How much money can you make on blogging?

The answer is more than you think.

And how you make your money will surprise you!

By Smiling Steve™

Smiling Steve™ riding the elevator in the highest free standing building in North America, which represents having a lot more money!

It’s a funny question, isn’t it? If you were at a dinner party, where one of the other guests was a very successful blogger and that became a highlight of conversation, you might not ask them “How much money can you make on blogging?”

Maybe you would but asking someone what they earn is not exactly a social norm, is it? Can you picture that blogger saying:

6 figures a month! Do you want to see my bank balance and bank deposits?

I don’t think so.

However, social conventions aside, you still need to know if the effort is worth it, right? I get it, and the answer is; “Yes, big time!”

You can make a solid income, even obscene money, which I will document in this post.

You might not be after this much but blogging is one potential solution to how to make 6 figures a month. And, the idea of earning that much never enter your head, you get stuck on that. Like thinking; “Wait, how much is 6 figures a month?”

It’s at least $100,000 (dollars) — not a year — a month!

When most discover someone who has made 6-figures per month repeatedly, like myself, or is currently earning in that snack-bracket, they can’t get their head around it. For them, such a notion is unbelievable, I mean, it can’t be true, right? Or else why isn’t everyone doing it?

That is why I am starting with proof, such as this screenshot (and more below) . . .

It’s a funny question, isn’t it? If you were at a dinner party, where one of the other guests was a very successful blogger and that became a highlight of conversation, you might not ask them “How much money can you make on blogging?”

Maybe you would but asking someone what they earn is not exactly a social norm, is it? Can you picture that blogger saying:

6 figures a month! Do you want to see my bank balance and bank deposits?

I don’t think so.

However, social conventions aside, you still need to know if the effort is worth it, right? I get it, and the answer is; “Yes, big time!”

You can make a solid income, even obscene money, which I will document in this post.

You might not be after this much but blogging is one potential solution to how to make 6 figures a month. And, the idea of earning that much never enter your head, you get stuck on that. Like thinking; “Wait, how much is 6 figures a month?”

It’s at least $100,000 (dollars) — not a year — a month!

When most discover someone who has made 6-figures per month repeatedly, like myself, or is currently earning in that snack-bracket, they can’t get their head around it. For them, such a notion is unbelievable, I mean, it can’t be true, right? Or else why isn’t everyone doing it?

That is why I am starting with proof, such as this screenshot (and more below) . . .

How much can you make on blogging? Take a look at what Neil Patel makes!
How much can you make on blogging? Take a look at this!Neil Patel shares his insane blogging income (screenshot from his site).

Now that is serious, head-spinning money!

So much so that all kinds of doubts creep in. For instance . . . but “that must take a long time? How long will it take to get to $2000 a month or $10,000 a month?”

The answer to that is; what are your skills? And we are not talking writing skills here, as you have already seen (but probably missed).

First, let’s delve into HOW LONG.

If you have never blogged, or been a content creator (which includes; documentaries, books and YouTube videos), how much time will you commit to learning skills?

To begin to relate to:

How much money can you make on blogging

. . . and, making an income that approaches:

6 figures a month

. . . we need to keep it simple. Starting with the commitment required.

What if you spent half an hour daily and learned one new skill a day from this concentrated effort? If you then applied these skills to your blogging — not the writing (or content creation) but direct response marketing and SEO, you would rank quickly and make income from your marketing too.

If you don’t learn skills and apply them, it will take far longer, maybe a year instead of 90 days to start making 4 figures a month. Could even take 2!

Also, without h skills, you are very unlikely to ever get to 5 figures a month, let alone 6.

I will get back to HOW and HOW LONG later in this post, because there are more things to say about; How much money can you make on blogging?

Brain Science studies have shown some interesting things about decision making and what we believe to be impossible. For instance, when you hear about outrageous successes, the subconscious mind has a normal tendency to think “I could never do that” even though it’s not true.

What happens next is truly wild.

You see, the cognitive or conscious part of our brain — the part with the ability to reason or think things through and go “wait a minute, if she can do it so can I” — has a bias. And that means the smart part of our thinking process tends to support the dumb part!

This is called cognitive bias. And, it effects how much money can you make on blogging!

Intuitive thinking comes from the part of our gray matter that makes quick decisions. Cognitive thinking comes from another complete process, which deals with reasoning. The problem is; though our cognitive reasoning ability is astounding, it only works as well as it can with external thoughts. We have a proclivity to buy into and support our own notions, however dumb.

Much has been written about cognitive bias an I am not a brain scientist. But, that said, I do not care if your niche, or what you write about, is how the brain works or how much can you make from blogging, if you believe it is impossible to reach any amount of income, it is!

Experiencing disbelief at our own potential and a disconnect to the success of others, then, is normal. It is something we need to work on for the rest of our lives.

Now, even if we allow ourselves to begin to think the Big Bucks is possible, sadly most who doubt to begin with go through phases of what I call; mental grappling.

Even when natural doubters finally start, their hopes of becoming successful may be mixed with significant trepidation. They may think:

“Maybe you need to be a born writer to do this?” You don’t but don’t take my word for it.

Scroll up and look again at the screenshot of Neil Patel’s web page. Now, try to ignore the amount he earns so you can see the other clues. What do you notice?

He mentions he isn’t an “exceptional writer!” And neither am I.

However, I expect to do extremely well on this project and this is only one source of my potential income, which I do not explain in this post but appears prolifically in my content. If we leave that for another post, as side hustles go, I am and will be proof that it can be done.

Yes, I have done this before!

Another topic I will get to. First, let’s get this other main doubt out of the way.

Prolific Writing?

Concerned about the need to pump put out huge amounts of content? Have you wondered this; “Will I have time to do this?” The answers are “no” to being a machine that must churn out massive quantities of content and “yes” you will have time.

What you need is skills, not a lot of time. And, I repeat, not writing skills — as your writing will improve.

You need to know enough about SEO to help rank your posts to get traffic. So you will want some tips for SEO optimization of your blog, that are available on this site. But marketing skills are far more important.

Of course, you have to pick a niche. You need to know what long-tail keywords are . . . as well as knowing something about the back-end of marketing. But that is not tough stuff.

In fact, for back end marketing I have a 36 minute read for you that is free. This is the first 12 pages of my workbook. That link is below.

So you don’t need to worry about marketing skills because I am giving you that for free. Now let’s focus on proof of; how much can you make on blogging first.

Understanding what long tail keywords are and why they are the quick way to more eyeballs, is critical. Again, don’t worry, I will help you. And for free. 

Sure, I want to sell my workshop and/or the other 58 pages of my workbook but, as you will soon learn, you do not need everyone to buy, so I will help you even if you are not a buyer.

What everyone needs is a list.

Once we do have a list if we try to pump them, we will dump them. And that means your most important asset will stop following you, which means they will opt-out faster than their original opt in. But, again, don’t worry.

I will share with you how not to alienate the people on your most valuable asset; you list.

Oh, and if you have a bricks and mortar business, whether you have a customer list or not, the same rules apply.

I spend a lot of time on research so you don’t have to. And, through my Eyeball Grabbers club, I share what I learn, also for free.

Give you an example:

My research has even turned up the fact that people searching Google are wondering this; how much can you make on blogging 2021. As if it would be any different than 2020 or 2019. LOL.

Anyway, look, doubts are natural. It’s part of being human but don’t let that stop you. And let me ask you this:

Would it be okay to wipe away your doubts and fears?

If there was a way to show you, through weekly reporting, the successes (and minor disappointments) of someone doing it part time and succeeding, would you feel more confident?

Yes, that someone is me. And, through this site and my Eyeball Grabbers club, I am doing just that.

Look, the real reason why more people don’t do this is not a lack passion, as some blogging authors suggest. It always comes down to the lack of gratification. And blogging, or content creation, is the ultimate form of delayed gratification.

It can take 3 or 4 months for someone who knows what they are doing to begin to make real money from a part time effort. So, it’s no wonder that so many give up or don’t start at all.

The reality is simple. If, before you start, you get some training from a trusted source — who knows exactly how to do it — you won’t make as many mistakes. 

It won’t take as long. And I will show you how to speed it up in a way that today’s gurus never knew

Okay, time to spill the beans. I have already had site that was number in its niche on Google!

Yes, as the quote above suggests; in my niche I did have a #1 website on Google (and maintained it there for almost two years). 

Since I know what to do and how to do it, I am willing to do something completely unusual. I am going to pull back the curtain, and, if you don’t mind me putting it this way; expose what the wizard is doing.

From:

  • blogs that are optimized by employing long tail keywords, to;
  • how much can you make on blogging (with proof), to;
  • the limited skills in SEO and social media needed to insure you look real online, to;
  • vlogs (videos) on physically how to do the SEO (sorry, I only show this type of how to with WordPress), to;
  • the many ways to profit from back end marketing (critical), to;
  • even how to profit by showing others your own successes (do it first, then show others how to do it)  . . . 

You are welcome see all of the above, every week!

Obviously, due to my planned transparency, you stand to learn a lot from me. 

As stated, below is more content about how much can you make on blogging. But, if you decide to follow me I will give you so much more value!

How much money can you make on blogging?

I could list all kinds of external sources, like this one with Neil Patel;How to make $1828 from every blog post you publish!” But I think you would rather see a blogger and that person’s results — in action.

So, this is what I propose. My twice weekly content will have everything you need and far more. For instance:

  • changes in my Domain Authority, and;
  • “how much money can you make on blogging” showing my results, and;
  • even the boring technical stuff made easy, which you can skip. LOL

So, what I am announcing is not a “bait and switch,” meaning I did not lure anyone to a topic then switch them to a “close.” So, please, relax.

I believe that the content is as important to you as is the knowledge that you get to look over my shoulder as I am doing this (again, if you opt-in to do so)!

I will be putting out YouTube videos, known as vlogging, showing exactly how I do things, like SEO optimization. I will show you what I did on Elementor to create a customized looking blog. I will do a weekly blog posts with my results — in the beginning there won’t be a lot of results, mostly how to.

To make sure you are part of my tribe and to opt in so you can learn everything there is to know on how much money can you make on blogging, plus get the the first 12 pages of my workbook, click here.

Directly and indirectly, I expect to be about to report to you, that within the year, I will prove a 5 figure a month income as a reality (by the last day of March 2022). That is the answer to how much money can you make on blogging!

Don’t forget to get the first 12 pages of my book, click here.