31 Ways to Monetize Your Blog

31 Ways to Monetize Your BlogThanks to guest blogger (and my good friend), Michelle Shaeffer.

There are lots of options for monetizing your blog. Here’s a list (in totally random order!) of 31 ways you can profit from your blog:

  1. Write reviews of products you’re an affiliate for (check clickbank.com or jvzoo.com for products that might be a good fit for your blog).
  2. Add a banner or promo to specific posts or your sidebar for an affiliate product
  3. Create a resources page where you link to affiliate products/services you recommend.
  4. Offer a free ebook that includes affiliate links.
  5. Create an ebook that’s for sale directly on your blog (check out www.e-junkie.com for an easy sales option).
  6. Create a physical product for sale (it’s simple with kunaki.com).
  7. Publish your own Kindle book.
  8. Publish your own print book (check out createspace.com).
  9. Sell ads directly on your blog (plugins like WP125 make it easier to manage).
  10. Sell banner ads through an ad network.
  11. Add Google AdSense to your blog.
  12. Recommend products with an Amazon affiliate link.
  13. Set up Kindle blog subscription as a paid option for your readers.
  14. Add a “Tip Jar” where readers can tip you as thank you if they like your content.
  15. On the “thanks for subscribing” page of your site, add an offer (could be an affiliate product or something of your own).
  16. Offer your time as “pick your brain” sessions – 30 minutes for $X – around whatever topic you blog about (everyone’s an expert at something!).
  17. Sell ads in your RSS footer or your ezine as you build your subscriber list.
  18. Include AdSense in your RSS feed.
  19. Setup contextual ads in your posts (check out Kontera.com).
  20. Create a monthly membership.
  21. Promote your existing business and attract clients.
  22. Promote yourself as a speaker for paid gigs or gigs where you can sell from the stage.
  23. Build an audience so you can land a book deal.
  24. Offer your services (web design, blog setup, ghostwriting or ghostblogging, etc).
  25. Get paid per post to write for other blogs (look at postjoint.com or sponsoredreviews.com).
  26. Get paid per post for sponsored posts on your own blog.
  27. Create a blog to sell or flip.
  28. Offer paid reviews to companies who sell products/services your readers would be interested in.
  29. Create premium content (available only for a subscription or fee to read).
  30. Create a podcast based on your blog and sell ad spots.
  31. Host your vlog videos on YouTube and join their monetization program.

And these are only SOME of the ways you can profit with your blog!

Bonus tip: If you don’t have your own business yet and are looking for ideas of how to bring in an income from home with your blog, go to www.fiverr.com and just browse to see what others are offering. While $5 at a time isn’t a big paycheck, Fiverr can be a great way to get started and generate leads on small services that turn into clients for bigger projects, it may also spark ideas for you that you haven’t thought of yet.

Ready to learn more about monetizing your blog and which of these strategies are the right fit for you and your blog? Check this out today: Discover Your Blog Money Path

Have your own tip for monetizing your blog? Please share it here because I’d love to hear from you. Thanks & here’s to your sweet success.

Blogging Authority Michelle ShaefferAbout guest blogger, Michelle Shaeffer: Michelle once wrote 42 blog posts in a day. She has mentored more than 5,000 bloggers through the Ultimate Blog Challenge and has published 900+ posts on her own blog. She has made just about every blogging mistake possible (and shares them) so you don’t have to.

Debra Jason

Marketing & writing with heart, not hype at at The Write Direction
A recipient of the “Creative Person of the Year” award, Debra educates and empowers creative solopreneurs and enthusiastic business owners to create a lifestyle business that provides them with the flexibility, fun and freedom to do what they love. She also inspires you to communicate your marketing message in a way that captivates and converts your prospects into loyal, raving fans - even if you have been struggling with how to transform your ideas into words in the past.


  1. Excellent guest post. Thanks for this extensive list. I’m bookmarking this.
    Barbara Bianchi recently posted…Meat Pie with Pillsbury’s Gluten Free Pie DoughMy Profile

  2. These are great ideas on monetizing one’s blog. Thanks for sharing.
    Dorit Sasson
    Giving Voice to Your Story

    • Barbara and Dorit, you’re both very welcome. Michelle always has awesome tips to help with blogging. Feel free to share this with your peeps!
      Much appreciated. Have a great day. Here’s to your sweet blogging success.

  3. I really appreciate this post. I have been wondering how I could begin to monetize my blog and this post gives some great ideas I had not thought of. Thank you! 🙂
    Belinda Rose recently posted…The Return of an Angel!My Profile

  4. Hi Debra-

    Fun post on growing your blog! I like #16, #20 and #28. Love Michelle’s blog too! xoDana
    Dana Mallon recently posted…Who’s the Boss? Positive Parenting Strategies to Be a Better LeaderMy Profile

  5. Lot’s of great tips and links to websites I’ll check out, thank you so much for putting this together. Will read through carefully and see which ones I can start using right now 🙂
    Christine recently posted…5 Ways to Include more Horse to your China tripMy Profile

  6. I love this article – there are so many useful and important tips. It’s so important to make the most out of your blog because the more time you spend on it, the more views it will receive!

  7. Hi Debra,
    This is a great post… I’m going to use some of these ideas right away! My new website will go live later this week so the timing is perfect. Thanks for sharing!

    Kelly xoxo
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  8. So many great ideas for someone starting out or even for someone in need of new ideas to jump start their blog and business. I’ll definitely share this list!
    Tracey recently posted…3 Recipes with Saffron {those beautiful orange-gold threads}My Profile

  9. My Goodness Michelle what a mega list of resources and ideas to monetize blogs! I loved it all, I am doing some of those already and I jotted others that I can implement relatively soon.

    Thank you!

  10. Thanks for the tips, I have been trying to monetize my blog for a while now and this list gives me a sense of focus.

  11. Nice article, i sold my blog and i really enjoyed the money cus it was good. So, i think blog selling is also part of the game. thanks

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