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5 Ways to Monetize your Website

If you’re like most 20-somethings, you may already have a blog. Blogging is a fun way to share thoughts, photos, jokes, and news with your shared network. Yet blogging can also be the gateway to making a profit. The following are five ways to start monetizing your personal website.
1. PPC Ads
One of the easiest ways to start making money from your personal website is to sign up for programs like Google Adsense. They place ads on your website based on your content, so that theoretically the ads will appeal …

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Guest Post: How I Made a $20/Month Blog into a $350/Month Blog In One Day – A Lesson In Monetizing
If you are a blog owner, you certainly understand the value of web traffic, but are you letting your web traffic go to waste? I was.
Here is a quick lesson in monetizing and how you may be able to dramatically increase your online profit without increasing the amount of visitors you receive.
First, An Introduction
Before I begin, I think it is proper to introduce myself to the 20sMoney community and say thank …

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Monthly Online Business Update – October 2010

Introduction
To start off this month’s online business picture, I want to explain why I do this.  If you’re new to the blog, you might wonder why I’m talking about blogging on a blog about financial topics.  Well, my view is that creating secondary income sources is the most impactful thing you can do for your finances.  Furthermore, creating online income is probably the easiest and lowest risk opportunity for you to create another income stream.  This report is my monthly update on this journey.
As you can tell if you continue …

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Monthly Online Business Update – September 2010

A Change
Typically, I do a monthly blog update.  This month we get away from a single-blog focus and move towards a more robust online business update – this blog being a major component of the overall picture.  You will notice in this month’s update that I provide a little less detail on traffic, but instead focus on breaking down the metrics on a number of what I call “web properties.”  I hope you enjoy…
Introduction
To start off this month’s online business picture, I want to explain why I do this.  If …

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The Future of Making Money Online: Part 3

This is part three in the series discussing the future of making money online.  The inspiration for this series was a Wired article called “The Web is Dead.”  If you haven’t already done so, I’d encourage you to read parts one and two before reading this.
We have already discussed some major observations and trends that I see with regards to the world wide web and specifically doing business on it.  Many of the trends revolve around search and how people go about getting information.  In part three, we turn to …

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The Powerful Voice of Bloggers & Why It’s Getting Easier To Make Money Online

If you follow my blog, you know that I recently started a new website with a few other people called Saturday Down South.  In just two months of being online, the traffic is roughly 4x the traffic of 20smoney.com which has been online over two years.  Obviously, we’re pumped about the success that we’ve reached at this point.

Additionally, some good things have been happening as to who has noticed the new site.  A few weeks ago, I was contacted by a rep in ESPN whose job seems to be to …

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Introduction
To start off this month’s update on online income and traffic, I want to explain why I do this.  If you’re new to the blog, you might wonder why I’m talking about blogging on a blog about financial topics.  Well, my view is that creating secondary income sources is the most impactful thing you can do for your finances.  Furthermore, creating online income is probably the easiest and lowest risk opportunity for you to create another income stream.  This report is my monthly update on this journey.
As you can tell …

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Interesting news article out on the city of Philadelphia requiring bloggers to pay a $300 “license” fee in order to keep blogging.  Amazingly, the example used in the article is a “blogger” who has made about $50 total from online activities so the $300 is 6x her income from the web.  The main focus here is that cities, states, and the Feds are strapped for cash and are looking for new ways to bring in revenue. Blogs and online business activity is a likely target in the future since there …