By Andre W. Klein, Business 2 Community:
If you are a blogger and you have a strong fan base, take advantage of merchandising opportunities. You can use CafePress.com, which makes it easy for you to put your blog’s logo on shirts, bags, coasters and other items and then you can sell it. Or if you prefer, you may want to create and self-publish your own books with self-publishing services like Lulu, and you’ll earn profits even without a huge book deal. Besides books, you can also create hard-copy content on CD-ROM “book” with cleanly organized content that can be accessed offline. Taking things a step further, sell subscriptions for future updates to the system. Another merchandising opportunity is to design and sell custom products with Printfection.com or GoodStorm.
2. Text Link Advertising
Text link advertising involves you placing a text link ad on your blog or website. Text links are text on your site that is hyperlinked to a specific page on another site. Your site which publishes the text links (called the publisher) gets paid by an advertiser who is trying to drive traffic to the linked page. Publishers can get paid based on the number of clicks on the text link ad (called pay-per-click) or they could get paid a flat fee for publishing the link…. Read more