I’m not ashamed to say that when I started my first blog, my goal was to one day make money blogging.

I’d stumbled across a blogging income report by mistake, and I was amazed people were actually make an income from blogging.

So after I read many more income reports to make sure it wasn’t a fluke (and it wasn’t – so many people were making money blogging across different niches!) I decided that one day I wanted to make money blogging full-time.

If they were doing it, why couldn’t I?

But if getting people to read your blog is difficult, actually making money from it is even harder! And I spent months (perhaps even years…) not making a single penny from blogging.

But as time went by and I learnt more about building an audience and monetizing my blog, I finally started to see some income from my blog.

Nothing spectacular – just a few affiliate sales here and there. But enough for me to realize making money blogging was legit (as in, I saw the money from the sales in my bank account!), and I became even more determined to make make it work for me. 

And over time, instead of sporadic sales I was seeing here and there, I started to make a small amount each month thanks to ads on my blog.

Eventually, after trying and testing different methods, I learnt how to monetize my blog in a way that was best for me and my audience.

I gained enough confidence to sell products alongside affiliate marketing, and also offer paid for services (after all, I’d learnt a lot from blogging, and my skills would be helpful to other bloggers!).

And before long, my blogging income started to increase.

In fact, I reached a point where I was making as much money from blogging and being a Pinterest manager as I was in my day job (and working less hours too).

So eventually I quit!

And now, I’m pleased to say I’m a full-time blogger and Pinterest manager.

Below you’ll find my best tips for making money blogging I discovered on my journey to doing this full-time.

I really hope they help you monetize your blog! 

How to make $500+ a month with Amazon affiliates

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How I made my first $1000 blogging

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Passive income ideas for bloggers

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What’s it like being a Pinterest strategist?

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Why bloggers need multiple income streams

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Small blogs making $1000+ (with under 15k pageviews!)

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Make money while you sleep: what is affiliate marketing?

Affiliate marketing. If you’re a blogger and you haven’t heard of it, you’re missing out on some serious money. And if you haven’t started a blog, it might be how I convince you to. (Although you can actually use affiliate marketing without a blog. More on this to come)….

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These bloggers make $1,000+ per month. Here’s how.

“How do you make money blogging?” Many people (myself included) start a blog with the hopes of running their own successful business online. There are bloggers out there making an absolute killing from their blogs (we’re talking $1,000,000+ every year. More on that to come!). But here’s a harsh reality. Most people will never make …

Easy ways to make money blogging as a beginner

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What pages your blog needs to earn money blogging

Want to earn money blogging? One of the most important things to make money from your blog that people seem to over look are what pages you have on your blog. How? Because every time someone visits your blog, they could be someone who wants to spend money on something …


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