4 Ways to Earn Money from Blogs

| March 16, 2010 | 11 Comments

Blogs have become a popular and important medium today. From mostly personal commentaries, blogs are slowly getting accepted into mainstream journalism with some of the top bloggers treating their blogs more like a magazine. Some bloggers are also rising in prominence that you can now find them in conference panels to the front row of fashion shows.

If you are looking for a way to earn money from the Web and love to write, then consider starting a blog. Blogs have become an important online medium, with some bloggers attaining huge success and earning good money from their online writings.


There are a number of ways you can earn money from a blog. Note though that earning money will not be easy and will not come quick, as you will have to first build an audience, establish your credibility and prove that your blog is worth reading.

However, here are other ways you can earn from your blog:

1. Advertising

The video covers primarily the advertising route to earning money from your blog. You can post ads in your blog and you get paid accordingly. Some advertisers will compensate you for every 1,000 views of their ad. Some are cost per click, where you earn money when a visitor clicks on an ad. Watch the video to learn how you can earn money for your blog through advertising.

Some contextual advertising programs, which mainly work through cost per click (though they also offer cost per impression programs) that accept blogs include:

2. Affiliate Programs.

Affiliate programs are similar to advertising programs, except you will be paid per completion of desired actions specified by the advertiser. These actions may include, but not limited to, sale, signup to newsletter, targeted lead, among others. You can place banners or text links in your blog promoting your affiliate program.

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Examples include:

3. Paid per Post

One way to earn money by blogging is through pay per post programs, where you write about a company’s products or services and you get paid for the post. For some programs, you can set the price you are willing to accept per post, even set a price per word as well as a price per link. Depending on your traffic and topic, some pay per posts can earn you as little as $10 per post or as high as $1,000.

Examples of pay per post programs include

Check the requirements of these pay per post programs. Some will require you to disclose that the blog post is a paid post. Others will allow you to freely write whatever you want as long as you include the advertiser’s link in your post. Others will require you to write a post based on the advertiser’s press release or marketing materials.

Be careful though. While pay per post can be very profitable – it is not uncommon for some bloggers to earn $100 a day — many frown on pay per post programs. Your own visitors may be turned off when you sing praises for a product or service because they paid you to write favorably for them. Search engines also frown on these programs, with your blog even penalized and page rank stripped.

4. Become a Freelance Blogger.

There are companies, including non-profit organizations, which want to start a blog but have limited manpower to maintain the blog, write its content and even market the blog. Hence, they look for freelance bloggers who can write for them.

You will need to prove that you are adept at blogging with a creative writing style and solid grammar. You will be asked to submit samples of your blog posts to see if it matches the style and tone of the blog.

Go to sites such as eLance.com http://www.elance.com to look for jobs hiring freelance bloggers. On eLance.com, for example, there are about 15,000 jobs listings for a blogger in the last 15 days.

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  1. sunrise says:

    outstanding site. Really excited about getting started Earn Money from Blogs.

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  2. Cherleen says:

    Thank you for sharing this article to us. This is very informative, especially for us beginners in blogging. I believe there is money in blogging and this article will help me and my other blogger-friends will help us a lot. I am excited to do each method mentioned. 🙂

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    • admin says:

      Hi Cherleen,

      Thanks for visiting WomenHomeBusiness.com. Glad that you find the post useful. It’s so nice to see fellow Pinoys dropping by. Drop by our site regularly for more tips!

      Isabel

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  3. Karen Caston says:

    I’m glad I stumbled upon this site. I’m a single mom of two kids (4 & 7). I’m in school to get my Bachelor’s in Management, I have home based travel agency, and I’m in the process of self publishing a children’s book. Seeing other single moms make it and without going back to a j.o.b. is motivating!

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  4. Selena Edwards says:

    This is a very good article with helpful info! I will definitely use some of the resources discussed in promoting my blog. Thanks!

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  6. Surveys That Pay Money says:

    I started taking surveys a couple of months ago and continually to make small change each and every now and then, but absolutely nothing to survive off of like they claim. I largely just make small purchases on-line through PayPal once I get paid so it’s not too lousy.

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  7. Get Paid To Complete Offers says:

    Hey thanks for the info about surveys. I think it’s a good place to start, but will not usually work so don’t get down if it does not.

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  8. Surveys That Pay Money says:

    I started taking surveys a couple of months ago and continually to produce small amount of money each and every now and then, but nothing to live off of like they claim. I mostly just make little purchases online via PayPal as soon as I get paid so it’s not too lousy.

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  9. Gillian says:

    Thank you this is a well written and informative post and it has given me some more ideas of ways to monetize my blogs.

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  10. chick says:

    Thanks for another excellent post. Where else could anybody get that kind of information in such an ideal way of writing? I have a presentation next week, and I’m on the look for such info.

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