A lot of folks start blogging because they want to make money. There are all sorts of streams of revenue that can come from blogging, and many new bloggers don’t even know about all of them. Ads, affiliate programs, paid posts, guest posts, reviews, book deals, and even folks hiring you for other gigs based on the expertise you display on your blog posts. These are just the beginning.
There are many tools that can help you make money with your blog, and some of these tools are WordPress plugins. They don’t help you make money directly, at least none that we know about, but they help to facilitate you to make some profits.
There are several WordPress plugins designed for helping you to make some scratch. The following are just four WordPress plugins for making money that you can try out with your own site.
Google AdSense ads are one of the most common ways for bloggers to make money. While easy to use, beginning bloggers can easily get a little hung up trying to get these ad units onto their site, and this is just one way in which AdSense Made Easy can help.
This plugin lets you add AdSense units to any widgetized area of the theme. All you need is a Google AdSense account and this plug in. It lets you not only place the ads, but it also offers you all of the same functionality you get directly from the Google AdSense site. AdSense made easy makes making money simpler.
If you are new to blogging, you probably have read a lot about search engine optimization, but you might be wondering what the big deal is with SEO. SEO helps your pages climb to the top of search results, which means more visitors, and with more visitors, it is just a matter of time before you find more people are clicking on your ads and doing other things that make you money.
The All In One SEO pack makes SEO easy. Without this plugin, SEO can be difficult and time consuming. With this plugin, you simply need to enter information and fill in the fields provided for you to start optimizing your blog.
Stats can tell you a lot of things about you blog. It can show you what days of the week are the busiest, and which ones you should consider using as your day off. They can also show you what kind of content makes users flock to your site, and it can show which posts made people stay far away, or click off after a mere moment.
This plugin helps you with this. From your blog you can see all of the great information that Google Analytics has to offer… and more. By seeing the big picture, and accepting that your readers don’t like it when you post pictures of your Aunt Mildred’s birthday party. This in turn can help you direct your content to things that draw in more visitors and in turn, more money.
Shopping online is a big business, and e-retail keeps growing and growing. You can have a piece of that pie with this plugin.
Shopp lets you add a store to your WordPress blog. With this plugin, your visitors can fill a shopping cart with whatever you want to sell, and you can accept payments in a number of ways. Of course, you would need to have something to sell to make money with Shopp, and this could include eBooks related to your niche and any services you can offer to potential clients via the web.
These are just a few plugins to get you started. For more information about basic setup to get you started off right, check out this WordPress website checklist.