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Realistic Options for Making Money from Your Blog.

November 13, 2016 by  
Filed under Money/Business, Tech/Internet, Weekly Columns

( Thinking of entering the world of blogging? Have a blog and want to find out how to finally make some cold hard cash from it?

If you’ve done any research on the topic of making money from your blog, you’ve seen the many ridiculous answers that come from your Google search.

On one hand, you have tons of people telling you that earning money by blogging is a fool’s errand. They tell you that is not achievable unless you’re willing to devote years of your life to it.

On the other, you have a bunch of experts telling you that you can make thousands of dollars per month while working from wherever you please.

The problem with these ‘opinions’ is that one is overly pessimistic while the other is overly optimistic.

You see, you can start a blog and make a living from the money you earn from it. Plenty of people have done it and plenty more will do so in the

You should, however, know that it will be difficult and that it will take some time to make it happen.

If you’re willing to be realistic, and work your way towards an achievable goal, it’s entirely possible to make a living while blogging.

So, to help you on this journey, let’s take a look at some realistic options for making money from your blog.

#1 – Become an Expert Within a Niche and Offer Services

Possibly the most realistic option for earning a living through your blog is to create demand for your expertise.

While this requires that you first become an expert within a niche, it’s something that you can leverage for significant earnings in the future.

Most bloggers that utilize this strategy will then offer services to their readers.

These services can include things like:

  • Coaching
  • Training
  • Speaking
  • Consulting
  • Events
  • Freelancing

The list can really go on as long as you’d like. Just know, however, that becoming an expert is crucial to success via this strategy.

#2 – Serve as an Affiliate Marketer

Another great option is to serve as an affiliate marketer.

This method will require that you build loyalty and trust with your readers, as you will essentially be asking them to buy other people’s products/services (from which you will receive a commission).

Creating this loyalty and trust, like the option of becoming an expert within your niche, will certainly take some time as it often involves the building of an email list.

Once you have that reader trust, it’s absolutely essential that you NEVER sell yourself out by advocating a product/service that doesn’t help your readers.


It’s important to realize that there is an abundance of different ways to make money blogging.

From selling virtual products and offering continuity programs to advertising and affiliate marketing, there are plenty of options out there.

Regardless of which path you choose, however, building a loyal following will always be a necessary step in that process.

Go out, get yourself your first 1,000 true fans, and make your dreams a reality. While it’ll certainly take some hard work, know that it’s, without a doubt, achievable.

Staff Writer; Lisa Perry

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