I was asked this question today by Riley over on the fan page here.

There are many ways to make money online, some obviously more legitimate than others and I prefer going down the legitimate track so that is what I will describe to you here Riley.

One of the simplest and most cost effective ways to make money online is blogging. It’s fun, it’s free and you can do it from anywhere and at your own leisure. All it requires is some passion and patience. If your not familiar with blogging it is precisely what I am doing here, writing about something that is my passion.

Now the magic to making money is in advertising and specifically Google Adsense. Once you have your blog up and running your can sign up for a Google Adsense account and you can read all about this here Google Adsense. This tool enables you to create ads of varying sizes that you can insert in to your blog. Now this isn’t a static Ad as such, it is a piece of javascript code that you insert in to your blog that dynamically creates the Ads and the content of those Ads is relative to the content of your blog entry that surrounds it as shown below:


Now, if your blog is of interest and you blog consistently and you provide relevant and factual information in your blog posts eventually people will subscribe to your blog and come back again and again. When they do and if they click on the Ads on your page then you make money on each click of the Ad. This is where the passion and patience comes in, it won’t happen over night. But, if you build (and promote it) they will come.

There is a whole lot more to it than this Riley but these are the basics. You might also want to read up about Feedburner which is a way of publicizing your blog and also Facebook Ads (this does cost you money though to promote your site) which is what ultimately has led you to the Fan Page and finally to the Blog.

Hope that helps Riley


P.S. Click on those Ads for me :-)