3 Ways to Monetize a Blog {Make Extra Money With Your Passion}

There are various ways to monetize a blog. Here are 3 primary ways you can monetize a blog & make extra money blogging about your passion.

3 Ways to Monetize a Blog:
1.   Advertising
2.   Sell Your Own Product
3.   Affiliate Marketing


Here’s a breakdown of each.


1.  Make Money Through Advertising:

If you have enough traffic (visitors) to your blog, you can charge other people to advertise on your website.  Of course, It can take quite some time to build enough traffic so that others would be willing to pay to advertise on your site.


2)   Make Money By Selling Your Own Product

If you’re into cooking, you could create a cookbook. If you’re into travel, you could create a travel guide. Fitness? Create a weight loss plan. Quilting? Sell your blankets. The possibilities are endless. Let’s take a look at the cookbook example in more detail.

Here’s an Example of How to Create Your eBook:

Let’s say someone loves to cook (call her Kris). Kris posts lots of fun recipes & cooking tips on her blog. By blogging regularly, even shooting some YouTube video tutorials & sharing her content throughout social media, Kris eventually gains a substantial number of visitors to her blog.

One day Kris decides to create a cookbook with her favorite recipes & simple meal ideas. She types up the recipes in a word doc. She adds some images from pics of her food that she’s taken. And then she can create an ebook cover for her cookbook.

Lastly, she converts the word doc to a PDF with a free service like this one. Now her eBook (or rather eCoobkook) is ready to go!

She charges $8 for her cookbook collecting payments through Paypal. Once someone pays, she emails the cookbook or provides an access link where the purchaser can download it from her blog. 

Alternatively, she can print & ships the cookbook. But for obviously reasons – a digital product is often preferred to a physical one (as it saves time & money).

This is an example of how you can take a passion you love to do & share anyway & monetize it online.


3)   Make Money Through Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is the most common & popular way to monetize a blog.  There are hundreds, if not thousands, of various affiliate marketing companies out there. Even Amazon & Wal-Mart offer affiliate marketing programs.


How Affiliate Marketing Works:

Affiliate marketing is simple. It’s when a company pays you for referring business to them. You’re an affiliate for that company. Most often, you are paid a portion of every sale made through you or your site.

Keys to Successful Affiliate Marketing:

  • Drive targeted traffic to your website, relevant to the topic of your blog
  • Blog regularly – consistently adding fresh/new content to build your subscriber base
  • Always provide honest opinions & reviews about products & services – never make a recommendation simply for a sale
  • To maximize earnings, the best programs should offer residual/passive income as well as have large upsell potential

Benefits of Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is appealing to a lot of people because you don’t have to worry about creating your own product and it can be lucrative, if you know what you’re doing.


Ready to Make It Happen?

Are the wheels starting to turn? Are you getting some ideas of ways you can monetize your blog and make money online? There are really lots of ways to do it. The key is being consistent. Each method takes traffic to your blog as well as building a connection with your visitors.  This takes time.

But it’s as simple as a decision & commitment to making it happen.

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3 Ways To Make Quick Money Online

3 Ways To Make Quick Money Online


If you’re looking to make some extra cash from home, here are 3 ways to make quick money online.

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Freelance Marketplaces/Labor Exchanges

1. Write Articles for Cash (Odesk.com, elance.com, freelancer.com)

If you like to write, there are numerous websites where you can earn money in exchange for writing articles for others. These websites include Odesk.com, elance.com & freelancer.com

On these sites you can place your going rate, either by the hour, or by the assignment, and be contacted by someone looking for a writer.  You can also search jobs that have been placed on the site & submit for the jobs that interest you.

If you’re “hired” then you will be paid the agreed upon fee once the article is complete.

Most articles range from 500-700 words. The “employer” will provide guidelines on the desired topic & scope of the article.

Often times, the individuals hiring article writes are internet marketers who maintain websites or blogs. They add the fresh content to their site &/or submit it to article marketing websites. The more relevant content a marketer put out on the internet, the more traffic they will likely be able to generate to their site in the long run. To save time, they often contract out to other writers to generate content.

You can build relationships on these sites and become a long term or regular contractor for ongoing jobs.

In addition to writing articles, there are tons of other “jobs” available on these sites – like keyword research, clerical work, virtual assisting, design work and much more.

Personally, I prefer to establish automated or residual income streams rather than fee for service work. So let’s check out some of those quick online money options.


Affiliate Marketing

2. Market MCA

MCA is a quick money maker because it has such a low price point to get into, it offers a basic service everyone needs and it pays significantly more than it costs.mca quick money online

MCA (the Motor Club of America) is a company that is known for offering road side assistance (plus a slew of other protection benefits & discounts). When an individual purchases an MCA memberships, they enjoy all the MCA benefits for the duration of the time they maintain their membership. Membership costs $20 per month. (Except the first month of membership which is $40).

Here’s where the cool part comes in. MCA pays its members an $80 referral fee each time they refer a new paying member. This makes it extremely attractive to many people. Even just referring one new member per month & you’re in the black for your business.

Even knowing all of that though, I did not start to market MCA, UNTIL I found a SYSTEM that did it for me (Generally speaking, it’s not really effective for me to manually follow up with people one by one nor to repeatedly explain to different people how MCA works).

I use this system & it does all of that for me. I was able to “double my money” within 24 hours of marketing this program. We like that.



3. Blog with The Empower Network

The Empower Network is by far the most powerful income opportunity listed here. It can provide quick funds, yet it can also create a long term, life changing residual income.quick money online

The Empower Network is a viral blogging platform. In addition to providing ready-to-go, no hassle,  professionally designed, search engine optimized personal blogs for only $25/mo, the company specializes in marketing training (best in the industry) and leadership development.

What is taught within the Empower Network can take someone from having little to zero  knowledge about online marketing & making money online –  to being able to build  success online in any type of business. Of course if you plug into the training & treat it seriously. You’ll also be surrounded by some of the top marketers in the world & be able to personally network with them at live company events.

Here is my Empower Network blog.

For more on the Empower Network click here.

To read my complete Empower Network review click here.

3 Ways To Make Quick Money Online

Any of these strategies can be used to day to begin to generate some quick money online. Have you used any of the tools or sites above? Do you have others you’d like to add to the list? Please feel free to comment below with your experience or feedback.

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Alice Dymally