How To Make Money From Your Blog Selling Text Links

Do you know how to make money from a blog selling text links?

Straight off the bat, here are some key takeaways:

  • I sold text links on my blogs, earning an extra $200/month
  • My earnings depended on blog popularity and link placement
  • I placed text links strategically for maximum visibility
  • I use Text-Link-Ads to connect with people who want to buy text links

I’m going to take a short break from blog traffic-building techniques and discuss something that I’m sure you have already thought about – how to make money from your blog.

What gives me the authority to speak on this topic?

I make *some* money from my blogs.

It’s quite erratic in terms of how much I make – sometimes $300 a month, all the way up to my best month where I topped $2000.

I make money from affiliate programs, selling advertising, Google AdSense and selling text links.

I want to talk to you about the last one – text links – today.

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How To Make Money From Your Blog Selling Text Links

Text Links Earn Money (Who Knew?)

When I first started blogging I didn’t think much about making money, I knew I needed traffic before I could even think about earning financial rewards.

I decided that regular blogging would have lots of rewards if I kept it up, one of which could be money, so I should focus on building my traffic for the short term and forget about how poorly I was paid (financially) for doing so.

How To Make Money Selling Text Links

Just last month I decided to test out a new method to make money on my blog by using a service called Text-Link-Ads.

This is a great service that connects people who want to buy text links on other sites with website owners who want to make money from selling links.

To be honest, when I first tried this service I didn’t expect much because I had tried similar services in the past which haven’t brought in much money.

I was pleasantly surprised this time though.

I’m now making a consistent $200+ per month from it and all I need to have is eight plain text links down the right side of each of my two blogs.

Going forward, I’m going to consider the following strategies to increase my earnings potential:

  • Incorporate relevant keywords within text links to improve SEO.
  • Use anchor text strategically in-text links for SEO benefits.
  • Prioritize linking to high-authority websites to improve my blog’s SEO.
  • Regularly update blog content to maintain SEO relevancy.
  • Optimize the blog’s metadata with relevant keywords for better SEO.
  • Use SEO tools to analyze and improve text link performance.
  • Implement schema markup for improved SEO recognition.
  • Improve internal linking structure to boost overall SEO health.

How Text Links Make Money

Attracting the attention of those who want to buy text links necessitates building a high-quality, reputable blog with substantial traffic

Advertisers are keen on blogs with a substantial following and rich, relevant content because such platforms offer access to a larger audience and increased visibility for their links.

Regularly updated content, consistent audience engagement, and a well-managed SEO strategy can help improve your blog’s visibility, making it more attractive to potential buyers of text links.

The reasons why individuals or companies may want to buy links are varied

One key reason is SEO: search engines consider the quantity and quality of backlinks a website has when determining its authority and relevance, and a link from a popular, reputable blog can contribute to improving a site’s SEO ranking. 

Consequently, these links can lead to higher visibility in search engine results and drive more organic traffic to their site.

Purchasing text links on popular blogs provides an opportunity for targeted advertising.

Given that your blog’s audience is likely interested in the subject matter you cover, buyers of text links can directly reach a demographic that is likely to be interested in their products or services.

It’s a form of direct marketing to a captive, relevant audience.

To attract potential link buyers, it’s essential to build and maintain a quality blog with a dedicated audience.

Proving your blog as a valuable platform for advertisers by focusing on audience growth, engagement, and content relevance can increase the potential for selling text links.

Selling Text Links To Make Money (Potential Earnings)

How much you will earn is dependent on how popular your blog is and where you put the links on your blog.

Even if you have a low-traffic blog, say about 100 visitors per day, you may bring in an extra $25 per month, which will only increase as your blog’s traffic increases.

If you want to have some fun and calculate how much you could earn, visit this price calculator which will estimate your earnings for you.

Here are some of the key factors that can affect your earnings potential:

  • The overall popularity of your blog
  • Placement of text links on the blog
  • Search traffic volume of specific pages
  • Relevance of link content to your blog topic
  • Quality of the linked content
  • Number of text links already sold
  • Demand for text links in your niche
  • The credibility and reputation of your blog
  • The domain authority of your blog

The earning potential of selling text links on your blog largely depends on several factors.

The overall popularity and reputation of your blog play a crucial role, as more popular blogs tend to attract higher-paying advertisers.

The placement of text links on your blog also matters; strategically placed links that are easily visible tend to perform better.

Another key factor is your blog’s traffic volume; more visitors generally translate into higher potential earnings.

The relevance and quality of the linked content are also important, as these factors can affect both the demand for text links and the likelihood that your visitors will click on them.

The number of text links you sell, the demand for text links in your blog’s niche, and your blog’s SEO ranking can significantly impact your earnings from selling text links.

Remember, a higher SEO ranking can lead to increased visibility, potentially attracting more partnership opportunities for your blog.

Text Links For Money (Responding To Requests)

As a blog owner, when you receive requests for selling text links, it’s crucial to consider several factors before responding.

Upon receiving a text link for money request, ask yourself the following:

  • Is the link content relevant to my blog?
  • Does the requesting site have a good reputation?
  • Will this link affect my reader’s experience?
  • Does the link align with my blog’s branding?
  • Is the offer financially worthwhile?
  • Could the link violate search engine guidelines?
  • Are there potential legal or ethical issues?
  • How often will the link be updated?
  • Will the link be labeled as sponsored?
  • Is this a one-off or potential long-term collaboration?

Assess whether the link content aligns with your blog’s theme and whether the requesting site has a reputable standing.

The link should enhance, not disrupt, your reader’s experience, and it should be in harmony with your blog’s branding.

From a business perspective, ensure the offer is financially beneficial. 

Remember, selling text links should comply with search engine guidelines to protect your blog’s SEO health.

Considering legal and ethical dimensions is crucial, as well.

In terms of link management, understand how frequently the link will be updated, and ensure transparency by labeling it as sponsored, if applicable.

You should evaluate the nature of the arrangement—whether it’s a one-time deal or a potential long-term collaboration—based on what fits best with your blogging objectives.

I’d recommend reading my blog article on The Death Of Link Exchanges for my extended thoughts on blog partnerships.  

Making Money From Blogging (Closing Thoughts)

If you intend for your blog (or many blogs) to eventually become the source of your full-time income, then one of your most important jobs is to test all the different ways you can make money from blogging.

Your priority will always be to increase your traffic and provide great value to your readers, but how successful you are at earning an income will depend on your ability to maximize your monetization methods – so you have to keep testing.

And let’s face it – our motivation for blogging increases when we also earn a financial reward for doing so.

Imagine if each extra hour you spent on writing your blog meant for an exponential growth in your income as well – you get paid for doing something you love.

I’ve been amazed by the potential for money to be made from blogging. Right now the Internet is experiencing a huge boom in online advertising spending. 

Companies are taking money they used to spend on offline advertising and investing in online advertising.

As a blogger you are a publisher, which means you have media you can sell advertising on and take your slice of all that money flowing online.

Of course, you don’t have to if you don’t want to, but if you are like me and the idea of living a life where you are paid to do what you love, when you want to and how you want to, is a fantastic goal to work towards.

Don’t be ashamed to try and generate money from your blog – you can give it away to charity if it really bothers you!

Here’s to your blogging success,

Yaro Starak


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