Make money online: An interesting subject to talk.

In my previous article, I talked about how to start blogging where I shared some of the basic things about starting a blog. Continuing the series, today I am going to write how to make money from blogging.

The questions “how to make money with a blog” or “how to monetize a blog” might be disturbing you because starting a blog and making real money with it are two different things.

This is my favorite topic as I have tried numerous methods to monetize my blog in the last 3 years (including micro jobs) and got good success with all of them.

If you are a newbie (or an intermediate blogger) who just started blogging, this article is going to show top working methods to make money with a blog.

You might be using a few of them, where few of them will be new to you. But going through this article will give you a new insight to use different methods on your blog to make money with it.

Let's see how to make money blogging with the right methods.

1. Monetize With Google AdSense

AdSense is a Google-powered platform which gives you the freedom to show related ads on your blog.

To get AdSense approval, you'll have to submit your blog on They'll ask things in the form of the name, address, your blog's URL, blog's subject and many other things.

Just fill the form carefully and submit it. People at Google will go through your form manually and approve if it fulfils the quality guidelines.

Note: For India, they approve at least 6 months old websites.

2. Display Banner Ads

This is one of the best methods which all big companies are using.

They charge a fixed amount of money from different companies which want to display their banners on their websites.

Display banner monetization method works on a monthly basis where companies pay the upfront money before displaying their ads on your blog.

Sites like BuySellAds is one of the biggest marketplaces to buy and sell banner ads.

Here is the screenshot of a website asking different prices for the different banner sizes on their blog.

Let's do little calculation:

Total impression – 3,550,000

Price – $5 per thousand impression.

3,550,000/1000 = 3,550

Total amount for single banner (for a month) = 3,550 x 5 = $17,750.

They are making $17,750 with a single banner ad.

Keep in mind that they are selling 3 other ads also. 😉

3. Write Review About The Products

Many of the review you read about various products are paid reviews.

Yeah.. It's the harsh truth.

Companies pay a big amount to bloggers for writing positive reviews about the products.

So you can pitch some companies and ask them to write reviews about their products and promote them with your blog's authority.

I did one hangout on getting paid reviews a few months back which you can watch below.

Many companies just want a text link inside your article for doing SEO of their website.

So you can write a relevant article on your blog and insert that company's link anywhere in the post with a suitable context.

5. Make Videos About The Product

If you have a popular blog, companies will pay you much higher amount if you can make a video review of their products.

Video is a great way to spread the information within a very short time.

6. Affiliate Marketing

This is my most loved method to make money online as BloggingCage's 70% revenue is getting generated by this method.

In this method, you promote other people's product on your blog either by displaying banner ads or by writing reviews about the product.

You might be confused as I already told about these two methods above.

So let's clear that confusion first.

In the above 2 methods companies are paying you FIX AMOUNT to display banner ads (let's say $200 per month) and for writing reviews on your blog (let's say $400 for a review).

Affiliate marketing is completely different than that.

Here you join the affiliate marketing program for a company, and they will pay 10-80% amount of every sale you make.

Here you will get your unique tracking link which will tell the company that any particular sale was made by you.

Like here is the affiliate link of Genesis Framework.

This link has my unique affiliate ID (which is 544812) in this case. So every time anyone will click on this link, they will know that the person was sent by me.

I have written about Kontent Machine v3, BuzzBundle, SEO Powersuite and Long Tail Pro which are the perfect example of affiliate review articles.

7. Sell Your Own Service

Once your blog has authority in your niche, you can start selling your own services.

You can make any software, plugin, write a book or create a video course to sell on your blog.

8. Provide Online Training

Once you have a popular blog, it's easier to sell your online training.

You can find the interest of your audience and then build a product around it. Like Alex Becker on Source-Wave has built such a brand that he is easily selling his SEO courses online and making $500,000 a month.

9. CPA Marketing

This is one of the top money-making methods which all big internet marketers in the world are using.

In this method, you just need to drive people on a page and make them take action.

This action can be filling one form, submitting zip details, submitting their credit card details for the trial offer or any type of action.

CPA means Cost Per Action/Acquisition.

Here companies will pay you just for an action. No need to sell the products.

10. Using E-Mail Marketing

You might have noticed that I am giving away “FREE 7-day blogging training” on my blog in exchange for your email address.

By doing this, I am collecting emails from my readers so that I can send them anything when I want.

By giving away FREE goodies on your blog, you make relation with your readers and get in touch with them using the mail which they have given to download the book.

For doing email marketing on my blog, I am using ConvertKit autoresponder which is one of the proven email marketing solutions in the world.

Start your try first month FREE here.

By giving away free tips to your readers, you can build trust. Soon they will start following your suggestions and listen what you say.

You can send them an email with your affiliate link of any product to make easy money.


You can charge people to write a guest post on your blog. Once you have an established blog, people would pay good amount happily to write an article on your blog for their own blog's promotion. If you don't know what guest blogging is, read it here.

Final words

These are some of the methods which I have tried to make money with a blog. Select any one of the methods listed above it try it for 2-3 months before going to the next method.

With time you'll become a master of that particular method and start making money with your blog.

I hope this make money blogging tips would make you feel comfortable if you have started a blog recently.

Share this article with your near and dear ones so that they can also know the methods to monetize a blog easily.