I definitely love blogging and internet marketing because there are so many different approaches to earn money blogging like banner advertisements, for example. Unlike in a typical J-O-B in which you have only two ways to make more money; you can either ask for a raise or work longer hours. For me, I really like the creativity that running a weblog and internet marketing offers. Article marketing is among the best ways to promote your blog site, a product, or a service. It’s very important to not be single-minded about your advertising and marketing initiatives. To successfully promote your site so that you will attract additional traffic to your site, you will wish to implement other techniques as well. You will find several strategies to advertise and promote your website or blog, 1 of them being by means of banner advertisements.

Blogging Tip: Strengths of Banner Advertisements

You will not earn money blogging if your mom is the sole reader. So, let’s try stepping up your game a bit with Banner advertisements. Banner Advertisements can help bring visitors from other sites to your weblog that you have slaved over. Although monthly fees may be costly to advertise on high-traffic web sites, in the long run it could possibly be less costly and/or a faster strategy to begin seeing considerable revenue from your web blog efforts, instead of waiting for SEO techniques to bring your own site to the top of search engine results. The truth is, banner advertisements are the third best method of advertising, knocked out by social media. Though you'll find costs involved with banner advertisements, you must know that it is not unusual that you might get a deal from the website owner. So, don’t be afraid to ask. Aside from having to pay to advertise on somebody else’s website, there are also free banner exchanges to select from. Let’s look at the pros and cons of the two banner advertising methods below.

Banner Advertisements: Free Banner Exchanges

Banner advertisements can get expensive. So, I advise implementing a combination of paid AND free banner exchanges. What exactly is a banner exchange you ask? Banner exchanges are when you and a different website exchange each other’s banners. Their banner will would be positioned onto your website and your banner would be implemented on their website. While this option is free, there are 2 main complications with it. First, if you want your banner on a significant quantity of sites, this will mean cluttering your own site up with these banners. This might even shoot you in the foot if you operate an affiliate marketing blog because, instead of clicking on your affiliate links, your site visitors might be clicking on your banner exchange links. Secondly, you've got to be rather careful in regards to the types of sites which you exchange banners with. Some internet sites prefer to collect a number of banners so that they can serve as a directory or portal site and not have to have any real content. These "banner farms" or "link farms" will do nothing constructive for your website and, in the meantime, you are bringing the "banner farm" potential traffic. Free banner advertisements can be tricky. So, give it a test drive and observe your results closely in the event you choose to go this route.

Banner Advertisements: Paid Banner Ads

Banner advertisements, as I mentioned above, may also be purchased for placement on another internet site. Although there is a fee for banner advertisements, they're going to at some point pay off should you choose the right ones. You must be certain that the website actually produces the quantity of traffic that they say they produce and that they have your advertisement placed in a way that invites website visitors to click on without being too pushy. You also want to select a website that does not house too many other banners in the same page as yours and that there are no competitors’ links on the same web page. There are two strategies to create your banner ad; make it stick out like a sore thumb or blend in. Both methods work; it’s all an issue of preference. Additionally, realize that contextual advertisements convert far better than graphical advertisements. Personally, I favor the paid banner ads since you have more control over many concerns including which web site it is placed on and even where the banner is positioned.

Banner advertisements can wind up becoming lucrative for your web site if you go about it the correct way. You need readership. So, advertising and marketing your website is a must! You'll really need to work your promoting mojo if you want to earn money from running a blog. So, get creative! Once you do decide to have a look at banner advertisement as an advertising and marketing avenue, be sure to keep the above tips in mind.

To your success

Sharon Koenig,

The Prosperous Lady

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Author's Bio: 

For the last two decades Sharon has taken five companies from $0 to earning 6-figures! Her background in business and marketing has helped make many people prosper and realize their dreams in the brick-and-mortar world. The internet is nothing new to her. Sharon has successfully built two internet business using skills including making the actual web sites, search engine optimization as well as using the hot trends of advertising on Facebook and Twitter.