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Did the title catch your attention? This post is gonna be about a mom blogger who went from zero to $5,000 per month on her new, small blog, just blogging about her life. It’s pretty incredible. You’ll learn how she did it, what her blog is, and how she makes money. Let’s dive in!
What’s Special About Blogging
People choose to start blogs for many reasons. It’s an outlet, a place to vent, teach, inspire, and more. It’s great to connect with others, create an audience and you can make a pretty lucrative living at it too.
Ashli is a mama and military wife who blogs about her life over at The Million Dollar Mama. She makes four figures per month blogging from one main income source. Keep reading to learn about it.
Making Money Blogging
There are 4 main ways to make money blogging:
- Your own products and services
- Affiliate marketing
Your Own Products/Services
Your own products and services are created by you. These are product or service based and can include:
- Coffee mugs
The list is endless. This is how a lot of bloggers monetize their blog. Through their own products..and, it’s a lucrative way to earn blogging.
This blogger teaches others bloggers how to launch a successful course. She makes $400,000 per launch regularly. Pretty mind blowing.
This blogger makes six figures per month, in part from her own products.
They do it, and you can do it too!
Resources: For your own products, these tools are recommended..
I personally use Sendowl. They are create for delivering your digital products and services. I use them specifically for my services like my Pinterest management package and my ebooks and eguides. You upload your product or service to their platform and they will give you buttons and a link to sell. When a customer buys, they digitally deliver the goods and pay you instantly! It’s so amazing and it starts at $9 per month so very affordable. Learn more here.
For courses, they make it so easy for you to develop your curriculum and deliver courses to students. Check them out here.
With sponsorships companies pay you to feature them on your blog.
Pretty sweet, huh?
You usually get free stuff and compensation, though there are bunch of different ways to work out the compensation. This is great because you get to work with a company that you support and get paid to do so.
These are some examples of collabs you might do:
- Video unboxing or demonstration
- Blog post feature
- Social media blast
- Email blast
- Giveaway hosting
Sponsorships can pay $50 to $50,000 each (or more) and the pay will vary based on your blog and the company. Some factors that influence pay:
- Popularity of your blog/traffic
- # of social media fans
- # of email subscribers
This can be very lucrative as well.
Join Famebit or Grapevine, both sponsored networks that will connect you to brands for sponsorship opportunities.
The most passive form of blogging income, ads earn you income when your visitor clicks on an advertisement on your site.
You will sign up with one of these ad networks:
You will place ads on your site and get paid on each click. The more traffic you get, the more you will earn. It’s not unusual for 100K+ monthly traffic blogs to earn $2K to $5K per month in ad income alone.
Adsense or Media.net is where most bloggers start. Mediavine requires your blog have at least 25,000 monthly sessions to join and Adthrive requires a minimum of 100K monthly page views. Once your traffic hits these marks, I recommend you join either immediately. Your pay will go up considerably!
Affiliate marketing is where Ashli makes her money!
You promote products on your site and if a sale results, then you earn a commission.
For example, if you refer a computer with a 10% commission, you will earn 10% of sales. If the computer purchase is $1,000 then your commission is $100.
Rinse and repeat on various affiliates and you can be on your way to thousands per month from your blog, like Ashli.
She has success with one affiliate program in particular and she shares all about it, including her strategy for making money, how to get started and other helpful, juicy tips, in her ebook, Cracking the Code.
I have personally purchased her book and it’s amazing.
Here are my results:
I 10X’d my income the next month! Not joking.
Seriously, I earned ten times the income from one affiliate program after her training from the book. You will want to snap it up. Just $20 and instant access. Grab it here!
So you see, bloggers do make money. Questions about how you can earn? Comment below so we can continue the conversation!