Thursday, April 16, 2009

Easy Way to Put Banners on Blogger

Beginner bloggers who want to make money from their blog often ask me how to put banners on a Blogger blog (Blogspot blog). In this article I will outline the steps to help you put banners on Blogger the easy way. You will have your banners up and running in no time and starting to earn extra money from your blog.

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How to Put Banners on Blogger the Easy Way
In order to make money online and place banners on Blogger you first need to sign up with a referral program.

  1. Sign up for some affiliate referral programs such as Chitika, Widget Bucks and Linkworth. There are heaps of affiliate marketing networks out there but to start with you might try Commission Junction which boasts a huge range of advertisers.

    • Examples of Some Earnings You Might Expect from Affiliate Programs

  2. Once you have signed up with an affiliate program which pays you referral fees you can start earning money by placing the affiliate banner on your Blogger blog.

  3. Decide where you want to place your banner on Blogger. Here are 2 very easy options:

    • Place Banner in Blogger Sidebar or Footer
      Adding an Affiliate banner to the Blogger sidebar or footer are both easy placement options. While logged in to Blogger, go to Layout > Page Elements and click on Add a Gadget in the Blogger sidebar, choose HTML/Javascript gadget from the list and paste the affiliate banner code into the content box, click on the Save button and your banner should display. If you need to center the banner enclose it in an HTML tag like this:
      <center>YOUR AFFILIATE CODE</center>

    • Place Banner Above First Post in Blogger
      To add a banner above the first post in Blogger you first need to make it possible to add a gadget to this area. If there is no option to add a gadget in the Blogger post area go to Layout > Edit HTML. No need to check Expand Widget Templates for this. Scroll down until you find these lines:

      <div id='main-wrapper'>
      <b:section class='main' id='main' showaddelement='no'>

      Replace the no with yes and save. You will now be able to add a gadget to the area above the first post. To display your banner click on Add a Gadget above Blog Posts and paste the affiliate banner code into the HTML/Javascript gadget and save. Click on View Blog to see your new banner.

Today I have show you the easy way to add affiliate marketing banners to your Blogger blog (Blogspot blog) to help you earn extra money. Remember affiliate programs are free to join so it costs you nothing to experiment. Why not try a program like Chitika advertising and referral program because even if you don't decide to advertise with Chitika it costs you nothing to put their banner advertising on your blog and you might make your first $10 faster than you think.

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