Blogging Answers (5 of 7): How Do You Make Money with a Blog?

By Alexis Rodrigo | Blogging

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This time in the Blogging Answers series, I tackle one of the most common questions about blogging—one I'm super excited to answer!

Blogging Question

How can I make money blogging?

Well, I'm so glad you asked!

Blogging has been super rewarding for me—financially and otherwise—since I began doing it in 2008.

I have since been blogging for myself, and working as a pro blogger and blog manager and editor for other businesses and organizations.

Here's ...

The Exciting Answers

There are at least six ways to make money blogging aka monetize your blog. You can:

  1. Sell your services
  2. Sell your products
  3. Sell other people's products as an affiliate (this is what's known as affiliate marketing)
  4. Sell advertising space on your blog
  5. Publish sponsored posts
  6. Sell your blog

As always, the details are in the video:

You can make money blogging even before your blog has a large audience! 

That's because it's not necessarily about reaching a massive audience, as it is about reaching the right ones.

"How do you make money blogging?" Let me count the ways! [VIDEO]

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Forgot to mention: Blogging has tons of non-monetary rewards, too, such as receiving free stuff for you to review and talk about on your blog.

Have I covered all the ways you could possibly make money blogging?

If I forgot anything, do let me know!

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About the Author

Lexi Rodrigo is a communication and marketing professional for multimillion-dollar businesses, co-author of Blog Post Ideas: 21 Proven Ways to Create Compelling Content and Kiss Writer's Block Goodbye, and host of "Marketing Insights LIVE!." Connect with Lexi on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.