How Bloggers Make Money from Blog posting – a review

How Bloggers Make Money from Blogs – WordPress, blogger, etc

How do bloggers make money from blogs?

Ive been reflecting this week about the amazing diversity of opportunities that are opening up for bloggers to make money from blogging. Ive long advised that bloggers seeking to make money from blogging spread their interests across multiple revenue streams so as not to put all their eggs in one basket.

The wonderful thing is that this is becoming easier and easier to do 2005 has seen many options opening up. I thought Id take a look at some of the methods that bloggers are currently using to make money through blogs.

Income Streams for Bloggers – How to Make Money Blog posting

Advertising Programs – Perhaps the most obvious changes in the past few months have been with the addition of a variety of viable advertising options for bloggers looking to make money from their blogs. The most common way bloggers seem to earn money online is via the contextual ad program from Google – Adsense. A more recent addition that many are using successfully are Chitikas eMiniMalls and WidgetBucks, Text Link Ads.

Azoogle Ads, Intelli Txt, DoubleClick, Tribal Fusion, Adbrite, Clicksor, AdHearUs, Kanoodle, Pheedo, TextAds, Bidvertiser, Fastclick and Value Click (to name just some of the options) and there is a smorgasbord of options. Of course there is more to come with MSN Adcenter and YPN both in beta testing and with a variety of other advertising system currently in development (YPN is only available to US publishers).

Lastly theres BlogAds – one of the first blog specific ad networks.

RSS Advertising – The past 12 months have seen some advances in RSS Advertising also. Im yet to hear of any bloggers making big money blogging through it to this point – but as improvements are made to the ad programs exploring this Im sure well start to see examples of it being profitable.

Sponsorship – In addition to the array of advertising programs that are available to join there is a growing awareness in the business of the value and opportunity that exists for them to advertise directly on blogs. Im hearing more and more examples of this and have been fortunately to have a couple of ad campaigns of my own in the past month – one with Adobe a couple of weeks ago and another just completed with Ricoh for a new digicam over at my Digital Camera Blog. These are not isolated cases – as I say I know of many blogs exploring sponsorship with advertisers at present and suspect well see more of it in the year ahead. Sponsorship is also happening on a post by post basis with some bloggers being paid to write on certain topics by companies – either in one off or a regular fashion – and they are able to make big money from their blogs doing so.

Affiliate Programs – There are larger affiliate programs like Amazon, Linkshare, Clickbank and Commission Junction but also literally thousands of others from the large to the very small.

Digital Assets – Increasing numbers of bloggers have been developing other digital assets to support and add revenue streams to their blogs. By this I mean that Im increasingly seeing e-books, courses and tele-seminars being run by bloggers. My recent foray into this with the first series of the six figure blogging course that Andy and I ran a few weeks ago and have just released the study version of. This type of activity will only increase in future – in fact this week Ive seen numerous examples of bloggers running courses.

Blog Network Opportunities – with the rise in popularity of Blog Networks – bloggers are also being presented with more places to earn an income from their blogging – by writing for and with others. While it might be difficult to get a writing gig with one of the bigger networks – there are plenty who are always asking for new bloggers to join and who are willing to pay bloggers using a variety of payment models. While there are distinct advantages of blogging for yourself – blogging for an established network who will handle a lot of the set up/promotion/admin/SEO etc has its advantages also. More and more bloggers are combining writing for themselves on their own blogs with taking on blog network blogs as additional income streams.

Business Blog Writing Opportunities – as blogging has risen in its profile as a medium more and more businesses are starting blogs. Many of these companies have internal staff take on blogging duties – but an increasing number of them are hiring specialist bloggers to come on and run their blogs. I know of a number of bloggers who in the past month or two have been approached for such paid work. Check out Bloggers for Hire if youre looking for this type of work.

Non Blogging Writing Opportunities – Also becoming more common are bloggers being hired to write in non blogging mediums. Manolos recent coup of a column in the Washington Post is just one example of this as bloggers are increasingly being approached to write for newspapers, magazines and other non blog websites. Along side this is the rise of bloggers as published book authors – this is to the extent that one blogger I spoke with this week complained to me that they were one of the few bloggers than they knew who didnt have a book deal!

Donations – Tip Jars and donation buttons have been a part of blogging for years now but this last year saw a number of bloggers go full time after fund raising drives. Perhaps the most high profile of these was Jason Kottke of who through the generosity of his readership was able to quit his job and become a full time blogger.

Flipping Blogs – Also more common in 2005 was the practice of Blog Flipping – or selling of blogs. This has happened both on an individual blog level (I can think of about 20 blogs that sold this year) but also on a network level (the most obvious of these being the 8 figure sale of Weblogs Inc to AOL).

Merchandising – My recent attempt to sell T-shirts wasnt a raging success, but it is an example of how an increasing number of bloggers are attempting to make a few extra dollars from their blogs by selling branded products through programs like Cafepress. While I didnt have a lot of success with merchandising – quite a few larger blogs are seeing significant sales – especially blogs with a cult following. Im not at liberty to discuss details – but I know of one largish blog which will see sales over $20,000 in merchandise for the calendar year of 2005.

Consulting and Speaking – While it has been popular for established consultants to add blogs to their businesses were also starting to see bloggers with no consulting background able to make money by charging readers for their time in consulting scenarios BECAUSE of the profile that their blogs have built them. Blogging has the ability to establish people as experts on niche topics and we all know the value of being perceived as an expert. I spoke to one blogger last month who charges himself out at over $200 an hour for speaking and consulting work – his area of expertise was something that he knew little about 18 months ago – but through his blog hes become a leader in his field and a minor celebrity in his industry.

As time rolls on there are more and more ways that bloggers make money from their blogs opening up. Feel free to suggest your own ideas and experiences in comments below.

Update: Looking for more information on how to make money blogging? Heres a post I wrote talking about my own experience – particularly looking at the top ways that I make money from blogs.

Responses to How Bloggers Make Money from Blog posting?

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  • January 2nd, 2009 2:48 am

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    January 4th, 2009 4:12 am

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    January 11th, 2009 1:01 am

    I dont know whether Google lets adsense ad and non adsense ad appear in the same page.

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    January 14th, 2009 4:27 pm

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    January 20th, 2009 9:48 pm

    In my experience, using adsense is the best use of internet marketing resources when it comes to blogging. WordPress has some cracking adsense plugins that are really easy to use and manage. Of course, to make some really good cash you need high traffic and or several blog sites in the market.

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    January 25th, 2009 3:48 am

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  • Rachel

    January 26th, 2009 1:52 am

    The first thing to making money with blogs, websites and any other pages is to rank high, and get organic traffic from the search engines.
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    however blogs seems to be easier to rank high, and suck some traffic out of the SE. so it will be easier and faster. but you need to be a good writer to do so

  • Steve Chambers

    January 26th, 2009 5:59 pm

    Very good article ,blogs are very good for acheiving search engine rankings and simple to set up.but unless utilised with an affiliate program or cpa it takes avery long time to make tangible income..alot of hard work maybe there is a simplier option?

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    January 27th, 2009 4:30 am

    Hi Darren,

    Thanks for the info. I have recently started my own tv show and entertainment blog. It is obviously a popular category, but not profitable. I am using Google Adsense and Chitika like you said, but the CTR is low right now. Only a month old!

    I appreciate your experience and advice on how to drive revenue using blogs. This is a passion of mine, but want to make back some $$ in the mean time. TV Shows are a fun thing to talk about.

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  • Dustin Lee

    January 28th, 2009 1:52 am

    The popularity and credibility of blogging has seen huge growth over the past year. Anyone who can create compelling content has the opportunity to create revenue. Thanks for the great article!

  • Noor

    January 30th, 2009 3:15 am

    Well these days bloggers have more than one income streams. It is a good help to list the opportunities available. The development of Internet as a medium to make money augurs well for people who love to make more money. Identifying the opportunities to make money is the most important and right step. Thanks for helping ..

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    January 31st, 2009 7:37 am

    problogger is the master example of the fact that money making should be both advertising networks as well as affiliate system..
    As I have seen some of bloggers who uses only adsense to monetize their blogs..just a penny from me..

  • Darren Tan

    February 1st, 2009 4:28 am

    Hi Darren, we share the same first name. 🙂 Its great to learn something from this post. Cheers! Still have tonnes to go through your blog. Argh Its a pain but pain for good.. 😀

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    February 4th, 2009 12:56 am

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    February 4th, 2009 6:37 pm

    Nobody will give you anything in this life, its work, work and more work im afraid. The only consultation is that some enjoy their work!! heres to the learning curve!!

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    February 4th, 2009 10:18 pm

    If you are using Adsense, I suggest to try a lot of combinations to find the best layout for your blog and increase revenues.


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    February 7th, 2009 12:31 am

    Really good post and very informative. Making money online from blogging can be a very time consuming process to get off the ground but worthwhile in the longer term if you can make it pay.

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    February 7th, 2009 11:16 am

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    February 8th, 2009 2:54 am

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    February 13th, 2009 2:21 pm

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    February 14th, 2009 4:35 pm

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    February 19th, 2009 11:06 pm

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    February 22nd, 2009 10:00 pm

    Blogger could earn money from their website/blog. But the most important thing before one could get their money is they need to consistently promote their blog. This is the most difficult part i think and this is where most of the newbies surrender.

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    February 25th, 2009 1:58 pm

    If your a network marketer, Blogging should be in your top priorities, the internet is constantly evolving , to stay at top you must use every tool thats available to you, for some reason search engine love blogs and they get place higher in search engines, so if you have a website i suggest you blog anywhere you can

  • flikteoh

    February 25th, 2009 6:25 pm

    ive been blogging for months before the google pagerank updates and i still get PR0 and up to now, ive not really earned much from this blogging thingy 😦 does it really work for anyone?

  • Ken Mathie

    March 3rd, 2009 12:30 am

    Hi Darren,

    I do not have a lot of experience with blogs. I have been using websites online for a while now and have a few content sites. reading your blog today has me seriously thinking of converting some of my websites to blogs.

    Re: Google adsense income. I was of the understanding you could only place three ads on any page, however I count nine on your blog home page.

    Is this correct and if so how would one manage to do this?

    Kind regards,
    Ken mathie

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    March 6th, 2009 7:46 am

    Thanks for this post, it is very useful and Im glad I ran into it! I use both AdSense and WidgetBucks and I am very pleased that I learned about the possibilities with WidgetBucks especially after visiting their site!

  • lcmd

    March 12th, 2009 7:35 am

    I wonder if youre readers actually click on your links as a form of tipping?

  • amit

    March 13th, 2009 2:57 am

    This blog post gives most of tips about making money from blog by some program. But fact is that, making money from blog is not easy one. You need to continuously posting on your blog and have to increase traffic on your website. More traffic = more money.

    If you have really good traffic on your website than can make money from blog.

  • Led

    March 14th, 2009 12:15 pm

    Making money from blogging cannot be easy. I think it takes hard work in order to make money online.

  • rich

    March 14th, 2009 6:25 pm

    It does take quite some time so you better hope you know what you are doing or you are gonna be wasting a lot of time (unless u enjoy learning)

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    March 19th, 2009 11:37 pm

    When it comes to making money from blogs, traffic is still the main ingredient. The more traffic, obviously the more money. SEO has to be the driving factor. Keyword research has to improve.

    Twitter can still get you many hits to your blog. It has to be a subtle approach, or else it wont work.

    Does anyone really make good money from their blogs? If so, I would like to know.

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    March 20th, 2009 10:07 am

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    March 21st, 2009 1:01 am

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  • Emma

    March 21st, 2009 10:04 am

    I just started blogging, and your article is very useful thank you!

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    March 27th, 2009 10:37 pm

    People tend to only make donations to bloggers that they have some sort of established relationship with.

  • VlogHog

    March 28th, 2009 5:26 pm

    Before any money can be made, you have to have a blog that YOU love.

    If you dont love it, no one else will. Period.

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    March 30th, 2009 12:43 pm

    Nice article, I had only been using Adsense to make extra cash from my site, but will now be investigating all of these other options.

    Keep up the good work!

  • Ray

    March 31st, 2009 10:42 pm

    Marketing Gurus like you have successfully taught the basics required for blogging. Whether it is to drive traffic to his site or make money, blogging has become mandatory for every website owner or an internet enthusiast. With recession hit economy people go crazy nowadays searching over the web the possible ways to earn money online. Blogging can prove worth enough for them.

  • Nicholas

    April 2nd, 2009 3:58 am

    There are many genuine opportunities available to make money online. I recommend ideas and opportunities like pay per clickadvertising, affiliate marketing and freelance job opportunities.

  • John Lynn

    April 2nd, 2009 6:15 am

    Id love to hear more about blog flipping. How are most people selling their blogs. I have too many and need to divest of some.

  • Sharon Wilson

    April 2nd, 2009 9:38 am

    Great post. Blog flipping sounds like an interesting concept. Ive had most success with affiliate programs.

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    April 3rd, 2009 3:27 am

    I made stickers with my blogspot on them at Stickerjunkie. They were inexpensive and after I plastered them all over, I started getting alot more traffic. Just a tip for you fellow bloggers!

  • Corina

    April 4th, 2009 11:10 am

    I learned some new ideas, I dont think they will work for me, but its nice to know whats out there.

  • Felix Makmur

    April 4th, 2009 3:35 pm

    Really great and informative post. I can surely pick up some useful tips and advices here that I can implement to make extra income online via blogging. Anyway, great article and thanks for sharing.

  • investment-gan

    April 5th, 2009 4:05 pm

    Hmm interestingbut it does take a lot of effort and time in building your blog before you really see the money. I have a blog on real estate investment (click my name) but I dont see any hard cash yet as till now.

  • Soumendra Jena

    April 6th, 2009 5:32 am

    Really great tips..
    But you dint write anything about CPA networks bro.
    They are doing really well..

  • P Shankar

    April 9th, 2009 4:30 pm

    Great Information. I just started blogging my experience with some of the online money making ideas. Let us see how it goes.

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    April 10th, 2009 2:53 am

    Great info you have there.

    I have been online for a while. i have only started making substancial income online.

    This is only down to some salient writing skills i have learned

  • Charles Roring

    April 10th, 2009 5:13 pm

    I make some money from Adsense by blogging. The real problem that most bloggers face is how to increase traffic. It seems that promoting the blog with Adwords is more effective than just relying on search engine robot to crawl our web or blog.

  • Rina

    April 11th, 2009 11:46 pm

    Interesting info, definitely some to look into as I am looking to blog more than I do at present..:)

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    April 14th, 2009 3:53 am

    Adsense is a good way to generate income from blogs, so I do agree with that. Its just the traffic we need and how to increase traffic too.

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    April 14th, 2009 8:04 am

    Thanks for the good information .. Right now , im waiting for the first dollar to come out of my blog 😀

  • Randy

    April 17th, 2009 2:40 pm

    I agree adsense is a great way to generate income from blogs. The adsense alone that I have installed on my blog pays for my advertising costs for other websites. The only thing bad about this is that if you are using your blog for affiliate marketing or such it can distract from your link.
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    April 21st, 2009 12:54 am

    Yeah I had the same experience with adsense. It would function but it would also distract and compete. There are filters that let you screen out certain content but even with those youre never 100% safe.

  • Advertise To Thousands

    April 21st, 2009 10:40 am

    I have been trying to monetize my blog for months! This will really help and I appreciate the time and effort you put into this article.

    Keep up the good work!


  • shabareesh

    April 23rd, 2009 12:28 am

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  • Imraaz

    April 23rd, 2009 12:17 pm

    Yeh.these are good opportunities but ive tried thos didnt get much moneyrecently i underwent GDI which is fairly good but now for about 2 months im in and earning residual income

    btw nice article

  • prqestioner

    April 25th, 2009 7:24 am

    I dont earn from blogs as I dont run one, but I try to earn with adsense through some of my websites. In my country, if you have a website which is often updated, you have to be given permission from court! Can you imagine? But many people disobey this rule and never go to court with their websites

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    April 27th, 2009 6:04 am

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    April 28th, 2009 11:52 am

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  • Jordy

    April 29th, 2009 11:37 am

    I am getting a few dollars return a day on a blog that I started recently. Every now and then someone will apply to an affiliate link and Ill get a pay per action commission thats a nice figure in comparison to Adsense.

    I love the challenge that goes accompanies building traffic.

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    April 29th, 2009 2:32 pm

    Great article and I learnt some more ways to earn 😉

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    April 29th, 2009 2:39 pm

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    April 29th, 2009 10:43 pm

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  • Benjamin Cip

    May 1st, 2009 9:42 pm

    Thank you for your great article Darren 😉
    I just started blogging few weeks ago, and Im already earning money. thanks to your blog, Ill try to find more way to monetize my blog.

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    May 5th, 2009 6:56 am

    If you want to earn from your BLOG you must LOVE your BLOG first. If you dont love it, no one else will.

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    May 6th, 2009 2:21 pm

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    May 7th, 2009 1:28 am

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  • Tate

    May 8th, 2009 12:08 am

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  • Perika

    May 9th, 2009 2:35 pm

    thanks for the info. Might as well go and try Adsense. If we really are determined , we must try to see persevere to earn money. Not just from blogs but also in the real world. Global crisis has always been a problem, and if we try to always depend on money from blogs, what would happen then? What if the time comes that all of these things are gone? So we really need to persevere more. Cheers for the post!

  • Lakshmi

    May 9th, 2009 5:01 pm

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    I am going to use some of them.
    Thanks for the great article.

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    May 11th, 2009 5:59 pm

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    May 12th, 2009 9:29 pm

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    May 13th, 2009 11:59 pm

    Thanks for the blog, I agree with what you say as I make money through affiliates as well. It is all about getting the traffic to your site for people to see the products.

  • Felix

    May 14th, 2009 11:43 pm

    Would one make much money from on blog than from many blogs? Ive tried having many blogs about different niches but its not easy to maintain.

  • Vicky

    May 20th, 2009 5:22 pm

    I find it all abit like the chicken or the egg

    Do I first look to increase my readership and profile then go for advertising or vice versa
    And many of the ad networks reject you until you have a certain level of readership confused I will be.
    I keep on working on readership then on the money??

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    May 20th, 2009 10:11 pm

    A very old post, and still comforting. I started to dive into online biz around 2003, and got traumatic experiences back then, losing couples of important bucks in my life for nothing. I stopped doing the biz since then, and made myself buried in the office up to last month. Now I am back. Hope all the lessons taught me well. Now Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me Thanks for clear water.

  • Matt

    May 26th, 2009 2:03 pm

    I am currently working on making money from blogging, started a few weeks ago and progress is good. Getting hits from Google and it is looking good 🙂
    Great post

  • Amrit

    May 28th, 2009 10:02 pm

    I havent visited problogger for quite a long time. I dont know how I missed this article. I just want to thanks for sharing these information on earning through our blogs. There were so many of the things the bloggers wouldnt know when it comes to earning via their blogs. I believe Darren has written almost everything about earning via blogs.

    Keep it on Darren!

  • Submitter

    June 2nd, 2009 6:57 am

    To quote you: Ive long advised that bloggers seeking to make money from blogging spread their interests across multiple revenue streams so as not to put all their eggs in one basket.

    You have provided so many places for a blogger to start with. But this can be confusing for some. Lets not forget the only real enemy here is not being focused. This could happen to some so my advice is: Stay focused!

    Btw I started with all my eggs in one basket and I am now exploring alternatives. Did this bring more money? Sure it did. Happy blogging 😉

  • dess

    June 3rd, 2009 2:05 pm

    Hi Darren,

    Im blogging for almost 2 years now, and what I knew is that I could only earn from blogging is through writing stuffs for advertisers, and posting some adverts. But when i read your post about making money, i was really amazed that there are lots of ways to earn more money. Well maybe, before monetizing a blog, a blogger must always have to build his network. Anyways, your site is very informational. I keep on reading your posts, because I know that I could be a very good blogger if I would continue learning, and reading some tips from pros like you. Hope you could drop on my blog sometime. Thanks

  • StockTradersBlog

    June 9th, 2009 10:24 am

    I just start this blog. I want to try to make money on it too. And at the same time make money on my day trading

  • Mike

    June 10th, 2009 9:32 pm

    Ive just started a blog, and I think this article is great advice to whoever wants to make money online. The only problem is that I need more traffic on my site. Maybe that will improve as I add more content to my blog.

  • Nathan @ Web Money Blog

    June 18th, 2009 10:30 am

    Fantastic post Darren.

    Great information for new bloggers or bloggers who want to learn how to monetize their blogs, its all about profiting from your passion.

    Love reading your blogs Keep up the great work!

  • bisnis internet

    June 22nd, 2009 11:42 pm

    I like to use affiliate program to earn money from blog, and some times make sales from blog. Thanks for the list.

  • Devinity

    June 23rd, 2009 6:33 am

    This article was written about 3½ years (and quite a few other articles) and the comments are still active. It shows one that good advice can go a long way.

    I heard about Problogger just over 2 years ago, and Ive only now decided to get into blogging. a bit late, but then better late than never. 🙂

  • Karl Craig-West

    June 24th, 2009 7:16 pm

    Thanks Darren,

    An absolutely superb article and blog.

    Your problogger book is the reason I got into developing blog and forum website.

    Thank you so much.