The navigation stripe located at the top most part of the page on a Blogspot blog features several links including: Follow, Share, Report Abuse, and Next Blog. I'm a frequent user of the "Next Blog" button. This is how I discover blog authors and their content that happens to be outside my normal searching behavior on Google. More often than not, I find information and blogs written about families, friends, recipes, fashion, and much more. There are a lot of digital photographs and digital videos embedded with various blog entries, and the blog content tends to be more personal and intimate in nature. It would appear that most blog authors using the Blogspot service tend not to monetize their blog, and that's tantamount to leaving money on the table folks!
I understand that the primary purpose a Blogspot blog serves is to communicate information to particular individuals. Parents showcase their children to other family members and friends, artists showcase their photographs to potential clients, and writers showcase their latest works. But since most blog authors set up their blog in such a manner as to allow the rest of the world to peer in, activity on personal blogs is not limited to a specific set of people. Take a moment and see what I mean: experiment with the Next Blog button. (And if you stumble across Prosperent Affiliate Marketing or Observations in a Strange Land, drop me a line.)
Most blogs I discover on Blogspot are not monetizing their content. I do not know for sure if such a choice is the result of a conscious effort or of simply not knowing how the process of making money from Blogspot works. In either case, both situations leave money on the table. I'm sure that if you saw $10 laying on the ground during a walk in the park that you would make an effort to capture it. You would then purchase something like a cold drink and it would taste all the better because it was free. The same reason applies to monetizing a Blogspot blog: you would get paid to do what you're doing already: publishing content.
And while Adsense is a popular tool for monetizing a Blogspot blog, there is another program available: Prosperent. With the Prosperent program, you get paid when people buy a merchant's item through advertising banners and links embedded with your Blogspot blog's content. And the best thing here is that you can make purchases through your own affiliate links, so it's like always having the perfect coupon with your favorite item on sale. After your purchase and assuming that you did not do a product return, Prosperent will deposit a percentage of the final sale amount to your account. Let's take a concrete example and suppose that you operate a Blogspot blog about cooking and you feature recipes on it. On your blog are photographs and tutorials that detail how to create various culinary feats. Prosperent would see this information on your Blogspot blog and would display products for sale that are related to your content. Therefore, everyone would see banner advertisements about cooking magazines, cookbooks, useful kitchen tools and appliances, and the list goes on and on. The point here is that people who read your cooking blog are more likely than not to be interested in purchasing cooking supplies -- perhaps the same cooking supplies that you use!
However, if you don't feature ads on your Blogspot blog, then there is no way that money can be made from them. If you need addition help with the Prosperent Affiliate Program, then there is a forum where questions can be asked and where information and tutorials can be read. Following the above link will lead you to the Prosperent website where, upon joining, you will have access to create "Performance Ads" which can be custom tailored to various sizes and color schemes to merge with the design of your paticular Blogspot blog.
There's nothing to lose, and Prosperent encourages that your family and friends make purchases through the banners you will be featuring on your blog. And once you see how easy it is to make money online, you'll wonder why it took you so long to put a few high class advertisements on your Blogspot blog.