Would you like to make money blogging?
If you answered YES to this question? Then this post will indeed help you in achieving that goal.
See one of the ways to make money blogging is to write and share sponsored posts on your site.
One of the things about writing these articles is that you have to follow certain guidelines for the FTC (Federal Trades Commission).
For one, you should always post a disclosure with these posts that they are indeed sponsored posts. On my Confessions of a Mommyaholic Blog, I post a graphic image that I created just for this need, but a simple sentence that explains that you either profited from the affiliation or that you even just got the product in return for your opinion should suffice. Look below at my image that I include in these types of sponsored posts for a better idea.
Another biggie and detail you need to keep in mind and include is a NoFollow Link.
You may be asking, what is a NoFollow Link?
A No Follow Link, according to Wikipedia, is a value that can be assigned to the
rel attribute of an HTML a element to instruct some search engines that a hyperlink should not influence the link target’s ranking in the search engine’s index.
Simply put you don’t want to influence Google or any other search engines rank, because of the links that you include in your post.
But how do we do this?
You could add coding, but let’s be honest many, if not most, are not code savvy.
I am pretty good with light to moderate coding now from all the work I do, but even I would much rather not have to do this type of coding if there is an easier way.
Yes, I am getting to that fact. There is indeed an easier way (if you are on WordPress) with (you guessed it) a WordPress Widget.
One of the many things I love about WordPress is the fact that a simple widget can do some much for most!
The WordPress Widget is called NoFollow Link.
Now for the fun part, how to install this widget and get it to work.
1. First as always we have to upload the widget. So in the search field on “upload plugins”, search for NoFollow Link.
2. Once it has been searched for you should be able to find it. The arrow below shows that it is the first on the list from our search. And no just click “install now”.
3. Now that we have downloaded the plugin, we must activate it in order for it to work. So next to the black arrow you will click on Activate Plugin to indeed do this.
4. And last but not least, we can use it. But we must open a new post to do so. You will see a red button on your post dashboard like the one the arrow points to below. Just highlight the link you want to attribute the NoFollow link to with this and you are all set.
Now you are all set to post your sponsored post and Happy Money Making!
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