How I Make Money from my blog

Originally published:
Sep. 5, 2020

An article telling the story of my blog and how I make a living from it. A guide for new, beginner bloggers looking to monetize their website by means other than affiliate networks and banner ads.

If you are a beginner blogger, you will find a lot of blog coaching articles telling you how to make money blogging by giving you general information like “join Google Ad Sense” or “join an affiliate network” as if by simply adding links on your page you will start earning tons of cash. Many promise that you will make thousands of dollars blogging and then you can sit back, relax and live on a passive income.

There is nothing passive about passive income! There are so many other ways to earn money with a blog and throughout my blogging career, I have discovered sources of income I had never thought of.  Mastering affiliate programs can be a great source of income, but there are other ways to make money with a blog in addition to banners and affiliate networks.

Here is the story of my blog, and how I make a living from it.

I have been blogging on for over 15 years. Like many bloggers I started my blog to …