There are lots of guides about how to make money blogging, but here’s what makes this one different:
I’ve taken three different blogs to over $1 million per year. In fact, the blog you’re reading right now has made a total of $6.7 million.
And in this post, I’m going to give you a step-by-step case study showing you exactly how I did it, starting from nothing, along with my step-by-step guide for beginners trying to get started.
Let’s jump in.
7 Ways to Make Money Blogging (with Examples!)
- Online Courses and Workshops
- Books and Ebooks
- Affiliate Marketing
- Speaking Gigs
- Selling Freelance Services
In a moment, I’m going to show you a general framework you can follow to start a profitable blog from scratch.
But first, let’s jump into the specifics of how to make money blogging, including real-world examples you can study and learn from.
Here at Smart Blogger, we make most of our income from online courses and workshops — over $1 million per year — but we are far from the only ones. Most of the people making a lot of money from their blogs are doing it through online courses.
Ramit Sethi reportedly crossed $10 million dollars in annual revenue with his suite of premium courses:
And it’s not only business or wealth focused topics that are doing well. You can find successful blogs on just about any topic monetizing with online courses. For instance, the popular interior designer Maria Killam has quite a few courses and workshops in her catalog: