Start Making Money from your Blog Now - 14 Proven Ways

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One of a few things that determine how quickly you can start making money from your blog is the kind of monetization channel you keyed onto. Besides, the kind of monetization methods you use for your blog also go a long way at determining how much your blog could fetch you [as return, in cash] in a given period of time.

Meanwhile, not many bloggers are very good at determining the best monetization medium for their blogs which is why most bloggers hunt for the ways to monetize their blogs almost everyday.

As a matter of fact, I have seen many people ask this same or similar questions a thousand times over. Although, that is not a surprise to me. People ask questions when they are baffled or confronted with what they no nothing or so little about.

However, what surprises me, is knowing that some bloggers do not know how to make money from their blogs or the best revenue channels to key into.

Well, it is okay and understandable if you don't know the best ways to monetize your blog. But not knowing how to start making money from your blog? That's not so good! I mean, if you don't know how to start making money from your blog, why did you start blogging in the first place!? For fun?

In this very post, I would be revealing and discussing a few easy and proven ways to start making money from your blog, starting this very minutes provided your blog is prepared for it and that you act now.

14 Easy Ways to Start Making Money from your Blog - Only "Proven" Ones

  1. Monetize your Blog Using Google AdSense

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    As of today, Google Adsense is by far the most popular method through which bloggers monetize their blog hence make money blogging. Not just blogs, any web properties such as mobile applications, websites, PC softwares and the likes are monetized with Google Adsense.

    But because Google Adsense is the most popular means through which blogs are monetized does not make it the best way through which you can make money from your blog.

    There are many things which include your methodolody and approach towards blogging, your niche, your knowledge of the AdSense program itself among a host of other things that would determine if Google AdSense could become the best channel through which you can make money from your blog or not.

    By and by, Google Adsense is an easy way to make money from your blog as all you need to do, following prior simple enrollment and approval (into the Google AdSense program) processes, is add some scripts from Google to your blog and start displaying ads.

    What is Google Adsense?

    Google AdSense is a program that can be referred to or serving as an intermediary mediating between advertisers and publishers; where publishers are bloggers, websites owners and other individuals or entities on whose property such as blog or websites; adverts are displayed by Google through Google AdSense. And advertisers are the individuals or entities that pay to Google certain amount of money to displaying adverts on Google AdSense publishers properties through the Google AdWords platform.

    Meanwhile, because Google AdSense is a CPC program, Google AdSense publishers get paid certain amount of money every time a user clicks on every single ads being displayed or served on their property.

    What is CPC?

    CPC is an abbreviation for “cost per click”. Hence, CPC in this regard, is a kind of program that pays participants based on the number of clicks recorded rather than the number of views.

    The cost per click is set by the advertiser which is in contrast to CPM ads program, where you’re paid for ad views instead of clicks. CPM means “cost per thousand impressions,” where M is the roman numeral for 1,000.

    This detailed tutorial explains how to get Google AdSense approval for your domain and this is where you can learn how to optimize your blog for improved Google AdSense earnings.

  2. Make Money from your Blog Through Affiliate Marketing

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    Affiliate marketing may likely not be the easiest ways through which you can be making money from your blog especially for fresh bloggers or fresh affiliate marketers, but it is definitely the easiest way through which you can be earning five figures (in dollars) from your blog monthly.

    And the most beautiful part of it is that it is much less intrusive and has very minimal traffic share.

    So, just what is affiliate marketing? You ask?

    What is Affiliate Marketing?

    In simple term, affiliate marketing is when you recommend a product or service to your audience using special tracking links, and then get a referral commission every time someone buys after clicking your affiliate link.

    So, based on that simple definition, if you are interested in getting started with affiliate marketing, you should know you would be needing to start by thinking about the products you already use that your readers may be interested in as well.

    You can find a huge list of products to promote from:

    We already have a tutorial tailored for beginner affiliate marketers. You can find the guides here:

  3. Make Money from your Blog By Selling AdSpace Directly

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    Similar to Google AdSense, you can sell ads spaces on your blog directly and make tons of money from so doing.

    If you ask why sell adspace directly when I can easily enrol with Google AdSense and have Google take care of that for me? Well, you are right except that you make more money when you opt for selling ads spaces directly on your blog.

    How so? At least for these two main reasons, you'll make more money from your blog by selling ads spaces directly.

    • No One to Share your Revenue with

      Directly selling banner ad space on your blog is especially more lucrative because instead of having to rely on an intermediary who takes a cut of the money, you negotiate the price and terms on your own.

    • You Charge Flat Fee for Ads Placement

      If you still remember, we already talked about the difference between CPC and CPM ads, where you are paid per click or per thousand views. While you could use either of those models for selling banner ads space directly too, most bloggers charge a flat rate instead. Charging a flat rate is easier than keeping track of views or clicks.

    Meanwhile, it should still be noted that directly selling ads space requires more efforts and work to manage than using Google AdSense because you would have to negotiate the pricing, come up with an agreement and terms, and take care of administrative work like invoicing among other tasks which for most bloggers; are tasky tasks.

    Whereas with Google AdSense, all you would ever have to do is adding a bit of code to your blog template source and you are ready to go.

    If you have a few minutes, I would recommend that you check this page where we talk about how to start selling ads space directly from your blog.

  4. Make Money from your Blog By Writing Paid Reviews or Blog Post

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    Just like other ways through which you can make money from your blog, you can get paid by writing paid reviews as blog posts and publishing those posts on your blog.

    The process for getting paid reviews post published on your blog is similar to sponsored post means of making money from your blog which is later discussed below here.

    While most bloggers may confuse this for review sites, this is a slightly different monetization method than a review site with affiliate links.

    Different in the sense that, instead of finding products to promote in the case of affiliate method, you get to try out products related to your niche for free, write an indepth review of the products and get paid for writing and publishing that review on your blog.

    In order to get paid reviews, you can approach companies on your own to ask about doing paid reviews for their products. And if that is not okay by you, you can get to companies through some websites such as PayPerPost that help connect bloggers like you with businesses that may be interested in doing paid reviews.

    If you would like to getting paid reviews for your blog regularly, you can check the page linked below. There we already contain all the info you would ever need on how to get started with getting paid reviews for your blog.

  5. Earn Reasonable Income by Selling your Blog

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    If you are like me, I would not favour this idea at first sight. But it is not as direct as the headline states. You don't necessarily have to sell your main blog or website because if you already know how to build a professional blog or website using WordPress or any other CMS, you are good to go for this.

    You can just secure a domain, build a professional blog or website on it, pull traffic to the domain and then flip it.

    If you do not already have enough traffic to selling those domains as frequent, there are websites like Flippa that serve as auction sites and brokers for selling websites.

    You can register with Flippa and list your websites and blogs for sale there.

  6. Get Paid to Publish Sponsored Posts on your Blog

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    If you are among some select bloggers that are more concerned about pleasing their followers and readers alike, you may not want to display adverts on your blog but you would still want to make money from your blog. Right?

    Accepting sponsored blog posts for your blog is an alternative means you can explore.

    Businesses can reach you to have a sponsored post published on your blog for a fee. You can also make it known to your readers and followers that you accept sponsored posts.

    Meanwhile, to get started at this, it is recommended that you put together a one-page media kit that details your traffic stats, social media followings, audience demographics, and any other data that will make your site more appealing to advertisers.

    While at it, be sure that you are law abiding and fair by clearly indicating a post as being sponsored whenever you publish one.

  7. Get Paid for Accessing Members Only Page

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    By creating a premium members only page where exclusive contents such as more detailed and illustrated blog posts are published, audio, video, PDF and other exclusive files are shared; you get to earn some added money off your blog.

    Apart from allowing you earn some added money from your blog, having premium members only page on your blog also let's you know the number of [your blog readers] and keep a record of your blog readers who might be willing to pay for paid products related to your niche whenever you introduce such.

    The higher the number of premium members you get, the better your blog could do with a few other ways through which you can be making money from your blog.

    In case you care to know, we have a complete guide on making a premium members-only page here that would get most of your readers subscribed at first visit with step by step instructions.

  8. Make Money from your Blog By Selling eBooks

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    Of all digital products available online, eBooks is seemingly the most popular and often patronized. As a result, eBooks are an obvious choice for creating digital products and making it available for sale on your blog.

    Creating an eBook and making it available for sale is relatively simple as writing eBook. It only requires your experience and expertise. Another beautiful thing about eBook is its size. And if you have been blogging for a while, you can easily gather some of your closely related old blog posts and turn them into chapters of a book.

    That way, you can get a full eBook written in less than a day. Once your book is written, you can design a cover using a tool like Canva and create a PDF of your ebook.

    If you care to learn and understand how that can be easily achieved, I can be your guide on how to create eBooks that would really sell.

  9. Make Money from your Blog By Hosting A Paid Webinar

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    Webinar for a relatively long time ago, has being a medium for communicating relatively large audiences near and far without actually meeting the audiences.

    Although webinar has being around for a long time, it was only being used by a few companies, businesses and individuals. But with the recent outbreak, webinar is now being adopted by more companies, businesses and individuals day by day.

    While webinar are a great way to build your audience and keep them engaged, share your experience, and grow your business, did you know webinar is also a smart way to make money from your blog?

    Webinars are similar to online courses, the only difference there is that webinar is live and often includes a question and answer section.

  10. Make Money from your Blog by Offering Freelance Services

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    Because likely every blogger is an expert on his own and in his own niche. So, if you are already a blogger, the chance of you being an expert in your niche already is high.

    The good news is; you can start earning some income from your blog by offering your skills and expertise as a freelancer.

    Because freelancing does not necessarily require any upfront investment of time or money, it is already a popular way to make money online and you can add that added advantage to your blog by adding freelancing to the list of ways through which you can be making money from your blog.

    If you wish, you can start offering your services to your current audience right now.

  11. Make Money from your Blog By Being A Consultant

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    Just as freelancing services, no startup investment is required of you to start your own consulting business from your blog.

    To begin with, from your existing blog, all you may have to do is to create a separate page where prospects can fill out a form or simply request for your attention in service.

    Consulting is another way to make money online from your blog and share your expertise.

    And on that note, instead of offering your services freelancing, as a consultant; you simply offer advice and strategy so that your clients may become more effective at what they do.

  12. Make Money from your Blog By Being A Coach

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    If being a consultant is seemingly too slim for you and freelancing does not really please you either, coaching is definitely an alternative to both of them.

    As a coach, you are tasked with the responsibilty of offering advice, guidance, and accountability for setting goals and improving your students' or clients' activities.

    Depending on your niche and current experience-cum-expertise, you can decide to be a blog coach, writing coach, sporting coach etcetra.

    Whatever your area of expertise is, you can provide one-to-one help to your audience with coaching sessions in which case, to save time and make things convenient for your clients, you can set up a booking form so readers can schedule coaching sessions right from your blog.

  13. Make Money from your Blog By Accepting Public Speaking Offers

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    Regardless of the niche and expertise, every successful bloggers are already regarded as an influencer both online and offline.

    So, either you are promoting your own brand along with your blog, you just choose a free-styling-kind-of-blog, over time you will get a decent following establishing you as an influencer in your space. And when that time comes, you would know without anyone telling you.

    And when that time is now, if you care to avail that opportunity and utilize the recognition to get some public speaking jobs, it will pay off. Many bloggers are already making a lot of money by speaking at conferences.

    You can be no exception, too!

    By constantly being a speaker at events helps you promote your blog and your personal brand. And if you are good at networking and public speaking, then you would be able to find lots of new opportunities along the line.

  14. Make Money from your Blog By Accepting Donations

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    Another way you can make money from your blog is by asking for it in form of donations.

    Donation is a way of asking your blog audiences to support your efforts on the blog monetarily.

    Although many bloggers do not prefer this method of making money from their blogs due its very limited effectiveness since you would be relying on the generosity of your audiences to earn some money from your blog.

    But if you really create and publish contents that are rich and of high values on your blog, asking for donations on your blog could easily become one of the easiest methods that would ever make you the most money on your blog especially if you create a special donation page that truly communicates and that is appealing to your blog audiences.

    And for better results, you would be needing to use payment systems that are widely accepted. You can combine PayPal, some card payment processors such as Stripe, PayStack, FlutterWave.

    You should also consider accepting crypto currencies on your donation page.

Questions and Answers Under "Ways to Make Money from your Blog"

With so many options already given, I am sure you must have had a few questions or perhaps, too many questions to ask.

Well, you are in safe hands. You can go ahead and ask at the comments section here.

As a blogger myself, and who is currently utilizing at least, eleven of the options that made it to the list in the "14 ways to make money from your Blog" provided from above, you can be sure that I have got alot to say about making money blogging.

Meanwhile, below here I have contained a few of the most frequently asked questions and their respective answers appended just below each question.

  1. How much money can I make from my blog monthly?

    Frankly speaking, how much money you can make monthly blogging depends on a few factors which include your focused niche, monetization methods, how much effort you put in, how much money you are willing to invest in it, how you spend the money budgeted for your blog on the blog and more importantly; the time you are willing to invest and how you spend the time on the blog.

    While many successful bloggers make six to seven figures income. To be honest, many beginner bloggers lose interest and give up quickly.

    With that said, to sum it all up; you will be making money based on how much traffic you are able to pull to the blog and the quality of that traffic.

  2. Can my blog start fetching me some serious money the first month I start?

    Maybe. It's "maybe" because your blog can actually start fetching you some serious money the first month you established the blog provided you also have some serious money budgeted for the blog and that, with good solid plan for the budget. Otherwise, forget your first month. Even your blog third month is less likely. But with consistent hardwork, good work plan and timing, six to eight month is guaranteed for most bloggers.

    Meanwhile, in case you are not aware of this; to making money online is not a ‘get-rich-quick’ scheme but unless you are going to use some black-hat strategies, that which won't even last long.

    If you would make some serious money by blogging, then you will have to work hard and invest a lot of your time and some money into it.

    Or, a lot of your money and a few of your time; this is if you have got the money to invest and some really trusted people (bloggers) you would be working with.

    To sum it all up, there is no easy way to tell you how soon you would start making money by blogging. Some bloggers start making small amounts soon after starting their blogs. Others struggle to get their blogs to take off.

    However, if you continuously work smarter and stick to a planned strategy you are most likely to see encouraging results very early on.

  3. Which monetization methods are best for my blog?

    Because blogging is as diverse as the world itself, there is no way to say categorically, which blog monetization methods would work best for your blog. With that said, the best monetization method for your blog can only be determined by your blog niche.

    Let us assume you run a blog about phone specifications, then the combination of affiliate marketing, advertisements, sponsored posting and paid reviews may all work well for your blog.

    The tool-tip here is; focus on offering useful, quality content that your users will find helpful and soon enough, you would find money knocking at your door through your blog at all times.

  4. Can I have all the monetization methods in the list in one blog?

    Yes. You can but I would not recommend that you do that. Why? Because that would be sending wrong signals to your audiences and as a result of the wrong signals, you may soon find your loyal followers and readers vanished from your blog.

    And that's a very bad thing for any blog because the success of any blogs comes forth from the volume of audiences that blog is able to pull.

    So, for any reasons, never do anything that would leave your audience on their toes away from your blog.

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