17 Proven Ways to Make Money Online from Blog

By Ashutosh Jha → Last Updated on Thursday, December 6, 2018
So you are having a blog but are you not earning what you deserve? A few days ago I wrote an article on how to increase your earning from Google AdSense.

But only using AdSense you are not going to make an online living. Every time you need to try some other ways to get enough income from your blog. Today I’ll give you all the proven ways to earn from your blog.

Make Money Online from Blog
Today I was exploring something on one of the Google+ community and found a question asked by one of the member can anybody here tell me how I can exactly earn from a blog. Please provide only real methods. So I decided to write a complete article on all the proven ways to earn a decent amount from your blog. Overall your blog is your product. It’s your business.
Thousands of bloggers are finding that blogging is a profitable medium. Whether it is a few dollars to have a cup of coffee on weekends or it is making enough dollars to stop your regular 9-5 job and continue blogging as your full time opportunity.

How to make a money making blogging

Here I want to share an image that depicts almost all the ways a blogger can earn from their blog and some other stuff. This visual representation will help the beginner most.

Click on the above image to get a clear view of it.
One thing that I want to make clear here is there are thousands of bloggers who are trying their luck in blogging but only a few got success. I’m sorry to say this but this is the reality, my friends. You need to be extraordinary if you want enough online money, name, and fame all.

But still there are many bloggers who are living on their blog so why not you?

If you have passion, you don’t want to do the 9-5 job, want to be your own boss, you can start a blog and can make far more money that you’re making from your daily jobs. But before staring your own new blogs, I would suggest you read this article as for whether you’re prepared to start it or now.

Hope you’re now prepared to start your blog. But remember making money from blogs is not a day work. You need to work days and nights to make money and somehow after few months, you’ll be able to earn few dollars. But those dollars will inspire you to work more and more and then by this continuous process you can become a successful blogger.

You have already read more than 500 words and till now I haven’t shared a single method to earn. Someone is talking too much :)

Now without wasting time I’m going to share all the methods that all the successful bloggers are using to get a six-figure income. And I’m sure after using these methods; you are going to be one of them.

But just remember to earn more you should have a proper layout of the blog, a good name, enough and quality contents and you need to avoid the initial mistakes done by many bloggers who fail to make money and finally close their blog.

Different Ways to Earn from Your blog

1. Google AdSense: I’m keeping Google Adsense at the top of the list because of the trust and the recurring income. Google Adsense is the biggest ad network in the world and many bloggers completely depend on AdSense for their income.

Google AdSense is a free, simple way for website publishers of all sizes to earn money by displaying targeted ads on their websites.

AdSense works on the per-click or per-impression basis. Whenever anybody will clicks or view on the ads, you will get money from the advertisers. The money that you will get depends on the geographic locations, and the CPC.

You will get more money if you’ve received a click from US/Canada compared to Asian countries. There are many types of ads are provided by AdSense like Text, Images, Videos etc. But to earn more from your AdSense, you need to know these basic tips.

Also, to boost the CTR of AdSense, you can use AdSense optimized WordPress themes.

Also Read: Tips to increase earning from AdSense

2. Chitika: Chitika is a display advertising network that can serve as either a complement or alternative to other display ad networks, such as Google AdSense.

Chitika was founded in 2003 and very soon it became the alternative of the Great Google AdSense. Chitika is having more than 350,000 publishers currently and with this, you can think of their popularity.

You can read all the details Chitika publisher here.There are many other display ad networks also but AdSense and Chitika are the most famous. You can make a decent income through these. Many bloggers who are either not satisfied with the AdSense or got banned due to some reason tries Chitika.

3. Affiliate Program: Affiliate marketing is a program where an advertiser or a merchant recruits a webmaster to place their ads on the websites. Webmaster receives some commission whenever a user clicks on those ads and perform the desired action.

Suppose you have put an ad from a company who sell a book. Whenever you visitor will click that ad, they will get redirected to merchant’s site and if your visitor will buy that book you’ll get some money as a commission for that sell. This commission percentage depends upon merchant to merchant. It may be starting from 4% to 60-70% also.

There are many affiliate programs available on the internet like the most famous Amazon Affiliate program, BlueHost Affiliate and much more are there. The best about the affiliate program is if you can take your visitor in trust you can make much more than AdSense.

4. In Text Ads: In-text ads are one of the most popular monetization methods for blogger probably after display ad network and affiliate marketing. You have probably seen them all over the internet. They are a link with double lines.

Sometimes these ads are very beneficial for blogger’s pocket but need to be used with full precautions. Because these ads eventually irritate the user and in most of the cases, they leave the blog and never return.

So you these with cautions. Infolinks, Vibrant, Viglink are considering as the giants in this field.

Till now you’ve read around 1100 words and still many methods are yet to come. So why don’t you share this article with your buddies first?

5. Text Link Ads: If you’ve very good traffic and good reputation in your niche, this ad can be worship for you. Text link ads are not but it is a link to any product/website that you have put on your site.

Be careful while putting this as it seems to be relevant and the wording should be in such a way that it should match with the sentence if used in the article.

6. Sponsored Reviews: Many companies can pay you the money if you are ready to write a good and genuine feedback for them on your blog. What you have to do is just use that product and provide a genuine review.

By providing genuine review neither you’re cheating your readers nor the advertisers. And by this way, many companies can pay you a decent amount. Generally, companies pay in the range of $20-$500 for a single review and it depends on your blog reputations.

7. Sponsored Post: Like sponsored reviews, you can get sponsored posts also. Many website/companies can pay you if you will write a post they want. What this usually looks like is a post created for the specific website, target keywords, links back to their site or to get good audiences who are similar to your blog.

8. Direct Ads: This is the most profitable way to earn from the blog but one of the most difficult one. Here either you’ve to pitch the advertiser to do advertisement through your blog or if you’ve good reputation you can get a call directly from advertisers.

Then you’ve to explain about the available slots and cost to them. They best way to deal with this is to have a media kit or Advertiser page on your blog. Simply provide the URL of that page and you’re done.

9. Premium Content: The perfect example of premium content is SEOMOZ site. SEOMOZ is considered as the best site for basic SEO and so for some of the content they charge.

You can also do the same thing but you should have the content of that standard so that people will have to pay. Just lock the part for which you want to charge with the password and ask users for the money. You can simply ask for the money by PayPal. And once the user will send you the money provide the password for locked content.

10. Theme/Template Selling: If you’re good in designing, you can design your own themes or templates and can sell in the premium category. This can earn you a bigger amount.

A premium theme/template is getting sold in the range of $10-$200. Either you can sell your blog or you can also sell through the themes market ThemeForest or any other such sites.

11. Domain/Site Flipping: If you’re good in marketing and have a decent knowledge of domain name and Websites, flipping can earn you the best. For domain what you’ve to do is buy a good domain and sell it using some marketplace like Flippa or websitebroker.

And for the site flipping, you have two options-
  • If you’re very good in design and development then build your own site, do some SEO and bring some traffic. Then use some money making technique like AdSense, In-text ads etc. and when you see that site is now complete sell that using market place.

  • Else buy a good website from above marketplace itself and do some required changes, increase some traffic and sell it at a higher price.
12. Sell Services: Sell those items in which you’re good. Suppose you’re good in designing offer design service to your customers and you can earn decent money. Similarly if you’re good in making plugins, writing etc. you can provide these services to your clients through your blog. You can check the services those I am providing here.

13. Freelance Work: You’re a good blogger. You know the secret as for how to bring traffic. You know how to make blog/website/product a brand. Then why don’t you make money by providing theses service for few hours? Isn’t this interesting? Yes. Register on some freelancing sites, prepare a strong profile and earn.

There are many freelancers sites where you can work. Check the list of top 5 freelancers sites.

14. E-Book Sell: Suppose you’re in blogging for a couple of years and you’ve earned a lot of experience and tips. Club those in a simple e-book and sell. Keep the prices depending upon the quality of the book and the ability to solve reader’s problem. You can take the help of WP E-Commerce to sell your book.

15. Membership Site: If you’ve written a good lesson, lecturers, and videos about something, you can start a membership site where you can teach the people those secrets by charging little money.

16. Paid Surveys and Polls: If you’ve good reputations in the market, you can even earn for the surveys done at your site. Many companies want to know the mood of the public and for this, they do surveys/polls by the use of external vendors. You can be the one and can charge decent dollars for this.

17. Event Speaker: For an event speaker you really have to be best. Not all the blogger get this offer. You have to be one whose words influences others, whose recommendations have trust and values and if you have this quality, you can be the next event speaker. Darren Rowse and Harsh Agrawal are few among the famous event speakers.

Final Words

Above were the most famous and real ways of earning, a blogger can ear and can live a life with online income. I’ve tried to cover almost all the possible ways to earn but as no one can be perfect so there must some ways through which one can get better earning. Please let me know those methods in the comment so that I can include in this article.

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Ashutosh Jha

Ashutosh Jha is a professional blogger, Blog and IT Consultant. He writes about Blogging, SEO, Making Money, Internet Marketing and Web Design.
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10 comments to ''17 Proven Ways to Make Money Online from Blog"

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  3. Sponsored review is my main source of income but i am trying some others also which mentioned above.

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