How To Make Money On A Blog

by | Aug 3, 2017 | How to.. | 12 comments

There are three things you should be doing to learn how to make money on a blog.

While simple in practice, it takes dedication and work.

The devil is in the details.

Use your email listEmail

Who do you know that doesn’t have an email address? If you know people without an address, I bet you can count them on one hand.

When you tap into using email to market and promote your blog, you tap into a world of potential.

Sending email newsletters, updates, and promotions gets you directly in front of your customers. Of course, not every subscriber will open your emails, but, they will still see your name even if they click delete. And hey, they are thinking about you! If they need what you offer, chances are, yours will be the first website they visit.

Capture the email addresses of your readers by using a sign-up form on your site or by offering a freebie in exchange for their email address. Then, use the emails they give you!

I have been using Aweber for a while now and they do everything I need from an autoresponder.  To have a look at their service, click the link below.

There are free autoresponders available and some giving you a free trial period. The links below will give you some idea on whether or not they’ll serve your purpose.

Vertical Response

Automate. Automate. Automate.

If you are doing the work software could be doing, you are misusing your time.

Yes, automation software can cost money, but balance that cost with how much you could be earning by spending your time generating new leads, developing stellar products/content, finding new readers, etc.

What do I mean by automate? If someone pays for an email series, you don’t have to be the one pressing send each day at 10:00. You don’t have to keep track of who should start the series on Monday and who is starting their series on Thursday. Software can automate that process.

Find where your work gets tedious and see if there is a program to automate it. If nothing else, if you are just getting started, check out IFTTT – a website that allows you to use an applet to hook up various programs to other programs and trigger automatic responses. For instance, there are applets that allow you to send a direct message to new twitter followers.

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Have you ever invested money?  

When you invest, one of the tips you are given is to diversify your investments. This protects you and helps stabilize your investments from the ups and downs of the market.

The same is true of your income revenue. Diversify it.

Find various revenue streams and start taking advantage of them. If, for instance, you have an online store, but sales slack one month, maybe that same month your advertising revenues will increase.

Diversifying helps stabilize your income for the long haul.

Click the link below to read more about different options for diversifying your income revenue.

How To Make Money On A Blog – Diversify


  1. Simon Crowe in Asia

    Hi, I agree – email is one of the major ways I get readers coming back to my blog, build trust and ultimately make sales. Email is by far the best way to make money on a blog and always say you should start building an email list from day one.

    On the social media side I know I could be doing more. I’ve been thinking about a way to automate this. Do you have any experience with HootSuite or TailWind? I’ve not come across IFTTT before but I will definitely be looking into it. Thanks for the recommendation!

    • Jackie

      Hey Simon, thanks for the comment.

      I use the free version of HootSuite and it suits my needs perfectly.

      It means I can schedule posts to social media in one block and not worry about them again.

      Good luck with your online journey


  2. los

    Hey, first of all thanks for this great, interesting and very informative article on making money with a blog.
    I created a website a few months ago and it sort of is a blog. It really is amazing how you can theoretically live of something like this. But like you stated in the beginning dedication and consistency is important!

    • Jackie

      I think some people believe that started a website or online business means sitting back and taking it easy.  To get to this stage though it takes lots of, as you say, dedication and consistency, as well as patience and practice.

      Good luck with your blog


  3. DorcasW

    Jackiex4; Thanks for you. I find your post very informative.

    Can I tell you that I do not have email marketing even though WordPress kept introducing it to me?

    Now that I read your post I think I will consider building a list and begin to send emails.

    Do keep up your good work helping others.

    • Jackie

      Hello Dorcas

      Thank you for your kind words.

      Please do consider email marketing. Below is a link to some training to help you on your way.

      Good luck


  4. Roy

    I’ve been involved with affiliate marketing for 6 months now and haven’t made a dime. And it’s because I haven’t yet learnt how to attract folk to my website.

    You suggest getting an email list organised and then sending out content for the folk to read possibly about how things are going with my little “shop” (website). Am very immature in my thinking re all this but am intelligent enough to see that it is certainly a path to follow.

    Then you talk about automation and that also sounds fantastic. Have noted this down in my file and will definitely do what you suggest when the time is ripe.

    Thank you for a very informative webpage. I learnt a lot from you.

    • Jackie

      Aw thank you Roy for your kind words.  I’m so pleased this post was useful.

      I wish you every success with your website and if I can ever be of assistance, please let me know.


  5. Ciara

    Thank you for this very insightful post on how to get more traffic to your site via email updates and social media. I am still very new in the game and will definitely be signing up for Vertical Response to start and will be reading your Online Entrepreneur’s Tool Box ebook! as well! Great work and thank you for sharing!! 🙂 Best wishes – Ciara

    • Jackie

      Hello Ciara

      I’m so pleased you found the post useful.  If I can help in any way just let me know.

      Good luck


  6. Helen

    Jackie! I’ve been thinking about starting an email list for forever! I just haven’t figured out how to go about it yet. That will definitely be moving up on my list of to-dos. I think it would be wonderful to shoot a reminder to people about whats been going on on my blog.
    I would love to automate my social media posts. That’s the thing that probably takes me away the most from doing productive work. But at the same time, sometimes it gets tricky and I can’t even get the posts to turn out the way I want. How can I expect a computer to do that for me?

    Thanks for your super interesting article!



    • Jackie

      Hello Helen

      An email list is definitely an important aspect of your business and although it takes some time to set it up properly, once it is done you can leave it alone and either tweak it or add to it as necessary.

      If you need any help with this just let me know



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