How to Start a Blog to Make Money: The Ultimate Step-by-Step Guide

If you’ve ever searched for how to make money online, you’ve probably come across the idea of blogging for money.

For some people, blogging is a fun and creative hobby. For others, it’s an extremely profitable business!

There are a lot of resources out there about how to make money blogging. To start with, I held back from adding to the noise – because I wanted to prove that it was possible first.

(There are heaps of ‘make money blogging’ tutorials written by people who’ve never made a penny from their blogs. Why should you take their advice?!)

Well, last summer – less than two years after I started …

Blogging Behind The Scenes: What You Need To Know To Keep The Money Rolling In

Contributed post

If you want to make money from your blog, you will need to take it pretty seriously. In fact, there is a lot more that goes on behind the scene that many people would expect.

Don’t worry though, because in my post below I will take you through all of the basics. Read on to find out more.

Hosting & CMS

One of the more practical sides of blogging is picking a host that is reliable and best suits your purpose. What this means is that you need to choose a provider whose platform doesn’t go down regularly and that if a problem does occur; can be trusted

Turning Your Blog into a Money-Making Machine

This is a contributed post.

When we first start blogs, we often fall into one of two camps.

There are those that want to turn their blogs into businesses and make money from them, and those that want a creative outlet or online diary and have no idea that it’s even possible to make money from them.

Whichever camp you started in, your views might have changed slightly over time. You may have learned that it’s much harder to make a decent income (or even get views!) from your blog than you thought it would be.

Or, you might have noticed other bloggers making money and decided to take

How I Exploded my Blog Traffic from 10k to 38k in One Month

Do you ever feel like there’s something you’re just missing with Pinterest?

When I started looking for ways to increase traffic to my blog, I kept coming across one thing: Pinterest.

All the top bloggers I follow, all the blogging courses I took, and all the blog traffic discussions in Facebook groups said the same thing:

Get on Pinterest! It’s amazing for blog traffic!

Well, I did all the right things. I made a Pinterest business account for my blog, set up rich pins, created pinnable images for every post, joined a load of group boards and scheduled each new post out to 20+ boards in Tailwind.

But I still …

20+ Essential Resources For a Successful Blog

essential blogging tools and resources for your successful blog

This is the latest post in my series on profitable blogging.

Missed the first two posts? Catch up here:

  1. How to Start a Blog to Make Money – a step-by-step guide to setting up your blog on Siteground
  2. How to Actually Make Money With Your Blog – an introduction to affiliate marketing, sponsored posts and more

In this post, I want to introduce you to all the sites and resources that really made a difference to my blog!

While it’s relatively quick and easy to set up your hosting and publish your first post, you’ll probably spend a lot of time wondering ‘what’s next?’

Things like finding great stock images, …