Top 2 Ways to Make Money Online as a Article Writer

If you’re someone who writes articles – and looking for new ways to increase your income – you could consider the option of putting advertisements for peoples products and services with your articles online. Now most people shy away from this idea as it seems to involve a lot of work. To build a successful business you need to focus on promoting it by building up relationships with your customers. Doing this takes time and involves a lot of effort making it difficult to include tasks like advertising into your planning schedule.

There is a lot of merit in this way of thinking but, it doesn’t need to be that way. To get the very best return from putting advertisements online you need to have a very attractive website receiving lots of highly targeted visitors on a daily basis. If you have a website like that then you’ll know that what I’m saying is true.

But, if you’re just getting started, it can take months or even years to get your site popular and earning money. Before considering a solution to the problem of making money by putting advertisements online on a popular site lets have a look at the two main types of ads you can use with your articles.

1. Using Google AdSense for putting advertisements with your articles

Using Google’s AdSense program you can place text, image and video ads around you articles – all produced by Google. Business’s pay for these ads using Google’s Adwords pay-per-click program. When a visitor to your article clicks on an ad you get paid. It doesn’t cost you anything to publish these ads with your article. The program is free to join. Google find relevant adverts to suit the content of your articles and all you do is bank the money.

When you sign up with Google for their AdSense program you can choose different ad formats giving you the opportunity to design your ads to match the tone of your article.

If you’re putting Google AdSense advertisements onto a site that’s getting loads of traffic the amount of money you earn soon mounts up providing you with an extra source of income for very little work.

Google gives you the ability to track how much money your making and also give you all the stats you need to help you test the best position, look and format of your ad so you can find out what design is making you the money and what’s not.

2. Putting affiliate program advertisements with your articles

This is one of the quickest, risk-free ways to get started adding ads to your articles on the internet.

An affiliate program is simply a way of allowing you to promote a relevant product or service from another company so you can earn a commission each time someone visits your affiliate partners site and makes a purchase.

Good affiliate programs provide you with a whole host of promotional tools you can display with your articles simply by adding a few lines of code to your site.

As with Google AdSense putting advertisements for affiliate’s with your articles onto a site that’s getting loads of traffic is a great way to provide you with an extra source of income for very little effort.

Some affiliate programs offer commissions of 50% or more of the purchase price of the product or service being offered and it really is a win-win situation for both of you as you are providing a ‘no-risk’ advertising location for the company and they are giving you the opportunity to earn money without the need to produce a product, package it or ship it.

Most affiliate programs are free to join and you can join as many as you wish and also cancel any time you choose.

So, if you’re an author writing articles and interested in earning extra revenue from putting advertisements with your articles on the internet I have a good solution for you. Remember, it takes a lot of research and an established site to really make money with your ads and you need to have a site that’s getting loads of visitors.