8 Ways to Make Money From Blogs (Blog Monetization) 2021

Creating a blog and how to monetize a blog has never been easier. This means that the opportunity to increase income from blogs is becoming easier. Because it must be admitted that by making money from a blog, is one of the rewards for the hard work that we have completed.

In the past, to be able to create websites and blogs, you had to have coding skills. Now, anyone can make it.

By taking advantage of Best blogging platform To create a blog or website, we don't need any coding skills at all.

A blog if its potential is utilized to its full potential, it is not impossible that the income obtained from it exceeds the monthly salary of an employee.

Ryan Robinson for example, he is one of the full-time bloggers in America. In his blog, Ryan deliberately creates content about the income he gets per month from blogging.

The income he got was broken down in detail. So that anyone can know where his blog income comes from.

In October 2020 Ryan record net income $ 24.626 or around 334 Jute if in Rupiah.

Curious how a blog can generate hundreds of millions per month? Check out all the blog monetization methods in this article to be able to maximize the monetization of your blog.

8 Ways to Make Money/Monetize Blog

Have you read Ryan Robinson's post?

If so, you can guess any way I wrote below. But I have notes.

The method that I share below is the most reasonable way for you to apply in Indonesia.

Because considering that several blogs share similar content, but do not realize that what the Bule This is not fully applicable in Indonesia.

Blog monetization is an exact science! not approx. Learn which one is the most suitable and profitable for your blog carefully.

1. Affiliate Marketing

One way to make money from a blog that is the most trending right now is an affiliate business. Because the method is very simple and easy to do.

Affiliate marketing is a process of promoting someone else's product. Both in the form of referral links and advertising banners.

When someone buys a product that we promote, we will receive a commission from the sale of the product that has been set.

This business is perfect for anyone and any topic.

I have good news regarding this affiliate.

  • The average Indonesian is allergic to marketing or sales. So that your chances are getting bigger, because there are not as many competitors abroad.
  • It doesn't cost anything to run this business.

To be able to do this business, all you need to do is register to a website that provides an affiliate program. Once approved, the next step is to take the referral link they provide.

This referral link is your weapon to start promoting.

You can paste it in blog content related to affiliate products. Not only blogs, through social media can also be done.

If there are readers who are interested in the product you are promoting, you will get a commission of a percentage of the total sales.

Many companies provide this affiliate program, if your country can choose The Amazon and ShareAsale. If in Indonesia you can also use the affiliate program from Accessstrade. There you can find hundreds of products that you can affiliate.

Determining the Suitable Affiliate Program

How do you determine the right affiliate program?

To be able to determine it you need to consider a few things:

  • Affiliate Provider Reputation: Pay attention to the reputation of the affiliate program provider, make sure they have a good rating, and are proven to pay commissions from their affiliate marketing.
  • Commission Amount: The amount of commission offered by affiliate program providers you need to look at, and take into account. Some affiliate programs created by foreign companies usually offer quite large numbers.
  • Support: Support from customer service providers of affiliate programs needs to be considered because in the future if there is a problem with commissions and the like, you can contact customer service.

Affiliate Program Success Tips

After you choose and enroll in an affiliate program. You need to run the right promotion or marketing.

So that what you've been doing pays off. The following are successful tips that you can do to run an affiliate program:

  • Personal Review: Create content about a product without trying it first. This will cause the content you create to be no different from the product reviews out there. With a personal review, and based on personal experience, what you promote, must have plus points in the eyes of readers.
  • Focus On Content: Don't just think about how you will earn commissions. But the purpose of your content is to provide solutions for readers. That way, your content will also be more valuable in the eyes of search engines.
  • Honest:  Be honest in reviewing a product. Don't create content that misleads readers. Because this long-term effect on the reputation of your blog.
  • Focus Your Blog Niche: Creating an affiliate program should be in accordance with the main topic of your blog. Because not all content you can paste a referral link. For example: Your blog niche is about computers, so you can create an affiliate program with a computer equipment company. That way, the buyer conversion rate will be even greater. Because the reader's level of trust in your content is qualified to follow.

Recommendations for reading: 30 Best Affiliate Sites in Indonesia

2. Showing Ads

This second method is one of the easiest ways to go for those who don't want to bother thinking about a copy writing strategy. You don't need to bother registering here and there. As long as your blog has visitors, as long as the income flows.

There are two ways to display this ad, namely using Adsense and Paid Ads.


Adsense is a sub-company owned by Google, which offers beneficial collaboration between content creators, ad owners and Google itself. So it can be said that Google Adsense is a broker / ad broker.

Advertisers will receive benefits in the form of product promotions displayed on the blog page. While the blog owner will receive a commission from the results of the ad serving.

The commission earned from serving this ad is usually (55-60)% and the rest belongs to Google as the advertising broker.

This Adsense commission calculation uses the CPC (Cost Per Click) formula, meaning that when a visitor clicks on an ad that appears on your blog page, that's when your commission is calculated.

How to monetize a blog with google adsense does have its own charm, because the steps are quite easy, namely registering with Google Adsense. 

In the process, you must input your personal data, input the address of your blog or website. When finished, just wait for Google Adsense to review your site.

If approved, then your blog is ready to display ads and receive commissions.

Despite the convenience offered, this method has several drawbacks to consider:

  • To get high cpc, Traffic must come from Organic search: Google
  • Relatively volatile CPC value
  • Adsense Script Code Makes website loading slow
  • The minimum commission payout limit is quite high
  • There is a risk of invalid clicks.

In my opinion, although there are some weaknesses that exist in google adsense. How to monetize this one blog still needs to be considered. Because it is very beneficial for those of you who want to focus on writing and creating content, without the hassle of thinking about various kinds of blog monetization.

Self Paid Ads

Paid advertising works quite similarly to google adsense and affiliates. Where you can display ad banners on your blog and get a commission.

The difference is that you and the advertiser meet directly to make a deal. You don't need an advertising broker here.

How to?…

The method is quite simple.


You email a computer company. In the email, you offer services to advertise their products.

Not just a free email, but you need proof of supporting documents, such as:

  • The number of your monthly visitors. Prove it through screenshots of traffic from google analytics.
  • Place ad banners.
  • The cost of each banner and the duration of the advertisement. 

If they agree, then you are ready to receive a commission.

The tip is, try to send a cooperation proposal to a company that has something to do with the main topic of your blog.

3. Selling ebooks

One of the most popular ways to monetize blogs is by selling ebooks. You can collect the content that you create and then collect it into one e-book.

Your example is Food Blogger then you can collect recipes that you have made into an ebook recipe for various dishes.

monetize blogs by selling ebooks

If you don't have enough time, you can ask a freelance writer to create a suitable ebook for your blog, which you then offer to sell.

This method is quite popular and profitable, you can make job requests to freelancers on Indonesian freelancer sites that are quite popular today, namely Sribulancer.com.

You can take advantage of market place platforms or digital buying and selling such as Projects.co.id, you just display the ebook that is ready for sale there. Like the usual marketplace.

For the first step, maybe you can start selling 1 ebook for 25 thousand to 50 thousand.

This is not a small number, imagine if your ebook buyers reach 100 a day. Your income can be 2,5 million per day in the rupiah exchange rate.

Another advantage of selling ebooks is that you have the attraction to make visitors remember the name of your blog.

4. Article Writing Services

The next way to monetize blogs is to offer article writing services, this you might be able to do considering you are a blogger, then the quality of your writing is qualified to offer.

You can start by creating a special page on your blog to offer article writing services. Easily you can use the platform P-store to make transactions, because it is supported by a joint account.

Show your translucent content on the page 1 SERP.

So that users who will use your services increasingly believe in the quality of your writing. You can set a price according to the length and niche for each article.

Another alternative for determining prices is to look at the market prices of article writers on the Indonesian freelancer platform for comparison.

5. Selling Digital Products

As the name suggests, this blog monetization method is done by selling digital products. The advantage of selling digital products is that you spend less capital and don't have to worry about shipping. Because everything can be done online.

The Luxe Lens is an example of a blog that uses this method of monetization. In this blog, readers are invited to learn various tips and tricks of Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, two well-known software used to process images.

Apart from that, The Luxe Lens also offers a variety of Lightroom and Photoshop presets that can instantly make your photos look better. Innovation like this you can take the positive side.

If possible to implement in your blog, selling digital products can generate a large income. Because once this program runs, then you will receive passive income that continues to flow.

6. Sponsored Content

Understanding what sponsored content looks like is quite simple. Imagine when you see an Influencer on Instagram, as if they are wearing clothes with a certain brand in each of their content. And under the post you can see the hashtag #sponsored.

That's how sponsored content works on a blog, if you think about it at a glance it's similar to an affiliate program. But what makes the difference is that you are definitely paid by the sponsor when discussing a product in your content.

As the amount of traffic increases, the price you can offer for one sponsored post can be enough to meet the needs of one month's life.

7. Selling Physical Products

Selling physical products is one of the most profitable ways to make money from your blog. The products you decide to sell can range from digital products to physical goods depending on what you deem eligible to offer.

You can also decide to sell physical products through a marketplace. But the disadvantage is that you need to have stock and there is a risk in the process of shipping goods. You can avoid this by following dropshipper program.

What you need to do is find a buyer, without having to worry about capital and arrange a delivery schedule plus the risk of damage to goods while on the road during delivery. 

Application Example

One of 's blogs Kristina with the topic of Food Blogger, the blog name is ForkInTheRoad, Initially, Kristina only presented content about vegetarian dishes, when her blog traffic grew, Kristina began to realize the potential to sell cooking utensils.

Of course, as a fan of Kristina, her loyal readers will definitely be interested in trying to use cooking utensils like the ones Kristina uses. 

create and monetize blogs by selling physical products

The Key to Successful Blog Monetization [Choosing the Right Niche]

Building a blog will be a promising long-term investment. Even if you write content that matches your passion, it will still drain your energy, time and mind.

Make your income from the blog as a reward for the hard work you do. Therefore, from the start when starting a blog, make sure you choose the right niche and have the potential to add more income.

Here are some things you need to look at before determining your blog niche later.

  • The potential when you will business your blog
  • You want to read more for the sake of presenting quality content
  • The niche you take does not need to be mainstream (heavy competition)
  • Niche that makes you feel light to continue creating content

An example of a niche that has the opportunity to have a large income today is Food and Tech, where technology will continue to develop, and food will be needed every day. But the competition in this niche is huge. There are many professionals who are in this niche.


Those are 8 ways to make money from your blog that are still relevant and proven to be quite productive for you to start working on. Every blog has its own uniqueness and fans so believe me whatever your blog niche, you will also find a way to monetize your blog well.

Tip: If you want to maximize the potential of your blog in monetization, the wordpress.org blogging platform is a blogging platform that I highly recommend for you to use.

If you need a guide in creating a blog using wordpress.org. You can read the following references: here.

Good luck and success.. See you soon.. 

Jitendra Vaswani is a Digital Marketing Practitioner & international keynote speaker currently living a digital nomadic lifestyle and founder of internet marketing blog BloggersIdeas.com & Digital Marketing Agency DigiExe. During his more than 8 years of expertise in Digital Marketing, Jitendra has been a marketing consultant, coach, speaker and author of "Inside A Hustler's Brain: In Pursuit of Financial Freedom" which has sold over 20.000 copies, worldwide & a contributor to "International Book Writers" Best selling Growth Hacking 2". He has trained 10.000+ digital marketing professionals to date and has held digital marketing workshops around the world. His main goal is to help people build businesses through digitization, making them realize that dreams will come true if you stay passionate. View portfolio ( jitendra.co). Find him at LinkedIn, Twitter, & Facebook.

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