CategoryBlogging for Dollars
Is Making Money from Blogging Passive Income?
29th of May 2013 Darren Rowse 57

Is Making Money from Blogging Passive Income?

Recently, I attended an event and heard a speaker talk about how they’d build a passive income from blogging. The person sitting next to me leant over toward me and at whispered: “Based on your Twitter Stream, I’m not so sure that blogging is ‘passive’ – is it?” I thought ...more
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My April Blogging Income Breakdown
10th of May 2013 Darren Rowse 51

My April Blogging Income Breakdown

Yesterday I published a post telling my story of adding 12 income streams to my blogs over the last 10 years. One of the comments and tweets I had a number of times was a request to make the diagram I used shows how the 12 different streams of income ...more
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12 Blogging Income Streams [And the Story of My 10 Year ‘Overnight’ Success]
9th of May 2013 Darren Rowse 195

12 Blogging Income Streams [And the Story of My 10 Year ‘Overnight’ Success]

Today I was speaking with a blogger (I’ll call her Alice for the sake of this post) who was feeling a little overwhelmed with the idea of monetizing her blog. She expressed that as she looked at other blogs in her niche, everyone seemed to be doing such amazing things. ...more
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Amazon affiliate earnings
24th of April 2013 Darren Rowse 120

The Ultimate Guide to Making Money with the Amazon Affiliate Program

Today, I was looking back over some of my earliest attempts at making money from blogging. I realised that this month marks 10 years of me using Amazons Associates Program. My Start with Using Amazons Affiliate Program I first heard about Amazon’s Affiliate program in April 2003. I had been ...more
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How Early Should You Monetize Your New Blog?
13th of April 2013 Darren Rowse 97

How Early Should You Monetize Your New Blog?

A common question that I get is ‘how early should I begin to monetize my blog‘. I understand the concern behind the question – some bloggers certainly like to build their audience before they introduce monetization and you do need readers before whatever monetization model you choose will work – ...more
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Mastering the Upsell
5th of April 2013 Shayne 16

Mastering the Upsell

Everyone’s heard of the term ‘would you like fries with that‘ – it’s probably the most famous upsell of all time. The fast food industry are not the only ones working the upsell magic. Retail, supermarkets and yes online are all over it. There’s two common terms used in the ...more
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snapnfood
3rd of April 2013 Shayne 10

From Spark to Sale in 18 Days

Some of you will know that Darren has just headed off for a well earned 10 day break. While enjoying his holiday, Darren has bravely given me the keys to ProBlogger to share a collection of posts – with of course the one condition that I don’t scare you all away :) ...more
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Four New Ways to Monetize a Blog
27th of February 2013 Guest Blogger 31

Four New Ways to Monetize a Blog

The ad industry is dead. Target will only buy remnant inventory. Federated Media, the darling of the online ad world, is just about vaporized. And media behemoth IAC is building a state-of-the-art ad sales system that will work like a trading floor where you don’t even know what content you’re ...more
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Behind the Scenes of a Successful Blog Acquisition [Case Study]
21st of February 2013 Guest Blogger 22

Behind the Scenes of a Successful Blog Acquisition [Case Study]

I really love the idea of buying and selling websites. Recently I listed one of my blogs on Flippa, a marketplace for buying and selling websites, and sold it successfully. Then, I bought another blog outside of Flippa. Since we’ve already talked about selling blogs this week, I wanted to ...more
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