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
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?