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8 Ways to Make Money With A Blog or Website

Have you ever wondered how blogs make money?  In this story, you'll learn the main ways ALL bloggers earn income from their websites. 

A "blog" is a website full of articles about a particular topic.  When you Google something and click on a link to read about the query, you are reading a blog.  Blogs are one of the most popular forms of content online today.  Bloggers can make a lot of money from their websites, too.

First, What Is Blogging?

As a blogger, you can sign up with different ad networks to place ads on your website.  When readers view or click on the ads, you get paid a commission.  The more readers you get, the more money you make.

#1: Advertising

Affiliate marketing is a partnership between a blogger (you) and a brand. You can choose your favorite brands and write articles about your fave products.   When someone buys after reading your review, you earn a commission.  This is one of the best ways to earn money from a blog and my personal favorite!

#2: Affiliate Marketing

When you sign up for an ad network, the ads are random and change all the time.  Direct advertising is a form of advertising where you place an ad for a specific company on your website and it never changes. 

#3: Direct Advertising

You don't have to be a social media influencer to get sponsorships. Brands pay for sponsored posts and articles on websites and blogs all the time!  This is how some of the top earning bloggers make their money.

#4: Sponsorships

Many bloggers and website owners create their own products to sell, like digital downloads, merchandise, online courses, and more.  This is a great way to earn additional money from your blog or website.

#5: Sell Your Products

If you're a freelancer or run a service-based business, you can easily sell your services on your blog.  In fact, I highly recommend all freelancers create a blog or website to use as a portfolio, to show their expertise, and get more clients.

#6: Sell Services

Creating a paid membership is a great way to make money from a blog or website.  With a membership, you can charge members a small monthly fee for access to exclusive new content every month or week.  This is great for recurring revenue. 

#7: Memberships

Adding a donation button or a "virtual tip jar" is a great way to make a little money from your website.  Adding a virtual tip jar is a low-pressure way to give your readers the option to toss a few bucks your way as a thank-you for producing awesome articles.

#8: Donations

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