How to Make Money by Blogging

Grow Smart Income Network partner Jeff Rose originally started blogging to improve his name recognition and drive more customers to his financial planning business. However, as he got to know some of the bloggers in his field, he learned that he could make money directly from his content if he learned how to monetize it. In fact, one blogger told Rose he was even making more than $30,000 every month through his blog.

In this video, Rose explains how he took that knowledge and began making money from his own blog. Click play to learn how you can get started and make the first $1,000 from your blog.

How Much Money Can You Make Blogging?

That, and how long does it take to make money blogging. These are some of the first two questions we hear from every new blogger.

The truth is, it depends on 1) how hard you’re willing to work, and 2) the monetization methods you choose.

Our websites bring in over $25k per month, but it took us a lot of work to get to that point. Granted, it would have taken a lot less work and time if we had been willing to learn from others a bit earlier on (like what you’re doing) rather than trying to figure everything out ourselves.

There are bloggers who make less than us and plenty of bloggers who make a great deal more.

The thing about blogging is that there are no limitations — there are a thousand ways to make money blogging. That’s both incredibly liberating and extremely terrifying at the same time.

If you just want to make a thousand dollars extra per month on top of your full-time job, that’s totally doable.

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Want to build a seven-figure digital media empire all while traveling the world? Also doable.

That’s why so many people are drawn to the world of blogging and online business.

Blogging provides freedom.

The freedom to travel, work from anywhere, be your own boss, and not have to stress about money. But that doesn’t mean it’s all rainbows and puppy cuddles. There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes of a blog.

How to Actually Make Money Blogging?

From my experience it’s pretty easy to get a blog to bring in $800–$1500 per month. It’s scaling your blog to a number that makes it easy to walk away from your job that’s a bit more difficult.

As a result I’ve started a number of blogs that bring in right around $1k-$2k per month. The first one was pretty tough…after you figure out the formula it gets pretty easy.

So what’s the catch?

It takes time. This is not a get rich quick deal.

The good news is if you are looking to earn an extra $1000 a month you are on the right path. Other money making options are businesses that require a fair amount of time. Blogging can be very passive income. Up-keep for my blogs that make $1500/month is generally less than 3 hours a week.

The Best Bet

Start a product review blog. Choose a category that people are searching for on a regular basis and make sure the category has options.

For example:

  • Coffee Makers
  • Headphones & Speakers
  • Sex Toys
  • Kitchen Equipment
  • Shoes
  • Kids Toys
  • Baby Gear
  • Cameras

…anything really. It’s even easier if you have a fair amount of knowledge on the product category already.

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