How Mac Users Can Make Money Through Their Blogs

MacBlogging has taken the Internet by storm, and Mac users have always been a part of it. Now many bloggers are interested in monetizing their blog, either to make a little extra income or a full-time living.

The concept of making money through blogging has become so popular that has gotten its own term: Problogging. As the concept continues to grow, people are finding more ways to maximize their earning potential through blogging.

Big Internet companies such as Amazon and Google have stepped in to offer ways to make money with one’s blog with little effort, so that bloggers can devote their time to building readership.

The most obvious way to monetize your blog is to display advertising for various Internet companies. These can be unobtrusive, and you can dedicate a portion of each blog page to these ads in such a way that they do not affect your blog layout.

The best services will allow you to display ads that are connected in some way to the topic of your blog. This will not only make the ads more valuable to your readers but will entice more of them to click on them, increasing your earnings potential.

Mac Monetizing — Making Money Concepts

With Apple’s iWeb, which comes standard with every new Mac, the ability to add Google AdSense ads is built right in. To do so (after signing up for an AdSense account, of course), you simply choose Insert > Google AdSense Ad, or click Web Widgets in the toolbar and choose Google AdSense. You can move the placeholder ad that appears to wherever you want it on the page. Google AdSense will automatically rotate between text ads and banner ads if you enable this option in your AdSense preferences.

Although AdSense enjoys built in support in Apple’s iWeb, it is not the only advertising program available to monetize your blog. BlogAds, Bidvertiser, and Microsoft Adcenter (which has recently joined forces with Yahoo!) are also available.

Another way to monetize your blog is by displaying links on your blog. The links can be either to your own product or to various linking partners. Or you can display links or banners for various web-based companies that offer affiliate programs of which you are a member. If a visitor to your blog clicks on the banner and makes a purchase, you will earn a commission from the sale.

For example, if you are blogging about the iPhone, a relevant link would be to a vendor on Commission Junction, such as MacMall, which sells iPhones. As an affiliate of MacMall, you would earn a commission on each iPhone purchased through your link

Set up your blog properly and your blog monetization will practically run itself. The advertisers and ad hosting companies will automatically cycle the ads, and you will earn a percentage of the profits. You will be able to sit back, relax and concentrate on the juicy part: creating great content for your blog and driving visitors and readers.

You might get the impression that the Mac is the forgotten stepchild of the Internet marketing industry. But did you know that some of the top names in Internet Marketing use Macs?

This article is written by Tim Arends. He is the Webmaster of He has been a user of Macs since 1994. Download his FREE 75-page eBook [here]. If you wish to write for us, kindly check this.

21 thoughts on “How Mac Users Can Make Money Through Their Blogs”

  1. well first of all i really don’t know why Mac’s are that expensive and secondly their are alot of other web master that are not using mac but earning more from mac user’s.

    • They’re not really more expensive when you factor in all you get, for example the entire iLife suite (which can also be used for marketing purposes: iMovie for promotional videos, GarageBand for audios and podcasts, etc.)

  2. I also owns a mac, never know I am so lucky and can turn my mac to $$$ machine 🙂 thanks for the info

  3. Blogging is one of the easiest ways to make money online. You just need to have a regularly updated blog with good readership and visitor stats and you can post ads on it to earn money.

    • I get so many spams and scams I can't even remember all of them. New email accounts seem to be especially vulnerable with the "deposed dictator wants you to invest his multi-million dollar fortune for him."

  4. Nice piece of info Tim…

    I do not own a Mac but understand the feeling of owning an Apple.. 😉

    Apple iWeb has made it quite easy to setup a monetization model for the Apple users… Thanks for sharing…

  5. I didn’t know there is any difference in monetizing a website regardless you are using a PC or a Mac… anyway, thank you for the article, it has valuable information which I didn’t know. 🙂

    • It’s true that Macs are pricier than the cheapest PCs, but they are cheaper than the priciest PCs. There’s more of a spread among PCs. That said, you no longer have to buy a Mac Pro tower to get a serious Mac that’s good for most business purposes. The iMac is a very credible choice for most pro users these days.


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