Upon deciding to join the blogging community, you open yourself to a lot of opportunities. First, you get to translate your thoughts into words. This is a great therapy for those who can’t open themselves into others but can effectively communicate by writing. A blog becomes a venue for holding emotions and deep thoughts.

Another opportunity from blogging is the chance to be heard, or rather read, by a greater audience. If you are aiming to spread your words far and wide, the Internet is the perfect place to do just that through a blog.

Lastly, a blog gives you the opportunity to earn real money. You can either use your blog to sell goods and services or have it as a site for advertisers to publish their marketing tools. Monetizing your blog can be a great excuse to make blogging an earning craft. The more you become better in blogging and using the appropriate tools, the greater your earnings will be.

So How Do You Start Earning?

How to Earn From Your Blog

The first step with monetizing a blog is setting your expectations. There are plenty of bloggers who can attest that you can earn as much as you want with blogging. In a way, this is true. But of course, real hard work is needed to earn lots of money from blogging. It can be for people who only want to blog in order to supplement their income for extra treats but there are also those who blog as their main source of income.

If you want to get a clear picture on how high your earnings can be, find some travel and lifestyle blogs from ordinary people. Their travels are funded solely by blog earnings and all they needed to do is post their pictures and stories as they went through their trips. How cool can that get?

So here are some of the Successful Bloggers you can follow online. Get inspired and learn more from their success stories and start to build your own profitable blog.

Note: This is a random list of successful bloggers out there who had started small like you. There are many more popular brands today that started from a blog and grows beyond imaginable today.

I’m not gonna lie though; it would take months, even years, to earn that much. You have to learn how to optimize your blog and drive more traffic to it. Significant returns require substantial effort and here are 6 surefire methods to get you started:

1. Pick a Profitable Niche

Earn From Blogging

Rule of the thumb in finding a niche aside from having a profitable one is to not wander away from your interests. It would be easier for you to do research on related topics and keep a coherent content if you are truly interested about it. Look for relevant issues that are currently trending on social media. This assures you of a wider reach and a greater chance of having lots of traffic.

Here are a lucrative tips on finding the right niche for your blog:

Top Considerations When Choosing a Niche
Picking a Profitable Niche – Tips from Experts and Pro Bloggers

2. Make Use of Private Ads


Selling private ads or sponsorship space on your blog is an option if you want to work with advertising networks. You may directly contact advertisers and offer to have their ads on buttons, links, or banners. You can also accept paid reviews on their products. The best thing about private ads is that you are in control of the rates because there is no middle man who will take a part of your earnings.

Learn more about advertising and blog sponsorships and how you can earn real cash from them.

How to Find Sponsors for Your Blog
How Much to Charge for Ads Space
Sponsorship/Advertising Rate Formula
The Ultimate Outreach Guide For Pitching Advertisers

3. Earn From Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is one of the oldest methods in monetizing blogs. It works by having advertisers post ad links from your site. An affiliate code is given thru the unique link that advertisers will give you for your site. If a reader decides to buy a product by clicking the ad on your site, you automatically get a commission from it.

Find out more about affiliate marketing. Here are related topics to guide you become a successful affiliate marketer using your blog.

What Are The Most Profitable Niches For Affiliate Marketing?
Best Affiliates Programs For Bloggers in 2017
Getting Started with Affiliate Marketing
Get Inspired – Affiliate Marketers Success Story
2017 Affiliate Marketing Trends and Predictions from 10 Top Experts

4. Have a Business? Boost by Blogging

If you already have an existing business that you want to sell, a blog is a perfect solution to advertise your products and services online. Online marketing can be pricey if you are going to seek for such service from other companies. Instead of paying for it, you can instantly have your own online marketing tool by utilizing your blog. You may post related articles about the products that you sell. Set up an online shop and link it to your blog. It is both a win-win situation where you gain a lot of followers on your blog plus you get to have potential customers. It is a one-stop place to access your products as well as learn more about them.

19 Reasons Why Your Business Should Be Writing a Blog
Blogging for Business? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

5. Pay-Per-Click Advertising is not Dead

Pay-Per-Click Advertising

Pay per click or cost per click ads is the simplest way to earn from a blog. Although the rates can be so insignificant but yes, earning through this method can be pretty simple. Advertisements are usually in the form of banners that can be found on the sidebar, on top or below of a blog page. You earn for every click on each ad. Learn more about this method by searching for Google AdSense. It is the most popular network for PPC Ads and the easiest to use since Google chooses which ads are relevant to your content.

Top PPC Sites Publisher Ad Networks for 2017

6. Sell Digital Products

Sell Digital Products

You can virtually sell anything online and it is not limited to physical products. If selling for other people does not entice you, why not start your own digital content market? E-books and online courses is now a thing and there plenty of people who will pay premium for such products. If you enjoy writing too much, use it to earn more. You may start a content writing company and use the blog to advertise what services you can do. If app development is your forte, why not display your best works on your blog? You can even sell pictures, videos, and other media content for others to purchase and use on their own blogs.

Resources from starting a blog to building your own brand and business.

How to Create and Sell Products On Your Blog
What Is The Best Product Or Service To Sell From Your Blog?
Why It’s Okay to Sell Stuff on Your Blog—and 8 Ways to Do It Right
When Should You Start Selling from Your Blog?
How to Start Selling Products and Services From Your Blog


Blogging for money demands a persistent personality. Why? It is because blogging is a challenging task. A lot of people have tried, failed, and lost their interest at it because they can’t keep up on the demands of managing a blog. If you are at the point of giving up, just remember that there are possibly hundreds of ways to earn from your blog. The ones mentioned above are just a few of those and you can use one or two, or all of them at once. There is no limit as to what you can do with your blog so keep discovering and experiment until you find the formula that suits you best.

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Alvin Lau

I’m a big fan of bloggers like Neil Patel and Darren Rowse! Great article 🙂

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    Hi Alvin,

    Thank you for the feedback. They were my favourites too.

    on 4 months ago

Great tips on blogging. Thank you.

on 4 months ago

Love this post! I’m just starting out as a blogger, and working on monetizing it. Thank you for the helpful advice!

on 4 months ago
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    Jenn Pereira

    Thanks McKayla! If you have any questions about blogging just let me know, I’ll try my best to answer it base on what I have learned from my 5 years experience working online.

    on 4 months ago
Gone with a whim

Great ideas! As a blogger who has knows nothing about monetizing, I feel like your post came as an inspiration and guide at the right time. Thanks so much!

on 4 months ago
Addison Messer

These are great tips. I am subscribing and will be following. What is the first step that a super newbie blogger (less than a month) should take?

on 4 months ago
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    Hi Addison,

    Thanks for your comment and question. On my next post I will make sure to answer and give more elaborate guidelines/checklists for newbie bloggers on how to stay on track. Make sure to be consistent, be passionate and continue the enthusiasm. Blogging is never easy as I said, so never give up.

    on 4 months ago
Addison Messer

Thank so much. I really enjoy the writing aspect. There is so much more to it though. I am excited about the possibilities.

on 4 months ago

Very useful post!

on 4 months ago

Good article, I have google ads on mine right now, but I am going to try some of the other ones like GearBest. Can you recommend one particularly for Canada? Also, would you mind if I share some of your blogs on 905business.com? I think there is some content on here that would be of value to my readers.

on 4 months ago
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    Jenn Pereira

    Hi Drew! Rakuten Affiliate Network and CJ by Conversant are the Top Affiliate Networks in Canada. You can check them out. Feel free to share some of my posts which you think might be helpful for your readers. Thanks for reading my blog.

    on 4 months ago

Thank you for this useful guide, as my blog is brand new I haven’t seen any results from ad networks or affiliate links yet, let’s hope that will change!

on 4 months ago

Thank you for all of these tips! I’m a new blogger, so these are all really helpful 🙂

– Kristen

on 4 months ago

Thank you for the ideas and the resources to monitize..Just started blogging..This article is certainly going to help..!

on 4 months ago
Grace Dela Cruz

I’m very new to the blogging world so this post is exactly what I’m looking for! I’m going to have to bookmark it so I can re-read. Thanks for the great tips!

on 4 months ago

This is a great list of resources! I think that sometimes blogging can be very overwhelming, there are so many different things that you can do to make just a little bit of money. It can also be tough because you have to continually try new things just to see what works for you and your brand/blog. Thanks for sharing these tips!

on 4 months ago
Anthony Ronald

Reading this now once I’ve started for one month has been a great help so thanks for the article.

All the extensive research and planning prior to launching kinda got thrown out of the window and forgotten. I’m gonna print this out and re assess my plan tomorrow… Make sure I’m on the right track!

on 4 months ago
Sincerely Ophelia

i just launched and really need the tips. i’m focusing on content right now. but gotta get on this trend soon! thanks!

on 4 months ago

Nice post, helps newbies like me. Right now I am promoting blog site on social media and gathering some audience. Maybe after I have a good amount of traffic, I can earn money through affiliate marketing. Nice post again.

on 4 months ago

This was really useful, as a blogger I’m still learning and I’ll keep this in mind

on 4 months ago

Thanks for sharing, i myself own a blog on career guidance

on 4 months ago
digital travel guru

brilliant informative post I’ve saved it

on 4 months ago

this is pretty great. this list would certainly be very helpful for me.
thanks and keep sharing amazing pieces like this! Cheers

on 4 months ago

Great list of resources helpful to bloggers and those just starting out. It’s great to hear that there are opportunities to make money in a variety of ways.

on 4 months ago
Chen Ching Yee

You’re article helps me a lot! Thank you so much, I just started out as a blogger 1 month ago. Still learning tips and tricks here and there.

on 4 months ago
Amanda Cross

This was a really comprehensive list of ways to make money blogging. Thank you for putting this list together. My goal for the next few months is to really work on getting my affiliate marketing together. I am not a big fan of ads because there isn’t much control in them. I do like to use the creatives from the companies I am an affiliate for on my website because I have way more control over the ads seen on my website that way.

on 3 months ago

I like this post, it’s very informative and helpful. Thanks a lot for sharing the tips

on 3 months ago

Thank you for all these tips omg, there are really helpful! I’m gonna go try this out 🙂

on 3 months ago

Very informative! Thank you!

on 3 months ago
jd Obedoza

Nice tips. Thanks for posting.

on 3 months ago
kavita Singh

Very informative post especially for a newbie. Thanks for sharing.

on 3 months ago

Thank you for sharing! I am a little lost when is comes to Google Adsense and the Pay-Per-Click. Do you have an article about it? Thanks 🙂

on 3 months ago

I started my blog in October 2016. I still cannot say exactly what my niche is. However, I want to turn it into active income.

on 3 months ago
Dinesh Ramakrishnan

This is really encouraging. Very helpful for newbie bloggers. It’s hard to find post like this written with positive thoughts.

Keep blogging. God bless!

on 3 months ago
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    K.A. Pereyra

    thank you so much 😀

    on 3 months ago
Founder Eljan

Nice 🙂 Thanks for this!

on 3 months ago
Tanyi Melvis Bechemnyo

Thank you. I’m a big fan of Pat Flynn

on 3 months ago
Ashley Cook

Thank you for the article! I am a new blogger and need a lot of information and you provided a great resource! thank you

on 6 days ago

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