How to Make Money Blogging: All My Best Tips

Carol Tice

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. 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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  1. Sumra

    Very Fruitful Information, Thanks

  2. lu ram

    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

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

      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.

  3. lu ram

    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

      Do I have one? 😉

      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.

  4. Evelyn

    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

      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!

  5. David Gillaspie

    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

      I don’t either, except–it’s fun! When I know how to help other writers stop wasting effort and make more money, why not do it? I’m telling you, I’m in it for the success stories–I get emails from readers that really brighten my day, about how I helped them feed their families.

    • David Gillaspie

      That did it. I’m signing up for class. Which is the best to begin with? To readers: When you get the right answers it’s time to decide. Thanks again, CT

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