Internet, Networking, & Security Web Development How to Monetize Your Blog Without Advertisements Share Pin Email Print Photographer is my life./Getty Images Web Development CSS & HTML Web Design SQL By Susan Gunelius Writer Former Lifewire writer Susan Gunelius is a marketing communications specialist who writes about branding through blogs. our editorial process Susan Gunelius Updated January 10, 2020 25 25 people found this article helpful Displaying advertisements on your blog is indeed a simple way to try to generate an income from it. However, ads are not a guaranteed money-maker. For one reason, they are often dependent on the actions of your blog's readers. For another reason, generating a significant amount of money through advertising on your blog is unlikely (possible but unlikely) unless your blog receives a tremendous amount of traffic each day. By diversifying your income-generating opportunities, you'll have a greater chance of successfully monetizing your blog. The following are a variety of nonadvertising methods to earn money from your blog. Sell Merchandise Many bloggers have success selling branded and non-branded merchandise on their blogs through CafePress. Ask for Donations It can't hurt to ask your readers to donate to your blog. Some of them might do it. You can add a donation button to your blog through PayPal. Sell Your Guest Posting Services Most bloggers write guest posts for other blogs for free as a way to promote their blogs. However, you can also offer your guest posting services for a fee. Write and Sell an eBook If your blog has loyal readers, then they must like what you have to say. Similarly, if you've established yourself as an expert in your blog's topic, then there is a good chance people will want to read more from you outside of your blog. Leverage that position by writing an ebook and offering it for sale on your blog. Write a Book If you've established yourself as an expert in your blog's topic and developed a strong following, you could write a book and either try to have it published or self-publish. Become a Professional Blogger Many blogs and blog networks look for talented and knowledgeable writers to author blogs, and many of those blogging jobs pay. Apply to blogging jobs to boost your blogging income. Apply for Other Writing Jobs Blogging can help you polish your writing skills, which can help you land other freelance writing jobs online and offline. Transitioning into freelance writing from blogging is not unusual and can be very lucrative. Become a Public Speaker If you've successfully established yourself as an expert in your blog's topic and generated a decent amount of traffic to your blog, you could offer your services as a public speaker at events related to your area of expertise. Become a Consultant If you've established yourself as an expert in your blog's topic, you can offer consulting services to other people or businesses who could use the help of your expertise. Alternatively, you could provide consulting services related to developing and writing a successful blog.