How Much Money Can You Make From Blogging

Last updated on June 4th, 2018

We are living in an ever-changing world, working 9 to 5 to provide for the family is no longer the only way. Many have found ways to make a living online and are now living the lifestyle they dream of. 


Are you here because you want to know how much money can a blogger make from blogging? Or you are here because you want to know whether is it possible for you to make money blogging?



How Much Money Can You Make From Blogging. How they do it, you can do it too.

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how much money can you make from blogging


how much money can you make from blogging


We are living in a digital era, where there are so many possibilities to make passive income or even extra money online from home. Opportunities to make passive income is getting more and more and many have found ways to do that online.


Before I have my own blog, I would love to go around reading different blogger’s income report every month end. Can I be honest with you? At that time, I really wonder whether all these income reports are real or not? 


Nevertheless, I still started my journey to explore the world of internet marketing even I still have doubt.  I tell myself it is better to do it and find it out myself than standing on the side thinking whether is it possible.


I believe success has a formula. If I learn the formula, I will be able to mimic the method they have been using. Thus, I want to know how bloggers make money with their bog. I researched and wrote this post: How to make money with a blog for beginners. 


On “How to make money with a blog for beginners”  posts, I outline how bloggers make money with their blog base on 4 major ways:

  1. CPC (Cost per click advertisement) or CPM (Cost Per 1,000 impressions) ads
  2. Affiliate marketing
  3. Selling your own digital products
  4. Selling advertisement place on your blog


Today I am going to go a step further by showing a real example how bloggers do it base on these 4 ways I listed above. Hopefully, by the end of this post, you will be able to see the pattern and understand how bloggers make money, why you can do it and why I decided to start mine too.


Without further ado…


Let’s Check Out Their Blogs!


All these blogs mentions here are not in particular order. Being first on the list does not mean that this niche is the most popular or making the most money. I just list it according to my research, that’s all.



#1 Adventure In You

April Income report: $15,174.00



Adventure In You was started by Tom and Anna in 2015.  Base on what is written on their blog:


After a few months of working hard, we quickly made our first $500 and then what happened next blew us away. It changed how we viewed making money.

By the end of our first year, our travel blog started to bring in $2000 a month. The year after, we started bringing in $5000, $8000 and soon after, we hit $10,000.


Let’s now find out how they monetize their blog. Tom and Anna did a great job in breaking down how they make money and that made my job very easy.


Here is their April income report break down:


#1 CPM (Cost Per 1,000 impressions) ads

They are running a display advertisement on their blog through the Ad Network Mediavine. Do take note that to qualify for Mediavine, your blog needs to have an at least of 25k sessions per month.


For the month of April, Adventure In You has hit over 500,000 page views. This display ads help them to make $4,179.27. 


#2 Affiliate marketing

Adventure In You made an amazing $6,512.68 on affiliate in the month of April. What I am interested to know is what kind of products and services their audience purchased through their link. 


These are the products and services that generate income for them in April:

  1. 12Go (Transport search engine in Asia)
  2. Agoda
  3. Amazon
  5. Bluehost (Blog hosting provider)
  6. Convertkit (Auto-responder)
  7. Hostel World
  8. Liveaboard (Diving trips)
  9. Premier Tefl (TEFL qualification provider)
  10. Tailwind 
  11. World Nomads (Travel insurance)


#3 Selling your own digital products

They are selling their own digital products: Travel guide and their blogging course. This both products generate a total of $1,048.30 in April. 


#4 Selling advertisement place on your blog

Rather than selling advertisement place on their blog, Adventure In You did 


Sponsor posts and brand partnerships is another popular way bloggers used to monetize their blog. They made $3,434.00 in total.


Add all up and they made $15,174.25 in April.


Although all this income is recorded as a gain in April, that does not mean they already have the money in their bank the reason is affiliate networks take up to 90 days to pay. 



#2 Millennial Money Man

April Income report: $59,407.60


While reading M$M April income report, this advises jump up to me:


Just understand – blogging (or any online business for that matter) isn’t easy in any way or for the faint of heart, and definitely not something you should immediately quit your day job for. Most people quit blogging long before they actually “make it.”


I totally agree if you are thinking to start a blog you must ready to work hard and understand that it does need time to build. This is not a get rich fast or make money fast program. You need to be consistent and build your blog.


Here is M$M April income report breaks down:


#1 CPC (Cost per click advertisement) or CPM (Cost Per 1,000 impressions) ads

M$M generate $1,463.00 income from ads in April. Correct me if I am wrong, M$M is running a display advertisement on their blog through the Ad Network Google Adsense


#2 Affiliate marketing

For affiliate sales, M$M generate an income of $2,854.65. Let see what kind of products and services their audiences purchase.

  1. Bluehost Blog Hosting: $2,520.00
  2. ConvertKit: $18.40
  3. Facebook Strategies Worth Sharing: $8.00
  4. Haven Life Insurance: $20.00 
  5. Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing: $42.00
  6. Online Surveys: $33.50
  7. Personal Capital: $200
  8. Student Loan Rate Finder: $12.75


#3 Selling your own digital products

The main income generated from M$M is from their own digital products. 

  1. Facebook course: $45,386.00
  2. Blow up your blog course: $1,884.00


That is a  total of $47,270.00. Wow!


#4 Offering Their Services

M$M offer their expertise in FB ad services, digital marketing, and staff writing. Total income $7,819.95.


Add all up and they made $59,407.60 in April.



 #3 Fit Mom Journey

April Income report: $8,474.79


Here is Fit Mom Journey April income report breaks down:


#1 CPC (Cost per click advertisement) or CPM (Cost Per 1,000 impressions) ads

Fit Mom Journey has about 500,000-page view in the month of April. Their ads revenue is $6,690.59. The Ad Network they join is Mediavine.


#2 Affiliate marketing

Here is the list of the affiliate products and services that Fit Mom Journey earned:

  1. $5 Meal Plan: $1.50
  2. Amazon Associates: $574.45
  3. ConvertKit: $8.70 
  4. Ketologie: $122.96
  5. LWSL: $100.00 
  6. Monumetric: $450.24
  7. Perfect Keto: $423.23
  8. Plan To Eat: $9.00 
  9. Share-A-Sale: $51.73
  10. SmartBaking Company: $6.43
  11. Tailwind: $35.96 


This is a total of $1,784.20


Fit Mom Journey does not offer any digital product of her own. Her main source of income is her CPM ads and affiliates products and services she recommends on her blog.


With these two methods, she earned $8,474.79 in the month of April. This is awesome!


Here are other bloggers April income report if you are interest to break it down on your own:

Making Sense Of Cents – $104, 065.67

This Fairy Tale Life – $1,742.74

Root And Revel – $8,276.08



Final Words:

The above three example is just to show you how blogger monetizes their blog. You as the owner of your own blog will get to decide in what way you like to monetize your blog and how much you want to earn each month.


One thing in common is they all have massive traffic visiting their blog. Therefore can I conclude that a blog has no traffic = no money!


Base on this, if you are a new blogger, your main goal will be to learn how to write great contents and promote your posts to drive traffic to your site/blog.  You must be patient, build your traffic do not give up. 


They are many other bloggers that share how they monetize, you can visit and learn how they do it. Don’t just read the dollar but also find out what products and services they offer to their readers. Learn from them, what the offer do the same as what they do for your blog.  See how your readers respond and change accordingly.



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Disclosure: I sometimes use affiliate links to products that I recommend, this means that, at zero cost to you, I may earn a commission if you buy something through my links.



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