What do Top Bloggers Say About Making Money Blogging?

by Melanie Edwards on March 29, 2010 · 18 comments

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One of the reasons I started blogging is because I was looking for ways to work from home just 6 months after giving birth to my daughter. As I was researching possible ways for me to leave my secure salary behind and make money online, I came across a site whose only suggestion was to “start a blog.” It went on to provide step by step instructions on how to set up a blog for free using Blogger, how to find possible content, and how to add Google ads to your blog. And, as simple as that, it left you to go on your merry way to begin your blogging career.

Of course, anyone who has been blogging for a while knows that it’s not that simple. Not all blogs make money and not all that do make a lot of money. There are a variety of ways to make money from your blog, with advertising and affiliate marketing being the most popular methods. Many people actually make money indirectly from their blog by selling products, consulting services, or freelancing.

If you’re looking to monetize your blog or find other ways to make money blogging, check out what these well-known bloggers have to say on the topic.

The Beginner’s Guide to Making Money Online with a Blog – Guest Blogger on John Chow dot Com

Make Some Money – Chris Brogan

Make Money Blogging – Darren Rowse of ProBlogger

How to Make Money Blogging: 7 Strategies to Help you Get Started Immediately – Dosh Dosh

Why You Can’t Make Money Blogging – Sonia Simone on Copyblogger

Is Blogging a Good Way to Make Money? – Chris Garrett

Eight Proven Ways to Monetize Your Mom Blog – Jennifer James of Mom Bloggers Club

What would you like to learn more about to help you earn money from your blog? Or, if you already make income through blogging, what tips can you share?

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1 Chris Stanley March 30, 2010 at 7:00 pm

You are on the right track as while there are many free tools, ad networks and other resources out there the key is to choose which works for you. Overall, traffic will determine the ability to monetize a blog, however as that is difficult the best advice is to have patience, write good content, consistently and work with partners (blogs, journalists, networks) that you trust.

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2 modernmami March 31, 2010 at 6:38 am

I think you're absolutely right that everyone will find a combination of revenue sources that will work for them. There's not one specific formula out there.

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3 ProMomBlogger April 2, 2010 at 3:17 pm

I love this article Melanie. If I could add to this, I think that the key to monetizing and make money blogging is to focus on being authentic first, strategically attracting and capturing your target market, and fnally, providing them solutions to their problems (or addressing their concerns with content, rich media and valuable services) that is relevant. It must speak directly to their needs.

Then when its time to work your article marketing and affiliate partnerships, they have already done something that is SO very hard to do in this day and age (both personal and professional)… build TRUST.

As a Work At Home Mom (WAHM) and Mompreneur, I am able to engage, solve and entertain my clients, fans and subscribers by offering, asking, and then delivering on “their” needs and theirs alone.

Great post

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4 modernmami April 2, 2010 at 4:04 pm

That's a great strategy and very very true. Thanks for providing your thoughts and detailed information.

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5 ProMomBlogger April 2, 2010 at 4:05 pm

I love it and happy to be back in touch with you. Great design my mommy friend. Oh, and I voted for your too btw. (the Latina blog award)

6 Armiger Jagoe March 31, 2010 at 9:55 am

I thought you would be interested in the current issue of my blog, The Joyful Catholic. The subjec is “Through the eyes of a young Latino.”
Armiger Jagoe, editor of The Joyful Catholic
http://thejoyfulcatholic.wordpress.com/

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7 Armiger Jagoe March 31, 2010 at 9:57 am

I thought you would be interested in the current issue of my blog, The Joyful Catholic. The subject is “Through the eyes of a young Latino.”
Armiger Jagoe, editor of The Joyful Catholic
http://thejoyfulcatholic.wordpress.com/

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8 modernmami March 31, 2010 at 8:03 pm

Thanks for sharing. :)

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9 ProMomBlogger April 2, 2010 at 8:17 pm

I love this article Melanie. If I could add to this, I think that the key to monetizing and make money blogging is to focus on being authentic first, strategically attracting and capturing your target market, and fnally, providing them solutions to their problems (or addressing their concerns with content, rich media and valuable services) that is relevant. It must speak directly to their needs. nnThen when its time to work your article marketing and affiliate partnerships, they have already done something that is SO very hard to do in this day and age (both personal and professional)… build TRUST.nnAs a Work At Home Mom (WAHM) and Mompreneur, I am able to engage, solve and entertain my clients, fans and subscribers by offering, asking, and then delivering on “their” needs and theirs alone.nnGreat post

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10 modernmami April 2, 2010 at 9:04 pm

That’s a great strategy and very very true. Thanks for providing your thoughts and detailed information.

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11 ProMomBlogger April 2, 2010 at 9:05 pm

I love it and happy to be back in touch with you. Great design my mommy friend. Oh, and I voted for your too btw. (the Latina blog award)

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12 modernmami April 2, 2010 at 9:12 pm

Oh, thank you so much! It’s wonderful to have the support of my peers.rnAppreciate it.

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13 ProMomBlogger April 2, 2010 at 4:17 pm

I love this article Melanie. If I could add to this, I think that the key to monetizing and make money blogging is to focus on being authentic first, strategically attracting and capturing your target market, and fnally, providing them solutions to their problems (or addressing their concerns with content, rich media and valuable services) that is relevant. It must speak directly to their needs.

Then when its time to work your article marketing and affiliate partnerships, they have already done something that is SO very hard to do in this day and age (both personal and professional)… build TRUST.

As a Work At Home Mom (WAHM) and Mompreneur, I am able to engage, solve and entertain my clients, fans and subscribers by offering, asking, and then delivering on “their” needs and theirs alone.

Great post

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14 modernmami April 2, 2010 at 5:04 pm

That's a great strategy and very very true. Thanks for providing your thoughts and detailed information.

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15 ProMomBlogger April 2, 2010 at 5:05 pm

I love it and happy to be back in touch with you. Great design my mommy friend. Oh, and I voted for your too btw. (the Latina blog award)

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16 modernmami April 2, 2010 at 5:12 pm

Oh, thank you so much! It's wonderful to have the support of my peers.
Appreciate it.

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17 modernmami April 2, 2010 at 4:12 pm

Oh, thank you so much! It's wonderful to have the support of my peers.
Appreciate it.

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