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8 ways to make money as a blogger!

Want to be a full-time blogger? Try capitalizing on these sources of income.

A lady snapping a picture of herself with her coffee for her blog.

Many people start a blog either in the form of a social media page or a website or a combination of both. Yet not many are able to grow it to a full-time business or many any money out of it.

We don't tend to look at blogging as a career option. Many still look at it as some sort of hobby. The truth is that blogging can be a lucrative career with many bloggers earning way more than a regular job.

Is it meant for everyone? Probably not. Blogging is not as easy as it looks. It involves a lot of hard work and just like any other side hustle or small business, you need to put in the hours and effort consistently over time to see results. Don't be discouraged in starting out your new venture and try some of these options below to make money -

  • Sponsored posts - Brands may reach out to you or alternatively, you could reach out to brands to promote their products and services. At times, brands have their own budgets and prices but you can set your own rates. With a large audience, you are in a position to charge a higher amount.

  • Affiliate Marketing - Very similar to promoting a brand's product except you get an affiliate link. You could also have a promo code. Anyone purchasing a product or service through your link will earn you commissions. You can start by being an affiliate with Amazon.

A lady working on her blog through her laptop at her home.
  • Sell your products - Market and sell your physical or digital products on your blog. Digital products could be ebooks, tutorials, courses, workshops, templates, etc. You could also sell your own merchandise. Be sure to have a website or you can list them down on sites like Shopify or Etsy.

  • Sell your services - Similar to products, you can also sell your services through your blog. Offer services that could be related to your niche such as Social Media Consulting, Coaching, Virtual Assistance, Graphic Designing, etc.

  • Run ads - Sign-Up to Google AdSense or any other ad network to place ads on your website. You can then earn money each time someone views the ads on your site or each time someone clicks on them. Alternatively, you can also sell ad space on your website to different brands.

  • Write guest posts - Reach out to other bloggers, media outlets, and publications to write posts on their websites. This can also serve as a useful backlink to your website. Set your own rates for each guest post. This can also help you set up a freelance career in writing.

  • Host webinars - Many businesses use free webinars to generate leads. If you're providing exceptional value and something special to your audience, you can host paid webinars on a regular basis.

  • Sell memberships - Sell memberships to exclusive corners of your website. For example, you can charge users on a monthly basis to get access to a job board, personalized advice, diet plans, consultations, etc.

At The Side Hustler, we realize the importance of social media for your blog/side hustle/business, which is why we are offering you an opportunity to avail of our Social Media Services that include Social Media Audits, Content Creation, Community Management, and Consultation.

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Krysten Quiles
Krysten Quiles
Sep 12, 2021

Love this, there are so many ways to turn blogging into a business!

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