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Many people wonder how the heck bloggers make money. If you tell someone you are a blogger it’s the first question you’ll get. Many just don’t get it. But there is really good money to made in this industry despite what others may think and you don’t have to have a Harvard degree to be super successful.

There are a lot of different ways you can make an income blogging online. Affiliate Marketing is my favorite {Learn More below}

Today we will discuss the traditional ways to do this and how you can too. Let’s get right to it. 

Here’s a List of different ways to make money Blogging:

  • Affiliate marketing
  • Blog sponsorships
  • Display advertising
  • Ebooks
  • Courses
  • Services


First, let’s go over Affiliate Marketing. An affiliate is a person or business who promotes a product or service offered by other businesses. If you get someone to sign up through your affiliate link, you are then rewarded by the company for promoting their product.

This is what is known as a conversion. A conversion is when a person completes a specific action designated by the affiliate program. It may be when someone enters their email address on a company’s website, when they make a purchase, fill out a form, or some other action through your affiliate link. It’s a great way to make money on your Blog.

Make sure you make all Affiliate links NOFOLLOW so you don’t get penalized by Google. You can do this by using the Pretty links plugin.

If you are serious about Affiliate Marketing and you really want to earn big bucks you are going to need some real education, not just all the crap you find on Google University.

Make Money Blogging, Three Bird Nest

I highly recommend the course Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing. It will teach you EVERYTHING about the subject and you need to be an expert to Use Affiliate Marketing to its full potential. I took the course myself and love it.

The course was created by Michelle over at Making Sense of Cents and she makes over $100,000 a month with affiliate marketing and blogging. Yes, you read right, no typo. You can check out this important course here. 


OK on to Advertising..Display advertising is when you place an advertisement on your blog in the sidebar, below a blog post, below your header image, or in some other location on your blog. Then, for every so many views that advertisement sees, you will earn a certain amount of money. If you have a lot of page views, this will be an easy way to add extra income. Some bloggers make up to $10,000 a month just on adds!  But this depends on your traffic so you need to add a lot of content and get it in front of eyes. 

Ebooks are a great way to make money as well. You can create them fairly quickly and sell them on your blog, Amazon and Barnes and Nobles. I highly recommend creating your own products and this is a good choice.



Courses are another great way to boost your income dramatically. You can create courses to sell through teachable. Many online Entrepreneurs are really into course making right now. They share their knowledge and make huge profits. 

One other thing you can do is offer services of some kind. Whatever you are good at that is related to your niche is a possible way to boost your income. 

So these are a few of the main ways you can Monetize your Blog. Pick a few or heck, do them all! As long as you create great content and Epic products, You’re Golden!

Are you ready to take the plunge now and go ahead and start your blog? Well, I have a badass tutorial here with screenshots of every single step, from Setting up hosting to Getting your WordPress site all set up and ready to go. You can find that post right here. It’s the only guide you’ll ever need. 

If you found this post helpful I would love it if you would share it with your friends. I worked really hard on it to provide my readers with a solid education on how to set up a website. You can share with the buttons to the left or the ones below.  Thank you so much.

Be sure to take a look at the other posts in this series. There’s a lot of good information in there!


The Key To Being  A Successful Blogger { Part 1 }

Deciding on a Niche for your blog { Part 2 }

How To Drive Traffic to Your Blog { Part  4 }

Why Email Marketing is so important to Bloggers { Part 5 }

Blog Tutorial With Screenshots every step of the way { Must Read! }

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