Do You Want to Make Money from Your Blog

By: | February 4, 2015 | Tags: , , , |
You can make money from your blog without many blog followers.

You can make money from your blog without many blog followers.

With only a few blog followers?  Do you like money? (Don’t we all?)  Would you like more money?  Would you like your blogging efforts to literally pay off in more money in your pocket?  Are you afraid you can’t monetize your blog since you don’t have enough blog followers?

This post will tell you that you can, and how you can because I know people who did.

Do you spend so much time on your blog that it might as well be a second job for you?

Now it can be because you can get ads on your blog even without enough blog followers.  How many is enough?  A thousand followers?  A thousand page views?

I’m here to tell you that none of that matters.  What matters is how many people have the potential to see your blog.  That is what advertisers want to see–how many eyes are on your blog.

This is a question of simple math.  Let’s try it, shall we?

Blog Followers

I found out that the Liebster Award is an award given to small blogs.  The blogs are considered “small” since they have 200 or fewer followers.  Let’s assume a hypothetical blogger has 200 followers.  (I am happy to say that thanks to the loyal support of my subscribers, I no longer qualify for the Liebster Award.)


In a recent post, How You Can Increase Your Blog Traffic Using Triberr, I explained that the “eyes of my blog” through Triberr equaled 729,000 people.  I was wrong.  I now have 736,000 eyes on my blog.


According to Tribber, which is used in conjunction with Twitter, I have 2,176 eyes on my blog since I have 2,176 Twitter followers, and I post my blog links on Twitter.

Google Plus

Latest count: I have 220 Google Plus followers.  I also post my blog links in all their communities, too.  One of the communities where I post my links has over 23,000 members, but for the sake of making my point in this post, we will use a lowball figure of 220 eyes on my blog from Google Plus.


203 followers and counting– I even got a Pinterest follower while typing this post!.  (It’s a new passion of mine.)


764 Facebook friends.  (Is that a lot or a little?  I hope I don’t look unpopular now.)

Tumblr, Flickr, Instagram

Hey, I’m new to all three, so… let’s round up and say 10 combined.

If these numbers all belonged to me, the grand total of all the eyes on my blog would equal 739,573 people.  That’s 74% of a million.  Almost three-fourths of a million people would be looking at my blog.  For me, it’s actually more than that due to the fact that I have more than 200 blog followers, and the total of all the Google Plus Communities that I have joined and post my blog in.

Let’s review my original question: How many is enough to make extra money from your blog?  One of my friends that was able to get blog monetization had a million eyes on her blog.  I’m not too far off.  When I get the number of eyes on my blog up to one million, I will be able to try to start blogging for money.  If you do the math, so can you.

Sharing is caring.  If you know bloggers who would find this post encouraging, please share.

Readers, I’d love to hear from you.  Have you been able to make extra money from your blog?  What reason or reasons would you cite that you were able to?  I look forward to your comments.







    • Janice Wald

      Hi Mark,
      Thanks for reading what I wrote and writing. You were my first commenter on that post =).
      Regarding your Triberr comment: I explained Triberr at length and I wanted to make sure you got to read the explanation in detail. Here’s the post link.
      Thanks again for checking in with me tonight.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Lucy,
      Thanks for writing me. I wrote about the value of guest posting this week and thought of you. I had a good experience. Someone wrote in response to my post that you will have a good experience if the person you are hosting “promotes” you. You really did that for me. Thank you. I’ve never guest hosted, but when I do, I will follow you as an example of how to host well.
      Thanks again for all the support you’ve given me.

  1. Mommy's Kitchen

    Encouraging post I am also new and recieved a Liebster award which I no longer qualify for 🙂 That’s a good thing !

    • Janice Wald

      I’m happy for you. Please send me tips. How did you grow your blog? Thanks,

    • Janice Wald

      Hey Bella,
      Well, you know what they say… We all get by with a little help from our friends. At least the Beatles say that. LOL. Thanks for being a good friend to me.

  2. Kathy

    Congratulations on growing your blog as you go. I’ve decided that I do not want to monetize my blog so I won’t be adding ads. (Although I was invited by BlogHer to join the network.) I think it all depends upon your blogging goals. I did accept a sponsored post so far because it fit right into what I regularly writ about but I’m picky. Again, it all depends on your goals. Of course being very clear about those goals and then doing whatever can to get there is so important. Good Luck!

    • Janice Wald

      It sounds like I could use advise from you!
      1. How can I get an invitation by BlogHer to join their network?
      2. How can I find a paid sponsorship?
      Thanks for helping me realize MY goals by sending suggestions.

  3. Erika Grediaga

    I need to check out Triberr too… thanks for all your tips, as always!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Erika,
      Many readers are unfamiliar with Triberr. I’m glad I can share new information considering so much is written about that’s been known for years. I’m happy to help. Thanks for writing me.

  4. Carolann

    I agree! I think reaching out to the right sponsors is a big plus too. With hard work, you can make anything happen!

    • Janice Wald

      Hey, I definitely want to make money from my blog. Do you have ideas on how I can “reach out to sponsors”? Where do I start? I have hard work in me, LOL. Thanks for any ideas you can send me.

  5. Brandi Clevinger

    And you are growing each day with all that social media! Nice job!

    I don’t make a lot of money with my blog, but the money isn’t the reason I blog so any money is a bonus 🙂

    • Janice Wald

      Money is one of the reasons I want to grow my blog. Where do I start? Where did you start? Who did you contact, or did they contact you? Thanks for the guidance.

  6. Lauren

    I know nothing about Triberr. I’m going to have to look into that! I’ve never thought to add up all my numbers before. That might be quite encouraging!! Thanks. #SITSBlogging

  7. Pretty Wellness

    I know nothing about Triberr, too and will look into it. Thanks. #sitsblogging

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  9. Daniela Apostol

    Hi! Thank you for the great post, lots to learn from. I’ve recently switched to a self-hosted site and am now trying to grow my food blog. Going slowly at the beginning l guess, as now l’m focusing on producing quality recipes and make the blog stand out.
    Your tips are very welcome, l was trying to find info about how to increase traffic on my blog.
    Thanks a lot!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Daniela,
      Thank you so much for the kind words about my article.
      In regards to how to increase traffic to your blog, that is my main subtopic. It’s virtually all I write about. For example, Saturday I have a post scheduled to publish that explains how to get 1,406 page views in one day. I have other articles that explain how to get thousands of blog subscribers in a short time without gimmicks, of course.
      I would like to encourage you to subscribe to my blog to get my posts when they are published. I have free incentives for subscribing too.
      In the meantime, I would like to give you the links to my other articles about how to make money from blogging. I have an additional article in draft form.
      Nice to meet you today. How did you find my blog? I always wonder. Thanks.

      • Daniela Apostol

        Thank you very much for your reply, much appreciated. I will read your articles, they are all very interesting. Your blog is amazing, it is great to find some answers to my questions about growing a blog ?

        • Janice Wald

          Hi Daniela,
          1. Thank you so much for following my blog! I sent you an invitation to pin to our group Pinterest board. Pinterest is a gold mine for food bloggers.
          2. I added your blog to the link exchange under “Food”.
          Welcome, and if you are in the U.S., Happy Thanksgiving

        • Janice Wald

          Thank you so much for the kind words about my blog. I am excited to have you as a subscriber. This Sunday I have a post coming out on how to get blog traffic from Pinterest. Pinterest users love food posts.

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