How I made $200k blogging – in the Financial year 2022 [Monetizing Blog]
How To Begin Making Money From Blogging
Blogging generates six-figure incomes each year. Isn’t that what we all hope for?
There are many methods to make six figures a year through blogging, as i’ve discovered in my efforts to do so.
One thing is clear, though, and that is that this subject can be approached in a variety of ways, all of which are extremely difficult to accomplish.
If you want to make six figures from your website, you’ll have to put in a lot of hard effort.
I will explain them all in this comprehensive guide.
When it comes to making money from your blog, there are usually only four basic avenues. They’re as follows:
- You can make money by selling display advertising on your website and getting paid based on the number of people who visit them.
- Promoting other people’s items in exchange for a percentage of the sales revenue- Affiliate Marketing
- You may make even more money selling your own digital products or services directly to customers.
- You can use your blog as an opportunity board while selling your skills and services as a freelancer.
That’s all there is to it!
- Or You can do sponsored posts – Other people’s ( Niche) relevant blogs in your website.
- Want to use your blog as a platform to publish a book, sell Art prints, provide online courses, or market an app
Even though there are practically limitless ways to make money online, they are likely to fall into one of the SIX broad categories listed above.
So, what will it take for each of these to reach $100,000+ a year? Let’s take a closer look at it.
What made me decide against submitting monthly or even Yearly income reports?
I decided early on that I would not provide monthly income statistics, unlike many other bloggers.
It’s time-consuming, to begin with. In an effort to better serve my readers, I’m looking for stuff that they’ll be more interested in (such as tutorials & blogging strategies).
I also have a strict editorial plan that only enables me to post four-Six new pieces every month, and I couldn’t give up one of those articles for a monthly income statement.
In addition to being gloomy, glancing at my monthly income report was a major factor in my decision to only release income reports when I reached significant milestones.
That’s why every time I hit a certain amount of earnings , I’ll post a milestone income report so that you can see how long it’s taken since I started my blog to get there.
In light of this, and because I really think that you can make money blogging without sacrificing your soul, I’d like to be completely open and show you that:
It will be a long process. Getting paid for your blog can be done faster and better than I was able to, but it may take some time for the money to accumulate.
(Only money that has actually arrived in my bank account is included in these income reports.).
Getting used to it is a process.
Investment in education is vital because it will take longer for you to figure out on your own.
As a result, you must make a choice: do you want to put in more time or more money right now?
If you want to increase your revenue, you must master the technique behind it.
Once I’ve mastered the fundamentals, my audience is increasing at a steady pace, and I’m ready to apply sophisticated methods and techniques to make it all happen.
What I’m trying to say is that nothing I’ve done thus far has been the result of sheer chance.
An in-depth strategy had been devised to achieve this goal.
How I Made My First $200,000 Blogging in 2022
Take a look at exactly how I made my first $100,000+ blogging, the time it took me, and what has changed from my previous income report.
You can see the improvement I’ve made by looking at how quickly I was able to earn my next $50,000+, considering it took me Three years and six months to earn the first $50,000 through blogging.
As I’ve discussed in my New release ebook( Blueprint to start your First Blog) on how to start a lucrative blog, the foundations of a good blog include establishing yourself as an authority in your industry and cultivating strong relationships with your readers, both of which I’ve been working on over the past year
There are no shortcuts to blogging success, its not a Get rich quick scheme, and these things take time… ton of time and Patience..
If you want to become a full-time blogger, you’re going to have to put in the time and effort to make it happen (no matter how much blogging knowledge you have).
Frequently, people ask me how I generate money from my blog, and I’m going to break down the top income-generating tactics that have worked for me.
Because I only include things that have helped me get to where I am, I’ll provide some takeaways and offer some resources for you to check out.
So, What are we waiting for?
As a matter of the Digitallydiv Approach have 5 Niche websites + our Agency site running for us.
The Total earnings are from these niche sites.
We have sold a few of the Niche sites in the last few years and I am not adding that income in here.
Profits from Affiliate Marketing: $90,280
(Almost +$32,980 over the previous revenue report)
My affiliate income has remained consistent and a significant source of revenue for my blog, despite the fact that I haven’t prioritised it in the last year.
Additionally, I’m pleased to report that 80% of this affiliate revenue was generated without my involvement.
I joined only a handful of new affiliate programmes in 2021- 2022 and wrote a total of 200-350 blog posts for brands with which I was already affiliated.
As a result, a large portion of my earnings came from the traffic I drove to pre-existing content (such as my blog entries, resource page, and free Email eBooks), rather than from newly created and promoted content.
Apart from some additional work on my part, I’ve set up Pinterest to passively bring me traffic throughout the year, with no effort on my part (I break down my precise method in my New( Coming soon) Pinterest eBook).
Several successful email marketing campaigns included sending 1-3 emails to my list promoting a promotion or product for which I was an affiliate. Promoting the incorrect items will result in failure.
Income from Niche website Setup & courses for clients: $65,568
(+$30,980 over the previous revenue report).
This is again a part of my blogging business; we also create and sell Niche sites for our clients. PS: This revenue does not include the niche that we Built and sold on Empire Flippers & Flippa.com.
This is a highly lucrative business, as many of our hobbyist clients do not have time to blog about what they love doing. We help them with their Niche sites
This Niche website Build income has been constant and a major source of revenue for my Blogging Business, despite the fact that it hasn’t been a priority in the past year.
In addition, I’m pleased to say that 90 per cent of the Niche websites that I created for my clients are doing very well
For the entire year of 2021, I worked with Just 40 clients and a handful of Niche websites for each of them. But in the year 2022, I took more clients around 90 Clients in a year
As a result, a significant portion of my earnings came from Both Niche site build and traffic to my niche sites.
Aside from a little extra work on my part, I’ve set up Pinterest to bring me traffic throughout the year, all passively and with no effort on my part (I break down my precise method in my Pinterest eBook).
A few successful email marketing initiatives were sending my list 1-3 emails advertising a promotion or product for which I was an associate. So, Promoting the wrong things will lead to failure.
Digital products(Ebooks, Digital sculpts and Wall Art Printables)$35,790.00
Sales of digital products earnings $35,790.00
Although it comes in 3rd on my list, selling digital things like eBooks and Digital Downloads like ebooks, Blueprints Digital Planners and wall art are the primary method I make money blogging (60% of my total income to date).
2020 was a big year for me because I published many digital Downlodables and wall Art Printables & Digital Planners.
In contrast, my eBook sales & wall art are generating the majority of my income.
Sponsored posts Revenue from the year 2022
Sponsored posts : $20,049 (+10,426 more than in the previous earnings report)
Working with brands is something I’ve never actively sought, but it is something I’ve always been interested in..
In fact, I say no to far more opportunities than I say yes to, often because they aren’t a good fit for my content or audience or don’t feel genuine to me at the moment.
This is the complete OPPOSITE of passive income, which is what sponsored posts want to be.
You only get paid once, but you have to put in the time to complete each project.
For example, compared to affiliate marketing, where a blog article could generate you money for years to come.
Since the last income report, I’ve collaborated with seven different brands, each of which required only a few hours of my time yet resulted in about $20450 in revenue.
Although Home decor, Fashion Industry have a larger advertising budget, there are opportunities to partner with other brands in any sector if you know where to go, according to my own experience.
For me, as a content producer specialising in the Home Decor, Golf, and Travel niches, sponsored posts have proven to be a game-changer in terms of the amount of money I make.
They make it possible for me to collaborate with incredible brands and present the goods or services those brands offer to my audience in a way that is both genuine and interesting.
When it comes to home decor, one of my favourite things to do is collaborate with brands who sell one-of-a-kind items that are also stylish and that fit in with my overall style.
Whether it’s furniture or decorative pieces for the home, one of my favourite things to do is create sponsored content that demonstrates these products in a way that encourages my audience to use them in their own homes.
In the golf industry, one of my favourite things to do is collaborate with companies that sell high-quality golfing gear and accessories that are sure to be popular among golfers.
I feel a sense of accomplishment whenever I am able to create sponsored posts that demonstrate how these goods work in practise and offer my readers helpful insights and ideas on how they can better their game.
In the Tourism sector, my absolute favourite brands to collaborate with are those who provide one-of-a-kind and interesting vacation opportunities.
Whether it be five-star hotels or high-octane tours, I take great pleasure in producing sponsored content that highlights travel locations and experiences in a way that encourages my audience to travel more broadly.
In general, sponsored posts are an integral component of my overall plan for the development of revenue in each of these three categories.
They make it possible for me to make money off of my work while at the same time adding value to my followers’ lives by exposing them to incredible businesses and goods that they will adore.
Ad Revenue in the year 2022
Advertisement revenue of $1450.76 (an increase of +$565 since the previous income report)
When it comes to reporting my earnings, I’ve always felt a little self-conscious about including this information.
Since my last income report, my blog traffic for the digitallydiv Approach has remained relatively stable, which is acceptable given that I’ve spent the last three years building new niche sites.
Plus we lost a significant amount of traffic when we changed the domain from digitallydiv.com.au to digitallydiv.com. That’s OK, as we have many other Niche sites that we own that are doing extremely wonderful when it comes to passive income.
One word of Advice, If you consider having many streams of Income from your Blog ( affiliate marketing, selling Digital Products like eBooks and sponsored work) you do not need more than 20-50k traffic per month. Many of our blogs have just 30k traffic per month still making hundreds and Thousands of dollars per month.
However, traffic to our artmellows.com, peplifestyle.com and petpawshub.com websites is increasing at a rapid pace. On the other hand, my display advertising revenue has never been particularly high on these sites.
Having said that, ad revenue is a welcome perk, especially given that I only use Google Adsense and strictly limit the number of advertisements on each page to four.
Additionally, many of my pages are ad-free, as I want to provide better user Experience to my audience. Also, I use Only Adsense for display ads.
Thus far, so good, but I’m still hoping that readers will direct their attention to the affiliate links or the digital products I’ve made available for sale, rather than to advertising, from which I’ll earn only a few cents.
While this makes sense for my niche and overall blogging strategy, there is no reason why your blog couldn’t earn some serious cash through advertising.
Advertisements can bring in up to $5,000 to $7,500 per month for certain bloggers.
Over the years, my blog has earned me a lot of money.
In 2019 – I made around $50K+ with my Blog + I sold the Blog for a Big Profit
In 2019, I made around 50K with my blog site, which I created in 2016.
My Niche site build was doing quite good and also ebook began to sell better, and I authored and launched Out Blogging Business website creation services for clients.
As a result, my affiliate income virtually increased from last year to this year.
While finishing up my final year of college in 2019, I chose to take a part-time work at the same time as finishing up my degree.
To recap, I didn’t begin working full-time on my blog until the beginning of 2020, when I graduated ( MBA).
I started a Lifestyle Blog and other Niche blogs and I make $80K+in 2020 from Blogging Business
To recap, I didn’t begin working full-time on my blog until the beginning of 2020, after I graduated ( MBA) in Dec 2019.
I started the digitallydiv.com.au website and also many other Niche sites.
As a result, my affiliate income virtually increased from last year to this year.
While finishing up my final year of college, I chose to take on part-time work at the same time as finishing up my degree.
In 2021 – I made around $100K+ with my Blog
Earning a six-figure income from a blog is a significant achievement and a testament to the value that we are providing to our audience.
It’s not easy to build a loyal following, produce high-quality content, and monetize blog effectively, but I have managed to do all of these things exceptionally well.
I’m happy to see that all of my hard work has paid off. I gave my heart and soul to producing useful content for my audience and developing a devoted following. I’m proud to have created a flourishing company centred around my passion after a difficult but rewarding road.
I think a number of things contribute to my success, including my in-depth knowledge and proficiency in my field, my capacity to relate to my audience, and my effective marketing and monetization techniques. I’ve picked up a lot of knowledge along the road, and I’m always searching for methods to develop and expand my company.
Naturally, none of this would be possible without the help of my incredible fans and the companies I’ve collaborated with. I appreciate their confidence in me and the chances they’ve given me to produce interesting and educational content.
Going forwards, I’m eager to expand my blog and look for fresh chances to benefit my readers. I’m sure I can build on this accomplishment and do even more in the years to come. I appreciate your help, and I’m eager to see what the future offers.
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Hey there, I’m Div, a passionate blogger who loves sharing my thoughts and experiences on Blogging Business, Travel & decor.
With 6 years of experience in the Blogging world, I’ve gained a wealth of knowledge and insights that I love to pass on to my readers.
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