Updated: March 3, 2020 – 7:58 am

Recently FOX23 has been reporting about massage parlor’s offering sexual favors. Now, it looks like cyber space will give those shops a run for their money. Facebook is the newest place for prostitutes to find customers, and for those clients to find women willing to do anything, for a price.Almost everybody knows what a prostitute is.”(She is) some woman who’s having sex with men. She’s just doing that because she’s making money,” 90 year-old Helen Brooks told FOX23.But 90 year-old Helen isn’t familiar with how 21st Century working girls find their clients; Facebook.”I don’t use the Facebook. I am totally dumb about that sort of thing,” Helen said.The face book report comes after a Columbia University professor followed 170 New York prostitutes for one year. After a crack down on Craigslist, prostitutes are making more and more friends. That’s not good news for Renee Burke, a mom of five who lives in Owasso.”I am, and my children are on Facebook, and it’s disturbing to think that that’s how they’re getting their clients,” she told FOX23.The women, and sometimes men, can essentially go undercover and hide behind a user name in the Facebook world.”It seems that would circumvent any filters that are already in place,” Burke said.Using the site for prostitution is illegal according to Facebook’s user agreement and Renee says the company better crack down if wants to keep people like her logged in.”It’s going to continue, and then Facebook isn’t going to be a place that families want to be.”Tulsa Police say in Green Country Facebook is probably used to connect prostitutes with their regular customers. Other sites,,, and are a few of the top sites Tulsa police say local prostitutes use to find clients.Those sites are modeled after Craigslist and FOX23 found local women and suggestive pictures saying they’re willing to do just about anything.”The internet has purposes an potential for great good, but everything has it’s opposites, and it doesn’t surprise me that it’s right there,” Burke said.It’s not Facebook, but she is just as worried about these lesser known sites a few mouse clicks away from her child’s eyes.”Its just unfortunate and we as parents need to be really vigilant about our supervision of our children.”The woman are skirting the law because the sites say they’re escorts and being an escort isn’t against the law. But police say anytime money is exchanged, and sexual favors are performed could get both parties in handcuffs



By James Gallagher Health and science correspondent.

Marh 29 2020

It feels like an eternity ago, but the world only became aware of the coronavirus in December.

Despite incredible efforts by scientists around the world, there is still much we do not understand, and we are all now part of a planet-wide experiment trying to find answers.

Here are some of the big outstanding questions.

1. How many people have been infected.

It is one of the most basic questions, but also one of the most crucial.

There have been hundreds of thousands of confirmed cases around the world, but this is only a fraction of the total number of infections. And the figures are further confused by an unknown number of asymptomatic cases – people who have the virus but don’t feel ill.

Developing an antibody test will allow researchers to see whether anyone has had the virus. Only then will we understand how far or how easily the coronavirus is spreading.

2. How deadly it really is.

Until we know how many cases there have been, it is impossible to be certain of the death rate. At the moment the estimate is that around 1% of people infected with the virus die. But if there are large numbers of asymptomatic patients, the death rate could be lower.

3. The full range of symptoms.

The main symptoms of coronavirus are a fever and a dry cough – these are the ones you should be on the look out for.

A sore throat, headache and diarrhoea have also been reported in some cases and there is mounting speculation that a loss of sense of smell may affect some.

But the most important question is whether mild, cold-like symptoms, such as a runny nose or sneezing, are present in some patients.

Studies have suggested this is a possibility and that people could potentially be infectious without knowing they are carrying the virus.

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4. The role children play in spreading it.

Children can definitely catch coronavirus. However, they mostly develop mild symptoms and there are relatively few deaths among children compared with other age groups.

Children are normally super-spreaders of disease, partly because they mix with lots of people (often in the playground), but with this virus, it is not clear to what extent they help spread it.

5. Where exactly it came from.

The virus emerged in Wuhan, China, at the end of 2019, where there was a cluster of cases at an animal market.

The coronavirus, officially called Sars-CoV-2, is closely related to viruses that infect bats, however it is thought the virus was passed from bats to a mystery animal species that then passed it on to people.

That “missing link” remains unknown, and could be a source of further infections.

6. Whether there will be fewer cases in summer.

Colds and flu are more common in the winter months than in the summer, but it is not yet known whether the warmer weather will alter the spread of the virus.

The UK government’s scientific advisers have warned it is unclear whether there will be a seasonal effect. If there is one, they think it is likely to be smaller than that for colds and flu.

If there is a major dip in coronavirus over the summer, there is a danger that cases will spike in winter, when hospitals are also having to deal with an influx of patients with the usual winter bugs.

7. Why some people get much more severe symptoms.

Covid-19 is a mild infection for most. However around 20% go on to develop more severe disease, but why?

The state of a person’s immune system seems to be part of the issue, and there may be some genetic factor too. Understanding this could lead to ways of preventing people from needing intensive care.

8. How long immunity lasts, and whether you can get it twice.

There has been much speculation but little evidence on how durable any immunity to the virus is.

Patients must have built up an immune response, if they successfully fight off the virus. But as the disease has been around for only a few months there is a lack of long-term data. Rumours of patients being infected twice may be down to tests incorrectly saying they were free of the virus.

The question of immunity is vital for understanding what will happen in the long term.

9. Whether the virus will mutate.

Viruses mutate all the time, but most alterations to their genetic code do not make a significant difference.

As a general rule, you expect viruses to evolve to be less deadly in the long run, but this is not guaranteed.

The concern is that if the virus mutates, then the immune system no longer recognises it and a specific vaccine no longer works (as happens with flu)


1) Have your own life

Have your own life

This is like, literally the foundation of starting a great relationship and will give you the starting base to make her like you. Think of it like this. Let’s say someone is trying to sell you this amazing new book with all kinds of secret life formulas in it that will make you rich, happy, get a 6 pack in 3 days and become a new world leader.

Well, you buy it because the marketing and packaging of the book looks great, but then you open it, and all it says is “life is short, you don’t need these things, buy more books for better advice”.

To be truly attractive, you need to have your own life by working on yourself!

When you are trying to get in a relationship or make a girl like you and you have a boring life, this is literally what you are doing.You are making the packaging look great, but in reality… you have no life. 

Imagine having such an amazing life and doing awesome things that you say, “Hey girl, I really like you and enjoy having you around, wanna stick around?” and that’s all it takes. Make your own personal life interesting and girls will flock.

(I have a whole detailed article on asking a girl out, if you’d like to learn more!)

2) Have an interesting hobby or passion

hobbies to get a girl

Here’s another super interesting tip that is hard to find elsewhere on the internet. Literally having just one passion will make you seem more interesting, plus it adds respect to tip #1, you’re starting your own life.

Your hobby can be anything that you’re passionate about, just make sure it’s true passion and not faked.If I said I loved chainsaws and carving chainsaw art in my free time, but I actually didn’t, the sparkle won’t be there and the girl won’t see it.

The trick with passions is that you should actually start with something you enjoy, and then keep working on it. The better you get with that task, and the more you improve your skill… the more of a passion it will become and the more attractive a girl might find you practicing it.

One study says that having any hobby, even if it’s sexual in naturewill improve your attractiveness to a potential date. 

When you are actually passionate about something, your girl will notice. There’s something infinitely sexy about a guy with an intense passion towards something. It could be programming, motorcycling, cooking, drawing, reading, playing an instrument and anything else that suits your fancy, just put the time in. Bonus points if you create something in the process. 

3) Have Great Hygiene

mens hygiene

Okay guys. Number one tip to instantly make a girl attracted.Smell good. I don’t even mean smell amazing, you just have to smell decent.

Go take a shower, rub body soap all over you. Twice. Shampoo your hair, dry yourself off, apply deodorant, put clean clothes on, and you’re set. No need to douse yourself with half a gallon of Axe bodyspray like a middle-schooler in love with a girl he likes, you just have to smell presentable.

You can, though, buy some cologne and spray one squirt.Two squirts max. On yourself (not on your clothes). I recommend one on the wrist and one near your neckline. This is all it takes to smell great, and girls fall for great smelling guys all the time.Honestly, this trick alone is enough to more than double your chances at getting a date with a girl.

4) Ask her to do things for you

Benjamin Franklin Effect

So this is definitely a secret tip, and maybe even a bit manipulative, but definitely not anything evil or negative. Just ask her to do something for you.There is a psychological effect called the Benjamin Franklineffect that goes like this.

You ask a girl to do something for you, she does it, she subconsciously likes you a bit more. You might be asking “why though”. Well, when we do stuff for people, our brain thinks since we do something for someone, we must like them.

Benjamin Franklin used this techniques on his rivals and political opponents to get them to like him more. It worked so well, they named it the Benjamin Franklin Effect.

Also, something called theconsistency bias. After someone has done something for you a couple times, they’re more likely to do more for you just because they don’t want to look inconsistent.

Tip: ask for things like, picking up a pencil, for notes in class, giving someone a paper, and even small errands. Don’t overdo it though or she will feel like you’re using her.

5) Make her laugh

This is a great tip!

You may think you’re not funny, but the truth is everyone can be funny if they try. You have to put yourself in enough situations to get used to the awkwardness of telling an unfunny joke enough that you have the confidence to tell more jokes around people.

The more you tell, the better you will get.

Girls love laughing (there’s tons of studies on this – humor is very closely related to high social status), and the more you can make them laugh, the higher up in the social chain you will seem.

 It proves that you’re intellectually strong and humorous, which is a desirable trait in a future mate.Also, this will give you a chance to see where her eyes are going when she laughs, to tell if she is interested in you.

A great way to tell if a girl likes you or is romantically interested in you is to look where her eyes dart when she laughs. If her eyes dart at you first when she laughs, she probably likes you at a subconscious level. 

This is an amazing trick to make anyone your girlfriend, but it’ll also make guys like you too, increasing your rank on the dominance hierarchy… and ultimate increasing your status in a girl’s eyes.  

6) Be her friend

be friendly with girls

There is a big difference between being her friend, and being friendzoned. Also, I want to note, it’s been proven and totally acceptable to be in the friendzone for months at a time and then move in and start dating. Go the extra mile and do stuff that makes her smile. Leave little notes in her car. Send her good morning texts.

Talk her through her problems and sympathize with her. In fact, in doing these things, you’re practically halfway dating her already. You just have to tell her you want her for the rest of your life and then you’re basically set.

Really, though… the best relationships lay their foundations in truth and friendship. 

Here’s a quick tip: Ask her and find out her favorite color. Within the week, buy flowers and send the flowers to her workplace. 

Not only will this make her feel special because you sent her flowers, but sending them to her workplace will make you stand out…girls love feeling special and showing other people.

Check out my article on Wifey Material if you’re looking to get serious!

7) Break the “Touch Barrier”

Break the touch barrier

Here’s a good subconscious psychological tip that can work amazingly well in many situations.Touch her shoulder, ask her for something and grab it out of her hand, or make up some game that requires touch and play it with her, like rock paper scissors.

Come up with a cool handshake if you have to. The idea is to make her know that you’re willing to touch her in a nonsexual way because you feel comfortable around her and to get her reaction.

If she seems disgusted or scared, don’t touch her any more.

8 ) Tell her secrets

Telling Secrets

Tell her a secret about you, something personal that not very many people know. This will open the door for trust and as you tell her things about you, she will notice that you trust her, which in turn will make her trust you more.

Psychologically, we like and trust people who trust us first, because we have a natural instinct to be wary of new people and to not trust them. So when you prove you trust her, she will start to reciprocate in the same fashion.

If you’re finding yourself wondering “how do I get her to like me?”, then start with tip #1 and by the time you’re to this step, you should be able to gain her trust with a secret. 

I recommend telling her secrets you’d be okay with if other people knew just in case she tells someone, but make sure they are personal, and that they would be considered a secret.

Bonus points for things that areslightly embarrassing as well.Something like you have 11 toes or you’re voting for Trump should do fine. Just remember that girls love it when you tell them secrets. 

9) Give her all of your attention

Giving a girl your attention

In a world where your attention can go anywhere, it is one of the most valuable things you can give a girl. If you want her, pay attention to her, and not just for a couple minutes.

Look her in the eyes when she’s talking to you and make mental note of all the stuff she’s talking about, if you can mention it in later conversations, she’ll feel special and start to enjoy your presence.

In my dating course (which I talk about below), I teach you about the 5 levels of listening, from physical sound to empathetic listening. You can really get a girl to fall in love with you once you relate on an emotional level and understand her simply by listening. 

A tip that is opposite of this is to not give her all of your attention.Some girls will be more attracted to you if you don’t bend to her every will. In fact, it’s been proven women are more attracted to guys who’s feelings aren’t clear to them. 

This is a controversial topic in the pickup world, and guys are split about 50/50 on this: 

  • Be so alpha that you don’t need to pay attention to her. In the pickup world, girls should want to chase you
  • Be authentic and honest and give the girl you like attention, just like you’d want if you here her. 

In my opinion, what really matters is the girl that you’re chasing. Option 1 usually works better for a one-night stand.Option 2 usually works better if your goal is a long-term committed relationship. Choose your pickup approach carefully!

10) Beef up your confidence game

Be more confident

I’ll be making a video soon on some amazing secret tips that you can do each day to boost your confidence game. This has a lot to do with being self-aware and knowing what makes you feel awkward and insecure and working on yourself to improve this and become more secure and confident who you are as a person.

The best general advice I can give you to become more confident and to make a girl like you is to workout regularly. If you’re in middle or high school, I suggest weightlifting 3 days a week: arms, legs, and  core or some cardio.

If you’re trying to get a girl to like you in high school, and especially if you’re in college, you can get into more advanced workout schedules and supplements. This goes back to tip #1: work on yourself. 

I’ve actually put together a fullPDF of 27 ways to increase your own confidence for you if you want more confidence tips.

Girls love it when a guy shows that he’s not offended or constantly worrying about what other people think. If you’re here searching how to get girls to like you, then being more confident in your thoughts and your actions is a surefire way to be more attractive to anyone.

I once heard a story about a guy who was on steroids (yeah, I wouldn’t recommend it), but his confidence was so insane he just went up to like 7-8 women on the spot and asked them out in a week. All of them said yes.

Later, when he was off his cycle…he asked them why they agreed so quickly (because he wasn’t the most attractive and wasn’t used to girls showing interest in him).They answered in different ways, but they all said they loved his confidence and just felt like he would be a great boyfriend. Note: this is anecdotal evidence and you should take it as that. 

If you have any more tips on how to get a girl to like you, leave a comment below and I’d love to add them to help more people.

Now, I know the video I originally created was only 10 tips, but because this article and video have gone so viral, I’ve decided to add a few more tips to help make a girl attracted to you.

11) Similarity-Attraction Effect

Similarity Attraction Effect

So there’s an effect in psychology and sociology both, that we like people who are similar to us. I mean, you’re more likely to enjoy spending time with a girl who also likes to watch Stranger Things, than one who would rather spend her time doing something you’ve never heard of.

You can use this to your benefit too!

The trick is to listen to the girl you’re talking to very carefully and simply highlight the things that you have in common. She says she likes country music? Let her know your favorite band!

To get your crush to like you, even do some research beforehand and find out what she likes and check them out…but be genuine. If you say you like something she likes, but are just saying it to win her over she will eventually figure you out. 

Studies have proven this effect over and over again and it can be from things like favorite colors to attitudes, to even haircuts. I suspect this is because if they are more like us, then they are more predictable, and from a psychological perspective our brains think they are safer people.

12) Familiarity Effect

Familiarity Effect

There’s another effect just like the similarity-attraction effect called the familiarity effect, and as the name implies, girls like guys who are more familiar. Some psychologists call this the mere-exposure effect. This is why so many couples end up getting back together 10-20 years after high school, because they’re familiar with each other. 

It’s also why CocaCola will spend billions on billboards even though almost nobody notices them anymore. They’re just getting you familiar with their brand.According to many studies, we like things we are familiar with them. Do the same thing with girls.

Make sure that cute girl you like sees you every day, even if it takes a year for you to ask her out! Learning how to make a girl smile isn’t that difficult, especially if you’re already in her social circle.

Even if you don’t think you can pull a girl you like because she might be out of your league…start by getting her familiar to seeing you and you’ll exponentially increase your chances. There are tons of guys who have had a girl out of their league like them simply by being familiar with them first. 

13) Novel Effect

Be unique

There was a study done where people were given new computer tools to accomplish a job.

What the researchers found was that productivity almost tripled, but the technology wasn’t really new, just new to the people using it. After some time, their productivity went back to normal levels.  Things that are novel, or new and unusual activate parts of our brain that invoke curiosity, and thus attractiveness.

Curiosity and romantic attractiveness are on the same arousal level. It’s why a lot of experts suggest taking your date to a scary movie. Now you know why that guys with the crazy beard gets so many girls. Be you, be new, and work on improving yourself to be more attractive using psychology. The Novel effect is a great way to get a girl to like you over texts because almost everyone has their own texting style. 

14) Bedroom Eyes

Give her bedroom eyes

Bedroom eyes is a facial expression that not very many people know about. Basically, just soften your gaze, relax your face, and… here’s the trick… dilate your pupils.

Utilizing bedroom eyes on a girl that you’re familiar with is a surefire way to either get her to like you (even if she has a boyfriend) or to think you’re really weird and creepy. 

If you can’t dilate your pupils at your command, you can tell your brain to do it by simply looking at something attractive… and thinking of doing something even more attractive. The longer gaze might seem awkward, but studies show eye contact over 7 seconds long screams vulnerability which of course commands attractiveness.

Along with that, when we look at someone’s dilated pupils, we like them more. There are studies to back this one up too. So practice in a mirror and look like Chloe! I wish you luck in your pursuit of getting the girl you like and if you found these simple psychology tricks helpful, make sure to leave a comment below!

15) Use the HOTAPE Framework

Hotape method

The HOTAPE Framework is a style of flirting that can give guys a simple acronym to remember when they get nervous talking to a girl. I have an entire article on the HOTAPE Method, so check it out if you want to learn more. 

Humor: Girls like guys who are funny. 

Openness: Open body language is attractive.

Touch: Touching a girl in a nonintimate way can increase attraction.

Attention: How much attention are you giving the girl, and how much is she giving you?

Proximity: The closer a girl is to you, the higher the probability she likes you.

Eye Contact: Eye contact differentiates friendly from flirty. 

This flirting framework works great because if you “fail”, you can blame it on your inability to follow the acronym, instead of just you. “Dang, I didn’t show enough eye contact” instead of “I’m such a loser and she didn’t like me”. 

16) Use the PushPull Technique

Push Pull Method

Ahh, the infamous pushpull technique of flirting. What is it you ask? Well, pushing a girl is showing her that you may not be interested. Pulling a girl, is metaphorically showing her you like being in her presence. Do both of them right after each other, and for some reason… you can get make certain girls fall in love with you. 

An example of a push pull situation: You say to a girl “Hey, come here”. Literally pulling her towards you. Then after she approaches, say “I thought you were really beautiful over there, but as you got closer, I realized you had a tattoo…”. Smile when you say this! This can open up the conversation to a flirty tone about how you thought she was a gorgeous, nice girl at first, but now you think she might be “bad”. 

Want more push pull flirting examples

It should be noted that the type of girls that respond well to this method are also usually girls you do not want to date long-term. I suppose that this is because of certain developmental psychological issues that cause attachment issues also make these girls attracted to the push pull method.The HOTAPE Method is much more reliable. 

17) Tease Her

How to tease a girl

Imagine if you came up to a girl and you were super direct: “Hey, I find you physically attractive and I’d like to get to know your personality to see if we could be long-term partners, potentially for life. Would you like to go on an initial date to see if we enjoy spending time with each other?”That sounds a bit robotic, but at least it’s genuine. 

The best way to get the same point across is to tease her a little. “I really like you, but I don’t really know that much about you… I mean, you’re simply gorgeous, but you could have horrible taste in movies and that’s just a big turnoff. How about you pick a movie to watch for Saturday night, I’ll buy it and some popcorn, and we can call it a date?”. 

Wondering how to tease a girl can be difficult, especially for many inexperienced guys who don’t understand boundaries. If you have any advice on how to tease a woman, please leave a comment below.

18) Cook Her Dinner

Cook dinner for a beautiful woman

If you’re ready to ask a girl out on a date, one of the best first dates to go on is to cook her dinner.This will show her you know how to take care of her, but also gives you a chance to show off your mad cooking skills.

Doing simple stuff like this is the very foundation of attraction. 

19) Ask Her How She Feels

Communication in relationships

One of the most important things, when it comes to women, is how they feel. You can guess all you want, but you won’t really know her feelings until you ask her.Most girls are completely honest if you ask them, and what you’ll find is that they aren’t completely sure how they feel.Sometimes asking a girl is enough to get her to think about how serious she wants to be with you. 

20) Show, don’t tell

How to show a girl you love her

One of the largest problems I see that guys make, is they are all bark and no bite. What do I mean by this? They tell a girl they love them, and can say all the right words to make a girl fall for them, but after “the deal is sealed”, they just stop. They don’t put forth any more effort. Instead, continue showing your girlfriend how much she means to you. 

If you really want to get a girl to like you, you need to invest in her.

This means with your time, your money, and your emotions.

Cut time out of your dayspecifically for her and listen to her using the 5th level of listening (empathetic listening). Invest in her with your money. Buy her things that you know will make her smile, and spend money on experiences you both can enjoy.Lastly, you must be willing toinvest in her emotionally… this means you must be vulnerable and be okay with sharing your emotions and feelings. 

21) Stand Out From The Crowd

stand out from the crowd

Which tomato stands out? It’s the one that’s a different color, right?This is called the Von Restorff Effect (The isolation effect), and it shows that we like to pay more attention to things that stand out from the crowd. So use this psychological effect to your benefit and be a guy who’s unique. 

22) Display Confident Body Language

Confident body language

I have a whole article on the psychology of dominant body language, but here’s a quick recap:

Point your feet towards her: This shows her that you’re interested, without even saying a word.

Point your shoulders towards her: This increases the indication that you’re interested in her. By keeping both your feet and shoulders towards her, she knows for sure that you’re into her. 

Keep your chin up: This is a confidence trick. By keeping your chin up, you are forced to feel more positive and energetic. 

Keep your shoulders back: This is a basic body language tip that helps show you’re not nervous. If you were nervous, it means you could be a “beta male” or even make the girl you’re talking to nervous/anxious. 

Keep your palms open: This supports the last tip and helps make the woman you’re talking to feel calm and safe.



You want to make money, right? Of course you do. Everyone wants – and needs -to make money. So you started a blog since you’ve heard it’s an easy way to make cash, but you’re not quite sure how to actually make money doing it. Or maybe you already have a blog and you’re exploring ways to monetize it.

No matter which group you’re in, making money with a blog – whether it’s a hobby blog or a business blog –is possible. It’s not a get rich quick ordeal, but if you do it right, you could make enough to support your family and more. Let’s dive in and see how you can make a profit with your blog.

Monetize with CPC or CPM Ads

One of the most common ways bloggers make money is through placing ads on their site. There are two popular types of ads:

  • CPC/PPC Ads: Cost per click (also called pay per click) ads are usually banners that you place in your content or sidebar. Each time a reader clicks on the ad, you are paid for that click.
  • CPM Ads: CPM Ads, or “cost per 1,000 impressions,” are ads that pay you a fixed amount of money based on how many people view your ad.

Perhaps the most popular network for placing these types of ads is Google AdSense. With this program, you do not need to be in direct contact with advertisers; you simply place the banner on your site, Google chooses ads relevant to your content, and your viewers click on the ads. There are countless similar programs available if you find that AdSense doesn’t work for you, such as Chitika, Infolinks, and

Sell Private Ads

Working with advertising networks isn’t your only option when it comes to selling ads. If you end up with enough traffic, advertisers may come directly to you and ask you to place their ad on your site. You can also contact advertisers yourself. The biggest difference from the above mentioned option is that there is no middle man, which means you can set your own ad rates.

Selling private ads can come in the form of banners, buttons, or links. You can even make money writing sponsored posts where you write about or give a review of an advertiser’s product or service. Another option is to write an underwritten post or series, which is where you can write about any topic, but the advertiser pays for a “Brought to you by” mention in the content.

The ways you make money with this can vary. For instance, you might charge a one-time fee for a link within a post. If you are hosting banner ads, you might charge your partner monthly.

Bonus tip: To maximize your income, you can also choose to sell sponsorship space in your email newsletters (here are 5 best email marketing software), podcasts, and videos.

Include Affiliate Links in Your Content

Affiliate marketing is also another great tool for monetizing your blog. Here is how affiliate marketing works:

  1. An advertiser has a product she wants to sell. She agrees to give you a commission from each sale if the buyer is coming from your site.
  2. She gives you a unique link that tracks your affiliate code. That way, she knows when a buyer used your link to make a purchase.
  3. You include your affiliate link on your site. You can do this directly in the content or through banner ads. If a reader clicks on your unique link and buys the product you have recommended, you earn a percentage of what she purchased.

You can utilize affiliate marketing through ad networks like Amazon Associates, or you can create private partnerships with advertisers and businesses with an affiliate program.

Sell Digital Products

If you would rather not advertise other people’s products on your site, or if you are looking for another stream of income, consider selling digital products. This can include items like:

  • eBooks
  • Online courses/workshops
  • Images, video, or music people can use in their own content
  • Apps, plugins, or themes

Just remember that if you are going to choose one of these avenues that you make it relevant and useful to your readers. A lot of bloggers make the mistake of assuming they are developing a product their readers need; listen to your readers first, and then create a digital product that will meet their needs.

Use it as a Content Marketing Tool for Your Business

It is also possible to sell physical products on your blog and to make money that way. Instead of thinking of it as making money from your blog, however, think of your blog as a content marketing tool that will drive visitors to your business website.

The possibilities are practically endless when it comes to developing a business blog. You could sell hand-made products, books, manufactured products, and so much more. Or you might already have a business and decide to start a blog to convert loyal customers.

Lets say, for example, that you refurbish and resell used smartphones out of your home. You could use a blog to attract visitors to your website where you list your current phones for sale. Your blog might cover topics about DIY refurbishing. On one level, it seems counterintuitive because you want people to buy your phones, but it also helps you build a brand and gain recognition. Social media guru Jay Baer explains the concept on Copyblogger:

I was at a conference a few years ago, and this is where I first sort of started thinking about this concept, and their founder, Robert Johnson, was speaking…

He said, “Well our best customers are the people that think they can fix it themselves.”

But eventually you are going to get out of your depth either on that project on a project down the road, at which point who are you going to call? Are you going to call somebody randomly that you discovered on Google or are you going to call the guys who you just watched their logo in the corner of a 14-minute instructional video?

This concept can also be applied to services in all types of industries. For instance, if you offered electronic repair services as opposed to physical products, you could still use the same blogging concept to increase brand awareness and convert more clients.

Sell Memberships

Another option to make money is to sell memberships to exclusive corners of your website. For instance, a career blog might charge $10 per month for users to gain access to their job board. A startup business blog might sell memberships to their forums where people can get personalized advice about their business.

The key here is that your exclusive membership has to be more valuable than something your visitors can find for free somewhere else, so be sure you’re developing something of value and worth the price.

Use it to Build Your Credibility

Blogging to build credibility can lead to many money-making opportunities. For instance, let us say you start a blog in the finance industry. People start reading your content, and your blog becomes very popular. You are now a recognized figure in the finance industry.

Once you have that authority, people might approach you to co-author a book on debt management, or you could charge to speak at conferences or to run employee financial training days.

This certainly isn’t a direct form of making money blogging, but it has worked for many well-known bloggers, and it can work for you, too. If you’re looking for a direct revenue stream, popular blogs have sold for 4-7 figures (sometimes more) by selling their branding and content.

The biggest thing to keep in mind is that making money blogging is not possible by putting your site up and letting it sit there. The “if you build it, they will come” mentality doesn’t work here, so be sure you’re willing to put in the time. Most bloggers don’t see a spike of income for several months (sometimes years) after starting their blog. Before you dive too deep into blogging, remember these little bits of advice:

Create Quality Content

You are not going to make any money from your blog if people don’t read it. After all, your readers are the ones who are going to make you money, whether they’re clicking on your ads or buying your products. Always put your readers first.

Don’t Spend Your Time Exclusively on Your Blog

Developing a successful blog has a lot to do with building relationships. That can include relationships with sponsors, affiliate partners, or simply other bloggers who will direct traffic to your blog. Be sure some of your time is spent on forums and other blogs (or whatever works for you) to build these relationships and your blog.

Don’t Be Afraid to Experiment

Not all of these tips and avenues of income are going to work for you. Don’t be afraid to tweak your methods to see what works best for you and your readers.

Making money blogging can take a lot of persistence, but it can pay off in the long-run if you’re starting out from scratch. Just remember that you don’t have to use all of these money-making avenues at once. Consider what other people in your industry are doing, and start from there.

Over time, you will learn what works for you and what doesn’t. If you’re looking to make money from your blog, which option will you start with?

Let me know in the comment section