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Making money from blogging has always been a topic of debate. There are mainly two types of bloggers who are a part of this debate. Of course, type one is the ones who think it is damn easy to make money blogging while the type 2 are the bloggers who think it is not that easy.

The answer is that it is very easy to make money from blogs. Regardless of the things that have happened in 2013 like the Google Penguin and Hummingbird updates, 2014 isn’t going to be any different from Google’s side. We will be facing the same updates every now and then.

Coming back to the topic of making money from blogs in 2014, I would say that if you belong to the type 1 blogger category then you are bound to make enough money from your blog that you can quit your job. But if you belong to the other type, then it would be tough for you. Why am I saying that?

The type 1 bloggers are the ones who carry out proper research before starting a site or a blog. They see if there is a profitable market for the niche they will be working on, whether there is any proper produt available that they can promote, whether there are many advertisers available in that niche? After going through all the questions only do they start working on the site, with a proper marketing strategy.

Whereas the type 2 bloggers see the success stories of some people and try to replicate them. If a blogger has made a successful blog in a particular niche, all of them will jump in that niche thinking they too would be able to do the exact thing he did. And hence they fail!

So today in this post, I would like to write about the best money earning strategies that you can implement in 2014 to make a decent living online. But remember, don’t go after all of them, pick one and see if it’s working or not and only then decide to go with the other. So let’s get started.

Affiliate Marketing:

This has been always on top of my list of money making methods. Why? The answer is simple. With affiliate marketing, you get results depending on the efforts you put in.

If you are promoting a product properly, then you will make quite some sales every day and earn some easy commissions with it. But there’s one thing that is going to change in 2014!

The most popular method of making money via affiliate marketing was to build micro niche sites promoting a single product. Such sites consisted of only 5-6 pages that were focused on a particular product. This was a very nice strategy until now. Google has targeted such sites by rolling out a number of updates like EMD update, Penguin and Hummingbird.

I am not saying that niche sites are dead. There are still many niche sites doing extremely well, but the sites that had poor quality content have died. Even if they rank, they won’t stay on top for more days.

So in 2014, try to do affiliate marketing like the internet marketers do. In the new year, try cashing on the product launches. This is how the big internet marketers make huge sum of cash. This strategy is known as Launch Jacking strategy.

Find out what product is going to be launched in the coming weeks, check if there is proper hype around the product, find out who is the product creator, check the market of the product and then build a small site with an Exact-match domain, add quality content, rank it and cash on the launch. Once the product launch is over, repeat the process.

I have written a whole post on how to do this efficiently. Check out my post on Launch Jacking Strategy.

Google Adsense:

I know that Google Adsense is not something that you should normally go after. There are many reasons that you should stay away from it. However, one cannot ignore the fact that Google Adsense is one of the best sources of passive income.

The main problem with Google Adsense is that if you don’t select a proper niche then even with thousands of visitors a day, you won’t be able to make enough money. Another thing is that they can ban you without giving you any proper reason for it!

But if are able to select a proper niche and get high traffic or at least decent traffic to the blog, then Google Adsense will be the best income source for you. So what kind of niches works the best with Google Adsense?

Never go with blogging related niche, and never use Adsense on such a blog! The main reason is that you visitors will be bloggers and they already know what Google Adsense is and how its ads look like? You just tell me, have you ever clicked on ads some other blogs? Almost never, right! So why would someone click on ads on your blog. So never go with blogging niche if you really want to earn money through Google Adsense.

Choose a niche whose audience doesn’t know anything about Google Adsense. This might be hard at first but once you find it, you will see how easy it is to make enough money even if you are getting just 300-500 visitors a day!

Offering Services:

I wouldn’t quite recommend this option if you are just starting out in the online world. First you should gain some experience on your own by building your own blog and seeing how everything works, and only then would you qualify to offer your services to others.

There are many types of services that you can go with. If you are good in SEO, you can offer your services to people who want to rank their sites. But for this, you need to be completely aware of how the major search engines work, not just Google but all the search engines.

But that’s not the only type of service you can go with. If you are good in designing, there is a big market for you in the graphic design world. People and companies are always on a hunt for creative designers to design banners, flyers, logos, graphics, business cards, brand designing and many other things. All you have to do is find out the right platform to showcase your talent.

Start working as a writer as there is a wide variety of jobs available for you if you writing skills you good. All the sites and different companies need articles written on a regular basis and they don’t do it themselves, but hire writers to work for them. You can fill in the gap!

There are many opportunities if you chose to become a freelancer. You just have to find out what you are good at and nothing can stop you.

Conclusion:

So these were the 3 best ways that you can go with to make money in 2014. I don’t say that it won’t be hard for you but it won’t be easy either. You will have to put in some work to see positive results. May be, you will fail in the first few attempts but by failing only would you know what you shouldn’t do in the next attempt. So don’t stop if you fail, but try harder in the next attempt.

Don’t belong to the type 2 category, always try to be a part of type 1 because only those bloggers are able to stay in this crowded blogosphere. I would really like to hear what you think of my post. Please do drop in your views about the posts and any suggestions of what you think might be a good strategy to make money in the new year. I would be really glad to have your inputs!

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Hi, I am +Arbaz Khan. I am quite passionate about blogging and here is my passion converted into a blog, TinyBlogger.net. Be sure to connect with me on social networks and add me on Blog Engage.

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