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How To Make Money Directly From Your Blog

15 Dec , 2015,
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Whereas blogging is just a hobby for most of the people, there is every reason to argue that it is the most lifestyle-friendly business model that ever is. You can work from home, be creative, be your own boss, and make tons of money. With regards to making money through blogging, the answers to these two questions are different: is the money to be made from a blog, or is the money to be made because of a blog. Whereas in the latter, the money is made indirectly, in the former the money earned is direct. The blogger is free to combine both the methods if he/she chooses to do so. Read on to find out some direct methods of making money through a blog.

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Advertising

There exist different advertising options that bloggers can use to make money. The commonly used methods include contextual advertising through programs such as AdSense and YPN. They work to scan the content of the blog and pull in ads that are relevant to the matter written out in the blog. The blog needs to accommodate some basic code blocks that will help to display the relevant ads. Payment is made to you when a visitor clicks on the ad.

Ad systems which pay on a per-impression basis are also available. However, these ads are not contextual in nature. Impression based ads pay an amount for every person that views the ad. These ads can bring in a lot of revenue if the traffic to the blog is high (Fast Click, Tribal Fusion).

BlogAds can find their way into your blogs at a predetermined rate set by you. AdBrite is a type of textad that works like blog ads. Advertisers sell their wares through ads that look like text links. They occupy minimum screen space and you can decide the price. Some ad providers also place ads through RSS feeds.

Sponsorship

You can search for advertisers having products that are closely related to the niche of your blog and get them to advertise in your blog. You can offer them a variety of options including banner and text ads, newsletter mentions, buttons, etc. When the blog grows in traffic the bigger players in your niche will be attracted to display their wares through your blog.

Affiliate Selling Programs

These programs pay you a commission when the person reading your blog clicks on the affiliate link and purchases a product or service from company to which he/she gets directed. Affiliate programs that represent different companies include ClickBank, Commission Junction, etc. They can help you to make money if you can match the right program with the appropriate blog. You can also link to product giants like Amazon and become their affiliate seller.

Selling Blogs

Top-rated and high-quality blogs can generate a lot of revenue when they are sold. This is the dream that most bloggers have. A notable sale was that of Weblogs Inc. to AOL for $25 million. Blogs may be sold through private deals or through sites such as eBay, etc.

Donations

If your blog site enjoys huge readership, then you can make money by asking for donations.

Merchandise

You can sell t-shirts, pens, mugs and other merchandise with your blog’s logo printed on them. However, this works only when your blog has a fanatical following.

Subscriptions

Money can also be made through blogging by charging readers for accessing the content. This will work positively only when the content is exclusive or you are an expert in your niche.

Wrapping up, using these methods diligently can help both current and prospective bloggers to make money directly through their blogs either on a part-time or full-time basis.

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Chrome Vs. Firefox – Best Web Browser

5 Nov , 2015,
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The battle between Chrome and Firefox

To the question, which is the better browser, Chrome or Firefox, many aspects such as design, browser speed, performance, interface, and several other factors have to be looked into. Whereas Chrome is a closed-source browser built on the base of Chromium, Firefox is open-source browser software built by the Mozilla Foundation. Read on to find out the basic characteristics of both the browsers that have a bearing on their performances.

Memory Usage

For fresh starts, the chrome browser uses more memory than Firefox. This is because it has a separate process for implementing each tab. However, when the tabs are closed, Firefox takes longer to release memory than Chrome. The Firefox 3 version has improved memory release techniques.

Whereas Mozilla uses 37 MB of hard disk space, Chrome uses about 120 MB of hard drive space (it supports HTML 5).

Installation and Set Up

Installing either of the browsers is a simple job. Chrome can be installed when online with a single click. It requires that the user be connected to the Internet. Firefox can be installed offline. The file size at installation for Chrome is about 13 MB and for Firefox it is about 15 MB.

Start-up Time

As far as start-up time is concerned, Firefox starts quicker than Chrome. Both the browsers become slower when additional extensions are installed. This is because these extensions perform many jobs simultaneously.

Interface Design

The Firefox interface appears thus: It has a title bar, a navigation bar, tab bar, address box and tab box. In the case of Chrome, it has a tab bar, a navigator bar complete with navigation options, a title bar that is not visible in full-screen mode, settings button and an address bar. Whereas a user can fully customize elements’ appearance while using Firefox, Chrome does not have any such features for customization.

Security

Chrome employs many advanced features that contribute to its improved security. On Linux systems, Chrome organizes itself in a more secure manner than Firefox. On the Windows OS, Chrome does not have the capacity to save passwords in an encrypted form. Chrome has more sandboxing options than Firefox. Sandboxing refers to the ability of the browser to be able to build and maintain a contained environment to prevent malware and threats from infecting the computer on which they are running. Sandboxing helps to separate running programs effectively. Firefox is statistically seen to be more hacker-prone than Chrome. Firefox extensions have a larger number of security add-ons than Chrome.

Privacy Options

The biggest privacy concern when Chrome is used is whether Google collects data for target marketing purposes. Chrome has fewer options for privacy when compared to Firefox. Both Firefox and Chrome offer a private browsing method (incognito mode) whereby the history of the sites visited is not available to another individual that will use the same computer. This mode, however, does not offer increased privacy from other websites.

Wrapping up, users find Chrome to be more suited to applications that require interactive application websites. However, when it comes to adapting to graphics, users prefer other browsers. Firefox is an all-time favorite with users when it comes to customization and configuration of browser toolbars.

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