Building a professional blogger career has been the most difficult and rewarding feat for me during my 42 years on planet earth. Which is exactly why I am sharing these 7 ways to make money blogging.
You may feel that making money through blogging is nearly impossible.
I feel you.
It took me nearly 3 years to earn decent coin through blogging but only after I had some really tough, difficult to swallow struggles.
I recall the feeling of terror and panic each time I checked my statement balance at the end of the month, or when I checked my email to see royalty payments or sign ups or what have you.
I genuinely felt more scared observing my financial future than I did battling this deadly, 8 inch long centipede last night, as I did here in Thailand:
If you are having a really tough time making money blogging and feel paralyzed by the frustration of seeing no cash flow in for your efforts, I have been there. I also know how to help you experience the relief and fun of increasing your blogging earnings without working yourself to the bone.
Take these 7 blogging tips to the bank.
1:Enjoy the Process of Learning How to Blog
I genuinely love blogging. But it was not always this way.
In the past I tried to ignore the process because I feared losing money. Of course I lost a ton of money and went broke because your life mirrors your predominant feelings/intent back at you.
Enjoy the process of blogging. This detaches you some from money outcomes which helps you manifest more money through blogging.
Money feels so scarce and elusive to bloggers because they devote most of their energies to “getting because they fear losing money” versus “giving because they enjoy helping folks and learning how to become a pro blogger.”
Make that shift. Make more dough.
Do you feel too stressed about money to enjoy the blogging process? I wrote an eBook to help you think, act and be a successful blogger so you can replace the stress with relief. This is a helpful read for developing a winning blogging mindset:
2: Help People by Spotting their Pain Points
Spot pain points. Prosper.
People buy stuff and hire folks to avoid the pain of dealing with some horrible problem.
Make money blogging by helping people see where and how they are suffering. If you haven’t quite raked in that sweet chedda yet, pinpoint how you can better identify and stress how folks are feeling pain in your niche.
Blogging tips bloggers, this means focusing on the pain and suffering bloggers feel at seeing little or no blog traffic and zero blogging income trickle through their blogs.
I was able to retire to a life of island hopping by compassionately feeling the pain and struggles I suffered through, so I could better relate to my readers.
3: Help People by Creating Blog Posts and Products and eBooks and Services Addressing their Pain Points
Become a helper.
Helpful bloggers get paid by:
- creating helpful free content
- creating helpful premium content
- creating persistently
- helping folks through various channels
Help a bunch of folks regularly to be seen as a helpful guy or gal.
Open income streams based on premium products that assist your readers in solving their problems.
If you are having a Money Problem with blogging, make yourself more helpful. Find ways to render better service, more persistently.
I ran into a blogging block recently so I pulled back from posting on Blogging Tips everyday and will find 1-2 new blogs to guest post on, daily. I will help more folks persistently by taking such an approach.
4: Befriend Top Bloggers from Your Niche
Befriend big dawg bloggers from your niche.
Help successful bloggers.
A few comments on Zac’s blog here and some writing practice on my part helped me land this Blogging Tips guest posting gig.
Not bad at all, simply because I helped out a fellow blogger.
If you feel lost, desperate and hopeless, stop doing things on your own and tap into the power of friendships.
Feel the elation, joy, and utter relief of having a slew of top bloggers promote you, endorse you, hire you and help you on your way to earning a full time income through blogging.
Make blogging buddies by promoting other bloggers through social media and through your blog. Sign up for their courses. Buy their eBooks. Hire them as coaches. Build bonds. These bonds expand your presence exponentially versus the snail’s pace of trying to do things on your own.
5: Persist Persist Persist
Persist like heck, even when you feel like giving up.
If you have blogged for at least 1-3 months you know the feeling of distress, disgust and outright hopelessness when things do not seem to go your way.
Keep going. I believe in you. I believe in your blog. Seriously. We have all been there. Even if you see me and think I sip coconut juice in paradise all day long, and have always had it easy, I have struggled like hell and cried myself to sleep more than a few nights during my blogging career.
But I kept going, no matter what.
Keep going. Follow your passion. Things will come together for you and are already coming together for you. But you need to keep going to earn coin through blogging.
6: Charge Generously and Create Generously
Charge generously and create generously.
Do not write for $5 USD per 500 word article. $50 to $100 are more reasonable, fair, generous rates.
Ditto for sponsored posts.
If anybody reaches out to me about placing a sponsored post I charge $500 and up going forward. No exceptions. That $500 and up rate is based on the time and energy I have devoted to learn my blogging craft over the past 8 years. I do not see it as a transaction of how much my blog is worth to advertisers, although I do appreciate their viewpoint. I hold energetic posture, knowing what I know, which is a highly valuable commodity I have shared through my blog for 8 years.
Do not undercharge, even if you feel highly uncomfortable or nervous or even arrogant charging higher rates. Be bold. Make money blogging by being clear on the value of your offering and the value of your expertise.
7: Open MSI
Open multiple streams of income to avoid the nightmare of depending on 1 income stream.
If you know the terror or relying on 1 or 2 channels to earn your daily – or monthly – bread, chances are you are ignoring this simple, powerful concept.
Open multiple streams of blogging income like:
- self publishing eBooks on Amazon Kindle
- self-publishing audio books
- offering freelance writing services
- offering freelance coaching services
More than anything, be pulled by your love. Blogging your passion helps you follow these tips more easily.
How are you making money through your blog?