When I tell people that I make money blogging, they immediately want to know how. The more I say, the more intrigued they become and eventually the question becomes, “Can I build a blog that makes a profit too?”
But you must understand that blogging is not a “get rich quick” business. I cannot say that you should expect a certain income in (x number of) days.
Brand new? Thinking about blogging? Make sure to read How to Start a Blog.
The time that it takes to see an income varies greatly. However, I can give you a step-by-step guide that will have you making money with a blog as quickly as possible.
This video describes the foundational levels for a profitable blog.
Make Money Blogging Video Notes
- Domain Registrants
- Hosting Options for New Blogs
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- Premium Themes
- Pinterest Group Board Locator
- Blog Conferences
Make Money with a Blog
If you are looking for ways to turn your hobby blog into a money-making blog, we want to share with you the ULTIMATE list of advertising networks and affiliate programs because monetizing your blog is easier when the product matches your audience.
Make sure to read about all income streams for bloggers.
1) Join Ad Networks.
Join these ad networks and post the offers that relate to your readers.Through these companies, you can find offers from major retailers like Target and Walmart and smaller companies like Answer in Genesis and Zulily.
2) Use Ad Space Networks.
In my opinion, these are the ultimate resources for passive income.
Essentially, you dedicate space on your blog to these companies, put in the necessary code to make the ads function (which is relatively easy), and then let it go. Sure, you can tweak what you place and where but there is nothing to repeatedly change.
3) Sign up for review networks.
Review networks have a list of clients they seek to match with bloggers for sponsored posts and social media campaigns. The application process can vary. Some networks are set up like a forum while others list their needs like a job board.
5) Create your own products.
One of the most lucrative ways to make money blogging is by creating and selling your own products.
Sell digital products, like ebooks, podcasts, and webinars.
Offer a service, such as consulting or design.
Design logos to go on physical products.
Market ad space or sponsored content on your blog.
6) Sign up for Affiliate Programs.
Below is a list of companies with affiliate programs. To make the most of your affiliate relationships, talk about the product often and use your affiliate link from your posts. Do not depend on sidebar ads to generate sales.
If you have a product you love and want to represent the company, visit their website and look for an affiliate tab in the menu or footer.
The list of affiliate opportunities is truly endless. Proving such, if you have an affiliate program and are open to new affiliates, please link up!