How To Make Money Blogging

According to WordPress.com, more than 409 million people around the world read a combined 20 billion pages of content each month.  

That means bloggers are responsible for millions of hours spent reading content, and readers are still hungry for more.   

A win-win situation, bloggers help readers with some of life’s biggest questions:

How long do I need to bake brownies?

How do I change a flat tire?

Can I make a good income without a degree?

How do I get a fussy baby to stop crying?

Bloggers are often real-world experts who help fill the void where higher education leaves a void.

Starting and monetizing a blog has never been easier than it is today.

It wasn’t that long ago that building a website would have cost you thousands, if not tens of thousands of dollars to set up and maintain. Equally difficult was monetizing a website. PayPal was in its infancy, Stripe didn’t exist, and email marketing was nowhere near as flexible as it is now.

Today, however, you can start, maintain, and monetize a blog on WordPress with just a few hundred dollars (this can vary depending on what you need to do). But just because it’s easier to make money with your blog today, doesn’t mean that most bloggers do.

But what surprises many is how lucrative a school of hard-hitting experts can be. For some, blogging is the ticket to millions of dollars a year in profit. For others, it is a source of frustration and a sense of wasting time.

Starting a blog is a legitimate way to earn income, but it is not an overnight commute. With self-discipline, lots of patience, and a commitment to constant learning, you can start making money from a blog in as little as six months.

How to Make Money Blogging For Beginners

Before I explain anything to you, I want you to stay with a very important concept:  to make money with a blog you will need much more than being a blogger.

Perhaps this message is the most important of this whole post: your blog is not the purpose.

If you are an entrepreneur and want to have a successful business, the goal is to sell.  In other words, to help your readers in the best way possible to advance on their life path.

Prepare to be an entrepreneur before being a blogger.

A good entrepreneur should be clear about their value proposition (how I help my target audience) and what their business model is (how I make money with my business).

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4 reasons why people start blogs

Why your blog is the first part of becoming a paid blogger. But the initial reason to start is different for everyone.

When you start to get frustrated or bored with your money-making endeavor, remember the original reason you started blogging, whether it’s to find a way to make money online or just to have fun.

  1. To earn money

It’s okay to start a blog solely to generate income, and blogging for money is a legitimate goal.

But don’t be blinded by the money. You should also enjoy the process of blogging, how to write blog posts, design graphics, and network, or else you will quickly get annoyed by the time it takes to earn real money.

  1. Teach others

An important reason to start a blog is to spread knowledge and help others.

You can use your personal experience to help others go through an experience similar to yours, whether it’s a debt settlement trip or a medical diagnosis. When people visit your blog, they will want to know why they should trust you as a blogger and how your posts can help them.

  1. To build an online portfolio

Starting a blog to create an online portfolio is a good idea if you are trying to become a freelance writer, marketer, or social media manager.

Almost all potential clients or employers will ask for some proof of work, and directing them to an online portfolio will showcase those skills and talents.

  1. As a hobby

Some people start blogging simply as a hobby. When you’re blogging for fun, you don’t have to worry about checking page views, checking ads, and searching for sponsored posts. You can always change direction if you want to earn money from your hobby in the future.

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How Much Money Can You Make Online From Blogging in 2021? 

How much money you can make depends mainly on the following: How much traffic does your blog have? How big is your reader’s email list? How much can you earn from blogging in 2021? In the first year, your blogging income can very realistically be around $ 1,000 per month.

To achieve your goal, you need to create useful content and promote it to get more traffic and subscribers. It is these two factors that will allow you to make money. Even though blogging takes time, on the other hand, it is absolute freedom.

Below I will talk about 16 ways to make money from a blog on the Internet, but before we get to that, let’s decide on how to correctly measure the income that you get from a blog.

To understand the size of your earnings from a blog, you should measure 2 parameters: User revenue per page view Revenue per email subscriber Since I was getting questions about making money, I decided to gather everything I know about blogging into a Free 7 Day Email Course This course is really helpful (you will get 7000 words in 7 days!).

My course contains tips on blogging topics, getting traffic, email marketing, and tips for making money bloggers. If you want to make money from a blog, be sure to register for the course, it’s completely free. 

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How Much Income Can You Get From Blogging? 

The More Traffic To Your Blog, The More Income. In many niche niches of blogs in display and affiliate advertising, it is quite possible to earn from $ 0.01 to $ 0.1 per pageview.

So if you get 1000 page views a month for example (which is not difficult at all), you can earn $ 10 a month on it, which will cover the costs of blogging. The query about how much bloggers earn per 1000 views is one of the most popular, which suggests that this figure is quite easy to achieve.

If you can get 10,000 page views per month, you will be able to earn $ 100, etc. In rare cases, you can get more income for viewing the page, for example, in the insurance niche. The main takeaway from the above is that the more people land on your blog, the more money you can make from blogging.

The more time you spend blogging and creating useful content, the faster your traffic and mailing list will grow. At the same time, the narrower the topic of your blog and the larger the audience, the more money you can make from the blog. While making a lot of money blogging is not easy.

This is why it is so important to understand SEO (Search Engine Optimization). It is not always an easy blog development process that requires knowledge and skills. SEO is what will make you blogging money in the long run.

Organic traffic from Google and Yandex is the most sustainable development strategy for a blog. * To learn more about how to get traffic to your blog, check out my Free 7 Day Email Course (section on increasing traffic) 

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Email Address Lists Are Your Most Important Asset 

The most important asset you have as a blogger is your email list (the email addresses of your audience that follows you knows you and trusts you). These are the ones who will come back and read your content, buy products that you create/recommend or share (affiliate products).

An email list is the main key to earning money from your blog on displaying ads and through affiliate advertising. On one subscriber, you can, on average, earn $ 0.1-1 per blog. If you have 1,000 subscribers in your email list, you could be making $ 100-1000 per month or more.

Email marketing involves sending emails to potential customers. Email marketing is more profitable than any other marketing strategy. In the English-speaking segment, this figure is several times higher. The email marketing service I use is called Getresponse.

The company offers a free 30-day trial of its services, and the best part is that you don’t even need to enter your credit card details for the trial period. This service has Russian-language support and an interface. You can always quickly get an answer to your question.

I recommend starting building your email list as soon as you start blogging. Remember, an email list is a blogger’s most important asset! * To learn more about how to get traffic to your blog, check out my Free 7 Day Email Course (Newsletter section)

I know that you are more interested in that second part about business models with which to generate income, right?

Well, let me introduce you to the great pillars with which you can earn money with your blog. Now, how do bloggers make money?

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1. SELL SERVICES

What is the best way to earn money “fast” with your blog?

Hang up a “hire me” button and sell hours of your time for a fee.

It’s not optimal for your lifestyle, but it is optimal for your wallet.

Think of services for people more than for companies, since you will have access to more markets (and also to a market that consumes blogs daily).

The top 8 of the services sold on the net is this:

  1. Consultancy
  2. Programming
  3. Design
  4. Writing
  5. Marketing
  6. Virtual assistant
  7. Social media
  8. Accounting finance

The idea is simple: you do it for your client and he pays you.

Now you can be more creative. Today an army of new services are being born in the line of SER plus every day of the year:

  • Personal trainer
  • Wedding planner
  • Personal shopper
  • Dog walker
  • Cook at home
  • Turnkey parties
  • Space organization
  • Feng shui
  • Yoga / Meditation
  • Health Coach
  • Spirituality / Tarot
  • DIY and repair

The list is endless.

Think of something that makes a person happier, richer or freer, sells an experience more than a service and there will always be someone willing to pay you.

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2. ONLINE AND FACE-TO-FACE TRAINING

This second line of income is also very natural on a blog.

If you know, in addition to selling services (I do it for you) you can also sell training (I train you to do it yourself).

We are experiencing the Do It Yourself boom. People want to learn and not depend on others.

And we have types of formations of all tastes.

In offline for example we have these 5:

  1. Face-to-face coaching
  2. Books
  3. Formations
  4. Workshops
  5. Seminars

Find a rental space and serve your customers. The last 4 mentioned allowing you to scale your time since in one hour you will be serving more people.

But, if you want to overcome the geographical barrier, you can think of a digital version of your training materials:

  1. Ebooks or Audiobooks
  2. Download courses
  3. Online courses
  4. Intensive online program
  5. Private clubs with membership

A blogger without info products is leaving a lot of money on the table.

If you don’t create your info-products, other less prepared bloggers will do it for you.

It’s never too late to start, so start now.

I want you to be aware that your Lifestyle as a Blogger depends on your ability to sell info products.

Infoproducts scale almost to infinity. The services, no.

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3. SELL DIGITAL PRODUCTS

Digital products are different from info products, as no content or information is sold.

What is sold here is the following:

  • Themes / Templates
  • Plugins / Software
  • Audio Video
  • Music
  • Graphic design
  • Photography
  • Apps

Welcome if you are a digital native and you can design or program because the future is yours and you can sell bits or software and also services and training.

If you are not a digital native or have never managed IT projects, I recommend starting with another line of income.

If you do not know what you are doing, hiring a team of designers and programmers without having clear ideas about what they have to do is the best way to lose your savings very quickly.

If you do not know what you want or change your specifications every 2 by 3, the only person responsible is you.

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4. CREATE INDIRECT OPPORTUNITIES

For many people, the best way to make their blog profitable is not by selling services, training, or digital products.

For many, the blog is an enhancer of indirect opportunities.

Let me explain this concept to you better.

Imagine an employee who runs a blog where he shares his knowledge and who ends up creating a Master on his subject, integrating the training team, and achieving indirect sales.

Or imagine the employee who gets a raise because his blog makes him more visible, prominent, and valuable.

Many indirect opportunities would not exist without the blog:

  • Pay rise
  • Job change
  • Third-party training
  • Alliances with other experts
  • Presentations at events
  • Book with publisher
  • Media
  • Blog Trip

Many of them can generate 5-digit leads.

Others may be less, but if you are a travel blogger and they pay you a trip full of activities so that you can later write your experience on your blog… I’m sure you will be very happy to be paid to travel and write, right?

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5. ADVERTISING AND AFFILIATION

Although it is not a model that I like, for some types of blogs that make money, it can be interesting to think about advertising.

Well, surely more in the sponsorships that are managed 1 to 1 directly through the blog.

There is a transactional cost and you will have to build loyalty to these brands by showing that you can value their bottom line, but at least the margins you will get will be more exciting than those that the large display networks give you, starting with Google Adsense.

Except in a few very few niches, there is no money from advertising on a blog.

And if you luckily find a winning niche, you will have to become a specialist in this subject and abandon everything you have learned so far.

This doesn’t make sense to me. Nor for many of the niche bloggers who are suddenly launching info products.

It’s clear what I think of advertising, right?

It is passive and easy to activate, but at your traffic levels, you will not be able to overcome the barrier of 100 euros per month.

If you later try to replicate these niches every 2 by 3 in other sectors, I don’t understand what passive means in the passive niche concept.

However, there is one topic that seems more interesting to me: affiliation.

And more than the affiliation of large affiliate networks. I’m talking about the affiliation of info products between bloggers.

These info products can be very relevant to your audience and you can earn 50% for every sale. Much better than the sad 10% that Amazon offers you or the 5% that you will charge from an airline or a hotel.

And to finish, I want to emphasize the sponsored posts or podcasts.

As a blogger, I am not willing to accept that a brand dictates what I should post on my blog.

I mean, I’m writing something because I think about it and I think bloggers should post their conflicts of interest with more transparency.

Brands sure don’t want to do it, but you are required by law to do so and your audience deserves to report it.

By the way, if you want to beat it with your posts, bet on SEO writing.

Another different thing is that a brand supports an event, a podcast, or a blog (or a category of a blog) without ever meddling with the editorial line.

That is what I call endorsements.

Some brands believe in them, although the vast majority are concerned about generating short-term sales.

For all these reasons, there is no advertising on my blog right now.

I accept sponsorships without interference in the content and I make affiliation of other blogger products for which I would put my hand on fire.

This line of activity for me is attached and does not exceed 3% of the income generated.

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6. SELL PHYSICAL PRODUCTS WITH A BLOG

A blog can also be used to sell physical products, especially if you sell unique products such as crafts. You will want to publicize how these products are produced, how you work, and what you believe in.

If you sell art or crafts with hardly any brand, these topics take on more importance than the product you create itself. Also if you sell Premium products and you want to position yourself more as a seller of experiences rather than products.

In other words, if you sell rather expensive products, a blog can help you sell.

“Doesn’t a blog make sense to sell in an e-commerce?”

In many cases not, because you compete for prices with little margin and the blog is an additional effort that your clients will not value.

Before setting up a blog, I would invest in advertising campaigns in Google Ads, Facebook Ads, email marketing, etc. There is a learning curve, but I am sure the return would be better.

You can also distribute merchandising from your blog if your brand is already established.

In many niches, think sports and nutrition, there are many hyper-relevant physical products in categories like electronics or nutritional supplements.

Again, I don’t think e-commerce is the best business model for a blog, but in some cases, it does make sense to integrate it.

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Independent writing

For some, blogging is not a way to generate passive income, so they focus on earning active income. Freelance writers trade their time for money writing blog posts for other brands and entrepreneurs.

A freelancer can have her blog to find new clients. However, the monetization strategy is based solely on finding independent clients. In this case, the content of your blog could be related to your area of ​​expertise.

You can also have a portfolio in your navigation that shows all the blog content that you have written for other clients.

Sharon Hurley Hall runs a blog and freelance writing business. One of her recent blog posts highlights her latest freelance writing gigs. There is a list of clients and articles written for those clients. This helps you get more opportunities by allowing people to find your portfolio easily.

Your website navigation also includes a services and fees section so potential clients know if they can afford to hire you as a writer.

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Gifts

Gifts are another way to earn money blogging. While it sounds like you would be spending money giving away a prize, there are ways to monetize your audience. Some gifts have entry options where you must visit a website to earn a point.

Some bloggers added an affiliate link to Amazon for that option, earning a commission in the process and covering the cost of the prize. You can also earn a commission or payment if you promote another brand’s gift by turning it into a sponsored gift.

Another option that an online retailer, with a blog, could make to monetize the gifts is to send a finalist prize to all the people who lost the gift. The award? A discount for your online store. Hence, making the giveaway profitable rather than an expense.

Contest Canada is a popular giveaway blog and contest that earns affiliate commissions by promoting giveaways on their blogs. You can check out their advertising page to find out how to make money blogging in the giveaway niche. They also monetize with ads and sponsored posts.

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Brand associations

You can also make money with WordPress through brand partnerships. Some may compensate you directly or offer you an affiliate link. Others, while unpaid, can help raise your exposure to a wider audience, helping you gain more visibility and new opportunities.

When it comes to brand partnerships, the effort will come from your side when starting. So don’t be afraid to connect with other bloggers in your area to find out what opportunities you can also take advantage of.

And you can also reach out to brands yourself to let them know that you have an existing audience and are available for any opportunity they may have.

Sasha, a lifestyle blog, partnered with Joe Fresh and Flare Magazine for a fall fashion collection with several other notable women. The blogger, Sasha, modeled Joe Fresh’s clothes and was part of his “Fashion for All” campaign that revolved around diversity and inclusion.

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Ebooks

Do you want to know how to make money blogging? Well, if you are an expert on a topic, ebooks tend to be a popular route for many bloggers. When it comes to writing an ebook, you don’t necessarily have to create it from scratch.

To save time, you can always take the most popular blog topics and order them in a way that makes sense. Most blog readers don’t have time to peruse every blog post. So don’t be afraid to take the content you’ve already created and reuse it in a different method.

Let’s take a look at the Frugalwoods Blog. The personal finance blog has put together a ton of advice on financial independence and living within your means.

However, to make money blogging, they created an e-book called “Meet Frugalwoods: Achieving Financial Independence Through the Simple Life.” The ebook has over 333 reviews on Amazon, so promoting your blog post on the topic helped drive some upsell.

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Membership content

Some great bloggers focus on making money blogging through controlled content. What does that mean? Some of your content is available to members only, which means you have to pay to read the exclusive content on your blog.

You tend to see this a lot with prominent newspaper brands or longtime bloggers with large audiences. Some of your blog posts may be available to read, but an email membership subscription form blocks the rest of the article as the article becomes attractive for you to sign up.

Breathe Heavy, a Britney Spears fan blog is an example of a blog that recently added exclusive membership. Its premium content features exclusive interviews from celebrities and producers.

It also has unique articles based on stories that Britney fans tend to talk about a lot. Its exclusive content is also attractive to ad-free readers who hate sign-up ads.

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Selling content / articles

Selling content is one of the best sources for making money with a blog today. It consists of making you pay by a company to speak about it or to make a link towards its Internet site.

How does selling content work?

You have a blog and therefore an audience. Some companies may be interested in talking about their solution or product to this audience. She usually contacts the blogger directly to offer to publish an article in exchange for remuneration.

When a blog is not well known, companies can give freebies (very popular with bloggers specializing in aesthetics or fashion). Then, when the blog grows, the freebies are usually replaced by gift certificates or cash payments.

And concretely?

Some platforms connect blogs with sites that are looking for link buys.

For example, let’s say you have a site that talks about fashion. You can then register it on these platforms to offer it to sites that would be interested in an article on your site.

Of course, you can define the price, as well as the conditions of publication of an article: how many words, must be the article, is it possible to have a commercial article, is it you or the advertiser writing the article… etc. You remain in control on board!

Once registered, there are surely merchant sites specializing in the sale of clothing that will want to publish an article on your site: either to make their site known to their audience or to improve their natural referencing. They will then contact you to offer to publish and you can accept or decline.

However, to prevent the article from appearing too advertising and my blog eventually boring its readers, I make a point of making the article relevant to the reader and that it stands out from the article. by having learned things.

Because that’s what a blog reader is looking for: getting informed! And he will be much better able to accept the publicity if the article has allowed him to satisfy his need for information.

So avoid articles like “Company X launches new service” or “Press release:…”. They are often neglected by Internet users and you will shoot your audience.

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Paid promotion on social networks 

Potential blog income: $ 1000 + It is in this way that many of the largest and most profitable bloggers, both ours and foreign bloggers, earn money.

Paid promotion on social networks works like this: you buy traffic on Facebook, Vk, Yandex, Google to your blog, usually from 2 cents to 0.5 dollars per click, then some percentage of this traffic is registered (buys) something on one of your affiliate links.

It can be either your product (service) or a partner one. You then determine how much you spend on ad clicks to determine your affiliate income. Of course, this requires testing ads on each of the sites.

Over time, when you find a winning combination of ad setup (for example, for every $ 1 spent on advertising, you get $ 1.5 in affiliate income), you can scale it up quickly. This is how the entire entertainment and mobile applications industry works.

I tried a similar placement of my product – a travel guide to the Philippines. The advertisement worked in a small plus at the very first setting. Having your product, you need to use it.

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Consulting with companies 

Potential income: from $ 100 per consultation I had the experience of consulting with a pet accessories company on how best to promote their products online. If you become an expert in your niche and have valuable knowledge, companies will want to partner with you and will be willing to pay you for your expertise.

If you want to get consulting offers, then the best way to do it is through LinkedIn, this is the social platform where I recommend, first of all, to publish announcements of your articles in 2021. However, orders will appear only if you are an expert. and you will have a popular blog.

An easy way to find consulting partnerships is to connect on LinkedIn with other bloggers who work with companies in your niche. If you have something to offer, contact influential bloggers to clarify contacts with brand representatives.

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Speeches at the conference 

Potential income: $ 100 – $ 1000 per show Conference speaking is difficult and often requires a lot of travel. You also need to have public speaking skills and be quick to navigate in all areas of your work.

I know some American bloggers who make $ 100,000 a year just speaking at conferences, sharing their knowledge with the audience. English speaking market Potential income: $ 500 – $ 10,000 per show

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Donations 

Potential income: from $ 1 per user Last but not least, one way to make money from your blog is to simply ask for it. You can start accepting donations in several ways: add a Yandex, Paypal, or Patreon donation button to your website.

These types of earnings work best for video content or graphic content. You can not write openly about this on the blog, but insert a call for donation at the end of each mailing letter. Donations are the last on the list due to their low effectiveness, as in this case you rely solely on the generosity of your readers.

Patreon page Tip: Offer your readers something useful in return. There are other ways to earn extra money from a blog, such as selling products, monetizing your YouTube video on a blog, advertising on podcasts, and others.

Remember that your website is the best blogging platform to make money and also a platform on which to test different monetization methods. The more creative and useful you are for your readers, the higher your blog income will be, and accordingly, you will earn more.

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Start a podcast

Podcasting is exploding. According to Paid Insights, as of April 2019, there were over 700,000 active podcasts and over 29 million episodes. 

More and more people are starting to listen to podcasts around the world. Here is the percentage of the population that currently listens to podcasts worldwide:

The State of Podcasting in the World

The State of Podcasting in the World (Image source: Statista )

If you already have a blog, including a podcast can be a very smart way to get more traffic by capitalizing on the growth of podcasts.

Podcasts are great, especially when you’re a newcomer because most blogs established in your niche have more written content than you do.

But how many of them have a podcast?

Podcasts are what took Entrepreneur on Fire’s John Lee Dumas from $ 69,879 in revenue in 2012 to $ 1,545,090 in 2018.

Podcasts are doing so well that even popular bloggers like Noah Kagan and Darren Rowse now have podcasts in addition to their regular blog content.

Podcasts don’t just help get your name known and drive more traffic for your blog. They can also be another source of income for your blog.

With a large enough audience, you can start selling sponsorship placements on your podcast to businesses that want to reach people in your audience.

Mixergy’s Andrew Warner generates additional revenue by offering businesses the opportunity to reach their entrepreneurial audience through his podcast.

Here are two of his sponsors for an interview he did with the founder of Codementor:

Where to host your podcast?

To get started with podcasting, you’ll need a place to host your audio files, much like hosting your website.

A media host is a business that allows you to store your audio files so that they can be streamed and downloaded by listeners.

Some media hosts for podcasts include:

  • Libsyn
  • Blubrry
  • Buzzsprout
  • and Transistor

There are also WordPress plugins that can help you manage and even host your podcasts like Seriously Simple Podcasting, Smart Podcast Player, and Simple Podcast Press.

What you need to start a podcast

Most people overestimate what they need to start a podcast and therefore never start, but if you already have a computer you will only need a few more things to get started, such as:

  • A microphone: You can get one for as little as $ 10 on Amazon.
  • Headphones: You probably already have it.
  • Audio editing software: There are free options like GarageBand (Mac) or Audacity (Windows).
  • Podcast Hosting: You can get plans as low as $ 12 per month.
  • A Skype or Zoom account: If you plan to do interviews on your show.

That’s it, now you can start creating podcasts for the whole world to listen to.

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Launch a virtual summit in your niche

If you follow internet trends, you’ve probably heard of or even attended virtual summits.

Remember that virtual summits or web conferences are different from webinars.

The main difference is that virtual summits are much more interactive and engaging. These are conferences that you can attend online with a host, question and answer sessions, and multiple speakers covering a specific topic.

Now, while the virtual summits themselves are generally free, you can only access them for a limited period. The organizer earns most of its revenue from the sale of an “all-access pass” that allows participants to view conference material whenever they want.

Tom Morkers, who runs the $ 100k Launch School summit, made over $ 20,000 selling all post-summit access passes.

$ 100k Launch School

$ 100k Launch School

Virtual summits hosts also earn money by selling related products like membership plans and subject courses after the summit is over.

The part about virtual summits that makes them a great monetization strategy, even for beginners, is that you don’t have to be a known blogger to host one. Mainly because you gain credibility by interviewing other influencers in your space.

Jon Schumacher, for example, only had about 2,000 email subscribers when he launched his Mastery Summit webinar.

The summit not only generated nearly $ 26,000 in sales after just 10 days, but it also added 2,854 subscribers to its electronic mailing list.

Virtual summits exist for almost any niche you can think of. For example, in publishing, there is the Best Sellers Summit which teaches how to write and publish a bestselling book.

And Membership Site Summit teaches entrepreneurs how to start and grow a successful membership site.

If you’ve already built an audience, you can create a virtual summit by partnering with influencers in your space even if it’s not large.

The best way I know of to find influencers that you can connect with in any niche is by using a tool like Buzzsumo.

All you would have to do is go to the Buzzsumo homepage and type in your niche keyword.

For example, if I wanted to hold a virtual summit on book publishing, I would type book publishing in the search box.

Enter a keyword in Buzzsumo

Enter a keyword in Buzzsumo

Next, be sure to click on the influencers tab:

Buzzsumo influencers

Buzzsumo influencers

You can then filter by the number of followers, response rate, and any other important criteria.

When you’ve found the influencers in your niche, it can be tempting to reach out to them immediately and ask them to speak to your top, but it rarely works.

Instead, you need to build a relationship with them slowly before making any sort of request. Start by following them on Twitter, then read, comment, and post on their blog. In other words, you must offer value before you apply.

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High Demand Blog Topics and Most Profitable Topics To Make A Blog 

Investing, loans, finance Insurance Travel, tourism Product Reviews Slimming / Supplements Fashion 

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Least profitable blog topics 

Music News / Politics Cooking Garden Games Religion If you want to start your blog, I recommend doing it for only € 2.41 per month. And the box below will help you find your perfect name:

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How to Make Money Blog 

You should think of your blog as a platform through which you can make money. Use a blog to test your revenue-generating ideas (and then scale them up) and connect with your readers.

The more you try ways to make money from your blog, the more chances you have to succeed. Get creative. See how the leading bloggers in your topic monetize their traffic and get ideas from them. Over time, you will turn your blog into a lucrative business that will help you create your ideal lifestyle.

All of the above ways to make money on a blog can be used for almost any niche topic. Helpful Hint: If a brand contacts you with an offer to place any advertisement or sponsored post on your site, offer a package partnership that includes several points.

It was with the help of my package offer that a contract was concluded with the manufacturer of cat food. Getting started is usually the most difficult period, but if you work hard you will start making money.

We made an infographic! She will show you why blogging is good for your business and provide some helpful blogging tips.

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How to Start A Blog And Make Money? 

Starting your blog is pretty easy. I recommend using the WordPress.org platform because this platform will allow you to make money without any restrictions.

To start blogging, you will need a domain name and web hosting. Domain costs around $ 15 per year, and web hosting costs $ 7.99 per month when billed annually. Fortunately, I discovered a life hack when ordering hosting from Bluehost.

It allows you to get 66% off and a free domain name for the readers of the Vacation Yourself blog. To do this, you will have to perform certain actions when ordering. You can find out what exactly needs to be done to reduce the hosting price here.

Then click below to start registering your blog. Click here to create a blog at the lowest price Bluehost As a result, you can get started for just € 2.41 per month. Bluehost is an officially recommended WordPress hosting provider and one of the largest hosting companies in the world.

After purchasing the hosting, you will be ready to install WordPress. Follow the instructions in our step-by-step guide on how to create a blog. The guide will help you get started in less than 15 minutes.

I hope this article helped you figure out how much money you can make from a blog and exactly how to make money online with a WordPress blog! With hard work and perseverance, anyone can make money blogging in just about any niche.

Happy blogging! Some of the links below (like BlueHost) are affiliate links. This means that we will receive a commission if you click and make a purchase, but this does not in any way affect the purchase price for you, on the contrary, the value on the link is lower than the normal value.

  1. Pick a profitable topic/niche

First, choose a niche for your blog. You can decide to start a blog by following your everyday life, but it is better to have a specific focus. Staying in a niche and constantly creating content that caters to readers interested in that topic will help the blog build authority in that field.

Here are some of the most common (and profitable) blogging niches:

  • Rising children
  • Personal finance
  • Health & Fitness
  • Fashion and beauty
  • Food
  • Lifestyle
  • Homesteading
  • Travels
  • Technology
  • sports
  • Entertainment
  • Product reviews

These blog niches remain broad and can be further narrowed to cater to specific readers. For example, a parenting blogger might talk about all things parenting or adapt articles for parents of an only child, single parents, or parents of a large family.

To give you perspective on which niches may be more profitable than others, take a look at this list of high-income bloggers and their respective niches:

  • Abby Lawson- $ 41,000 + / month -Lifestyle (Home)
  • Trevor and Jennifer Debth- $ 46,000 + / month -Recipe / Food
  • Rosemarie Groner- $ 86,000 + / month -Personal Finance
  • Lindsay and Bjork- $ 90,000 + / month -Recipe / Meal
  • Alborz Fallah- $ 125,000 + / month -Auto / Automotive
  • Elisa Larson and Emma Chapman- $ 125,000 + / month Lifestyle (DIY)
  • Jeff Rose- $ 138,000 + / month -Personal Finance
  • Heather and Pete Reese- $ 170,000 + / month -Lifestyle (travel)
  • Pat Flynn- $ 200,000 + / month -Entrepreneurship
  • Chiara Ferragni- $ 200,000 + / month -Fashion
  • Sarah Titus- $ 200,000 + / month -Ecommerce
  • Tim Sykes- $ 1,000,000 + per month -Stock trading / investing

These are just a few examples of blogs that make money online.

Top money making blogs and popular blogs:

  1. HuffPost (founded by Arianna Huffington):  $11.9 million per month
  2. Engadget (founded by Peter Rojas; now edited by Dana Wollman): $3.9 million per month
  3. Moz (founded by Rand Fishkin; now edited by Morgan McMurray): $3.7 million per month
  4. PerezHilton (Perez Hilton): $3.4million per month
  5. Copyblogger (founded by Brian Clark; now edited by Stefanie Flaxman): $2.9 million per month
  6. Mashable (founded by Pete Cashmore; now edited by Jessica Coen): $2.5 million per month
  7. TechCrunch (created by Michael Arrington & Keith Tears; now edited by Matthew Panzarino): $1.8 million per month
  8. Envato Tuts+ (founded by Collis Ta’eed): $0.8 million per month
  9. Smashing Magazine (founded by Sven Lennartz and Vitaly Friedman): $0.43 million per month
  10. Gizmodo: $0.4 million (founded by Peter Rojas; now edited by Kelly Bourdet) per month
  1. Launch your blog

Once you have your niche, it’s time to start writing.

While you should correct your posts and request comments, don’t wait until each post is perfect to publish. Start writing and be consistent. It will take time to build a fan base, so start posting as soon as possible.

  1. Design a monetization strategy

It is important to choose a monetization strategy by selecting one or more ways to earn money blogging. While each blog is unique, there are a few monetization strategies that work for most blogs.

  1. Drive traffic to the blog

Traffic is key on the journey towards monetizing a blog and will generate more potential income. New bloggers should make Pinterest and SEO a priority. The growth of platforms on YouTube and Instagram is also a good strategy to generate traffic.

Networking and spending time with people in your specific blog niche is a great way to drive traffic. Over time, followers can share your content and drive even more traffic in the long run.

Guest post

Regardless of how Google criticizes guest posting practices, this strategy works. Writing quality guest posts on others’ blogs is simply the most efficient way to reach your target audience and generate blog readership.

If you’re new to guest posting, Lori wrote a detailed how-to post guide in the past, take a look.

The key to success, as I see it, is finding the right blogs, those with real readers and followers on social media. You can use Topsy or Buzz Sumo to spot popular blogs and influencers in your industry. Or you can just take a closer look at the comment section to see if readers are engaging with bloggers.

Always keep in mind that you are blogging for real readers (therefore the quality of your content is crucial). Forget blogging with high Google PR but no readers; this practice simply no longer works in 2015.

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FAQ Frequently Asked Questions about Making Money Blog

How can I make money without experience? 

If you have no experience yet but want to make money online, check out the best ways to make money without experience: Typing work Editing text and data Performing small micro-assignments Testing websites and applications Testing various search engines and forms Virtual assistant Customer Service Manager Copywriting

Which of the proven ways to make money on a blog is right for me? 

The answer depends on what you are passionate about and which monetization method is best for your blog. For example, if you are blogging about photography, then affiliate marketing, online course, advertising, and paid membership will work well to monetize your blog.

Focus on writing useful, high-quality content that users find valuable and can put this knowledge into practice. Only after that is it worth monetizing the blog.

How Much Money Can I Make Blogging? 

Can you really make money blogging? It depends on how much effort you are willing to put in and how much time to spend. Most aspiring bloggers lose interest and give up quickly.

As I wrote above, bloggers make money in proportion to how much traffic they get, what monetization methods they use, how big their mailing list is, and the dedication they put into their work. Many successful bloggers make millions a year.

How long will it take before I start making big money blogging? 

Making money online from blogging is not making money fast. Anyone who tells you otherwise is trying to outwit you. If you want to make money from blogging, you have to work hard.

There is no clear answer as to how soon you will start making money. Some bloggers start earning a small amount of income right after starting a blog. Others try to build an audience first and monetize the blog later.

Those who are constantly working and sticking to the planned strategy are likely to see results in six months – a year after the launch of the blog.

What to do if you are a beginner and want to earn money, but don’t know how to do anything yet? 

Making money online from blogging is not making money fast. Anyone who tells you otherwise is trying to deceive you. If you want to make money from blogging, you will have to work hard and invest your time in it.

There is no clear answer as to how soon you will start making money. Some bloggers start earning a small amount of income right after the launch of their blogs.

Others try to build their audience first and monetize their blog later. Those who are constantly working and sticking to the planned strategy are likely to see results in six months – a year after the launch of the blog.

How much do bloggers earn?

14% of bloggers earn a salary through blogging.

24,086% – Average annual earnings

33,557% – Average annual earnings for corporate bloggers

1,000/yr – Half of the bloggers paid per cost, earn less than $25 on average and less than 100 per year.

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Conclusion

Now it’s your turn You have read to the very end, and I would like to receive a few words from you for your feedback. I hope that my post on earnings was useful to you.

I would be glad to hear your opinion: What do you agree/disagree with? Are your blog monetization numbers similar? Are you going to download my free PDF of tips for increasing your earnings (link just above)? Or maybe you want to share your income figures? Anyway, let us know by leaving a comment below.

So now you know how to make money blogging. And there’s still so much more you can do, like adding advertisements to your website, selling services, using your blog to book concerts, and much more.

Whether you experiment with one of these ideas or a combination of them, you will improve your chances of turning your blog into a money machine. It’s time to profit from your passion.

At first, earning income from blogging takes hours of unpaid time and even more time to generate money. But the potential rewards are high. Prepare to work hard and be persistent; It is the final key to success.

Find a topic that you love to write about that will provide you with a lot of inspiration. Don’t forget to follow other successful bloggers to see what’s working and help you create your traffic and monetization strategy.

Aurora Lane is a full-time blogger and affiliate marketing expert. Join Aurora on AimWorldGroup.com to learn how to scale your influence online fast. This is the corner from where she shares content on strategies, techniques, tactics, and proven tools to help you build the perfect digital business. She also reviews the best software to run your online business.

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