How to Make $1,000 from Your Blog Every Month

The question that every new blogger wants an answer to: can you really make $1000 from your blog every month?


In this article, we’re going to dig into the possibilities and share some easy tips for helping you earn a steady $1,000 from your blog every month.

HOW DO BLOGGERS MAKE MONEY?


First things first.

Let’s do a quick refresher on how bloggers make their money.

Bloggers typically make money from creating/selling their own stuff or promoting/selling other people’s stuff (or both).

Yes, you will have to SELL stuff, because that’s how businesses make money. Don’t let the fear of selling hold you back! This can be done in a positive, productive, tactful way that actually benefits you and your readers.

Now, let’s put this concept into perspective so that you can actually get a clear picture of how you can make $1000 from your blog each month … and hopefully even more than that!

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BREAKDOWN: HOW TO MAKE $1000 FROM YOUR BLOG EVERY MONTH


Let’s start with some simple math.

If you want to make $1,000 this month and there are 30 days in the month, this is the math problem you need to solve: 1,000/30 = 33.3

To make $1,000 in a month, you’d have to make about $33 a day or about $230 a week.

Doesn’t sound impossible, right?! Those numbers actually aren’t as scary as that big 1k a month we’re reaching for.

Baby steps, babe. Baby steps.


So, how the heck can you make 33 bucks a day or 230 bucks a week from your blog? Here are a few ways!

We know that bloggers make money from creating, promoting, and selling things that are beneficial to their readers. There are a variety of ways to do this, but we’re going to focus on two of the most profitable ways to earn from your blog: selling your own online course and affiliate marketing.

MAKE $1000 FROM YOUR BLOG EVERY MONTH BY SELLING A COURSE


Creating and selling your own course has never been easier. You can set everything up for FREE using a course hosting platform like Teachable and start selling that course right away.

Teachable is awesome because they offer a ton of free training from industry professionals every year. And they have a free master class coming up this week that will teach you how to build your own profitable course in 90 days. It starts on Tuesday May 22nd, so put that on your calendar. ** Edit: the free training is available now!

Here is the link to the FREE Teachable course creator training!


Now, let’s say that (with the help of this free training), you actually do manage to create and launch a course in 3 months. How can you MAKE SURE that you earn at least $1,000 a month from that course? Here’s how:

If you sell a $10 course 100 times – you make $1,000

If you sell a $20 course 50 times – you make $1,000

And if you sell a $100 course 10 times… you get the idea.

With these figures in mind, you can see that earning a thousand bucks is possible for any blogger that can create something valuable for their audience.

 

Related:

How to Make Money as a Mom Blogger

3 Simple Ways to Increase Your Blog Traffic


You don’t even need A BIG audience. You just need an engaged audience that can benefit from what you are sharing.

Remember, if you can get a hundred people to hand over $10 for one of your products, you just earned $1,000.

And you’ll use your BLOG as a marketing tool to warm up your audience, share your expertise, and introduce them to your courses!

In my humble opinion, course creation is the best route because you get full creative control and you get to keep 100% of your profits, aside from any fees for course hosting.

And you can create a course about pretty much anything!

There are profitable courses on the Teachable platform about scrapbooking, brush lettering, creating virtual reality games, cake baking, marketing, using Pinterest, starting a blog, accounting, and more.

MAKE $1000 FROM YOUR BLOG WITH AFFILIATE MARKETING


If course sales are a little below your income goal one month, you can pick up the slack with another income stream, like affiliate marketing,

Affiliate marketing is simply promoting products or services for other companies and earning a commission from the sale.

If you want to make decent money with affiliate marketing, you need to work with companies that pay good commissions and sell products that your audience needs and loves.

Super simplified example:

A mom blogger might join the affiliate program for Earth Mama Organics through the Share-a-Sale network. The commission rate for this affiliate program is 20%.

The mom blogger writes an article about their products. It could be an article about the best place to buy baby clothes, the best baby shower gifts, why you should buy organic clothing for your baby, etc.

Now, let’s say that one of her readers falls in love with the clothes, clicks over to the Earth Mama Organics website, and spends $100. The mom blogger then earns $20 from that sale.

If 10 of her readers spend $100 on the products she recommends, she’ll earn $200.

You can see how quickly the money adds up when you’re sharing products and services that are valuable to your readers. Sell a few high-quality courses and a few high-quality affiliate products each month, and there’s your thousand bucks!

EVEN BETTER THAN MAKING $1,000 FROM YOUR BLOG


Now what could be even better than making $1,000 from your blog every month?

How about making $2,000? Or $3,000? or more?

The sky is the limit when it comes to your income potential. It isn’t a pipe dream anymore.

There are countless bloggers out there making thousands and even hundreds of thousands of dollars from their blog every month.

This article and these examples are just a starting point. The foundation for helping you start earning steady money from your blog.

You could also add a few other revenue streams to the mix to earn even more. You can run ads on your blog, do sponsored work, offer your own services… There are so many options!

PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER


Let’s wrap this baby up like a burrito and make sure we’ve got a clear understanding of making money from our blogs!

Now we know that making $1,000 from your blog is not impossible. To earn that money, you’ll either create and sell your own stuff, or promote and sell other people’s stuff.

I highly recommend focusing on creating and selling your own course and promoting products through affiliate marketing. These are two of the best ways to earn $1,000 or more from your blog every month.

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23 Comments

  1. Gary

    May 23, 2019 at 9:04 am

    Hi Cate,
    What a great post – love how you break down the target to manageable chunks!
    I also think it may be worth looking at a paid affiliate facebook ad for a short period (say 1 week) – you can get incredible exposure for a reasonable price and make a handsome profit! – Just another idea
    Loving your work.. 🙂

    1. Cate

      May 23, 2019 at 6:37 pm

      Thank you for the tip, I will definitely look into doing a Facebook ad!

  2. Malinda

    May 23, 2019 at 10:17 am

    Making money seems like such a scary thing to start doing when you are new to blogging. Thanks for this post!

    1. Cate

      May 23, 2019 at 6:37 pm

      It’s definitely scary at first… and then it becomes life-changing and empowering…and it’s pretty much the best thing ever! Thank you for reading 🙂

  3. Cathlyn

    May 23, 2019 at 10:34 am

    I think this is very useful and can really help those who wants to earn something from their blog. At least this can give bloggers an idea how it works and what kind of result they can expect. I will retweet this to share your article to others!

    1. Cate

      May 23, 2019 at 6:36 pm

      Thank you so much! Yes, I think laying out a realistic view of how it works is so important!

  4. Anji-SweetFamilyLife

    May 23, 2019 at 11:13 am

    Great post I just listened to the Teachable presentation on creating an online course yesterday! Thank you for sharing this life changing information!

    1. Cate

      May 23, 2019 at 6:35 pm

      Their free trainings are incredible, I’m glad you tuned in!

  5. Rebecca @ Boss Single Mama

    May 23, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    At what point do you suggest offering a course? Is there a set number of subscribers, page views, etc. where it makes sense? I’d like to create a course but I’m less than two months into blogging seriously so I’m not sure if that should be my focus right now or if I should just be working on traffic.

    1. Cate

      May 23, 2019 at 6:34 pm

      Working on targeted traffic is definitely a good idea for the first six months or so, but you can still start brainstorming and formulating course ideas, especially if you already have a solid idea of who your audience is and what they need from you. I don’t think it’s ever too early to incorporate a course into your business plan. I had a very small following when I started working on my course, probably about 1,000 social media followers and 50+ blog page views a day (just as a rough estimate). But I grew and engaged my audience simultaneously with my course creation and then made a good chunk of change the month I launched my course! Anything is possible.

  6. Tanya

    May 23, 2019 at 12:24 pm

    Thanks Cate for these great tips… you make it sound so possible. I can’t wait to come up with some great course ideas! 🙂

    1. Cate

      May 23, 2019 at 6:31 pm

      It is definitely possible! You got this!

  7. Jenn Summers

    May 23, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    I’ve been really struggling with what to offer my readers as a course and see this as my biggest opportunity to make money with my blog. I’m not big enough yet for affiliate marketing to go anywhere it seems. Maybe I’ll check out teachable to get a feel for what courses are offered and if there are any that fit my niche. Thanks for breaking it down so much it really opens a person’s eyes seeing it the way you describe.

    1. Cate

      May 23, 2019 at 6:30 pm

      Course creation really is one of the greatest ways to scale a blogging business, in my opinion, and the free Teachable training will help you so much! I highly recommend starting there 🙂

  8. Candice

    May 23, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    Some great ideas! This is something I’ve definitely been meaning to look into, but I keep putting it off because I feel like I don’t have anything to offer. I need to get started with it.

    1. Cate

      May 23, 2019 at 5:45 pm

      You have so much more to offer than you realize! Dip deep and do some serious brainstorming. There is no time like the present! Thank you for reading 🙂

  9. Petra from Big Income Paradise

    May 23, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    I really love this post! You explained it really well. We take step by step every day and we have to break down bigger numbers. LOVE IT!

    1. Cate

      May 23, 2019 at 6:40 pm

      Thank you so much, yes breaking it down into small, manageable numbers really helps!

  10. Teya @ TLMblog

    May 25, 2019 at 12:03 am

    I love the way you break this down! It really makes those bigger numbers seem manageable! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Alicia

    May 28, 2019 at 9:42 am

    Hi Cate,
    Thank you for this post! I’m always thinking about online courses in my head, I don’t think I’m quite there yet but I really would love to give it try! As a travel blogger I often wonder what I could build a course about but I’m sure there is something!!

    1. Cate

      May 29, 2019 at 1:29 am

      I highly recommend asking your readers what they need most during their travels, and try to build a course or an ebook around their needs! Keep brainstorming and polling your audience, the ideas will start flowing!

  12. Ali

    May 28, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    I love that you broke it all down in this post! I have finally gotten my blog set up with content to promote but am now at the new stage of figuring out how to make money from my blog! This will definitely be helpful in the next month or so as I plan out my monthly strategy plan!:)

    1. Cate

      May 29, 2019 at 1:28 am

      I’m so glad it was helpful!

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