Blogging is one of the most profitable online business models that you can try in 2017. As I’ve said in my previous blogposts, there are many bloggers who make millions of dollars through blogging.

Have a read about the top money making bloggers and their blogs.

In 2017, we cannot say that every blogging niches are profitable. I started my first blog in 2006 and it was a news portal blog. I was able to get thousands of unique visits a day during those periods and I made some good money as well using ads. Does a news blog have scope right now? I should say no, it doesn’t. News niche is crowded very much and the major percent of the traffic int news niche are eaten by big news channels(their online versions).

So what all are the best blogging ideas to get paid in 2017 ?


Let’s have a look.


1. Home Decor

Home decor is a trending blogging niche. People are getting more enthusiastic about decorating their homes. If you have interest and knowledge in home decor, you can start your own home decor blog. Home Decor blogs like Curbly has millions of visitors per month. Another good example of a high traffic home interior blog is more than 1.4 million unique visits a month).

How to make money from a home decor blog?

  • Amazon affiliates – Amazon associates is a good method to make money from a home decor blog. You can sell/promote various home decor products like Matresses,Shelving Units,bedroom/bathroom products,Kitchenwares etc
  • Sponsored Posts – You can allow sponsored posts/ ads in your home decor blog and can charge per post.

Note: – If you are new to the term ‘affiliate marketing’ – read our detailed guide on What is affiliate marketing.

2. Technical Coding Blogs(Tutorials)

Are you a programmer? Do you have solid knowledge in any good programming language? Starting a tutorial blog for a new programming language got a great scope. When the Yii framework(a popular Php framework) was launched, there weren’t many online guides for it. Larry Ullman started writing top notch Yii tutorials through his blog and his blog got great readership and fan followers in no time. After a small time period (after building some readers) he launched his ebook (the Yii Book) and started selling on behalf of these readers for 20$. The book became an instant hit.

How to make money with this blogging idea

  • Promoting related software – The audience for this niche will be technical people so that you can promote technical software related to your blog niche and earn affiliate commissions.
  • Affiliates- You can promote ebooks/tutorials related to your language. For instance, if you are writing php tutorial, you can always sell php ebooks on behalf of your readers. Amazon affiliates are the best method to achieve this(you can earn up to 4 percent commission selling an ebook via amazon)
  • Selling your own ebook – Ebook, being a digital product, the profit percentage can go really high. It is a good idea to sell an ebook written by yourself helping your readers.
  • Paid Services – I’ve written a tutorial about integrating Google Analytics ecommerce tracking, and I frequently get messages from my readers to implement it on their website. I implement it for them for a small fee. This is a good model to make some money in a sector which you have good knowledge.

3. Niche Travel Blog

When it comes to 2017, many people have become ardent travelers. With the online revolution in the travel business, more and more people listen to travel blogs and stories before their trip. Starting a niche travel blog will be a fantastic blogging idea to make a great deal of money.

How to make money with travel blogging idea

  • Lead selling – You can sell the travel leads to tour/travel operators. People who come to read your travel guide/travel story might be interested in doing a travel(to the place you are referring) as well. You can get their lead and sell it(or if you have the infrastructure, you can be the travel operator).
  • Selling travel guides – Lonely planet is a great example of making money selling travel books to its readers.

4. Recipes Blog

Starting a food blog has a great scope. If you are a cooking expert, you can share your secret recipes along with photographs/videos through your blog. Pinterest is a good medium to promote your recipe blog.

Lindsay Ostrom of pinchofyum is a good example. She makes more than $25,000 a month from her recipe blog.

How to make money from your recipe blog

  • Selling your recipe ebook- Write an ebook comprising all your masterclass recipes and sell it to your readers.
  • Promoting food brands through your blog(sponsored posts, ads).

5. Fashion Blog

A fashion blog is the most favorite blogging niche among women. Which woman doesn’t love fashion? In 2017, lots of fashion brands also depend on these fashion blogs for their brand building. This is what make fashion blogging a top class niche for those who are interested in starting a blog.

Read: – We have published a complete guide on How to Create a Fashion Blog and Make Money. The guide explains A-Z about creating a blog in the fashion niche and make money through the blog.

How can you make money from a fashion blog

  • Sponsored posts – Majority of the income of these fashion bloggers comes from sponsored posts. If you are an established fashion blogger with good amount of followers(to your blog/social medias(especially instagram)), you can approach brands and they’ll definitely give you money for sponsoring a post for them. I’ve seen many brands offering $700 for a single sponsored post(provided your blog is established in the industry).
  • Affiliates- You can use amazon associates promoting fashion apparels and can earn commissions in between 6-8 percent. Another good affiliate program for fashion bloggers is Reward style. They offer an average commission rate of 10%(this vary as per brands) , or in other words, you’ll get 50$ if someone makes a purchase of 500$.
  • Pay per click programs – Shopstyle has a pay per click program exclusively for fashion bloggers. You can showcase their products in your blog and you’ll be paid per clicks to these products. Good thing is that you’ll be paid even if the customer doesn’t make a purchase.

6. Mom/Parenting Blog

Mom/Parenting blog is another blogging idea through which many bloggers make lots of money. Houseofroseblog is a good example, from their income report (in 2014) Mandy(founder of the blog,mom to 3 kids) was making around $2000 a month from her blog.

How to make money from a Mom Blog.

  • Endorsing products for kids
  • Helping other moms to start a blog/make money online- While the kids are small, many of the moms won’t be able to go to work. Most of these moms might be looking for a passive income source. You can help them to start their own mom blog and make money from it. Promote hosting, WordPress theme/plugin affiliates and earn money.
  • Write a parenting ebook and sell on behalf of your readers.

7. Language Learning Blog

By a language learning blog, I am not saying about English, let’s think about some other languages. Write guides and tutorials in English about a foreign language. This world is becoming a smaller place. People are migrating from one place to another and are learning new languages. If you are good at some particular language, start a blog writing tutorials of the language.

How to make money with this blogging idea.

  • Sell eBook – Write guides about the language you are teaching(eg: A complete guide to French language). Sell it for a small price($10-$25) to your readers.
  • Affiliates – Promote 3rd party language learning books and earn affiliate commissions.
  • Online Courses – Start online courses and educate your readers(oh yes, make good money as well!).

8. Niche Podcast Blog

Its not a long time that podcasts blogs gained strength. People love to hear podcasts. Pick some niche and upload podcasts in your blog. John Lee Dumas of is making more than $200,000 a month from his podcast blog. Pick a niche( whether it be fashion, food,relations,business ) and start your podcast blog. The best podcasts would be success stories, interviews etc.

How to make money from a Podcast Blog

  • Premium Podcasts- You can sell premium podcasts to your readers.
  • Sponsoring a podcast – You can make money getting sponsors to a podcast. Announce the sponsors name in the beginning of the podcast.
  • Making it a mobile app – A podcast blog is highly prone to get mobile traffic. Start a mobile app for your podcast blog and make money from it as well.

9. Virtual Reality Blogs

Virtual reality is a hot topic of 2017 that gained immense popularity. You can start your virtual reality blog with great quality contents about virtual reality like latest trends in VR,  exciting VR videos, reviewing VR products.

How to make money from this blogging idea

  • Amazon affiliates- Promote VR products through your blog and earn around 6 percent commissions from amazon
  • Amazon FBA- There is a wide range of products(subsidiary products as well) in the VR niche. You can start an FBA business through amazon and drive the audience from your blog to amazon and make a great deal of money. Many bloggers now make millions of dollars through amazon FBA

10. Niche Disease blog

Niche disease is one amazing blogging idea to make money online. As we all know, more and more diseases are popping out day by day and thereby the google search volume. When the ZIKA virus was discovered, it became trending in the google search. There are a plethora of diseases, pick one disease and start blogging about it. Start first and take the beginners advantage.

How to make money with this blogging idea?

Google adsense will be a good option. Oh yes, you can use it with all these blogging niches(all the 21) as well! But seriously speaking, I am not a great fan of Google Adsense when it comes to their payout. For many niches, the payout is very less. But it is not the case when it comes to health and disease.

Mesothelioma is a special type of cancer formed in the thin layer of tissues covering the internal organs. 10 years before, there was an outburst of mesothelioma blogs because of that google adsense was giving $100 per click for mesothelioma ads. That’s massive right? $100 for just 1 click!(In other words, if you get 5 clicks a day , you can earn $500 a day or $15,000 a month). Even now, diseases like mesothelioma, asbestosis etc gets like $70-$100 per click.

I am not saying you to start a blog in mesothelioma, but find a disease which has space. As the payouts are high, you can use google adsense for monetization.

11. Social Media Marketing

Social media is booming industry. Facebook, twitter, instagram, Linked In and all have grown beyond just social media websites but solid businesses makers. Many bigger brands depends on social media traffic to build their brand. Many big companies have got dedicated in-house team to manage their social media. In 2017, you can see social media every business sectors, celebrities, models, real estate companies, IT companies, food brands and the list goes on.

Read- 13 ways to make money from facebook

This is where a social media blog does have great relevance. People are looking for the latest social media techniques to build their online business. If you are a social media expert, share your latest social media experiments as case studies, videos etc through your blog.

How to make money from your social media blog

There are various methods through which you can make money from your social media blog.

  • Paid brand promotions- You can promote various brands through your blog.
  • Selling or being an affiliate to various social media tools like Everypost. Social Media Examiner blog has written a perfect blogpost with this idea I’ve mentioned.
  • Selling online courses, webinars about social media promotion
  • Public speaking- If you are a good speaker, you can sell your speaking skills for money. Dale Partridge, a serial entrepreneur/blogger says he have made $20,000 one month through public speaking leads he got from his blog.

12. Online Courses Blog

Listing various online courses will be another good idea to blog in 2017. As you can see, there are lots of paid online courses in websites like udemy,coursera etc. People are confused about selecting the best courses from these portals. You can start a blog reviewing the best courses available in these online course portals.

How to make money reviewing online courses

  • Affiliates- You can recommend online courses to your readers and if your readers signup to these courses , you’ll get money as commissions. Udemy affiliates offer 50 % commission per course signups.
  • Selling your own courses – You do have a target set of an audience looking to join online courses. You can prepare a course in some category and promote it through your blog.

13. Ecommerce Marketing

E-commerce still shows no signs of declination. We all know that an e-commerce industry is having a high boom time period. The turnover of these e-commerce giants is improving day by day. Many small scale niche ecommerce businesses are also gaining million dollar profits. E-commerce in US gained 14.6% growth in 2015 . E-commerce B2C sales volume in 2016 (worldwide) touched 1922 Billion and is expected to touch 2356 Billion by 2018.

E-commerce tips is a great blogging idea to start. You can write-ecommerce tips, success stories, case studies, traffic improvement tips, e-commerce optimization tips etc. You can also interview successful ecommerce startups and showcase podcasts and videos.

How to make money with an ecommerce blog

  • Services- Helping people to setup their ecommerce website
  • Ecommerce affiliate- You can promote ecommerce affiliates like shopify, bigcommerce, magento etc and make money. You can also promote bluehost affiliates which can get you $65 per signup
  • Ecommerce Advertisements- You can promote other ecommerce portals and make money

14. Stress Management

This is a time where people are stressed due to various problems(money, relations etc). People depend on various stress management blogs and their techniques for relief. Stress management is a good blogging idea to start and make money. Release podcasts, videos and good contents in stress management, build some quality audience and make money from your blog.

How can you make money from your stress management blog?

Some of the best methods to make money from this blogging idea will be

  • Selling a stress management ebook – Your audience are stressed, write an awesome ebook that can burn out their stress(you can sell it to them)
  • Google Adsense – Stress management is a niche with good payout , you can try google adsense and make great deal money from your stress management blog.

15. Jobs

Jobs is an evergreen niche. People are looking for jobs all the time.  A good job listing blog has space, it is also a niche where you can get the visitors come back to your blog. Many big job listing websites like Freshersworld was started as a simple job listing blog.

How to make money with this blogging idea

  • Premium job listing- Once you’ve established your brand, you can charge employers for a premium job listing.

16. Veganism

Veganism is another trending topic which you need to try on for your new blog. Have a look at the google trends graph for the keyword Veganism.


This keyword emerged as because of the importance of being Vegan in our day to day life. Studies show that one of the major reasons for deadly diseases like cancer, cirrhosis and all are through the nonveg junk foods we intake in our day to day life. This is one of the primary reason why people want to be vegans.

Veganism is one great blogging idea to cover. The best thing is that the competition is not that high.

Ideas to make money from your veganism blog

  • Sell an ebook – Write an sell an ebook about veganism. ex: 101 benefits of being a vegan.
  • Amazon affiliates- promote other books about veganism in amazon

17. Celebrity Gossips(Social media)

Celebrity gossip is one hot blogging idea to get viral traffic. You can write about the day to day lives, affairs, scandals,upcoming movies etc of the celebrities. Apart from the google traffic, you can expect a lot of social media traffic(especially from facebook).

How to make money with celebrity blog

  • Advertisements- You can expect a lot of traffic to a celebrity blog. TMZ has a whopping monthly traffic of 61 Million unique visits. Celebrity gossips(with photos and videos) is a niche which has the potential to get millions of traffic. The best way to make money is direct advertising once you have this huge amount of traffic.

18. Start-Up Stories

Start-up stories will be another good blogging idea to try. We are living in a startup economy where people like to read success/failure stories of startups. Not every startup stories are told.

Interview different startups and build a blog for startup stories. You can also add videos and podcasts of these interviews.

How to make money

  • Paid story – Once you establish the brand, people will ask you to publish stories. Yourstory is a good example following this model. The paid promotion can get more reach to the startups looking for funders, so basically it is a win-win situation.

19. Yoga/Meditation

Owing to the rise of health problems and other physical issues, Yoga and meditation is an interesting topic to watch out. More and more people are getting interested to know more about Yoga and meditation. Calm, a mobile app about meditation does have millions of downloads in the android play store.

Start a blog sharing yoga/meditation tips showcasing the benefits.

How to make money with this blogging idea

  • Amazon affiliates – You can find a number of yoga products on amazon. Like Yoga mats, yoga pants, yoga socks etc. You can promote these products to make money online from your yoga blog.
  • Premium Yoga courses – Sell your premium yoga course to your readers, this is another great idea to make money from your Yoga blog.

20. IOT

Internet of Things has emerged out as a good blogging idea. More and more business opportunities in iot are happening and thereby more and more readers in this niche.

Every new technology trends demand good guides and tutorials. IOT is a similar trending technology where people can’t find many good sources/guides over the internet. Write some good guides in Iot and sell it through your blog.


The success of any business lies in the model. If your model is good, you’ll have surplus time, and this surplus time can bring in more money. When it comes 2017, many online/internet business models helps you to achieve this. The biggest advantage of internet related business is that you need less investment, less time and it is globally scalable.

The key to wealth is to learn how to make money when yo sleep

J Paul Getty

In short, internet businesses allows you to make money while you sleep.

So What all are the best online businesses that can help you to earn while you sleep? Let’s have a look.

Rank 1 : Blogging

Blogging undoubtedly is one of the most efficient online business model. Blogging stands very much closer to the title of this blogpost. You doesn’t even need to worry much about monetizing your blog, once you have the readers/traffic, you can easily make money out of your blog. Have a read at the 6 different methods through which you can make money from your blog.

Blogging is all about writing quality content and building a reader base. The simplest form of making money through blogging is advertisements, the more readers you have, the more money you can make out of these advertisements. And you don’t need to deal with any advertising brokers or people to get ads published in your blog. You can use adnetworks like adsense(can be integrated to your blog in 2 minutes). These ad networks display ads in your blog automatically, which can literally make you money while you are sleeping(ads will run 24/7).

Rank 2. Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is a billion dollar industry when it comes to 2016. It is also a good internet business model that can make money while you are sleeping. What you need to do is to join popular affiliate programs(like amazon and all), pick a product and promote it through your online channels. You’ll get paid as commissions per sale. You can promote your affiliate links through the channels where you have influence(may be a blog,youtube,facebook page or whatever). You can sell while you are sleeping , and the money earned while sleeping can get you rich!

Rank 3. Ebook Selling

Ebook selling is another good online business model through which you can make money sleeping. Ebook, being a digital product, can make you great deal of profits. As you may know, the cost of digital product a is the initial cost. After all, you can get cent percent profit per sale.

You can sell your ebook through various channels available online/

Rank 4. Selling photos

If you are a good photographer or can create good photographs, you can make money online selling it through various market places like shutterstock and istockphotos ,smugmug, alamy,fotolia etc. As I already mentioned, being a digital product , the profit percentage will be higher. Just imagine, you woke up one morning to see 100+sales to your photos, awesome! right?

If you don’t find a method to make money while you sleep, you will work until you die

Warren Buffet

Rank 5. Selling themes/plugins

Selling supporting themes and plugins is one of the hottest online business models in 2017. As I’ve mentioned, I am a WordPress theme/plugin developer. We sell WordPress themes directly through themeforest as well as our independent theme store. Till now, we’ve made 200+ sales through themeforest alone. If you want to know the reach of themeforest themes, check out this article about a themeforest theme that made millions of dollars in 2 years.

Another good option to make money online while you sleep is to sell supporting plugins/extensions for platforms like WordPress, Magento, Joomla etc. Codecanyon is one good market place through which you can sell your plugins.

Rank 6. Selling your music

There are lots of people who live full time online with their music skills. Did you know that singers make millions of dollars through YouTube alone?

I’ve written an article before about how singers can make money online.

Some of the popular places through which you can sell your music online are.

  • Wix Music– Through wix music you can reach highly influential channels and promote your music 100% commission free. You can promote your music through itunes,spotify etc
  • YouTube- Start your own YouTube channel , build subscribers and promote your music in YouTube. You can make money through ads in YouTube

Read this article about the best places to sell your music online.

Rank 7. Selling graphics/fonts/logos/clip arts

Logos,Clip art and graphics are something thats highly required for any online business. Whether it be blog, power point presentation or a facebook ad , graphical images are used day by day and it does have great demand. You can make money online selling your graphics/clipart.

You can sell your graphics through marketplaces like graphicleftover and graphicriver  etc and yes make some money while you sleep.

Rank 8. YouTube Videos

Creating YouTube videos is one of the most favorite online business model now a days. There are many people who make millions of dollars through their YouTube channel. Felix Arvid Urf Kjellberg (founder of YouTube Channel PewDiePie) makes 15 million Dollars a year from his YouTube channel. YouTube channel can not only make you money while you sleep, but also make you a celebrity. You can use adsense/youtube ads in order to make money through youtube. What you need to do is to develop a channel with lots of subscribers.

You can get paid per views, more views means more ads and more ads can make you more money.

Rank 9. Mobile Apps

Mobile app is another online idea where you can make great deal of money while you sleep. Think about an innovative mobile app that is useful . Once the app gets its momentum, people will start downloading and using the app. The more user the more money you can make. The most basic way of making money from a mobile app is using ads, other than that there are different ways through which you can make money from your mobile app. Calm app follows the freemium model to make revenue. They offer lots free meditation courses(from which they build users) as well as premium ones(from which they make money).

Rank 10. Starting a Website that drive visitors

We all live in a web/mobile era. We all know that billion dollar companies, or some of the companies who rule this world are web companies(google,facebook etc). That much is growing potential of a website.

Think about a unique idea, whether it be a web application like facebook,twitter or like a simple tool like Google(Well, its no longer a simple tool right now, but it was a simple search engine way back in the mid nineties).

Think about some web application that solves the problem of people in the world. Think about something that can drive visitors into the website. More visitors is equivalent to more money. All these big companies where started as small web applications and it was the visitors who helped to grow these companies as billion dollar businesses.

Time is money

Benjamin Franklin

Rank 11. Start a niche E-commerce website

Ecommerce is another trending online business of this era. Well, admit it, you cant be the next amazon! But you don’t need to be an amazon to make great deal of money. I’ve mentioned about lots of niche ecommerce startups who make million dollar profit annually from their ecommerce stores running from home.

Pick a good niche in which you can sell products and promote your store. If you can make 6$ profit per order and is able to bring 30 orders a day, you can earn $5,400 a month.

If you work in the drop shipping model(where some other people ships the product and you’ll just manage the order), the process will be much more easier.

Rank 12. Sell in marketplaces

Selling in marketplaces like Amazon,etsy etc are one of the most favorite online money making methods of 2016-2017. Through amazon fba, many sellers make more than  $30K a month through their online sales. Amazon FBA is program where amazon takes care of the shipping and packing; you just need to supply the inventory. The advantage of this business model is that , you don’t need any staffs to manage this business. You can operate this sitting from home, what you need to do is to pick a product that has good chance to be sold in amazon. Etsy is also another good market place through which lots of sellers make great deal of money while they sleep.

If you want to know more, read this complete guide about setting up an amazon fba business.

Rank 13. Rent out your place

You can rent out your place and make money online while you sleep. Portals like Airbnb, vrbo etc allows you to list out your place. People can book rooms in your hotels,rooms,house or wherever through these portals. This is one good online method through which you can make some good money with out much effort or investment.

Rank 14. Webinars

Webinar is another good online business model you can try. So, what really is a webinar? Webinar is seminar/presentation/lecture that is conducted online using a video conferencing software. People who are interested in the webinar can pay and join the webinar. The joined people can have an interactive session , by asking questions,poll etc. If you have any interest in webinar, read this article about making $10,000 from your first webinar.

To get rich, you have to be making money while you’re asleep

David Bailey

Rank 15. Podcasts

Podcast is one trending idea to make money online. If you have a good amount of audience who listen to your podcasts(through your blog or whatever), you can make a lot of money from your podcasts.

Some of the popular ways in making money from your podcasts is,

  • Episode sponsors- If you have audience, you can easily get podcast sponsors and make money from each episode
  • Freemium Podcasts- Offer podcasts for free, but reserve some of them as premium
  • Product recommendations – You can recommend products to your audience. Say if your podcast is about yoga, you can always recommend a yoga course or ebook.

Rank 16. Sell course in Udemy

Udemy is a good place where you can make money while you are sleeping. In Udemy, you can sell online courses to people all over the world. Udemy has listed courses in wide range of categories. If you are good at something, start an online course in udemy. Average price of a udemy course is 30 $. Udemy course is a digital product and the effort is one time. After the initial efforts you’ll be earning 100 percent profit(as you don’t have to invest any time further, except replying to your students queries).

Hope you enjoyed this 16 online business models through which you can make money while sleeping. If you have some queries, bring it on in comments. If you find this article worthy, don’t forget to share(this will help me to reach more audience).

Are you looking forward to make money from your blog? Don’t have much money to spend?

This article can help you in starting your blog for free and making money from it. I’ve divide the whole article into 2 sections.

1. How to start a blog for free?

In order to start your blog for free, you have to register a blog in WordPress or Blogger.

Both platforms are good, but I’d prefer using WordPress rather than blogger.

Why WordPress is better than blogger?

Some quick features,

  • Better themes – WordPress have lots of good themes compared to blogger. So , if you are looking to build one good blog with a good clean design, WordPress will be the wisest choice.
  • Better functionality – WordPress have better functionality than blogger

How to start a free blog in WordPress ?(6 Steps)

#Step 1: Get to

step 1

Browse into WordPress and select the Create Website Button.


#Step 2: Select the category of your blog

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Complete the small survey of WordPress about your blog.

#Step 3: Select the type of homepage

step 3

Select the type of homepage you want. You can even start an online store with WordPress for free. Here, as we are starting a blog, its better to select the first option , A list of my latest posts.

#Step 4: Choose a WordPress theme

step 4


In this step, you need to select the theme of your blog.

#Step 5: Select the domain name

step 5

In this step, you need to set a domain name for your blog. You need to pay in order to get an independent domain name, in the free option, you’ll get a WordPress subdomain. Here I’ve registered,

#Step 6: Select the Free option

step 6


You need to select the free option

#Step 7:  Create your WordPress account

step 7


#Step 8 Your Done! Happy Blogging

step 8

This is how your blog interface looks like, you can see the sample First blog post generate by WordPress itself to make your job easier.


2. How to make money from your blog?

In order to make money from your blog you have six popular methods ,

  1. Using Contextual ads
  2. Affiliate Marketing
  3. Selling your Product
  4. Selling your services
  5. Selling your blog
  6. Selling sponsored post and ads.

Read more in How to make money from your blog

Making money from blog is gaining importance day by day. Many bloggers make great deal of money online through blogging. Have a look at the top 10 money bloggers around the world(some of these bloggers make millions of dollars through blogging).  Do you have good writing skills but you are looking to get paid to write? This post will be good guide for you.

So, how can you get paid for blogging ?

You have two options

  1. Get paid blogging in your own blog . 
  2. Get paid blogging in others blog(guest blogger).

Let’s have a detailed walk through these 2 methods.

Get paid for blogging Method 1 – Start your own blog

The first option is to make money from your own blog. You need to start your own blog and bring traffic to it in order to get paid from your blog. The whole process is about writing high quality blogposts and building relationship with  your readers .

Select the right niche for your blog

First of all, you need to select your niche. I’d recommend you to start your blog in a niche where in which you have great knowledge. If you are expert in your niche, you can provide top quality articles in your blog. When it comes to 2016, blog quality has great importance. There is no point in simply reading other people’s content and re writing it in your blog. Google(who can be your greatest traffic source) is really intelligent to differentiate between cheap and quality blogposts. High quality original blog posts are the ones that add value. This is why it’s really important for you to pick a niche in which you have great interest. If you have great interest in a niche, your blogposts will get better automatically.

Build traffic to your blog.

In those early days, major percent of blogging job was merely about publishing good contents. When it comes to 2016, things have changed a lot. You need to promote your blogposts in order to get good seo as well as traffic  You can do,

  • Social Media Promotions
  • Email campaign/outreach
  • Forum Promotions
  • Guest Blogging
  • Blog networks

Now, how can you make money from your blog?

Here, I am going to list some methods through which you can make money from your own blog.

Different methods through which you can make money from your blog

There are a number of ways to make money from your blog, have a breif look at some of the popular methods.

If want a detailed reading, have a look at my advanced guide to make money online from your blog.

1. Google Adsense(Contextual advertising)

Google adsense is the most favorite method of bloggers in order to make money from blogging. Google publishes advertisements in your blog and you’ll get paid when readers click on the ads. I’ve been using adsense for 10 years. This is what I’ve learned from making money with google adsense.

  • You need to have good traffic – I’d say you need to have atleast 500 unique visits a day in order to make some money with google adsense. If you have very less traffic (like 100 unique visits a day), it is really hard to make good money with adsense.
  • Pick a good niche – Adsense payout(click rate) varies on niche basis. Some niche has good cost per click, for example, you are prone to make 10X revenue from a health blog than from a celebrity blog with same traffic.

2. Affiliates

Through affiliate marketing , you can make commissions per sale. You’ll get paid if  readers buy affiliate products (clicking your affiliate product links from your blog). For instance, if your blog is about photography, you readers will be interested in cameras too, you can recommend/sell cameras through your blog.

Some of the popular affilaites are,

  • Amazon affilaites- You can sell amazon products and earn commissions through your blog. Amazon generally offers 5-10 percent commission.
  • Commission Junction -CJ offers good commission rates overall.
  • Template Monster- Offers 30 percent per sale.
  • Bluehost affilaites- Offers flat 65$ per signup.

3. Advertising

If your blog does have traffic, you can sell ads in your blog and get paid for it.

4. Selling products.

Through posting quality blogposts, you can bring traffic to your blog niche. Once you attain some good traffic, you can sell some products(digital/physical) products in your niche and can get paid for it.

5. Writing ebooks(Selling premium contents)

Ebook is one of the hottest digital product which you can sell through your blog. Here, in dollarfry, I have written a post about making money through programming. I am also selling a premium ebook 27 ways for programmers to make money online on behalf of these readers. Likewise, you can offer your premium content as ebook before your readers.

Check – how to make money writing and selling your ebook.

Get paid for blogging Method 2 – Be a contributor to other blogs.

If you are following the first method(starting your own blog) ,you need to have some patienc. Blogging business is a long run game, most probably, you wont make any single penny till your blog gets established. It takes some time for a new blog to catch up and produce regular readers.

If you are looking for some quick money scheme through blogging, it’s better writing in other blogs and getting paid. You can get paid blogging in other blogs, in other words, being a guest blogger. As I said above, content is the success factor of any blog and many succesful blogs out there are looking for good content providers. In most cases, you’ll be paid a flat fee for your blogposts.

How can you be a guest blogger ?

You can’t simply be a guest blogger in these blogs. Keep in mind that the people who pays you for guest blogging are reputed bloggers(people who make real money from their blog). These people know the value of good quality content and they won’t accept any cheap quality content.

How to find guest blogging opportunities

So how can you find these bloggers who pays you for blogging? Let us have a look at some of the possible methods to find paid blogging opportunities.

Ask google! You may search in google with the following query,

“Your Niche + Write for US”
“Your Niche + Guest Blog”

Replace “Your Niche” with the niche in which you are blogging(ex: Nutrition).

This will list the blogs which have created pages to welcome guest bloggers.

You can also do a google advanced search

allintitle: write for us paid

allintitle: write for us

write for us


Check the contact form of a blog

Just visit the contact form of a blog. Many bloggers make themselves clear whether they are looking for guest bloggers in their contact form.

Listverse offers flat 100$ for blogpost accepted.


Contact them directly

Even if you didn’t find any guest post related details in a blog, it wont be a bad idea to send them a personal message in your interest to guest blog. Ask them whether they are interested in paying for guest posts. You need to draft a standard email to these bloggers describing briefly about the content you are planning to write in their blog. It will also be good if you could share some of your previous blogging experiences(blogposts).

You can use this email template to pitch a guestblog.

Hi (bloggers name),

I’m a long time reader of your blog. I should say that you are doing a great job with your blog( .

I’d love to be a contributer to

I’ve been brainstorming some topics that I think your readers would find interesting.

-Blog post idea #1

-Blog post idea #2

-Blog post idea #3

I did a search in your blog and didn’t find any article with similar idea.

I have great experience in blogging and I assure to bring great quality to the blogpost I write for you.

To give you an idea about quality which I am providing, here are some links to some of my previous blog posts.

#blogpostlink 1
#blogpostlink 2



You can approach these bloggers and make a contact with them. If they like your article, they may ask you to contribute more to their blog. The more you contribute, the more your will be paid .

Some of the popular blogs that pay you for writing

Many blogs out there pays for writing for them. Have a look at some of the popular blog sites that pay you for blogging.


1. TopTenz

Niche: Lifestyle,travel,science

Rate Offered per blogpost:  $50

2. ListVerse

Niche: Top 10 lists

Rate offered per blogpost: $100

3. TheKrazyCouponLady


Rate offered per blogpost: $100

4. International Living

Niche: Entrepreneurship,travel

Rate offered per blogpost: $75

5. TutsPlus

Niche: Tutorials(Technical,Programming)

Rate offered per blogpost: $50

6. CollegeHumor

Niche: Humor

Rate offered per blogpost: $25

7. WorldStart

Niche: Tech

Rate offered per blogpost: $25-$50

8. ScaryMommy

Niche: Parenting

Rate offered per blogpost: $100(approximate)

9. A List Apart

Niche: Web development

Rate offered per blogpost: $200

10. AppStorm

Niche: Mobile Applications

Rate offered per blogpost: $60

Hope you guys enjoyed this blogpost about getting paid for blogging. Out of this two methods, you can select the one thats apt for you. If you are looking for a serious sustainable revenue(or a blogging business) start your own blog. As I said, making money from your own blog is a long run game. If you are looking for some quick money, go for the second method, you dont need to wait , you’ll get paid for your work. Keep in mind that quality is what that count these days, people out there are looking for quality blogposts. Providing quality to your blogging can build your own brand and thereby you can make good deal of money through blogging.