Welcome to Day 4!
I’m sure this is a popular topic that many of you have been waiting for. There are several ways to make money blogging, and I am going to discuss them all today.
Below are common questions about making money blogging.
Where does blog income come from?
This is a question I have received many times lately. Many of you are interested in blogging, but you are not sure where the income actually comes from.
You receive blogging income from whoever is paying you.
If it is affiliate marketing you are providing, then you get paid through the company whenever someone buys or signs up for something through your link.
If someone is paying you to place an advertisement on your website, then you get paid by them.
If you have display ads on your website such as with Google Adsense, then you get paid from Google or one of the many other thousands of companies.
There are many companies and blogging networks out there who are looking to pay for things on blogs!
You usually get paid either through PayPal or by receiving a check in the mail.
Can new bloggers make money blogging?
There is plenty of room for new bloggers to make money.
I’ve had many tell me that they started a blog because of my income reports and that they are able to make money blogging (awesome, right?!), this is proof that new bloggers are still making money. I also personally know bloggers who started a year or two after I did, yet they are making double, triple, or even 10 times the amount I am earning.
The world is a huge place, and the online world is just going to keep growing. Every blogger earns a living online in a slightly different way, and everyone has a different message/story. Plus, there are TONS of different ways to make money through a blog, and I expect this to keep growing.
Due to the reasons above, I believe there will always be room for more bloggers.
How long does it take to start making money blogging?
There is no one answer to this question.
As you can tell from my past income reports, I started earning a few hundred dollars a month from my blog less than one year after I started. After just two years of blogging, I was earning several thousands of dollars from blogging, which was all on the side of my day job.
I know some who started making thousands of dollars a month after just a few months of blogging. There are bloggers out there who began a year or two after me and are making hundreds of thousands of dollars a month. There are also other bloggers who aren’t making any money.
As you can see, blogging is not a get rich quick scheme. However, if you are serious about it, you never know what it may turn into.
It all depends on you, the effort you put into it, whether you have the time to learn how to monetize your blog, and more.
What ways can a person start making money blogging?
There are several ways to make money blogging. These include:
Affiliate marketing (this will be discussed in tomorrow’s lesson)
Can blogs get sponsored?
Paid blog posts and advertisements are when you place an advertisement on your blog in exchange for money.
This might be in the form of a sponsored review, a guest blog post, a sidebar link, an advertisement within a newsletter, and so on. There are many different forms of paid advertisements on websites.
You can either reach out to advertisers yourself, sign up for advertising networks (some include Izea, Find Your Influence, or companies/advertisers may find you. There are many, many companies out there who are looking to advertise on blogs, so it is usually relatively easy to find blog sponsorships once you have a website.
What is display 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.
It’s an easy way to make money blogging as all you have to do is insert the code provided to you. In general, the more page views you receive, the higher your income from ad networks will be.
You can receive display advertisements for your blog from companies such as Adsense, BlogHer, AdThrive, Media.net, and many others.
What is Adsense exactly? Adsense is what many bloggers use, as it’s very easy and you can input Adsense advertisements on your blog starting from the very beginning. AdSense is an advertising network within Google that allows website owners to place advertisements on their websites. These ads are picked out by Google, and you just place the size and type of ad widget you want on your website. You are then paid per-click and per-impression.
Is making money from an ebook realistic?
If you are an expert in an area or have something to share that you know others will read, then an ebook may be something you are interested in writing.
There are quite a few people making thousands and tens of thousands of dollars each month from writing an ebook.
I recommend reading Learn How To Create A Profitable Ebook With Abby Lawson for more information. Abby made over $110,000 from sales of digital products (such as eBooks) in 2015 and is on track to crush that in 2016. She started 3 years ago knowing nothing about blogging and now makes six figures a year, due in large part to her eBooks. She is now teaching others the process she uses to write and launch profitable eBooks, and you guys, it is genius!
Can a blogger make money writing for others?
Lastly, your blog can also be used as a platform for other projects, such as for staff writing on other blogs.
If you want to staff write for others, I highly recommend having a website of some sort so others can find your work and hire you. It’s much more difficult to get your name out there without your own website.
Staff writers usually start out around $25 per article, and as you gain more experience, you can usually command higher prices.
I know some writers who are making thousands of dollars a month from writing for others, and it all started because of their blog. In fact, I recently secured a staff writing gig for $1,500 per article, which equates to around $2.50 per word. I never would have received this offer if it wasn’t for my blog. If you are not a student of this free blogging course, you can sign up by clicking on this link, or by entering your information in the form below.