BlogYou want to make money, right? Of course you do. Everyone wants – and needs -to make money. So you started a blog since you’ve heard it’s an easy way to make cash, but you’re not quite sure how to actually make money doing it. Or maybe you already have a blog and you’re exploring ways to monetize it.

No matter which group you’re in, making money with a blog – whether it’s a hobby blog or a muscle car blog –is possible. It’s not a get rich quick ordeal, but if you do it right, you could make enough to support your family and more.

In a case study a website called Survival Life.com was able to generates $1 Million in sales every month! SurvivalLife.com is an authority blog in the ‘prepper’ or survivalist niche by Ryan Deiss. Just like this survival blog.

HOW MUCH CAN YOU EARN BLOGGING?

Whether you’re looking to supplement your income with a little extra to pay for a few nice treats or create a blog that will support your lifestyle then you can pretty much make as much money as you like from blogging if you are prepared to put in the hard work.

There are lots of great stories out there of successful bloggers who make money blogging:

For example over the past couple of years, husband and wife team, Bjork and Lindsay at PinchofYum.com, a food and recipe blog, have built up a huge following and some months they have made nearly $25k.

Another blogging couple, Yeison and Samantha, who run mytanfeet.com are making over $5k per month while they travel the world and share their photos and stories on their blog.

I’m not going to lie to you but it can take months even years before you might see a significant return on the time you invest in to starting a blog but that is why I have created this free guide so that you can be confident in taking the right steps to achieving your blogging goals.

What makes a good authority site niche?

Again before we look further into Survival Life let’s examine what makes a good authority site niche…

Competition – always a good sign as you’ve got a profitable market.

Products on sale with affiliate programs – starting out you won’t have your own products to sell so you need to see products on Amazon, Clickbank, CJ, ShareASale and so on and lots of them.

Online communities – blogs, forums, social media groups, newsgroups so you can easily find your target audience, get content ideas, emulate success stories and network.

High demand – high search volumes, lots of customer reviews on sites like Amazon, high conversion rates on digital products, enthusiastic and rabid buyers.

Advertising – companies paying money to advertise. A sign of a healthy market if people are willing to spend to gain customers.

Influential People & Big Names – well known people in the niche, big brands, niche stores with lots of followers, big name bloggers, people with huge social media followers and so on.

Affiliates – lots of people already promoting products as affiliates in the niche. This is a great sign there’s money to be made.