The Best Tips for How to Make Money Blogging

How to Actually Make Money Blogging

How to Make Money Blogging

Blogging is the dream job of so many women out there. We all scroll Pinterest seeing posts that say "how I made $100,000 this month blogging" and wonder how in the world is that actually possible?

So we click on the income report only to be left with even more questions.

After my blog became my full-time job I vowed to make it so that women would actually be able to learn how to start a successful blog with my tips.

So let me teach you how to make money blogging.

IF YOU ARENT ALREADY A BLOGGER HERE IS MY BEST ADVICE.

Have you ever uttered the words (or thought to yourself) "I am totally gonna do that" or "go there when I have money".

Or maybe you have just found yourself not going on a family vacation this summer, or not buying something because well?

You just cannot afford it.

I know first hand how it feels to live on a single income that is not large enough, and even two-income that are STILL not large enough.

With a combination of my first-hand experience, and tips I just couldn't go without sharing. I created something that will change your financial, and future blogging life.

I created 30 Days to Blog Success an e-book that will help you:

  • Learn how to turn your MINUTES of free time into thousands of dollars a month by blogging.
  • It will give you a dummies guide to making money in just 30 days through blogging.
  • Teach you how to stop thinking "I can't start a blog" and give you the ability to start a blog, and blog successfully. 
  • Learn how to successfully use affiliate marketing, Pinterest, and Facebook to make money blogging in just 30 Days.
  • Learn how to make money than you ever thought you could with a small audience.
  • Teach you how to create a practical side hustle that will allow you to shop and vacation like you have always dreamed of.
  • Teach you how to get your blog ready in minutes.

Oh and after today it will no longer be available so that I can work with the people who get it and help them.

Did I mention that TODAY ONLY 30 Days to Blog Success is 50% off as a last time promo! just use the discount code: LASTDAY18 at checkout.

This offer expires at 11:59 PM CST Tuesday July 17th

Click here to buy it or learn even more about 30 Days to Blog Success.

IF YOU ARE ALREADY A BLOGGER HERE IS WHAT I DID TO START MAKING HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS MY FIRST MONTH BLOGGING:

 1. Create Achievable Goals

When I started my website I had no idea what I was doing, and my only follower on Pinterest was some girl I kind of knew from high school but would never approach if I actually ran into her at Target. So once I got my website up and running (after hours of flopping around the internet looking for answers on how to start it) I decided it was now time to:

Set goals for myself.

And I am so glad I did. I set goals for  Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or Google +. I knew I needed to set social goals to push me hard to engage and grow a community for my blog online.

It was hard set goals about how much money I thought I could make my first month, and how many followers I wanted to get when I had absolutely nothing to compare my blog to.

So when it comes to YOU and your website here is something to think about when setting your initial goals earning 1,000,000 a month when you have nothing to sell and no followers may be impossible, but earning a few hundred dollars or even a thousand is not.

12 months later and now my goals look much more like this:

  • Earn: $20,000+ A month
  • Schedule 30+ pins a day
  • Write 2 Monthly Newsletters 
  • Keep active in my Facebook Group
  • Create a new email opt-in every month
  • Grow my Pinterest Following 500 a month.

My first month blogging goals were:

  • Earn: $250
  • Twitter Followers: 500
  • Pinterest Followers: 1000
  • (I didn't plan to focus on Facebook and Instagram followers)
  • Facebook Page Likes: 70
  • Instagram Followers: 50

GOALS ARE SO IMPORTANT, can you imagine getting in the car at and knowing you have to get to a place called work, but you have no idea where it was, what time you wanted to get there, or why you wanted to get there you would only end up there by luck and you don't want to leave your blogging success up to luck.

2. Focus on A Few Social Media Sites Not All Of Them

I see so many bloggers spread themselves so thin on every social media network because marketing agencies want "high interaction" to sponsor them.

Sponsorships are not the way that you are going make good money. Sponsorships should really be a small portion of your income because you can make way more money through affiliates, and creating your own products.

 Spreading yourself too thin as a blogger really limits how you can grow as a blogger.

I decided to focus on Pinterest, and Facebook when I started my blog because I knew If I used Pinterest correctly It can bring your blog a good amount of traffic from people in your target audience. (you can click here to learn how I met my goal and got a lot of traffic from Pinterest). 

I am now happy to say a year later that focusing on Pinterest more than any other social media site has been the right decision.

Pinterest is the only reason I make money, and get traffic to my blog. If you are new to blogging, but really want to increase the money you make blogging there are a few things that I recommend

Tailwind: Tailwind is a Pinterest scheduler with Tailwind you can find new things to pin by using group boards called Tribes, or searching within Tailwind. By using Tailwind Tribes I have increased the number of views I get on Pinterest monthly from 40,000 to upward of 1,000,000 views a month. Tailwind is amazing and has changed my life. If you want to find out more you can sign up for a free tailwind account here.


If you aren't loving your current income, or working I created a free 7-day email course to teach you how to start a profitable blog. If you want to join my free how to start a profitable blog email course here is what we go over in it:

  • Day 1: How to start a blog for beginners (+50% of per month & free .com just for my readers)
  • Day 2: How to install your first theme and create a free logo.
  • Day 3: Planning out your content.
  • Day 4: Monetizing your website as a beginner.
  • Day 5: Increasing your website's traffic to make more money.
  • Day 6: Planning out your long-term goals.
  • Day 7: Wrap up & Guide to follow for the future to maximize profit.

 


 

3.  Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is SOO important as a blogger. Not having or making enough money is so disappointing, especially when you so desperately want blogging to become your job.

I remember when I was unhappy with my affiliate income. It was when I first started my blog and I also worked a terrible job with a terrible boss. I so desperately wanted to quit to travel with my family. 

Then after hours and hours of research, I finally figured out a method of affiliate marketing that worked. 

(thankfully now affiliate income brings me$4,000+ per month, so I quit that job and can now travel with my family)

Because I don't want you to struggle with affiliate marketing like I did I created something I know will help.

30 Days to Blog Success is an e-book I created to:

  • Give you my day-by-day guide to figuring out affiliate marketing and making money blogging.
  • Teach you the skills you need to start making a good income blogging in just one month.
  • Teach you how to stop doubting that you can become a successful blogger, and how to actually become one.
  • Give you the helping hand you need by telling you exactly what to do every day with your blog to make money.
  • Learn how to successfully use affiliate marketing, Pinterest, and Facebook to make money blogging in just 30 Days.
  • Learn how to make money than you ever thought you could with a small audience.
  • Teach you how to create a practical side hustle that will allow you to shop and vacation like you have always dreamed of.

after today it will no longer be available so that I can work with the people who get it and help them.

Did I mention that TODAY ONLY 30 Days to Blog Success is 50% off as a last time promo! just use the discount code: LASTDAY18 at checkout.

This offer expires at 11:59 PM CST Tuesday July 17th

Click here to buy it or learn even more about 30 Days to Blog Success.

4. Offer Services

So many bloggers are worth so much more than they know.

I see food bloggers all the time and wonder why they don't offer services bring in more money. A few of the examples I talk about in my e-book for food bloggers are: online video cooking lessons, personal recipe creation, 30 minute meal cooking classes online, (there are many more for all kinds of bloggers in the book).

  Blog Auditing: where I go do a 4+ page report of someones blog and tell them exactly how they can make money with their type of blog, what they should be doing to get more traffic, what images they can post to create more shares.

 Social Media Auditing: Where I create a complete a 4+ page complete review of bloggers social media to tell them, when they should be posting, what content they should be sharing more, what content they should be sharing less, what social media they should focus on growing next, what they can do to wok-less on their social media.

Everyone has knowledge that someone else doesn't have and wants. The options are endless. Fashion bloggers could offer services helping their readers organize their clothes for that season, or for an event, or personal online shopping. There are so many ways to make money blogging with services.

I brought up offering services to one of my clients and she said, "I don't have enough readers to offer services." She was wrong, one reader is enough to offer services. All you have to do is put some extra time in your schedule and set up a landing page. You have knowledge someone else wants.

Offering services is a great way to make money blogging.

5. Don't Overuse Advertisements

Advertisements are a great way to earn extra money blogging. However, ads really take away from a blog when they are all over the place.

I have a few ads's on my page. One ad under every post and one in my sidebar. These ads are enough to earn me a little extra income but they don't push readers away.

I recommend only having 1-3 advertisements on each page of your blog.

6. Don't Post Just To Post

I mentioned this earlier in the post, that some bloggers feel the need to have something new go up every single day. Don't do this. Posting every single day will not make you money blogging. The way you make money blogging is posting good content that is full of information and is actually giving something to your readers.

I only post 1 time a week depending. I have found sometimes I don't end up posting for a couple weeks and it doesn't affect my traffic or income at all.

7. Stay educated always

Blogging is something that is nearly impossible to figure out all on your own, without hours of research, months of work, and tons of confusion.

You have to stay educated on blogging in order to be successful. Many of the most successful bloggers claim that constant reading and learning is crucial to their ability to be successful. 

30 Days to Blog Success is a great way to figure out how you can create a sustainable blog income that will allow you to buy those things you used to put back and go on trips you use to think you couldn't afford.

30 Days to Blog Success will teach you:

  • How to affiliate market like a six-figure blogger.
  • What to day-to-day on social media and Pinterest in order to run a successful blog.
  • How the heck bloggers become successful.
  • What you need to do to increase your blog traffic.
  • When it comes to branding what is important, and how to do it yourself for free.

after today it will no longer be available so that I can work with the people who get it and help them.

Plus, TODAY ONLY 30 Days to Blog Success is 50% off as a last time promo! just use the discount code: LASTDAY18 at checkout.

This offer expires at 11:59 PM CST Tuesday July 17th

Click here to buy it or learn even more about 30 Days to Blog Success.

To make money blogging you need to stay educated on all things blogging!

8. Build an Email List

As a blogger, the only audience you own is your email list. Every person on that list is there because you did something right to make them stay.

All the people on your email list want to hear what you have to say. To make money and especially a passive income as a blogger you need to build your email list so you have someone to offer a product or service to.

A great way to build your email list is to put a call to action in every one of your social media bios and offer content upgrades to people who sign up.

A call to action in your social media bio could sound something like this, "Learn how I keep 3 growing toddlers going to be regularly every night (link to sign up to your email list here). Then you would set up an automation through your email service  (I recommend MailerLite they are free and offer automation) to send them an email with your tips after they sign up.

You are going to be more likely to have a good audience that sticks around if you stay true to yourself. Your audience is there for you not who you pretend to be.

 

9. STAY TRUE TO YOURSELF

I see so many bloggers post about everything under the sun even though they really want to be a fashion blogger, or they really want to be a mommy blogger.

To make money blogging you need to stay true to yourself. Talking about something you don't care about to get people to click affiliate links, or get more traffic makes your blog seem more unprofessional and boring.

If you want to buy 30 Days to Blog Success don't forget that today is the LAST day to do so. It is also the LAST DAY to get 50% off.

after today it will no longer be available so that I can work with the people who get it and help them.

Also, TODAY ONLY 30 Days to Blog Success is 50% off as a last time promo! just use the discount code: LASTDAY18 at checkout.

This offer expires at 11:59 PM CST Tuesday July 17th

Click here to buy it or learn even more about 30 Days to Blog Success.

Conclusion

When it comes to making money blogging, as a beginner or a long-term blogger these are the things you need to constantly remember

  • If you don't have a goal, you aren't working in the right direction.
  • If you are making most of your money from ad's you are missing out on so much income.
  • Having a product or service will always make you more money than affiliate marketing because you will be making 100% of your income. 
  • You always need to keep learning. Blogging is constantly changing.
  • You need to see your blog as a business, be proud to share and talk about it like you would if you were the owner of a huge corporation.

You are a boss! You've got this.

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