How to Make Money Online with a Blog [Step by Step]

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Are you looking for a reliable way to make money online? 

Well, how about you become a blogger.

If you're wondering how to make money online with a blog this post if for you.

Blogging is a very profitable way for making money online

You don't even need to be experienced!

You can make a full time income from home even if you're a newbie!

In this post I'm going to show you how to make money online with a blog

Even if you're a newbie!

Let's dive in!

What is a Blog?


A blog mainly is an online website that is run by an individual or a group of more than individuals.

 It involves routine and daily updates of new information for readers to read and gather some information related to the discussed topics. 

A blog can be in many forms which include business, entertainment, affiliate marketing, and also a media blog just to name a few. 

The good thing about blogging is the fact that you get to provide content of what you are good at.

 All you need to do is ensure the content is engaging, informative and also reliable to the readers.

 You can also opt to engage your potential readers in questions and answering segments or just request them to give their views at the end of the provided content.

How to Start a Blog for a Beginner

There two ways to start a blog

You can do it all on your own by reading the rest of this article

Or you can follow this Training which will teach you everything at the right time

Select Your Blogging Platform


You need first off to select the platform that you need to use for your blogging purposes. 

Before this, do thorough research about its reliability regarding traffic as you will require a platform that will provide you with plenty of readers. 

Some of the most recommended platforms include; WordPress​ and Blogger.com

Choose the Kind of Blog to Use

There are two alternatives to choose when it comes to blogging. 

The first one requires you to select a free blog or a blog with your own domain name.

 A free blog is limited regarding features and designs, unlike the paid blog. 

Also, you cannot customize it according to your needs such as adding pictures and other videos, but for a starter, it is quite convenient. 

Some of the platforms that offer free blogs are the WordPress and Blogger.

If you're serious about making money with your blog

I recommend you to buy a domain name

After all it only costs a few bucks per year.

If you want to buy a domain name, here is how to do it:

How to Buy a Domain Name

Manage Your Blog

To be on a safe side and ensure the security of your blog, make sure that you are the sole owner by creating your domain. 

This protects your blog from getting hacked or the critical information and content being deleted from the website. 

Hosting your blog gives you the freedom to own it and save it according to your preference. 

You can even add your name to the domain URL.

Design Your Blog

blog design

This is the best part since you get to make the blog appear as you would want it to be. 

You can add your themes or other features to fit your required blog look. 

Just make sure it is attractive and resembles your blog purposes.

If you need help with choosing a great theme and other tools that will take your blog to the next level

Then check out my favourite blogging tools

Tips on how to make money using a blog.

Aside from creating an excellent blog. 

You need also to develop various ways that you can use the blog to earn you income.

Tips on How to Earn using a Blog

Create Useful Content

What you put on your blog are what attracts people to your blog. 

Therefore, make sure the content that you write on the blog is informative and reliable as well. 

Write the materials that are related to your subject and write about something that your readers can relate to.

Find Readers

There are many ways to attract traffic to your blog

My favourite way is SEO

SEO stands to search engine optimization

You basically write content that will rank on Google

When people search on Google using a search term you have talked about on your blog

They will click on it and read it

For example you have searched how to make money with a blog and you've found this article.

If you wan to master seo and create a successful blog

You may want to check out My #1 Training for starting a successful blog

Engage Your Readers

If you want to retain your readers, and even earn more people to read your blog, make sure to make readers part of it as well.

 This makes then develop an interest in getting to learn more about your blog. 

Ask them questions or even ask them to leave a comment on the written and shared blog.

Update Your Page

One method to keep your readers entertained and engaged is through ensuring that you provide new information all the time.

Make sure you have fresh content written regularly on your website.

That will also help you a lot to rank well on Google and other search engines.

Monetize Your Website with Affiliate Marketing

You can also earn extra money aside from your blogging work by working as an affiliate.

You can make money by simply selling other people products on your blog

This is called Affiliate marketing and it's the best way to make money with a blog.

There are also other profitable ways to make money with your website.

How Much Money Can You Make Blogging?

The question to this should be if the bloggers make good money of which its answer is a big yes.

 Bloggers do make money from their blogs, and it all depends on what they are providing on their websites. 

The amount of money that the bloggers make depends on different factors like the number of traffic they are getting or even the kind of content they are creating. 

So your hard work and the type of blog that you have established determine the amount of money that you will earn from your blog.

Top Money Making Blogs

If you want to be inspired and see how do the top money making blogs look like

Here is a post on the Top Money Making Blogs

Some bloggers earn thousands of dollars per month while some earn millions per year

You can make as much money as you want

The sky is the limit really!

Just take action and put in the work!

Final Words

If you are looking for a full or even a side job that can earn you money consider starting to blog.

 For beginners, you can work with some training platforms such as Wealthy Affiliate

Where you will be taught the basic ideas and tools required to start and run a successful blog.

Plus they offer you blogs, domain, training, how to get traffic, help and more!

You can try the Wealthy Affiliate Training for Free

Anis Chity

Anis Chity used to be a struggling university student under debt, but thanks to Wealthy Affiliate he managed to earn a 4 monthly figure at the age of 24. Anis enjoys helping people avoid scams and find legit ways to work from home, you can learn more about him here.

Click Here to Leave a Comment Below 10 comments
Ken Vannortwick - last year

WOW…that was an excellent article and we got a lot of information that will be beneficial to our own blog. Thanks. We also follow Neil Patel. We also agree that you need a WordPress website. 30% of all websites are on this platform for a reason.It’s a great content management system.

We really like the way you laid everything out. Simple, easy to understand and to the point. Anyone that wants to make money with their blog really needs to follow your advice.

I remember when we started, we were a complete flop. We didn’t have any training and failed miserably. Follow the training and Anis recommendations if you really want to make money online. He’s telling you the real deal and giving you information that will help you have a successful blog. Thanks Anis.

    Anis Chity - last year

    Hi Ken thanks for the kind words, training is fundamental for online success, it teaches you everything at the right time and it makes you organize your time.

Anne - last year

Hello Anis,

It is so nice to discover your article.

I belong to the old generation, but all those new possibilities are just wonderful. I am so glad to be able to learn online how to write a blog being supported by a step-by-step education.

So as a reader, I can only learn and improve, if I know I can trust you and you explain me the steps as clearly as you do.

Thank you very much for this article. I wish you much success.

Kind regards,

    Anis Chity - last year

    Hi Anne, glad to hear you liked this post! :=)

Rick - last year

I am new to blogging, less than 3 months old, which makes me a newbie. There is so much I want to learn but my time is limited between my job, family, home renovation project and sleep.

What do you recommend for people who want to make a real go at this but have a limited amount of time?

    Anis Chity - last year

    Hi Rick, when it comes to blogging there is one important thing you need is self descipline, as a blogger you’re your own boss, so nobody will tell you what to do

    You will need learn things at the right time

    I mean, you can’t go all in and start learning how to write content, how to increase conversions, how to get traffic all at once

    You will easily get tired and unproductive if you do that

    That’s something you don’t want

    I recommend you to focus at one thing at time

    I think there is no better way to do that than taking some blogging training

    A blogging training like Wealthy Affiliate will give you step by step tasks to do

    This way you will build a successful blog step by step without getting confused or exausted.

    I hope this was useful, if you have any further questions let me know Rick.

    Best Regards


Atlas - last year

Hey Anis,

I really liked How you progressed through the steps of how to create an income from a website. I just started my own online blog/website in the hopes of generating some income.

There is one thing I would like to ask you about. Besides SEO what other methods have you been using to drive traffic to your site? Have you any opinion about pay per click advertising?

Thanks for everything,

    Anis Chity - last year

    Hi Atlas, I have been doing SEO and had success with it, PPC is something I got into recently, I think it’s another very reliable way to get quality instantly.

    However I recommend you to master SEO first then get into PPC

    Because with PPC you can waste thousand of dollars easily, if you don’t know what you’re doing.

    If you want to get into PPC start with a little budget, see how things are paying off and slightly increase your daily budget.

    If you want to decent training on PPC, you can check out Wealthy Affiliate.

Brock - last year

I really appreciate all the fantastic insight that one can find in this article. I fin it thorough and not only have you showed me and I’m sure many others how to start and obtain a blog website but also how to help it evolve and turn it into a way to make some passive income. How great is that? Write about something your passionate about and make money at the same time. I’m looking forward to reading the next one.

    Anis Chity - last year

    Hi Brock, thanks for the kind words, I’m glad you liked the post.


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