At this point, I’ve been blogging for about 1 year, though it wasn’t until September 2015 when I started getting really serious about it.
Blogging can be overwhelming, and I think it took me about 5 months of trial and error until I had a good thing going.
What does that mean?
It took me about 5 months to figure out how I wanted to go about it, and had some sort of automated routine going on.
Figuring out my posting schedule, the different subjects I wanted to talk about and the ways I wanted to monetize my blog.
These things all turned out to become a big part of a daily routine.
When I first started blogging last year, I didn’t even know you could make a living blogging. Heck, I didn’t even know you could make $100,000/month blogging.
Though, with hard work and a good amount of research I find myself to be in a great place.
I get to write about things I love, such as creative ways to manage your finances and other subjects. I get to work whenever and from wherever I’d like, and I earn money around the clock.
I wake up in the morning, and check how much money I made overnight.
That’s the beauty about blogging. It can be the ultimate passive income source.
There’s a lot that comes to having a good/successful blog, but today I’ll be talking about 5 ways I monetize and earn money with my blog.
Let’s have a look.
Advertising is one of the easiest ways to monetize your blog. It simply requires you to join a publishing company and depending on how they work, you can earn money right away.
Usually this earnings are based on the amount of pageviews you get on your blog each day.
2. Affiliate Sales
Affiliate sales are another great way to earn extra money through your blog.
I earn about $1,000 each month via Bluehost’s affiliate program.
This means that after people read my articles regarding blogging and they feel like they’d like to start their own blog, they can click on an affiliate link that will redirect them to Bluehost – where you’ll have to start if you’d like to create your own blog – and for every sign up Bluehost gets via my blog, I receive a commission.
3. Sponsored Posts
I don’t often do sponsored posts, but when I do they bring in some good cash.
Sometimes people will present an article, and sometimes I will write one for them. The pricing is definitely different between the two, but in general at this point in my blogging career I charge around $100 per sponsored post.
You can easily get a handful of sponsored posts per month.
I haven’t done this, but I’ve been meaning to write a compleet ebook about my methods, and how I grew my blog into a passive money making machine.
Writing an ebook just takes time, and I’d like to make sure I deliver a quality product. I ave the bulk of it ready, it just needs some major editing.
Not sure when I’ll be finishing this, but it’s definitely high on the list.
This one is a little scary, but can be so rewarding.
I know people who’ve launched an eCourse and made $100,000 in their first month. The opportunities are limitless when it comes to creating an eCourse, but it definitely requires way more work then let’s say writing a sponsored post.