5 years ago I had no idea what a blog was.
Once I found out what blogs were, I was even more shocked to hear they could be profitable.
I thought it was crazy that people were making a full-time income off a website, working from home, and creating their dream life.
There are so many ways to make money blogging and bloggers constantly find new ways to make their blog profitable.
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Below are 7 real ways to make money blogging that will help you create a profitable blog.
1. Sponsored Posts
Sponsored posts are one of my favorite ways to make money blogging.
You get to talk about a product you love and get paid for doing it.
I made over $4,000 last month from sponsored posts alone and love the brands I've worked with. I get to talk about what I love while also getting paid to do so.
I'm also coming out with a course on sponsored posts, so stay tuned!
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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.
If you’re a blogger and not taking advantage of affiliate marketing, you are making a huge mistake.
Anyone can make money with affiliate marketing with the right strategy and mindset.
My favorite part of Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing is the private mastermind group where you get full access to pro bloggers that will answer your questions when you need help with blogging.
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.
However, many bloggers will decrease their number of ads in a post once they reach a high number of page views.
They decide to do this because they want their audience to focus on their own products rather than clicking on an ad.
I recommend MediaNet over Adsense because the customer service is way better, which is helpful in the beginning when you start a blog and have questions. You also get 10% more of your revenue for 3 months.
I'm currently with Mediavine (requires minimum 25,000 sessions, not page views) and have been very pleased with them.
The user-friendliness of Mediavine lets me customize my ads and their customer support team has always been helpful and quick to answer any of my questions.
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
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5. Offer Services
Are you an expert in a certain niche or field? You could offer your services online via your blog.
For example, there are many bloggers out there making 6 figure incomes that coach new bloggers.
As a coach, you can offer advice and guidance to help an individual meet their goal. Just like a personal trainer would help someone get fit, an online coach can help someone meet other goals.
You can offer services like:
- Website and social media image design
- Website audit
- Virtual Assistant services
A membership is a paid monthly or yearly subscription in exchange for something in return.
For example, you could create a membership dedicated to creating stock photos each month and giving your subscribers hundreds of new stock photos each month.
I pay for an Ivory Mix membership every month which is a stock photo membership.
These stock photos are used for my Pinterest pins, social media images, and placed throughout some of my posts.
7. Create a Job Board
A job board works similar to a membership subscription.
For example, ProBlogger charges companies $70 for 30 days for job listings.
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In a nutshell:
You can make money blogging with sponsored posts, affiliate marketing, ad revenue, sell products, offer services, memberships, job boards, and more.
How do you make money blogging?
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