Have you been blogging all these years and never thought it could bring you some profit? Or have you heard about people earning from blogging but never took the time to explore it, thinking that all the hype about making money from blogging is just that – hype.

To date, there are millions of bloggers around the globe, sharing their thoughts and opinions to the world. By now many have realized that blogging has the capacity to generate income for the blogger as well. While we do not know how many of them actually earn, the fact is, there are successful bloggers who make real money from blogging.  Many even start their own online business through blogging.

But how do you do that?

It does not matter what age you are, or what your social status is, or what country you are in; blogging is a universal undertaking that can done by anyone who owns or has access to a computer and the Internet.  So if you have access to both, you can start blogging and make money from it.

If you already have a blog, read on and find out how you can make a profit out of it. If you are a beginner, you can take advantage of free blog services that you can set up in minutes that will host your blog for you for free. Be advised though, that using these free blogging accounts limits your control over your blog, and having complete freedom with your blog is important.

Free blog services normally have terms and conditions that will curtail your opportunity to make more money from blogging as they can place restrictions on what you do with your blog, like promoting product or services.  If you are serious about wanting to make money blogging, it is important to have complete control over your blog by setting it up under your own domain name.

There will be a cost involved – buying your domain name and setting up a web server that will host your blog.  But this should be quite minimal and something that you can recoup many times over once you have started monetizing your blog.

You’ll then need a theme and an attractive layout for your blog; you can even get ideas from countless templates & free themes you can find online.  Your theme normally relates to your topic, which you will be regularly writing about, so your topic must be something you find interesting or you are passionate about.

The blogs you make must have valuable content for people to want to read it. You wouldn’t waste your time reading something that does not give you value, right? Your blogs must also be original writing.  Churning out original content, especially content that will have timeless and genuine value, will attract more visitors.

The next step is to generate traffic for your blog.  Traffic can make or break your goal of earning money from blogging as it fuels the opportunity of generating income from it. The more visitors your blog gets, the higher the chances of earning through the various streams of income you’ve created in your blog.

You can create traffic by joining social bookmarking and networking sites. You can also provide links to your blog when you create your profile online, or attach the link at the end of your articles when writing for article directories. 

The internet is full of tips on how to generate traffic for your blog; it pays to do earnest research. 

Once these gets rolling, and especially if your blog catches the interest of readers, you will have built a loyal readership over time. The more people you have reading your blogs, the higher chances of earning money and income from it.

Now comes the crucial part – monetizing your blog. There are many ways to do this, and if you created a mix of ways to earn from blogging, those several streams of income will yield you more revenue as time goes by.

You can put up ads that pay per click, pay per impression or for a fixed amount monthly. If you are blogging about a certain cause that has followers, you can ask for donations where you get a share of the contributions.

You can also get paid for blogging about a specific topic, such as writing a review of a certain product or service.  You can also insert in your blog posts your recommendation of certain products of people or companies who will be willing to pay you if it results to actual purchases by your readers.

You can explore other means of income generation, like selling ad space in your blog or putting up ads for individual advertisers for a specific period.  This is possible especially if you already have credible reputation as a blogger that generates a lot of traffic and revenue. 

You can even sell your blog to make a profit out of it, and create a new one with a new theme, layout, and subject. 

You don’t need to focus on one source of income; think multiple sources.  That way if one source dries up, you still have others to supply you with a steady income.  Keep exploring other sources for future use to keep your paychecks coming.  Don’t be discouraged with small payouts, they eventually add up, especially if you get it from several sources.

Just think, getting income from doing something at home, using your own ideas and creativity, and in your own sweet time. Once you’ve spent some time working on making money from blogging, you’ll becoming savvier in this business, which in turn can assure you of a consistent and reliable source of income that can give you the lifestyle you want, and more.

Are you making money blogging? Be sure to share your comments below…

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8 Responses to How to Make Money Blogging

  1. Mandy Allen says:

    Thanks for this great list of ways to make money from your blog. I have only tried a couple of the methods so am looking forward to implementing your other suggestions.

    I completely agree with you that it is important to have your own domain and hosting to really take advantage of the possibilities of monetising. The free blogs are really only geared towards personal use rather than business use.

  2. Benjamin Leno says:

    Of so many articles around on the net about making money blogging or writing on blogs this is by far the best I have read. I must say that the tips for making money with blogging are direct and eachone of them is useful, thanks for sharing and remember, as the article says, search for different forms of making income in your blog.

  3. Amy says:

    This is really the good and quality resource. I enjoy finding webs that understand the importance of providing the quality information for free. This exact post is useful for those who are thinking of making money through Internet, indeed.
    I’m a newbie in blogging, I have my own blog with only 50 daily visitors, so I don’t think I can already give any tips of successful blogging lol However, let me share my thoughts.
    According me, before start any kind of work, and blogging isn’t an exception, you should stick to the niche that you’re passionate about, cause only passion for the work we do, fuels our success!
    Keep the great posts coming!

  4. alice says:

    I applaud your efforts. You present a great list of possibilities for those who want to earn money online, by running their own blog. I always want to be my own boss, that’s why this post hits home :-)
    Btw, Amy, I wholly agree with you, passion is a key.
    ‘Forget about profession of being a blogger. First be a blogger and the profession will come after.’ – great quote.
    Tnx for the nicely- written post,
    All the best to you.

  5. Aaron says:

    Hello. Post is really very useful and informative, look forward to get more. I do have a question: I think about joining Amazon Affiliates program, is it a good way to make money from my blog? And one more question, I’m wondering is there a certain number of daily visitor I must have on my blog to make kind of earnings on Amazon? Thank you in advance.
    Cheers, Aaron

  6. scja16 says:

    This is amazing and I cant wait to try this one out. I am a beginner when I level myself for I still need to know more especially about blogging and earning money at home. I knot its not an easy road but its worth taking the risk. Thanks again for the wonderful information my friend.

  7. Jason says:

    I think the best advice here is having your own domain, restrictions can set you back a bit specially when it comes to generating income from your blog. Always remember to read the terms and conditions cause I worked really hard on a blog and it was cencelled and I lost all my articles…having your own domain is the best way to go and trust me, you can and will make money from blogging.

  8. etherealmorning says:

    Making money through blogging is both easy and difficult. It is inevitably a paradox. It is fairly easy and straightforward enough to actually set up your blog. It is even fairly easy to set up monetization avenues (like Google Adsense and some affiliate links) on your blog articles. The major problem arrives when it actually comes down to getting traffic to your website. That is undoubtedly the most difficult thing, and it is heavily tied to the content of your website. Unfortunately, there is also a lot of visitors that are brought in based on keyword searches. So, on occasion, some rather mediocre websites (or spam-websites!) can rank highly in searches and turnover a nice profit despite their mediocrity. As is evident, blogging is a business. As someone who primarily “consumes” blog materials, though, I’d much rather read a blog consisting of unique contributions as opposed to something just keyword laden and only in existence for the money.

    Still, I think it is fairly easy (though it may take a good deal of time) to make money through blogging. I do like how it is something that really anyone with some time and effort can get into, though. It is not just a job for the rich, nor is it a “lazy” job for the poor only either.

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