How To Make Money At Blogging | How Long Does It Take?

Make Money At Blogging

In this article I am going to share with you how to make money at Blogging.  Many people are doing it but how can you do it?  I am going to give you the insider information!  Are you ready?  I am going to break it down in easy to follow steps and then I will describe the steps for you.

There are over 4 billion people online.  Can you see the potential audience for your Blog.  Even a small percentage of this would be huge potential.

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Would you like to learn how to monetize your Blog and drive some of this over 4 billion people online kind of traffic to it?  I bet the answer is yes.  Other people are doing it so it is time for you to get your piece of the pie.  Well, in this article, I am going to show you exactly how you can make money at blogging in easy to follow steps!

Before we get started, I would like to share with you a video from one of my colleagues at Wealthy Affiliate.  I think it explains very well the answer to this great question.  How long does it take to make money at blogging?  Well, how long?   This is a commonly asked question and a very good one at that!


How Long To Make Money At Blogging

Now that you watched the video and you have an idea for how long it takes to make money at Blogging…  let’s break it down step by step!

Step 1.  Get A Website.

To make money at Blogging, you first need a website.  You can get 2 free websites plus hosting here.

When you pick a name for your website, think of something related to the subject matter that you would like to Blog about.  You can be creative here.  Pick a domain name that means something to you.  That is what I always do.

With the free Starter Membership at Wealthy Affiliate, you will get 2 free websites plus hosting.  If at some point you decide to sign up for a Premium Membership at Wealthy Affiliate, you will get 50 websites plus hosting.  The Premium Membership is an  awesome deal but definitely start with your free Starter Membership to try it out.  You will have a chance to get your free websites, look around, get some training and discover more about Blogging and monetizing your Blog.

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Step 2.  Get Some Training From Experts.

Once you sign up for your 2 free websites, you will need some training.  I get my training at Wealthy Affiliate University.

In this special training at Wealthy Affiliate University, you will learn how to monetize your Blog through Affiliate Marketing.  You will learn from the experts.  Many of them are making full time incomes online and even some are making millions online.

How much money you make is all up to you and how much work you put into it.  That is one of the greatest things about making money online.  You are the one in control of how much money you make and you are the one in control of your future.

So, whatever your goal is to make money at Blogging, Wealthy Affiliate can help you achieve it!  This is where I get all of my training and they teach me everything that I need to know to make money online.  I would not even think of looking anywhere else.  I trust them so much and I believe in the process.

Step 3.  Start Blogging About Your Niche Using Targeted Keywords.

Based on the training that you receive, start Blogging about a niche that you love.  I highly recommend picking one niche and sticking with it.  In the beginning, focus on one website.  I know it is easy to get excited and to want to go crazy starting multiple websites.  You can do this later once you get the process of driving traffic to your website down.


In the beginning of my journey, I got very excited and started multiple websites.  I would work on one website until I got the desire to work on one of my other websites.  No single website of mine got the attention that it deserves.  As a result, none of my websites were profitable. Don’t make the same mistakes that I did.  Focus on one website and get that to a point where it is getting traffic and making money first.  Then, you can apply those principles to the next website!  And, the next website after that!

Learn About Key Words.  You Must!

Wealthy Affiliate will teach you to use key words to drive traffic to your Blog.  You MUST learn how to target keywords.  Otherwise, no one will end up seeing your content.  You can write a clever and snappy Blog but if no one ever sees your work of art, it is pointless!  I use the best keyword research tool on the market called JAAXY to find out what information people are searching for before I ever start writing my Blog!

What Do You Think?

Do you think that you can make money at Blogging?  Are you willing to put in the hours and the effort?  How much time do you have to dedicate each week to Blogging realistically?  Are you willing to put in the hours that it takes to have a successful Blog?

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I am not going to lie.  Building any type of business takes a lot of hard work and dedication.  This holds true even for an online business.  Are you willing to do what it takes to achieve your goals?

I hope this post has been thought provoking for you and has stirred up some ideas in your head.  If so, those are the signs that you are an aspiring internet entrepreneur!

What are your thoughts, comments and questions?  I would love to hear from you!

I read my comments on this page and answer them on a daily basis.  Leaving a comment below is truly the best way to reach me.

Don’t forget to live your best life and don’t stop!

Many blessings and lots of love!


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Alisha DeLozier

Alisha DeLozier

I am the founder of Two Free Websites and have been running my own online affiliate marketing business for several years. The niches that I am involved in range from Dog Football Jerseys to Consumer Product Reviews. All of which I have a personal interest in.

I am also the avid member of Wealthy Affiliate where I engage with the community of over 2 Million members.

30 thoughts on “How To Make Money At Blogging | How Long Does It Take?”

  1. Agreed with you, at the beginning , don’t go for many website but concentrate to 1. A website that can attract more people is by content, not only 1 or 2 post, but minimum 20 posts in a website so google are able to rank it properly. 

    If we waste our time to many different site, then all the site will not covered by enough content and hence no traffic in short time.

    • Chee Kin,

      Yes, exactly!

      In the beginning I got so excited that I kept thinking of website ideas and then I would create one.  Even one website takes a lot of hard work and dedication to maintain.  It is impossible to spread your time that thin between that many websites.

      So, my advice is to focus on one website and driving traffic to your blog based on targeted keywords.  I use JAAXY to find the best keywords for each of my blog posts before I write them.  You can get a free Account to JAAXY here with no credit card required.

      You can also track your Google, Yahoo and Bing Blog rankings too.  JAAXY will show you which position your blog post appears in in searches.

      This JAAXY Review explains it all.

      I wish you much success!


  2. Hi Alisha! I have heard about bloggers and the huge opportunity that there is online. But I am grateful I have read your post. It has helped me to put things into perspective!

    Your steps are easy to follow. And I also appreciate your tips. Especially that concerning keywords. Now that I understand how blogging works, I’m excited about it! Any business need hard work and dedication. But online business sounds promising. Thanks!

    • Henry,

      I am glad that you found the article easy to follow and useful!

      Just sign up for your free Starter Membership at Wealthy Affiliate and follow the training.  It is really that simple!  Everything that I have learned has been from them!  So, everything that I wrote about in this post, I learned from WA.  I still have a lot to learn and will continue taking the endless amount of training that the offer.  And, the training is constantly being updated as the business of blogging is constantly evolving.

      Let me know if you have any questions along the way!

      Much success!


  3. Great post Alisha,

    I know Roope, great guy and he shares everything if you get to meet him. When he arrived in Malaysia the first thing I wanted to show him is to bring around and have lunch but instead, he came with his laptop and asked if he can work with me and use the time to discuss how to grow the blog.

    Even on his holidays, his mind is working and he dedicates his free time to creating content and learning on how to improve them which is why I think he’s crushing it online. For me, it took 6 months to get my first sale but I think if we all work as hard as him, we’ll manage to get our first sale much faster possibly after a month or two wouldn’t you agree

    • Riaz,

      Wow, I do not know Roope personally but I have found his video to be the best training!  You know what?  I am going to reach out to Roope within the WA community.  He sounds like a wonderful guy and he is extremely knowledgeable for sure!  I love his enthusiasm and his spirit!  He is very positive!

      It is amazing that a person can even have access to get advice from successful bloggers like Roope and many others within the Wealthy Affiliate community.  All they have to do is sign up for a free Starter Membership and start networking!

      Please also add me as a friend within WA.  I look forward to staying in touch!


  4. Hi Alisha! 

    Your article is very insightful. I have been dabbling around on starting a blog but wasn’t sure on how to go about it.

    I am glad I stumbled upon your blog as it has helped me to put things into perspective.

    I love this idea of a free website and hosting to get started with, and this online platform that can teach me all I need to build my own blog.

    I will definitely sign up and check it out.


    • Queen,

      I love that name!

      Yes, definitely sign up for your free Starter Membership. With that, you can follow training videos and get 2 free websites so you can start building out your websites along with the training!  You will also be able to interact with thousands of other internet entrepreneurs within the community.

      That is exactly how I got started.  Over time, I decided that it was a great value to me to sign up for the Premium Membership that is only $49 per month.  After having my starter membership for a while, I knew that WA was it for me.  And, if I planned to be a success at having my own online business with blogging and Affiliate Marketing, this was the way!

      Please stay in touch and keep me posted on your journey!


  5. Hi there,

    Great article.  I can’t agree with you more.  Wealthy Affiliate is indeed the best platform for affiliate marketing.  

    The Wealthy Affiliate hosting for the website/blog is also the best.  Not to mention the technology and expertise that is available at no extra cost from WA.

    All the best,


    • Thank you so much for your comment!  You are right!

      Wealthy Affiliate does offer the best hosting.  WA allows me to host 50 websites with the Premium Membership.  I do not have that many websites yet.  Currently, I have about 5 websites.  For the time being, all of my focus goes to the website that you are on right now.  I want to share with others the awesome opportunity and training that I have found!

      Please stay in touch and keep me posted on your journey and your success!


  6. Myself, also being a member of Wealthy Affiliate I can agree that the community offers everything you could possibly need to build and operate your own website. The training is all that you could possibly need to manage a website. 

    There is so much information, even things that I do not understand and through WA I was able to advance nonetheless. Wealthy Affiliate provides a wealth of knowledge. With the step by step training, you learn things that people have had to go to university to learn. This training gives insight to not only being able to share your thoughts to the word but also provides an avenue for earning.

    The experts and the awesome community at WA allows you to feel confident for the future. Based on all the motivation that you receive you are prepared to work hard every day. 

    As it relates to the video that you posted, I was educated on the fact that people actually buy articles from others to prevent them from having to invest too many hours per week on working on their website. I, however, believe that I want WA to help me to continue working hard and giving as much as I can to developing my site as I personally would not want to purchase other peoples’ work and would be more confident in knowing that all my material came from a personal place and had my actual feeling and emotion.

    • Staci,

      Thank you so much for your comments.  I am glad that you took the time to watch the video as well!

      Wealthy Affiliate does have a wonderful and supportive group of people in addition to having the best training available anywhere!  I am very thankful to have found them!

      I do agree with you.  Personally, I would not hire someone to write my articles.  I love writing and being able to share my unique personal experiences with my audience.  Without that, everything to me just seems like a bunch of words.  To me, it is meaningful to be able to communicate personally with my readers.

      It is important to write from your heart.  There is only one you in this world with your very unique viewpoint and experiences to share with the world.

      If you work hard and you are dedicate, you will achieve your goals of making money with blogging.  Please keep me posted on your success!


  7. Great article and super video.  The five factors he listed in the video such as working at it, making sure the work is effective, spending some money where necessary, doing important tasks and making sure that you provide and utilize the support and training are all very important for success.  

    The three steps you listed are also essential to success in the world of blogging.  I just started using Jaaxy and it is so powerful and it’s given me so many ideas on which key words to use.  It’s an amazing too. 

    I use Wealthy Affiliate and this article really resonated with me because even though I just started, I know what you’ve stated, is critical. 

    Thank you for the great article.  

    • Tim,

      I am so glad that you found the article and the video to be useful!  I love the video as well and he did a great job outlining exactly what to expect and the time frame that it could potentially take to make money at blogging.  You definitely get back what you put into it!  Isn’t that true in every aspect of life!

      JAAXY is the best keyword research tool on the market.  I use it on a daily basis.  I use it to search for keywords before I write each blog post.  And afterwards, I use it to keep track of the rankings of my posts!  

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      Thank you so much for your positive feedback!  I look forward to hearing about your progress along the way!

      Many blessings,

  8. Wow, that’s an awesome post. You have covered the topic which troubles a lot of beginners. I agree that it requires a lot of hard work before getting there. So, we need to be motivated and be of thick skin in our blogging journey, as we have almost zero control over our audience choice while we start-off. But over a period of time, our connection to our target audience develops.

    You have shared very essential 3 steps to start with. With my experience so far, let me also add one more, that is: LEARNING. We must learn continuously to share updated knowledge to our audience. Also, I just have 1 question for you: Many people these days consider for guest blogging in others blog, do you think it is a good idea for any beginner?

    Thanks a lot for sharing this useful post.

    • I am so glad that you found the post to be useful!

      Just like anything, building a business online through blogging does take a lot of hard work and dedication!  But, it is so worth the time and the effort.  It is easy to get discouraged in the beginning.  But, you need to give it time for your articles to rank.

      I would probably not be a guest blogger unless Wealthy Affiliate recommended it at some point.  But, it is up to you.  Follow the training at Wealthy Affiliate University and they will guide you in the right direction always!

      Live your best life and don’t stop!


  9. In my entire life, I have never heard about online making money or affiliate marketing or any other online making money that related to working online until I stumbled with Wealthy Affiliate.  The community is totally great at Wealthy Affiliate and especially the technical support.  They are really fast at responding when you have any problem with your website.  It has been great to learn how to make money at blogging.  I never imagined how easy it is to follow the training.

    • I am so glad that you discovered this website!  Anyone can make money blogging if they follow the training and absolutely do not give up!

      I started my journey of making money blogging with my free Starter Membership.  That is where I learned how to build a business online and make money with Affiliate Marketing and blogging!

      If you need any help or have any questions, you can always reach me at TwoFreeWebites!

      Live your best life and don’t stop!


  10. Blogging has now become one major source of income that virtually everyone is encouraged to engage in it. I agree with you that building a profitable online empire requires total dedication and consistency towards one goal at a time to achieve optimal success. Also a niche can make or break any bloggers success so, it should be well considered before proceeding to do anything. Very engaging write up, thanks

  11. This article is a very comprehensive discussion of what is involved in blogging.

    I would like to add that there are differences between blogging because you want to be involved in a favorite cause or discuss a passion of yours and blogging because you want to make money. 

    I made the mistake of selecting a general subject for my niche…  clean air.  I care about the subject and spent weeks writing about it but I  found out that there were no buyers for products in that niche.  I was not able to monetize and had to start a new blog on a different, but popular, niche. 

    That is why your recommendation for Wealthy Affiliate is so important. In their platform you will learn how to select a niche, what are the keywords that are popular, and what is trending on the Internet.  Choosing a popular subject for your niche will increase your chances of making money.

    • Carlos,

      I am glad that you liked the article!

      I agree with you 100 percent.  It is also important to find a niche that you can make money with.  Of course, the goal is to write about something that we love and have an enjoyable life but we also all need to make money to provide for our families!

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      Above is a link to my favorite video on choosing a niche.  It is free to watch from Wealthy Affiliate.

      Thank you so much for your input.  I look forward to hearing from you again on your journey to build a business online!
      Best wishes!

  12. Blogging as a business requires a quality time and attention. In order to be successful blogger, a very correct niche should be considered. The niche should be based on your interest and passion. It must be what you love doing. Alot of people have failed severally because of wrong niche choosing. I’m also a victim. The amount we make through blogging depends on the effort we put into it. Thanks for sharing this educating review.

    • Stella,

      I absolutely agree with you.  It is critical to choose a niche that you are passionate about.  Otherwise, you will lose interest.  Blogging about a niche everyday that you are not interested in would be difficult to do.  And, you might not have much to say about either!

      When you follow through the training at Wealthy Affiliate University, they walk you through the process of choosing a niche.

      This is a great video on choosing a niche.  Choosing A Niche Video

      The above video was created by Kyle who is one of the owners of Wealthy Affiliate.  He is an incredible mentor because he is a guru in making money at blogging and affiliate marketing!

      Love and success to you!  Keep me posted on your journey!

      XOXO  Alisha

  13. I’m so glad that you can join Wealthy Affiliate for free. Otherwise, I’d have never tried it out and I’d have missed a great opportunity. I love the support there. 

    When I first created my blog, I had no idea about blogging, so the training and the other members helped me a lot!

    • Jenny,

      I also started Wealthy Affiliate with the free Starter Membership !  I gained an instant trust with Wealthy Affiliate because they did not even ask for my credit card.  So many other companies ask for your credit card information right away and that is a major red flag to me.

      If a person desires to work from home, learning how to make money at blogging is certainly a viable and possibly lucrative career path.  It is a good investment of a person’s time for sure.  If you follow the training at Wealthy Affiliate University, they will teach you to monetize your blogs though Affiliate Links.

      It is great to wake up everyday and not have to face the traffic, the commute to work and the 8 to 5 grind.  This is all about building a better lifestyle for yourself and for your family!

      Let me know if you have any questions along the way!

      Live your best life and don’t stop!


  14. Thanks for such a useful article. By writing blogs and working online we can reach millions of people around the globe. Its a great way of connecting people and earning money as well. But one definitely needs to have passion, dedication and hardworking attitude to become successful. I bookmarked the wealthy affiliate university page so that I go through the site later. Thanks again for sharing your thoughts.   

    • Fahim,

      I am so glad that you found the article to be useful!  With over 4 billion people on the internet, we have access to a tremendous audience of people looking for new information!  

      It definitely does take passion, determination and dedication to succeed.  But, this is the case with any goal that we pursue in life.  It is always best to go after your dreams and goals wholeheartedly!

      I am glad that you bookmarked the Wealthy Affiliate University page!  If a person follows the training and the tasks step by step, they will achieve their goals and make money at blogging.  Just don’t give up.  The more content that you have on your website, the better that your rankings will be over time.

      You can always contact me right here a TwoFreeWebsites.  I love hearing from you!

      Many Blessings,


  15. I loved your article. And learned some very helpful tips from it. Roope gave me food for thought on how to spend my time most effectively in creating blogs. When I started at Wealthy Affiliate just over four months ago, I began with the Online Entrepreneur 50 lesson course designed to create a website and fill it with valuable content. Jaaxy played a very important role in helping me develop titles using the most effective Keywords. I was amazed how soon my website and blogs were being indexed and ranked by Google. 

    Following the winning formula that Wealthy Affiliate provides is how to make money at blogging. Thanks for writing and sharing this important article. I urge anyone who wants to become a successful blogger making money to follow what you recommend.

    • Edwin,

      Thank you for your positive feedback!  I am excited that you chose to start Wealthy Affiliate.  The Online Entrepreneur Certification is the path that I chose as well.  I also love JAAXY for my keyword search tool.  Finding the targeted keywords that are getting the most traffic with the least competition is the ticket to success!  

      I have all of my Site Rankings set up to track automatically.  It is amazing to see the progress!  Bing and Yahoo also tend to rank quite quickly!

      You are right!  If a person just follows the steps lined out for them at Wealthy Affiliate University, they will succeed.  It is just a matter of “when” according to the time they have to invest into it.  

      I look forward to hearing about your continued progress!

      Many blessings and much success!



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