There are two major types of business models that Internet marketers use to make money with their blogs. The first, and maybe the most popular, is to sell advertising space to different companies, who want to find targeted customers. The second is by creating positive feedback between your blog, your product and the mind of your consumer. By doing something like that, they build a brand around their name. And when you have a brand you have people who will follow you will buy anything you will promote. These two types of blogs can potentially make you a lot of money.

If you want to use your blog for selling advertising space, there are two ways that you can go about that. First of all, you can outsource this job to someone else, but you will have to share your profits. Also you can use Google AdSense. The advantages of Google AdSense are numerous: it requires little effort, anyone can set it up and you can make a lot of money with it. Sadly, people give up because they don’t see results immediately. I mean, you need to understand that nothing comes overnight. If you want to have a lot of money in one or two hours – go rob a bank! (that was a joke of course)

It is rather hard to find advertisers who will put their ads on your website. You have to build a brand, you have to have a lot of visitors, you probably will have to make some money from your blog already. Advertisers want to be sure that your blog is popular, they want to be sure that people read your articles and will see their ads.

Just think about it: businesses, such as Microsoft, use blogs every day and they improve them constantly. They know that people do not like static pages, while blogs are a mobile way to share news. That’s why businesses employ successful bloggers, who will establish a brand, build trust with customers and therefore bringing a lot of profit to the company.

You have a small business, home business or hobby that you want to monetize. You want to build your online presence but have no start up cash. Do you give up? Hell, no. The web is so full of free options that you can build a new business website for free in less than half an hour. Taking it one step further you can build a trendy company blog in the same amount of time. That is right, you can have a company blog like all of the “big guys” in about the same time it takes you to shower in the morning. Don’t believe me? Well, try it.

In 1999, when file sharing sites like Napster started to become popular, the music industry was a thriving market with over $14.5 billion in annual U.S. sales alone. Fast forward to today and music sales have declined by nearly 50%-a catastrophic loss by any standards. The ease and convenience with which music fans can get free music has permanently changed the rules of music marketing and promotion. While this bad news for major record labels, it has created big opportunity for unsigned artists.

As the music industry fights for its life, many internet-savvy artists are starting music blogs and marketing their music directly to fans. Ironically, the key to their success is not in selling music, but making their songs available as free downloads on their own blogs. Taking a page from entrepreneurs like Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg (who amassed a fortune of over $ 4 billion giving away “free” web pages), these artists have learned how to make money in music by giving it away. Here’s how it works:

The first step is starting a music blog. Using free WordPress software–a powerful, yet extremely ease to use blogging platform–artists can easily create a blog on their own domain names without having to learn a single line of code. Since the software and domain names are free, their only overhead is the monthly fee charged by their web hosting company (typically less than $10 per month). The entire process can be done by a complete novice in less than 10 minutes. After another 1/2 hour or so spent choosing a free theme and installing free plugins, they have a fully-functional, professional-looking blog.