How to earn money blogging

Today I’m gonna show you how to make money blogging. I believe, that there are many people who dream about the lifestyle of a blogger. But also most of these people don’t know how to start a blog or how to earn money with a blog.

So in this article, I show you the different ways how to earn money with a blog.

Why earn money blogging

There are several different reasons to start a blog. You can use the additional income to pay off your debt or to finance a higher lifestyle. Or maybe you take the money and invest it so you will be financial independent more quickly.

You can quit your current job and escape the usual 9-5 life. You will have the possibility to life wherever you want to and you can work from literally everywhere. You will have the possibility to earn money while sleeping and going on vacation.

Of course, you have to take care of your blog but if you want to you can outsource it. I believe there are several other reasons to start blogging and I’m sure you will find much more.

Ways to earn money

There are several different ways to monetize your blog. I’m sure there are plenty more but in my experience, these are the most effective.

Affiliate marketing

In affiliate marketing, you sell products from a merchant. This can be another blogger or any company which has an affiliate program. If you go onto google and search for affiliate programs you will find a lot of information. There are affiliate programs from Nike, NBA, Microsoft or Amazon.

As an affiliate, you get paid when a customer buys something coming from your website. This usually works with an affiliate link. If the user buys something you get a commission. The commission depends on the price of the product and the affiliate program.

Of course, you can’t advertise new Nike shoes on a garden blog nobody would buy these. The products have to fit your visitors. So for example, if you have a garden blog you can show them which shovel they should buy or which semen you recommend.

Search for affiliate programs which fit your niche and you’ll be earning money soon.


If you have a lot of traffic you can also earn money displaying ads. The biggest program is Google Adsense. Every time a user views the ad you get paid. Of course, you need a lot of users to earn good money but it is a good side income.

You should try not to exaggerate placing your ads. Too much advertisement will annoy your visitors and they will leave soon and never come back.

So one or two banners on the side should be totally enough. But of course, you can experiment a little bit here.


Instead of selling someone else’s product you can also sell your own product. My suggestion would be to sell an ebook. You can create an ebook by yourself and you don’t need to buy something in advance. The only investment you have is your time. If you don’t have a lot of time you can also pay someone who writes your content.

If you don’t have a lot of time you can also pay someone who writes your content. After you finished your ebook you can sell it over Amazon or your website. There are quite a few who earn thousands by selling their ebook every month.

Once you have published your ebook it will produce you money. And the best part is that you don’t have to do anything later. All you have to do is to look on your bank account every month. Of course, maybe you have to do some advertising in the beginning but later on, you get money without doing anything.

How long does it take to make money?

There is no good answer to that. It usually takes some time until you get the first income. That can vary from months to a year. It really depends on how much time you can invest and how fast you will learn.

I know guys who earned thousands after 4 months and other earned thousands after 1 year. So as you can see there is no answer to that. The most important thing is to start and keep working and you will see results some day.

As you can see there are different ways to earn money with a blog. Have you already started a blog? If not you can learn how to create a blog in this free email course:

If you have any questions or feedback leave me a comment below 🙂

About the Author Fabi

While I was in college I was not amused to become a 9-5 worker. So I searched for other ways. And I found online marketing. After many failures, I finally succeeded and I was able to escape the 9-5 and live the life I always wanted. I believe that if you want something you can achieve it. And if you want to build a successful online business I can help you achieve your goal!

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