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10 Best Ways To Earn Passive Income Using Your Own Blog

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Blogging has been around from the late 90s with the building of cost-free blogging platforms LiveJournal as well as Blogger, and then A WordPress platform in the early 2000s. At that time, blogs were employed just as an internet diary of forms with political perceptions, and also mostly individual stories shared with each person.

However, when Google launched the AdSense ads program in 2003, folks saw the money making the possibility of running a blog and then began taking blogging very seriously.

50 million blog posts have been created by mid-2005 with around 23 million blog posts audience from the U.S. solely. Since that time, people have been cashing in lots of money each month with their blogs. Well-known types akin to Mashable.com earns an impressive $2 million + monthly, while most niche-specific bloggers generate between $ 5, 000 to $ 150, 000 monthly. What’s their top secret?
Their websites earn passive income.

Discover 10 Best Ways To Earn

Passive Income Using Your Own Blog!

You still don`t have your own blog? It`s very easy to make one this days. Follow my steps: Start a blog (website).

But first:

What Exactly Is Passive Income?

The passive income is the income that comes from the regular cash flow that is achieved with a minimum or no additional effort of the recipient. In the offline world, the best example of passive income is the monthly fees charged by rental properties.

When it comes to online revenue, passive income follows the same concept, with the exception that they are not like the physical businesses. If you’ve read popular blogs, you probably read the phrase make money while you sleep, which is really passive income. So, if you worked hard on your blog and want to make money while you sleep, here are 10 passive passive income generation methods that you can try:


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1. Adsense Or Other PPC Ads (Pay Per Click)

One of the easiest ways to earn from your blog is to place advertisements for your readers to click. Regardless of your chosen ad network, Yahoo Publisher Network, Google AdSense, Mediavine or any other network, you should only place one code to make the ad visible on your website. Although you only earn cents for each click on the ad, imagine you have 10,000 readers. The amount is added quickly.

You should regularly test ad placements and ad formats (color, size, font, and so on) until you find the right one for your blog. Make sure you perform these tests properly and sequentially so you know which ones work and which do not.


2. Affiliate Marketing

If you look at the income reports of many successful bloggers today, you will find that the proportion of their very passive income comes from commissions on products sold through affiliate marketing. If you are unfamiliar with affiliate marketing, here is a complete affiliate marketing guide.

Affiliate marketing means joining a market like ShareASale, Amazon or maybe Commission Junction. When you post a blog, you can find products that fit your theme in these markets. If you do, add a link to the sales page. Every time you put a reader on the sales page via your link and buy it on the market (even after about a week since he clicked on the link), you’re making a commission.

Commissions depend on the chosen market. For example, Amazon pays approximately 5% to its affiliates, but some programs at ShareASale give 20%. As with AdSense, these small commissions can add up quickly to a large audience.

The good thing about affiliate marketing is that it is highly adaptable regardless of its market niche. For example, a food blogger may share a recipe and a list of ingredients (with recommended products linked to Amazon) or a traveling blogger reviewing a great vacation place.


3. CPM Advertisements ( Cost Per Impression)

Compared to AdSense and other pay-per-click ads, where readers have to click on the ad so that you can win or perhaps earn, CPM ads (or cost per impression) does not actually require your readers to do anything. This means that your readers do not have to buy a product or click on a link. Instead, they just have to go to the page where you actually place the CPM ad and you are going to earn money with every page view.

The main problem with CPM ads is that new bloggers are less likely to participate in CPM advertising companies like Exponential.com. Your blogs must meet certain traffic requirements, such as 500,000 page views per month to serve CPM ads. If your blog is already set up and meet this standard, send an application (which takes about 7 days for approval) and get more passive income from the CPM ads.


4. Sell Ebooks

If you blog consistently for months, creating an eBook would be a walk in the park. The main difference between blog posts and an e-book is that e-books have the same format as traditional books. So you have to think about your table of contents and write as thoroughly as possible. Since you write the e-book once and reap revenue over months (or even years), selling e-books is a passive income technique that you need to try.

This may not work so well for new bloggers, but if you are an authority in your niche, you can make a killing when you launch an eBook to your loyal readers.

5. Audiobooks

Once you wrote your ebook you can turn it into Audiobooks and earn extra residual income. You may need to invest a little more in an Audiobook, especially if you hire a voice actor. But the future of Audiobooks is brilliant as more and more people adopt the technology and use the opportunity to complete a book while on the move.

If you host your Audiobook in services such as Audible, you will receive commissions ranging from 10% to 20% of your e-book revenue. Pretty good for a one-time effort, right?


6. Create Courses For Paid Members

If you already have a specific topic, nothing should prevent you from creating a course that will benefit your readers. The benefit of selling courses directly from your blog site is that you would skip the fees you would have to pay if you host them in Teachable, Udemy and other websites that organize and market courses.

If you offer a 4-month or 6-week course on your website, you can only make it available to your readers that want to pay for it. You have total control over the amount you want to readers contribute as a membership fee but take into account factors such as the number of visitors, the complexity or uniqueness of the topics of your course, niche, and also your experience.


7. Create A Paid Private Forum

As with membership classes, adding a private forum to your blog site provides an additional source of revenue. Unlike courses where you only have to work on one course, you need to invest time to share content in the forum. If this is not possible, you can always hire someone to manage the forum for you, but make sure that you are equally competent when answering questions in the forum.

Keep in mind that the reason why people have joined the Forum, even with a monthly fee, is to choose your knowledge about the problems they might face.


8. Add More Videos To Your Website

If you’re not creating videos for your blog, start producing them now. Adding other types of multimedia content to your blog will not only help with Search Engine Optimization (SEO) but will also give your audience more reasons to stay.

You can also join the YouTube Partner Program and monetize your videos. The only problem is that YouTube only allows you to earn or win from your videos once your channel has totaled 10,000 views.
The money you earn from every prospect is not much, but if it’s viral or thousands of people see it, you can take home a good passive income for years to come using this method.


9. Expand Your Blog Efforts To Earn Money From Every Social Media Out There

Setting up an account on major social Media (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest) will not take long. You can even automate and schedule the publication with a tool like Tailwind ( for Pinterest and Instagram) or Crowdfire ( for Twitter).

You will not get a passive income directly through an active presence in these networks, but sharing your blog posts on Social Media will give you an additional audience that will be interested in your content, audiobook, e-book, private forum and other income generating methods that you employ in your blog.


10. Find Partners

If perhaps you have truly proven your worth after a few years of blogging and has become an authority in your own niche, it is easy to work with other companies you believe in. These associations work like affiliate marketing except that it promotes only one company. A good example of this is the connection between Neil Patel and Bluehost. Every time someone uses the coupon Bluehost publish, Neil Patel earns part of the deal/subscription.

These 10 methods to earn passive income are easy to achieve, especially if you’ve been writing blogs for years. If you’re new to the world of blogs, you can still enjoy AdSense and affiliate marketing, but the more blogs you have and the more viewers you have, the more monetization options you can make, even when you’re sleeping.

I`m using some of those methods for my passive income. But, there is ONE program I really recommend. It helped me turn my ‘hobby’ into my main resource of income, so I can stay home with my 3 kids and earn money even while I spend my time on vacation.  Click here for the same program I followed.


Hello, ladies! I hope you liked this post. I started my online business journey in 2003, worked for others or sign in at wrong programs. A three years ago I started with affiliate marketing, and now I am running my own online business, working from home. So, I can help you to start your own business.


  • Daisy

    Thank you for this. Looking forward earning passive income with my blog. Learning from those that have come before. Quiet a bit ways from Mediavine requirements but always good to have goals.

  • Sauumye

    These are some really great tips. I personally prefer, affiliates, ads and social media but I have been recently thinking about a ebook. Will surely keep these also in mind

  • Jennifer Prince

    These are great tips! And there is no reason that if you are doing a great job with the blog that it should bring in a bit of income. <3

  • Elizabeth O

    This is a really helpful post indeed. A lot of new bloggers will find this helpful, monetising a blog is definitely what most people aspire to achieve

  • sabrina barbante

    Making money from a blog is a dream that can come true and I’m an example of it. But for every single chance you have to make a choice. As far as concerns me, I don’t have affiliate links because after an attentive readers analysis, I’ve found out my readers don’t come to my blog with a purchasing attitude, so it would just be annoying or useless. Adsense and PPC are meaningful only if you have veeeeeeery huge amounts of visitors. But growing your domain authority so that regardless of your readers amount you can receive offers for backlinks by company can be something suitable for many more bloggers out there.
    Selling products such as courses, books and “your competence” is in my opinion a great great idea!

    • Jelena

      Thank you for your comment, Sabrina. There are many ways to get out of the blog, and I’m sure each one of us has his own “favorite” way. Some ways of earning fit well into some kind of blog niche. Other blogs find different ways of earning. In any case, what is sure you can earn passive income using your own blog.

  • Annemarie LeBlanc

    This is a very informative post especially for newbie bloggers. When I first started blogging, the revenue was really low, close to rock bottom, but then I focused on content and sure enough, I got a lot of traffic and the money started pouring in without any effort.

  • Amber Bracegirdle

    Hey Jalena! This is a GREAT article.

    I’m a co-founder at Mediavine, and I did want to correct one small, but very important detail that could open the doors to display advertising for you and others a lot sooner.

    Mediavine is not a CPC ad network. We’re a display ad management company that operates on a CPM basis, and our threshold for application is only 25,000 sessions a month. Certainly, you can get paid more if someone clicks on a Mediavine ad, but that’s not the primary way any of our bloggers make money. They earn money when their ad is *viewed*. And because we lazy load ads so that they only exist if someone is actually going to see them, our CPMs are higher than many other offerings out there.

    I know your article is influential in how folks looking to become online entrepreneurs plan their business, and since advertising can be an important part of that, I wanted to make sure that this information is out there. We love articles like this that are aimed at helping people start and grow a business!

    All the best,


    • Jelena

      Thank you, Amber, for leaving your comment! I’m sure this will make my readers more familiar with Mediavine and maybe decide on this type of revenue on their blog.

  • Rhian Westbury

    I need to find some ways to earn a passive income as mine is very much when I worked a lot more I earn more, and if I was to ever take a month off I wouldn’t earn anything outside of my full time wages x

    • Jelena

      How old is your blog Ryan? How many visitors do you have? Have you paid attention to SEO? Have you developed your presence on social networks? In order for the blog to generate passive income, it takes time to build a blog but also the right way. I can recommend free training that I ended up myself and who helped me a lot. It`s a platform designed for Affiliate Marketers Of All Levels

    • Jelena

      Yes, Adsense is an easy way of earning. You can consider starting with Mediavine when you get 25000 sessions a month. You can earn much more with the same number of blog visitors.

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