You’ve started small, and now you’ve reached a point where not making money out of your WordPress blog sounds like a bad idea.

But the million dollar question remains: “From where should I start?”.

If most of us have that question, it means I’m not the only one. So please be my quest as I’m about to show you 5 tested ways to make money out of your WordPress blog.

Shall we?

How much do beginner bloggers make?

Before we see those 5 tested ways, I’ve searched the almighty internet and come across some statistics about how much a blogger can earn based on some related job titles.

So let’s see those numbers!

Freelance bloggers can earn from under $10 a post to $100 or more for a moderately short post.

“A blogger” can earn on a range from $19 K to $79 K a year, while a “corporate blogger” can earn a salary, on average up to $33 K a year.

This report from Glassdoor shows how much can you earn based on your job title:

  • Editorial: $44 K
  • Social Media: $50 K
  • Writer (Writing): $51 K
  • Content Writer: $49 K

Don’t take these numbers for granted. Only if you work hard, you can see results and money in your pocket.

If you really desire to reach those astonishing numbers, plan a good damn strategy and don’t rush it. Patience, my friends, patience!

What types of blogs make the most money?

There’s no doubt that some niches are easier to scale and make profit out of them, but almost any type of blogs can earn money!

Please keep in mind, that if you don’t see your niche, that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to monetize your blog.

First, I wanna let you know (if you didn’t know it by now) that are 2 types of blogs:

  • Trending Content
  • Evergreen Content

Trending Content

Trending content is about topics right before the trend is about to take off, topics such as keto diets, those types of content that will have a shorter lifespan.

Evergreen Content

Evergreen content is that content that has a long lifespan, always appropriate. Topics are more often competitive, so people’s interest in this topic isn’t going to fluctuate.

What type of blog do you have?

Profitable blogging niches

  1. DIY/Craft

Do you like being creative? Do you like making interesting objects, or things? Then a DIY (Do It Yourself) blog is perfect for you to start making money.

If you’re passionate about, you can start a “fire” in your audience’s heart, like any blog, your audience is super important.

  1. Health & Fitness

This is another popular topic that people will always be interested in. From exercises to diets, depending who you are targeting, you can easy promote higher-priced affiliate products.

  1. Pets

People are willing to spend any quantity of money on their pets. The pet niche can be an example of a type of blog that can generate tons of income off affiliate products.

  1. Food

Who doesn’t love food? And with this constantly change (more vegetarians and vegan people) you can concentrate on your content (YouTube videos, cooking courses, etc).

  1. Travel

Within the last year, the travel niche has taken off so rapidly. The luck is that this niche will never slow down anytime soon.

Successful blogs and their earnings

Learning Herbs

Motto: “We help you turn plants into herbal remedies that heal!”.

Income: over $20,000 per month blogging about herbs.

Making Sense of Cents

Motto: “Earn more. Save more. live more”.

Income: over $100,000 per month.

Smart Passive Income

Motto: “Learn and master the skills you need to build your dream online business”.

Income: over $100,000 per month.

Survival Life

Motto: “We are the ultimate one-stop destination for the survival and preparedness-minded individuals”.

Income: believe it or not, over $1,000,000 per MONTH. That’s CRAZZY!

Pinch of Yum

Motto: “You’re doing great! Here’s a virtual high-five.”.

Income: over $50,000 per month.

5 blogging trends statistics

Guys, I love statistics. Why wouldn’t I?

A statistic can always make up your mind. That’s why I brought to you some statistics regarding blogging and numbers.

70% of bloggers who earn over $50,000 per year say they are active promoters of their blogs, compared to only 14% of lower-income bloggers.

Your content creation should always (ALWAYS) start with keyword research, because “Quality of content” is rated the #1 most important success factors. Higher-income bloggers are 4.3 times as likely to conduct a keyword research, compared to lower-income bloggers.

45% of bloggers who earn $50,000 per year sell their own product/service, while only 8% of lower-income bloggers do.

Compared to lower-income bloggers, those who earn over $50,000 per year are:

  • 5.8 times more likely to publish case studies;
  • 5 times more likely to have a podcast;
  • 4.5 times more likely to publish video;
  • 3.7 times more likely to publish interviews.

Successful bloggers know their audience. 73% of them say they focus their content on the interests of a very specific group.

If you wanna see more statistics, check this article. The source of my statistics is the same article.

5 tested ways on how to win anyway 🙂

We all heard that blogging it’s an easy method to earn money, but sometimes we’re not quite sure how to actually start doing that.

Come on, now, let’s explore the ways:

# 1 – CPC & CPM Ads


CPC- cost per click;

CPM- cost per 1,000 impressions.

Placing ads on their site it is a common way through bloggers make money.

The best network for placing ads is Google Ads.

# 2 – Become An Affiliate


Affiliate marketing is growing fast and also it is an another great tool for monetizing blogs.

If you don’t sell your own product/service, then affiliate programs are one way apart to monetize your blog.

Joining an affiliate programs can get you exclusive access to new content and deals for your audience.

Did you know that Fiverr is one of the highest paying affiliate program?

You can earn up to $150 for every first-time buyer.

# 3 – Digital Products


If you have charisma and you like teaching, explaining, you should consider selling digital products, like:

  • e-books;
  • online courses;
  • online workshops;
  • plugins’
  • WordPress themes

# 4 – Content Creation (Freelancing)


All you need is a laptop, an internet connection and lots of creativity and bad a** ideas, and BAM, you can create content for other websites.

# 5 – E-commerce


Now more than ever, people are shopping online, all you need is a plugin from WordPress repository (WooCommerce) and your online shop is ready.

Our list may be ended, but check also these 15 proven ways to monetize your blog.

Who is the richest blogger in the world?

This, my friends, it is another million dollar question, more exactly 2.3 million dollars.

Let me clear that up for you:

The richest blogger alive in the world is (Drums please) Arianna Huffington from The Huffington Post, founded in 2005, the blog has a MONTHLY INCOME of 2.3 million dollar NOW.

With these number I’ve decided to end my case.

Bella Ciao, Andreea’s out!