Blogging and running your own website has come a LONG way since I started in 2007. No one seemed to know How to Make Money With Blogging and never imagined any of us would make 6 figures in one year! I have made 1M from my site and I want to share how I did it. Download my top 5 ways I’ve made money blogging.
I remember my first Google AdSense check for $220 and I was stunned. I wanted to purchase an airline ticket to see my sister right away.
How to Make Money With Blogging
My site started pulling a full-time income a few years after starting it. I realized quickly there are so many ways to make money blogging. I started with banner ads from Etsy shop owners and Google AdSense. Sponsored work, in the beginning, was slow because brands hadn’t really created a budget for online advertising back then and many just wanted to trade product, which was great at times. Depending on the product of course. I now have an Ad Network that manages all my ads because there’s actually a science with ad placement, rotation, fill…. all the things I know nothing about.
Ads can be a touchy subject. Most bloggers will at some point receive nasty comments from readers that there are too many ads, etc.
Here’s the deal. Having ads on our websites allow us to continue to offer content to readers for free. Running a website/blog isn’t free. These ads help pay for our time (creating content, taking photos, editing photos, writing, promoting) as well as for our server, programmer and the many online tools needed to run a successful website. Most readers have no idea how much time and money it takes. Some websites offer ad-free reading by only offering content as a membership. Most readers are not interested in paying for content.
I have a free download that lists the top 5 ways I make money from my blog, as well as many other ideas that may work for you. You can download that HERE!
Blogging Isn’t Dead!
In the past couple of years, blogging has changed. I’ve heard a few times that blogging is dead and I’m here to tell you, it is NOT dead!
I think people are using blogs differently than when I first started. They may not be reading them like before, but they still want the information and content we create. Content creation will never be dead. Pinterest is what it is because of blogs. Think about it. The majority of pins people pin, like and click, all go to a blog. If they want a recipe or a DIY idea, many times, it’s a blog.
Creating content is still a great idea and has a great return.
The 5 ways I make money are from my blog. Don’t ignore the money-making power of your blog!
How to Make Money with Blogging for Instagram Influencers
I’ve seen 3 scenarios for money-making Instagram Influencers.
- An IG influencer who got their start blogging first. They still put just as much into their blog as their IG.
- Popular IG Influencer who started a blog to go along with their newly found success because they thought they should. These influencers usually have no idea how to blog and often feel completely lost and fail to follow SEO guidelines for a successful blog. Most of their attention is towards their IG account because that’s where they feel the most comfortable and see the most success.
- Instagram Influencer who only has their IG acct. They have built an online brand as an influencer and have built their success on a platform they don’t own. This group is the most vulnerable at losing everything if something were to happen to Instagram. They do not own their own business that they’ve worked to build.
All Instagram Influencers should have a website or blog. If anything, they need to create an email list as a way to contact their followers outside of IG.
How to Make Money Blogging
It would be smart for all IG influencers to build a money-making blog right alongside their successful IG brand. They are leaving easy money on the table by not doing this.
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