Everyone hears that there is money in blogging. Something not everyone hears is that most bloggers quit within the first 90 days. Getting traffic can be hard, but for those who do, what do you do with it? If you are not quite sure how to capitalize on your website traffic, here is a list of things you should start doing. Or if you haven’t gained a lot of traffic yet, reverse engineer your success with these ways to monetize your blog.

Top 5 Ways Bloggers Are Monetizing Their Work in 2019:

  • Advertising
  • Affiliate marketing
  • Sponsored Posts
  • Ebooks & Courses
  • Services
When in doubt, just blog! Try everything until you find what makes you happy. Happiness will bring in the money!


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What is display advertising? How does advertising work on a Blog?

One of the most common types of advertising for bloggers is display advertising. Display advertising is simply the ads that you see throughout this site and others. They can be in a header image, below a post, in a sidebar, just about anywhere that the blogger wants them to appear.

Display advertising is a way of passive income for bloggers. It is passive income because all you do is place a piece of code on your page and you get paid whenever people click the ad or with enough page views. It is important to remember that even though enough page views can get you some money to not overcrowd your site with ads.

You can either sign up with Google AdSense along with a bunch of other advertising networks if your site meets their requirements. I personally chose to use the banner codes from my Amazon Affiliates Page for the ads on my site. I like knowing the ad will always be Amazon, a company I use and trust rather than who knows what pops up.

What is affiliate marketing?

It is often a trending word and all the rage in the blogging community. Simply put, affiliate marketing is when you include links to products that you will receive money from if someone purchases through your link.

What I love most about this option is if you were to click the link above, not only would you get a fantastic resource, but I would make a percentage too! Best thing about that, there is no extra cost to you and I did the work to find the best one available.

This can be a great option for someone who does a lot of reviews on their site, or a good reason to start doing reviews on your site. You should only review things that you actually have used to keep your credibility. Nobody will keep their trust in you if you recommend garbage things. You can also make a series of tutorials on how to do different things with the item, give recipes if you recommend a cookware product, etc. You want to show as much value as possible for anything you promote with an affiliate link. You want to sell it as if it were your own. If you are confident in a product and have a following that values your input, you could become a terrific affiliate marketer.

As I mentioned before how placing ads on your site was a great way to make passive income, so is affiliate marketing. The links often do not expire as long as you remain in the program and the product is still available. This means that you could still make money from a link years down the road!

Sponsored blog posts.

Sponsored posts are what they sound like. They are posts that companies pay you to make. Sounds awesome, right?!

These sponsored posts come in all shapes and sizes. It can me a review, guest post, using specific links they provide, or posting an image or series of images on social media that they want you to.

Depending on the company, these opportunities may be paid by check or you might get free products to try. So how do you get started on this? You can go the old fashioned way and start to contact companies directly or sign up with advertising networks to get the connections.

Making money blogging with ebooks and courses?

I personally hate how many people try to rip others off with overpriced courses. I totally get it, you give a ton of time and resources away for free and need to cash in. However, I am ok with a course if its well put together and sold at a reasonable price. I am also totally ok with ebooks and books to generate sales from your blog.

I too have started on the trend and just put out my first ebook, Advanced Google Analytics Study Guide.


Services are something that I think a lot of bloggers underutilize or try to over capitalize on. I understand finding the balance is hard, I am still working on that myself. But if you have a successful website, well run social media platforms, and people notice this, why not sell those as services? Use the time and resources you spent teaching yourself to teach others. The first step of that would be the ebook, help you gain credibility.

Don’t be afraid to turn that blog hobby into a full profession! Start helping other people through a similar journey as you’ve been on.

Are you currently doing any of these methods?
Did I miss some important ways?
Let me know in the comments!
Thank you!!





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