What Is the Best Blogging Platform to Make Money in 2020?

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Best blogging platform to make money

What is the best blogging platform to make money?

Do you know?

I bet you’re curious, and that’s why you are here.

You’ve come to the right place.

Guest Author Jennifer Martinez tells you how to make money blogging in 2020. I will answer the question, “What is the best blogging platform to make money?”

Are you ready?

Here we go.

How to Make Money from Blogging in 2020

Have you ever thought of starting your own blog? Believe it or not, what started for many as a simple hobby has turned into a highly lucrative business providing either a sole income or a generous supplement to their current one.

Despite its simplicity, it isn’t as easy to make money from blogging as you might think.

It takes years of dedication, an endless supply of engaging and high-quality content, a strong understanding of SEO and a digital marketing strategy to help get you noticed. If you’re concerned about a lack of traffic to your site, I recommend website audit service* to help you, click the link to find out more.

So, if you’re prepared to dedicate a lot of time and effort into making your opinions, experiences, and advice a popular blog, then you could certainly earn money from it. But how is it done? How do you earn money from a blog?

Read on to find out how.

Affiliate marketing

You’re probably familiar with affiliate marketing on websites and blogs, but you don’t even know it! Affiliate marketing is where links to certain brands and other companies are used within your blog content.

When a visitor to your blog clicks on that link, they are taken through to the affiliate company’s website. When they make a purchase, you get a commission from the sale. Affiliate marketing is a perfect fit for many bloggers, as it fits in seamlessly with their blog and doesn’t require any aesthetic adjustments or changes. 

Ads

Got space on your blog? Banner ads are a simple, yet effective way to make money from your blog. Banner ads are usually found at the top of the webpage or down the side. You can earn money from CPC, which is a cost per click agreement. This means you get a commission every time a reader clicks on the ad. It’s that simple!

Host blogger’s comments:

If you are interested in making money with ads that aren’t banner ads, you can. Basically, these are ads elsewhere on your blog like on your sidebar.

Many bloggers opt to use Google AdSense to monetize. My guest author happily used this method of monetization and wrote a review of Google AdSense for my readers.

Another option for you if you are interested in making money by having ads on your site is through Media.net.

Media.net uses the Yahoo/Bing advertising network while Google Adsense uses Google’s ads. Here is a Media.net tutorial.

Write specific content for other businesses and products 

One of the most popular ways for bloggers to make money is by writing specifically about a product or service from a company that they’ve made an agreement with. These ads are essentially advertisements about their products.

If you’re a fashion blogger, for instance, then a particular brand of jewelry may approach you to write an article about their new range and how you might style it etc. This kind of advertising is usually done by bloggers who have a large following and a strong online presence.  

Host blogger’s comment: Readers also love reviews. Win-win!

What is the Best Blogging Platform to Make Money?

Janice Wald

What is the best blogging platform to make money?

I see that question or questions like it get asked often on Quora.

Many Quora users answer the question. Every person on Quora answers with the same response, “WordPress.” Runner-up Content Management Systems included Tumblr and Wix.

Here you will find information about how to use Tumblr.

I asked Instagrammers if it’s easier to make money with WordPress or another Content Management System.

Look:

best blogging platform to make money

100% responded, “WordPress.”

Google’s CMS, Blogger, was mentioned, but the writer advised against blogging at Blogger with the warning, “Blogger is dying.” That prediction was made in 2016 and Blogger is still here.

Someone did recommend monetizing with Blogger as a first-choice CMS, but that was in 2015.

On a personal note, I have used both Blogger, WordPress.com, and WordPress.org and found the easiest opportunities to monetize come with WordPress.org.

I actually heard WordPress.com has rules against monetization and the site can shut your blog down if you try. For that reason, I left WordPress.com and moved to WordPress.org. Have I made money with my blog? Yes!

If you want to see all the ways I monetize, check out my Contact page. I’m also an ebook author and I advertise my ebooks on my blog.

Bloggers should have a multitude of income streams. WordPress.org is the best blogging platform to make money for me since I’m allowed to vary my income sources.

Types of Blogs That Make Money

One question remains unanswered: What are the Best Types of Blogs that Make Money?

My guest author wrote a post about competitive niches. In the post, she shared the best types of blogs that make money.

Here they are:

  • Gaming
  • Travel Note: The travel industry is taking a huge financial loss during the Coronavirus pandemic outbreak.
  • Beauty
  • Language Learning

Wrapping Up: What is the Best Blogging Platform to Make Money?

Takeaways:

Bloggers use many monetization techniques.

The best blogging platform to make money in 2020 is WordPress.

In closing, what do you believe is the best blogging platform to make money? Why? I look forward to your views in the comment section.

Readers, please share so other bloggers wishing to monetize discover the best blogging platform to make money.

This post was about making money with your blog. If you are interested in making money on social media sites, check out this article on Social Payments.

Authors: Jennifer Martinez and Janice Wald

This post was made possible by the support of our readers.

  1. Amit Garg

    Hey

    Amazing piece of content.

    It’s been now 6 months for me in blogging, and I am making a decent amount of money by writing content for some of the clients and of course from affiliate marking from my blog.

    My blog is on WordPress, it’s very user-friendly and I am extremely happy with it.

    Thanks

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Amit,
      You should be happy with your blog if, after only 6 short months, you are monetizing. Congratulations.
      Thanks for commenting.
      Janice

  2. Stephen Carell

    Hey Janice, a short but well written article about website monetization. I stumbled on this website through another article related to office chair. I stayed through because I remember you, since you were mentioned as an influencer blogger on Nohatdigital.com a while ago.

    I myself work as an Amazon affiliate, and have worked through my way; when there were hardly any dedicated Amazon Niche site, to every other website being one.

    I haven’t used banner ads since then because as you know, they pay pennies.

    However, there’s a great surge in banner ads because major advertising companies are investing in banner ads, which has led to aggressive bidding and increase in income for regular bloggers.

    Services like Ezoic (Adsense partner) and Mediavine are nowadays offering better income for bloggers and which is making me lean towards banner ads once again!

    I’d also like to add that, religion based blogs are also making good amount of money these days, you should check on that too!

    Though once again, nice blog post and keep

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Stephen,
      Thanks for commenting. I appreciate your compliments. I also appreciate you telling me how you found my blog since I always wonder.
      I had not heard that about religious blogs. Thanks for the information. I also appreciate the insights about Ezoic and Mediavine. Thanks for contributing to the discussion.
      Janice

  3. Hazlo Emma

    Janice.
    Insightful blog for experts and newbies alike.
    With my experience, especially when ghost writing, it is such a surprise to see where the real money comes from – it is from the places that are least talked about or disclosed on the internet, except say for self created content, books, Tshirts, mugs, surveys, videos, photos, printables, apps, etc. We instead have all these generic blogs that do not give the real ‘nitty gritty’ or what really matters – ‘because how do you disclose where you actually get your daily bread from?’ The bloggings platforms that are least congested then carry the day – as others are busy bashing them, others are laughing all the way to the bank.
    Love sharing your work.
    H Emma | https://thextraordinarionly.com

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Emma,
      I loved reading your articulate comments.
      You wrote, “The blogging platforms that are least congested then carry the day.” May I ask which you are referring to? Certainly not WordPress, I assume the most crowded.
      I also loved your comment: “We instead have all these generic blogs that do not give the real ‘nitty gritty’ or what really matters…” As blogging tips coaches, you and I will make sure our readers don’t have generic blogs.
      Thanks for bringing us your insightful comments and for sharing my post.
      Janice

  4. Moss Clement

    Hi Jennifer & Janice,

    Your tips and insights are practical, and if one should follow and apply them correctly, they’ll make more profits than they imagine. For example, I started with writing for other businesses, and just one month after, I got my first client and worked with him for six months straigth. Ever since the rest is history. So the tips you presented here are proven to work.
    Thanks for sharing!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Moss,
      Thanks for coming by with this strong testimonial about the value of the tips. I agree when your blogging business goes on autopilot, freelance writing can be a lucrative career.
      Janice

  5. Rebecca Forstadt Olkowski

    WordPress.org is my platform of choice. I do affiliate marketing and also use Ezoic, which has been great. I am currently replacing Amazon links with other affiliate links since they have cut commissions so drastically. It’s good to diversify.

  6. Gaurav Kumar

    Hi Janice,

    I also recommend WordPress.org as the best platform to run self-hosted blogs. The reason why I recommend WordPress.org is because it gives the total control on the blog. You can completely customize your blog or website that you are running on WordPress.org.

    But, it doesn’t mean that other platforms are dying.

    Being unconventional is still a thing that works miraculously for many.

    Being lazy will not work even on the world’s best platform.

    Thanks for sharing this!

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