As social media sites continue to increase in popularity and expand the number of users they reach, the opportunity to make money posting to these sites is now right at your fingertips. These are highly popular sites and have the potential to be used to your advantage by driving traffic to your ad supported blog or website.
Most of us are familiar with Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, LinkedIN, etc., and we know just how many people are on these sites. By joining these sites, you can create profiles and links to your website to increase traffic.
Create a profile page on any of the popular social networking sites and then begin using the search feature to find other people with common interests to befriend. Create and join groups dedicated to the content you provide and leave backlinks to your website where you can. You can sync, for example, your Facebook account with a blog, whereby your Facebook profile will be updated automatically whenever you post new content to your site. This will make it easy for your friends to keep up with, and directly reach, new content directly from their social media profile page.
Blogs are an especially effective way of generated large amounts of interest, and thus driving a lot of traffic to your website. You can easily search most of the major blog hosting sites for blogs that contain a certain keyword or fall within a given category. Use this feature to find blogs that discuss similar content and get involved on them. Post comments on their posts and backlink to your own blog. Create a “blogroll” and exchange links with others to drive more traffic to both parties’ blogs. The more places your name and website are seen, the more people will visit your blog. From there, they can become followers and be automatically updated when new content is posted on your site.
With all these sites out there and given the amount of people they reach, it is easy to see how you can use them to your advantage and drive more traffic to your website and thus make more money. Make your websites presence known far and wide in the social networking community and you will see an increase in traffic and an increase in revenue generated.