091 Financial Excellence: How to Make Money by Blogging

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03 Jan 091 Financial Excellence: How to Make Money by Blogging

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Episode 91: How to Make Money by Blogging, Jan 3, 2012.

In today’s show Matt discusses a topic brought up in our discussion forums about how to make money by blogging. There are a lot of ways to make money from blogging, but they all depend on having a really good blog

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Show notes:

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  • Accepting ads on your site can earn you some extra money but you have to be careful with the types of ads you accept so you don’t send conflicting messages to your readers. You also don’t want to overwhelm readers with ads in the text of your posts because that can scare them away.
  • Affiliate ads are easy to use but typically don’t generate a lot of money unless you have a large subscriber base.
  • There are other ways to make money blogging, like writing for other blogs and performing admin tasks like blog maintenance. Some sites will even pay you to write content that other people can use for their own blogs.
  • t may seem tempting to just start up a blog and make lots of money but the truth is it takes a lot of work and time to develop a blog to the point where you can monetize it and earn a significant income from it.
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  • Financial Samurai
    Posted at 23:50h, 04 January

    Ahhh, the topic we all love to read and learn about.

    Hope you make big bucks this year Matt!

    • Matt Wegner
      Posted at 06:13h, 05 January

      You and me both, Sam!!

  • Everyday Tips
    Posted at 07:26h, 06 January

    Blogging may be about the lowest paying job (hourly rate) when you start out. I had no idea how much work had to go into getting readers when I hit ‘publish’ that first time, let alone advertisers.

    Good post!

    • Matt Wegner
      Posted at 12:25h, 06 January

      Yes, it’s a ton of work and time. I think a lot of folks just don’t realize the commitment it takes to grow a good blog, let alone a great one like yours, Kris.

  • Jai Catalano
    Posted at 10:09h, 09 January

    Why is it that this topic never gets old? Oh I know why because it’s great to hear people’s perspective on. Thanks.

    • Matt Wegner
      Posted at 22:07h, 09 January

      Isn’t that the truth, Jai?

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