Some people say that the only way of making money is to work hard. No doubt that hard work can be one way to get ahead for some. But even hard work wasn't a guarantee of success. These days, in the age of technology, people say the internet has made making money easy. For some, all it takes is a computer and an internet connection to get a successful small business off the ground.

But if it was so easy, wouldn't everyone have all the money they want?

I'm sure you already know that blogs are big. There are literally hundreds of thousands of blogs online, and some of those bloggers are turning their daily posts into cash. Successful bloggers aren't working so hard, instead they're working smart and making money. But how can a simple blog turn readers and clicks into cash, One answer: affiliate marketing and Google Adsense.

The Google Adsense program allows you to put relevant advertising on your own blog or Web site. That means you can get a share of Google's pay-per-click (also known as "PPC") revenue by displaying the Google PPC ads. When a visitor to your site sees the Google ad and clicks on it, you get a share of the advertiser's bid for those keyword ads. Google Adsense can help making money easy on your blog or Web site. Simply sign up for a Google Adsense account, generate your ad units, and Google provides you the special code for your site or blog. Just copy the code and paste it into your own site or blog and within moments you'll have Google's contextual advertising PPC ads on your own site. Now that's making money easy.

In addition, you can earn revenue on your blog or Web site through affiliate marketing. Here's how it works: you provide links from your site to the sales pages of other online businesses. As an affiliate, you get a unique code that you embed in the links on your site. If someone reading your site or blog clicks through to the merchant's site, you're making money easy because you get a portion of their purchase amount. One of the most popular affiliate marketing programs is available through Amazon, the world's largest online retailer. Amazon sells a huge variety of products, so it is very likely that you'll find many items to link to at Amazon. Simply sign up for their affiliate program, receive your unique affiliate ID, and place the links on your site or blog.

It may seem like making money can be difficult, but if you spend a little time online, you should be able to find a number of ways to make making money easy. From Web sites to blogs, you can turn your information into cash. Consider Google's Adsense contextual advertising program or affiliate marketing programs like those offered by Amazon and you could be adding to your income very quickly. Not Richie Rich kind of money but it'll help.

So far, for us, it's been slow. I thought is would share this with you because it is how some people are getting the ball rolling on extra income online.

Here's a video which might help.

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