If you want to make money blogging with WordPress, you might not even know if it is possible? Can You Make Money Blogging on WordPress?
You should know that there are two WordPress sites that you can use for your blog.
One is WordPress.com pictured here:
One is WordPress.org pictured here:
WordPress.com VS WordPress.org
The biggest difference you are going to notice between WordPress.com & WordPress.org is who is hosting your website/blog.
When you use WordPress.com, they are hosting your blog and this means that they have control over it. On the other hand, if you are using WordPress.org, you host your blog through a hosting company like HostGator, BlueHost, etc. and you have control over the site which means no higher power (lol) is going to delete your site at a whim. (Yes, I have had it happen)
Which Version of WordPress is Better for Making Money?
If you put your blog on WordPress.com, you have limited options for making money. You can get a share of some ad revenue if you serve WordAds on your blog. You only get a small share of the ad revenue though.
WordPress.org is a much better solution for earning money on your WordPress blog. If you are super NOT techie then you might want to start there, but otherwise – don’t. WordPress.org all the way.
Can You Make Money Blogging on WordPress? – Yes & Here’s How
Ads – When you have your own blog (self-hosted) on WordPress.org, you can use your total control of your site to be able to serve ads from clients that you personally acquire or you can serve ads from my favorite choice Google Adsense.
The reason that I like using Google Adsense to monetize my blog is because they are marketing geniuses. They follow your visitors around on the internet and keep showing them ads for things they are interested in.
Since they are seeing ads of things they have already shown interest in, that makes it much more likely that they are going to click on the ads & that makes you money.
Affiliate Marketing – Another of my favorite ways to make money through my blog is affiliate marketing.
Affiliate marketing is when you market a product or service from a company that allows you to be an affiliate in order to collect a commission whenever a product or service is sold.
So, the answer is – YES! You can make money blogging with WordPress. And you have plenty of options to do so.
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