Make Money Blogging: Tips on How to Make Money Creating Content

May 16, 2013 59 Comments

make-money-onlineIf you like creating content you can make money online. Period. The need of content is one of the basic things on the Internet which will last forever. After all, that is what the Internet is about: content. So it is a basic need of every website owner. If you like writing you are already on the street of success. Here are some ideas how you can make money writing:

Your own PLR Site – Creating Content one Time

You can make money creating content in one of two ways. First, you can sell the content you create directly so that you are a publisher, and you are making money many times for the same content that you create. The most basic example of this is a PLR site. You write the content once; people buy it repeatedly. Every time they buy it, your cost decreases and your profit increases. Why? The first batch of sales goes to cover the cost of your time, effort and money in creating the content in the first place. But after you’ve reached a certain point, it is all profit. The upside to this strategy is that you make a lot of money over the years. The downside is that there many other people doing the same thing and you also get tarnished that there are many low quality PLR websites out there. What they would do is that they would use software to create content and pass it off. The people who buy that junk will then think that all PLR websites use the same tactics. Similarly, many use low quality writers who have no clue regarding the subject matter and who get paid peanuts. The PLR owner then turns around and tries to sell this to the public. Regardless, all these nasty activities serve to erode the PLR brand online. So you have to confront that reality when you set up your own PLR site and try to sell your product.

However, if you write or purchase high quality articles and get known in the market place you don’t need to worry much about what others think about PLR in general. Fact is, if you are doing a good job and you should because it is your brand, you can sell your content because there will always be a need for high quality writing.

A great alternative to this is to publish kindle books. This takes a little bit more effort and research but the payoff and the model is the same. You work once but you make money several times over. The same works with e-books and e-guides. The same basic model applies. You research, publish and sell. This is very straightforward.

Writer for Hire – Creating Content for Others

The second way you can make money creating content is to sell your services as an online writer. Thanks to websites like Odesk, Fiverr, Freelancer.com, as well as online forums, platforms and service exchanges where you can advertise your services and people would contact you to retain your services. The upside to this is that you get paid just to write. If you love to write, this is a great way to go about in fulfilling that need. The downside to paid writing is the race to the bottom. As more and more people get in on the online writing game, the price and quality tends to go down. There are many writers who are not native English speakers who produce horrible materials and tend to degrade the overall quality curve. Still, there is always a place for good writers. You just need to develop your own clientele who trust your competency level, and you just need to “under-promise” and “over-deliver.” If you do this, you will be assured of a steady base of clients over and over again. It all boils down to quality content.

Write for your own Blog

This is not an option for you if you need money quickly. If you want to build up a business that lasts forever and gets more or less passive over time writing for your own website is definitely your best alternative. Once you have a blog up and running it is all about content. So if you like writing a lot about the topic of your choice, this is your option. Write as much as you can think of. The more content, the better. Sooner or later this will pay off because the more content you have, the more often you are found in the search engines and the more visitors you get. If you include Affiliate links on your pages or even Google Adsense (or whatever your monetization strategy is) you will make money. This won’t be a lot at the beginning but with time you can make a living from your writing.

Your own Products

Of course you can and should also create your own products. Write reports, guides, eBooks – you can sell all that and more on your website or on Amazon, the Warriorforum or wherever you find a place to sell.

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I'm Monja Wessel, the owner of several websites, amongst others Digidesignresort.com and TheMacMania.com. I make my money online since 2011 and as a teacher I love to teach others how to do the same - personally. You can connect with me here and on Google +

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  1. Chuck says:

    It is a constant battle to keep good content on our blogs and your article clarifies some important points regarding this. I tend to write my own but I am now considering using content writers in the future as well.
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    • Rohit Singh says:

      Very nice tips and you must generate great quality content regularly and keep on learning new things which are happening in your niche.One should always blog about useful content which might be useful for your readers and this will gradually increase your authority in the niche or topic and increase traffic to your blog
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  2. You should be a great writer to get the attention of all kinds of people in different countries. With great thinking and writing skills. Traffic will come.

  3. Esther Paul says:

    Nowadays its really difficult as quality content will be appreciated and bad quality articles will be penalised. So as an author or admin of a site we should be very careful about what we are adding to our site.

    And offcourse once you have everything right then there is huge junk of money to be made
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  4. Excellent article! I love seeing readily available information on the subject. Earning money online is just such a valuable tool accessible by everyone. While it may be difficult to get into, it can add a lot of money to anyone’s income once learned. You’ve posted an excellent tip here that I haven’t considered before. I personally use CPA marketing and I love it. I’m nearing in on making it my full time income which is a HUGE help for me as a college student. Keep up the quality money online posts!

    Cheers!
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  5. Mitch Carson says:

    Great Article. As a Newbie Blogger, I gained so much knowledge! Thank You so much for sharing all these valuable Information.

  6. Aman Bansal says:

    Hello Monja Wessel,

    You have mentioned something very common but necessary for online marketing. If content is not available we can’t do anything on internet to make money. Hence for earning money one should know how to create a perfect unique content and then its marketing.. 🙂
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  7. if you have good writing skills and have good experience in blogging, then it’s easy for you to make money online by writing content for other blogs.
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  8. Winsten says:

    I have to agree with you that as long as a writer develops his/her own branding, it will not be an issue for them to sell their content as PLR. It is simply another source of revenue.
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  9. prince says:

    Nice post, this is really an eye opening article which i found to be very useful and informative. thanks for sharing
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  10. Thanks a lot for your great post. Appreciate it and really helpful. I was trying to find some article about make money online and find it. Thanks again.
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  11. Chris says:

    My best writing experiences have been where I was writing for specific blogs consistently. It gives you a chance to really understand the client and you can create truly valuable content.
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  12. Tobi says:

    Hello, thanks for this post Nicole it is lovely and i will like to put the tips there to action to make more money..
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  13. Kyle Stevens says:

    This is a wonderful post. I actually enjoy blogging because it gives me the chance of airing my opinions. As stated in the article, quality contents on blog is very important
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  14. Reginald says:

    Hi Monja,

    Thanks for sharing this article. Lovely 🙂

    I have tested nearly all except for PLR. Sounds interesting and I might test it out soon.

    I see a many bloggers (those successful ones) tend to bend towards having their own product and sell through Amazon etc. I think this is great considering that you start to brand yourself.

    Good for authority as well 🙂

    Thanks for sharing!

    Reginald
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  15. There are tons of ways to make money blogging. I’ve stuck with the Amazon route myself and it seems to be working in my favor lately. – Scott Craighead
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  16. leo says:

    Nowadays its really difficult as quality content will be appreciated and bad quality articles will be penalised. So as an author or admin of a site we should be very careful about what we are adding to our site.

    And offcourse once you have everything right then there is huge junk of money to be made

  17. Vin DiCarlo says:

    Hi Monja, You have written great. anyway, I strongly suggest everyone your “Write For Your Own Blog”. Writing for your own blog is the great idea to earn passive income.
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  18. Rais Zada says:

    I love to create content for my blog but its little much time for good contents, so I need to have paid writers.
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  19. Winsten says:

    Thanks for sharing this. Indeed there is much demand for content service and there is a good opportunity to profit in this sector. Some may even freelance to create content for others and make a decent income.
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  20. Praie says:

    Hi,
    Great content.I still think people should go more with the posting on their blog route.And you did not mention the fact that it’s not only great content that matters but great promoting of that content – because if no one sees the content,then no money!
    Just saying though 🙂
    Great Article!
    Cheers!
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  21. Jake says:

    Thanks for this posting. I was just wondering how much it normally cost to have other people write your articles? I can’t really afford more than a few bucks. Thanks for the posting!!
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  22. Nedu says:

    Please i have a blog but i don’t understand what you mean by Adsense Earnings @Kyle stevens, please explain!

  23. Tips Master says:

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  24. Katyusha says:

    As I am writing about blogging I still search for great blog posts on web. I find your b log post interesting and if you don`t mind I will stick around for a while. I also make money online, it is just not my only income. Thank you and have a great day and many great posts in the future!!

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  25. Spencer says:

    These are very helpful ways on how to make money. Especially writing for others. I think writing for others is a decent way to make money online, without having to do all the work with managing your own website. It’s also a great place to start if you want to start creating your own content.
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  26. sam1006 says:

    Thanks for sharing.I love this post.
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  27. Rafiul Islam says:

    An amazing informative article. I didn’t know about these tips. I’m a blogger and trying to promote my article writing skill but I really didn’t know about these tips. Thank you dear Monja.
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  28. full money says:

    Using your skills in writing you can make a lot of money from it. Today internet marketers look for people who know how to write, quality piece of article and not using a spinning software. Great post!

  29. nazmul says:

    i am a web developer and freelancer. I also earn more money by freelancer writer. Thanks for share this guideline.
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  30. Rohit Singh says:

    Very nice tips and you must generate great quality content regularly and keep on learning new things which are happening in your niche.One should always blog about useful content which might be useful for your readers and this will gradually increase your authority in the niche or topic and increase traffic to your blog
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  31. Heidi says:

    There is lot of opportunities presented for all us here, we can earn through online marketing. This is useful for us.
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  32. Shahid Khan says:

    Hi Monja,

    Thanks for sharing this article. Lovely

  33. Shahid Khan says:

    Hello Monja Wessel,

    You have mentioned something very common but necessary for online marketing. If content is not available we can’t do anything on internet to make money. Hence for earning money one should know how to create a perfect unique content and then its marketing..
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  34. rajsavani says:

    It’s great article by you.I really faces problem with this.Thank you for this tips.
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  35. Casandra says:

    Nice article. I love how you introduced this topic! Content it the product of the Internet (and clicks are the currency). Now matter how you make money online, you will need content. Those that can create great content can always make a living.
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  36. somon says:

    Wonderful Post!!! Though I think that it’s always better to make content for own service, so that you don’t depend on anyone, for starting Bloggers it can be too complicated task – so it’s better to begin from own need and next you can find some additional way for make money Blogging.
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  37. william says:

    Hello Monja,

    Thanks for this article. What kind of content would be good like critics, review, positive or erotic, to get good response from audience.
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  38. Nice write up! you really inspired me with your posts…keep it up!
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  39. Souvik Ghosh says:

    I’ve used a number of different tools/programs in the past to enable me to build good quality websites, and they all have different strengths and weaknesses.
    But I have to say that Dreamweaver cuts the mustard above anything I’ve ever used. To me, it is the industry standard, and always will be.
    I’m also keeping my eye on a new product called Site Rubix. Apparently, it enables you to construct a website from within a drag and drop enviroment, without any html knowledge.
    Possibly not suitable for those that have advanced HTML knowledge, but it’s interesting to see how things evolve online, if it proves to be as promising as it suggests, it should be very interesting.
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  40. Great points in this write up! Building your blog should be a steady, consistent and enriching process. What you are doing is building a sustainable resource, which is almost like raising a child.

    Take care of it in the beginning, and after a few years it will be taking care of you!
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  41. Ericka Wils says:

    If you have the skills you can earn money thru online,it’s a good opportunity for those who are jobles. Easy to earn just have an internet connection and knowledge to understand.

  42. Bappy says:

    Hello Monja,
    Well said. Every blogger has been in trouble in his life to create good contents. I know people who outsource their posts but I personally do not think it is a good idea at all if a blogger has time to oil his own machine. Your post has taught me few important things, thanks.
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  43. Sudip says:

    This is a great guide. You should write your content not only for you but also for being hired. If your readers do not like your content, they won’t visit your blog. And no traffic is equal to no revenue.
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  44. Hello nice article i love this idea. i think your article is very effective article for every parson. many thank for share a nice idea.

  45. samray says:

    Thank you for wonderful post, I love your blog, It gives very useful and informative information , Thanks again and highly appreciated.

  46. Alfa Trophy says:

    This is a good article ,good nowledge for us,who’s very newbie in this blogging world,I always waiting the others article to Build and improve my site,thanks alot admin ,Want make money online is my target ,this article is very comfortable for our friendship at blogger relationsship

  47. John Wheeler says:

    I agree with all the points here, but for me one thing is sure, if you have a good writing skills and good portfolio like your own websites, guest post or reviews it’s easy for you to make money online.

  48. HowMe Guide says:

    Making money on blog is also make money from creating content. i was just creating content for my own blog. after reading this helpful article i know about other ways of creating contant and making money from them. Thanks for sharing this article with us.
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  49. Ammar Zeb says:

    Looks like this is gonna be the magic for me. I am loving your content.

    Thanks and keep writing 🙂
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  50. Nora Miller says:

    Really great tips here.

    The hard part of it really is just finding where the money is, and finding out ways to make it work for you.

    Once you see it, it’ll be just a matter of keeping the traffic flowing.

  51. Ahmad Naeem says:

    Yes You are right,The methods you mention are all good to earn.
    I like your writing style. This i my first comment on your Blog.
    Nice blog and Nice information you share
    Thanks
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  52. cheryl says:

    Thanks for the article. Especially I loved the discipline a new blogger should followed to attract visitors.
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  53. Luqman says:

    Really great article for someone who is running a blog. I recently started blogging and some of your tips seem to be very helpful. Thanks for sharing.

  54. Great Article. As a Newbie Blogger, I gained so much knowledge! Thank You so much for sharing all these valuable Information.
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  55. Hi thanks sharing amazing information keep good work…

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