So, you want to start a blog so that you can earn money without the hassle of actually getting a job? I get it. It seems like an easy thing to do. You can work from home, or anywhere at all. You can write a blog post whenever you want; no rush, no deadlines. You are your own boss. Those seem like reasonable answers to the question "Why do you want to start a blog?" But, and this is a big BUT, those reasons are not enough. Although reasonable, they’re not the right ones. Like many things, blogging is a passion. It's driven by your desire to write something that could be of significant information to others. It’s anything but easy. You have a responsibility to your readers. Before you get into blogging for the money, find your passion for it first. Never do something for the wrong reasons, cause if you do it for that, you’ll end up exhausting yourself and would not feel a sense of fulfillment regardless of your bank account being full. Now that we got that out of the way, let us get into the title of this post and talk about how you can make money by blogging. For those who genuinely have a passion for it, it’s only right to be rewarded for your hard work and dedication to keep a blog running amidst tough competition. You are not here for the money nor the fame, you are here to educate your readers in topics that they have want to learn and you are doing it because you love it – the right reasons. 1.Google AdSense Let’s start with the basics: advertising. Google has made this feature accessible and profitable for everybody. It’s when you feature clickable links and images in your website which will then redirect to the advertiser’s page. Anyone can sign up to have AdSense on their profiles and monetize on their blog, even if it’s still new. The advertisements that will be featured in your blog will almost always be related to your content, so do not fret over losing your credibility just because you have allowed a few ads to appear in your sidebar. You get paid by the click. 2.Affiliate marketing Affiliate marketing is said to be one of the oldest tricks of making money in the blogosphere. It’s when you receive commission on the sale of a product that was based on your recommendation. Ever wondered why some bloggers and social media influencers always give you discount codes for various products that they recommend? It’s because they get paid for each sale that is made with that code. Affiliate marketing, in a way, is also a more personal way of interacting with your readers, thus creating in them a higher sense of faith in you. By recommending products that you genuinely find effective and reliable, you appear more trustworthy in the eyes of your followers because sure enough you wouldn’t just refer them to something for the sake of make money. 3.Selling your own products The first two points were about selling someone else’s products, but that’s not the only way to make money by blogging; why not sell something of your own? This can either be a tangible thing for purchase or a service that is related to your expertise. Whether you’re an artsy person who likes to do crafts, a graphic designer that works from home, or a photographer with some tips and tricks up your sleeve, if you set yourself apart from the others you’d definitely have people coming back for more. You can make a business out of your blog in more ways than just being the third party service that redirects them to a bigger corporation. By selling your own products and services, you will not only be labeled as a blogger but also as an entrepreneur. If your blog is about DIYs and crafting, you can sell templates for your projects so that your readers can try doing them at home. If you’re a gym buff, then you can sell workout videos or even a recipe book for your healthy diet. If you’re a musician, why not make beats for a reasonable fee? Do not limit your blog to function as merely being the means to an end, in this case the person that redirects people to the big brands. These are just a few points that could help you earn money on your personal blog. There is no better way to earn money than by doing something you love. Blogging is very similar to “finding yourself”. You have to find your area of focus and develop your own style, and once you’ve done that, you can use it to your advantage and even make a living out of it. For more tips you can go to https://www.forbes.com/sites/jaysondemers/2016/10/12/7-ways-to-monetize-your-blog-traffic/#37260f004a45 .