5 Ways to Make Money in Blogging

I’ve been asked countless times if I earn money from blogging. My answers is YES. There are many ways to make money in blogging. In this post I’m going to discuss them one by one.

1. Advertisements

5 Ways to Make Money in Blogging
Advertising Networks

One of my secondary sources of income is Google AdSense. AdSense works by matching text and display ads to your site based on your content and visitors. The ads are created and paid for by advertisers who want to promote their products. For every click on the Ads, you’ll earn money. Besides Cost Per Click (CPC), you’ll also earn through Cost Per Mille (CPM). CPM is the cost an advertiser pays for one thousand views or clicks of an advertisement.

2. Sponsored Posts or Reviews

5 Ways to Make Money in Blogging
Red Mango Suites, Olivia’s Coffee Estate, Figaro Coffee, Balay Hilom Spa, Aozora Japanese Restaurant

A sponsored post is a subtle way of advertising products or services. In this kind of post, there are links that directs to the website of the sponsor. Usually the blogger receives compensation in the form of money, products, or services.

When I was a newbie in blogging, I used to accept “ex-deals.” It’s like free food in exchange of reviews. As I grow older, I realized my worth and learned how to “Say NO to Free Blogs.”

Do I still create blogs for free? Yes. If I really love/hate the service or product, if it’s for a good cause, or if it is a small or medium-sized enterprise.

3. Digital Products

5 Ways to Make Money in Blogging
Wearing my dress from Hanbokful at Coffice Workspace

Some bloggers earn money by selling eBooks, online courses, pictures and videos, Lightroom presets, apps, plugins, and even website themes. Others offer seminars and workshops for newbies.

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4. Affiliate Marketing

5 Ways to Make Money in Blogging

There are brands who gives out commissions for each sale they make coming from your website. They use an affiliate code to track the transactions.

5. Marketing Platforms

5 Ways to Make Money in Blogging
I’m currently using Narratrs and Popstar.

Since most bloggers have a lots of followers on their social media accounts, every post they make has high value. With the use of some marketing platforms, they can earn by posting photos and videos on Facebook and Instagram.

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The blogging world gave me lots of opportunities. I was able to visit different places, eat delicious meals, stay in luxurious hotels, meet high profile people, and experience many activities I haven’t tried before.

I celebrated my third blogsary last month! Yayyy!

Writing this makes me rethink of the reason why I blog. Am I blogging to earn money? No. The primary reason why I blog is to make a permanent record of my experience, and share useful information to my readers. Sponsored or not, I’m going to continue writing about the things I’m passionate about.

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  1. Love this, very informative. I hope that you also have something about social media management/marketing. I’m interested with these topics nowadays.

  2. Natry ko na ads at affiliate links pero mga sponsored posts wala pa. Siguro need ko muna ayusin DA at blog traffic ko bago magkaroon ng sponsored post. Thanks for sharing this, especially to us new bloggers

  3. I used to be very serious sa pag-monetize ng blog ko. Ung old blog ko pa, not the one I currently use. It’s a good way to earn. Pero now, I’m trying to slowly go back to monetiizng my blog. But first, quality content muna. haha. It comes with time and effort talaga.

  4. I’m currently drafting a blog post on the same topic but I’m not familiar with marketing platforms and how we earn from them. Pero I do affiliate marketing narin now. Also, I still go with ex-deals depending sa content na gagawin ko kung super bet ko. Minsan kase I have to really approach the brand and formally talk to them 🙂

  5. I see, that’s how to earn thru blogging! ❤️ Sana all have the talent to write blogs like you Ms Karla! ? Keep going po. Love reading your blogs! ❤️

  6. Ako din ms. Karla i want to start blogging not to earn money but to share some tips and experience about mothers, about motherhood pero hindi ko alam san ako nag start ?

  7. Very helpful. Am thinking of earning money for my blog. I’m just starting out, but I’m learning how hard it is. Wish i can get it right somehow huhu

  8. Thank you for this ate Karla! I learned a lot from this blog post and will use it soon if my blog has enough traffic and statistics. Regarding on adsense, I am currently encountering a problem haha hope it will be fixed soon! ??

    I remember my old blog post “How to make your blog to earn money” (https://www.se-phil.com/2018/03/how-to-make-your-blog-to-earn-money.html?m=1). Again, thanks for adding up to my knowledge on monetizing my blog!

  9. I actually wanted to earn from blogging. I started from Google adsense, however I can’t manage it haha so I deactivated it for a while, I just do not want advertisements squeezing in my article hahahah

  10. I’ll be very happy to earn money:-). Sometimes I get requests for posting. I ignore some, I say yest to some. It’s fun!

  11. Yes, there are a lot of ways to earn in blogging but until now, I haven’t tried to monetize it intentionally. Some come and I accept it as it is but until now, no intention of using it to sustain my needs. Maybe someday, if I get the time and heart for it.

  12. Congrats on your WP anniversary! Thanks for sharing tips on how to monetize one’s blog. I’ve been doing a spot of affiliate marketing and sponsored posts and they do provide some bonus revenues. ?

  13. These 5 ways you listed are tried and tested ways to earn money from your blog. The key is consistency and constant monitoring. Of course, fresh, informative content is a big factor to make readers purchase through your blog.

    1. If you have loyal readerships you can also add merchandise to your website. Sponsored posts are still big.

    2. Very informative!!! This will be able to help us who are not yet informed on how we can make money on blogging wjhile still being able to help share our ideas. this is one great post! Thanks for sharing!

  14. I do not have much luck with ads placement, so my main income stream from my blog is sponsored posts. I love writing, so I am good with that. Maybe someday, I will learn the ropes and get some money to trickle in through ads placement.

  15. I made my current blogsite without spending any amount; and I want it to be read by many for free. I’m not thinking of earning from it yet. But I’ve been inspired by bloggers like you. I might start one that earns soon. This is a great reference.

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