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Have you ever looked at one of those big time bloggers that you see everywhere actually make money? I sure did when I started blogging a year ago. I began blogging as a creative outlet but soon learned that it could turn into a money maker if I wanted it to. So how do you do it? How do you make money blogging?

Have you ever looked at one of those big time bloggers that you see everywhere actually make money? I sure did when I started blogging a year ago. I began blogging as a creative outlet but soon learned that it could turn into a money maker if I wanted it to. So how do you do it? How do you make money blogging? Well, there are a few different ways…

ADVERTISEMENTS

I start with ads, because it’s the most obvious one. The more traffic you get, the more income you can make through ads. While they are pretty simple to set up, it takes a steady stream of traffic on your website to really generate an income using advertisements. Some of the most frequently heard of ad networks are:

 

Google Adsense

Media.net

Mediavine

Sovrn

AdThrive

AFFILIATES

Affiliates are people who represent a company by recommending their products. When you become an affiliate for a company and recommend their products, you receive a commission if one of your readers follows your link to make a purchase. Most large companies have affiliate programs, but some go through a website that represents numerous companies. Some popular affiliate websites are:

CJ Affiliates

Share a Sale

Amazon

Flexoffers 

You can find affiliates for companies that you’d like to represent by googling “company name + affiliate program”.

SPONSORED POSTS

Sponsored posts are posts that a blogger is paid to write. For example, companies love to pay people to talk about their products. Typically, the bigger your blog/following, the more you can earn with sponsored posts. Some companies that offer sponsored post opportunities are

blogher

the blogger network

izea

collectively

social fabric

Mom It Forward



PRODUCTS

One thing I have learned since I began blogging is that the best way to make money is by creating and selling your own products.  If you have any sort of special skills, you can create a digital product and sell it online (this is a great passive income opportunity). Lots of bloggers I have met have had their income skyrocket when they have created and sold their products. Some digital products you could create are

ebooks

courses

exercise videos targeted towards a specific audience

motivational videos

recipe book

video courses

tutorials

SERVICES

Instead of (or in addition to) some bloggers offer online services like consulting or being a virtual assistant to a larger blog. Other online services you could offer are

freelance writing

copywriting or proofreading

virtual therapy

virtual life/fitness coach

personal stylist

home design assistant

While making money blogging sounds amazing, it requires a lot of time and effort. It’s is most definitely not a “get rich quick” business. Still, if you are looking to start a blog, I say go for it! Not only is it tons of fun, but you get to meet some pretty awesome people too!




 

Have you ever looked at one of those big time bloggers that you see everywhere actually make money? I sure did when I started blogging a year ago. I began blogging as a creative outlet but soon learned that it could turn into a money maker if I wanted it to. So how do you do it? How do you make money blogging?

Have you ever looked at one of those big time bloggers that you see everywhere actually make money? I sure did when I started blogging a year ago. I began blogging as a creative outlet but soon learned that it could turn into a money maker if I wanted it to. So how do you do it? How do you make money blogging?

Have you ever looked at one of those big time bloggers that you see everywhere actually make money? I sure did when I started blogging a year ago. I began blogging as a creative outlet but soon learned that it could turn into a money maker if I wanted it to. So how do you do it? How do you make money blogging?

Have you ever looked at one of those big time bloggers that you see everywhere actually make money? I sure did when I started blogging a year ago. I began blogging as a creative outlet but soon learned that it could turn into a money maker if I wanted it to. So how do you do it? How do you make money blogging?

Have you ever looked at one of those big time bloggers that you see everywhere actually make money? I sure did when I started blogging a year ago. I began blogging as a creative outlet but soon learned that it could turn into a money maker if I wanted it to. So how do you do it? How do you make money blogging?

 

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8 Comments on How Do Bloggers Really Make Money?

  1. Love this, thanks very much for the information. I currently have 3 blogs cause I love to write, but I have never profit from any of them, and now I am considering to do so, and this information is needed.

  2. “Hello there! I know this is somewhat off topic but I was wondering which blog platform are you using for this site? I’m getting tired of WordPress because I’ve had problems with hackers and I’m looking at options for another platform. I would be fantastic if you could point me in the direction of a good platform.”

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