Today is day 20 in the series “Building A More Successful Blog In 30 Days.”
We’ve covered everything from SMART goal making to Participating in Forums, to The 5 Habits of Highly Successful Bloggers, and in the past couple of days, Branding Your Blog For Success Part 1 & Part 2.
We are 2/3 of the way through and to celebrate our special milestone, I want to reveal to you 7 ways to make money online. Two of which are guaranteed to make you money as long as your blog is at least 90 days old.
1. Pay Per Post
Pay Per Post is a project of Izea, the guys behind IzeaFest (the greatest blog conference in the world). It’s sort of like the craigslist for blog post opportunities.
Unlike ReviewMe and Sponsored Reviews, Pay Per Post lets the blogger browse through different blog post opportunities. When the blogger finds one that fits their niche or interest, they sign up, write the post, and get paid for it.
As long as you can find an opportunity that you’re willing to write about, and follow the posting rules as outlined, you are guaranteed to make money.
You can sign up for Pay Per Post here to get started. It’s absolutely free.
A new re-work of Pay Per Post is also being developed and is currently in alpha testing right now. But I actually have 10 alpha keys to give away that will allow you early access to test pilot the new site.
To enter all you have to do is re-tweet the following on Twitter:
“I just entered to win a chance at being one of the first users of the new PayPerPost. You can enter to win too http://twurl.nl/c23628”
10 winners will be randomly chosen on May 18th, 2009.
2. Social Spark
Social Spark is also a brain child of Izea, and is actually a much better version of Pay Per Post. Not only are you given opportunities to make money writing sponsored reviews, but there are also Cost Per Click opportunities, Affiliate opportunities, Sponsorships, and Trade Opportunities available for bloggers to choose from.
With such a diverse way to make money with your blog and social media profiles, Social Spark is revolutionizing making money online.
And as long as your blog is at least 90 days old, there is no way you can’t make money with this program.
If you’re interested in trying Social Spark for yourself, I’ve got some really great news.
I’m an official Izea Insider Crew Leader. What does that mean? You can sign up as one of my crew-members, and along with the opporunities to make money that Social Spark offers, you will be automatically entered to win all contests listed on my Izea Insider Mafia website for life.
Click here to start the process of becoming an Izea Insider Crew member for Izea Mafia. All crew members also get special recognition by me and other Izea members at blog and social media conferences. As well as opportunities to win great prizes not offered to anyone else.
Hint – There might be something special for Crew members at IzeaFest 09, so don’t hesitate to be a part of it.
3. Text Link Ads
When a first began blogging, text link ads (TLA) was the very first platform that made me money. And it still does today. In fact, it’s the most consistant money maker for this blog.
The first part of every single month, a direct deposit of my earnings is put into my PayPal account. And I don’t even have to do anything but blog.
TLA places your blog in front of other advertisers that are interested in getting links to their website on other’s blogs. They will list your blog, and even handle the approval process of selling your text-link ads.
TLA also provides a widget to place into your blog’s sidebar so every link that gets sold is automatically placed onto your blog for you.
With so much being demanded of you as a blogger, it’s nice to know that there are programs like TLA that handle everything for you.
4. Market Leverage
Probably one of the highest paying affiliate networks on the internet today, Market Leverage connects advertisers with bloggers interested in earning affiliate money online.
Their offers are mostly CPA offers, but with such a high payout, your profit percentages per sale, signup, or lead are among the best right now.
As an added bonus, Market Leverage also has an affiliate program of their own. For every person you refer that signs up as an affiliate and is approved, you make 5% of their affiliate commissions for life.
There aren’t many affiliate programs that offer commission for life, so to not sign up for Market Leverage would be a missed opportunity to be a truly successful blogger and making money online.
If their high payouts and referral commissions for life aren’t enough to spark your interest, I am hosting a Market Leverage contest right now, and everyone who signs up through me has a chance at winning a Macbook Pro, 24 inch monitor, iPod Touch, or $200 Visa gift card.
5. Amazon Associates
Amazon also offers a way to make money online. You can create an affiliate url for every single product that they offer, and with so many to choose from, there is no reason you can’t find something that fits within your niche.
For example, every book I review on this blog is accompanied by my amazon affiliate link. So all sales made through my link give me a 4% commission.
The more sales you refer to Amazon, the higher your affiliate payout percentage will be.
My wife uses Amazon affiliate links on her blog as well. She reviews maternity and baby products, and every sale made through the provided affiliate link generates a hefty commission for her as well.
Even if you’re not a blogger, you can make money from Amazon Affiliate by having your family and friends by Christmas and birthday gifts using your affiliate links as well.
With Amazon Associates, the possibilites to make money online are endless.
6. PepperJam Network
PepperJam is a lot like most other affiliate networks. The offer Cost Per Click, Cost Per Action, and Cost Per Impression opportunities for bloggers and affiliate marketers.
There really isn’t a lot that’s extremely special about PepperJam except for one thing.
They have an affiliate program as well. But unlike Market Leverage, they don’t offer a percentage of other’s sales. They offer a flat rate for every person that successfully signs up for PepperJam network through your referral link.
Since signing up is absolutely free, it’s easy to get others to signup underneath you.
7. 7 Dollar Secrets
Unlike every other way to make money online that I’ve mentioned, 7 Dollar Secrets isn’t some special affiliate network, and it doesn’t offer opportunities to write reviews or generate Cost Per Click payments.
7 Dollar Secrets is simply an ebook. An ebook that does nothing but tell you how to make money online.
It’s not free though, like most ebooks. You have to pay $7 for it. Why $7? Because anyone can afford $7.
While the book has some pretty good information in it, I’m not recommending this method of making money online because of the content within the book.
I’m recommending 7 Dollar Secrets because of what you can do with the book.
I’ve written about 7 Dollar Secrets before and how it is my most successful way to make money online.
And when you’re done reading. Go ahead and click here to get your copy and start making money with it today.
How do you make money online? Do you have any special ways of guaranteeing a profit? Please share them with us by commenting.