How The Successful Bloggers Make Money

How exactly do Bloggers make money? And which strategy is best for your blog? In this post I'm breaking down the 6 main types of monetization to explain what each one is, what sort of blogger it's best for and how to get started.

I've also included my favourite inspirational bloggers who have totally mastered each monetization strategy and I've share the best resources for learning more.

The best bit about monetizing your Blog is you aren't limited to just one strategy. In fact I recommend having at least 2 different income streams for your blogging business. However, if you're new to monetizing your blog, concentrate on getting one method profitable before moving onto the next one.

So, let's see which monetization methods will work best for your blog…

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30 Simple but Effective Ways to Improve your Blog in 2018

If you're anything like me you've got a whole load of goals you want to reach in 2018. Projects you want to complete, products you want to create, money you want to make.

And I don't know about you but I know I get so involved in a big project, in all the excitement of creating and launching something new, the every day stuff gets abandoned a bit. The small, but important tasks that keep your Blog ticking away get pushed to one side.

Which means you're losing out. You're losing out on new readers, you're losing out on regular new subscribers, you're losing out on every day, automated income.

There are always hundreds of things ‘to be done’ for your Blog. Some are worthwhile, others are totally pointless. So I've made your decision of what you ‘should’ be doing easier…

I've created a list of 30 quick & simple, but effective tasks to help you grow your blog in 2018....

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The Best Black Friday Deals for Bloggers

It's that time of year when everyone goes a bit bonkers and your inbox is pinging away with notifications of Black Friday offers.

Well, instead of sharing each and every offer that's landed in my inbox, I've chosen only the best blogging offers to share, that help you:

  • Grow your Blog
  • Make more Money
  • Get a faster, more secure Blog
  • Get professional looking Branding for a DIY price
  • Protect yourself from getting sued, losing money and getting your content stolen
  • Get strategic with your Email Marketing...
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How to Face your Fears and Start your Blog Today

Sometimes the biggest obstacle to your success as a Business Mum is your own doubts and worries! You place yourself under a lot of pressure to make everything just right from the start (I did it too, I think it's pretty standard practice actually!) You try and follow all the advice and do absolutely everything that new Bloggers 'should' be doing.

It's totally normal to have doubts and second guess yourself about starting your Blog or starting something new for your Blog. In fact, it shows how much you care and that you've put a whole load of time and effort and thought into it so far.

But you do need to start your Blog or launch that new product or service at some point! And the sooner you do, the sooner you can start reaping the rewards!

So how do you overcome all the doubts swirling round in your head to get your new business venture out there?

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My Top 10 Free WordPress Themes for Bloggers

It seems to me that Free WordPress Themes have an unfairly bad reputation.

Every other day I'm in a Facebook group where someone asks whether they should stick to a free Theme for their WordPress Blog or buy a Premium one. And guaranteed you always get people declaring that free themes are ugly, not mobile responsive, out of date, unsupported and difficult to customise.

At the beginning of this year I set myself up with a WordPress Blog and I've been consistently amazed at the quality of the Free Themes that are available!

I was pleasantly surprised to discover...

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The Best WordPress Hosting for New Bloggers

Starting a Blog can be very overwhelming! There is so much to do, so many choices to make and, if you're not very 'techy' or even just brand new to Blogging, it can all end up being a bit confusing!

One of the things that seems to baffle a lot of new Bloggers is choosing a host. 

When you start a 'self-hosted' Blog with WordPress, one of the things you need is hosting for your new Blog. (Not sure what 'self-hosted WordPress' is? This Blog post explains everything you need to know about WordPress!)

There are lots of different hosting providers and there are lots of different types of hosting. However, as a new Blogger, you really don't need to know all the ins and outs of web hosting! For a simple Blog, without tens of thousands of monthly visitors, an inexpensive shared hosting plan is perfect. 

I always recommend...

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How to Define your Target Audience with one Simple & Effective Exercise

The key to successful marketing is marketing to people who want to buy what you’re selling! Sounds pretty obvious doesn’t it?

But it’s so easy to fall into the trap of just shouting about your product to as many people as possible and hoping it reaches some people that want it. Which is a surefire way to leave yourself exhausted and miserable!

So what if you tried a different way? What if you marketed your products only to your target audience? Only to the people who really want and are going to love your products?

Creating your Ideal Audience Profile for your Blog will help you do just that....

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Station Seven; The Best Designers of Minimalist Blog Themes & Templates

Station Seven design premium WordPress themes, Squarespace design kits and Photoshop templates that emphasize gorgeous imagery, celebrate whitespace, and appreciate the fact that typography is a centerfold and not an afterthought.

Crafted with care for bloggers, photographers, designers and makers, their products help you take the leap, turn your side hustle into your work and launch a business you love! Not only can you purchase a stylish Theme for your Blog, you can purchase the perfect complimentary Blog Title and Social Image Templates too... 

One of the things I love the most about Station Seven is the minimalist nature of their business. The designs are minimalist, the marketing is minimalist. There's no yelling and hype, just cool, calm, beautiful design...

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How to Start a Bullet Journal for Blog Planning

I have been using a Bullet Journal to plan, organise and track my Blog and Business since the beginning of 2017. This Blog post and Video show my set-up for my first Blog and Business Bullet Journal. 

A Bullet Journal might be the perfect blog planner for you if you're after:

  • A pen and paper system
  • Full flexibility
  • A planner you can get creative with

I've recently started a new journal for the second half of the year and I'm sharing my process so you can set up your own Blogging Bullet Journal, or add some Blogging spreads to your personal one. 

What do you want in your Blog Bullet Journal?

The first step is to decide what you need to include in your Bullet journal. Think about the things you'd like to track and the tasks and projects you work on for your Business and Blog. Consider what is missing from your current planner, the pages you don't ever use and the ones you use all the time. 

A Bullet Journal...

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