up for Google Adsense, then start seeing the addition income. Sounds like a pretty good deal to me.