Monday, October 2, 2023

How Can Authors Make Money From Blogging?



For years I have encouraged authors to have a blog as a way to brand themselves, sell books, influence others, and network. But, it appears another reason to blog is to turn it into a product that you can monetize.  

Bloggers can get some good traffic, and have thousands of clicks come their way. So, what should a writer do to make money off of their blog?  

1.      Sell Advertising Space

Reach out to popular pay-per-click companies, such as: 










2.      Create An |Online Course

Sell your course from your blog. To craft a course, you need a host. Explore these hosts: 













3.      Offer a service or product of your own to promote and sell. 

4.      Offer a service or product of another to promote and sell and earn a commission. 

5.      Run Sponsored Posts

Get paid for running a blog post by another writer or company. 

6.      Host Events/Webinars

Sell a one-hour, one-day, or multi-session webinar or event. 

7.      Trade With Another Blogger

Work with other bloggers to trade gust-posts and use the posts as an opportunity to generate more followers, which allows you to charge higher fees. 

8.      Charge for Subscribers

This is only for those who offer valuable information and insight, usually from famous or highly-qualified experts on a non-fiction topic. 

9.      Advertise Your Hobby Or Side Hustle

Do you want to sell your collection of memorabilia or seek out part-time or temporary gigs? Might as well announce this on your blog. 

10.  Promote A Charity

Make a deal with a non-profit that for whatever donations and pledges come from your blog, you get a certain percentage cut, kind of like a referral fee. 

“Some say publishing is a business, but it’s really a casino.”

--Dan Menaker 

“Stay away from negative people, they have a problem for every solution.”

--Albert Einstein

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Brian Feinblum should be followed on LinkedIn. This is copyrighted by BookMarketingBuzzBlog ©2023. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he now resides in Westchester with his wife, two kids, and Ferris, a black lab rescue dog, and El Chapo, a pug rescue dog. His writings are often featured in The Writer and IBPA’s The Independent.  This award-winning blog has generated over 3.4 million pageviews. With 4,600+ posts over the past dozen years, it was named one of the best book marketing blogs by BookBaby  and recognized by Feedspot in 2021 and 2018 as one of the top book marketing blogs. It was also named by as a "best resource.” For the past three decades, including 21 years as the head of marketing for the nation’s largest book publicity firm, and two jobs at two independent presses, Brian has worked with many first-time, self-published, authors of all genres, right along with best-selling authors and celebrities such as: Dr. Ruth, Mark Victor Hansen, Joseph Finder, Katherine Spurway, Neil Rackham, Harvey Mackay, Ken Blanchard, Stephen Covey, Warren Adler, Cindy Adams, Todd Duncan, Susan RoAne, John C. Maxwell, Jeff Foxworthy, Seth Godin, and Henry Winkler. He recently hosted a panel on book publicity for Book Expo America, and has spoken at ASJA, Independent Book Publishers Association Sarah Lawrence College, Nonfiction Writers Association, Cape Cod Writers Association, Willamette (Portland) Writers Association, APEX, and Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association. His letters-to-the-editor have been published in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Post, NY Daily News, Newsday, The Journal News (Westchester) and The Washington Post. He has been featured in The Sun Sentinel and Miami Herald. For more information, please consult:  




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