This is quite easy to set up. Just go to
Blogger.com and click the giant "Create your own blog now" button.
You'll create a username and password, name your blog, and choose a
template. This should take you all of about 5 minutes.
Once you have your blog set up, you need
to sign up with Chitika. You need a running web site to get approved, so
post a couple of short items to your blog before applying. It will take
you about 5 minutes to fill out their application, and you'll be
approved in the next day or so. Note that you don't actually have to be
approved to continue on to the next step. You can insert the eMiniMalls
code onto your web site, you just won't make any money until you're
'this link' signing up with Chitika.
Now that you're all set up, you need to
insert the Chitika code into your blog. Chitika will send you
instructions on how to generate the HTML code to create eMiniMalls on
but you don't have to worry much about it. You can customize the size
and colors on the Chitika web site, without needing to touch the code
Once you have the eMiniMall looking the
way you want it, it's time to insert it into your Blogger template.
posts, so you can't customize the products to each post. Actually there
is a way to do it, but I'll write more about that a bit later. For now,
we'll just insert the same eMiniMall code before each post. Note that
this doesn't mean the same product will be shown over and over again.
The code will pick a random product from the list for each eMiniMall.
Log in to your Blogger account, and
select your blog from your "dashboard" screen. Click the "Template" tab
at the top of the next page. Click "Edit Current" if it's not selected
for you already. Scroll down, probably about two thirds of the way,
until you find the Blogger tag. This is where the actual posts are in
the template. Scroll down just a bit more, and you'll find a tag that
looks like this: $BlogItemBody$. This is where the body of each post is
inserted. Just put your eMiniMall code directly above (or below if you
prefer) this tag. Click "Preview" to see what it will look like. You may
find you need a couple of < br > tags before or after the eMiniMall code
to separate it from the post body.
Once you have the preview looking
roughly the way you want it, click "Save Template Changes". Click the
little "Republish" button to republish your blog to the live site.
That's it, you're now set to start making money from Chitika clicks on
your site. You'll find that on average, Chitika pays more per click than
Google does for AdSense. Using both is even better. Just remember that
you need content in order to get people to come to your blog in the