Make Money From Blogging

How Much Money Can You Make From Blogging?

The amount of money you can make from blogging depends on the effort and time you dedicate to your blog. Your profit potential is very much dependent on how much you’re willing to put into it.

Apart from being able to pick the right niche or topic to blog about, blogging for profit is not a get rich quick solution. If that is what you are looking for, maybe blogging is not for you.

I’m sure you have seen many websites and posts on the internet telling you the exceptional amount of money they have made since they started blogging. The majority of these figures are usually inflated or exaggerated, as a way of convincing you to buy a course from them. Only a few can give you a realistic estimate of what a typical blogger earns.

In the previous post ‘Can You Really Make Money from Blogging?‘, we discussed the various avenues through which you can make money from blogging. This shows that the amount of money that can be made from blogging basically depends on the money making avenue you employ. Other factors that influence your monthly blogging earnings include the amount of content you have, how often you post contents, and the way you monetize the blog.

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Truth be told, there is no particular cap on the amount of money a blogger makes. Some earn hundreds of dollars, while few others earn thousands of dollars monthly. Regardless of which one you aim at achieving, a high degree of patience, hard work, and persistence is needed. Coupled with that, you still have to keep on working on various ways you can drive organic traffic and visitors to your blog or website.

Let us take a look at a realistic amount a blogger can earn at the end of the month. I am going to be very conservative about the numbers, however, with dedication and diligent work, your profit potential is much higher.

Worst Case Scenario: $0 – $100 per day

As a newbie, you may earn virtually nothing or just a few dollars within the first few months. You need to continue publishing more and more interesting and engaging contents, depending on the niche or topic you are blogging about.

However, since there are lots of blogs online, the best way to gain visibility is to choose the right keywords carefully. Work at positioning yourself as an authority in the niche you have chosen and really put yourself out there. Use social interactions on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus to gain exposure.

The combination of the right keywords and you being out there is a good start. Sharing and promoting your content will help optimize your blog and increase your rank. Soon you start to show in search results. If you continue posting contents, and you are still unable to break out of this range after a year, this may not be the right niche for you. The best possible solution is trying out another niche.

Average Case Scenario: $100 – $500 per day

If you can break into this earning range, that simply means you have done something right. Somthing that many other bloggers have failed to do. Blogging for profits is not easy. You have to be patient. You have to be dedicated and committed. More than that, you need to be willing do what other bloggers are afraid to do.

This is daily earning from blogging that is considered average. Only a few bloggers have been able to achieve this mark. You will be making a decent living with this kind of earnings.

There are a couple of speculations that new sites are often sandboxed by Google. The assumption is that they have to prove themselves. This sandboxing may limit the amount of traffic you get on your website initially. However, with consistency, your blog will become more visible to internet users. With time, you should find yourself in this earning category.

Best Case Scenario: >$500 per day

If you are able to cross the $500 earning mark from your blogging endeavors, you are definitely doing something right. At this point, you have been able to scale your blog. Hence, you monthly earning has no cap.

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On the average, it may take up to a year before you can achieve this on your blog but many bloggers have done so in a shorter space of time. The most important thing is publishing high-quality contents and targeting the right keywords, promoting the right kind of product, etc. Once you can get this right, you are on the right path. You can start earning thousands of dollars from your blog every month.

Any individual can make money from blogging. However, do not think it is a get-rich-quick scheme. Regardless of the amount of money you earn at the moment, it is still possible for you to increase your earnings exponentially. All you need to do is make more research, and learning new things in your niche.


  • Vukani Nxumalo

    Vukani Nxumalo is the 'thinking' Entrepreneur & Author of 'the thinking book series' and other titles. With over 10 years experience in the Marketing Communications and Financing industries, he knows just how to unpack a business' operations to find effective ways of extracting value. An avid reader and passionate writer, when he speaks, you feel the need to just sit and listen.