Making Money By Blogging: 5 Must Read Posts

This post may contain affiliate links. All opinions are 100% my own.

If you are looking to make money on the web, you have likely heard that blogging is the only way to go. You will have access to endless income opportunities, and the only business practices you have to worry about are your own. I have gathered up some of my most popular posts over the years that will show you some of the options to make money from your blog. Click through any of the below links for further information and available resources for that specific income avenue. 

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Pay Per Post Companies are often the first place new bloggers turn to when they are ready to make money blogging online. These programs connect advertisers and publishers for review opportunities, PR campaigns and more. Some blogs are supported almost entirely by paid blogging and review opportunities.  It is not my preferred income avenue as I find it rather stressful, but some love it.

The Amazon Affiliate Program is a great program if your blog relates more to tangible than digital products. They are one of the largest online merchants today…and they always have free shipping! This is an affiliate program I have grown to love over the past year or so. You may find you love it too.

Maybe you don’t like promoting individual products. You can still get paid to refer people to companies in some cases. There are referral programs available for everything from daily deal sites to money-making opportunities and more. Please remember to be a responsible lead generator. Only sign up for those programs you use and can honestly recommend, and don’t spam!

Hands-Off Affiliate Marketing is possible with a couple of great programs. They eliminate the need to apply to individual programs. You can get around Affiliate Nexus Tax issues. Your job is simply to blog, they take care of the linking and payments.

Blog advertising is one of my favorite ways to make money blogging. I have at least one blog that relies on this income avenue only. There are businesses – big and small – that may be willing to pay for ad placement on your site. This can come in the form of banners, text links and more. I use OIO Publisher for managing my ad space in most cases.

Bonus Post

Not quite enough? How about 70 more ways to make money blogging? This list includes many of the options we have already discussed, but also a lot more. From affiliate programs to review opportunities, this is likely a little something on the list perfect for your blog.


  1. says

    I am having issues getting on with adsense and I have not made a dime with amazon affiliate marketing so I am hoping Blog advertising will be the way to go. I get a ton of traffic and think my blog is ready to offer this. Thanks for the info. This year will be my year, I can feel it! :)

  2. Jo says

    Hey I blog for a living too. I am using Affiliate marketing and adsense but CPA is a great option as well :)
    There are a ton more ways to mint money with blogging but yeah these 5 are surely the best!

  3. says

    Thanks for this. I’ve been blogging for almost two years and it’s time to start trying to make a little income but I haven’t known how to start. I have adsense on my blog but that’s it. I’m getting to read everything you linked to.

    • says

      It looks like you already have AdSense going, Patty. Have you tried, or are you interested in, sponsored content? Business2Blogger and Social Spark connect advertisers with publishers for things like reviews or press announcements. You are most often paid per post or for a series of posts. It may work well with your niche.

  4. says

    I have been blogging for several years. It is always a battle trying to find paying opportunities. There is so much involved. The marketing, the updates, the plug-ins and all the other maintenance issues that go along with keeping your blog in it’s best condition in hopes that the advertisers will like what they see and of course keeping your Page Rank from tanking out.
    I appreciate you posting this information, will have to check them out. I wish I was more affluent with all of the latest lingo. So much that I read I really don’t understand which makes me frustrated.
    Penny Satterwhite

  5. says

    I have realized that after all the blogging i have done and all the sites i run, if you put enough time and effort into your site, they(media companies) will come to you for your space. That way, they get the ads and they deal with the companies. You just keep on blogging and get the money.

    • says

      That’s for certain, Johanna. All of them require some type of work and upkeep, even if it is just maintaining traffic and consistently great content.

      Thanks for stopping over!

  6. says

    Blogging for money is a boon for those who are good at writing. I had almost given the idea of blogging when I recently got a sale through my blog. After that I am focusing on getting more traffic.

  7. says

    Love this post…such a great article with lots of good info. Its overwhelming to think of it all… and yet I SO want to start making some money through my blog. Thanks for your help! (Visiting from SITS!)

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