How to Earn Money Blogging

Do Blogs Make Money?

You bet they do. True not all of them do, but if you are serious about making money with a blog you will.  Wealthy Affiliate is the platform I use  It is where I learnt how to earn money blogging.  Maybe I always knew you could make money with a blog,  but Wealthy Affiliate gave me the discipline and increased my knowledge of blogging so much I got serious about doing it.

Do you need to use a program like Wealthy Affiliate?  maybe,  maybe not.  It all depends on your level of expertise and  faith in your own ability to put out enough content to drive readers to your blog.  They may see enough to buy something from Amazon or whoever you have placing ads on your site.  Maybe even buy the product you are blogging about.

Why Start a Blog?

how to Earn Money BloggingSome people are passionate about certain subjects that they just feel compelled to write about it. Combined with some savvy marketing, their blogs begin to make money once Google and other search engines recognize them as authorities on their subject matter.

In saying that, just because you do not regard yourself as an expert on a subject you are keen on, doesn’t mean you cannot start a blog that will give you some sort of return.

The person who started the blogs you read probably had the same sort of thoughts when starting their blog.

WordPress is the worlds most popular site for anyone who wants to put an experience or an opinion out there. It is mentioned Here There are others, Squarespace,  and most of the hosting companies  offer comprehensive services   and  Amazon, which is probably the most reliable and powerful of all. Bluehost which is the default WordPress server is also very highly rated, and reasonably priced.

Wealthy Affiliate utilizes WordPress and uses Amazon as a hosting manager. They supply the tools,  if you add a positive mindset and words,  you have all you need to become wealthy.

Everyone has a story to tell. The internet has made it possible for people everywhere to tell their story and as it reaches further into developing countries there will be more stories told, different perspectives put forward, insights into different cultures and so much more will all be happening in the future. For those with a curious nature the advent of the internet is mana from heaven.

Who starts a Blog?

Many people are fed up with the daily 9-5 grind, battling traffic to and from work, never having enough time for their own pursuits. The early morning ringing of the Alarm Clock brings, a stretch and a Yawn, you check the time,  check for any missed calls. Nothing there, you never missed a call from Gold Lotto earlier the previous evening. So like a good economic robot, you get ready for work.

Actually, the person working a steady job is likely to be in the minority of people who start a blog.

Some of the more successful are women,  they not only blog successfully but also get into other things.  The internet has provided a world of abundance whether it be for gaining  knowledge or sharing helpful ideas or selling stuff. And all done, no matter your where you live, your age, color, creed or physical abilities.

Hobbyists are another successful blogging group. many eventually earning enough to live doing what they like. A fisherman I know is always telling me unreal stories about some of his exploits.

How to Earn Money Blogging

One Sunday afternoon he was fishing off the beach using a hand line, he wasn’t expecting to catch much, more to have a bit of quiet time for himself.

As he told it.  “Sit on the beach, munch on a few grapes and take in the scenery, I felt a few nibbles on the line and things went quiet, so I reeled the line in and re-baited it, as I cast the line back out,  the hook caught onto a bunch of my grapes, no sooner had the bait hit the water, a fish took it, grapes and all.

To give you some idea of how big the fish was, when I opened its mouth and got the hook out, the bunch of grapes was still on the hook and there was not a tooth mark on any of the grapes.

Some people like to entertain, many are successful bloggers.

How to Start a Blog.

You could Start here  or just go straight to WordPress and set yourself up if you already have some knowledge of setting up web pages. How to start to become successful does have a small learning curve to it,  as I mentioned in this post  It is simply a matter of planning to get your idea into the best possible position for success.

Then (like all things in life), to get to where you want to be you need to put in some work. The greatest ( Muhammad Ali ),   once said ” I hated every minute of training, but I said, suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion “. not many of us will achieve the god like status he achieved, but if you can roll with the hits that life throws up, and continue on your path then you will have the life you desire.

How to Earn Money BloggingThe most successful internet entrepreneurs use a blog as the promotional lever for whatever it is they want to sell. Email marketing, Instagram, twitter all play a part.

But, if you are into things like weight loss, woodwork, fishing, health and wellness, jewelry and art, travel, fashion, etc; then for people to fully understand the benefits for them, you should be blogging about it, a two sentence explanation will never cut it.

You can Start for Free is something often seen in internet land. I often think of it as a garbage statement. Everything has a cost, be it time or money.

Wealthy Affiliate advertise you can start for free. The key word here is Start. If I gave you a free hammer (and show you how to use it),  I would really want you to start using it and build a house.      That is the approach I take when I see something advertised as Free.

Wealthy Affiliate, with a membership of over 1 million it is the preferred ladder to success. Why not join us. You can sign up Here. No credit required for starter memberships.

Premium membership for the next seven days is at a 65% discount on the first months membership and is only $19.00 for your first month. Then you have the choice of a yearly discounted membership or paying $49.00 monthly.    To understand the full value of Value of Wealthy Affiliate   Go Here.



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10 thoughts on “How to Earn Money Blogging

  1. Daniel

    Hey Michael, I must say that this article is very helpful and informative. Making a blog today is pretty simple, you can have your website up and running in minutes but what people don’t understand is that they must produce content. “Empty” website can’t earn money, I like that sentence “Content is KING” and it really is. I like how you simplified the entire process of building a blog, I hope many people will give it a chance and get rid of their regular 9-5 job which makes us all so stressful.

    1. admin

      Thank you Daniel,

      Waking up to join the daily traffic gridlock to get to work then repeat after you finish work is not the most enjoyable way to spend your day. 

      Many people dream of living a life different to what they are doing now, and are sort of working towards that goal. Unfortunately by the time they get there they are too old to enjoy it, or life has thrown up so many upheavals in their personal lives they completely lose focus on why they are doing what they are doing. 

      All the best to you Daniel.

  2. kewebcoach

    Michael, thank you for the info. You have put it in a very easy way to understand. I have been in WA since 2007 and I can confirm the training and the community is first class. For those who want to learn how to blog the right way, WA is the place.

    1. admin

      Wow 2007 !   you must be like part of the furniture at Wealthy Affiliate. Feel free to drop by anytime Kewebcoach 

      Thank you.



  3. RoDarrick

    Interesting blogpost you have up here. Firstly, I believe the blogging industry is a very lucrative one if handled as a serious business, then one could make worthy amount of breakthrough. However, learning to leverage on one’s skill and ability to give it all it takes is what truly gives the income. I like the Muhammed Ali’s example. One just have to do more than what others are doing to live beyond others too.

    1. admin

      Thank you RoDarrick, 

      True, it is all about leverage, If you going to do it, do it to best of your ability and try to improve on that.



  4. Nathaniel

    Hello Michael – For anyone considering blogging, your post is encouraging.  If they are seriously considering it, how could they not click through!  After all, you’ve covered all the bases including: the advantages, how to get started with a minimum cost and you kept it real by mentioning that work is required.  Everything truly has a cost!  Have a blessed day!!

    1. admin

      Hey, thank you Nathaniel,

      Dedication to the cause is what it is all about. Like the three guys who do a trip to Asia every year, to go trail bike riding through the jungle. After one trip one of the guys decides to start a blog, so while the other two are out partying and drinking every weekend he stays home working on his blog. 

      Two years later after their annual trail bike ride in Asia, his friends go back to work

       He heads off to Singapore and Hong Kong for some more R&R.  

      All the best to you Nathaniel.

  5. Sule Yesufu

    You can make money from blogs but you must know what you are doing. Blogging is a very competitive business online but by the time you establish authority and credibility with your blog, the traffic starts coming in and that is when you start counting the money if you have monetized the blog by having Google Adsense code on it. That is when the real fun for blogging really commences.

    1. admin

      Yep, True Sule. I haven’t Amazonified or Google Adsensed this blog site, and I am in two minds as to whether I will or won’t. I had a Bee blog with Adsense. It worked ok but it was a different theme. I get a lot of comments about how clean the site looks. So I think, if it is clean, then it is welcoming, if it is welcoming, then you can relax.
      Wealthy Affiliate lets me have 25 sites. So if I have a couple with no pop ups rolling around then it is not a bad thing I guess.
      Thank you for your comment Sule. Your welcome to call back any time.


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