I started making $10,000 per month on my blog when I had less than 100,000 page views per month.
I don't hit a crazy amount of page views per month to run a successful blog. This website stays between 90,000-150,000 per month and my income continues to grow.
And instead of constantly trying to reach more people, my focus is moving toward better serving my audience that I already have.
Below are several ways I make money with my blog, as well as what resources I've had to increase my income and help me become a full-time blogger.
1. Sponsored Posts
Sponsored posts helped me go full-time on my blog 2 years ago, which allowed me to spend more time on my blog and increase my income 10 fold the following year.
During the holiday season and running into the New Year is when sponsored posts tend to be the most lucrative. This is because the majority of brands know that people are wanting to take better care of their finances, health, business, and so on.
However, I still get opportunities every single month of the year, all year long. This is because I am strategic with my blog, how I pitch to brands, and so on.
If any of you followed my income reports, you know that I make a large portion of income from sponsored posts (last month I made $8,000 from sponsored posts alone), which is why I am so excited to share this course with you all!
What's included in Making Sense of Sponsored Posts?
In this course, there are 5 modules, over 20 lessons, bonuses, an extremely helpful and exclusive Facebook group, and more.
I go through everything that you need to know about sponsored partnerships, such as:
- How exactly sponsored posts work
- Why sponsored partnerships can completely change your blog
- How to pitch and contact companies the right way, including template emails that you can use!
- How to find sponsored partnerships
- How to build trust and not lose followers
- Required disclosures that you need to know about
- How much you should be charging
You can get Making Sense of Sponsored Posts here.
Sponsored posts are becoming more and more popular due to trust going to online influencers and bloggers rather than advertisements on television. If you're wanting to develop more sponsored posts on your blog or Instagram, this is the course to take.
2. Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing is when you write about a product or service and link to it.
If someone clicks and purchases through the link, you may get a commission from it.
Anyone can make money with affiliate marketing with the right strategy and mindset.
If you're talking about a product or service on your blog, it's likely they have an affiliate program.
To find their affiliate program, all you have to do is type in Google, “name of brand + affiliate program” and you will find their affiliate details.
Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing will teach you everything you need to know about making money with affiliate marketing, including over 50 lessons, bonuses, and workbooks, along with an awesome private Facebook group.
3. Ad Revenue
Bloggers make ad revenue by displaying ads on their website – that simple.
Depending on the number of page views you have allows you to apply to different ad publishers, such as Adsense, Adthrive, Mediavine, and more.
The more page views you have can mean more ad revenue.
This website uses Mediavine (requires minimum 25,000 sessions, not page views) and the user-friendliness of Mediavine lets me customize my ads.
Their customer support team is always helpful and quick to answer any of my questions.
*I personally do not recommend adding Adsense to your blog if you're a new blogger. Wait until you get to 25,000 sessions and then apply for Mediavine. Adsense ads will make you little to nothing in money while distracting your readers from your blog.*
4. Sell Products
Selling products is a great way to make income from your blog that is 100% yours. Bloggers like to go this route because it's better profit wise.
For example, with affiliate marketing, you're only making up to 40% per product. When you create your own products, you get 100% of your earnings.
Depending on your niche will depend on what kind of products you sell. If you're a personal finance blogger, you could sell budgeting printables or courses, and if you're a healthy lifestyle blogger you could sell an exercise and meal plan.
You can sell products like:
- Physical products
For example, if you're a health blogger, maybe you'd create a health and weight loss eBook geared towards moms who want to lose weight. Or maybe you're a successful blogger who teaches people how to create their own blog, you would create a course on blogging.
Are you a blogger or need help launching your product online?
Six Figure Blogger is a comprehensive course that will teach you how to start from idea creation to launching your product and making the most money possible. Seriously one of my favorite courses!
It's packed with lessons, strategies, and resources to help you create a successful sales launch, sales funnel, products, and everything else you need to become a six-figure blogger with a great product, whether your product is digital or physical.
5. Bonus: Freelance
My blog has given me opportunities from popular websites all over the internet.
Certain websites will reach out to me to write for their website as a freelancer.
They've seen my writing style via my blog, the audience my articles reach, and because of that, they pay me to write on their website.
Having a blog of your own allows businesses all around the world see your writing style and hire you.
Let's say you don't want to write for other websites, you can still freelance other services, such as graphic or website design, proofread or editing for other websites, or whatever other services you are good at.
Not sure if Making Sense of Sponsored Posts is for you?
Making Sense of Sponsored Posts: A course for bloggers and online influencers is perfect for you if:
- You want to have a profitable blog or social media presence.
- You want to grow your online income even more.
- You have tried sponsored posts without any luck.
- You love blogging and want to grow your blog, build trust with your audience, and help more people!
- You have questions about sponsored posts, such as how to pitch brands and disclose your partnerships.
In a nutshell:
1. You can make money blogging with sponsored posts, affiliate marketing, ad revenue, selling products and services, freelancing, and more.
2. There are many ways to make money blogging that isn't even on this list. How you monetize your website is totally up to you and your brand.
3. Start a blog and create a monetization plan that fits with your niche.
4. Sign up for my free eBook below and learn how to create a profitable blog now.
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