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The Different Ways To Monetize A Blog

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What Kinds of Blogs Make Money?

Nearly any type of blog can make money.

In most cases, when someone creates a blog, they are passionate about their chosen topic.

However, lots of successful entrepreneurs have started niche blogs that are making them money with content marketing even though they don’t have a personal interest in the topic.

Primarily, there are 10 types of blogs that make money.

  1. Blogs with display ads
  2. Affiliate product marketing blogs
  3. Blogs offering consulting
  4. Ebook sellers
  5. Blogs selling courses
  6. Digital product sales blogs
  7. Physical product sales blogs
  8. Membership sites
  9. Blogs offering services
  10. Sponsored content blogs

Each type has their own unique advantage, so familiarize yourself with all of them before choosing one.

Profitable Niches

While you can create a blog about any topic imaginable, there are some niches that reliably bring in good money for their creators.

Here are some of the more profitable niches.

  • Personal finance
  • Food
  • Lifestyle
  • Parenting
  • DIY and crafts
  • Home improvement
  • Health and fitness
  • Business and blogging
  • Travel and outdoors
  • Hobbies
  • Learning and education

Before you pick a niche, make sure that you like the niche, you understand the niche, and you have a clear path forward with how you’ll make money.