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Making Money With Blogs

Ok, so what does making money with blogs have to do with the jewelry and beads I mentioned in my previous entry?  Well, I also neglected to mention that I like to also make chain maille jewelry, as well as some rather complex silver jewelry.  And you know what all these have in common?  They cost $$$ for the supplies.  Especially for the complex sterling jewelry.

Sooo, where does the money come from?

Make Money Online

I've been making websites for many, many years.  For the past three years I had concentrated on search-engine optimized websites.  For example, my Great Florida Vacations site is over 200 pages.  The others range from 50 to 90 pages.  They make money for me via putting AdSense on the pages.

The only thing, is that I am easily bored.  I'll go great guns for 10 pages, then want to write about something else.  If I had decided to make just one website three years ago and put all my pages (and all the websites I started then decided to not pursue), I could easily have a 500 page site by now.

OK, so I'm making money, and that's a good thing.  But wait a second, there's a slight problem there.  From Labor Day through New Years Day, my traffic and earnings go way down.  Of course everything picks up big-time come January, but that doesn't help me earn much in the way of Christmas cash.

So I got a thought -- what can I do to earn money between Labor Day and New Year's, without creating whole new websites?  Would you believe blogging?

Making Money With Blogs

What I have discovered is that I can make tons of little "mini sites" using WordPress blogs.  These mini sites are great for seasonal products!  Because I only need to put up maybe 7 posts/pages, and then put up another post once every two weeks or so.

I earn the money through affiliate sales.  For example, on my Disney Princess Posters site, the money is made when I refer the buyer to the place they actually buy from.  So by referring the buyer to the seller, I get a small commission.  In other words, I don't need to make or ship anything!

What's really cool is that by using some special techniques, I can make it to the front page of the google search engine in just a few days!  I've already done it several times.  And you know what?  In 2 weeks, I made almost $100 from just two of these mini-sites!  And I've definitely gotten quite a bit of traffic and clicks.

So, making money with blogs (and websites) makes dollars and sense for me!