How Much Money Can You Make Blogging? You’d Be Surprised

Do you know the highest earning blog site earns over $2 million a month?

Today’s post is going to show you how much money can you make blogging and as you’ll see from this post, you  too can earn an income from a blog.

The possibilities are really endless and success is really in your reach.

I’ll also be showing you the step by step process I and several other small-to-medium sized blogs use to make a comfortable online income.

How Much Money Can You Make Blogging?

Just to get you excited, here is what is possible with blogging;

What The Top Blogs / Bloggers Are Making

I’ve discussed this before, but let me run some numbers by you again.

Below is a screenshot of a list showing you the top 10 earners online, you can find the whole list here.

As you can see, The conglomerate that is The Huffington Post is leading the pack with a monthly figure that is simply awe-inspiring.

As you can see; the main income comes from affiliate sales, pay per click and (surprisingly) advertising banners. But in reality the people behind these blogs are also making more money from other ventures that came through blogging.

These superstar bloggers have turned their blogging into book publishing deals, public speaking services, private tutoring, documentary movies etc… They’re a brand in themselves.

Ok forget the big guys. Let’s talk about us now.

Is This Possible For A Beginner?

We might not have a degree in content writing, or a team of editors, graphic designers and marketing managers at our side but neither did most of the people on that list when they started out.

They just had a passion for sharing and helping people about a subject they were interested in. That is what blogging is about. You sharing information with the world.

Is There Room For The Little Guy? 

Of course, there will always be.

Any new blogger, even if he is a complete amateur can realistically earn the first check in a few months and turn it into a full time income in about a year or so.

I know because I’ve did it myself and I see people do it over and over again.

To be 100% honest with you, I’m not making anywhere near the amounts shown on that list, but the money I make online is just about the same as when I had a full time job. Sometimes more, sometimes less. It’s just life is now much better!

Regular people like you and me are making money blogging….

Since I’ve joined WA a few years ago, I have seen so many success stories!

For those that are new here and don’t know what I’m talking about; WA (Wealthy Affiliate) is an online training center that will teach you how to make money blogging.

-> You can check out Wealthy Affiliate here.

It’s incredible to see somebody joining in and in a few months, they start sharing about their new traffic milestone, or about their first big sale. It really is a beautiful thing.

How Much Money Can You Make Blogging? Let’s Crunch Some Numbers

Let’s take the affiliate marketing business model as an example. It’s my favourite business model and the main thing you’ll be learning at WA.

Say you start a blog in the “self help” niche.

If you do things right; in a few months you should be getting at least 100 visitors a month and for the sake of this article; let’s say you convert 2% of those visitors.

A quick look over at Clickbank shows that the top selling product for the “Self Help” category pays $39.42 per sale and with upsells and recurring commissions, the average sale is $61.22. (Or so they say)

If you can convince two people with your words and knowledge, you can be looking at at least an extra $100 per month.

I know that is miles away from Arianna Huffington but believe it or not, over 90% of people that try blogging will never make a $1.

Your Blog Earns Money, Not You

In time, your blog will grow bigger and bigger without any extra work on your side and so will your profits.

All you have to do is keep doing the things you were doing to get your initial 100 visitors, (i.e produce great content), and the rest will be taken care of.

Search engines will reward your consistent effort and those 100 visitors a month will become 10,000 visitors (and more) per month in no time.

I really don’t want to get into the details and the math of affiliate marketing because I did that just a few days ago but as you can see, there is definitely money to be made.

So, How Can I Start Making Money From Blogging?

01: Choose your blog topic:

You need to pick a subject that you want to blog about. This could be anything! Yes anything.

Pick a hobby, an interest, a passion or something that you know very well and start a blog about it. No blog topic is too small and yes, you can make money blogging in every topic.

02: Start your blog:

If you don’t have a blog yet, you should start one now. In this guide I will show you how you can start a blog for free in just over a minute. From the time you pick the domain till it’s online!

Too many people never start a blog because they think it’s a complicated issue where you have to write code, deal with hosting issues etc but that is just rubbish.

Nowadays it’s easier than ever to get started.

03: Start blogging:

You can never make money blogging unless you actually start blogging.

Start writing content that is related to your blog topic and start publishing on your blog. In time, search engines will pick up on your content and they will rank you in their search rankings, which means you will start getting visitors.

Slowly but surely, your visitors will increase over time. Now you’re in business.

04: Monetise your blog:

There are many ways you can make money blogging but the easiest way I found is the way Wealthy Affiliate teaches its students and that is; affiliate marketing.

It’s one the easiest, cheapest way to start making money with your blog and there is no limit to how much you can earn.

I’ve created and published a free eBook that will help you get started with affiliate marketing and I suggest you check it out before you try to join any affiliate networks.

You can download the book here: How To Win At Affiliate Marketing.

In Closing

So to answer your question; “How Much Money Can You Make Blogging?” – I say; As much as you want! 

Just start a blog, get some free training, and get to work. You might not make $100,000 a month but you might make $100,000 a year, and you know what that makes you:


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Till next time….

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