I am asked almost everyday how I make money from blogging. Blogging is something that a lot of people are interested in but not really sure how to start. I also think people are not sure if blogging can be a stream of income for them. It took me 3 years to get tot a point where I do have some passive income from my blog and I’m going to share with you my top 3 ways of how I make money from blogging!
I think for most people, they think making money from ads is going to be so simple however this is the part that actually took me awhile! I needed to have my blog well established and continue to be creating trending content in order to see any money from this area. If you notice, I have ads on almost every page of my blog and they’re often about things you would actually be interested in.
I like to use Google Adsense not only because it’s super easy to install but I find that it also does the best job of staying relevant with my content. My biggest tips for running ads on your site is to make sure they have something to do with your content and there aren’t too many of them. You want your content to shine, not the ads!
Oddly enough, I just started linking everything this past year. I realized that a great stream of passive income is affiliate links. Every time have on an outfit or a product, I always make sure to use my link generators in order to earn a commission from them.
You do have to make sure that you are disclosing whether or not something is an affiliate link to stay transparent with your audience. I just usually do a little disclaimer so people know that I get a very small kickback if they purchase through my link. Not only can you use affiliate links on your blog but you can also use them on your socials which just boosts your stream of income.
The first two ways of making money from blogging are simple and you can start almost as soon as you make your blog. With sponsored content, you’re going to need to make sure you have a well established audience first. Most brands want to work with people who have a clear and committed audience which most beginner bloggers don’t have.
You can grow your audience through a million different ways. Once you have some loyal followers, this stream of income to your blog can open up a lot of doors for you. Sponsored content helps you to build relationships with brands and mutually benefits you both by growing each others brands. Since I am only a micro influencer, I tend to go to more small businesses. We can help grow each others brands.
Making money from blogging takes a bit to get into but once you do, it can help grow your blog and change the way you look at blogging. For me, it was quite discouraging in the beginning to not even be making a cent but I stuck with it and am in a pretty comfortable place now.
Let me know in the comments your favorite ways to make money from blogging!
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