How To Make Money Online: 12 Bloggers Share How

This ‘ how to make money online ‘ post outlines various ways bloggers are making a substantial monthly income online and shows you an interesting way you can start making money online too!

There are literally thousands of ways to make money online. I speak about such ways on this website quite often.

However, one of the best ways I’ve been able to make a steady flow of cash from online has been via blogging. Yes…you heard that right.

I’ve been blogging consistently for 8 months now and I have made some good side income from it each month which makes my life a lot easier than it was before.

What’s more inspiring though, is to see all the other amazing bloggers who are making money online through numerous means via their blogs. This gives me hope that one day my blog will be as successful.

I hope this post inspires you to start blogging or at least consider blogging as a great way to make extra money in your spare time.

 

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I created this post mainly to showcase some of the amazing bloggers and their achievements thus far in the hopes that this inspires you to take action and start thinking of starting a blog if you’re  trying to learn how to make money online in a legitimate and highly scalable way.

 

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Before we go on…

Not everyone makes a decent amount of money from their blogs, mainly because everyone does not know how to properly monetize their blogs and drive traffic to their blog.

In fact, it is estimated that almost 80% of bloggers make close to nothing from their blogs.

This is very unfortunate considering that there is so much information out there about how to make money online, particularly via blogging.

If you want to learn how to you can check out this e-course called making sense of affiliate marketing which teaches you all the fundamentals of making money from a blog. I have used it to more than double the income I make from my blog.

It’s a great resource for both amateurs and pros and it’s written by a blogger who makes over $100,000 per month from her blog! No kidding! She shares all her secrets in this e-course.

 

How to make money online: As Shown By Successful Bloggers

 

This is a small list of bloggers whom I follow and I am inspired by due to their blogging successes, small or big.

 

1. Making Sense Of Cents

Started Making Sense Of Cents:  August 2011

Income Report: $131,488.35

Monthly Traffic: 415,000 in April 2017

Main Source of Traffic: Pinterest, Facebook and Search engines like Google.

Niche: A personal finance blog

Main Sources of Income: Affiliate Income, Selling Digital Product and  Sponsorships and Display Advertising

PSSST…This is the blogger who shares her secrets about how to make money online using a blog and affiliate marketing in the e-course I mentioned above.

You can find this blog here.

 

2. Chasing Foxes

Started Blog: April 2016

Income Report: $10, 266.00 February 2017

Main Sources of Income: Display Ads, Affiliates

Monthly Traffic: Unspecified

Main Source of Traffic: Pinterest

You can find this blog here.

 

 

3. Believe In A  Budget

Started blog: July 2015

Income Report: $47,442.32 in April 2017

Main Sources of Income: Affiliate Income, Selling Digital products, Ad networks, Partnerships/sponsorships

Monthly Traffic: Unspecified

Main Traffic source: Pinterest, Facebook

Niche: Online Income, budgeting, Side hustling.

You can find this blog here.

 

 

4. Productive and Pretty

Started Blog: February 2016

Income Report: $925.49 in June 2016

Main Sources of Income: Ad network, Amazon Associates

Monthly Traffic: 117,236 page views

Main Source of Traffic: Pinterest

You can find this blog here.

 

 

 

5. Drink Coffee and Prosper

Started Blog: June 2016

Income Report: This blogger made $128.67 in July

Main Sources of Income: Surveys and Affiliate Income

Monthly Traffic: 14,184 page views

Main Source of Traffic: Unspecified

Yes! You did just read that! A three-month-old blog is making some money online! I foresee greatness here.

You can find this blog here.

 

 

 

6. Obstacle.co

Started Blog: June 2016

Income Report: $697.00

Main Sources of Income: Selling a service

Monthly Traffic: 3708 page views

Main Source of Traffic: Pinterest

You can find this blog here.

 

 

 

7. The Practical Saver

Started Blog: January 2016

Income Report: $6,315.01 in March 2017

Main Sources of Income: Affiliate Income, Display ads, Sponsorships/Partnerships

Monthly Traffic: 184, 335 page views

Main Source of Traffic: Pinterest, Facebook

Blog Niche: Personal Finance Blogger

You can find this blog here.

 

 

8. Life And A Budget

Started Blog: Sometime in 2015

Income Report: $1599.00 in March 2017

Main Source of Income: Affiliate income, sponsored posts, display ads

Monthly Traffic: 47,428 page views

Main Source of Traffic: Pinterest

You can find this blog here.

 

 

9. The Busy Budgeter

Income Report: $86, 438.83

Main Sources of Income: Affiliate Income, Ad Networks, Sponsored Posts, Digital Products.

Monthly Traffic: 505,239 page views

Main Source of Traffic: Unspecified

You can find this blog here.

 

 

10. Crowd Work News

Started Blog: In 2016

Income Report: $5189.08 in March 2017

Main Source of Income: Display ads, Affiliates

Monthly Traffic: 114, 851 page views

Main Source of Traffic: Pinterest, Facebook, Stumble Upon

You can find this blog here.

 

 

11. Easy Baby Life

Started Blog: In 2006

Income Report: $4,882 in March 2017

Main Source of Income: Display ads, Amazon, Affiliates

Monthly Traffic: 636, 900 page views

Main Source of Traffic: Google, Pinterest

You can find this blog here.

 

 

12. Smartnancials

Started Blog: September 2016

Monthly Blog Income: $1700.00 in April 2017

Main Source of Income: Affiliate Income, Display ads

Monthly Traffic: 38,000 page views

Main Source of Traffic: Pinterest

You are reading this blog right now! Find my latest blog income report here.

 

 

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Also, I hope you are thinking of trying to improve your blog traffic (if you already have a blog) or are starting to realize (even though you do not have a blog yet) that traffic is a major driving force to making money from your blog. So increasing blog traffic is something that you should always be working on!

 

In any case, you will notice that most of the bloggers listed above site Pinterest as their main source of traffic. This is something worth looking into to help improve your blog traffic because more traffic means more money on your blog.

 

Why? Well, when your blog is in its early stage you may not get much traffic from Google because you’re new and you have not proved yourself as credible to Google.

Side note: Google only wants to send its users to reputable, highly used blogs and websites and most new bloggers are not yet among this rank.

I highly recommend that you have a look at these resources to help you start or grow a blog.

 

Pinteresting Strategies: An ebook that has helped me more than double my traffic in two months. Check out my review here.

Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing: A course you need to check out if you want to increase the affiliate income you make from your blog. I’ve gone from $1700 to $3000 in blogging income exactly 1 month after implementing some of the strategies in this course!

Also, let us know which bloggers inspire you and why.

Be sure to check out this blog’s income and traffic reports here!

Every day, thousands of people search for tips on how to make money online. If I could I would introduce them all to blogging and encourage them to start blogging as a side hustle, because this is truly an amazing way to make money.


Learning Material That I Highly Recommend

 

Pinteresting Strategies: This e-book helped me increase my page views drastically. My blog went from 12,000 page views to 56,000 page views in a few months!

Making Sense Of Affiliate Marketing: This course is a must for anyone interested in making money online through affiliate marketing. I’ve learned so much about affiliate marketing just from this course and I have been able to grow my blog’s income from $1700 to $3000 exactly 1 month after getting the e-course and implementing some of its strategies.

Pinterest Traffic Avalanche: This e-course walks you through absolutely everything you need to know about succeeding on Pinterest. It’s super in depth and will teach you some amazing Pinterest strategies that you won’t find anywhere else. This course is especially great for helping you create the best pins which in return, help you get loads of traffic from Pinterest.

26 thoughts on “How To Make Money Online: 12 Bloggers Share How

  • September 8, 2016 at 11:16 pm
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    This post is a great source of inspiration. I love seeing that other people are thriving online with thier blogs, I definitely need to utilizing affiliate marketing better than I do now.

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  • September 8, 2016 at 11:33 pm
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    They really are very inspirational! Good luck with using affiliate marketing successfully. I suggest you look around at other people who are successful with it and implementing their strategies on your own blog.

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  • September 9, 2016 at 7:01 pm
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    Good post! Thanks, I’ll definitely be more active on pinterest now since it seems like it’s a key to making your blog successful! take care

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    • September 9, 2016 at 7:31 pm
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      You’re welcome. Pinterest is definitely worth a go seeing as most of the bloggers mentioned above are getting most of their page views from that platform. Good Luck!

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  • September 9, 2016 at 7:26 pm
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    It’s always great to see how other people monetize their blogs. You have some great success stories! Pinning for future reference.

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    • September 9, 2016 at 7:35 pm
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      Thanks! Those bloggers inspire me a lot! Good luck with monetizing your blog and seeing great success!

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  • September 9, 2016 at 7:44 pm
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    Awesome list. Looks like affiliate income is one of the top ways blogger make money. Something I really need to jump on.

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    • September 9, 2016 at 7:59 pm
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      Thanks. It definitely seems so. Good luck with implementing good affiliate strategies on your blog!

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  • September 9, 2016 at 7:52 pm
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    This is so inspiring! I quit my job in May of last year in the hopes of taking my blog to full-time status, which is what I absolutely love doing. It’s been kinda rough honestly and at times I want to quit. Seeing these income reports make me realize how you can actually make a living off of blogging 🙂

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    • September 9, 2016 at 8:03 pm
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      Blogging can be very rewarding both financially and emotionally. If this is something that you really want to do then I suggest you spend a bit of time learning how to promote your blog and proper monetization strategies. I believe you can be just as successful at it as they are!

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  • September 9, 2016 at 9:05 pm
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    Hi,
    I started publishing monthly reports too in January this year. Both because it is so inspiring to see them and to get myself to actually focus on earnings. Very obvious that I have to work more on affiliate earnings! I haven’t published July and August yet – will do soon – but I’ll put my June income report as my profile link. 🙂

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    • September 9, 2016 at 9:30 pm
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      Thanks for stopping by. I will have a look!

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  • September 9, 2016 at 10:11 pm
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    This was really nice to read, I am still new to blogging but am trying to monetize my blog. I is very cool to see the possibilities!

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    • September 9, 2016 at 10:42 pm
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      It was really nice to put together. I really look up to those bloggers who are able to be successful at blogging when many people laugh at the idea of making money by being a blogger. Thanks for stopping by! I wish you success as a blogger!

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  • September 10, 2016 at 1:29 am
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    Great list . I loved seeing it broken down and all different income amounts.

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    • September 10, 2016 at 12:59 pm
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      Thank you very much Jamie! Thanks so much for stopping by.

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  • September 10, 2016 at 7:22 am
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    Wow I can only dream of these numbers! Thanks, I need a bit of motivation & inspiration right now for my blog 🙂

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    • September 10, 2016 at 1:03 pm
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      You’re welcome. Those income and traffic reports in this post are definitely very inspirational! Good luck with your blog!

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  • September 10, 2016 at 1:16 pm
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    Love this transparent look into a fellow bloggers process! Thanks for being open and honest with us!

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    • September 10, 2016 at 1:42 pm
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      Thanks for stopping by and you are most welcome. I wrote this post to inspire bloggers and those who are not yet bloggers and to help us (I’m included) see that anything is possible with a blog regardless of how old it is!

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  • September 10, 2016 at 5:37 pm
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    How inspirational. Thank your for sharing these inspiring bloggers and showing us that “it is possible.” Pinning this for future reference!

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    • September 10, 2016 at 5:45 pm
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      You’re welcome Rosemary. It is totally possible and thanks so much for pinning!

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  • September 12, 2016 at 12:14 am
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    This has given me a lot of great ideas, thank you!

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    • September 12, 2016 at 12:39 am
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      You’re welcome Dana! 😀

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  • September 12, 2016 at 8:31 pm
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    I always like seeing these because they are so inspirational. Thank you for sharing! There are quite a few blogs on here that I have never heard of.

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    • September 13, 2016 at 3:43 pm
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      It is my pleasure to share those bloggers stats! I am also using them to inspire me to work extra hard to make my blog a success.

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