How do you make money blogging?

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A lot of people don’t realize you can make A LOT of money blogging.  If you’re new to blogging you probably want to know where all this money is coming from and how do you make money blogging.  It comes from many different ways.  I had a lot of questions about this when I began and wondered if it was even worth it.  I didn’t want to work my butt off and after all was done make $5 and hour.  I did a lot of research on ways to make money to determine if it was worth my time. Was it possible to make enough money blogging so I didn’t have to go out and get a job?  My answer is, “YES”!  I made $112.03 my first month of blogging and by my third month, I was up t0 $1500!!

How do you make money blogging?

How do you make money blogging?

This post contains affiliate links.


  • The easiest way to make money is on ads that are on your blog.  You can start making money from day one .  It may not be a lot, but it’s a start.  I was very excited to see $.05!  The more people that view your blog, the more money you’ll make.  Google Adsense is a great place to start.  Many ad networks have a minimum page view requirement, but Google Adsense doesn’t, so any size blogger can create an account and start placing ads on their site.

Sponsored Posts

  • This is where I make the majority of my money.  I work with several companies that are middle men.  When I see a product I use or think I can incorporate into my blog,  I apply.  Sometimes I get it, sometimes I don’t.  Two companies that I really like are Influence Central and Izea.  I login and see what’s available and go from there.  I get an email if I’m accepted.  My first sponsored post was for $20.  I got a sponsored post this week for $400!  You can ask for more money as your blog grows.

Your own products and courses

  • This is the one I need to work on. 🙂  Many bloggers know what their most popular posts are and then expand on it.  They write an ebook or create an email course that readers can purchase.  If your most popular course is on children and whining, why not create an email course for 7 days to encourage moms and teach different ways to get young ones to stop whining.


  • This is a great passive way to earn money.  There are many affiliate programs out there to choose from and most bloggers are affiliates to many companies and brands.   You could be writing a fun recipe and need to use your mixer.  The way an affiliate works is that you would link to your mixer, using your special referral code and get a small commission if anyone clicks and/or buys that product.  Once you add that link to your blog post it’s always there and can make money for you forever!

If this hasn’t gotten you excited about blogging,  then I don’t know what will.  I have a great step by step tutorial on creating your own space on the Internet.  I tell you exactly what to do to start your own website!!  If you already have a name picked out (and it’s not taken) you can complete the set up in just about 10 minutes.

Once you get your blog started, you’ll want to read Blogging on the Side.  This was a book I used constantly to get me going and keep me motivated.  It is packed full of GREAT information.


Another book I found really helpful, that I just purchased this year, is the Blog Traffic E-Book by Lena Gott. It contained useful information that I had never heard before and now I’m implementing many of the strategies I learned. I wish I had know a lot of the information when I had started blogging.


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Can you believe you can make this much money (and MORE) blogging? Follow these step by step instructions to get YOUR blog up and running.