• Follow us

Internet

How To Make Money Blogging (The Practical Guide for 2019)

Make Money BloggingMake Money BloggingCan you make money blogging?What are the various ways to make money from blogging?How much can I earn?Can I talk about my life and make money?What should I blog about to make money?

These are just some of the most common question bloggers at various level (Beginners, Intermediate) have and in this exclusive guide, I’m helping you to answer all these questions. I will also show you best ways to make money blogging that you can use right away.

These methods are based on my 11 years of blogging experience and information that I have gathered attending and speaking at various blogging conferences. I have also shared screenshots of payments of a few income streams to give you a wider perspective.

If this is your first time here at ShoutMeLoud, I recommend you to read our about page to know what I do (Opens in a new tab).

A few years back, blogging was just another hobby that some people did in addition to working full-time jobs. Today, blogging still functions in that way, but a lot has changed.

In 2019,  blogging has become a profitable online profession. In today’s time, you can easily start a blog in less than 10 minutes.

All you need to do is create an account on Bluehost (They offer free domain name and automatically install WordPress blog for you)

Page Contents

How much money can you make money blogging?

There are bloggers who are earning more than $1 million/year with blogging and then there are bloggers who are making only $500-1000/year from their blog as they are working without the strategy.

By working on your content strategy and driving targeted traffic, you will be closer to A-lister bloggers who are minting millions of dollars. The numbers of such A-list bloggers are increasing as a lot of bloggers have started treating their blog as a serious business. You can check the ShoutMeLoud income reports here.

Can you blog about your life and make money from blogging?

This is another growing form of blogging where a lot of people talk about their day to day life and create a community around it. You may have seen a lot of them on YouTube as Video blogger and you can do the same on the blog or even on YouTube.

Some of the popular topic for this kind of blogging is:

LifestyleFashionTravelMotivationEntertainment

The key here is to keep it entertaining, add value and create a community around your brand. Depending upon your style and consistency, you could mint a lot of money with this strategy.

A lot of beginners also ask is, should I focus on blogging or vBlogging?

Well, it’s a good idea to have a mix of both. Producing video content (Recording, editing, and publishing) is time and money intensive, whereas creating text content takes lesser time. Having a good blend of both the technique will help you to grow faster and start significant earning sooner.

Gone are the days when we bloggers were only dependent on AdSense to make money from blogging. Now we have many more ad networks and monetization methods available which we can have increased the income potential from a blog by a great extent.

If you have been using these traditional methods of making money from your blog, it’s time to revise your blogging business plan. Make some new tweaks, change the design, and optimize the marketing aspects of your blog.

What are the ways bloggers make money (Various Income streams)

There are various methods that you can use to monetize your blog. Depending upon your level of blogging and the kind of blog, you could pick the method that matches your style. Do check the end of this article to get the answers to many important questions asked by bloggers like you.

Ways To Make Money from Your BlogWays To Make Money from Your BlogAd Networks like AdSense, Media.netDirect AdvertisementsAffiliate marketingNative AdvertisingPaid reviews/Sponsored postsSell Digital products (eBooks, Blueprints)Launch an Online CourseOffer Online consultingOffer Services based on your skills

Apart from the traditional forms of advertising, you can work on other monetization tricks. Instead of just adding ads, work on adding value for your advertiser.

It’s better to have 1 high paying ad than 4 low paying ads.

1. Ad networks: (Beginners)

There are ad networks which are the simplest and most used method for monetizing a blog.

The two Ad networks which are most popular are:

You need to have a blog to get approval on these ad networks. They show ads automatically based on the context of your article and also based on user interest. Most of the new blogs use these methods to monetize as it gives recurring income. Since the ads shown are of high quality, they don’t affect the user experience.

If your blog is having less than 300 views/day, then there are other ad networks which are listed here that you can use. However, your goal should be getting AdSense or Media.net approval as soon as you could.

The below screenshot is from my AdSense account to give you a clear picture of earning:

If you are using contextual advertisements and are not making enough that way, you should try moving to direct advertisements or affiliate advertisements.

2. Affiliate Marketing: (Most profitable method): Intermediate + Advanced

Affiliate advertisements are one of the best ways to make money since a single sale will make you a lot more money than a single click on a contextual ad. It’s something most of the bloggers are using these days and one of the most profitable avenues to make money from a blog.

[embedded content]

If you are new to it, read my beginners guide on what is affiliate marketing. Below infographic shows how this works:

In below screenshot you could see affiliate income from one of the program in one month period:

I have already covered affiliate marketing in depth:

And of course, ShoutMeLoud’s affiliate marketing eBook.

Here are some of the popular Affiliate marketing marketplace that you could join:

Amazon Affiliate programShareASalePartnerStackImpactRadiusAwinCommission Junction

Another great thing about Affiliate marketing is, you can use this technique on any blogging platforms such as Wix, Squarespace, Medium, Tumblr or even Facebook. All you need to do is, share your unique affiliate link of the product you are recommending, and when someone makes a purchase, you will end up earning a huge commission of the sale amount.

Affiliate marketing is the way, how a lot of bloggers are making millions of dollars every year from their blog. If you are wondering how much money you can make from affiliate marketing, below is my first 5-year earning report of affiliate earnings:

3. Sell your own eBooks: (Intermediate)

If you notice, the business model of most top bloggers has to do with selling their own products such as an eBook.

All you need to do is pick a topic, compile an eBook on that topic, and put it on sale on your blog or on Amazon. Once you are used to this process, you can earn a decent amount of money by selling eBooks online. Moreover, having your own product to sell is the best thing that you can do to generate passive income.

You can compile your articles into a well-structured book and sell it on your blog or on other platforms such as kdp.Amazon.com to earn money. This will also give you the credibility of becoming an author.

I have created three such books and have been selling them on various platforms.  Here at ShoutMeLoud, I use EDD WordPress plugin to sell books and you can see an example listing here.

One of my most popular book “Affiliate marketing Book” is also being sold on Amazon and this is adding recurring income.

You can use freelancing network like Fiverr to get someone to design a book cover.

You can also consider selling physical products on your blog using WooCommerce.

Here are 3 guides that you can refer to learn more about launching your book:

4. Native Advertising

Native advertising has been one of the forefronts of making money from blogging. Especially, news and jobs kind of blogs can make really high income with Native advertising.

There are a few native advertising solutions which are worth your time and effort of implementation.

5. Launch online course (Membership site): AdvancedCan you convert your textbook into a video format? Can you add the checklist, downloadable templates?Can you create a 1-2 hour video course?

If your answer is yes, then this method is definitely for you. Thanks to technology, now launching an online course are easy for anyone and if you are giving the unique course, your chances of reaching $ 1 million goals are really high.

To sell your online course. Here is a screenshot of ShoutUniversity, where you can learn WordPress, Affiliate marketing and AdSense by just watching videos.

You can use platforms like:

To create and sell your online course.

6. Direct Advertisements (Intermediate)

There’s no question that AdSense is the best advertisement program for bloggers, but it has some limitations. The biggest limitation is the amount you get paid per click.

If you manage to grab direct advertisements, replace those AdSense units with direct ads instead.

You can try AdClerks or use a plugin like WPAdvancedAds to secure direct advertisements. For me, this kind of ad is the best, most stable, and highest paying. You should also have a detailed advertisement page for your blog.

The best way to do it is, create a professional email address like [email protected] using Google apps. Then use HubSpot free CRM to setup the process. The below workflow is what I use here at ShoutMeLoud to handle such inquiries.

You can set this up on Hubspot free CRM and this will improve your workflow in a great way.

Here are a few articles to check out:

7. Sponsored Reviews (All level)

Paid reviews are a great way to boost your monthly income. You can quickly make $10 or more from a small review post. I personally make a minimum of $1200 from every review at ShoutMeLoud.

When doing paid reviews, there are a few things which you need to take care of:

Here are a few websites to find paid reviews/sponsored content opportunities:

7. Run campaign for brands: (Intermediate and advanced)

This one is perfect for any type of blog with an established audience base. You could help brands reach the target audience by running the campaign for them. For this, you will be doing a brand collaboration, running webinars, even paid Ads or making videos.

You will see an increased number of blogs doing it with various brands. Keep an eye on this type as its already becoming one of the hottest way to monetize a blog.

9. Services

Based on your skills, you can offer various services.  Depending on what are you good at, you can offer content writing, logo creation, SEO, and so on.

In the past, I used to offer WordPress, SEO and hosting related services. Offering services not only help you to make money but also gives you more use cases which help you hone your skills. I have had time when I was earning more than $2000/month only by offering services.

In fact, launching your own services is pretty easy. All you need to do is create a page on your blog and list the services that you are offering. Make sure to place the link of that page in your blog navbar and prominent space for the maximum visibility.

Make it easier for your audience to contact you and inquire more about your services. As you deal with your first 2-3 clients, you will have ample ideas to improve the sales process of your services. In fact, you will be able to automate some of the things like payment and follow-up.

FAQ’s about How to Make Money BloggingCan you actually make money blogging?

I’m living proof of someone who can make a handsome living with blogging. A lot depends on how consistent and persistent you are. In my case, I was working almost 14 hours every day for 4 years to reach this stage where I’m earning more than $40K/month from blogging.

As the online space has matured, now there are more opportunities to make money via blogging. The only thing is, you need to be consistent for almost a year before you start making decent money to quit your job or to plan your life on blogging income.

What should I blog about to make money?

In case if you don’t want to blog about your life and wondering about the best topic from the blog monetization perspective, here are 4 factors that you should consider.

Passion: Things that you are already passionate about or have an interest in. This thing doesn’t have to be something you are learning at an academy or at your job, but it could be as simple as something that your friends, family, and others call you to take your opinion. For example, Cars, Food, Finance, Travel.  Take a pen and paper, and label it as “Passion list”. Now, list down every topic that you think you have an interest and you could blog about.Traffic and trend: You would want to ensure that there are decent traffic and interest in the topic that you have discovered by creating your passion list. Trends will give you an idea if this topic is growing or dying. Trends.google.com is a free tool that let you gauge the traffic trend of any topic.Monetization: The 3rd factor that will help you to find profitable blogging idea is an option for monetization. You need to see how you planning to monetize your blog. Is it going to be Ad network such as AdSense or is it going to be Affiliate marketing?. To give you a perspective, “Whatsapp” as a topic is growing really fast and you may be passionate about it, but the monetization sucks. Even with high traffic, making money is negligible.Competition: This is the last but not the least factor. If you are getting into a competitive niche, you will find it hard to stand out and also outrank existing big players. I don’t mean to demotivate you but if you have a choice between 2-3 topics, pick the one with medium or low competition. If you end up picking a broader niche, for example, fashion, in a competitive niche, it would just take a few extra months to ace it. So, you need to keep this in mind when looking at the competition.I suggest you browse more articles of ShoutMeLoud to get a clear understanding of picking up a niche.

How will you receive Blogging payment?

Your advertisers could be sitting at a different part of the world and there are 5 popular ways by which you can receive payment from all over the world. These are also popular ways by which these companies pay.PayPalPayoneerTransferwiseWire transfer (Your bank)CoinBase (Crypto payment)Once you start making money, it’s a good idea to have an account on all the above website which let you receive payments. They are all free to join and easy to use. You can also use these above services to pay freelancers or virtual assistant in the future.

There are a lot of ways you can make money from blogging, but I would recommend not overwhelming yourself and instead implementing them one by one.

All the above ideas work great, and you should find out what works best for your specific blogging niche.

Here are a few more articles which will help you to make money from your blog:

What strategy do you use to earn money from your blog? Let me know in the comments below.

Like this article? Don’t forget to share it!

Subscribe on Youtube

Sharing is caring

1.4K Shares

Read More



Leave A Comment

More News

TechRadar: Internet news

Microsoft's dual-screen Surface device may use liquid-powered hinges New! 2019-09-14 13:49:48New patent reveals a foldable, dual-screen Microsoft device to boast fluid-filled hinge.

Apple is neglecting the MacBook in favor of 2019-09-14 11:30:54As Apple fawned over its latest expensive smartphone, its silence about a new MacBook was deafening.

The LG G8X ThinQ has a secret weapon 2019-09-14 11:00:03No more sticky fingers in the way of your headshots, thanks to LG G8X ThinQ's novel second display.

Oculus Insight: how Facebook unplugged VR and opened 2019-09-14 10:00:00We talk to Facebook Zurich about the challenges of making VR accessible, and its plans for the future of virtual reality.

More details of Facebook's video streaming Portal box 2019-09-14 09:30:58The next Portal box could bring Netflix and Disney to your TV, as well as letting you make audio and video calls.

The 'magic' buttons on this Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 2019-09-14 07:00:00A big step towards in-car controls that are as intuitive to use as an iPad.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake has a turn-based ‘Classic 2019-09-14 05:45:14Final Fantasy 7 will have a Classic Mode for those who prefer turn-based combat to real-time action.

The Pixel 4 camera app leaks, showing off 2019-09-14 05:30:30Photo and video capture is sure to feature heavily in the Pixel 4 reveal, and now we know more about what to expect

Fury vs Wallin live stream: how to watch 2019-09-14 05:25:54Tonight's the night - watch the Gypsy King in action in Sin City. See how to live stream Fury vs Wallin from absolutely anywhere.

Pokémon Sword and Shield release date, trailers, and 2019-09-14 04:46:08Everything you need to know about the latest generation of Pokémon games, Pokémon Sword and Shield.

Official Sword and Shield website teases a brand 2019-09-14 04:39:46Game Freak and The Pokémon Company have posted a mysterious teaser for a brand new Pokémon.

iPhone pre-orders are live: these are the top 2019-09-14 04:19:47Get in early on Apple's latest trio of handsets - we've found the best iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max deals you can pre-order.

TechCrunch » Enterprise

HashiCorp announces fully managed service mesh on Azure 2019-09-10 12:48:50Service mesh is just beginning to take hold in the cloud native world, and as it does, vendors are looking for ways to help customers understand it. O

HashiCorp expands Terraform free version, adds paid tier 2019-09-10 11:01:24HashiCorp has had a free tier for its Terraform product in the past, but it was basically for a single user. Today, the company announced it was expan

Payments giant Stripe debuts a credit card in 2019-09-10 11:00:27Last week, when the popular payments startup Stripe made some waves with its first move into money lending through the launch of Stripe Capital, we re

Work Life Ventures raises $5M for debut enterprise 2019-09-10 10:00:55Brianne Kimmel on her debut fund: "I want to be mindful that I am a female GP and I feel honored to have that title."

New investment firm wants to change the way 2019-09-10 09:27:09The three founders of York IE have a vision about how to change the way early stage startups get funding. They have experience shattering norms, havin

Snyk grabs $70M more to detect security vulnerabilities 2019-09-10 09:11:23A growing number of IT breaches has led to security becoming a critical and central aspect of how computing systems are run and maintained. Today, a s

Q-CTRL raises $15M for software that reduces error 2019-09-10 09:00:30As hardware makers continue to work on ways of making wide-scale quantum computing a reality, a startup out of Australia that is building software to

Latest Adobe tool helps marketers work directly with 2019-09-10 08:09:35Adobe has a lot going on with Analytics and the Customer Experience Platform, a place to gather data to understand customers better. Today, it announc

With its Kubernetes bet paying off, Cloud Foundry 2019-09-09 15:25:59More than 50% of the Fortune 500 companies are now using the open-source Cloud Foundry Platform-as-a-Service project — either directly or throug

Spendesk raises $38.4 million for its corporate card 2019-09-09 02:01:16French startup Spendesk has raised another $38.4 million in a Series B round, with existing investor Index Ventures leading the round. The company has

APIs are the next big SaaS wave 2019-09-06 13:56:50While the software revolution started out slowly, over the past few years it’s exploded and the fastest-growing segment to-date has been the shi

Top VCs say the landscape for enterprise startups 2019-09-06 12:01:34Yesterday at TechCrunch’s Enterprise event in San Francisco, we sat down with three venture capitalists who spend a lot of their time thinking a

Digital Trends

GPS 3 is the future of navigation, and 2019-09-14 04:00:48GPS III is the next generation global navigation system and its development is in full swing. Here is everything you wanted to know about GPS III and

5 ways that future A.I. assistants will take 2019-09-14 04:00:28What will it take to push today's artificial intelligence voice assistant technology to the next level? Here are 5 game-changing next-gen challenges

Save up to $300 off the Arlo and 2019-09-13 20:00:54Smart home security camera applications range from baby cams to large multi-camera installations connected to 24/7 monitoring services. Amazon slashed

Best Buy drops select MacBook Air and MacBook 2019-09-13 19:30:34Looking for a great deal on a brand new MacBook Air or MacBook Pro? Best Buy has some great deals as it looks to clear its inventory of last years mod

Director James Gunn offers a warning with The 2019-09-13 18:15:01James Gunn revealed the cast for The Suicide Squad, a soft relaunch of the supervillain franchise featuring a long list of new and returning cast memb

Why you may have to wait longer to 2019-09-13 18:14:56Macmillan wants to limit the number of e-books libraries can provide when new titles publish. The American Library Association says this will hurt and

Facebook may be planning a TV takeover with 2019-09-13 18:08:39Facebook may be working on an Apple TV and Fire TV rival. According to a new report, the social media company is hoping to take its Portal device to y

Analogue’s DAC allows you to connect modern throwback 2019-09-13 16:53:21Analogue has created a new digital-to-analog converter (affectionally called DAC) that allows you to experience classic games on a classic display.

MoviePass will officially shut down its movie subscription 2019-09-13 16:19:12Discount movie ticket service MoviePass will officially cease operations on September 14, putting the final nail in the coffin of the service that has

The 15 best tech jobs boast top salaries, 2019-09-13 16:08:03High-paying tech jobs abound at companies where people love to work. If you’re ready to make a change, this is a great time to look for somethin

From Air to Pro, here are the best 2019-09-13 16:07:44If you’re in the market for a new Apple laptop, let us make your work a little easier: We hunted down the best up-to-date MacBook deals availabl

Netflix’s Mindhunter: 10 shocking facts about the characters 2019-09-13 16:03:35Here's a breakdown of the most interesting facts about characters from the Netflix true crime series Mindhunter, including the FBI agents and serial


Disclaimer and Notice:WorldProNews.com is not responsible of these news or any information published on this website.