How To Make Money Blogging for 2018

8000-word Free ebook about how to make money blogging written by professional blogger Bob Lotich of ChristianPF.com. He has been blogging full-time since 2008 and shares his strategy for growing his audience and earning more blogging in his book here - In 2 years I went from not knowing what a blog was to making more money blogging than my day job.

The purpose of this article is to show you how to make money with a blog. I suspect most people won’t stick with it long enough to make a full-time income, but even making an extra few hundred dollars a month isn’t too bad either (here are some other ways to make money as well).

This article is extremely long (more like 10 articles), but I wanted it to be a thorough and helpful resource for those wanting to start a blog or make some more money from the one they already have.

I should also mention that I really haven’t written about blogging or making money from blogs on SeedTime yet, because I wanted to make sure that it was a viable option for making some cash. Now that I have found that it is, I decided to pour out everything I learned the last two years about it…

 

 

 

 

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Article Contents

For the sake of convenience, I added links to different sections of this article, so you can easily skip ahead to the section you want…

How to get started blogging in 10 minutes!

Follow these steps if you would like to get started blogging in about 10 minutes!

This is just a quick cliffnotes version for committed bloggers only. These recommendations aren’t best suited for those dabbling with blogging, but they are the things that I would do if I had to do it all over again.

1. Find a domain name

 

  • Go to domize.com and search until you find a domain name that is available (green ones are open, red ones are taken).
  • If possible aim for one that has at least one of the keywords you would like to be found in the search engines for.

2. Get a domain name and web hosting package from Hostgator (my recommended host)

Getting Blog Hosting From Hostgator

  • Head over to Hostgator and select either the “Hatchling” or “Baby” plan.

picking hosting package from hostgator

  • Then make sure to register the domain that you found in the first step.
  • Next enter “SeedTime” as a promo code and it will knock 45% off for you.

Enter domain and coupon code

  • Now follow the remaining steps to complete your purchase.

3. Install WordPress (with a little help)

Installing wordpress on your blog

  • Either watch the video above for detailed instructions or just jump on the phone or use the chat box with Hostgator.
  • When you get them on the line just tell them that you want to install WordPress on your blog.
  • They should hold your hand and walk you through the process (if they don’t please email me). When complete ask them for the WordPress login information.

4. Login to WordPress

  • Once they give you the login information you can go to http://www.yourdomain.com/wp-admin and login.
  • Now that you are logged in to WordPress you can begin making changes to your site and or publish your first post.

How it all started for me

About 2 years ago I was talking to a friend of mine about the idea of building websites full of free information to help people. After brainstorming a bit, I got a couple ideas of topics that I was passionate about: Proverbs and Personal Finance.

My first idea was to post a Proverb each day and comment on it. As I explained my idea further to him, he informed me that I would basically have a blog. I didn’t know what a blog was, but I thought, “oh, ok, sure.”

So, over the next few weeks I read as much as I could find about blogging and ultimately decided on creating a blog about Personal Finance from a Christian perspective. I had been very interested in helping people with their money, so blogging seemed like a great way to reach people all over the world.
Over the next couple months, I started writing articles and officially launched ChristianPF in June of 2007. At this point I had thought about making money from the site, but had no idea how and honestly didn’t really think it was possible to make a living at it. I threw up an Adsense ad just to see what would happen and I still remember how excited I was when I saw that I had made my first 7 cents!

From there, I set a goal to make $100 by the end of 2007 which was pretty easy to accomplish – even without knowing anything. I should also mention that from June 2007 to June 2008 I spent about 4-6 hours each weekend writing articles and averaged about 4 new articles each week. And I spent a few more hours each week on site maintenance, emails, social media, etc. So in total I probably was spending about 10 hours each week working on the site.

I have been updating this article over the past few years, but since releasing the Book Version of it, I have been updating that version rather than this blog post. So to get the most updated details of the rest of the article check out the Kindle or Paperback version.

Getting laid off

In July 2008 things got interesting. The large brokerage firm that I had worked 5 years for was bought out by a larger firm. I was told that my department would no longer be needed, so they handed me a severance check and I was on my way. By this point I was making some money from the blog, but not enough to even pay the rent each month.

After much prayer I decided against looking for another “day job” and decided to work full time on building the blog. Thankfully we had paid off most of our debt, and had my wife’s income as a support to buy us some time. I figured I would give it a shot for a few months and if it didn’t work out I would find another 9-5. From that point, the income generated from this website has increased each month and in February 2009 it exceeded my monthly income from my old day job.

I am still a little bit in awe and can’t believe that I am actually paying the bills from this website!. But, I thank God everyday that I get to do this – I really did not like working in Corporate America and am so thankful! It is hard work, but it doesn’t really seem like it when you are doing something that you are passionate about and love doing it.

An interview I did a few years ago

Jeff and Mandy did a great job asking some very helpful questions, so I encourage you to check it out!

Blogging basics

I am going to try to boil this down to the essentials. There are whole books written on this subject, so I am not going to try to cover everything here. If you are looking for a good book about blogging for beginners, I suggest reading Darren Rowse’s “31 Days To A Better Blog”. But for a quick, bottom-line version keep reading…

What is a blog?

making money bloggingA blog is short for “weblog”. Basically, it is just a website that has entries listed in reverse chronological order. The original idea behind it was to be a online journal or diary that was updated daily (or as frequently as the writer chose). Over the last decade many software programs and blogging platforms have been created to make the process VERY EASY. As the blog writer, depending on which platform you use, you can just type your entry, press submit and it shows up on your blog for the world to see. Most bloggers don’t know any programming languages and are not “techies.” Starting a blog is one of the easiest ways out there to start a website. If you haven’t started one yet, why not try it? It can be very quick to set up and can be completely free.

Is it easy to start a blog?

It is very easy. Even if there are steps along the way that are confusing, there are plenty of resources to get the help you need. There are over 20 million blogs in existence, so it can’t be that difficult.

How much does it cost to blog?

There are many services that allow you to start a blog for free (see below). I suggest using one of the free services to get a basic feel for blogging and “get your feet wet.” Once you decide you want to stick with it and that you want to make money with your blog, I suggest moving up to a self-hosted blog (see below). Anyone who is really trying to make money with a blog will probably be more successful with a self-hosted blog. Getting a self-hosted blog may not be free, but still can be VERY inexpensive. You will need to pay for nothing more than a domain name ($10) and web-hosting (as cheap as a few bucks a month).

Getting a blogging platform

All 4 of the options listed are free. The first 3 options are the easiest, but the are also limited on features. If you are just trying to make an extra few hundred dollars from your blog, these options could work. But if you are really serious about trying to make good money from your blog, I recommend self-hosting your blog (which we talk about in the next section…).

Tumblr.com – This is probably the simplest blogging platform to use, but it also is the probably the least customizeable. So, it might be something good to start with, but it would be more difficult to build an income-generating website with it.

Blogger.com – Blogger is also very good, easy to set up, owned by Google, you can customize the theme, and the domain name includes “.blogspot.com” (in some people’s opinion a little less professional). Blogger continues to become more customizeable and currently has a lot more options than they did a few years ago.

WordPress.com – I like wordpress.com they are completely free, easy to set up, you can customize the theme, but other customizations are limited, domain name includes “.wordpress.com”.

WordPress.org – Wait, what is the difference between wordpress.com and wordpress.org? To put it simply WordPress.com is where you will go to set up a basic, easy blog with limited features. WordPress.org is where you will go to get a self-hosted wordpress blog. If you get to the point where you are serious about blogging and really want to make some money with it, you need to self-host your blog. Now I should mention that you don’t actually ever have to visit wordpress.org, if you use Hostgator as your host, they will be able to help you install wordpress on your selfhosted blog.

To start your blog follow the steps here.

How to setup a self-hosted blog

If you are going to be using one of the first three options above, you can skip this section.

If you are serious about blogging and are looking for the best way to customize your blog’s look and other features, then getting a self-hosted blog from WordPress.org is probably the best way to go. It is currently the top choice for most bloggers. It does require more work up front and does have small costs associated with it: buying a domain name ($10/year) and hosting your blog ($10/month).

One of the big advantages is that you can use your own domain name (i.e. yourblog.com). While this might not seem like a big deal, it is a lot easier for people to remember yourblog.com rather than yourblog.blogspot.com which is what you will be given if you use Blogger.

I will warn you, being a non-techie myself, this took me some time figuring out how to get my self-hosted site set up. WordPress.org has a great step-by-step guide for getting you set up. While it is more work on the front end, I am really glad I got good advice and did this at the beginning, than having to do it now.

Pick a Domain Name

1. You should start by purchasing a domain name.  I would suggest going to for a .com rather than a .info or .us or anything else for that matter. It is just too easy for people to get confused. A .com is always going to hold more value than any other extension. For a simpler tool, just go to Domize and find an open one.

2. Once you get it picked out, you need to find somewhere to purchase it. I bought my first few domains at GoDaddy.comand have bought the remaining ones from my hosting companies. While GoDaddy is about one of the biggest names out there, I can’t say that I recommend them because of some of their advertising campaigns that they run. I now recommend just buying the domain and hosting from Hostgator as it will make the whole process simpler. But if you already have a host, then Namecheap is a good and cheap way to buy a domain.

Pick a host for your blog

The webhost is the company that you pay to store all of your files for your blog. There are also a million web hosting companies out there. I don’t suggest just looking for the cheapest one, because a lot of these companies are not very reliable and your site might be down quite a bit. I like to go with the bigger companies who have a longer track record and are more established.

They may cost a dollar or two more a month when you are starting out and it is well worth it. I have hosted my websites with Dreamhost from the beginning, mostly because I knew a lot of people using them and I got a hosting package for about $7.00 a month.

I still host most of my websites at Dreamhost, but have moved this site to MediaTemple. The main reason was that since my livelihood now depended on the website I wanted a higher level of service from my hosting company. MediaTemple has been great in that regard, but as always it comes with a price. I am currently paying $150 a month for hosting with them.

Watch this video to find out which host is best for you!

(Added 01-05-10 – I am currently in the process of buying a website that is hosted on BlueHost, and after digging around the backend quite a bit, I am starting to think they are a better choice than Dreamhost. Their prices are slightly lower than Dreamhost, but they seem to have things a little better organized and create an easier experience for new users. I haven’t dealt with their customer service yet, so I can’t comment on that yet, but my overall experience so far leads me to like them a bit more than Dreamhost. For what it’s worth.)

(Added 05-04-10 – After using Bluehost a bit more and calling their customer service reps, I can safely say that I definitely like them more than Dreamhost. Just the fact that they have phone support gives them a leg up – but the rep I spoke with was very helpful. So Bluehost gets my recommendation for beginner hosting.)

(Added 04-04-11 – After more and more frustrating experiences with MediaTemple’s customer service I started looking for another host that I could scale up with. I still really like Bluehost – especially for the price, but the fact that they only offer shared hosting makes me hesitant about hosting my sites that pay my mortgage each month. After looking at Hostgator‘s site it became very clear that they are a host that you can start with for as cheap as $4/m and they also offer much more thorough hosting packages as your site grows. I had heard great things about them from others, so I figured I would check them out. I called them up and asked a bunch of questions and I was surprised to find out that even though they cost a fraction of what MediaTemple costs, they have some features that MediaTemple didn’t.I opened an account with HostGator and used the chat feature to get help 2 different times and I was very pleased with their knowledge and helpfulness each time. Honestly, I was so impressed that I am getting started on moving many of my sites over to Hostgator. I will let you know how things progress…)

Hosting Companies I’ve Used

Company

hostgator webhosting for bloggers

bluehost blog hosting

dreamhost webhosting for blogging

media temple blog hosting

As Cheap as…

$3.96/m

$6.95/m

$8.95/m

$20/m

Notes I started hosting with Hostgator after being increasingly frustrated with MediaTemple. From my experience their customer service seems to be far better than any other host I have used. I have been so impressed with their customer service that I am in the process of moving many of my sites over to them. I host a few of my sites with Bluehost and I have had a really good experience with them. They are cheap and have great phone support, the only downside is that they one have one hosting package – which is fine for small-medium sites, but not so good for bigger blogs. I started with Dreamhost and still have a few sites hosted there. I was happy with them for the price, but I always longed for phone support and they don’t really offer it. If you decide to use them, I have a coupon code you can use for 25% off… just enter “Christianblog” as the promo code. $20/mI currently host this site with MediaTemple. Starting at $20/m they aren’t cheap, and they have been great in terms of site uptime, but I am becoming more and more dissappointed with their customer service.

 

I worked a deal out for you guys – if you decide to go with Hostgator, just use our 25% off Hostgator promo code: “ChristianPF” and it will knock 25% off for you.

Get a customizable theme

After I took the step the self-host this site, the next step that greatly helped me increase earnings was choosing a highly-customizable theme. I don’t necessarily recommend doing this at the beginning, since it does cost money to get a good theme, but once you are committed to blogging and are willing to invest a few bucks, putting that money towards a good theme is a good investment.

For this site, I purchased Semiologic, which is a fantastic theme that gives you a lot of control. It costs $300 for the full version, but I quickly made that money back because the theme allowed me optimize my ad placement in ways that no other themes did. If you are a programmer, you really don’t need to buy a theme because you can make the all the customizations yourself to any basic theme. Since starting to blog a couple years ago, I have learned some HTML codes, but I am still about the furthest thing from a programmer! So for people like me, a customizable theme allows me to control things and areas of the site that I would never be able to change with out the help of a programmer.

My Themes


At the time of this writing, I am still using Semiologic for the theme on this site, but since I had been hearing so much buzz about the Thesis Theme, I decided to buy it and try it out on another one of my sites. I have to admit, I never thought it would be able to compete with Semiologic, but I am finding out how wrong I was.

After testing it out, I really am very impressed with it. Right out of the box, it provides you with a very pretty looking site that is very easy to customize. It is SEO optimized very well, has a ton of support for it, and once you figure out how to use the hooks you can customize it to oblivion if you want. The kicker is that you can buy it and get lifetime updates for $87.

I still really like Semiologic and think it is a great theme, but for the price, if I were shopping right now, I would go with Thesis. I am going to get to know and learn Thesis on my other site for a while and make sure that it really is everything that I think it is and eventually I will convert this site to Thesis.

How I make money bloggingHow I make money with this blog

When I go to family functions or social events I often get a blank stare when I explain what I do for a living. I think people understand the part that I write articles and put them on a website, but when it comes to making money from it, they don’t get it. In this section I will lay it out and hopefully it will help bring some clarity…

CPC Ad Networks

There are a few different ad networks that I use on CPF. The most successful one has been Google’s Adsense program. Basically what they do is read the article that I write and find ads that are relevant to it and display them next to the article. The great thing about it is that by having extremely relevant ads, it actually can be quite beneficial to the readers as well.

For example, if I write an article explaining what an IRA was, but didn’t mention where you could open one, Adsense would likely be displaying ads of places to open an IRA. So as a reader, if I read that article and decided that I did want to open an IRA, the ads would be providing options that the article did not. I am currently doing a few tests with another CPC network called Chitika. Apparently, you can use it in conjunction with Adsense. The jury is still out, but I am interested to see how it compares to Adsense. All things considered, I have found that if optimized correctly, Adsense really can work well. I will explain more about how to optimize it in sections below.

CPM Ad Networks

While Adsense pays on a click basis (CPC), I use other ad networks that pay by the total # of impressions (CPM). At the beginning, these networks didn’t produce much income, but as the traffic grows CPM networks seem to work well in conjunction with Adsense. I use (or have used) ContextWeb, AdClickMedia, Adbrite, Adify, BuzzLogic, and Casale Media. Each has their own strengths and weaknesses and may be suitable for one kind of a site and not another.

Affiliate Product Sales

Basically an example of an affiliate sale would be if you sold lawn mowers and I referred a customer to you, if they purchased you would pay me back a % of the sale for referring them. There are a million options for this on the internet now. The main programs I use are

There are many others, but these are a few of the more popular ones available.(Added 10/20/10 – I recently found out about a new site called Viglink which allows you to automatically turn all our links on your site to affiliate links. I am testing it out and am pretty excited about it since it greatly simplifies the process of adding affiliate links.)

I have a very strong policy about honest recommendations. I give my honest opinions about products that I find regardless of how it will affect affiliate sales. For example, I wrote about Cash Crate and updated the article to show what I didn’t like about them. Because Cash Crate has such a generous referral program, I know some people making lots of money from it, but I just don’t feel comfortable recommending it since I had a bad experience using it.

On the other hand there are products like Cap One 360, EbatesSwagbucks.com (check out my review here), and Tradeking that I recommend and also have some sort of affiliate or referral program as well. These are what I love because I can help readers by pointing them to good resources and tools that have helped me and get paid in the process. I know some people don’t have a problem promoting anything that will pay them, but I just can’t, in good conscience, recommend something to someone that I don’t genuinely believe will help them.

Direct Ad Sales

I also sell ad space directly to advertisers. This hasn’t provided much income for me yet and may or may not even be worth my time. I know that in certain niche markets direct ad sales can work out very well, but thus far it hasn’t been a big money maker on CPF.

How long does it take to make money from a blog

The second question that people normally ask after, “how do I make money with a blog?” is, “how long is it going to take?”. Well, let me just say this, if you are looking for a fast way to make money, blogging isn’t it. It takes time and hard work. As you can see from the chart below it took me a long time before the trend started moving upward.

But, for more than a year I was working at it about 10 hours a week. And don’t forget I didn’t know anything about blogging, advertising, getting traffic, etc when I started. So, if you know that ChristianPF is a blog, then you have a head start on me. 😉 Also, you have the wonderful privilege of reading this article where I am going explain most of the things that I did to help create that upward trend seen below – that I didn’t know the first year.

Blog earnings visualized

Making money with a blog chart

From other people I know who make a decent amount from their blogs, this curve seems to be typical. While the first year didn’t yield much income, it was crucial for the second year to be able to. While I wish I could tell you that you could jump right ahead to where the income starts increasing quicker, but I just don’t think it is likely. There are some tips in this article that I wish I would have known at the beginning and I think they will make things go a lot quicker, but there is no getting around the fact that it is going to take time to get there. But just like anything, the more you put in, the more you get out. The two keys are consistency and a willingness to learn. Without them, I would say that it will be very difficult to make money with your blog.

getting traffic to your blogHow to get traffic to your blog

So now are getting to the point of this article where I start sharing everything I have learned over the last couple years about blogging. So, if you are like most, you want to create a blog so that others can read what you have to say. Sadly, people will not find your blog (in the beginning anyway) unless you do a little legwork. These are some of the things I did to get traffic and some that I still do. The first thing I suggest doing is writing a few great articles about your topic and feature them in your sidebar. Then I would start working on generating traffic, because you not only want traffic, but you want returning traffic as well.

Guest Posting!!

I think this is one of the best ways to start getting some quick traffic.  I don’t know of any other method that could bring traffic as quick. I must admit, I could still do more guest posting myself. I have been pleased with the results in the past. The key is to write a great article – don’t hold back your best stuff. I have seen people grow their blogs very quickly by giving some of their best articles away as guest posts. Also, only submit unpublished content as a guest post. If it has already been published, then the blog that is allowing you to guest post won’t get any search engine traffic for that article. But there are places to republish your articles you have already published – we will get to that in a minute…

Join Directories

If I were starting a blog today, one of the first things I would do is Google “whatever topic I want to blog about” + “directory” This should return a list of web directories about your topic. Getting added to these directories will only help. You may not get a lot of traffic from them, but ultimately they will help you get more traffic from the search engines. A few of the more valuable ones to get you started…

Blog Commenting

One of the absolute best ways for new blogs to get traffic is just to comment on other blogs. Commenting with a thoughtful and provocative response will often send a few visitors your way. The blogging community is generally a very social community and those who are active in the community often reap the rewards of it.

Forum Commenting

Becoming involved in forums related to your topic and having a link to your blog in the signature line can send a few visitors. Google “your topic” and “forums” and you are sure to find a few. Just don’t be annoying and go in just to promote yourself. People can see that from a mile away. The new age of the internet (aka Web 2.0) is very much a “give and you shall receive” environment. If you seek to give and be a benefit before seeking your own rewards, you will be much better off.

Linking to other blogs

I don’t know what it is, but everyone wants to know when someone is talking about them. So it is with blogs. When people link to my site, I get a notification and often go check out who linked to me and what the context was. I have had some good relationships form just from this.

Create Hubpages

InfoBarrel.com, Hubpages.com,  and a handful of others are sites that allow you to build a simple page about a topic. You can do it very quick and the pages often rank well in the search engines. If you build a page that gets a little bit of traffic and have links coming back to your site, you will catch some of those visitors. If that weren’t good enough, many of them allow you to earn money from your articles as well.

Article submissions

Submit articles to article submission sites. These sites collect articles and most allow a bio-section that can include a link back to your blog. Here are a few that are worth looking into…

SEO tips for blogs

It will take a while to get a decent amount of traffic from the search engines. The search engines do not like NEW websites. They like more established sites that have a lot of people linking to them, hence proving that they are reputable. This is why getting links from other bloggers, directories, other web sites that have a good reputation in the search engines’ eyes is very important. As your blog begins to grow by having more pages and more links the search engines will begin to send you more and more traffic. This is a good thing!! But, as I mentioned earlier, they are very wary of new websites – so time will be your ally when it comes to the search engines.

SEO


Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is an science/art (depending on who you ask) that focuses on getting your website or blog to the top of the search engine listings. Being at the top of Google’s results for any decent keywords can be a great source of traffic and the greatest part about it is that it is FREE TRAFFIC!!!

I am not going to get deep into SEO much here, there are far more thorough books about it  but as your blog grows you should try to learn more about it, as it will only help you by knowing more. Just like most of the things you will learn while blogging, you don’t need to be an expert at it – just having a working knowledge will provide great results.

The thing to remember about the search engines (especially Google) is that they are trying to create a perfect system where any searcher can find exactly what they want. Google wants to display the most relevant websites to their searchers. They will never have a perfect system, but they probably won’t stop trying. If you can keep this in mind, it will be very helpful when you are trying to optimize your blog. Don’t waste your time trying to trick them, they will figure it out and will punish you for it. Just focus on making it very clear to them what your site is all about and writing great content for your reader and the rest will take care of itself.

So, let’s get to some SEO. These are some of the most important (in my opinion) pieces of SEO that every beginner should know. If you do these right, you will be much better off than most people who don’t know anything about SEO.

1. Title Tags

This may be the single most important part of on-page SEO. The title tag of your website is what shows up in the top of your browser window. It is also one of the most important determining factors that the search engines use to determine what your site is about.

Make money with a blog by learning SEO

 

In the above picture you can see that the title tag is “Christian Personal Finance – Financial help, debt help…” You WILL want to make sure that your title tags contain the keywords that you want to rank for in the search engines. If your site is about rock climbing, you will not want to have “welcome to Bill’s blog” in the title tags. Something better would be “Rock climbing 101 | the best rock climbing techniques”

2. Anchor Text

Anchor text – the text that people use when linking. For instance, if I created a link for a great search engine you can see that the link will go to Google. “great search engine” is the anchor text. The anchor text is a big deal, because it tells the search engines what other sites say your site is about. Google really places a lot of importance on what words are in the anchor text. Obviously, you will not be able to control how other people link to your site all of the time. But, for those times that you can, you should use your keywords when possible. Linking to other pages and posts on your website, directory submissions, blog carnivals, and your signature line in forums all may be good places to make sure you get your keywords in your anchor text.

3. Keyword Research

If you are trying to get traffic from search engines, it is always a good idea to know what people are searching for before you start writing. I often use Aaron Wall’s keyword tool and run some keyword ideas through it to get estimates of how many people are searching for them.

4. Get links

We already lightly discussed the importance of links coming into your blog. Other that the great benefit they play in improving your search rankings, they also send visitors to your site. It is an obvious benefit, but often overlooked by people focusing on SEO. If you get a link from a blog that gets a lot of visitors, you could see a huge traffic spike from it. If you get links from lots of blogs, you could and will see visitors coming from most of them. Maybe not a bunch, but as you get more and more links, you will see more visitors coming. The bottom line about link-building is that you have to create something great that people want to link to. If you can consistently do that, many other things will fall into place.

Need more?

This is really just scratching the surface of SEO, and honestly if you really want to do well with it I would suggest hiring someone to help you with it.

 

How I increased Adsense earnings $1500 in less than 3 months

make money blogging with google adsenseThis section is going to be a little bit beyond the basics and I will provide details of how I dramatically improved earnings from Adsense. Just to clarify, at the time of this increase I was already making some money with Adsense, but I had no idea how much difference a few tweaks could make. In my case I increased earnings over $1500 in a short amount of time. The thing you have to understand about Adsense is that no two sites are alike. Every blog has a different audience and different articles and most likely a different layout, all these things affect Adsense earnings. Knowing that, testing and trying new things is critical to find the winners!

1. Added a Privacy Policy

This is such a simple thing to do. I never realized that is a “requirement” for Adsense publishers, but when I added a link in my footer to my Privacy Policy there was a noticeable increase in earnings. I assume that Google rewards those who have a privacy policy and punishes those that don’t by trimming their earnings. In a perfect world you would want your lawyer to draft your privacy policy, but here is a sample template of a privacy policy to make your life a bit easier.

2. Put ads where people’s eyeballs went…

Adsense ad placement chart For me there is an eternal struggle between usability and profitability with ads. While I want need to make money to pay my bills, I still want to make this site as user friendly as possible. So, I have made some sacrifices with this site in order to maintain certain levels of usability, but one of the main keys to making money with Adsense is ad placement.

Like I mentioned before, this needs to be experimented with. But for the first year or more of this site I just kinda threw the ads where ever I had extra room. Once I changed the location of my ads, my earnings tripled overnight. It really freaked me out. I had no idea that just moving an ad a couple inches would have such a dramatic effect. The diagram to the right (from Google) provides some good starting point for what locations work and don’t.

3. Section Targeting

This was another tweak I made that made a noticeable difference in earnings. Basically “section targeting” is telling Google what text on your site to look at when deciding what ads to show. Google is pretty good at figuring this out if you don’t do this, but if you have a lot of stuff going on in your sidebars and footer sections, it is probably worth experimenting with. It is very easy to implement. You only need to use this tag…

to tell Google to start, and this tag…

to tell them to stop. I just added a text widget at the top of my post for the start tag and after the content for the end tag.

4. Who Sees Ads Plugin

This is a great plugin that allows you (as the name suggests) choose which visitors see which ads. There are lots of criteria that you can select, so you can specify that Search Engine users see a particular Adsense unit when regular readers see something else. I have found that search engine visitors click Adsense ads a lot more than regular readers. I still show some Adsense to regular readers, but I focus my energy on the visitors from search engines – this plugin makes this very easy.

5. Changed the colors

When Adsense first came out, people said to make the colors as loud and ugly as possible to draw attention to them. Next I heard that the best thing to do was to blend them into the site. Of the two methods I think that blending works a little better, and definitely looks a lot better! But, I have a slight variation of that has worked even better for me. Currently I have have most of my links set to a lighter blue color. I used to have many of my Adsense ads match that, but I saw a nice increase when I changed the Ad titles to the old standard Link Blue. I feel that visually it is a complement rather than a match. It stands out a little bit more, but doesn’t look bad either – IMO…

6. Wrote articles people are searching for

This might seem unrelated, but it is very important. If you are like most bloggers, you have a regular readership and you have readers from the search engines. For some reason, a lot of bloggers just don’t give much respect to search engine readers and don’t really try to reach out to them other than trying to “convert” them to a regular reader. I approach things a little bit differently, rather than getting frustrated at the fact that so many search engine visitors don’t come back, I started to embrace it. I realized that my main goal of this site was to help people, so why should I care if they only visit once or on a daily basis if they are getting helped?

So while I very much appreciate and value my regular readers, I also understand that I can help those who find the site via a search engine. I started doing keyword research to see what people were looking for in the search engines. If there are people searching to find the highest paying jobs without a degree, I want to help them find out! What happened for me as I started to become more conscious of what people were searching for was that I started getting more search engine traffic – which of course leads to higher earnings from Adsense.

7. Added a Google search bar

This is a no-brainer. Google is the master of search, so you can bet that their search capability on your site is going to be better than the default WordPress search tool. By installing this, you will help your visitors find the information that they are looking for on your site and make some extra cash in the process. When the search results (from the websites you choose) are displayed they have the standard Google ads present, just like normal Google search results.

8. Hooked Google Analytics up with Adsense

A few months ago, Analytics started allowing the option to integrate your Adsense data. This has been so helpful for me. It provides webmasters with a wealth of information about earnings. It is simple to see which articles are making the most money, which keywords are yielding the most, what sites send the most valuable traffic, and a whole lot more. If you use Adsense, don’t pass this one up.

9. Tested, re-tested, and tested again…

When running Adsense tests, I typically let them run for a month in order to make sure they are very thorough. I have a calendar that I use to mark down when I make changes and what changes I make. Then when the test is complete I compare CPM and eCPM rates to see what performed better. A/B split testing is a better method when possible, but for certain tests is just isn’t possible or practical. But either way, if you want to make more money with Adsense, experimenting and testing is a must!

7 tools that have helped make it all possible…

Not all of these tools directly contribute to the bottom line, but each one of them have been very helpful over the last couple years.

  • Google Analytics – which is a wonderful (and free) statistics tool that will help you keep track of your visitors and analyze a lot of data about them. As I mentioned before it now integrates with Adsense to give even more valuable data.
  • Google webmaster tools – This will help you see how Google views your blog. They will also let you know if there are any problems with it that you may not be aware of. For me I had some issues that were really hurting my search rankings, but I found out about them and fixed them and voila! All better.
  • Aweber Email Marketing Service – I haven’t been using this too long, but if you read anything about internet marketing, you will certainly hear about the incredible value in having an email list. I have been happy with Aweber thus far.
  • SEObook Keyword Tool – I use this to get a ballpark estimate of how many people are searching for particular key phrases.
  • Hittail.com – This one provides ideas for articles based on what you have previously written about and could probably rank for. I just noticed that the free version is gone. If you have a blog that is established it might be worth paying $10 a month for it – I suggest doing the free-trial and see how much it helps you.
  • Stock.xchng – The best free stock photography site I have found.
  • BigStock – The best cheap stock photography site I have found. They have lots of images that you can get for just about a buck.

A few more tools that may be worth checking out…

  • Scribe SEO Tool for WordPress – I wrote a more thorough review of this tool that the blogging tips subscribers received (you can sign up for free below if interested). But basically, I tried it out and decided not to continue to use it because I thought it was priced a little to high for what I got from it. It can make the SEO process a bit easier, but I just wasn’t sure about spending $27 on it. If they lower the price, I might recommend it a bit more.
  • Yaro Starak’s (and Leslie’s) Become a Blogger Training Course – I haven’t tried this, but have heard good things about it. Yaro is an extremely successful internet marketer and I have learned a whole lot from him. If I were starting out today and could afford the program, I would do it.

 

Warnings for those starting out…

Don’t quit your day-job

Even if you know a lot about making money with a blog (which just be reading this article, you have a tremendous advantage over me when I started) it is going to take a while. This is not a get-rich-quick scheme, it is more of a work-for-free-for-a-long-time-and-then-reap-your-reward type plan. The beautiful thing is that I can now say that it does work if you are diligent and open to learning from your mistakes. But either way, convention wisdom says, build your blog part-time and when you start making more from it than your day-job consider making it a full-time deal. My situation is a unique one and I don’t recommend doing what I did unless it really is God calling you to do so. In my case I am now thankful that I got laid off – if I hadn’t I would probably still be doing a job I didn’t like!

Learn everything you can

One of the advantages I have is that I love to learn and don’t stop when I make a mistake. I work really hard to learn from my mistakes and figure out what the better course of action would be for the next time. You are going to do things wrong, but you just have to keep going and keep learning. Learning how to use Google search is very important. If you do, you will be able to find an answer to just about every problem you encounter on the web.

Avoid time-wasters

Checking your stats every hour, reading 500 blogs in your RSS, playing on Facebook, Twitter, Stumbleupon, or Youtube all day will kill your productivity. Focus on what yields results and stay disciplined to stick with that. Social media is an important part of building traffic, but you have to keep it in check.

Have fun

While I wrote this article as a guide to help those who want to make money with a blog, I understand that many people don’t really care about that. Either way, life is too short not to be enjoying it. So whether you want to be a full-time blogger or just communicate with friends – have fun!!

This article was written by Bob

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1151 Comments
  1. Bible Money Matters

    Great primer on blogging for money.

    I was stunned to hear that you increased adsense earnings $1500 in 3 months? Wow.. guess i need to do some more testing. 🙂

    • bob

      Yea, Pete, I was surprised too – I guess it was just because I was doing so many things wrong before 😉

  2. James

    Thanks for writing a thorough article about making money from blogs. I learnt something new and hope to test drive your ideas soon. Awesome article!!

  3. Gayle McLaughlin

    Thank you so much for such a thorough article on the How to’s of writing a blog. I write for a website and have dabbled in writing for a blog, but I have never seen a more honest and thorough discussion of blogging and how to make money. I have been a subscriber to your blog for a couple of months. I thank you for such quality information.

  4. PT Money

    Fun article to read, Bob. Just curious…was the $1500 increase due to one particular article or keyword getting hot? Or are you attributing it ALL to making the changes you mentioned (i.e. placement, segments, etc.).

    Oh, and also…where is the Quicken Online aff program managed?

    I’d like to go full-time in the next couple of years. I just can’t get affiliates to take off.

    • bob

      Thanks everyone – glad it is helpful! PT, I am sure some articles got hot, but some were getting hot before as well… I decided to spend a lot of time learning about Adsense and as I implemented all those things I learned I saw the increase… Like I said above, I am sure some of it was because I was doing so many things wrong – but the good thing for most adsense publishers is that they are doing things wrong that can be fixed pretty easily…

  5. Dana

    Thank you for sharing, getting the whole story from start to finish was very interesting.

  6. Greg / Wise Bread

    Bob — amazingly comprehensive guide to blogging here! Thanks for sharing this info. It’s very helpful! Will be passing it around to newbie bloggers.

  7. Wojciech @ Fiscal Fizzle

    A very good article indeed. I think it’s important to point out how long it takes to establish a blog and develop traffic that has the potential to provide a full-time income. I think many people go into it expecting immediate results and are deeply disappointed when things don’t go their way.

    Like you point out, it’s important to have fun and be passionate about what you’re doing. If you like to write about your topic, it will show.

  8. Stephanie

    What a great post! I am definitely coming back to read this over a few times. Thanks for the information.

  9. Matt Jabs

    In 2006 Steve Pavlina taught us how to successfully blog for income.

    In 2009 we have Bob Lotich leading the way on the same topic. This article will be very successful for a long time to come, and rightfully so. The information contained herein is invaluable for the modern income seeking blogger.

    Many thanks to you Bob for taking the time to share your knowledge and deep understanding of this topic with all of us. I am very appreciative.

    DebtFREEk!

  10. mbhunter

    Wow, this is a stellar resource! Thank you!

  11. Internet Business With Purpose

    Very extensive article. I’m going to put it a few of your suggestions into action.
    I’m also going to place a link from my website to this article.

    I didn’t know about the who sees your ad plugin.
    I’m also gong to try it out

  12. Matt Jabs

    Hey Bob…

    If you don’t mind, could you let us know what your “Page CTR” averages are? This will really help give people a target number to shoot for.

    Also, did any of the methods you employed above help you increase your “Page CTR”? What about methods not mentioned above?

    Thanks in advance for this information.

    DebtFREEk!

  13. The Happy Rock

    Wow Bob,

    What an amazing story and article. I think most people are shocked to hear that you are making a living off a blog your size and also with you Adsense success. I switched to basically the same ad positions about the same time as you and I also saw my adsense revenue jump 300-400% although not near the actual levels you are talking about.

    I bet you have a lot of bloggers questioning there site setup and monetization efforts!!!! I know I am.

    Thanks for the great resource.

    -The Happy Rock

  14. Patrice Washington

    I absolutely loved this article! You are truly an inspiration. I started out my blog just a few months ago because like you, I am passionate about Proverbs, but also teach personal finance classes at local churches and non-profits.

    I only recently found your blog, but I love your content and am excited that one day I may be able to turn this passion into profit.

    Thanks for being so giving!

    Peace & Blessings

  15. Travis @ CMM

    Bob, thanks for the great resource. I didn’t know you had gone full time. Congratulations! This is an article I’ve bookmarked and will come back to. It’s not only informational but it’s also inspirational. Thanks again.

  16. Matt B

    Great article, especially for those (like myself) whose sites are relatively new and are stuck trying to get traffic, optimizing everything and still debating between blogger and wordpress. (I am seriously debating a move). This is an AMAZING resource for new bloggers!! Thank you,
    -Matt

  17. Matt B/Financial Methods

    Thank you for a great article Bob. I will be coming back to this one for who knows how long.
    -Matt

  18. Jason @ MyMoneyMinute

    Such a great wealth of information – thanks for writing it, Bob. I will be returning to this many times over for knowledge & inspiration.

  19. Shannon

    Thanks for the tips! They came at the perfect time for me, as I’m just starting my own blog. (I actually found you when you commeted on one of my posts at Savings Advice a while back.) I will definitely be coming back to read this post more thorougly and try out some of your ideas.

  20. Studenomist

    This is the kind of advice we pay $399 for with all of those “how to make money blogging experts” lol. Maybe you can start your own program “Bob’s Blog Mastermind.” All joking aside thanks for the great post, it is definitely a good source of motivation for a motivated newbie blogger like myself.

  21. Patrick

    Excellent resource, Bob! There are a few things here that I know I can improve upon – thanks!

    And congrats on your well-deserved success! 🙂

  22. Ann @ couponsdealsandmore

    Thanks so much for the great article. Google adsense is a mystery you are helping to clear up.

    If you are getting 20K hits a day as a blogger you should be extremely proud. I know some of the biggest forums out only get twice that daily. You are getting some amazing traffic.

  23. Andy

    What a great article! You’ve inspired me to keep going (getting a bit hard to stay motivated at the moment). I can also remember the thrill of the first adsense click and never thought I would reach the $100 payout limit (I now make that in one day at times)….Still, now it feels more like a business with taxes, admin and lots of mail to deal with. Formed my S-corp recently, which was kinda cool, but has also doubled my admin work.

    Despite following a similar trajectory to you (in most parts) I know I learnt a lot from this article and if you are new to blogging this article is a must read. But to make money, you have to treat it as a business and write articles from that perspective. Combining intersting articles with revenue opps is the hallmark of a good for-profit blogger!

  24. The Personal Finance Playbook

    Very well written, informative post. I’ll be adding a privacy policy to my blog asap. Thank you.

  25. animotech

    very informative blogpost thanks so much

  26. Eden

    Well, it all sounds so easy! 🙂

    I guess my problem has been never being consistent or really trying hard enough. Thanks for the great write-up. I already have several to-dos from just reading this once. I will dig in a lot more later.

  27. Steph

    Wow! Thank you very much! I can’t wait to get started…this is exactly what I needed to read!

  28. Michele

    Thanks for this great article. I started a personal finance blog about 6 months ago but am still pretty green when it comes to making money on it. I will be referring back to this post.

  29. Steve Sherron

    Hard to say more than those above me have said. You are truly a giving person when others may not be so eager to share. I found you through a mention at Simple Dollar. I’ve already gone and tweaked a few of my sites based on your article. I’m now a subscriber. Thanks again for a truly awesome article.

  30. Pam

    Thanks so much for sharing all this helpful information. My husband and I have just started blogging in March and we have so much to learn. After reading some of your content on your site I feel kind of like I know you. I really like your site!

    Thanks again!!!

  31. David

    This entry of yours have enlightened me. I’m a programmer, yes, one of those that can create applications like wordpress etc, etc.

    I’m a college student, and of course as any other have the need to find new sources of income, like just today my poor desktop died so it’s just my laptop and me.

    I do thanks you for inspiring me to stop wasting time and use my talent and creativity, it’s admirable to see bloggers like you having such commitment.

    An excellent post containing real information, believe me, many people that knows all this are greedy and have succumbed to its nature. Kuddos to you!

  32. eBayweb

    Just found your blog. Great article for beginners. I stumble upon successful blogs everyday, but never realize how well they perform. I am really impressed by your performance too.

  33. Steve

    Just what I needed for getting started! Thank you!

  34. Roland

    Good tips, thank you.

  35. [email protected] Beauty and Bedlam

    This was a fabulous article. As a frugal blogger, who like you, had no idea I could make money with my blog when I started, has been amazed at the potential for making money on topics that are just about sharing your passion.
    i didn’t know any of this about AdSense, even though I am making money through affiliates/sponsors, and will be implementing this immediately (as well as adding a Privacy Policy).

  36. Jennifer

    Thank you for a great post! I learned so much! 🙂

  37. Linda Owen

    Wow–so much to take in! Thanks for the great advise. I’m bookmarking this for (a lot of) future reference! I want my blog to be a testimony to the Lord, but I know I need to be a better steward of my internet time and efforts. Thanks again for the step-by-step approach!
    Blessings, Linda

  38. Matthew S @ LifeOfAnInvestor.com

    Thanks for the the information. I have implemented a few of the suggestions and hopefully I can come up with some time to digest the rest of the article in the near future. I have been running a blog more as an outlet than as a business for the last year, but have yet to see money from it. I think I need to focus more on my subject and network more. Maybe someday I can hope to be doing what you are.

  39. jana

    Hey Bob- Will the who sees it plug in work with blogger? I love this idea but I’m not sure how to implement it!

    • bob

      Jana,
      as far as I know blogger still doesn’t have plugin functionality. If you are really trying to make some money with your blog, I suggest switching to a self-hosted wordpress blog. It might be a pain on the front-end, but longer term it will probably be worth it…

  40. Steve

    Thank you for your generosity in sharing this great information. You’ve answered many of my questions.

  41. Will

    Great information for someone like me that is just starting out. Can’t tell you how much I appreciate your generosity

  42. samirian Hill

    Thanks you for sharing! I have not read it all, but the post was an answer to my prayers. I just came up with a name for my blog and was having an anxiety attack thinking about going public with my thoughts on the world wide web. What do I say? I had not thought about making money.

    I went to WiseBread.com because they have a list of top financial websites/blogs. I wanted to review some of the others online. I ran across your site and then this post. It soothed my nerves. I feel like I can move forward with ease. I will continue to digest what you wrote and get the Dummies book.

    Thank you!

  43. Erik

    The amount of time that you must have put into this article is awesome! It’s definitely a great resource for regular people looking to start a blog on a subject they are passionate about. That is the key to having a blog that makes money…write about something you love, because then you won’t drop it after a few months when you see that it’s near impossible to make good money blogging until years of hard work pay off.

  44. Damien @ Freestuff4free.com

    This has got to be one of the easiest and most understandable articles I have read. How I even stumbled across your site, let alone read the in-depth article posted here is an achievement. You have summed up everything so well. I will certainly be implementing some of the advice given. Congratulations on this article and the blog. May you continue to receive the blessings that are so obviously abundant in your life.

  45. Henry

    That’s a really informative series of articles, Bob! I’ve been thinking about quitting my day job for a while but I haven’t had the courage to do so. I want to start going full time with my blog, but I’m not anywhere near my earnings at my regular job.

    Keep up the good job! I remember when you first started your blog and asked me for advice. Now it’s me that needs the advice!

  46. Wise Finish

    Thanks Bob for the great advice! I appreciate you putting all of this together in one easy to read article.

  47. Beach Bum

    Thanks for the great article! For the last 2 years I’ve been promoting the resort job sites with moderate success. Recently I’ve noticed my page rank go from 3 to 1!
    Your article is really going to help me get back to the basics and regain my page ranking! Thank you so much.
    PS. It would be nice to get you thoughts on WordPress plugins as to which one are beneficial and which ones actually hurt you.
    Bless you.

  48. The Kingsta

    This is the best free information I have read about how to make money with a blog to date. Thanks for the blessing.

  49. The Bible Post

    Very good post. Helpful and informative.

    Blessings to you…

  50. Heidi

    I’ve been thinking about how I might blog for pay, not big pay, but some pay. I started a blog for fun not knowing anything about websites or anything related to them. I’ve been writing there for about two months. I finally got a few minutes this morning to see what I could find on the topic of blogging for pay and I found your article. It is the first I have read on this topic and I can’t imagine finding one more clearly written or more informative. Thank you. I also am interested in staying true to my Christian values in any endeavor, so I appreciated that perspective here.

    I am going now to check out your site.

    Heidi

  51. Diana

    This is a great article. I just want to say that I have an informational Web site rather than a blog, and most of this can be applied to Web sites as well.

  52. Edos

    Thanks for the post, i’m sure this will help me to start making money with my blog.

  53. John Mellem

    Me too. I used a lot of the ideas here and made a good blog and got some traffic and income already. And I get to publish great articles now and have them read.

  54. J. Money

    Huge help!!!! So glad you threw this out there, the 10+ hours you must have spent will now help hundreds down the road! Well done, sir. Well done.

  55. brandy

    Great post, I have a new blog and have been trying to earn money through it, it is good to know that all the time I invest in it will eventually payoff.

  56. dee

    I have enjoyed reading your website. I am looking to open my own blog with supporting affialite links. Update the site each week. I have reading everythin I can learn.
    am I on the right track.

  57. John Mellem

    It sounds like you are on the right track. I update my sight more often but once a week might work for you. I have adsense and an amazon store on mine and use many of the techniques here to get traffic to the blog.

  58. Patty Fleming

    Thanks for a great article – it’s always wonderful when people share their experiences. I’m very new at blogging, but find it fascinating. Thanks again!

  59. Amanda Meuwissen

    I am 25 years old and have been in a rut since I graduated college. I am lucky to have married a wonderful man, but neither of us are happy in the usual work environment and I have struggled with figuring out what I can do to change that. I am a writer. I am currently trying to sell a graphic novel idea, as well as a screenplay, but I don’t have any grand ideas of making it rich. If one day I do, so be it. In the meantime I want to enjoy what I do. While I promise I won’t quit my day job just yet 🙂 this article really helped me believe I can do this, create a blog about something that means something to me, and eventually earn a real income on it. Thank you for being so thorough, thoughtful, and well-written.

    • Braden Cobb

      Hey Amanda,

      I think I have some ideas that you might find very interesting regarding making money via blogging. Let’s chat! And this post is awesome, btw!! Pure gold!

  60. William Duncan

    Thanks for the tips.As a beginner it has helped me alot.

  61. Angel

    Great information! I just started doing a blog and find information like this so invaluable. I esspecially like the fact that a Christian is writing this and it shows with the honesty and sincerety this article is written with. Thank you so much for putting this out there, I will refer you to my fellow bloggers!

    God Bless!

  62. Dan

    Thanks for taking the time to write this very helpful article. I have been blogging for about 4 months now and have so much yet to learn….I’m going to bookmark the page.

  63. Lee

    Christian,

    Thanks so much for taking the time to write this in-depth post. There’s so much information to take in that I think I’ll have to come back for another read in a day or so! I’m pleased that I’ve made some of the ‘good starts’ already, so consider this another. 😉

    Regards,
    Lee

  64. john

    This is the first site I used after deciding not to pay one of those companies to help set up a blog. Then I had a professional review my blog and I already had implimented a lot of what they suggested by using the information here. I’m not saying that I can make a living off my blog but it is set up and running pretty well now.

  65. dlmn

    wow this i want it, complete detail for setup blogging in term for earn money with it. How long you’re that you taken in one month example for posting article.

  66. Jackytc

    Thanks I have to come some more to take all this information inside my head. This great I’m encorage to do more for christian spanish speaking bloggers.

    Dios te bendiga! God bless you!

  67. Dan

    Hang in there John! Your page rank is 3. You are doing well.

  68. Ronald

    I thank God for your website. The idea of starting a blog ministry has been rolling around in my spirit for months! I would like to follow the example of giving you have set.

    P.S. Have you considered consulting for those who are serious about starting an Internet business?

  69. James Huntington

    good stuff…thanks.

  70. KETAN RINDANI

    “Good News” for me to learn that there’s a fellow Christian out there who is succeeding in a big way blogging professionally!

    I have a Christian blog on blogger and just don’t seem to get enough traffic that could spell c-a-s-h. I have read a lot on blogging, writing, SEO etc. Maybe I’m not praying enough!

    My aim is to chronicle on my blog, my learnings at Sunday services. This will help people who for whatever reason have missed or cannot attend church. Would appreciate if you could glance through my blog and suggest any improvements at my email id. Thanks and God Bless you!

  71. Edward

    This was a post I really needed to read tonight. Thank you for writing it. I’m going through the work-for-free part and it can get a little depressing. However, the key is, as I know myself, to keep going.

  72. Michael Holmes

    I just stumbled on your blog…but Im glad I did. I have to email this article to myself (as you gave the lengthy version)…but this great stuff. Thanks for sharing.

  73. Chris Brocklesby

    Hi,
    Just wanted to say what a great article, well written and very helpful. Its nice to hear about other bloggers experiences and pointers.

    Have subscribed to your site via RSS, Look forward to some more articles like this one…

    Kind Regards,
    Chris Brocklesby

  74. Tisha

    Bob….Thank you so much for this information!!! It is so helpful to me. I was just layed off of my job this past June, and I was praying and asking the Lord for some guidance and He brought me to your site. I had been going back and forth in my mind on blogging and writing articals to help others. Thank you for being honest, thank you for making it plane and thank you for all of the information that you have shared.

    Tisha

  75. La Union Jobs

    THanks for laying out the steps on starting a blog. Blogs are really great alternative source of income especially now that we are experiencing global crisis!

    Great information

  76. Eneida

    Very simple and USEFUL info! THANK YOU for helping ;o)

  77. Christopher

    Thank you so much for this information. I just started blogging and it is very fun! I have had a few viewers and they seem to enjoy it. Your advice was very helpful. I look forward to building my blog and my audience. Thanks again!

  78. Mayuri Goodhand

    Thanks for this Christian. I think I’m going to give it a go!

    This link is going into my favourites so I can come back to it often and benefit from your words.

    Thank you again.

    Best Wishes,

    Mayuri.

  79. BloggerDude

    I don’t know If I said it already but …Cool site, love the info. I do a lot of research online on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say I’m glad I found your blog. Thanks, 🙂

    A definite great read….

  80. Juan Jones

    Thank you very much for the informative article. You have tons of information to offer the online business network. I look forward to hearing more from you.

  81. Ben Lang

    Hey
    Here is a similar post on how to make money with a blog, but only regarding advertising…
    http://ben-lang.com/make-money-with-advertising-on-your-blog/
    Enjoy!

  82. kempozone

    Im sure many of you are like me and one of the first things you do in the morning is head here and check out the new post. Along with seeing the new posts, I’m also always checking out the blog roll rss feed and watching them grow, or shrink sometimes. In one of my past …but all in all excellent site. Keep it up!

  83. Bloggers Payback

    Fantastic article!! You really laid out all the information so well for us “newbs” to the world of making money blogging. You really give me some hope and I can see that I may just be able to get away from that 9-5 – that sure would be nice!! I’m defiantly bookmarking this one for future reference. Thanks!

  84. Robert

    your artcles is full of useful information that are helpful to bloggers. you have a great experience and i look forward to read more of your blog.

    Keep it up

  85. Money Siphon System

    Just WOW! I only got to read a few topics that stuck out to me so far but WOW you have really done it here. This post has EVERYTHING you need to make some real income from your blog. Thank you def. going to save this one and read up on a few new ideas.

  86. Tamara

    Could you please tell me HOW you buy a domain name. I am not clear on that.

    Thank you so much for this information.

  87. Making Money On The Web

    Thank you for sharing your experience and views. They are very helpful and let me reconsider my blogging methods.

  88. Carl

    Excellent post! It’s a blessing to find someone already doing what I want to do. Thank you for your wisdom and wise counsel!

  89. Kidgas

    Bob,
    Thanks for this info. It is great to see that you are able to replace your day job. I am just getting going. Great to know that sticking with it for a year or two may very well pay off. Hope my curve looks like yours someday.

  90. DEEPAN

    Wow.. Thanks alot for the info. I am a beginner in blogging. Your info was very important for me. You can be a great mentor.

  91. Extra Cash Truth

    Thank you for your wisdom and wise counsel

  92. TrueMoneyAtHome

    Wow…you actually inspired me to blog some more. I hope I can be like you in the near future. I would love to stay at home with my kids.

  93. jane

    Hi! I find your article helpful and informative. I’m new to blogging and honestly your article has given me a sense of direction. Reading from your post inspires me to work hard and improve my blog. I hope I can be like you someday:)

  94. Isufata Heidi

    Great in-depth article. Bu do you really think that a privacy policy is important?

  95. Ben

    Excellent article!

  96. Making Money Online Philippines

    Very well presented!!!

    Yours is a presentation better than the paid products on how to make money by blogging. Your story is also inspirational. There are a lot of bloggers who wanted to earn big bucks but lacks the patience and dedication as you.

    It is nice that you are also not forgetting to thank the Lord becuase of your talents

  97. Dr. Baines

    This article came at the right time for me. I have been working on an SBI site for one year. I am at 15-20 visitors a day. They say wait until 20 a day before your monetize. I am looking to start a blog, do some article marketing, and interviews with people who may put my link on their site. Thanks.

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  99. Curt

    Holy Crap that was content rich. I was overwhelmed by the amount of knowledge that was posted hear. This is incredible.

    Thanks for sharing.

  100. [email protected]

    Thanks for doing such a great writeup… I learned so much from this article!
    I’ll be back, that’s for sure!

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  101. Barbara

    Thank you for sharing your experience and views. They are very helpful

  102. Pam

    Thanks Bob for the great information. As everyone mentioned in their post this is the best information thus far that I can actually understand and it makes sense. I am doing the research first and I hope to get started soon.

    I have added you to My Favorites so that I can continue to read more information that you add and to also watch your progress.

    Thanks again for all of your excellent information.

  103. Kenny

    I’m just getting started with my blog and this information was very informative! Looking forward to reading more.

  104. Kathleen Sforza

    Great article. Very informative. I googled “How to make money from a blog” and your article popped up. I saved it to my favorites & I will refer back to it. Thank again for the information. Kindest Regards, Kathleen

  105. OregonWino

    WOW! What a fantastic Blog! I felt really inspired so I clicked your affiliate link for hubpages and started an account…I know have two hubs up and I think it is a great way to ease into the whole blogging thing! Thank you and God Bless!

  106. Nikki

    This is such a great article, and your blog is a lifesaver. My husband invests in the stock market and finds ways to make money even when the market is down. I would love for him to blog about it, even if he can make a little extra cash from it. You are truly an inspiration…GOD bless you Bob!

  107. Franklin Omoaghe

    Thanks for the wealth of information. Your sincerity and genuineness was what caught my attention. thanks and keep being yourself. From your site i now have a huge amount of information to work with.

  108. Niall

    I’m a newbie blogger so this is all great info for me.

    Great info, thank you

  109. Faith Life

    Thanks for the know how. God bless you.

  110. Rose

    This is great help. I wanted to start my blog, since I enjoy writing about various topics.

    By the way, I think you forgot to mention to set up a Paypal or other secured account system before starting Google Adsense.

  111. Patrick Kallie

    I’m going to use some of these tips that you have listed, this article will help a lot of people. It does take some time to start making money but it will come.

  112. Sleeping Blogger

    Nice guidelines! I just started a blog about make money blogging. Hope can learn something different from you and your blog.

  113. Patrick Kallie

    Thanks for all of the information, I have implemented some of the strategies that you have listed above. It does take some time but it is worth it in the long run, you are right about the social network sites. They are good but the do eat up a lot of your time. So you really have to be care full not to get carried away with those type of sites.

    You do have to have some patience in the beginning, but when you get on a role things will begin to open up for you. I know for one thing, you should set you some kind of schedule when you are working on line. Just like you would do at a 9 to 5 job, If you take this serious you will be able to make some money. If it’s just a hobby it will take some time to see any profit. But for any one just getting started marketing their website or blog these are great tips.

    Good luck and don’t let anything stop you!

  114. Best Way to Make Money Online

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  115. Edem

    Thanks so much for this information. I truly appreciate it. 🙂

  116. karen

    Thanks for putting so much time into this. You never know whose heart you will soften. And I got a nice tutorial.

  117. Cindy

    Great article with some very valuable information. Some of which I knew about but not well enough. Thank you for sharing and I will keep this article bookmarked to reference back to often.

  118. Dr. Baines

    I have just started to put google ads on my site and my first affiliate review. God has really been giving me the wisdom and energy to pursue His will in this area. Be encouraged.

  119. Heidi

    I appreciated this web site but now am a tad freaked out. I took your suggestion and registered my domain name with Dream Host. Guess what? There is not phone number, they don’t return e-mail and I cannot log on.
    My credit card went through instantly. I finally locating a hosting site telephone number (thank you for your help GO Daddy) and when I called the number I got a recording which said they do not return phone calls!
    I would really like to know how to rescue my domain name at this point, as it’s a good one. Never again will I take a chance like this.
    And, my to my chagrin, I’ve found hundreds of comments that are critical of Dream Host. I really should have been more careful.

    I thought you might want to know what my experience has been.

    • Bob

      Heidi,
      sorry to hear that happened – but I do suggest you stay on dreamhost until you either get your money back or get your hosting set up. They (just like most cheaper hosting companies) don’t have phone operators – which is what helps them keep the prices cheap. But having used them for about 3 years, I can vouch for them that they do return emails – sometimes it may take longer than I like, but they have always gotten back to me (usually within a day). If you don’t get an email response from them, please send me an email and I will contact them myself. The bottom line is they are a cheap host and they don’t have some of the features you would get if you were paying $50/month for your hosting. So it all depends on how much you want to spend…

  120. Heidi

    Hello,

    Thank you for the response regarding problems I was having with Dream Host. I know my comments must have been posted but for some reason they are no longer there.

    I will continue trying to work with Dream Host via e-mail. In the end, I think it will be best for me to work with someone like GoDaddy.

    The info posted here is very informative. Thank you.

  121. Stanley Brucker

    I am a Christian business owner plus a licensed pastor. I enjoy writing, creating inspirational articles, and helping others become successful business owners. I would love to make money blogging but I don’t have a clue about how to get started. Any suggestions?

  122. Oton Ukaj

    This material is extremely helpful. I just started a blog at wordpress.com to discuss topics mostly to politics and news, and this info is crucial for me to get more traffic. Of course, I would not mind to make money from the blog, but the discussion is more important to me. You are completely on point on the guest posting tips you provided, as they one of the most efficient tools to get people to visit your page. You have captured me as a regular visitor with the quality articles you publish, and the Christian perspective on personal finance.

  123. Kazanç Yöntemleri

    That looks so great,I will use this method and write on my blog,thank you very much

  124. Debra

    Bob,

    I have not started a blog yet but am thinking about it. Sounds like there is a lot to it but if you take it in stages it may not be so overwhelming! I am not by any means a computer “techy’ but currently am not working so I have the time to invest in it. Thank you for all your information, but more importantly making it easy to follow and understand.

  125. Clayton @ Just Good Financial Advice

    Thank you for all of the help. I’m new at the blogging and have this page bookmarked now. I’ll be coming back for sure

  126. Sandra

    Thanks so much, Bob! This article was very helpful to me. I was wondering if you have a link or resource you might be able to point me to in order to help me switch from Blogger to WordPress. I gotta have Thesis but I am afraid of messing everything up by switching to WordPress.

  127. yolanda spearman

    I absolutely love this article. I have read many and I have gone to several affiliate marketing blogs but your article makes everything so easy to follow. I appreciate it!

  128. Easter 2010

    I value the information you have shared, it really help to shade light on what blogging is and how one can make money and most of all be a 2010 blogger.

    Thanks much.

    God bless.

  129. tiranz

    if there are so many bloggerz outside there..is that it will effect the profit making out of blogging to blogging community..i am real newbie about this blogging…

  130. Des

    Many thanks for an interesting and informative post. I’ve dabbled in blogging for a few months now but still class myself as a beginner. Your post really inspires me to just keep plugging away, enjoy the process for what it is, and that success will surely follow on from that!

  131. Money Blogger

    Very detailed and thus informative. I just started a make money online blog and landed on this page while doing some research. Thanks for the great work!

  132. Chanelle Jones

    thank you! Thank You! THANK YOU!!

  133. Gabrielle Leaming

    Thank you for advice! I wish you even more success in the New Year!

  134. April

    Do you have to have a self hosted website to use adsense?

  135. Brett

    just wanted to say that this article was extremely helpful
    thanks

  136. Amy Kopp

    Bob, GREAT ARTICLE! I’ve spent much of the day reading parts and putting parts into practice and clicking on several links like Squidoo to check them out. And I’ve “favorited” this article to come back to many more times. Thank you for going into such depth with it, too. God Bless You! ~Amy Kopp

  137. Guy Gagnon

    Hey Bob,

    This, as you mentioned, was a long post. Also though, it was thorough and to the point.

    Since joining my friend’s team and blogging since August last year, I have found it to be one of the most clear and concise explanations of what a blog is and how to make money for beginners. Also, being somewhat experienced, I still learned of at least a dozen things that we could do better to increase our traffic and revenues.

    Blessings Bob,

  138. ecentric

    Obviously a ton of effort put into this excellent blog post. It’s articles and sharing like this, that makes the internet so amazing.

  139. xrdj83

    Thanks for sharing what you know about blogging. This is really a big help for me. I’m Dj and I’m new to wordpress.com. I just have a questions regarding the payment set up in blogging. How will I receive payments from google adsense and affiliate programs? Hope you could share the complete payment set up of blogging?

  140. Audrey M

    This is a great and very well presented article Bob! Thank you for being so willing to share information with such an honest perspective. After reading this article, some other questions came to mind related to personal finance and earning money from blogging:

    How does this work when filing taxes?
    How do you report the income (if you earn over the minimum required amount for tax reporting)?
    Do you receive a W-2 or something equivalent?

    Just curious…Thanks again for the great info and I wish you continued success!

  141. Kendra

    Wow thanks so much for the info! I am a stay at mom to a beautiful baby boy and my husband is active duty military. As a military wife it is VERY difficult to find employment (especially when stationed overseas) so I have been looking into WAH opportunities, blogging being something I’m interested in. I have a blogger account but I haven’t written anything yet… I think I’ll get started in the next few days. Thanks again!

  142. Ryan

    Congrats to you for your amazing success and for conquering your fears. What an inspiring story. Thank you very much for sharing.

  143. KingCrosier

    This information has really sparked my interest in becoming a blogger. I would really love to hear back from you with any updates and new info you may have for new bloggers. thank you for your time, KingCrosier

  144. Anna

    Bob,

    Thanks for all the wonderful tips. I will be coming back regularly to implement these strategies step by step and will hopefully reap the rewards like you have from your blog. I am a newbie and I have a question for you:

    I have a blog already established for the last 5 months now with Blogger. If I wanted to switch to WordPress like you have recommended for a self-hosted blog, am I supposed to just start from scratch all over again? I’m sorry but it may be a basic question but am not sure if there is an option to transfer it over so to speak as I have already written pretty good content. Please advise. Thanks and continued success to you!

    • Bob

      Anna, I believe blogger allows you to export your blog, so you can take it all with you to your new site…

  145. Daphne

    I really needed this information. I’m new to blogging and I’m very excited about it! Thanks for the heads up.

    Daphne

  146. Susan Fleck

    I typed “Paying off mortgage early” in the search window and found this impressive gem of an article on blogging, too. Wow! THANK you, Bob! My fourteen year-old daughter has been pressing me to start a blog (she has had one since she was 12!), but I didn’t feel that I was technically savvy enough to do it. However, after reading your amazingly thorough and easy-to-understand article, I think I am going to give it a go. I am a stay-at-home mom and artist who freelance writes occasionally. My degree is actually in journalism (major: ad/PR) and I have journaled since I was a teen. I am passionate about holistic health, art and stay-at-home moms (whom I feel have been vilified by much of society). But, my question is, what is the best way to come up with a good subject to write about??? Any suggestions???

  147. Sinan Bastas

    Hey Christian,

    I have been blogging at sinanbastas.com since 2007 and have been thinking about the next step since 2009. Being registered on wordpress.com, I wasn’t allowed to have any ads. I had good traffic, but was too afraid to plunge into the independent host scene. You really helped me get over that. I made the transfer this week. We’ll see how it goes. There is so much to work on.

    Thank you again,
    Sinan

  148. Marcel

    Hi Bob, thanks a lot for the post. I’ve had several blogs in the past but I sorta closed all of them down because it was just taking up too much of my time. I only used adsense and obviously misplaced it 🙂

    However, there is one thing I definitely have to confirm. I had one blog post, which I did about a trailer for a video game. I did an in-depth analysis of the trailer and provided further links for reading about it. Till that day, my blog had an average daily readership of about 20-30 people. The day after I posted the article, it spiked to about 200+ and remained that way for the next 2 weeks. Then it died down again. If only I had continued writing and put up some more and eventually more ads, it might have held on for longer.

    I’m starting up a new blog next month . I’ll be sure to link back to your site.

    Have a great day Bob and God bless you 😉

  149. Cameron

    “I know some people don’t have a problem promoting anything that will pay them, but I just can’t, in good conscience, recommend something to someone that I don’t genuinely believe will help them.”

    I have always felt the exact same way. I don’t think Jesus would open a bar or sell people cigarettes because he wants what is best for people. Placing the welfare of our brothers and sisters above financial gain is a VERY rare trait today, and I commend you and thank you for it.

    And thank you for the series of articles on making money blogging. I have always wanted to try it, and I am gaining courage and inspiration from your experience. Thank you!

  150. Patrick Kallie

    If you are using blogger you can find a topic that you have a lot of passion about and find you some affiliate products to promote. Commission junction is good.

  151. Glenn

    Bob,
    This will be the first “blog” I have ever “blogged”. I’ve been in the IT industry for over 15 yrs. now and have just not had the urge to get into the whole blog thing. I use the internet strictly for bill pay and informational purposes. Usually get on-get off stuff. I’ve always been curious about it though and your blog has not only been very informational, but also very easy to work with. Very user friendly indeed. I read and write a alot and have always thought of publishing (if that’s the right word) my thoughts on the internet. Yours is the first site that puts the “how-to” all together. I’m not necessarily a “religious” man but find much understanding in the way your relate the people and the world in general. Because of this I felt a “thank you” was in order, and who knows, you may have opened me opened me up to finally following though with my long time urge to get “blogging”. Thanks again.

  152. Jonathan George

    Thanks for all the great tips! I’ve begun to use some of them already, and I hope to make it even better in the future.

  153. Riley West

    Hello Bob!

    Thank you for your suggestions. They remind me that I haven’t ever “got it done.”

    Back in 2008 I started a blog and titled it Making An Internet Marketer because I wanted to be one so I set out to do just that and at the same time, I posted about my progress and setbacks along the way.

    I’m not hitting it big yet, but I am making sales and building a list.

    My philosophy? Treat people with respect and try to show them something they can use for themselves. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?

    Glad to meet you,

    Riley West

  154. Charlotte

    Thank you so much for posting this. I have just started my own blog and often feel overwhelmed by all the information there is out there. But it’s something I thoroughly enjoy doing and I’m happy to learn about it all. Thanks for making this information so accessible!

    Best wishes and continued success,

    Charlotte

  155. jack mazur

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  156. Connie

    Bob, you have made my day! You were number 1 when I searched for how to make money blogging and it was worth the stop and the read! It’s wonderful to find someone as generous as yourself to help us newbies in the world start with good advice as well as the links to follow to use that advice. I became unemployed the day before Christmas of 2009 by our company closing so this has given me much more hope in my endeavors and in reaching some goals I have set for myself. Many heartfelt thanks for the time and effort you have put forth to present this to the world!

  157. Seblhomme

    Wow, Bob, that’s an awesome article! Thanks so much for sharing! Very detailed and very motivational! Getting started with blogging is not always easy, and can take some times before it actually generate passive income…but if you produce quality/original content, and you’re persistent, this is gonna pay off for sure! I’ve been blogging for a couple of years now, and my favorite platform: WordPress of course. I’ve done done tones of WordPress install for myself and clients. I’ve also put together a “wordpress package solution” to help busy and non-techy people get faster with blogging. (the link is http://pressmojo.com if you’re interrested). Anyway, I just want to say that blogging is great to generate a bit of passive income, but also to share and grow a community! It’s a lot of fun and I encourage everyone to try getting into it!

  158. Monevator

    What a fabulous, fabulous article – you’ve been so generous with your information here.

    I wrote a modestly notorious article about blogging for money which I still stand by and I think presents the other side of the story (hope you don’t mind the link, please do delete it if you’d prefer no links in text).

    The competition level in blogging is absolutely insane — not on a personal level, as fellow bloggers are usually very generous with their time and advice — but on the level of sheer volume.

    I think you have to really love writing and sharing information to blog for years. You also have to love participating in the community and promoting. (I think this is where I fall down a little — more because of time than anything else).

    If you blog because you have something to say, that’s the best reason. Hopefully the money will come later, but if it doesn’t you still got to say your piece.

    I think it’s very telling that ChristianPF started as a blog with something to say, not as a revenue stream.

    Thanks again for a great article — I hadn’t realized about the privacy policy, and will be investigating it for myself now!

  159. Riley West

    Hello!

    When I started my blog it was a guided attempt at learning the art of making money online. The whole dream of earning money online by having good content that leads the right traffic to the site is one of this old off-line marketers dreams.

    Thank you for you posts on your blog and your tips on how you made money with it.

    I have resisted adsense, but, all of a sudden, I have to wonder why. My blog makes some sales but another $1500/mo looks good to me.

    Thank you for being there.

    Here’s to your continued success,
    Riley West – An Internet Marketer In The Making.

  160. Edd

    Good, solid, practical advice. I’ll be trying out a number of your suggestions on my own blog.

    Best regard,

    Edd

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  162. Tilsby

    Thank you for the info. Very helpful… I also like the one about FREE dates your wife will love. Will be trying a few.

  163. Earn Easy Checks

    This is a great article. I love how you are getting paid to do something you love and how God has provided you a great opportunity to share your feelings about Him and things that interest you on this site. I’m very happy for you.

  164. Micah Sewell

    Thanks so much! I put several things into practice already. I also added you as a link to my site. Your help has gone above and beyond the others I’ve read through.

  165. MiG

    Hey,

    This is a great website with very good information.

    This make me want to start blogging.

    One quick question though:

    – Is it better to make 2 different blogs for 2 different topics we like, or to put both topics we like in only 1 blog?
    (both topics have nothing to do or related together)

    Thanks in advance for the information, I really appreciate it.

    Regards,
    MiG

  166. Ace Lea

    Hi Bob! Wow that was a great read. Thank you so much for the very helpful information. I am looking to start my own blog and with a little luck I hope to generate some sort of an income from it. One question I had from you is how do you get paid from having a blog? I mean who or what exactly is paying you?

    Thanks again,
    Ace

  167. Anh Vu

    Hello, your post helps me much because I just a newbie in blog area. I’m an IT engineer and I want to collect good articles in English and translate them to Vietnamese to publish for all Vietnamese user open their mind. Thank for all!

  168. Noel

    This is a great article. I had bookmarked this and will make it my bible for my new blog. Thank you so much for sharing! 🙂

  169. Michael

    You could convert this blog post into a $17 ebook for sure. There is so much good advice.

  170. Justin

    This is by far one of the best, most complete posts out there on how to make money from a blog!

    Thanks!

  171. keonda

    Thanks, for such a great post! I am trying to begin a blog with the hobby I love and it will surely help.

  172. Matt @ Dividend Monk

    This is a superb article. There is a ton of value here, and I’ve found it to be very helpful.

    And talk about SEO- this article comes up in the #1 slot for google, right head of even problogger.

  173. Gerard

    Hi Bob,

    Truly motivational, as well as inspirational. This has most certainly already help many people, to launch successful blogs, and I am confident that it will continue help many more. This is a Road map for success. THIS IS A MUST READ FOR ANYONE WHO IS SERIOUS ABOUT BLOGGING!! Thank you for sharing your wisdom and success, and I wish you much success in all your future endeavours.

  174. Lilolia

    What a superb article! Thank you so much for the information and personal opinions, all of which I found very helpful. I have been feeling well and truly lost in the jungle when it comes to making a living from blogging but now I feel like I have a step by step plan. Thanks again!

  175. Thomas

    Thank you for all your time and effort to share your helpfull information.

  176. jake

    When did you decide to make the move from free blogging sites to your own? this is the main issue I’m kind of confused. In other words, did you first build up a fan base before you spent any money on your blog?

  177. Funny about Money

    AUUUGHHH! I wish this had been here for me to read a year ago!

    Outstanding piece of writing! I’m bookmarking this. Maybe I’ll even make it my browser’s default start-up page, so as to be reminded of everything you say before starting each day.

    You’ve given me some hope that I might be able to push FaM, which is starting to earn a little revenue, to produce enough to contribute to building a decent standard of living in the post-layoff environment. Thank you!

  178. Mom Venture Blog

    Thank you so much for this article! You are just what I’ve been looking for. I’ve been blogging for a few months now off and on and had heard that you can’t make much with adsense ads, but now I know that’s not true! I’ve had adsense running on a couple of my websites for 2 years now and am only at $52 for that whole time! You have renewed my hopes and I’m now going to work on moving my ads around, building more traffic to my sites and putting some tastefull ads on my blogs too! Thanks!

  179. Michael Erik

    Bob,

    Very inspiring story letting others know it CAN be done with persistence and effort. Keep up the great work!

    Michael Erik

  180. Mom Venture Blog

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  181. christian

    Thanks for the awesome blog. Very great info for someone trying to get started in blogging. You have made some very crucial points and made them simple for the newby bloggers. Info is greatly appreciated. I will definately impliment many of your experiences in my own journey. I was recently put on disability and decided to pursue my passion and curiosity in the world of blogging. If you get a chance check out my very first blog. Any advice and support is greatly appriciated. I will definately be following your blogs in the future. Thanks christian78

  182. Chris

    This is a great article,
    I just started up blogging and this has been a huge help. I’m going to have to read it over a few times to get all of the information in and i’ll probably need a lot more help getting going but so far this is a great tool to start.

  183. The Rich Blog

    Very useful tips. This is a great source for new bloggers. Keep up the good job.

  184. Joey

    Total newb here. This is great stuff!!! – Man, thank you very much for this information. It’s truly inspiring.

    Like you, before you started blogging, I work in Corporate America. Fortunately, I have not been laid-off. But with today’s economy, who knows what the future has in store. Regardless, I’m looking to make a change because I’m no longer happy with my current career choice. With that said, your article is truly inspiring and has motivated me to take the plunge and try to make a living blogging. I’m hoping to replace my current income within 2yrs working PT while I work FT at my current job.

    I am a little confused on one thing though. You show the graph on how your income increased, but you don’t mention how much you currently earn. Now, I would never expect that you would reveal that information. It’s no one’s business but your own. However, to get a true sense of how much you a person can expect to earn their first year, it would be helpful if you could elaborate on how much a newbie, such as myself, can expect to realistically earn without revealing your income of course. I realize there are several variables to consider – content, traffic, types of ads, etc… but perhaps you have a number that you’ve seen on more than one occasion reached for first year (PT) bloggers. I’ve heard people say 60k is nothing from a blog working 20hrs/wk. But I tend to be a little old school and think nothing is that easy; especially when it comes to making money.

    I’m looking forward to applying some of the lessons you’ve learned to my own endeavors. Best of luck in anything else you do. – Thanks again.

  185. Emily

    Any more tips on submitting articles on article sites? Do I post old posts from my blog or write new articles? And do I need to submit a different article to each different article submission site?

  186. christian78 (AKA) blogdog78

    Again, Awesome hub! You have done some amazing and talented work. It is definately not going unappreciated. I’m sure your already aware of that , but really, thanks! It has really helped me in getting started. Maybe one day I be up there with the big dogs but for now I’m of to a good start.

  187. Kirti

    Trust me…..i kust completed writing my first blog and the information in the article was awesome.

  188. Martine Moeykens

    Hi Christian,
    Two days ago I asked myself a question: ‘Can I make money from writing blogs?’ I have been writing my website now since 2004 and apart from a few friends & my students I don’t think that many people have read my blogs and actually I wasn’t really aware that it was even possible.
    So I put the question ‘How can I make money from blogs?’ in my favourite search engine and I found your detailed explanation which I am reading and applying step by step.
    Thank you so much for providing all this invaluable advice.
    – The web is a place where we meet likeminded & caring human beings –

  189. pollux

    Im a newbie.. by these article ive learnded a lot and i will surely apply your advice…thank you so much…

  190. Liam Hunt

    Great article and your blog is a life saver!

  191. Kat

    Thanks so much for taking the time to write these guidelines! I’ve just begun following your advice … a bit stuck on WordPress, but I’ll keep trying! Peace be with you …

  192. Ken

    Thanks for all of the time and effort you put into creating this resource for us. After reading your article I can now see a direction in which to head. I am looking forward to the challenges ahead.

  193. Celebrity Community

    Thanks for all information and good sharing.
    I had blog and still develop it, but after read your post my passion back.

    Thanks for your sharing bro.

  194. Aileen

    Very extensive article Bob! Great, your post is of a big help to everyone! I’ll tell my friends ’bout this post and for sure, they’ll take your strategies into action.. I’ll try the said strategies as well. Thanks a lot!

  195. Brandon

    I love your site and am having a problem with a website I just recently created. I signed up for google adsense on my website yesterday. It is currently being reviewed. Now when I go to my website it says 404 Not Found Google Error. I cannot access my site. Is this normal? Could you please help me out.

    Thank You

  196. Annmarie

    Bob,
    This is a great resource…..I’m going to revisit it during daylight hours. I have a website, but no blog….yet. Looking forward to learning how to set everything up and get moving. Again, thank you for all the information you continue to share.
    ~Keep the faith
    Annmarie

  197. Christopher

    Thanks Bob. I appreciate your sharing. I have just started my blog about sharing US Stock earnings. Your sharing helps me a lot! May God bless all of us.

  198. Christine

    Hi! I just came across this posting, and I thought it was fantastic. Thank you so much for all the tips and hints. I shall be going through my own (very-new!) blog and using all the tips and tricks you so generously shared. Thanks again!

  199. Krish

    Thanks for the info. This is one of the best sites I have come across. Period.

  200. Jacqueline Selwyn

    Thanks a lot for your kind information. It is really very nice of you to share such precious information

  201. Mario Santos

    Great Post !!
    I learn a lot form your post as I am a new blogger.
    wish I read other posts of yours.

    Thanks.

    Mario

  202. ashley

    Thank you so much for all of your information! God bless you and your wife.

  203. Dillon Kissoon

    I have to say this has become my “bible!” My cousin and I have recently gotten into bloging, it’s a little overwhelming trying to figure everything out and was estatic when we stumled upon your artice. We will be trying to implement some if not all the ideas you have so graciously shared!

  204. Kimberly Johnston

    Thank you. God has truly blessed you, and I thank you for sharing those blessings with others such as me. I will be trying for the same success.

  205. Stuart James

    A great “roadmap” for monetizing a blog.

    I loved this part – “Getting laid off”….how true! A job steals the best hours of your day, of your life. It’s a curse and the greatest challenge in life is how to get off the hampster wheel.

  206. Money

    Your sincerity and genuineness was what caught my attention. thanks and keep being yourself.

  207. Jeena

    I have a website but really want to start blogging full time. This gave me lots of tips and places to go that I didn’t know about. I am also stunned that your adsense increased by $1500 in just 3 months. That is an amazing figure. I am glad that everything worked out for you. Keep up the great work.

  208. skippy2057

    I have had a personal blog for a couple of years, but this was a tremendously helpful insight into something I never really understood before. Thank you for taking the time to lay this out, and it has prodded me into believing I might be able to make some extra money for my wife and I…

  209. Bok van Rooy

    Lets be honest here the artical is brilliant and the way i read it you make money on each person starting a blog and taking your advice. This is by far the best way i believe a person should make money and that is by helping other. Your artical as a totally wet behend the years internet surfer helped me realize that a lot more reseach and time is needed to start run and have an successful blog. Your heart seams pure though and for that i thank you and praise God for. I will use your site when i am ready to actually start my blog.

  210. Ralph

    Love the Response that everyone is putting, I am too is on the Pursue to a happy and Successful Career. Your Blog has helped me a lot!

    Thanks-
    Ralph

  211. Carol Dunlop

    This is such an awesome article, I am hanging on every word! Some of it I knew already, but a lot of the information is just what I needed to hear. I really like the ad networks that you put in, I am signing up with a couple of them today.

    Thanks again for such an informative article!

  212. Susan Marie Cibelli

    Bob, I thank God that He led me to your blog. I have forwarded it to my daughter to encourage her. She started a blog and had over 2000 folks in no timel She was a runner up in a Martha Stewart project. However, she was doing nothing at all to make an income from her growing audience. She and her husband are graduates of UVA and young Christians that have so much to offer, especially in writing articles. Please keep them in your prayers, I know you are the missing link to getting them back up and running with their blog!

  213. Vitaly Tennant

    This is a great post, easy and refreshing read. Thanks for that.

  214. Carlos de la Parra

    Thank you so much for your article,I hope it will accomplish guiding me to earn an income from blogging,so far Iget stuck with the techie stuff,and I was not able to retrieve my Ad Sense email to set up ads in my blog,which is mostly short stories and humor

  215. Ruth Johnston

    Looking for a way to possibly bring in a bit of money to pay medical bills and hopefully retire someday……..thank you for all of the wonderful, easy to understand information.

  216. Steve

    Nice guidelines! I just started a blog about make money blogging. Hope can learn something different from you and your blog.

  217. Rob

    Thank you for sharing information on making money from blogging. I’m pretty new to the whole blogging arena, and your information has helped me out to get started.

    Thanks,
    Rob

  218. kaui

    Useful information on your website, I am in the process of starting my own blog and am NOT tech savvy at all, so I’m hoping that following your directions would help. However, I noticed no donation link? How are we suppose to pay you for your useful information? Would it be against christian values to put a donation link on the site?

    Thank you for your site! Definitely and inspiration!

    K

    • Bob

      Kaui, thanks for the kind gesture! I do have a donation page that is kinda hidden – christianpf.com/support, but really just linking back to the article from your website is thanks enough. Of course I would appreciate donations, but some of the affiliate links in the article take care of compensating me for the work – thanks again!

  219. L

    Why is it important to self-host your own blog? Would it be okay to stay with one that is not even if you’re serious?

  220. kaui

    @Bob yes I will definitely link your page on to mines when I get my website up and running and figure that part out lol. I’m still on a free blogger, just starting to get my feet wet.

    @L as for the self-host blogging…I’m still new to this all but as far as my understanding goes, if you are “serious” as you say, but you don’t say “serious” in what way? Do you plan to make money? Are you advertising your business? Also having your own private domain name that belongs to you is better, for example, myblogger.com, rather than myblogger.wordpress.com. And make sure you buy your domain name from a different company than who the webhosting. Keep is separate. Why? It’s complicated lol. I’ll leave the rest to Bob.
    Thanks Bob for your website!! Definitely an inspiration to us all! I hope I gain a million visitors one day. That would be so awesome! 🙂 God Bless.

  221. Kurt

    I get the really article who give me up. Many thanks.

  222. Tanya Cooper

    OMGooodness U R Awesome!
    I thought I was going to die a “blog idiot” (it’s been explained to me 3 times never like this)

    Thank you so much I am actually interested in blogging now.
    And Thank you for being Honest and having Integrity this means more than I can ever express.
    I hope you are blessed with so much you cannot possibly receive it!

    peace,

    Tanya

  223. Dove

    thanks for all the great advice — just starting out and hoping to make a little money –having fun with the learning stages

  224. Michael

    What a great article. I’ve had a similar blog going for a while, but never thought of how to make money from it! Thanks a lot.

  225. Umesh Upreti

    One thing I would like to mention about People who use Google Adsense to make money, also have to think about layout of google adsense. When i started adsense, it was not making much money. But I change it’s style and layout in my post. Now I am very happy with it.

    It’s like my extra job.

  226. Ferret

    Can’t thank you enough for this, really helped (helping) me get my blog off the ground.

  227. ziv

    I counted many “wows” in comments.. many “wow great post”.
    The interesting thing is that many people read/know most of the tips, but do not bother to follow them. and that is what diffrenciate the succesful bloggers from other.
    Those who willing to inverst time, effort and sweat for success are few.

    I went from 0 to 20,000 visits in less than 1 year and the traffic continue to grow every month.
    I take lessons every time – this article is also a good lesson to me. try to learn what I can.
    my tip: People/bloggers still do not understand the power of facebook and linkedin and what an active presence there can bring to their blog.

  228. Jana @ The Summer House

    We just hit our 2 year mark and you were so right! Our numbers jumped way up. My son had the same experience with his site.

  229. Mitko

    Very interestingly written article. It’s quite catchy and gets straight to the point.

    Although most of the tips mentioned are wide known, there are few tricky ones that people (myself including) easily neglect like the privacy policy for example.

    There’s also this negativity going around that you can’t make money off blogging, and it’s usually coming out of people that have no idea about what blogging is.

    So articles such as this, are pretty inspiring giving many people the faith to keep on going, no matter what the current results.

    Thanks for taking your time to write it all out.

  230. Jasmine

    Wow. Thank you so much for this article. It’s great that you took the, “I’m not interested in making money off of this resource; God has blessed me and now I want to bless others” approach. It’s obvious that this is your God appointed calling because money is not your primary motivation.

    Thanks so much and I look forward to practicing all of these techniques and creating a successful blog.

    Jasmine

    P.S.
    I may email you for a bit of mentoring in the future 🙂

  231. Ijeoma Okolo

    I am really impressed with this article, indeed, very detailed and wonderful article on blogging. Anyone can start out blogging successfully by just reading this article. I have been sourcing information on how to start a blog, all i need to start and more are avaliable in this article. Thanks for doing such a simple to follow article.

  232. Dave

    Bob,

    This was exactly what I needed. I know it has been some time since this article was posted but I figure I should pay my respects. This is a timeless article, very professional, and extremely invaluable to individuals like myself who are just starting out. I’ve written 2 articles so far on my blog and need to have some direction…this entry definitely gives me a starting point. Thanks a bundle!

    Dave

  233. Dr. Maribel Aviles

    Dear Bob: I am a christian physician. Looking info about tithing I found your page and later this article. It impressed me in many ways: #1. How complete #2 How giving #3.How clear it was. Because of your story, which related to mine in the sense of giving my knowledge to others at no cost, i have started a heatlh blog for the latino community. Probably you won’t understand most of it, since it is written in Spanish, but it has a lot of your “knowledge” in it. I am very thankful and will mention your blog whenever I can in mine. I am in the start up process (as a kindergartener) and already applying your suggestions. By the way. i have found that the Swift template has been very customizable and is free. Just wanted to let you know.
    Thanks so much for the great work you put in your blog,
    Dr M. Aviles
    Orlando, Fl

  234. Vitaly Tennant

    Awesome guidelines … definitely a well needed refreshment.

  235. Harrison

    This is great for beginners; also the problogger book is great and super helpful just like your blog!

    I was wondering if you could tell me how much traffic each of the host you recommended could handle and still operate fast??!!

  236. Thrifty Chic Shop

    This is a very informative and well written article for new blogger such as myself to be able to blog effectively and make money doing it. I am glad I came accross this site before I started blogging. I have since implemented most of your tips recommended onto my blog. Thanks very much for this great article and post.

  237. Wendy Maynard

    Wow! This is an amazing article. Thanks for putting so much time into it to help your readers. I’m going to have to bookmark so I can go through the steps one at a time.

  238. Dylan Thomas

    Inspiring indeed, thanks for the tips as well!

  239. wardi

    I am a housewife with 2 babies and today I decided to learn to do some blogging so to get some earnings… after hours of searching and reading TONS of expensive & not-so-helpful-guidelines I find your blog is the BEST!!
    Thank you very much for being very helpful and honest with all the tips and advices.
    May you get what you strived for and may God bless you with what you have not asked for!!
    Thanks,Bob!

  240. Money Making Blog

    My new blog is getting some search engine traffic. I am looking for some tips to increase my traffic. Your tips will help me a lot.
    Thanks.

  241. domey

    lookin for ways to make money, im hungry but i just cant figure out what my passion is, saw your article and was amazed at your generosity and honesty, im not a christian but this article made me question my opinions….. i am very opinionated but im not sure anyone will be interested in what i have to say, i guess i could give it a shot thanks for making my journey a little easier…

  242. Family Tips

    Well first of all congratulations for your approach and being successful with your blog. I have landed to your blog looking for something else but I really enjoyed your openness and sharing your success with everybody. Moreover I see that you approach to everything as a hones Christian and maybe this is the reason behind your success. God bless you.

    Thanks,
    Adam

  243. Roof Express

    Thanks for the great article. I think you have condensed all the information a new blogger would need. I wish that I had come across it when you first published it, as it would have saved me a lot of time.
    Thanks again and God bless.

    Vince

  244. John Burnside

    This is an excellent article and gives so many useful links and tips. I don think i´ve read a clearer general article about making money using a blog.

  245. Luke

    Great article, spectacular advice that I will be taking advantage of. Thank you!

  246. Dan B

    Thank you very much for your comments, info, and helpful tips and whatnot all. I have started considering starting my own blog and had no idea that you could make money from it (shouldn’t have been since you can make money from doing just about anything these days) but I have much more inof now than I ever had. Hopefully this willhelp me get things going tin the right direction. I too have been laid off for a while and now maybe I can start to see some income coming in [for a change]. Thank you again and I do intend to link your article with my blog.

  247. Bridgette Nash

    Thank you so much for the great info.

  248. dE

    You don’t need to necessarily webhost. If you’re a Linux admin, you just need, you can do it on your own.

  249. Lisa Mac

    Thanks so much for the information! It was everything I needed to get my new blog going. I am so happy that I found your website.

  250. Marijan Sivric

    I hope I will learn something from this post since I just started my own blog.

  251. Stacey Grewal

    I have been trying to figure out this blogging “thing” for many months now. I am the author of a book titled, Gratitude and Goals and have been told that if I want to sell copies I have to do a lot of blogging. Needless to say, I have found this process to be a tremendous waste of time! This is by far, the VERY BEST article I have ever read about blogging. Your tips, links, and detailed explanations have made blogging so much easier for me to understand. I do already have a site, www.staceygrewal.com but am not sure if I like my theme. If you get a chance to look at it, let me know what you think. Is it too busy? Do you think I should switch to Thesis like you did? I have no ads and not as many visitors as I’d like to have. I think now that I’ve read this article I am going to be able to switch things around to make it more successful. In fact, I have already sent a link to this site to a few of my friends and will post it on my Facebook and Twitter page!

  252. elise

    i was wondering if i started a blog at with wordpress.com will i be able to make it my own at some point? i ws reading tht if i sell ad space that they get half.

  253. Donna

    Excellent information!! I bought the book “Problogger” and I’ve learned a lot from it. I’ve got to be honest, though, I return to you site more often than I do the book! You should consider writing one! Thanks for the info and inspiration!

    God Bless!!
    Donna

  254. Nathan

    I really enjoyed reading this article, and in fact, made several changes to my five blogs as I read along. These tips are easy to implement and I hope they will increase my bottom line as I do what I love to do, write about what I love. Thank you sooo much for taking the time to write this!

  255. TriNi @ Make Money Online

    Definitely one of the BEST posts I’ve ever come across when it comes to blogging and making money online. I’m definitely bookmarking this and coming back because there is so much useful info here it’s impossible for me to read it all right now. I’m a “do as I go” type of person, so after I read your info, I’m definitely going to try to do it step by step and apply it to my blog. Hopefully I can increase my income from blogging!

  256. PremiumFinance

    Hey thanks for the information and guidelines that’s very helpful, I appreciate it all

  257. Michael

    Did I miss something about WordPress…they do not allow advertising except for the most successful blogs and for fee.

    Are their real drawbacks to using Google for blog hosting?

    Are there better alternatives for a beginner?

  258. Erika

    Hey, you’re advice is really good! I hope that someday I’ll have as many followers as you! Lol, have fun with your blog and God Bless…

  259. Lisa

    Thanks for the info…I love to write and have been thinking about blogging for some time now….your artcle is full of great info. Congrats on your blogging sucess!

  260. shawn

    Bob,
    Thank you for this rich content. I plan to begin blogging within the next 30 days and I’ve taken copious notes from your website. You made things easy to understand and implement. All the best..

  261. Sherr

    I love writing stories with a “thankful heart to the Lord slant.” The steps that you showed here are clear and brilliant. It inspires me to continue with my God-given talent of writing and earning an income.

  262. Divya Balasubramanya

    Hi, This article provides so much of information! I really appreciate the fact that you have shared your experience for free with the rest of us. Thank you so much. I will link to this article on my blog.

  263. Caren Freeman

    How do you make this legal with the government? Do I have to have a small business license since I’m getting paid, do I get taxed? I want to do a group blog, so there would be 3 of us splitting profits. Where can you point me to answers? I’m in California.

  264. Dog Diabetes Info

    I came across your blog while searching for info on how to increase Adsense earnings. Sorry to hear you lost your job, it happened to me also.
    What a wealther of information in your post. Thanks you so much for sharing. I will put the info to use as I develop my blogs.

  265. Glamour Outfits

    Great information, great blog!

  266. Erin

    Excellent article. A lot of this has already helped me a lot. Although I think it would be amazing if my blog started to pick up and monetize, I’m really enjoying blogging and having fun with it. Thanks for all your great tips!

  267. Pentti

    Thank you for your efforts! Your blog is very helpful and full of good information.

  268. Money Earner

    Dear Sir,

    Nice article you shared here. I agree with Patrick that making money online requires time and effort.

    Good luck to everyone that is reading this article.

  269. ellen

    This article is a classic reference! I add my thanks for your time taken to write it.

  270. Alison

    Wow, the most free, informative article I”ve ever read. I’m a christian to and really want to start earning extra money blogging. This will def help. When I’m up an running I’ll be linking with your. Thanks so much for all the info.

  271. Kainsmoney

    Thanks for the article, I will start myself to blog and hope this encourage to keep going through the storm of the 1st months.

  272. irishpoetry

    I stumbled across your article. I wondered why everyone was blogging away and now I know. You info is most interesting and I thank you for your generousity in sharing this with the world. Maybe some day I will start a blog myself.

  273. Sunganani

    This is getting interesting.

    I have been tracking your blog for over two years now and as I was asking the Lord how to make my blog better, money and all, your site came up and I read this post, signed up for updates, I am wondering why I didn’t find you in 2007 when I started blogging!

    Thanks for being sooooo helpful.

  274. Lindsey Whitney @ GrowingKidsMinistry.com

    Thanks so much for this article. Can you share more about thesis? I am interested in signing up, but I still want a very personal looking blog. How do I create custom avatars or have a coffee theme for instance? Thanks!!

    Lindsey

    • Bob

      @Lindsey
      https://christianpf.com/switch-to-thesis-theme/

  275. Jane

    I’ve paid good money for less information than this!
    Thank you Bob for your generosity.

    I’ve been having fun with a blogger blog but thought I would make another blog using wordpress.
    After watching some videos on setting up a wordpress blog I felt totally overwhelmed and thought I would stick with blogger.

    After reading this incredibly helpful article I think I will have to get outside my comfort zone and master wordpress!

  276. Aaron Nelson

    Bob,

    I have for a while now been considering writing starting a blog of my own. I really just intended for it to be a fun outlet for thought that ramble around my head.

    About 2 months ago I was laid off of work, and after hitting the job boards and unemployment line unsuccessfully, I decided to try my had at a commercial blog.

    After doing a little research I stumbled across this blog, and it must have been sent from God. I finally started my own blog, and with your tips and suggestions I feel that I am moving in the right direction for making some money at this.

    Thanks for your time and research, and for posting this for all to see.
    God Bless you in your work.

  277. Vitaly Tennant

    Awesome tips and guidelines. Thanks for this article.

  278. Grumpy Git

    Excellent post, I am just entered into the world of blogging and have found that there is so much to learn. Making money doing something you enjoy is a perfect scenario. Good luck to you all.

  279. j me

    great info and tips thanks so much

  280. eileen ludwig

    Thank you for being so truthful and upfront with your information. This is great stuff. I have bookmarked the site. I have used some of these tools. Learning about others. You are right it takes time to learn it all. Working on probloggers 31 days to build a better blog.

  281. J.Soriano

    Your Article was very informative and easy to understand. Looks like you’ve also put a lot of work into this, so kudos to you sir. I am a beginner in blogging but didn’t comprehend all the tricks of the trade to make a living out of it till I read your article. Congratulations on your success. More power!

  282. K. Matthews

    Thank you so much for all of this information. My blog is nearly 2 years old and my readership is around 100 visits per day … I will hit 20,000 visits today or tomorrow. I am out of work and would really like to take the next step and make some money on my blog now. My niece gave me your link, and I appreciate this article so much!

    Kathy

  283. Ken

    Priceless advice! Alot of the tips you presented will work with a blog or a static website. I’m just starting out as a blogger, so every tidbit of information that I get is helpful.
    You mentioned that experimenting with Adsense colors and placement is critical to success. I’d just like to add one footnote. In my (limited) experience, the size of the Adsense ads plays a role as well. I’ve had the most success with the 75 x 375 ad-blocks placed beneath paragraph breaks.
    I’ll be back to read through the rest of your articles…great job!

  284. Eugene|The Dollar Talk

    Thank a lot for the great post. I’m new to blogging and this article has taught me a lot!!! I’m really happy I could find your blog

  285. Paul Willz

    Thanks for the blogging info. Ive started blogging but need to learn more and all the info you gave are very helpful. I need to read all the info you provided to learn more. Learning how to customise my blogs will be interesting including how payment is received from clients who access my blog.

    Thanks & God Bless you

  286. mdhannan

    thanks. Great articles. Can a free blog make money?

  287. Canadian Baby Magazine

    This is an excellent article. I agree with the recommendation for a .com domain name. I have tried others and now when I have new site ideas I go with .com – you simply get more traffic that way. Thank you for sharing!

  288. lee stevenson

    Hi i have been blogging for a whole two weeks now and only two people have been to look on my blog is there a way to get more viewers, and if i write more material will i get more visitors or is it better articles that bring the chickens home to roost.

  289. Jennifer

    You have written such a comprehensive article. Great job! I didn’t know about the Google Ad Targeting code so thanks for sharing that especially! 🙂

  290. Anonymous

    Thanks so much for the tip. I am a NRI teenager living in the gulf and I wanted to find some ways to make money as I had loads of free time. I loved all the articles on making money and I think you did good to share this tip with others. I will definetly try it. By the way I found that google had launched something called Google websites and you can create websites with it. Will using it generate profit.

  291. Julie Bellington

    Thank you so much! I’ve been wanting to start a blog for a while and this is by far the most informative-and free! It made me smile to read all those positive comments. Thanks again, Julie

  292. Stephen Dave

    Great blog and good tips. It can be hard to start trying to make money online because the beginning is suck a grind but, it you stick with it, it is totally worth. I just have to remind myself that it is a marathon and not a sprint.

  293. The Promise Foundation

    Thank you soooooo much for sharing this info! Here’s to Prosperity to us all!

  294. Werna

    Thanks for the info – long but full of great content and advise.
    I’m also just starting on the blogging scene, so this blog is already bookmarked!!

  295. Bob P.

    Thanks for the great post bob. Awesome and very inspiring. I also have a background in financials so I wanted to host a blog about my work even before I found out that blogs can also generate income. anyway, I have a question for you (or if anyone can answer). I appreciate your help all the way.

    Q: It seems that most bloggers suffer from lack of traffic. I understand that becomes an issue. but if you are blogging for money, why can’t you use just display hot sale items(ex. electronics, computers, etc) from affliliate programs……IN ORDER TO INCREASE traffic? Is it because Google won’t recognize you(again, b/c you don’t generate enough traffic?)? or is it because Affiliate Programs won’t sign with you unless you generate certain traffic? Thanks for all the help.

  296. Darren

    Great info.

    One question you didn’t address:
    Is it easier in the long run to start an LLC and get a buisness account running from the begining, both of which are inespensive / free. Rather than wait to do this once income is generated?

    Regards,

    Darren

  297. Igor Kharitonenkov

    Thanks for all these tips! I just started my blog a few months back and I haven’t yet moved into the realm of self-hosting but some of my pieces have been good, continual readership – which is why I want to move to self host. But I’m wondering whether it’s smarter for me to keep building what I have and start submitting this content to directories or whether I should wait until after I have created the self-hosted blog? Thanks again!

  298. Telefony

    I am a frequent reader of your blog posts. I liked the recent one and other posts on your blog so much that I have subscribed to the blog’s RSS feed in Thunderbird. Even thinking of stealing some ideas and put them to work. Keep all the good work going by posting more informative posts. Thank you. Time well spent on this post.

  299. Carolina

    Dear Christian,
    Thank you very much for all your advice!!! But there is one question that I have that I cannot find in your articles and maybe other people need to know as well. How long do you think I have to wait to start getting traffic? When do you know more or less that it is a good idea to start writing about other topic?
    Thank you very much!! again!
    Carolina

  300. Christian

    Thank you, Bob. I have been thinking of ways to make money in order to support my family and pay off debts. I love to write, learn and share wisdom with others, and this article helped me to make up my mind to start blogging patiently. Thanks a bunch bud. Blessings.

  301. A P Geofrey

    Wow! all that comes to my mind about this article is wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  302. Ben

    This is an awesome article! Thank you so much for your great insight and knowledge! I know it will help the growth of my sports website. Thanks again!

  303. Matthew Denos

    Hi Bob,

    that was a fantastic article, indeed. I relate a lot to your story and many of the step you lay out I have followed myself with much success. I like you honesty and your willingness to help others.

    Matthew

  304. Matthew Denos

    Bob, I just purchased “How To Build a Successful Blog Business” by Collis Taeed.
    Thanks for the recommendation. I will get back with comments and feedback on this ebook.

  305. MsTrendy

    This is such a great article. I have honestly read it three or four times.

  306. cool blogger profit

    this is another inspiring post. thanks bob. am a new blogger

  307. Shauna

    Wow, Bob! Such an inspiring post here! Very useful info… bookmarked for future reference! =)

  308. Ashley Michaels

    Wow,
    I’ve read a third of this article and I already had to skip down to the comments and thank you. I just posted my very first blog article yesterday and I cannot wait to take some of your advice.

    Best,
    ash

  309. Stephen Dave

    Very good information. I found it very useful. Thank you for sharing these money making tips with us.

  310. Roofing Contractor

    Outstanding article. I have been working through it and learning as much as I can.

  311. Oliver

    Very nice Blog! Keep up that great work!

  312. Casey

    Bob,

    This is a phenomenal article, in my opinion the best on the web for the given subject (and as I have found out, this tends to be a fairly cluttered subject).

    The question that I have for you is:

    What is the advantage/reason for using a theme framework like Thesis or SemiLogic in contrast to using a free WordPress theme?

    While I suspect it has something to do with the monetization of the blog, I could really use some clarification. Thank you!

    Casey

    • Bob

      Casey,
      If you are a developer, you don’t need the premium themes, but I am not, so using thesis helps me to customize millions of things that I wouldn’t have been able to with a “normal” theme. Many of them are cosmetic things, but in terms of monetization, being able to customize where your ads show up makes a huge difference.

  313. Diana

    Wow.. so much information..the more i read about blog managing and even making a bit of money doing it…seems so daunting.
    I love to blog and have just started to blog again. Thank You and god Bless you for all your wonderful tips.

  314. Aernout Zevenbergen

    Really very great stuff! Thanks for clearing the path, and showing pointers along the way. I’m convinced to give my blogging a second lease on life 🙂

    My hat off to you, and to how you’ve described things.

  315. Samirian Hill

    Thanks for sharing your insights and tips. I am just starting my blog, although I saw a similar article from another great blogger in 2008. I could say I wish I had taken the time back then to study it more, but I trust God’s infinite Wisdom. I look forward to joining in!

  316. Karen

    Wow anyone who can put all of this together, Is so neat, I am a Mom of 8, Who needs to make extra money…
    Great job

  317. fees

    Very nice thanks for sharing this information. I just started a blog and i needed some help

  318. Crystal Power

    Such a wonderful article! Thank you for all of the information. It seems like there is so much to learn!

  319. David.

    Greetings Bob,I loved the article on making money blogging,I find it very interesting and it is a good read for so many people like me who want to make money from that power house on the net that generates millions and billions for those lucky few,I myself started blogging at
    november 09 and only a few weeks now google Ads have started coming on my blog…Total amount of earnings 75cts and I’m still hoping the big bucks are coming any time soon but it doesn’t quiet seem like it…If you have some secret tips do let me know Bob,I really need it.

  320. Shelly Haines

    I don’t have a blog yet, though I’m thinking about it. This is a wonderful help for someone like me (not a technical wizz). It says a lot in layman’s terms that would have taken forever to learn another way. Here is my dilema…unemployed missionary, no money for a computer or internet at home. The local library only allows one hour per person per day online. Not much motivation at this point to start a blog, yet I feel maybe I’m supposed to (still praying). Not to make money, but at this point to have connections and just walk through the open door! Any advice??? Thanks for your input!

  321. Mark

    Thanks so much for the in-depth blog. These tips would have taken days to research individually. With all this help I might actually have at least a beta version of my new blog up by the weekend! God Bless!

  322. Dakota

    Wow, thank you so much bob for these great tips, i have learned so much in such a short read, i have been going to school for journalism and i just dont think its for me but i love to write and express my self, so i thought i would give blogging a try and now i think i may have found something i can do for a long time and love doing it.

  323. Isaac

    Thanks for all the tips. God Bless!

  324. Melissa

    Thank you, Thank you very very much. I know blogging is hard work. I hope to apply these ideas/concepts to my own and really go from there. It would be nice to be able to call it a job that pays.

  325. Shirley

    Thanks for the info. Will have to study this a bunch more. Now to find something to blog about.

  326. Grumpy Middle Aged Man

    Thanks for the info, I am just getting started with blogging and have this page bookmarked for tips 🙂 I keep coming back! Cheers

  327. Carolee a.ka. Blogging Biz Mom

    Wow- an oldie but goodie!

    Found you when searching for something (don’t even remember what)

    Thanks for such a complete list of things to do.

    I agree with you- I knew NOTHING in the beginning, now I coach others…

    I don’t know everything but I know more than at least 50% of the people out there 🙂

    I love to learn as well…I think that’s one reason I love blogging- it combines writing and learning as well as making new friends and helping others!

  328. Ashley

    This article was very helpful. Thanks for the info!

  329. Song

    Thank you SO MUCH. In every way.

    I’m 17, and about to turn 18. I needed a way to make money without
    actually applying for a real job- because I plan on changing my name,
    and I don’t want to have people know me as (for example) JANE DOE if I’m
    planning on changing my name to CLARISSA MAYFIELD. So I’m avoiding job-jobs.
    With AdSense, thankfully, it seems like I can sign up with my parents account and then have the blog I want under my GOOD name, and still get the money.

    Thanks so much (^_^)

  330. Suharto

    Thank you. Very well organized article on how to make money with a blog.

  331. Randy C. Brown

    Hello,
    I recently retired from my job as a firefighter and started my own blog a few weeks ago. The information in your article will really give me a jump start on what I hope to be a successful blog. Thanks for the great information!

  332. Michael Kocher

    Wow! Thanks a lot for the help. This is by far the best into site on getting started with a blog. I’ve been working on my blogs for 6 months now with little success. I’ll be sure to try out as many of your ideas as I can.

  333. Monica

    If I could just say WOW! I can’t tell you, although I’m sure you already know, how much time I have spent just looking up just 1 of the answers you provided on this post. This was the most informative, clear and straight to the point post I have ever seen. I will have to find a way to mention this link for others. Nobody should have to struggle so hard just to get set up, thank you for seeing that.

  334. Rain

    Dear Bob, WONDERFUL article! I know nothing about blogs, besides what you’ve provided herein, except that I’d probably like to write one–for many of the same reasons you started. I will continue to research the topic. THANK YOU for the clear, easy-to-understand beginner’s blueprint. Your article was a confidence-building place to begin! Continued success with your endeavors!! Rain

  335. David P

    Im glad i found your site. All the best!

  336. BBC Webhosting

    is there a better advertising system than google adsense which works by paypal?

  337. agbospiritual

    This is the best article on making money especially on blogging for money I have ever read. Thanks

  338. Gene

    This is some good stuff man. I appreciate it. I wish you much success. Thanx and God Bless!

  339. Andy Germann

    Thank you so much for this information. For some time I have wondered how people could possibly make money blogging. NOW I KNOW! You have given me the courage to give it a go…THANKS!!!

  340. Nikoya

    Wow.. I have read alot of articles and blog posts on this topic and I can honestly say you did a great job. I learned so much. I did not know about the Google Adsense Privacy Policy… Thanks!

  341. michael N

    this article was extremely helpful to me and i could not thank you more. I intend to use every bit of this info to help me in starting my first blog and im sure i will return to the article to use as a guide. Hopefully i can be as successful as you have obviously been, thank you and good luck!!!

  342. brian markovitz

    great post! indeed, it could be several separate articles, and you do offer a WEALTH of information that many of us learned by trial and error. Huzzah! I am inspired by your success!

  343. Tye

    Bob

    I am amazed by this article! You have given so much information and I see all the work God is doing with it as I read the comments. I pray that Proverbs stays true to your heart because the Blessings from God are following.

    Also, I have to admit this article makes me want to start blogging….Then reality of time set in. I’m a working Mom who also homeschools 3 young childern. I have a lot of great stuff to blog about with two boys and a girl who keep me laughing (might be because I see them throw rose colored glasses).

    I will be looking into this idea for my business. The type of licenses I hold my limit me on this but this makes it worht looking into.

    God Bless!!! Tye

  344. Rena

    Thank you, great information!! I like how you organize things on this site. Some sites have too many things on it and it can be overwhelming.
    I just found your site but am so happy that God led me here.

    Be blessed
    Rena

  345. Vitaly Tennant

    I concur, this is a lot of helpful info, thanks a bunch

  346. Linda Reed

    Thank you for providing great insight in how to get started blogging. We are in the process of establishing a website to sell a product and a service, definitely not experts in blogging. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your blogs and checking out your links, did not feel like I was being pressured to buy only encouraged to learn. Yes, I will be checking you out on face book.

  347. Gates

    Thankyou so much, this has inspired me a whole lot to make a blog for financial reasons and this article has made the process much less intimidating for me =)

  348. Jason

    Thanks for the tips, Bob! I just started my own blog for profit experiment, and this article and several of the comments has been extremely helpful! Blessings to you.

    -j

  349. Pamela

    Thank you so much for the in depth information an blogging. I just started really blogging and have been happy with what I have seen, and your post here just gave me a great boost. Thanks so much!

    -Pamela

  350. David Newby

    Superb article! Thanks for all the great advice. I’m sure it will all be returned to you one day, if not already. God bless.

    David

  351. Justin

    Great info! I’m try a few of the things posted here on my blog. Maybe I can generate some extra cash.

  352. Nifty Thrifty Me!

    Thank you SO much for your helpful advice! It helped to get up the nerve to start my own website. I cannot express how helpful your article was. I am sharing it with all the people who may benefit from it.
    Again, thanks!

  353. Wade

    Thanks for creating this. I will be coming back to your advice as I begin to try my hand at blogging, Good work.

  354. DarlingDoxie

    Thank you for posting this article. My husband and I are both teachers. We have a one-year-old son and are planning to have another child in the near future. I love teaching, but my deep desire at this time is to be a SAHM after our 2nd (as of yet unconceived) child is born. We have taken a hard look at our finances and, if we live simply, we could manage on my husband’s income plus about $1,000 per month. So, of course, I am wondering how I could somehow work from home and bring in that amount of money to supplement our income.

    I recently purchased a new sewing machine and am learning to sew. One of my thoughts is that if I learn to create a great item, I can sell it online via places like etsy and ebay. However, unless the item is wonderful and unusual and well-marketed, I think it is hard to get a foot in the door as far as being noticed and purchased from on those sites.

    So, I had the additional idea of starting a website. My thought was that I could create a blog (about..crafting, mothering, frugal living, green living,etc) and write articles about my experiences, and maybe post a few tutorials on projects I create as I learn to sew. My thought was that if people read my blog, they might click on links to my items for sale at etsy and ebay, and if they don’t feel like taking the time to create their own projects at home, they might purchase mine.

    I didn’t really even know that there are other ways to make money through a blog. I mean, I know that websites have ads, but I’ve never had a clue how any of that worked.

    If nothing else, at this point your article has taught me how much I don’t know (which is good to know, lol). I am so un-techie that I purchased the domain www.darlingdoxie.com from oneandone, and was trying to build a site with the sitebuilder they use. While in my site, I clicked on “create a blog” because that format sounded simple for getting started. I started creating my blog via wordpress, but the blog is NOT at my www.darlingdoxie.com site. I don’t even know how to get my blog onto my own website! So, that shows how much of a beginner I am.

    I will come back to your site often as I slowly go through the process of creating my site and then trying to bring advertising to it. I have time to learn. I have the year or two that it will take to: get pregnant, carry a child, and take maternity leave. Hopefully by the end of maternity leave I will have a successful functioning blog that can bring in the money we need in order to raise a family on one income.

    So, thank you so much! Just think of all the people you are helping. If my blog becomes successful, you will have made the difference in a child’s life between having a SAHM instead of a Mom who works full time outside of the home! 🙂

  355. Pam Bradbury

    Thanks so much for sharing all of this great info!! I am a brand new blogger hoping to make enough money to go to Cosmetology School. A decision I have made later in life, but am determined to make it happen. I am a little overwhelmed with all of this info, but plan on reading over it several times. I am NOT a techie so some stuff is totally new to me. Again, thanks so much for the info and God bless!

  356. C Nelson

    Hi, great site and info. Still got lots more to read here. I started an e store and blog about six months ago. I seem to be doing pretty good with traffic, however my problem is the replies I get seem to be from people trying to get links, not real customers. Not even sure they are really reading the blog. How do you get targeted traffic? I have sent articles to ezine and social sites with a link to my site. How do you get sales? Getting very frustrated. Been out of work for 10 months due to a work injury and trying to earn a living online. Even tried Clickbank, but no luck yet. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

  357. Investing Information

    Hi, Bob,

    Wow, this is quite a post. I wonder how many of your visitors realize how much you’ve given away here. Some people sell ebooks with less information for $47.

    I have a clarification. Part of your success lies in picking a subject that lots of people need and are interested in. If you were deeply interested in anteaters, for example, you’d be making much less money. So people should blog about what interests them — and a significant number of other people.

    And you stick to your subject. This is important for SEO purposes. Some people blog about their cats, their diets, their relationships, their jobs and so on — and then wonder why nobody but their friends visit their blogs.

    Stick to one subject. Adding personal info, stories and viewpoints is great, but keep it focused on the needs of your reader, not on your self-expression.

    Rick

  358. Kay

    Great advice. Very helpful thanks for sharing

  359. Marie

    I want to thank you so much for the information in this article. My daughter suggested I start a blog. I did not think it was possible but the information you listed here was inspirational, I think I can have my own blog. Thanks again.

  360. Dan Lawlis

    Hi Bob,

    My name is Dan Lawlis I’m a comic book creator that has produced illustrations for mayor comic book publishers like Marvel and DC comics. Although I make my living in advertising now, I still create comic books of my own creations. Recently I have gone online with a Christian sci-fi comic book called ORANGE PEEL 3. It’s a story set in the present day on a distant planet. The visuals are designed to be striking and the content of the dialog gives the fundamentals in the Christian faith (to the best of my ability). This is a comic book for older teens. There isn’t much out there for that age group. I believe that’s the most difficult time for a persons faith, a time when you start to ask the really tough questions and I wanted to create something that would supply answers in a language they can understand.

    I only thing is, I don’t really know how to promote it. Originally I thought Christians would be honest and financially support an online book that promoted Christian values as opposed to atheist beliefs that most of the comic book characters have. I got a lot of people writing telling me how great it was that I was doing this, but they never sent me even a few dollars for my efforts. I met a lot of great people, but that doesn’t help with creating more stories. Plus I hate having to beg for donations. I decided to try a google Adsense add and see how that goes, but frankly I’m not overly optimistic.

    Do you have any suggestions on how to use my website to bring in some income that will enable me to finance the creation of more stories?

    Thank you,
    Dan Lawlis

  361. mike

    great series. i just started blogging so i want to get to this point. i have to finish reading and get to work.
    thanks,

    mike

  362. Finanzas Personales

    Great post, Bob. I have a personal finance web site in spanish and I’m thinking of evolving with it. Just as in your case, this is a passion for me and I believe the information shared might help others to live better lives. Keep up the great work and your results will be even better!!!

  363. Edith_in_SA

    Wow, what an amazing heart you have BOB…God is so good to have called you to this. In one day i have learnt how to be a good steward of what He has put in my hands and God’s heart for us to prosper but in the right way. Thank you. I have a had an idea to start a business for a while now, but i was going the retail route. The barrier to entry were going to be so challenging but now God has laid something with more purpose on my heart. Thank you thnak you thank you! May God multiply you abundantly and continue to make you a blessing, you certainly give Him the glory in all things.
    Blessings,

    Edith Tshenyoethata
    South Africa

  364. Edith_in_SA

    One more question BOB…do any of these awesome tools work for someone that does not live in america, are their application universal?

    • John Frainee

      Hi Edith: Bob is away at the moment, but I can tell you a lot of the tools mentioned here are available worldwide. Google it up!

  365. Eelynn

    I am so happy that I find your site from search engine while I was I am looking for information on how to make money on blogging. I’ve printed this article and I will read it after work. Thank you for this great post.

  366. Jaymie Taylor

    Wonderful information!!

    I have been thinking of starting a blog site recently. My husband and I are planning on taking off in our RV for semi-retirement when all of our 6 children have graduated highschool. We both agree that a blog site ,consisting of something that we are both passionate about ,would be a decent way to start earning a modest income to supplement our travels. With the information I have read here, I think we can honestly begin blogging with some confidence. Thank you again,and god bless.

  367. Jenny

    I have been considering this move for awhile – I am a couponer and SO many people around me want to learn how! I was afraid to move forward thinking not enough people would be interested or I wouldn’t be able to do it myself, you have just put this so simply, that I now KNOW I can!

    Thank You SO Very Much!! Maybe one day we can share links 😉

  368. NWO Savers

    This has been such a help, thank you for taking the time to write it!

  369. The Journalist

    Wonderful article!

    Got me motivated to re-pimp my blog all over again. Thanks.

  370. Angel Wheeler

    Holy Cow! I’m going to be back to read this better and refer back to it. I have been searching and researching, I have been from website to website, and yours is by far the most informative without a catch. Thank you so much. I’m not a total beginner blogger, but still pretty green.

  371. Stephanie

    I’m new to the world of blogging and stumbled across your sight. Thank you for all the detailed information! It’s been so helpful for me and I’ve found myself coming back to your sight numerous times in the past few days. God bless you and the work you do!

  372. Jillian

    The information you’ve shared is wonderful. I keep coming back here, as I’m slowly setting up my blog. I wouldn’t be even close to where I am with out your article! Thank you, Thank you!

  373. Jane Hinrichs

    Bob, Thanks so much for sharing all your expertise about making money off your blog. This article has given me hope that maybe I can make money off my blog too. I know it is something God is leading me to do and I have regular readers (also write a weekly column called Perfectly Blunt. It is in two papers right now: sidneyherald.com and capjournal.com).

    I am a bit overwhelmed by all the info shared in this article but I’ll wade through it (with the help of my teenaged son). Thanks.

  374. Travis Peterson, SeeTheArtInMe.com

    Bob, this site is excellent! I’m currently making plans to become a full-time missionary, and have just started my own blog. Just a month or so ago, I was pretty much in the same boat you were. I knew what a blog was, and even had a couple of static sites, but I had no experience as a blogger. I’ve been looking for ways to make money from my new site to supplement my support. I will definitely be re-reading this page over and over again and considering each tool that you have given! Thanks so much!

  375. Michelle

    This is really great information! Thank you so much!

  376. Pascha

    I started reading your article on How to make money with a blog. This is very good information. Thank you.

  377. DeLayna

    I am a single, 37 year old, disabled, mother of one 6 year old boy. I have been on SSI since 1993. Over the past 6 years I have searched diligently for a way to pull a profit from the use of the internet. I have heard of blogging for a profit and have always wanted to create a blog of my own and make a living from it, but I have never found the right information and advice that I could use. After reading the above article, I can finally get started on creating my own blog and pull a profit.

    Thank you so much for all the advice,

    DeLayna

  378. Vong

    This was quite lengthy and very very useful. I just started a blog and came across this guide. I know a few others that own a blog and need tips and i will definitely advise them to read this. Thank you for your inspiration!

  379. Cynthia Newman

    I’ve read this article several times and I appreciate all the information and tips you’ve provided. I have an idea for a blog and wondered if I could make some extra money through adds. Before reading your article, I had no idea where to start. I just signed up for your new letter. Thank you so much.
    Cynthia

  380. madaline

    Great advice, i am taking a blogging class now but read your info when i was thinking of starting a blog end of December. Lots of great advice and especially “how to’s”, thanks much for sharing

  381. cool guy

    Bob, I think your article about how to earn money through blogging is really awesome. Why don’t you just publish a book so that your ideas and concepts will reach to more and more people.this is only a friendly suggestion.

    Anyway, thank you very much for your informative article.

  382. Zach

    Thanks for all of the help, I have been wanting to attempt this for a while and never knew where to start. This has been a huge help, now I guess I just need the patience to understand this all.
    This has been extremely helpful!

  383. Chris

    Bob,
    I started my blog about a year ago and to be honest have not put much work into it but recently I have been feeling the pull away from the corporat world and am planning on trying to build up my blog, and hopefully my readership and earnings. My wife and I have four kids so my topics have usually been around the challenges and great events associated with that.

    I can honestly say that this is one of the best articles I have read on making money with a blog, and I plan to link to you from my website as a great resource.

    Thanks,
    Chris

  384. Evan

    Bob,

    Thanks so much for all this great information. I’ll be sure to pass it along. I’ve already bookmarked this article so that I can come back to it multiple times as I work through the steps you have outlined.

    What are your thoughts on 1 site that has all of the content you create as opposed to multiple sites, one for each genre of content?

    Cheers!

  385. chris hyer

    Good article, I have been at it for 3 weeks and now noticing my numbers going up and its called consitency , and I just keep going, I know I will make it.Thank You for your article.

  386. Owen Mc Cree

    I am on a mission to have all of ehat was said here, become a reality in South Africa. You are all correct, we need to start doing sopmething for ourselves and stop blaming it on economies and politics.

    We can make a success online!!

  387. Kathryn

    I can’t wait to get started! Thank you for your time and effort in preparing this for beginners like myself. Your honesty is greatly appreciated!

  388. Tatianna

    Thank you so much for all this great information, I have been reading many different blogs about this topic, and by far you are the best at providing a great information. Your blog rocks!!!

  389. Lisa J.

    I came across your website and have been devouring it over the past few days. I love it! Great stuff! Thank you. This is all new to me and now I have a million questions… But I won’t ask you a million questions, just a few:
    Where do you find free, royalty-free photos for your site?
    What is the difference between a website and a blog? Is the only difference the fact that blogs are updated more often?
    Can you tell us about RSS feeds. What are they exactly and how can you use them with blogging? How do they benefit blogging?
    And finally… you mention that you have other sites and other business ventures. What are they? Just curious about what it takes to “make it.”

  390. Frank

    Great reading. I intend to digest this information and put it to work. Thank You

  391. Google Affiliate X Review

    What a great info. I will make sure to bookmark this page and come back again. Thanks so much! You’ve answered all of my questions about blogging!

  392. Brandee

    WOW!!! thank you so much for the information. I looked up a couple of other sites on how to start a blog which were much more difficult to understand. I’m so glad I found this site though because it was really helpful for a beginner like me! I definitely think you had a lot of useful information on here and i’m so glad it was free. There’s nothing wrong with giving free advice and lending a helping hand, it will all come back to you 10fold!:) Thanks Again.

  393. ravikantk

    loved the way how you started the blog…God bless you…good on u

  394. Kerrianne

    Great article! Thanks fortune info!

  395. sokun nget

    This is the best post i’ve ever read. Full of good tips.

  396. Josh Kroll

    This was a great post! I have been looking for a post that gave a more personal experience touch in their articles about when they started blogging. A lot of people will say that a long post like this will not make it for most people. I disagree with that I think that your writing style will attract certain readers. I liked how everything was organized and you could skip down to the different sections of the post. All in all a wonderful post.

    Thank You!!

  397. Blog the bank

    I have to say that this is by far the best post I have ever seen on starting a blog very well written and informative I actually learned something new thanks.

  398. Aloys | Yeast infection in men

    Hi Bob, this is all amazingly good information. I’m just starting out with my blog and can use every piece of good advice I can get. It’s a lot to learn, in many directions! Blogs like yours make life much easier 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  399. rio

    I was pleased to see this. Just what I needed. Thanks.

  400. Linda

    You are evidently doing something right because your blog was among the top when I did a Google search for “how to make money at blogging”. You taught me a lot in this article. I’m considering whether beginning a blog for the purpose of generating income is something I should do. After reading this, I think it’s time to begin researching more and praying about it. Thank you for your help. I might be returning for more info later! Who knows. I might even have a blog to which I can link this.

  401. CindiB

    I read this from start to finish and I want to thank you!!!! I understand a lot more now and will take the next step! Your honesty is appreciated!

  402. Joecool

    Great article. I was using adsense and was accumulating nice nice money. Anywhere from five dollars to twenty five dollars each day, 7 days a week.

    But my blog is about Amway and someone decided to sabotage my efforts and did some things that got me banned from the adsense program. Thus I never did get to collect my legitimate earnings. Sadly, an adsense ban is forever so I cannot join the program again.

  403. bj valentine

    What a wonderful article! I created a blog after reading your information. Thank you for the help!

  404. Bryan Knight

    Wonderfully frank, useful information. Thanks. For those bloggers who also have a website could you offer a simple way to make their blog part of the website? I heard that this vastly improves SEO.

  405. Mel

    I was just led to your site and can’t thank you enough for the wonderful “map” you have shared! The info is more than helpful and your honesty and intergrity is refreshing. I just wanted to simply say “thank you”… I am sure in your niche and field you have heard of and possibly read the new book “The Go Giver” about finding business success in what sometimes feels like this dog-eat-dog world. This website and article reminded me of that book. Thank you for giving so freely of your widsom and knowledge!! May you be blessed 100-fold in return! 😉

  406. Inan

    A very nice article indeed. I am about to get a print out of it to read it all on the way home.

  407. Jenae {I Can Teach My Child!}

    I’ve found that asking various companies within your “area of expertise” to sponsor product reviews and giveaways is also beneficial for adding new readers. It’s all a balance, though, you have to make sure there is more than enough content beforehand.

  408. Michelle

    Wonderful tips! I’ve bookmarked your page, taken notes and can’t wait to implement some of your tips! Thank you so much!

  409. Hudson

    Thanks so much for this article. I have always wanted to run a blog, but I have never really known how to get started. I really appreciate you giving away such great information. I wish more people felt so “giving” to us rookies. Cheers and keep blogging!

  410. Debbie

    Thanks for all of the helpful information. Your article is the most insightful one I have come accross. I’m excited to get started blogging! I will be reading more of your articles for sure.

  411. Najem Jadrnice

    Great post, thanks for sharing! To seo tools i would also add backlink watch, a good way to check backlinks.

  412. robin michele

    I AM ABOUT TO BEGIN MY BLOG …. THANK U FOR ALL THE INFO .. I AM WILLING TO PUT THE HARD WORK IN FOR THE RETURN .. I JUST HAVE TO GET TO UNDERSTAND HOW TO START DOING THE ADS IF SOMEONE CAN HELP ME WITH THAT IT WILL BE SO HELPFUL … OK GUYS I WILL LET U KNOW HOW THIS GO ..

  413. Amber @ SavingsBlogger

    This is a great article and one that I will use the hints on for my new blog. Thanks again!

  414. Stephanie

    Wow! thanks for all that incredible information! I am thinking of starting a Christian blog about my life as a new Christian. I want to write about my everday challanges and how I have overcome them by turning everything over to Christ. I had no idea how to even start a blog, but I do now thanks to you. I am going to sign up for your site because I love that you have a Christian background and you have so much information to offer. Thank You, Stephanie

  415. Sarah

    Well, it’s been a couple years since you wrote this article…. do all your tips still apply? I just started my blog this week, and I am fairly confident that it could be successful to earn supplementary (debt-reducing!) income. I figure the most important thing besides my content right now is to focus on getting my name out there and bringing traffic in, before paying for Adsense or whatever. Is there a ball park number for daily hits to aim for to be able to earn money (say $50/week)?

    • John Frainee

      Hey Sarah. I think the best tip is to be consistent and work at it! Adsense is a difficult thing to judge, because it depends highly on your target market and click-through rates differ from blog to blog. I wish you the best!

  416. sue

    I’m so glad you posted all this wonderful info. It’s the most comprehensive advice I’ve read so far for beginner blogger and I’ve been doing loads of research, so thank you SO much for taking the time, I’m definitely bookmarking this page and passing on the link to others!

  417. Kim

    Hi
    I really think this article was great reading, and it will for sure inspire quite a lot of people to give it a go for themselves.
    I run a few membership sites, where I use me WP-MU to give some members a benefit of having their own Blog, all setup and ready to go.

    Unfortunately I am sure non of them have ever seen an article like yours, because they are doing absolutely nothing with their assigned Blog.

    It is true what you say about Focus being everything to be able to make any money online, but people tend to spread their efforts.
    They should be using a Sniper-Riffel instead of a Shotgun.

    Most people are joining various sites that actually are great, but they do not put the effort in just a few sites, and for that reason they never really succed in any of them.

  418. Ryno

    This is a really amazing article ! I knew basically most of what you talk about , but there is some really valueable information in here. Thanks alot ! I wish you all the best !

  419. Bryan

    Lots of good tips here. You may want to recommend paid advertisements too. Ads are no substitute for organic traffic, but they are a nice compliment to all your recommendations.

  420. Robert

    this is full of information. I like the article about how to make money with adsense the most.

  421. joshua

    Must go with BlueHost. I am a beginner in blogging and BlueHost is user friendly and the customer service is stellar! I highly recommend it. Thanks so much for this article. I has inspired me to be a blogger and a writer. I am happy to say I will be published in an international magazine and I will be launching my first book this Spring. Thanks so much for this inspirational post. Josh

  422. Des

    Hey Bob,
    Fanatastic post, thanks so much! It’s really helpful insight as I’m just starting out.

  423. James Morris

    Thank you very much for this info! I use wordpress for my real estate website and am considering blogging full time as a way to spend more time with my family. Another great wp tool you may want to add is yoast.com’s seo plug in… Fairly easy set up but does A LOT of SEO work for you. Thanks again!

  424. Cara

    Hi. I really like this article and I really want to start a blog. I am currently 14 and love to write. Making money from this blog would be great because I want to go to summer camp. Needless to say, it’s very expensive. I’m obviously a beginner and really know nothing about computers. I don’t really know what to do, but this article helped me try and get things organized. Any help would be greatly appreciated because I’m kinda clueless. God bless you!

  425. Donna

    The article is excellent and I thank you for sharing the information. I am very interested in starting a blog, but had no idea how to begin. Your article has saved me hours and hours of researching. I don’t know that I will be able to build a business, but am very impressed with what you have accomplished. I will continue to use this article as a reference.

  426. Bridget GS

    Planning to start my blog soon. Your information is so simple and easy to follow. It is extremely helpful because of the time and effort you have put into explaining what could be a very overwhelmimg topic.
    Thanks for sharing

  427. John L. Decossaux

    I really need money right now. I’m not sure blogging is the answer, but I sure hope it is. Thanks for the information, you’re in my Favorites Bar for now. I’ll probably do a little more research. I’m glad to hear that you love your work, that is very inspiring to me.

  428. Zoe

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!
    This article is simply amazing — so much information synthesized in one place, it’s like reading a book but better.

  429. Ben Stafford

    Your article on how to start blogging was very informative. All the info was there explaining it logically. I also enjoyed your realistic approach to how long it is going to take you to earn money blogging. This is a great blog.

  430. Amani Lanier

    I’m young but have been recently going through some tough times and I was thinking it would be a good idea to create a blog for teens/tweens/young adults as a place to vent and express their opinions and get advice on certain topics. I’ve always wanted someone to talk and vent and express my opinions to without having a lectur follow, and thats what I want to create with my blog. I was wondering what the chances would be of making a profit or if this is even an idea worth pursuing.

  431. Rob

    hey i loved the article (just bookmarked it).
    i was really interested in how it all worked and you answered all of my questions , im gonna give it a go and see what happens , i had started a blog a few years ago about my town but i had no idea what i was doing .

    thanks for all the info and keep up the good work .

  432. Kaitlin A.

    Thank you. Is there anyway to make money off an opinionated blog that people just get really into? Instead of writing useful articles..I know it sounds dumb, but I feel I could maybe make a blog similar to a TV show to where people want to know what I say next type of thing. I want to write articles, but more of random articles connected to my blog that people would have a humorous time reading possibly.

  433. Lisa

    Thanks so much for this info.I would like to write an article about my journey in starting my blog and add a link to your blog. I have alot to digest and sort through from your article. Lots of information, I am so glad that you are so generous with your knowledge.
    Thanks again and have a blessed day!
    Lisa

  434. BoyerBlog

    Great article and I always enjoy the information here. I’m hoping to inspire people with my blog as well. Thanks again!

  435. Christina

    Thank you so very much for this generous amount of info..
    It is a Blessing to recieve of your Blessings!
    I will admit, my head is full and I am a bit overwhelmed, but I now know a little more than I did this morning!!

  436. Chinnidivs

    Great Blog! I was searching for information on how to make money blogging and your site was listed in one of the top searches in Google. Very informative and useful read for a beginner like me. It gave me the start I needed , thanks to you 🙂

  437. PowerSellerPros

    Well, I’m a couple years late to the game here it looks like, but absolutely great stuff. Very little has changed in the last couple years, so this is all still very useful stuff!

    Especially liked the section on ad placement and testing. I learned this lesson myself when my click-throughs for a specific ad block increased a good 50% simply by moving it down about 75 pixels. It sounds crazy, I know, but I tested it more than once and that simple minor move was definitely legit. Just like you said, test test and test!

  438. Justin

    Awesome guide!

    Quick question for anyone to answer. About how many subscribers should I have on my blog before self-hosting my blog? I mean where it would be safe to assume I would be making money from my blog???

    Thanks

  439. Andrew Barker

    I just want to start off by saying thank you. This was a great article for someone like me who is just starting out with this whole blog thing. It seemed very intimidating before but now I feel like I am starting to get the hang of it and with so many blogs and sites like this with free information on them I feel like the learning curve might not be all that bad. My blog is for helping people make money online using tools other than blogging to make money. And just like blogging it is not something that happens overnight some of the programs work better than others but if you are willing to put the time and effort in you will almost always see some sort of return that will be worth every minuet of hard work.

  440. Jim

    Fabulous article here. In fact, I’ve been inspired enough that for the past several days I’ve set about starting my own website/blog. Thank you so much for your words!

    But there’s a glitch. I’ve gotten Adsense and Chitika to take a chance on me and I’ve generated codes, etc. to put on my Bluehost site. I just have no idea where to paste the codes to make them appear on my site. Any ideas?

  441. Jim

    I thought that I had submitted my query, but apparently not. Here goes again.

    Bob, that was a fabulous and inspiring post! In fact, I have spent the past 4 days setting up my own blog (basiclawprof.com), powered by WordPress and hosted by Bluehost. I found a wonderfully manipulable Theme (the third one I experimented with) and just finished tweaking it this afternoon.

    But for the life of me I cannot get my HTML to take an edit. So while I have accounts with both Adsense and Chitika, with ad codes ready to paste, I cannot put them on my Site.

    I’m sorry to bother you, but can you (or anyone on this list) help me? I can get to the Source through either Mozilla or IE8, but my computer won’t let me modify the code from there.

    Thanks for your help (both past and present),
    Jim

  442. Duke Taber

    I just wanted to thank you for writing this. I came across it about a month ago doing a google search. It put a seed in my brain since I was already writing a column for our local newspaper in rural Wyoming. I started a blog a week ago and have already had 400 hits. Thank you so much, as a pastor of a small rural church, I can see where this will let me continue to do what I love to do, and be released from being bi-vocational.

    Blessings to you!

  443. Rebecca Fontes

    Thank you so much for this article!! I am an avid writer, with an opinion and have been searching for ways to make my opinion known to a larger audience, and yes, get paid for it. I decided to give blogging a try, and went searching for ways to make money off of a blog. I’ve saved this article to my favorites so I can reference it while I’m building my website. Thanks again!

  444. Len

    Thanks for thinking about other as you have. I’m sure everyone appreciates it.

    I thought the information you gave was very informative and needed, at least by me. I wish more people were interested in helping others without attaching a dollar sign to their posts.

    I have a website which offers information on building sites and some of the problems found online and all if for free. I also have a blog, The Internet Snitch, which exposes frauds, scams hoaxes and viruses and how to remove them and this too, is free.

    I do need more information from you so I will be looking forward to another post plus your newsletter.
    Thanks,
    Len, The Internet Snitch

  445. k mangan

    Thanks for your informative articles. Do you ever read a blog and give insight? Please let me know anything I should know.
    God Bless- k mangan

  446. Cecilia

    Amazing … so full of information, plus at least 40 different links to click on in order to learn even more, etc. THANKS! :+)

  447. Christopher

    Great post! I ‘stumbled-upon” this at the right time. I’m in the process of diving into the blog world myself and I was looking for some insight. This is very helpful…I’ll definitely be passing it on. Keep up the great work!

  448. deborah

    this is awesome, thanks for all the advice this gives,although I’m not done reading the whole thing it’s a big help, because I’m very interested

  449. Allen White

    I have a new website about home-farming and gardens and was wondering if you have tips for me. I have had websites in the past, but they did not pan out, to much competition and it was through GDI. I am on my own now and would like some advice, if you could help. Thanks

  450. Thomas Blevins

    I have to say I really enjoyed this article. I have been a computer freak for the last couple of years, and have had a lot of time on my hands to really work on creating a blog that I could have made money from, but never realized that blogging could make me money. I am totally thankful for your article because I now have found my dream job in life-blogging. I know it will take a while, and a lot of hard work, but I am stoked about giving it a try. Thanks for all the tips. They should go along way on helping me reach my new goals…

  451. Alex

    Great post! Thank you for all of the great information. I plan on putting your advice to good use. I think that it is great that you are still getting so many comments on this post, even years later. Hopefully someday my blog will be doing so well!

  452. Minhaz

    Wow. So exhaustively to the point: earning through blogging. I once tried to earn money by blogging. Miserably failed. I admit I did not spend much time on it. This time I would set up another blog, and try as per the suggestions furnished in this article. Sounds like so helpful.

  453. Jaiser Abbas

    Thanks Bob for the great advice! I appreciate you putting all of this together in one easy to read article.

  454. Chakischa

    Your information is so helpful. I added it to my favorites! I was excited when I made my first .19 cents. I find bluehost to be easy to navigate as well. Thanks!

  455. Justin Hammonds

    Thank you for this information. I too am a professional blogger in the network marketing industry. I appreciate your proof, and your method of over delivering. Great value here.

  456. JPS

    Thanks a lot for this awesome tips. I hope to make my blog more meaningful and interesting. This was truly an inspiration for someone like me who is a newbie. Thanks!

  457. Ashley

    Hi Bob!

    You have some excellent tips for increasing cash flow.

    This is one of the first posts I read before I started my own blog, and I always go back to it to see how I can improve.

    Thanks for your help!

  458. Stacy

    I really appreciate these tips and I am using them to set up my blog. I have a question though. How do i add other ads to blogspot. i have adsense on it, but i want to add other adds as well and i am not sure what to do to get them on my blog! thanks for the help.

  459. gary

    Bob,

    I’ve just found your blog and this piece on starting a blog. I know it’s a couple of years old now, but still has incredibly useful information. My wife has recently retired and finally has the time to blog about her passion. I can’t wait to help her with the technical side and put your valuable information to work. Thank you VERY much.

  460. Rob Matysiak

    You ARE truly AMAZING!!! Your blog deserves an AWARD!!! I am absolutely stunned with the amount of information you have provided in your post. It goes to show how much time you have spent to deliver GOOD QUALITY material for those of us who need it most. Nobody out there does that anymore. I appreciate all the efforts that were put into it.

  461. Chaundra

    Just found this yesterday. How inspiring! Thank you, Bob!

  462. V

    I read your article, and have learned so much from it and doing it, especially considering I’m not web design savvy. I’m really taking this seriously as an opportunity for financial freedom. I was on WordPress and got a free blog. I wrote a few posts, to build up my readers. Now, I signed up for Adsense. And the best option for me I thought, since I’m a newbie, was to do web hosting. I chose Bluehost. I know I’m learning little by little and many business people don’t wish to explain exactly how they do what they do. But from reading this article, I feel this is a place where my question will not be rejected as being stupid or to prevent competition. If someone would help me with this question.
    I have my code for the ad, but don’t know where to place it. I spoke to Bluehost and they told me they don’t deal with ads so they couldn’t help me. I spoke to WordPress, and they said they won’t help either since I’m doing the installation. On Google, all I get is how to make the ad, and have the code to copy and paste it, but not where to actually put it on my new domain website. I feel like I’m getting the run around and I’m really anxious to get started. Where can I go to find the html to place the ad? Please advise. Thank you.

  463. Syed

    This a really good way to make money. I have many friends that have told me that they have made more then 500 dollars a month just by blogging about things they like. I would highly suggest this method.

  464. stephanie bailey

    i’m wondering how i would receive the money i earn from a blog. do they send you a check each month or is deposited in an account?

  465. Kristin Young

    Your advice really helped me pay for my website. I didn’t go overboard, just enough to keep the bills paid for the site. I blog about what I love, and can now let the expenses take care of them self.

    • Cindy

      Hey Kristin, I have a question for you if you don’t mind. Did you pay someone to design your blog or you did it yourself and if you did is it successful just like that.

  466. Formula Ganacash

    Thanks for the valuable information is the main thing is true of a website is the optimization of the page, the content also has to be quality and one of the most important things is to get links pointing to your site

  467. Sandy Z

    Yours is a very informative article. I am just starting to research blogging and some of the language is foreign at this point but it will become clearer with time. Thanks for writing this and God bless you.

  468. Nerdy Wallet

    Great tips. I just started my own blog and I have not implemented many of these ideas.

  469. Alexandra

    Hey Bob. I just can’t thank you enough for writing this article. I am a totally blind webmaster, and I can identify with your story. Except that, as I just mentioned,–I can’t see. I was wondering if you could take a look at my blog and give me your opinion about my google adsense placement. Again, thanks for providing this for free. God bless you.

  470. princess

    This is by far ..the clearest blog i ever read …step by step ,,

    Thanks man , so much ..

  471. Geraldine

    Very Inspiring blog to be honest I am really aspiring to have my own blogs so with this, my decision is Final! you know what I mean 🙂

  472. Katherine

    This is great! I’m a college student looking to make a few bucks on the side and blogging sounds like a great way to do it. I probably won’t have the time it takes to keep a blog (or the discipline) but it sounds like a fun thing to try.

  473. Romadhona SEObasic

    This will be a positive reference for my simple blog. I like your presentation. The main lure of the obvious and make money blogging by Google adsense. it motivated me to put ads on my blog better. thanks:)

  474. Emmanuel Uduezue

    I am Inspired by your story, i also, dropped my 9-5 day job to go into full time blogging. Hope to post my own results under this page someday.

    Thanks for sharing.

  475. Tony

    Hi,
    I love this sight and that it has a Christian worldview attached to it. I am 25 and am VERY new to blogging, I was wondering if someone could help me through the Google Adsense installation. It keeps telling me that I need to paste a script thingy in the pages HTML source code or something like that but I am very new and wanted to know if someone could help a rookie.

  476. connie pace

    I am extremely interested in blogging and trying to get involved in it.. First time here but am trying to learn so thinks for the advice.

  477. raja abdullah

    I was really lost when just about to learn and start blogging. Now your blog has given me the guidance to start and be inspired again.

  478. Jenny

    Wow, I was just looking for a short piece that said “do what I do” and did NOT expect so much awesome, helpful info! Thanks for what you do, and I hope it goes well for you. I am sure this won’t be as successful for me as for you, but it is encouraging and I hope you continue to thrive. God bless.

  479. Andrew Reichelderfer

    This post was the first link that popped up in Google. Obviously you’re doing something right! I am going to start my blog soon and have been reading as much as I can, and your post has excelled in being helpful! I’ve bookmarked this page and when I get my blog up and running I’ll definitely recommend you and your articles! Thanks a bunch!!!

    Andrew Reichelderfer
    p.s.- My blog will be more of a vlog (video blog) mostly about camping/hiking and outdoor recreation. Keep an eye out for my videos =]

  480. Tim Barnes, CLU

    After reading this article I altered the Title Tag on my blog to see what SEO benefits there will be.

  481. Chris

    Such a great article. Just wanted to say that this was helpful and you have inspired me to go after what I really want to in life.

  482. blogyjay

    Your articles is giving basic to professional training i have opted few of the points and will use them for my blog, thank for the deep analysis done on the matter

  483. Britni @ Our Eventual Homestead

    These are great tips! I’ve had my blog up and running for a little over a week so I have a lot to learn. Thanks for all the great advice!

  484. JJ

    Thank you so much! You have an amazing blog and i hope one day i can have one as good as yours!

  485. Connor Loretz

    Bob, I just want to thank you for giving me all the tools to create my website. I seriously had no computer/website experience prior. You made everything simple to understand, and though I have been constructing my blog for about 7 months now (learning the ins and outs), it’s pretty close to where I want it to be aesthetically. I seriously couldn’t have done it without this article. Thanks a bunch. I am sure you helped more than just me with it.

  486. Zubair Ahmed

    Hi Bob,

    Many thanks for sharing this article. Very useful and a motivator for me as I have been blogging for money and have started this vocation fairly recently, Knowing how other successful bloggers went about achieving success helps and increases the drive to continue.

    So Thank you again

    Zubair

  487. Ann Chorman

    Great blog! Thank you for your very informative articles! Here is a question for you: how do you keep people from posting inappropriate comments to your blogspot? I am certain that almost every human being has people in their past that wish to or would seek to discredit them if given the opportunity. Is this avoidable? I am talking about comments that go well beyond disagreements or constructive criticism, such as bashing, sharing of inappropriate personal information, etc. In addition, how do you keep up with all emails and/or is it necessary to respond to every comment? Thanks for your input!

  488. How to do it cheap?

    Hi Bob, amazing information. This is the first set of material I have read regarding flogging and it is inspiring! In the past few months, several people have hinted or directly stated to me, “You should start a blog”. Much like many it seems I have no idea what a blog is. I thought take a chance, go online and see what it is about, still not positive this is the venue I should use, but am excited to at least, “Teach this old dog something new”. Thank you for taking the time to share your knowledge!

  489. Janis Ian

    Thank you for sharing. I have a new blog and by reading your article, I got plenty of ideas for my blog to success.

  490. Kristen

    Dear Bob,
    I just read your post from start to finish and found it very helpful and inspiring. I have one big question though: I currently have a wordpress blog (the free kind). Is there a way to make money with this version? I’ve done some research, and it appears the answer is no, unless you have a large following pre-established. I thought I’d ask you, in case you knew something I didn’t.
    Thanks, and great article!

  491. Elizabeth

    Hi Bob,
    First, let me say thank you for all of the helpful info you have put on your site. I recently began a mom blog…pretty much I just want to encourage young moms (as well as myself) to become GREAT moms. So far your site has been my primary resource for getting started, but there is one area I’m struggling with…what do you do about copyright for your blogs? (If you discuss this somewhere and I’ve overlooked it, please forgive the question.) I’ve been a little conflicted by some of the different things I’ve found on the web and just figured I’d ask you. I greatly appreciate any help and thanks again for all of the wonderful info on blogging. I haven’t been at it for long, but am really enjoying it so far and surprisingly it seems to be helping me in my goal to become a better mom, “one whoops at a time” =). Blessings to you, sir!
    Elizabeth from “Mommon Sense”

  492. Wedding photographer in lincoln

    Wow thats a great resource of blogs I have learnt so much and will look forward to putting these into practice so that I can start earning money too.

  493. Dave

    Bob,
    Great article! I have been blogging for full-time for just about a year now. One thing I know that I struggled with was being disciplined to blog everyday. A great resource that I used was by Darren Rowse from Pro Blogger. His shook is “31 Days to Better Blogging!” Plus, he just released a new version. Anyway, I am going to implement some of your strategies.

  494. Aditya Sawdekar

    Hi Bob,

    The article on the basics of blogging was simply stupendous. To say it was ‘great’ would be an understatement. Before landing on your page, I’ve been to many more websites and weblogs, but didn’t find this valuable an information.

    For an aspiring blogger, your blog has surely saved me years of hard work; and what more, I know exactly from where and how to begin. And more importantly, what pitfalls to avoid and what frame of mind to adopt to be successful at blogging.

    Thank You so much Bob.

  495. Sobha

    Hello,
    I have tried many programs through internet. After reading your blog and one more another blog I have decided to follow the instructions of you both. I am little involved in forex and I want to grow that way. I am also getting forex tips from Karl Dittman. So his tps are the main attraction of my blog. There is nothing much in my blog. I have Just started. I have to use the blog to earn from google adsense as well. This blog consists of different types of forex indicators and it will be really useful for forex traders. I am waiting for your valuable comments and instructions.
    Thanks
    Sobha

  496. Ritu

    Am so greatful for this information, thanks a lot. This is what I was looking for but couldn’t find anywhere.
    Thanks a ton!!

  497. melissa

    WOW! Great info! I just added Adsense and was overly excited to see I made 0.38!

  498. Tim

    A wonderful resource of info. Just shows how perseverance and hard work can pay off.

  499. Moises Laurindo

    thank you very much for all this info, its help a lot to understand how blog work’s, i well try to do everything to get it.

  500. Bonnie Solino

    Thanks for sharing your bloging information with those of us who want to share their ideas and knowledge with others.
    Thanks, Bonnie

  501. Free Newbie

    Thank you very much, it is nice and very practical tips.

  502. Kathy Robbins

    Hello-
    I truly have enjoyed this article and bookmarked it as a favorite. I come back to it for pointers pretty regularly.
    One of the things that I want to do is a guest blog article. Your article mentions this as a way to get 20,000 people to a site immediately. I assume that this statement is predicated upon writing a guest blog for a site with 20,000 followers. I have yet to find a site with over 5,000 followers and have found only one of them. Do you have a list of sites that might have 20,000 followers?
    Please let me know,
    Kathy Robbins

  503. MK

    Great stuff

    One question…how about security?

    For example, when one is an affiliate, using a legal entity such as an LLC to say, Amazon, what information would a purchaser be able to see?

    The reason I ask is because, unfortunately, there are those who react inappropriately, even violently, to opinions, etc that differ from theirs.

    Suggestions
    God bless

  504. Heather

    Thanks for sharing all these valuable tips!

  505. Kyle Samera

    This helped a lot. I thought about starting my own blog about making money also. I was wondering if you could give me some feedback on it. Thanks.

  506. Lisha Yost

    So, true. You have to do a lot of work to make money blogging. Everyone thinks you can’t make money blogging, but you can. There are so many nay-sayers out there. Many people just aren’t trying hard enough or working hard enough at it. You have to be consistent. You can’t post one blog post and expect riches. It actually has to be a job, at least for a while. I am conducting an experiment and documenting it in my blog where I discuss how to make money blogging: onlinemoneytrip.blogspot.com. This is to see if creating a ton of free content rich blogs with ads and affiliate products that are highly marketed can create an income. I know it can, that’s why I’m doing it. But I have to do it to prove it to everyone that it’s possible if you put the work in.

    Thanks again for all the tips. I always enjoy reading what you have to say, and I always gain a lot of knowledge from you. You’re awesome!

    ~Lisha

  507. Calvin Johnson

    Thank you for so generously sharing. This might help me do ministry better in a number of ways. God bless you bro

  508. kelly

    The information you have shared is every so helpful. I appreciate your website, honestly, and clear direction.
    I am starting my own blog, and like so many others, and you at one point, have never done this before! However, I am excited. I have a question…
    I have gone so far as to purchase a domain name (a .com name). I have not yet found a hosting site or set up a wordpress account. I am still navigating my way through this and am not ready to spend the money on paying the monthly service fee until I have some time to set up and get my feet wet. If I go with wordress.com and get a free blog site, will I be able to LATER switch to my hosted site and keep all of my previous entries? Or will I be starting over?

  509. Brian Yang

    Nothing but awesomeness. I don’t know if there is a post out there that compares in terms of quality and depth that c overs this topic.

    I may have to edit my top 6 internet marketing websites lists to include yours!

  510. Christy Moormann

    The fact that this article is still amazingly helpful and relevant two years later testifies to the “rightness” of your unique pathway in blogging for a living. Thank you so much for sharing this. I have been sitting here taking notes on this article and am excited to start blogging. I blog at work…but I already make money on that. I want to blog individually as well and this is like a turbo-boost to help me get started. God bless you for your willingness to contribute such useful content for free 🙂

  511. Shane Garrison

    I’m so glad I found this blog, great information from someone who is a full time blogger. Just the kinda of information I needed, biggest takeaway from this post was Avoid time wasters. Thanks, and so true!

  512. Vicky

    Thanks so much!! This was great… I’ve been hesitant up until now about the whole blogging scene and you’ve inspired me to start my own!

  513. Vivian

    Thanks so much for writing this article, very good information here. I have been writing about a year now for Examiner.com, and I am just now noticing an increase in earnings. I like to write articles, and am seriously thinking about starting a blog. Thanks for sharing very much appreciate the information. I am the Televangelism and Christianity Examiner at Examiner.com. Thanks again and God Bless You!

  514. Jon

    My question, and I’m not sure if it has been answered, is how do you pay taxes on this? I mean, if this does become your job and you begin making money on it, how is it reported and all that jazz?

    Thank you for the article though. It got me to want to try something I’ve wanted to do for a while.

    Thanks,

    Jon

  515. priz

    wow…thanks for the great tips! God bless!

  516. Dianez

    Thank you Bob! Very informative article. I too want to start my own blog and gradually build it up to earn good income. I have been going thru a lot of websites looking for guidance. No hesitation in saying your article was the best!

    I am banking on my qualities like hard work, persistence and patience for this. I have no formal training to write and don’t think have the flare too. But will practise on it. I have more than one topic in mind and am confused as to will it be a mess if I write on more than one topic on one blog. Moreover, could you tell me if the web hosts you have mentioned cater to customers outside the US as I live in the Sultanate of Oman!

    Will be eternally grateful for your suggestions!

    Thanks,
    Dianez

  517. Phil Barry

    Your site, and your advice, are superb. Your articles are well-written and clear, honest and frank, very useful, and I an surely many others are benefitting from your shared wisdom and experience. Thank you!

  518. marshall

    Thanks for all the info!

  519. Darwin

    Thanks for this post. I’ve been reading this since I planned to write a blog during my spare time. Now, I am starting to write again and I hope that I can follow all your instructions herein. When I write a blog about my experience in learning to make my own website, I give so much credit to you and include this link to my site.More Power.

  520. Wolly Really

    WOW….thanks for the blog christianpf it was very helpful.
    To make money in a new and safe way
    And who doesn’t need to make money these days? haha…

  521. Debbie

    Thank you for your article! You were able to explain a complex subject (to a beginner like me) in a way that made sense. I appreciate the direction and inspiration!

    God Bless!

  522. David Wolf

    Great info, thanks for all of the great advice, i plan on making several blogs in several niches to hopefully earn a little money from them. Thanks for the pointers!

  523. Dick Grimmett

    great info! it answered many of my questions.

  524. Crafty Mama

    GREAT article! Thanks for all of the information!!

  525. Karno

    Thank you for your articles. I have read it and inspirated me to learn more n more about blogging. I hope i can be like you…

  526. Mark

    I agree, I think that what we’re seeing is that more and more people are becoming authors and creating their own products. And you’re right, webmasters get to keep 100% of the revenue from their own products being sold on their site, while ad networks pay a much smaller portion of earnings. The situation should get better and better, as barriers to entry for both decrease year after year. Perhaps we will reach a point when everyone is selling their own product directly.

  527. R. Anderson

    Thank you for your generosity and sharing this information. It’s a Godsend. It’s bookmarked and will be used for future reference. May the Lord continue to bless you!!!

  528. FaithfulMom

    Your website is a tremendous blessing. I have bookmarked it. Thank you so much!

  529. Jessica T

    I’ve been making just a little bit of money from adsense on my blog, but now I will be taking the advice you’ve given in this article and trying to put it to good use! Thanks!

  530. Rick

    Very well done! I’ve seen much of this info, but you did a great job in making it coherent. I’m just getting my blog off the ground, and it’s great to read real-world info from someone who’s successful in this field.

    I’ll be back often.

    Rick

  531. Lea Sadler

    Bob:

    Couple of questions for you.

    At your suggestion, I signed up for Bluehost a year ago. But I’m not considering switching to HostGator. (And I’m happy to see that you did the same thing–kinda validates my own thoughts on this being a good idea…) But I wanted to ask you–what was your experience like transferring your sites? Is this a difficult process, with downtime involved?

    One of the benefits offered by HostGator is UNLIMITED URLs…and considering I’ve already purchased additional URLs in the past few months, I see that I would have actually paid less, overall, had my site been hosted by HostGator.

    Also–wondering why you keep sites hosted at multiple providers, if you have one favorite provider. Doesn’t that cost more? If you only had one host with unlimited site hosting, you’d only have one monthly fee–instead of fees from several providers.

  532. Damaris J.

    You have been such a blessing. Reading your articles has impacted my life in many ways. Continue to let God use you!

  533. Rachael

    What a wonderful, well thought out and very informative article! I will be lookin into your tips today!

    Why have I never seem this article before??

    Well done on your success and all the best for the future!

    Rachael

  534. Yesteryear Embroideries

    It has been so long since you posted this, you might not even read comments here any longer, but I just now found this wonderful article and want you to know it was very helpful. I have blogged for many years now, but am trying to make a little more $$ at home. I enjoyed reading and learning on this article, and I am impressed that you take the time to help others. That is what it is all supposed to be about……….right? God bless you in your work and future endeavors. Blessings,Kathleen

  535. Ben - BankAim

    Wow Bob,

    Very encouraging story on how you got started! Just says a lot to never stop and never quit, even when things get hard. I know that its been a struggle to keep blogging but I am going on 2 years strong and just now am starting to see a difference.

    Thanks for taking the time to write this article. Definitely a motivational pick up for me!

  536. kris

    thanks for such a useful article. sent it to lots of friends!

  537. Luanne

    Now that the Good Lord has allowed me the time to devote to my passion, I discovered your blog. You have provided great advice, links and strategies. I will likely return on a regular basis.

  538. brandib

    Thank you so much for the information! I definitely am going to try this all 🙂 have you ever heard of wealthy affiliates? It’s supposed to be an all-in-one website business starter. I’m not a part of it but I wonder what youve heard about it.

  539. Anthony Rohn

    The content is really very useful. It helps us to discover the huge monetary potential in blogging and this will definitely motivate us to move forward.

  540. Rebecca

    I don’t hate what I do at my job, I just miss my little girl. I will be back to study this more. I googled “how to make money with a blog” and found you I don’t know how much I read before I realized I was at christianpf.com 🙂
    God Bless you.

  541. Kim

    Thank you so much for these articles! I have wanted to blog for years but I’ve hesitated in the past because I didn’t know the first thing about how to start a blog and go from there. For the past few weeks, something has been nagging at me to just do it and then I found these articles. I hope you realize how truly appreciated sharing your knowledge is!

  542. Hannah

    Thanks for all the tips…I’m more of a small time/funny girl blogger myself, and I don’t plan on making tons of cash through my blog, but I enjoy the writing and have been curious if signing up for Adsense would be worth my while or not.

    I really appreciate all the sources and blogging tips as well. You have a great ministry here…glad you can do it full-time!

  543. Pam A

    hey!
    Great blog post! I started a couple blogs a few years back and had to best of intentions of making some money from them. I was researching seo, decorative themes and also had a journal with my handwritten article ideas that I intended to add to my blogs. Trust me, I call myself doing it all to perfect it. Then, life happened. I had to find a steady paycheck. Then my lifestyle led to the creation of my daughter (who is now 14months old)!! I”ve been working and taking care of her. But it all comes back to wanting to live a comfortable life, being able to provide for my daughter, raise her as a Christian, becoming a better Christian myself, and living life to the fullest and not just coasting through life. I say all of that to say- great blog, very insightful, helpful and detailed. I will be returning as often as I’m allowed with a toddler attached to my every move, (lol) to use your knowledge as a guide to getting back into my blogging career. And here’s a note- blogging full time is another form of entrepreneurship and I studied entrepreneurship for nearly four years in college. Trust me, a high degree of accomplishment comes from being your own boss and being in charge. So to all Bloggers- Take Charge and Flourish! keep a look out I plan to make a name for myself in some form of business..

  544. Interested

    I feel dumb asking this question but collect the money that is sent to you, is it thru paypal or your bank account? How do people actually pay to read what you write?

  545. Alisa P

    I have been searching for weeks on how to make some kind of income on the internet.I am 39,and had to quit my job in June do to health.I have to make income.This is the first page I went to on blogging info.Out of all the money hoarding,stingy,greedy,and heartless people in the world sadly today,I come straight to you.I don’t know,I always look at it as a sign.Not only was all of your information great,it was free just to help someone out.Ever watch the movie, Pay It Forward ? If not,do so. I think its one that everyone in the world should watch.If I can ever figure all the blog stuff out,ill post a link. Many Blessings

  546. Matt

    This is one of the most informative blogs I have read. I have been looking for a great artical,and have found one. Thanks so much for the infomation it was really helpful.

  547. timothy

    i just want to say this is excellent information,,i will be coming back here to study and fine tune my skills in blogging……..i actually did have a website one time,,i created a website,that would automatically update itself,,many articles on many subjects always new content being created,,got it approved by google adsense,,they put their ads on it,,,but the problem i had was getting traffic to my site,,it was like having a huge store with anything a person could want in the middle of the jungle.. no traffic,,bummer,,so i took my website down,,,have been blogging some,,,hope to get it together one day,,,i have a blog with a few christian poems i wrote,,but no traffic,,very frustrating,,but im learning,,anyway thanks for the information…

  548. Jimmy

    Hi Bob,

    I have two questions:

    1) How can I add the privacy page?
    2) I tried joining in your forum to submit a guest post, but I have trouble with the question segment. They are asking for a two questions and I can’t figure that out.

    Cheers

  549. Stephanie

    I can’t tell you how much this has helped me. I just started a blog, and I want to do it right from the beginning. Right now, I only have a few viewers a day. I bookmarked this page and refer to it regularly. Thank you so much for sharing honestly. It’s hard to find this information because everyone is afraid you’re going to outdo them I think. Again, I can’t thank you enough!

  550. Shelby

    Thank you so much for these articles! I’ve always wanted to start a blog but had NO idea how to get it off the ground. I can’t wait to put your tips to good use 🙂

  551. Mark Valencia

    I like material written heartfelt and I have been searching for a website like yours to improve my understanding of blogging. So, I’ve only just landed here and I have a bit of reading to go yet; however, I already can connect with your site better than some of the other “big boys” on the net (and I’ve even read some of their books) but your blog’s clearer.
    Well done and thanks for the well-written info.
    Mark

  552. Valerie

    Hi Bob

    Thanks for the great tip. I am contemplating buying facebook fans. From your experience, do you think it is worthwhile doing it? If so, which company delivers genuine fans to you?

    Thanks in advance.

  553. Frank

    Great advise , i see you have experience on how to make money from a blog.
    The info here are very usefull , i will bookmark your site to come back .Some advuce are new to me and i will follow them. Thank you for your dedication

  554. tony

    This article is well written and very helpful. I know that blogging for money is not easy and takes a lot of time, patience and hardwork. Congrats for your success.

  555. Lori Bryant

    Bob, this is a great article. I have wanted to learn how to do this for sometime. I love to write and have alot of spare time in the winter to get this up and running. I have been following your guidelines step by step but, I have a question. I have two blogs with WordPress.com so, I thought I would have no problem figuiring out WordPress.org. Big problem. I am completely computer illiterate and just keep trying till I finally figuire things out. I am determined to complete this (it will not defeat me!! I hope!) Can you are one of your readers tell me how on earth I get into my wordpress.org setup. I have spent hours trying to find things with no luck. I am a very visual person and if I can see it I can usually do it. Please help!! I can’t find the buttons! Ha!

    Thanks,
    Lori Bryant

  556. Lori Bryant

    Bob, never mind!! I just found you page that helps set up the word press blog! I can never thank you enough!! I have signed up.
    Thank you,
    Lori B.

  557. lori ryan

    Can’t understand why you wouldn’t have gotten tons of great feedback from all the information you have shared about earning money blogging. Prior to reading your articles, I only had a vague idea that blogs can be profitable. Due to some major life changes, I find myself unemployed and feverishly trying to find a job. In the back of my mind has always been the idea that i might be able to suppliment my income if I could find a good way to do so. Your articles have been a huge help to me and I am sure that I will continue to refer back to them as I work on creating my own blog. I thank you for all your time, effort, and the good energy you have put into your blog….l

  558. Oneil

    Very interesting reading. Planning on getting a blog going in the near future and all of the information you are providing will be put to good use. Great article. Thanks a million.

  559. richarddaugherty

    why is it that one person has all the money needed to live a happy fulfilled life and another person in the same oupation cant manifest two nickles to rub togeather? The answer is found in scripture one man is rich in his mind and the other the victim of a proverty mentality(proverbs as a man thinketh in his heart or sub consious mind so is he.

  560. Calvin Chiong

    Thanks for writing a thorough article about making money from blogs. I learn something new and hope to test drive your ideas soon. what a wonderful article!!

  561. Calvin Chiong

    Great and well manage website/ article. Thank you! I will be right back!

  562. mudah

    wow…
    its really help me as beginner blogger…
    thanks a lot…

  563. Cyvre

    I read this, and got inspired to start up my own blog business 😛 Its nice to read a guide that is very honest, and not the “full of lies” ones that you see everywhere that say things like “oh yeah, make a blog and you will be earning $300 in your first month!”

    Great Blog, i bookmarked this page as a reference for my future endevours

  564. Paulyn Lloyd

    Hi Bob, thanks for an enlightening and well written article.
    I combine articles and inspirational quotes on my site and I was looking for ways to generate more traffic. Thanks to you I have found them.
    I will be putting a lot of this into practice to improve my ranking.
    All the best.
    Paulyn

  565. Todd Cardon

    Great article. One question though, I am fairly new to blogging and I use wordpress.com, how do I get ads on my wordpress blog? I have heard you can’t just upload ads if you use wordpress. Do you need to purchase a domain? This would be of great help of you or someone reading this could respond. [email protected]

  566. Ron

    Wow! Absolutely priceless information. Thanks for everything!

  567. emmanuel john

    Great work from a great guy. Very expository. Keep it up Bob. God bless you.

  568. Phyllis

    Hi, I’m a beginner blogger, I have so much to learn, and reading all these posting and Bob’s web site I’m excited and afraid all at the same time. My mind goes into so many different directions. Reading all of your posting makes me feel better about this undertaking.
    Thanks for sending out your imputs and feelings about blogging.
    I will continue to read and learn.
    Thanks Again
    Phyllis

  569. Jeffrey

    Bob: Thanks for a great primer on blogging. I have a great niche idea for a blog website and you have helped me immensely. I wish you continued success.

  570. caroline

    Great post! For those saying your giving it all for free, they’re overestimating the idea and underestimating execution 🙂

  571. Ann Kroeker

    It sure would be nice to make money from just one page on my site. For some reason, a post I wrote about cooking steel cut oats overnight in a crock pot, using the crock as a double-boiler, has been a huge resource with thousands of hits. Is there a way to make money on only one page so that less popular pages on my site aren’t peppered with adsense ads?

  572. Youthful Investor

    This article will remain in my favorites for many more months to come. It has become the hallmark of how I have designed my website and have been methodically implementing the techniques and strategies as they have come up.

    I want to urge potential bloggers of the importance of budgeting your time and coming up with a plan for development of your blog. Getting your head high in the sky with getting rich is fine, but you cannot let it control your whole day because it is likely that it will. When you first start and you do not see instant results it hurts and confuses you.

    The biggest bit of advice I can urge is to write because you like it initially and use it as a project. For example, my blog I am using as a supplement to my resume. I will be able to show employers I can methodically update it with quality content. I am hardworking and consistent. Do not quit your day job. Make it a hobby that will eventually make money.

    The other thing is do not be afraid to invest money in your blog. But do not go over board. Focus on quality content, a great domain name, and excellent hosting. Tons of images and graphics are distracting and may be a waste of money. You want your readers to enjoy the readings and be able to read them quickly.

  573. Lisha Yost

    By far one of the most thorough blog posts I’ve ever read. And definitely the most throrough for how to make money blogging.

    🙂

  574. Flower

    Great information!! 5 STARS!!! People are looking for ways on how to earn money online but few are successful because they are using the wrong tools. Blogging is an effective way to make money online. I have found now the effective site that will also help make an outstanding numbers.

  575. Franck Silvestre

    I enjoyed reading this post, although I don’t blog directly for money. There is another way to make money with a blog which is blogging to communicate with your subscribers. In this model, the blog isn’t used as the primary way to earn an income, but it does help to maintain an already existing income, and sell additional products to existing buyers.

    Plus it can also act as a way to listen to customers and prospect needs to create new products in the future.

    Franck Silvestre

  576. Elements of Tech

    Bob, thanks for writing this fantastic article. It was enough to get me really fired up about starting my own blog–and maybe make some money in the process! Even if I don’t get money anytime soon, at least I get to spend time dabbling in my interests and sharing helpful information with other people.

    Ever since I read this article, I’ve referred to it repeatedly for lots of useful information. Thanks for the free advice!

    Andrew

  577. Jogi Nayak

    And thank you so much for the fantastic article. im definitely using all these tips and tricks

  578. Luke

    Very interesting facts you have here about blogging helped me out a lot thanks

    • PopularBlogSite

      Just like Luke, I also appreciated the free information. Thanks!

    • MacSage

      Great post. I’m wondering how much a month you make blogging these days.

      Thanks!

    • BeckBeck

      In general I like the article very much. I’ve even forwarded it to one of my best friends because she and I would both love to work from home. That being said, I’ve not seen an answer to your question, but I’m very interested to know how much is made by working 10 hours a week. The chart shows how long it took to see an increase in revenue, but it didn’t say what the revenue was. 10 hours a week to make $20 per month is a lot of hard work for peanuts. The chart would have made more sense if it had shown the Y Axis in dollar amounts, but there is no gauge at all. Is the highest point $5, $20, $500? Nobody knows. She says that she makes enough to pay her bills each month and that this has replaced her day job. But there are a lot holes in those statements. Was her day job part time or full time? Is she single and carries the whole load herself or is she 1 of three roommates and has minimal bills? She says nothing about the actual $$$. That scares me. Her disclaimer is that you won’t get rich over night. I get that. Kudos to her for doing all the leg work and sharing with us how to do it. There ia a lot of salesmanship here. I am laid off and would love to work from home. That is why I’m interested and that is why I’m concerned.

  579. Titus

    Just began my blogging adventure on poetry and creative expressions, and stumbling upon this article truly encouraged me greatly. Thank you for sharing your experience with everyone. Wishing you all the best, and God bless.

  580. Joe Polvino

    Bob, thank you for this excellent post. I am starting a blog and am finding this all very foreign, but you have helped me get past a few stumbling blocks. I’m still searching for someone to explain AdSense in terms I can understand, though. Maybe a future topic geared toward people who know *nothing* about it????

    -joe

  581. Rebecca Fonte

    Bob,
    Thank you so much for this site. It has helped me and so many other people. I am about to transition out of the Army, and would love nothing more than to me a living from this. I will of course have a day job until that’s possible, but I’m grateful to have such a great resource to help me along the way! Thanks again!

  582. Emman Lijesta

    This article is a great inspiration for me. I know I’m still far from my blogging goals, but I’ll definitely get there as long as I’m persistent. I learned a lot from this.

  583. Anthony

    Thanks for sharing this info, wish I will be successful to my blogs. thanks again

  584. Nina Flanders

    That was an amazing article. Thank you for giving us all that info for free! Im going to try and use all the tools you just gave me. Thanks again!

  585. Hika

    Thank you so very much for all the pertinent infromation. I have been trying to figure out this whole blogging thing and you have explained it in such detail. You are an amazing person to just put it all out there for the world to see/use. Thank you!
    I hope to see you commenting on my site some day 😉

  586. Onyemaechi oti

    The whole article have given me a head start to pursue my website. I am publishing supernatural experience on my site which is prophetic word of wisdom daily. Thanks for locating your site

  587. Rue

    Hey Mine just gave me a message saying Your payments are currently on hold. Action is required to release payment. and i think my earnings dropped right after. IS this a trick?

  588. Lee

    Great article. I am currently working on my blog and it is a lot of work. Hopefully in two years I will see the success that you have.

  589. Savanna

    Hello,
    I wonder if you can help me out with some advice. I would like to blog about a book I have written. Do you think that would work? I thought that I would put on a couple of pages daily until I have published my book on a blog. Another question is, could people copy these pages? After all It took me about 4 years of work on this book and am still hoping to sell it through a blog. what do you think? Any suggestions would greatly be appreciated. This resource article was very helpful
    Thanks a bunch.

    • Helen Goad

      Hi Savanna.

      Just wondering what the feed back was about doing your book as a blog???

      I too was thinking along the same lines, so please take a minute to let me know.

      Thanks.

      Helen

  590. Justin Germino

    Very interesting, I haven’t tested the privacy policy thing, or the start/end tags and will try those. How many sites do you run to get $1500 per month in AdSense, and what are your top performers averaging per month individually?

  591. YouthfulInvestor

    This post is one of my absolute favorites on blogging and has been the most honest and comprehensive method on the topic. I have worked on systematically applying these methods and suggestions over the short course of two months that I have had a blog. I have not made any money yet, but this is due in large part to the particular niche I am targeting and the competition that I have. Nevertheless I have watched my Alexa rank jump several million positions in just these two short months, far more than many websites that are years old. Similarly I have acquired some extremely beneficial and arguably rare back links from high ranking websites. I have been aggressive with social media, although it is not paying off as well as I expected. Most of my traffic comes from forums I post on and has recently exploded. Thanks again! It is in my favorites and I will continue to check back on it as needed.

  592. Nick Kronner

    Very nice article especially for a new blogger such as myself. Looks like I have much to learn but it’s very exciting and even though my blog is only 3 weeks old, I believe I’ve found my niche. I like to talk about video games, and blogging is my outlet to not only talk about my passion for games but also to help other gamers out looking for that edge. Thanks again!

  593. Riley

    I am not looking to get rich fast, but it would be nice to make a small income on the side, especially doing something I love… How early is too early to start using these tools you suggested? I am really interested in Google AdSense, but, I don’t have a large amount of followers at this point… On the other hand, every time I publish a new story, I gain a few more followers. Would you suggest that I wait until I have x amount of followers?

  594. Tony

    This is by far the most helpful single resource out there for getting started. I’m following as much of your advice as I can. As soon as I get a decent links page set up your site will definitely be on there!

  595. nadine

    Thank you so much, this is awesome information. And nice to get info from a christian, I am a reborn christian. I am a mom of 4 and I am so keen to start my own baking company one day, and I think starting a blog about my cakes and bakes is a good way to start, so if you have any further tips for me, I would really appreciate it.

    Regards
    Nadine

  596. Madeline

    Thank you for you for sharing your wisdom! It helped me get started! Blessings to you!

  597. Kshitij Mittal

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  599. Celeste

    Great article. You’ve given me so much to think about and now, more than ever, I want to go out and try to help people with my own blogging. I wish you continued success!

  600. Eva Walz

    It’s nice to see people still wanting to help others for free. Thanks so much for the information.

  601. Kamika Stewart

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  602. Melanie

    Hi there,
    I just read this entire article and am so grateful I found you! What a blessing you are to provide this information for free to help out newbies and anyone else wanting to try and make money blogging. I am having a micro niche site created for me right now (should be live in a day or so). I didn’t get to choose the niche (fleas?) . This will be my start with IM and I want to start a blog and your information is the easiest to comprehend that I’ve found. This can be an intimidating venture and you help make it not so much, which is an answered prayer! So thanks again!

  603. Benjamin

    Nice article Peter! I wish I had come across this before when you were making all those logos for my sites! This is a great overview of getting started blogging! I started my own personal finance blog 4 years ago and I too have experienced the rewards (both financial and otherwise) that blogging can bring. Additionally, I’ve learned a lot through the process and met a lot of great people! All this because I decided to try something different one day! There is certainly a lot of competition these days when it comes to blogging so I wouldn’t get your hopes up too much for overnight success, but if you’re passionate about a particular topic and stick with it, readers will come!

  604. Mon SH

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  605. Bryan Thompson

    Thank God for good souls like yourself. If you only knew what your information means to someone like me. I can litteraly write a book about all of the fruitless jobs that I have been through, in fact I have already started. I couldn’t thank you enough if I tried for an hour. Just know that you are doing some real good things for some people who realy need it.BT

  606. Walter

    I know this has been posted for awhile now, but I have to say I just started blogging and found this very helpful. Thanks for the great info!

  607. Mark Stone

    Thanks for taking the time to post this information for everyone to access for free! I appreciate your simply put “no nonsense – straight forward” advice.

  608. lary

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  609. Manny Figuerres

    Excellent! Really informative article. Can’t wait to start my own blog…

  610. Curtis Steinhauer

    The Most educational article on professional blogging I’ve read yet. Also the most inspirational. Crazy how the lord works sometimes. Just the fact that I was reading up on this subject and the article that has been the most helpful is on a christian blog that isn’t even necessarily about blogging is some good confirmation for me and my plans. Thank you for the education and confirmation.

  611. Martha

    Thanks a lot for all the tips, this really helps a lot. I had no idea about making money with a blog and now I have the starting information and insider tips all in one.
    It really is a great guide. I am reading it now the third time to remember all the important things.

  612. Megacoolmama

    Thanks so much for all of this advice! This is probably the first webpage (out of many) that I have read that is honest and helpful. You are very giving in your knowledge…I am sure that many have benefited from your wisdom and experience! I currently have my own blog, and would like to start to monetize it a little (just to see what happens). I would love to be able to stay home with my children and run my blog for a living, but I realize that earning that kind of money will take time (in order to surpass what I make with my full-time teaching job). Hopefully, with your tips, I can begin to realize my dream! Thanks so much again and Merry Christmas!

    • Ashley

      Hey- I just happen to come across your comment. I just had my first child in October and have been writing a blog about her and my experiences as well. I am staying at home with my daughter (one of my last post was about this). I was also a full time teacher, now I’m going to watch a few other children in my home, which will almost supplement all of my teaching salary. Have you ever thought of that? That way you can stay at home, still make money, and blog! There’s a huge market for it!

    • Megacoolmama

      Hi, Ashley! First of all, thanks for responding to my comment! Also, I think it’s wonderful that you have been able to stay home and supplement what you made teaching…that is quite an accomplishment! I know that I can eventually do what you suggested if I put all of my efforts into it. However, I do know that it will take time to make the $75,000/yr. I make teaching. Since I also provide insurance and retirement, I would have to look into those options. My husband makes less than half what I make, so I definitely have to have some sort of income. The neighborhood that I am in seems to be made up of many SAHM who care for other children, so I would have to really market myself there! How long did it take you to get to where you wanted to be with your income? Once again, congrats to you for following your dream…I hope to one day get to where you are! 🙂

  613. David Jeffers

    Thanks for sharing! I think most people starting out blogging have a lot to learn and just following up on what you have suggested will keep me busy anyway.

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  615. Gupta

    After reading your article, I am about to start a blog. While testing it, I used the Jetpack subscription widget. I created a subscriber, however, I am unable to see the subscriber list.

    Also, I did a registration on the blog with another email id, so a user as a subscriber was created. However, this user (as a subscriber role) does not get the updates on new posts.

    Can you help? I used wordpress.

  616. Ashley

    Thanks so much for the information! My Dad has been telling me for awhile to “publish”- although I think he means “publish” as in write a book- my blog. I’ve given it a little thought. I’m afraid that the “Mommy Blog” market is all taped out, but I guess I don’t need to make tons of money off it! Even just a few dollars would be neat, I write in it almost every day anyways! Worth a try! Thanks again!

  617. Paul

    Thank you for the information. I have started a blog but have sporadically posted (only four since 2008). I want to be serious about this in the coming year. These articles have helped me understand some of the things I need to do. Thanks again.

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  619. Ed O'Brien

    Thank you for your article, I believe it will be a great help getting me started. I do have a question though, you mentioned allowing Guest Posting. How is that done? Also I am new to blogging and hate the free twenty eleven theme I am using but cannot afford to purchase a real theme yet, can you recommend a free them to use? Thank You for your time. Ed

  620. Ian Smith

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    This is very useful information. I would love to see how things are different if you were to write it today. I joined the Yakezie Challenge (it didn’t start at the time that you wrote this) and I have learned a lot from a bunch of people who have learned or are learning right now. Also I use Market Samurai. I don’t think that was out at the time either. Any follow ups would be great. I will repost this too because it is invaluable and is how you would like to be repaid.

    Jai

  622. Daniel Dickey

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      That is great! How much were you making each month and how much are you makeing now?

    • Cynthia

      I am definitely starting my blog after reading this article. I am prompted to stop my head-scratching and chin rubbing and put my ideas out there in my own blog! Thank you so much for sharing generously!

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  625. Paul

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  630. Lauran Childs

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  633. Lucy

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  640. Victoria Pickrell

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  641. Kiesha Smith

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  642. Jamie

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  643. Stacey

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    Have an incredible day!
    Stacey

  644. Nathan

    Bob,
    This was an amazing article and the most informative I have come across. I was looking for ways to mainstream my web page as I have been on it about 9 months and thanks to you I think I have a few idea’s on what I can do. I wanted it to A. get more veiwers and B. make some money down the road. Sounds like I now know a lot on how to do both! Thanks so much for your hard work I know this wasn’t easy and took time. I am glad I stumbled across this!

  645. Neal

    Wow, thanks for the information. I do Taxes on the side and I like what you mentioned about that you were passionate about helping others. My goal is not really to do more and more taxes. My goal is to help folks with Spreadsheets. I’ve taught night classes on Excel at our local College and now would like to offer a weekly for now BLOG on doing various Excel Spreadsheets. Maybe starting off with Lessons, then later as folks listen in, take on their requests and build them publicy for everyone to use.

    Best Wishes and Thanks Much,
    Neal

  646. Shannon Quinn

    I’m really glad I found your article and your blog! Thanks alot for your hard work!

  647. Jeff

    Bob, Wow! Thanks so much for the info! I am referring to this over and over again. A quick question: WordPress offers to sell the rights to a domain name through them ($17/year + $8 for privacy). Are there any benefits/disadvantages of doing it through them vs. the other sites (a la GoDaddy, etc.) that you mentioned?

    Again, thanks soooo much! I will link this info as soon as I figure out how!

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  650. Harvey

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  651. BRENT

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  652. Joy

    I know this comment is coming very late but all the same I wish to express my profound gratitude for the information provided. I was about giving up on making money online but your info came just at the right time. I hope I will be able to implement most of the things you wrote. Hopefully I will write you again when I finally make it. Many thanks!

  653. Graciela

    I’ve been doing this for a lot of years, so much of what you write here, for me, is now common sense. For a beginner blogger though who wants to make money at it, you’ve given some excellent tips (and even I found a couple I hadn’t thought about before :)), thanks!

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  655. Mike Saucedo

    This is some great information you got here. I just started a blog last year then I dropped it for a few months because I had to focus on my 9-5 (getting married and having a baby on the way might have something to do with it as well). But for some reason, I picked it back up again a few days ago. Redesigned the whole layout and added some more content. Let me tell you this… adding the privacy policy DOES YIELD MORE from adsense. I didn’t believe it but in less than 24hrs. of adding the privacy policy, I can already tell the RPC is already way higher. Anyways, I just wanted to let you know that I am well on my way to becoming a full timer like yourself but I know it’s going to require a lot of work. Don’t worry, not gonna quit my day job. Thanks for all this info. It was very helpful!

  656. Robin

    I just wanted to say thank you for all of your help. You have made this process a lot easier. You would make a great teacher!

  657. Tina

    Thank you so incredibly much dear brother! I am a single mother with 4 kids and a lifetime of abuse, trying to scrape by with a min. wage job and the help of a very generous support group God brought into my life…the last 3 yrs have been getting my feet back under me and my head somewhat straight as to what life is meant to be, and learning who I am. One thing I am is a writer, and I have been wanting to blog about my experiences and help others, and earn a living, eventually, also. I struggle with depression and that has been an issue with getting moving on my site, but finally got brave and told a dear friend what I am trying and said friend has really stepped in with the support and the encouragement and the boot in my rear I needed *smile*. I have spent the last week learning, and now need to start writing…this article has been invaluable and I can guarantee I will be coming back to it for some time! Bless you for sharing what you have learned…hopefully I will be able to pay the bills soon! *smiles* The tools and links you provide…awesome. “He who gives to the poor lends to the Lord, and He will not be slack in repaying” This is a giving….Jesus, repay him well…..

  658. Lisa

    Thank you for this site, this has been an inspiration to me to begin my blogging career. We fell into the same situation as I was downsized suddenly after spending 15 years in a corporate executive position and now I am going to attempt a try at blogging and doing something I have a passion about.

  659. Ryan Owens

    Thanks for the great article. I still have to do some exploring to start making $$$ off my blog and you’ve definitely helped give me the direction I need. My question is, are the CPC and CPM sites free to use? And once you sign up and add their widget or ad to your site, do you have to do anything else or does it automatically work for you (sorry if that question is confusing)? Thanks!

  660. Daniel

    Absolutely fantastic article, Bob.

    You packed in a ton of very useful information.

    The only downside for me when reading such a thorough post on “How to make money with a Blog” is having to admit that I have so much more work to do.
    Blogging can be one of the easiest and at times one of the most difficult things we can do(As far as a way of making money) depending on how we have been approaching it.

  661. Juan Benitez

    This is a great article! thanks.
    I applied some of your tips and i think is working well.

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    You have no idea how much I have wanted to start a blog. Thank you for making the whole process so clear and with step by step instructions I really think blogging is my new best friend.

  663. Lok Bahadur Thapa

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  664. Prince

    God bless you man…. Good info from the head to the heart.

  665. Scott

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  667. Ashley Maynard

    Well I have to admit that I’ve slacked off lately, and more or less put my blogging efforts on hold for a bit.

  668. Dawn

    I really appreciate the time you spent, creating this article! It is true that there are many out there charging hundreds of $$$ for this valuable information. I have my own business and plan on blogging to draw attention to it, but really didn’t have a clue, and my startup funds are limited! I am one of the readers who found you with a Google search. I will bookmark and check your site periodically for both blogging and PF tips, and once I get my own site up, I will be sure to link with you. Be Happy, Be Healthy, and God Bless!

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    Great article/blog!!!! I promise to post link to your blog once I have successfully started my own 🙂 The detail with which you describe the blogging process is irreplaceably helpful!

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  673. Jack

    I only came across this today 2-21-12 and note that there haven’t been any new notes in over a year. Are you still making money blogging? Is there anyting you would add to this article now. I don’t know anything about such things so I hope that what I learn is accurate and updated. Your thoughts!!

    • John Frainee

      Hey Jack. Bob is still making money blogging. The principles in this article are very solid. I’ve been following some of his principles and make money over at my site.

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  677. Tina Marie

    I’m the millionth person to say this, but wow– awesome information! so helpful and right on target– thanks!!
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  678. Diana

    I’ve had a blog for about two years now, with less than 100 visits each month. Since I read your article and did a lot of the things you suggested, my visits have sky rocketed to 1400 last month. I haven’t made any money yet, but at least people are starting to find my blog, thanks to you. 🙂 One thing that I have found that has increased visits is to post my blog on facebook groups that pertain to the blog post.

  679. Victor

    Awesome Work ,I think this article will surely help a newbie ,I would like that….You should keep on adding helpful articles.I am sure that this article have helped many people over the time.
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    With Regards

  680. Rachelle

    Thank you!! This is exactly what I have been needing!

  681. Suzanne Fincaryk

    Hi,
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    Thank you again,
    Take care
    Sue

  682. Maryann

    Thank you so much for such complete information. I am much less intimidated to start my blog.
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  683. Shakya

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  687. Maya

    Great info! Definitely helped a lot! Looks like there is much more to it than simply starting a blog but I am excited for the journey!

  688. Yolanda

    this article was VERY helpful and I really appreciate all your tips! I’ve had my blog for a year but I finally took the step this weekend
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  690. The Happy Slob's Guide to Housecleaning

    Wow, I had to post another comment to thank you. I’m going to bookmark this page and come back and refer to it often for motivation. I think you’re truly inspiring – how you’ve managed to start and run this blog and keep it meaningful and relevent. I’ve been blogging for years, but have recently decided to get more serious with it and get back to having FUN with blogging. You can always tell when a blogger really loves what they’re writing about – as if the case, truly, with you. Thanks again!
    Christina

  691. suraj

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  692. Sonya

    Thanks so much for the advice! Very, very helpful.

  693. Brian

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  694. James

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  695. Amanda

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    Thanks again.

  699. Marc

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  700. Gerry

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    I love your realness. I don’t know if you are giving TOO much, I just know that I will come back and order thru you, because you have given something valuable to me. Lets face it, we still HAVE TO DO THE WORK!
    I have unsubscribed to many newsletters, because they GIVE nothing, but a “carrot dangling”, and see me as $$$ signs!
    We may be “HUNGRY” but we aren’t stupid (for the most part, I hope 🙂 ). Again Thank YOU! This has helped a lot.

  702. irsbacktaxhelp

    Thanks for all this! I started blogging 11/1/2011. I just paid all of my monthly bills for the first time using only money earned from my blog. Why is this pertinent? Because I used this article as my template. I still have much more to do, but am happy with the success so far.

  703. Kenny Sanchez

    Great info, i will use everything i have learn from your blog to help mine

  704. Sachin Bum

    Wow!!thanx for such a great work.I had been in search of a proper blogging tips but its just not a tip…its a complete ocean of blogging.
    Thank you once again.
    You made me your fan.
    @HAPPY [email protected]

  705. Adnection

    I really like your blog. I am a Christian also. And you are right, you don’t have to be a preacher, or even a teacher to be in the ministry. Everything you say, do, and even blog, can be your testimony. People are watching and listening.

  706. Daniel

    I think I am going to give this a shot thanks

  707. LeBron

    Bob this was great an amazing info. Thanks for the info, will definitely be using all of this info. Take a look at themancave06.com and tell me what you think if you have time, but this article was great.

  708. Janene

    What a service you are providing! Thank you for the one-stop-shop. I was up and running in an afternoon! Now I need to reign in my short attention span long enough to read the details…wish me luck.

  709. Lisa

    This was a wonderfully informative article. Thanks for taking time to write it.

  710. di

    Muchas gracias for the information!

  711. What is a Medical Assistant

    Thanks for the comprehensive guide to making money with a blog, I have a few blogs that I want to incorporate google ads to, see what i can make with them.

  712. Zach Derr

    Definitely saving this blog to put to reference on my upcoming blog; thanks for this motivational piece of information.

  713. Julius Juliusson

    This is great article, thank you so…so much. I am from Iceland and i am practising my english :)…I am sure you hvae wrote this from your heart. Hugs from Dalvik….north of Iceland.

  714. Josie

    This was incredibly helpful! I appreciate you taking time and effort for such a thorough guide. It’s going to save me [and other bloggers] so much time.

  715. Anne Sanders

    Hi there Bob! I have been a reader for a year or so, and I just decided to start blogging myself! I bought Thesis and am trying to customize it, but I really know nothing about coding. I noticed you have two different-looking nav bars under (or possibly inside) your header. If you have a chance (I know you are extremely busy), do you think you could help me with coding for a second nav bar like yours? I would GREATly appreciate it!!!

  716. CZ

    Thanks so much for all these great info. I rant into your article and thought that it was very helpful. I recently implemented your recommendation on careful placement of Adsense ads along with Section Targeting on my site, GearCulture (http://www.gearculture.com) and I can honestly say that it works! I saw a 30%+ increase in revenue almost instantly. I can’t wait to try your other recommendations. I too also want GearCulture to be my main source of income.

    Also, I’ve tried affiliate links as another way to generate revenue, but the return was too little to continue putting the amount of work into setting it up. You mentioned that you used Viglinks in 10/20/10. I was wondering if you could share an updated with your experience (if you’re still using it or it wasn’t a success). I’ve considered using SkimLinks which is a similar program. My main concern is that redirecting links may have some negative SEO implications. Thanks again for sharing this great article.

  717. Jason Bennet

    I happen to see this blog post while searching for information on Google and I am glad to do so. Great explanation on the things that the people need to do to start making a good income from blogging.

    I do agree that one must be prepared to commit the required time and effort before one will be able to experience the results. It is not easy to stay focus on following one system at a time when there are so much information available on the internet.

    Thanks for posting this evergreen post.

  718. Konda

    I am the Newbie. it is very helpful article to start a new blog.

  719. Jason Donnell

    A lot has changed since this article was written. Specifically with Google. Also, last I checked the Blog Carnival site was down. Would lOVE to A) know if you’re still pulling in $1500 per month. B) If anyone else who read this article three years ago is now pulling in $1500 per month. C) A new updated version of this entry to fit the changing times.

  720. Julie

    Thank you for writing this article and sharing it with others. I am just starting a blog and would like to make some extra money since I am a stay at home mom. I am using your article as an outline. Thanks again and God Bless!

  721. Kevin Levine (Mister SelfHelp)

    I have been searching for ways to make more money from my blog and came across your article. It’s great you have documented the process in order to help others. I firmly believe it is important to help others in order to help yourself. I truly love the inspirational point of your article as I too seek the rewards you have obtained. Good luck and thank you!

    Kevin (Mister SelfHelp)

  722. TekShot5

    In my quest to improve my SEO, I stumbled on how affiliate links can hurt you. I am in the process of changing all my Amazon links to “rel=’no follow'” links to help out how I rank in Google. That got me to thinking, when I first made my blog I also tried VigLinks.com I discovered that viglinks.com does not use nofollow and since the links are dynamically placed there is no way to change that… Just thought you should know. Do you still use VigLinks.com?

  723. Joe Lenardy

    Hey Bob…What a great article, I got so much out of it and you explained everything in detail. I have been looking for info on how blogs really work. Never spent much time in the past looking into blogging being consumed by other projects. I found your article really seemed to put it in laymens terms. I review many types of online money making businesses but see how with real honest effort you can do well blogging. I know it takes time to build a successful blog but people with a talent for writing should give it a go. Folks doing searches online are always looking for good info and content. I’ll be checking in at times to read more from you.

    Joe

  724. Syed Owais Mukhtar

    Love the article, well it take too much time to read the whole but at the last line, it feels like you become a graduate in blogging. 🙂

  725. ShortRoadTo

    I really appreciate you taking the time to write this post. I am very new to blogging and this has helped me a lot.

  726. Ebiz98

    Very good article.. MANY. Thanks for sharing !

  727. Mike

    Thanks for the informative article. I really need this info about earning while at home. I have just recently resigned from my work because it was no longer practical for me since our office moved. The bulk of my salary goes to transportation expense. Plus the fact that I am away from my wife for long periods of time. I wanted to apply for a job near our home but most of the companies will only hire younger applicants in their twenties.

    I admit I have zero experience in blogging. But I am very eager and excited to learn all I can. I love writing since I was in high school. Thanks once again and God bless!

  728. Jennifer

    Wow! I am SO thankful that I stumbled accross your blog today when I googled “get out of the rat race” today. My boss had a talk with me that there are going to be organizational changes and I would be forced to be on straight commissions/no salary and would also be out of town 8-9 months out of the year. I told him that I just couldn’t do it with having a family and he said there was nothing he could do! Basically, I had to either accept it or quit. SO, I went by faith and put in my resignation tonight. This is scary, but I feel in my heart it was the right thing to do for now. I have been working on building my home based business, but due to the stress and pressure of my job I haven’t been able to do anything with it thus far! I guess God said it’s time to get out of the boat, lol!

    • John Frainee

      Jennifer! You can make it! I recently had to quit my job and took the plunge. So far it has been rewarding. I encourage you to remember that even if your home based business doesn’t work out at first, keep trying. You can always get a job if you have the determination! And eventually, you’ll be working from home like Bob and I – because you want to!

  729. Tom

    Thanks for sharing your story it is nice to hear people making a living off the internet and not having the stress of going into a job every day.

  730. Christopher @ This That and The MBA

    Great post. It is very informative for a new blog like mine. I have found many useful tips and tricks here. Best of all it is written by a fellow pf blogger.

  731. sam

    Great job and great blog it help me a lot it´s very simple to read and understand,
    I am trying to make a first blog and sure this will help me a lot thanks for all
    Blessings…

  732. Samuel

    Thank you so much for your hardwork, this is an answered prayer for me, very informative, God bless you more for your calling and generosity. The world will be a better place for people like you.

  733. unrulyjulie

    Thanks for the great advice. I will link to your site as soon as my blog is up and running, which thanks to you should be soon. Your generous contributions to a newbie like me are a god send and I suspect you will “reap what you sow” for your efforts. Thanks again for your help!

  734. Harmony

    Thank you so much for all of this information.
    You must be doing something right because this link to this article was the first one to come up when I typed “how to blog” into google.
    I am just starting out as a blogger and I still have so much to learn but this article gave me hope that it is possible to do something you love and are passionate about and possibly make money doing it.
    Good luck with all of your future blogging endeavors.

  735. maribel

    Omg! You’re article was amazing and very helpful! I have a blog too but zero followers and comments. I know my grammar is horrible but I love blogging 🙂 and won’t let that get in the way.

  736. Marcos

    Thanks for the tips. I created a blog a few months and the profit is not really fast. I’m following several of its tips.

  737. ann

    Hi thanks for the great post, just wondering if you could tell me what sort of click through rate you get on your adsense ads. I know that different website topics make this hard to compare but just trying to get an idea of what to aim for. Currently the ads I have on my youtube videos get 10x the click perview that the ads on the website get – and when I tried different positions it was even less.

  738. Shanna

    Thank-you for sharing this wonderful and helpful information! I was not even aware of the Google Privacy Policy! Thank-you!

  739. Scott Flynn

    I have been writing my blog for about 6 months and decided today that I would like to try and make a little income. This is clearly the most informative article that I have found and look forward to giving it a try. Thank you for providing the knowledge and experience.

  740. Christina

    This information is informative and helpful in understanding another use for a blog besides a daily log. Thank you

  741. suraj

    Really great work, You have listed a top quality information. This post include all basic guides how to start and make money with blog.

  742. Lynn

    I just started blogging this year so I have a lot to learn. Sometimes I feel I’m shooting in the dark. Making some money would be an added benefit as I try to hone my writing skills as well. This article seems rich in content and one I will probably refer to again and again. I saved it in my favorites. Thanks for sharing this information.

  743. Lenny

    This article is filled with golden information and I want to say thanks for giving great advice. I’m inspired to continue on blogging, even though I’ve been inactive these past couple of months. Not good if I want to bring in more traffic but my site is doing pretty well in my opinion. Thanks again, this has really helped me.

  744. Kim

    Thank you – as a newbie blogger, I appreciate the great information!

  745. matthew

    Thanks for sharing your experiences and writing this article. I’d used many resources for developing my own site but found myself returning to your site and this particular article most frequently. Thanks again and best of luck in your continued efforts.

  746. Monica

    Thanks for the free information, every time I have tried to find info about this what I find only gives you peanuts then they want you to pay for the peanut butter. So thanks again I will be book marking this post and referring back to it.

  747. Toshira S

    Thank you for this incredible knowledge. 🙂

  748. 24/7 in France

    Thank you for all the great information you shared – I am a beginner blogger and aspire to be as successful as you one day – Congratulations!

  749. Raphaele cb

    Hi Christian,
    I just wanted to thank you for your very organized and easy to understand advice. I have just started my blog on wellness after reading yours because it gave me the courage to do so. I know I have a long way to go, but I am OK with it since you made it clear it is part of the process.
    Thank you and I wish you the best!

  750. hyden06

    It’s very complete information for money blogging…
    thank you

  751. Monica

    Well I got a blog with wordpress now changed over from blogger. Got my website from gator. So far I am having a hard time with wordpress, I guess because I am use to blogger I think it is much easier to use.

  752. David J

    A lot of real solid advice and suggestions for people to follow. Training and support are key for fast long term success. I see so many people send a fortune yet never get motivated to follow through. The one I found has amazing training and solid income from the start.

  753. Behind These Eyes

    I googled and I found you. I am a new blogger myself, trying to understand this blogging world. I am very pleased to have found you, as it has opened my eyes to more options than just having a Free Blog. I would like to ask: What do you think of GoDaddy.com and can I host my wordpress blog there? I am not the savviest person when it comes to the different programming for sites, I’ve used go daddy before, thought I would ask your advise.
    I most definetly am bookmarking your page and coming back to lean more.
    Thank you for such in depth details.

  754. Bell

    You stated at the beginning of the article that it was very long…well it was very well worth it! Thank you so much!

  755. Snezhana

    This is seriously and generously awesome well of information! I am so going to incorporate every drop of info into my future climb to the heights of the blogging success. I have just started with http://wordpress.com/ a couple of days ago, and have only one post out (http://nyparrot.wordpress.com/), but I am so super excited and ready to work hard at it. Hopefully two short years from now, I’ll start reaping the fruits of my of my labor.;)

  756. Haroun Kola

    Great article, and thanks for the wonderful information. The next step for most people is to take action and actually make it happen. Too many time, and this is true for me too, we know why we need to do something and the actual step by step actions that we need to take but we procrastinate in doing them.

    Take action peeps, and make your life worth living too, and if you need help setting up your online empire, please get in touch with me 🙂

  757. Dark Water

    Thank you for taking the time to write this article! It was great to find so much useful information in one place! I’ve just started an Anime related blog and am excited to use much of what I learned here 🙂

  758. Bea

    Thanks for the chart on when you started making money. I know each site, each blog, can be different. Put it does give one hope to keep trying. I was going to give myself one year for the sites to turn around and start making money. You and your chart have inspired for me to let them ride for two years. Then truly if it hasn’t made anything I know that I have tried. 🙂

  759. Bradley Elsken

    Hi, my name is Brad. I suffer from Asperger’s syndrome, which results in a bit of social awkwardness. My question is: is this something I could really make a living with? What sort of topics should I use in my blog? Do you have to be really tech-savvy to operate a blog?
    Sorry for all the questions

  760. Wendy

    I am going to bookmark to article, I want to try this. I have all this stuff in my head I want to write down and I figure I may as well make something from it. It will be good to blog when I can’t sleep.

  761. [email protected]

    Excellent information for beginners through advanced bloggers! Thanks for taking the time to create such a great launch pad for so many people!

  762. Trung Nguyen

    Thanks for sharing your way to make money with a blog, it’s really helpful for my to do the same 🙂

  763. Marjeri

    You’ve been a tremendous help to us. Thank you so much for sharing this information. You’re literally my blogging bible.

  764. Tatianna

    This is the 3rd time I’m reading this article, and I will say it over and over is the most complete and helpful blog post on how to make money blogging I’ve ever seen, and I’ve seen a lot. Awesome article!!! Bravo!

  765. tera

    Love all of the information. I have a blog but Adsense told me that I had “illegal activity” on my blog and they cancelled my account. I had accumalated about $90 but never got it. Their policy is not to give you information about what was “illegal” What is my next option for making money. Just skip over and use an affiliate?

  766. Glasha

    We will pay it forward at some point:-)

  767. Edison Alulema

    This is actually a really great help!
    Thanks you, I’m attempting to start a blog of my own, http://financially-literate.com/
    Any emails with help or advice would be really great!!

  768. Alliso Sells

    I just started blogging a few months ago. The article you wrote is so informative I can not read all of it at once. That is a good thing, so ya know. I will b be checking back and making notes. Personally there is much to be learned and I like you style with upfront honesty.

  769. Lawton Sack

    Just saw there were 999 comments, so here is a 1,000! Anyway, a great article for those looking to begin (and those that have taken a wrong path or two)!

  770. Jason Stevens

    Congrats on the successes you have enjoyed from your blog I hope the future holds more success for you. Thank you for the links (I bookmarked this website, lol, no spammer content here-I stumbled in). I look forward to guest blogging, all of the research that I have done to increase blog/website traffic all SCREAM guest blog thus I guess it is time for me to start guest blogging. Thanks for the content.

    Cheers,

    Jason

  771. Alieneila

    I just wanted to thank you for posting this information, I’ve been thinking about getting in to blogging for a while now. I will probably start off slow, but your post has cleared up the path for me in ideas.

  772. articlehack

    Very nice post and i have bookmarked it..
    can you please write some idea to write blog posts.. I find it very difficult to find new topics…

  773. Njau Kinyanjui

    Thanks so much for this very informative article. It was such a great and helpful article especially for people like me who are starting to blog. Thanks again and may God bless you.

  774. Marla Dunn

    Thank you so much for this great article. I’ve been writing a blog for about a year, while going through a journey with cancer, and now I’m ready to start making money. I will definitely refer back to this article for ideas as I’m working on my blog.

  775. Patrick

    Awesome article 🙂 I have implemented some of your advice and now I just got to play around a bit to see what works for my site.

    Thanks again.

  776. Leroy A. Daley

    I find making money blogging is one of the hardest things I ever encounter in blogging. However, making money from blogging is not an overnight event it takes time and lots and lots of hard work, sometimes in my case, 16 to 18 hours a day in the early days. However, I wish to do nothing else than blog and make money doing it. I enjoy what I do. Keep up the great job.

  777. Judy

    What a great site and full of good information! Thank you for all your hard work.
    Question: Is it necessary to be on Facebook or other social media sites to have a successful blog?
    I REALLY don’t want to get involved with that. Thanks for your input.
    Judy

  778. Josh @ Live Well Simply

    This is honestly the best list I’ve found on the web for folks just getting into blogging. I’m impressed how far you’ve come from 0 in 2007 to where this site is today! I’m curious, do you have folks helping you now that the site has taken on a life of its own?

  779. Part Time Money Maker

    Wow… The amount of useful information in this blog is unbelievable. Thank you for taking the time to put this together.

  780. Catherine

    Great post! I believe passive income is achievable through blogging. Life should be enjoyed while having roaring success!

    At what point does a blog go from unpopular & unnoticed, to popular and noticed? When is that turning point and how does it happen?

    Anyone have any success stories?

    Thanks,
    GetRichinCollege.com

  781. erapp

    Very helpful article.

    Thank you for writing it.

  782. YazaAyesha

    This article really helped me deal with the problems related to Blog earnings.
    Thank you for the information.
    Your work is praiseworthy.Anyang!!!
    🙂

  783. Shannon

    Oh my goodness! This is such an awesome resource! I have no technical skills whatsoever so I will have to find someone to ask my questions personally, but I feel like I’m getting headed in the right direction. I really need something to make me money from home. Even if it’s not a ton (even thought I wouldn’t complain about a ton :)). I’m a stay at home mom with my second child on the way and we live off of my husband’s income alone. We are also trying to pay off all of our debt. I really hope I can figure all of this out without getting discouraged and quitting. If/ when I start my blog, I will link to your blog 🙂

  784. Togrul.B

    Thank you for such a great article. I’m probably reading it for the 10th time 🙂 Have come back to it permanently as a tool since winter.
    I am a beginner blogger and I was frustrated about no traffic at first. I added Adsense only recently, like 6 months after launching the blog. I am still not making a living off it and haven’t even made enough to receive my first pay-check. A few months ago I would be frustrated about it. But I recently changed my attitude. I just decided to enjoy blogging and not think about the commercial side. I started restyling it again, for the good. I started to write more articles with pleasure this time, not forcing myself just to keep certain stats. And bingo, this is when people started to visit it and leave comments. I was thinking so much about SEO, keywords, ad placing, design and etc. all this time that I forgot why I started the blog, just to help people, share what I know. As soon I quit all that SEO stuff and just sat down writing again and again, it all started to show some results.

    My point is: even if you started a blog only to earn money, don’t forget that blog content MUST be updated on a daily basis. Success of an online project is measured by two factors: 1) Revenue factor (the money it earns for its owner) and 2) the popularity / success factor (for non-commercial projects). When these two goals are not reached, people start making up unnecessary statistics competiotions like who got a better PR, CTR and other “cyborg-definiton” figures. Remember: you have to reach the goal, either you make a good living off it, or your project is very successful (for non-commercial projects again). The rest is just a show-off room for people who are scared to admit that they have failed.

    Good luck and thank You again author for such a great article!

  785. rauzet moustache

    Waoh! very helpful article, l am a newbie and was just about giving up, it has been 3 months and l don”t even have 200 views yet, l will now hang in their and put some hard work as well as follow all the tricks you pointed out here, thank you so much 🙂

  786. USDA Loans

    Good info. I have a site that gets a little bit of traffic & i am trying to figure out how to make money off it.

  787. Lauren

    This was a great article! I just decided to start a blog yesterday and I am really excited about the money making prospects of having a blog!! Thanks for all the information.

  788. Michelle

    Just browsed through your article. Very informative. I am considering blogging. I am interested in helping people get rid of debt. I am curious about how your blogging is taxed by the IRS.

  789. Miles

    This was a great article. I use a lot of the things you talked about, but seen many more that I will have to implement. I haven’t really made any money off of my blog, but it is still under a year old. Hopefully I will see the same results after a year like you did. Those numbers skyrocketed.

    Thanks again.

  790. Kemal Atlay

    ChristianPF,

    I’d just like to thank you for writing such a helpful article, especially the section on Google AdSense. I am trying to get my news blog up and running in the hopes of getting my name out there (for possible freelance work) and to get a little cash on the side.

    Kemal 🙂

  791. Tiffany

    Thanks so much for this article! It has made me want to start a blog of my own. But…. I’m 15. It doesn’t seem like there would be, but are there any age restrictions I might run into? I really appreciate the info! 🙂

  792. Shelley Ring

    Hi, Bob. I have no idea if you’ll get this comment, or when, but I can’t just click out of your site with letting you know what a blessing it is to find you.

    I’m a stay-at-home-work-at-home mom with two small children. My husband is recovering from knee surgery, but otherwise works almost 80 hours a week so we can live this way. I’m so thankful for him! But lately I’ve been wondering how I can do more to help bring in money. After praying for direction, my thoughts turned to my blog, where I post Christian affirmations. (I also have a fiction book online and some speaking engagements lining up, but those are so new I’m not seeing the income yet.) I began to wonder if I could be one of those lucky few who seem to really generate income from the blog. Your article – and your site! – is the answer to prayer, I think. I’m going to try your tips. I know it will take time, but maybe with some focused effort and a clear direction I’ll be able to help my husband ease up on his commitments.

    You’ve given me tremendous hope! Thank you so much, and I look forward to reading more of your articles.

  793. lisa carpenter

    Thank you for sharing your experience. I work 9 months of the year and would like to supplement my income and do something interesting without working my life away. I have children, animals, and a home to take care of. I am excited to start blogging. I hope I am successful at it.

  794. Gina

    Thank you for all of the information. The problem is that I really didnt understand half of what you were talking about. I have had computers since the very first home model out, and used to create my own programs. Now i have no idea what is going on. I guess i will start from the beginning and check out some blogging sites. Bless you for sharing all the knowledge you learned through experience.

    • John Frainee

      You might want to do a Google search for something called “Blogging Your Passion.” It’s a great course Bob started that will help you out. But you may need even more basic training on computers before you start that. Nevertheless, it’s worth the look!

  795. Dave

    For those of you who are interested, I’ve found that there a HUGE demand for specified live screen shot video training on subjects such as: Facebook, Twitter, How to: Tools, Management etc.. I’ve been doing a lot of this and helping many… 🙂

  796. Trung Nguyen

    This called the ultimate guide on how to monetize a blog, I really appreciate your hard working to write this post. Thanks for share, it’s really helpful for me.

  797. Joyce

    Thanks for the help, I am going to give blogging another try now that I have such good guidance from you. I couldn’t see any of your diagrams, is it because I am on a Mac? I would love to see them.

  798. Dixie

    Thanks for a great article with practical advice. I have been thinking about blogging for a couple of years. Since I have always enjoyed writing and curently have a job that I hate, a successful blog seems like a dream come true. Less than 3 months ago, I was diagnosed with cancer and have since undergone surgery and radiation treatments. The prognosis is good that the cancer is gone. It seems like God just gave me a wake up call to stop dreaming and start acting. I can’t afford to quit my job, especially since the pay is higher than anything else I could find in our area without a college degree and the benefits are great too. We live on a small family farm that has been in my husband’s family since 1889, so moving is not an option. I’ve been taking 2 online courses per semester for several years now to earn an Associate Degree in Marketing through a local technical college, hoping that it will lead to a better job offer someday. Well, I need to stop waiting for someday! One thing a cancer diagnosis does is make you realize that everyone’s days are numbered. Time to start using the gift of life and the talents God gave me.

    In addition to my full time job, I dabble in stained glass art and paper quilling. I also work with high school foreign exchange students. I am passionate about cultural exchange and citizen diplomacy. I believe individual relationships between people of different countries are crucial. I want teenagers to learn that no matter where in the world we come from, our similarities far outweigh our differences. Hopefully that will lead to a more peaceful future for this world that we all share.

    I plan to start looking at all the advice in this article about blogging very carefully. Anyone with further suggestions on how I can get started blogging about the interests that I mentioned in this post, please contact me. Today is the first day of the rest of my life!

  799. Ryan Scott

    Pretty thorough article. However blogging can be a simple thing. If you follow this process you will find success:

    1. Build a blog in a niche you understand.
    2. Write content you would want to read.
    3. Build an e-mail list you would want to be on.
    4. Promote products you would want to buy.

    It’s really as easy as that. Throw in a little SEO and you’ve got yourself a job online.

  800. manpreet

    thanks for the information i liked it very much recently i found many websites giving information for monetize a blog but you are giving perfect info. thanks i am going to start blog

  801. Andrew

    A number of the graphs or tables did not come through in Safari or Firefox for me, wonder if there was a reason for that

    • John Frainee

      Thanks for letting us know Andrew. I’m going to send Bob a note that lets him know.

  802. Bridget Wright

    This information has been a God-send to me this morning! It’s exactly what I’m looking for in terms of more information on the “how-to’s” of blogging, so THANKS!!!!!

  803. joshua

    This free information has just helped me start my own site – Thank you so much for your help.

  804. KatLady

    Thank you so much for this information! I recently decided to gather information on “How to make money from a blog” – since I stay at home and would love the extra income. Your article gave so much information and I see that I have my work cut out to figure out exactly what the terms mean (i.e. theme, plug-ins, tags, widgets etc) since I have not blogged – ever.
    I have yet to search your blog to see if you might have articles written on these terms; but I will.

  805. Mitone

    Awesome post–been trying to explain what a blog is and convince my boyfriend it would be the perfect job for him for about 6 months now! He doesn’t listen to me but he loves finding and learning facts online! So I am hoping when I send him the link, he will be convinced and understand the beauty of blogging!! Thank you so much for such concise and helpful information.

  806. Kristye

    Thank you for thinking of others interested in blogging and knowing nothing about it. Getting helpful and free information these days is hard to do. I found this very article very helpful and plan on linking once I get my blog up and running.

  807. Jr Quest

    To start a blog you need passion and time, you need lots of time and ideas to post blog . People who visits your blog wants fresh content daily so you need to live up to the expectation and produce quality contents ! Good luck to those who wants to start blogging.

  808. Film Geek

    I was lucky enough to be in a college class that encouraged us to create an online presence, and I stumbled across this incredible guide! The concepts of how to set everything up is incredibly useful for anyone who’s looking to set up a website and I was shocked at how easy it was to set up Google Adsense and the like. My website is pretty new, so I’m still learning how to mess around with the nuts and bolts of WordPress, but this page has given me a LOT of important information, thanks!

    Making a for-profit blog is, I know, going to be a big challenge but I’m hoping with perseverance, and all the help I can get, that I’ll succeed.

  809. Making money online

    Thanks for the great information. You know that this really did come at a good time for me to find, my father who is currently 65 years old has always been an active musician and of late he has wanted to produce a guitar blog speaking about his 45 odd years of guitar playing and views of the music industry. Well i know some of the procedures explained above that you have written about but this saved me a hell of a lot of time! I just forwarded this link to my father and he has set up his own blog without having to question me at all. Thanks for this, it’s a true help to folk like my father just getting into blogging at a senior age.

  810. Walter Whitley

    Thank you for your long article on what it take to build a blog and the steps to run a blog. I find it hard to keep adding new content for my readers and to get more site visitors. You help a little about what I can do to make my blog better. Again Thanks for you help.

  811. Shane

    This blog inspired me. I’m just a simple person who lives in simple life. we should not waste our time from stupid things instead look for any idea on how you can make money through your skills and gifts. It can help enhancing it and not waste, coz life is too precious to waste. Thank you for this blog! Good day!

  812. Mark Jacobs

    This is great, I’m just now starting to experiment with blogging, seo, and online marketing, so this info will come in handy. Take a look at my site and let me know what you think! Cheers, and thanks again!

  813. Liza Jondahl

    Thank you so much for this article. I found your blog by looking up how to start a blog. Since I am a Christian, your site is the one I gravitated to. I have since signed up for your Blogging University course and can’t wait to start it! Thanks again!

  814. Diane

    Thank you! Great info. I can use to help me get started!

  815. Yetunde Adebakin

    You have been very precise and accurate in your article. I know I am supposed to save this page for later use but I’m not going to, so that I can keep coming back to click on it whenever I need it, thereby increasing your Pay-Per-Click income (*wink*), now that I know the importance. Thanks a bunch and God bless you.

  816. Michael Amberson

    Hey Bob, I actually stumbled on this article when I was doing a little keyword research. A lot of great information here!! Thanks for taking the time to put it all together.

  817. Desert Mountaineer

    I am very new to the world of blogging. I discovered your website and was impressed with the amount of detail you presented to help people get started. So I have been following the guidelines you shared and, lo and behold, I am now writing my own blog! Mountaineering has been my life-long passion, and I cannot imagine anything more enjoyable than sharing that passion with others. I write stories about climbing, hiking and adventuring for people to enjoy. Your ideas have helped me every step of the way, and I am going to continue using them to develop my blog. Thank you so much for your help.

    • John Frainee

      Isn’t what Bob did here awesome? I love how he gave this information out for free . . . it’s generating quite the response!

  818. Eddie X.

    Bob, you don’t know how much this has helped me out and I am sure the others will agree as well. To the people who say ” you are giving out too much information ,” those are just the selfish type of person who like to see only their selves doing good while others struggle. I really enjoyed this blog and its not too many blogs that I will read the entire page. You sir, are one blessed individual and keep doing what you do because you do it well and it is showing by your humbleness and followers.

  819. Anasly Rodrigo

    Thanks for the information. I currently maintain my blog on blogspot.com. I am planing to self host it with WordPress. Thank you again.

  820. Ron

    Hi Christian

    Excellent, I learned so much from your type of approach. To many people assume that the newbies have technical know how.

    Very easy to follow.

    Thank you

    Ron

  821. The Betterment Network

    Thank you for this info. We are trying to expand our viewership and all this info will be very helpful. Thank you so much for sharing!

  822. dave

    Great work here,
    we need more bloggers like you…

  823. Bradley Bartlett

    Thank you so much for this!! I have prayed and prayed for an understanding of how I could do something like this with a goal in mind of spending more time with my family rather than the office. With your information I can see this becoming a reality at some point. I cannot thank you enough for taking the time to create this and for making it available for free. Truley an answered prayer! God bless you and your ministry.

  824. [email protected] Sports Fitness

    I have searching for easy tips on blogging and stumbled on yours. Very good details. Thanks! Will try out your ideas.

  825. The Squishy Monster

    I need to read and re read this article 5 more times! Excellent information…thank you so much for sharing this with us.

  826. Vivekanand Singh

    thanks for providing allot of use full data regarding Google Adsense program and earning.
    I am also a publisher but my earning is very low after 6months. Now i am going to changes my site according to your guideline.

    Thanks

  827. Danielle Hall

    This blog has such useful information. I enjoyed it because it actually felt like a human being wrote it. Also, the tips help me and are not extremely vague and generalized like others I have found. I will begin implementing them asap!

  828. Andy

    Hi Bob! I’ve had this article bookmarked for months now as I’ve been working on my blog. Your article inspired me to give creating a blog a shot. I’m using WordPress and have employed GoogleAdsense. I’ve only been live for about a week. I’m concentrating on creating a lot of good content and working on getting traffic using your tips.

    Thanks so much for sharing you knowledge and experience!

    Best,
    Andy

  829. Ben

    Wow! Thank you so much for this amazing article! While I agree, you could be making a lot of money selling this information, I am very pleased it was offered for free. I think this is truly the most informative article I have ever read and with practical and profitable information in it as well. You are truly amazing, and as others have said, I just hope you never delete this. I will most definitely be linking this site to my blog as soon as I get set up. Thanks again so much!

  830. Noel Angeles

    Wow… this makes me change my mind… instead to write stuff for clients… I can as well write for myself 😀

    great post! will be back to study it some more^^

  831. Daniel

    I honestly can’t thank you enough for the information you have provided here. This is the most succinct resource for blogging advice I have ever seen, and I am sure I will be back referring to this page time and time again.

  832. rare

    wow too much information here at first it sounded well explained and easy now i feel tired and dizzy

  833. philip

    yeah it is possible that you can earn money by blogging but that all depending on what topic you are trying to focus on. The first thing that you need to know when you want to earn money blogging is find something that trendy something fresh. You can even write a blog of what you have saw or heard in the newspapers, but you need to provide some images and other people opinions in order to support what you believe in.

  834. Eleanor Marriott

    Wow, thank you so much for the information! I’ve not been professionally working for some time due to personal circumstances including extensive time spent travelling. Blogs have allowed me to feel that I’m still keeping up-to-date with technology and have given me a way of expressing myself creatively. I’m now wondering if they can give me an income too. Your honest and open information is a fantastic start to taking the next step, so thanks!

  835. D.P.

    This is an abundance of information. It is also information that the average person needs, if they intend to set up their own blog. It’s alot of work. I decided just to have someone do it for me.

  836. Jon

    There are a lot of ways to market but blogging is one of the best. Thanks for the great info on how to be successful blogging.

  837. Stephanie

    Wow what an interesting journey and an even more impressive outcome! One tip, “putting ads where people’s eyeballs went” really resonates with me! I think that is the number one goal. I read somewhere that about 28% of websites are now accessed via mobile devices. There are mobile ad companies like Mobicow that help monotize your blogs or websites that way and can make you lots of money. I think what you’ve done is so great though! Keep up the good work.

  838. Shane

    I am very new to blogging so I am probably about where you were when you got started. AWESOME ARTICLE! Thanks for sharing!

  839. Earl

    Very detailed article. You didn’t hold back at all. That isn’t to say it’s a bad thing. I’m a bit of a newbie and this will help me a lot. Thanks!

  840. Tina Ballerina

    Hi!

    Wow, I found you on Stumble Upon and I keep finding myself trying press the ‘I like it!’ Button over and over again only to realise I have already clicked on it after reading the first few paragraphs. I’m nowhere near finished reading this post, but can’t help sharing how much it has already helped me!

    I am a baby blogger and also a bible believing, church going, plugged in Christian, this post is soooo valuable and I have been thinking about the possibilities of making money out of blogging just last night and made a mental note to explore the possibilities.

    Thank you so much! I am going back to digging into this post and exploring your site more!

    Thanks again! And keep up the GREAT work!

    Tina

  841. Jonathan Hensley

    I was just wondering if anyone has heard of Empower Network? Similar to this blog, they teach you how to make money blogging, how to use affiliate marketing, and other resources to make money with your blog. They seem to cater more to newbies that don’t have a lot of general knowledge on blogging. You have to pay for their resources, but in addition to showing you how to make money blogging, they show you how to make money by teaching others how to do it. In a sense, they show you multiple ways to make money from your blog. A strong christian woman introduced me to it and she is currently making a substantial income from it. She makes it VERY clear that this isn’t get rich quick and shares your philosophy that hard work reaps great benefits. I’ve really only found 1 negative review and that was from a hardcore veteran blogger. This article is very thorough and seems to be well thought out with valid information based on what people are saying about it, so I trust your input. I’m strongly considering purchasing their training course and just wanted some other people’s input. When possible, please direct any comments to this post to my e-mail: [email protected] Thanks in advance.

  842. David Adams

    This is one HUGE page. 🙂 Thanks for the information. I realize I’m a bit late on making a comment being that the post is about 3 years old, but I love the idea of working from home. Just trying to figure out how to be consistent in creating content every day on the blog, which is a challenge.

    David

    • John Frainee

      Hey David, you don’t necessarily have to create content every day. I do believe that the more content you put out there the better, but don’t beat yourself up if you miss a few days posting something. Follow Bob’s principles in this article and you’ll be doing well though, trust me! 🙂

  843. Carrie

    Excellent and inspirational! Thank you 🙂

  844. Linda

    Hi Bob,

    Wonderful blog with great information.. I really like the comparisons you draw among the different hosting companies, blogging platforms, themes, etc. It provides a very clear over-view for individuals trying to make decisions regarding their own blogs…especially those of us just starting out.

    And I truly appreciate the theme of your blog, personal finance, a subject most everyone needs help with these days!

    So glad I found you… I’ll be returning!

    Thank you!

  845. Josh

    This was my first blog can you help me with it what you think I could do to help make it better. Thank you so much for the information!

  846. RiverandBay

    Tremendous article! Although I am a little tech savvy, it took me awhile to finally sit down and start my own blog, today! I knew only about a quarter of the tasks I needed to tackle to get a blog up, running and hopefully successful. Your article not only gives extensive information, but a gameplay to follow. Thanks a million!

  847. Dr.Spencer Jones

    Bob, I just found your blog. That’s an entire ebook content posted as a blog post. Simply awesome. Reading your about me section just inspired me. Yes the greater purpose of money is to help advance God’s kingdom, that’s what I personally learned as well.

    Even though I’ve been in to internet marketing since around 2005. It’s now that I am starting to do what I’ve always wanted to do. My internet marketing blog. I am hoping that this blog post will be of a good guide to help me reach the destination quickly.

    Dr.Spencer Jones

  848. Adrian Rusesc

    Great article, so after reading it, I gues the key to succes is patience and hard work.
    I’ll have to wait 1 year to get serious results.

    like they say… “Rome wasn’t buil in just on day”

    Cheers!

  849. Lanee'

    I really enjoyed this article because you have given me a lot of tips. You also made me feel that you have been “there” and understand. After writing for article sites like Ehow money, Suite 101 I decided to start my own blog, but knew nothing about the hard work of getting traffic. Thanks.

  850. Isaac

    Wow what great info! Blogging is something I’ve been thinking about doing for quite a while now. This info will be of such a great use. I’m gonna check some of your other articles as well. Thanks.

  851. salkis

    You are absolutely amazing. The code for making the ads more targeted worked right after I put in. I want to cry right now. So many little tricks like this make a difference and as many sites that I have been to with so-called tips your is the best!

  852. Holly

    Thanks so much for all the information! This is a great start for beginners like myself. I’ve thought about blogging for a while but I’m not a techie so I thought it wasn’t for me. I think I may have been wrong~ Thanks

  853. Susanna

    Thank you so much for posting this! I have recently become a stay at home mother and while I enjoy every minute with my girls, I have lately missed the feeling of contributing financially to my home. I have considered blogging but three things stopped me. First, I was overwhelmed by the entire setup and how it all worked. Second, with so many blogs out there, who would look at mine? Third, while I always have something to say about everything, I really am not sure what is worth putting out there on the internet and that will make money. You have answered my first two issues. I guess my third issue will just be a matter of prayer and taking chances. Again, thank you so much for this extremely helpful information!

  854. Josh

    Hey Thanks soo much for the info I sent you an email as well if you could respond to it, I am trying to figure out how to share my articles on someone else blog as well as them share on my blog, I have seen it out there. Your tips are great I have done really good on my ad sense account and I dont know how lol. But it is coming up pretty good not much at all but more than I expected. Can you or any other readers tell me how I would go about this?

  855. France Forever

    Just heard from a blogger of 4 years that his/her income from adsense is around 150 per year – a lot lower than I would have guessed. Is this average or the exception? Why is there so much variation in income?

    • John Frainee

      France Forever, for a blogger who is part-time or full-time, that seems pretty low. The blogger you mentioned either isn’t putting a lot of effort into getting blog posts out, or their ad placement is poor. Encourage them that they can do better! I’ve been blogging for a little over two years on The Christian Dollar, and my revenue is higher than what you mentioned. I hope that helps!

  856. Selena

    This was very very helpful. I have a blog and would love to make some extra money… I started using adsense but having to give out my ss# and my tax information freaked me out a little bit. I realize that it’s necessary for me to make the money, I just want to know if it really is safe…

  857. Jewell

    Thank you for this great information. I appreciate the tips and will link back to this site. I am beginning with my blogs and I am guilty of checking stats way too much. I will be referencing this site for some time to come. Again thanks so much.

  858. Kirk

    Great information! I’m so glad you shared. I’m interested in doing more with my blog but my day job is keeping me too busy at the moment.

    Blessings – Kirk

  859. Margaret B.

    This was a great article, filled with extremely helpful information. It was very refreshing to read an article that gave so much without trying to sell anything so that you could get to real “meat and potatoes” of the how to part. Integrity at it’s highest – thank you!

    Much of what is written I have read and paid a fair price for and what is written is true and of course accurate.

    Thank you very much for such a great article that has definitely filled in the blanks for me!

    -Margaret

  860. Fernanda

    Thank you very much for these amazing informations! But now I’m wondering how do you administrate all those more than 1500 comments for only one post??? Best Regards from Brazil!

  861. Kelli

    I was excited to find your financial web site geared toward Christians while looking for reviews on mvelopes. I was THRILLED to find this article on how to make money from blogging. I have been tinkering with a Christian site/blog for awhile now, and have always dreamed of making money from it. So far, not much luck with that. Yesterday, I was told I was going to be laid off, and now I REALLY dream of making money with my blog. I think I am on the right track, but there is much I do not understand. You have answered a LOT of my questions, and I haven’t even read all of your tips yet! I am not counting on making enough money to replace my income (yet), but who knows what the Lord has in mind right now? I have more time to spend on design and content, and I do know that I feel strongly lead to focus on this right now. I thank you for all of this good information! God Bless!

  862. Trace

    Thank you for the great article. I used your tips to start my own blog. Great job.

  863. Ryan Reger - Business Ideas, Tips, and Strategies

    Bob,
    I’ve been reading your blog for a few months now and because of this post I now have my own blog. It’s a work in progress, but I used many of your suggestions to get it started.
    Thank you for giving such comprehensive advice and instructions!!!!

    God Bless You!!

    Ryan

  864. vic

    I love this article. it’s awesome.

  865. Sayan

    Awesome! ..I have already become your fan! I am very new to this world of blogging and I am just learning things now. I have been working as a freelance content writer for last 5 years and currently I am planning to start my own blog and that is why I am learning about blog things in a regular way. While I was going through your post, I found it to as a Kohinoor piece (most expensive and royal diamond) for me. Thanks a lot and all I am wondering that how one can be so generous like you. You have given all the crucial details about making steady income from a blog. Hats off to you!!!!!! Thanks a lot again 🙂

  866. Michelle

    Thanks for sharing this information. I am seriously considering starting up my own blog and am grateful for your article 🙂

  867. Crystal

    I am considering blogging since my car accident I haven’t been able to work. I think this will help me in alot more ways than expected. Thank you for this info., and the fact that it is christian based wisdom is exciting.

  868. Mark

    I am wondering about why to use another theme software like Thesis? I see encountering a few problems with some of the themes on WordPress could make Thesis a good choice. Is that why? Less problems? Less HTML stuff you need to learn? I am having a lot of problems getting my “Comments” section to work properly. Would buying Thesis help eliminate these problems?

    Mark

  869. vinodh

    thanks for this writeup. very consise and tells exactly whats enough to get started blogging.
    I am going to register a domain after this and implement this religiously.
    my goal is to earn $10/month within 1 year.
    regards
    vinodh

  870. marilyn cada

    wow..what a great and a comprehensive article 🙂 i also own a blog and search for more tips for increasing the traffic to my site and i found this one. you’re right. This year is my first year and my results do not yet show. I also have a hard time in applying for adsense, I hope adsense specifically mention what rule i did not follow when they disapproved my application

  871. Douglas Crawshaw Jr.

    This is an absolutely awesome article; I’m wanting to get started in blogging myself, and I don’t think I’ll mind putting up a little dough to get it started.

  872. A. de Wit

    Many thanks for all the extensive information provided. Even though I know my way around blogging a bit, there are many tools you suggested I have never heard of. In fact, the internet is expanding so quickly that it is sometimes hard to keep up, and posts like yours prove to be especially valuable, even for more experienced bloggers.

    Keep up the good works!

  873. Josh

    Wow. Thanks for this article. Although it’s 2012 I think most of the information here is still relevant. You did a great job here!

  874. The Blogging Dude

    This is quite a comprehensive guide on how to start making money through blogging and Google adsense program.
    A good guide for blogging newbies. Great article keep up the good work.

    – Emmanuel

  875. drew

    WOW!
    Unlike any other how-to-earn-from-blogging tutorials, this one is sooo easy to understand. I feel like I can do all of this. I’m so interested on making my own blog site now. I will surely link your article to my future blog site. Hope it still works even if this was created a few years ago. Thank you!

  876. Tessa

    This is one of the most detailed, clear, and helpful sites I have came across on the web. You were very honest and answered all of the questions I had and the questions I didn’t have.. 🙂

    Thank you!!

  877. Julie Geigle

    You could absolutely turn this into an e-book and make even more $$$. Excellent writing skills. ♥ My burning question…you mentioned you use google adsense so please tell me where are the ads on this blog? Am I missing something? Thanks so much for your response. lol

  878. Jason

    Finally a blog that helps! Thanx,you answered all my questions! Going to try this a bit with my aunts wordpress site and see if anything changes!

  879. Lis

    This is probably one of, if not, the best resource that I have found for small businesses and blogging {and i have researched A LOT!} Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge. You are an amazing steward of your gifts. WhenI decided that I would run my own business while raising my family {4 beautiful kiddos and an amazing hubby} I prayed that God would one day allow me to share my knowledge and experiences with others finding their way. You have done this and it is such an inspiration! Keep up the great work and many, many blessings to you!

  880. vinodh

    this is a timeless content. very concise information for those who want to make money on blogging.
    making money using blogging is difficult. it clearly describes the effort required before making a single cent.
    this url comes in google for many keywords related to making money using blogging.
    I am buying your BYP courses.

  881. suraj

    it was such a long article but truly worth…
    i read it 2-3 times and tried to extract as much i could…but i should say very elaborate and complete article..

  882. Laureano Amon IV

    This is really very helpful. All the information I needed is all here. I bookmarked this since the day I stumbled on this page. I’ll give this a 5-star.

  883. dallas photographer

    So you’ve made a blog. Now how do you get people to visit it?

    • John Frainee

      Leaving comments on posts is a great way! You’re already doing that! Also, make a Facebook page if you haven’t already. 🙂

  884. Reeja Mathews

    Thanks a lot for this huge informative post

    I would love to take it as a PDF file as an eBook

  885. dharini rastogi

    this is a very useful article ,and am so happy you have taken the time to write and explain each detail , very commendable thank you so much for helping !! GOD bless!! 🙂

  886. vinodh

    Hi,
    above write up is very useful. because of that i bought 101 and 201 videos .
    they are detailed and will definitely yield result when put into action.
    thanks a lot.
    regards
    vinodh

  887. Phil

    I am new to blogging and have found your site and this post in particular to be of great value. Nice ideas on how to make money from your blog, driving traffic and changing the adsense ad layouts to bring in more money.
    Thanks for this very informative article, I am planning on implementing a few of the strategies you have laid out.

  888. Renette

    Thank you for sharing this information, I have much to learn, your info will be very useful to me in future blogging

    Renette

  889. Kristina

    This article just helped me and my cousin with starting up our own blog site. This was HIGHLY informative! Thank you so much for this information.

  890. Maegan

    Thank you so much for writing all of this! It is so helpful when people who have the experience show those of us who do not how to be successful! Thanks again!

  891. Christine

    Thank you so very much for providing this information, it has given me an insight into what is involved in developing a blog.

  892. Andrew Tr

    Long but interesting article. Thank you.

  893. Shruti Rathore

    Sir, i have done half of the things in seo but whenever i search through keyword website comes first and then blog so my question is how to make them searchable.

  894. Jenise

    Thank you so much for this wonderful information you have posted. A few years ago, while I was still in college, I wanted to try out blogging just to test the water. However, I got lost from not learning what blogging is all about but went straight into the trend thinking,’ Wow, I could be just like those expert bloggers who made lots of money.’ Sadly I have learn my lesson. After writing about few post on my blog, I didn’t see no traffic what so ever. So I just gave up. Now I know after reading your story that it takes time to create, build and profit from blogging. What so sad is that, all the other ‘blog experts’ don’t tell people who are desprite for money that it takes along time to build traffic for your blog to even get notice. So I would like to say, thank you for telling to truth about blogging and I probably try my hand on blogging again, but this time I will do my research on the subject before hand and present it to the world.

  895. paula rodrigues

    Loved your article but am wondering: Am I too late to start a blog and try to earn some money? Afterall it’s 2012 and all seems to have been invented. Did I wake up to late? Are the information in your article still up-to-date? I guess the crisis has transformed this huge -money-maker into a world of scams for people like me who do not know much about the Internet. Would you still advise me to try?

    • John Frainee

      You’re not too late Paula. Trust me. 🙂

  896. Troy

    This was such an informative post, that I am going to get started as soon as possible. I love writing and I have a lot of information I would like to share with others. This is a great way for me to write and get my information out at the same time. Thanks again, Troy

  897. Dave

    Thanks for this article. It is very informative and the guidance you gave for getting online with my own website was very helpful. I am now online and blogging!

  898. Brent

    Thank you for publishing such an informative and helpful article. I have referred back to it dozens of times in my quest to produce a decent blog on flying. Keep up the great work!
    All the best!

    Brent

  899. KatakHijau

    Dear chris
    I nominate myself as d utmost luckiest readers on earth after reading your articles. You would probably never have had the feeling that i have now as you are expert in soft-technology but I never be. Million of appreciation to you for letting me feel the ‘never too late’ is here for me.

  900. Heather

    Thanks for all the great info. I’ve done some copy writing online for about two years now and also have my own antiques business. I’m thinking about starting a blog on the kinds of things I sell. This article has been very helpful.

  901. Renée

    Fantastic article full of useful advice! Thanks very much for sharing

  902. Shruti Rathore