Blogging For Money Problogger Style: Darren Rowse

By on February 26, 2013

For Darren Rowse, blogging is the single most efficient way to sell online. It doesn’t matter if you’re selling products or services – it’s all done best via a blog. That’s why today I’m going to take a look at how Darren manages to monetize his own blog, Problogger style. There’s a lot you can learn here about monetizing your own blog!

Blogging For Income According To Darren

Darren is the brain behind ‘Problogger’ one of the internet’s most prolific sites on ‘how to blog.’ Because having a blog is as essential these days as having something to sell – it’s important to model yours after the experts. You don’t get much better than this guy.

He has his own unique set of money making methods that help him earn an income from his blog. If you ever wondered how the pros do it, here’s how. For Darren Rowse, blogging is about exchanging superb information for income.

The Top Ways To Monetize Your Blog

• Darren admits that every blog is unique, and finding what works best for you is important. That’s why it’s essential to try out as many monetization techniques as possible. You never know which one will bring in the most income.

• To Darren Rowse, blogging monetization begins with Google Adsense. Show image and text-based ads to get clicks, and earn yourself a decent ad income. With these ads the more traffic you can generate from your content, the better off you are.

• The next money-earner is affiliate programs – and Darren runs several on his blogs. When you are a prominent blogger you can endorse certain relevant products, and earn yourself decent money from being an affiliate. Best of all, these products basically sell themselves, says Darren.

• Continuity programs are an up-and-comer for Darren Rowse. Blogging is about earning continuous passive income, and this is one way to do that. Simply make your blog a membership site and charge a monthly income to members.

• For Darren Rowse, blogging means the opportunity to sell e-books and other longer material on his blog. He earned over $72,000 the first week from his one single e-book launch. That’s no small amount of money!

• Amazon adverts are another way to improve your blog income. Sign up to the Amazon Affiliate Program and sell their products right from your blog. Just remember to only choose products that are relevant.

• Private ad sales happen when your blog starts hitting those high numbers. Various brands will approach you, because of your reach. To Darren Rowse, blogging is so popular now that many tech companies approach him for private sponsorships.

Let’s be honest – it can take years to build a blog powerful enough to be your sole income. That means hundreds of thousands of people need to visit every month. But there are so many ways that your business can benefit from high traffic.

People like Mari Smith and Brian Clark have established businesses based on traffic and influence in their niches. This is extra cash for your business! Work on your content and then use these monetization techniques from the master!

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About John Souza

John Souza is founder and chief strategist of SMMU and Social Media Impact, and is a bestselling business author. He won the 2011 Tech Marketing Awards ‘Social Media Marketer of the Year’ and most recently the About.com Reader’s Choice Award for Best Online Education Site. John has appeared on The Michael Gerber Show, and his business has been honored at the Mashable Awards, Forbes Business Awards and The Stevie Awards.
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