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How Do You Quickly Make Money With A New Blog In 2018?

make money with new blog

Who else wants to make money with a brand new blog in 2018?

If you’re looking for the BEST ways to make money from blogging, this post is for you.

Let’s get straight to the point: the key to making money with a new blog is mindset. If you’ve got the right mindset, you’ll start investing both your time and money into building a profitable blog that makes money in the long run.

If you don’t have the right mindset, you’ll look for shortcuts and fail miserably. Let’s discuss some of the best ways to make money with a new blog in 2018 and beyond without much ado.

5 PROVEN Ways to Make Money With A New Blog!

#1.Pick one platform and grow your audience

Majority of the bloggers fail to make money from their blogs because of one reason: they don’t follow a proper strategy to grow their blog audience.

Without blog audience, your blog will die sooner or later. It’s important for you to know how to build blog audience from scratch by focusing on ONE platform at a time.

Did you know that sports celebrities like Ronaldo, Messi charge insane amounts of money (between $500,000 to $1 million or more) per every sponsored post they share on their Instagram accounts?

Yes, that’s true and that’s how the brand value works. If you want to make money with a new blog, instead of trying to get active on every social media platform you find, pick one platform and really stick with it.

It’s better if you focus on spending most of your time on a platform where your target audience mostly active. For example, fashion bloggers can spend their time on Instagram or Pinterest. Likewise, marketing bloggers can spend their time on Twitter or Facebook.

Pro tip: Just pick one platform, grow your audience, connect with the influencers – then, you’ll find a ton of ways to leverage that single platform to make money from your blogging efforts.

#2. Make money with affiliate marketing

affiliate marketing for bloggersAffiliate marketing simply means you make money whenever you refer a successful sale of other product

 

(using your affiliate links). A successful affiliate sale is when someone buys a product using your links.

Your affiliate commission depends on how many successful affiliate referrals you’re getting in every month. The commission varies from product to product and depends on the industry you are in.

You can also use affiliate marketing platforms like (to make money);

  • Commission junction
  • ShareASale
  • ClickBank
  • Amazon
  • eBay etc

You can use the above platforms to find the relevant products that fit your audience needs and promote those products using your affiliate links to start making money. That’s how affiliate marketing works.

In the above screenshot, you’ll see a ton of products related to various topics on ClickBank.

Affiliate marketing is an incredible way to make money from blogging even if you’re just starting out. The key here is finding and promoting the right products. You can use product reviews, case studies, video tutorials etc to promote your affiliate products to earn more commission.

Pro tip: It’s essential for you to know the best performing affiliate programs before you even start your affiliate marketing journey. Pick the right products and promote it to the right audience to make more commission.

#3. Start selling services through your blog

Hands down, selling services is the fastest way to make money from a new blog. If you find a client, you can start promoting your services through your blog and make money from day 1 of launching your blog. It’s as simple as that.

These services can range from;

  • Freelance services (like writing, programming, designing etc)
  • Consulting business or
  • You can even offer coaching or 1 on 1 training to teach your expertise

Just make sure to follow the simple yet most effective tips mentioned below if you want to make money by selling services.

  • Create a portfolio. As soon as you start a new blog and decided to make money by selling services, create a portfolio which works like a killer social proof to attract more leads and high paying clients. When you are starting out, you can start offering your services to others for free to get testimonials in return.
  • Offer your services for free to top clients, products or websites in your industry. This can give you a HUGE momentum and acts like a great social proof that you can use forever to grow your business.
  • You can also use platforms like Fiverr, UpWork etc if you don’t have any audience or customers (to start making money through services like writing, design etc).

Pro tip: Interact with other bloggers who are monetizing their sites through blog services. Connect with them on email, social media or blogging forums to build rapport and to get more ideas on how you can effectively promote your own blog services to make money.

#4. Ads are still viable

Google AdSense is still used by millions of bloggers worldwide (although it gives you peanuts for the clicks you generate for their ads). Although Google AdSense is not as lucrative as it was several years ago but a great choice for new blogs and websites.

Even if you’re vlogging on YouTube, you can still use AdSense to make money but you need to put your ads in the right spots.

Besides AdSense, you can also consider alternatives like Media.net, Chitika etc if you want to make money through your visitors clicks. If you don’t want to make money using these ad generation platforms, you can simply sell banner ads on your site using platforms like BuySellAds.

You need to bring quality and targeted traffic to be able to sell your banner ads to other people at higher rates. Otherwise, you get peanuts for the ads that you place on your sidebar.

Pro tip: Make sure to define your target audience and niche before jumping into advertising. If you’re running a technology, entertainment related blog, Google AdSense is a viable option because you’ll be frequently updating your blog with a ton of blog posts, reviews etc.

#5. Sell your own products

Once you start getting some applause from your blog audience, other bloggers and people, you can consider creating and selling your own products where you’ve most expertise. Selling your own products take less time and money but can fetch you great profits.

The products you sell can be a lot of types;

  • Photos (yes, you can sell photos, wallpapers, natural, animals etc)
  • eBooks
  • Plugins
  • Themes
  • Tools
  • Online courses and so on

The idea behind making money by selling digital products through your blog is to make more profits by building a brand and authority for yourself. See, no one buys from a stranger, so you’ve to build your reputation first before you start selling your own products.

So if you’re in a hurry, selling your own products without any audience or email list can be a daunting task for you to make money. Also make sure to analyse your competitors to see how they are promoting and selling their own products or services to make money from their sites.

Pro tip: Conduct interview with the bloggers in your industry who are already making money by selling their own products or services online. That way, you can ask questions about the strategies they are using to make money selling their own stuff. Interview posts are also great for growing your audience and building relationships with other bloggers.

How long does it take to make money with a new blog?

It took me 8 months to make my first few dollars when I started blogging back in 2010 (8 years ago!). Now I can launch a blog and start making money from it from day 1 or even before the launch of it (expertise you know).

So how long does it usually take to make money from a new blog?

It really depends on several factors that include;

  • Your blog’s topic or niche
  • The amount of time you spend on your blog (content creation, promotion etc)
  • Your marketing skills (if you’ve zero knowledge about selling, it’ll take time)
  • Your blogging schedule
  • Your website’s traffic and your SEO strategies
  • Your income generation strategies (making money from selling your own services is faster than making money by selling your own digital products)

So there’s no definite answer on how fast you can make money from a new blog. As I said above, it depends on your selling skills, your income strategies, blogging schedule etc.

But if you still want a random number from me, I’d say: it would take anywhere between 6 months to 1 year to start making money from a new blog. So don’t get disappointed if you don’t make money within a month of launching your new blog!

If you want to quickly make money from a new blog: start putting more hours every single day on growing it and start selling your services (writing, designing, SEO etc).

Final thoughts about making money from a new blog

Making money from a new blog or website is NOT hard as you think. It takes some time to understand how blogging works but if you’re consistent with your efforts by publishing great content and driving more traffic, you’ll start making decent income.

So what are your thoughts? Did you like this post? Share your views in the comments below.

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  • […] success of your blog will depend mostly on how much value you share with your niche audience and how you share […]

  • Hi Enstine,
    Happy to be here again after a bit gap.
    Glad to see Anil on your page with a wonderful and informative write-up.
    Anil shared very valuable tips in this post which useful for all newbie bloggers.
    Keep sharing.
    Wish you both a wonderful week ahead.
    Best
    ~ Philip

    • Hey Phil,
      Happy New Year and welcome to my home 😉
      Anil is a great blogger as we know.

      Hope you are doing great bro

  • Those Messi and Ronaldo IG rates are sweet bro 😉 Loving the post Anil. I have seen more services business over the last year. Heavy focus on passive income here being a world traveler. Yet if I earn through passive and active streams, all the better. Why not max earnings and render useful service, while, helping folks through courses, audio books and eBooks?

    Ryan

  • Yasar Ali says:

    Hello Enstine,
    Thank you for the amazing Guide of Making Money Online!
    Your motivation is always appreciated!
    Yasar,

  • MP Baruah says:

    Hey Anil,
    An insightful post on making money through blogging. All your steps are well described which will be pretty helpful for new bloggers like me. Thanks.

    • Anil Agarwal says:

      Hey Baruah,

      Thanks a lot for the kind words. Don’t forget to put to practice all you learned here.

      Remember, learning is always not enough, we must also implement too.

      Thanks for stopping by.

  • Thanks for sharing several excellent points Anil!

    And especially thank you, for emphasizing, there is
    definitely a learning curve involved.

    So no matter which strategies are initially implemented,
    you to give yourself time, in order to develop an audience,
    as you continually develop your skills.

    For too many aspiring newbies and or Internet marketer wannabes
    in general, expect to perform like experts, even though they just
    started!LOL!

    Thanks for painting a far more realistic picture!

    • Anil Agarwal says:

      You’ve said it all Mark,

      And I couldn’t have agreed more. No one can possibly build a blogging audience overnight, no matter what strategy is used.

      It’s a gradual process, and need a lot of learning curves and patience. You’ll make mistakes and fail, and then pick up yourself and continue.

      Yea, there are many self acclaimed experts on the internet, but unfortunately, they usually fail even before getting started.

      Thanks for this wonderful comment Mark.

  • Hi Enstine,
    It’s been a while. How are you doing?

    I’ve never had much luck with Google Adsense. For some reason, they keep closing my account down but then they’ll send me a voucher for Adwords. Go figure.

    Thanks for sharing the many different ways we can earn from our blogs.

    Have a great day.

    • Hi Monna,
      Good to see you here today. I have been less active on blogging as well. However, it’s something I’ll not drop off completely.
      I have an GAdsense account but not really my main money making channel 😉
      Thanks to my friend Anil for this post 😉

    • Lorraine Reguly says:

      Monna and Enstine, AdSense seems to suck for everyone these days. Even I’m having problems earning with them!

      On the upside, my editing services are fantastic, and that is how I am earning my bread and butter these days. 🙂

      • Hey Lorraine,
        Did you notice I just brought back Auto Ads from Adsense to my blog? This will be here for a couple of weeks for me to see its effectiveness. Hope it does well this time 😉

      • Anil Agarwal says:

        Hi Lorraine,

        You’re actually not alone here. Adsense is generally not good for the make money online, and blogging niche.

        But if you have a blog in the health, travel, or home improvement niche, you can make a lot of money with Google Adsense. However, it also depends on which country you’re targeting.

    • Anil Agarwal says:

      Good to have you here Monday,

      Adsense is really too fond of closing people’s accounts, and the bad thing is that they don’t usually give you enough reason as to why they took such action.

      However, there are lots of ways to monetize a blog outside Adsense. You just have to figure out what works best for your blog, and then stick to it.

      Thanks for stopping by Monday, and do have a wonderful weekend.

  • Good overview. I’d recommend all of them except the classic ads.

    I think that most beginners are not able to generate meaningful income with Adsense, but that’s just my opinion. But if you have a loooot of traffic, go for it 🙂

    • Anil Agarwal says:

      You made a valid point Jan,

      Adsense sure need a lot of traffic before you can make any significant income from it, but that’s why there other monetization strategies right?

      Adsense is indeed one of the most popular means to make money blogging, and it has made a lot of rich, but they can be crazy sometimes 😀

  • Great stuff you’ve shared with us bro 😉

    • Anil Agarwal says:

      Hey Enstine,

      Thanks a bunch for having me around. It’s really an honor to be featured here again.

      I’m also glad seeing that your audience like the post :).

      Have a wonderful weekend mate.

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