How to Make Money Blogging

 How to make money blogging as a beginner. How to make money blogging when you first start. Here is how I started making money my first month blogging. #bloggingtips #blogging #workfromhome

Making money blogging is a dream job. But how the heck are you suppose to get started when you have no idea what your doing?

sure you have probably heard a few key words used over and over again:

affiliate marketing, ads, products, sponsorships.

But how the heck do you find the right balance and actually make money blogging from the moments you hit the "launch site" button on your website?

Let's jump into how to make money blogging from the start.

IF YOU AREN'T 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 Monday August 20th

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

Here is what I did to start making hundreds of dollars my first month blogging:

1. Create Simple Monthly 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. Increase Your Following on One Social Site at a Time.

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 the most 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 Twitter 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 reccomend

Tailwind: Tailwind is a Pinterest scheduler that is completely different than Boardbooster instead of re-pinning things you have already pinned 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 amount of views I get on Pinterest monthly from 40,000 to upward of 1,000,000 views a month. Tailwind is amazing and has totaly changed my life. If you want to find out more you can sign up for a free tailwind account here.

I also knew that Twitter was a great way to start branding myself, I could grow a large following on Twitter faster than other social media networks. This would help my blog more professional because I was connected to a large target audience.  The more professional your blog looks the easier it will be to make money.

I talk a ton more about how to create the perfect social media strategy when first trying to make money with your blog in the mini course 30 Days to Blog Success. It tells you exactly how to dive into social media from the beginning (the easy way) when trying to make money blogging.

So start with one or two social media sites at a time. If you need help deciding which ones are right for you always assume Pinterest is number one, and then the second one should be what you think people would be most likely to click on a link to your blog from. 


If you aren't loving your current income, or your work 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 ((with a 50% off discount on your blog + a 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.

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 helpful 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.

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 Monday August 20th

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 mini-course 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).

Services I offer are:

  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. Only have 1-3 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 ad's on my page. One ad under every post and one in my side bar. 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 to 3 times a month depending. I have found sometimes the weeks I only post once I get the most traffic and make the most money blogging.

7. Stay Educated on Blogging

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.

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 Monday August 20th

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.

9. Sell a Product

From almost the start of my blogging career I have offered things like printable blog schedules, and mini-guides that people could purchase. In the beginning this was just a 10% portion of my income because I had no idea how to market them to my audience.

After about a year and a half this is now how I make a little more than half of my monthly income. which to me is the perfect amount because it allows me to have a diverse income. I know that if one day suddenly 99.9% of my buyers stop buying, I will still have enough money to support my family and not have to go back to work.

I have had the most success with my mini-course which is helpful to get a lot of people a way more information than this blog post, however this is because of the quality information it provides for bloggers or people who want to start a blog.

 

10. Start a blog if you want to blog!

I know that you may have seen this blog post shared somewhere and were like, "How in the world can she make that much money blogging?" I promise you it is not as hard or expensive as you think it may be. 

You may be thinking, "I have nothing to write about" or "I would have no idea how to start blogging" or a plethora of other reasons why you "can't" start a blog. I promise you can blog about ANYTHING and blogging can change your life as long as you do one thing: have a self-hosted blog.

I literally made no money blogging until I became self hosted with WordPress, so if you want to do it you need to be self hosted. Don't worry it is far less intimidating than it sounds I will walk you through everything step-by-step in my FREE how to start a profitable e-mail course.

If you want to join my free how to start a blog email course here is what we go over in it:

  • Day 1: How to start a blog for beginners. (with a 50% off discount on your blog + a 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.

 

11. 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.

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.

Closing Statements

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 as a last time promotion.

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

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 Monday August 20th

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

if you stumbled onto this page because you want to blog, or want to switch to self hosted in hopes of making money and living your dreams I highly recommend it. Making money blogging is only as hard as you make it. I have never had a better job in my life.

I hope that this post motivated you to follow your dreams or helped you in some way. If you have any questions or comments be sure to leave them below and I will answer them ASAP!

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