How To Make Your First $100 From Your Blog

by Kharim Tomlinson on September 7, 2012 · 124 comments

in Make Money Online

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Lots of bloggers are making hundreds of dollars from their blog every single day.

Of course this is how they make a living from their blogs online.

Many new bloggers try to follow these top bloggers in making money online from their blogs and most of them struggle to even make a single dollar in a month.

Some new bloggers set a goal of making their first $100 from their blog within a 6 month period. Some have accomplished, some came close and others failed to make a single dime.

I have made more than $100 from this blog. In fact, I made more than $200 in one week just be selling advertisements on this blog and doing services as well.

In this article I will give you some tips and tricks on how you can make your first $100 from your blog.

You Need Traffic To Make Money

One of the reasons why some bloggers fail to make money from their blog is because they have no traffic.

Without blog traffic then you will fail to make money from your blog.

I am not just talking about a few daily visitors. I am talking over 1,000 visitors per day and lots of page views.

If you have no one visiting your blog, how will your PPC ads get clicked? Who will purchase from your affiliate link? Who will buy the advertise here spot on your blog?

Now you see the reason why you need traffic? And lots of it.

The more traffic you have then the more money you will be making from your blog. You just have to know some strategies that will work for your blog which is effective in making money.

Now that you know that traffic is needed to make money, you may be wondering: how do I get traffic to my blog?

Here is how to get traffic to your blog:

For the past few months I have been blogging about how you can increase your blog traffic so I won’t go into much details on this section. (I will leave links to some of these articles below)

Guest Posting - This is one of the best ways to get traffic to your blog. If you do guest posting then this can get your blog lots of exposure to incoming traffic. You need to write high quality articles and leave your links in the article while writing. Also you can get lots of traffic if you write for a blog that has more traffic than yours. (Great way to build backlinks as well)

Blog Commenting - This is also another great way to get traffic to your blog. Blog commenting has been proven over and over in getting targeted traffic to a blog. You have to leave links to your blog and also leave comments with value.

Also look for blogs that has the Comment Luv installed. This way you can leave a link to one of your latest articles.

Mailing List - Starting a mailing can help you to get traffic to your blog. This is because the people who visit your blog who are truly interested in your content will want to subscribe to your blog. Sending them an email about new blog posts will make them want to come to your blog and read what you have written.

Starting a mailing list can also help to make money online.

Forum Posting - Forums are often filled with people participating in discussions. You can also join in the discussion, just be sure that this forum is related to your blog niche.

When posting in the forum go your signature settings and add your blog link to your signature. Whenever you make a post on the forum then your link would appear there. So the more post you make then the more your link will be shown on the forum.

Write Articles With SEO - When writing your articles you should always remember to optimize it for search engine results. This is a great way to get targeted traffic and also exposure on some major search engines.

Social Media & Social Networking - I have always loved using social media sites for getting traffic to my blog. This is quite simple to do. I use sites like Twitter, Facebook and a few others. I share my links to my followers and also do the same. This helps to build relationships and helps to build traffic as well.

Here are the articles below to help you get more traffic:

5 Great Ways You Can Promote New Blog Posts

Awesome Backlink Strategy And Great Backlink Tips

5 Reasons To Be Active On Forums If You Own A Blog

5 Reasons To Be Active On Forums If You Own A Blog

How To Increase Your Traffic And Quality Of Backlinks

Keywords, SEO URL, Headlines – Best Way To Get Search Engine Traffic

How To Make The First $100

There are tons of ways that you can make your first $100 from your blog.

As I mentioned in the first section above, you need traffic. Now that you have traffic on your blog then you are ready to make some money.

Sell Your Own Products

This is one of the best ways to make your first $100 (or even more) on your blog.

If you have followed the tips above that I mentioned on getting traffic to your blog then these methods can also help to establish you and your blog to be a great brand. Along with writing great contents then you can prove to be a blogger that knows what he/she is doing.

Take for instance you are a coder, you can make an awesome WordPress plugin or a tool that bloggers can use to make their blog better and sell this plugin.

If you are an awesome writer then you can make an ebook and sell it as well.

You don’t have to put your all into making your products for sale. You just have to make sure it is simple yet effective to the persons who use it. After making your product you can contact top bloggers and share your product with them and ask them to write a positive review about it.

Once word is out that your product is worth having then its time for you to sell and make money from it.

Here is how you are going to actually make money from your product.

You are going to sell your product at a cheap price. Yes, cheap as in $10.

If you can get 10 people to purchase your product then you have already made your $100 from your blog. As simple as that.

10 buyers X $10 product = $100

Depending on the price that you want to set for your product, once there is a buzz around your product then you can make the $100 in no time.

For example:
20 buyers X $5 product = $100
5 buyers X $25 product = $100

 So this depends on the amount of work you have put into the product, the features of the product and the buzz around the product then you can make that $100 in no time.

Pay Per Click Advertisements

This is also another way of making your first $100 from your blog.

This method may take longer because of the amount of money paid out per click and also the amount of traffic that your blog has.

If you are going to use the pay per click method for making your first $100 from your blog then you have to be sure that your blog has lots of traffic for this to work.

The more traffic that you have then the chances of your ads getting clicked will be higher.

We also have to remember that our blog visitors don’t come to our blogs to click on our ads, but to gain some knowledge from what we have posted on our blog. So this is where great optimization is needed in order to get some clicks.

 If you are using Google Adsense as a your choice of PPC advertising, then you have to make sure use sizes that fits your blog. You have to blend your Google Adsense unit with the color of your background and also the links on your blog. This will help to maximize the chances of getting more clicks.

It is recommended that you place no more than 3 Adsense units per page. Placing Google Adsense units in your content is very effective in getting clicks as well.

Remember that in order for pay per clicks to work well for you then you need to have lots of traffic on your blog.

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is one of the most effective ways in making money from a blog. Pro bloggers often use this method when making money from their blog and they make thousands per month doing this.

Affiliate marketing is a way in which you sell a product or service for someone and they pay for for each sale that is made. In other words you get a commission for each sale.

When doing affiliate marketing you normally sign up for the product or service that you want to market, you place links or banners on your blog and whenever a sale is made then you get paid.

But the trick to making your first $100 from your blog doing affiliate marketing is very simple.

When you sign up for products that you want to promote then you have to make sure that this product is related to your blog’s niche. You want to make sure that this product will be of some benefit to the persons who will be using it.

It would be also great if you have a copy of the product so that you can get a bird’s eye view of it and see how it works. You can then write a review about this product, tell your blog visitors how wonderful this product is and how it has helped you to become a better blogger or how it helped you to blog better.

When you do this then you can point to the product using your affiliate link.

Depending on how you write your review will determine if your blog visitors will purchase this product from your affiliate link or not. So always be sure to write a great review so that you can make sales for your affiliate links.

Services

 I remember doing services for a new blogger and making $105.

Want to know how I did this?

I got an email from this person wanting to start his own blog and he liked how I customized my blog. He was interested in learning more from me.

In my services I offered to set up a new WordPress blog, install a premium theme, install plugins, gave support when needed and also gave blogging tips.

For this service I charged $55 for the month.

This person was a new blogger so he needed hosting as well. So I recommended him to Hostgator using my affiliate link.

Hostgator paid me $50 for referring a new customer to their services.

So in total I got $105 for doing services.

$55 for my services + $50 Hostgator commission = $105

That was pretty simple for me making $105. Plus I was setting up a new blog, something that I loved to do.

Sell Advertisements

Selling advertisements on your blog is a great way to make your first $100 from your blog.

You need traffic as well in order to do so.

Advertisers want to place their ads on blogs that has lots of traffic and they will pay even more than $100 for a single ad spot.

When selling advertisements on your blog, just be sure that your ads are in plain view for advertisers to see it. Don’t place ads where people wouldn’t want to advertise.

Placing ad spots for sale above the fold can also help in selling advertisements spots on your blog. Above the fold means the section of a website or blog that is shown without the person having to scroll.

Size is also a factor to consider when selling advertisement space on your blog.

Don’t Miss: How To Make Money From Your Blog By Selling Advertisements

In Conclusion…

When making your first $100 from your blog just remember that traffic is needed.

Each blog makes money in a different way. So you have to also develop strategies that will work for your blog when it comes to making money.

What other ways is there that you can make your first $100 from your blog?

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Nishant Srivastava 1 September 7, 2012 at 11:35 am

Hi Kharim
Really Nice article for newbies, I think first $100 are very important for every bloggers, after earning first $100 a blogger works more seriously….
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Kharim 2 September 7, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Hey Nishant,

For a new blogger the first $100 to them is an accomplishment. They can now say that their blog has the ability to make more money if they put in the work needed.

After earning the $100 they can now set other goals for earning more.

Thanks for the comment pal.

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Raplus 3 September 7, 2012 at 11:39 am

Nice Article. I made my first 100$ from fiverr. But you are talking about blogging. So my first blogging money from selling my own ebook. :-)
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Kharim 4 September 7, 2012 at 1:00 pm

That is so great that you made your first $100 using Fiverr. Awesome!

Well if you sell your ebook then that can help to make your first $100, just follow the tips that I have provided.

Thanks for the comment as well.

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Ashwani Ahlawat 5 September 7, 2012 at 11:42 am

Wow, I am going towards affiliate marketing and I want to start it with ClickBank firstly. Hope my first time gives me good results.
Thanks for the sharing and motivating dude.

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Kharim 6 September 7, 2012 at 1:02 pm

You are welcome, Ashwani.

If you market products with great rating and also write a good review of products related to your niche, then you can make that $100 in no time.

Thanks for the comment pal. Best of luck to you!

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Ehsan from Blog Post Ideas 7 September 7, 2012 at 11:47 am

This is one of the greatest article I’ve ever read here at WebMaster Success Kharim. I’ve made my first $100 from my blog 5 months of hard working.

Now I’m able to sell advertisement space to make money from my blog. The only thing which everyone need to make money from their blog it to build good reputation and build trust other than having a good traffic.

Thanks for this article Kharim.
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Kharim 8 September 7, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Hello Ehsan,

I was just talking to my girlfriend and was telling her that this is going to be one of the best posts that I have written for my blog.

I tried to put information in this post that I know was needed in order to help new bloggers to make money from their blog.

It is great to see that you have made your first $100 selling ads as well.

I remember some time ago when I made over $700 in pay per click ads. It was a great feeling!

I hope things are going great with your blog and hope that it will make more money as well.

Thanks for the comment.

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Mokshis 9 September 7, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Great post, Kharim. really liked it. But can you specifically suggest how much traffic does a new blog is expected to get? Ofcourse, it varies, but much can be considered as healthy.

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Kharim 10 September 7, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Well I would suggest that a new blogger try to aim for a daily traffic of 500 visitors and then work to increase that traffic to over 1000 visitors.

This way when it comes to making money from that blog then it won’t be so hard for them.

The more traffic then the more money this person will make.

Thanks for the comment.

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Mokshis 11 September 7, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Thanks Kharim, will keep that in mind. But for the time being need to concentrate on quality stuff only.

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Kharim 12 September 7, 2012 at 7:11 pm

Yep. Just try to post quality contents on your blog so that you can gain some readers and after that you try to make that first $100 from your blog.

Thanks for the comment.

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Irfan Siddiqui 13 September 7, 2012 at 1:11 pm

You are right the only way to make money out of your blog is traffic. Without it, no matter how many ideas you have, no matter how much hard work you give in generating income it WON’T work.

I have learned lot of things in past 3 years of my blogging career life here. And still I say I’m learning and I’ll learn till I’ll be a pro.
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Kharim 14 September 7, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Hey Irfan,

I mus agree with you. Without traffic then no money making will be taking place. So if we want to make money we should not chase after the money, but chase after the traffic.

This is what will help to make the money as well.

I am also learning as I go along and has been 2 and a half years now that I am blogging. I want to be a pro blogger as well.

Thanbks for the comment pal.

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Aditya Chintha 15 September 7, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Well written kharim…and after reading i learned to start some things which i left as it was waste.
Now i need to concentrate on it after seeing the statergy of it!

thanks!! :)
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Kharim 16 September 7, 2012 at 7:10 pm

Well just try to follow these tips and see how well they will work for you.

Thanks for reading and leaving a comment.

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Bryan Ring 17 September 7, 2012 at 7:10 pm

Great job K! I have been out of the blogging rhythm this summer, but have actually been reading your posts that come across Google+ & Twitter. You speak so precisely to those bloggers that do this for a living and explain how to achieve goals through actual work….

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Kharim 18 September 7, 2012 at 7:13 pm

Hey Bryan,

Its been awhile since I have seen you. Great to see that Google + and Twitter is bringing traffic to my blog.

Well I try to do my best when it comes to writing contents for my readers. I want to be always providing the best.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.
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Ryan Biddulph
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19 September 7, 2012 at 11:54 pm

The more you create the more money you make. Create posts, articles, videos, helpful comments, webinars and ebooks. Give freely to make money from blogging. Cut the strings. Help people with free content. Do this persistently and paying customers will show up.

Target your audience. Big numbers are nice in the visitors department if many visitors are targeted. Keep meeting new people by promoting your friend’s posts and becoming part of blogging tribes. No better way to drive traffic.

Make money by helping people make money, or by providing some other problem solving service, with your content.

Thanks for sharing the in-depth insight Kharim!

RB
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Kharim 20 September 10, 2012 at 8:57 am

Hey Ryan,

I like your tips that you have provided in your comment.

True, offering free stuff can surely help you to make money. This has worked really well for me. Also joining a tribe will help to increase your traffic.

Thanks for the comment.

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neha 21 September 11, 2012 at 1:34 am

Really I am agree with you.its very impressive Tips that how to make the first $100 from the blogs. Really you are absolutely right and if you have any more tips to get more traffic to the sites. so please sharing me.Well thanks for These tips.
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Kharim 22 September 11, 2012 at 8:55 am

Thanks for reading my article.

I have been posting about how to get traffic to a site. Check the article again for the links.

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Jenni 23 September 8, 2012 at 12:47 am

Great share Kharim, will definitely try out your tips and i clearly understood that quality content always puts us in the good books , will concentrate on it

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Kharim 24 September 10, 2012 at 8:58 am

Yes you are so right.

Quality content along with SEO is one of the best ways to get targeted traffic to your blog.

Thanks for the comment, Jenni.

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Shalu Sharma
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25 September 8, 2012 at 2:03 am

Traffic is the main ingredient for making money from your blog, without it you might as well sit on the beech and do nothing. The traffic methods you have suggested is top notch and out of them guest posting is a good one. Kharim please suggest a way to make $100 a day from your blog, that’s the next step, what do you say?
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Kharim 26 September 10, 2012 at 9:07 am

Hello Shalu,

I love guest posting as well because it tends to pull in more traffic than the other methods that I had mentioned.

Wow!!! Making $100 a day from your blog is gonna take awhile. Those are the things that the pro bloggers are now doing. I hope I get to the level of a pro blogger some day soon.

I will keep you updated.

Thanks for the comment.

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Yeremi Akpan 27 September 8, 2012 at 5:48 am

Wow! Kharim, this is a down to earth article.

I love the way you consistently pack value into short articles.

Blogging is no longer the walk in the park it used to be. With a lot more persons blogging, making money now from blogging takes deliberation – and that’s what this post provides.

For now, I monetize my blog by primarily selling my freelance writing services. That is where more than 80% of my income comes from.

Services are where it is @…
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Kharim 28 September 10, 2012 at 9:13 am

Hey Yeremi,

You are so right pal. Doing services are a great money maker. In my article I make $105 just be doing one service. Imagine if I did that for a lot of persons….

Thanks for the comment pal.

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Bhushan 29 September 8, 2012 at 6:14 am

Sometime ago I read from a post that Blog commenting is very good way to get huge traffic.It attract more visitors also.
forum posting also works very well.
Article Gives You more and more visitors.these are the works which are part of my life.

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Kharim 30 September 10, 2012 at 9:17 am

You are so right about that pal. Blog commenting does get lots of traffic but you have to make it a regular habit of commenting on other blogs.

Thanks for the comment.

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Nawaz 31 September 8, 2012 at 6:40 am

I agree that traffic is very necessary to increase the sale but this traffic should be relative and organic.

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Kharim 32 September 10, 2012 at 9:19 am

Yep! This is the best way to make money if the traffic is targeted to your blog.

Thanks for the input.

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Simmeon 33 September 8, 2012 at 7:12 am

Selling your own products. That sounds like the WINNER to me, thanks for posting this. I’ve been meaning to start my product this month and you’ve given me the push to start.

Going to start planning and setting it all out. Reviews are a nice source of income.

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Kharim 34 September 10, 2012 at 9:20 am

Hey Simmeon,

Seems like you are cooking up something. :)

I hope to see your product when you release it.

Thanks for the comment bro.

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Mark Brook from herbal incense 35 September 8, 2012 at 11:56 am

Nice blogs once again first points of your blog I am not discussing them I start with the points you said sale your items or PPC if I talk about my self I am only interesting to sale my items on my blogs I will never choose PPC as I make my blogs my part time work but yes if any one thinking to make full time job as a blogger then they should try PPC and optimizing techniques.
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Kharim 36 September 10, 2012 at 9:21 am

Well I thank you for your comment and input on my article.

Selling your own products can be a great money maker. Once your blog visitors are interested in what you have then they will want to pay for it.

Thanks for the comment.

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firdosh joy 37 September 9, 2012 at 7:41 am

This is a great article and great tips for makign first $100 from any blog. Traffic is the key source to make traffic i completely agree. Thanks author for such an informative article
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Kharim 38 September 10, 2012 at 9:23 am

I am glad that you agree with me.

Without traffic then money making will be impossible.

Thanks for the comment.

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Shiwangi peswani 39 September 9, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Nice post and nice tips indeed but what I feel is that there are still some secret and hidden tips which the leading bloggers are using. I feel so just because the tips you have mentioned here in your post are quite obvious and known to all bloggers and rather these same tips are mentioned everyone on internet but still not everyone is making good enough…
Well waiting to learn those hidden secrets.

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Kharim 40 September 10, 2012 at 9:25 am

Trust me, there are no secrets!

If you keep on applying these tips day by day then you are sure to have success just like these top bloggers.

I have talked to lots of them and this is what they do. This is what I am also doing and having some success.

Thanks for the comment.

Let me know what else you have been thinking, I might be able to help you some more.

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Nikunj 41 September 10, 2012 at 12:12 am

i just started affiliate Marketing and i love it if you work with some regularity than it’s best for money making idea.

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Kharim 42 September 10, 2012 at 9:26 am

Great move. Affiliate marketing, if done good, can help you to make tons of money from your blog.

Thanks for the comment.

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Caroline 43 September 10, 2012 at 5:45 am

Hi Kharim I have started a new blog recently, I will make use of these steps to increase my traffic and earn through it thanks for the useful post..

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Kharim 44 September 10, 2012 at 9:26 am

Well I hope you will have success with your new blog.

What is this new blog all about?

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Jakes 45 September 10, 2012 at 11:02 am

I have been in blogging for sometime. But still haven’t earned anything. So for a person like me, this post is just fantastic. And, possibly right now I should be concentrating on the first part of this post, i.e. to generate traffic which is the first step to generate income :-)
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Kharim 46 September 11, 2012 at 9:56 am

Yep! You are right. You should be working on getting traffic.

The more traffic that you have then the more possibilities that you can make money from your blog.

Thanks for the comment and all the best in your blogging.

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Enstine Muki
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47 September 10, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Hey bro, you rightly pointed it out. Traffic is the main thing you need. If you have 500+ a day to your blog, it will be relatively easy to develop strategies and generate more money daily.
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Kharim 48 September 11, 2012 at 9:57 am

Yes I must agree with you.

500+ visitors per day is all it takes to make your first $100. I have already done this and if I can do it then everybody can do it.

Thanks for the comment.

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Pushkar 49 September 10, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Great article…The first $100 matters the most.Many lose it halfway and quit.It requires some dedication to make money online.

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Kharim 50 September 11, 2012 at 9:59 am

I must strongly agree with you on that point.

You have to become dedicated in order to make money from your blog.

Getting traffic is very hard. But once you master the ways to get traffic to your blog then the money will come much easier.

Thanks for the comment.

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Becca 51 September 10, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Hi Kharim! I have learned so much by reading your blog. It always amazes me how much there is to learn on your every post. Making money online is not a simple thing on first timer. It takes time and effort and perseverance.
You did a great job!

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Kharim 52 September 11, 2012 at 9:54 am

Hey Becca,

Thanks for reading my article. I always do my best in providing quality stuff for my blog readers.

First timers may find it very hard. But with my tips they can have it a bit more easier.

Thanks for the comment.

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Vijayraj Reddy 53 September 10, 2012 at 10:12 pm

Hi Kharim,

Making my first 100$ was never that easy. As you said, many failed in earning at least a dollar at the beginning of launching their blogs. It needs some serious planning and experience to achieve the objective. Selling your own products is one of the proven ideas to making money on this platform.

Regards,
Vijay
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Kharim 54 September 11, 2012 at 9:52 am

Making my first $100 wasn’t really hard. This is because I knew how to approach the money making process of a blog.

Selling your own products is always a win win situation. You just have to be sure that the product is worth having.

Thanks for the comment.

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Khaja moin from Blogging tips 55 September 11, 2012 at 1:19 am

Making 100$ seems very easy now.

Prior to make or think about money we need to think AM I PROVIDING ANYTHING NEW?

If you answer it YES then 100$ is your first step to get millions :)
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Kharim 56 September 11, 2012 at 9:50 am

I like your points in your comment.

You have to be providing fresh contents or making a fresh product for your blog visitors who can become customers.

Thanks for the comment.

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Shalu Sharma
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57 September 11, 2012 at 4:39 am

Good post, you have defined how to get the most important thing in blogging which is traffic and how to make your first income. There is no doubt that guest blogging is a great way to expose your blog to others and get traffic. I think the most easy way to make money is adsense or similar programmes but then you need that wanted traffic. Once established, bloggers can always branch out to affiliate marketing and then into own products.
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Kharim 58 September 11, 2012 at 8:53 am

Hey again Shalu,

With Google Adsense you need lots of targeted traffic on your blog for this to work well. This is because Google Adsense will display content related ads on your blog. So having people on your blog who are really interedted in your content will get you more clicks on your Google Adsense ads.

Thanks for the comment.

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Aditya 59 September 11, 2012 at 4:48 am

Hi Kharim,
You are back with a bang mate.To make money traffic should always be there on the blog unless there is no use of making it and get things work.

Selling own products and having giveaways is the best choice to get more money with blogging.

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Kharim 60 September 11, 2012 at 8:51 am

Hey Aditya,

Glad to see you here mate!

Well you know, I’m always trying my very best to post great articles for the world to read.

You are right and thanks for agreeing with me that traffic is very important for a blog if the owner wants to make money from it. Selling a product that you have created is a great way to go.

I have made two plugins. Was thinking of selling them but not sure as yet.

Thanks for the comment pal.

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Aditya 61 September 12, 2012 at 4:37 am

Hi Kharim,
I think write a post about it and see reviews of people.Tell them about the features of the plugin.And how it can be useful.Then after having reviews you can decide whether to sell them or not.Or when to sell them.

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Kharim 62 September 12, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Well my plugin is not really a high classed thing.

If you notice below each blog post you will see a subscription box for people who want to subscribe to my blog after reading my blog post.

This plugin adds this box there. The box color can be changed, the heading can be edited, the border colors can be changed, a mini mode or big mode is available, you can add some text and also the button text can be changed.

Nothing really big, but trying my little thing.

If you want a comment I can give one to you for free.

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Aditya 63 September 13, 2012 at 2:54 am

Nothing can make a huge impact on the market unless it is exposed at first everything is just like a small world but when people starts living in your dreams the world gets bigger.
So don’t have fear in letting other know about what you got.

loveclip99 64 September 11, 2012 at 6:26 am

Thank you great information stuff, I will be back to read your post again.

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Kharim 65 September 11, 2012 at 8:48 am

Thanks for your comment. Please subscribe to my blog as well.

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Clemence 66 September 12, 2012 at 12:13 am

Thanks for your sharing!I have learned lot of things in past years of my blogging career life here.

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Kharim 67 September 12, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Thanks for the comment :)

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Linda 68 September 12, 2012 at 8:04 am

Great share , really an useful and interesting post to read , this would help us to earn money from Blogging , Thanks a lot for sharing this information with us

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Kharim 69 September 12, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Well I am happy that you have enjoyed my article.

Thanks for leaving your comment.

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Steven Papas 70 September 13, 2012 at 5:22 am

Hallo thanks for sharing information getting building a blog site is one of the greatest challenges to a blogger the points you have shared here are very helpful thanks .
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Kharim 71 September 13, 2012 at 10:01 am

You’re welcome and thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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Isamu 72 September 13, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Thank you for all of the useful information.. Man I am hoping this latest blog works out. I have never really made anything from them. But I am going to keep trying. I am overseas, in Thailand, so I think it is going to be too much trouble to sell products and ship them out.. Any ideas on how I can make that first hundred fast?

Where I live is cheap, and a little bit of money goes a long way.
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Kharim 73 September 13, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Hey Isamu,

I want to thank you first of all for stopping by to read my article and to also leave a comment.

If you are going to do shipping of products then you have to consider the type of products you are selling. Are people really interested in buying these products?

Plus you have to consider who will be taking care of the shipping.

I would say that it would be much easier to sell digital products online. That would be a much easier route to making your first $100.

What is your blog about?

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jovie 74 September 14, 2012 at 8:37 am

to tell you the truth, its really very difficult if you’re just a learner. the money from pay per click ads just doesn’t cut it with even 2000 visits in a month.
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Kharim 75 September 14, 2012 at 9:29 am

Hey Jovie,

With proper placement and optimization you can make lots of money with pay per clicks.

I have done it already with even less visitors.

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Jessica Johnson 76 September 14, 2012 at 9:46 am

I’ve had pretty good luck with google adsense but not much with a hosting affiliate program. I do like your how you blended a service with your hosting affiliate to make a sale though. Thanks for your insights.
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Kharim 77 September 14, 2012 at 11:14 am

Hey Jessica,

Google Adsense is really great and works well if you have lots of traffic.

Yes I did pretty well with my services in making a new blog for this person. Having people buying from your affiliate links is a great way to get some nice bucks and thats what I did.

Thanks for the comment.

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saimarani 78 September 14, 2012 at 12:12 pm

No doubt about it, attractive and good article. and absolutely nice way but for newbie it really needs a damn good hard work. first to make good attractive blog then content then traffic, these all things matter now a days. Like it.

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Kharim 79 September 18, 2012 at 11:40 am

Thanks for the comment, Saimarani.

I hope you applied the tips and have great results.

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aufa 80 September 25, 2012 at 6:19 am

Hi Kharim,
I have made my first $ 100 from Adsense. Although I was able to get it after 3 months, but it was enough to show that we can make money on the internet. I’ll try your way to earn more money on the net. Thanks for your tips

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Kharim 81 September 25, 2012 at 11:34 am

Hello Aufa,

That’s great that you have already made your first $100 online from your blog. Keep up the good work.

Thanks for the comment as well.

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Jena Isle 82 September 26, 2012 at 6:45 am

Hello Kharim,

These are useful pointers. Amazon and Adsense are also good sources of revenue, likewise Infolinks and Chitika. Indeed you need an SEO maximized title and post to generate traffic to your blog. 1-2% keyword density is the ideal percentage. thanks for providing all valuable info.
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Kharim 83 September 26, 2012 at 8:31 am

Hi Jena,

You are so right. Especially with clickbank if done right, you can make tons of money from your blog.

Thanks for the comment.

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Kenny Fabre 84 September 26, 2012 at 7:23 am

Kharim

cool I made my first $100 from my blog by getting, an advertiser who paid me to review his site.
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Kharim 85 September 26, 2012 at 8:29 am

Hey Kenny,

That sounds like great news bro and congrats on making that $100. I have done reviews as well and it sure helped me to make over $100 from my blog.

Thanks for the comment.

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Paul 86 September 26, 2012 at 10:19 am

Nice article! I still haven’t earned $100 from an individual site so I’ll keep your tips in mind :)

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Kharim 87 September 26, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Hey Paul, I hope you will apply my tips and make that first $100 very soon.

Thanks for commenting.

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Jakes 88 October 6, 2012 at 10:52 am

So I guess I better build up enough traffic and then try to make money. And, that means I have to read your articles on gaining traffic.
How should I set the goal for blog-traffic?
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Kharim 89 October 8, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Hey Jakes,

Without traffic then it is very impossible for your to make money from your blog.

Traffic is needed for pay per clicks banners and affiliate sales.

What you can do is write great blog posts, do lots of blog commenting, make your blog a source of information for people who are searching for it.

Thanks for the comment pal.

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hazalzlen 90 October 6, 2012 at 11:58 pm

It not too difficult to make your first 100 if we follow your these tips. thanks you so much.
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Kharim 91 October 8, 2012 at 12:00 pm

You are welcome and hope you make more than $100 using my strategies :)

Thanks or the comment.

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vicky 92 November 5, 2012 at 5:12 am

Hi Kharim,
I am new to this field and though I have made my first $100 but it has come very late and I lok to apply these tips to improve my traffic.

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Kharim 93 November 5, 2012 at 11:01 am

Hey Vicky,

Great to know that you have passed the first $100 mark on your blog.

Keep up the good work pal and you can make way more.

Thanks for the comment.

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Jack 94 November 8, 2012 at 5:01 am

When you select the right product I think affiliate marketing might still be one of the ‘quickest’ ways to make steady income online. I know programs like Adsense are really popular too but from what I hear you had to put in a lot more work and they are a lot more to do with luck than craftful marketing, is that right?

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Kharim 95 November 9, 2012 at 10:31 am

If you have a great blog audience then affiliate marketing can be your top source of income. You can market to them and can be sure that you will make some money.

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Michael Belk from ethical behavior 96 November 11, 2012 at 8:45 am

Kharim, great ideas on traffic building. I like the way you simplified making 100.00 dollars. I think we can get caught into thinking our ad/products are worth more, but you have to generate an interest first.

I found this blog through Ti Roberts’s facebook, I have seen you on many blogs but I never knew you had such a successful blog.

That tells me a lot of people are listening to you and so should I.

Thanks friend. I am looking forward to reaching out more to you.
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Kharim 97 November 13, 2012 at 10:20 am

Hey Pal,

Thanks for coming by at my blog.

I am here and there trying to share my blogging tips with others and so happy that you have found my blog via Ti Robert’s Facebook fan page.

If persons desire to make more than $100 from their blog, building traffic to your blog is the secret in doing so.

Without traffic then all your efforts in making money will be done without any success.

Thanks for the comment and hope to see you again.

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Dave 98 November 15, 2012 at 9:37 am

What a great article. Thank you. Many bloggers and webmasters became depressed or desperate because making the fist 100$ takes so much time for them. Many give up at that point forgetting that apart from creating a great blog or a great website they should also focus on bringing TRAFFIC to their sites and doing so in the honest and genuine way. A bunch of useful tips here for anyone who’s just starting.
Greetings!

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Kharim 99 November 19, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Hey Dave,

If a new blogger focus more on building traffic then that person will make $100 in no time.

Thanks for the comment pal.

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Bivori from Adsense Ads 100 November 17, 2012 at 4:28 am

Love you for the title – that $100!

A new blogger is always confused without a proper route. You are correct many of them fail and some are close to that $100 milestone. And I agree with Nishant, yes that $100 is very important to every new blogger. It kind of proves that blogging earns and he/she is more dedicated to work.

Thanks Kharim for this nice post.

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Kharim 101 November 19, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Hey Bivori,

Yep that first $100 is like a million dollars to a new blogger. It can really encourage that new blogger to continue blogging and make more money as well.

Thanks for the comment.

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Wade 102 December 27, 2012 at 2:23 am

Having your own product is a great way to keep all of the revenue. However, I make pretty good with affiliate marketing, and surprisingly, a lot on CPC advertising as well.

But you’re right. You need traffic to make money. This is where some bloggers tend to fail.
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Kharim 103 December 31, 2012 at 10:27 am

Yep without traffic all your money making efforts will be wasted.

Thanks for the comment, Wade.

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Gautam
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104 January 17, 2013 at 5:04 am

I am Doing Affiliate Marketting On My Blogs and It’s Also Working For Me… And I Made My First $100 Withing 6 Months Of My Blog… So Thnks For Your Tips To Earn more and I am looking to make $100 In A Week Now…

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Kharim 105 January 21, 2013 at 11:19 am

Hey, glad to know that you have made $100 already. Hope you will earn more in a shorter period of time.

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anis chity 106 January 24, 2013 at 11:49 am

very nice tips for making the first 100$ from your blog there are still bloggers out there struggling hard to reach that magic $100

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Kharim 107 February 14, 2013 at 8:54 pm

Yep you are so right about that.

Thanks for the comment pal.

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prabhat 108 February 20, 2013 at 5:40 am

thats why we should always concentrate on getting quality traffic. if someone wants to make money with his/ her blog then bringing high traffic is must. as this traffic results in more click and more sales
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Kharim 109 February 21, 2013 at 9:22 am

Hey Prabhat,

You are are so right about that. Without traffic then it is very hard to make money.

The more traffic means more money.

Thanks for the comment.

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James Marlon Navarro 110 March 31, 2013 at 9:50 pm

Hi Karim, I’ve been blogging for years now and yet i haven’t found success.
I will follow these steps and see the results of it. can you write a post about guest blogging?

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Nikhil
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111 October 28, 2013 at 9:39 am

Making $100 is not that easy you want quality traffic and loyal readers who believes on you.
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wasim memon
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112 November 2, 2013 at 1:05 am

you are absolutely right Karim, I’ve been blogging for years now and yet i haven’t found success.Without traffic it is very hard to make money.Thanks for providing all valuable info.

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Kharim Tomlinson 113 November 4, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Hey Wasim,

Yes you need traffic in order to make money.

Just think about it, if your blog has no traffic: who will click on your adsense? who will buy from your affiliate links? who will advertise on your blog?

Traffic is the key to making money.

Thanks for the comment and all the best to you in getting traffic.
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Abdurrazaq
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114 November 19, 2013 at 9:49 pm

Nice Post. I made my first $100 from google adsense. it is about 2 years ago. may be i will make another blog to get more dollar from internet

Thanks for Great sharing…

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Kharim Tomlinson 115 November 20, 2013 at 1:11 pm

Hey,

That’s awesome that you have already made your first $100. You can now set a goal so that you can make $500 on your next check.

Thanks for the comment.
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Ron Killian
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116 December 14, 2013 at 4:01 am

Sorry to comment on an older thread, just wanted to say I enjoying reading it. If people can’t make that $100 or more from your idea’s, they might not be serious about it.

Course my personal favorite is selling your own products. I can say from experience, it does work and works well. Just gotta do the work.

Thanks Kharim.
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Denis johnson 117 December 27, 2013 at 4:16 am

HI Kharim , I agree with you about if you make money with your blog, the first important thing is that, you have more traffic in your blog. if you have lot of traffic. you are able to make money via your blog. so more traffic is the key of success for every blogger. as a blogger i like use 2 methods for earn money via blog.
affiliate marketing
2.publisher accounts(adsense, zedo, etc..)
Both of methods is the best i use ever.

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naveen kumar rajput
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118 January 23, 2014 at 3:09 am

Really these is very helpful article on How To Make Your First $100 From A Blog .it will help me to engage traffic on my website and to start earning by your methods,thanks sir..i like it.
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Kharim Tomlinson 119 January 23, 2014 at 8:57 am

You’re welcome Naveen. Hope that this will help you to start making money from your blog. Thanks for the comment.
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I. C. Daniel
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120 February 12, 2014 at 1:47 pm

Pay per install programs are getting popular, $100 can be made pretty quickly because you get around $1 per install for US traffic.

My first $100 was made with Adsense to be frank, so happy I was when I got them, is that first feeling you know what I’m talking Karim right?
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Kharim Tomlinson 121 February 13, 2014 at 10:42 am

Hey Daniel,

I know the first feeling of making that money pal. I made my first $100 by winning a guest blogging contest.

Pay per install is awesome. I have done it already and works pretty well in getting paid.

Thanks for the comment.
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PRASHANTH RAJ
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122 March 11, 2014 at 8:11 pm

THat was an awesome article Kharim.Till now I did not earn any bucks from blogging but I hope soon earn some money like you.And I have followed many of your articles which really helped me.And out of the ways you have mentioned in this article I think OFFERING SERVICES and AFFILIATE MARKETING are the most important.
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sadek
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123 March 26, 2014 at 3:18 pm

Way back in 2008, it took 4 months to make my first $100(minimum Adsense threshold). I learned the basics of blogging in those days.
My intention was not to make money at that time, I just wanted to get audience for my creative work. Till now I do not run behind monetization, I invest most of my time on creating content, and leave the rest on Google.
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Kharim 124 September 13, 2012 at 10:02 am

Thanks for the encouragement, Aditya :)

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