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How to Make Money Blogging: All My Best Tips

Carol Tice | 20 Comments
How to make money blogging.

How to make money blogging: All my best tips. Makealivingwriting.comHere’s something I hear a lot: “I’ve got a blog, but nothing’s happening. I’d love to diversify my income and lessen my reliance on freelance clients. What am I missing? Can you tell me how to make money blogging?”

Over the years, I’ve shared a lot of my own blogging journey, as I grew this blog into the platform for a thriving online business.

But as the blog got bigger, it’s gotten harder to quickly find my best earn-from-blogging tips.

As a coach dedicated to helping writers find financial freedom, I think helping writers develop their own income streams is super-important.

The answer? I’ve created a special page that pulls together all my best information, blog posts, and resources in one handy spot.

Introducing: How to Make Money Blogging Central

I’ve combed through the 900+ posts on here, and created a headquarters for all my best information on how to make money writing.

It’s one-stop-shopping for learning how to make money blogging. The new page is right here:

You can find quick links to a hand-selected group of my very best posts on this topic, and even some of my best guest posts about blog monetizing, too. It’s also got info on my e-books on this topic and my small-group blogging mastermind (currently open for new bloggers to join!).

That page will also keep automagically adding my new posts about blog earning as we go along. Nice, eh?

I hope having a well-organized resource HQ will help more writers to avoid wasting time on strategies that don’t work for small-audience bloggers, and find the tips that help us garden-variety, ordinary bloggers earn real money.

This new blog-earning page is part of my newly revamped ‘Start Here‘ tab. That’s the home base for all the topic pages I’m creating to help writers sort through the resources here and find what they need — fast.


P.S. Last week, on free blog review day, I promised you a look at the winning three blog-review videos.Β To see the video reviews and get ideas to improve your own blog, watch for an email in a few days, or sign up here.

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20 comments on “How to Make Money Blogging: All My Best Tips

  1. lu ram on

    Thanks Carol.. I understand more about the homepage how important it is thanks.. I have another question, in you books you do not speak about SEO or the Placement of keywords, I understand the process of making the blog I have been reading and know how to use the software basically I now how to build it, I am not much of a writer I do read a book in 3 or 4 days I really dislike my job I have been doing it for 6 years I am older now and changing job it would be a challenge that I would not like to go through again. I have been reading a lot of how to make money online books and that is how I have learned the know how. Making a living online would be a dream. This job takes all my time, on my days off I do write a little or create articles and SEO them some how I like the process of building question is should I keep going ? I have build a few websites that they might with time do something I am an affiliate for 3 places what do you recommend ?

    • Carol Tice on

      Lu, unfortunately, it’s tough for me to do blog coaching via commenting on my blog posts. πŸ˜‰

      There’s an awful lot I need to know about your goals, abilities, interests, the niches you’re trying to blog about, to be able to advise you.

      And…that’s why I’m running a mastermind! I’ve learned bloggers need a lot of support implementing everything you need to make a blog earn.

      If you haven’t gotten my first ebook, Small Blog Big Income, it’s a good starting point for understanding the fundamentals.

      Certainly, using SEO is a factor — we use the Yoast SEO plugin around here to help guide us.

      But the days when you could just slap up some microniche sites, stick ads all over them, SEO some short posts, and wait for money to flow in are long over. There’s a lot of work and expertise needed to build a blog that becomes a serious money-earner.

  2. lu ram on

    Hi Carol I hope my words find you well.
    I have been reading on how to blog and came across your
    two books which I like very much I have a question if you could
    answer it would be very nice of you.. do I need a home page a static page in my blog ?

    • Carol Tice on

      Do I have one? πŸ˜‰

      For most blogs, the home page IS the blogroll…though at an advanced, successful stage, sometimes you’ll see the owner move it to a subpage and hard-sell on the home, once they’ve built the trust, authority, and audience needed to sell.

  3. Evelyn on

    I have intention to creat my own blog to share my working experience when I work as a freelance interpreter. Your post is really helpful to me. Thanks a lot

    • Carol Tice on

      Since you indicate you haven’t started your blog yet, Evelyn, I’m curious about the footwear blog you linked to in your comment. Guess that’s not yours, so I’ve removed it, as I do all off-topic links to sites that don’t seem germane for my readers and smell more like a link-stuffing play, along with links to subpages of sites that are sales pages or subpages on social media, UpWork, or other mass sites, affiliate-link URLs, links to sites in other languages, and so on.

      Google penalizes sites that have a lot of suspicious links, so we have to take a close look at URLs that turn up in CommentLuv here.

      Just another blogging best practice I should probably talk about in my blog reviews!

  4. David Gillaspie on

    Thank you, Carol. Like other subscribers I find value in your suggestions and direction. Just reading your blog review suggestions to those who participated inspired me to re-focus my content, eliminate distracting category buttons, and streamline my site.

    I don’t know how you keep up with everything, but don’t stop anytime soon.

    Now to move on monetization. I have high hopes.

    • Carol Tice on

      Glad you like, Rohi — we’ve put a lot of work into making these orientation/resource pages, and I’m excited to get them out there!

      Not sure on the Den, but be on the waitlist to hear — there are nearly 7,000 people on waitlist, so next time we open, likely that’ll be the only list I tell about it. πŸ˜‰

  5. Martha Mayo on

    Wow Carol,

    In addition to all your other talents, now you’re a mind reader?!

    Over the weekend, I set up my writer’s site using your affiliate link for Writer’s Residence.

    Within the past 30 minutes, I’ve been wondering what to write about for my first post! And here you are with this post!

    Yes, I still must pick a theme, etc., yet the thoughts of writing that first post continue to tug at my brain cells!

    Thank you for being you,

    • Carol Tice on

      You’re welcome — but the focus on this resource page ISN’T how to make your writer-site blog a good writing sample, Martha.

      Just to be clear, this is all about standalone blog monetizing — the art of figuring out how to make your blog support selling your or others’ (affiliate) courses, ebooks, coaching programs, sponsored content, and in some niches, ads. That sort of thing.

      I consider creating a blog on a writer site that’s meant as a writing sample a completely different activity — one I talk about in my ebook How to be a Well-Paid Freelance Blogger (see the ebooks tab). THAT has all my best practices for this.

      And in general…if you’re sitting there going “I still must pick a theme,” blogging probably isn’t for you. Blogging is for writers with a passion topic they are up nights dying to create more posts about, as I discuss here:

      Glad you brought this up — I WILL have another resource page coming for the other side of blogging, where you want to get blogging gigs from it, or just learn some blog post best practices.

  6. Ishu on

    Thanks for sharing this great info.This is indeed one stop shopping for learning to make money from your blog.These tips shall be really helpful to newbie bloggers,the ones like me looking for ways to earn from blogging.


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