How to create a blog that makes money ~ The ultimate guide!

Anybody (including you) can create a blog that makes money. Any blog that’s read by human beings can make money. It all revolves round the monetizing strategies in place and a money making blog can generate between $0 and $500 000+ a month. That’s right!

One of the ways to financial freedom and being your own boss is to create a money making blog which will literally open up many channels to make money online.

In this series, I will hold your hand from the very start through the ins and outs, touching every aspect you need to know till your blog is running and able to generate income. This ultimate guide to creating an income generating blog will be split into a series of blog posts on this blog. This is just an introduction and I want us to see in key points, the things we will cover.

NB: This guide focuses on creating a blog that makes money. However, if you want to create a blog and don’t care about the money making aspect of it, the guide is still ultimately useful. Make sure you sign up to my list so you don’t miss a thing in this series.create a money making blog

21 Points to create a blog that makes money – Points to cover

  1. What to blog about
  2. Choosing a good domain name
  3. WordPress or Blogger
  4. Where to host your blog
  5. Installing your money making blog
  6. Your money making blog at risk! Taking care of security
  7. Setting up the right theme to monetize your blog
  8. Installing the necessary Plugins on your income blog
  9. Performance and speed optimization tips and recommendations
  10. Creating Key Pages on your blog
  11. Creating your First blog post
  12. Content creating ideas that generate income
  13. Where to get images and optimize them for fast speed
  14. Starting to build a list – the money is in the list
  15. Growing as a blogger – How to build your community
  16. Free traffic and link building strategies that work
  17. Search Engine and Referral Traffic sources
  18. How to leverage social proof and boost your income
  19. 3 ways to make more money as a blogger
  20. Treating your blog as a real business
  21. Making your first $100 as a blogger

Do you have a blog already?

Whether you have a blog already or simply want to create a blog that makes money, there is something in for you. If you are already making money with your current blog, there is need to step up and make more money.

This is going to be one of the most crucial blogging and money making guides online you’ll ever get.

I personally am making money as we speak. I have given you tips based on knowledge and experience. If you are doing things the right way, there is no reason why you are not making money. There is a key which I have revealed in this series. I can almost give you my guarantee if you follow this guide strictly.

Thanks for reading this first post and I look forward to seeing you on the other posts in the series to create a blog that makes money. Share your thoughts in the comment box.

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  • Bhawna says:

    blogging is one thing where you can follow your passion and earn some income as well..
    And your article proves this..!!

  • Yasar Ali says:

    Hello Enstine,
    I’m much pleased with this helpful guide. I just wanted to ask you if you have an ebook of this guide I can use to print.
    I’ve one another question is that one of my competitors is ranking #1 for some keywords while his blog post has even no backlinks while I’ve made backlinks to my page from HIGH PA sites.
    If you could let me know about this issue, I would be much obliged.

  • Hi Enstine,

    A pleasure to get to know others on the continent that are doing great things.

    I am also a developer myself and enjoyed your post on the comparison of Mailerlite and Mailchimp.

    Look forward to learning more from your blog,

  • Hi enstine muki,
    Great post indeed!
    i am new blogger and this post greet and useful.The benefits of blogging include business marketing, personal and professional development, business networking, making money online, and more. There has never been a better time to start a blog!
    thanks sharing for this post.
    Hafiz junaid

  • Kingsley says:

    This post is awesome and epic,i wish my co-bloggers can also read this as well…Thanks for the poost

  • Hello bro,
    Awesome guide to blogging and living a dot come lifestyle.

    You added all the resources to make it a hit. Thanks once more.

    Blogging is becoming more of full time job than before

  • Hey thanks enstine muki provide a great idea to make a money online with blog.please provide more information which nich blog better for more money making.

  • Akash says:

    Hey Nice post EM !
    What are the chances of websites getting affected in the next Google updates ? Should we be cautious about that ?

  • Hi, lovely post. It has all ingredients what I need to learn. As a newbie, I am mediocre in handling and promoting my post. As blogging is my passion but if it will convert into money making platform than this will be the best thing ever. Thanks for sharing.

  • Sathish Arumugam says:

    An excellent blog posts from you Einstein. You have perfectly given the tips for every blogger, which they needed to make their blog profit. After reading your blog I got an idea that to get more traffic and make our blog as profitable is not an easy thing, we need to work a lot, patience and research of the content are the important things we need to concentrate. Your 21 points are useful tips and all the points you have mentioned the common thing that every blogger has to know this. Without knowing this, they can’t achieve their goal. The passion of our most of the blogger is to gain traffic and to make money. But even though they know all these basic they don’t have time to concentrate on this basic things. So in this part only we are affected. But after reading your article, I hereafter won’t leave this essential thing, and I will surely follow all your tips to make my blog best.

  • Maketta says:

    Hello Enstine,

    This is an excellent blog post! You have listed all the things that bloggers need to do to make money. I think after you have made the decision to start blogging you have to be in it for the long haul. Also, continue to get traffic. That is something that I am still working on. Thanks for sharing this with us!

  • Anis Chity says:

    Blogging always remains one of the best ways to generate a passive income online, you have shared with us important points on how to make a living online.

    I have created a blog too, I am following your website to learn more, thanks for sharing this amazing piece of information with

    I am Anis I don’t know if you remember I was your friend few years ago, and I remember when you first started blogging!

    I have quitted for a couple of years but now I am back to the game! 😀

  • Alka singh says:

    Hie Muki sir, I don,t have my own blog.
    I m also wants to start my own blog, after reading your article, i got an idea.
    Your article is very useful for me, which help me to create my blog step to step.
    Thank you so much.

  • Hi Muki,
    Thanks for this huge collection of your blog posts, these post are really great and useful for newbies bloggers like me.

  • Benny Mark says:


    Permit me Enstine to say this is the greatest post i have encountered on your blog, YES! for me personally, Experience they say is the best teacher, You have turned to an experience and this post will do a very great job of schooling anybody who wants to succeed making money online.

    I have not read all of the checklist, but i will not rest until i have done so, this is because i will really love to glean from your wealth of experience that is pretty much evident.

    Keep up the good work Mr. Enstine. Great Post!!!

  • Hi enstine,

    It is another great post indeed.A small post but a comprehensive. There you mentioned 21 points how to create a blog that makes money.All these point are
    very common and most of blogger use them. what is blog about domain name choose a hosting install it on wordpress or blogger.
    thanks to describe this view.
    Maqbool Azam

  • Hi Enstine bro!

    Great and very informative post on creating a money making blog! This guide is really helpful for me! Loved the post very much!

    Thanks a lot for sharing such an useful guide!

    Happy blogging!

  • Rahul Yadav says:

    Hey, such an amazing article for beginner for making money online with blogs and you have included many great tips too….
    Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Hi Enstine,

    Useful collections, one very important newbie bloggers go through to create a blog worth reading.

    I like that you start from what blog topic to blog about. This question is important to ask, and supply the answer to before anything else.

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Louis says:

    Definitely love the list building part. One of the worst mindset I had was trying to be profit right at the beginning which is possible with list building. However, with starting a blog is really need the authority to get people to buy from what blogger sell.

  • Hey Enstine,

    You always bring something qualitative. People are there who are still striving to build a blog which can make some money.

    There are many things which should be considered. Choosing the right domain name, monetizing the blog properly and a lot more.


  • I used to run a popular technology blog so I agree with a lot the points you put in this post. SEO and creating great content are probably two of the most important focus points.

  • Hi Enstine,
    It was really an amazing post. I will try to read all the 21 links to have shared.
    Thanks for sharing.
    have a good ahead.

  • Hi Enstine,

    Again, thank you for the over and above information you have shared with us on making money from your blog.

    I will be using many of your suggestions soon, when I’m back online full time.

    Have a great new week.

  • Lawrence Abiodun says:

    Actually reading this post the second time
    Not really making any tangible income on my Blog lately, but reading through your content again, I think List Building might be the only way out, which I need to start doing before is too late

    • Hey bro,
      Thanks for taking the time to go through again.
      Yes once you have a list, you have a market. The more targeted your list, the more money you can make.

      I hope you are having a wonderful week 😉

  • Chris Brogan says:

    Hey Enstine,
    Thanks a lot for this listicle.
    And, I think you did a smart work here by leveraging the idea of interlinking.
    I have bookmarked this post to use it as a reference in future. Though I haven’t read all of the posts you have mentioned here, I know you have many valuable things to share.
    For almost a year, I have been following your blog.
    Thanks again.

  • Christina Lynn says:

    Hey Enstine,

    In given article, we know how a blog can drive and which kinds of steps following for any blog, and all steps for any blog is much required for growing on top websites.
    Great tips and enjoyed reading this post!

  • Adeel Sami says:

    Hello Enstine brother,

    I am totally… thrilled!

    I wasn’t there in 2013 to explore this great post with awesome resources listed. I am happy to find it in 2015. 🙂

    Will not miss any posts listed in here! Thanks so much!!

    ~ Adeel

  • Tola says:

    Honestly coming to your blog is a blessing to me always, imagine this article posted in 2013 and is still relevant in 2015..meaning you know your onions and worth following.

    I always to visit your regularly to get tips on how to make money online.

    Thanks for the useful post and tips.

  • Hi Enstine,

    That’s very interesting topic for blogger. Definitely our main purpose is to make some good money from blog. And for this we need to be updated with latest blogging strategy.

    I am still learning and learning in my blogging journey.

    Anyway, I am awaiting to read your 21 No post!

    Happy blogging.

  • Lawrence says:


    You always have the ingredient to spice up the day for someone.
    Though this post is old, but I will tell you the Gospel truth, it is an evergreen post that will keep on bringing the idea for even the unborn bloggers

    Love being here always to read all the wonderfully prepared contents you have

  • This is a amazing guide on how to make money from a blog. You have clearly explained the steps on how we can make a succesful blog .

    Thanks for sharing this guide .

  • Kimsea Sok says:

    Thanks for sharing, those are list appearing is the best steps for newbie blogger. I am looking forward to read the last $100 as the blogger. Anyway, that is useful tips

  • suklambar says:

    Nice post list enstinemuki, All are very helpful for make a successful blog. I also applied some tips and learn lots of things. thanks for sharing with us.

  • Hi, lovely post. It has all ingredients what I need to learn. As a newbie I am mediocre in handling and promoting my post. As blogging is my passion but if it will convert into money making platform than this will be the best thing ever. Thanks for sharing.

  • Erik Emanuelli says:

    Amazing and useful list.
    Just shared on Google plus, Enstine. 🙂

  • Hello Enstine,

    Here Good to see you with great articles on your blog. It really helpful because you are providing tutorials from start to end. I never seen list before.

    Most of peoples are thinking that old blogging and new blogging but after few years old blogging (fundamental concepts) will alive only.

  • Reginald says:

    Hey Enstine,

    Thanks for sharing. I think blogging is all about passion and being smart. From time to time, that’s what you need; think out of the box.

    In today’s world, blogging is way different compared to years back. Haha! Competition is crazy!

  • K Nagi says:

    I am feeling jealous man..

    Why are you moving at such fast speed?

    ha ha !! jokes are a part. 🙂 I am very happy to see that in such a short time you have learnt many new things and captivating all of us with your great content and strategies.

    Keep moving Enstine.

  • wasim says:

    really nice and great points and infect it is sort and sweet .
    i really don’t like to read big points about it. and some points are new for me also
    thanks muki.

  • Nizam Khan says:

    Great initiative! This series will be very helpful for startups & newbie bloggers. You are clearing every aspect and making it more easy to understand and follow. Good luck with your awesome work 🙂

  • frank joseph says:

    We are all here as you start your new blog and we are interested to see when you are going to make your first $100 from this blog. 😀
    As usual, we are expecting great content as well as the free $500 (although i have never won one:D)

  • Sekhar says:

    Great initiative sir, your post would help many newbies like me. Even though after reading many blogs, I still feel something left out. These guiding posts would become very much beneficial to me. I would love to strategies my blogging plan as per your mentioned steps.

  • Ngah Benoit says:

    Hello Enstine, You made mentioned of all the points someone new in the blogosphere needs to pay attention to. I am new in blogging and have been trying to follow the points you listed earlier so I think following this series is going to be of great help to me.

  • Jeevan Jacob John says:

    Great checklist, Enstine!

    As you may already know, I am planning to launch my new blog next month (well, on New Years’. So, it is technically next year :D), so the checklist will definitely help. I have missed a few points – like optimization for speed, need to keep them in mind (I was thinking about deliberately slowing down the site and displaying a message – you know, encourage users to be patient. But, that might backfire).

    Anyways, thanks for the tips, Enstine! Good luck with your new blog 😀

  • Tim Bonner says:

    Hi Enstine

    I don’t make much money on my main blog so I’ll be interested to hear your thoughts on making money through blogging.

    I haven’t really monetized my list as yet either so #13 will come in handy.

    One thing I find annoying that many internet marketers do is to send me emails promoting products far too often. I’m sure they make their money that way but that’s definitely not the way I want to go.

    • Hi Tim,
      One thing I recommend is having your blog list separate and treating it with care. You can also have another list where you randomly recommend affiliate products to earn a commission. I think this works quite well. I’ll be giving some details on point #13

  • pankaj bhatt says:

    great list Enstine, i already have a blog and want it to reliable source of income online. this list will help me with build a blog which will feed me.
    Thank you for sharing.

  • Hey Enstine,

    This sounds like a wonderful series. I know it can be quite a challenge to make money especially with a new blog and for new bloggers.

    Also bloggers who are making money and want to step up their earnings will be happy for this as well.

    Can’t wait to see how this goes.

  • Gautam says:

    Great Points Enstine and I think these are the points that every Newbie must know before starting any blog or if they are thinking to make money online.

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