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Making Money From Blogging

Hey Bloggers!

Recently I wrote about staying motivated while blogging and it went down so well I teamed together with UK Credit to talk about how to make money blogging. Monetising your blog is something that isn't just for full time bloggers, you can be a hobby blogger but make a second income doing something you love. Just remember to declare your earnings through self assessment and register as self employed it really isn't as scary as you would think. There are a few ways I make money on my blog which can work for you too!

Sponsored Posts

Join some good blogging networks like UK Bloggers if you haven't already. This is a great place to learn new things about blogging, ask for advice and find out about sponsored post opportunities.  A sponsored post is where you work with a client by writing a post as discussed with the PR. This can be anything from reviewing a product or writing about a service. I really enjoy doing these posts because you can discover new things yourself or share things you already love and when brands start approaching you it is a really nice felling as well as adding extra cash into your account. Make sure you know your blog stats and your DA as these are often required and will have an impact on the price you get paid. Make sure you learn the rules set out by google and always disclose when a post is sponsored to be honest with your readers.



Advertising

There are lots of ways you Can use your little space of the Internet to sell ad spaces. The most popular is AD sense which you can install little ad blocks onto your blog where companies have click able advertising when a reader clicks onto that website you can earn money. This takes time to build up though and often a click is around 1p. Always look at your ad settings to make sure that you have set out what you are willing to have advertised. You can also link this up to your You tube account.

You can also allow other bloggers or companies to purchase an ad space on your blog adding them onto your side bar. Often for this you need to offer some social media promotion and some bloggers do a sponsors round up post every month too. I will be adding ad spaces to my blog soon so stay tuned to find out what packages will be on offer.

Affiliate Links

Lots of companies offer an affiliate program in which you can earn commission from using affiliate links. When someone buys a product using your link you will earn a percentage of the sale. Amazon are popular for their affiliate links and are easy to use to promote when you have read am interesting book.



Social Media Promotion

Some companies may not want a full post and just want to increase their social media presence. You may have them approach you asking to have something shared on your social media to increase their following through yours. Remember you worked hard for that following and put a package deal together to make sure you get compensated for your time,

Write An E book

If like me you started blogging to improve your own writing then you will be excited to know that you can also make money through publishing an E book and advertising it on your blog. Write about what you know. Do you have a collection of short stories, a knowledge of how to be crafty? Put that information together in an E book and you can sell it through Amazon.

To find out some more ways to make money blogging pop over to UK Credit and find out their suggestions, Do you make money blogging? What are your tips?


*This has been a collaboration please see disclaimer 

54 comments:

  1. I have always blogged as a hobby but I haven't ruled out the possibility of trying to make some money out of it in the future so thanks for these tips :)

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    1. even better if you can get a bit of cash for doing something you love x

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  2. Lots of great ideas here! I think if you have some sort of professional service to sell then a blog can be great for promoting that because it shows who the person behind the business is.

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    1. I totally agree it is about knowing your strengths and marketing them x

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  3. Great tips, I've had some great opportunities from UK Bloggers! x

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    1. uk bloggers is the best blogging group around and always so helpful too x

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  4. I make mine via ads and sponsored posts which has helped me loads as I am part time blogger and make really good money from it

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    1. I really need to get my ad space moving x

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  5. These are some great ideas - I have to admit I'm trying to write an ebook it is something I really need to get my head down and sort out. x

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    1. ooo do it I look forward to giving it a read x

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  6. great tips in this post. Some I already knew and other nice to be reminded of . R

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    1. there are so many ways blogging is evolving so quickly x

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  7. I earn money from blogging but not enough to stop my other jobs. It is a hard slog but I enjoy it nevertheless.

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  8. Some great ideas! I don't think I could write an e book though! x

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  9. Blogging is certianly a hobby for me, an outlet, but I do enjoy making money from it and these are all the way sI do it. fab post.

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    1. That is a great way to look at it getting money for doing something you love is always a bonus x

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  10. I found this post really useful. I'm starting to think about ways I could make a little money from blogging.

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    1. that is great let me know how you get on x

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  11. I need to look into making money from my blog, thanks for the tips.

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  12. I love blogging. That extra bit of income is a bonus. It's hard to earn money through ad sense in less you have a huge amount of traffic. A really useful post xx

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    1. agreed if there isn't much traffic then it is hard to hit enough revenue to do it full time and regular x

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  13. I make good money from Google Ads in my sidebar, so it's definitely worth it.

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    1. I don't seem to get much from them lately they don't appear on my blog think I need to have a good look at them x

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  14. Inspiring post! I'm not quite there yet as I opened my blog very recently, but it's good to know :)

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    1. you wil be there before you know it x

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  15. There are SO many ways to make money from blogging! I've been blogging full-time now for about 2 years and I love it so much :) Plus I earn more than I did when I was teaching full-time!

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    1. That is amazing! I think I have a while to go until I am there yet but that would be amazing x

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  16. I love the ideas you have listed, I wish I could blog full time or even just have a part time job to support myself alongside blogging. I love the idea of the e-book if only I had something interesting to write about ;) x

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    1. A part time job with blogging on the side sounds just perfect x

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  17. I think it's all about stretching yourself out, do a little money making on each area and you can build up some money! :)

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    1. agreed totally of you just put your efforts ito one area then you see less of an impact x

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  18. Great tips - I must look properly at advertising and affiliate links - it just all seems so complicated! Kaz x

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    1. I have to agree there I still haven't got my head around it properly x

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  19. Thanks for sharing this post :) x

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  20. Great post. There's so many ways to make money via a blog these days, I'm lucky that I'm doing just that, granted on a small scale.

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    1. I am only on a small scale myself hun but we all have to start somewhere x

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  21. Great tips. I have often thought about writing my own ebook, but keep putting it off

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    1. I think it is great that it is so easy for anyone to publish their own book it amazes me x

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  22. I have never thought about making money from blogging before, and think I am still a little small for it. Great tips that I will keep bookmarked though!

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    1. Not at all T once you get that DA up the offers will come rolling in x

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  23. its great to ee other bloggers helping others out this is a great starting point of help too thanks

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    1. Thank you and totally I think we should all help each other out x

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  24. I love that it's possible to make money from blogs, but I always love the blogs that aren't obvious in their money making efforts.

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    1. I totally agree when you can see that it is natural content x

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  25. Thanks for the tips, it was really helpful to find out how you make money from blogging!

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  26. I use affiliate links and never made a penny haha x

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    1. I haven't had much luck with them myself to be honest I think I may be doing it wrong because when I look at some bloggers income reports they do so well x

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  27. I have recently gone freelance, so this post is very useful! Thanks!

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