Do you know the highest earning blog site earns over $2 million a month?
Today’s post is going to show you exactly how much money you can make by blogging about anything that you find interesting.
I can’t promise you will be making $2,000,000 a month soon, but I can promise you that if you start from today learning what I share in this post and putting it to work, you can easily start seeing a significant income from your blog as well.
The possibilities are really endless and success is really within your reach – now more than ever!
In this post, I’ll also be showing you the step by step process I and several other profitable bloggers use to make a comfortable online income simply by posting regular blogs, getting traffic and making affiliate marketing commissions.
Just to get you excited, here is what is possible with blogging:
How Much Money Do Top Blogs Make?
I’ve discussed this before in an older blog post, 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 of top earnings blogs 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 – the rest are not too shabby either.
Now this list is a bit outdated, so there must be others that are pulling in as much but are not yet reported and also, most likely, the ones you are seeing below are currently making much more than what is currently listed.
Anyways, this should give you a clear idea of what you can achieve by “blogging for money“.
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 much 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. How can you start a blog and make (some) money with it?
Is This Possible For A Beginner To Make Money Blogging?
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 above when they first 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 s/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 done it myself already and I also teach people how to do it with similar results.
Of course, 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.
At the end of it all, it all comes down to being in control of my own time and day, which is worth more than any amount of money.
Just remember; regular people like you and me are making money blogging, so we know it is not impossible.
Since I’ve joined Wealthy Affiliate 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 centre that will teach you how to make money blogging. You can read my Wealthy Affiliate here.
It’s incredible to see somebody joining in and in a few months, they start sharing news of 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 should be looking at to make money with your blog.
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 that most-important first $1.
Your Blog Earns Money, Not You
I am fast forwarding a few months and years here, but 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.
How To Get Started “Blogging For Money”
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 with every topic.
02: Start your blog:
If you don’t have a blog yet, you should start one now. In this video below, I will show you how you can start a blog for free in just over a minute. That’s from the time you pick the domain till it’s LIVE 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.
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; rich.
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Till next time.