32 Comments

  1. Maria

    Great breakdown about how making money with a blog works. I like that you mentioned a few famous bloggers in UK and about the lifestyle issue. It really is a business but it’s also one you can do from anywhere which is a huge plus. I feel for anyone who has certain passions and loves writing blogging is the best way to earn great income potentially.

    • Chuka

      Hey Maria,

      Thank you for your feedback and comments. Many people have a flair for story telling and although they can write a book, there’s something about blogging that is fresh, recurring and engaging. Don’t get me wrong, a book is great and an amazing income stream. A blog platform can actually sell that book and also engage people on a regular basis.

      You are right, blogging is a flexible occupation that allows people to work from anywhere and in time position themselves to start earning some income

  2. Benjamin

    How much money are you making on your blog? Is your blog doing very well? I’d love to compare notes and analytics with you if you’re interested to see what’s working and what’s not.

    I’ve been in small business marketing for awhile now and I’ve seen lots of success with increasing traffic organically. PPC is obviously easier in the beginning though.

    • Chuka

      Hi Benjamin,

      Thank you for your comments. I’ve used another website for blogging and selling my products and services and continue to do so. One thing I’ve not used it for is advertising because I do not particularly like seeing ads on any of my sites – personal choice.

      However I include it in my post to give people as many varied ideas as possible because different things attract and work for different people.

      When I started off years ago, I used PPC specifically to increase opt-in, which worked well then but now I allow things to grow organically.

  3. Shawn

    I find a lot of different sites with info on how to make money from blogging but I really like the way you laid everything out. It is extremely clear and to the point. It sounds like you can be trusted and that the reader will be able to follow what you are saying, which is what a good blogger should be able to do.

    • Chuka

      Hello Shawn,

      Thank you for your kind comments and feedback. When I write, I like to invest time in it and asking myself constantly whether I would understand it if I was standing on the other site as a visitor to my site. I’m glad you found the information useful and easy to follow.

      I wish you success in your undertakings.

  4. Jose

    Hey Chuka, I have to say I really enjoyed this post! I just recently began a journey to become a successful and thriving digital entrepreneur, I just made my firsr website! I especially enjoyed the part where you said that investing in your knowledge is extremely crucial, that is very important especially for us, the more knowledge you have, the more powerful you are!

    • Chuka

      Hey Jose,

      Thank you for your feedback and comments.No person who stands still increases their changes of success. It’s through acquiring more knowledge and skills can we give more to our customers and compete better in an every changing world.

      I wish you continuing success in your digital business. Most things are now going digital and you are well positioned to be of great service to your customers.

  5. Thank you so much for all of this free information! So many people I talk to always assume there is no way to make money online. My response is always “someone is” now I can redirect them to your site to teach me how!
    Again thanks for sharing!
    ~Mike

    • Hey Mike,

      Thank you for your feedback and insight. You are absolutely right, other people are making money online. I think what discourages people is the level of scam out there, which is in bucket loads. Out of every two people who have succeeded online today, two have been scammed in one form or another. Personally I was a victim more times than I care to count.

      With this experience, it’s been my personal mission to find the truth and share it. Even if it helps only one person, my job is done! I thank you for your encouragement and wish you all the best in your endeavors.

  6. Hi, Chuka. You have thoroughly discussed the different ways to earn money by blogging. Although writing is my passion, I have not explored ways on how to further enhance my writing style. But I am now about to embark on developing my writing skills through blogging. Your article has inspired me to pursue my passion for creative writing while at the same time be able to earn a passive income from it.

    • Hello Adel,

      You’ve made my day! You are the reason I write this – to rouse the passion in people to use their talents to create an income stream. Thank you for your comments and feedback. As you continue to polish your natural talent for writing , there’s so much you can do. Not only will you inspire millions of people from your writings, you will also earn while doing what you love.

      I wish you and anyone who reads this blog and feel motivated to use their writing skills, infinite success and lots of fun in your creativity.

  7. John savage

    Chuka

    Great source of information!

    I host a story telling website/podcast all about the history of the area in which I grew up in a place called Ladbroke Grove.

    Lingia be never heard of them so thank you very much for this!

    As mentioned, excellent resource and I signed up to Wealthy Affiliate by the way! Wow🤓🤓

    • Hey John,

      Thank you for your comments and so glad you found useful information from the blog. As a matter of fact, while researching the subject, I came across someone who like you was interested in a particular small place, became the ‘go to’ expert and many local facilities like restaurants and visitor attractions started using her for sponsored posts. Needless to say that she is and continues to be successful.

      You will do great with Wealthy Affiliate. It gives the level of grounding and knowledge that is not found elsewhere. I wish you great success in your storytelling business.

  8. This is such a helpful post–the only way i really knew to make money with a blog was through affiliate marketing, and I know that’s a tough field. I appreciate all the hard work you put into this post, clarifying the different ways to earn income via your blog. Question: when it comes to sponsored content, how much traffic do you have to have before companies start contacting you? Or do you contact the company that you wish to review? Thank you for clarifying.

    • Hi Hillary,

      Thank you for your comments and feedback. Every field that pays reasonable money is tough and competitive. Giving great content and improving every time gradually separates the good and the great.

      With millions of bloggers, you can see how challenging it is for companies to look for potential partners. So instead, many bloggers look for them and I gave about two examples in the post of websites that help find these companies. As you can imagine, you have to have a realistic brand and following to be worth their while because they would want to know that they are paying to reach a huge audience.

      Having said this, it’s not impossible. Specialising in a narrower niche and being an authority in it tend to attract the sponsors because not many people are in that niche. Of course the niche has to meet the sponsor’s criteria. See my reply to John below as an example.

      Best wishes in your business.

  9. MA

    Thanks for the great info. I find there is a lot of confusion out there about how to make money online and it’s inspiring to see all the options in one single post.

    I’ve started exploring about some of the options you present and I think I’m going to focus in one at a time, otherwise can be overwhelming.Do you recommend trying to implement more than one option at once?

    I find that banners are a bit annoying sometimes, do you think it’s a good option to have them if you are just starting?

    Thanks!

    • Chuka

      Thank you for your kind comments and I’m glad you found the information helpful.

      I think it is always advisable to attempt one strategy at a time, test it out and if it doesn’t work, move to the next one. Putting everything in place at once will naturally cause overwhelm, which results in procrastination and inaction. Also, for the strategy to work well, it has to suit your niche and personality.

      With regard to using banners and ads, personally I do not use them on any of my websites.There’s nothing wrong with banners, It is a personal choice. However, I know people who use them and have some income from that strategy.

      My aim was to give people as many options as possible to suit individual tastes and strategies. I hope this helps.I wish you success in your business.

  10. Your blog is very well understood. I am starting on bloging and reading yours made me think harder what write to my blog. I have long way to go.

    • Hello Signe

      That’s awesome. I’m glad you found the post useful and will help you to move forward making money from your blogs. You’ve already started writing, which is the first step. It will get easier in time.
      Best wishes

  11. This is very good information, what I like about it is the fact that the information has been summarized quite well, because I have a 200 page book that I still wanted to read on how to make money blogging and here you break it up and summarize it, making it much easier to read understand and in the end practice.

    Thank you for all this information, one can see that you really put in a lot of effort to put it together.

    All the best with your business.

    • Hey Fillichia,

      Thank you very much for your kind comments and feedback. I am glad you found my post a good summary of your book and will enable you to move forward and monetise your blogs. My intention was to give people variety, given that different things appeal to different people.

      I wish you success in your business endeavors.

  12. Hadri

    Hi,

    Thanks for your awesome and informative post. I really have no idea there are actually so many ways to make money just with blogging. Especially selling domain. I never knew we can make money selling domain. I learn a lot from your post. Keep on posting more good stuff. Thanks for the info.

    Cheers

    • Chuka

      Hey Hadri,

      Thank you for your comments and I’m glad you found the content informative. As with blogging, there are opportunities everywhere. Being selective and staying focused are important while creating other income sources.

      Good luck with your endeavors.

  13. christinamk

    There is so much excellent information in this article. I will be sure to return to this post in the future. The links to other resources you provide are also excellent. You definitely sound like you know what you are talking about! I look forward to reading more of your articles and learning more about making money online.

    • Chuka

      Hi Christina,

      Thank you for your kind comments. I am delighted to hear that you found the post useful and informative. Hopefully you are able to use some of the ideas in progressing your business. I wish you the very best.

  14. Julius

    This is a very simple, all-you-need-know article. I actually had no idea what are those bloggers are, but it’s simplier than what I thought!

    Affiliate marketing seems to be the best option for monetization in my opinion.

    • Hi Julius,

      Thank you for your feedback. I appreciate your comments. Blogging is a source for creating multiple income streams as outlined in the blog including affiliate marketing. I appreciate you like affiliate best. To some people, their interest may not be in affiliate and that’s the reason we offer as many options as possible so there’s something for everyone.

      Good luck with your affiliate marketing business and thanks again for dropping by.

  15. Hi Chuka,

    You’ve provided so much valuable information in this post, that its given me more ideas for my own website.

    I’ve only just finished building my site which is about affiliate marketing and ways to create passive income from multiple income streams.

    I still have a long way to go in terms of content, but I’ll get there.

    Thanks again

    • Hey Gaylene,

      Thank you for stopping by and for your kind feedback. I am glad that you found some of the content useful in helping you move forward in creating multiple income streams. We are all on a journey and so let’s make everyday a success. I wish you continuing success in creating great content for your audience.

      Best wishes

  16. Cristina

    Hello Chuka,

    Definitely the best way to make money online is to have your own products, but affiliate marketing can also be a great way to monetize a blog.

    By promoting affiliate products on your blog, you don’t have to worry about shipping, customer service or anything.

    For anyone looking to find a good training on affiliate marketing, I highly recommend giving Wealthy Affiliate University a try.

    Cheers,
    Cristina

    • Chuka

      Hey Christine,

      Thank you for your feedback and insights and glad you agree with the various options I suggested. Wealthy Affiliate University is certainly the most authentic and reliable affiliate marketing training and community support.

      I wish you huge success in your endeavors.

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