10 Proven Ways to Make Money With Your Blog

You can make money with your blog if you really want. Yes you heard me very well! I am not exaggerating, because I know it is very much possible. Setting up a blog these days is so easy; because anybody can set up a blog on virtually any topic. It is not setting up one that is the problem, but how to make money with your blog.

The reason the type of blog you set up really matters is because it is the sole factor that would eventually determine how much you make in the long run. One can do blogging on niches like health, sports, web design, fitness, beauty, bloggingtips, relationship, etc. but these niches won’t make you equal amount of money online. It therefore means you have to be selective of the type of niche to promote. Forget about the hypes you hear about making money with virtually anything.

Make Money With Blog

For instance, if you choose to go into bloggingtips, be rest assured that the higher percentage of people that would be attracted to your site are bloggers. Most of the times, it is the newbie bloggers that would dominate your traffic because the probloggers are already made, and may hardly come to get tips or advice from you, let alone buying your products.

What are the characteristics of newbie bloggers? They are new to the system, with little or no money to spend. They are not yet sure what the blogging future holds for them; so they are cautious when it comes to spending. They are mainly after freebies. They go after all sorts of free downloads and free courses.

How do you make money with your blog then?

In order to make money with your blog, you need to be wise and look for the right niche with the people who have the mentality of a buyer. Some niches would keep adding passive income to your pocket even while you are asleep. I mean it!

I am not trying to give you false hope like some persons would do. After all, I am not offering you any products; so I have the liberty to tell you what is in my mind without fear of contradiction. So where should you go?

1. Web design:

Yes you heard me clearly; you are not hallucinating. The money is right there to be made. From my experience as a writer, I have come to realize that bloggers who have the experience of web design are making a kill online. Just go to any site that offers paid-to-write services and see the set of people that are paid the highest fee to write tutorials. They are web designers. While the ordinary bloggers (on blogging, make money, sports, etc) are receiving $3-$20 per article, the web designers are receiving from $50-$200 per article. While don’t you focus on this niche and make pure gold from here?

Web design

You don’t know how to design?

You can still set up your business around here and get professional hands from places like fiverr.com, tenbux.com, dollar3.com, easyoutsource.com (with Philippinos) to do the job for you. In this case, you get the contracts at a higher rate and pay peanuts to get them done and you end up making good profit. Better still, you need to learn web design yourself. A lot of people are waiting out there to hire you to design their business websites and blogs.

2. Coding/Programming:

Do you know that it is not the outer beauty that makes a website tick?

It is the quality of coding or programming that drives a website. The script upon which the website is run is the engine power or hub of that site. This is the reason why, like the web designers, coders and programmers are earning fat with their blogs and websites online. So building your blog in the area that delivers coding or programming services would make you an internet millionaire in no distant time.

Here I come again! Yes, it would make you real money without sweat.

3. Content marketing:

Content marketing is another niche that would help you make money with your blog easily. There are bloggers and writers everywhere; but quality bloggers and writers are scarce. Business owners are willing to pay a fortune to get the services of quality content writers.

This is the reason you see some of them charge as much as $200 per article. They really don’t look for customers, but customers scramble to get their services. So be a content writer and earn cool cash. Make sure to develop yourself before delving into this niche so that competition would not get you frustrated.

4. Special Courses:

Use your blog to organize a special course that should be subscribed for. All subscribers have to pay either monthly or yearly. Make sure to deliver quality materials to your students to ensure they keep renewing their subscription. So long as their subscriptions are renewed, money would always be in your pocket. You can teach them content marketing, blogging, freelancing, e-book writing, web design and programming, etc.

5. Affiliate marketing:


Affiliate marketing is another sure way to make money with your blog as a blogger. All you need do is research and get the best affiliate programmes related to your niche. You can get profitable materials to promote on Clickbank, Commission Junction, Avangate, Linkshare, Shareit, etc.

Products you can easily promote include WordPress themes and plugins, Antivirus software, Autoresponder software, website hosting, etc. Each time a transaction takes place you are paid a commission. Some of the products attract rebilling, ensuring you keep making money round the clock.

6. Blog flipping:

You don’t know what to sell? Why not build several blogs, add quality contents to them and promote them vigorously. When such blogs become popular, take them to Flippa and sell for good profit. A lot of webmasters are making several thousands of dollars doing domain flipping.

To get an idea how much you can possibly make, check the list of just sold websites on flippa. The first time I saw it, my head spun; there and then I made up my mind to work harder on my sites.

7. E-books:

Do you know that a lot of people are looking for quality information on every subject you can think of online? Recently I read of a lady whose article on how to wash a washing machine attracted about half a million views on pinterest alone.

What do you think was responsible for the views? People are simply looking for information on how to wash a washing machine. What if she had that in an e-book and was selling each copy for just $10, how much do you think she would be making by now? Even as virtually everyone online is looking for one form of information or the other, there is dearth of quality writers who can comfortably put these information down in an article or e-book. You can take advantage of this opportunity.

8. Job listing:

The current economic downturn has brought about an astronomical increase in the number of unemployed youths worldwide. Opening a blog that has a job board and place to submit CVs could be a place to make money too.

You can even make it a membership site where subscribers have first hard information about recent job listings. Employers can also pay to place their vacancy on the site. In this case, you make money from both sides.

9. Domain parking:

You can also make money with your blog by doing domain parking. Making money with domain parking simply involves using your redundant domain to make money while you are not yet prepared to build your blog. You share the revenue with the company that provides the domain parking services.

So if you have a domain name you have registered and for some reasons you cannot start up the blog, why not park the domain and use it to make money instead of keeping the name to waste away?

10. Domain reseller:

This is another sure way to make money with your blog. Simply buy a reseller package from a reliable hosting company like hostgator, namecheap, godaddy, bluehost, etc and sell at your own price to people who want to host their site. It is a way of generating a steady stream of income online. Every website owner must keep paying for web hosting so long as he wants his site to be up. So every time they renew their hosting, you get a profit.

Do you want to make money really?

The only way this information would be useful to you is for you to take action after reading this article today. Of the 10 points listed above, think of what you can possibly do to get a steady way of making cool money into your pocket on a regular basis without having to work your ass up.


Blogging still remains a very good source of passive income online. The amount you make depends on the quality of information you have and the degree of hunger you have to break out of poverty. If your hunger is strong enough, I see you make money with your blog this year and the upcoming years. Stay cool pals.

Hey! Before you go, remember to tell us your mind on this article. Did it help you in making a new decision? What is it you think I have omitted? Please endeavour to share it with us. We all want to benefit from your own opinion.

34 thoughts on “10 Proven Ways to Make Money With Your Blog”

  1. Troy@Jay Murphy

    It seems that a lot of these tips actually require spending a little cash to get some good knowledge/skills, before you can really start bringing in the cash. I think that’s a point a lot of new bloggers miss. Sometimes putting up a bit of cash up front can really pay off in the long run!

    1. Efoghor Joseph Ezie

      Jay, you are absolutely correct. But the problem now is that a lot of new bloggers are not willing to invest money. They want to get an immediate result without financial commitment.

      Some keep looking for freebies that are hardly worth it. Most people offer you a tip of the iceberg in their freebies and reserve the full package for paid members. So if you want the best, you should be ready to invest some money. You may accept freebies sometimes; but it shouldn’t be a habit.

    2. Spot on, without some effort and little investment, it is impossible to earn with blogging.

  2. Gurwinder Singh Bhinder

    These were really nice tips. I was looking for such resources and I believe that your blog is gonna help me a lot in future. Thanks a lot for sharing this useful article.

    1. Efoghor Joseph Ezie

      Singh, I am happy this article is valuable to you. To get what you desire, you need to commit your time to do research, read books or read quality blogs.

    1. Efoghor Joseph Ezie

      Paul, all the big blogs out there started small. If you remain committed to you blog and add quality content, you will definitely reap great results in the long run.

    1. Efoghor Joseph Ezie

      Memorias, You’re welcome. Thanks for being a faithful subscriber to intenseblog.

  3. i’ve got some serious intentions of making money through my blog ..as a sw engineer , i’ll be taking your point on programming as a suggestion ..thanks for sharing this awesome article .. Am inspired!


    1. Efoghor Joseph Ezie

      Pramod, I must say you are lucky to be a SW engineer. Your services are in hot demand almost everywhere on the internet. All you need do is to improve your marketing strategies and the money would start pouring in.

      If you provide tutorials on your blog, traffic would flood your blog and a lot of advertisers would come. Besides, you can develop your own software and market them on your blog. Software is a great source of income on your blog any day.

    1. Efoghor Joseph Ezie

      John, I wish you the best as you have taken the decisive step to monetize your blog. Blogging without money would obviously lead to frustration and anger. At least you need the money to take care of internet subscription, domain renewal, hosting, etc. So it is not bad idea to make some money with your blog.

  4. Edgar Williamson

    Most of the ways to earn money online will still let you spend a little but it is worth investing on it in order for you to learn the strategies and earn a lot more.

    1. Efoghor Joseph Ezie

      I agree with you ,Edgar. For us to get qualitative materials to improve our knowledge, we must invest, no matter how small. Most freebies are hardly good enough to teach you all you need to know. To get best, invest in the best. No knowledge is wasted.

  5. Thanks, these are good ideas, some I didn’t know about like blog flipping. Didn’t realize there was a market for that.

    1. Efoghor Joseph Ezie

      Sondra, domain and website flipping is one of the hottest businesses online right now. A lot of premium domain owners and website owners are making a kill on flippa and sedo.
      I would advise you to pay a visit to these sites to see what and what websites have been sold, and for how much they were sold. This would really motivate you to take your blog serious.

  6. A lot of ways to make money online bro. These are rich sectors you have mentioned but the problem is most of us want to make money doing everything at once. It’s good to be focused and be master in one of them. That will really help make tha money

    Happy weekend bro

    1. Efoghor Joseph Ezie

      You are totally right, Enstine. If one remains focused and pursue one’s dream vigorously, success would definitely come. But sometimes, distractions don’t allow people to remain on course. Just figure out your area of comparative advantage and concentrate on that area. If we chase so many things at a time, we miss all of them.

  7. I would like you the simplest as you have got taken the decisive step to decriminalize your journal. Blogging while not cash would clearly cause frustration and anger

  8. Sarah Napier-Fenning

    I agree that a little financial investment can make a huge difference in the long run. I guess its a risk that puts some bloggers off though. Great post, thanks.

  9. Nice post about making money online. I prefer Ebooks. Every post of our blog can be converted into a book. If you are writing for a long enough time, then by making a list of good related post you can make an ebook. these kind of ebooks can be given to users for very small amount. this will also help the traffic on blog.

    1. Efoghor Joseph Ezie

      Suraj, thanks for that wonderful suggestion. There are several ways to make money on our blogs. It is left for us to think creatively and come up with ideas that work. Quality e-books can really make you money if you offer them to your readers at a considerable price.

  10. Efoghor Joseph Ezie

    Sarah, thanks so very much. Things of high value don’t come so easily. Most times, what you get for free is hardly worth it. Making some financial commitments would add better value to your blog and help you get the very best instead of crumbs.

  11. agen tiket pesawat

    eventhow i have no blog. but right now i have my own website anyone can acces my website every time. but one of the problem in my country which is indonesia. many people dont want to buy and trus online shop.

    1. Efoghor Joseph Ezie

      Agen, It’s unfortunate that your people don’t trust online shops. It takes time to build trust. If you remain consistent in what you are doing, they will get to start trusting you with time. Keep telling friends about your site; offer incentives to buyers to motivate them take action.

  12. Yup, blogs will help you make money. But before you get too excited, you should also know that it will not make you rich (maybe it will for some) and it you will not produce money over a night. Patience and determination is needed if you want to have your money:)

    1. Efoghor Joseph Ezie

      Winston, you are completely right. Blogs should never be seen as what should make one rich overnight. Rather it should be seen as a long term investment which would yield results if well-managed. Blogging actually requires patience before tangible earnings can come.

  13. You are totally right, Enstine. If one remains focused and pursue one’s dream vigorously, success would definitely come. But sometimes, distractions don’t allow people to remain on course

  14. Hi,

    Those were brilliant tips. What I personally feel is that we need to invest money online to make profits online.

    1. Efoghor Joseph Ezie

      Mia, thanks for your contribution. Investing money is a part of the ways to lay a solid foundation for money to start coming. It is not easy to succeed by expressly depending on freebies alone.

    2. Efoghor Joseph Ezie

      Mia, you are absolutely right. Financial investment is needed to take every business to the next level, no matter how small the investment could be. Depending on people for freebies is like making your blog a garbage dump; all sorts of worthless craps would be given to you.

      But when you invest money, you get quality packages that would help you. Besides, financial investment puts you in charge; but freebies make you a slave.

  15. I’m impressed, there are a lot of ways to make money just with your blog, I will take seroulsy my blog from now on. Thanks for the info! really.

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