For many people, a small blogging income is a desired benefit from a new hobby. And the easiest way to do this is through displaying advertising on your blog. So how do you do this and where do you find advertisers?

Advertising on a blog is about the easiest way of creating a blogging income. The hardest parts of this are preparing your blog ready to earn money and then finding the advertisers. Here are the steps.

What you need to know.
Advertisers do not pay you just because you exist. They want something back in return and this is one of two things:

1) Some extra search engine optimisation through a link from your high search engine ranking blog

2) Some extra buzz from exposure to your readers.

Of course, being able to offer both in the same blog is the best!

The preparation
For a high search engine ranking blog you need to do your preparation through building lots of incoming links. There is enough written about this in detail already, but in short you can achieve this through writing articles, commenting on do-follow blogs, guest posting and similar tricks.

For high traffic blogs you need to target your work carefully. Target your search engine work at keywords you know will drive traffic and leave comments on high traffic blogs. Write highly targeted articles for directories with good readerships, join in with forums, go social with youtube and Twitter etc and other such high traffic driving tricks. There are a lot more tricks out there to create traffic!

The advertising
There are a few sites where you can sign up for banner adverts, but these are not the best sources of income. There are really just three good methods for advertising on your blog:

Google Adsense – excellent for high traffic blogs, especially those within niches that are popular with Pay Per Click advertisers. Very simple to maintain, you just sign up for an account and install the code on your blog. Google then take care of choosing which adverts to display on your blog and pay you once you reach the minimum payout amount.

Affiliate Marketing – probably the traditional blog advertising, here when you are talking about something you provide a link to the item in a suitable shop. For example, on my diving blog I can advertise a shop selling diving gear, linking to the item I am blogging about. The problem – well it only works on high traffic blog when the traffic is from the a country that the advertiser can sell to.

Paid Posting advertising – this is the widest form of advertising and there is probably a source for every blog. Through sites such as PayPerPost, you can sign up your blog and then wait for offers to arrive. This site provides opportunities for blogs from brand new and no traffic to high traffic and high Page Rank blogs that have existed for years. But most Paid Posting schemes are more interested in the established blogs, demanding that you have been blogging regularly for over 3 months.

So, these are your best three options for advertising on a blog. Let me know how you get on!

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Buzz This
Vote on DZone
Share on Facebook
Bookmark this on Delicious
Kick It on
Shout it
Share on LinkedIn
Bookmark this on Technorati
Post on Twitter
Google Buzz (aka. Google Reader)

If you want to keep up with our latest posts, just follow us on our RSS feed, join our weekly newsletter or follow us over at Twitter. Please do join in - it is totally free and only the best posts are passed to you!

Also, leave a comment below. We are a 'DoFollow' blog, so it is well worth your time. Thanks for calling in.

Similar Articles You Might Like To Read:
    Is it viable to charge for advertising on my blog? If you are thinking of making some money from your blog then you might have thought about selling advertising space?...
    Is advertising for a blog worth the cost? Is it worth you time and money running paid blog advertising? Can it help you blog, or is it money...
    Earn Money Blogging Is it time that you converted your blog into a money making machine, or do you want to set up...
    How Can I Make Money With A Blog? There are many ways of making money with a blog. Here are my top ways for both the new blogger...
    Best Methods For Blogging For An Income If you are interested in blogging for an income, what are you going to need to do? Well, there is...
    Can a Blog Be Started With the Expectation of Profit? Can you honestly expect when you start a blog that you can turn it into an income? Is it unrealisting...
    Monetising A Low Page Ranking Blog So you have not got much of a Page Rank for your blog, but you want to make some cash....
    The 7 Keys To A Successful Sponsored Blog How can you increase the value of your blog to get the maximum income through sponsored posting? What do you...
    Blogging An Income Questions Many people are interested in blogging for an income and there are many questions asked about it. Here I try...
    Does Blogging Make Money? Does blogging make money? Can you really set up a blog and expect to make an income? We have a...