How to Make Money Online Lesson 1
Make Money Using Blogs – Lesson 1
Originally Posted, Tuesday, February 6, 2007
How to Set Up a Blog on Blogger.com
This post was originally created in early 2007 and there have been numerous changes done to Blogger since that time. Most of these lessons are still applicable but there have been some changes. Rather than re-writing them all from scratch I have added little “Update” sections (in March 2008) where necessary. If the Make Money Using Blogs posts (There are 5 of them) seem a little contradictory at times this is the reason why. If I have missed anything or you find something that just doesn’t jive please let me know and I will fix it. Thanks and if at anytime you don’t understand something please leave a comment.
Note – As of 2010 I have removed the final 3 lessons as they are now too outdated to be of use. I am attempting to spew forth a complete up to date beginners course which should be done as soon as Golf season ends.
Judging from the emails I have been receiving, a lot of my readers are a bit overwhelmed by the online money making business. You probably don’t know where to start and it’s hard to get anyone who knows what to do to spill the beans. This is by design as letting everyone in on what works and how to do it is thought to be a death blow to all those currently making money online. I don’t share this view. There are potentially several billion buyers out there and estimates of about 150,000 online marketers. There is room for every one.
If you are starting out, you probably don’t know how to go about setting up an online business.
You have lots of questions;
Do I need a website?
Do I buy one or build my own?
How do I build my own?
What do I put on my site?
How do I find a niche market?
What is a niche market?
How do I sell stuff?
How do I set up adsense?
What is adsense?
What is adwords?
What tools do I need?
How do I generate traffic (visitors) to my site?
What’s the secret behind making money?
I’m sure the list could go on for a while yet.
The point is most of you want to know where and how to start an online money making venture. The trouble is that all the online marketers are only too happy to tell you what to do… as long as you buy the product(s) that they offer. Everyone has a different scheme for you to try. A sure-fire guaranteed way to get rich! You have heard this enough I’m sure. Who do you trust?
Let’s get down to the basics, before you start spending money needlessly. Forget about websites, forget affiliate marketing, forget adwords, forget MLM and JV’s, forget everything and start from scratch.
Let’s start with “Google Adsense” and Blogs.
This is the cheapest and fastest way to get started making money online. You can set up a blog for free. Google will provide advertisements for your blog for free. You will earn an immediate commission from Google each time some one clicks an advertisement on your blog. Once you get your blog up and running you can diversify with affiliate marketing and other methods of making money. A blog is very simple to manage. The new Blogger (just out of Beta) program (owned by Google) is a beginners dream as a complete computer illiterate can set up a blog just following the onscreen directions. Once you have a blog you will then learn how to market it – get traffic to your site. When you have learned how to do this you can transfer this knowledge to websites and other online ventures. A blog will teach you the basics and you can learn without spending gobs of cash in the process.
I’m sure you have seen screenshots of people who are making hundreds of dollars a day from adsense. Is this bullsh*t? Nope. They earn what they say but beware that they are not telling you the whole story.
There are several strategies for making money with Google Adsense but let’s look at the two most common.
1)Using Adwords or other paid advertising to generate traffic to your Adsense sites and hence generate Adsense clicks.
2) Getting free traffic using SEO techniques (Search Engine Optimization) and harnessing the power of multiple Blogs to generate Adsense revenue.
So what is the trick?
This is what they don’t tell you.
A lot of those screen shots show you the money they brought in. They never tell you how much they spent to earn that income. They may make $600 a day but if they are using adwords to generate traffic then they likely spent several hundred a day as well. They always show you the gross, not the net. This doesn’t mean that they aren’t making a profit – they are or they wouldn’t continue day after day – but that their profit is a lot less than they lead you to believe. This is done in order to make you believe that the product they are selling will help you generate profits of $600 a day. If they were completely honest they would admit that it might generate SALES of $600 a day – not PROFITS.
Using free traffic
This is what they don’t tell you.
This is the best way for a beginner to start out. Build a blog on a particular niche(topic), create good quality content for it, have Google index and rank your page high for your keyword (topic) and sit back as Google sends hordes of visitors to your site. Finally, count your money from all the Adsense clicks. Right? Well almost.
This is the procedure but they don’t tell you that to make serious money at this you will need to create dozens of blogs. Yes, you heard right. Your main blogs will have decent pages addressing the needs of your visitors and suitable for marketing products. The majority of the blogs however, will be set up to simply generate Adsense clicks. The articles will be unique but crappy and visitors that end up on these blogs will quickly leave – hopefully by clicking an ad that will take them to where they were trying to go in the first place. This is called spam blogging and as unethical as it seems, it is how many people make a lot of money with Adsense. No one talks about this aspect of making adsense profits. No one wants to admit that they use this tactic and yet this is the main method of generating decent money with Adsense with out spending money to get traffic.
This is also the system (modified a bit) that I recommend to all beginners. It’s the cheapest way to start earning cash, it will teach you all the main aspects of Internet marketing and you can start immediately. However, you will have to decide if ethics or making money is your top priority first.
We will keep this simple to start. In future posts I will explain more and more techniques as we go. For now we need to get a few blogs set up.
Go to Blogger.com and set up your account.
When you have completed this we can begin.
Before creating your blog you will have to find a topic. This is called a niche. There is a lot to learn about finding the right niche but for now just pick a topic you like. Let’s learn how to set up a blog before we worry about what kind of blog will make money.
I will set up a new blog with you so you can see how I do it.
In blogger select Create Account.
Select a name. Try and use your keyword in the name and the blog address. (Use Capitals in your name but only lower-case in blog address.)
ie. I want to call my blog “Blogger Basics for Beginners” using the following address “http://bloggerbasics.blogspot.com”. When I checked the availability I was told this address was already taken.
When this happens try using a dash like this;
“http://blogger-basics.blogspot.com” – notice the dash, this is a way to still use your main keyword by adding a dash between them. As it happens this address is also taken.
Next I try this;
“http://beginner-blogger-basics.blogspot.com” – This address is available and I am still able to use my keyword in the address and my title which is “Blogger Basics for Beginners”.
Note: The more popular the niche the harder it will be to get an address for your keyword. If you are doing a “shoe” blog I can assure you that all possible “shoe” combination’s are gone. If you are using “Pre-Cambrian Rock Formations” as a keyword you can probably get it for your address.
It is important to use your keyword in your Blog’s Title and Address. This will greatly help you when it comes to search engine rankings and indexing. This is a big topic that I won’t get into right now – just trust me on this.
Fill in the word verification and hit continue.
Note: The reason for the word verification is to stop automated programs from setting up thousands of blogs. Basically it is there to stop you from doing what I am going to show you how to do. Don’t worry, it doesn’t stop the automated programs, they have evolved to take this delay in hand and let you work around it.
March 2008: Update. It now appears that Blogger has a new flagging system that can catch most auto-software trying to set up multiple accounts. As you can no longer use link farms effectively this is a moot point and you should only be creating 3-4 blogs per account. Do not use the same keywords in each blog. ie. Don’t create related blogs in each account. If you want ten blogs targeted to 1 niche then put each blog on a separate account.
You will now be asked to select a template. Later you can experiment with all the different templates but for now just choose Minima as you will find it easier to follow along with me. (It is the first choice and it should already be selected automatically) I have found this to be the most professional looking template and I use it frequently. You are reading this post on a Minima template. It is also perfectly optimized for SEO without having to tweak it.
Hit continue to select the Minima Template.
Next you will see a page that says “Your Blog has been created”.
That’s all there is to it.
Hit “Start Posting” and we will begin the next step.
Before posting let’s go into “Settings” and make a few customizations.
Fill in your description. Make sure you use your keyword at least once in your description.
After your description scroll down the page and hit “Save Settings”. Don’t change any of the yes/no settings. Leave them on default.
Select the “Publishing” tab.
Select “Yes” where it says “Notify Webogs.com” and hit “Save Settings” (the default is NO) This will help notify the outside world each time you post something to your blog.
Change “Show” to 1 posts on the main page. (Default is 7)
Select your time zone.
Set “Show Link Field” to Yes.
Leave everything else as is and hit “Save Settings”.
Select “Show” for Backlinks.
Select “Yes” for Pop up Window.
Select “No” for Word Verification.
Enter your email for comment notification.
Hit “Save Settings”, and leave the rest of the options on default.
Make sure the frequency is set to “Monthly” and the “Enable Post Pages?” is set to “Yes”.
Hit “Save Settings”
Select “Posting” and we are ready for your first post.
You will notice that you have a Title Field, a Link Field, and a big box where you will type in your post.
It is important that each and every title you use has a keyword (a term you want to rank for) in the Title. (Again this relates to SEO – and again just trust me without further explanation at this point.)
In the link field you want to type in your blog address so that the post links back to your blog (your home page or the post page).
My link is typed as follows; http://beginner-blogger-basics.blogspot.com/ – this is the URL of my homepage.
Replace beginner-blogger-basics with your address.
My first post is short and to the point. It will mention my keywords at least twice.
It reads as follows;
Welcome to Blogger Basics for Beginners. This site provides tips and techniques for beginning bloggers in order to make money online. If you have questions not covered in Blogger Basics please feel free to email your question to bla bla bla
Make your first post the same way. Use your keywords a couple of times and then hit “Publish”.
Then hit “View Blog”
Congrats – you are now a blogger. Simple wasn’t it?
Now you can customize your blog. You will notice that your title is a hypertext link pointing to your site. On the right hand side of the page is a section called “Blog Archive” and below that is an “About Me” section.
You can add and remove any section you like by selecting “Customize” from the top right corner of your screen.
I am going to remove the “About Me” section and add a new section for Adsense. Always leave the “Blog Archives” so that visitors can find your previous posts.
Click the edit link on the “About Me” box. I am going to select the “Remove Page Element” option to get rid of this but if you want to keep the “About Me” section just fill in the info boxes and click “Save Changes”.
Let’s Add a Page Element. From the main customization screen click the link that says “Add a Page Element” (Use the right hand column box – not the one on the bottom of the page.)
You will get a pop-up screen with a lot of Page Elements listed on it.
Let’s add Adsense to our blogs. Click the Adsense “Add to Blog” button. If you don’t have an Adsense account follow the instructions to get one. You will get a publisher ID from Google that will enable you to post adsense ads on your blog. Once you have this pick a Format and use the Blend Template option regarding colors. (it’s the default).
For right hand column ads I stick to the 160 x 600 vertical Banner Format.
Click “Save Changes” and you will notice that an Adsense box has been added to your right hand column at the top.
Click “View Blog” and see the results.
It takes a little while for Google to recognize your content and place corresponding ads on your site. At first you may only see public service ads or nothing until Google figures out your keywords. Just be patient as this is normal. Having said that, I was given ads related to Blogs/Make Money immediately and you may have got appropriate ads as well if you followed my instructions. Why? Remember I told you to use your keywords several times in setting up your blog. I did this so that the Google bot will have no problem figuring out what your blog is about. If your keyword is about something that has advertisements Google will find the ads. If you used the “Pre-Cambrian” keyword you may never get anything but public service ads as I doubt that there are many advertisers selling anything related to this keyword… I could be wrong though.
Let’s stop for today and let you concentrate on the next lesson. You will have to sit down and write one decent article about your keyword. (I can hear you non-writers cringing at the thought) Later I will show you how to get unique content without writing your own but for now you will have to bare down and do a little typing.
Before leaving go to my just created Blog “Blogger Basics For Beginners” and make sure that yours is set up like mine.
PS. Don’t be afraid to add and delete elements/Widgets on your blog in the meantime. Play around and learn how to use the Page elements. You can also edit the Blog’s type, fonts, colors and element positions. Experiment a bit. Just don’t delete your initial post.
I dont know who you are, and just got here from a link somewhere on or from Whydowork site, but I have to say Ive just partially read your first lesson on creating a blog and have to compliment you on its simplicity and clarity. i have a blog from which ive made an amazing €1.03 !! But I just threw it together, and Im now going to read carefully your first 3 lessons and amend it, or even start a new one! Will there be more lessons?
Thank you for a great page!
August 10, 2007 10:09 AM
Grizzly Brears said…
August 10, 2007
Thanks for the comment. I will be doing more posts but have been waiting for the latest Google Page Rank update (every three months) which is occuring right now and will slowly crawl along for the next week or two.
For those of you waiting please be patient as I have several test blogs in the works that have been set up to see which is most effective regarding all the new rules Google imposed after it’s latest Google Slap. (Changes to the Google algorithm)
Upon completion of the current Page Rank update I will know which way to proceed with future lessons. The current lessons are still valid as far as how to set up and optimize your blogs. The changes imposed by Google relate to page ranking and traffic generation techniques.
For now continue to set up your blogs as outlined in my lessons but don’t link them together. This is blog farming and Google will now penalize sites that do this from the same ip addresses. All blogger blogs are on the same ip address.
Other than this just follow my directions and get your blogs started – I have a number of new techniques that I will share with you but will wait until I have some page rank confirmation.
August 10, 2007 11:28 AM
just came across your website sounds really god. we are interested in setting up a blog to satrt earning a little money. Can we really make money from a blog? and can you tell us how you get paid the money you earn and wether we are responsible for our own tax etc.
October 16, 2007 8:35 AM
Grizzly Brears said…
Hello you with no name… grrrr
Yes you can make money with a blog. I do all the time. I typically create a niche blog, optimize it for the search engines, make the front page in the serps and then collect money from affiliate programs like clickbank or commission junction. I also make a fair bit from adsense ads. I am either paid directly from Clickbank, Google etc. by check or receive payments directly into my paypal account. I pay taxes on my earnings in Canada and suggest you follow the tax requirments in the UK. Not worth getting caught cheating.
Hope this helps.
October 16, 2007 9:52 AM
I did not see the button “notify weblogs” under the publishing tab. Has the site been redesigned? Please tell me how I can make sure weblogs will be notified.
November 29, 2007 7:27 PM
Grizzly Brears said…
I really have to update these posts one day.
What you are looking for is now located under “Settings” – “basic” and the fields “Add your blog to our listings?” and “Let search engines find your blog?” should both be set to Yes. This replaces the old weblogs tab.
November 29, 2007 7:37 PM
Hi Grizzly. I have yet to actually reap the benefits of making money through, blogging, but if this first post is any indicator, it sounds very easy and fun! Thanks for providing the resources to those of us who have no idea where to start!
January 21, 2008 1:08 PM
Grizzly Brears said…
Thanks Andy and you are welcome – patience, a little hard work and the benefits will come.
Thanks for stopping in.
January 21, 2008 1:10 PM
hi! thanks for creating this page and posting these things!
January 31, 2008 9:53 AM
Manuel Viloria said…
Thank you for this wonderful post, Grizz.
I noticed that while you have a tutorial in text format, you don’t seem to have one in video format (Camtasia screencast).
Is this deliberate, given that search engines love text?
February 22, 2008 9:32 PM
Grizzly Brears said…
You answered your own question – it’s all about content and text is the only content Google reads.
February 23, 2008 4:35 AM
I am terrible at blogging and enjoyed your article! You have extremely good content. My question is: Once you sign up with blogspot.com why do you need to grant them access to your adsense account? I couldn’t find an answer to that anywhere on your page. My apologies for the long post, but this is what the email said: In order to use AdSense through blogger.com, you’ll need to grant blogger.com access to the ad code and reports in your AdSense account. To offer you special features for displaying your ads or viewing statistics on their website, partner websites ask our system for access to your AdSense account. We then require your confirmation for this request. While you’re free to choose whether or not to grant access, please be aware that this access may be required in order to display ads, generate revenue, or view reports on the partner site. Should you decide to grant access, the partner will be able to manage some parts of your account on your behalf and access certain reports to display them for you. Note that they will never be allowed access to personal information such as bank account or payment history.
The website blogger.com has requested access to your account:
Yes, allow blogger.com to access my account
No, do not allow blogger.com to access my account
! Important – you are choosing to deny blogger.com access to the ad code and performance information in your AdSense account. If you continue, you will not be able to manage your AdSense account through blogger.com.
Note that for services that blogger.com provides, they will keep a percentage of the revenue that you accrue on their website as described below…
Just sounded strange to me….
March 09, 2008 11:11 PM
Grizzly Brears said…
You don’t have to allow Blogger access to your Adsense account but this is a feature that Google has added for convenience. Google owns Blogger and makes it easy to use Adsense right from the page elements in Blogger if you give Blogger access to your Adsense account.
There is nothing shady going on – it’s just a fast way to apply Adsense if you want to use it.
March 10, 2008 5:39 AM
I’m brand new to blogging and making money online. I’ve just read your first lesson and created a blog on running. I don’t know if it will make money or not but It’s something I love to do. I’ve also been reading your other articles for making money online. Hopefully I’ll find a niche that works.
March 10, 2008 2:29 PM
I just wanted to send a big thank you for all the lessons. I wrote my first blog yesterday that actually worked, and already had a lot of traffic/clicks to my blog. I am on to lesson 2 & 3, and I just finished 2 more blogs. I can hardly wait to see the results! Thanks again for making this so easy to understand, and for the fast replies too.
March 10, 2008 3:23 PM
Wow!! What an eye opener!! I have several WordPress blogs but they don’t make much $$$$. I was writing posts that were interesting but now too SEO. I listened to some other blog hotshots (supposedly). This is exactly what I needed!!
Awesome blog…awesome articles!!
Can you please write a post on selecting keywords?
I would greatly appreciate it!
March 12, 2008 2:04 PM
I actually was doing what you mentioned and I thought I was nuts to even be doing it. By this I am referring to creating a lot of blogs. Your article is an affirmation that I am on the right path. Of course I also ensure that those I have created will not be considered splogs so I kinda do a little bit with them. Hopefully, as I move along, these will bring me to where i want to go.
March 17, 2008 4:05 AM
Good Free RPG Games said…
Can I ask why you say “In the link field you want to type in your blog address so that the post links back to your blog.” why wouldn’t you want the article to link to it’s own page?
March 28, 2008 5:48 AM
Grizzly Brears said…
You want every post to link back to the homepage. Eventually all your old articles will/should develop PR and keyword authority as they age and you want that link juice pointing back to your main page in order to increase it’s PR and keyword authority.
March 28, 2008 6:27 AM
Thanks Griz, i just set up my first ever blog and it was indexed with relevant google ads displayed in two days. No money yet but ive gone from no idea to some in one weekend of solid reading thanks again for the no B.S. way to make money online.
April 02, 2008 3:08 AM
I just wanted to thank you for posting these articles.I’ve been interested in doing something like this for a while now but you made it so simple and you generously did it with no strings attached. I’m in the process of making my first blog …Thanks Again.
April 02, 2008 5:46 AM
Grizzly Brears said…
Veks and Shad,
Thanks and I wish you both the best. Write good content, get lots of backlinks and above all be patient.
April 02, 2008 7:21 AM
Rick S said…
This is probably a stupid question.
In the create account on “blogger.com” the first item to enter is an e-mail address. Do I need to set up a new e-mail account with Google? My only e-mail address is with Yahoo. It’s no big deal. I just don’t want to screw up.
Rick from Tampa
April 07, 2008 9:52 AM
Grizzly Brears said…
There are no “Stupid Questions” so if you aren’t sure – just ask.
You can use any email address you like. Just use a different one for each Blogger account you open – if you get to that stage. Remember no more than a handful of blogs on any one account.
On a side note:
If you intend on using Google’s Webmaster Tools then make sure your email addresses are valid.
April 07, 2008 11:26 AM
Rick S said…
With your guidance I just published my first blog. You made it very simple,thank you, but I still screwed up. At the end of the blog it says it was posted by “Baby’s First Toys”. Help, where did I eff up?
April 08, 2008 2:06 PM
Grizzly Brears said…
The name used in the posts is set by you.
Go to your Dashboard – then click Edit Profile (Top Right Corner of Page)
Go to the Identity section.
Under “Display Name” enter the name you want showing at the bottom of your posts.
April 08, 2008 3:24 PM
Prince Hanniel said…
I am grateful for the good information that you have given about making money using blogs. I started a blog last year (2007) and I am realizing that I can make money using it now!!!
I just wanted to know how I can add links of other websites and blogs in my own blog. (that is, in my blog there be links that if you lick them you can visit another blog, web page etc.
April 15, 2008 6:37 AM
Grizzly Brears said…
It’s called a hypertext link – meaning that someone can click it and be taken elsewhere.
You can see how to build the link in Lesson Two. Just scroll down the page until you see the example posted using “Dog Grooming”.
April 15, 2008 7:02 AM
Hi there grizzly, may i just say that you have really great content.
But im facing quite a problem.
You see im from the philippines, and Im 16 years old and i’m quite knowledgeable about blogs/websites and anything computer related… and I was wondering how can i get the money i make from my blog? you see I am underage T_T
Thanks in advance and keep up the good work!
April 27, 2008 2:10 AM
thanks for your great posts! They really helps!
I’ve recently started and wondering why the AdSense box is totally empty on my newly created first blog? It doesn’t show any ads at all!!! I don’t understand it. (I’ve managed before succesfully using adsense codes on my other sites, so I thought I’m not a beginner in AdSense… but now I really don’t understand this)
May 02, 2008 8:15 AM
Oh, silly me! I forget the Adblock Plus plugin in Firefox… That’s why my ads aren’t visible to me…
May 02, 2008 3:39 PM
Project Payday Mentor said…
Great advice, but in the end of the day it is clear what brings in quality traffic are quality posts like the one you just wrote. This week was my first week of writing quality posts, and I already have gone up to 100 uniques a day.
CONTENT is the key. If you have what to offer, word will get out
May 09, 2008 2:25 AM
I came across your site a few days ago, and was realy interested. Originally I wanted to learn how to make money, but I just finished setting up my blog and if money come cool if not, no biggie! You have succeeded were I in my most enthusiastic have failed; you got me to actually write some thing! Grizzly; you are a legend!
K, South Africa
May 14, 2008 3:46 AM
it is great lesson, i am learned a lot. thanks. i did a blog with help of ur lesson. the name is www.make-money-online-tips-tricks.blogspot.com
May 16, 2008 3:41 PM
The Old Vic said…
Hi Grizzly – thanks for the excellent blog but I have a question. If I understood you right you say to only have 3 or 4 blogs in an account, but that you need hundreds of blogs to make money, so that means having 50 or more accounts. I remember when I set u my Google account it was a long and painful hassle that involved receiving stuff by snail mail and giving codes over the telephone. Is this really what you mean ? Or have I misunderstood ?
May 16, 2008 8:21 PM
Watcher of the Watchers said…
I would like to know what type face (font) you use on your blog, also does it matter what the font is, some is easier harder to read, can that help, also I want to know how we go about setting up multiple accounts so we can create many blogs.
June 01, 2008 4:56 PM
Grizzly Brears said…
Like always I am a bit behind on the comments.. sorry folks.
Watcher – I use the Georgia font as it looks clean and as you noted it is far easier to read. Readability is definitely important as you surmised.
You set up multiple accounts using multiple emails.
This post is quite old and is in need of some serious re-editing since the days of using blackhat software for creating hundreds of accounts are over. Rather than explaining my current methods in the comments I am working on an updated set of posts to replace these lessons. In the mean time you folks might benefit from joining our private forum where we have been discussing these matters in depth without having the big G snooping in on us.
If anyone would like in please send me an email with “private forum” in the subject line and I will send you instructions.
June 01, 2008 5:14 PM
Watcher of the Watchers said…
You missed one, What about this one on comments.
Backlinks Default for Posts
which one do we pick?
June 07, 2008 12:23 PM
Set it as “New Posts Have Backlinks” which should be the default. If you want people to see who is linking to you then select “show” for “Backlinks”. The default is hide.
June 07, 2008 12:49 PM
I am new here, although it has taken me about 2 weeks to read every single post you have made!! Fantastic stuff. I have taken action and set up a single test blog as you have laid out. It was indexed in 3 days and all my posts continued to be indexed for the next 12 days, some within 3 minutes of posting. Then my older posts did not show up in the index for 7 days, now some of them are showing up again. Is this normal to happen in a blogs early days?
I think the key word is patience, oh, and content!! Looking forward to more of your posts.
June 09, 2008 6:11 PM
David O said…
I couldn’t find where it says:
Has something changed since you writing this?
June 20, 2008 6:54 PM
Yup they have changed the layout.
Settings – Basic – Let search engines find your blog? = set this to “yes”
This will auto ping weblogs each time you post.
June 20, 2008 8:24 PM
Don Simkovich said…
How do you create the pipe sign and is it more valuable than a forward slash?
June 20, 2008 11:21 PM
The pipe sign is located above the backward slash ” \ ” – at least on my keyboard. Looks like this “|”.
It is used to replace all the conjunctions that G doesn’t read anyway and makes things tidier for the bots. (ie. use it instead of “and” or commas etc.)
You can see how I use it to list all my keywords in my blog description up top.
June 21, 2008 6:02 AM
Don Simkovich said…
thanks for taking time to answer my question. I’ll have more. I keep returning to study your site.
June 21, 2008 9:16 PM
I am new to this whole blogging concept and have heard about you from other bloggers and seen you on bloggingZoom. Thanks for the great content. I am going to be a frequent visitor and I know just from reading your first lesson I will lear a lot. I have also subscribed to your feed as well.
Thanks so much!
July 25, 2008 8:46 AM
Kenth Kristoffer Lachica said…
Can I join your private forum?
I’ve sent you an email a few weeks ago but I guess you did not receive it.
this is my email:
kenth.mp [at] gmail [dot] com
August 18, 2008 5:04 AM
hi grizz i am realy pleased with what i read on your blog and eager to try it out but there is something that i am wondering about how do i set up how i get paid could you tell me the steps to do as i am a complete beginner thanks grizz.
August 20, 2008 6:37 PM
‘Injun’ Kayl Khan said…
Howdy Grizzly, I appreciate your straight forward info.I have been wondering for a while now, how do you and other blogger users get your comments to show in the blog page?
I really want my readers to be able to post visable comments. I would love to know.
Anyhow, thanks for the good advice. I will be sure to click a link or two
August 21, 2008 5:13 PM
Debt Free Hispanic said…
Yes, I believe its important to be straight forward with people. It took me a couple of months before I made any kind of money.
August 26, 2008 3:29 PM
hello friend, why couldn’t i register a google adsense account with my blog sit:http://successlog.blogspot.com/
? google said i am not qualified with it. why? why did you say it is very easy to pass through the application or is it added by google automatically?
Thanks for your time advanced.
September 02, 2008 10:23 AM
Have you asked Google why you don’t qualify?
September 02, 2008 11:35 AM
I really appreciated your lesson, i’m a beginner in blogging and i’ve searched long time to find a way to make money online. i’m on my way to create a blog now. thanx
September 09, 2008 12:39 AM
Thanks Rabid and best of luck online. Just be patient and don’t give up.
September 09, 2008 6:23 AM
Kenth Kristoffer Lachica said…
September 10, 2008 10:56 PM
I just found your site this week and I have been doing a lot of reading.
I first want to thank you for the FREE information. Second, I have a few questions. I have an existing website, will this work on website and not just blogs? And if I’m understanding correctly can I write articles for GoArticles and get backlinks to my website and not my blog?
Thank you again!
September 20, 2008 2:20 PM
October 06, 2008 6:43 PM
October 06, 2008 9:40 PM
Before I post anything I would like to make one thing very clear before it becomes obvious. I am new at this.As a matter of fact this is my second post to someones blog. Not that I think that,that in itself is flattering I am just reiterating the I’m new at this statement. That being said I have been reading your post off and on for a few weeks How to Make Money online for beginners.I find it informative to say the least. I believe I will have to camp out here for a while to get a better education. I have tried making money online with not so much luck so far. I made a page on blogger about a People Search affiliate program I joined. At any rate it’s just one page that took me about a week to complete.Ive submitted on ppc because it links to the People Search program. I have determined that I can’t afford to do that often.(or Ever)So I took some advise and started looking thru forums and looking for free advertising sites. I have been getting some traffic but nothing much.However the other day I was looking,( Quite frankly I’m not sure where), and I saw my whole page being advertised word for word and It wasn’t by me! After a closer look I realized someone had taken my name out and replaced his where it appeared he wrote it.I had installed a copyscape button on it and when I clicked it, it showed 5 different classified sites and some blogs with my entire page on it.I wasn’t sure if I should be mad or flattered (so I settled on both). My problem is what if anything should I do about it, as I have stated I haven’t been getting a lot of traffic with it but it was my first page. I guess I kinda got a little attached to the damn thing.In closing if you have any suggestions I would appreciate it. Thanks
If you want to see my page it’s at http://monetizingpeoplesearch.blogspot
October 13, 2008 8:26 PM
Lost Ball in High Weeds said…
In the link field you want to type in your blog address so that the post links back to your blog (your home page).
Do you still recommend to enable this in the Blogger settings? Seems counter productive to do this for every post. Wouldn’t you want the URL to be more keyword stuffed? Why would you want every post title to link back to the homepage?
October 14, 2008 1:51 PM
I came across one of your blog posts earlier today and think I have spent the last 3 or so hours reading through your blogs and all your GREAT information. Just wanted to thank you sooo much for the time you put into this! I have learned so much already (mind you I am SUPPOSED to be working, haha) and decided to start my first “practice” blog. I followed your first set of steps and plan on reading through the rest of them, but in the mean time I just wanted to say thanks and that I really enjoyed your stuff.
November 13, 2008 3:06 PM
I “accidentally” came across your blog, and it is wonderful.
I just have one little question. At the beginning of Lesson 1, you state that “you will need to create hundreds or thousands of blogs.” At the same time, it was my impression that you do this on a part-time basis and earn very well. How in the world can you do that and also write for and manage hundreds, let along thousands, of blogs? I cannot even conceive of doing such a thing.
November 18, 2008 10:04 PM
November 20, 2008 11:46 PM
I know you said that in order to avoid the sandbox one should not monetize their site prematurely. Does this mean I should wait until I have keyword authority before adding the Adsense feature to my blog?
December 11, 2008 2:46 AM
i am an indian.i tried to signup for google adsense.but i am not able to create one.please help with some advices…
December 11, 2008 4:38 AM
I have a brand new post (Dec 08) that you should read about this topic – see http://makemoneyforbeginners.blogspot.com/2008/12/knowing-when-to-add-adsense-to-your.html
December 11, 2008 6:48 AM
Rumor has it that you may need a self hosted blog in order to sign up with Adsense these days. I’m not positive this is the case but have had a number of people mention this. (I signed up years ago so things might have changed)
If so – buy a domain name and get a hosting account and then apply to Google. (You can get a domain name at GoDaddy.com and find hosting at Hostgator.com – just a suggestion as I use them but there are lots of alternatives.)
December 11, 2008 6:53 AM
hi gizzly i tried to create an adsense account.but they are replying like this what are the changes i have to made in this…plase help me..
Thank you for your interest in Google AdSense. Unfortunately, after
reviewing your application, we’re unable to accept you into Google
AdSense at this time.
We did not approve your application for the reasons listed below.
- Account information incorrect or not provided
Postal address incorrect or not provided: We’ve found that the account
information provided on your application is incomplete or incorrect.
All applications must include a valid and complete address where you
can receive mail. It is important that this information is entered
correctly since payments will be issued to the payee name and checks
will be mailed to the address as listed on your application.
For a complete list of AdSense criteria, please visit:
To update and resubmit your application, please visit
https://www.google.com/adsense?hl=en_US and sign in using the email
address and password you submitted with your application. Our
specialists will review your account for compliance with our program
policies, so please make sure to resolve all of the issues listed above
Please contact us at email@example.com if you have any
The Google AdSense Team
December 13, 2008 12:43 AM
Did you forget to give them an address to send the checks to?
December 13, 2008 9:16 AM
What a great blog and great lessons
thanks .. please visit my site when youhave time thanks again
December 24, 2008 9:40 PM
Hai grizzly dis is monto
wow what a wonderful article u hav written,u have fairly helped people like us who are the beginners in dis field.i appreciate u.
i have a query for u..when i registered for google adsense they said me that your must have completed atleast 6 months to join the google adsense..so what 2 do ..shouldi wait til my 6 months get over….
please plz plz help me on dis dnt let it..
December 31, 2008 8:33 AM
January 02, 2009 9:18 AM
very informative and helps the beginners!
helps the experienced as well……..thank u for posting
January 02, 2009 12:57 PM
Hey grizzly this is jude. and i want to thank you for your post. it has help me make sense of some issues i was having. you are a great content poster.
thank you .
January 02, 2009 7:18 PM
Hi gizzly i got an adsense account just 3 weeks ago.now i got a mail that my account has been suspended. i didn,t do invalid clicks is tthere any way to reactivate my adsense account.
i got the mail like this..
Hello Susheel Kumar,
While going through our records recently, we found that your AdSense
account has posed a significant risk to our AdWords advertisers. Since
keeping your account in our publisher network may financially damage
our advertisers in the future, we’ve decided to disable your account.
Please understand that we consider this a necessary step to protect the
interests of both our advertisers and our other AdSense publishers. We
realize the inconvenience this may cause you, and we thank you in
advance for your understanding and cooperation.
If you have any questions about your account or the actions we’ve
taken, please do not reply to this email. You can find more information
The Google AdSense Team
January 09, 2009 8:42 AM
Hi Grizz. What do you think of me buying an adsense site already up and running with
ads on it . I don’t want to post the link. Anyway I can send it to you and you can give your opinion?
January 12, 2009 3:44 AM
hi,I hope u r content will be very useful.I followed u r instuctions.
but please explain me about this.
January 12, 2009 9:29 AM
log home guy said…
January 18, 2009 11:34 PM
January 19, 2009 6:19 AM
log home guy said…
I should have seen that!
Realize you don’t have time for dumb questions, I just need some direction.
January 19, 2009 9:29 PM
I found your blog(s) last night at about 11:00 pm.
I could not stop reading. I stayed up way too late for my own good. Thank you for putting out “real” and usable information.
Thanks in advance for any assistance you may be able to provide.
Keep up the great work!
January 23, 2009 5:08 PM
RE: Adding the Privacy Page.
You will have to post the Privacy Page just as any other post (you can backdate it if you don’t want it to show as your current post or have a second real post ready for posting in order to knock the Privacy post off the home page – assuming you have set your blog to show only 1 post per page)
Once you have posted it then add a link in the sidebar pointing to the privacy post page URL. (the URL in the archive – not the homepage URL if it is showing as your current post)
January 24, 2009 10:33 AM
As you can no longer use link farms effectively this is a moot point and you should only be creating 3-4 blogs per account. Do not use the same keywords in each blog. ie. Don’t create related blogs in each account. If you want ten blogs targeted to 1 niche then put each blog on a seperate account.
– I don’t understand this, you are only supposed to have one adsense account. So I can only make 3 or 4 sites with this account??? Or are you telling us to have 3 or 4 blogger.com accounts? Can I use the same adsense password or various blogger accounts??? I am not creating “link farms” – the sites I am creating are all going to have articles that are original and that I wrote myself, If I am doing this can I have like 40-50 sites on the same blogger account?
January 26, 2009 7:08 PM
Great Job on helping a newbie like myself. I would love to post a link on my blog directing people to your blog for help! I am learning a bit each day and hope to learn more than earn for the first couple of years. Thanks a bunch.
Dan in East San Diego County
February 03, 2009 7:24 PM
Thanks for the great info!
February 08, 2009 9:31 PM
This article is really great and covers most of the aspects which comes in the mind of a beginner like me. I fond answers to many of my queries over here also found new ideas which were not even thought by me. I will try to experiment with those as well. Good job
February 10, 2009 10:48 AM
AGHA SARMAD said…
Hi, thanks for nice and clear lesson. I have a blog and with help of your lessons it has improved much. Thanks again.
Thats my blog http://beginners-make-money-online.blogspot.com/
February 11, 2009 1:50 PM
The Skeptic said…
I am a student. I had SO MANY EFFING QUESTIONS about starting a money making blog. I have gone through lesson 1 and I’m now waiting on my adsense account I.D. I’m going to scratch out a few posts and read ahead into lesson 2. I won’t be dicking around with very many other MMO blogs from here on out. Thanks, Man.
February 17, 2009 10:47 AM
making money online said…
Very interesting post bro, I just started a new blog at blogger and all your lessons are really helpful to me , thanks for sharing
February 20, 2009 8:31 AM
Thank for the honest and straight forward article. Everyday, thousands of newbies appear online looking for any opportunities available online. They start creating blog without much knowledge. The aim is only getting money without knowing the fact that information is everything in online business. Eventually they give up and blame that blogger are cheating them. My advice is keep on reading and looking for a real fact and you can start earn money then.
February 22, 2009 6:25 AM
Don’t think only at the money. Do it only if you like it, do it with passion. Then maybe money will come too…
February 26, 2009 1:40 PM
This blog isn’t about maybe’s and passion – it’s about making money online and I only think about that. There are enough people starving following their passion.
February 26, 2009 2:02 PM
Thanks Grizz.I have just opened e new blog on my related niche on Bloggers.I have also got some adsense ads ………All within a few minutes thanks to your step by step post.It is already quite late and tomorrow is another day.More adventure waiting for me.
February 28, 2009 11:43 AM
Making money on the internet can be easy or it can be tough. I think you have some interesting ideas – I like them – but I’m not sure how to implement them, yet…. maybe I should copy your technique… my blog at http://sfcmd-makemoneywithgoogle.blogspot.com/ could use some tweaking then…
I will check back for some updates! Cool!
March 03, 2009 2:17 PM
CHRISSY SMITH said…
Help!!!! I started a blog as in Lesson one but signed up for Adsense, and I see later on that you say not to do it until you have traffic coming to your blog. Ok so what can I do now to remedy this???
Please respond. Thank you Thank you very much
March 07, 2009 3:59 PM
Preston K Redlon said…
I got started a few weeks back and I would like to thank you Grizzly for your wealth of information.
March 08, 2009 5:48 AM
Ive been following your lessons and have a question about back links.
The niche i have chosen comes out with a buyers guide once a year. I was thinking of Starting a post on my blog Yearly that is a buyers guide and want to know if it would be worth wile to email or phone call the places listed in this buyers guide and offer to place there business into the listing”free advertisement” on my blog in exchange for a link to my “how to” blog on there website. You think it would be worth wile ?
March 22, 2009 10:49 PM
I have had a guitar teaching site for several years now and want to increase reach and revenue. Thanks for all the ideas. Just realizing that I really need backlinks a lot. Site specific suggestions from anyone would be appreciated. guitarkitchen.com . Thanks.
March 29, 2009 12:57 AM
You mentioned that it would require hundreds, even thousands of shit blogs to make a lot of money with Adsense. Do you follow this? Would people who do this go through the same processes that you have outlined in your lessons (GoArticles, 400 word post, intro post, etc.) or would it be more of create a blog, use content generator, slap it, move on?
March 29, 2009 1:26 PM
Cool guy said…
This article is a wealth of information. Thank you. You should sell this as an ebook,he..he..
Hope you have more free money making tips for us beginners. Good day.
March 29, 2009 10:50 PM
The information you have here is unbelievable. I have read endless articles on the web about making money online but I have never come across such a wealth of information and tips that are not cryptic and make sense. Great work, thanks.
March 30, 2009 2:38 PM
Thank you sooo much for these lessons! I am a young mom on a serious quest to find out how to make money online, thank you for sharing what you know in such an honest clear cut way. I just started my blog and will continue on with your lessons! QUESTION: so far, all your blogs that I have seen are semi black and white, is there money behind this decision?
March 31, 2009 8:55 AM
I think its important for bloggers to know that it requires LOTS of time and effort before you can see real hard cash!
April 05, 2009 1:52 AM
Abe Arceo said…
Just wanted to say thanks for all the tips and info. Came across your site earlier this week and used your tips (and will continue to) to start up my own blog.
April 11, 2009 10:30 AM
Hi just want to say many thanks for the free lessons. i’ve almost lose hope of finding information on the net on how to earn money for free. This i I have read the 5 lesson and I am rereading it now for the 2nd time just to make sure that I’m on the right track. For sure I’ll be busy for the coming weeks to read all your articles. Thanks again.
April 19, 2009 7:55 AM
April 21, 2009 12:23 PM
You wrote “As you can no longer use link farms effectively this is a moot point and you should only be creating 3-4 blogs per account. Do not use the same keywords in each blog. ie. Don’t create related blogs in each account. If you want ten blogs targeted to 1 niche then put each blog on a seperate account.”
I do not understand why you should create a different account for each post that is in the same niche.
Isn’t it the point to relate them as to send traffic to that page or use the keyword often to generate traffic those pages.
April 27, 2009 6:27 PM
Elisabeth Lanyi said…
Thank you for all the information you put up here. I am just beginning to read through it.
Already have a few questions, for example: is it important to have only one topic for a blog?
Can’t I have one blog with multiple interest , include the keywords in the name and URL, and make money from it as if it was many blogs?
(Sorry if this is answered somewhere later, I haven’t gotten that far yet, but want to set up my first blog)
May 09, 2009 1:11 AM
Walter Brown said…
Thanks for the awesome info. I have been following you for a little less than a month.
I wish I had found you a few years ago. You would have saved me beaucoup money and time that I wasted on scam meisters.
I have been trying to make money online since Ferurary 2005.
As Lis says, “How come you’re still around”.LOL
I’m either stubborn or stupidly persistent, or both,or something worse, I guess, but what else can one do when they retire and lose a chunk of their nest egg in the market and was a terrible programmer in the last reincarnation. I can do the techie stuff, but it detracts from marketing, back links, reading your info, etc..
I’ve got 50+ websites not counting Squido, blogspot and Hubpages. I have very few back links. Duh!
I make a little over a buck a day and that’s up quite a bit since I started following you – mostly adsense.
I started out with SBI and still have one site there, htt[://www.capecod-beaches.com/, all of my other sites are done in WordPress.
One of my sites, http://www.gettingridofwoodpeckers.com/ gets over 1K uniques day. I have Amazon ads on it related to repelling woodpeckers, but not much luck with the clicks, so I’m wondering if I should add AdSense to it or would that detract from the Amazon ads? Probably not since I make nothing on Amazon.
I am creating a blog called Adsense Blogging for Neophytes.blogspot.com/. Not that I am a real expert, but I know a little. I have to monetize it now.
The information you present is mind boggling, to say the least, and I have not been through it all, yet, but I make a little progress every day and between you and M&C I hope to be making more as I learn more. This month I will get a check for a little over $100 from Google and a couple hundred more from affiliates – not much, but a lot more than I made last year.
Thanks You for putting me in touch with Mark and Courtney of Keyword Academy. The seem to be strait shooters like you.
I can’t thank you enough for showing me a way out of the internet wilderness and rescuing me from the slough of despond.
Back to Work,
May 09, 2009 5:30 PM
Thank you Grizz for posting this info. So much Garbage online, buy this ebook, do this, do that. None of it duplicatable, and it is so frustrating taking advice from certain “gurus” who seem to disappear when a real question is asked. I appreciate you.
May 11, 2009 6:15 PM
Thanks for the awesome info. I have great time reading it.
May 25, 2009 4:48 PM
There’s something different in your blog to get engaged your readers. That’s true!
Thanks a lot for your post!
June 03, 2009 1:25 PM
Do you still have the private forum?
June 06, 2009 11:15 PM
Thanks for the post!
Very helpful to me.
July 09, 2009 7:33 AM
hi Griz. please help. I’ve set up a blog using a wordpress template updated to my own server. here’s the site www.quick-weight-losstips.com
Can you review it for me? I’ve got some marketing done on it with ezine articles, but the topic weight loss is so competitive a lot of times I don’t have much confidence this thing will get off the ground.
July 27, 2009 3:49 PM
Thanks for a great site with tons of useful information. I haven’t started yet because I’m not sure if Blogger or my own site is best. Clarissa’s site looks like SBI, very nice design. Perhaps, if you haven’t already Griz, you could talk a bit about the advatages of having your own site(s)? Or aren’t there any? And the questions above regarding how to manage the 100+ blogs deserve some attention too. You’ve probably answered these questions in your posts, so I’ll get back to reading!
Thanks again for the great information.
July 31, 2009 7:31 AM
Hi gizzy I had got an adsense account but it got disabled.Can i get another adsense account …
please help me….
July 31, 2009 11:03 AM
Steak Enthusiast said…
I already have a blog but I decided to start another one on a completely different topic. (thanks to you for inspiration)
I wanted to know how to set up adsense on my second blog. It is under a different email account with blogger. I know you mentioned briefly how to do it but a more in-depth explanation would be wonderful.
August 04, 2009 8:13 PM
Just a quick question: You say not to link your blogs together if they are Blogger blogs or Google will see it as farming – But is it ok to link blogs together if they are on different servers?
btw: I bet you like fishing – please go see if I did my keywords all right at http://WesternKyFisherman.bravehost.com/
(I am practicing for “the big one” LOL!)
Don’t worry, it’s not boring! Check out the fishing in Western Kentucky (and a hillbilly or 2! LOL!) You are very welcome to a fishing trip to Kentucky – we’ll show you all the good fishin’ holes!
Thanks again for all your good teachings – it’s really helping me! I am so busted flat broke, I hope all this will work! I’m in the throes of jumping in with a new blog – won’t be long now, thanks to you!
August 06, 2009 5:09 PM
Thanks for the free info Grizz. I would like to join the private forum but somewhere else I believe you stated that you are getting too much email (this was posted by you back in 2008). I am not sure even what your email is. As of August 2009, how would someone get onto the private forum?
August 07, 2009 8:42 PM
Unfortunately we closed the forum down – too many spies reporting our activities (and sites) to Google. So much for trying to help people – there are always a few bad apples…
August 07, 2009 9:06 PM
Hey gizzly i created a blogger as you said but i can not create an adsense account.
is google is still giving adsense account for blogger???
August 11, 2009 9:53 AM
They are but you will have to pass a visual inspection these days as they are weeding out spam sites. Don’t apply for adsense until you have 10-20 legit (original content) posts up on the site. You don’t want to look like you are just creating a blog for the purpose of slapping adsense on it. These days you can only get approved for a legit site so be sure to add an about me page and even a few blogroll links to legit sites in your niche.
August 11, 2009 10:12 AM
This is probably silly, but I set up a blogger account and did my first blog. When I want to do anotehr blog do I just ‘post’ another blog, or do I actually go in and set up a new titel, description etc?
August 12, 2009 10:40 AM
Do you have or do you recommend any liability insurance for a money making blogger?
How many blogs entries should a new blogger start with.
August 14, 2009 5:07 PM
Karo Itoje said…
I really appreciate this detailed post, but about re-writing articles before posting to article directories, what if after posting to my blog i wait for some days for google to index the page before posting to article directories. This was adviced in atomic blogging 3.0 and that is how i have been doing it. What do you think? should i keep to it or you suggest i re-write the articles?
August 17, 2009 8:32 PM
Re-write the articles. It will give you the best results even though it means more work. My theory is do it right the first time and it will be less work in the long run.
August 17, 2009 8:52 PM
Robert Tutsky said…
This is my first-time post here but I have been a silent student and lurker here for quite some time.
The way you write and the amount of time I’ve spent here I feel as though I personally know you.
Your thoughts and guidance I find dead on and I’d like to thank you from the bottom of my heart. You have no idea what your help has meant to me. Again, thank you Grizz.
August 19, 2009 6:23 PM
You’re welcome Robert – it’s my pleasure and best wishes to you.
August 20, 2009 12:08 AM
I just found your blog today and so happy that I did! You have just gained a new reader for life, I love the way that you simplify things for simple people like me! Thanks!
August 27, 2009 8:36 PM
You are most welcome – maybe I’ll even pry a name outta ya’ lol
Welcome and read the comments as you go – lots of info in them. Good luck – there is a lot to read!
August 27, 2009 8:40 PM
wow !!! thank you finally something great.
August 31, 2009 1:33 AM
I have a couple of questions and I would be much obliged if you could respond.
Well, I have created a few blogs and have removed the nav bar from all of them.
I would like to know if it is permitted to promote blogs from which the nav bar has been made not visisble to readers.
I would also like to know if it is necessary to suffix the no-follow element to all the affiliate links I have on these blogs.
Well I appreciate the lessons that you are giving all of us, and I guess the best things in life are totally free after all!
September 16, 2009 5:33 AM
Ning ja said…
can i use adsense for different blog under same account
September 21, 2009 4:40 AM
Ning ja,… Yes you can.
September 21, 2009 6:32 AM
Joseph Ubek said…
Hi Griz, i must say your awesome, i bumped into an article on the local newspaper on how to make money blogging. I never knew a dime on any thing about blogging till i stumbled on your site. Thanks to your step by step info, i have been able to create a blog and have added adsense to it.But then under the how to add a page element gadget to blogger header i.e add an Adsense block to your blogger blog above the Post title, i tried following the example shown on the screen but noticed its quite different on my edit template page, i guess google has changed some stuffs as of 2009 while the example u gave is what was obtained 2008. Can u help me out please on how to do this. Again i want to thank you so very much for the simplicity and clarity of style of your write up, its helped me create a blog.
One more thing pls, how does google get to pay me? What sort of account do i need?
September 26, 2009 9:27 AM
Google will pay you by cheque or direct deposit – you specify payment options in your adsense account.
The blogger dashboard has changed since I wrote the posts – Elements are now called Gadgets etc but the steps I outline hasn’t changed. Just go to “Edit HTML” and edit the template as I outlined to add a Gadget above the post or header.
September 26, 2009 10:43 AM
Aihara Ramintessah Sanchez said…
Hi Grizzly! Thank you for this very informative post.I admire how you explained everything to us.I have some questions,hope you wont mind….
1.You mentioned that we can set many blogs,with different keywords/niche,WHy? Are we going to use this blog for Adsense or to create a link back to our main/priority blog?
2.How can we effectively manage many blogs? Do you have any tricks/tips for this.
3.If we will set up different accounts to each blogs, is it ok that the Personal Information is the same on all accounts. Is it prohibited?
4. I have so many blogs that are not active for about 7 months now,can I still use them? Or is it better to delete them and create new ones?
5. Lastly, do you still have the private forum.I would love to connect more with you and other bloggers! I admire your eagerness to help beginners like us.You’re so smart and there are few smart people like you,who are willing to help others without the hidden motives.lol!
I am sorry that I ask a lot of stuff.
Off to read more! Gee I could stay here forever.loL!
September 27, 2009 9:01 PM
Aihara Ramintessah Sanchez said…
Hi Grizzly. I am reading a lot of your blog since Sunday and I am really really amaze by your talent in teaching beginners like us.Thank you for sharing all of your knowledge.
Im just dropping by to inform you that most of my questions on the above comment were answered by your other posts already.Sorry to ask same questions.lol!
I changed/tweaked my main blog based on your keyword tips and alas my site was indexed and got ranked! Its not on the first page though…but hey I ranked 267 out of 801,000 sites in just one day…Really Insane!
And I know,if I would continue to stick my nose here on your blog and would write good content,I will be Mr.G’s priority.lol!
I am just happy!
Thanks for letting me share!
September 29, 2009 12:26 AM
Hi Grizzly. I just start reading your blog and I find it realy helpful and have a lot of information for beginners. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.
October 01, 2009 9:21 PM
I stumbled on your blog after being influenced by a hubpage of someone who amuses in calling himself the internet idiot.
However after bumping into you and later on to mark, court and Vic he seems to suggest he is on the road to salvation.
Surely your amazing stuff here is a clear reflection of his oodles of confidence.
Among the many things that I wish to ask of you, the one which comes to mind immediately is the insecurity of a blogger blog. Imagine you make hundreds of them and just when you find them raking in the dollars, you are forced to shut shop because the big G found something wrong with you. The pain and the suffering of this can leave you speechless for years.Is there something you can tell me to sit up and reassure myself?
I love blogger blogs for the simplicity and the way they are accesible.
Not the insecurity though.
Cheers meanwhile on your fantastic spirit in this blog.
October 02, 2009 1:41 AM
I have never heard of G shutting down a legit site – ever. Why would they? If you lose a site it’s for one reason only – it was spam and deserves to get shut down. Btw – people lose their spam WP sites all the time as well – G just de-indexes them.
October 02, 2009 7:34 AM
Hi Grizzly I stumbled upon your site a couple of days ago and ahve been devouring your content, I’m astonished. So today I decided to set up my first blog (in spanish, less competition for keywords there) following all the advice here, however I couldn’t figure out how to make the title of my posts point to the main site as there is no link option in blogger. Instead the link points to the current post which is stupid.
Well that’s it for now.
Have a great day
October 04, 2009 6:49 PM
I haven’t read much yet of the lessons that you have hear..and its been a couple of months since i last visited this blog..
well, since Blogger has a new flagging system that can catch most auto-software trying to set up multiple accounts.
and that only 3-4 blogs can be made per account..
does is mean one account one niche..one niche that i want to create with 10 blogs i need to have 3 other account..
or one account can have multiple niche with a minimun or maximum of 3 blogs per niche..
im actualy saving some money now to give this a shot..with the free tools available..
“thanks for spilling it for us beginners”
October 04, 2009 9:32 PM
Thank you for the response
I want to thank you for the wonderful service done through your blog. While you may be making money through it , it being the necessary essence, your sense of sharing with the community of people is really an amazing trait hard to find in this seemingly open world of the internet which has all kinds of schemes and techniques to milk the lambs of the internet.
I noted that you said that there should be no more than 3-4 blogger blogs per google account. Also if there is more than one blog with the same niche and the same keywords, it should be in another account.
Being quite ignorant of all this I have gullibly made a few blogger blogs with same niches and worse, similar or same keywords . the number of blogs per account number to 10 – 12. Would this be classified as spam? If so what do I need to do to correct this lapse? delete the blogs and make same ones in different new accounts?
Also you said that two blogger blogs linking to each other would be considered as being done from the same IP address. Does that mean that a do-follow link from a another blogspot would be considered useless for my blogspot blog? And would it also upset google? ( thereby invoking the G wrath). Is linking between blogger hosted blogs a big no-no?
Thanks for your patience and kindness.
October 05, 2009 8:32 AM
If your blogs haven’t been deleted by blogger then you are probably fine. Keep in mind that as long as all your blogs are legit (they contain real original content) and you aren’t targeting the taboo spam keywords (Drugs/Pharma, Porn/sex, Forex, Loans/mortgages etc) you won’t set off any flags. 3-4 blogs per account is just a guideline as you won’t set off flags – you can have many more but be sure they are legit as someone is likely to review them and they will delete them if things are not on the up and up.
As for linking blogspot blogs to each other it is all relative. If your main blog has 4-5 blogspot links to it you will be fine. If you have a lot more blogspot links and don’t have a large assortment of non-blogspot links as well then things will look un-natural and your links will be ignored. A legit site will have lots of links from numerous platforms and IP addresses. No legit site just has links from one source. Just use common sense – if it doesn’t look natural then don’t do it. The blog you are reading has hundreds of blogspot links to it but they are real and have been accumulated over three years as this blog has grown (they are all legit and come from my readers blogs) but this site also has thousands of links coming from all over the web which makes a few hundred links from blogspot completely reasonable. If I only had blogspot links then something would be wrong.
October 05, 2009 8:54 AM
You can link your post title to any URL you wish – there is a box located right under the Post Title box. Just enter the URL in there.
October 05, 2009 6:55 PM
Thanks so much Grizz, the link option under title box wasn’t available because the ‘show link fields’ option (settings –> formatting) was set to No. Do’h. Just to show I didn’t read carefully.
Many thanks, I quick question, link analysis tool can you recommend? Is www.linkdiagnosis.com any good?
October 05, 2009 10:56 PM
Pedro – sorry I’m not familiar with that one. I have used SEO Elite for several years and recently Market Samurai but there are numerous free tools available these days. I believe SEOBOOK.com has a free tool that seems to get good reviews. What you want is a tool that can break a sites links down to the keyword anchors they have pointing back at them and where those links come from. The sites with the “keyword” in the link are your real competition – ie. if a site has 1000 backlinks but only 10 links use the keyword then this isn’t hard to beat. If the site has 200 links using the keyword then you are in for a battle. You will find a lot of sites have 1000′s of links but very few keyword anchored links and hence are not as hard to beat as you first think given the huge amount of overall links.
October 06, 2009 8:49 AM
Aihara Ramintessah Sanchez said…
Hi Griz! I have been a regular visitor of your blog because of your good content. I follow all of your suggestions and I can see improvements in my ranking. I have a new blog and I created it last October 1. I did all your SEO tips and I am so surprise to see that I got PR5 already, but my site is still not indexed. Do you have any suggestions Griz? I dont care about the PR.lol! I want my site to appear in the search engine as that what makes sense.
Thank you for always listening to us.
October 07, 2009 12:59 AM
You must be indexed or you wouldn’t have PR – do you mean you aren’t ranking for the keywords you are targeting? You might want to send me the URL so I can take a look.
October 07, 2009 7:08 AM
Linda Todd said…
Well, I just read your 10/01 email that said loans/mortgages was a taboo???? Why has not anyone with Google told me? That is what I know and I am advertising loans or mortgages, I am giving facts that people need to know. How is that wrong? Please see my email from yesterday and help me know what to do from here????
Also, Google has advertisements on my blog site? HELP, I don’t want to do anything wrong but I did not know
October 08, 2009 3:47 PM
Linda – relax.
Loans/Mortgages are not taboo in the sense of illegal or un-ethical. I use the term taboo in regards to how Google tends to treat sites targeting those niches – most spam sites target loans, mortgages, pharmacy, porn, gambling etc. If your site is a legit site then not to worry – you will just have to jump more hurdles to get ranked well for loans or mortgages than someone with a flooring company would to get ranked well for the term flooring.
Didn’t mean to scare you. There are plenty of legit loan companies online who rank well in Google – it just takes a lot of authority links from other legit companies to convince Google that the sites are real and not scams.
October 08, 2009 3:57 PM
Linda Todd said…
Grizzly, I just read th posting regulations and it does not specifically mention loans or Mortgage Loans. I am not promoting anything, I am explaining what the process is and what to look out for so that all applicant receive what they need? NO ONE HAS SLAPPED MY HANDS YET BUT I HAVEN’T GOTTEN ANY READERS YET EITHER, IT DOESN’T SEEM….I AM SO FRUSTRATED! Thanks
October 08, 2009 3:57 PM
Linda Todd said…
Thanks so much, I thought with searching, I had picked something hard here. Also, my first comment, I made a mis-quote, I am not advertising loan/mortgages. Just giving information to help people.
Should I do another blog and link it to this one? I don’t know how to link???? I guess you are laughing by now but I think I am doing pretty good for an old woman!!! HA! AND remember I know a lot of things because I have lived longer than you!!!! HA! again!
October 08, 2009 4:02 PM
Linda Todd said…
Grizzly, I just have to tell you this. I did some searches for mortgage issues like, mortgage modification, mortgage facts etc. I knew there were a lot of “mortgage” information and articles, but guess I didn’t understand the magnitude of trying to write and promote my writing with SEO. I do now, but, let me tell you what did happen; when I input Best Mortgage Practices….my blog was first/on first page…but that is probably not what will pull the best???? At least it is there.
October 08, 2009 5:10 PM
Hi Grizzly.I have a question about adsense.The problem is I don’t understand do i have adsense account or no:)sorry if it sounds stupid let me explain:about a year or two I registered on flixya.com (it is a social network that i think powered by google and allows you to put adsense on your profile).So when I registred there I got an adsense account.When I go www.google.com/adsense/ I loggin with my gmail account and it brings me to a page where it says “today earnings” and also on the top right corner I can see Publisher ID:bla bla bla.So that means I have adsense am I right?I just wanna make sure because I wanna start to create blogs and learn your techniques to make money with adsense.Thank you very much for this very usefull blog.
October 13, 2009 8:21 PM
Sir whenever i try adsense the mail replies me error in blog and adsense cannot be activated in my blog.Can you tell me why google says so?The following is the mail sent by adsense
Hello R SRIRAM,
Thank you for your interest in Google AdSense. Unfortunately, after
reviewing your application, we’re unable to accept you into Google AdSense
at this time.
We did not approve your application for the reasons listed below.
- Page Type
Page Type: In order to participate in Google AdSense, publishers’ websites
and application information must satisfy the following guidelines:
- Your website must be your own top-level domain (www.example.com and not
- You must provide accurate personal information with your application
that matches the information on your domain registration.
- Your website must contain substantial, original content.
- Your site must comply with Google AdSense program policies:
https://www.google.com/adsense/policies” which include Google’s webmaster
If your site satisfies the above criteria in the future, please resubmit
your application and we’ll review it as soon as possible
October 15, 2009 1:17 PM
They have told you why in the reply to you. You have the wrong page type. Read the possible reasons they provided and fix what ever it is you are in violation of. In most cases the real reason is that your content is not original or useful for readers. I don’t know your site and can’t tell you more.
October 15, 2009 1:32 PM
i just made my first blog 2 days ago called MAKE MONEY FREE iv made £4.90 from adsence woo whoooo
hopefully i can make alot more after reading this i can start making alot more , thanx nice work
October 16, 2009 10:32 AM
Hello sir are you saying that we should not copy contents from other websites in our blog
My blog is http://review-ipods-in-detail.blogspot.com/
please see it and suggest what is to be changed
October 16, 2009 1:08 PM
Ny Lansing said…
Thanks Grizzly, I think I have done quite some survey and research on making money online and it seems to me that, its just a few out there that really understand what it takes without sweet-talking you into buying a product to get you quick bucks off the internet. Well I must confess, how do you prove to people that you know some stuff? the Google search says it all.
November 05, 2009 5:57 PM
i have just read lesson 1 and it’s very helpful. thanks a lot. I’ve made my first post. I wonder if it’s allowable to post pictures i find in the internet, like in terms of copyrights?
November 07, 2009 4:07 AM
I find that my earlier blog posts are not indexed, even though it’s written with enough keywords. Now I have to manually ping every blog post. Really tiresome!
November 07, 2009 9:58 AM
Gaurav Dhaka said…
Thanks for the post. It is really quite an information. Why don’t you shift to a custom domain name? Your Google rankings are also very good. Neway, thanks once again.
November 18, 2009 11:26 AM
Great post. I will try do make money online too !
December 15, 2009 8:41 AM
Finally, a decent blogger who tells it like it is. I have to say that I thing Grizzly is probably the only person on the net who is yelling the truth about making money online. Thanks for the great info, Grizzly!
December 23, 2009 11:31 AM
How do you connect blog at blogspot to google analytics to count visitors?
January 02, 2010 8:45 PM
awesome dude. following your method i have created my blog http://clickecash.blogspot.com
hope it works
January 03, 2010 4:55 AM
I remember reading about Grizzly’s forum for like minded members.How do i join? i would be grateful to know the procedure.AM a keen follower of Grizzly’s lessons for beginners.
January 06, 2010 7:43 AM
Am a keen follower of Grizzly’s lessons.
How does on join the forum of like minded people following grizzly’s lessons?
I would be grateful to learn and join
January 06, 2010 7:54 AM
Andrew Cambridge said…
Griz. I don’t understand why you put the | in your subheading of http://beginner-blogger-basics.blogspot.com/
Shouldn’t anything in between the | be linked up? Plus where is the | on my keyboard? LOL.
Check out my stupid site and have a chuckle.
January 14, 2010 7:21 PM
I have been reading your how to make money online blog for about a year now. I finally sat down in october with the intent to make this work. I read and re read your basic instructions lessons 1-5, I set up an adsense account and I followed your steps.
I havent seen any trafic to my sight and I dont see any adds based on my key words. What went wrong? What I can’t figure out, is what steps I missed or what I did wrong. This has me frustrated.
I havent deleted the first post, all I have ever done is gone in and edited it. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated
January 15, 2010 4:20 PM
Money 4 Free said…
Hi grizz very nice blog and very clear information , why don’t you compile these guides to a relevant ebook
January 17, 2010 3:12 AM
very informative grizly. i lub it
February 07, 2010 3:57 PM
Hi Griz,Fantastic site, I was one of those idiots who paid lots to buy a system just to receive the info your giving out FREE,and getting Spamed daily with follow up’s.Thanks to you iv’e been able to get up and running, (I’m a complete Newby). Still having a bit of trouble with Adsense though???
I wrote an article, stuck it up on Go Article and the next day I was top listed Page 1 in Google. Three others have knicked it for their sites and their up there with me in the 2,3,and 4 spot.
I’ve posted a link back to your blog on my blogs, hope you don’t mind, it’s a kinda THANKS for the info, check me out if you have the time at http://heartcare4life.blogspot.com/
February 09, 2010 8:54 PM
I am taking your advices to heart and have been following your step by step procedure. My problem is with Adsense. They rejected my application citing:
“We did not approve your application for the reasons listed below.
- Unacceptable site content ”
Would appreciate your very valuable advice what I did wrong.
February 11, 2010 6:11 AM
Hi Griz, Its me again, since posting MY article on Go Article, I’ve hit top the 22 spots on on Google with links to my blog http://heartcare4life.blogspot.com/
My article has been translated into Italian, French, German, Dutch, and Polish and used on various sites. But still I’me not getting hits and still having trouble with AdSense. If you have time please take a quick look at my blog. I’d value your help and opinions if you can find the time. Thanks Mike.
February 14, 2010 6:12 PM
I am a newbie and I value all the information you have here Griz. I am taking the plunge to get started in blogging thanks to finding your site through eHow. I am Marva from Trinidad and there’s lots to blog about here. Blessings.
February 24, 2010 11:31 AM
Hi Grizz, i actually feel relief when i found your blog. Really grateful when you are willing to teach people how to make money online directly from your blog post. usually i found people will always use ebook when they deliver their information.
This is really great and please keep up the good work.
p/s – i’m a newbie and never follow any people’s blog. Your’s is the first blog i follow.
Thank you very much for all the information.
March 22, 2010 5:30 AM
This blog helped me a lot. Thanks Griz!
March 27, 2010 3:49 AM
Hi Griz. So far, i have found these tips for beginners really helpful. However, as a fresh man in blogging, making this work still puzzles me. I have discovered a couple of niches that i am passionately interested in, but i still don’t know the necessary things to do in order to set up a good blog. My intents are to impart knowledge and make some bucks while doing that.
Would you be able to refer me to other blogs on different niches so i would see what they’re like? Better still, would you be able to describe to me exactly what you had to go through to get to this level in blogging- what prompted you into this? what was your first step? Have you made any mistakes you had to learn from? How long have you been doing this? What do you suppose is the difference between a blog and a website? I will be happy to read from you soon, Griz.
March 28, 2010 8:56 PM
Blake Johansen said…
Hi Griz, thanks so much for the lessons. I’m learning a lot. One question: If I set up multiple blogs with different Blogger accounts, can I use the same AdSense code across blogs that are under different Blogger (Google) accounts? I’d like to do this for simplicity, but I don’t wanna get in trouble with the big G.
March 29, 2010 7:14 PM
I have been trying for years to learn how to make money online – and find they are basically all scams.
I came across your site, and it looks very geniune. Why did you make this site for us, and I am still unclear about blogging and how to make money doing this.
I am a very determined person, and it sounds like something I could be successful with, provided I have a full understanding of the process.
Do you have the patience to answer one more question I would surely appreciate it.
Thank you Skin Care Model
March 31, 2010 3:46 PM
nice information, its really helpfull for me..
thank you for sharing
looking forward to see your next posting..
April 23, 2010 3:07 AM
for a long time I’ve been looking for legit means of making money online , i was marveled at how u took your time to explain these lessons… i am really glad to see that there are people like you on earth. i believe millions of others are out there looking for just an opportunity to learn from a person like u.
i am so glad i fond this blog. right now i just followed your steps and i hope i will make a marvelous blog or web page some day. Thanks a million…
May 21, 2010 11:13 AM
nice information and thanks. I have followed your guidance and created a blog and then adsense account. i put my blogs address as ssite Url on adsense submission form. now my acc related to publisher is disabled. i want to resubmit a form bit i wonder what should i put as websites url as it is mandatory in form. i don’t own any website.
can anybody help me with that?.
please help me.
June 17, 2010 1:26 AM
hi just bumped in your site…ive been recently interested in blogging in still searching for hints on how to improve my blogs…well im starting out again and thanks for a lot of help….expect a lot of visit from me next days hehe…:)) thanks for the help…godbless..
July 09, 2010 4:48 AM
This is the VERY FIRST time I’m writing in to commend somebody who writes on a topic as done-to-death as yours! I LOVE YOUR BLOG
Without taking much of your time, I’d come straight to the question for which I’ve to make decision soon…. Shall I go in for the website – domain name, web hosting route, for a site which I want to put for profit (not just a personal weblog) OR Create a blog, like you recommend. I’m CONFUSED!! The so-called ‘gurus’ extoll the virtues of a website especially for a business venture, but I want your opinion, because, I would trust what you recommend for me won’t be because you get paid affiliate commissions from a webhost etc.
BTW, if this info helps, I’m planning my first “website” on – Healthy low fat SIMPLE family recipes (I’ve made couple of half hearted blogs to test the waters, already on other topics).
Look forward eagerly to your advice,
July 20, 2010 9:45 PM
Card Guru said…
Great stuff. I do believe you’ve retired and moved on to greener pastures.
Thanks for all the great info you’ve left behind. Wish I’d found you sooner…
July 30, 2010 10:58 PM
Thanks for all great post, c u to the next post… btw, followed u!
August 13, 2010 11:57 PM
I just wanted to say that I found your blog today and I have found it very useful. I am just starting in the “blogging” business and you have some very good tips in here. It is great how you always come back and answer everyone’s questions. I am sure that I will have a few for you also as times goes on. So thank you in advance.
August 21, 2010 3:23 PM
Joseph Murray said…
I did the directions as you said and got an Adsense account made and got ads on my blog already. Thanks for the information but I was a bit confused about the html coding with adsense, do I have to edit the html code and stick in there so ads automatically pop up on my blog or go I have to manually put them in for each one?
August 25, 2010 3:19 AM
Tiffany Scrivener said…
Hey, thank you so much for your help, I just created my blog and I’m already getting ads on my blog.
September 11, 2010 6:23 PM
loving your honesty griz. keep the blogs content coming. its good stuff
September 29, 2010 3:26 AM
thanks for the help. so far ive created 22 blogs and already started to generate free traffic to them.
September 29, 2010 3:31 AM
i have a blog but i didn’t yet making money can you help me to monetize my site thaks
September 29, 2010 6:51 AM
Gilbert Daniels said…
First of all,let me congratulate you for this wonderful work. It will interest you to know that inspite of your good lesson,I still can’t find my way of creating my blog. I’ve started with you and got lost on the way.
I please want you to see if there is other means of helping me. I am counting on your good fate to turn my life around. Thanks
October 04, 2010 3:34 AM
This is the post where I began to learn about how to use the blogger platform for blogging purposes. Some say that they prefer to use WordPress but as for me I would rather prefer Blogger because its a lot simpler to use.
October 15, 2010 6:10 AM
the enterpeneur said…
Just had a ? you mentioned in your blog that they say they earn $ 600.00/day but leave out the fact that they spend some cash to get that gross amount. How much in your estimation is spent to earn $ 600.00 gross.
October 18, 2010 7:11 PM