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This post may not be for all bloggers as there may be some who have no interest is using their blog for making money. However, for those of you who love blogging and who don’t have a problem in using your blog for increasing your earning potential, then I urge you to read on.
What I’m going to present to you in this post is something way beyond adsense. It doesn’t even have anything to do with affiliate marketing. All you need is either a blog or a website that has information on it that is so useful that people will pay you to get access to it. You’ve probably seen that plugin which displays something like, “If you like this post why don’t you buy me a beer?”, only no-one ever buys you one.
Enter MediaPass! Have you ever wondered why hundreds of websites like ESPN, NY Times, The Economist and The Star Tribune are beginning to charge for select content ? It’s because their paid subscription pages far out-yield their free pages. MediaPass allows you to have recurring paid subscriptions and do so with the same level of sophistication as the major players who are spending millions to build a subscription platform in-house, only it won’t cost you a cent to join.
I’m trying it on this one particular post that explains to people how to fix their iTouch when Safari won’t connect to the Internet. It’s called My iPod Touch Safari Won’t Work. You can see from the amount of comments on this post that the instructions work and everyone is happy to leave a comment telling me so. A few even actually bought me a beer. Why not charge them a small fee to gain access to the post that will solve their problem?
I’ve only just installed the code on that post the other day and I’ve made my first sale. I’ve only charged $5 for the information and out of that I received $3.25, so they’ve taken 35% commission for handling the transaction. That’s fine with me because without them I would never have made the sale in the first place. Add to the mix that they accept most credit cards and PayPal and you should see the potential for earning extra income.
Just remember a couple of very important points for this to work.
- The post you place it on must offer content that people will be willing to pay for! If you consider my example I am offering a solution for a problem that has been proven to work.
- The post you choose must get a fair amount of visitors. I’ve known for a long time that post does very well in the SERPS but until recently I couldn’t work out how to cash in on it. I did think of writing an ebook, but honestly there just isn’t enough information on that post to warrant that.
If you can fulfill those couple of points you should be able to put a few extra bucks into your pocket as well.
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