How to make money online with a blog – Making money online with a blog is very real and a lot of people have learnt the art of how to make money online. There are different ways through which you can make money online, and through a blog is one and a major one of them. Before i delve deep into the details of how to make money online with a blog, let me first share this statistics of some popular blog and how much they make every day through their blogs.
|Website||Owner||Daily Income||Value||Main Income|
|1||The Huffington Post||Arianna Huffington||$29,896||$21.82 Million||Pay Per Click|
|2||Mashable||Pete Cashmore||$15,781||$11.52 Million||Advertising Banners|
|3||Techcrunch||Michael Arrington||$14,816||$10.82 Million||Advertising Banners|
|4||Engadget||Peter Rojas||$9,861||$7.2 Million||Advertising Banners|
|5||Smashing Magazine||Vitaly Friedman||$6,382||$4.66 Million||Advertising Banners|
|6||Tuts+||Collis Taeed||$5,068||$3.7 Million||Membership Area|
|7||Life Hacker||Nick Denton||$4,821||$3.52 Million||Advertising Banners|
|8||Gizmodo||Attila Talos||$3,918||$2.86 Million||Advertising Banners|
|9||Perez Hilton||Mario Lavandeira||$3,645||$2.66 Million||Advertising Banners|
|10||Joystiq||AOL||$1,752||$1.28 Million||CPM Advertising|
|11||Problogger||Darren Rowse||$1,751||$1.28 Million||Advertising Banners|
|12||Kotaku||Nick Denton||$1,599||$1.17 Million||Advertising Banners|
|13||Six Revisions||Jacob Gube||$1,587||$1.16 Million||Advertising Banners|
|14||Noupe||Noupe||$1,400||$1.02 Million||Advertising Banners|
|15||Venture Beat||Matt Marshall||$1,251||$913,721||Pay Per Click|
|16||CopyBlogger||Brian Clark||$1,184||$864,861||Affiliate Sales|
|17||Abduzeedo||Fabio Sasso||$983||$718,239||Advertising Banners|
|18||Talking Points Memo||Joshua Marshall||$887||$647,750||Advertising Banners|
|19||WPBeginner||Syed Balkhi||$692||$505,420||Affiliate Sales|
|20||Matt Cutts||Matt Cutts||$0*||$488,944|
|21||Steve Pavlina||Steve Pavlina||$664||$485,024||Pay Per Click|
|22||Slash Gear||Ewdison Then||$621||$453,999||Pay Per Click|
|23||Smart Passive Income||Pat Flynn||$607||$443,406||Affiliate Sales|
|24||John Chow||John Chow||$555||$405,242||Affiliate Sales|
|25||Freelance Switch||Collis Ta’eed||$533||$389,517||Membership Area|
|26||Shoemoney||Jeremy Schoemaker||$485||$354,112||Private Advertising|
|27||Gothamist||Jake Dobkin||$452||$330,022||Pay Per Click|
|28||Entrepreneurs Journey||Yaro Starak||$389||$284,170||Affiliate Sales|
|29||IncomeDiary||Michael Dunlop||$382||$279,505||Affiliate Sales|
|30||Chris Brogan||Chris Brogan||$371||$271,147||Affiliate Sales|
|31||Matts Marketing Blog||Matt Carter||$302||$220,834||Affiliate Sales|
|32||ClickNewz||Lynn Terry||$239||$174,873||Affiliate Sales|
|33||Dooce||Heather B Armstrong||$229||$167,580||Pay Per Click|
|34||Coolest Gadgets||Allan Carlton||$227||$166,069||Advertising Banners|
|35||Tony Robbins||Tony Robbins||$193||$141,526||Affiliate Sales|
|36||Just Creative Designs||Jacob Cass||$185||$135,497||Advertising Banners|
|37||David Risley||David Risley||$137||$100,588||Affiliate Sales|
|38||Car Advice||Alborz Fallah||$127||$92,886||Advertising Banners|
|39||Sizlopedia||Saad Hamid||$118||$86,842||Pay Per Click|
|40||Gary Vaynerchuk||Gary Vaynerchuk||$88||$64,744||Affiliate Sales|
|41||PC Mech||David Risley||$82||$59,955||Affiliate Sales|
|42||Timothy Sykes||Timothy Sykes||$81||$59,284||Affiliate Sales|
|43||Joel Comm||Joel Comm||$75||$55,408||Affiliate Sales|
|44||Tyler Cruz||Tyler Cruz||$74||$54,736||Affiliate Sales|
|45||Chris Garrett||Chris Garrett||$67||$49,327||Affiliate Sales|
|46||Money Dummy||John Paul Aguiar||$65||$48,093||Affiliate Sales|
|47||Retireat21||Michael Dunlop||$65||$47,487||Affiliate Sales|
|48||Revenews||ReveNews, LLC||$64||$47,122||Affiliate Sales|
|49||StandOutBlogger||Thomas Sinfield||$59||$43,633||Affiliate Sales|
|50||BlogBareFoot||Carrie Wilkerson||$37||$27,390||Affiliate Sales|
I think making about 30,000 USD a day is not bad, or is it? This list may be old and their tons of blogs out there making more that these daily and new ones emerge on a daily bases. Now that i have got you to know lots of people make money daily from their blogs, i can now show you how you too can make money online with your blog. Below are the steps to take to make money online with your blog, i will list the steps and then explain it.
Make money online with a blog
- Decide on what kind of blog you want to start
- Setup the blog
- Start publishing articles related to your kind of blog
- Start finding readers
- Build engagement with your readers
- Turn on the blog money machine
Decide on what kind of blog you want to start
There are different categories of Blogs and every blog has its own purpose, it is very important you get this step right as it will determine the kind of articles and content you would primarily be publishing. There are basically two broad types of blogs, General and Niche Blogs. A general Blog is one which has content on a wide varieties of topics , in fact a general blogger can blog about almost anything. an example of a general blog is Techjollof . A niche blog is a Blog that talks about a specific topic, say Economics, Parenting, Career, Political, Finance, Pet, Gaming, Nature, DIY, Celebrity, Gossip, Wine, Medical, Social, Media, Cat, Sports, Entertainment, Shopping, Science, Education, Fitness, Business, Money, Dog, University, Lifestyle, Marketing, History, SEO, Technology, Green, Health, Law, Photography, Movie, Wedding, Food, Design, Travel, Beauty, Real, Estate, Car, Fashion, Music, etc. Each of the categories of blog i listed are examples of themes around which niche blogs are centered. So lets say you chose photography as your niche, it means every of your article will be related directly or indirectly to photography. What a niche blog does is to create a community of people of similar interest group, this is very valuable as it makes Ads targeting super easy and effective hence advertisers in that interest space will fight to get a space of ads on your blog. I would like to state that should you wish to go into niche blogging, make sure you select a category you are passionate about.
Setup the blog
This is of-course very obvious, after you have decided which type of blog you want to setup, the next step is to create that blog or Set up your blog. There are different ways of setting up a blog and different blogging platforms, some free and limited and others paid and flexible, if you intend to make a ton of money from you blog, it will be advisable you employ professional blog setup service for a small fee, and let them handle hosting, security and other cumbersome technical aspect of your blog, so you just simply focus on blogging and making money from your blog online.
Start publishing articles related to your kind of blog
In the first step, you had decided on what kind of blog you want to have, in this step, you need to now start publishing articles related to your kind of blog, if you are in the health category, you need to start publishing health articles, as a rule of thumb for you to have a loyal readership base, you need to be posting at least one article per-day, more is better but not to much, you have to find a balance based on what your community would appreciate. You must ensure you tailor your article to meet your readership base’s needs.
Start finding readers
Your readers are the life and blood of your blog, a blog without readers is like a car without fuel in it, it will not get you as the driver anywhere. There are ways to finding readers, depending on your niche or type of blog, the method may vary, but regardless of the method, it still boils down to one thing, letting your potential readers see your article or know about your blog.
Build engagement with your readers
Now you have readers, some readers, you now need to ensure you keep those your loyal users by engaging them from time to time, the most basic form of engagement is responding to their comments and creating articles that will require their opinion or comments, You can organize contests, giveaways etc, the strategy you employ to build engagement depends on the type of blog, and a number of demographic considerations.
Turn on the blog money machine
One you have tons of readership and Traffic, it is high time you turned on your blog money machine on or as i have been saying, make money with your blog online. There are different ways of turning on your blog into a money machine, some of them include but not limited to Advertising, Affiliate marketing, sponsored posts, membership area, pay per click CPM advertising, etc, i will dedicate another blog post to elaborate on this.
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