How to Make Money Blogging – A Beginner’s Guide

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How to Make Money Blogging - A Beginner's GuideBlogging has been the most rewarding hustle for me. I started my blog seven months ago and never imagined I would make money with my new blog.

I feel it is the best decision that I took. Today, I will share the different ways you can make money blogging.

If you are thinking about a flexible and a passive way to make money from home, then I highly recommend starting a blog today.

There are many ways you can make money from blogging like

Affiliate marketing
Display advertising
Sponsorships
Products or Courses
Services

 

Affiliate Marketing

I LOVE AFFILIATE MARKETING. In this short period of blogging, I have had great success with affiliate marketing. I started making around $300 and now I am making over $4000 a month, majorly from affiliates.

Most of the tips that I use in my affiliate marketing, I have learned from the Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing course. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to monetize their blogs mostly with affiliate marketing.

So, what exactly is affiliate marketing?

Affiliate marketing is the process where you have a link on website/blog, and your readers click through and buy the products through that link. You receive a commission when the sale happens.

When you write a post about a product you love and even after a year of publishing that post, you keep earning affiliate revenue from that post. That’s passive income.

The process is simple, you join the affiliate programs and start looking for brands or products related to your niche or the products you love and start promoting them.

There are many affiliate programs in different niches; I am listing as many as I could find and also the ones which I have had great conversions.

iGain
Maxbounty
Panthera Network
Offer Juice
Flex Offers
Shareasale
ShopHer Media
Amazon
Commission Junction
Rakuten
Offer Vault
PeerFly
AvantLink
Conversant Media
Affiliate Future
CPATrend
Convert2Media
Clickbooth

 

You can find the brands or products that you want to promote in these networks. There are many more affiliate networks; you just need to explore.

There is one important thing you need to remember with affiliate marketing; you should always disclose about your affiliate links in your posts. You can find more information on how to disclose and other details with FTC POLICY. Disclosing affiliate links is also required when you promote on social media.

 

Related:

Blogging As A Side Hustle: Why Blogging is the Best Way to Make Money Online
How to Start a Blog to Make Money – A Step-by-Step Guide to Starting a Blog
How to Earn $50,000 A Month Blogging   

 

Display Advertising

Display Advertising is an excellent way to make passive income from your blog. Ads are images or videos displayed on your site either on the side bar or in the header. This income is totally dependent on your traffic.

There are many ad networks which connect publishers to advertisers. You can apply at places like media.net, BlogHer, Sovrn, Mediavine and AdThrive. I am with Mediavine and very happy with their support.

 

Sponsorships

You can get paid for sponsored blog posts or social media posts. You can join sites like Izea (Social Spark), Influence Central, Massivesway, TapInfluence, Linqia, Clever Girls Collective, Social Fabric, Tomoson and much more.

If you are a new blogger and want to know how much you can charge for a sponsored post, you can check out Social Bluebook. You can check the rough estimate of the money that can be paid out to you.

Tracie Fobes has a great post on how much to charge for a sponsored post, be sure to check it out before you go ahead.

 

Products

Earning from products like eBooks, courses, etc. is also another way to make money blogging. Creating eBooks or courses is an excellent way to monetize your blog and can give a steady stream of income.

For example,

  • Michelle earns a huge amount every month from her affiliate marketing course
  • Melyssa makes mind blowing figures from her e-courses every month

It is possible to earn income from products with platforms like Teachable and you can create money-making courses with great ease.

 

Services

Offering services is another way to make money from blogging. Though this is not a passive form of income, it is an excellent way to earn money online. You advertise your services through your blog and get clients.

For example, you can provide virtual assistant services, website management, social media management, WordPress assistance, staff writing, etc.

Having a blog to advertise your services is more profitable than finding clients in freelancing marketplaces.  

These are some of the ways of making money from blogging. Making money from blogging takes time but the results can be awesome.

Always keep in mind that not all methods work for everyone. I have found good success with affiliate marketing, you might make big figures with sponsored posts.

Whether it is display advertising or affiliate marketing, making money from blogging is the most flexible and a great way to earn an online income. I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to make money online.

 

What is your favorite way to make money blogging?

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About Sireesha Narumanchi

Hi, I am Sireesha and thank you for stopping by to know me. I am a work at home mom of two beautiful princesses and working from home was always my choice to be around my family and make a good income.Read more...

2 thoughts on “How to Make Money Blogging – A Beginner’s Guide”

    1. Hi Tracie,

      Your post helped me immensely. Many new bloggers don’t have clue about how to charge for sponsored posts. Thank you so much for such a great post:-)

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