Did you ever wonder how people many money with their blogs?
And more importantly, did you ever wonder if YOU could do it too?
Well, my name is Jen, I write about Disney World vacations, and yes, I make some decent money doing it.
I’d like to tell you a little bit about it and answer some of the questions you might have.
If you like the idea of blogging but don’t know what to write about it …
If you want to set up a blog, but words like “hosting” and “domain” send you into a panic …
If you already have a blog and are frustrated that it’s not making any money …
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How Do You Make Money From Your Blog?
There are two main ways this blog makes money:
The first way is with ad revenue. Kind of like a TV show, or a magazine.
The other way this blog makes money is with something called Affiliate Marketing.
Affiliate Marketing is a beautiful thing.
Basically, I find great products from Amazon, and if someone chooses to buy them, I get a small commission.
(If you want, you can read the official legalese describing it here.)
It’s a win-win situation for everybody.
Amazon makes sales, my readers find exactly what they’re looking for at no extra cost to them, and I make money.
For example, I have a post about The Best Shoes to Wear to Disney World. People will click on one of the shoes I feature in that post and buy it (and/or something else) off Amazon — and I get a commission.
I was an Amazon junkie long before I started blogging, so it’s pretty fun for me, too. ?
Can You Make Money with a Mommy Blog?
How Much Money Does Your Blog Make?
Currently, my blog is making about $1,800 a month. I definitely expect that to go up in the next few months.
But that’s nothing compared to what some other bloggers make.
For Lesley makes an amazing amount of money just by reviewing the toys her son plays with.
The really cool thing about blogging is that it makes money for you 24/7. On the weekends, when I’m sleeping, when I’m on vacation … this blog is still making me money!
How Long Does it Take for a Blogger to Make $500 a Month?
How Much Does Blogging Cost?
Any business has a start-up cost and blogging is no different.
I’m a huge Shark Tank junkie, and sometimes people will come on the show saying they’ve tens of thousands (or more) into starting their business.
Some of them have even put a second mortgage on their homes!
Thankfully, starting a blog is nothing like that.
In fact, you can start a blog for as little as $5 a month.
Yup, that’s right. Less than $5 a month. Less than what my lunch yesterday cost.
Do You Have What it Takes to Make Money as a Blogger?
What’s it Like Working as a Blogger?
I’m not gonna lie to you. It can be a lot of work. It doesn’t happen overnight. Sometimes it can be very frustrating, especially when you’re just getting started.
But picture this:
Right now I’m typing this sitting outside on my covered porch patio enjoying coffee (in my pink Minnie Mouse mug!) and a peanut butter and banana breakfast cookie. There’s a nice, cool breeze outside today and it’s raining. (I love the sound of rain!)
I’ve been spending the morning re-visiting some photos from our family’s Disney vacations to see which one I want to include in my latest post. (It’s kinda like scrapbooking, but without all the expensive supplies.)
In two hours one of my daughters has a doctor appointment, so I’ll wrap up what I’m doing and head over to her school to pick her up and then stop for a quick lunch afterwards.
After all, I set my own hours and don’t have a boss to report to or ask permission from.
If you’re thinking that sounds like a totally cool job, YOU ARE RIGHT.
And part of what makes it a great business is what it doesn’t have. There is inventory to store, no shipping, returns, or rental space.
My business is just me and my laptop.
How To Turn Your Blog into a Business and Make Money in Your PJs
Sounds Awesome! How Can I Learn More About Blogging?
I’m so glad you asked!
I have a free 7-day blogging course that you can start right now.