Do People Make Money Blogging

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Is Blogging Still A Thing?

I’ve seen a lot of chatter online asking if blogging still works, Do People really make money blogging? I have to say yes, people really do make money blogging and I’m proof that blogging is still a thing. Affiliate Marketers really benefit the most by blogging because they are able to strategically place their offers throughout the content they create, earning them a pretty good income every month

 

The problem is, most people think they’re just going to buy a domain and some hosting, start a blog and just make money with sponsorship and advertising. Yes these are ways you can make money blogging but unless you know the proper way to monetize your content and have a good understanding of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) then you are really just spinning your wheels.

Honestly that doesn’t have to be the case for you because you wound up here and I am going to show you the same exact training I used to create a consistent income online and how I achieved success in just under a year. I know a year sounds like a long time but when your talking about how to make money blogging and starting a business online it’s really not that long.

Think about it like building a skyscraper. Without a good foundation your building is probably going to topple over once it gets to a certain level. The same thing applies to building a business online. A proper foundation is required to make the business lasting and sustainable and that’s what I am here to teach you.

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How To Get Started Blogging

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Blogging is just one of the ways an affiliate marketer can make money online and probably the most common. Once you’ve established some content and traffic you can think about sponsorship and Advertising space but the first thing you need to do is pick a niche and start adding unique and helpful content to your website. Some of my colleagues embed their You Tube content into their blogs as well, which has had a very positive impact on the success of their websites.

There are only 4 steps that every successful affiliate marketer needs to get started and I’m going to talk about each step in detail. I will also be talking about some Free ways for you to get started so you can bootstrap your affiliate marketing business and ultimately make some money.

Four Steps Explained

Step 1: Choose A Niche

Imagine making a full time income just by sharing content about something you are passionate about. Your interest is called a niche and the possibilities are endless. Do you like gardening? How about going to the beach, Traveling, or how about sports, maybe Golf or health and wellness? The possibilities are endless and the market is wide open, if you can think of it and have knowledge about it then you can build a business around it.

I run 3 websites in various niches and the training I offer can teach you to do the same. Not only do the same but conquer that niche and get page 1 rankings consistently without having to pay for your position in the search engines.

Step 2: Build Your Website

Years ago building a website was a scary thing and pretty complicated for the average person who knew nothing about coding. Word Press has simplified the process and now almost anyone can build a traffic producing website that makes you money. Read about me and how I went from a collision repair tech to becoming a successful affiliate marketer in a years time. I am living proof that it can be done!

I’m even going to take this 1 step further and Give you 2 free site rubix websites for Free, no strings attached. These websites can be set up and live in a matter of minutes. Not only that but I am giving you 10 lessons of training to help you get started for free too.

Have a look at this video which explains the Process.

How to build a website video

Step 3: Get Traffic

Attracting visitors has always been one of the biggest hurdles for website owners and if you have any experience with SEO (Search Engine Optimization) or Affiliate marketing you already know how vital traffic is to the survival of your website. I will show you how to get free targeted traffic through the use of your content for Free.

Not everyone has the money to pay for Ads to get their content ranked. The training in my #1 recommendation shows you exactly how to build a solid foundation for your new business that will generate consistent traffic for years to come, if you are teachable and willing to work hard then you are exactly the kind of person I want to work with.

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Step 4: Earn Revenue

Now that you have traffic visiting your website it’s time for the fun part, finding affiliate programs that pay well. This is where the main source of revenue comes from. I will discuss other ways to bring in multiple streams of income to your website in a future post but your main source is going to be through your affiliate links and banners.

Affiliate programs are not hard to find either when you use the affiliate program finder at Wealthy Affiliate. Take a look at the screenshot below and see just how easy it is. You can enter almost anything and the affiliate program search tool will give you a list of programs that Pay.

Affiliate Program Search Screenshot

Other Ways Your Website Pays

Your website is now up and running. Constant traffic and sales are now coming in but you don’t have to stop there. Media vine and Adsense are decent options to make a little extra with your affiliate website. I also make money using the widget area of my website promoting other products such as Amazon and Keyword research with Jaaxy. I also sell domain names, giving me three different streams of income using one website.

Use your imagination because the possibilities are many. The training at Wealthy Affiliate teaches you all of this and more. I’ve barely scratched the surface of ways to make money with you website. The Training also covers You Tube, Store Fronts using woo commerce and so much more.

Live weekly training with Jay covers a multitude of subjects allowing you to get creative and really make some money. Having a community of affiliate marketers with all levels of experience at your fingertips is just one more bonus to a membership at WA.

The best part is, if you decide to go full time a premium membership is only $49/ monthly or $359/ yearly. I always recommend a free starter membership, especially if you are new to affiliate marketing. Should you decide to go premium however, I have a special action takers bonus for you.

What Is My Bonus

Here’s my action takers bonus in a nutshell. Join Wealthy Affiliate for Free and have a look around. Make sure this platform is a good fit for you. Affiliate marketing isn’t for everyone so I want you to see everything this platform has to offer. Set up your profile and go through the ten free lesson that I am giving you for free.

When you decide Wealthy Affiliate is a good fit for you and decide on a premium membership in the first seven days, I will give you your first month of premium for only $19. This will give you the chance to see the pure power of this platform at a huge discount.

I want to help you succeed and be your coach. Once inside you will have direct access to me as well as the co founders Kyle and Carson who are active participants in the community every day.

Have a look for yourself for free. You don’t need your credit card to join so there is nothing to lose.

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I hope this article helped to answer any questions you have about Blogging and Affiliate Marketing, if I’ve left anything out or you want to ask a question please leave a comment below. Join me now and be a part of the same success that I enjoy.

Best Wishes

Jason

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24 Comments

  • Hi Jason, have being a premium member at wealthy affiliate and I can boost that every thing you said about blogging and wealthy affiliate is true, am just a beginner though but with the friendly community in wealthy affiliate among the expert you will feel like a expert too because no problem will go unsolved, you are also an eye opener to the affiliate program section in wealthy affiliate menu, there are many goodies to mention in WA, I have never regretted joining the community.

    • I agree, I joined the community at Wealthy Affiliate 5 years ago and couldn’t imagine my business running without it. Not only are you learning from some of the best affiliate marketers in the world, you are also getting the support of a community of marketers with all levels of experience.

  • Of course people still make money through blogging. Even Neil Patel, the famous SEO influencer encourages people to start their own blog. I’ve been running my blogs for years and until now I am still earning passive income. And coincidentally, I am also hosting my blog on Wealthy Affiliate. Indeed one of the best hosting provider, better than Hosgator!

    • I couldn’t agree more Florence, if you think about being able to host up to 50 websites at Wealthy Affiliate and the great speed and security features it’s pretty much a no brainer in my eyes. Add the step by step training and there you have the perfect recipe for success.

      Cheers

      Jason

  • I agree, I think that we can still make money as a blogger. There are many affiliate programs and many people are gearing toward buying products online. As we all know, I am one of those people, before I buy anything, I always go online to read the review about the product or even watch YouTube. 

    However, we cannot just start affiliate marketing without a strategy. It is like you cannot drive to your destination without a map. I think training is necessary for us to get the traffic to our website and hopefully those traffic will be our potential buyers.

    • Nutannee, Training is so essential when starting a blog today. Times are changing faster than you can blink your eyes and without the most up to date training then you will be looking at page 10 rankings and barely any traffic. People are doing their own research before making a purchase and very rarely move beyond the first page or maybe second page before making a decision, so getting trained on how to get page one rankings naturally is a huge plus and that’s what Wealthy Affiliate has Done fore me.

      Cheers,

      Jason

  • It’s funny why people are questioning if you can still make money blogging today. I guess it is due to the over supply of the one click software spams available lol 

    You have nicely delivered a great overview to exactly how earning from a blog can achieved for person to become well established for long term wealth.

    Great Job Cheers

    Rob NZ

    • Happy you enjoyed the read, this is what works for me and has been consistently for 5 years now, so Ill stick with it.

      Cheers,

      Jason

  • Hi and thank you for your article on making money online. I am just starting out with affiliate marketing and Wealthy Affiliate has made it easy for me with their step by step process. Your post was really informative and taught me some new things I hadn’t learned yet. Also I appreciate all of the visuals it helps attract and engage the reader. Thanks for sharing and keep it up!

    • Thanks Sarah, let me know if you need any help getting started. I am around the Wealthy Affiliate community every day and willing to help anyone that needs it. I look forward to seeing you inside and watching your site evolve.

      Best Wishes

      Jason

  • Thank you for this very useful article about blogging. From my experience I must say that blogging still does work. Actually it’s all about creating good, quality content that bring traffic to a website or blog. With the traffic big enough, the website or blog can be monetize in many different ways. Affiliate marketing is probably one of the best ways of monetizing the traffic, especially for the newbies.

    • Sandy, thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment on my blog. You are correct affiliate marketing is probably the easiest way for beginners to monetize a website. Once traffic and sales have been established then one can start adding and testing other methods.

      Best Regards

      Jason

  • Hi, Jason, great outline on how to make money online. The process isn’t complicated in the slightest, though that doesn’t mean a learning curve isn’t there; it definitely is. It takes time to build success in blogging as it takes time to gain trust in the search engines, but I can also tell you from my own experience it’s worth the patience, as once the search engines index and rank your blog well, it’s lights out. In a good way, that is. 

    I’ve seen some decent results using Google AdSense in one of my niche sites. Promoting Jaaxy and other products in my sidebar of another niche site might be a good way to go and something I thought the search engines would discourage. However, it seems like you’re succeeding well with your site and I saw that you have Jaaxy in the sidebar, so I wouldn’t mind giving that a go as well. MediaVine is something I haven’t tried yet, so I’d love to give it a go.

    • Hey Todd, I do keep my advertising to a minimum because I want my readers to read my content without distractions. I allow a few such as Jaaxy in my widget area because I use it and it works. I would be cautious of just how much advertising you allow on your blog, I have been on sites that use mediavine and the page load is so slow that I just close the window and move on. 

      Thanks for contributing,

      Jason

  • Thank you for this information. I am also a member at wealthy affiliate, and the training has helped me tremendously! I will add maybe a little different way to look at the steps if you do not mind… Set a DAILY goal of what you desire to make, and work BAKWARDS to see what you did beforehand to hit that goal, and then work from there. Calling the end from the beginning. Thank you for this information!

    • Sure Sean, if that’s what works for you I will let you share that here. Helping others succeed is the goal here so if this helps someone that’s great.

      Thank You

      Jason

  • Hi! Blogging seems simple. But to actually make money with it seems to take a lot of work. But I perceive that the key tool is to have the proper training. It makes a huge difference.

    Taking advantage of your bonus seems the best way to go. But I’m still a bit skeptical. I have been surprised recently that there are some sites that are free to join but still ask for your credit card information. Is this the case with Wealthy Affiliate?

    • Henry, you can stay a free member for life without ever having to upgrade to premium. You also have 10 lessons of free training and 2 free siterubix websites for you to create a business in any niche of your choosing.  I will also be there to coach you along with the co founders Carson and Kyle. This is truly the only platform besides SFI that is 100% free to join. Premium is an option but not a requirement. 

      Best Wishes

      Jason

  • Honestly, four years ago, I thought this same thing that I could buy a domain and some hosting, and start blogging. Boy was I wrong. I built a website and wrote over a hundred blogs. It went nowhere. No one saw it. 

    Since I have given up on trying to reach anyone, but I do still write on my blog. 

    What you are saying is this place called Wealthy Affiliate can teach me what I don’t know? WOW! I am beyond excited to have found this information. 

    I will check this out. And again thank you so so much. 

    Laura

    • Yes I honestly feel that Wealthy Affiliate can help you, if they can take a collision repair tech and turn him into a full time blogger in a year , I think they can help just about anyone. You can read about me and see for yourself everything this platform has done for me.

  • Hey Jason,

    It is true that you can make money blogging. Besides hard work, patience and grit, you need to be informed about all the changes in digital marketing. Digital marketing is an everchanging sector of the economy, which changes daily. SEO changes, algorithms changes, social media landscape changes… 

    You need to have a website and a mailing list. That way you are not affected too much by the everchanging landscape.

    Thanks!

    Marios

    • These reasons are exactly why I’ve stayed at Wealthy Affiliate for 5 plus years. I never have to worry about outdated information because besides the live weekly training with Jay, the community is always up to date with the newest changes in the online affiliate marketing world.

      Best Wishes 

      Jaso 

  • Well.. I already started with WealthyAffiliate, I am working on my site about 3 months now and must say that  getting a profit under one year is not that long, it is quite impressive…anyway there is a lot of hard work behind a success, the money just get to you by themselves… thanks for the article.

    • Michal, it’s all the hard work that you put in at the beginning that brings the revenue. You will watch your site evolve over time and the transformation is awesome. I finally have my dream blog website but as you know, it doesn’t happen over night.

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