5 Ways to Earn Money Blogging

Posted in Blog Life

I started blogging 5 months ago and I am already earning money, you can too it just takes a little time and effort in the beginning. For me after I wrote my first post I started looking into ways to make money, I didn’t want my blog to just be a hobby. I wanted it to be a source of income from something I loved doing. I know there are so many stay-at-home moms out there looking to earn any kind of income. These are ways that I have discovered that actually work.

Displaying  Ads

This easiest and most convenient way to earn money from your site. You place advertisements on your blog or website and you receive money for every click or view. This can be slow earning at first but as your page views grow so will your income.

Ad Networks

Google AdSense

Chitika

Sovrn

BlogHer Ads

BuySellAds

Sponsored Posts

A great way to make money blogging is a sponsored post, with a sponsored post you can receive a flat fee by writing a review or giving honest feedback for a product. How do you land a sponsored post? Most of the times you just need to ask, email companies that you would love to work with a pitch for a great idea for a post is a great way to land sponsorship.

Affiliate Sales

Affiliate sales can be a fun way to earn money. The way they work is a company provides you with a specialized link to their website and when purchases are made through that link you earn a commission. The neat thing with affiliate sales is you pick the companies you want to work with and apply to their affiliate programs. Once accepted into the program you can use ads and text links on your site to generate sales.

I normally apply to affiliate programs that have products or services that go well with my blog and is something I think my readers would enjoy. When I am accepted into their program I normally write them an email pitching them an idea for a review or a giveaway. Most of the times companies are willing to send you a product to review or use as a giveaway.

Affiliate Networks

Amazon Affiliates

Share a Sale

Flex Offers

CJ Affiliate

Create and Sell Something

A digital product is a great way to earn money, create an ebook, printables or even a service. If you ran a money saving website, for example, you could write an ebook on your best money saving tips and then run a webinar or course on how to create and stick to a budget.

Ways to Sell Your Product

Gumroad

Selz

Etsy

Sell Your Service

Coaching

Consulting

Classes

Webinars

Marketing Services

Writing Content for Other Sites

If you want to write content for other sites all you need to do pitch an idea to one of their editors. This can be harder than it sounds if you have a post that has done really well for your blog you can start there. Send then a word document of the post well as a link to the published post. Once you feel more comfortable go on and send them your idea! If the first person says no and you believe it’s something people want to read, try another site. Once you find that site that says yes, keep pitching them, your writing style and idea’s are a good fit with their site.

Sites That Pay for Content

Write for Her

MetroParent

I Workwell

YMC

 

In the beginning stages of your blog, it can be hard to see that first dollar. There is just so much to do to get your blog off the ground and running. I saw so many articles on “how to make money your first month blogging”, “After 6 months of blogging I earn a full-time income”. This did not happen for me. At this point, my blog is earning enough to just keep my coffee habit going, but I keep working at it and setting goals.

I know I am going to reach my income goals because I keep working hard and every day I can see my blog reaching more and more people.

 

Stick to it, I know you can do it!

If you know any other great ways to earn money by blogging please feel free to share below!

 

May 14, 2017
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3 Comments

  • Reply nirjon rahman

    Does guest blogging really work nowadays?

    October 4, 2017 at 12:49 pm
    • Reply Amy

      It’s a great way to bring new readers to your web page!

      October 4, 2017 at 12:52 pm
  • Reply Fana Gijimani

    Great article. I would love to try guest posting and sponsored posts very soon.

    http://www.happyniftylife.com

    October 4, 2017 at 9:53 pm
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