How to make money from your blog from day one

How to make money from your blog from day one

How many of you are thinking of monetizing your blog to start earning a monthly income from it? Is your blog brand new? Not sure how to get started with making money from your blog? Let’s get your questions answered today. You do need to wait to get a following in order to start making money from your blog. You can start as early as from day one.


I asked this question the other and almost instantly most of the responses I got was that they did not have much of a following to start monetizing their blog yet. The question is, should you wait to monetize your blog? If you are going into business to make money, then your goal should be to make money. The sooner you get the profit the better it is for you. 

Read this blog: How long it took these bloggers to make money from their blog.  

And if you want to start your new blog: How to start a profitable blog 

How to make money from your blog from day one

How to make money from your blog from day one


Like any other business you might have, you need to have a solid business plan in place. Did you create your blog as a hobby or for you to make money from it? If your goal is to make money from your blog, then you need to establish clear goals on how you plan to achieve this. What is your blog about? How will you promote it, how much money are you planning to make per month and what tools and strategies will you use to start making money from your blog? 

Use our blog planner to plan your goals and strategies:

Blog Planner- Blog SEO


Now that you have established that you want to make money from your blog, you need to get the tools in place to make that income. Are you going use Affiliate Marketing to monetize your blog? Are you planning on using ads or selling your own products? How will you go about growing your blog and reaching your audience? Remember, you do not need a huge audience to make money from your blog, you just need a targeted audience. For example, if you are looking to target moms, then you need to find out where the mom’s hang out. You will also need to establish what tools you will use to monetize your blog. 

Here are a few links to get you started:


In order to start making money from your blog, you will need a community to sell too. This is also known as your customers. This is where building your email list is extremely important. Even before you start your blog, you can create a lead magnet to start collecting email addresses. This is when you create something for free that you give away for an exchange of an email address.  The goal is to collect a minimum of 1000 email addresses. This is a great number to have if your want to start making money from your blog. Your email list is gold and should be your top priority when comes to making plans to monetizing your blog. This is what will really help you make money from your online business. 

Want to jump start your email building strategy, grab our e-guide here! 


Now that we have a solid goal, we need to plan out a strategy on how people will learn and receive your product. This includes planning out your exact content that will attract clients to your blog. This is where you will offer free information to your readers so they get to know more about you and how you can help them. Don’t just blog about anything, you need a great strategy. If you blog about fashion, some of your blogs may include: “How to dress professionally for work”, “5 places to purchase affordable work blouses”, “Why orange is a wrong color to wear for spring”. 

What do we mean when we say we want your content to be strategic? I typically blog 8-10 blogs per month. Out of the 10 blogs, 6 blogs include helping my readers and offering free information. Every blog I create has the end of goal of collecting emails. The other 4 blogs will be aimed at getting my clients to purchase something. This way I am still bringing in income for my blog. But where I plan out 80% of my sales, is mostly through my email list. My email list guarantees that my audience actually sees what I am selling. A blog or even a social media post might not get my product seen. 


If you are not sure how to get started but definitely want to make money from your blog, consider taking some online courses. I have invested in a few courses that are helping me achieve my goals on a monthly basis. My end results is only to grow more every single month. You do not need to spend a fortune on courses especially if you are starting out. Here is a list of affordable courses you may consider investing in: Online courses and books for new bloggers to help with grow! Don’t spend hours and money trying to figure it all out for yourself!


What are your plans for your blog? Are planning on making money from your blog? If so how do you plan on monetizing your blog? Tell us below. 

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  2. I had never thought that I can make money from my blog. But I m so glad to here through I have got many tips and tricks to earn money from my blogs.
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  3. I’ve never really thought about making money from my blog, I’m just happy writing at the moment. But one day if I ever decide to try to start making money from it, I’ll be back to re-read your tips.

  4. I didn’t think that I could make money from day one, so I put it off. I wish I would have had this guide back then. Now that I’m about to hit my year marker, I’m beginning to make a little bit more money!

  5. These are really great suggestions. This is something I really need to dedicate time to studying and implementing and you’ve given me a great place to start.

  6. What a wonderful post. Thanks for putting in all those tips out there. When I started my blog, every article I read told me to keep patience and forget about making money from my blog in the initial few months. I wish I could have come across your post that time

    1. Thank you for stopping by Neha. Yes most bloggers tell you to wait, build an audience and go back and monetize your popular blogs. Why not grow your audience and monetize at the same time?

  7. I am going to bookmark this and come and have a read and follow some of the links as this is something I really need to be doing and need some help knowing where to start

  8. I’ve been considering starting to monetise my blog but my follower count is still low, but these are some good tips for when I do monetise it

    1. Grow your business with your count. No need to wait. I have clients with 25-50 page views a day and they are making money. As you grow, your income grows.

  9. of course you can make money but it takes a lot of work to do it. i know so many that just think if you throw a blog up, companies throw money at you and are mad when they find it’s not true.

  10. I’ve been planning my content more specifically lately, and it does a world of difference. I can now reach out to companies with SPECIFIC post ideas. Thanks for sharing this!

  11. Blog courses are something that I would like to take and try when I get some extra time. I’ve been blogging since 2003 & I’d like to learn more about how blogging has changed through the years. I’m sure there are also new best practices that I could adapt especially if the time comes when I’d want to take my blogging to the next level.

    1. Thank you for this Russ. That’s a good point. SO much has changed. I think taking some courses every year is a good idea for everyone to keep up to date!

  12. These are all great tips!!! I will be keeping these in mind because I want to start monetizing my blog this year. Can’t wait to put these into place!!

  13. I’d like to earn money through my blog but enjoying what I love best: writing, is more important for me. I don’t want to be pressured with all the famous blogs as of the moment 😀

  14. Totally agree with planning, planning, planning! Even though I like to do a lot of my blogging and social posting in real time, I use my editorial calendar and social planner as the bones of my content, then the real time stuff is like bonus content! I’m looking to utilize my editorial calendar even more this year as I’m ramping up content production and will need to stay crazy organized. I also love that you’re encouraging new bloggers to view their blog as a business – something can be both your passion project AND a money making business, they’re not mutually exclusive! Making money doing something you love is the best possible thing you can do.

    Great post babe!


    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment, Erin. The key to success is planning, planning, and more planning! I am so glad you are organized 🙂

  15. I’m just now starting to monetize my blog, even though I’ve been blogging for about a year. Thank you for all the fantastic resources! I’ve put this in my “pocket” about so I can really study it.

  16. Thanks for these tips! It’s always best to plan ahead and learn the basics as you go. I’ve been learning ever since I started my blog back in April of 2015! It’s been a lot of fun and I’ve grown considerably as I’ve gotten more and more experience!

  17. This is something so many bloggers wonder: how do I make money? Even though we’ve had our blog for a while, we’re gonna have to keep this info in mind

  18. Great tips! I’ve had my author blog for several years but it was pretty small and not really well-focused. Lately I’ve moved into lifestyle posts and have seen a nice jump in page views and interaction, as well as a small bump in my monetization strategies. What tips do you have on attracting sponsors for posts?

  19. This is true, we have to have plans that we can follow through with as we go along with blogging. I really appreciate all the tips that you have here. They’re going to help a lot of bloggers and people who are thinking about blogging for money.

  20. Thank you for this article. Monetizing is my goal for 2017. Building up my email list is my first project. I have two freebies and will definitely roll out t least one paid product for 2017!

  21. thanks for the info when you are new you just don’t know who to believe sometimes and paying $100 for a course you aren’t sure about seems too much. when others refer it you definetly feel safer. Also knowing it’s possible to earn in a short space of time continues to be encouraging.

  22. Great tips! I’m just now, a year into blogging, starting to use affiliate links. We’ll see how it goes this year, but I’m starting to think of it more as a business than just something I do for fun.

  23. This is a very useful post! I’m hoping to monetize my blog by the second quarter of the year so it looks like I’ve got my work cut out for me but now it doesn’t feel so overwhelming!

  24. I’m glad I came across this post, I read the 10 easy ways to make money online but forgot to bookmark it as I wanted to come back to it. I know we are more than ready to start monetizing our blog, I am just trying to find the best way to do it and also bring in some extra cash and really understand how to drive traffic Thanks for sharing

  25. Wow. There’s just so much good information (and freebies!) here, I’ll definitely look into the courses! Thanks so much for all of this information…

  26. My blog is finally starting to gain traffic and I am now looking to monetize. I have been doing a lot more networking and plan to be a little more thoughtful in scheduling my posts. I love the idea of a planner. I will check it out.

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