How to Blog and Make Money Online!

how to blog and make money online

So you’re wondering how to blog and make money online and that’s awesome.

I think it’s awesome that you’re starting to chase your dream.

Traveling and blogging is a lot of fun because you can not only experience new adventures but you can also enhance your writing skills.

And you can share those adventures with your audience! 

Contrary to what you might think, it’s not so difficult to create a blog that can bring in enough cash to support your adventures.

Money can go a lot further in some countries, such as South East Asia, and that’s one of the reasons countries like Thailand are full of aspiring internet entrepreneurs.

I’m not saying that you have to move to Thailand.

There are plenty of travel bloggers that live in first-world countries where the cost of living is much higher.

How to Blog and Make Money Online: Optimize Your Income

But you have to realize that your website probably won’t make any cash for a few months, maybe even a year.

It takes time to set up a website that brings in a regular stream of cash.

So you don’t want to run out of savings while you’re waiting for your website to start bringing in the cash.

Make sure that you have your finances under control before you start working on your travel website.

Again, that’s one of the main reasons most entrepreneurs move to Asia because the cost of living is low so they don’t need to worry too much about their finances.

Ideally, a website should have multiple streams of income. 

I recommend affiliate marketing for long-term and a service or quick-cash.

You want your website to bring in two types of income; fast and slow.

The fast income will come from services that you offer, and the slow income will come from affiliate sales or ad-clicks. 

The reason affiliate sales and ad-clicks are considered a slow source of income is because you need time for your articles to rank.

And since you have to compete with a lot of other websites, ranking for a keyword can take a long time.

The service-based income should take a higher priority than the other type of income because most affiliate programs take awhile to verify commissions and pay affiliates.

In other words, as an affiliate marketer you’ll have to wait awhile to receive your cash; maybe a month or more. 

With service-based income, that’s fast cash that clients send directly to your account either before or after you complete the project.

And since we all need fast cash, that’s what we want to focus on.

So if you’re wondering how to blog and make money online, it’s best to come up with a list of services that you can offer people for quick cash. 

These services could be pretty much anything and thanks to the internet you can outsource most of the work too.

For starters, I would recommend offering a writing service, as it’s the simplest and easiest service to offer people.

In my case, I created an order form where people can order articles directly from me, click here to check it out. 

But other bloggers tend to write a simple blurb about their services with contact information near the end.

Here are a few other services you can offer people: 

  • Article Writing
  • Sales Writing
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Social Media Management
  • Photoshop (Logo Design, etc)
  • Web Design
  • Virtual Assistant
  • Coaching
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Link Building
  • And More.

You’ll notice that most successful bloggers offer a few different services on their website to really optimize income.

You can also outsource work when the workload is too intense. 

Some people outsource all of the work and remain the middleman, that’s another idea you can try out.

The reason we need to offer a service is because we don’t want to rely on only commissions to support our lifestyle.

Affiliate commissions are awesome but they’re unstable and it takes a long time to receive the funds so they should take the backseat. 

So what you want to do is make a separate page on your blog that lists all the services that you offer and then try to link to that page in your articles.

In other words, make sure that people know that you’re offering those services.

If people don’t know you offer those services, they won’t hire you.

You can also make an image, like the one on the sidebar of my website, to send even more people to your service page.

When your website starts getting traffic, the clients should start to roll in. 

In other words, the clients will come to you.

But it usually takes awhile to receive your first clients directly from your website.

So what you can do is try to find people who need your services and contact them.

You want to always make sure that you have cashing coming in.

Remember, the more samples the better, so don’t forget to include samples and testimonials on your service page.

So what does this have to do with how to blog and make money online? 

Well, once you have a list of services on your website, it’s time to start blogging and targeting keywords so you can bring in more traffic.

With more traffic you’ll see more clients and more commissions.

You’ll blog to build an audience. 

The articles will rank in Google and people will visit your website.

It takes awhile to build up traffic from blogging and it’s important to have your service page ready from day one so you don’t miss potential clients.

Once again, it’s important to make the services that you offer crystal clear, and make the instant someone lands on your website they know what type of services you offer.

Now do you know how to blog and make money online?

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6 thoughts on “How to Blog and Make Money Online!

  1. Hi Timothy,

    I love that list of income streams. Because a few are off the beaten path streams, change ups. Super duper bro 😉

    I hear ya on Thailand. You can stretch out dem Baht with ease when earning USD. Still 1 USD to like 33 Baht, is it?

    Irony alert: me and my wife Kelli are heading to Qatar in 2 weeks. Wealthiest country on earth. Average income is $400,000 per household. That is not a typo LOL. But we will be A-OK with cost of living and many basic things like food are still reasonable. Plus we are house sitting.


  2. Hi Timothy
    Thanks for this very informative article full of good points.
    I am interested in a variety of fields, I read that when you want to start you have to choose a niche, nonetheless, I feel like I am wasting time leaving that info aside.
    Is it necesarry to keep with a single theme? or is it better to have multiple blogs like one for food, another one for academic ideas, etc?


    1. Hey Kate,

      Thanks, I’m glad you liked the article. It would be best to dedicate one site to one particular topic, unless you plan to make a magazine-style website. Find a theme that you have the most interest/experience in and make a website about that. Good luck.

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