Can You Make Money Blogging?

One of the most common questions I get is about blogging. How do you start a blog? Can you make money with a blog? How!!? Back in December of 2008 I was asking that same question when I wrote about ways to earn extra income. In this series you will learn how to start a blog and begin to make money with it. This series is geared toward new bloggers, but there will also be information for those of you who have been blogging for a while but just haven’t reached the income or popularity that you want. The series is 5 weeks long right now, but keep the comments and questions coming. If I need to add sections then I will.

A blog (WebLog) is simply a website that is arranged in chronological order. As you write your most recent posts are put on top. The rest of the posts are pushed down the page and eventually into the archive (a collection of everything ever written on the blog).

It is easy to start a blog, but it is much harder to get it to the level where you can make a decent amount of money. Problogger occasionally runs a survey to see how much bloggers are making. His latest survey showed that 28% do not earn anything. Out of the remaining 72% of bloggers 49% of them earn less than $100 a month and 23% earn more than $1000 a month. So while you may not be able to quit your full time job, it can bring in a little extra income.

It does take work, but you have to start somewhere (and sometime) so it might as well be here and now! Tomorrow we will talk about choosing a topic for your blog.

Make sure you sign up for the series giveaways and today you can gain an extra entry by tweeting:

I am learning how to make money blogging! http://su.pr/1DvmDZ @LPWealth

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1 Barb May 10, 2010 at 3:30 pm

Thank you! I'm so interested in this! I've been blogging for a bit, but I make less than $100 a month (way, way less)! I definitely want to learn how to increase that!

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2 LittlePeopleWealth May 10, 2010 at 9:42 pm

I love your blog. I am constantly trying to get rid of stuff. I take about 7-8 loads of stuff to BBBS each year. I don't even know where it comes from (that isn't counting the stuff I donate from my stockpile – that usually goes to the food bank and the women's shelter)

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3 Cara May 11, 2010 at 12:48 pm

This is so great. I just started blogging and I need all the help I can get 🙂

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4 Michele May 11, 2010 at 8:05 pm

Same here, I have been writing for a bit but now that I am home for the summer I am hoping to post more and pick it up.

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5 Vernz May 15, 2010 at 10:09 am

this is awesome …. thanks for sharing this information to newbie like me …

twitted it here:

http://twitter.com/Vernz13/status/14029717346

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6 melandria May 16, 2010 at 2:30 pm

this is really nice, i would love to earn that money too,

tweet about it,
http://twitter.com/melandriaromero

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7 LittlePeopleWealth May 16, 2010 at 8:29 pm

I think everybody has the potential to earn money with a blog. It is just hard to get started. I hope this helps all of you!

I think all of you are entered into the giveaways, but if you are not then make sure you do!

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8 redamethyst May 19, 2010 at 7:12 am

looking forward to your articles. I want to earn more with blogs too.

tweeted it here
http://twitter.com/redAquarian/status/14280325622

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9 LittlePeopleWealth May 21, 2010 at 6:40 am

Thanks for the tweet 🙂

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10 Lexigurl May 28, 2010 at 6:36 pm

Thanks, I love to be in the know, and to share information with others. A little extra cash wouldn't be bad.

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11 LittlePeopleWealth May 29, 2010 at 1:38 am

No problem Lexigurl. We are three weeks into the series right now but you can click through it or click on the "blogging" category and the posts will come up.

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12 Christie Cottage June 4, 2010 at 1:51 pm

Quite interested in this topic!

http://christiecottage.blogspot.com

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13 LittlePeopleWealth June 6, 2010 at 12:18 am

The series started and you if you join you can also win blogging giveaways 🙂 The link to the giveaways (and the start of the series) is under "giveaways" in the left sidebar.

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14 Random Blog Contest June 11, 2010 at 7:31 pm

I'm trying a new strategy now in making money through blogging, I hope it'll be successful. I earn way too little per month.

Tweeted. http://twitter.com/rblogcontest/status/15950838965

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15 LittlePeopleWealth June 13, 2010 at 4:30 am

Good luck! There are lots of ways to earn money with your blog. The key is to find the ones that work for you (and this series will help you do that!)

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16 Diane June 18, 2010 at 12:51 am
17 LittlePeopleWealth June 20, 2010 at 3:40 am

Thanks Diane

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18 Sandy H July 10, 2010 at 6:33 pm

Thanks for this series! I am just starting out- but love ALL your tips!!

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19 LittlePeopleWealth July 15, 2010 at 2:53 am

You're welcome 🙂

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20 Kevin August 4, 2010 at 5:19 pm

I don't mind if I can't quit my fulltime job right away, but making some passive income off of blogging would definitely be a great boost to bring me that much closer to getting out of the rat race!

This is the first time I visit; looks like you have some interesting series on here!

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