This Is the Way You Can Make Big Money Blogging Now

By: | February 7, 2016 | Tags: , , , , , |

Make money from your #blogDo you share the dream?

Not the American dream but the bloggers’ dream.

Do you know what it is?

It is to make money blogging.

Yet, according to statistics, 96% of bloggers fail at making money online.

You don’t have to feel guilty to want to make money online. You can still want to empower people.

Hoping to earn money from your blogging efforts does not have to be a source of guilt. It doesn’t mean you want to help your readers any less.

MoneySavingMom agrees. “If you are going to spend so much time producing great content, you should also get paid for your time.”

Everybody’s Doing It

According to Keesha Metcalf, one of the reasons people start blogs is to earn an income from the Internet.

Metcalf actually makes earning money from the Internet sound easy. She explains the key is finding a niche where there is high-interest. She offers fitness and personal finances as an example. Sites like exist to help you figure out what’s popular, so you know which topics are high interest.

Neil Patel claims anyone can make $100,000 a year from their blog. Blogger Alexander James has taken him up on his challenge and his trying to do just that.

Sue Anne Dunlevie knows of people making one million dollars a year from their online business.

So many people are making money online, it has even become trendy for bloggers like Chantal to publish their income reports.

How to Make Money Blogging

  1. Petition WP to have ads on your site.
  2. Accept donations. Have a credit card on your site. Jason Cushman has a credit card on his site, so people can make donations.
  3. Accept money for sponsored blog posts. FatJoe’s Blogger Outreach Program sponsors bloggers’ posts. They pay a small stipend to you for publishing their article. Companies pay them to embed their links into the post.
  4. Accept money for sponsored Pinterest pins. Loop 88 pays people to pin as advertisements
  5. Offer your services on Fiverr. Nico Puegher reported he made money quickly on Fiverr. People who make money on Fiverr make $5.00 a gig; however, the price increases in conjunction with how complicated the jobs are.
  6. Offer your services on Upwork (formerly Upwork is like Fiverr, but the users tend to get paid more.
  7. Start a service. Trey Morgan recommends starting a service that solves a problem for your readers.
  8. Be an affiliate of a product that solves that problem. If you look in my right sidebar, you will see that I just became an affiliate of my host, A Small Orange.
  9. Use to find paying jobs for bloggers. Clarissa Wilson reports being pleased with the income she has made from ProBlogger.
  10. Have a membership site. Daniela Uslan charges $50.00 a month to be a member of her site.
  11. Write an ebook. You could sell it through the Amazon kindle program which has a good reputation. Get it reviewed. If you trade service for service, you might be able to get it reviewed for free. You could also sell it on your site. This is called Passive Income— when you are doing very little work, but you are still earning an income.
  12. Use which has the potential for bloggers to make money. Bloggers like Michelle report making money from Sverve, and that was when she was only blogging for one week. Chantal Steele also reports making money from Sverve.
  13. Become an affiliate of companies that relate to your blogging niche. Many companies pay $50.00 for each referral.  I am an affiliate of A Small Orange and Jill’s Virtual Assistant.
  14. Outsource a job. You can spend less but make more even though you’ll have to put out money initially.
  15. Have Google Adsense on your site. If you look to your right, you will see I have ads. Google Adsense sends a check when the clicks on the links reach a certain amount.
  16. Become an Amazon affiliate. Karissa Ancell is an Amazon affiliate. When people click her link, she gets money.
  17. Conduct webinars. Some webinars charge to attend.  Others are free but try to entice the participant into paying for further help. A webinar is a video conference. Utilizing webinar software can greatly enhance the management and presentation of these virtual events.
  18. Ghostwrite. A ghostwriter is also called a freelance writer. ProBlogger, WriteJobsInfo, and BeyondYourBlog are great places to look for ghostwriter jobs.
  19. Sell advertising space on your blog. I sell advertising space in my right sidebar.
  20. Sell a course. is the place many bloggers are selling their courses. Ruth Soukup turned her Ebook into a course called “The Elite Blog Academy.”
  21. Become a motivational speaker. Now that you’ve got credibility in your area, you could empower people off line. Christoph explained he makes a great deal of money this way. Blogger Tammy Bleck is also a motivational speaker who started speaking at colleges after receiving success as a blogger.

Whatever you decide to do as your way of making money, the best people to market your products and services to are your Email list. Each time you get a happy customer, make sure you get a testimonial. Social proof is important in order to get more customers.

Marketer Mark Newsome  prefers video testimonials. He explains they advertise his marketing services for him.

Uh-oh… When Making Money Can Be a Problem frowns on its users making money from blogging.

Consider this comment from a reader: I use so things are a little different, I can’t use Google Adsense (which sucks), but I want to be able to monetize it [my blog] somehow.

I heard gets angry if their users accept money online. Others I’ve spoken with have heard this as well.

Lately, users seem to be making the move to Jason Cushman is an example of a blogger who previously insisted he wasn’t close to making the move to self-hosting, and just recently made the switch.

My article 18 Important Things You Should Know About Self-Hosting offers a nice overview of the pros and cons of self-hosting.

When you are ready, if you decide to make the move to self-hosting, I am a huge fan of A Small Orange which is why I became an affiliate.

In closing, there are many ways your blogging can lead to making money. Most of them require self-hosting. However, while the majority require self-hosting, not all of them do.

Many people are making money from their blogs. Why couldn’t you be one of them?

Readers, please share, so other bloggers know the possibilities for blog monetization.

Are there any ways to make money blogging I left out? Are there any other sites that pay bloggers? I look forward to your views.


Related Posts:

How to Make Money From Blogging Even if No One is Paying You Part I

How to Make Money From Blogging Even if No One is Paying You Part II

  1. Debbie

    I make most of my money through sponsored posts. I belong to several organizations that offer opportunities, including Clever Girls Network, Linqia, Collective Bias, Tap Influence, and a couple more I can’t think of at 5 am on a Sunday morning.

    I also earn money with social media sharing from Blogher and Izea. I used to belong to the Blogher advertising network, which I quit because of a lack of control over the types of ads, but that is another option. There are several other ad networks, but ncluding Mode Media (which may have a new name, I’m not sure. They used to be Glam).

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Debbie,
      Thank you so much for all your additional ideas. I will look into these. I have received sponsored posts, but I will check out these other possibilities. Thank you for writing.

  2. John Doe

    What a great post. Thank you for all those resources for making money. Show our host some blogging love and comment on this blog letting her know how you make money on your blog or which one of her list of 21 you are going to try. Debbie I read your articulate comments all the time and never realized you had so many revenue streams.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi John,
      Great to hear from you! Thanks for your kind words. You are such a supportive reader.

  3. Melinda

    Hey BBFFJ, I was so excited when I saw this title!! That’s what I want to do! I especially like the ebook option. Work once, keep getting paid!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi BBFFM,
      That’s exactly what Passive Income is. You just let the book sell itself and make money for you once it’s written.
      Are you familiar with Linda Bethea? She is a humor blogger like you. She is writing an Ebook.

  4. Brenda Pace

    Hi Janice,

    You’ve shared some fabulous ways to make money online! I use Adsense and Sponsored Content on one of my sites. It works out alright. I like the idea of having a product or service to sell as well. Going to pass these al8ng. Thanks!


    • Janice Wald

      Hi Brenda,
      Great to hear from you. Thanks for writing. Thanks for sharing my ideas as well. I use AdSense but so far have seen very little income from it. I am excited about a book I have in the works, my blogging service, and I have sponsored posts every now and again. I am just starting to pursue Sverve.

  5. dgkaye

    Janice, thanks for this valuable information. I’ve bookmarked in my promotional folder and plan to look into this later this year. Shared around town! 🙂

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Debby,
      I am so glad you are interested in my post. I assumed your monetization strategies would come into play more with the promotion of your novels. I am getting an Ipad for my birthday (I think) in April. I want to remember to load your book on when I do. Thanks so much for sharing. I saw you shared. I really appreciate it so much.

  6. Carol

    Lots of great ideas once again..Thank you Janice. I know I must make that step into self hosting but it’s scary, for me any way who is not that PC literate, it takes this grey matter a tad longer than many but I plod on. 😉

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Carol,
      Thanks for writing. Great to hear from you. I just became an affiliate of A Small Orange, so perhaps you’ll go through the if and when you feel ready. As far as the tech, I am with you. I have no confidence, but I have a wonderful tech woman who helps me.

  7. Waqar Ahmed

    Hello Janice.

    Very nice, comprehensive and realistic post.
    For now I am not aiming for making money from my blog. I am doing it just for my satisfaction. It’s my hobby to write and read.
    But yeah, may be in future I will think to monetize my blog. 🙂

    Best regards,

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Waqar,
      Thank you for reading what I wrote, your kind words about my article, and your comments.
      I loved the thrill of writing and seeing other’s reactions (like yours). However, I felt I was working too hard not to be able to have a chance of making money too.
      I appreciate your perspective.

  8. Lisa Orchard

    Great post! I’m always looking for ways to improve my blog and increase my exposure!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Lisa,
      Thanks for writing me. I appreciate the compliments. I hoped that with 21 tips, there would be an idea for everyone.
      Thanks for the visit.

  9. bree

    Thanks for the info on monetizing a blog! I’m just getting started with blogging. I absolutely love writing and am so excited to have the opportunity to share with others. Monetizing will hopefully allow us to continue and expand, which is great! Thanks for this post, it’s really helpful!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Bree,
      Nice to meet you. I am glad you found the information helpful. If you are a new blogger, this is the site for you. I help new bloggers here. I would love to encourage you to subscribe, so you never miss a post and get free incentives like access to our group Pinterest board and StumbleUpon group.

    • Janice Wald

      By the way, I tried to return the blog love and visit your site, but I got an error message, “Couldn’t execute.”

      • Bree

        Hi Janice,
        Thank you for letting me know! I’ll try to figure out why it would say that. When I click on the link, it works so hopefully I can figure out what the problem is! 🙂

        The website is Thanks for the reply and for trying to go to the site! I will definitely sign up for your newsletter.

        • Janice Wald

          Hi Bree,
          I am happy if I could help. I would love it if you subscribed. I would love to have your permanent readership! How exciting! I will look forward to that!

  10. Brenda Smith

    Indeed a great post about making money online.

    Nowadays people are getting very much creative and wants to make some extra money from home.

    The topic ” Make money from home ” is very much interesting and people get very much excited when they get to know about it. But people should understand, this isn’t that much easy as they are thinking.

    According to me, Making money through Blogging and affiliate marketing is the best ways among all others explained here.

    But to earn through blogging and affiliate marketing, You must need to work hard with lots of dedication.

    You must have to follow these important steps.

    1. You have to choose a profitable niche from which you can earn by promoting affiliate products.
    2. Build a blog on that niche and provide helpful content to others.
    3. Promote your content among potential readers
    4. Drive traffic to your site and make money through it.

    These are the basic steps you need to take to earn through blogging.

    BTW Thanks for sharing such a wonderful post with us. 😀

  11. Vikram Soni

    Thank you Janice, Post is very helpful for beginners like me. I have started to blog just 3 months ago. Well, this is very common issue for all and most of them fail to get some money online. Surely, It would be very fruitful content for all.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Vikram,
      Congratulations on starting your blog recently. I help new bloggers at my site. If you could take just a moment to sign up, I can send you more #MakeMoneyOnline blogs or whatever help you need.

  12. Mark

    That is an awesome list of proven ways to earn money blogging Janice!

    And there is some type of proven monetization strategy available to
    practically any serious blogger.

    I really like that fact, you shared such a wide range of income generating

    So no matter what a persons particular preference is, you have provided
    potential money making strategy for them to consider.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Mark,
      I just saw this comment you left on my money-making strategies post in October. Sorry I missed it. I do appreciate your comments. I am glad you liked the article.

  13. Donna Harvey

    Hi Janice, I hope you can help me. I have two Blog’s. One I’ve worked on for over a year. I wrote about whatever. i decided that people may be confuse if they visited and could not figure out what it was about. So, I started my new Blog. I am a Gardener, Landscaper and Designer. So I thought If I wrote strictly about those subjects people would notice. I haven’t had any visitors or comments yet. I decided to do a free give away with subscription, but I don’t know what plug-in to use accomplish that (suggestions would be helpful). I also spent a lot of time visiting others Blogs and followed with the promise that they would follow my Blog. One of them was yours and the other ladies that work wiht you. I didn’t un-follow them because I gave my word I would follow, I do think they are wonderful and helpful Blogs. I have tried affiliate marketing, but am having trouble getting them to work on my site, I use DIVI Theme on WordPress. Maybe my Post are not worth reading, I just love to see a comment that says so, or one that says they love it. I really need your help and suggestion, and it would be much appreciated. Thanks Donna

    • Janice Wald

      HI Donna,
      I am going to send an email addressing your concerns there.

  14. Emenike Emmanuel

    Hi Janice,

    Thank you so much for this. I’m so happy for these amazing ways of making money online you stated here.

    At the moment, I’m only using about 3 of these, Adsense, eBook sales and services.. I don’t use any of the bidding sites but I hope to do someday to try out how things work there



    • Janice Wald

      Hi Emenike,
      Thanks for writing. I’m glad you liked the post. What are bidding sites?

  15. Bree

    Thank you Janice for this post, and all the others I have recently been exploring. Your advice, referred sources, guest bloggers, and amazing content are exceptional sources of help for all bloggers, and most FAQ’s. Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom and experience with your fellow bloggers! I have recommended your site on Facebook. And for anyone needing help, including me, you are the “GO TO GIRL”
    Thank you so much! This is the only site we need for all information re blogging. Simply the best!
    All gratitude and love!
    Me and our dog blogger Bree! ❤️
    She is looking forward to her guest post on your site in September.
    God Bless all, with special prayers for our fellow hoomans and pets in storm affected areas!

    • Janice Wald

      Thank you so much for recommending me to people, Bree. I am glad you liked the post as well. I am also looking forward to your upcoming guest post.

  16. Tunde Sanusi (Tuham)

    A lot of people are missing the monetization part of blogging simply because they are focusing on the wrong side.
    Like most people quite believe Adsense is the only way to monetize a blog but you just shared more than 11+ methods of earning!

    Nice share but do try and make your post more detailed so Newbie can easily find it to comprehend

  17. Lea

    You have a way of breaking everything down so it is easy for me (as a non-blogger) to understand. Like I’ve said before in other comments I’m going to start a blog at the end of the year. Before I read your blog I thought that as a blogger I had to have a huge following before I could make money blogging.

    I’ll be doing round ups (not sure how often right now) and will include you in them. You’ve been so helpful!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Lea,
      I would be honored to be included in your roundup. Thank you for thinking to include me and the wonderful compliments you left me here today. I truly appreciate your compliments on my writing style. I am a teacher by day, so I suppose that helps.
      Regarding roundups: I have one planned for this Sunday, so stay tuned!
      Thanks again for your flattering comments and for writing me today. I am glad you enjoyed my article.

  18. Cory

    Great list of ways to make money!

    I recommend new bloggers use affiliate marketing as their main income source early on since traffic levels are usually low. When traffic rises then you can look to making money with ads. I see many bloggers using Mediavine and that’s what I’m working towards.

    For now, affiliate marketing is work slow but still good for the traffic I get.

  19. Taljinder Singh

    Very nice idea for making money but Now i justt want to promote my blog on google so please suggest me some tools for that i am from India and now I dont have any idea to promote my India music blog so please check my site and suggest if there is any kind of major mistake from me and my blog site. thank you for sharing this article with me.

  20. Taljinder

    Very nice info about blogs and writing tips please keep sharing always with us its very important and useful for my blog site , can i ask you to all please suggest me how can i promote my blog site on google or other browser for more traffics .???????

  21. Riya Rathod

    Thank you for these great tips.

    I am finally getting good traffic numbers, and I want to start monetizing my blog. Adsense has not been working well, so i am definitely looking at other ways to monetize.

    Thanks for all these great ideas here. Can’t wait to get started!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Riya,
      I’m glad you liked my post which shared how to make money with your blog.
      You mentioned your struggles with Adsense. I’d like to recommend the Yahoo/Bing alternative, With, you get a designated account manager to guide you.
      Here is the information Thanks for writing.

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