How Does A Blogger Make Money?

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Blogging is one of the best ways to earn a passive or full time income. There is a low cost of entry and you can work at the pace you want to build up your business.

As a matter of fact, you can start a blog for free right now in less than 5 minutes … That's right 5 minutes and you can be up and running. Take note however, it will take time and a lot of work to get the ball rolling when building your business.

Note how I said business … That is exactly what a blog that is monetized is, a business.

You can start a blog that generates hundreds or even thousands every month … month after month. It will take some hard work on your part but people are doing it every day!

In this article I want to show you a few avenues bloggers use to make money, knowing what the possibilities are will help you get started with a determined mindset.

How Does A Blogger Make Money?

This is a question that many people starting out online have, I know I did. In my mind it was “just a blog” so how the heck is there any money to be made?

Once I started to dig into the blog game however I began to learn exactly how a blog makes money …

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing has been around for decades, the advent of the internet paved a new road for this business. In a nutshell affiliate marketing is when an affiliate (you) promotes a product for a merchant, mostly online this day and age.

The products are offered to merchants through “affiliate programs” these platforms combine all the businesses that have affiliate programs and make them available to bloggers and anyone else that wants to promote a certain product.

With blogging the road to profit through affiliate marketing is by writing articles and reviews, basically creating content that answers questions or shows what benefits a product can bring to the reader.

The Process Works Like This …

Making money with a blog graph

When you choose a product to promote you will be provided a link to that product with a specific “cookie” attached to it with your affiliate id.

When a customer clicks this specific link and buys a product, you make a commission on the sale!

This is a win – win for you and the company, everyone makes money and the customer is informed about the product they just purchased.

All you have to do is bring value to your customers through quality articles and content on your website!

If you can get this one simple thing down there is a TON of money to be made!


Just like Superbowl commercials and radio ads advertising is big business. Once you pick a niche and start getting traffic to your website you can start to place advertisements in your content.

The most popular platform when getting started is Google Adsense … Once you are approved you can set up automatic ads that show up in your content.

You then make money anytime someone clicks on an ad on your website.

Keep in mind however, you need quite a bit of traffic to generate any substantial money through this method. With that said, there are people making thousands of dollars a month using Google Adsense.

The name of the game with advertisements is traffic. If you can create content that brings your audience true value, your blog WILL GROW.

Making money with a website takes time, hard work and planning …. However, it is 100 percent possible for ANYONE that has an internet connection and puts the time in.

Screenshot of the Google Adsense menu

You will need to have some content that is good quality to uncle Google to approve your site to show ads.

Let Me Throw You A Little Tip …

Quality … Quality … Quality …

This is what it takes to build up a money making blog. You need to go into this with that exact mindset to achieve your goals.

Your Own Products …

Do you have an awesome product? Would you love to sell it for some cash?


A blog is the perfect platform to let people know about you and your awesome product. You did ask how does a blogger make money? … Correct?

Listen … If you have an awesome product that brings people some sort of value a blog is where to start!

I want to be totally honest with you here … Starting a website is easy, as a matter of fact I can show you how to build one in less than a minute >HERE< The creation of your website or blog is easy, it will take a plan and some serious work to see it through and create a space that gets traffic and sales.

The Main Point …

Blogging is a fantastic way to get your name, ideas, and products out into the world. A blogger makes money by bringing people value … Period.

This one concept … If understood completely, will bring you success.

I have listed 3 ways that bloggers make money in this article, the next step for you my friend is to start taking action.

Get the ball rolling and start researching, find your niche and write with passion … This is the only way to make big money online.

If you are like me you just need to know it's possible … After that it's just nose to the grind stone.

Training helps … This is the best around, in all honesty, if you want to get started and make the money you desire you need a plan.

I encourage you to check out the rest of luminous to get started on the road to a side hustle that can bring in the extra cash you desire.

Most of all … Just start. There is no time like now … and there never will be again.

I wish you all the best on your journey. YOU CAN DO THIS … JUST START! That's really it, step into the unknown and learn what you need to learn.

You can start here if you want the best training available, or start on your own … Either way, take the leap and get moving towards the life you want!

I truly wish you the best on your side hustle journey!

7 thoughts on “How Does A Blogger Make Money?

    1. That really is the root of making a living online, bringing value to people looking for information that is honest and accurate. If you go into this with the right mindset and training, the sky is the limit. Thanks for reading Norman.

  1. I agree that blogging is an excellent way to earn an online income. Once the fundamentals are learned it is then just a matter of being consistent with effort and adaptable to making necessary changes due to the fluctuations in the tools available and market conditions. Thanks for your many insights.

    1. Thank you for reading and commenting Joseph, you could not be closer to the truth. Learning the basics will set any person up that has drive, determination, and willpower for nothing but success online.

  2. Hi Jerry, This was a good read actually. Blogging can be a lot of hard work I have been in the business for just over 2 years now and I am not seeing really much in terms of revenue on any of my websites. I like how you’ve made everything so clear to people but my advice is to take your time with choosing your niche in the beginning and make sure you have chosen something that you are willing to work on for years to come.

    It is all good developing several websites in various different hot niches but one website itself is a lot of work. I think if a new blogger can dedicate their time to one project and constantly develop things like traffic streams and write quality content with a clear CTA I think this is a very good path to be on.

    1. Thank you for reading Alex, your advice is very true. Getting wrapped up in to much to fast can spell a lot of wasted time for a blogger. It’s better to focus on one thing at a time until one website “clicks” before moving on. I wish you all the best on your blogs. Jerry

  3. I agree that blogging is an excellent way to earn an online income.
    It’s a great way to work from home doing what you like. Of Course, there is a learning process, but it’s great to do what you like.
    Thanks for this detailed article.

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