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A Complete Guide On How To Build, Create, Design And Monetize Your Own Blog
(A home based online business scheme)
Blog: www.colossuscomputech.blogspot.com
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AFFILIATE MARKETING
This Is The Easiest And Most Immediate Way To Start Your Online Business! At
the most basic level, affiliate marketing is a 'pay-for-performance' advertising model.
Affiliate marketing is the ultimate “middle person's” business model. This is because
you've none of the usual extra work and expense involved in being a seller. Don't get me
wrong, you'll still be “selling” something, but you won't be tasked with creating the actual
product, processing payments or dealing with customer service issues.
In affiliate marketing, all you have to do is make the introduction. Connect the buyer to
the seller.
As soon as that relationship is “formalized” through an actual sale, you get paid. Nothing
could be easier.
As an affiliate, what you're really doing is advertising for the merchant you are affiliated
with.
What is the one thing every website owner needs more of? --> Traffic.
You can have the best product in the world, but it won't sell unless you have real,
live people visiting your website.
Now, there are a number of ways to get traffic to a website. Most merchants use a
combination of 'natural' traffic strategies (like getting a high ranking in the search engines)
and paid advertising strategies.
An affiliate marketer establishes a trusting relationship with potential buyers by
providing them with quality information.
The primary means of communicating this information is via
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Sharing various social media sites (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Yahoo etc)
Phone Number
E-mail.
etc
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METHODS INVOLVED IN AFFILIATE MARKETING
BLOG:
A blog is a frequently updated online personal journal or diary. It is a place to express
yourself to the world. A place to share your thoughts and your passions. Really, it’s
anything you want it to be. For basic purposes we’ll say that a blog is your own website that
you are going to update on an ongoing basis or a personal website or web page on which an
individual records opinions, links to other sites, etc. on a regular basis
Examples of Blog Sites are;
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Blogger,
Word press etc
SITES WHICH YOU CAN ADVERTISE
1. Liteforex.com: register or sign in, scroll down to Affiliate, after creating, select
banners for pix representation,
2. ALI EXPRESS: Sign in, scroll down to Affiliate Program, sign in or register again, goto
ad centre and select choice of ads.
3. KONGA & JUMIA.com: Takes 2 days for them to verify and activate your account.
Thereby, I recommend and advice that you create your blog for the first time using a
computer. After setting it up with a computer, you can be updating the blog with your
mobile phones thereafter by installing “blogger” app either from Apps world or Google Play
Store. If you do not have a personal computer, you can use a friend’s computer or a public
computer available at libraries, cyber café, biz centers etc.
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Just follow the steps below carefully.
STEP 1
Go to http://www.blogger.com or http://www.blogspot.com
STEP 2:
If you have a Gmail account, enter your Gmail address and password, then click the
“Sign in” button on the page.
But, if you do not have a Google account, click on the “Create an account” button. You will
see a page where you will create a Google account which you will use for your blog and
other Google services. Fill the form accordingly.
If you sign in successfully or successful with creating your new Google account, you will be
logged into the Blogger dashboard.
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Click on the “New Blog” button.
Step 3:
After clicking on “New Blog” as indicated above, you will see:
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Title: This will be seen at the top of your blog and I advice that it should be relevant to
what you plan to be posting on the blog. For example: if you want to be talking about tips
on making money online, then you can give it a title like “Money Making Secrets”.
Be creative.
Address: Keep your address similar to your title (as above).
http://www.freedomaingenerator.com/ can suggest addresses for you.
If the address you entered is not available, you will be prompted to enter another
one. Make sure the .com, .net, .org and other extensions of the address you chose is not
already taken. You can confirm this by entering www.your-address.com into your browser
and see if it will bring up any web page. Ensure uniqueness.
If you prefer having a .com address instead of a .blogspot.com address for your new blog,
do not worry. You can create and add the custom domain later.
Template: here, choose any template you like. It doesn’t really matter which template you
choose, you can always change it at a later date. Once you have chosen your template, then
you can click on the “Create Blog” button.
STEP 4:
After clicking on “Create Blog”, you should see a notification that your blog has been
created successfully.
Your Blog is now created! Click on “Start Posting” as seen in the picture below:
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STEP 5:
After clicking “Start Blogging!” you will see the “Post Editor” as seen below;
Enter the title of your post (this is what your post will be about) and enter the
content of your post as seen in the picture above. You can edit whatever you type there at
anytime.
Take note of the “Preview”, “Publish” and “Save” button. The “publish” button
publishes your post to the web. The “Preview” button enables you to preview what your
blog post will look like once published. The “Save Now” button saves your composed post
as draft.
If you look at the right-hand side of the page, you should see the “Post Settings” as seen in
the picture below:
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Labels: This is where you set the category of your post. As an example, if your post is
“Latest Job Vacancies”, you can enter “Job Vacancies” in the “labels” box and when you
write another post maybe on “How to make money”, you can then enter “money making
tips” inside the box. You can change the label of your post anytime you want.
Schedule: This is where you can set your post to be published on a future date and time. If
you select “Set date and time” below, you can choose a date and time on a calendar for your
post to be automatically published.
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Once you've selected a new date and time, be sure to click “Done”, then Publish.
Don't worry -- your post will only publish at the date and time that you've determined in
the settings. Still under “Post Settings”, you can ignore the “Location” while you can enable
and disable comments via “Options”.
Once you are through writing your post, click on the “Publish” button.
You just created your first blog post.
This is the same way you will be creating posts whenever you want to add new
posts to the blog. Whenever you want to write a new post, log in to www.blogger.com and
click on the "New Post" tab or the pen tab seen in the picture below
Clicking the "New Post" tab will open the "Post Editor".
INSERTING LINKS INTO BLOG POSTS
To enter links in your post, highlight the text you want to use as a link (e.g
“colossuscomputech home page” in the picture below), click "LINK" as shown in the picture
below and enter the url you wish to link the text to. If you click the "open this in a new
window" box, the link will open in another window when anyone clicks on it while reading
your article.
Link
1
Home page
2
Colossuscomputech.blogspot.com
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Ok
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TEXT EDITING: CHANGING FONT SIZE, COLOUR, STYLE ETC
You can change the font size, font style, font color, alignment, you can perform auto
number, and also underline your text, make your text bold or in italics by using the icons
available on the top middle of your post editor.
Hint: Move your mouse on each icon to see what each icon can do for you.
Italic
Underline
Bold
Colors
Insert Jump Break
The "insert jump break" icon allows you to add jump breaks to any part of your post. Jump
break is a process that breaks your post into two, so that when such post appears on your
blog homepage, your blog reader will have to click on a ”read more” link in order to read
the full article.
ADDING IMAGE TO YOUR BLOG POST
To add image, click on the image icon as seen in the picture below:
Insert Image
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There are different options of adding image to your post. Click the "Choose Files" button to
select pictures from your computer. Then, click "Add Selected"
Once you are happy with your post, click on "Publish" tab at the top of the post editor.
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After clicking the “Publish” button, you will always see a list of your posts similar to
the picture below:
Clicking on each post in the list, will bring up the post editor, enabling you to edit
your post accordingly.
SETTINGS
Basic Settings;
Once logged into your dashboard, click on your blog and look by the left menu.
Click on Settings Basic as seen in the picture below:
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On the page, you will see list of settings you can edit. You can edit them by clicking
the "Edit" link next to each setting. Enter a description that describes your blog in the
description box. Whatever you type in the description box appears beneath your blog title
in the blog header area. You can disable it though.
Take some time to write a useful description that not only describes what your blog is
about but also entices visitors to read more. If you click the PRIVACY edit link, you will see
two settings you can configure. Select "YES" for "Add your blog to our listings" and also
select "YES" for "Let search engines find your blog".
Leave the "Publishing" and "Permissions" settings as they are and make sure you set the
"Blog Readers" to "Anybody".
POSTS AND COMMENTS SETTINGS
Click on Settings
Posts and Comments as seen in the picture below:
Here, you will see two sub-headings: Posts and Comments
The small question mark next to each setting gives a brief of each setting.
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Under the "Posts” sub-heading, the main setting that will need altering is the "Show
at most....on the home page". I set mine to 7 posts on the home page. Feel free to alter it the
way you like. Mind you, the more posts that appear on your main/home page, the more it
takes your blog to load.
You can set the "showcase images with Lightbox" and "share to Google+" to YES.
Under the "Comments" sub-heading, you can set the settings according to your choice. The
picture below shows how to set this sub-heading:
You can set "Comment Location" as "embedded" so that the blogger comment form
can appear right below each of your posts and it will allow users to reply from the post
without taking them away to a new page. You can set "who can comment" to "anyone" so as
to also give room for anonymous users to comment on my blog posts.
You can set "comment moderation" to "always" because it is preferred to review
comments before they are published. A link will appear on your dashboard when there are
comments to review. If you enter your email address in the "Email moderation requests to"
box, you will always receive an email whenever someone comments on your blog post.
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You can set the "show backlinks" to "show". Backlinks enable you to keep track of
other pages on the web that link to your posts. Anything you enter in the "comment form
message" appears directly above your comment form. You can use this to let your readers
know that their comments will be appreciated.
That's all for the "Post and comments" settings. At this stage, you can start adding more
posts to your blog via the “New Post” button whenever you log in to www.blogger.com
and enjoy blogging;
but if you want to learn other things you can do on your blog, keep reading………
but if you want to learn other things you can do on your blog, keep reading…………
but if you want to learn other things you can do on your blog, keep reading……………
but if you want to learn other things you can do on your blog, keep reading……………
but if you want to learn other things you can do on your blog, keep reading………………
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CUSTOMIZING YOUR BLOG
You can always change the look of your blog anytime you want. You will have to
understand how to use the features of Blogger dashboard for you to be able to do this.
To get started, click on “Layout” on the left menu. You should see something similar to:
Here, you can add, remove; edit gadgets on your blog. More so, you can click and
drag to rearrange gadgets. To change columns and widths, use the “Template Designer”
accessible if you click on “Template” on the left menu or click on “Template Designer”
above the page.
It’s advisable that you should master the parts of the Blogger template.
The “Header” is the uppermost part of the blogger template. The blog title, description,
logo, Navigation links always go into this section of the template. The “Sidebar” is located
by the side of the “Blog Posts”. Some blogs have only one sidebar while some have more
than one. A sidebar can be located either on the right hand side or the left hand side. The
“Footer” lies underneath the blog posts.
You can add series of things to any part of the template wherever you see and click the
“Add a gadget” link.
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If you click on the “Add a gadget” link you should see:
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The gadgets you can add to your blog are divided into: Basics, More Gadgets, and
Add your own (take note of their links highlighted in the first picture above). The gadgets
listed above are the 28 “Basic” gadgets available as at the time of my compiling this eBook.
If you want to be successful blogging via blogger, then you should know what you can do
with each of the gadgets listed above.
Majority of them are self-explanatory and you can always add and remove them
whenever you want. Hence, you can be doing try and error to see what each gadget looks
like when added to your blog.
The gadget you will need mostly is the “HTML/JavaScript” gadget. Whenever you
copy any code from any website, (e.g. affiliates code) you can always copy and paste in the
gadget and the result will be displayed right there on your blog.
When you click on the “HTML/JavaScript”, you will see:
Just copy & paste any HTML codes…..e.g
affiliates sites, Google ad sense,
trafficking sites
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You can give it a “Title” and when you are done, you click “SAVE”. After saving, you
can then go ahead to view your blog to see the changes. If you want to add the “Recent
Comments”, “Recent Posts” gadgets to your blog, you will get them from the “More gadgets”
section.
Note: Do not pack too much gadgets on your blog. Try to add only the ones that are really
useful.
Also note that while at the “Page Elements” page, you can always drag the gadgets to
any part of the template. Example; the “Followers”, “Blog Archive”, etc gadgets are on the
“Sidebar”. You can drag them to the “Footer” if you like and you can rearrange them too by
dragging above or below the other. You can edit any gadget at anytime, by just clicking on
the “Edit” link next to the gadget
MODIFYING YOUR BLOG TEMPLATE
You can make several changes to your blog template.
Click “Template” on the left menu, then “Customize”. This will open up the “Template
Designer”, where you can change the template, background, adjust widths, layout of your
blog etc.
On the “Template Designer” page, take note of the "Templates", "Background",
"Layout", "Adjust Widths" and "Advanced" Links". You can click on them to make some
custom adjustments to your blog. Use your creativity to play around with the “Template
Designer” and when you are done, click “Apply to Blog”. You must click on it to apply any
change you make to your blog.
TEMPLATES
When you are on the "Templates" page, click Customize and you should see:
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Right there, you can choose from the different available templates. The preview is
always shown down the page. Each Templates group has sub-templates which you can
choose from. Just choose the one you like.
Background:
When you click on "Background", you should see:
Right there, you can remove/change the background image and also change the
main color theme. You can really make your blog stand out with the options here especially
with the background image.
To add a background image to your blog, click the “small arrow” as seen in the
picture above. A window will pop-up where you can choose the image of your choice. You
can also click the “upload image” option to upload an image from your computer as the
background image.
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Adjust Widths:
When you click on "Adjust widths", you should see:
Right there, you can adjust the width of your blog and the sidebars. As for me, am using
{1000px X 220px}. Hence, you can just leave yours as it is.
Layout:
When you click on "Layout", you should see:
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Right there, you can change the layout of your blog, to let’s say "3 columns" as I did
mine, (one side bar by the right and the other sidebar by the left). You can also change the
layout of the "Footer" region to 3 columns so you can easily give space for your widgets and
even Adsense ads.
Advanced:
When you click on "Advanced", you should see;
Right there, you can make a lot of changes especially with regards to color combination and
Font types.
MAKING CHANGES IN “EDIT HTML”
There will be some point in time when you will need to insert some codes into your
template, e.g. when you want to insert Meta tags for search engine optimization; when you
want to insert Adsense ads inside your posts etc. On the left menu, click “Template”, then
“Edit Html” and you should see:
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You must be very careful when making changes to the “Edit html”, hence before you
edit, it is advisable you back-up your template. To back up your template, click on the
“Back” button if you have already opened the “edit html”.
Go to Template:
Look by the top right hand corner and you will see the "BackUp/Restore" button. Click it.
You will see a new window similar to the one below:
Click on the "Download Full Template" button save it somewhere on your PC, so that if
anything goes wrong in the long run, you can always use the “Upload” button to load back
the back-up.
You can also upload NEW blogger template via the “Upload” button whenever you feel like
changing your blog template.
HOW TO EASILY LOCATE A SPECIFIC CODE IN AN “EDIT HTML”
There will be some instances when you might need to find a specific code in the
“Edit Html”. All you just need to do is to hit “Control+F” on your keyboard. A box will
appear on your browser where you can enter the code you are looking for. Paste the code
in it and click “Next”. If the code is in the “Edit html”, it will be highlighted.
BEFORE CHANGING TEMPLATE;
1. You should back up your template as explained earlier, so that if something goes
wrong or if you are not satisfied with the new template, you can just easily change
back to your current template.
2. You must back up your widgets. When you change template, you might lose your
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widgets. Widgets are your added page elements like html scripts, floating share bar,
Email Subscription box, Facebook Like Box, Search box etc
To back up the widgets, you need to save the code of each widget (especially the ones
added using html/JavaScript gadget) properly in a notepad as a text file. To copy code of
each widget, you need to log in to your blog and go to Layout. Then click on the "edit" under
the each widget you want to back up. Then, copy and save each code in Notepad with the
name you can easily identify.
If you have backed up your template and your widgets, you can then go ahead to upload
your new template.
NOTE: The name of the template you want to upload must end with .xml i.e it must be an
xml file. If you download a zip file of a template, you will have to unzip it, to get the xml file
which you will have to upload to your blog.
HOW TO INSTALL A NEW BLOGGER TEMPLATE?
From your dashboard, go to Template
Look by the top right hand corner and you will see the "BackUp/Restore" button. Click it.
You will see a new window similar to the one below:
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Click on the "Browse..." button
Select the xml file of the template you want to install/upload
Click the "upload" button
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You might see a warning asking you if you want to keep your widgets. Choose "Keep
Widgets".
Save and View your blog.
That's all. Now you have the same blog, with no change in content but a complete new look.
If you check your blog and realize that some of your widgets are missing, you can
add them back to your blog by going to Layout & gadget; add a Gadget.
But remember, do not add too much of them. A cluttered and slow blog is a sure way to
scare off visitors.
If you really want a unique look on your blog, then customizing the template is the
option for you – small changes can make a surprisingly big difference and you can easily
customize your template via the Template Designer provided the Template you
downloaded is compatible with Template Designer.
Hence, when next you are trying to download a template, make sure the template is
compatible with Template designer. You can easily confirm this on a "Test Blog". If you
don't have a "Test Blog", create it and be using it to try customizations before applying
them to your main blog.
ACTIVATING BLOGGER MOBILE TEMPLATE
To enable your visitors see a mobile version of your blog powered by Blogger when
they view your blog on mobile devices, you will have to enable Blogger mobile template for
your blog.
To enable your Blogger mobile template, login click on “Template” on the left menu and
click on the “settings icon” highlighted in the picture below.
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After clicking the icon, you will see:
Select Yes from the options and click SAVE.
You can also change your mobile template from page and also preview before saving.
You can access the mobile version of your blog powered by Blogger by adding“?m=1” at the
end of your blog url. E.g. www.colossuscomputech.blogspot.com?m=1
CREATING NAVIGATION TABS SUCH AS PAGES E.G “ABOUT US, “CONTACT US” etc
Blogger “Pages” (different from “Blog Posts”) lets you easily publish static
information on stand-alone pages. For example, you can create an About This Blog page
that discusses the evolution of your blog, or a Contact Us page that provides directions,
phone numbers, and a map to your location.
Once your page is published, you can link to it from the Pages gadget. The Pages
gadget lets you add links to your pages as tabs at the top of your blog, or as links in your
blog's sidebar, also known as navigation tabs.
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The Pages gadget is available in the options you get when you click on “ADD NEW
GADGET” in your layout control panel.
To get started, look by the left menu. Click on pages. You should see something similar to
the picture below:
You can use the "New Page" tab to create a new Blogger Page and a tab that links to
any web address (This might be a link to a web page, a blog post or a download link) The
"Show Pages as" tab is what you will use to control where you want your navigation tabs to
appear on your blog. You can set it to appear under your header (Top tabs) or on the
sidebar (Side links).
Example;
Now, let me assume you want to create a tab that links to an external link
(e.g. www.ciscocomputers.com).
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Click on the "New Page" tab and click on "Web Address" as seen in the picture below:
You will see a new window like the one below:
==> Enter what you want to be displayed on the tab in the first text area. Example, "Jamb
Reg"
==> Enter the web address you want to link to in the second text area.
Example, "www.jamb.org.ng"
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Click "Save".
What Next?
The next thing to do is to make the tabs appear on your blog. So, click on the "Show pages
as" tab and set it to "Top tabs"
Then, click on "Save Arrangement" by the top right hand corner of your dashboard.
View your blog and you should see the tabs appear under your blog header.
DO WANT YOUR TAB TO POINT TO A LABEL (CATEGORY)?
Remember, if you visit a LABEL's link e.g “Our Services” category on my blog, it will
display the POSTS that has be categorized under the LABEL. If you want to point your tab to
a label (category), get the link of the label (category) handy and enter it in the space for
"Web address" as explained when creating a tab pointing to external url above.
Below is what the structure of a Label/category link looks like:
http://colossuscomputech.blogspot.com/search/label/...%3A%3A%3AJob%20Vacanci
es%3A%3A%3A...
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Don't know how to get your LABEL link? Well, provided you have already added the
LABELS gadget to your blog, view your blog, right-click on one of the labels (categories)
and choose "Copy Link Location". Paste it in a Notepad and use it accordingly.
NOTE:
If you click "Blank Page" after clicking the "New page" tab, you will see a page editor which
you can use to create a Blogger page like Contact Me, About Me pages. Whatever you enter
as the title of the page is what will display on the tab on your blog.
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GOOGLE ADSENSE
(The flexible, hassle-free way to earn revenue online)
Google AdSense is a program run by Google that allows publishers in the Google
Network of content sites to serve automatic text, image, video, or interactive media
advertisements that are targeted to site content and audience...
Google AdSense is a free, simple way for website publishers of all sizes to earn money by
displaying targeted Google ads on their websites. AdSense also lets you provide Google
search to your site users, while earning money by displaying Google ads on the search
results pages.
Benefits Of Google Adsense
Choose the type and placement of ad units to be displayed:
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Specify where you want ads to appear.
Choose what types of ads can compete for those slots.
Highest-paying ads display:
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Advertisers bid on your inventory in a real-time auction.
Always show the highest-paying ad.
Payment:
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Get paid for displaying targeted Google ads on your site.
Publishers like you, can place Google ads on their websites and get paid each time a
visitor clicks on.
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MAKING MONEY WITH YOUR BLOG VIA GOOGLE ADSENSE
By displaying Google Ads on your blog, Google will pay you every time a visitor to your blog
clicks on the Google Ads.
Below are examples of Google Ads:
The amount Google pays per click varies, depending on many factors best known to
Google. You can read more about Google Adsense online via google search engine or get
some free ebooks on Google Adsense.
I will teach you the simple way of inserting Google Adsense Ads on Your Blog but I
suggest you have posted at least 20-30 good articles to your blog before apply for Google
Adsense. This will make your Adsense registration to be approved on time and also
enhance the quality of ads that will be served to your blog.
Note: You MUST NOT click on the Google Ads on your blog. If you click on the Ads by
yourself, Google will know and you will be banned and once banned, you might not be able
to use Google Adsense again. So, DO NOT ENGAGE IN CLICK FRAUD. Wondering how
Google will know? Hmmmm! Well, technology makes it very easy.
NOTE: Before you apply for Adsense, try and add “Privacy Policy”, “Blog Archive” and
“Breadcrumbs” to your blog.
You can generate “Privacy Policy” for your blog at
http://www.serprank.com/privacy-policy-generator/index.php
You will find “Blog Archive” from the list of Blogger gadgets.
Please Note: Completing this application process does not guarantee that your blog will
begin showing ads automatically. Your blog must comply with AdSense program Policies in
order for your application to be approved.
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To get started, Log in to www.blogger.com and click on the “Earnings” tab as indicated in
the picture below.
Then you should see:
Earnings
Click on the “Sign up for Adsense” button“Yes, proceed to Google Account sign in”.
Your blog url should show on "I will show ads on" choose your prefer language under
"Content language" and click "Continue". You should see:
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
Fill in the above form carefully and correctly.
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Choose “Individual” as the account type.
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Ensure you are at least 18 years of age and the “Payee Name” matches the name on
your bank account.
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The “Payee Name” is what will appear on your cheque which you will take to your
bank. If it doesn’t match the name on your bank account, your bank will not process
the cheque for you.
There is a space for “Street Address” which you can see in the screenshot above. Fill it
accordingly. Take Note of the “Policies”, failure to adhere to the rules will lead to you been
banned. Once you are banned, you will never be able to re-register for Adsense again. Be
Warned!
When you are done, click on “Submit my application”.
What Next?
You will have to wait for feedback from Google Adsense about your application. In
the mail that will be sent to you, you will be informed if your application has been approved
or not. If approved, you will see the instruction on how to add the ad codes to your blog. If
not approved, you will see the reasons in the mail and the steps to take in fixing the
problem(s).
If approved, you can always log in to www.google.com/adsense to generate your ad codes,
track your earnings, monitor your payments etc.
LOGGING OUT OF BLOGGER
Once you have finished working on your blog, always sign out to avoid illegal access to your
blog dashboard.
Anytime you log in to www.blogger.com, you will see your name at the top right hand
corner of your blog as seen in the picture below:
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If you click on it, you will see the “Sign out” link. Click to log out.
WAYS TO MONETIZE YOUR BLOG
Apart from Google Adsense, there are other ways you can monetize your blog. You can:
 Promote other services you render on your blog e.g computer trainings, barbing
salon, web design etc
 Help others advertise their product via your blog posts and charge them for it.
 Sell advert spaces on your blog (e.g linda ikeji’s blog etc)
 Promote affiliate products.
 Joint Partner Products/Seminars etc
You can read more about blog monetization online.
NOTE: You will only make money from your blog if people are visiting and reading your
blog. The more people that visit your blog, the more money you stand to make from the
blog. Hence, TRAFFIC is very important.
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HOW TO GENERATE TRAFFIC TO YOUR BLOG
If you really want people to be visiting your blog, you must be posting unique
contents to your blog. You should not be copying and pasting from other people’s blog to
your blog. If you do this, Google can ban you from Adsense and remove your blog from
search engines.
If you want to share an article already published elsewhere, you can re-write it in
your own style and even indicate the source in your post.
You can be getting traffic from search engines e.g. Google, Ask, Bing etc (organic
traffic) or from links you share on Social networks/forums like Facebook, Twitter, Google+,
LinkedIn, Stumbleupon, Digg etc. As for me, traffic from search engines is the best because
when am offline and not sharing my links anywhere, people keep visiting my blog from the
search engine and I keep making money when they click on my Google Ads or if they order
for products/services I offer for cash on my blog.
For you to be getting traffic from Search Engines, you must optimize your blog for
search engines. This is known as Search Engine Optimization (SEO). You can search Google
for the tutorials or eBooks on SEO. Try to download and read the Google SEO Guide at the
end of this guide. You should also try and Google search for how to get traffic from social
networking sites, social bookmarking sites, forums, article, directories etc.
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RESOURCES AND RECOMMENDATIONS
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TwitterFeed.com - allows you to automatically share a post to Twitter, Facebook
once you publish it.
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http://apps.facebook.com/blognetworks/ - works similarly to Twitterfeed.com but
it is a Facebook App.
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The Bloggers Beacon http://www.shelaf.com
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Google SEO Guide: http://www.google.com/webmasters/docs/search-engineoptimization-starter-guide.pdf
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Creating Custom Domain For Blogger:
http://support.google.com/blogger/bin/static.py?hl=en&ts=1233381&page=ts.cs
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www.fiverr.com : Make Money Working Online
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Other
Secure
Alternatives
to
Google
www.addynamo.com, www.buysellads.com,
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Adsense:
www.infolinks.com,
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR;
Mr. Frank Okafor popularly known as ‘Susu’ is a 300L student of Nnamdi
Azikiwe University, where he is majoring in Computer Science. He is a
Business and an Internet Consultant and has written many but a few
articles (ebooks) on “Online Business Strategies”.
He is also a Resource Person and has travelled far to get the masses
informed about various Online Businesses they can start up at the comforts
of their homes (part time or fulltime).
Finally you have made it to the end of my EBook on Online Business Strategies; I am
beyond doubt convinced that you are now a “Redefined and Innovative Blogger” ready to
hit the web with great ideas and contents! Above all, I encourage us to have something
doing because we can’t create a blog/site without having something to create it for.
Thanks for reading to this level; you have really shown your commitment. Based on this
note, I am gladly wishing you a wonderful and successful blogging career.
Remember, I must say this:
“Making money from blogging is not a get rich quick scheme. It takes time. So, don’t get
greedy. Patience and coordination is the key to a successful career”.
Cheers!!!!!!!
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