Last Updated on April 12, 2021 by NandiNN
Boost Your Blog Income
You are here because you are looking for creative ways to boost your blog income.
I am so glad you are here.
If you are struggling to make money from your blog this year, it’s time to make a few changes.
Turning a side hustle blog into a successful one requires some extremely serious commitments.
Blog income is not as easy to make as it used to be back in the days.
These days, you have to work much harder for it, if you plan to be successful.
But as long as you can really connect with your audience and you have offers that they can relate to, then you can easily make money.
If you seem to be stuck in a slump and everything you do and have tried is simply not working, then keep reading.
To be successful as a blogger, you need to have at least 7 income streams to really see a good profit.
Relying on one or two is not ideal.
For example, the Amazon affiliate program recently slashed the commission rates they were offering bloggers and the travel industry even saw some programs completely shut down.
My blog income definitely relies on multiple income streams otherwise I would not be doing this full-time.
If you can have more than 3 income streams pumping money into your business, you will be much more secure.
When I see bloggers in Facebook groups ask questions such as:
How can I make $1000 a month blogging?
Do bloggers make good money?
How do bloggers make an income?
Or How do beginner blogs make money?
It truly does inspire me to share even more with them.
So if you are one of those bloggers looking for ways to boost your blog income today, grab a pen and paper.
We have plenty of tips for you to follow along.
Infographics for bloggers by Ladies Make Money Online
This post is perfect for bloggers that are struggling to make more than $50, more than $100 and even more than $1000 a month with their blog.
Basically, if you are getting inconsistent blog income that you are just not happy with, then you need to read this.
I will be sharing a few tips you can use today to boost your blog income so you can finally see better results.
So how can your boost your blog income?
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Here is how my blog makes income every month
If you have created a wonderful blog, you are writing content daily, and you have even slapped on a few affiliate links and nothing seems to be working, there could be something wrong.
I personally blog for income and to ensure I am constantly making money, I use and follow the exact steps below to see results.
For years, I’ve been reading the income reports of many successful bloggers, like Pinch of Yum, Making Sense of Cents, Smart Passive Income and Show Me the Yummy.
And they have always inspired me to work harder every single month so I too could reach those income goals. I will be the first to say it’s not easy but definitely doable.
Keep working harder and you will see the results you want.
Boost Your Blog Income Today:
1. Use A Self-Hosted Platform
The first step to boosting your blog income is to host your blog on a self-hosted platform.
Unfortunately, these cost money but in order to make money, you have to spend some money.
In fact, if you are on a free platform, you might not even be allowed to monetize your blog.
Most affiliate companies and brands will not allow you to work with them if you are not self-hosted.
Obviously, there are others that do allow but it depends on your blog niche.
Personally, I wanted to be able to monetize my blog from day 1!
When I first started my blog, I had it hosted with Bluehost which at the time had hosting fees for as low as $3.95 per month.
$3.95 is not bad for hosting in my opinion.
I am sure you spend more than that on coffee.
Bluehost is amazing and although it had its ups and downs, it has done wonders for me.
Let’s be honest, what platform doesn’t have some issues?
I have a full tutorial for you on how to start your own blog using Bluehost!
Once my blog grew a little more, I had to get better hosting for my needs as I grew faster and that’s when I switched my blog over to Siteground.
I still highly recommend both platforms.
I upgraded to Siteground due to the fact they offered me bigger and better opportunities as my blog kept growing.
If you would like to switch, they have a great support team that will help you do this easily.
Find out more right here.
I am currently with BigScoots as it’s much cheaper for my 5 blogs + Shopify shop.
2. Boost your blog income with a content plan
The number one reason you are not making money as a blogger is because you are not consistent with your blog.
If you want to start making money with your blog, you need to become more consistent with the product and information you produce.
If you want your readers to take you more seriously, be sure to set a schedule that works for you.
Whether you will be blogging once a week (every Monday) or twice a week, just set a schedule so your readers know when to come back for more.
If you email your readers, again consistency is key.
This goes for everything else, posting on social media or sending out marketing material.
Make sure they know when to expect news from you.
Create a blog content calendar to help you stay organized.
I have a daily blogging schedule plan that I follow but it doesn’t mean I blog every day. I do other things to ensure my blog makes money throughout the month even without a new blog post.
Blog planners are also great for staying organized and planning out your content and marketing efforts.
I have a list of over 15 amazing blog planners you can use or you can grab this one below.
3. Diversify Your Affiliate Marketing Programs
The best way to boost your blog income is to use a wide range of affiliate programs and platforms.
I make the majority of my income using Affiliate marketing.
If you are not familiar with this, basically, it is a marketing arrangement by which an online retailer or business pays a commission to an external website (like yours) for traffic or sales generated from its referrals.
Affiliate marketing is another fantastic way for you to monetize your blog especially if you are a new blog.
You can easily make up to $1000 a month with Affiliate marketing if you are using the right strategies.
If you are using affiliate marketing and are not seeing results, it simply means you are using it wrong.
Anyone can stick a link in a blog post.
But to get that link to make money though, you need a solid strategy.
I personally took Carly’s Affiliate Marketing for Bloggers to learn all the epic strategies.
My favourite portion of the course is the tips she shares on how to write blog posts that make sales.
She shares awesome tricks for making those blog post clicks turn into cash and even gives you examples from her own blog so you can see how to properly do it.
She also shares 7 types of money-making posts you should be writing to make money, how to make your links STAND OUT to exactly WHERE they should go in your blog post to help your readers click and buy.
And her “Secret Sauce of Selling” is the icing on the cake.
The missing piece for actually making those sales.
Check out the program here.
My blog income also increased when I diversified the type of affiliate programs I was using instead of sticking to the usual.
You can find great programs on:
Flex Offers– I am using Flex offers for one program only. I have heard of bloggers making up to $3000 with this program. I will be exploring it further to see how my blog can benefit from it.
Shareasale– Just like Flex offers, they have amazing advertisers you can promote. This is my most recommended affiliate program out there.
Ultimate Bundles- Promote their products and receive amazing bonuses. They are so easy to promote as some of the discounts they offer are out of this world. They have amazing products for almost every niche so you can some great money from them!
Send Owl – Perfect for you if you want to sell your own products such as e-Books!
They are all free to join and you can make some serious money with some of the advertisers that they have.
We recommend that you focus on your niche content.
This will have the most return for you and really boost your blog income.
For those that are looking for ways on how to monetize your blog from day one, I highly recommend Affiliate marketing.
There are plenty of affiliate marketing programs you can use to make money.
If you don’t even know where to start looking, allow me to save you hours and hours of research and give you access to 600+ high-paying affiliate programs to choose from.
Just go here to get your list.
4. Boost your blog income using email marketing
Just like Affiliate marketing, email marketing is another to increase those sales for your blog.
The one thing we do to ensure we have consistent income is to ensure we have an email list full of amazing and engaged followers that are always ready to buy from us!
Every time I send out my emails, over 30% of my list opens up.
I have a list of 10, 000 people which means about 3000 people will see my email post.
Most of them will click through to products to purchase, or an affiliate link I am recommending or even over to my blog posts.
The more I add to my list each month, the more opportunity for income I am able to make.
“I think it’s important for new bloggers to focus on growing their email list and getting their readers to know, like, and trust them. Down the road, this will naturally boost affiliate sales.”
If you are struggling with email, check out this list building tips for beginners blog posts to help you get started.
Start by signing up for a dependable auto-responder Service like MailerLite.
You can also use ConvertKit as both of these do offer free options to start.
You can also grab yourselves these amazing lead magnet templates and build irresistible offers to grow your business today.
Kate Doster has an amazing list of epic content you can send to your email list to keep them engaged and interested.
Email marketing has truly allowed me to almost double my income with little effort.
I would suggest you read this post where I outline everything you need to know about making money using an email list – email marketing for bloggers.
And if you are a pro and you want to use Tripwires to boost your blog income, then go ahead and grab this ebook.
Tripwires are honestly the fastest way to boost your blog income even as a beginner blogger.
5. Increase Your Income using Affiliate Marketing on Pinterest
Once I learned all the amazing strategies on how to make money on Pinterest with affiliate links, I was all over that income stream.
Passive income on Pinterest is really the best.
If you are familiar with regular affiliate marketing, the process works the same.
Pinterest affiliate marketing is when you recommend products on the Pinterest platform for your followers to buy and interact with.
When your followers take the step to purchase these products that you recommended, you are rewarded with a commission.
Here is how I recommend you use affiliate links on Pinterest:
- Make sure to include a snapshot of the actual product on the pin. This will grab the attention of the user and place the product in context.
- Make sure to add a text overlay to the image as well. This text overlay should clearly explain what the product is and why the visitor needs the product in his or her life.
- Try to use relevant keywords in the pin’s description to make them rank higher in Pinterest searches.
You definitely want to use pins that stand out like these ones for your chance of making consistent income.
Don’t forget to check the terms and conditions for the affiliate programs you are part of to ensure you are allowed to drive traffic from Pinterest.
Then, you can sit back and watch your campaigns to take care of themselves.
For bloggers who already have affiliate posts that are performing well, Pinterest can drive more traffic to these blog posts.
The conversion rate (of readers who end up making a purchase) is already high, so this is an easy step that everyone can take to boost their affiliate income using Pinterest.
6. Promote Your Content To Boost Income
Are you spending all your time and effort creating epic content and not promoting enough?
This should actually be the number one thing on your to-do list.
In order for your readers to find you, you need to spend more time promoting your content.
Ideally, I create one blog post per week and the rest of the week is spent on promoting that content.
And remember, promoting your blog is a lot more than just posting on social media.
You will need to:
- Build backlinks to your new post
- Interlinking for SEO to pass on SEO juice
- I also use this great SEO strategy to get my blog noticed
If you want to follow all the steps I use to promote my blog, ready this epic post (I have 21 strategies I follow).
The more people that can see and read your content, then the more money you will make if you optimized your posts properly with affiliate links or products.
7. Focus on SEO
A well-optimized blog post will do way better in income than traffic from social media.
All my blog posts that rank on Google get a lot more clicks on Affiliate links than those that come from Pinterest.
Don’t get me wrong, Pinterest traffic is definitely a bonus, but in the long run, you need to focus on SEO which is great for your blog.
SEO traffic takes a lot longer to come but once you get it and maintain it, it will boost your blog income consistently.
You can watch this epic webinar to learn more about how to scale your traffic with SEO so you can make more money blogging.
The webinar goes into details about the real SECRETS to doing keyword research the RIGHT way, and how to scale your Google traffic so you can get into Mediavine & double your Amazon affiliate commissions.
Your blog income potential with SEO is much great than any other types of promotion you will get.
- Increases income
- Increases your email list
- Increases brand partnerships
- Increases your own brand
And so much more.
Once you get SEO traffic it can last for years and years to come.
Knowing exactly where to put your keywords and how to write blog posts that rank on Google is extremely important to your success as a blogger.
Debbie, a good friend of mine will help you when it comes to easy ON-Page SEO optimization.
I am personally loving the growth I am seeing on my third blog.
It’s going nowhere but UP using SEO traffic.
8. Increase your blog income potential with products
Do you want an extra $1000 this month?
I suggest creating your own mini product that you can sell to your readers.
Templates, eBooks, guides, printables are all amazing products you can use to really boost your blog income this month.
Since creating my own mini products, I have made over $4000 consistently with my blog even though the majority is affiliate income.
This gave me the push to create even more products that I can sell.
I got myself this amazing mini product that gave me all the tops ways I could create simple products in an hour or less that I could start profiting from.
It goes into detail on how to turn one of your blog posts into an eBook (or a pdf) and sell it to your audience for $5.
If you want to sell bigger products such as eBooks, you can grab this eBook that shows you how to write a profitable e-Book!
Selling Printables is another amazing way to boost your blog income.
If you would like to create small digital products like printables and make money with them, then you need this right here.
There are multiple ways to sell printables. You can do it directly through your blog, you can use a third-party system, or you can even use a combination of systems.
How to sell printables directly from your blog
Creating your own small digital product, like a printable, allows you to start building your portfolio of products online.
Your product. Your prices. Your terms.
Imagine creating a beautiful, insanely helpful printable and selling it for $10.
Then you make $20 the next day and then $100.
Very soon, this could become your full-time gig.
You can also read up here to find out exactly how these easy-to-make printables made my friend over 2 million dollars in a year selling digital products!
There are so many different printables you can create and sell using an amazing program like Canva or even PowerPoint.
Not sure how to create printables that will sell?
Here are three courses I personally took and loving:
- Easy to Make Printables with Tracy Forbes
- Create Million Dollar Professional looking Printables with Sarah Titus
- Making Printables With Suzi!
If you are serious and you are looking for more creative ways to boost your blog income, you need to grab my “Blog Income Strategies Simplified” today.
It’s packed with over 60 ways I make money every month.
Diversification is the key to becoming a full-time blogger.
9. Network With Other Bloggers
Boost your blog income this month by networking with other bloggers.
You can’t do it all on your own.
You need bloggers and people that can help you spread the word about your brand and business, otherwise, it will take you forever to get where you want to get.
At the beginning of your blogging journey, it can be tempting to work hours and hours (day and night) to grow your brand.
Yes, absolutely do this.
Creating great content, marketing your work, establishing a brand and voice for your blog, networking and everything else that comes behind the scenes of making a blog successful can take lots of hours per week.
But once you find a community of bloggers that are willing to brag about you, share your work and even recommend your product, you will make more money.
Ways To Collaborate With Bloggers:
- Commenting & engaging with them on their blogs or on social media
- Consider guest posting for them
- Collaborate on a project or a business venture
- Doing interview series will allow you to really connect with another blogger
Remember, it’s community over competition even though a lot of bloggers focus on competing.
To get more information on how working with other blogs can increase your income, read this post.
Join the 30-day blogging challenge today.
10. Boost Your Income Using Amazon
Amazon recently slashed their commission rates making it hard for bloggers to make a really good income on the platform.
And even though the commission is low, I believe that Amazon is one of the best affiliate programs for bloggers as you get compensated no matter what the person gets on Amazon.
And as you know, many people shop on Amazon.
If you are not yet an affiliate, I urge you to become an associate for Amazon to boost your blog income.
I make a steady $3000 on my wedding blog from products I recommend from Amazon.
Make more money from Amazon than you thought possible using the strategies outlined on Journey to the Center of Amazon!
As I mentioned, Amazon is a great way to make passive income!
Journey to the Center of Amazon is an amazing guide that is jam-packed with information designed to help beginners, intermediates, and more advanced bloggers.
The course is great for anyone who thinks they know what they are doing with Amazon (or who has no idea) but are not getting the sales they are hoping for.
Boost your blog income by learning about the types of posts to write, how to get more clicks and conversions on Amazon.
11. Provide Your Own Services To Boost Your Blog Income
Adding services to your blog income portfolio is a great way to boost your income quickly.
I know of many bloggers that got into blogging by first focusing on services.
You can make great money with it.
Are you good at something?
For example, you might be a great photographer.
Why not offer photography services?
Other services you can use to boost your online blog income:
- Freelance Proofreading Services
- Web Designing
- Pinterest Virtual VA Services
- Simple Virtual Assistant Services
- Transcribing Services
- SEO Services for Bloggers
- And Writing services for Bloggers
These are extremely profitable services you can offer along with your blog to really boost your blog income.
And there you have it, the basics of how to boost your blog income this month!
There is a lot more you can do to really boost your income and become profitable.
But this is a good start.
Now that you know how blogs make money, you’ll want to make sure you start off your blog on the right foot so that you are much more profitable sooner than wasting time.
My “Blog Income Strategies Simplified” eBook is packed with over 65 strategies, tips and helpful information that I have used to build multiple profitable blogs.
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This book is for anyone looking to earn a profit from their blogs. Whether they want to earn their first $1,000 or just create a blog that brings in enough revenue to pay your monthly bills.
You’re going to learn everything from creating high-converting affiliate blog posts to pitching brands to secure brand partnerships.
And if you’re thinking, “I don’t have an audience yet, will this book still help me?”
Absolutely! This book was made for you!
I started at ZERO, just like you.
But I devoted my first year of blogging to discovering what works, what works but needs more action for the success of blogging — I did a lot of researching, testing, experimenting to find what works and what doesn’t.
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Read this next:
- 12 Serious Reasons Your Blog Isn’t Making Any Money Right NOW
- 3 Things Required to Earn a Full-time Income with your Blog
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